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									April 16 - 22, 2009                                LOS ANGELES COUNTY                                                                                                                S.G.V. EXAMINER                   B1
Azusa School Board Rescinds Pink Slips City Receives Award Of Excellence From
 On Tuesday, April 7 the proval, also allowed the District ducing District summer clean- California Redevelopment Association
By Jorge V. Rosales        "In addition, the Board's ap- ment budgets by 10%; (3) re-

Azusa Unified School District         to avert the need for any per-       ing program by 50%; (4) elimi-
                                                                                                                   WEST COVINA — The                   utilized as a neighborhood waste        In addition to the CRA's
(AUSD) Board approved Reso-           manent classified employment         nating a District office manage-
                                                                                                                California Redevelopment Asso-         site, which over the years be-       Award of Excellence, the City
lution No. 08-09:79 to rescind        reductions at this time. How-        ment position at a savings of
                                                                                                                ciation (CRA) has bestowed the         came the third largest landfill in   of West Covina has received
the reduction or elimination of       ever, the District will continue     $327,894 over three years; (5)
                                                                                                                prestigious Award of Excellence        the nation. Due to the leader-       nine other awards for the West
particular kinds of service, most     to evaluate any vacancies as         streamlining summer school at
                                                                                                                to the City of West Covina for         ship of the City Council, the        Covina Commercial Center and
commonly known as "Pink               they occur in light of the ongo-     the 6-12 level, that is implement-
                                                                                                                the West Covina Commercial             dedication of city staff, partner-   Sportsplex project, which in-
Slips," originally authorized to      ing challenges of the current fis-   ing credit recovery only; (6)
                                                                                                                Center and Sportsplex project.         ships with local, regional, state    clude:
be issued under the Board             cal climate," added Cervantes        eliminating elementary summer
                                                                                                                The CRA is a statewide, non-           and federal agencies and com-           1. International Economic
adopted Resolution No. 08-            McGuire.                             school and replacing it with an
                                                                                                                profit corporation representing        munity involvement the City has      Development Council - Eco-
09:67 on February 17, which              After a significant amount of     extended year intervention pro-
                                                                                                                over 361 redevelopment agen-           converted one of the largest         nomic Development Award for
authorized the termination of         analysis, consultation with vari-    gram covered by categorical
                                                                                                                cies and over 333 private firms        landfills into a thriving attrac-    New Media (Video on Landfill
116 full time equivalent certified    ous entities and endless and         funds only, except that for the
                                                                                                                that provides professional devel-      tion in the City. Today, the         to Landmark) 2008
positions (permanent teachers),       stressful work, a District bud-      special education extended year
                                                                                                                opment in redevelopment, leg-          former landfill is home to a Big        2. International Economic
as well as the possible release/      get was prepared in accordance       program for pre-K through 12
                                                                                                                islative advocacy, and a public        League Dream Sports Park, a          Development Council - Com-
reassignment/reduction of sal-        with the following direction         which will be provided in ac-
                                                                                                                forum for redevelopment law            43-acre commercial retail cen-       munity Partnership Award 2008
ary and/or work days of 49 clas-      from the Board of Education:         cordance with each student In-
                                                                                                                and activities. Annually, the          ter anchored by Home Depot              3. National League of Cities
sified employees (permanent           (1) to be aggressive with regard     dividualized Education Program
                                                                                                                CRA recognizes top redevelop-          and Target, and open space           Silver Award 2008
Administrators).                      to the flexibility provided to       (IEP); and, (7) Streamlining the
                                                                                                                ment projects from around the          natural habitat. Future plans in-       4. Southern California Asso-
   "Although our budget crisis        school districts by the State; (2)   Gifted and Talented Education
                                                                                                                state. The Award of Excellence         clude a 5.8-acre corporate cen-      ciation of Governments Com-
is far from over, I do have           to save as many positions as         (GATE) summer school at
                                                                                                                is awarded to a small number           ter, an 18-hole championship         pass Blueprint - Achievement
some positive news to report,         possible; and (3) to provide         Azusa Pacific University.
                                                                                                                of projects/programs that have         golf course and multipurpose         Award 2008
the Board of Education last           needed support for our students         "The AUSD Board and I rec-
                                                                                                                demonstrated prime examples            recreational trails.                    5. National Electrical Con-
night [April 7] rescinded the lay-    to increase student achieve-         ognize that the decisions made
                                                                                                                of exceptional redevelopment              The CRA award was pre-            tractors Association - Electrical
off notices issued to 116 per-        ment. Due to the fact that sav-      have been significant to the or-
                                                                                                                efforts.     This year West            sented at the CRA annual con-        Excellence Award 2008
manent and probationary certifi-      ing jobs was a high priority, the    ganization and to our District's
                                                                                                                Covina's Commercial Center             ference on April 1, 2009. "We           6. American Planning Asso-
cated teachers. This action was       revised budget will impact pro-      culture. The decisions were
                                                                                                                and Sportsplex was honored             are extremely honored to be rec-     ciation (California Chapter) -
possible due the funding flex-        grams based on the categorical       necessary avoid any layoffs and
                                                                                                                with the CRA's Award of Ex-            ognized with this esteemed           Hard Won Victories Award 2008
ibility that school districts were    flexibility that was utilized and    to provide sufficient time to
                                                                                                                cellence in the Community Re-          award from the CRA. This                7. Real Estate & Construc-
given from the State along with       the cost cutting steps that have     work through all of the details
                                                                                                                vitalization category.                 project is a tremendous accom-       tion Review- The Building of
budget cuts. This is welcome          and will be enacted.                 of the State's budget and its ef-
                                                                                                                   The award recognizes the            plishment for the City of West       America Gold Award 2008
news since these layoffs would           A balanced budget for the         fects on Azusa Unified. These
                                                                                                                positive impacts the West              Covina and this award recog-            8. San Gabriel Valley Eco-
have severely impacted our Dis-       District was achieved by: (1)        decisions will be constantly re-
                                                                                                                Covina Commercial Center and           nizes the community's efforts        nomic Partnership City Beauti-
trict. This has been a difficult      aggressively utilizing categori-     evaluated in light of the ongo-
                                                                                                                Sportsplex has successfully            to change this landfill into a       fication Award 2008
and stressful time for our em-        cal and District program             ing budget deficits being expe-
                                                                                                                brought to the community,              thriving recreation and shopping        9. California Park & Recre-
ployees and school commu-             flexibilities over a three year      rienced at the State level and the
                                                                                                                turning a landfill into a landmark.    destination," said Mayor Pro-        ation Society Award of Excel-
nity," said Cynthia Cervantes         period ending June 30, 2011          fragile state of the nation's
                                                                                                                For decades, the property was          Tem Shelley Sanderson.               lence 2008
McGuire, AUSD Superinten-             amounting to $7,974,000; (2)         economy," said Cervantes
dent.                                 cutting District office depart-      McGuire.
                                                                                                                Azusa Neighborhood Wellness Center
West Covina's Clean-up Saturdays                                                                                Celebrates 10th Anniversary
Program Is Just Around The Corner!                                                                              By Jorge V. Rosales
                                      household appliances, and            auto parts/auto bodies, and              AZUSA — On Thursday,
   Clean-Up Saturdays is an an-
                                      bundled residential wood waste.      household hazardous and elec-        March 26, Azusa Pacific Uni-
nual spring-cleaning event that
                                      Residents are encouraged to call     tronic wastes.                       versity and the City of Azusa
began in conjunction with West
                                      nonprofit organizations to do-          Coming in May 2009, the City      celebrated their partnership of
Covina Beautiful to allow resi-
                                      nate any usable items, appli-        of West Covina will host a local     the past ten years in operating
dents unlimited disposal of
                                      ances, or furniture that is in       Household Hazardous Waste &          the Neighborhood Wellness Cen-
household trash.
                                      good condition. Check the tele-      Electronic-Waste Round-Up. It        ter from a refurbished histori-
   Clean-Up Saturdays operates
                                      phone yellow pages under             will take place at the City Main-    cal house owned by the City and
on five consecutive Saturdays
                                      "Thrift Shops" or call the fol-      tenance Yard on Saturday, May        sited within Veterans Park at 795
beginning April 18th for West
                                      lowing organizations: Salvation      16th, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.       North Dalton Avenue in Azusa.
Covina single-family residents
                                      Army Pick Up - (800) 958-            For information on other free            The Neighborhood Wellness
serviced by Athens Services.
                                      7825; Disabled American Veter-       Household Hazardous and Elec-        Center opened its doors in Sep-
(Residents of Los Angeles
                                      ans - (800) 435-7328; and            tronic Waste Round-Ups, call         tember 1998, and emerged as a
County unincorporated areas,
                                      Goodwill - (888) 446-6394.           (888) 253-2652.                      joint effort between the City of       Azusa Councilman Robert Gonzales (left) and Azusa Mayor Joe
apartments, mobile home parks,
                                         Items that will not be picked        For more information, please      Azusa and Azusa Pacific                Rocha, who is an 'Azusa Walks' participant, present to Julie
and businesses are not eligible
                                      up include: loose broken glass,      call the City of West Covina         University's School of Nursing         Pusztai, APU Instructor & Director of the Neighborhood Wellness
to participate.)                                                                                                                                       Center, a Certificate of Recognition for the 10th anniversary of the
                                      rocks, sod, broken asphalt/con-      Environmental Services Section       to provide health education to
   Items eligible for pick-up in-                                                                                                                      NWC
                                      crete, unbound vegetation, tires,    at 626-939-8458                      its students and care to all Azusa
clude: household furniture,
                                                                                                                residents. The center promotes         Assemblymember               Ed      of Nursing Staff, especially
                                                                                                                healthy living among the local         Hernandez, O. D., 57th District.     Julie Pusztai, the nurse in charge
Additional "No Trucks" Signs Installed                                                                          community through free semi-
                                                                                                                nars, referrals, screenings, and
                                                                                                                                                       In addition past and present
                                                                                                                                                       NWC personnel were recog-
                                                                                                                                                                                            of the center, as well as all of
                                                                                                                                                                                            the students who have partici-

