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									  August 23 - 29, 2007                              LOS ANGELES COUNTY                                                                                                              S.G.V. EXAMINER                    B1

LA County DUI Task Force Initiates Three City Celebrates Its Place In History With
Week Comprehensive DUI Campaign          "Los Pobladores - Walk To Los Angeles"
   Beginning the weekend of         are at risk of taking a life or se-   the inherent dangers with drink-         SAN GABRIEL — Mayor                racially diverse group. Over half    home to the world famous
August 17th through the Labor       riously injuring someone.             ing and driving. We want ev-          Kevin B. Sawkins and Los An-          were of partial African ances-       Olvera Street where walkers are
Day weekend, ending Septem-            Last year, from September 1        eryone to know that during the        geles Mayor Antonio R.                try. They were a mixture of          greeted with a warm Los An-
ber 4th, the Los Angeles County     through September 4, there            next 21 days, it is likely you will   Villaraigosa celebrate their cit-     Native American, African and         geles welcome celebrating Los
Avoid DUI Task Force will con-      were 211 alcohol-involved col-        drive through one of the many         ies' shared, living history and       European.                            Angeles' 226th birthday and
duct a comprehensive and sus-       lisions in Los Angles County          checkpoints, or see one of the        welcome participants in "Los             They came in two groups           day-long festivities.
tained DUI public awareness,        which resulted four deaths and        many officers/deputies patrol-        Pobladores - Walk to Los An-          across the deserts of Sonora and        Founded in 1771, San Gabriel
education and enforcement           121 persons injured. During           ling the street looking for im-       geles" celebrating Los Angeles        Baja California, and San Gabriel     Mission is the fourth mission
campaign. The California State      DUI Task Force Initiates Three        paired drivers. It is the hope        226th founding, on Sunday,            Mission was the staging area         established in the chain of 21
Office of Traffic Safety has al-    Week Comprehensive DUI                that this sustained campaign will     September 2.                          where they prepared for their        California missions and is the
located over $250,000 to fund       Campaign                              result in fewer people drinking          Members of San Gabriel's           objective: to establish an agri-     original county settlement south
additional officers on overtime        August 15, 2007 that same          and driving which will translate      and Los Angeles' city council,        cultural colony and pueblo along     of San Luis Obispo and north
during the three weeks. Begin-      period, there were 782 alcohol-       to fewer deaths and injuries.         county of Los Angeles, city de-       the Los Angeles River.               of San Diego. A variety of fes-
ning August 17th officers and       involved collisions throughout           This enforcement activity is       partments, staff, residents,             "The 'Walk to Los Angeles'        tivities will take place at the
deputies all over Los Angeles       California that resulted in 27        in support of the national cam-       walking groups, and history-          is the peoples'-Walk", stated        mission's Fiesta including rides,
County will be conducting DUI/      people killed and 447 persons         paign "Drunk Driving. Over the        and culture-lovers will lace up       San Gabriel mayor Kevin B            games, religious, historic and
CDL checkpoints and saturation      injured.                              Limit. Under Arrest." which is        their walking shoes and meet at       Sawkins. "San Gabriel cel-           cultural festivities, international
patrols. These operations will         "California's roadways will        sponsored by the National High-       San Gabriel Mission at 7:00           ebrates its diverse, multi-cul-      foods, entertainment and prizes.
continue until the end of Labor     be very busy during this time         way Traffic Safety Administra-        a.m. to reenact a key chapter in      tural past, present and future,      Thousands of people from Los
Day weekend. Throughout the         of year," said Christopher J.         tion. The "Avoid" Los Angeles         California history.                   and the annual Walk to Los An-       Angeles and Orange counties
21-day period, there will be over   Murphy, Director of the Office        County DUI Task Force is                 The annual Walk is a reen-         geles provides an opportunity to     attend the mission's three-day
26 CDL/DUI checkpoints and          of Traffic Safety. "We want           funded through three grants           actment of the 1781 journey of        commemorate and honor the            Fiesta to view the restored Mis-
thousands of hours dedicated to     everyone to get to where they         from the Office of Traffic            the original Spanish settlers of      contributions of generations of      sion, museum and grounds, and
extra enforcement with extra        are going safely around Los           Safety through the National           Los Angeles, known as Los             people from all cultural and eth-    to visit and experience the his-
patrols. In addition, we are ask-   Angeles and the whole state.          Highway Traffic Safety Admin-         Pobladores, nine-mile trek from       nic backgrounds, who have            toric San Gabriel Mission Dis-
ing for the media's assistance      The best way to ensure that is        istration. For additional infor-      San Gabriel Mission to the Los        come to the region and made          trict - Birthplace of the Los An-
to help publicize this event.       to buckle up, don't speed, and        mation about the California           Angeles River where, on Sep-          our community what it is today.      geles region!
Every televised news story, ra-     drive sober."                         Avoid programs including sta-         tember 4, 1781, they founded          We invite the entire Los Ange-          The events are free to the
dio interview and newspaper            The overall objective of this      tistics, operation plans, contacts    El Pueblo de la Reina de Los          les city-family and surrounding      public and everyone is wel-
article will help in getting the    campaign is to reach as many          and press releases, please visit      Angeles.                              communities to join us in this       come. To register on-line for the
message out that DUI driver's       people as possible to emphasize                 The founding of Los Ange-          historic celebration."               Walk and for related informa-
                                                                                                                les came 10 years after the              Everyone is invited to wake       tion, visit:
                                                                                                                founding of San Gabriel Mis-          up early Sunday morning, Sep-        or, or

Water Conservation                                                                                              sion, founded in 1771. The
                                                                                                                Pobladores were not Spanish
                                                                                                                grandees or members of the
                                                                                                                                                      tember 2nd, lace up their walk-
                                                                                                                                                      ing shoes and join the 7:00 a.m.
                                                                                                                                                      Walk celebrating San Gabriel
                                                                                                                                                                                           telephone 213/485-8372 or 213/
                                                                                                                                                                                           485-1180. Free early morning
                                                                                                                                                                                           and afternoon transportation
   GLENDORA — Due to the            Cutting time by two minutes              10. When landscaping, use          aristocracy.                          and Los Angeles' shared, living      from Los Angeles to San Gabriel
combination of the driest rain      can save 9 gallons.                   drought tolerant plants.                  They were mostly poor             history. The early morning,          mission is provided for all walk-
season in Southern California          3.     Install     low-flow           11. Check for leaks and when       farmers and soldiers who were         moderate nine-mile walk from         ers.
history, reductions in the avail-   showerheads and toilets.              found, repair quickly.                recruited from northwest              San Gabriel Mission begins at           For information about the
ability of import water and de-        4. Repair dripping faucets. A         Service and main leaks can         Mexico by Felipe de Neve, Gov-        7:00 a.m., heads west along          Mission's 236th Fiesta celebra-
clining well production caused      small leak can waste a lot of         be reported to the City of            ernor of the Californias. Like        Mission Road for nine miles,         tion, contact Algis Marciuska at
by a low ground water table, the    water.                                Glendora Water Division at            San Gabriel and Los Angeles           and ends approximately 3 hours       626/457-3034 or Chuck Lyons
City of Glendora urgently re-          5. When brushing your teeth        (626) 914-8246. After hours,          today, the Pobladores were a          later at El Pueblo Monument,         at 626/457-3035.
quests that all Glendora custom-    or shaving, turn off the faucet.      leaks may be reported to the
ers reduce water consumption           6. Water the lawn only when        City of Glendora Police Depart-
to a level at least 10% below the   necessary.
                                       7. Install a programmable ir-
                                                                          ment at (626) 914-8250.
                                                                             We all must do our part to
                                                                                                                Assemblyman Adams Announces Grant
use level for the same billing
period last year.
   Here are 11 water conserva-
                                    rigation system.
                                       8. Water only when it is cool
                                                                          conserve water. Not only will
                                                                          it help us to ensure future wa-
                                                                                                                Funding For Job Training Programs
tion techniques that will help us   outside, early morning or             ter supply, but it will also lower       SACRAMENTO — Assem-                they need to earn the wages          trained workers they need to
all reduce water consumption:       evening is best.                      water bills. For more informa-        blyman Anthony Adams, R-              they deserve."                       compete in a global economy.
   1. Use full loads in the wash-      9. Do not wash down drive-         tion regarding water conserva-        Hesperia, announced the ap-              The grants were approved by       ETP is the largest state-funded,
ing machine and dishwasher.         ways and sidewalks, please use        tive tips and links please visit      proval of grant funding, total-       the State of California's Em-        industry specific training and
   2. Take shorter showers.         a broom.                                    ing over $718,000, for local job      ployment Training Panel (ETP).       employment program in the
                                                                                                                training programs that will up-       ETP approved $668,394 for            country.
                                                                                                                date the skills of employees in       Henkels & McCoy, Inc, located           For more information on ETP,
                                                                                                                the workforce and help Califor-       in San Dimas, and $49,680 for        or its programs, please visit their
                                                                                                                nia maintain a competitive edge       Miyachi Unitek Corporation,          website at
                                                                                                                in the employment market.             located in Monrovia.                    Assemblyman Adams repre-
                                                                                                                   "Job training programs give           These funds will enable each      sents the 59th Assembly District,
                                                                                                                workers the skills they need to       company to provide the train-        which includes the communities
                                                                                                                compete in the 21st century and       ing necessary to update the skills   of Hesperia, Apple Valley,
                                                                                                                earn higher wages" said Adams.        of their combined 447 employ-        Glendora, Claremont, La Verne,
                                                                                                                   "A highly trained workforce        ees.                                 San Bernardino, San Dimas,
                                                                                                                will keep jobs in our commu-             ETP is a public statewide eco-    Monrovia, Highland, Lake Ar-
                                                                                                                nity and improve the quality of       nomic development program            rowhead, Sierra Madre,
                                                                                                                life for our residents.               created to support the overall       Arcadia,       Bradbury,        La
                                                                                                                   This is about hardworking          California economy by ensur-         Crescenta-Montrose             and
                                                                                                                Californians getting the skills       ing that employers have the          Redlands.

