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COURIER photos/Steven Felschundneff Several boxes full of toys are on display in the parking lot at Sumner Elementary School during an assembly on Thursday. The students and parents of Sumner, Danbury, Vista and Oakmont schools collected hundreds of gifts over the last 2 weeks to benefit Toys for Tots. Story on page 14.

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Water war wages on as Golden State releases study
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ASB students spread the joy of Christmas
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Volunteer Kathleen Noll lights a luminaria on Thursday at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont. Luminaria Nights at the Garden features live music, warm apple cider, cookies and over 700 candle-lit luminaria. The event, which costs $5, runs Thursday through Saturday, ending this weekend.

Following a wrapping party on Wednesday at Claremont High School, the gifts that student government officers bought for area families wait to be distributed.

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The COURIER will have an entire edition devoted to 2012 in our special year in review edition on Saturday, December 29. So even though I’d enjoy giving Golden State Water advice (let’s see specifics why rates skyrocket or get out of town), or certain vocal residents how to get their message heard (be nice, not angry and people might listen), this is the time to talk about 2013 and some important changes at the COURIER. I wanted to start by announcing that Kathryn Dunn has been promoted from managing editor to editor-in-chief. So what does that mean? It means she is now in charge of the editorial content of the newspaper. A managing editor in a newsroom usually manages the day-to-day coverage, making key calls with how stories are presented and covered. But as a lieutenant, the managing editor will differ to the editor on many final decisions. The COURIER has had many managing editors over the years. I was one with my father Martin. But do you remember many of those names? In the history of the Claremont COURIER, Ms. Dunn is the third editor not named Weinberger. That’s 104 years. She has worked her way up through the ranks, handling most jobs the COURIER has to offer. Ms. Dunn has been instrumental in keeping the high quality of our content during my father’s failing health and the transition of myself as publisher. Do not hesitate to congratulate her and also thank her for continuing a long tradition of COURIER journalism. I will not be phoning in my job from a beach community somewhere. I obviously remain an enthusiastic owner/publisher who will continue to make contributions to our editorial content, but also will have a keen eye on running the business end to make

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CITY NEWS

Claremont COURIER/Saturday, December 22, 2012

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Study projects huge rate increases with city-owned water

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he back-and-forth between Golden State Water Company and the city of Claremont continues today with the release of a study outlining 3 possible scenarios for the water company takeover.

According to local water consultant Rodney Smith on behalf of Golden State, a $54 million water system purchase means a water bill increase of $469 annually for Claremont residents. Mr. Smith makes this assertion among other projections regarding the city’s potential water purchase in a feasibility study released Wednesday, December 19. While citing several reasons why he advises the city against its water system purchase, much of it comes down to one issue for Mr. Smith: operations and management. “Running a [water] system is not playing Nintendo. You don’t get amateurs involved to do this,” he said. Mr. Smith noted his belief that, if the water system is purchased for $54 million, rates will go up about 30 percent for decades. That percentage increases as the total purchase price goes up, he said. “If you lose the litigation lottery, your rates are going to go over the roof and you are hoping that the city— which is going to have to expand and transform themselves into major asset managers, infrastructure planners, risk managers and all that—doesn’t screw it up.” A copy of Mr. Smith’s report, titled “The Economics
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The COURIER would then start venturing into other ways to deliver print products like more special sections, and even a coffee table book of Claremont. Our staff is quite excited about some of these options. The website of course would even be more robust, with daily updates, and more slideshows and video. We even will be launching a new COURIER website app that would making viewing our stories easier on smaller iPhone type devices. We realize many readers still rely on the newspaper to get their news of Claremont. We are not going to simply be an online publication. Everything we do starts with the newspaper and evolves from there. It’s the center of the COURIER universe. Our goal is to give readers choices on how they access COURIER information. We think some of these changes, driven by the need to stay ahead of future post office delivery issues, will keep us humming as the quality publication you all expect. I’d really like to get feedback on any of these items mentioned above. Right now we are still in a planning phase and there will be no changes in the delivery dates. My email address is: pweinberger@claremontcourier.com. Price of a single copy goes to $1 starting January 5 So how much to you pay for a cup of coffee? Or your favorite drink at a restaurant? Is it more than $1? Probably so. After 5 years, the COURIER is going to increase the single copy price from 75 cents to $1. We still think this is a steal, and still less than most community newspapers delivering far less information that we do each week. The increase WILL NOT IMPACT subscription rates. The regular subscription rate will remain $52 (even more of a steal). This is the price for a single copy of the newspaper in a news rack or store. We are very sensitive to any price increase. But on occasion it’s necessary to help us cover the expense for quality, accurate, reliable journalism. Something that’s becoming even more rare these days. As usual, the COURIER staff appreciates your support. Have a good holiday.

of Claremont’s Attempt to Buy the Water System,” was delivered to Claremont councilmembers and other city officials early Wednesday morning, outlining what Mr. WATER Smith believes will be costs incurred by residents should a $54 million, $104 milISSUE lion or $204 million deal be made resulting in the city’s ownership of its water system. The $54 million figure is based on the city’s formal offer to the water company, the $104 million is based on the League of Women Voters estimate in a 2006 study and $204 million as an arbitrary number selected by Mr. Smith. Mr. Smith’s study does not suggest a price for the city’s water system, but he indicates the water company is worth at least $204 million and could very well go beyond that price. He goes on to question whether Claremont city employees are well-enough prepared for such a massive undertaking. “The auto mart used to be full. It’s frickin’ empty now. And the warehouse [sic] district took a long time,” Mr. Smith said in reference to both Auto Center Drive and the Packinghouse Village expansion project. “There’s a lot of empty spaces there. There’s going to be an issue with that track record.” Golden State has not yet released what it believes to be the cost of its system after rejecting the city’s $54 million offer last month. A study to determine that price is currently underway, according to Denise Kruger, Golden State’s senior vice president of regulated utilities. Mr. Smith expressed concerns about whether or not the city will able to build a successful enough bond management team to get the funds needed to purchase the water system. “Who are they?” he said in reference to city staff. “And what about the city manager? What’s his record?” As water company and city representatives await negotiations, which have yet to be scheduled according to Ms. Kruger, Golden State approached Mr. Smith to conduct the report brought before the city. The presented document represents an estimated month of work, according to Mr. Smith. A Claremont resident since 1982, Mr. Smith is the senior vice president of Claremont-based Stratecon, Inc., a consulting firm that specializes in the economics, finance, law and the politics of water. He earned his bachelor’s degree in economics at UCLA before receiving his PhD in economics from the University of Chicago, and went on to teach the subject at Claremont McKenna College for 15 years. He now works full-time for the private sector as an “advisor in the acquisition of water rights throughout the western United States and in the sale and leasing of water rights and water supplies to public and private sector water users.” A self-proclaimed “water geek,” Mr. Smith has been providing consulting services to Golden State Water Company for the last 12 years, a fact both parties disclosed up front. Mr. Smith was hired and paid by Golden State to conduct this latest water study, though how much was spent on the study was not disclosed. Mr. Smith’s latest study is based on Golden State’s cost numbers and takes into consideration 4 main revenue requirements of the city’s water system: capital charges (or the cost of maintaining the company’s assets), income tax, operating expenses and the water itself. Should the city take over, Mr. Smith reports that, while the city would not have to worry about income tax, reported as costing Golden State an estimated $1.3 million annually, capital charges would increase significantly. Golden State currently pays about $2.97 million in capital charges. With the city’s $54 million offer, Mr. Smith estimates the city would pay $8.87 million in annual capital charges, at $104 million an estimated $15.79 million, and at $204 million about $29.51 million. According to Mr. Smith, the dramatic increase in capital charges is partially due to the city’s lack of “pay as you go” funds for operations and capital improvements, allowing the city to bankroll needed improvements with current funds rather than borrowed money. The city

would need to build up such a fund, should it take ownership of its water system, says Mr. Smith. “While a government-owned water system does not have shareholders, it does not follow that the acquisition and operation of the system can be financed by simply borrowing the amount needed to purchase and operate the system,” he writes. “Rather, extra borrowing is needed to create an equity cushion.” Mr. Smith believes Claremont would need to consider a financial plan not unlike local providers like the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. MWD’s financial plan includes reserve funding that would equate to 173 days of operation and “pay as you go” financing, paying for 25 percent of its capital investments with reserves gathered from customers’ rates in previous years. “The city of Claremont, of course, starts with a blank slate,” Mr. Smith states. “From a consumer’s perspective, the vision of lower water rates is a mirage.” Two subjects that did not factor into Mr. Smith’s assessment are current Claremont water rates and conservation efforts. Water usage by Claremont homeowners and businesses has gone from about 14,000 acre-feet in 2007 falling to below 11,000 acre-feet since 2010. The reduction in water use has had little to no impact on residents’ water bills. In fact, the opposite outcome has occurred and many residents are paying twice as much for water as they did in 2007. Golden State and its representatives invited COURIER representatives and Wes Woods from the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin to attend a meeting in what they say is an effort to be open and honest about the costs associated with the city’s takeover of the water company. At the 90-minute meeting held at Stratecon in Claremont on Tuesday, Mr. Smith, Ms. Kruger from Golden State and Peter DeMarco, director of Randle Communications for Golden State, dodged the question of why Claremont residents pay such high rates and why the water company has systematically requested increases. Ms. Kruger cited infrastructure upgrades and Mr. DeMarco claims the questions have already been answered. Claremont residents have said in the past they are willing to pay higher prices now in order to ensure that Golden State’s record of yearly rate increases does not push future generations out of Claremont. “We’re here to support the future,” said Claremont resident Ellen Taylor to the CPUC’s administrative law judge last December. “We probably won’t see much of the benefit, but I want the benefit for my children and for my grandchildren, and I want people to think forward rather than backwards.” On Wednesday morning, Claremont City Manager Tony Ramos told the COURIER that he had not had an opportunity to give ample review of Mr. Smith’s study. “Once we review the information, myself and our legal team—if and when appropriate—we will have a comment,” said Mr. Ramos, adding that he feels “it is very unfortunate they chose to hold this press conference without any input or showing the city first.” Of what he has seen, Mr. Ramos says he believes there are “numerous, gaping holes” in the information they have provided, which is consistent with the message they are giving this community to try to mislead them. “What they haven’t touched in what I saw in the newspaper were any comments about profits or anything else like that,” Mr. Ramos said. “I think they have sent a paid message—they hired a paid professional to send the message they want to send.” The city’s battle toward acquisition is approaching the 12-month mark, beginning with the city’s appropriation of up to $300,000 of general reserve funds to explore the the city’s purchase of the water system. The feud began in response to Golden State’s request for a 24 percent rate increase in 2013 as well as additional, smaller increases in 2014 and 2015. While the new rates were expected to begin this January, that increase has been delayed as the California Public Utilities Commission continues to deliberate. —Beth Hartnett

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Claremont COURIER/Saturday, December 22, 2012

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Arraignment delayed for psychologist in lewd conduct case

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ttorneys for Thomas Gary Amberson, PsyD, a Claremont psychologist accused of lewd conduct with a child earlier this month, have been granted additional time to review their client’s case.
Mr. Amberson made his first court appearance this week after being charged with 5 counts of lewd conduct on a child and one count of possession of child pornography late last month. A representative from the Licensing Board for Psychologists was present during the arraignment. In addition to hearing his

charges, Mr. Amberson was prohibited by a protective order from contacting the victims. The arraignment was pushed back as Mr. Amberson’s attorneys desired more time to look over their client’s case before entering a plea, according to police. The Claremont psychologist will return before a Pomona Courthouse judge on January 16 for the arraignment and a bail review, says Claremont Police Lieutenant Shelly Vander Veen. Troubles began for the 56-year-old resident of Upland with a psychological practice in Claremont after a 9-year-old male alleged that Mr. Amberson had made inappropriate contact with him during a counseling session. It was the second time such an allegation has been

made against the psychologist, who was accused of inappropriate contact with a 13-year-old male in 2008. Though the District Attorney did not file in the 2008 case due to lack of evidence, the incident will be included as part of the latest criminal filing.   Claremont police officers say they conducted a search of Mr. Amberson’s business on November 15 following the most recent allegation. During the search, detectives claim a computer containing child pornography was found. Mr. Amberson was arrested and released later that day after posting $100,000 bail. Mr. Amberson has been a practicing psychologist for more than 20 years, with experience counseling both child and adults. He specializes in children and

teen issues such as Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and offers evaluations in learning problems, parenting, abuse, depression, stress, grief and anxiety/panic disorder. He received his Doctorate in Psychology from the Rosemead School of Psychology and became licensed in California in March 1987, according to the California Board of Psychology. He maintains a practice off Foothill Boulevard in Claremont. The Claremont Police Department requests that parents who believe Mr. Amberson may have victimized their child contact the Claremont Police Detective Bureau at 399-5420.
—Beth Hartnett news@claremont-courier.com

Keep it clean with bulk pick-up
Claremont Community Improvement reminds residents who have scheduled a bulk item pick-up with the Community Services Department to ensure that items scheduled for collection are placed at the curb in front of the property no sooner than the evening before the scheduled pick-up date. Bulk items, particularly larger pieces of furniture, that are placed in the street and/or bike lane for longer periods of time not only create an unsightly condition, but can create a safety hazard and obstruction in the public right-of-way. Such bulk items are also difficult to see at night and require bicyclists and pedestrians to enter traffic lanes in order to avoid the obstruction. For more information, or to schedule a bulk item pick-up, contact Community Services at 399-5431.

