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									March 19 - 25, 2009
                                                                           San Gabriel Valley                                                                                S.G.V. EXAMINER                    A1

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    Volume XIII, Issue No. 12                                                STRIVING FOR JOURNALISTIC EXCELLENCE                                                                        March 19 - 25, 2009

    INSIDE Raises $2,600+ For Charity Woman Of The Year

Voter ID bill introduced    / B1

 Honored                                                                                                                                      Assemblyman Anthony Adams and Karen Davis at March 16,
                                                                                                                                              2009 Woman of the Year ceremony in Sacramento

                                                                                                                                                 SACRAMENTO — Assem-                 ceiving the Humanitarian Award
                                                                                                                                              blyman Anthony Adams (R-               in 2001 and received the YWCA
                                                                                                                                              Hesperia) honored Karen Davis          Women of Achievement award
                                                                                                                                              as the 2009 Woman of the Year          in 2005. In addition, she has
                                                                                                                                              for the 59th Assembly District         organized and participated in
                                                                                                                                              during a special Assembly cer-         numerous philanthropic activi-
                                                                                                                                              emony at the State Capitol.            ties and events with various
                                     Organizers of the Charity Bumper Bowling event are (L to R): Jill Nelson, Co-Chairman; Andy Bencosme,    Davis currently serves as              churches within the community.
EYE-DAS volunteer            /A2     AAR President; Brigitta Radielovic, Alma Smith, AAR Friend, Margaret Gandy, Co-Chairman; Mercedes        Mayor of the City of Glendora             "I'm very humbled and ap-
                                     Collaso, Rosiris Paniagua, Harold Baerresen, Julie Roybal, Chairman, Affiliate Committee; Mary Mar-      and has been a Pastor at First         preciative of having this honor
           INDEX                     garet Rolf, Kim Heeja, Sondra Hall and Shahin Mokhtare.                                                  Christian Church for over 15           bestowed upon me," said Davis.
                                        ARCADIA - The Arcadia As-         50's theme into their attire and   uted to numerous local chari-    years.                                 "I encourage women and men
                                     sociation of REALTORS An-            music. A silent auction was also   ties in December.                   "Karen has shown extraordi-         alike to always give their best
  Around The Valley        B6
                                     nual Charity Bumper Bowling          part of the fun raising efforts.      The Arcadia Association of    nary leadership within her com-        and serve their community with
  City Notices             B15
                                     held recently at Bowling Square      The Arcadia Association of RE-     REALTORS, serving the com-       munity that extends far beyond         pride."
  Classifieds              B15                                                                                                                her civil service as the City's
                                     in Arcadia was a huge success        ALTORS Affiliate Committee         munities of Sierra Madre,                                                  Held annually, the Woman of
  Financial/ Consumer B4             attracting more than 100+            and Real Estate Professionals      Monrovia, Duarte and Bradbury    mayor," said Adams. "She leads         the Year ceremony celebrates
  Legal Notices            B9        bowlers. A lovely continental        Auxiliary (REP) thanks all who     has been a long time contribu-   by example through her philan-         California's extraordinary
  Letters to Editor        B2        breakfast prepared the bowlers       provided the auction items and     tor to the local communities     thropy and inspires others to          women. Started in 1987 to help
  Senior Activities        B6        for the energetic activities. The    those who participated. The        through their charitable         engage in and participate in their     commemorate Women's His-
                                     bowling teams incorporated the       charitable proceeds are distrib-   fundraising activities.          community. I appreciate all that       tory Month, the event has be-
                                                                                                                                              she does to make the City of           come one of the Capitol's most
                                                                                                                                              Glendora and California a bet-         anticipated celebrations of com-

