• PASADENA (CNS) – A woman was found dead today at the scene of a fire in
    an apartment in Pasadena.

    On September 29, 2011 at about 6:15pm, police officers and Fire Department personnel responded to the Promenade area of the Westfield Shoppingtown regarding a suspicious item found in a rear corridor. The item had the appearance of a possible explosive device. Several stores were evacuated and a perimeter was established to keep patrons out of the area.

    The Los Angeles County Arson/Explosive Detail was contacted and they responded to assist. The device was inspected and it was determined that it was not an explosive. The evacuations were in effect for about 90 minutes.

     

    LOS ANGELES – Special Olympics Southern California has appointed former
    San Marino resident Dann Angeloff, President of the Angeloff Company in
    Los Angeles, as the newest member of its board of directors. Angeloff
    recently assumed the position and has begun a 3-year term.
    Since the early days of his career, he has been very interested in
    board activity both as a director of many public and private companies
    as well as being a founding member of the National Association of
    Corporate Directors (NACD), a 11,000 membership group headquartered in
    Washington D.C. He is Chairman Emeritus of the Southern California
    Chapter of the NACD, after serving as President and Chairman.
    He currently is and has recently served on the following boards:
    Bjurman Barry Funds, Electronic Recyclers International,
    Nicholas-Applegate Growth Equity Fund, Public Storage, Ready Pac Foods,
    Retirement Capital and SoftBrands, Inc. He has served on over 50
    corporate boards during his career.
    Mr. Angeloff received his B.S. and M.B.A. degrees at the University of
    Southern California where he was a Trustee and President of the Alumni
    Association. He is a director of Marshall Leaders, Founding Chairman
    of Marshall Partners and President-Elect of the Half Century Trojans.
    “We are fortunate to have someone of Dann’s caliber and professional
    background joining us on the board,” said Tim Redmond, chairman of the
    board of directors of Special Olympics Southern California. “His
    business acumen coupled with his compassion for others will be a
    genuine asset to the organization.”
    Angeloff has two daughters, one son and has been married to his wife
    for 47 years. The couple resides in Pasadena.

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    by David Winchell

    SAN GABRIEL – The beginning of the game looked bleak for the visiting Gabrielino Eagles, being down 14-0 with 6:44 left in the first half to the Contreras Cobras. The current two game losing streak was in danger of growing to three. But a high-spirited defense and an inspired offense took over in the second half leading to a 35-14 victory. Coach Harold Sanin was proud of the way “the team showed character fought back to score 35 unanswered points,” and was impressed with his squad after taking a number of punishing hits meted out by the Cobras. The Eagles are now 2-2 and the Cobras are now 1-3.

    The Eagles began their first offensive drive of the night near midfield and were moving toward a score, but an Eagle fumble at the 10-yard line ended that threat. After an exchange of punts, Cobras QB Diego Quintanilla connected with WR Francisco Sandoval for an 80-yard touchdown. Five minutes later FB Emilio Torres rumbled in for a 19-yard touchdown two plays after RB Jonathan Pineda had ripped off a 58-yard run. The Eagles seemed listless, tense, and searching for answers. The Eagles had already given up two long plays and were unable to generate much offense on their own.

    The Eagles took the kickoff and six plays later, Nick Hernandez carried the ball in for a 14-yard score. The PAT was good and at 3:56 to go in the half the Eagles had cut the Cobras lead in half, 14-7. The Eagles defense began their assault on the Cobras on the first play of the drive, Eagle LB Cody Rubalcava pounced on a loose ball at the Cobra’s 30 yard line. Three plays later, Bryan Vargas carried the ball into the end zone, tying the score. But it was the next drive that defined the Eagles game and heart as the Cobras determination was to go into halftime after regaining a lead.

    The drive began on the Eagles 27-yard line and six plays and three timeouts later Cobras were inside the Eagles’ 10 yard line with just 22 seconds on the clock. Rubalcava broke into the Cobras’ backfield and sacked QB Quintanilla forcing a fourth down. Onto the field scrambled the Cobras field goal unit but Eagles Francisco Aguilar broke free to block the Cobras field goal attempt.

    Inspired by the two scores, a strong defensive stand, and, according to Head Coach Sanin, an inspirational halftime talk by assistant coach Ben Macias reminding the team to stay focused and build on the end of the first half, the Eagles shut out the Cobras in the second half. On the opening drive, the Eagles began on the 44-yard line and seven plays later QB Mark Winchell scored on an 8-yard run with 8:02 left in the third.

    The Eagles defense took over the rest of the way, grabbing four interceptions and three fumbles. Interceptions and returns by Albert Garcia, Alex Munoz, Nick Carreon and Chris Montoya stopped four second half Cobras drives and led to the Eagles Winchell connecting with Bryan Vargas for a 24-yard score and a 2 yard touchdown run in the final quarter to close out the scoring.

    Next up for Contreras is their league opener on the road against Bernstein (1-2) as the Eagles host an undefeated Pasadena Poly (3-0) in their final non-league contest.

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    LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A red flag warning denoting a high risk of wildfire
    was declared for much of the Southland today amid expectations that
    thunderstorms will form over the region and shoot down bolts of dry lightning,
    setting blazes that will spread rapidly because of high winds and bone-dry
    vegetation.

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    PASADENA – The Minutemen of Maranatha are off to a strong start, with wins over Big Bear, Azusa and archrival La Salle.

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    by David Winchell

    As time wound down
    the realization began to sink in to Mark Keppel Aztecs team, coaches and their faithful
    fans that victory was theirs. The
    Aztecs, who had not won a game since October 2009, were about to notch another
    one against the Gabrielino Eagles, 13-0 as the roar from all the Aztecs continued
    to grow louder. Ironically, the
    last victory was also a shutout when they whitewashed Mountain View, 36-0. This
    was the first victory for the Aztecs over the Eagles in their long running
    rivalry.