OUR TOWN

Residents may protest a proposed property tax increase
Claremont and Los Angeles County property owners are urged to check their mailboxes for the “Official Notice to Property Owners of Public Hearing,” which, if not protested, will result in a county-wide property tax increase. While the mailing looks like junk mail, it is an important document that allows property owners to protest a proposed parcel tax. The Board of Supervisors of the County of Los Angeles will hold a public hearing on January 15, 2013 to consider a Clean Water, Clean Beaches Measure proposed by the Los Angeles County Flood Control District to establish an annual clean water fee, which would be collected with the property taxes beginning on the 2013-2014 County of Los Angeles property tax roll. The public hearing will take place Tuesday, January

15, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. at the Board of Supervisors Hearing Room, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration, 500 W.Temple St., Los Angeles, CA 90012. Any property owner may testify or file a written protest with the executive officer of the Board of Supervisors at any time before the end of the public hearing. A written protest must identify the parcel address and assessor’s parcel number, and must be signed by the property owner or an authorized representative. Protests should be mailed to Executive Officer, Board of Supervisors, PO Box 866006, Los Angeles, CA 90086. For more information, visit www.LACountyClean Water.org, call 800-218-0018 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday) or email water.info@dpw.lacounty. gov.

Friday, December 14 A 33-year-old woman was airlifted to USC Medical Center Friday afternoon after being struck by a car while crossing the street. The woman was crossing Indian Hill on the south side of San Jose Avenue when a driver attempting to make a left onto Indian Hill from San Jose failed to yield and collided with the woman. She was airlifted for treatment of lacerations to her hands and pain to her neck and back. The driver sustained no injuries. **** Employees of the Starbucks located at 810 S. Indian Hill received an unexpected present on Friday evening. Waiting for them on top of the paper towel dispenser in the men’s restroom was a hypodermic needle and balloon with what police believed to be heroin. The objects were given to Claremont police to be destroyed.

POLICE BLOTTER

attempted burglary. It does not appear that the crook gained access to the home and it is unknown why the subject decided to flee before following through with the crime. **** Trouble began for Daniel Lepe, 29, of Rialto after he decided that going up to strangers at Piano Piano and banging his beer mug on their tables was an effective tool for communication. It apparently was not and after witnessing the disruption, the manager escorted Mr. Lepe out of the Foothill Boulevard bar, but not before the customer could perform one last gesture. Mr. Lepe turned around and hit the manager in the head with a closed fist, according to Lieutenant Shelly Vander Veen. The bar’s bouncer was able to tackle Mr. Lepe and detain him until police could arrive. Mr. Lepe was arrested for assault. Sunday, December 16 On December 6, Adam Muldrow, 21, took a ride to jail after being found riding around on a bike stolen from the Colleges. Mr. Muldrow was back to his old ways this week, found once again taking a ride on a stolen bicycle. He claimed that he had purchased his new ride at a swap meet but, given his track record, the police didn’t buy his story. Sure

enough, the true owner of the bicycle was discovered later that day. Mr. Muldrow had swiped the bike, found with a bike lock around the front wheel, by stealing a wheel off another bike and making a swap. Police remind the public to make sure they secure their bicycles from the frame and not a wheel. **** Police hit a jackpot after locating a woman driving a stolen Kia Forte near Foothill Boulevard and Berkeley Avenue late Saturday morning. Ernestina Magana, 23, from Bloomington attempted to evade police, even jumping out of the moving vehicle at one point, but was eventually caught. The vehicle came to a stop after colliding with a planter wall. Inside the car were bags of jewelry, numerous cell phones, iPads and a 42-inch screen TV from a series of residential burglaries. Ms. Magana was arrested for the stolen property, including driving the stolen vehicle, for resisting an officer and for the pursuit. Monday, December 17 A resident in the 600 block of Lehigh Drive received a frightening wake-up call when roused from an afternoon nap by an armed intruder prying open her bedroom door. When the burglar saw the woman, he called out that he was going to get a gun and ran off in an unknown direction, according to the resident. He never returned, but a knife was found

near the doorway. The man had entered the house through an unlocked window. The resident describes the intruder as a Hispanic or black male about 5 foot 6 or 8 inches tall, weighing 150-160 pounds with short dark hair, clean cut and bushy eyebrows. Tuesday, December 18 A group of thieves are all set for the holiday festivities to begin. Surveillance at Sprouts Farmers Market at 835 W. Foothill Blvd. revealed a trio of females taking off with 3 shopping carts filled with 150 bottles of wine Tuesday night. The beverages, valued at about $2000 total, had been accidentally left on the store’s loading dock. The thieves took off in a black 4-door sedan. Investigation continues. **** After rear-ending a car at Bonita Avenue and Indian Hill at approximately 1:15 p.m., 67-year-old Donald Sheldon gave the other driver his insurance information and drove off. His quick exit didn’t keep police from tracking him down. Officers responded to the address on Mr. Sheldon’s insurance card and found him to be under the influence of alcohol. Additionally, a 6-ounce cup of vodka was found in his car, according to Lt. Vander Veen. Mr. Sheldon was arrested for driving under the influence.
—Beth Hartnett news@claremont-courier.com

Saturday, December 15 A resident in the 500 block of Occidental Drive was left in the dark Saturday night when the electricity unexpectedly turned off, and not because of a routine blackout. While police are unsure who shut off the electricity, they did find a large hole cut into the patio screen door in what they believe to be an

EDUCATION

Claremont COURIER/Saturday, December 22, 2012

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Election yields new CUSD board president, vice president

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hile the makeup of the Claremont Unified School District Board of Education hasn’t changed, there has been a changing of the guard with regard to its leadership.

With Jeff Stark’s term at the head of the school board expiring, Mary Caenepeel was elected as its new president at the Thursday, December 20 board meeting. Ms. Caenepeel has served on the CUSD board since 2005 and is active with Claremont After School Programs (CLASP), among other educationally-oriented endeavors.

Having been elected vice president of the school board at Thursday’s meeting, Steven Llanusa is now second-incommand. The father of 3 CHS graduates, Mr. Llanusa has worked to develop materials for the Claremont Educational Foundation, among other district activities. Additionally, board member Hilary

LaConte has been elected to the position of clerk for the school board. Ms. LaConte, who has 2 sons in Claremont schools, is on the board of the Curtain Raisers at the Claremont Colleges and is a past president of the Claremont Parent Faculty Association.

ASB students ‘Target’ needy families for holiday gifting
our average teenager needs little encouragement to go on a Target shopping spree, armed with plenty
While Claremont High School ASB members got to do exactly that, they weren’t filling their carts with treats for themselves. Instead, they were shopping for 3 low-income families within the Claremont Unified School District who, without some help, might have had a pretty sparse Christmas. Student government members used to conduct their annual Adopt-a-Family program through the Salvation Army¸ according to 10-year ASB director Jack Harper. In recent years, however, they have opted to work with staffers at the Claremont Unified School District in order to ensure that their efforts benefit nearby families. “The students felt the need to give back to their own community,” Mr. Harper said.

While the identities of the local families selected are anonymous, the students do know that they comprise a total of 7 CUSD students, ranging in age from 5 to 18. The biggest family includes 3 girls, ages 5, 6 and 9, and an 11-year-old boy.
They also know a little about the students, because they received a Christmas wish list, accompanied by the age and gender of each kid, to aid them in their gift selection. Their budget, $245 for each child plus a grocery store gift certificate of about $100 for the parents, came from ASB’s Charity League fund. They raised the money through 2 dances they sponsor each year as well as through activities like manning the student store. During their Target jaunt, the student government members made a real game of their philanthropic task. The students were organized into 3 teams, each representing an adopted family. They then had only 30 minutes to find the perfect gifts. The winning team went over by a single cent! They weren’t just competing against the clock but also against one another to see who could come the closest to spending exactly their budgeted amount. “It’s really fun to be in charge of it,” said ASB president Madison Weigand, who is in her fourth year participating in the Adopt-a-Family program. On Wednesday, the students wrapped the gifts, along with a present that each provided personally to add to the treasure trove, during class. A prize was also awarded for the loveliest wrapping job. On Friday, those toys and gifts—ranging from Barbies and toy cars to a Nintendo DS and clothes—were dropped off at the district office, in order to be distributed in time for the holidays.

COURIER photo/STeven Felschundneff ASB president Madison Weigand, treasurer Joyce Kim, ASB vice president Maranatha Croomes and ASB secretary Cristina Gonzalez organized a gift shopping spree for CUSD families through Claremont High Schoolʼs student government. The students held a competition to see who could spend the closest to a prearranged amount on each family. After the presents were wrapped on Wednesday, CUSD officials picked them up and distributed them to 3 area families.

ASB additionally organized a school-wide Toys for Tots drive, helmed by ASB vice president Maranatha Croomes, benefitting a local organization for teen fathers. “They’re trying to do their best to be parents, so it’s good for us to help out,” Maranatha said. Likewise, the ASB members love helping out their adopted families. “These are all people in the district, which brings it closer to home. It could be people we know,” said Madison, whose team shopped for a 10-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl. “That definitely is a big factor. We really wanted to get them the best Christmas we can.” While they are happy to give, the ASB members confess that they had a few moments of envy during their shopping trip. “I personally saw the Nerf gun, and that was pretty

awesome,” Maranatha joked. At times during the shopping extravaganza, the 35 self-appointed Christmas elves got pretty enthusiastic. “The decimal count in Target went up,” Mr. Harper said. The student government director said he is always impressed by the generosity of the teens he encounters in ASB and at CHS at large. “With what’s expected of them academically as well as in their co-curricular activities, kids’ schedules are so regimented,” he said. “And yet there are so many clubs we have on campus that, in the course of the year, reach out not just to people in the community but to people in the world. I think it’s amazing what kids do today.”
—Sarah Torribio storribio@claremont-courier.com

Claremont COURIER/Saturday, December 22, 2012

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Laymanizing the latest in lex
by Mellissa Martinez

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t’s that time of year again, the end. As we look back and take inventory, how will 2012 be remembered? Was it ‘amazeballs’ or ‘bang tidy’? Did you ‘zoosh it up’ or was it filled with a lot of ‘squadoosh’? When it comes to summarizing such an eventful year, why stick with old, overused words when there are so many new terms at our disposal?
Those who love the cutting edge can thank Collins dictionary for some of the more colorful additions this year. At my house, our 3 favorites (and most likely to be used) are ‘floordrobe,’ a pile of clothes left on the floor of a room; ‘hangry,’ irritable as a result of feeling hungry; and ‘laymanize,’ to simplify technical information into a form that can be understood by ordinary people. They also added ‘amazeballs,’ an exclamation meaning amazing; ‘zoosh up,’ to make more exciting or attractive; ‘squadoosh,’ a noun that means nothing; ‘bang tidy,’ something of exceptionally good quality; and ‘mommy porn,’ inspired by the naughty best seller Fifty Shades of Grey. Although some purists are protesting these additions as silly and potentially degrading, people at Collins have a different take on the matter. They explain that most dictionaries are static. Relying on pop culture, science and technology, Collins editors choose to focus on emerging words that are in circulation. Even if fringe groups are using them, they’re worthy of consideration! In contrast, Merriam-Webster is a bit more conservative in its word-admissions. This year, it legitimized ‘cloud computing,’ storing regularly used computer data on servers accessible through the Internet; ‘man cave,’ a room designed according to the taste of a man to be used for his personal hobbies; and ‘gastropub,’ a pub, bar or tavern that offers high quality food. The old

So far in 2012, OED has added ‘date night,’ a prearranged occasion on which an established couple go for a night out; ‘ethical hacker,’ a person who hacks into a computer in order to evaluate its security rather than with malicious intent; ‘group hug,’ a number of people gathering together to hug; ‘guilty pleasure,’ something that one enjoys despite feeling that it is not held in high regard by others; ‘inbox,’ now a verb which means to send a private message or email (as in, “Hey, inbox me later”); ‘lolz,’ plural of lol, laugh out loud; ‘redic,’ short for rediculious, ‘mwahahaha,’ an evil laugh sound; ‘soul patch,’ a small patch of facial hair just below the word ‘underwater,’ got a new meaning relating to mort- lower lip; ‘tweeps,’ people who follow a Twitter feed; gage loans and the expression ‘earworm’ is now the of- ‘sexting,’ the sending of sexually explicit messages by ficial term to describe that song that gets stuck in your cell phone; and ‘Wikipedian,’ a regular user of Wikipedia. head all day. In the UK, people are also likely to be using the new There are also some new compounds that are defi‘shamazing,’ a combination of shazam and amazing and nitely not new. Although they were admitted into Miriam Webster just this year, ‘game changer’ was first ‘omnishambles,’ a word that describes a perfect storm recorded in 1993, ‘aha moment’ in 1939 and ‘energy of bad management, blunders and bad luck. Although many of these new words may seem redic drink’ in 1904. The dictionary also added ‘bucket list’ to readers (lolz), it’s time to accept the inevitable— and the controversial ‘f-bomb.’ To be admitted into Miriam Webster, a word has to be firmly established in English is a productive language. It allows new nouns, a variety of sources including books, newspapers, verbs and adjectives. These words are now a part of blogs, electronic media sites and magazines. Appar- English language! Remember, at one time, Yuppy ently, these expressions are now so well known that seemed like a passing acronym and people could not imagine ‘motor’ and ‘hotel’ being permanently they can no longer be denied. The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) offers an on- smashed together before 1924. Rather than lament the change, I recommend the imline flow chart detailing its word entry process. It uses mediate incorporation of at least one new word into a combination of user suggestions, editorial spotting and an automated analysis of large textual samples. your 2013 lexicon. Perhaps a new year’s resolution is in From there, words are rejected or passed on to the next order? I resolve, first and foremost, to keep my floorlevel. A potential new word is analyzed based on the drobes in check! Secondly, I will lolz as often as I can. following questions: is it limited to one small group I hope to avoid hangriness by regularly frequenting (like teens or the tech savvy)? Is it likely to stand up to Claremont’s new gastropubs and, as usual, I will try to time? Is it a trademark? Does it have a broader use? minimize inappropriate f-bombs whenever possible. As Once a word is accepted, a full entry is drafted and cir- for Lex readers, I wish all of you enjoy a truly shamazculated for editorial comment. The fruits of this labor ing year! are released 4 times a year.