On Angeles Forest Highway                                                                                       assessments, and collaborates
                                                                                                                with community-based organi-
                                                                                                                                                       nized for their dedication and
                                                                                                                                                       commitment in making the cen-
                                                                                                                                                                                            pated and are currently partici-
                                                                                                                                                                                            pating in the operation of the
   LOS ANGELES COUNTY -                                                                                         zations and services that pro-         ter a continued success and ser-     center. "Many of our residents
At the direction of Supervisor                                                                                  vide health promotion, disease         vice to the community of             from all walks of have benefited
Michael D. Antonovich, the Los                                                                                  prevention, maintenance of             Azusa.                               from the preventive medicine
Angeles Department of Public                                                                                    chronic illness and client edu-           "Implementing APU's mis-          and health care services pro-
Works has installed additional                                                                                  cation services to individuals,        sion, God First, in everything       vided by the center, including
road signs at the Angeles For-                                                                                  families, and aggregates. The          we do while reaching out into        myself through participation in
est Highway warning that                                                                                        center allows students to as-          the local community, the cen-        its current 'Azusa Walks' pro-
trucks over 3000 pounds are                                                                                     sume a professional role in con-       ter provides students with           gram which encourages every-
prohibited.                                                                                                     ducting assessments and                hands-on training in nursing         one to walk at least 10,000 steps
   Picture of sign at right (yel-                                                                               screenings.                            while allowing them to provide       per day to improve one's health,"
low supplemental plaque on the                                                                                      Present at the ceremony were       preventive care and advice as        said Rocha.
Angeles Forest Highway guide                                                                                    APU and City dignitaries, in-          well serve those in need of             The center is open Tuesday
sign) is of the sign on the Si-                                                                                 cluding Jon R. Wallace, D. B.          medical care," said Dr. Wallace.     and Thursday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
erra Highway approaches to the                                                                                  A., APU's President; Mark S.           "Important community connec-         For further information, please
intersection.                                                                                                   Dickerson, JD, Ph.D., Vice             tions such as the Neighborhood       contact Julie Pusztai at
                                                                                                                President for Legal Affairs and        Wellness Center afford oppor-        jpusztai@apu.edu or call (626)
                                                                                                                Community Relations-                   tunities for educational growth      812-5191. For those Azusa resi-
Arrest of Two Car-Jack Robbery Suspects                                                                             General Counsel; Azusa
                                                                                                                Mayor Joe Rocha; Councilman
                                                                                                                                                       on many levels," added Dr.
                                                                                                                                                                                            dents unable to visit the NWC,
                                                                                                                                                                                            the center holds clinics in com-
   AZUSA — On April 11, 2009          fronted by three Azusa Police        stolen property was recovered.       Robert Gonzales; and a repre-             Mayor Rocha thanked Dr.           munity residential areas.
at one o'clock in the morning a       Officers. One suspect ran            No officers were injured dur-        sentative from the office of           Wallace, the entire APU School
man was approached by Juan            north bound and was subdued          ing the incident.
Leonides, 21 years old and            with a TASER as he tried to             Both Leonides and Agaton
Alfred Agaton, 24 years old,
both of Azusa, in the 100 block
                                      scale a block wall, and the other
                                      was subdued with a TASER as
                                                                           were booked for car-jacking,
                                                                           armed robbery and possession
                                                                                                                City Council Approves Settlement
of E. First Street who told him
they had a gun and demanded
his vehicle. In fear of his life he
                                      he hastily tried to re enter the
                                      stolen vehicle. Both were taken
                                      into custody with only minor
                                                                           of narcotics. They are being
                                                                           held at the Azusa Police Depart-
                                                                           ment Jail with a one-hundred
                                                                                                                Agreement For NFL Stadium Project
surrendered his vehicle and was       injuries and all of the reported     thousand dollar bail.                   DIAMOND BAR — At its                efforts to address public safety     and south of Valley Boulevard.
not injured in the process. In the                                                                              regular April 7 meeting, the Dia-      concerns, stadium-bound traf-        Diamond Bar borders the east-
now stolen vehicle the suspects                                                                                 mond Bar City Council unani-           fic issues, noise and light im-      ern and western property line
drove to the Arco AM/PM mini-
market located at the intersec-
                                      Reed Strege Named New                                                     mously approved a settlement
                                                                                                                agreement with the City of In-
                                                                                                                                                       pacts, and partial reimbursement
                                                                                                                                                       of legal fees.
                                                                                                                                                                                            and extends the length of the
                                                                                                                                                                                            property on the south side of
tion of First Street and Azusa
Ave where they robbed the store       Duarte Library Manager                                                    dustry regarding the planned
                                                                                                                NFL Stadium Development
                                                                                                                                                          The proposed NFL stadium
                                                                                                                                                       will anchor nearly 3 million
                                                                                                                                                                                            the SR-60 Freeway.
                                                                                                                                                                                               To view all documents re-
of an undetermined amount of             DUARTE — The Los Ange-            Reed received his Master of Li-      Project.                               square feet of mixed-use (en-        lated to the proposed project, in-
cash and alcohol. The two on-         les County Library has named         brary and Information Science           Among other things, the pro-        tertainment, retail, commercial,     cluding the proposed settlement
duty store clerks were sub-           Reed Strege to be the new Com-       degree from the University of        posed settlement agreement cre-        office) development. Also            agreement, visit the City's
jected to both physical force and     munity Library Manager for the       Washington in 2007. His inter-       ates a Traffic Mitigation Fund,        planned for the project site are     w      e    b    s     i    t    e
threats of violence but were oth-     Duarte Library.                      ests include services for youth,     a Community Facility Fund, and         up to four NFL practice fields,      www.cityofdiamondbar.com
erwise uninjured.                        Strege has been with the          building vibrant collections, and    a Recreation Fund. The funds,          an NFL training facility, and        and click on the 'Industry NFL
   As the suspects walked out         County of Los Angeles Public         integrating new technology into      to be fully controlled by the          sports medical clinic.               Project' link found in the "In the
of the store and toward the sto-      Library since July 2007. Dur-        the library.                         City, will be used to cover or            The proposed project site is      Spotlight" section.
len vehicle they were con-            ing that time, he has worked as         The Duarte Library is located     supplement the cost of im-             on the eastern boundary of the
                                      a Teen and Reference Services        at 1301 Buena Vista St. For          provements and maintenance to          City of Industry in Los Angeles
                                                                                                                city streets, recreation facilities,   County. It is generally located       The San Gabriel
 The San Gabriel                      Librarian at the City Terrace        more information, call the
                                      Library in unincorporated East       Duarte Library at (626) 358-         fields, and parks. Other areas         along the north side of the           Valley Examiner
 Valley Examiner                                                                                                covered within the proposed            Pomona (SR-60) Freeway and
                                      Los Angeles.                         1865.                                                                                                              (626) 852-3374
  (626) 852-3374                         A native of Washington State,                                          agreement include mitigation           the Orange (SR-57) Freeway,

                                                                                     The San Gabriel Valley                 Examiner
               S.G.V. EXAMINER                                                                                                                                                                         April 16 - 22, 2009

                                   Letters to the Editor
It’s About Time We Did Something                                                                                                                                            Opinions Are The Writer ’s

                                                                                                                                                         RE: "Shall we call it Marriage?"
About the Somali Pirates                                                                                                                                    I read (Bayer’s) article on
                                                                                                                                                         marriage and beg to disagree.
                                                                                                                                                            To many a young lady, her
                                                                                                                                                                                               are just that. The bible tells us
                                                                                                                                                                                               the reason for a man and a
                                                                                                                                                                                               woman, period. If we are
   It is about time that we “did”                                             all souls missing from the craft     dead solders around by ropes
                                                                                                                                                         wedding day is the happiest day       Christians we are honorbound
something about the critical situ-                                            with the craft vandalized. It is     and stomped on their bodies
                                                                                                                                                         of her life. Imagine how de-          to defend our religious tradi-
ation in the seas off the coast                                               suspected that the men were          while videos were being made.
                                                                                                                                                         meaning it must be when she           tions.
of Somalia. For years Somali                                                  killed and the women kid-               As a result of the incident,
                                                                                                                                                         discovers that the next cer-             Forty years ago I heard a
Pirates have been boarding ev-                                                napped.                              the US Congress put pressure
                                                                                                                                                         emony is a "gay marriage"!            movie maker declare in an in-
erything from pleasure crafts,                                                   Recently the French govern-       on the administration to with-
                                                                                                                                                         Marriage was ordained to pro-         terview that his ambition was
fishing boats to large merchant                                               ment rescued four adults and a       draw American troops. On Oc-
                                                                                                                                                         create the human race not to          to have society accept incest.
ships.                                                                        child who were held hostage for      tober 7, President Clinton an-
                                                                                                                                                         sactify human lust. "Gay mar-         We are coming dangerously
   The country of Somalia is                                                  about a week. Two of the five        nounced a March deadline for
                                                                                                                                                         riage" is the thin end of the         close to fulfilling his ambition.
just above Kenya on the east                                                  pirates were killed, along with      the withdrawal of most US
                                                                                                                                                         wedge which will send us                 America has been trully blest
coast of Africa. Somalia’s coast               George Ogden                   Florent Lemacon, the owner of        troops in Somalia.
                                                                                                                                                         down the slippery slope to            by GOD to date, let's not incurr
boarders the Gulf of Edan                                                     the yacht, the Tanit, French me-        Personally, I have no use for
                                          That’s just the way it is!                                                                                     brother and sister marriages          HIS wrath by acting like we are
which is at the mouth of the Red                                              dia said. The military rescued       that country or the people there
                                                                                                                                                         then mother and son, father and       a superior intelect.
Sea. This is a main artery that          the “One Shot, One Kill” on each     Lemacon’s wife and 3-year-old        who commit these crimes. The
                                                                                                                                                         daughter as well as legalised                       Bernard Parsons
merchant ships use to get to the         of the Pirates after they shot at    child along with two friends of      U.S. government and any gov-                                                                       Covina
                                                                                                                                                         polyigamy! Unnatural unions
Suez Canal.                              the Bainbridge and held an au-       the Lemacons. They were on           ernment that wants to blow the
   Recently, the U.S. flagged            tomatic to the head of Phillips.     a round the world cruise. The        hell out of these pirates certainly
Maersk Alabama cargo con-                   One pirate surrendered ear-       horror that these people had to      have my blessing.                     Our Nation Trembles!
tainer ship was taken over by a          lier and is now being held.          go through will be with them            Jamac Habeb, a 30-year-old             1- Interesting? Problems in          10- Billions of dollars to
bunch of Somali Pirates. Soon               Myself, I applaud the actions     for the rest of their lives. Now     pirate has vowed to retaliate for     Mexico have caused President          Mexico for abortion, Billions to
the crew took back the ship, but         of the Navy Seals in killing off     a child is without a father and      the killing of three criminal pi-     Obama to send FBI agents and          many other countries.
there was a stand-off. The pi-           these criminals. It should have      the rest of the people will have     rates. In my opinion, this piece      more Immigration personnel to            No one has criticized any of
rates escaped in a life boat, but        been done long ago when all this     to cope with the nightmare that      of garbage should be neutral-         the border to guard our citizens      these actions!
not before taking Captain Rich-          started.                             they went through.                   ized by the CIA and send a mes-       from possible danger.                    So one must wonder what is
ard Phillips hostage in place of            Most people don’t have a             Let us not forget how we          sage to all of these people who           2- Then after all these years     going on in the world today?
other crew members. The cap-             clue what is going on there.         tried to help this country of        want to attack our ships.             of having imposed trade rela-         What has happened to the
tain gave up his freedom for his         There are 17 ships being held        Somalia. We lost our soldiers           Anybody who attacks any of         tions and restrictions and sanc-      United States of America and
crew.                                    with about 230 people being          trying to help that country. You     our ships, with our AMERICAN          tions against Cuba by all the         why are we so vulnerable? It
   The USS Bainbridge (an                held hostage. Many of the            may remember the movie               FLAG FLYING STRONG, to                former presidents of the United       appears that Obama has pro-
Arleigh Burke-class guided mis-          ship’s owners have been pay-         “Black Hawk Down” This re-           me is an act of war and WE            States, along comes Obama and         tected our border near Mexico,
sile destroyer) was soon on the          ing tens of millions of dollars to   called the events of 1993 where      should retaliate in force. The        lifts them.                           yet has opened relations with
scene. After a few days, the             get their ships, crew and cargo      eighteen American soldiers,          U.S. Navy should take the lead            3-The United States has been      Cuba.
US Navy Seals were able to do            back. The Somalians don’t stop       members of the United Nations        and sink anything that leaves the     cautious with many Muslim                We must be very cautious in
                                         there. They have attacked fish-      Peace-keeping Forces, were           coast of Somalia. The Soma-           countries, but have worked to         relationships with Muslim na-
                                         ing vessels and pleasure crafts.     killed in a 15-hour gun battle       lian government is useless and        maintain a defensive strategic        tions including Iran. Radical
                                         Often when the pleasure crafts       with Somali rebels in Mogadishu      in my opinion, does nothing           relationship with most of them.       groups in these countries have
                                         are taken over, the pirates gang     between October 3 and 4. The         about these people. There is not      Along comes Obama and visits          hatred for the United States.
                                         rape the white girls and women       U.N. troops were sent into So-       a question in my mind, if pirat-      several of these countries at-        Iran refers to Israel as Little
                                         on board while their husbands        malia to maintain order in the       ing doesn’t come to a stop, then      tempting to make peace be-            Satan and the United States a
                                         and boyfriends are forced to         face of civil unrest that was        we should answer with deadly          tween the Turks and Arme-             Big Satan. Have our borders
                                         watch. Often the men are             causing wide-spread famine           force!                                nians. He has also attempted          fallen before these countries?
                                         thrown overboard while the           and interfering with international    “That’s Just The Way It Is!”         peace talks with Iran.                And, if the Nation of Islam were
     623 W. Foothill Blvd.               rapes continue. There have           aid relief. The Somalians                                                      4-Then while addressing the       to attack us, would we cower
  Glendora, California 91741             been pleasure crafts found with      dragged the corpses of our                                                 Turkish parliament, Obama             to them because a certain per-
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                                                                                                                                                         make the statement, "The United       son has promised them that we

