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EVENTS from September 19, 2012

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Meet & Greet the


Thurs., September 20

General Election Assembly for the San Gabriel Valley. This is an informative regional event to meet, hear and discuss key state and regional issues with the candidates vying for the newly formed assembly districts. Districts 48, 49 and 57 represented. thursday, September 20, 2012. Registration at 11:30 am, program at 12:00 pm. RSVP with Sheila Crippen at 626-443-0180 or Cost $25.00 PAN/Co-hosting chamber members, $40.00 non-memebers. Event to be held at Grace Balck Auditorium, 3130 tyler Ave., El Monte, CA 91731.

City of El Monte to Hold Quarterly Town Hall Meeting

Thursday, September 20

Residents and businesses are invited to share their views with the El Monte City Council at the City of El Monte’s Quarterly Town Hall Meeting. The meetings provide a forum that gives constituents a chance to speak with top City officials and City service providers about their concerns. It brings City departments to the community in an effort to share information about important initiatives and projects that impact the City. Rio Vista School 4300 N. Esto Ave. El Monte, CA 91731, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m

 El Monte Fly-In &

Open House

Sunday, September 23

Free Admission! – See military aircraft, classic aircraft, classic cars. Also airplane rides and gourmet food trucks.

9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Park at Metrolink Parking Lot 10925 Railroad Street at Tyler Avneue in El Monte. Shuttle will take you to the event. For more information go to

Trolley Tours of El Monte’s Historical


El Monte

Saturday, September 22

As part of its ongoing yearlong Centennial Celebration, the City of El Monte will offer Trolley Tours of the City’s famous and historical sites beginning Sept. 22 at the El Monte Police Department Open House.The hour-long tours will be narrated by El Monte Docents Donna Crippen and Sergio Jimenez whose colorful and informative discussions about the historical significance of each stop along the tour will make riders feel as like they are traveling back in time.

The tour includes a visit to Willow Grove, El Monte’s first settlement which provided shelter to travelers and early pioneers. The ride will also have stops at the famous Gay’s Lion Farm, the Swanee River Ballroom, Hicks Camp, La Historia Museum, El Monte Historical Society Museum and much more.Cost of tour is only $2 per person. For more information and to reserve your seat on the Trolley Tour in advance, please call the El Monte Transportation Services Division at (626) 580-2217 (24 passengers per Trolley Tour).

 FREE Used Motor Oil and Oil Filter Recycling Event

La Puente

Saturday, September 22

Los Angeles County Public Works Department will host a FREE Used Motor Oil and Oil Filter Recycling Event at O’Reilly Auto Parts in La Puente on Saturday, September 22! 1212 North Hacienda Boulevard, on September 22, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

In addition, residents can drop-off used motor oil and oil filters for free at weekend

County-sponsored Household Hazardous Waste/Electronic Waste (HHW/E-Waste)

collection events or at local Certified Collection Centers. These centers will typically

accept up to five gallons of uncontaminated used motor oil, and some will also accept

used oil filters.

Residents are asked to prepare their items for drop-off by placing used oil filters in

sealed plastic bags and storing used motor oil in leak-proof containers without mixing

the oil with any other liquids.


Creating a Pathway from High School to College to Career


Saturday, September 22

Asian-American and Pacific-Islander families, like all other communities, are strongly motivated to ensure their children are educated and have an early jump start on their future career paths. On Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012 from 9:30 – 11:30 am, the Asian American Pacific Islander Advisory Board of Pasadena City College (PCC) is hosting a free community educational forum at PCC to foster family and community awareness and engagement. The community educationalforum will take place in PCC’s Creveling Lounge on the main campus (1570 East Colorado Boulevard). Free parking is available in lot 1. For more information, call (626) 799-5332 or (626) 403-6618.