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This year, I made a new year resolution not to eat any tourists. But when I look over at them, I’ve got to admit, it’s a tough resolution to keep.

Claremont COURIER/Saturday, December 22, 2012

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Definition of insanity
Dear Editor: Regarding the latest in an extremely long list of shootings in this country, I would like to make some observations: we glamorize war and invade countries that didn’t attack us; we promote further violence by having a death penalty; we have 2-and-a-half times the per-capita gun ownership of any other country in the world (and 2-and-a-half times the murder rate); it’s harder to register to vote than it is to get a gun permit in many states; we have an entire political party which voted unanimously against a ban on assault rifles and we promote (sometimes through religious groups) fear and hatred against Islam, undocumented aliens, African-Americans and gays (and others). Why are we surprised when horrifying incidents such as the shootings in Connecticut take place? To say we need to reevaluate our gun control laws is a gross understatement. One of the arguments for more guns that I have heard is “If the teachers had been armed, there wouldn’t have been as many kids killed.” My question is this: Do we really want our children and grandchildren attending schools where the teachers carry guns? It’s not a case of violating someone’s Second Amendment rights. It’s a case of what is going to make our nation (especially our children) safer and more secure. The definition of insanity is “Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” What we are doing is not working; let’s drop our political partisanship and look at the facts. The answer is not more guns; the answer is more complicated. Critical thinking about this issue is paramount. It’s time for change and a re-evaluation

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of our priorities as a nation. To paraphrase a popular saying, I don’t want someone prying the weapon from my grandchildren’s cold, dead fingers.
Dan Kennan Claremont

Gun violence in America
Dear Editor: Another mass killing of innocents—one of many this year, when nearly 10,000 Americans died by gun violence. It’s common event in our country where semiautomatic weapons are owned by more and more citizens, the same kind that were used in Connecticut. Yes, we need to stop glorifying violence in our media and provide access to mental health services, but the ready availability of lethal weapons fuels deadly consequences when anger or illness overwhelms reason. It has happened this year in Colorado, Wisconsin, Michigan and now in Newtown, Connecticut, a town about the size of Claremont. History tells us the gun lobby has dominated the policy debate with their passion, dollars and lobbyists, so the numbers of semiautomatic weapons and mass killings are likely to continue. Other civilized countries are incredulous, but America has 90 weapons for every 100 citizens and reformers have regularly been outmaneuvered by the gun lobby. Despite nearly two-thirds of citizens supporting bans on assault weapons, the fact is the gun lobby wants the right to mass murder weapons more than the ma-

jority of ordinary citizens want to end the killings. Since we have not demanded the 2004 renewal of the Brady Bill, to outlaw more assault weapons and large clips for ammunition, we all have blood on our hands and share responsibility for the deaths of these 20 innocent children. We owe these children and families more than just our sympathy. We owe them action to curb the free flow of mass killing weaponry. Will you ask your congress member or senator to renew the Brady Bill? History says you’ll let the NRA dictate the answers. Do they speak for you?
Mel Boynton Claremont

Slashing what helps
Dear Editor: Robert Ferguson grouses that we are living in what he calls “an entitlement state.” He would prefer the good old times when “it was necessary for individuals to plan for and cope with tough times and take responsibility for their own lives.” He is right that we have moved away from the old times that he loves so much and have created a modest but not great “entitlement state.” What he is wrong about is complaining about that change in American life. Instead, he and we should be proud that this country has taken important steps toward a better quality of life for very very many of us. It is a huge variety of “entitlement programs” that have accomplished that. Mr. Ferguson seems to love the times when, for example, chalk would be added

to milk to improve the appearance without regard to the nutritional consequences; when quite young children were sent out to work in order to keep their family afloat; and when, if you couldn’t save enough from hard work with meager wages, you had to struggle with lack of food, housing and medical care in your old age. And on and on. We should all be very thankful that the United States has moved some distance away from those times that Mr. Ferguson grows nostalgic for. The aim of the welfare state is two-fold: to provide a safety net for those who, for whatever reason, typically something not or not fully their fault, are having a difficult time of it (food stamps, unemployment benefits, etc) and, secondly, to provide the wherewithal for everyone to have a richer and more full life (public education, etc). Mr. Ferguson (and letter writers Scott Grannis and Bruce Spena) do not want income taxes to go up on those who have more in order to pay for an improved life for those who have less. But they leap from there to claiming that what must be done is to cut those programs that have improved the quality of American life for most of the population (“cut entitlements.)” It never crosses their minds to think of other cuts that could and should be made (our military budget) and, especially, they never think of what would be the most effective means of improving our revenues and preserving the huge successes of our welfare state: putting people to work through the government creation of jobs. No, their sole thought is to slash the programs that the less well off depend on and the programs (even Big Bird) that make life better for the 99 percent of us.
Merrill Ring Claremont

Claremont COURIER/Saturday, December 22, 2012

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City finances

Dear Editor: I am concerned about the quote attributed to city of Claremont Finance Director Adam Pirrie regarding selection of a new bank for city funds, “Pricing (bank fees and charges), while important, will not be the primary factor in identifying the successful bidder.” I am troubled by the idea that charges a bank levies for services is not one of the primary factors being taken into consideration. Yes, entrusting city funds to a bank that has exhibited socially responsible behaviors is a factor that should enter deliberation, but it seems irresponsible to pay less attention to expenses levied by that bank. Mr. Pirrie states, “The bank with the highest overall rating [California Reinvestment Act ranking] will be recommended to the council for approval of contract.” I think it is safe to assume these rankings are based on various actions of which citizens of Claremont may, or may not, be supportive, but over which they will have no oversight or control. Although Claremont tax dollars, in the form of bank fees and charges, will be involuntarily utilized regardless of which bank is chosen, it seems that the pricing of those fees and charges should remain a major consideration. The more money we keep available to the city, the more oversight and control we have about how we want that money to be utilized. John Roseman
Claremont

Local olives

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Dear Editor: I read with interest the article titled “The Gift of Bounty: Scripps hosts college’s first olive harvest” in the COURIER’s Holiday Magazine. For many years living in Claremont, I enjoyed going around to neighbors’ olive trees, and trading with them for a bucket of olives and, in exchange, giving them a quart of eating olives processed Graberstyle. Then, a few years ago came the insect infestation, still prevalent today, whereby every local olive tree is infected by a moth which lays eggs on the olive and in each olive are born many little worms. If you look closely at a local olive you’ll note tiny spots and, if you cut into a spot, will find a worm. Now, Graber can only use olives from their orchards in northern California, where the infestation has not yet reached. I now have to buy from Graber any olives I wish to process for eating. I do miss the local olive largess. Or, have you found it possible to press the local olives, worms and all?
John Suchocki Claremont

dren from more than 60 families at the Citizens Business Bank Arena. These children from throughout our communities were thrilled to visit with Santa, who granted their wishes. This was our tenth year of providing help to local families. Along with our crew of volunteers, more than 75 students from the Cal Poly Society of Accountants, the Circle K, the Honor College and Beta Alpha Psi wrapped more than 400 gifts to get ready for Santa’s arrival and served as elves on the night of the event. Funding for this project comes from donations, our annual film festival and year-round activities. You can help us help others by joining us Thursday, May 23, 2013 at the Laemmle Theatre for our fifth annual Claremont 5 Second Film Festival. Thank you!
Vince Turner Claremont Community College

Entitlements

Secret Santa revealed

Dear Editor: On behalf of our organization, I wish to thank the volunteers and donors that made this year’s Secret Santa event a success. We played Santa to 150 deserving chil-

Dear Editor: We, Americans, constantly hear from the right wing of the Republican Party the refrain that we should go back to the good old days of personal responsibility and do away with so-called entitlements. In the Preamble to the Constitution and in the Necessary and Proper Clause of the Constitution, the founders talked about providing for and promoting the general welfare of we the people. Since when is it an entitlement to provide for a

guaranteed retirement pension for the elderly and retired? Fewer and fewer corporations include pensions as part of their benefit package, thus it is even more important today to insure all Americans that they have a safe and dependable retirement income. Health is a right and not a privilege. Medicare provides for those over a certain age healthcare. Government exists to provide for the health and safety of all Americans, and yes, to provide and promote for the general welfare of all of the people. This tough love, paternalistic view that no matter what the circumstances of a person's fate it is up to their own devises to provide for themselves, ignores the reality of life where many among us are in a tough way not of our own doing. It was not long ago when banks, created the Great Recession, which put people out of work and in harms way. It is a fiction to believe that government is not necessary and that we can be totally responsible for taking care of ourselves. We live in communities and not on an island separated from the world. We are dependent on each other. One is tempted to believe that those who espouse this Clint Eastwood, fictional world of Dirty Harry and personal responsibility are the same ones who don't want to pay any taxes. The world of the rugged individual died with the Mountain Men of the 19th Century. For those who live with the assistance of Social Security we have earned what we receive. Gar Byrum
Claremont

Claremont COURIER/Saturday, December 22, 2012

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Youth sports get early gift from Sunrise Rotarians

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arly Christmas gifts made their way to a surprised group of coaches this week as Claremont’s Sunrise Rotarians bestowed $8000 to the city’s youth sports.
Santa Claus and a parade of Sunrise Rotarians arrived at the Youth Sports Committee meeting last Tuesday, checks in hand. The unexpected interruption came without any complaint from committee members as members of the service club handed over their largest donation yet to Claremont’s budding athletes, thanks to the success of their fifth annual Turkey Trot charity run. This year each of the 8 sports represented on the committee received needed funds to support registration costs. “The Turkey Trot has really grown into this terrific thing,” said club president Doug Thompson, who also chairs the organization’s Youth Scholarship Committee. “It’s truly a charity run.” The city’s Sunrise service group has dedicated its time over the decades to multiple causes, donating books to young students in Africa or helping eradicate polio. In recent years, its attentions have also been focused on helping out youth not so far from home. “8000 people participate in Claremont’s local sports and, if you think about

it, are one of the city’s most valuable groups,” Mr. Thompson reflected. “These athletes are on the field every Saturday with their parents watching for 10-15 years of their life and yet they don’t get a lot of recognition.” The idea of supporting youth sports developed, fittingly enough, while Mr. Thompson and other Rotary members were playing a game of softball about 5 years ago. Tossing around ideas of how to further Sunrise Rotary’s community service, one of its 4 primary goals, the relatively little funding local youth sports receive was among discussion points. “A lot of these sports are being cut way back,” Mr. Thompson said, adding that when he discovered that the total amount being provided from all sources to help “financial hardships” for all sports teams in town was $2500, “I thought, ‘That’s ridiculous!’ We needed to change that.” Out of that conversation the Youth Sports Scholarship was born, bringing financial support to athletes aged 8-18 who attend Claremont schools. The Turkey Trot fundraiser was developed to help donate to both this new, local focus and the club’s international causes. Half of the proceeds go directly to young athletes struggling to afford their activity of choice. Of the events Sunrise Rotary has held over the years, the one that has garnered the most attention is, without a doubt the Turkey Trot, a Thanksgiving morning 5K

Photo courtesy of Doug Thompson Santa, along with members of the Claremont Sunrise Rotary, present 8 checks of $1000 each to help fund local childrenʼs registration costs to play on sports teams in Claremont.

race for those looking to put in some work before feasting. The event is particularly poignant, says Rotarian Adam Russell, as many of the volunteers and participants are the athletes and families of the athletes the Rotary scholarship helps. “About 100-150 people volunteer to run and a lot are high school kids and athletes in their uniform helping us out,” Mr. Russell said. Its growing popularity reveals that the event is as meangingful to its participants as it is to its event coordinators. Since the Turkey Trot’s first go, Sunrise Rotary and its Youth Sports Scholarship program has helped over 700 kids afford to play local sports. More than $30,000 has been pro-

vided in the last 3 years, according to Mr. Thompson, and as a result of last November’s Turkey Trot alone, Sunrise Rotarians will be able to provide $15,000 in athletic scholarships this year.   Instead of simply cutting a check to a sports organization, Sunrise Rotarians go a step further. The money given through its scholarships is specifically designated to supplement rising registration costs, providing for those unable to pay the signup fee to play ball. For the Claremont region of the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO), it means 20 or more kids are able to play.
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“We have tried to keep our registration fees as consistent as possible over the past 4 years, but times are difficult and there are lots of families with multiple kids playing sports,” said Ed Tomkins, regional commissioner of the Claremont AYSO. “We appreciate what Sunrise has been able to do and we encourage people to continue supporting it [through the Turkey Trot].” Claremont Little League refuses to turn away players unable to afford registration costs, but the $1000 received will help offset the costs it fronts for players in need. “It’s a struggle every year,” said Amy Weiler, president of Claremont Little League, of the financial hardships experienced by some of their players. “[The Sunrise Rotarians] have really showed how much they appreciate the benefit sports provide the youth in our city.” While focusing on ensuring that Claremont youth are able to experience the benefits associated with sports play excess funds have allowed Rotarians to provide needed equipment updates. In August, Sunrise members donated 40 new helmets with the latest “Concussion Reduction Technology” to the CHS football team. Before that time, the helmets hadn’t been updated in 4 years, said Mr. Thompson. With the service club’s continuing dedication to Claremont’s next generation of sports stars, Rotarian’s ‘Service Above Self’ is becoming more than just a motto. It’s an action plan. “It takes on a whole new meaning when you see the joy on the kids’ faces,” Mr. Thompson said. “It’s amazing.” Claremont Sunrise Rotary meets on Wednesdays at 7:15 a.m. at St. Ambrose Church, 830 W. Bonita Ave., in Claremont. To find out more about the Youth Sports Scholarship or to apply, visit the Sunrise Rotary webpage at www.claremontsunriserotary.org. —Beth Hartnett
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A ‘bit of Ireland’ is coming to Claremont