                                                                                                                Need For CERT Volunteers
                                                                                                                   MONROVIA — Following               lowing a major disaster in terms     cover actions that participants
                                                                                                                a major disaster, first respond-      of immediate services. Second,       and their families take before,
                                                                                                                ers who provide fire and medi-        give the message about their         during, and after a disaster. As
                                                                                                                cal services will not be able to      responsibility for mitigation and    the session progresses, the in-
                                                                                                                meet the demand for these ser-        preparedness. Third, train them      structor begins to explore an
                                                                                                                vices. Factors as number of           in needed life saving skills with    expanded response role for ci-
                                                                                                                victims, communication fail-          emphasis on decision making          vilians in that they should begin
                                                                                                                ures, and road blockages will         skills, rescuer safety, and do-      to consider themselves disaster
                                                                                                                prevent people from accessing         ing the greatest good for the        workers. Since they will want
                                                                                                                emergency services they have          greatest number. Fourth, orga-       to help their family members
                                                                                                                come to expect at a moment's          nize teams so that they are an       and neighbors, this training can
                                                                                                                notice through 911. People will       extension of first responder ser-    help them operate in a safe and
                                                                                                                have to rely on each other for        vices offering immediate help to     appropriate manner. The CERT
                                                                                                                help in order to meet their im-       victims until professional ser-      concept and organization are
                                                                                                                mediate life saving and life sus-     vices arrive.                        discussed as well as applicable
                                                                                                                taining needs.                           CERT is about readiness,          laws governing volunteers in
                                                                                                                   One also expects that under        people helping people, rescuer       that jurisdiction.
                                                                                                                these kinds of conditions, fam-       safety, and doing the greatest          * DISASTER FIRE SUP-
                                                                                                                ily members, fellow employees,        good for the greatest number.        PRESSION: Briefly covers fire
                                                                                                                and neighbors will spontane-          CERT is a positive and realistic     chemistry, hazardous materials,
                                                                                                                ously try to help each other.         approach to emergency and di-        fire hazards, and fire suppres-
                                                                                                                This was the case following the       saster situations where citizens     sion strategies. However, the
                                                                                                                Mexico City earthquake where          will be initially on their own and   thrust of this session is the safe
                                                                                                                untrained, spontaneous volun-         their actions can make a differ-     use of fire extinguishers, sizing
                                                                                                                teers saved 800 people. How-          ence. Through training, citizens     up the situation, controlling
                                                                                                                ever, 100 people lost their lives     can manage utilities and put out     utilities, and extinguishing a
                                                                                                                while attempting to save others.      small fires; treat the three kill-   small fire.
                                                                                                                This is a high price to pay and       ers by opening airways, control-        * DISASTER MEDICAL
                                                                                                                is preventable through training.      ling bleeding, and treating for      OPERATIONS PART I: Partici-
                                                                                                                   If we can predict that emer-       shock; provide basic medical         pants practice diagnosing and
                                                                                                                gency services will not meet          aid; search for and rescue vic-      treating airway obstruction,
                                                                                                                immediate needs following a           tims safely; and organize them-      bleeding, and shock by using
                                                                                                                major disaster, especially if there   selves and spontaneous volun-        simple triage and rapid treatment
                                                                                                                is no warning as in an earth-         teers to be effective.               techniques.
                                                                                                                quake, and people will sponta-           What does the CERT pro-              * DISASTER MEDICAL
                                                                                                                neously volunteer, what can           gram teach?                          OPERATIONS, PART II: Cov-
                                                                                                                government do to prepare citi-           * DISASTER PREPARED-              ers evaluating patients by doing
                                                                                                                zens for this eventuality?            NESS: Addresses hazards to           a head to toe assessment, es-
                                                                                                                   First, present citizens the        which people are vulnerable in
                                                                                                                facts about what to expect fol-       their community. Materials                  Please turn to CERT / B2

                                                                                    The San Gabriel Valley                 Examiner
               S.G.V. EXAMINER                                                                                                                                                                         August 23 - 29, 2007

                                                                                                                                                                      Letters to the Editor
Food That Doesn’t Belong                                                                                                                                                   Opinions Are The Writer ’s

                                                                                                                                                          Illegals’ Chutzpah
    There are certain foods out                                                long on sandwiches.                   and blow hard through your
                                                                                                                                                             When I first saw the head-             On TV this morning I see
there that I feel, that sometimes                                                  Now, I love olives. It doesn’t    nose and at the same time spit
                                                                                                                                                          line with the "Elvira" lead in, I     more "Illegal Aliens" carrying
they just don’t belong on your                                                 matter, the black olives or the       the pit from your mouth. Try
                                                                                                                                                          thought the story was about           signs and telling us we have to
plate, or with your meal.                                                      green ones. The problem with          to get some distance with this.
                                                                                                                                                          "Elvira" the scary movie host         bring twice deported Elvira
    I like tomatoes, but they can                                              these things is that they are         Most people will assume you
                                                                                                                                                          gone "bats".                          back across the border, make
be a hassle to eat, let alone they                                             round. Sometimes they have            discharged something from
                                                                                                                                                             Upon closer examination I          her a saint, give her a TV pro-
can make an fool out of you                                                    pits.                                 your nose. Works best with a
                                                                                                                                                          find it is about a professional       gram, add her to Mayor
while you’re trying to eat them.                                                   It never fails, you go to a       green olive pit. You will be a
                                                                                                                                                          "Illegal Alien" protester activist    Antonio's harem and put her at
    Let’s take that cherry to-                                                 party at someone’s home or at         big hit at the table.
                                                                                                                                                          protesting her disdain for our        the head of the "Citizenship
mato. There is a real treat.                                                   a restaurant, and there are those        Okay, the real rule with the
                                                                                                                                                          immigration laws .                    Line".
Most people serve them to you                  George Ogden                    olives. You want some and             olives: don’t use the tongs when
                                                                                                                                                             Here is the irony in this story       Preposterousness has taken
whole... WRONG! I am sure                                                      what do they have for you to          getting the olives. Use your
                                          That’s just the way it is!                                                                                      . We now have in the United           over and is the "New Hug" for
you can relate; try spearing one                                               pick them up with? Often, they        hand and grab a hand full. Don’t
                                                                                                                                                          States of America "Illegal            "America Haters".
with your fork. Naturally, they          you will have tomato juice and        put some type of tongs there for      use a fork to try and eat them,
                                                                                                                                                          Aliens" telling us our immigra-                      Michael Canzano
are thrown into your salad and           seeds drooling down the side of       these things. Now give me a           use your fingers. They are fin-                                                                   La Verne
                                                                                                                                                          tion laws are "ILLEGAL"
if they are not hard enough al-          your face as you sit there in         break. You can only get one or        ger foods. As for the pit, I use
ready to get them onto your              shock. Everyone looks at you          two at a time, so if you want a       a cup to spit them into. Just
fork, you have to grease them            like you are a total idiot.           bunch of olives, you will end         don’t forget that they are in        Tribute to Military Heroes
up with salad oil and dressing               I think they should be cut in     up holding up the line. Just use      there if you get coffee.                I had the pleasure of attend-      sica Castellano can sing and
to make it more fun to chase             half before they are served.          your hand and grab a hand full.          Other foods that aren’t a         ing the AMVETS Post 113 in            dance very well. Pete Ramirez
around your plate. Of course                 Now, for those big tomatoes.          I love those parties where        good idea are BBQ chicken and        Irwindale as they paid tribute to     and his wife are good dancers
everyone else at your table in           Whose idea was it to slice them       they have the olives with the pits    ribs. What a mess this can be.       Air Borne military heroes on          too. Which reminds me of
the restaurant is watching you.          and put them on sandwiches?           still in them. There is no way        Once the kids get ahold of this,     Saturday, August 18, 2007. Pete       Mayor Joe Rocha of Azusa and
When you “finally” spear that            What a dumb idea. All it does         to politely get rid of that pit. So   good luck. Myself, not a good        Ramirez, Commander of Post            his wife, who, at the Veterans'
little so and so, you place the          is make the sandwich soggy            what do you do? You’re at a           idea.                                113 and his staff did a great job.    Celebration last August 11th
whole thing in your mouth with           and causes it to fall apart in your   table with a bunch of other              That “baby corn” is fun to        Many military heroes attended         danced superbly. Victor Subia,
the fork. You withdraw the fork          hands. Tomato juice leaks out,        guests at the party. You chase        eat, but I feel guilty. It is baby   this event and the food served        Gilbert Becerril, and Curtis
with the pierced skin of the little      and your fingers push through         the olive all over your plate with    corn for goodness sake and it        was outstanding. The Com-             Napier were also present at this
tomato facing out (while in your         the soggy bread. On hamburg-          a fork until you finally spear it.    never had a chance to grow up.       mander and his wife celebrated        event aside from our very own,
mouth) and you bite down. So             ers, they cause the burger to fall    You get that olive in your mouth         There are all kinds of good       their anniversary recently as         Councilman Robert Gonzales,
what happens next? The darn              apart and in most cases, that         and work it until only the pit is     fun food to eat out there. Here      well, with dancing and music          Councilman Uriel Macias and
thing explodes with juices and           itty-bitty napkin they give you,      left. So, you do the “class act”      is a good rule of thumb. If the      provided by three great groups.       many others.
little seeds squirting out of your       doesn’t hold up to the mess you       method of getting rid of that pit.    food doesn’t smell all that good     Flamingo was especially superb                                Mike Lee
mouth like a great big zit you           will make. Your pants or skirt,       While others are at the table,        going in, you can bet it isn’t go-   as a group and their singer Jes-                                Azusa
just popped. If you’re lucky, it         along with your shirt or blouse       simply tilt your head back, take      ing to smell all that good com-