                                         YWCA 36th Annual Tennis Classic
  E-mail: sgexaminer@aol.com                                                                                                                             States is not, and never will be,     would never attack them? Does
                                                                                                                                                         at war with Islam. Our partner-       that also mean upon our soil as
                                                                                                                                                         ship with the Muslim world is         well?
                                            COVINA - An event not             packages. Carefully selected            There are also opportunities       critical."                               Borrowing trillions of dollars
         EUGENE F. MOSES                 to be missed, the YWCA San           vendors will provide for a fun       to sponsor of this event, make            5-Billions and billions of dol-   is extremely foolish. If you are
          Publisher/Editor                                                    shopping experience of cham-         a donation, or contribute an
                                         Gabriel Valley Tennis Classic                                                                                   lars are owed to China and we         the United States and you have
                                         raises funds to support criti-       pagne tasting, jewelry, designer     item for the silent auction.          continue to owe them. Many            maxed out your credit cards,
           INDAY MOSES                   cal services for domestic vio-       purses, and clothing. At noon,          This event is organized en-        jobs and businesses are sent          your credit limit, you do not
          Associate Editor               lence victims. This 36th an-         tennis players will break from       tirely by volunteers, chaired by      overseas for cheap labor and          apply for more credit. You
                                         nual event will be held at The       their games to enjoy a delicious     Ann Baker. For more infor-            products.                             must pay off your existing bills
                                         Claremont Club on May 1,             lunch. During lunch, a Fashion       mation or to purchase tickets,            6-Then President Obama,           / existing creditors and bring
    Edward M. Moses, Esq.                                                                                                                                along with other presidents,          your credit standing into the
           Legal Counsel                 2009, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.          Show will be held on the main        please contact Ann Baker
                                            In addition to the hotly con-     tennis court.                        (annbaker@cox.net or 858-             have banded together to borrow        black.
                                                                                                                                                         trillion of dollars from the world       Then there is the forcing out
                                         tested round-robin tennis               Men and women are wel-            481-1011) or Lisa Brabo at the
                                                                                                                                                         bank to help bail out all the         of a CEO and telling Chrysler
          George Ogden                   matches, the festivities will in-    come to play in the round            YWCA San Gabriel Valley
        Senior Staff Reporter                                                                                                                            countries.                            and Fiat what to do. This must
                                         clude a live auction as well as      robin,- tickets are $50. To at-      (lisabrabo@ywcasgv.org or                 7-The bank scandals, the fall-    have sent jitters throughout the
                                         a silent auction set up              tend the event for lunch and         626 -214-9442). Or you can            ing of AIG, only to be put on         automotive industry along with
                                         courtside, featuring wine, con-      enjoy the festivities other than     visit the YWCA SGV web site           life support from the federal         the banks and other companies.
            Ken Herman
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Transition Problems Continued: Query? Are Poorly
Vetted Appointees Better Than No Appointees??
   Process Continued - In the                                               March 10th:                             tion, The Economist, on its elec-    has made it harder by insisting       many cooks in the kitchen while
last two columns I have ad-                                                    "G20 summit" US Treasury             tronic service had this to say (on   on a level of scrutiny beyond         he was poisoning the stew.
dressed (barely scatching the                                               department won't answer their           March 26th):                         anything previously attempted         While this seems farfetched -
surface) confirmation problems                                              phones, says top UK civil ser-             "Despite his resounding elec-     [undoubtedly because of his           and I am not one who is prone
with respect to many of                                                     vant.                                   toral victory…, Mr. Obama has        failure to exercise so little scru-   to look for conspiratorial expla-
Obama's appointees. A bigger                                                   The British Government is            seemed curiously feeble.             tiny up to this point, as de-         nations unless compelled to do
problem may lie in those who                                                finding it 'unbelievably difficult'     Empty Posts, Weak Policies           scribed in my previous 2 col-         so - this staffing failure boggles
have yet to be appointed. That                                              to prepare for the G20 summit              There are two main reasons        umns]. Getting the Treasury           the mind.
is, what is our biggest problem                                             because no one in the US Trea-          for this. The first is Mr. Obama's   team in place ought to have              Why? You're navigating your
today? A global economic melt-                                              sury department is answering            failure to grapple as fast and as    been his first priority."             boat into deeply troubled eco-
down more severe than any                                                   their calls, Britain's top civil ser-   single-mindedly with the                The column goes on to elabo-       nomic waters, you are doing so
experienced in my lifetime!                                                 vant Gus O'Donnell has said             economy as he should have            rate on the second reason (i.e.       with an able group of sailors on
What then should be the first                                               The continuing handover to              done.                                "Mr. Obama has mishandled his         board to advise you of the
cabinet position to be fully - or     Ken Eliasberg                         President Barack Obama's ad-                  ***********                    relations with both sides in Con-     course to steer, and you have
at least significantly - staffed?     problems by himself; he's go-         ministration has severely hin-             The failure to staff the Trea-    gress.", etc.), but this - failure    been forewarned well in ad-
The Treasury Department. Set-         ing to need a lot of help! Why        dered discussions over the              sury is a shocking illustration of   to staff - is a critical observa-     vance of your taking charge of
ting aside the tax problems of        then has the Treasury Depart-         meeting in London next month,           administrative drift. There are      tion by a "left-leaning" publica-     the ship of the trouble ahead-
his designee for Secretary of the     ment remained fairly threadbare       according to Sir Gus.                   23 slots at the department that      tion.                                 and you leave your ship of state
Treasury (although I assure you       some 10 weeks into the Obama             Amid the worst economic              need confirmation by the Sen-           Why, since, as observed, in        so inadequately manned? That
that, if we were talking about a      Administration. Indeed, a mem-        crisis in decades, the Cabinet          ate, and only two have been          the middle of a global economic       doesn't make a lot of sense.
Republican             president,     ber of Great Britain's Exchequer      Secretary said Number 10 was            filled. This is not the Senate's     meltdown, when this clearly           Obama is not a stupid man - a
Geithner's tax problem would          noted (and not apparently in jest)    having trouble even getting in          fault. Mr. Obama has made a          should have been his top prior-       shallow ideologue, yes, but not
have been ballyhooed around           that when he called what he           touch with key personnel at the         series of bad picks of people        ity, and when he had months to        a stupid politician - and, as a
the country, with the failure of      assumed was his counterpart at        US Treasury."                           who have been chosen or been         both think of, and act on, this       consequence, I find this over-
his appointment almost guaran-        Treasury, there was no one               What's the problem? As of            forced to withdraw; and it was       pressing need, was nothing            sight difficult to explain in terms
teed) a bigger, and more dis-         there to answer.                      the end of March - more than 2          only this week that he an-           done? Now you can dismiss this        of "administrative drift." Al-
turbing, problem lies in the fact        And this failure has not gone      months in to the new                    nounced his candidates for two       as "administrative drift," as the     though frankly I would rather
that the Treasury Department          unnoticed as witnessed by the         Administrataion, the Treasury           of of the department's four          Economist seems want to do,           explain it in terms of incompe-
has been left so understaffed.        following column appearing on         Department remained seriously           most senior posts. Filling such      or you can conjure up a more          tence than in terms of some-
Unless Geithner can walk on           Telegraph.co.uk (the online           understaffed. The Left-leaning,         jobs is always a tortuous busi-      sinister reason for this failure -    thing more sinister. We shall see;
water, it is apparent that he can-    component of the Britisih news-       and highly respected, publica-          ness in America, but Mr. Obama       such as Obama did not want too        as they say, time will tell.
not solve our current economic        paper of the same name), dated

Why Do We Answer Our Telephones With "Hello!"?
   After Alexander Graham Bell                                                 Even though Bell invented the        PA, was preparing to introduce       and a variation of what we               I'm certainly glad that so
invented the telephone, some-                                               telephone, Edison had a more-           the telephone in that city. Al-      moderns often encounter:              much effort went into helping
one had to think of an accept-                                              than-casual interest in the now-        ways the Master Marketer,            "What is Wanted?". Within two         us to know how to answer our
able way for us ratchet-jawed                                               ubiquitous instrument. He in-           Edison wrote to David on Aug.        years, "Hello" won out.               phones properly. Otherwise, I'd
conversationalists to answer it.                                            vented the phonograph, which            15, 1877 thusly:                        But why did Edison choose          probably say such things as:
All that Bell -- the inventor of                                            later deteriorated into the tele-          Friend David,                     the specific word "Hello"?            "Yeah, whadda ya want?", or
this bane to parents of teenag-                                             phone answering device. Al-                I don't think we shall need a        No one really knows. But,          "It's your buck-and-a-half,
ers and boon to the loquacious                                              though he experimented with             call bell, as Hello! can be heard    digging back through the dusty        speak!", or "Your mother's mus-
-- could think of (after spilling                                           several thousand elements be-           10 to 20 feet away. What do you      files of AT&T, I found that           tache!".
battery acid on his pants during                                            fore he found the right one for         think?                               Frederick Perry Fish, a presi-           Bell never liked the expres-
an experiment) was, "Watson,                                                the light bulb, it didn't take             Edison                            dent of that company, said in         sion "hello", and in later life said
come here; I need you", which                                               Edison that long to decide that            Needless to say, Mr. David        1907 that Edison thought it was       he objected to it. But then, A.G.
he transmitted over the instru-                                             he liked "Hello".                       agreed.                              better than, "Are you there?" or,     Bell, who invented the
ment to his faithful associate        J.J. McDonough                           Edison thought of the tele-             Always looking for business       "Are you ready to talk?". As a           telephone, really didn't like
Tom Watson, who was in an-            -- the Wizard of Menlo Park,          phone solely as a means of busi-        opportunities, Edison equipped       result, early telephone operators     IT, either. As a matter of fact,
other room.                           N.J., the inventor of the light       ness communications with the            the first telephone exchanges        were called "Hello Girls", a term     he refused to have one in his
   But, that just wouldn't do.        bulb, Thomas Edison -- who            lines open at both ends. Con-           across the nation. And, natu-        that appeared in Mark Twain's         own home, because of its in-
   Then he came up with the           came up with a bright idea for        sequently, he gave a great deal         rally, his greeting was generally    1889 book, "Connecticut Yan-          convenience. He preferred to
greeting, "Hoy, Hoy!", which he       the phrase that would open a          of thought to finding a way for         adopted by them. Of course, as       kee in King Arthur's Court". The      work with boats, kites and air-
insisted be used, because of its      new era in communications.            people to know that someone             with you and me, there were the      first use of the term in litera-      planes, and invented the hydro-
similarity to "Ahoy!", the term       And, we still use it today, not       wanted to talk to them. T.B.A.          rebels.                              ture was also used by Twain in        foil, enclosed cockpit, ailerons,
seafarers use to hail one another.    only to answer the phone, but         (not to be confused with "to be            When the first public ex-         1880 -- the year the maverick         tail wheel...
And Bell liked the sea.               to attach to our lapels as sticky-    announced") David, president of         change opened in New Haven,          New Haven exchange adopted               But, that's another story
   But that didn't catch on too       tape name tags at seminars and        the Central District and Print-         CT, on Jan. 28, 1878, the greet-     it -- in his comic sketch, "A            Contact J.J. at
well, either.                         conventions: "Hello! I'm ....".       ing Telegraph Co. in Pittsburgh,        ing wavered between "Hello",         Telephonic Conversation".                 jj_mcdonough@msn.com.
   It was another great tinkerer