An additional element is being added to the always popular musical sounds of Claremont’s Michael Ryan as he combines ‘Michael Ryan and Friends’ with ‘Craig Haus’, an Irish band, and dancers from the Larson Academy of Irish Dance for “Spirit of Ireland” performances on January 4, 5 and 6 at the Candlelight Pavilion. A veteran of the music circuit throughout southern California and a number of tours abroad, Michael, a Claremont High School graduate, and skilled classical guitarist and instructor in the music department at the University of La Verne, explains that in addition to the traditional and sometimes haunting Celtic music of Ireland, he has over the years become interested in what is known as the “Irish Pub” sound. ‘Craig Haus’ has established a loyal following for the genre, and adds Irish jigs, reels and hornpipes. The element of Irish Dance is scheduled to be added by a trio of performers, Tasha and Julie Straszewski and Time Martin, ranked high in west coast and world-wide competitions. Doors at the Pavilion open at 6:45 p.m. for 7:30 curtain times on Friday and Saturday evenings, and at 12:15 p.m. for Sunday’s matinee performance at 12:45 p.m. Tickets ($25) reservations for the shows, which were a sell-out last year, can be made by calling 626-1254.

Photo courtesy of Michael Ryan Left to right are: Julian Johnson, Ken Soderlund, Hai Muradian, Martie Echito, Michael Ryan, Danny Oberbeck and Dylan Oberbeck. The group will be joined by Irish dancers from the noted Larson Academy of Irish Dance: Tim Martin and Tasha and Julie Straszewski.

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150 W. First St. #180, Claremont 1-877-open-to-u www.firstcitycu.org

Kessler Alair
Insurance Services, Inc. 2335 W. Foothill Blvd. Suite 1, Upland 931-1500 www.kessleralair.com

Paint Bucket
1051 W. Holt Blvd., Ontario 983-2664 1215 E. Foothill Blvd., Upland 982-8212 www.paintbuckerinc.com

Warren Clark’s Custom Carpets, Inc.
715 N. Mountain Ave., Upland 981-0045 www.warrenclarkscustomcarpets.com

Connie & Dick’s Service Center
150 Olive St., Claremont 626-5653

Three Valleys Municipal Water District
621-5568 www.threevalleys.com

Super King Markets
436 Auto Center Dr., Claremont 267-7252 www.superkingmarket.com

Stamp Your Heart Out
141 Harvard Ave., Claremont 621-4363 www.stampyourheart.com

Kendall & Gkikas LLP
143 Harvard Ave., Claremont (2nd Floor) 482-1422 www.parents4children.com

Claremont Chamber of Commerce
205 Yale Ave., Claremont 624-1681 www.claremontchamber.org

Corner Butcher Shop
2359 Foothill Blvd., La Verne 596-6345 www.cornerbuthcershop.com

House of Ruth
PO Box 459, Claremont 868-8007 www.houseofruth.org

Sonja Stump
135 W. First St., Claremont 626-1147 www.sonjastumpphotography.com

Anna Torres, O.D.
1420 N. Claremont Blvd., #209B, Claremont 621-0057 www.drannamtorres.com

Casa Colina Centers for Rehabilitation
255 E. Bonita Ave., Pomona (at Garey) 596-7733 www.casacolina.org

Candlelight Pavilion
Dinner Theater 455 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont 626-3296 www.candlelightpavilion.com

College Escrow
1276 Yale Ave., Claremont 621-7855 www.collegeescrow.net

Elizabeth’s Art Studio
226 W. Foothill Blvd. Ste. J, Claremont 621-1630 www.elizabethartstudio.com

Hendrick’s Pharmacy
137 Harvard Ave., Claremont 624-1611 www.hendrickspharmacy.com

21 Choices
460 W. First St., Claremont Village 398-0021 817 Foothill Blvd., Claremont 621-7175 www.21choices.com

Claremont Club
1777 Monte Vista Ave., Claremont 625-6791 www.claremontclub.com

Claremont Manor
650 Harrison Ave., Claremont 626-1227 www.claremontmanor.org

Hillcrest Retirement Community
2705 Mountain View Dr., La Verne 392-4375 www.livingathillcrest.org

Mt. San Antonio Gardens
900 E. Harrison Ave., Pomona 624-5061 www.msagardens.org

Hair of the Dog
1420 N. Claremont Blvd. Suite 107A, Claremont 626-5066 www.hairofthedogclaremont.com

Pilgrim Congregational Church
600 N. Garey Ave., Pomona 622-1373 www.pilgrimchurchpomona.com

Claremont COURIER
1420 N. Claremont Blvd. Suite 205 B, Claremont 621-4761 www.claremont-courier.com

Diamond Center
147 Yale Ave., Claremont 399-9133 www.lantzdiamondcenter.com

Barbara Cheatleys
215 Yale Ave., Claremont 621-4161

D. Proffitt, EA
254 Wiley Ct., Claremont 445-1379 www.dproffittea.com

Suzanne H. Christian, CFP
419 Yale Ave., Claremont 625-1052 www.suzannechristian.com

The Claremont Forum
586 W. First St., Claremont 626-3066 www.claremontforum.org

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COURIER photos/Steven Felschundneff Teacher Joe Tonan plays Ebenezer Scrooge, much to the amusement of David Velasco, on Thursday at Sumner Elementary School.

Sumner/Danbury toy drive brings out generosity, visit from NBC News
They say good things come in small packages.
The adage holds true for the slew of toys gathered by the students of Sumner/Danbury Elementary School to benefit Toys for Tots this holiday season. From baby dolls to Barbies and from Nerf guns to Hot Wheels cars, they will brighten Christmas for local kids who might otherwise have gone without presents. It also applies to third grader Axel Garcia Jr., an 8year-old with a heart for kids who are less fortunate, who came up with the idea for a school-wide toy drive. On hearing his son’s plan, Axel Garcia Sr. stepped in to add the sponsorship and philanthropic heft of the local Kiwanis, of which he is a member. Soon, toys began to pour in, donated by Sumner/Danbury families, by Kiwanians and by the communities of other local schools like Oakmont and Vista del Valle. The Claremont Police Department also joined the effort, heading to the local Target for a toy spree to the tune of more than $400. By Thursday, the day of Sumner/Danbury’s annual Holiday Sing, an estimated 1,000 toys had been collected, and more were still pouring in. The Salvation Army will distribute the toys to low-income families in the Pomona Valley. The efforts of Axel—who received a certificate of appreciation from Mayor Larry Schroeder—and the overall success of the toy drive were hailed by district luminaries. “What an apt word you’re studying this month: generosity. You’ve made generosity come alive,” said CUSD Superintendent Jim Elsaser, speaking before a crowd of some 200 people, including students, parents, Sumner/Danbury staff and Claremont Police officers. “It shows the power of children and what they can do for a community,” added school board member Jeff Stark. The toys got the star treatment, too. They were collected by representatives of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, wearing full dress uniform, and transported with pomp and circumstance by NBC weathercaster Fritz Coleman’s double-decker Holiday Lights bus, which was festooned with colored lights, a wreath and holiday-themed inflatables.
Sumner student Axel Garcia, 8, holds the certificate he received from Mayor Larry Schroeder on Thursday during an assembly at the school. Axel started a Toys For Tots campaign at Sumner 2 weeks ago that quickly spread, resulting in a large donation for the charitable organization.

For 11 holiday seasons, Mr. Coleman has toured local neighborhoods, looking for the most festively decorated houses to highlight on the evening news. This year, the bus has taken on the additional role of collecting toy donations. Mr. Coleman was not at the Sumner/Danbury event, which was a touch disappointing for the school community, who had expected that the noted TV personality would be on hand. The bus was there, though, to collect the Christmas bounty and an NBC news crew spurred students to wave each time the TV camera swept past. Axel Jr. not only showed initiative. He showed remarkable poise as he addressed the crowd, saying, “Thank you everyone for making this a great event. Happy holidays!” Everyone knew the toy drive would be good for
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COURIER photos/Steven Felschundneff Students from Sumner and Danbury sing a Christmas carol on Thursday during a special assembly at the school. Sumner student Axel Garcia started a toy drive just 2 weeks ago that quickly resulted in a large donation for Toys for Tots. TOY DRIVE continued from the previous page

Marine Corps Reserve Sergeant Marcus A. Booth leads the Pledge of Allegiance on Thursday during a special assembly at Sumner/Danbury Elementary School. Mr. Booth is the local coordinator at Toys For Tots, which came to the school to receive the studentʼs donations to the organization.

needy families, as every little bit helps. No one, however, could have anticipated how many toys would be collected, according to Sumner Principal Kristin Robinson. “We had toys coming in every day. They were coming in so fast, we didn’t know where to put them,” she said. The media attention was also notable, said Gunnery Sergeant Marcus A. Booth, Toys for Tots coordinator for the Bell office of the Marine Corps Reserve. “Not only is it a larger drive but we’ve got Channel 4 out here. It lets people see that even a young third grader can spark the kindling to get something like this going,” Sergeant. Booth said. “We [Toy for Tots] are just the middleman,” he continued. “This is the community giving back to itself.” That kind of giving feels good, said 6th grader Jacob Pohorely. “I’m glad to help give toys and games to help kids have fun and have something to do so they won’t be bored this holiday season and bored in life—to give them something to do so they won’t be worried about the ordeals in life,” Jacob said. After the Toys for Tots ceremony was over and before the students launched into a holiday program ranging from “I’m Getting’ Nuttin For Christmas” to the Polynesian-themed “Mele Kalikimaka,” Sumner/Danbury students launched into their school theme: “We share one heart/Come together and the teamwork.” “This is my favorite part,” enthused Sumner Office Manager Melissa Smith. “This song is so wonderful.”
—Sarah Torribio storribio@claremont-courier.com

LEGAL TENDER
NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA12-520347-AB Order No.: 6901628 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 6/14/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): DANELLE DUSKIN, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN Recorded: 6/30/2005 as Instrument No. 05 1544862 and modified as per Modification Agreement recorded 12/17/2007 as Instrument No. 20072758506, in Book XXX, on Page XXX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 1/9/2013 at 9:00 A.M. Place of Sale: Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza Pomona, CA 91766 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $352,735.41 The purported property address is: 638 Sycamore Ave, CLAREMONT, CA 91711 Assessor’s Parcel No. 8315-029-022 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 714573-1965 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site http://www.qualityloan.com , using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-12-520347-AB . Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-5731965 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. TS No.: CA-12-520347-AB IDSPub #0042125 12/15/2012 12/22/2012 12/29/2012