  Azusa Swearing-In Ceremony                                                                                                                  ter place to live."
                                                                                                                                                 Davis was elected to the
                                                                                                                                              Glendora City Council in 2005
                                                                                                                                                                                     munity service each year. Hon-
                                                                                                                                                                                     orees are presented with a cer-
                                                                                                                                                                                     tificate from the State Assem-
By Jorge V. Rosales                  tion. The administration and                                                                             and re-elected in 2009, currently      bly recognizing their outstand-
   The Azusa City Council in-        subscription to the Oath of Of-                                                                          serving as the City's Mayor. She       ing contributions to their com-
troduced and adopted a Reso-         fice as prescribed in the Con-                                                                           has been involved in many youth        munity during a special cer-
lution certifying the results of     stitution of the State of Califor-                                                                       programs and committees in-            emony in the Assembly cham-
the March 3, 2009, General           nia to each elected person was                                                                           cluding the Glendorans for             bers.
Municipal Election held in the       performed in the following or-                                                                           Drug Free Youth and the                   Assemblyman Adams repre-
City of Azusa for the election       der:                                                                                                     Mayor's Task Force on Youth.           sents the 59th Assembly District,
of one Mayor, two City Coun-            "      City Clerk, Vera                                                                               She helped organize the Com-           which includes the communities
cil Members, one City Trea-          Mendoza by City Manager,                                                                                 munity Forum on Teen Drug              of Hesperia, Apple Valley,
surer, and one City Clerk.           Francis M. Delach                                                                                        Abuse, Teen Violence & Toler-          Glendora, Claremont, La Verne,
   A total of 2845 votes (ballots)      "      City        Treasurer,                                                                         ance and has been serving as           San Bernardino, San Dimas,
out of 16,256 registered voters      Marcene Hamilton by City                                                                                 volunteer chaplain for the             Monrovia, Highland, Lake Ar-
were cast for the election, of       Clerk, Vera Mendoza                                                                                      Glendora Police Department             rowhead, Crestline, Sierra
which 1766 were personally              "      City Council Member,       Mayor Joseph Romero Rocha ("Joe Rocha") sworn-in by his wife        since 2002. She is past presi-         Madre, Arcadia, Bradbury, La
cast, 1033 were cast via mail,       Keith Hanks by City Clerk, Vera      of 43 years, Linda Rocha.
                                                                                                                                              dent of the Glendora Commu-            Crescenta-Montrose           and
and 46 provisional ballots.          Mendoza                                                                                                  nity Coordinating Council, re-         Redlands.
   Prior to the swear-in cer-           "      City Council Member,
emony the Colors were pre-           Robert Gonzales by his beloved
sented by the Irwindale Honor        sister, Kathy Gonzales                                                                                   Teacher Dances into the Hearts of Students
Guard, the Pledge of Allegiance         "      Mayor, Joseph Romero                                                                              WALNUT — For the past               a global understanding and re-
was led by Sergeant First Class,     Rocha ("Joe Rocha") by his                                                                               three years, Whitney Prenger's         spect.
Martin J. Salazar, Assistant Op-     lovely wife of 43 years, Linda                                                                           days have been filled teaching           Out of the classroom, this
erations, Non Commission Of-         Rocha                                                                                                    and helping her C.J. Morris El-        busy fourth grade teacher is also
ficer, the National Anthem was          After the swear-in ceremony                                                                           ementary PYP (Primary Years            a member of the L.A. Clippers
sung by Yadira Cabral, Miss          at the Azusa Civic Auditorium                                                                            Program) students grow as car-
Azusa Outstanding Teen, and          in front of nearly two hundred                                                                           ing, knowledgeable people with              Please turn to DANCE /A2
the Invocation was said by Pas-      persons, which started at 6:00
tor Eddie Velasquez of Jesus Is      P. M., all persons were invited
Lord Church.                         for food and refreshments at the     City Council Member Keith Hanks given oath by City Clerk, Vera
   The Resolution declared and       Library Auditorium. Mendoza          Mendoza.
determined that Joseph Romero        was joined by her daughter
Rocha was elected Mayor for a        Lorraine Somes.
full two year term; Robert              Hamilton was joined by her
Gonzales and Keith Hanks were        husband of many years, Burke
elected Council Members for a        Hamilton. Hanks was joined by
full four year term; Vera            his wife Belinda Hanks.
Mendoza was elected City Clerk       Gonzales was joined by his sis-
for a full four year term; and       ter Kathy and numerous family
Marcene Hamilton was elected         members. And, Rocha was
for a full four year term.           joined by his wife Linda, two
   Upon approval and adoption        of his three sons (Roddy &                                                                               Fourth grade students were interviewed about their teacher.
of the Resolution, Candy             Adam) and his daughter (Lisa),
Toscano, Assistant City Clerk        along with the majority of their
presented to all elected persons     grandchildren.
a Certificate of Election authen-       The regular City Council          City Clerk Vera Mendoza gives oath to City Treasurer, Marcene
ticating the results of the elec-                                         Hamilton.
                                     meeting resumed at 7:30 P. M.