Finding Abortion's Middle-Ground
   Among the acrimonious                                                    be the last resort.                     nity that does not support poor        The real question for both          prevail.
noises emanating from born-                                                    * Finally, can we agree that         working women, for instance,         pro-lifers and pro-choicers is           But that's just my opinion.
again partisans these days, is the                                          the best possible solution is to        guarantees the rise in the num-      whether they really want as              You may contact Charles
controversy over abortion. Nei-                                             find ways to dramatically de-           ber of abortions. To be pro-life,    few abortions as possible, or         Bayer                         at
ther side seems ready to step                                               crease the number and scope of          therefore implies a liberal social   whether they want just want to        candwbayer@verizon.net
back and look at solutions to this                                          terminations?                           agenda.
vexing dilemma. In one corner                                                  If we can begin with these
are the pro-lifers, whose con-                                              presuppositions, it may be pos-
cern about life's sacredness
seems to extend all the way
                                                                            sible to step back and look
                                                                            around at what causes un-
                                                                                                                    Celebrate Cinco de Mayo and
                                                                                                                    Make the World a Better Place!
from conception to birth. What                                              wanted pregnancies and how
happens to already born persons                                             they can be prevented. Obvi-
rarely gets their attention. Fam-                                           ously we must start with ad-
ine, disease and war are and al-              Charles H. Bayer              equate birth control. That in-             MONROVIA — In a time              91017.                                    * A Book Grant Program for
ways have been the greatest              It is doubtful that these dedi-    cludes abstinence, condoms,             of so much negative news, you           Monrovia Reads is a non-           middle and high school classes
destroyers of life. Pro-life must     cated antagonists will ever           pills and whatever science of-          have the chance to help people       profit organization committed         providing teacher-selected lit-
mean doing away with the              agree on who is right. At least       fers. Cutting budgets for any of        and have fun at the same time!       to creating and supporting an         erature when lack of school
slaughter of war, devising an         not as long as the debate is con-     these efforts guarantees the pro-       Monrovia Reads invites you to        environment where reading is          funding prevents purchase,
equitable way to feed the hun-        ducted by shouts, placards,           liferation of abortions. If we are      a "Cinco de Mayo Fiesta" to          valued and resources are pro-         helping students complete
dreds of millions of hungry per-      demonstrations, counter-dem-          serious about cutting the rate of                                            vided in order that all commu-        reading assignments and then
                                                                                                                    raise funds for literacy pro-
sons who live and die on the          onstrations, and the universal        abortions to the absolute mini-
                                                                                                                    grams in Monrovia. The event         nity members know how to              allowing them to keep the
verge of starvation, and work-        demonization of the opposition.       mum, that is where we must
                                                                                                                    will take place at the               read and do read. It organizes        books for their own personal
ing for a universal medical sys-      So let's talk, for a start, about a   start.
tem in which proper health care       few things about which all of            Legal sanctions do not cut           Doubletree Hotel, 924 W. Hun-        and supports several literacy         libraries.
is a right, not a privilege. And      us-or at least most of us-can         abortion rates. The lowest rate         tington Dr., Monrovia on Mon-        projects in Monrovia and the              * New Book Distributions to
when was the last time a pro-         agree.                                of abortions in the world is pro-       day, May 4th from 5 p.m. - 7:30      surrounding area:                     the community's children, held
lifer carried a sign deploring           * Can we agree that abortion       duced in Belgium and the Neth-          p.m. Enjoy a Mexican Appe-              * "Read Across Monrovia",          in conjunction with the Foothill
capital punishment?                   is most often a less than desir-      erlands, where abortion is not          tizer Buffet for $25 per person      a read-in event in March and          Unity Center's Christmas and
   In the other corner are pro-       able alternative when faced with      only legal, but also paid for by        with No Host Bar for                 October where community               Back-to-School distributions,
choicers, who may or may not          an unplanned or unwanted              national health plans. The rate         greatargaritas, wine, and mixed      members read aloud to classes         the City of Monrovia's Com-
get exercised about these same        pregnancy?                            of terminations is 7 per 1000           drinks (complimentary water          at the local schools.                 munity Services Department's
issues. Not every pregnancy              * Can we agree that when the       woman of childbearing age. In           and ice-tea provided). Vie for          * The Pro-Active Tutorial          Spring Egg Hunt and the Po-
must hinge on the woman's             life or health of a mother is se-     Brazil and Peru, where abor-            the chance to win a Four             (PAT) Program at the elemen-          lice Department's Parenting
right to choose. While a newly        riously threatened there may be       tions are prohibited by law, the        Course Wine Pairing Dinner           tary, middle and high schools         Classes, distributing new books
implanted egg may not be a hu-        room to consider the termina-         rate is 50 per 1000 thousand            for Eight at the Doubletree          that supports struggling stu-         to families with children in pov-
man being, it is potentially a liv-   tion of a pregnancy?                  woman of childbearing age. The          Hotel valued at $1,500 and as-       dents in after school programs        erty or low economic status
ing person and that potentially          * Can we agree that every          rate in the US is about 22. Note:
                                                                                                                    sorted other great prizes in the     and assists others in college         where many households have
needs to be acknowledged. A           couple faced with an unwanted         The criminalization of abortion
                                                                                                                    Opportunity Drawing. Tickets         preparatory programs.                 little or no reading material
pregnant woman rarely thinks          pregnancy should be con-              nowhere solves the problem nor
                                                                                                                    are just $10 each. For event            * Monrovia Reads & Plays               For more information on vol-
of the fetus she is carrying as       fronted with all the possible al-     decreases the abortion rate!
an undifferentiated bit of pro-       ternative solutions to their prob-       It is also clear that abortion       or drawing tickets, contact          (MRP), a mobile library and           unteering or donating please
toplasm, but as her baby. Those       lem---termination, adoption,          rates go down when the eco-             Diane Delmatoff at (626)303-         recreation vehicle which takes        contact Diane Delmatoff
of us who maintain a pro-choice       marriage, giving birth and rais-      nomic condition of the                  6600                          or     books, games and sports to the        (626)303-6600; ddelmatoff@-
position cannot simply dismiss        ing the child, trusting the child     marginalized goes up. When the          ddelmatoff@ci.monrovia.ca.us         community, providing literacy         ci.monrovia.ca.us, or Monrovia
the deeply held feelings of our       to an extended family? Among          social safety net is strong, abor-      or write to Monrovia Reads at        and recreational services to          Reads, P.O. Box 1033,
pro-life neighbors.                   these options termination may         tion rates plummet. A commu-            P.O. Box 1033, Monrovia, CA          children, youth and adults.           Monrovia, CA 91017.

                                                                                       The San Gabriel Valley                  Examiner
B4                  FINANCIAL/CONSUMER
             S.G.V. EXAMINER                                                                                                                                                                                     April 16 - 22, 2009

The Real Certainty Is Uncertainty Financial - Ask Julia
    If Wall Street had to pick one                                                    proach to economic forecast-
                                                                                                                               Last year, my retirement sav-                                            insured with their company. I

                                                  What’s up in the Economy?
theme to best characterize the                                                        ing can anticipate. These uncer-

                                      In A Nutshell
current economic condition, it                                                        tainties include: 1/ We do not        ings went from 6-figures to 5.                                              can help you with your insur-
would be this: Output is chas-                                                        know how much further dam-            I took my money out of the                                                  ance policies for life, medical,
ing sales downward as compa-                                                          age will be dealt to the US fi-       stock market and put it into a                                              and dental. (Searching online
nies struggle with overstocked                                                        nancial industry. Ben Bernanke        CD. I'm in my mid-50's and                                                  for these often results in a bar-
inventories. Eventually, invento-                                                     was absolutely right when he          cannot tolerate more losses.                                                rage of phone calls from agents
ries and sales will align, at which                                                   warned lawmakers there can be         On the other hand, I really                                                 who buy these leads.) You
point the rate of decline in the                                                      no recovery without first fix-        need more for retirement. Any                                               might be surprised. Have you
economy will slow and the first                                                       ing the banking system. If the        suggestions?                                                                reduced your commute to save
                                                                    KEN HERMAN                                                 There are investment vehicles                                            gasoline; driving fewer miles
step toward recovery will be                                     Economic Analyst     Treasury fails to formulate a
achieved. But for now, inven-                                                         bank rescue quickly, credit will      that offer solid returns with little                                        might qualify you for a discount
                                                                Glendora Councilman
tory management seems like the                                                        take longer to recover and the        or no risk. Your CD has a fixed                                             on your car insurance.
one major ingredient hindering        enough to reassure lenders. Af-                 recovery expected at the end of       rate of return, a penalty for                                               Changes in longevity tables, as
                                                                                                                            early withdrawal, and the              Julia Yoder                          well as changes in your life (quit
the recovery.                         ter housing prices rolled over,                 this year will be postponed. 2/
    Many of the economists on         with nothing to use for collat-                 We cannot begin to estimate the       growth is taxed annually. A            educational "how-to" seminars        smoking, lost weight), might be
Wall Street have become more          eral, credit growth in the con-                 cost of policy mistakes. There        similar investment offers a fixed      designed to help homebuyers          elements for lower life insurance
optimistic on the recovery af-        sumer sector collapsed. Falling                 are a lot of very smart people        rate of return, a penalty for          navigate today's real estate mar-    and medical insurance premi-
ter analyzing the most recent         commercial real estate values                   making decisions in Washing-          early withdrawal, but the              ket with confidence and peace        ums.
monthly economic data. It has         are having a similar chilling ef-               ton, but they are in the dark,        growth is either tax-deferred, or      of mind. It's free to the public.       I got a reverse mortgage
suggested consumption will not        fect on commercial real estate                  grappling with a problem so big       never taxed. Many of these in-         Please remember that I'm a Re-       about 3 years ago. My house
fall as much in the first quarter     borrowing, but the economic                     no one seems to be able to grasp      vestments also offer an up-front       altor, and a loan officer, too, so   has dropped in value. Is this
as it did in the fourth;              impact should be smaller be-                    all of its nuances.                   boost to your bottom line in the       if you have any questions or         going to affect my income? If
consumption's decline is clearly      cause businesses were far less                     Economists have enough             form of a bonus. Funds can be          need help, let me know.              the value is less than the loan,
slowing. With unemployment            reliant on asset-backed loans                   trouble predicting the path of        added to this investment during           I have had several jobs over      will they try to get the differ-
currently at 8.5%, once inven-        than consumers.                                 the economy and the markets           the first few years, receiving the     the years, and left my 401k          ence from my beneficiaries?
tories are under control, the            Time may be the only fix to                  during normal times. It is close      same bonus without restarting          accounts with each of those             According         to     Mike
pace of job cuts can slow.            the problem. Policy makers are                  to impossible now. What is            the early-withdrawal penalty           companies. It's gotten really        Reynolds, (909) 225-8644,
    Mechanically, inventory re-       in uncharted territory, so there                striking to think about is a good     period. The balance (principal         confusing what with all the          (who is very knowledgeable
balancing is usually what reces-      is no experience to draw on in                  percentage of the economy is          plus gains) is locked in annu-         statements I receive - too much      about reverse mortgages), your
sions are all about. Inventories      crafting a policy response.                     now in the hands of government        ally.                                  paperwork, and too much work         reverse mortgage is a contract
are overbuilt, production is cut,        But bigger deficits might be                 economists who do not know               My investment broker says I         to figure out what I've got for      which does not change with the
jobs and income are lost in the       part of the answer. As much as                  any more than those of us in          should have a more diversified         retirement. I don't want to pay      value of your home. The mort-
process. The recovery comes           we recoil from government                       the private sector. The further       investment portfolio - small           taxes or penalties! Can you          gage insurance that you paid
when inventories stop falling         debt, mostly because Congress                   you get from the very near            cap, mid-cap, large-cap,               help me?                             when you did your reverse
and start to rise again and out-      has never shown any willing-                    term, the truer it is that the only   bonds. They're all losing                 Yes. We can work together         mortgage will pay the lender any
put reaccelerates to the rate of      ness to reduce federal spend-                   real certainty in the markets         money, so what should I do?            to consolidate some, or all, of      difference between the loan and
growth in sales.                      ing once it rises, the alternative              right now is uncertainty.                Diversification is important in     those scattered 401k accounts        the value. They will not come
    When the recovery does be-        to government borrowing is                         "You cannot legislate the poor     order to help protect yourself         into an IRA without triggering       after your beneficiaries.
gin, we will have Washington          very likely a Depression, or if                 into freedom by legislating the       against losses. I'd encourage          a taxable event, and without            Get your FREE, personal-
to thank. Between the White           you prefer, a debt-deflation spi-               wealthy out of freedom.               you to go beyond a diversified         having to pay penalties. Al-         ized Wealth Index Report.
House, Congress, the Fed, the         ral, because only government                       What one person receives           investment portfolio. Consider         though the IRS has strict guide-        All you have to do is go to:
Treasury and the FDIC, there          debt can grow right now. The                    without working for, another          an investment strategy with a          lines for accomplishing this type    www.wfgnetwork.com/julia,
is a ton of policy being made         private sector is tapped out.                   person must work for without          more diversified product port-         of transaction, it's really very     click on Wealth Index, and take
that affects the markets and the         Wall Street has drawn some                   receiving. The government can-        folio. You probably already have       simple when you know what            the confidential national survey.
economy. The main spark to the        of the following conclusions: 1/                not give to anybody anything          a checking account for every-          you're doing.                        (If it asks for the agent's code,
recovery will be in the banking/      The huge expansion of the defi-                 that the government does not          day expenses. You might have              We know the importance of         put in WFG123.) If you do not
financial system regaining some       cit this year and next has sig-                 first take from somebody else.        a savings account, CD, or              having insurance, but the pre-       have internet access, contact
position of normalcy. The prac-       nificantly reduced the risk of                     When half of the people get        money-market account for oc-           miums on our house, cars, life,      me by phone and I'll get a pa-
tice of lending should ultimately     deflation and has boosted the                   the idea that they do not have        casional or emergency ex-              medical, and dental, are kill-       per version of the survey to you.
bring the consumer back into          GDP growth profile. 2/ Inter-                   to work because the other half        penses. But, do you have an            ing our budget! We've as-            As my way of saying "Thank
the economic fold. Hopefully,         est rates will be higher this year              is going to take care of them,        IRA, or a Roth IRA? Do you             sumed that prices have gone          you" just for completing the
the Treasury will have a bank         and next year, mostly reflect-                  and when the other half gets the      have life insurance with living        up for insurance, like every-        survey, I'll give you a coupon
rescue plan in a few months           ing a trillion or so in additional              idea that it does no good to          benefits like a cash value ac-         thing else. Is there an easy way     for a 3-day/2-night vacation.
which will also affect the eco-       Treasury financing. This affects                work because somebody else is         count?                                 to find out if we're paying too         Got a question? Ask Julia
nomic picture.                        rates in two ways. First, be-                   going to get what they work              What's happening with real          much?                                by email or phone.
    To explain why the consumer       cause there is more Treasury                    for, that my dear friend, is about    estate and mortgages?                     The only way is to find out if       Julia Yoder is a licensed Ser-
is the most important compo-          supply relative to demand, and                  the end of any nation.                   As you can tell by looking          you are paying too much is to        vicing Agent for individual,
nent to the formula is to realize     second because more debt                           You cannot multiply wealth         around, there are still a lot of       take the time to get new quotes.     family, and senior finances and
that over the past two decades,       means more growth and more                      by dividing it."                      houses for sale. Only the best         Do not cancel a policy until a       insurance, a licensed Realtor, a
consumers grew increasingly           inflation.                                         Dr. Adrian Rogers, 1931 -          deals are selling - primarily to       new policy is in effect. Have        Sr. Loan Officer, and Notary.
dependent on credit to finance           Uncertainty on Wall Street                   2005                                  first time buyers and to inves-        your current policy in hand. Be      www.WiseInvestorsNetwork.com
day-to-day living. By the peak        continues to inflate the risk fac-                 SHOP GLENDORA FIRST                tors. Mortgage rates are down,         really careful to compare apples     , 1-877-802-8569 or (626) 625-
of the expansion, consumers           tor. This is mainly due because                 - THIS IS THE TIME OUR                but it's harder to qualify. To         with apples, making sure you         5221,      or         juliayoder
were borrowing more than $1           there are so many moving                        MERCHANTS NEED US                     purchase or refinance, using a         are not losing benefits when         @WiseInvestorsNetwork.com
trillion a year. Credit growth was    pieces tied to the decisions of a                  I welcome your questions and       Freddie Mac or Fannie Mae              given a low quote. Sometimes         (CA Insurance Lic.#0C83859)
rapid during the expansion, but       handful of individuals in Wash-                 c o m m e n t s :                     mortgage loan, lenders are look-       a company will offer a discount      Member of the National Ethics
that was only possible because        ington, which no standard ap-                   kenherman46@hotmail.com.              ing for borrowers with 740             for having your house and cars       Bureau
house prices were rising fast                                                                                               credit scores, very little other
                                                                                                                            debt, and 20-percent equity or
                                                                                                                            down payment. To purchase              Job Fair in Baldwin Park
Irwindale Chamber of                                                                                                        using an FHA loan, (which re-
                                                                                                                            quires the buyer to pay their
                                                                                                                            mandatory mortgage insurance
                                                                                                                                                                      The City of Baldwin Park in-
                                                                                                                                                                   vites you to attend our free Job
                                                                                                                                                                                                        partment of Public Social Ser-
                                                                                                                                                                                                        vices, State of California Em-