legalads@claremont-courier.com 909.621.4761
Trustee Sale No. 259454CA Loan No. 0014095228 Title Order No. 1201430 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/24/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 1/7/2013 at 09:00 AM, CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 09/01/2005, Book N/A, Page N/A, Instrument 05 2110386, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, executed by: MERCEDES S. DAMOO, A MARRIED WOMAN, as Trustor, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. (MERS) ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR LENDER, GREENPOINT MORTGAGE FUNDING, INC., ITS SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona CA Legal Description: As more fully described in said Deed of Trust Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $468,512.56 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property: 420 COVERED WAGON DRIVE , DIAMOND BAR, CA 91765 APN Number: 8281-007-056 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold "as is". In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c) the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one of the following methods: by telephone; by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by email; by face to face meeting. DATE: 12/14/2012 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY, as Trustee DEREK WEAR-RENEE, ASSISTANT SECRETARY California Reconveyance Company 9200 Oakdale Avenue Mail Stop: CA24379 Chatsworth, CA 91311 800-892-6902 CALIFORNIA RECONVEYANCE COMPANY IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. For Sales Information: www.lpsasap.com or 1-714-730-2727 www.priorityposting.com or 1-714-573-1965 www.auction.com or 1-800-280-2832 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, this information can be obtained from one of the following three companies: LPS Agency Sales & Posting at (714) 730-2727, or visit the Internet Web site www.lpsasap.com (Registration required to search for sale information) or Priority Posting & Publishing at (714) 573-1965 or visit the Internet Web site www.priorityposting.com (Click on the link for “Advanced Search” to search for sale information), or auction.com at 1-800-280-2832 or visit the Internet Web site www.auction.com, using the Trustee Sale No. shown above. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. P1005280 12/15, 12/22, 12/29/2012
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 2012 244325 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as VERUS CONTRACT, CORE INDUSTRIES, LAKOR DESIGN, 1018 Alamosa Dr., Claremont, CA 91711. American Quality Assurance Council, Inc., 1018 Alamosa Drive, Claremont, CA 91711. This business is conducted by a Corporation. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed above on 04/01/2012. /s/ Laura Lo Title: President This statement was filed with the RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 12/07/12. NOTICE- In Accordance with subdivision (a) of section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five (5) years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). PUBLISH: December 15, 22, 29, 2012 and January 5, 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 2012 243493 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as Spicer Supplements, Inc., 1646 Lowell Ave., Claremont, CA 91711. Spicer Supplements, Inc., 1646 Lowell Ave., Claremont, CA 91711. This business is conducted by a Corporation. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed above on 10/01/2012. /s/ Lawson Spicer Title: Owner This statement was filed with the RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 12/06/12. NOTICE- In Accordance with subdivision (a) of section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five (5) years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). PUBLISH: December 15, 22, 29, 2012 and January 5, 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 2012 244212 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as WOOTTON DESIGNS, 844 Kent Drive, Claremont, CA 91711. Reuben Wootton, 710 W. Colorado Blvd., Monrovia, CA 91016. Raul Wootton, 393 N. Cambridge Ave., Claremont, CA 91711. This business is conducted by a General Partnership. Registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious name or names listed above in February, 2011. /s/ Reuben Wootton This statement was filed with the RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 12/07/12. NOTICE- In Accordance with subdivision (a) of section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five (5) years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). PUBLISH: December 15, 22, 29, 2012 and January 5, 2013. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: KS016707 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: LISA PHILLIPS Filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: a. LISA PHILLIPS to Proposed name: a. LISA WOODWARD PHILLIPS THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING Date: January 22, 2013 Time: 8:30 a.m. Dept.: O Room: Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, CA 91766 A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: CLAREMONT COURIER, 1420 N. Claremont Blvd., Suite 205B Claremont, CA 91711 /s/ Peter J. Meeka, Dated: December 6, 2012 Judge of the Superior Court Petitioner: Lisa Phillips 770 Via Espirito Santos St. Claremont, CA 91711 Tel.: 909-912-4497 PUBLISH: 12/15/12, 12/22/12, 12/29/12, 1/5/13

Claremont COURIER Classifieds/Saturday, December 22, 2012
T.S. No. 12-2867-11 Loan No. 0012833398 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 9/19/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: SANDRA LUCIC, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Duly Appointed Trustee: THE WOLF FIRM, A LAW CORPORATION Recorded 10/2/2006 as Instrument No. 06 2186929 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, California, Date of Sale: 1/15/2013 at 9:00 AM Place of Sale: Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza Pomona, CA. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $618,425.10, estimated Street Address or other common designation of real property: 622 MCKENNA ST CLAREMONT, CA 91711 A.P.N.: 8313-010-036 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (714) 573-1965 or visit this Internet Web site www.priorityposting.com, using the file number assigned to this case 12-286711. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Date: 12/18/2012 THE WOLF FIRM, A LAW CORPORATION 2955 Main Street, 2nd Floor Irvine, California 92614 Foreclosure Department (949) 720-9200 Sale Information Only: (714) 573-1965 www.priorityposting.com Frank Escalera, Team Lead P1010279 12/22, 12/29, 01/05/2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 2012 249629 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as Pita Pit Claremont, 1 Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont, CA 91711. Foghlai Mara LLC, 16271 Encina, Victorville, CA 92395. This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. Registrant has not yet commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. /s/ Chelsea Finley Title: Member/Manager This statement was filed with the RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 12/17/12. NOTICE- In Accordance with subdivision (a) of section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five (5) years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). PUBLISH: December 22, 29, 2012 and January 5, 12, 2013.

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA12-516545-AL Order No.: 1213581 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 5/2/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): DUANE HUGH MCDONALD Recorded: 5/5/2006 as Instrument No. 06 0991616 and re-recorded on 12/14/2006 as Instrument Number 20062779461, in Book XXX, Page XXX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 1/3/2013 at 9:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Doubletree Hotel Los Angeles-Norwalk, 13111 Sycamore Drive, Norwalk, CA 90650, in the Vineyard Ballroom Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $290,406.68 The purported property address is: 690 SYCAMORE AVE 23, CLAREMONT, CA 91711 Assessor’s Parcel No. 8315-029-047 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 800-2802832 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site http://www.qualityloan.com , using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-12-516545AL . Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 800-280-2832 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. TS No.: CA-12-516545-AL IDSPub #0041607 12/08/2012 12/15/2012 12/22/2012

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Trustee Sale No. FC28946-21 Loan No. GM12K3867 Title Order No. 7082357 APN 8304-010-010 TRA No.: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 04/07/2002. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 12/28/2012 at 10:00AM, MORTGAGE DEFAULT SERVICES, LLC as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 05/06/2002 as Document No. 02 1035581 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California, executed by: KAZUMASA KIKUNAGA AND CORA S. KIKUNAGA, as Trustor, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier's check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). At: Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona CA, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County, California describing the land therein: Lot 38 Of Tract 19848, As Per Map Recorded In Book 594, Pages 10-11 Inclusive Of Maps In The Office Of The County Recorder Of Said County. The property heretofore described is being sold "as is". The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1633 LYNOAK DRIVE, CLAREMONT, CA 91711. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $44,330.20 (Estimated). Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. The Beneficiary may elect to bid less than the full credit bid. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (916) 939-0772 or visit this Internet Web site www.nationwideposting.com using the file number assigned to this case FC28946-21. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Date: 12/05/2012 MORTGAGE DEFAULT SERVICES, LLC, Trustee By: MORTGAGE LENDER SERVICES, INC., Agent 81 BLUE RAVINE ROAD, SUITE 100, FOLSOM, CA 95630 (916) 962-3453 Sale Information Line: (916) 9390772 or www.nationwideposting.com. LAUREN MEYER, SR. TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER. MORTGAGE LENDER SERVICES, INC. MAY BE A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. 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YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/20/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee’s Sale No. 2012-100272 On 12/31/2012 at 9:00 AM, behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona, California 91766, Beacon Default Management, Inc., a California corporation, as duly appointed Trustee under that certain DEED OF TRUST, ASSIGNMENT OF LEASES AND RENTS executed by GATEWAY CORPORATE CENTER, LP, a Delaware limited partnership, as Trustor(s), recorded on 12/22/2006, as Instrument No. 06 2850383, in the office of the Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of California, under the power of sale therein contained, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, for cash, or cashier’s check made payable to Beacon Default Management, Inc. (payable at the time of sale in lawful money of the United States) without warranty express or implied as to title, use, possession or encumbrances, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it as such Trustee, in and to the following described property situated in the aforesaid County and State, towit: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Please see Exhibit “A” attached hereto EXHIBIT A LEGAL DESCRIPTION THE LAND REFERRED TO HEREIN BELOW IS SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AND IS DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: LOTS 8 AND 9 OF TRACT NO. 39679, IN THE CITY OF DIAMOND BAR, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 1083 PAGES 14 THROUGH 21 INCLUSIVE OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY, AS AMENDED BY A CERTIFICATE OF CORRECTION RECORDED JANUARY 24, 1989 AS INSTRUMENT NO. 89-123719, OFFICIAL RECORDS. EXCEPT THEREFROM ALL OIL, GAS AND OTHER HYDROCARBONS AND MINERALS NOW OR AT ANY TIME HEREAFTER SITUATED THEREIN AND THEREUNDER, TOGETHER WITH THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO DRILL FOR, PRODUCE, EXTRACT, TAKE AND MINE THEREFROM, SUCH OIL, GAS AND OTHER HYDROCARBONS AND MINERALS AND TO STORE THE SAME UPON THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND, OR BELOW THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND, TOGETHER WITH THE RIGHT TO STORE UPON THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND, OIL, GAS AND OTHER HYDROCARBONS AND MINERALS WHICH MAY BE PRODUCED FROM OTHER LAND, WITH THE RIGHT OF ENTRY THEREON FOR SAID PURPOSES, AND WITH THE RIGHT TO CONSTRUCT, USE, MAINTAIN, ERECT, REPAIR, REPLACE AND REMOVE THEREON AND THEREFROM ALL PIPELINES, TELEPHONE AND TELEGRAPH LINES, TANKS, MACHINERY, BUILDINGS AND OTHER STRUCTURES, WHICH MAY BE NECESSARY AND REQUISITE TO CARRY ON OPERATION OF SAID LAND, WITH THE FURTHER RIGHT TO ERECT, MAINTAIN, OPERATE AND REMOVE A PLANT WITH ALL NECESSARY APPURTENANCES FOR THE EXTRACTION OF GASOLINE FROM GAS, INCLUDING ALL RIGHT NECESSARY OR CONVENIENT THERETO, AS RESERVED IN DEED FROM TRANSAMERICA DEVELOPMENT 185, OFFICIAL RECORDS, AND RE-RECORDED JUNE 19, 1969 IN BOOK D-4407 PAGE 591, OFFICIAL RECORDS. BY QUITCLAIM DEED RECORDED OCTOBER 9, 1981 AS INSTRUMENT NO. 81-1004553, OFFICIAL RECORDS, TRANSAMERICA DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, A CORPORATION, FORMERLY CAPITAL COMPANY, A CORPORATION, RELEASES AND SURRENDERED TO THE DIAMOND BAR DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, A CORPORATION, THE SURFACE RIGHTS TO SAID LAND FOR A DISTANCE OF NOT MORE THAN 500 FEET IN DEPTH, AND NOTHING THEREIN CONTAINED SHALL IN ANY WAY BE CONSTRUED TO PREVENT, HINDER OR DELAY THE FREE AND UNLIMITED RIGHT TO MINE, DRILL, BORE, OPERATE AND REMOVE FROM BENEATH THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND OR LANDS, AT ANY LEVEL OR LEVELS 500 FEET OR MORE BELOW THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND, FOR THE PURPOSE OF DEVELOPMENT OR REMOVAL OF ALL OIL, GAS, MINERALS AND OTHER HYDROCARBONS SITUATED THEREIN OR THEREUNDER, OR PRODUCIBLE THEREFROM, TOGETHER WITH ALL WATER NECESSARY IN CONNECTION WITH ITS DRILLING OR MINING OPERATIONS THEREUNDER. ALSO EXCEPT FROM THAT PORTION OF SAID LAND INCLUDED WITHIN THE BOUNDARIES OF THE LAND DESCRIBED IN THE DEED FROM UNIVERSITY OF REDLANDS, ET AL., RECORDED DECEMBER 28, 1950 IN BOOK 35179 PAGE 74, OFFICIAL RECORDS, AN AGGREGATE OF ONE-FOURTH OF ALL OIL, GAS AND CASINGHEAD GAS AND OTHER HYDROCARBON SUBSTANCES AND MINERALS, IN, ON OR UNDER THE SURFACE OF SAID PREMISES, IT BEING THE INTENTION THAT EACH GRANTOR THEREBY RESERVES IN SEVERALLY, A FRACTIONAL PART OF SAID ONE-FOURTH CORRESPONDING EXACTLY WITH THE RESPECTIVE INTERESTS OF THE GRANTORS SET FORTH FOLLOWING THEIR NAMES IN THE DEED, AS RESERVED IN THE DEED FROM UNIVERSITY OF REDLANDS, A CORPORATION, ET AL., TO BARTHOLOMAE CORPORATION, A CORPORATION, RECORDED DECEMBER 28, 1950 IN BOOK 35179 PAGE 74, OFFICIAL RECORDS. ALSO EXCEPT THEREFROM ALL OIL, GAS AND OTHER HYDROCARBONS AND MINERALS NOR OR AT ANY TIME HEREINAFTER SITUATED IN SAID LAND OR THEREUNDER OR PRODUCIBLE THEREFROM, TOGETHER WITH THE FREE AND UNLIMITED RIGHT TO MINE, STORE, DRILL, AND BORE BENEATH THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND AT ANY LEVEL, OR LEVELS FIVE HUNDRED (500) FEET OR MORE BELOW THE SURFACE OF SAID LAND, FOR THE PURPOSE OF DEVELOPING OR REMOVAL OF SUCH SUBSTANCES, PROVIDED THAT THE SURFACE OPENING OF SUCH WELL AND ALL OTHER SURFACE FACILITIES SHALL BE LOCATED ON LAND OTHER THAN THAT DESCRIBED HEREIN AND SHALL NOT PENETRATE ANY PART OR PORTION OF THE ABOVE DESCRIBED REAL PROPERTY WITHIN FIVE HUNDRED (500) FEET OF THE SURFACE THEREOF, AND ALL OF THE RIGHTS SO TO REMOVE SUCH SUBSTANCES ARE HEREBY SPECIFICALLY RESERVED, INCLUDING THE RIGHT TO DRILL FOR, PRODUCE AND USE WATER FROM SAID REAL PROPERTY IN CONNECTION WITH SUCH OPERATIONS, AS EXCEPTED AND RESERVED BY TRANSAMERICA DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, A CORPORATION, FORMERLY CAPITAL COMPANY, A CORPORATION, IN DEED RECORDED JUNE 30, 1965 AS INSTRUMENT NO. 1027, IN BOOK D-2959 PAGE 114, OFFICIAL RECORDS. TAX PARCEL NO: 8293-050-038 & 8293-050-039 From information which the Trustee deems reliable, but for which Trustee makes no representation or warranty, the street address or other common designation of the above described property is purported to be 1370 Valley Vista Drive, Diamond Bar, California 91765. Directions to the property may be obtained pursuant to a written request submitted within ten (10) days from the first publication of this notice to the beneficiary, in care of the Trustee at the address listed below. Said property is being sold for the purpose of paying the obligations secured by said Deed of Trust, including fees and expenses of sale. The total amount of the unpaid principal balance, interest thereon, together with reasonably estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Trustee's Sale is $136,129,677.95. This amount includes the collateral secured by that ceratin DEED OF TRUST, ASSIGNMENT OF LEASES AND RENTS AND SECURITY AGREEMENT, recorded 12/22/2006, as Instrument No. 2006-0908495, in the office of the Recorder of San Diego, State of California, that certain DEED OF TRUST, ASSIGNMENT OF LEASES AND RENTS AND SECURITY AGREEMENT, recorded 12/22/2006, as Instrument No. 2006000857805, in the office of the Recorder of Orange, State of California, that certain DEED OF TRUST, ASSIGNMENT OF LEASES AND RENTS AND SECURITY AGREEMENT, recorded 12/22/2006, as Instrument No. 2006000857827, in the office of the Recorder of Orange, State of California, that certain DEED OF TRUST, ASSIGNMENT OF LEASES AND RENTS AND SECURITY AGREEMENT, recorded 12/22/2006, as Instrument No. 2006000857809, in the office of the Recorder of Orange, State of California, and that certain DEED OF TRUST, ASSIGNMENT OF LEASES AND RENTS AND SECURITY AGREEMENT, recorded 12/22/2006, as Instrument No. 2006000857813, in the office of the Recorder of Orange, State of California. The present Beneficiary under the Deed of Trust has elected to conduct a unified foreclosure sale pursuant to the provisions of California Commercial Code Section 9604(a)(1)(B) and to include in the non-judicial foreclosure of the estate described in this Notice of Trustee's Sale all of the personal property and fixtures described in Exhibit "B" attached hereto. Exhibit "B" Personal Property Description All of Trustor's title and interest in and to the real property described on Exhibit A hereto (the "Premises") and the buildings, structures, fixtures and other improvements now or hereafter located thereon (the "Improvements"); All right, title, interest and estate of Trustor now owned, or hereafter acquired, in and to the following prop-