will squirt all the way across the       get the rest of it.                   your thumb and cover one nos-         ing out.
table and hit one of the guests,             Sliced tomatoes do not be-        tril, turn away from the table         “That’s Just the Way It Is!”                                              TION: Covers signs and symp-
as well as their dinner plate and                                                                                                                                                               toms that might be experienced
table in front of you. Of course,
                                         Market                                fers and fresh grapes and nec-
                                                                               tarines OK Farm displays. Be
                                                                               sure to stop by Ann’s Bakery
                                                                                                                        There is something for ev-
                                                                                                                     eryone at the Farmers’ Market
                                                                                                                                                          Need For CERT
                                                                                                                                                                                                by the disaster victim and
                                                                                                                                                                                                worker. It addresses CERT or-
                                                                                                                                                                                                ganization and management
                                                                                                                     and you will find that the prices
                                         Continued from / A4
                                                                               with their unique assortment of       are very reasonable. You’ll en-      Volunteers in                         principles and the need for
                                         formative M.C., Tyra Mason            tasty pastries, cookies and           joy the relaxed atmosphere,          Monrovia and                          documentation.
                                         adds a flare and excitement to        breads. For your real estate          great service and easy access                                                 * COURSE REVIEW AND
                                         the whole experience.                 needs, stop and talk with             to and from the market. So, if
                                                                                                                                                          other cities                          DISASTER SIMULATION:
                                            West Covina Street Festival        Tinamarie Moreno and Josie            you haven’t been, then you’ve                                              Participants review their an-
                                         Farmers’ Market showcases             Lozano with Apple Realty, they                                             Continued from / B1                   swers from a take home exami-
     623 W. Foothill Blvd.                                                                                           got to go to the West Covina
  Glendora, California 91741             vendors with an array of prod-        know today’s market. Libby Li         Street Festival Farmers’ Mar-                                              nation. Finally, they practice the
     Phone (626) 852-3374                                                                                                                                 tablishing a medical treatment
                                         ucts and services such as fresh       with Libby’s Orchids has the          ket.                                                                       skills that they have learned dur-
      Fax (626) 852-1904
  E-mail:             organic plums, peaches, or-           most gorgeous, healthy orchids        Every Saturday Morning               area, performing basic first aid,     ing the previous six sessions in
                                         anges and pluots at Ray               you will ever find and Libby is       8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.               and practicing in a safe and sani-    disaster activity.
                                         Takemoto’s table and fine jew-        extremely knowledgeable about         West Covina Parkway/                 tary manner.                             The course is taught at your
                                         elry by D&S Creations. Don            how to care for and grow them.        Westfield Shoppingtown                  * LIGHT SEARCH AND                 neighborhood fire station over
         Publisher/Editor                & Sunny Gregroff design their         At Gonzales Nursery you will          Between Firestone Tires and          RESCUE OPERATIONS: Par-               3 days. The entire program pro-
                                         pieces with Swarovski Crystals        find rose bushes, flower bushes       Margarita Jones                      ticipants learn about search and      vides 20 hours of instruction.
           INDAY MOSES                   and other semi-precious gem           and evergreens that are ready         Contact: (626) 338-8496              rescue planning, size-up, search      In order to graduate from the
          Associate Editor               stones and sterling silver. More      for planting. Need a little Sum-      Tuesday Nights                       techniques, rescue techniques,        program you must attend all 3
                                         delights include sampling             mer dress? David Saenz with           (Spring & Summer through             and most important, rescuer           days.
    Edward M. Moses, Esq.                coffees and gourmet hummus            Good Looking Clothes has an           September)                           safety.                                  For additional information
       Legal Counsel                     at Kettlestones Coffee & Gour-                                                                                      * DISASTER PSYCHOL-                please call (626) 256-8144 or
                                                                               array of comfortable styles you       4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
                                         met Foods who offers all natu-        can choose from. For your ev-         Westfield Shoppingtown Main          OGY AND TEAM ORGANIZA-                email
          Michael Wood                   ral pita chips, 50 varieties of       eryday needs, visit Sabrina           Entrance
     Photographer and Writer
                                         coffee and 20 varieties of
                                                                               Rodriguez for Avon products,
                                                                               Lyn Wine for Tupperware goods
                                                                                                                     in front of Red Robin
                                                                                                                     For more information: http://
                                                                                                                                                          Azusa Adult School to Offer
         George Ogden
       Senior Staff Reporter                You will be swept away by
                                         the aroma of jumbo hot dogs
                                                                               and Dick Littlefield with For the
                                                                               Birds, who has been hand craft-
                                                                                                                                                          First Responder Class
           Ken Herman                    wrapped in bacon, grilled right       ing sturdy red wood bird houses          More photographs of the
                                                                                                                                                             The Azusa Adult School will        First Responder, Moving Pa-
        J.J. McDonough                   in front of you at the next booth.    for over 15 years.                    West Covina Street Festival
          Ken Eliasberg                                                                                                                                   offer a First Responder class         tients, Medical Emergencies,
                                         The freshness of the fruits and          These are only a few of the        Farmers’ Market are available
         Ralph E. Shaffer                                                                                                                                 beginning on September 4.             Childbirth, Gaining Access and
        Lorie Pope Pauly                 vegetables offered cannot be          vendors and services offered at       for viewing at www.jadele-
                                                                                                                                                          Classes will be held on Tues-         Hazards on the Scene as well
        Jorge V. Rosales                 beat, like the huge bell peppers      the West Covina Street Festival on the Online Proof-
        Lynda Siminske                                                                                                                                    day evenings from 6 to 9 p.m.         as Multiple-Casualty Accidents,
                                         and tomatoes Gayton Farm of-          Farmers’ Market.                      ing page.
       Contributing Writers                                                                                                                                  The Azusa Adult School can         Triage, and the Incident Man-
                                                                                                                                                          assist those businesses and or-       agement System.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                20, 2007.
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                                                                                        The San Gabriel Valley                 Examiner
  August San 29, 2007  COMMENTARY
 Published in:23 - Gabriel Valley Examiner on August 23rd and August 30th, 2007 #GH11                                                                                                         S.G.V. EXAMINER                    B3

Political Correctness: the Scourge of Western Civilization
   Folks, even though I am of-                                                      minded" philosophy of TOLER-         sion with a prayer, and honors        DEMAND that we no longer              tals" (which means people from
ten falsely condemned as a Con-                                                     ANCE, which ONLY the EN-             God with representations of           study HIStory, but we study           the East). Call them "Asians".
servative, but actually am a                                                        LIGHTENED POLITICALLY                Moses and the Ten Command-            HERstory Apparently, even             However, Asians prefer to be
Constitutional Populist, let me                                                     CORRECT seem to know how             ments in its lobby. Yet, MUS-         Google agrees, with thousands         called "Orientals" in Europe . . .
IMPORTUNE you who are un-                                                           to achieve!                          LIMS have convinced authori-          of HERstory listings! . . . PC-       Have you ever had a "brain-
duly sensitive, to destroy this                                                        And, of course, WE ALL            ties to provide GOVERN-               ers have ELIMINATED the               storm"? Not any more! The
column IMMEDIATELY, before                                                          KNOW that nobody is RE-              MENT-FINANCED RELI-                   terms "ILLEGAL ALIEN" and             term MIGHT offend those with
reading. You see, I'm going to                                                      SPONSIBLE for their actions          GIOUS feet-washing facilities in      "BORDER". They've lumped              problems within the cranium.
EXAMINE how POLITICAL                                                               any more. Vicious rapists,           public places. They've even           ILLEGALS in with honorable            Now you are ALLOWED to
CORRECTNESS not only                                                                pedophiles, serial murderers,        convinced New York authorities        LEGAL immigrants, and de-             have ONLY "Thought Showers"
CONTAMINATES our lan-                                                               torturers, are VICTIMS of their      to provide a TAX-PAYER SUP-           mand that the BORDER no               or "Word Showers".
guage, but is DESTROYING                                                            ancestors' genes, parental up-       PORTED PUBLIC SCHOOL to               longer exists. We're just one             There are many more. But,
OUR CULTURE! Conse-                                                                 bringing, society, or extra-ter-     promote and teach the prin-           big, happy country, with              to list them all would fill a com-
                                         J.J. McDonough                             restrials who morphed from           ciples of Islam -- whose Radi-        MEXICO being the ONLY ONE             pendium too voluminous for
quently, no matter what I say,
how I say it, what words I use,          Politically Correct society we             The Big Bang!. Poor babies!          cal Extremists have PLEDGED           with SOVEREIGNTY . . . For            anyone to read in one lifetime.
they will offend some of you!            have become.                                  Even God -- the very con-         to destroy Western Civilization!      those of you who are religiously      I shall close with the Crowning
Not because of what the words               TRUTH and RESPONSIBIL-                  cept which was the foundation        What other RELIGION gets              "uncool", God is no longer male.      Jewel of Political Incorrect-
REALLY mean, but because of              ITY are my first selections.               of the Declaration of Indepen-       these privileges! It appears that     He is now Mother-Father. So,          ness. A 44-page training manual
what the Supreme Moguls of PC            According to PC-ers, TRUTH                 dence, Constitution, and Found-      the PC-ers apply the "imaginary"      if you want to be saved, forget       called "Equality Essentials",
have PROPAGANDIZED YOU                   and RESPONSIBILITY no                      ing of the United States -- is at-   Separation-of-Church-and-             the "divisive" teachings in your      used for staff training courses
to THINK they mean.                      longer exist. Everything --                tacked. Thanks to the Supreme        State principle ONLY to Chris-        CENTURIES-OLD Bible, and              at Kirklees Council in West
   Having said this -- which             morals, ethics, religion, politics,        Court's ERRONEOUS fabrica-           tians!                                get yourself a copy of the NEW        Yorkshire, has proclaimed that
probably brands me the most              psychology, law, child upbring-            tion of a NON-EXISTENT                  Here are a few more ex-            PC-blessed "Bible in a More           the term "Political Correctness"
despicable racist, hate-monger-          ing, whatever -- is RELATIVE.              Constitutional "Separation of        amples of how Political Correct-      Just Language" . . . Don't com-       is now ITSELF considered Po-
ing omniphobe in the San                 If you use "Good" or "Bad",                Church and State" principle,         ness is destroying our language       mit a mortal-sin-of PC-ism by         litically Incorrect. If its non-
Gabriel Valley -- I'll take a look       you're condemned for being                 WE can no longer recognize           and culture. If you're able to        calling terrorists, "terrorists".     sense weren't accepted and
at some of the words, expres-            JUDGMENTAL. As the pot-                    and honor OUR Judeo-Christian        detect the hidden propaganda in       The BBC oft calls them "mis-          SERIOUSLY practiced by so
sions and practices that YOU             headed, draft-dodging "heroes"             God in public -- even though,        today's TV commercials and            guided criminals", "attackers",       many easily-influenced people
better not challenge. UNLESS             of the '60s and '70s used to say:          since the beginning of our           other ads, you'll note that PC-       "militants", while some U.S.          to the detriment of Western
you want PC-ers to "slug" you            "There ain't no GOOD guys;                 country, Congress has had            ers have determined that              media refer to them as "insur-        Civilization, Political Correct-
a racist, onmiphobic hate-mon-           there ain't no BAD guys". The              LEGALLY appointed chaplains          "Wopersons" have evolved to           gents", "revolutionaries", "resis-    ness would be hilarious!
ger like me. But, that's what a          REPULSIVE medieval nonsense                to begin each session. And the       become SUPERIOR to men.               tance fighters", even "patriots".         Contact         J.J.        at
Seeker-of-Truth has to contend           of "Good-Bad" has evolved into             Supreme Court begins each ses-       They've even gone so far as to        DON'T call Orientals, "Orien-
with in the FREE-AND-OPEN                today's highly-touted, "open-