                                                                                                                                              C.J. Morris Elementary teacher Whitney Prenger is also a mem-
                                                                                                                                              ber of the NBA Clippers Spirit Dance Team. She was recently inter-
                                                                                                                                              viewed by a Japanese television crew. Pictured: C.J. Morris El-
                                                                                                                                              ementary 4th grade students Kiara Lisath, Shane Baruch, and
City Manager Francis M. Delach gives oath to City Clerk, Vera             City Council Member Robert Gonzales takes the oath from his         Brianna Roach, NHK reporter Seina Udagawa, and teacher Whitney
Mendoza.                                                                  sister, Kathy Gonzales.                                             Prenger.
                                                                                    The San Gabriel Valley             Examiner
 A2             S.G.V. EXAMINER                                                                                   NEWS                                                                                             March 19 - 25, 2009

EYE-DAS Honors Jane Braun                                                                                                          Azusa Toddler Undergoes Kidney Transplant
                                                                                                                                   By Jorge V. Rosales                  rology at the hospital about one    6. "You'd never know he had a
   The annual dinner of the                                                                                                           There are over 100,000 pa-        month ago. Vinnie looks like any    kidney transplant a month ago,"
Glendora EYE-DAS club, was                                                                                                         tients nationwide waiting for        other 2-year-old boy on the out-    said Vinnie's mother."He's recu-
funded by the EYE-DAS Foun-                                                                                                        Organ Transplants, including         side, though he now carries in-     perating so well and his appe-
dation board of directors and                                                                                                      Kidney, Liver, Lung, and Heart       side him the kidney of a 14-        tite has improved."
held at the La Fetra Center on                                                                                                     Transplants. Right now over 20       year-old boy.                          Months before her son's
March 9th. Over seventy-five                                                                                                       percent of those patients live in       When Vinnie was born, doc-       transplant, Mary Dodd said
members and guests were                                                                                                            California. Tragically, approxi-     tors at Children's Hospital Los     she's become an active advo-
present, as was EYE-DAS                                                                                                            mately one third of them die -       Angeles initially expected him to   cate for the non-profit organi-
founder Ida Fracasse. Current                                                                                                      waiting.                             survive only a week, said his       zation Donate Life America,
foundation president Steve                                                                                                            Now, Donate Life California       mother Mary Dodd. Her son           which seeks to educate the pub-
Slakey presented Jane Braun, the                                                                                                   allows you to express your           was born about two months pre-      lic about the need for donor
charter president of the EYE-                                                                                                      commitment to becoming an            mature and weighed only 1           organs and encourages people
DAS Foundation with an en-                                                                                                         organ, eye and tissue donor. The     pound, 12 ounces. He had a          to register as donors. Her own
graved sculptured “book” hon-                                                                                                      Registry guarantees your plans       defect that prevented his kid-      experience made her realize
oring her for her dedication and                                                                                                   will be carried out when you die.    neys from developing properly,      there are many other persons,
service. Also present was                                                                                                          Since July 1, 2006, individuals      she added.                          young and old, in desperate
Braun’s daughter, Judi Rudd.                                                                                                       who renew or apply for a
                                                     EYE-DAS (Ida’s) founder Ida Fracasse chats with honoree                                                               Vinnie spent the first five      need of organ transplants.
Unfortunately, Jane’s son                            Charter President Jane Braun, right.                                          driver's license or ID with the      months of his life attached to a       Last Wednesday, March 11,
Glendora Councilman Doug                                                                                                           DMV, now have the opportu-           breathing machine. When doc-        Mary hosted a fundraiser from
Tessitor was unable to attend                                                                                                      nity to also register their deci-    tors removed him from the de-       2 to 9 p.m. at Max's Cuisine in
because he was in Washington,                                                                                                      sion to be a donor in the Do-        vice they expected that he would    Azusa, 635 N. Azusa Ave., to