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erty, rights, interests and estates (the Premises, the Improvements, and the property, rights, interests and estates hereinafter described are collectively referred to herein as the "Trust Property"): (a) all easements, rights-of-way, strips and gores of land, streets, ways, alleys, passages, sewer rights, water, water courses, water rights and powers, air rights and development rights, rights to oil, gas, minerals, coal and other substances of any kind or character, and all estates, rights, titles, interests, privileges, liberties, tenements, hereditaments and appurtenances of any nature whatsoever, in any way belonging, relating or pertaining to the Premises and the Improvements; and the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, and all land lying in the bed of any street, road, highway, alley or avenue, opened, vacated or proposed, in front of or adjoining the Premises, to the center line thereof; and all the estates, rights, titles, interests, dower and rights of dower, curtesy and rights of curtesy, property, possession, claim and demand whatsoever, both at law and in equity, of Trustor of, in and to the Premises and the Improvements and every part and parcel thereof, with the appurtenances thereto; (b) all machinery, furniture, furnishings, equipment, computer software and hardware, fixtures (including all heating, air conditioning, plumbing, lighting, communications and elevator fixtures), inventory, materials, supplies and other articles of personal property and accessions thereof, renewals and replacements thereof and substitutions therefor, and other property of every kind and nature, tangible and intangible, owned by Trustor, or in which Trustor has or shall have an interest, now or hereafter located upon the Premises or the Improvements, or appurtenant thereto, and usable in connection with the present or future operation and occupancy of the Premises and the Improvements (hereinafter collectively referred to as the "Equipment"), including any leases of, deposits in connection with, and proceeds of any sale or transfer of any of the foregoing, and the right, title and interest of Trustor in and to any of the Equipment that may be subject to any "security interest" as defined in the Uniform Commercial Code, as in effect in the State where the Trust Property is located (the "UCC"), superior in lien to the lien of the Deed of Trust; (c) all awards or payments, including interest thereon, that may heretofore or hereafter be made with respect to the Premises or the Improvements, whether from the exercise of the right of eminent domain or condemnation (including any transfer made in lieu of or in anticipation of the exercise of such right), or for a change of grade, or for any other injury to or decrease in the value of the Premises or Improvements; (d) all leases, subleases and other agreements or arrangements heretofore or hereafter entered into affecting the use, enjoyment or occupancy of, or the conduct of any activity upon or in, the Premises or the Improvements, including any extensions, renewals, modifications or amendments thereof (hereinafter collectively referred to as the "Leases") and all rents, rent equivalents, moneys payable as damages (including payments by reason of the rejection of a Lease in a Bankruptcy Proceeding or in lieu of rent or rent equivalents), royalties (including all oil and gas or other mineral royalties and bonuses), income, fees, receivables, receipts, revenues, deposits (including security, utility and other deposits), accounts, cash, issues, profits, charges for services rendered, and other consideration of whatever form or nature received by or paid to or for the account of or benefit of Trustor or its agents or employees from any and all sources arising from or attributable to the Premises and the Improvements, including all receivables, customer obligations, installment payment obligations and other obligations now existing or hereafter arising or created out of the sale, lease, sublease, license, concession or other grant of the right of the use and occupancy of the Premises or the Improvements, or rendering of services by Trustor or any of its agents or employees, and proceeds, if any, from business interruption or other loss of income insurance (hereinafter collectively referred to as the "Rents"), together with all proceeds from the sale or other disposition of the Leases and the right to receive and apply the Rents to the payment of the Debt; (e) all proceeds of and any unearned premiums on any insurance policies covering the Trust Property, including, without limitation, the right to receive and apply the proceeds of any insurance, judgments, or settlements made in lieu thereof, for damage to the Trust Property; (f) the right, in the name and on behalf of Trustor, to appear in and defend any action or proceeding brought with respect to the Trust Property and to commence any action or proceeding to protect the interest of the Beneficiary in the Trust Property; (g) all accounts (including reserve accounts), escrows, documents, instruments, chattel paper, claims, deposits and general intangibles, as the foregoing terms are defined in the UCC, and all franchises, trade names, trademarks, symbols, service marks, books, records, plans, specifications, designs, drawings, surveys, tide insurance policies, permits, consents, licenses, management agreements, contract rights (including any con-

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tract with any architect or engineer or with any other provider of goods or services for or in connection with any construction, repair or other work upon the Trust Property), approvals, actions, refunds of real estate taxes and assessments (and any other governmental impositions related to the Trust Property) and causes of action that now or hereafter relate to, are derived from or are used in connection with the Trust Property, or the use, operation, maintenance, occupancy or enjoyment thereof or the conduct of any business or activities thereon (hereinafter collectively referred to as the "Intangibles"); and (h) all proceeds, products, offspring, rents and profits from any of the foregoing, including those from sale, exchange, transfer, collection, loss, damage, disposition, substitution or replacement of any of the foregoing. The present Beneficiary reserves the right to revoke its election as to some of all of said personal property and/or fixtures, or to add additional personal property and/or fixtures to the election herein expressed, at the present Beneficiary's sole election, from time to time and at any time until the consummation of the trustee's sale to be conducted pursuant to the Deed of Trust and Notice of Trustee's Sale. The name, street address and telephone number of the Trustee are: Beacon Default Management, Inc., 15206 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 216, Sherman Oaks, California 91403, Telephone Number: (818) 501-9800. The sale contemplated by this Notice of Trustee’s Sale will be conducted by an agent of the Trustee. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to a free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of the outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (818) 501-9800. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Dated: 11/30/12 Beacon Default Management, Inc., a California corporation, Trustee By Selina Parelskin, President P1006186 12/8, 12/15, 12/22/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME File No. 2012 249389 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as Unequally Yoked Greeting Cards, 533 Cedar Crest Ave., Claremont, CA 91711. Richard O. Jones, 533 Cedar Crest Ave., Claremont, CA 91711. This business is conducted by an Individual. Registrant has not yet commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed herein. /s/ Richard O. Jones This statement was filed with the RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk of Los Angeles County on 12/17/12. NOTICE- In Accordance with subdivision (a) of section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally expires at the end of five (5) years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). PUBLISH: December 22, 29, 2012 and January 5, 12, 2013

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MY computer works. Computer problems? Viruses, spyware, email, printer issues, bad internet connections- fix it now! Professional, U.S. based technicians. $25 off service. Call for immediate help. 1-888865-0271. (Cal-SCAN) HIGH speed internet everywhere by satellite! Speeds up to 12 mbps! 200 times faster than dial up. Starting at $49.95 a month. Call now and go fast! 888-718-6268. (Cal-SCAN)

BULLETINS
Health
DO you know your testosterone levels? Call 888-9042372 and ask about our test kits and get a free trial of Progene, an all natural testosterone supplement. (Cal-SCAN)

Condo for Rent
CLAREMONT Club prime location! Two bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 car garage. $2100 monthly, includes refrigerator, washer, dryer. No pets, smoking. 239-1868. VILLAGE West. Upscale 2 bedroom loft, with private elevator. Walk to restaurants. $2375 monthly. 455-5831.

Want to Buy
WANTED: Diabetic test strips. Cash paid. Unopened, unexpired boxes only. All brands considered. Help others, don’t throw away boxes. For more information call 866-974-5910. (Cal-SCAN)

Personals
MEET singles right now! No paid operators, just real people like you. Browse greetings, exchange messages and connect live. Try it for free. Call now, 1-888-8663166. (Cal-SCAN)

Education
ATTEND college 100 percent online. Medical, business, criminal justice and hospitality. Job placement assistance. Computers available. Financial aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 888210-5162, www.CenturaOnline.com. (Cal-SCAN) MUSIC lessons for all ages! Find a music teacher! TakeLessons offers affordable, safe, guaranteed music lessons with teachers in your area. Our prescreened teachers specialize in singing, guitar, piano, drums, violin and more. Call 1-866-974-5910! (Cal-SCAN)

House for Rent
THREE bedrooms, 1.75 bathrooms. Laminate flooring, 2 car garage. Water, trash, gardener included. $1900 monthly. WSPM, 621-5941. CLAREMONT: 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large fenced yard and A/C. Yankton Ave. $1950 monthly. 399-3331. SAN Antonio Heights home for rent. Ten minutes from Village. Two bedrooms, one bathroom, large kitchen, great schools, pets okay. $1895 monthly, yard service and water included. Call Kevin at 714-402-0034. THREE bedrooms, 1.75 bathrooms, with 1818 sq. ft., fireplace, 2 car garage. Includes water, trash and gardener. $2000 monthly. WSPM 621-5941.

BULLETINS
Hotlines
NAMI HELPLINE National Alliance on Mental Illness, Pomona Valley Chapter, provides information and referrals in a supportive spirit. Call any day or time. 399-0305. HOUSE of Ruth Domestic Violence Services. If you have been abused or beaten by your intimate partner and need help for yourself or your children, please call our 24hour hotline, 988-5559. PROJECT Sister Sexual Assault Crisis Prevention Services. If you have been sexually assaulted or victimized by child sexual abuse and need help for yourself or your children, call the 24-hour hotline 626-HELP (4357).

ANIMALS
Animal Shelters
Inland Valley Humane Society 623-9777 Upland Animal Shelter 931-4185 H.O.P.E Upland 1-800-811-4285 West End Animal Shelter 947-3517

Antiques
A BARN and house full of antiques, furniture and smalls. Refinishing too! 593-1846. Kensoldenoddities.com. La Verne. AMERICAN and European antiques, furnishings, home and garden decor. New shipment weekly! The Ivy House. 212 W. Foothill Blvd. 6216628.

Coyote Sightings
LONE coyote sighted on College Ave. just below Foothill Blvd. on December 13, at 7:45 a.m. ONE coyote spotted crossing Foothill Blvd. and College Ave. on December 20, at 7:45 a.m. ONE coyote seen in a stalking position at Sycamore Elementary School on December 19, at 7 a.m. No children were in the area. ONE coyote seen on December 18, at 7:30 pm on Harvard Ave. between Tenth and Eleventh St. ONE coyote seen in a backyard on Peninsula Ave., at 8 a.m., on December 21.

Health
MEDICAL alert for seniors. 24/7 monitoring. Free equipment. Free shipping. Nationwide service. $29.95 monthly. Call Medical Guardian today, 866-944-5935. (Cal-SCAN) CANADA drug center is your choice for safe and affordable medications. Our licensed Canadian mail order pharmacy will provide you with savings of up to 90 percent off all your medication needs. Call today, 1-866-723-7089, for $10 off your first prescription and free shipping. (Cal-SCAN) ATTENTION Sleep Apnea sufferers with Medicare. Get free CPAP replacement supplies at no cost, plus free home delivery! Prevents red skin, sores and bacterial infection! Call 888-699-7660. (Cal-SCAN)

EMPLOYMENT
Help Wanted
DRIVERS: One cent increase per mile after 6 months and 12 months. Choose your hometime. Three cent quarterly bonuses. Requires 3 months recent experience. 800-4149569. www.driveknight.com. (Cal-SCAN) DRIVERS: $1000 bonus (first 30 hired.) Up to 47 CPM. New equipment. Need CDL class A driving experience. 877-2588782. www.drive4melton.com. (Cal-SCAN)

Business
AT&T U-Verse for just $29 a month. Bundle and save with AT&T internet, phone and TV and get a free prepaid Visa card (select plans)! Hurry, call now! 800-319-3280. (CalSCAN) SAVE on cable TV, internet and digital phone. Packages start at $89.99 a month (for 12 months). Options from all major service providers. Call Aceller today to learn more! Call 1-888-897-7650. (CalSCAN)

Donations
DONATE your car, truck or boat to Heritage for the Blind. Free 3 day vacation, tax deductible, free towing, all paperwork taken care of. 888-902-6851. (Cal-SCAN)

Financial
GET free of credit card debt now. Cut payments by up to half. Stop creditors from calling. 888-416-2691. (CalSCAN)

Lost Pet
LOST: Davidson, a 9 month old white cat with black patches, wearing a black rhinestone collar. He has been missing since December 4. Please call 624-8982.