Sex And The Married Democrat - Does Marriage Really Make Any Difference?
   I stopped paying close atten-                                                    Republican), and I'll deal with      was, again, with the disparate           And, leaving marriage aside        Barnney "the bloviator" Frank,
tion to the sexual behavior of                                                      the moral question at greater        treatment accorded Democrats          for the moment, the double            who was sharing his Washing-
our rambunctious politicians                                                        length later, what both concerns     and Republicans)).                    standard is even more striking        ton flat with a male prosititute,
soon after Bill Clinton lowered                                                     and amuses me is the disparate          I don't get it! Does marital       when applied to homosexual            whose traffic tickets Frank
the bar so far that a snake could                                                   treatment apparently accorded        fidelity mean anything in the         conduct.. Recently, Congress-         fixed for him. Frank found his
barely clear it. Nonetheless,                                                       members of each Party. When          political arena any more? And,        man Foley of Florida was guilty       erstwhile companion by adver-
sometimes events make it nec-                                                       a Republican violates his mari-      if it does, it apparently means       of, in effect, propositioning an      tising in some journal, using the
essary - or at least fun - to re-                                                   tal vows, he's typically regarded    different things to different par-    under-age male Congressional          code name "hot bottom' - now
examine areas that you had pre-                                                     as a lecher for having engaged       ties, i.e., Livingston and            page (in the form of a sugges-        there's a vision that should turn
viously tucked away. What                                                           in an act of moral degradation       Gingrich resign, and the Dems         tive email to the Page). When         your stomach.
caught my eye this time was the                                                     (and typically drummed out of        circle the wagons around              this action came to light, all hell      Apparently, the Dems just get
popularity ratings of San                                                           the corps). When a Democrat          Clinton and keep him in office        broke loose. The Dems were            upset with off color sex when
Francisco's Mayor, Gavin                  Ken Eliasberg                             does so, it is a sign of his mas-    and as a leading spokesman for        outraged, and not only did they       a Republican is involved. When
Newsom. He is running for re-            i.e., my best pal with my best             culinity - enhanced virility, if     their Party. And, if it doesn't,      want Foley's scalp (which they        one of their own pushes the
election and is virtually unop-          gal? No matter how hard you                you will. Bill Clinton's having      what does that tell us about          got), they went after Denny           sexual envelope - no matter
posed in this undertaking. And           try to avoid turning our govern-           raped at least one woman does        where we stand, morally speak-        Hastert. Now some years back,         how far - it's perfectly ok.
his approval ratings have                ment goings-on into some sort              not seem to have hurt his repu-      ing, as a society? But, whatever      one of their own Congressman             The interesting part of the
reached 80% - this for a Mayor           of tabloid saga, these guys just           tation at all, but then again, how   the prevailing moral ethos,           Gerry Studds (an interesting          current imbroglios is that San
who had an affair with the wife          won't let you do it.                       much damage could you do to          doesn't rape push the envelope        name for a homosexual pedo-           Francisco and Los Angeles have
of his Chief of Staff (and best             The latest episode in marital           a reputation as bad as Clinton's.    a bit over the edge? And, please,     phile) from Massachusetts, was        finally have found common
friend - some friend!). Consis-          meanderings is that of our                 That said, Bill Clinton could be     don't tell me that Juanita            found to have had sex with an         ground - a couple of old horn
tent with the typical Democratic         friendly mayor, Antonio                    re-elected tomorrow afternoon        Broaderrick is lying. Remember,       underage male Page. What hap-         dogs for Mayors. This could be
response to medicalizing any             Villaraigosa. As I'm sure all of           (his wife - his enabler, if you      Susan Estrich, Democratic             pened? Damn little! He was cen-       the beginning of a geographical
form of bad behavior, he                 you know by now, the good                  will - is less of a sure thing).     doyenne (not to mention Law           sured by the Congress. And he         reconciliation. After all, the 2
checked into rehab for alcohol-          mayor has been busy making                 When former Senator Bob              Professor and rape victim), has       thought so little of this gesture     cities have never been on
ism soon after news of his in-           news with the news, i.e., a                Packwood misbehaved (by              advised us that women don't lie       that he turned his back on his        friendly terms. Years ago I re-
discretion was made public.              Telemundo journalist who was               making unwanted advances to          about rape. And we know that          fellow Congressman while they         call the comedian Mort Sahl's
Now again, I understand - boys           assigned to follow the Mayor's             certain females, i.e., patting one   slick Willie lies about every-        were in the act of censuring him      commenting on this icy relation-
will be boys and all that - but I        activities; apparently she fol-            on the rump and stealing a kiss      thing, particularly his checkered     (and let me assure you - this was     ship by noting that neither city
found it a bit much to be bed-           lowed a bit too close, becom-              from a couple of others - he was     sexual past. He came in with a        not a romantic offering). No one      would warn the other in the
ding your best friend's wife.            ing herself one of those activi-           rousted out of Congress (and,        lie about Jennifer Flowers and        even mentioned the Speaker of         event of approaching enemy air-
Isn't that the stuff of which            ties. While I don't mean to make           frankly, I did not have any real     went out with one about Monica        the House, Tip O'neil, at the         craft. I guess sex heals all
good country music is made,              light of infidelity (Democrat or           problem with that; my problem        Lewinsky (under oath, no less).       time. And then there was              wounds.

And You Thought Rose Bird Blocked Executions!
   Two decades ago California's                                                     far more sympathetic to con-         State Supreme Court did not end       cause tobacco ads encouraged          which is no different from that
voters, whipped into a frenzy                                                       sumer suits against insurance        with Brown's move to the fed-         the plaintiffs to take up smok-       of his Republican predecessors.
by self-proclaimed law and or-                                                      companies than a court that in-      eral bench. Even with Arnold as       ing.                                     What happened to all that talk
der politicians, ousted State                                                       cluded Associate Justice Janice      governor, Patterico's Pontific-          Justices with Bird's philoso-      about speeding up the death
Supreme Chief Justice Rose                                                          Brown. Appointed by Republi-         ations, a blog written by an "un-     phy would not have read the law       penalty? That, dear readers, is
Bird and two of her colleagues.                                                     can Pete Wilson in 1996, Brown,      recovered arch conservative,"         in such a fashion as to reach         for next week, along with the
That election centered solely on                                                    who once referred to Franklin        proudly claims that "the Califor-     those conclusions. Right-wing         answer to the number of execu-
the court's failure to implement                                                    Roosevelt's New Deal minimum         nia Supreme Court is currently        activist justices did, however,       tions since 1986.
the death penalty. In the two                                                       wage laws as the triumph of          the most conservative branch of       imposing their views in place of         Contact Cal Poly Pomona
decades since Bird left the bench                                                   socialism in America, was ex-        the state government, and sev-        what the legislature intended.        Professor Emeritus Ralph E.
another 500 criminals have been                                                     actly the justice that those who     eral degrees more conservative           We will be faced with more         Shaffer at

sentenced to death in Califor-                                                      removed Bird from the bench          than the U.S. Supreme Court."         of that for years to come under 


nia. Guess how many have been                                                       wanted for a replacement.               More recently the ultra-con-       the Schwarzenegger Court,
executed?                                 Prof. Ralph E. Shaffer                       A liberal blog describes          servative Whiz Bang blog
   When voters ousted Bird and
the two associate justices their
                                         can court.
                                            But even without Bird the
                                                                                    Brown as one who, during her
                                                                                    seven years on the state su-
                                                                                                                         boasted that the state Supreme
                                                                                                                         Court is a very conservative tri-     San Gabriel Valley Youth
defenders warned that enforce-           state's capital punishment act,            preme court, demonstrated her        bunal.
ment of capital punishment was
not the real concern of Bird's
                                         authored by then attorney-gen-
                                         eral and future Republican gov-
                                                                                    extremely conservative views
                                                                                    through hostility toward affir-
                                                                                                                            Just this year the state court's
                                                                                                                         rulings on workers compensa-
                                                                                                                                                               Raising Money For USO
opponents. Their secret agenda           ernor George Deukmejian, still             mative action, abortion and birth    tion in Welcher v. Workers            by Laura Bradshaw                        The event will be Sunday,
was to remove justices who               provided for Supreme Court                 control rights. Conservative         Compensation Appeals Board               The Youth Committee of the         August 26 at BRC Covina Bowl.
were unwilling to sacrifice the          review of every death sentence.            blogs praise her for that stand.     left injured workers with a pit-      San Gabriel Valley USBC (United       Check in time is 12:30 with
public's interest to the demands            Republicans chose not to en-            She also criticized government       tance and saved insurance com-        States Bowling Congress) is           bowling starting at 1:00. This
of powerful business organiza-           lighten voters about that. Pro-            benefit programs. Brown is           panies millions of dollars that       sponsoring a bowling tourna-          will be a "No-Tap" tournament
tions. The record of the Repub-          moters of the oust Bird cam-               considered to be more conser-        they rightly owed those injured       ment fundraiser with the pro-         for all ages and persons of all
lican-dominated State Supreme            paign, however, knew that only             vative than Antonin Scalia or        workers.                              ceeds to benefit the USO at           skill levels who like to bowl.
Court over the last twenty-one           token use of the death penalty             Clarence Thomas.                        In a gift to faith-based pri-      Ontario International Airport.        The entry fee, which includes
years bears that out.                    would take place even with the                But Brown is no longer on the     vate schools the court earlier        The funds raised will help the        three games of bowling and
   In 1986 the public was mis-           high court dominated by Repub-             state supreme court. George          this year ruled that a public en-     volunteer-staffed USO provide         shoes, is $25 per person. The
led into thinking that removal of        lican appointees.                          Bush elevated her to the presti-     tity could issue tax-exempt           "home-away-from-home" com-            USO will have a booth set up
the Bird court would result in              They really didn't care. The            gious Court of Appeals in Wash-      bonds to fund religiously affili-     forts to America's traveling uni-     for you to come by and get
swift and certain punishment of          real purpose in removing Bird              ington D.C., where she has           ated schools that devote a sub-       formed and retired military per-      more information on the work
doomed felons. An electorate             and her fellow judges was to               been mentioned as a possible         stantial portion of their functions   sonnel and their dependents.          these volunteers do for our mili-
thirsting for revenge believed           prevent the court from making              U.S. Supreme Court nominee.          to religion.                          Equally important, this event         tary. For more information,
that rapid trials and executions         decision that business interests           If a Bush-type Republican wins          And the court delighted fel-       helps our young people learn the      please contact Annette Ander-
would deter crime. With Bird             opposed. Bird's removal could              the 2008 election she is likely      low conservatives this month          meaning of giving and hopefully       son, Youth Committee Director,
gone capital punishment would            create a business friendly court.          to replace one of the liberal jus-   when it struck down a class           develop an appreciation for           (626) 859-6219 or (909) 623-
be meted out in lock-step fash-          And it did.                                tices now serving on the court.      action lawsuit against Big To-        those men and women who sac-          6980. For more info on Ontario
ion, Texas-style, by a Republi-             A Bird court would have been               But the conservatism of the       bacco that sought damages be-         rifice so much of their lives so      USO, visit
                                                                                                                                                               that we can enjoy ours.         
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             S.G.V. EXAMINER                                                                                                                                                                                        August 23 - 29, 2007