Care Giver Support

Arcadia, Monrovia, Glendora


Santa Anita Family service has established three Caregiver Support Groups and a Kinship Support Group. The support groups are attended by others providing the same care that you provide. These groups allow participants an opportunity to share experiences, problems, solutions, feelings, “tips of the trade” so to speak, and whatever comes to mind. Our Caregiver Support Groups meet on the second and fourth Mondays of each month. There is a 10:00-11:30 AM group meeting at the Arcadia Senior Center, a 3:00-4:30 PM meeting at the La Fetra Senior Center in Glendora, and a 7:00-8:30 PM group meeting at Leven Oaks in Monrovia. The Kinship group meeting for older adults taking care of minor children meets at Santa Anita Family Service in Monrovia at 10:00-11:30 AM on the first and third Thursdays of each month. There are no charges to attend these groups and we’d love to see you. Please feel free to contact Santa Anita Family Service Senior Center at (626) 358-1185, for more detailed information.

Pasadena Sister

Cities Events

Sunday, September 23

Pasadena Sister Cities Committee invites you to join us at numerous events to occur in the following weeks. This week, Chinese YoYo presentation by Beijing Shangxiejie Elementary School at the Garfield Promenade, Paseo Colorado at 2:00 PM. Special performance by LEARNS Baile Folklorico, Pasadena Madison Elementary School.


 Author Workshop Claremont Library


Tuesday, September 25

Mary Ann Fraser, the author/illustrator of over sixty books for young readers, will explore the process of writing, illustrating, and researching with special emphasis on non-fiction and social sciences. Mary Ann’s books have been Junior Library Guild Selections, and have been awarded the School Library Journal Best Book of the Year. This is a free program at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday September 25, 2012 in the Claremont Library meeting room. The Claremont Library is open Tuesday through Thursday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday 8 – 6 p.m., and Sunday 1 – 5 p.m., closed Mondays and is located at 208 N. Harvard Ave.  The Claremont Library is part of the County of Los Angeles Public Library. For more information, please call 909-621-4902 or visit our website at


PCC Off ers Free 24/7 Online Tutoring For Students

The Pasadena City College Learning Assistance Center recently partnered with Smarthinking, Inc. to launch freeonline tutoring services that students can access 24 hours a day.

This online service is intended to complement the college’s in-person, peer-tutoring programs. Students can immediately connect and interact with a live tutor, and schedule a personal session with a tutor of choice. Students can also submit a question and receive a reply from a tutor, or even submit a paper for review.

Online tutors are available for a wide range of subjects, including writing (for any subject), mathematics (basic math through calculus II), accounting, statistics, economics, biology, anatomy and physiology, physics, chemistry, and Spanish.

For more information, please contact LAC Director John Wood ( or log on to


Fall Festival Welcomes Classic Car Enthusiasts and Crafters

Temple City

Saturday, October 20

Calling all classic car owners and local crafters! Register to become a part of the Temple City Fall Festival and Classic Car Show on Saturday, Oct. 20, noon-4p.m., at Temple City Park, 9701 Las Tunas Dr. The event is expected to attract 2,500 festival-goers.

Classic Car Show pre-registration is strongly encouraged as space is limited. Pre-register by Oct. 16 to receive the early bird rate of $10 per vehicle. Enter for $15 on the day of the event, if space allows. The show welcomes models of Antiques (1940 and earlier), Classics (1940 – 1972), Street Rods (1972 and earlier) and Corvettes (all years). Classic car enthusiasts—better polish and shine those motors because participants are eligible to win various awards and raffle prizes!

Crafters of handmade wares are invited to apply for a craft booth space at $20 per 10’ x 10’ space. All items must be handcrafted and may include jewelry, pottery, paintings, woodcrafts and holiday items. A State of California Board of Equalization Seller’s Permit Number is required. Applications are accepted through Oct. 8. Registration forms are available at all City facilities and online at For more information, contact Debbie Ingram in the City’s Parks and Recreation Department, (626) 285-2171, ext. 2361.

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News of the San Gabriel Valley since 1966.
EVENTS from September 19, 2012