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DEADLINES
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PRICING
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SERVICES
Acoustical
QUALITY Interiors. Acoustical contractor, specializing in acoustic removal, texture, painting, acoustic re-spray and drywall repairs. Lic.602916. 909-624-8177.

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CONTACT US
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Caregiver
PRIVATE duty care provider with 6 years experience, specializing in elderly care. Current CPR, TB test. For a free assessment contact: Wendi Griffin, 909437-2298. Bond#71294838.

Contractor
ADVANCED DON DAVIES
Veteran New and repairs.

Electrician
MOR ELECTRIC & HANDYMAN SERVICES Free estimates and senior discounts. 909-989-3454 Residential * Industrial * Commercial. We do it all. No job too big or small! 24/7 emergency services. Reasonable and reliable. Lic.400-990 30 years experience.

Furniture Restoration
KEN'S Olden Oddities.com. Taking the time to care for Courier readers complete restoration needs since 1965. La Verne. Call 909-593-1846.

Handyman

909-599-9530
Serving Claremont for 30 years! Lic.323243

Gardening

Aikido

Carpentry
D&G Carpentry *Cabinet Refacing*
Custom cabinets, entertainment centers, fireplace mantles, doors, molding and more! Free estimates! References available. 909-262-3144 Lic.900656

KOGEMAN CONSTRUCTION
Room additions. Kitchen/bath remodeling. Custom cabinets. Residential/commercial. 946-8664 Lic.B710309 Visit us on Facebook! WENGER Construction. 25 years experience. Cabinetry, doors, electrical, drywall, crown molding. Lic.707381. Competitive pricing! 951-640-6616. REMODELS, additions, restoration projects. Claremont Construction Company A locally owned, full-service building contractor. We also do repairs and small jobs. Ask about our handyman services. Please call for a free estimate. Darrell, 909-626-0028. Fully insured. 20 year Claremont resident. Lic.751929

ALL your home remodeling and repair needs. Quality work for unbeatable pricing. 909-912-5983.

END of year special. Aikido classes, twice weekly, $80 monthly. Daily schedule available. Call 624-7770. www.musubidojo.org.

Carpet Service
HACIENDA Carpet, upholstery and tile cleaning. Special: with any carpet cleaning, 20 percent off tile cleaning. Senior discounts. Since 1970. 909-985-3875. ANDERSON Carpet Service. Claremont resident serving Claremont since 1985. Powerful truck mounted cleaning units. Expert carpet repairs and stretching. Senior discounts. 24-hour emergency water damage service. Please call 621-1182.

Serving Claremont Since 1995.
Residential, Commercial. Recessed lighting and design, breaker replacement, service panel upgrades, ceiling fans, trouble-shooting, landscaping lighting, pool and spa equipment replacement. Free estimates 24-hours. References. 909-900-8930 909-626-2242 Lic.806149

AC/Heating

Eco-friendly landscaping. We will get you a $3000 grant to remove your lawn! Why mow when you can grow? From the creators of The Pomona College Organic Farm. Specializing in native and edible landscapes. 909-398-1235 www.naturalearthla.com Lic.919825 *$1.50 sq. ft. rebate* MANUELS Garden Service. General cleanup. Lawn maintenance, bush trimming, general maintenance, tree trimming and removal. Low prices and free estimates. Please call 909-3913495 or 909-239-3979. GARDEN Maintenance. Mowing, hand pull weeding, trimming, sprinkler work and cleanups. David, 374-1583. EXPERIENCE our award winning maintenance! We create a customized maintenance program for your property and lifestyle needs. Sprinkler repairs and low voltage lighting. Call Alan Cantrall, 909-224-3327. Lic.861685 and insured.

Hauling
SAMEDAY-HAULAWAY
Free estimates. Senior discount! WE HAUL IT ALL CHARLIE! 909-382-1210 sameday-haulaway.com

ADVANCED DON DAVIES
Same Day One call does it all! Garage, yard, home, moving!

909-599-9530

House Cleaning
20 YEARS experience. Free estimates. Excellent references. Tailored to your individual needs. Call Lupe, 525-3273. CAROUSEL Quality Cleaning. Family owned for 20 years. Licensed. Bonded. Senior rates. Trained professional services including: baseboards, ovens, windows. Fire/water damage. Hauling. Move in/out. 10 percent discount to Claremont College staff and faculty. Robyn, 621-3929. CHRISTIAN lady will clean homes, offices, windows. Bonded. Licensed. Excellent references. 21 years. Yolanda, 909-621-2162.

SAME DAY SERVICE Free service call with repair. Only $49.50 diagnostic fee without repair. All repairs- All brands Edison and Gas Company rebates. Great prices. Friendly service. We're local. 909-398-1208 www.novellcustom.com Lic.958830

ASA ELECTRIC
Residential and commercial. New installations, repairs and more!

951-283-9531

Childcare
AFFORDABLE childcare. Families with multiple children welcome. Large Claremont home. Miss Carmen, 909621-3108 or 909-367-3560.

Claremont resident. Lic.860606 Since 1978 Bonded * Insured No job too big or small! Old home rewiring specialist. 24-hour emergency service.

Hayden’s Services Inc.

Chimney Sweep
Gash Chimney Sweep
Dust free chimney cleaning. Repairs, chimney covers, spark arrestors, masonry and dampers. BBB. Please call 909-467-9212.

STEVE’S HEATING & Air Conditioning
Serving your area for over 25 years. Repairs all makes/models. Free service call with repair. Free estimate on new units. MC/Visa. 100 percent financing. Senior discounts. Lic.744873 909-985-5254

Affordable. Quality. No job too small. No job too complex. We pride ourselves on being professional, clean and courteous. Claremont based. Fully licensed and insured. Lic.801827 909-621-1558 www.LotusCG.com

Girl Friday
I’M here to help! Housekeeping, shopping, errands. Pet, plant, house sitting. Jenny Jones, 909-626-0027, anytime!

909-982-8910
* Senior Discount * Lic.359145

Fences & Gates
*REDWOOD OR CEDAR *ORNAMENTAL IRON *BLOCK WALLS Installations and Repairs Since 1980 Lic.557151 C.F.Privett 909-621-5388

DOUG CHAPLINE Heating & Air Conditioning
Since 1979 - Prompt repairs, serious service. Free estimates for complete installations and equipment change outs. Competitive rates. Visa, MC accepted. Lic.C20-383912. Call 626-3933.

Complete fireplace, woodstove installation, service and repair. Spark arrestor supply and installation. Call 920-6600. 392 N. 2nd Ave., Upland.

Quality Fireplace & BBQ Chimney sweeping.

Drywall

Irrigation
DOT Will Do It! A full-service errand business. Dorothy "Dot" Sheehy. www.dotwilldoit.com. 909-621-9115 or 909-782-2285.

ADVANCED DON DAVIES
Veteran New, repairs. ONE CALL DOES IT ALL!

Hayden’s Services Inc.
Since 1978 Bonded * Insured No job too big or small!

Handyman
SMALL repair jobs, fencing, gates, brick block, concrete cutting, breaking and repair. 25 years in Claremont. Paul, 909-753-5360. Claremont Handyman Service All your handyman needs. Carpentry, lighting, painting. Odd jobs welcome! Free consultations. 921-6334 A-HANDYMAN New and Repairs Inside, outside, small, large, home, garage, yard, ONE CALL DOES IT ALL! 909-599-9530 Cell: 626-428-1691 Lic.323243 30 years experience! Claremont area.

Concrete
ADVANCED DON DAVIES
Veteran, Mt. Sac, Cal Poly Stamped, broom, color finishes. Slate, flagstone, planters, walls and walkways.

909-599-9530 Cell: 626-428-1691
THOR McAndrew Construction. Drywall repair and installation. Interior plaster repair. Free estimates. CA Lic.742776. Please call 909-816-8467. ThorDrywall.com. Lic.323243

24-hour emergency service. 909-982-8910
* Senior discount * Lic.359145

Fictitious Name
A FICTITIOUS Name Statement (D.B.A.) is required if you’re in business. You are required to file and publish a DBA in the local newspaper. You must renew every five (5) years. You must republish if any changes have been made to your business. If your business is in LA COUNTY, The Courier will provide the legal form, file it with the L.A. County Clerk, publish the Statement and provide you with proof of publication. Only $95.00 to publish plus a $26 county fee. Claremont Courier: 1420 N. Claremont Blvd, Suite 205B Claremont. Call Vickie, 621-4761.

ADVANCED DON DAVIES
Veteran, Mt. Sac, Cal Poly New, repairs. Professional. All sprinkler repairs.

Bathroom Remodeling
A Bath-Brite authorized dealer. Bathtubs and sinks. Showers, tile, countertops. Refinish - Reglaze - Restore Porcelain, ceramic, fiberglass. Quick and affordable. Please call 945-7775. www.bath-brite.com

Electrician
CALL Lou. Flush lights, service changes, repairs, service calls, outdoor lighting and room additions. Lic.258436. Call 909241-7671, 909-949-8230. SPARKS ELECTRIC Local electrician for all your electrician needs! 626-890-8887 or 909-2512013. Lic.922000

Call 909-599-9530 now Cell 626-428-1691
Claremont area 30 years! Lic.323243 JDC CONCRETE 909-624-9000 Driveways/walkways, block walls, pavers, bricks, stone veneer, concrete staining, drainage. Lic.894245 C8, C29.

Call 909-599-9530 Now Cell: 626-428-1691 SPRINKLER SYSTEMS
INSTALLATIONS EXPERT REPAIRS DRIP SYSTEM SPECIALISTS C.F.PRIVETT, LIC.557151

909-621-5388

SERVICES
Landscape Lighting
ENJOY your yard after dark! We offer expert design installation and repair of low voltage lighting. Alan Cantrall Landscaping. 909-224-3327. Contractor Lic.861685.

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Landscaping

Painting
COLLINS Painting & Construction Company, LLC. Interior, exterior. Residential and commercial. Contractors Lic.384597. 985-8484.

Plastering & Stucco
PLASTERING by Thomas. Stucco and drywall repair specialist. Licensed home improvement. Contractor Lic.614648. 984-6161. www.wall-doctor.com.

Remodeling
SEMI-RETIRED finish remodeler. Does kitchens, porches, doors, decks, fences, painting and more. Call Paul, 909919-3315.

Tutoring
NEED help applying for college? Hire a college coach. Experienced, M.A.ED, credentialed. Vanessa 909-816-5992. smcveigh07@apu.edu.

Landscaping
GREEN SIDE UP LANDSCAPING
Landscape design and construction. New, re-landscaping and repairs. Concrete, block walls, masonry, BBQ, patio covers and fountains. Planting, irrigation, drainage, lighting and ponds.

Eco-friendly landscaping. We will get you a $3000 grant to remove your lawn! Why mow when you can grow? From the creators of The Pomona College Organic Farm. Specializing in native and edible landscapes. 909-398-1235 www.naturalearthla.com Lic.919825 *$1.50 sq. ft. rebate*

Plumbing
STEVE LOPEZ PAINTING
Extensive preparation. Indoor, outdoor, cabinets. Offering odorless green solution. 33-year master. Lic.542552 Since 1978 Bonded * Insured NO JOB TOO BIG OR SMALL! 24-hour emergency service.

Roofing
GORDON Perry Roofing. Reroofing, repairs of all types. Free estimates. Quality work. Lic.C39588976. 909-944-3884. DOMINICS Roofing. Residential roofing and repairs. Free estimates. Lic.732789. Call Dominic, 951-212-9384.

Upholstery

Hayden’s Services Inc.

909-982-8910
* Senior discount * Lic.359145 RENES Plumbing and AC. All types residential repairs, HVAC, new installation, repairs. Prices to fit the working family’s budget. Lic.454443. Insured professional service. 909-593-1175.

Please call 909-989-9786.

Learn Japanese

Sprinklers & Repair
WASTING WATER? Poor Coverage? Sprinkler repair. Installations and modifications. C.F. Privett 621-5388 Lic.557151 DURUSSEL Sprinklers. Install, repair, automate. Since 1982. Free estimates. Lic.540042. Call 909-982-1604.

PINK UPHOLSTERY 48 years of experience. Up to 30 percent discount on fabric. Free pickup and delivery. Please call 909-597-6613.

Call 909-992-9087 Lic.941734 ADVANCED DON DAVIES
Mt. Sac, Cal Poly New, refurbish or repair. Design, drainage, concrete, slate, flagstone, lighting, irrigation, decomposed granite. 909-599-9530 Cell: 626-428-1691 Claremont area 30 years! Lic.323243

Weed Abatement
TIRED of dealing with weed problems on your lot or field? Help control the problem in an environmentally safe manner. To receive loads of quality wood chips. Please call 909-214-6773. Tom Day Tree Service.