Housing Recession Grinds On - Part II
   THE INVENTORY BACK-                                                                        ventional mortgages. Higher         Cascading bad news - after            price index peaked - October         over - the actual and opportu-
LOG AND OTHER OBSTAC-                                                                         payments have in turn lifted        many thought the worst would          1989 and June 2006 - and com-        nity costs to the economy will

                                                 What’s up in the Economy?
                                     In A Nutshell
LES……Looking at last week’s                                                                   mortgage delinquency rates to       pass over in the spring - has         pare the subsequent price            mount. The media once con-
article and comparing the simi-                                                               their highest level since 2003.     global investors concerned            change from there, we find a)        vinced the investor that hous-
larities of the 1989 housing cri-                                                             Defaults too are up 32% from        mortgage credit's iceberg mass        In 1989, prices fell for four        ing would never come down.
sis and our current housing cri-                                                              the lows in late 2005.              is just beginning to emerge.          years after they peaked, long        Now it seems that the media
sis and its possible outcome,                                                                    When a homeowner cannot          Trillions of dollars of leveraged     after home sales bottomed out,       has turned sentiment and con-
would it not be great to have it                                                              make monthly mortgage pay-          investment were constructed           b) today's home prices, down         vinced investors that housing
that simple? This week's article                                                              ments, job loss is typically the    on the core idea that stable home     3% from their peak level, al-        may never recover from this
will discuss the obstacles that                                               KEN HERMAN      reason. This time, however, the     prices made mortgages of all          ready have fallen more in the        bottomless plunge.
are creating what could be a                                                 Glendora Mayor   primary reason homeowners           kinds a good bet. The corollary       first year of this correction than      Two years into the correc-
long and frustrating dilemma for                                                              are falling behind on their mort-   was home prices cannot fall           in the first year of the prior       tion, a quick price plunge would
home sellers, builders and in-                                                                gage payments is not an unpre-      unless spurred by a sustained         cycle.                               be easier for the market to con-
vestors.                             2006. And, inventories continue                          dictable event, such as job loss,   economic slump. Unlike the               A slow bleed weighs heavily       tend with. Although it would be
   The approach home builders        to rise even today with over 4.7                         death or medical expenses, but      Fed, investors are not willing to     on the market and investors.         a shock to the system, like rip-
took in the last housing boom,       million homes (new and exist-                            the structure of their loans and    wait patiently to see if housing      The longer the housing market        ping off a band aid, recovery
they were much more cognizant        ing) on the market.                                      their assumptions about further     problems spill over into con-         remains a drag on the economy,       would arrive faster. The net
of what was about to happen.            At the current sales pace, it                         home price increases that would     sumer consumption. They have          the bigger the impediments to        drop would likely be the same
In this past housing boom,           would take 7.8 months to clear                           allow them to restructure their     seen enough already.                  economic growth. That in turn        as a gradual fall over a longer
homebuilders were not so cau-        today's inventory backlog, only                          loans into affordable payments.        How much longer and fur-           will make it harder for the hous-    period of time. By some route,
tious. In the last four years, fu-   slightly down from the 8.3 peak                          Many homeowners are simply          ther can home prices fall? By         ing market to bounce back. Until     either 1) prices need to drop to
eled by fat profit margins, new,     in March. And, let's not forget                          unable to afford the increased      marking the price declines from       housing bottoms - and people
single-family developments con-                                                               payments of their adjustable rate   the months in which the home          correctly perceive the worst is      Please turn to HOUSING /B7
                                     the many foreclosures that are
tinued to pop up across the          waiting to be listed after banks                         mortgages. When coupled with
country. Speculative investors,
too, spurred the inventory
                                     and mortgage companies take
                                     them back.
                                                                                              the downward trend in housing
                                                                                              prices, the result of continuing    Using Your Living Trust to Encourage
bulge, created an additional lift                                                             their current condition is ques-
                                                                                                                                  Your Descendants to Become Productive
                                        With big declines in the past
to demand. It was not uncom-         few months, building permits                             tionable. This concern still lies
mon to hear of ordinary              have fallen to a 10-year low,                            ahead as the majority of
homeowners purchasing two
and three homes at a time. The
                                     while the National Association
                                     of Home Builders homebuilders'
                                                                                              adjustables issued during the
                                                                                              housing boom will reset over        Members of Society
advent of exotic mortgages           optimism index is at a 16-year                           the next 48 months, potentially
coupled with historic low inter-                                                              driving defaults and delin-            Many adults work their                                                  ney can draft a trust with these
                                     low. Bloated inventories have
est rates and the ability to write                                                            quency rates to even higher lev-    whole lives, building their                                                incentive provisions as well as
                                     finally convinced homebuilders
off mortgage interest from                                                                    els if additional homeowners are    wealth to provide for them-                                                with provisions providing for
                                     to curtail new projects until the
taxes created a negative inter-                                                               unable to afford their new          selves and their families. This                                            the basic needs of the trust ben-
                                     housing environment is more
est rate for many investors that                                                              higher payments.                    desire to provide often survives                                           eficiaries. Your heir's basic
owned the housing market. It                                                                     THE PATH for PRICES -            death, as many people desire to                                            needs will be provided for, while
                                        HIGHER MORTGAGE
was a no lose situation.                                                                      The drop in home sales and          build an inheritance large enough                                          at the same time productive be-
                                     PAYMENTS - Rising interest
   Even after sales began to fal-                                                             prices is already creating prob-    to provide for their children and                                          havior is encouraged.
                                     rates have significantly in-
ter, the inventory of new homes                                                               lems in the financial markets       grandchildren once they are                                                   But as good as these provi-
                                     creased monthly mortgage pay-
continued to grow, up 24% be-                                                                 and in homeowners' ability to       gone. However, the desire to                                               sions sound, it is important to
                                     ments for many homeowners,
tween June 2005 and June                                                                      refinance their mortgage costs.     have sufficient assets to leave                                            be practical when creating such
                                     particularly those with uncon-
                                                                                                                                  to descendants brings with it a                                            provisions. Make sure that the
                                                                                                                                  dilemma. How do you leave             Atty. William K. Hayes               behavior you encourage now is

Financial — Ask Julia                                                                                                             assets to your children and
                                                                                                                                  grandchildren without marring
                                                                                                                                  their sense of hard work and ac-
                                                                                                                                                                        providing funds for a down pay-
                                                                                                                                                                                                             something that you will still want
                                                                                                                                                                                                             to encourage in the many years
                                                                                                                                                                                                             to come. Consider including dif-
    Last week there was a ques-                                                               you would receive a check for       complishment? A trust with in-           But if you feel these provi-      ferent provisions that could ap-
tion from a reader who was                                                                    almost all the premium you'd        centive provisions might be the       sions alone will not support your    ply to all your descendants, and
concerned after receiving a let-                                                              paid during those 20 years.         answer.                               heirs in a manner in which you       acknowledge and embrace the
ter from their mortgage lender                                                                Consider your needs when               By leaving assets in trust for     and they are comfortable with,       differences between your ben-
that their interest rate was                                                                  choosing the type of life insur-    the benefit of your descendants,      this doesn't have to be an "all or   eficiaries.
about to go up. Here's an ad-                                                                 ance policy you want to pur-        you can retain added control          nothing" proposition. A knowl-          When thinking about how to
ditional point:                                                                               chase. Do you need to fund          over those assets after you are       edgeable estate planning attor-      Please turn to TRUST /B7
    If your original loan was                                                                 retirement, create an estate, pay   gone; control which is lost if the
'sold' to another lender, there is                                                            estate settlement costs, or just    inheritance is left to the children
a possibility of human error; the                                                             help loved-ones continue the        outright. However, traditional
new lender may not have accu-                                                                 lifestyle they're used to? Other    trust terms provide for distri-
rate information about your                                                                   uses for life insurance are a       butions based upon arbitrary
loan. It would be best to con-                                                                business buy-out, and key-man       methods. For example, a
tact your current lender and in-     Julia Yoder                                              coverage. Cost of life insurance    Trustee may be instructed to
form them about what your                                                                     depends on your age, height,        distribute income annually, or to
copy of the Note says. They          so little about life insurance,                          weight, health, career, and hob-    make distributions of a portion
will undoubtedly request a copy      that I don't even know what                              bies. The insurance company         of the trust principal at 5, 10,
as proof. If you do not clarify      questions to ask. Can you help                           determines how much of a risk       and 15 years after a parent's
this issue with your new lender,     me?                                                      you are, and will either charge     death. While these terms may
your rate may go up, tempo-             One of the main factors that                          more for your coverage, or if       be appropriate for many cir-
rarily, until you clear up the       has enabled the cost of life in-                         you are too much of a risk, they    cumstances, where a person
matter.                              surance to go down by almost                             might decline your application.     wants to encourage positive
    Some of my Bond invest-          30%, is that people are living                              Limited-time 20% premium         behavior, incentive provisions
ments have matured; others           longer. This gives the insurance                         bonus on any premium pay-           could be more effective.
will soon. Although I'd like         company more years to collect                            ments made in the first three          Incentive provisions simply
stock-market like returns, I         premium and earn interest on                             contract years. What's the          authorize the distribution of trust
cannot take the losses. I'm very     their investments, before hav-                           catch? Time. Think of it like a     assets to a beneficiary upon the
cautious and slow to decide;         ing to pay out a death benefit.                          10-year CD, then, add that you      beneficiary attaining a certain
one advisor said I should put it     You are right that there are two                         will be taking your money out       milestone. A new trust may be
all in the stock market now. I'd     general types of life insurance:                         over at least a 10-year period,     drafted, or provisions can be
like to put it into CDs for a few    those with cash value potential,                         too. You are given choices dur-     added to an existing trust, to
months while I look into other       and those without. However,                              ing the accumulation years, and     promote certain behavior by the
investment options. What do          there are numerous variations                            choices during the withdrawal       trust beneficiaries. A few rea-
you suggest I do with this           for each of those types. Life                            years. Your money is also earn-     sons for creating incentive pro-
money now?                           insurance with cash value po-                            ing tax-deferred interest. Here's   visions are:
    (Disclosure: I gave up my        tential includes whole life (level                       a really winner of a plan: Let's       · To assist a beneficiary who
securities license a couple of       premium, level coverage), uni-                           say your employer is matching       has chosen a noble, yet tradi-
years ago because I like to fo-      versal life (level or adjustable                         a percentage of your contribu-      tionally lower-paying, profes-
cus on investments that I think      premium and coverage), and                               tion, so you are definitely put-    sion, such as teaching.
are safer for my clients. There-     variable life/Variable Universal                         ting money into your 401k IRA          · To match, in whole or in
fore, I cannot give you any          Life (level/adjustable premium,                          plan at work. You find out that     part, income earned by a ben-
stock market advice.) How-           variable coverage, variable cash                         your 401k plan, like many oth-      eficiary, thereby encouraging a
ever:                                value). Recently added is Eq-                            ers, allows you to roll some of     beneficiary's employment.
    If you need time to decide       uity-Indexed Universal Life                              your funds out of your 401k            · To provide resources for a
where to put your money, then        with too many positives to go                            plan and into this bonus con-       beneficiary to start his or her
take the time, but set yourself a    into here. Non-cash value life                           tract. Now, you are getting a       own business.
deadline. For example, by put-       insurance is less expensive, and                         percentage from work, a 20%            · To reward a beneficiary for
ting your money into a 3-month       includes level-premium term                              bonus, and your money is still      receiving good grades.
CD, you're giving yourself 3         (level premium, level coverage,                          growing tax-deferred. This             · To provide an incentive to a
months to research and decide.       for 5, 10, 15, or 20 years.),                            transfer can be done without        beneficiary to graduate from a
Three months at a low rate of        annual renewable term (increas-                          creating a taxable event, and       college, university, certificate or
return, safe from losses, is not     ing premium, level coverage),                            without penalty for early with-     vocational program.
a long time. In the meantime,        and decreasing term (level pre-                          drawal.                                · To provide assistance to a
we can talk about your options.      mium, decreasing coverage).                                 Got a question? Ask Julia        beneficiary who chooses to stay
As always, my consultations          Non-cash value life insurance                            by email or phone.                  at home or work part-time in
are free, with no obligation. Of     can be equated to renting. How-                             Julia Yoder is a licensed Ser-   order to provide care for that
course, I'm always hopeful that      ever, for a little extra cost, there                     vicing Agent for individual,        beneficiary's minor children.
when you decide to invest, you       are Return-of-Premium policies                           family, and senior finances and        · To help a beneficiary pay
use my services. Also remem-         which return almost all your                             insurance, a licensed Realtor, a    for the cost to adopt a child.
ber that none of your investment     premium payments at the end                              Sr. Loan Officer, and Notary.          · To encourage participation
dollars go to me; the company        of the term. In other words, if                        in social groups, such as the
you decide to use pays me a          you bought a 20-year term                                and 1-           Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, or
'thank-you' commission.              policy without return-of-pre-                            877-802-8569 or (626) 625-          Boys and Girls Clubs.
    I've heard that the cost of      mium, at the end of 20 years,                            5221,      or         juliayoder       · To provide funds for your
life insurance has gone down         your policy would end. How-                               beneficiary to travel to your
- it that right? All I know about    ever, if you bought a 20-year                            (CA Insurance Lic.#0C83859)         homeland.
life insurance is that there are     term policy with return-of-pre-                          Member of the National Ethics          · To allow a beneficiary to
two kinds - whole life and           mium, at the end of 20 years,                            Bureau                              afford a first home purchase by
term. Other than that, I know
                                                                                                       The San Gabriel Valley               Examiner
  August 23 - 29, 2007 NEWS/SPONSORS                                                                                                                                                               S.G.V. EXAMINER                       B5