D.C. lobbying Congress to help                                                                                                     nate Life California Registry,       die. Instead, he began to breathe   raise sponsorships for friends
the city and had made the ar-                                                                                                      and the pink "DONOR" dot             on his own, though everyone         and family who will be partici-
rangements before he found out                                                                                                     symbol is pre-printed on the         remained hopeful about his          pating as "Team Vinnie" in the
about the honor for his mother.                                                                                                    applicant's driver license or ID     chances of survival. In April of    Donate Life Run/Walk Family
   The delicious meal was                                                                                                          card. Your generosity can save       2008, Vinnie was placed on di-      Festival at Cal State Fullerton
cooked by members of VAB (Vi-                                                                                                      up to eight lives through organ      alysis and responded well to the    on Saturday, April 25th, Ben-
sual Aides Boosters) under the                                                                                                     donation and enhance another         treatment.                          efiting The Donate Life Califor-
direction of Chair Jo Cox, and                                                                                                     50 through tissue donation.             A little over one month ago      nia Organ and Tissue Donor
served by mothers and daugh-                                                                                                          Vincent "Vinnie" Dodd, an         the Dodd family received a call     Registry. Max and Martha, the
ters from the National Charity                                                                                                     Azusa Toddler, was the small-        telling them an organ donor had     restaurant owners donated 15
League.                                                                                                                            est child to ever receive a kid-     been found. Vinnie received his     percent of the sale proceeds to
   Foundation President Steve                                                                                                      ney transplant at Cedars- Sinai      transplant on Friday, February      the Team Vinnie.
Slakey, announced plans for an                                                                                                     Medical Center in Los Angeles,
upcoming Braille tour of down-                                                                                                     said Dr. Elaine Kamil, the clini-
town Los Angeles that will in-                       Foundation President Steve Slakey announcing to Jane and the                  cal director of pediatric neph-
clude lunch as a future event for                    assembled members about the honor being bestowed on her.
members to look forward to en-
joying. Highlighting the evening
was the entertainment by Rob-
                                                                                                                                      Thank You
ert and Tim Burke, sons of mem-                                                                                                          For
ber Bob Burke. Both graduates
of Glendora High, they played
                                                                                                                                    Supporting Our
selections on their bagpipes to the                                                                                                  Advertisers
delight of many in attendance.
   The next EYE-DAS Club
meeting is Monday, April 13, and
                                                                                                                                   Disneyland parade.
the public and those with visual
                                                                                                                                      A Japanese broadcasting tele-
impairments or their friends or
                                                                                                                                   vision film crew spent the af-
relations are encouraged to at-                                                                                                                                         Volunteers gave out information and answered questions about
                                                                                                                                   ternoon in Prenger's class last
tend and learn of the many ben-                                                                                                                                         Donate Life California, a nonprofit Organ and Tissue Donor Regis-
                                                                                                                                   Thursday filming "a day in the
efits EYE-DAS offers to the vi-                                                                                                                                         try dedicated to saving the lives of thousands of Californians await-
                                                                                                                                   life" segment for an upcoming        ing life-saving transplants, at Max's Restaurant in Azusa.
sually impaired community. At-
tendance is free and light refresh-
                                                                                                                                      NHK reporter Seina Udagawa
ments are served. Call
                                                                                                                                   interviewed staff and students
626.335.3937 for further infor-                      Former Glendora High School bagpipers Robert and Tim Burke
                                                     with EYE-DAS member and father, Bob Burke.
                                                                                                                                   about the energetic, bubbly edu-
                                                                                                                                      "Kids love her, "said co-