AFFORDABLE. Traditional or green options. Custom work. No job too big or too small. 20 years of Claremont resident referrals. Free estimates. Lic.721041. 909-9228042. www.vjpaint.com. TAUGHT by Sumi Ohtani at the Claremont Forum in the Packing House. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons and evenings, for different levels. Tutoring available. Information: 909626-3066.

Patio & Decks
ADVANCED DON DAVIES
New, refurbish and repair. Concrete, masonry, lighting, planters and retaining walls.

Service and repair. Drain cleaning, leak detection, gas lines, water heaters, installation of plumbing fixtures, bathroom remodels. Fully insured and bonded. All work guaranteed.

909-260-4373
www.ThePlumbersConnection.net

ADVANCED DON DAVIES Veteran, Mt. Sac, Cal Poly
New, repairs. Professional. All sprinkler repairs.

ADVANCED DON DAVIES
Veteran Weed eating, mowing, tractor fields, manual slopes, hauling.

GREENWOOD LANDSCAPING CO.
Landscaping contractor for complete landscaping, irrigation, drainage, designing and gardening. Lic.520496 909-621-7770

Lic.839835 BEAVERS PLUMBING Drain work starting at $50, repairs and remodels. Water heater special, 40 gallon installed for $835. Free estimates! Senior discount always. 909-626-0028 Lic.711770

909-599-9530 Cell: 626-428-1691
Claremont area 30 years! Lic.323243

Call 909-599-9530 now Cell: 626-428-1691

Painting
ACE SEVIER PAINTING Interior/Exterior BONDED and INSURED Many references. Claremont resident. 35 years experience. Lic.315050 Please call: 624-5080, 596-4095.

Tile

909-599-9530 Cell: 626-428-1691
JOHNNYS Tree Service. Weed abatement and land clearing. Disking and mowing. Tree trimming and demolition. Certified arborist. Please call 909-946-1123 or 951-522-0992. Lic.270275.

Pet Sitting
HOMEBODY PROFESSIONAL PET SITTING SERVICE Loving, reliable, pet sitter provides pets daily/overnight, walks, medications. 50 percent off first visit! 909-399-4934 PET SITTER/DOG WALKER
Reliable, friendly, knowledgeable. Local references available.

EXCEL PLUMBING
Family owned and operated. 30 plus years experience. Expert plumbing repairs and drain cleaning. Water heaters, faucets, sinks, toilets, disposals, under slab lead detection, sewer video inspection. Licensed, bonded and insured. Lic.673558. 909-945-1995 STEVE’S PLUMBING 24-hour service* Low cost! Free estimates. All plumbing repairs. Complete drain cleaning, leak detection, water heaters. Your local plumber for over 25 years. Senior discounts. Insured, Lic.744873. * 909-985-5254 *

Window Washing
Regrout, clean, seal, color grout. 909-880-9719, 1-888764-7688. NACHOS Window Cleaning. For window washing, call Nacho, 909-816-2435. Free estimates, satisfaction guaranteed. Resident of Claremont. EMPIRE Window Cleaning. Over 4000 repeat customers. Serving Claremont/Upland since 1984. 100 percent guaranteed. 909-920-0606.

SUNSET GARDENS LANDSCAPING. C-27 Lic.373833. Drought resistant landscapes. Turf removal. Irrigation specialist. Naturescapes. Desertscapes. Rockscapes. Masonry. Call John Cook, 909-231-8305. Claremont.

KPW PAINTING
Older couple painting, 40 years experience! Competitive rates. Small repairs. No job too small. References available. We work our own jobs. Carrie or Ron

Tree Care
BAUER TREE CARE
30 plus years in Claremont. Ornamental pruning specialist of your perennials. 909-624-8238 MGT Professional Tree Care. Providing prompt, dependable service for all your tree care needs. Certified arborist. Matt Gray-Trask. Call 946-7444. TOM Day Tree Service. Fine pruning of all trees since 1974. Free estimate. 909629-6960.

AMANDA, 818-219-3268
CLAREMONT Village Pet & House Sitting Service. Sabbatical special! Lisa and Brenda, claremontpets@hotmail.com or 909-518-0600.

909-615-4858
Lic.778506 D&D Custom Painting. Bonded. Lic.423346. Residential, commercial. Interior or exterior. Free estimates. 909-982-8024.

DANS GARDENING SERVICE
Sprinklers installed, repaired. Clean-up, hauling. Sod, seed, planting, lighting, drainage. Free written estimates. Insured. References. Since 1977. Lic.508671. Please call 909-989-1515. DLS Landscaping and Design. Specializing in drought tolerant landscaping, drip systems and lighting. Artistic solutions for the future. Over 35 years experience. Call: 909-225-8855, 909-9825965. Lic.585007.

Yoga

Pilates

Pools

Tutoring
PRIVATE tutor available for afterschool and weekend homework help. Secondary teaching credential in English language arts. Will work with your student on any subject. Fee negotiated at first meeting. 909-261-3099.

RESTORATIVE YOGA
Classes and workshops. Susan Perry 35 year yoga practitioner. Weekly classes held at Musubi Dojo. Please call 624-7770. perry@aiki.com. www.musubidojo.org.

RESIDENTIAL/Commercial. Quality work at reasonable prices. Free estimates. Lic.541469. 909-622-7994.

YOUR neigborhood classical Pilates studio. 665 E. Foothill Blvd. Unit M., Claremont, Ca 91711. Call for a free demo! 909-730-1033.

RE-PLASTER, coping, retile, spa additions, equipment upgrades, pool removal and services. Call 909-477-9777. www.bluestarpoolsca.com. Lic.769739.

909.621.4761
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SERVICES
AUTOMOTIVE

CONTACT US 1420 N Claremont Blvd. Suite 205B Claremont, CA 91711 Ph: 909.621.4761 • Fax: 909.621.4072 classified@claremont-courier.com Business Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

COMPUTERS

HEALTH & WELLNESS

HEALTH & WELLNESS

HOME IMPROVEMENT

HOME IMPROVEMENT

Options In-Home Care is built on integrity and compassion. Our friendly and professional staff provides affordable non-medical home care service, tailored care for our elderly clients, including personal hygiene, Alzheimer & dementia care, meal prep, bathing and light house keeping. For your convenience our Operators and Case Managers are available 24/7! Now offering VA benefit support assistance. Office #: 909-621- CARE(2273) Fax #: 909-621-1114 Website: www.optionsinhomecare.com

HOME IMPROVEMENT

HOME IMPROVEMENT

HOME IMPROVEMENT

HOME IMPROVEMENT

HOME IMPROVEMENT

HOME IMPROVEMENT

909-621-5626
LANDSCAPING SPECIALTY SERVICE SPECIALTY SERVICE

Dick Oosterheert
Landscape Services
Donʼt Landscape…Renovate! Lic. #C-27 876953
• Save money by designing with drought tolerant materials! • Conserve water by converting existing irrigation to low flow!

909-579-0248 • 1551 W. 13th Street, Upland CA 91786

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REAL ESTATE
Change in publication schedule
The January 2 edition will be cancelled due to holiday scheduling. Additionally, the COURIER office will be closed Monday, December 24 through Wednesday, January 2 so the COURIER staff may celebrate the holidays with their families. Urgent messages may be emailed to editor@claremont-courier.com between December 24 and January 2. The Claremont COURIER staff wishes you a wonderful holiday season!

Merry Christmas!
Broker Associate

909-625-6754 • 909-973-5582
www.bjnichka.com • bj@bjnichka.com

Wheeler Steffen Real Estate, Inc.
An independently owned and operated member of The Prudential Real Estate Affiliates, Inc.

Prudential
D.R.E. #00961915

1249 Oak Mesa Dr., La Verne
Great north La Verne location in the foothills. Single story, turnkey with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. It is approximately 1500 sq. ft. with a 3 car garage. Walk to Oak Mesa elementary school. New interior paint, new flooring and newer dual pane windows. It also features a title roof, a nice backyard with a covered patio, views of the mountains and 2 storage sheds. The lot size is approximately 10,498 sq. ft. List price $488,000. (O1249)

M ALKA RINDE REAL ESTATE
1876 Morgan Avenue, Claremont CA 91711

EXPERIENCE MATTERS...
Celebrating Over 25 Years Selling Real Estate in the Area

MALKA RINDE Broker - Owner

Bus: 909-625-2407 Fax: 909-621-2842 www.malkarinde.com

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Tell a Friend...

"Best Possible Price Achieved, Every Time!"

GEOFF T. HAMILL
BROKER ASSOCIATE, ABR, CRS, E-PRO, GRI, SRES

Wheeler Steffen Real Estate, Inc.
An independently owned and operated member of The Prudential Real Estate Affiliates, Inc.

Prudential

GEOFF IS #1 IN CLAREMONT SALES & LISTINGS SINCE 1988

909.621.0500
NEW LISTING!

Geoff@GeoffHamill.com
NEW LISTING!

D.R.E. #00997900

COMING SOON:
• Claremont Village Colonial $695,000 • Mid-Century modern in Northern Claremont $350,000

PROMINENT HISTORIC CLAREMONT VILLAGE ESTATE. Presiding on 3 prime city lots on over 2/3 acre, this magnificent Italian Renaissance style home enjoys numerous original embellishments plus extensive recent upgrades inside and out! Main residence features 5 bedrooms plus a parlor and den. Separate guest/chauffer's quarters over garage. Custom built circa 1922 by and for the original owner, David Crookshank, a local commercial contractor and important citrus grower. The home was later owned by the Baum family; L. Frank Baum was the author of The Wizard of Oz, his son and family lived in the home for many years. The home features a formal entry hall, grand scale rooms, high ceilings, crown moldings, impressive mahogany woodwork, gleaming hardwood floors, an elevator, numerous built-ins, newer tile roof, retrofitted foundation, copper gutters, plus an attic and basement. Enjoy serenity among gorgeous, lush grounds professionally landscaped and gated for privacy. Also includes patio pavilion, garden labyrinth and topiaries, an impressive Koi pond with waterfall plus ample driveway parking. Perfect for entertaining and fun family living! www.GeoffHamill.com. 909.621.0500. (C1105)

STUNNING CLAREMONT CONTEMPORARY MID-CENTURY HOME. $650,000.

COVETED GARY MILLER FORMER MODEL HOME. $550,000.

Beautiful single story 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom, approximately 2500 sq. ft. home with a newly remodeled interior. Perfectly located at the end of a cul-de-sac, across from Cahuilla Park and near Condit Elementary School. Large living room with fireplace, vaulted ceilings, separate den, indoor laundry and updated kitchen which overlooks the family room (currently used as a dining area). Bonus room/office with high ceilings and windows. Walls of glass overlook the covered patio, pool and spa. Newer roof. Great family home, perfect for entertaining! www.GeoffHamill.com. 909.621.0500. (R1839)

Classic elegance! Dramatic windows showcase this home with rich stonework and colorful landscaping. A light filled interior enhances the formal living room and dining room. Accents include: wood floors, beautiful shutters, some dual pane windows, deep baseboards and a handsome staircase. A tastefully remodeled kitchen boasts granite counters, adjoining breakfast room and a spectacular view of the backyard. Adjacent family room features a stone fireplace and refreshment center. The master bedroom has a spacious master bathroom, separate tub and separate shower. An open flowing floor plan makes this the perfect home for entertaining family and friends. This is truly one of the nicest homes on the market today! www.GeoffHamill.com 909.621.0500. (M1573)

FOR LEASE:
• Griswold's One Story $2175 monthly • Old Claremont Village $2,500 monthly

COMING SOON!

JUST SOLD!

SELLERS:
“I have motivated and qualified buyerslooking for a Claremont home”
Please call today for a FREE complimentary market analysis of your property. Thank you!

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EXTENSIVELY UPDATED NORTH CLAREMONT SINGLE STORY. $625,000. Coveted Condit Elementary School locale. This home has been maintained and upgraded resulting in its wonderful condition today! Family and entertaining friendly floor plan with gleaming hardwood floors, quality carpeting and tiled floors. It also includes plantation shutters, dual pane windows, smooth ceilings and lots of natural light! Four bedrooms, 2 updated bathrooms and approximately 2300 sq. ft. Updated kitchen with granite counters and eating area which opens to the family room. Professionally designed, lushly landscaped backyard that is very welcoming and features spacious patio and built-in BBQ areas. Prime locale above Baseline near the Claremont foothills and wilderness trails. This home will sell fast! www.GeoffHamill.com. 909.621.0500. (M269)

"THE BAUGHMAN ESTATE" CLAREMONT VILLAGE SPANISH CLASSIC. $975,000. Newly renovated by Hartman Baldwin Design/Build and SRS Contractors! Architectural elements throughout! Four bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Living room with barrel ceilings, spacious formal dining room, gourmet chef's kitchen with high-end appliances and family/media room with built-ins. Newly designed and constructed master suite with retreat, double walk-in closets plus lavish bathroom. Enjoy extensive oak hardwood and tiled flooring. Central air and heat, some copper plumbing and newer electrical. Beautiful garden setting with lush landscaping and multiple patio areas. A rare find and important home built for the original Baughman family in1928! Convenient to colleges, Village shopping, and fine schools. www.GeoffHamill.com. 909.621.0500. (B510)

For more information, photos and virtual tours, please visit www.GeoffHamill.com or call 909.621.0500

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Mason Prophet

Broker Associate, CRS, GRI, ABR, e-PRO, SRES

909.447.7708 • Mason@MasonProphet.com

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