Covina Civic Center Parking Universal Bank Donates
Structure Set to Break Ground to Red Ribbon Rally
   In order to address a lack of                      an even greater need for in-        identified for use by those who          By George Ogden
parking in Covina's Downtown                          creased parking here.               normally use the closed lot:               West Covina — Adrianne
area near the soon to be com-                            A combination of restricted         1) Paid Municipal Parking             Whitmore from Universal Bank,
pleted Covina Center for the                          Redevelopment and Transpor-         Lot behind City Hall, 125 East           presented a check to Luis
Performing Arts, and existing                         tation funds will be used for the   College Street.                          Chicon of the West Covina Ro-
business district and Intercom-                       construction. No General Fund          2) Paid Municipal Parking             tary to support the Red Ribbon
munity Hospital, a 125 space                          monies will be expended on any      Lot located at 117 East Italia           Rally event which will be held
structure will be constructed on                      portion of the project.             Street - Across the street, north        on October 27th at West Covina
the existing municipal parking                           The current Municipal Park-      of the parking lot behind City           High School. It will include a
lot located at 124 East College                       ing Lot located at 124 East Col-    Hall.                                    free pancake breakfast, police
Street, directly across the street                    lege Street, across the street         * Construction is expected to         and fire displays and a ton of
from City Hall.                                       from City Hall is set to close      commence by September 2007               other fun things. The event is
   A parking study was con-                           during the construction of the      and complete by September                to get information out there on
ducted which supports the need                        new 3-level Covina Downtown         2008 with an opening by No-              drug and alcohol abuse. A num-
for additional parking at this lo-                    Parking Structure. The tenta-       vember 2008.                             ber of businesses, organizations
cation. According to the study,                       tive date for closure is Sunday,       The City of Covina apologizes         and individual supporters have
there is a parking shortage dur-                      August 19, 2007 at 6:00 p.m.        for any inconvenience this may           donated money to help support
ing peak hours.                                          Construction will take ap-       cause and requests the coopera-          this event and are recognized as
   With the soon-to-be com-                           proximately 1 year to complete.     tion of residents and business           a sponsor. If you would like to
pleted Covina Center for the                          In the interim, the following       owners during this construction          be a sponsor, call 626-939-8557
Performing Arts, there will be                        parking locations have been         period.                                  and ask for Mark Tedesco.
                                                                                                                                                                      Adrianne Whitmore from Universal Bank, presenting a check to
                                                                                                                                                                      Luis Chacon of the West Covina Rotary.

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                                                                                                     The San Gabriel Valley                  Examiner
B6           S.G.V. EXAMINER                                        VALLEY/SENIOR NEWS                                                                                                                              August 23 - 29, 2007

                                                                          ganizing your Genealogy on the       be featured in the Art Walk Pa-        WEST COVINA                                        ing something new, ie meeting