                                                                                              Dance                                worker 4th grade teacher Ramil
                                                                                                                                      Several students reported
                                                                                              Teacher dances for                   that they had seen their teacher
                                                                                              students                             on television and on the Clip-
                                                                                                                                   pers Spirit website.
                                                                                              Continued From /A1                      They consider her a star both
                                                                                                                                   in the class and on the court.
                                                                                              Spirit Dance Team.
    A State Farm IRA is a great way to invest in your future and it                                                                   "She's a very great dancer and
                                                                                                 She has been performing be-
    could save you money at tax time. Contact me today to learn                                                                    the #1 teacher in the world, "said
                                                                                              fore 20,000 NBA fans at the
        about an IRA and the many funding options available.                                                                       Shane Baruch.
                                                                                              Staples Center for the past four                                          Vinnie's family, Ben Dodd, Father; Mary Dodd, Mother; and Joe,
                                                                                                                                      "My goal is to live a life that
                                                                                              years. Off the court, dance                                               Brother at Max's Restaurant during the Wednesday, March 11,
                                                                                                                                   helps others and be happy,
                                                                                              team members serve as good-                                               fundraiser for the Donate Life Run/Walk Family Festival on April
                                                                                                                                   "Prenger said.
                                                                                              will ambassadors for the orga-                                            25.
                                                                                              nization, appearing in hundreds
                                    Kyle A. Cline                                             of community events each year.
                                    State Farm Agent                                             The 16 member Clippers
                                    Insurance Lic. #: OD16727
                                    1275 E Route 66                                           Spirit is comprised of many
                                    Glendora, CA 91740-3779                                   professional dancers; who also
                                    Bus: 626-335-0815
                                                                                              hold a wide variety of jobs in
                                                                                              many interesting fields includ-
                                                                                              ing film writer, hair stylist, and
                                                                                              Disney performer. Ten hold
                                                                                              undergraduate degrees and oth-
                                                                                              ers are currently attending uni-
                                                                                              versities, and three are elemen-
                                                                                              tary school teachers.
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                                                                                                 Prenger is also one of the
                                                                                              busy Clippers Spirit members
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March 19 - 25, 2009                                                                                                                                                                      S.G.V. EXAMINER                A3
Our Love Affair With Eggs Anderegg Is Los Angeles County Outstanding Teen
   This morning, it occurred to                                            ARCADIA — Arcadia resi-          year at the state pageant and
me that my very favorite break-                                        dent, Alissa Anderegg, age 14,       was awarded 1st Runner up &
fast always includes two eggs                                          was crowned Miss Los Ange-           recipient of a scholarship. Her
fixed in most any variety of                                           les County's Outstanding Teen        platform is Alzheimer's Aware-
ways. In the past, eggs have                                           at the Miss Los Angeles/Culver       ness in tribute to her Grand-
been given some bad publicity                                          City Pageant on February 21 at       mother Mary Frances Anderegg
and we have been warned that                                           the Morgan-Wixon Theater in          who suffers from the disease.
they are not good for us. It                                           Santa Monica. The pageant was           Alissa attends Arcadia High
seems that one week, we are                                            a preliminary for Miss               School & is a member of the
told that some food is bad for                                         America's Outstanding Teen           National Charity League-San
our health and then the next                                           Program that promotes scho-          Marino Chapter. Alissa is the
week, they change their mind.                                          lastic achievement, creative ac-     daughter of Jim & Leisha
In the meantime, I have decided         LINES FROM LORIE               complishment, healthy living         Anderegg of Arcadia & Danville,
to ignore these, so called, di-         By Lorie Pope Pauly            and community involvement for        CA and grand-daughter of Mr.
etary experts. I intend to go                                          teens.Categories of competition      and Mrs. Bartling Anderegg of
right on eating the things I en-                 or fried,             include Interview, Talent, Scho-     Palm Desert formerly of Arcadia
joy without any concern nor          Or hard boiled or sunny side      lastic Achievement, On-stage         and Mr. Wilton A. Wood of
guilt. The following poem ex-                       up.                Question, Fitness in Sportswear      Santa Barbara.
presses my true feelings about       We love them poached or soft      & Evening Gown. Anderegg                The Miss America Organiza-
eggs:                                             boiled,              will compete at California's         tion is the #1 source of educa-
 OUR LOVE AFFAIR WITH                 Or crisp with edges turned       Outstanding Teen Pageant in          tion scholarships for women in
             EGGS                                   up.                Fresno June 26. The pageant is       the world. Over 40 million dol-
  There is no such thing as a         We don't give a darn about       held along with the Miss Cali-       lars per year is made available
            bad egg,                           health news,            fornia Pageant June 23-27.           to young women to help com-
  Unless it is rotten, of course       And how they make their             The winner will go on to rep-    plete their education. More in-
  How eggs are cooked at our                 dismal decrees.           resent California and compete        formation is available at
              house,                  We're going to eat our eggs      at the national pageant in Florida   w w w. M i s s C a l i f o r n i a . o rg ,
    Could never be cause for                  for breakfast,           in August. Anderegg sang Over        w w w. M i s s A m e r i c a . o r g ,
             divorce.                 Till all Hell takes on a deep    the Rainbow for her talent se-
 For, we love them scrambled                      freeze!              lection. Alissa competed last                                                      Miss Los Angeles County's Outstanding Teen, Alissa Anderegg.