Commerce Traveling to Ireland                                                                                               premiums), qualifications in-
                                                                                                                            clude a minimum 620 credit
                                                                                                                            score, very little other debt, and
                                                                                                                                                                   Fair to be held on Wednesday,
                                                                                                                                                                   April 29 at 9:00 AM until 12:00
                                                                                                                                                                   PM at the Esther Snyder Com-
                                                                                                                                                                                                        ployment Development De-
                                                                                                                                                                                                        partment, Los Angeles County
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Office of Education, and East
   The Irwindale Chamber of           Dublin                                          vacations that feature a Collette     3 percent down payment. You            munity Center, 4100 Baldwin          San Gabriel Valley Regional
Commerce invites you to travel           From vibrant and history-                    Foundation site visit. And, with      might be interested in attending       Park Boulevard, Baldwin Park,        Occupational Program.
with the chamber to Ireland, de-      filled Dublin, across rolling                   knowledgeable, professional           the S. California Homebuyer's          CA 91706.                              For more information, please
parting October 13, 2009.             green hills to the dramatic coast,              tour managers and an industry-        Fair at the Los Angeles Conven-           This event is in collaboration    contact Melecio Picazo at
   Collette Vacations, a sustain-     experience all of the charms of                 leading cancellation waiver,          tion Center on Saturday, April
                                      Ireland on this 10 day tour of                  Collette Vacations makes seeing
                                                                                                                                                                   with Central San Gabriel Val-        (626) 960-4011, ext. 495.
ing chamber member, will be                                                                                                 18 and Sunday, April 19.
presenting a mulit-media pre-         the Emerald Isle. Live like roy-                the world simple and hassle-free.                                            ley WorkSource Center, De-
                                                                                                                            There'll be more than two-dozen
sentation that will be held on        alty during an overnight stay at
Thursday, April 23, from 5:00         a castle. Enjoy the lively craic
- 7:00 PM at the Irwindale Com-       at an Irish House Party. Expe-                                                    RETAIL SPACE FOR LEASE
munity Center, located at 16102       rience the world famous beauty
Arrow Hwy, Irwindale.                 of the Ring of Kerry. Have cof-                                                    in the Village Downtown Glendora
   For every person who makes         fee and scones at a working
a deposit at the presentation, on     farm. See beautiful Killarney
                                                                                                                             Approximately 1500 Sq. Ft.
this vacation land & air inclu-       from your seat on an Irish
sive, our airline partners have       jaunting car. Journey to historic
provided an early booking in-         Blarney Castle, lean back and
centive of "$100". Per couple,        kiss its famous stone! Enjoy a
that's a savings of "$200" for        medieval banquet in a castle,
you to put towards this spec-         featuring music, food and tra-
tacular adventure!                    ditional entertainment. View the
   For more information please        spectacular Cliffs of Moher,
contact the Irwindale Chamber         soaring nearly 700 feet above
of Commerce at (626) 960-             the mighty Atlantic. Learn the
6606.                                 secrets of Irish whiskey mak-
   Shades Ireland                     ing with a Distillery tour and
   Ireland highlights will include;   tasting.
Limerick, Medieval Castle Ban-           Collette Vacations is a fam-
quet, Cliffs of Moher, Galway,        ily-owned business headquar-
Farm Visit, Killarney, Ring of        tered in Pawtucket, Rhode Is-
Kerry,      Blarney        Castle,    land, and enjoys the distinction
Waterford Crystal, Kilkenny and       of being the oldest tour opera-
                                      tor in the United States. For 91
  PUBLISH YOUR                        years, our team of travel enthu-
                                      siasts has fulfilled millions of
         D.B.A.                       vacation dreams. We offer over
                                      150 programs to desired desti-
        or F.N.S.                     nations on all 7 continents.
    (Doing Business As or             Travelers can choose from small
 Ficticious Name Statement)           group tours, educational travel,                                                Contact Eugene Moses - (626) 852-3374
 Call 626-852-3374                    train journeys, river cruises and

                                                                                               The San Gabriel Valley                  Examiner
April 16 - 22, 2009                                                                             NEWS                                                                                                S.G.V. EXAMINER                  B5

"ASK GEORGE" - Expert Answers 'Race Fan Stimulus Package' Is Courtesy
To Common DMV Questions       Of Toyota Grand Prix Sponsors
    SACRAMENTO - Do you                                                   my DMV records? If so, how             LONG BEACH — Sponsors                                 ing Hobby Stores and online at     $125 for a three-day ticket,
have questions about general                                              do I do that?                       of the 35th Annual Toyota                                www.radiocontrolme.com.            which includes Saturday and
driving related requirements like                                            A: Any time you move you         Grand Prix of Long Beach are                                SALONPAS is offering a free     Sunday reserved seating on up-
registration and insurance? Are                                           must notify the DMV within 10       making it easy for fans to enjoy                         Friday ticket and grandstand       per levels of the grandstands.
you unclear about laws and re-                                            days that your address has          the April 16-19 weekend!                                 seat giveaway in a radio promo-    Pre-paid parking packages are
strictions related to driving? The                                        changed. This ensures that re-         "Our sponsors are providing                           tion, while SMG will distribute    also available.
California Department of Mo-                                              newal notices or other informa-     a wide variety of discount pro-                          free Friday coupons at the            In addition to the downtown
tor Vehicles has answers. "Save                                           tion the DMV sends to you will      grams for our fans to enjoy this                         Aquarium of the Pacific and        walk-up service, tickets can be
Time by Going Online," at                                                 reach you in a timely manner.       great event," said Mike Clark,                           other Long Beach Convention        ordered via credit card by us-
www.dmv.ca.gov.                                                           To update your address in the       Director of Marketing for the                            and Entertainment Center           ing the toll-free ticket hotline,
    Q: I have been accepted at                                            DMV's records, go online to         Grand Prix Association of Long                           events.                            (888) 82-SPEED. Tickets can
UC San Diego, so this coming                                              http://www.dmv.ca.gov/faq/          Beach.                                                      In addition to the Grand Prix   also be purchased on-line at
spring, I will be moving to                                               genfaq.htm#CHANGEADDRESS,              TOYOTA is holding a special                           sponsors, participating 7-         www.gplb.com           or      at
California from Ohio. I want            George Valverde - Director,       where you can fill out an online    promotion featuring two free                             ELEVEN stores are offering a       Ticketmaster outlets. Handi-
to take my car with me, so I've          California Department of         form. Please note that it's very    Friday/Saturday tickets with an                          20% discount on select Sunday      capped seating, IndyCar Pad-
been doing some research on                   Motor Vehicles              important to update the address     $89.99 service at Southern Cali-                         reserved seats and Sunday gen-     dock Passes, Super Photo tick-
what I need to do to drive it le-     online at www.dmv.ca.gov.           at which your vehicle is regis-     fornia Toyota dealers. TECATE                            eral admission tickets.            ets and a wide variety of hospi-
gally in California. For how          Once you arrive in Florida, it is   tered in addition to updating the   is offering a savings on Grand                              Admission to all Grand Prix     tality club packages are also
long can I drive my car with-         your responsibility to re-regis-    address that should appear on       Prix tickets at convenience                              activities is FREE on Thurs.,      available.
out going to the DMV?                 ter your vehicle and learn proper   your driver license.                stores with a purchase of                                April 16. Admission prices for        A ticket brochure and Fan
    A: If your vehicle is properly    licensing information for that         The DMV is a department          Tecate Light.                                            Saturday and Sunday have not       Guide that includes circuit map,
registered in your home state,        state.                              under the Business, Transpor-          BUBBA GUMP restaurant and                             changed from 2008, and range       ticket prices and order form can
then it's okay to drive in Cali-         If you receive a renewal no-     tation and Housing Agency,          MAI TAI Bar in Long Beach will                           from $42 for a Saturday-only       also be obtained by calling the
fornia until you:                     tice and are no longer living in    which is under the direction of     distribute free Friday coupons,                          general admission ticket to        hotline.
    * Accept gainful employment       California, please write on the     Secretary Dale E. Bonner. The       and NOS DRINKS are offering
in California
    * Claim a homeowner's ex-
                                      notice that you no longer reside
                                      in California and have moved
                                                                          DMV licenses drivers, main-
                                                                          tains driving records, registers
                                                                                                              free Friday coupons in conjunc-
                                                                                                              tion with G&M FOOD MARTS.
                                                                                                                                                                         A SURPRISING thing happens
emption in California                 out of state. Then mail it back     and tracks official ownership of       Fans can get free Friday                                  when you DON’T advertise
    * Rent or lease a residence in    to the DMV. We will update          vehicles and vessels, investi-      vouchers at FIRESTONE TIRE
California                            your records promptly.              gates auto and identity-related     STORES, PEP BOYS (courtesy
    * Intend to live or be located
here on a permanent basis (for
example, acquire a California
                                         Q: I recently moved to a new
                                      apartment, but I only plan on
                                      living there for about six
                                                                          fraud, and licenses car dealers,
                                                                          driving schools, and traffic vio-
                                                                          lator schools. For more infor-
                                                                                                              of MOTHERS POLISHES) and
                                                                                                              KING TACO restaurants.
                                                                                                                 Free Friday vouchers cour-
driver license, acquire other li-     months until construction is        mation about the DMV, visit         tesy of RADIO CONTROL
censes not ordinarily extended        complete on a house I've pur-       www.dmv.ca.gov.                     MOTORSPORTS EXPERI-
to a nonresident, or you regis-       chased. Do I have to update                                             ENCE are available at participat-
ter to vote)
    * Enroll in an institution of
higher learning as a California       Newborn Safely Surrendered
resident or enroll any depen-
dents in school (K-12)
    Fees must be paid within 20
                                      At A Glendora Hospital                                                                      Haircuts
                                         Los Angeles County Super-        been abandoned,” said Super-
days of entry or residency to
avoid penalties if you fall under
                                      visor Michael D. Antonovich         visor Antonovich.                                        Flat Tops $2.00 extra

any of these categories. To learn     announced that a newborn               To reduce the incidence of                           Razor Fades $2.00 extra

more about registering a non-         child was surrendered at a          abandoned babies in Los An-                            WE SHAVE AROUND
                                                                                                                                  THE EARS WITH A
resident vehicle you can go to        Glendora hospital – the second      geles County, the Safe Surren-                          STRAIGHT RAZOR
http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/           Safe Surrender in Los Ange-         der Program encourages the                                    AND
                                                                                                                                 WARM LATHER AND
brochures/howto/htvr9.htm on          les County in 2009.                 surrender of newborn babies                              FINISH WITH A
the DMV Web site.                        The female infant was            to designated sites throughout                        REFRESHING TONIC!