  Around the Valley                                                       Computer." There will be a
                                                                          workshop at 6 p.m. on "Using
                                                                                                                 SAN DIMAS
                                                                                                                                                     Farmers Market
                                                                                                                                                        Have you joined in the fun at
                                                                                                                                                                                                         interesting people and at the
                                                                                                                                                                                                         same time being of service to
                                                                          Newspapers for Genealogy Re-                                                                                                   others? If so, you can accom-
    ARCADIA                             A Field Representative, Lerna     search."                             FREE Household                        West Covina's weekly Farmers                        plish all of these things by tak-
                                                                             Refreshment will follow the                                             Market at Westfield West                            ing advantage of Queen Of The
Lawn Bowling                         Kayserian, will be on hand, at                                            Hazardous and                         Covina? Stop by on Tuesday's
                                     the "Mobile Office" of State         meeting. Both the workshop                                                                                                     Valley's Hospital Volunteer Pro-
Lessons                                                                   and the lecture are free and open    E-Waste Roundup                       between 5pm-9pm and take                            gram.
                                     Assemblymember, Anthony                                                                                         home some wonderful produce
                                                                          to the public. For more infor-          L.A. County residents can                                                                 We will be offering volunteer
   The Santa Anita Bowling           Portantino, to assist with ques-
                                                                          mation, call Pat Chavarria at        safely dispose of household           or delicious hot food from their                    opportunities in many areas
Green Club hss Lawn Bowling          tions or concerns related to state
                                                                                                               hazardous waste and e-waste           vendors. The market is located                      such as the information desk,
Lessons each Saturday morn-          agencies or issues.                  (909) 592-4030.
                                                                                                               FREE at a Countywide House-           in the parking lot in the front                     surgical waiting room, gift
ing at the Arcadia County Park.         The office hours will be on         IRWINDALE                          hold Hazardous and E-Waste            entrance of Westfield shopping                      shop, etc.
9:30 until noon. Refreshments,       Tuesday, August 28, from
and you can get out and bowl         10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m at the
                                                                          "California At War"                  Roundup at San Dimas High             center.                                                Please call Lucie Frias at 626/
                                                                                                               School, 800 West Covina Blvd.,                                                            338-7279 or Allison West at
for as long as you like. Come        Duarte Senior Center, 1610              On Thursday, August 23, at
                                                                                                               on Saturday, August 25 from
on over Saturday morning.            Huntington Dr.                       8:00 p.m. KCET Channel 28                                                                                                      626/9193101 for further infor-
                                                                                                               9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.                Opportunities
     COVINA                             The seniors may be interested     will be airing "California At
                                                                                                                  Put everything in a box and          Have you thought about do-
                                     in the assistance to fill out ho-    War". This story is shown how
Covina Farmers                                                            California participated in World     place it in your trunk. The event
                                     meowner and renter assistance
   The Friday Night Farmers
                                     claim forms among other is-
                                                                          War II and how California con-
                                                                          tributed to our victory in this
                                                                                                               is quick, easy, free and good for
                                                                                                               the environment.                      San Diego Bay Adventure
                                                                          war.                                    Acceptable Hazardous Waste
Market in the City of Covina is         For additional information                                                                                      DIAMOND BAR — Join the                           cludes roundtrip transportation,
                                                                             More than 12 World War II         items include: Paint, glues, pes-
from 5-9 pm. The market is           please contact Lerna Kayserian                                                                                  City of Diamond Bar Recreation                      a harbor tour, and lunch.
                                                                          members of AMVETS Post               ticides, oils, solvents, cleansers,
held at Civic Center Park, Cit-      at (626) 577-9944 or                                                                                            Services as we explore the                             Please call Diamond Bar Rec-
                                                                          113, in Irwindale, CA. were in-      old medicine, car and household
rus Avenue and San Bernardino                                                                                     beautiful sights, exciting stories,                 reation at 909.839.7070 for
                                                                          terviewed for this show and the      batteries, used motor oil and fil-
Road. This market now also                                                                                                                           and remarkable attractions of                       more information and to regis-
                                                                          interviews have been con-            ters, fluorescent light bulbs, etc.
includes the Covina Arts and           GLENDORA                           densed to about 5-8 minutes of          Acceptable E-Waste items           the San Diego Bay!                                  ter.
Crafts Association, featuring                                                                                                                           On Saturday, September 8,
many hand-crafted items.             Glendora Farmer's                    the show.                            include: Computer monitors,
                                                                                                                                                     2007, we will be taking a two-
 DIAMOND BAR                         Market                                  Remember the date and time:       TV's, VCR's, stereos, fax ma-
                                                                                                                                                     hour harbor cruise that includes
                                                                                                                                                                                                           TO PLACE YOUR
                                                                                                               chines, computer keyboards,
Battle of the Bands                     Come join the fun and sup-        Thursday, August 23 at 8:00
                                                                          p.m. on channel 28. The airing       cellular phones, etc.                 wildlife viewing, the Coronado                                 D.B.A. or
                                     port the community at the                                                                                       Bay Bridge, the Surface Force
DB4YOUTH "InAction" will be
                                     Glendora's Farmers Market,           may be repeated in September.
                                                                          Pass the word along to family
                                                                                                                  Throwing these items down
                                                                                                               a sink or storm drain or in the       Pacific, and much more. The                                     F.N.S.
                                     Thursdays from 5:00 p.m. to                                               trash can severely damage the         excursion departs from City                               (Doing Business As or
hosting "Battle of the Bands" on                                          and friends and other military                                             Hall at 8 am and returns at 6                          Ficticious Name Statement)
                                     9:00 p.m. Vendors are located                                             environment. For more infor-
Wednesday, August 29th at                                                 veterans and groups.                                                       pm.
                                     on Glendora Avenue south of
Sycamore Canyon Park at 5pm.                                                                                   mation call 1 (888) CLEAN LA                                                                Call 626-852-3374
This event will host four local
                                     Foothill Boulevard and north of        MONROVIA                           or visit
                                                                                                                                                        A fee of $69 per person in-
                                     Carroll Avenue. Public
Diamond Bar high school                                                   Summer Art Walks
bands, giving way to a variety
of musical generas. Bands will
                                     restrooms are located in the
                                     Glendora Library Lobby. A live          The Monrovia Arts Festivals
                                                                          Association and the merchants
                                                                                                               Movie in the Park
                                                                                                                  On August 29, the San              Canyon Park's 2nd
                                     band is scheduled each week                                               Dimas Park and Recreation De-
perform 20 minute sets and be
judged by audience participa-
tion. Prizes for first and sec-
                                     though the end of September.
                                        Don't cook Thursday nights!
                                                                          of Old town Monrovia are once
                                                                          again celebrating the Arts dur-
                                                                                                               partment presents the movie
                                                                                                               "Cars". The story follows
                                                                                                                                                     Annual Biodiversity Fair
                                     Come out, have dinner, enjoy         ing the 2007 Summer Art              Lighting McQueen a hotshot
ond place will be handed out.                                             Walks. The Art Walks are free                                                 MONROVIA — Local San                             space.
                                     the music, and do a little shop-                                          stock car heading to the big
Admission to the event is free                                            events and the last one will take                                          Gabriel Valley non-profit orga-                         The Biodiversity Fair is a
                                     ping at your Farmers Market!                                              race. He gets bogged down in
to everyone. Come support                                                 place on August 25th. Local                                                nizations, along with environ-                      great event for the entire fam-
                                     There will be a live band every                                           Radiator Springs and learns
your local teens and enjoy a                                              artists will inhabit the sidewalks                                         mental, education and conser-                       ily! Come out and visit with rep-
                                     week scheduled through the                                                about true friendship during his
memorable evening of enter-                                               of old Town Monrovia's his-                                                vation based groups will pro-                       resentatives from the Wildlife
                                     end of September.                                                         stay there in this high speed road                                                        Waystation, Opossum and Rep-
tainment. For more information                                            toric Myrtle Avenue to show                                                vide hands-on native plants and
                                                                                                               trip. Pre-movie activities begin
about the event or how to par-       Organizing Your                      and sell their wares of draw-        at 7:00 p.m. and movie view-
                                                                                                                                                     wildlife exhibits, games, and                       tile Societies, Rancho Santa Ana
ticipate as a band please call                                                                                                                       activities at the Biodiversity Fair                 Botanical Gardens, The Bug
                                     Genealogy                            ings, paintings, sculpture, pho-     ing at 7:45.                                                                              Man and many others.
909.839.7069         or    visit                                          tography and hand made crafts.                                             on Saturday, August 25. Fair
                                        The Glendora Genealogy                                                    Movies in the Park is at Civic                                                  Local merchants will be partici-                                           will be from 10:00a.m. to                               Due to life wildlife exhibits no
                                     Group will hold their monthly                                             Center Park. FREE event for all
and look under recreation.                                                pating in the Art Walk event or                                            2:00p.m.                                            dogs please.
                                     meeting on Tuesday, August                                                ages. Don't forget your picnic
     DUARTE                          28, at 7 p.m. in the Elm Room        supporting the event as a spon-      and your lawn chairs. For more
                                                                                                                                                        Visitors will be given the op-                       Parking is $5 per car and fair
                                                                          sor including providing compli-                                            portunity to learn how they can                     admission is free.
State Assemblymem-                   at the La Fetra Center, 333 E.
                                                                          mentary food and beverages
                                                                                                               information call (909) 394-
                                                                                                                                                     volunteer and get involved in                           For more information call
                                     Foothill, Glendora. Lisa
ber Mobile Office                    Schumacher will speak on "Or-        for patrons. Live jazz will also     6230.                                 conserving natural resources                        (626) 256-8282.
                                                                                                                                                     along with wilderness and open

                                                                              DUARTE                              The program encourages in-         Senior Club                                         is from 7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
            Senior News                                                   Red Cross Meals on                   dividuals of all ages to make
                                                                                                               being active part of their ev-
                                                                                                                                                        This social group meets at
                                                                                                                                                     the Walnut Senior Center.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         at 2501 East Cortez Street,
                                                                                                                                                                                                         West Covina.
                                                                          Wheels Program                       eryday lives. Take the chal-
                                                                             Eligible seniors can receive
                                                                                                                                                     Meet new people and enjoy                           Lunch Program
    ARCADIA                          continue to be met and/or to
                                                                          a hot lunch and cold dinner
                                                                                                               lenge, join the stompers at the       special savings on Senior Cen-                         Lunch is served five days a
                                     implement additional services                                             Monrovia Community Center!            ter parties! Yearly dues of
Help In The Home                                                          plate delivered each weekday         For more info, call (626) 256-
                                                                                                                                                                                                         week, Monday through Friday,
                                     as client's needs change.                                                                                       $10.00 apply. Must be age 60+                       from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. A
   Do you need an extra hand                                              by the American Red Cross or         8246
                                       For more information and                                                                                      to join. The Club meets                             suggested donation of $2.00
around the house? If so, call
                                     appointments, call Doris
                                                                          seven frozen meals delivered           SAN DIMAS                           Thursdays from 9:00 am to                           for those 60 years and older.
574-5130 for a list of poten-                                             once a week by YWCA
tial aides to provide house-
                                     Brochu at (626) 812- 5179.
                                                                          Intervale Senior Services. For       Meals, Lunches, Etc.                  9:30 am. Bingo played after                         Persons under 60 pay $4.00,
cleaning, meal preparation,          Home Delivered                       more information on either of           At the Senior Citizen/Com-         club meeting.                                       handicapped $3.00.
laundry, transportation and          Meals                                these programs, please con-          munity Center, located at 201         Home                Delievered                         This program is funded in
                                                                          tact the Senior Center at (626)      E. Bonita Avenue, San Dimas,                                                              part by the Older Americans
other assistance, for compen-           Meals are delivered to
                                                                                                               a Chuckwagon Lunch is
sation. Some of the aides in         Azusa residents age 60+ who          357-3513.                                                                                                                      Act of 1986 as amended in
                                                                                                                                                        Walnut Seniors currently
                                                                                                               served Monday-Friday to in-                                                               1988, Los Angeles County
our registry are certified, li-      are home-bound. A Hot Meal           The Monthly                                                                have access to the YWCA/
censed and/or bonded. Upon           is delivered by volunteers and                                            dividuals 60 years and over.                                                              Area Agency on Aging. Senior
                                                                          Gourmet                              Reservations are required one
                                                                                                                                                     Intervale Service Home De-
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Center is at 2501 E. Cortez
completion of an application,        staff Monday thru Friday                                                                                        livered Meal Program. They
                                                                             Each month, the City of           week to one day in advance,                                                               Street. Call (626) 331-5366 for
an information package and           11:00 am - 12:30 pm. Home                                                                                       deliver frozen meals weekly to
                                                                          Duarte Senior Center hosts           by calling (909) 394-6298 be-                                                             more information.
list of potential hired hands        bound residents are served the                                                                                  the homes of disabled,
                                                                          "The Monthly Gourmet." The           tween 9:30-10:30 a.m. Sug-                                                                Tour of San Antonio
will be sent to you.                 same meals as congregate par-                                                                                   homebound, and isolated se-
                                                                          Center partners with local res-      gested donation is $2.
Carefree Café                        ticipants. Initial in-take infor-
                                                                          taurants to provide an evening                                             niors (one nutritious meal per                         Join this fantastic trip, de-
                                     mation will include a statement                                           Chuckwagon frozen meals are                                                               parting September 7, 2007.
   One of the most popular se-                                            meal at the Senior Center.                                                 day is provided). Call (626)
                                     from your physician, stating a                                            home delivered to eligible se-                                                            Tour highlights include The
nior programs is the Carefree                                             People have an opportunity to                                              858-8382 for information.
                                     need for the meals.                                                       niors. For more information,                                                              Alamo, State Capitol, LBJ Li-
Café. Low-cost lunches are
                                        For more information, Lynda
                                                                          experiment with different res-       call (626) 960-3773. Hot               WEST COVINA
available at the Community                                                                                                                                                                               brary, Nimitz Museum, George
                                                                          taurant menus while at the           lunches are delivered to              Big Band Dance
Center, Monday through Fri-          Prewitt, the Home Delivered                                                                                                                                         Bush Gallery and more!
                                                                          Center. For reservations or          homebound residents. For                 Join your friends at the West
day, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15        Meal Manager, can be                                                                                                                                                   Cost is $1675 per person
                                                                          more info, call (626) 357-3513.      more info, call (909) 596-1828.       Covina Senior Center on the
p.m., for $2.00 per person. En-      reached at (626) 812-5204 ext                                                                                                                                       sharing double occupancy; in-
                                     5303.                                   GLENDORA                          Bingo                                 first and fourth Thursday of                        cludes roundtrip airfare, 5 night
tertainment is provided on se-
lect holidays. An advance res-          The menu is printed in the        Pitch In Dinner                         Sponsored by the San               every month. Enjoy wonder-                          hotel accommodations, and 10
                                     monthly bulletin, that can be           Senior Adults at Glenkirk         Dimas Senior Citizen Club ev-         ful live band performances and                      complete meals, driver/guide
ervation is required one week
                                     requested by calling (626)           Church invite all seniors to their   ery Tuesday afternoon, Bingo          dance the night away or just                        gratuity, and travel cancellation
in advance - please call 574-
                                     812-5204.                            Pitch In Dinner on the 3rd           is held from 12:15 to 2:30 p.m.       enjoy the music.                                    insurance. Call (626) 964-6925
5130. Reservations can be
                                                                                                                                                        Cost is $6 per person and
made the same day, ONLY if                COVINA                          Tuesday of each month at             at the Plummer Community                                                                  for more info.
                                                                          5:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall.        Building, in the San Dimas            includes refreshments. Event
there are extra lunches avail-       Bunco Bash for
able.                                                                     Pitch In a side dish or dessert,     Civic Center, 245 E. Bonita
                                     Older Adults
                                        The Covina Parks & Rec-
                                                                          and the rest is provided. Cost
                                                                          is $4. RSVP to 626-914-4833
                                                                                                               Avenue. For further informa-
                                                                                                               tion, call (909) 394-6290.
Case Management
   This program assists frail cli-
                                     reation Department, Senior
                                     Services Division, hosts Bunco
                                                                          X-134. Program will be pre-
                                                                          sented by Kristi Bertolet and
                                                                                                                   WALNUT                                                           Health Coverage
ents and their families with one     twice a month. Come and join         Bob Rice.
                                                                                                               Nutrition Program                                                                   as low as