Pink Friday in Azusa                                                                                        crowded all four street corners
                                                                                                            of the intersection of Alosta and
                                                                                                            Citrus Avenues this past Friday
                                                                                                                                                          students, retail patrons, and sur-
                                                                                                                                                          rounding businesses.
                                                                                                                                                             "We came out here because
                                                                                                                                                                                               teacher's union. "We want to
                                                                                                                                                                                               send a message to the Gover-
                                                                                                                                                                                               nor, Lawmakers, and District
  By Jorge V. Rosales                give schools the flexibility to   schools during the next 17           afternoon commencing at about                 we wanted to express our sup-        Officials, that we as teachers,
   Friday, March 13, was             layoff as many employees as       months, more than 26,000             4:00pm, to express their outrage              port for the people who got          parents, and students are not
known as Pink Friday. It was         needed and to be prepared for     teachers statewide received or       for either they or their colleagues           notices," said Rick Graham, a        happy with their decision and
the deadline for California teach-   the following school year when    were scheduled to receive pink       being laid-off, garnering horn                teacher at Azusa High School         that we think it didn't have to
ers to receive preliminary lay-      the official decision comes       slips, including 116 teachers and    support from drivers, college                 and the president of the local       happen like that."
off notices, and teachers were       down May 19. Prompted by the      46 certified employees, such as
out in full force protesting         already $3 billion cut in state   administrators and counselors,
across the state, including          funding this 2008-09 school       in Azusa. The Azusa School
Azusa. The March 15 annual           year and the recently adopted     Board had adopted the 2008-09
deadline is required by law to       additional $10 billion cut from   unrestricted general fund bud-

                                                                       gets with projected revenues of
                                                                       $58.33 Million and expenditures
                                                                       of $60.03 Million. Given the

                                                                       current known cuts and the pro-
                                                                       posed state budget cuts over the
                                                                       remainder of the school year,

        We buy Old Gold                                                district staff estimates that the
                                                                       projected revenue by the end of

         and Diamonds                                                  the school year to be only about
                                                                       $56 Million and yet the expen-
   Customed Designs Ring Sizing                                        ditures will be close to $61 Mil-
                                                                       lion, or about a $5 Million de-      Teachers and others demonstrate against possible reduced school funding.
   Watch and Jewelry Repairs Done                                      crease in fund balance.
                                                                          Educators are hopeful many
 On Premises by Master Watch Maker                                     of the notices will be rescinded
          & Master Jeweler
                                                                       by the May 19 ballot if proposi-
                                                                       tions 1A and 1B -- which would
       Tue-Fri 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m.;
                                                                       provide billions in new educa-
                  Closed Sun & Mon                                     tion spending -- are approved
                 144 N. Grand Avenue                                   by voters, as well as proceeds
          Located in Von’s Shopping Center                             from the already approved. The
        (626) 914-4538                                                 preliminary pink slips suggest
                                                                       the worst case scenarios for
                                                                       school layoffs. Despite the
                                                                       10,500 pink slips last year, over
              NEW OWNERSHIP                               Nery
                                                                       6,000 employees kept their jobs.
                                                                          At its March 3, regular