    Q: I am moving to Florida         safely surrendered on April 13,     the County.
for a year for work, but I'll be      2009 and will be placed in the         The program was initiated
returning to California. Do I         care of the Department of           by Supervisor Knabe and ap-
need to notify the DMV?               Children and Family Services.       proved unanimously by the                1159 E. Alosta Ave.,
                                                                                                                     Azusa, CA 91702
    A: Yes, you must notify the          “This is another example of      Board of Supervisors in 2001.            (Inside Stater Bros.
DMV within 10 days if you've          how this vital County program          To search for the designated            Shopping Center
changed your address, even if         saved a life that may have          Los Angeles County Safe Sur-           at Barranca and Alosta)
it's out of state. This can be done
                                                                          render sites, call 877-BABY           (626) 335-5593
                                                                          SAFE (877-222-9723) or visit         Monday-Thursday 9:00am - 6:00pm
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                                                                                    The San Gabriel Valley                    Examiner
B6           S.G.V. EXAMINER                                     VALLEY/SENIOR NEWS                                                                                                               April 16 - 22, 2009

                                                                         Development Department, Los              If you are interested in do-      gin in April 18. The program is      17 at 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
  Around the Valley                                                      Angeles County Office of Edu-
                                                                         cation, and East San Gabriel
                                                                                                               nating calling cards, the Center
                                                                                                               will be collecting them as well.
                                                                                                                                                    open to boys and girls between
                                                                                                                                                    the ages of 5-15 who reside in
                                                                                                                                                                                            The gym will be staffed with
                                                                                                                                                                                         a Gym Supervisor and is open
                                                                         Valley Regional Occupational             To know more about this pro-      the cities of La Verne, San          to youth and adults, on a drop
     ARCADIA                      AZUSA                                  Program.                              gram, please visit http://           Dimas, Claremont, Glendora           in basis on Sundays for basket-
                                                                           For more information, please        www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com.       and Covina. We play by National      ball and volleyball.
Free New Golfer Day Texas Hold'em and                                    contact Melecio Picazo at (626)          For more information, con-        Pop Warner Rules and Compete            For further information call
 Join us for a complimentary Casino Night                                960-4011, ext. 495.                   tact the Senior Center at 357-       at local, regional and national      (909) 394-6230.
golf clinic at our FREE NEW             The Azusa Chamber of Com-             COVINA                           3513.                                levels.                              Family Hiking Adven-
GOLFER DAY! Our teaching                                                                                                                                Our Cheer and Dance squads
professionals will teach you full
                                     merce will hold its first annual    Family Fun Day                           GLENDORA                          compete in local, regional and
                                                                                                                                                                                         ture at Bonelli Park
                                     Texas Hold'em and Casino
swing and short game tech-           Night on April 24 at the National
                                                                            Covina American Little             Magical Spring                       national qualifying competitions.       A family hike is a great way
niques in a fun environment!                                             League is hosting a "Family Fun                                            LVSD Pop Warner Cheer and            to achieve your family fitness
                                     Guard Armory, located at 1351
                                                                         Day at the Races" at Santa Anita      Fashions                                                                  goal. Get outdoors and enjoy a
Event is on Saturday, April 18       Sierra Madre Avenue in Azusa.                                                                                  Dance is a great way to meet
                                                                         Park285 W. Huntington Drive              The Glendora Woman's Club                                              fun hike along local trails. This
from 10am-12pm. Registration         Proceeds will be used to ben-                                                                                  new friends and showcase your
                                                                         in Arcadia on April 19. The cost      will be presenting "Magical                                               will be a great day of fun, learn-
begins at 9:30am and is open to      efit Chamber programs.                                                                                         talent! Any skill accepted, no
                                                                         is $20 per adult and includes         Spring" fashions by Chico's at                                            ing and interaction for the whole
new and novice golfers. Call            This event features a Texas                                                                                 cuts made.
                                                                         race entry, race program, park-       Claremont on Tuesday, April                                               family. Start the morning with
today to reserve a spot at the       Hold'em Tournament, games,                                                                                         Both football teams and cheer
                                                                         ing and lunch. Kids under 18          21,2009 at 11:30 a.m. at the                                              a quick warm-up and hiking
Arcadia       Golf       Course      food and raffle prizes. Tickets                                                                                squads can potentially become
                                                                         Free entry/ $.00 for kids lunch.      Glendora Woman's Club, 424 N.                                             safety basics before exploring
626.443.9367. The Arcadia            are $50 and can be purchased                                                                                   eligible to go to the national
                                                                         You are welcome to bring ice          Glendora Avenue in Glendora.                                              the extensive landscape of
Golf Course is located at 620        at the Azusa Chamber of Com-                                                                                   championships Games/Compe-
                                                                         chests no larger than 15" wide           Fashion show tickets are at                                            Bonelli Park. It is recommended
E. Live Oak Avenue, Arcadia.         merce. For more information,                                                                                   tition held at Walt Disney world
                                                                         X 36" long. No alcoholic bev-         $25.00 and proceeds benefit lo-                                           that parents/guardians inter-
Register        online         at    call 626-334-1507.                                                                                             in Florida.
                                                                         erages allowed.                       cal charities. For ticket sales or                                        ested in bringing along children
www.thegolflearningcenters.com.                                                                                                                         For more information please
   For more questions, please
                                     Arbor Day                              Gates open at 10:30 AM. First      information, contact Mary
                                                                                                                                                    visit www.leaguelineup.com/          less than 5 years of age have a
contact Arcadia Recreation and       Celebration                         race at 12:20 PM Gate #6.             Hanna at (626) 335-0412.             lvsdpw or contact us at (909)        reasonable method of carrying
Community Services at                   Please join the city of Azusa    Historical Society                    Library Dedicates                    593-1969,                 e-mail     the child in the event that they
626.574.5113.                        Recreation and Family Services                                                                                                                      get tire. The fee is $3.00 per per-
                                                                         Dinner                                Friends Room                         lysdpw@roadrunner.com
                                                                                                                                                                                         son, which includes trail
Free Beginning                       Department in celebrating Arbor
                                                                            Join the Covina Valley His-            The Glendora Public Library         SAN DIMAS                         snacks, safety basics, and su-
                                     Day 2009 at 5:00 PM on April
Bridge Classes                       16, at the memorial Park, 320
                                                                         torical Society for its quarterly     invites you to the dedication of
                                                                                                                                                    Teen Action                          pervision. Children under 18
   The Bridge Center in Arcadia                                          dinner on Thursday, April 23          the new Friends Room and the                                              must be accompanied by par-
                                     N. Orange Place in Azusa.                                                                                      Committee
will offer two Beginning Bridge                                          at the Covina Woman's Club,           Water-Wise Gardens on Satur-                                              ent or guardian. Pre-registration
                                        The City of Azusa has been
Classes in April. The evening                                            128 S. San Jose, Covina at 6:30       day, April 18 at 11:30 am in the        The City of San Dimas is en-      is required. For more informa-
                                     named a Tree City USA for the
class will start Tuesday, April                                          PM. Our program that night will       Bidwell Forum. The dedication        couraging youth in grades 6-12       tion call (909) 394-6290.
                                     6th straight year in recognition
                                                                         be a series of old time movies                                             to become part of the Teen Ac-
14 at 7:00 PM. Daytime class         of its commitment to Urban
                                                                         including the Laurel and Hardy
                                                                                                               will take place during the City
                                                                                                               of Glendora's Earth Day Festi-       tion Committee. The Teen Ac-
will start Saturday, April 18, at    Forestry. The Tree City USA
10:30 AM. Classes are two and                                               "The Music Box" where the          val. A special ribbon-cutting cer-   tion Committee plans student         Pajama Storytime
                                     Program is sponsored by The
one half hours in length. The                                            boys try to get a piano up that       emony and garden blessing will       union special events. Teens are         Get ready for bed with West
                                     National Arbor Day Foundation
first six lessons are completely                                         flight of stairs. Dinner that night   follow the dedication. Everyone      able to gain volunteer and lead-     Covina Library! Beginning April
                                     in cooperation with the national
free. These classes are for ab-                                          will be lasagna, meatballs, salad     is invited to tour the Friends       ership experience while meet-        21st through May 19th, West
                                     Association of State Forestry
solute beginners and people                                              and cookies. For dinner reser-        Room, the remodeled Children's       ing new people and having fun.       Covina Library will host Pajama
                                     and the USDA Forest Service.
with extremely limited bridge                                            vations send a check for $8.00        Room and the Water-Wise Gar-         Meetings will be held at the Stu-    Storytime on Tuesdays at 6:30
                                        For further information
experience. Teenagers must at                                            each to CVHS P.O. Box 1862,           dens. Please join us for lemon-      dent Union, 990 W. Covina            PM in the Children's Depart-
                                     please call (626) 812-5260.
least twelve years of age to at-                                         Covina, Ca. 91722. for further        ade, cookies and a special draw-     Blvd. On April 16, May 21 and        ment. Join us for stories,
tend. Bridge is a great recre-
                                      BALDWIN PARK                       information call Ann at (626)         ing for two garden books. All        June 2 at 3:00 p.m. and are su-      songs, art projects & more fun
ational activity, lots of fun, in-   Job Fair                            332-1429.                             of the plants for the garden were    pervised by trained recreation       for the whole family. Pajamas
expensive, and a great way to           The City of Baldwin Park in-          DUARTE                           donated by Monrovia Growers.         staff. Refreshments will be          and teddy bears are welcome!!!
keep your mind sharp. You'll         vites you to attend our free Job                                              The Glendora Public Library      served. Call the Teen Coordina-         West Covina Library, part of
                                                                         Collecting Old Cell                   is located at 140 South Glendora     tor at (909) 394-6239 for more       the County of Los Angeles Pub-
also meet many new friends!          Fair to be held on Wednesday,
Space is limited for the class.      April 29 at 9:00 AM until 12:00     Phones For Troops                     Avenue. For more information         information or to sign up.           lic Library, is located at 1601
Everyone is welcome.                 PM at the Esther Snyder Com-          The Duarte Senior Center is         about the dedication, please call                                         West Covina Parkway in West
                                                                         collecting old cell phones to         the library at (626) 852-4891.
                                                                                                                                                    Community Open                       Covina. For more information
   The Bridge Center is located      munity Center, 4100 Baldwin
at 333 N. Santa Anita Avenue in      Park Boulevard, Baldwin Park,       support our troops in the Middle                                           Gym Program                          about the library and its pro-
Arcadia. For information about       CA 91706.                           East. The cell phones are then          LA VERNE                              The City of San Dimas Parks       grams, please call (626) 962-
other activities at the Bridge          This event is in collaboration   sold to a company who pays                                                 and Recreation Department is         3541 or visit the County Library
Center or reservations, please                                           $5 for each cell phone and the        Pop Warner Football                  offering an Open Gym program         Web             site          at
                                     with Central San Gabriel Valley
call the Bridge Center at (626)      WorkSource Center, Depart-          money is used to purchase call-       and Cheer                            at San Dimas High School             www.colapublib.org.
445-3797.                            ment of Public Social Services,     ing cards for our men and               Registration for the 2009          Gym, 800 W. Covina Blvd., on
                                     State of California Employment      women serving our country.            Football/Cheer Season will be-       Sundays, April 26, May 3 and

                                                                         laboration with the Braille Insti-    scription drug plans, and more.      tion. This program is designed       special savings on Senior Cen-