or more long-term complex                                                                                         Seniors age 60 and older are
problems. Service includes an
                                     in the fun and meet new
                                     friends. Bunco Bash is pre-
                                                                             MONROVIA                          invited to join us for lunch                                                                         00   per month*
in-depth in-home assessment          sented the 2nd and 4th               Senior Stompers                      Monday through Thursday.
with client, family members,         Thursday of each month, 1-3          Walking Group                        Meals are served at 11:30 am.
and support network; develop-
ment of a written care plan
                                     p.m., Joslyn Center, 815 N.
                                     Barranca Avenue, and the fee
                                                                             Watch out, Monrovia!
                                                                          We're putting on our walking
                                                                                                               There is no charge for the
                                                                                                               meals but the suggested dona-
                                                                                                                                                       Call Kirk Warner at
                                                                                                                                                         (626) 963-3244
with input from client and fam-      is $2. New and experienced           shoes and heading your way!          tion is $2.00. Reservations are
ily; implementation of the care      players are welcome. There           We meet every Friday at              required. Meal reservations
plan through referrals, service      will be prizes and refresh-          9:00a.m. for a half hour senior      are accepted weekdays be-                   220 S. Glendora Ave. • Glendora, CA 91741
arrangements, meetings with          ments. Meet new friends and          stretch and then we start walk-      tween 8:00 am to 12:00 noon,                            An Authorized Agend for Blue Cross of California
client and family, and case          have a great time. For more in-      ing! The Monrovia Senior             in person or by calling (909)             Rate effective March 1, 2007 based on PPO share 3500 (HSA-compatible). Single person age
                                                                                                                                                         19-29, area 9: Los Angeles County zip codes beginning with 906-912, 915, 917, 918, 935. Blue
conferencing and coordination        formation on Bunco, please           Stompers are members of the          595-0660. Reservations must               Cross of California and BC Life & Heath Insurance Company are independent Licensees of the
                                                                                                                                                         Blue Cross Association® is a registered mark of the Blue Cross Association.
with appropriate services; on-       stop by or call the Joslyn Cen-      President's Challenge Pro-           be made no later than 12:00
                                                                                                                                                                                     LICENSE #0809588
going monitoring and reassess-       ter at (626) 966-6378.               gram.                                noon a day in advance.                                                                                                            S91101

ment to be sure client's needs
                                                                                   The San Gabriel Valley                Examiner
  August 23 - 29, 2007                                                                              NEWS                                                                             S.G.V. EXAMINER                 B7

                                                                             Antonovich Calls For                                                                    We Pay Cash for DVD Movies
Housing                                The majority of the weakness
                                       was found in single family
                                       starts, down 7.3% mo/mo,              Clearing Of Waterways To
Recession Grinds On
                                                                                                                                                                 Book                                 Bin
                                       down 26% yr/yr. Multi-family
Continued from / B4                    starts fell 1.6% in July.
                                          July building permits also
                                                                             Prevent West Nile Virus
                                                                                LOS ANGELES COUNTY -             for fish ponds, decorative pools
improve affordability; or 2) new       took a bigger dip than antici-
                                                                             To enhance the County's efforts     or large horse troughs.                 Why take a chance at selling those DVDs at a yard
household formation has to ab-         pated, down 2.8% to an annu-
                                                                             to combat the West Nile Virus,         * Wear long sleeved shirts            sale or swapmeet? Bring them over to us and get
sorb the supply glut. With new         alized rate of 1,373,000 units.
                                                                             Los Angeles County Supervisor       and pants and use CDC recom-            cash on the spot! Effective July 17, we pay $2.50 for
demand, inventories would              This is the also the lowest level
                                                                             Michael D. Antonovich is re-        mended mosquito repellents.             DVD’s in their original case and $.50 for DVD’s with
clear quickly through the mar-         of building permits in 10 years
                                                                             questing the Directors of Pub-         * Keep tight fitting screens               no original box (must have original labels).
ket and positive growth would          (since October 1996). Year-
                                                                             lic Health, Public Works, and       on doors and windows to keep
offer incentive for new supply.        over-year permits have fallen                                                                                        WE ALSO SELL USED DVDs, VIDEOS, AUDIO
                                                                             Vector Control clear all County     mosquitoes out.
   Learning from the lessons of        23%.                                                                                                                BOOKS, & NEW or USED BOOKS. STOP BY AND
                                                                             waterways that may harbor              * Make sure horses are prop-
almost two decades ago and                Bottom Line: The data says                                                                                         VISIT US OR CHECK OUR WEBSITE FOR A
                                                                             mosquito breeding grounds.          erly vaccinated.
looking at the path of this            it all. The housing market                                                                                          COMPLETE LISTING OF OUR BOOKS, VIDEOS &
                                                                                "While the Departments of           * Report dead birds and stag-                            DVDs
decade's housing correction            shows no signs of a recovery
                                                                             Public Health and Public Works      nant pools to 1-877-968-2473               
thus far, the market faces up to       as it continues its 18 month
                                                                             have taken recent action to al-     or visit
36 more months of price de-
cline and an additional 5% drop
                                       slide. Decade lows in both
                                       housing starts and building per-
                                                                             leviate potential hazards, it is                                                             626-335-4402
                                                                             vital that countywide proactive                                              M-F 10-7, Sat 10-6, Closed Sun.   No appointment necessary
in levels before hopes of bot-         mits on the heels of a 16 - year,
                                                                             measures are taken to eliminate                                            Corner of Foothill & Grand in the Vons/Long’s Shopping Center
toming out.                            all-time low in the NAHB Index
                                                                             mosquito breeding sites," said
   However, taking into account        reported suggests builders agree
the added obstacles of today's         there is no relief in sight. The
                                                                                In the last two years, West                  Haircuts
market, the risk to that forecast      market remains saturated with
                                                                             Nile virus has killed 25 people
is either a longer and/or more         inventory; prices continue to
                                                                             in California and sickened
severe price decline. The speed        decline and demand remains
                                                                             nearly 1,200 others.
of this is going to be tortuous        extremely weak; homebuilders                                                           (Flat Tops $2.00 extra
                                                                                To reduce the potential threat               Razor Fades $2.00 extra)
with no hope of a quick fix out-       will remain reluctant to initiate
                                                                             of West Nile at home:                             WE SHAVE AROUND
side of Fed action. The hous-          any new construction until
                                                                                * Eliminate standing water -                    THE EARS WITH A
ing market struggles to move           signs of a recovery are evident.                                                       STRAIGHT RAZOR AND
                                                                             Empty containers and keep                         WARM LATHER AND
through more than double the              SHOP GLENDORA FIRST                                                                    FINISH WITH A             626-444-7167                                626-452-0742
                                                                             pools and spas chlorinated.
inventory this time around - in-       - THIS IS THE TIME OUR                                                                  REFRESHING TONIC!
                                                                                * Set sprinklers to allow the
ventory that is increasing with        MERCHANTS NEED US
                                                                             ground to dry completely be-
rising defaults. As of yet, no one        I welcome your questions and
                                                                             fore the next cycle.
is talking about the entire mort-      comments:
                                                                                * Get mosquito-eating fish           1159 E. Alosta Ave.,
gage sector becoming "toxic"                                                         Azusa, CA 91702
for lenders, but lending criteria                                                                                    (Inside Stater Bros.
certainly are not getting easier                                                                                       Shopping Center

                                       Trust                                 long run.                             at Barranca and Alosta)
any time soon.
   In the meantime, the Fed                                                     William K. Hayes is a mem-        (626) 335-5593
confirmed last week at its lat-                                              ber of the prestigious American      Monday-Thursday 9:00am - 6:00pm
est FOMC meeting it is waiting         Encourages                            Academy of Estate Planning                Friday 8:00am - 6:00pm
on the sidelines until housing                                               Attorneys and has been en-          Saturday 8:00am-4pm Closed Sunday
                                       Continued from / B4
has a tangible impact on either                                              gaged in the practice of law for
consumer or business activity.         leave a legacy for your loved         the last 31 years. The Hayes Law
Afraid of re-inflating an asset        ones, consider the addition of        Firm specializes in Trusts, Pro-
bubble, the Fed is taking a very       incentive provisions to your          bate and Asset Protection Plan-         Thank You
                                       trust. You'll gain the peace of       ning for professionals and small
hard line. It is almost as though
it thinks it can talk the market       mind in knowing you are fos-          business owners. For free in-              For
into believing housing will be         tering positive behavior in your
                                       heirs. If you encourage them
                                                                             formation or to attend an up-
                                                                             coming seminar, you may con-
fine just around the corner.
   LAST WEEKS DATA SAYS                while alive, there's no reason not    tact attorney Hayes at 626-403-            Our
IT ALL - Housing Starts fell           to continue to do so after you're     2292 or visit The Hayes Law
more than expected in July,            gone. Contact a qualified attor-      Firm website at LosAngeles-             Advertisers
down 6.1% to an annualized             ney specializing in estate plan-
rate of 1,381,000 units. This is       ning to discuss whether this
the slowest pace in 10 years           planning technique is appropri-
(since January 1997). Year-            ate for you. Your heirs will ap-
over-year starts are down 21%.         preciate your foresight in the

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