      ADKINS UPHOLSTERY                                                School Board meeting held at
                                                                       Foothill Middle School, the
       Quality Workmanship - Since 1946                                Board of Education, with the
                                                                       support of several school re-        Rick Graham, Azusa High School teacher and President of a local school union distributes pink t-
                 Specializing In:                                      lated organizations and educa-       shirts, banners, and water i—n preparation of Pink Friday rally at the intersection of Alosta Avenue
                                                                                                            and Citrus Avenue in Azusa on Friday, March 13.
         Cars - Trucks - Motor Homes                                   tion stakeholders, adopted
                                                                       Resolution No. 08-09:68 in Sup-
       Boats - Home Furnishing - Antiques                              port of Stand Up for School
          And We Also Work Leather                                     Day of Action, most commonly
                                                                       known as Pink Friday. The
                          Carpeting                                    Resolution encouraged all edu-
                                                                       cation stakeholders to wear
                         Door Panels                                   pink garments and participate in
                         Headliners                                    before and after school orga-
                                                                       nized activities to protest con-
                                                                       tinued cuts in education fund-
                     Se Habla Español                                  ing and call on the governor and
                                                                       lawmakers to adequately fund
        507 W. Foothill Blvd. Glendora, CA 91740                       our schools.
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HQ Grand Opening for Judy Chu!
By George Ogden
   BALDWIN PARK/SGV — More                held at the new campaign headquarters at
than 500 supporters turned out for a      4154 Maine Ave. in Baldwin Park. “My sis-
raucous celebration Saturday at the of-   ter has now put down the baton, but I am
ficial grand opening of Dr. Judy Chu’s    proud to pass it on to Judy Chu!”
Congressional Campaign Headquarters          Rincon joined a bi-partisan and multi-eth-
in Baldwin Park.                          nic coalition of San Gabriel Valley leaders who
   Among the hundreds of volunteers,      have already endorsed Dr. Chu and who were
public officials and community lead-      also present at the kickoff, including State
ers in attendance was Irma Solis          Controller John Chiang, Assemblyman Ed
Rincon, sister of Labor Secretary         Hernandez, D-West Covina, Assemblyman
Hilda Solis, who formerly held the 32nd   Mike Eng, D-El Monte, and city council,
Congressional District seat for which     school board members, business and labor
Dr. Chu is running.                       leaders from all the cities in the 32nd District   Judy Chu laughs at comments her
                                                                                             husband, Assemblyman Mike Eng, is
   “I am here to say that my ‘whole       and beyond.
                                                                                             making about her as he addresses the
family’ supports Judy Chu,” said             “We need a representing in Washington           large crowd of supporters.
Rincon amid cheers and applause from      who sees the San Gabriel Valley as more than
the diverse and energetic crowd that      just a place you pass through on your way          Angel Carrillo. West Covina’s Coun-
turned out at the event. The event was    to Las Vegas,” said Azusa City Councilman          cilman and former Mayor Mike
                                                                                             Touhey spoke to the large crowd and
                                                                                             showed his support for Judy Chu.             Assemblyman Dr. Ed Hernandez speaks to the large crowd at Judy Chu’s
                                                                                             There were many council members              Headquarters.
                                                                                             from Baldwin Park, El Monte, Duarte,
                                                                                             Rosemead and Monterey Park who
                                                                                             took the stage at Chu for Congress
                                                                                             Headquarters to rally supporters and
                                                                                             volunteers. They all stressed Judy’s
                                                                                             long and effective record as a legisla-
                                                                                             tive leader on issues ranging from the
                                                                                             economy to education and the envi-
                                                                                             ronment, as well as her unique knowl-
                                                                                             edge of the needs of the San Gabriel
                                                                                             Valley, as the reasons why Dr. Chu is
                                                                                             the best candidate to represent the 32nd
                                                                                             District in Washington.
                                                                                                “I am humbled and honored by the
                                                                                             support of everyone here today,” said
                                                                                             Dr. Chu, who has been elected to pub-
                                                                                             lic office nine times in the past 23 years
                                                                                             by residents of the 32nd District. “I
                                                                                             am proud to have the endorsement of
                                                                                             over 75 local elected officials from
                                                                                             the San Gabriel Valley, and I pledge to
                                                                                             continue the legacy of our new La-
                                                                                             bor Secretary Hilda Solis by continu-
                                                                                             ing to fight for the issues that are im-
                                                                                             portant to San Gabriel Valley residents
                                                                                             in Washington.”
                                                                                                Following the grand opening cer-
                                                                                             emony, scores of volunteers manned
                                                                                             phone banks and fanned out across
                                                                                             Baldwin Park and surrounding com-
                                                                                             munities, urging residents to get out
                            Monday - Friday 9am - 4:30pm                                     and vote during the special election
                            Saturday 10am - 4pm
                                                                                             on May 19 that will determine the next
                            Closed Sunday                                                                                                 Councilman and former Mayor of West Covina, Mike Touhey shows his
                                                                                             representative of the 32nd District.
                                                                                                                                          support as he addressed the large crowd at the Judy Chu’s Campaign

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