            Senior News                                                  tute of Los Angeles, will offer
                                                                         free classes. They will be con-
                                                                                                               To make an appointment or
                                                                                                               for more information, please
                                                                                                                                                    to increase the balance and
                                                                                                                                                    stability of senior citizens by
                                                                                                                                                                                         ter parties! Yearly dues of
                                                                                                                                                                                         $10.00 apply. Must be age 60+
                                                                         ducted every Monday from                                                   identifying various risk factors     to join. The Club meets
                                                                                                               call (626) 914-0560.
                                                                         10:00am-12:00pm until April                                                accompanied by an exercise           Thursdays from 9:00 am to
    ARCADIA                            Hosted by Trudy Hite and          27. Participants will learn new       The Bingo Wins
                                     Al Villescas. Music by CD.                                                                                     program. The program will            9:30 am. Bingo played after
Senior Dance Every                                                       ways of doing daily tasks such        are Greater                          consist of;                          club meeting.
                                     Everyone is invited to attend.      as cooking, managing the
Monday Afternoon!                                                        home, and how to travel safely
                                                                                                                  More People are enjoying             * 8 Video Exercise Demon-
                                                                                                                                                                                          WEST COVINA
   Come to the Arcadia Com-          Home Delivered                                                            playing Bingo at the La Fetra        strations
                                                                         in and around the community.                                                                                    Big Band Dance
munity Center at 365 Campus          Meals                                  The classes will cover top-
                                                                                                               Center in Glendora. And this            * A Home Exercise Course
Drive on Mondays from 1:15-             Meals are delivered to                                                 means more opportunities for            * A Medical-risk Screening           Join your friends at the West
                                                                         ics such as diabetes and vision
3:45pm and kick up your heels        Azusa residents age 60+ who                                               the better payouts.                     * A Home-risk Screening           Covina Senior Center on the
                                                                         loss, rediscovering the joys of
to a live band! Tickets are          are home-bound. A Hot Meal          reading, California Telephone            Join others as they have a           Interested persons must suc-      first and fourth Thursday of
$3.00 at the door and include        is delivered by volunteers and      Access program, organizing            fun filled afternoon each Fri-       cessfully meet the eligibility re-   every month. Enjoy wonderful
refreshments.                        staff Monday thru Friday            and identifying money, how to         day. Starting at 12:30 p.m. you      quirements and must schedule         live band performances and
   For more information, please      11:00 am - 12:30 pm. Home           mark and label household items,       may buy your bingo cards; pull       an appointment at the San            dance the night away or just
contact Arcadia Senior Ser-          bound residents are served the      and more! Reservations re-            tabs, bullets and u-pick-ems.        Dimas Senior Citizen/Commu-          enjoy the music.Cost is $6 per
vices at 626.574.5130.               same meals as congregate par-       quired by calling 357-3513 or         Games start at 1:00 and run          nity Center to enroll in the pro-    person and includes refresh-
                                                                         for more information regarding        until 3:00.                          gram.                                ments. Event is from 7:30 p.m.
Get Moving!                          ticipants. Initial in-take infor-
                                                                         the series of classes, please call                                                                              - 10:00 p.m. at 2501 East
                                     mation will include a statement                                              The La Fetra center is lo-           You qualify if you:
  Trying to lose weight and                                              the Braille Institute at (323)                                                                                  Cortez Street, West Covina.
                                     from your physician, stating a                                            cated at 333 East Foothill              * Are 65 years of age or
tone your muscles after the
holidays? Aerobics, Strength         need for the meals.                 663-1111.                             Blvd. in Glendora. For More          older                                United Singles Dance
                                        For more information, call       HICAP                                 information please call 626-            * Are under-active seden-         Club
Training, Yoga and Line Dance
                                     Lynda Prewitt, the Home De-            Making Sense of Medicare,          914-8235 and ask for Tina.           tary (not engaged in moderate
classes are held Monday                                                                                                                                                                     Like to dance? We wel-
through Friday at the City of        livered Meal Manager, at            Every 2nd and 4th Friday of              MONROVIA                          intensity physical activity for      come seniors 50 years and
Arcadia Community Center,            (626) 812-5204 ext 5303.            the month from 9:00am -               Senior Stompers                      30-45 minutes for 3 days per         over to join us every Satur-
                                        The menu is printed in the       12:00pm.                                                                   week, for the past 3 months)         day from 7:30 p.m. until 1:00
365 Campus Drive, Arcadia,
                                                                            The Health Insurance Coun-         Walking Group                           * Can safely walk 200 ft.
CA 91007. They will help you         monthly bulletin, that can be                                                                                                                       p.m. The United Singles Dance
                                                                         seling and Advocacy Program              Watch out, Monrovia!              without the use of an assisitive
reach your goals in the New          requested by calling (626) 812-                                                                                                                     club is located at the Ameri-
                                                                         (HICAP) Counselor provides            We're putting on our walking         devise
Year. These group classes will       5204.                                                                                                                                               can Legion at 330 N. Azusa
                                                                         unbiased information, counsel-        shoes and heading your way!
motivate you to stay on target            COVINA                         ing and assistance on Medicare        We meet every Friday at
                                                                                                                                                       * Have no significant             Avenue in West Covina. Come
                                                                                                                                                    memory impairment                    and join us. Enjoy the music of
and have fun at the same time!       Bunco Bash for                      and related health care cover-        9:00a.m. for a half hour senior         * Use an assisitive devise
  For more information, call                                             age. Make an appointment at                                                                                     our era. Donation : $6.00. If
                                     Older Adults                                                              stretch and then we start
                                                                                                                                                    such as a cane or walker.            you have questions, call Irene
626.574.5130.                                                            Duarte Senior Center, 1610            walking! The Monrovia Senior
                                        The Covina Parks & Rec-
Help In The Home                     reation Department, Senior
                                                                         Huntington Drive, 626-357-            Stompers are members of the              WALNUT                           at (626) 303-1864 or Dot at
   Do you need an extra hand                                             3513.                                 President's Challenge Pro-           Nutrition Program                    (626) 331-1182.
                                     Services Division, hosts Bunco
around the house? If so, call        twice a month. Come and join           GLENDORA                           gram.                                   Seniors age 60 and older are      Lunch Program
574-5130 for a list of potential     in the fun and meet new                                                      The program encourages in-        invited to join us for lunch           Lunch is served five days a
aides to provide housecleaning,
                                                                         Social Security                       dividuals of all ages to make                                             week, Monday through Fri-
                                     friends. Bunco Bash is pre-                                                                                    Monday through Thursday.
meal preparation, laundry,           sented the 2nd and 4th
                                                                         Counseling                            being active part of their ev-       Meals are served at 11:30 am.        day, at 11:30 a.m. A suggested
transportation and other assis-                                             Beginning in March, the La         eryday lives. Take the chal-         There is no charge for the           donation of $2.00 for those 60
                                     Thursday of each month, 1-3
tance, for compensation. Some                                            Fetra Center will have a rep-         lenge, join the stompers at the      meals but the suggested dona-        years and older. Persons un-
                                     p.m., Joslyn Center, 815 N.
of the aides in our registry are                                         resentative from the Social Se-       Monrovia Community Center!           tion is $2.00. Reservations are      der 60 pay $4.00, handicapped
                                     Barranca Avenue, and the fee
certified, licensed and/or                                               curity Administration on hand         For more info, call (626) 256-       required. Meal reservations          $3.00. Senior Center is at 2501
                                     is $2. New and experienced
bonded. Upon completion of                                               the last Thursday of every            8246                                 are accepted weekdays be-            E. Cortez Street. Call (626)
                                     players are welcome. There
an application, an information       will be prizes and refresh-
                                                                         month to address your Social             SAN DIMAS                         tween 8:00 am to 12:00 noon,         331-5366.
package and list of potential                                            Security concerns. Individual,                                             in person or by calling (909)              Wisdom doesn't
                                     ments. Meet new friends and
                                                                         confidential appointments will        InStep Fall
hired hands will be sent to you.     have a great time. For more                                                                                    595-0660. Reservations must             automatically come
     AZUSA                                                               be available between 9:00             Prevention Program                   be made no later than 12:00            with old age. Nothing
                                     information, call the Joslyn
                                                                         a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Items to              The City of San Dimas in                                               does - except wrinkles.
Free Dance Practice                  Center at (626) 966-6378.           be addressed will include dis-        association with the University
                                                                                                                                                    noon a day in advance.
                                                                                                                                                                                            It's true, some wines
   Practice, brush -up or learn           DUARTE                         ability and retirement benefits,      of Southern California is proud      Senior Club
                                                                                                                                                                                          improve with age. But
a new skill at the Azusa Se-                                                                                                                          This social group meets at
                                     Program For The                     duplicate Social Security             to present InStep Fall Preven-
                                                                                                                                                                                          only if the grapes were
nior Center Dining Room on                                               cards, duplicate Medicare             tion Program, a FREE pro-            the Walnut Senior Center.
the second and fourth Wednes-        Vision Impaired                                                                                                                                      good in the first place.
                                                                         cards, Medicare A & B, pre-           gram made possible by a grant        Meet new people and enjoy
days at 1:00 p.m. -2:30 p.m.           Duarte Senior Center, in col-                                                                                                                           Abigail Van Buren
                                                                                                               from the Archstone Founda-
                                                                                  The San Gabriel Valley                 Examiner
April 16 - 22, 2009                                                                                                                                                                 S.G.V. EXAMINER                    B7

Shepherd's Pantry 5th Anniversary Glendora USD Scores 100%!
Celebration And Open House                                                                                         Glendora High School,
                                                                                                                Sandburg Middle School and
                                                                                                                                                      quired to demonstrate signifi-
                                                                                                                                                      cant progress in closing the
                                                                                                                                                                                              Glendora Unified is a school
                                                                                                                                                                                           district that has earned the well
   GLENDORA — Shepherd's                In March we picked up our         hours at Dovetail and perform         Goddard Middle School were            achievement gap for students         deserved reputation of educa-
Pantry will host its 5th anniver-    first allotment of food from the     various jobs as needed.               awarded the most prestigious          such as those students living in     tional excellence. Five Schools
sary celebration and open house      LA Regional Food Bank's facil-          We also continue to receive        award the state of California         poverty and students who are         in Glendora Unified have been
on April 19 from 2:00 to 5:00        ity in Los Angeles. We signed        food from individuals, groups,        bestows on any school, the            learning English as a second lan-    awarded the California Distin-
pm. at its facility, 657 E. Arrow    up for their Emergency Food          civic organizations and               California Distinguished School       guage. Based on these difficult      guished School Award in the
Hwy., Glendora (north side of        Assistance Program (EFAP)            churches. It takes all of these       Award. Glendora Unified is the        criteria, only 300 secondary         last two years. La Fetra El-
Arrow Hwy. between Sun-              which provides specific com-         resources to meet the growing         only school district in the area      schools in the entire state of       ementary and Sutherland El-
flower and Bonnie Cover). This       modities of food to food pan-        demand for food supplies.             that can claim such a remark-         California were eligible for the     ementary, both schools scoring
will be an opportunity to say        tries at no cost. The food is           One of the often overlooked        able achievement.                     award. All three of Glendora         over 900 on the API earned the
thank you to all the donors and      distributed by the USDA and is       services provided by the Pan-            The California Distinguished       Unified secondary schools            California Distinguished School
supporters. The newly ex-            allocated by the States to re-       try is the clothing store. This       School Award recognizes               were not only eligible for the       award last year. Dr. Catherine
panded facility will be available    gional food banks. This is great     program began in the Spring of        schools that have demonstrated        award; they applied for the          Nichols, Superintendent of
for people to see first hand how     new source of food supplies.         2008 and has grown into a very        high levels of student achieve-       award, were visited by a team        Glendora Unified, stated, "Our
it operates Economic uncer-             Another major source of food      professional clothing store op-       ment and robust educational           of educators who confirmed           administrators, teachers and
tainly continues to affect many      supply is Dovetail Ministries in     eration. The volunteers that run      programs became even more             the excellent instruction pro-       staff are dedicated to each stu-
families in the San Gabriel Val-     Montebello. Once a month we          the store do a tremendous job         difficult to attain this year. Be-    vided to the students, and re-       dent, every day. Their commit-
ley area. There has been an in-      pick up 4,000 to 5,000 lbs. of       each week. On average they            ginning this year, the state added    ceived the phone call from State     ment to assisting each student
crease in the number of new          food which includes 63 pre-          provide clothing to more than         a new requirement to become           Superintendent of Schools, Mr.       attain the highest levels of learn-
families requesting assistance       packed family food boxes. The        100 people each week.                 eligible for the award. Glendora      Jack O'Connell, to tell them the     ing possible is affirmed with this
from the Pantry, and many of         food from Dovetail is a large part      Shepherd's Pantry relies to-       High, Sandburg Middle and             great news!                          award."
these families have jobs but are     of our monthly food provisions.      tally on financial donations from     Goddard Middle were also re-
unable to earn enough money          Dovetail relies 100% on volun-       individuals, businesses, civic
to pay their bills. They are
force to turn to local food pan-
                                     teer labor and encourages their
                                     customers to help whenever
                                                                          organizations, clubs and foun-
                                                                          dations. Shepherd's Pantry is a       Events At The Natural History Museum
tries for help, some for the first   they can. Glenkirk Church            non-profit corporation.                  ART + SCIENCE = ART OF             PIT SCIENCE                             The Natural History Museum
time in their lives. One of the      sends several volunteers as a           For additional information,        THE EARTH                                Saturday, April 25; 10 am-        of Los Angeles County is at 900
goals is to make them feel as        group the third Thursday of          call (626)852-7630 or e-mail             Saturday, April 18, 10 am-4        noon                                 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles,
comfortable as possible.             each. They typically spend 3-4       phuisman@shepherdspantry.com.         pm                                       Los Angeles is home to            CA 90007. Open seven days a
                                                                                                                   This brand new series ex-          world-class science. At the La       week 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tickets

What Do You Call 50 Lawyers At A                                                                                plores how science influences
                                                                                                                art, and the art inherent in sci-
                                                                                                                ence. Join us this month as we
                                                                                                                                                      Brea Tar Pits, the science is
                                                                                                                                                      ground-breaking - but also
                                                                                                                                                      ground-oozing. Discover how
                                                                                                                                                                                           $9 for adults, $6.50 for chil-
                                                                                                                                                                                           dren. Admission is free the first
                                                                                                                                                                                           Tuesday of every month. For
Food Bank? Food From The Bar                                                                                    celebrate Earth Day and explore
                                                                                                                the art that can be found in the
                                                                                                                                                      scientists at the Page Museum
                                                                                                                                                      uncover Ice Age mysteries and
                                                                                                                                                                                           more information, call (213)
                                                                                                                                                                                           763-DINO            or      visit
   LOS ANGELES — The Los             and will feature 50 members of       mand is high," said Michael           world around us every day. Cre-       how animals from dire wolves         www.nhm.org.
Angeles Regional Foodbank and        some two dozen prominent law         Flood, President/CEO of the           ate animal costumes out of re-        to sloths lived in L.A. thousands       The Page Museum at the La
the legal community of Los           firms in Los Angeles (see at-        Los      Angeles        Regional      cycled materials and learn how        of years ago. This month's Jun-      Brea Tar Pits is at 5801 Wilshire
Angeles will launch their first      tached list) competing in a          Foodbank. "We're extremely            to give them life, discover the       ior Scientist is at the page mu-     Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA,
Food from the Bar campaign to        "Backpack Pack-off." Retired         grateful to all the participants in   butterflies and other insects that    seum at the La Brea Tar Pits.        90036. Open seven days a week
fight hunger among children          Superior Court Judge Lawrence        this campaign. It's great that        inhabit our backyards and learn       This program is for 6-9 year-        9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets $7
with a special "Backpack Pack-       Crispo will preside over the         they can give back to the com-        why they show off their beau-         olds and their families. All pro-    for adults, $4.50 for students
off" April 20 at the Foodbank.       event and decide which team          munity and have some fun do-          tiful displays. Explore the Mu-       grams are FREE with paid Mu-         and seniors, and $2 for children
   The Food from the Bar cam-        filled the most backpacks with       ing it. Because of their efforts,     seum that on this day, is filled      seum admission. No reserva-          ages 5-12. Admission is free for
paign plans to raise much            food during the timed competi-       many families in our commu-           with music, activities and more       tions are required; check in at      children under 5 and Museum
needed food and funds for the        tion. Each backpack will con-        nity won't have to worry about        and find out what art plus sci-       the Museum's main entrance.          members. Admission is also free
Los     Angeles       Regional       tain a food kit and will be dis-     how to feed their children dur-       ence equals for you! For more         For more information, please         for everyone on the first Tues-
Foodbank, which provided             tributed to students at Main         ing the summer months."               information,                  visit   contact the Discovery Center at      day of every month. For more
more than 39 million pounds of       Street, Normandie, Ninth Street         The Los Angeles Regional           www.nhm.org/weekends.                 (213) 763-3230.                      information, visit the Museum's
food and product last year to        and Eastman elementary               Foodbank is a non-profit, chari-         AN EVENING OF MUSIC                   DINOSAUR ENCOUN-                  website at www.tarpits.org or
assist those facing hunger in        schools.                             table organization established in     WITH DON EDWARDS                      TERS                                 call (323) 934-PAGE.
Los Angeles County. The cam-             The Food from the Bar cam-       1973 and is one of the largest           Friday, April 24; 7 pm                Ongoing, Wednesdays-Sun-             The Hart Park and Museum
paign is timed to help provide       paign will run from April 20         food banks in the United States.         This enchanted evening in          days                                 is at 24151 Newhall Ave.
more than 700,000 meals to           through May 15. The campaign         Through a network of 875              silent film star Bill Hart's living      Two life-sized dinosaurs are      Newhall, CA, 91321. Open
low-income children, seniors         will include food collection,        charitable agency sites, the          room features Don Edwards in          roaming the Museum! Our              Wednesday through Friday from
and working families each week       fundraising and volunteer ser-       Foodbank supplies enough food         an intimate setting, surrounded       Triceratops and T. rex puppets       10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and
during the upcoming summer           vice, and will recognize partici-    for over 700,000 meals each           by paintings by Russell and           star in playful, educational pre-    weekends from 11 a.m. to 3:30
months.                              pants based on contributions.        week in Los Angeles County.           Remington. Tickets are $80 per        sentations that teach visitors       p.m., with tours every half hour.
   The campaign kickoff event            "This campaign will help fill    The Foodbank is affiliated with       person and can be purchased           about how these creatures lived.     Admission is free. For more in-
will be held at 11:00 am Mon-        a critical void in the summer        Feeding America. For more in-         via phone at (661) 286-4021 or        Presentations in the second          formation, visit the Museum's
day, April 20, at the Foodbank       months when historically our         formation,                   visit    the Cowboy Festival website,          floor North American Mammal          website at www.hartmuseum.org
- 1734 E. 41st St., Los Angeles      food supplies dwindle, but de-       www.lafoodbank.org.                   www.cowboyfestival.org.               Hall.                                or call (661) 254-4584.
                                                                                                                   ART AT HART QUICK

Santa Teresita Auxiliary Card Party
                                                                                                                   Saturday, April 25; 7 pm           Storytime For Little Ones
                                                                                                                   An exclusive tour of the art
  DUARTE — Everyone is
welcome to enjoy the fun at
                                     to all card players at 11:00 AM.
                                     Luncheon will be served at 12:15
                                                                          to an enjoyable day of great en-
                                                                          tertainment. Proceeds for this
                                                                                                                and Western artifacts in silent
                                                                                                                film star Bill Hart's Spanish Co-
                                                                                                                                                      At West Covina Library
Santa Teresita's Auxiliary's An-     PM.                                  event will benefit the additional     lonial mansion, followed by a            West Covina Library's             the West Covina Library
nual Card and Game party to be          The price of $20.00 includes      furnishings for Madonna Hall.         "quick draw" - in which West-         Storytime for Little Ones spring     Children's Room.
held on Wednesday, April             coffee, tea, and a delicious lun-         For more information con-        ern genre artists create works        session began April 13th and            West Covina Library, part of
29.The event will run from           cheon. Many card and board           tact the Volunteer Director, Liza     of art in one hour's time while       continues through May 18th.          the County of Los Angeles Pub-
11:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. in the       games will be available to play      Boquiren, at (626) 359-3244,          you watch. The works of art           Little Ones Storytime is for chil-   lic Library, is located at 1601
newly remodeled Madonna Hall         such as Bridge, Rummicube,           Ext. 3445 Reservation deadline        will be auctioned off following       dren birth to 5 years and their      West Covina Parkway in West
located at 819 Buena Vista,          Scrabble and Pinochle with           is Wednesday, April 22. Card          the quick draw. Petite buffet         caregivers. It features age-ap-      Covina. For more information
Duarte. Doors will be opened         door prizes and a raffle adding      players will have specific seat-      served. Tickets are $25 per per-      propriate books, stories, songs,     about the library and its pro-
                                     to the festivities. If you do not    ing. Luncheon is open seating.        son and can be purchased via          fingerplays, and art projects that   grams, please call (626) 962-
"Born                                wish to play any cards or
                                     games, please come for lunch.
                                                                             Santa Teresita is owned and
                                                                          operated by the Carmelite Sis-
                                                                                                                phone at (661) 286-4021 or the
                                                                                                                Cowboy Festival website,
                                                                                                                                                      encourage emergent literacy.
                                                                                                                                                      This free program will be held
                                                                                                                                                                                           3541 or visit the County Library
                                                                                                                                                                                           Web              site         at
                                        Bring your favorite game and      ters of the Sacred Heart and is       www.cowboyfestival.org.
                                                                                                                                                      every Monday at 11:00 AM in          www.colapublib.org.
                                     favorite friend. Treat yourself      at the service of the family for         JUNIOR SCIENTIST: TAR

   WALNUT — The Mt. San
Antonio College Theater Pro-
gram will stage its production
of Garson Kanin's Born Yester-
day, Fridays and Saturdays,
April 17-18 and 24-25, 8 p.m.,
in Mt. SAC's Sophia B. Clarke
   Born Yesterday was one of
the most popular and longest
running of American post-war
comedies. When Harry Brock,
a junk dealer made rich by sup-
plying the wartime military with
scrap metal, arrives in Washing-
ton, D.C. to buy power and in-
fluence with his new-found for-
tune, he hires an idealistic young
magazine writer to teach class
to his ex-chorus girl girlfriend,
Billie Dawn. Love blossoms as
the writer discovers Billie is re-
ally a diamond-in-the-rough and
they take well-deserved revenge
on the crude and arrogant
Brock. Mt. SAC Professor
Ralph Eastman directs this Mt.
SAC production
   Tickets are $12 for general
admission, $9 for seniors, stu-
dents, and children under 12.
   For tickets, call (909) 468-
4050 or at www.4tix.org.
                                                                                    The San Gabriel Valley                 Examiner
B8              S.G.V. EXAMINER                                                                                                                                                                                 April 16 - 22, 2009

Teddy Bear Tea has
Puppy Love
   WALNUT — Puppies and                                Other popular items up for
teddy bears - what an adorable                      bid include an autographed gui-
combination!                                        tar by the Jonas Brothers and
   This year's Teddy Bear Tea,                      Twilight and Hannah Montana
sponsored by the Walnut Valley                      memorabilia.
Educational Foundation, will                           The silent auction will feature
feature both. The 13th annual                       custom decorated themed gift
luncheon tea will be held Satur-                    baskets, jewelry, framed prints
day, April 25 from 10 a.m. - 2                      and autographed items.
p.m. at the Royal Vista Golf                           Tickets are available for $49
Club in Walnut.                                     per person. For tickets, call
   The highlight of the tea is the                  (909) 444-9440.
display and raffle of 25 cre-                          Proceeds fund classroom
atively dressed and decorated                       mini-grants for special class-
teddy bears.                                        room needs in the Walnut Val-
   And this year's live auction                     ley Unified School District.
event will feature a champion                          Royal Vista Golf Club is lo-
lined tri-color male Shitzu                         cated at 20055 E. Colima Road
puppy!                                              in Walnut.

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                                              as low as

                                $54.00                              per month*

  Call Kirk Warner at                                                                                 GREAT CAREER PLAN
                                                                                                                                                                                     Food You Can Bank On

    (626) 963-3244
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     7 am - 3 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 FRIDAY: 7 am - 8 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   (serving dinner)
                                                                                                                                                                                                               SATURDAY: 7 am-3 p.m.
      220 S. Glendora Ave. • Glendora, CA 91741                                                       Looking For Motivated Individuals                                                                          SUNDAY: 8 am-2 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   (breakfast only)
                   An Authorized Agend for Blue Cross of California
    Rate effective March 1, 2007 based on PPO share 3500 (HSA-compatible). Single person age                   Wanting To Make                                               COUPON
    19-29, area 9: Los Angeles County zip codes beginning with 906-912, 915, 917, 918, 935. Blue
    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.
                                                                                                              Meaningful Income                                                          Buy one entree and
                                                                                                                                                                                        Get a 2nd entree FREE
                                LICENSE #0809588
                                                                                            S91101       In A Relatively Short Period                                              (free entree not to exceed $5.00 value,
                                                                                                                                                                                  with minimum purchase of 2 beverages)
                                                                                                                    Of Time                                                                MONDAY TO FRIDAY ONLY     EXP. 4/30/09

                                                                                                                  Will Train                                           (626) 914-4417 •161 N. Glendora Ave.
        It s Your Choice!
           REFINANCING, SELLING                                                                              ( Go To Website For Info )
            You might know that an Escrow Company
  handles these transactions but did you know that you have the                                       Greatcareerplan.com/?williamjruiz                                                                 548 West Arrow Hwy.
        right to choose which escrow company is used?                                                                                                                                                   San Dimas, CA 91773
                   There IS a difference!                                                                      (866) 457-5548                                                                           Phone: (909) 599-0502
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Fax: (909) 599-2594
                             Tell your real estate agent or lender that                                                                                                  “Good Food”
                            you want to use FORTUNE ESCROW INC.
                                                                                                           We Pay Cash for DVD Movies & Video Games
                              an Independent, Licensed escrow com-
                                                                                                     PS/2, PS/3, X-BOX, X-BOX 360, Nintendo Wii & Sony PSP
                              pany serving the community since 1985.

                      For tune Escrow Inc.
                      Fortune Escrow
           302 W. Foothill Blvd., Glendora, CA 91741                                                           Book                                  Bin
                                                                                                                                                                       Healthy & Fun
            Ph. 626.914.7817 • Fax 626.963.1841

      Alandale Insur ance
                                                                                                       We pay $2.50 for DVDs in their original case and $.50 for
                                                                                                        DVDs with no original case (must have original labels).
                                                                                                       Games 6 months old or newer we pay ½ of current used
                                                                                                                                                                         • boys
                                                                                                        price listed on Amazon.com. Must have original case &          • •Boys & girls gymnastics
           A g ency                                                                                  instructions. We pay $1.50 for most video games older than
                                                                                                     6 months if in their original case with instructions and few to
                                                                                                                                                                       • Ages 18 months & up
                                                                                                                                                                       • Tumbling • Cheerleading
                                                                                                          no scratches. $1.00 if no instructions or moderately
                                                                                                      scratched and $.50 if no original case or heavily scratched.           Visit The
                               BOB KUHN OR                                                           We sell used DVDs, VHS, Video Games, Audio Books, &                  New Pre-School
                                                                                                      New or Used Books. Stop by and visit us or check our                    Facility                    (626) 966-8775
                               CAROL WILLIAMS
                                                                                                        website for a complete listing of our books, video                          July 17th
                               LICENSE # 0174856                                                                             games & dvds.                                        841 N. Dodsworth Avenue, Covina
                                                                                                     www.book-bin.com 626-335-4402                                     $20 off for new families only-EXPIRES 4/30/09
                    (626) 852-1751                                                                      M-Th 10-7, Fri 10-6:30, Sat 10-6   No appointment necessary
                                                                                                      Corner of Foothill & Grand in the Vons/Longs Shopping Center       A United States National Team Training Center
                                                                                                             The San Gabriel Valley               Examiner

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