    The evening started
    well for the Aztecs as they stopped the Eagles on a 4th and inches
    play early in the first quarter on the Eagles own 14 yard line. Six plays later Keppel got on the board
    with a one yard plunge by running back Esequiel Jimenez. He rumbled in with 3:59 to go in the
    first quarter. Mark Keppel’s
    defense continued to dominate the Eagles with constant pressure on Eagle QB
    Lorenzo Mena. Unable to have time
    in the pocket, Mena was hurried often and unable to get the passing game
    rolling. The running game suffered when running back Jonathan Perrini was lost
    for the game midway through the second quarter to an injured lower leg after he
    had been successful in his 8 carries.

    The score remained
    7-0 through halftime as neither offense could generate much yardage. The third quarter was markedly
    frustrating as the Eagles ended all three of their quarter’s possessions to
    fumbles. The second one, on the
    Aztec 8 yard line was one play after stopping the Aztecs on 4th and
    two. The Aztec drive began on the
    8 yards line and culminated with another rushing touchdown by Jiminez to make
    the score 13-0. The PAT was
    unsuccessful. Jiminez finished the
    night with 73 yards and Eagles leading rusher, Nick Hernandez, had 62 in 9
    carries. The Eagles committed 6
    turnovers in the contest.

    Coach Harold Sanin
    was disappointed with the number of mistakes made by his Eagles team, but was
    impressed with the Aztecs’ ability to take advantage of the miscues. “They are a solid team, and was the one
    ready to make plays when the opportunities were there,” Sanin commented. Aztec coach Bobby Madrid was thrilled
    as he commented, “This win is huge. It’s really huge for us. The kids
    worked hard all week long,”

    Both teams are now
    1-2 and have away games this week.
    Mark Keppel heads to face Sierra Vista (0-2) and Gabrielino goes to
    Contreras (1-2).

    All events are held in the One Colorado Courtyard and are free for children of all ages.

    Drumtime Drum Circle (9/8) with John Lacques was a joyful bout of ebullient beats. View of some of our adorable drummers here.

    Enjoy more kids’ (and parents’) fun in the Courtyard. With two shows a day, before and after school, you can double your delight and bring all the kids along!

    Thursday, September 15 – two 35 minute performances at 10 a. m. and 3 p. m.

    Jumbo Shrimp Circus presents “Epoxie Unglued,” a toddler friendly, joyful theatrical experience featuring plate-spinning, juggling, unicycle riding, and cow tossing.

    Thursday, September 22 – two 30 minute performances at 10 a. m. and 3 p. m.

    Puppets and Players Little Theatrepresent
    “Puff, the Magic Dragon” with classical marionettes, hand-puppets, live
    performers, and music presented in a self-contained European-style
    theatre.

    by Charlene Liebau

    It hardly seems possible. Wasn’t it just yesterday we were congratulating the high school class of 2011 at commencement exercises?

    It is now September and the start to a new round of college planning activities. What will the high school classes of 2012 and 2013 discover? Will anything be different?

    To answer that question I look to current trends in college admission. Perhaps on the mind of those of us interested in admission statistics is the trend toward out of state students. Clearly the University of California is encouraging out of state applications just as other state universities are encouraging non-resident applications. The Universities of Michigan and Virginia have long enrolled a number of non-resident students – California, along with other states, is now following their lead.

    This is a trend we can expect will continue for as long as state budgets are constrained in their funding for higher education. And, as more and more state universities seek out of state students, California applicants may find admission to state universities in other parts of the country may become somewhat “easier.”

    Each year, at least for the past three or four years, we hear “it’s the most competitive year ever.” While the actual number of high school graduates may be declining slightly on the national level, it is a fact a greater percent of them are applying to college and submitting more applications per student. This adds to the anticipation it will be another highly competitive year. Students should think carefully about their college list – beyond the “name” – what are the qualities, the academic programs that are important to success as an undergraduate? Think beyond the first two or three names on any list ranking colleges – remember these lists change every year!

    A report from counselors outside California indicates a growing interest in colleges in the south. Perhaps for reason of warmer weather there is growing interest in colleges in the Carolinas, Georgia, Virginia, and Tennessee. The message is that growing interest leads to more competition, greater selectivity, for all applicants.

    Adding to demographics and their role in competition for college admission is the dramatic increase in applications from students abroad. As the economies of other countries increase, along with the lure of an American education, international students are applying to American colleges in record numbers. The increase in recruitment activities by US colleges throughout Asia and Europe suggests this trend will definitely continue.

    It was not long ago the admission process was completed by May first when students must inform colleges of their intent to enroll. That is beginning to change. In the past two years the process has been extended into June and sometimes July due to the increased use of the Wait List. The economy and financial aid play an important role in this trend. If the dramatic increase in application numbers continues, and unless the economy improves significantly in the next six months, we can expect use of the Wait List to play a more significant role in the decision process. This trend not only prolongs the uncertainty and confusion for students, it also impacts individual colleges as they make plans for the near future.

    One of the recent trends among students is interest in “business” as an undergraduate major. Early indications suggest that while interest in the business world continues there is growing interest in creative writing and the arts.

    It appears current high school seniors will find the trends of increasing out of state and international applications will continue to grow. The reinstitution of early admission programs may help reduce the overall number of applications but this will not measurably affect the low admit rate of highly selective institutions. And, in the final analysis, the economy will exert a growing influence on families as they make college decisions.

    In short, forces that contributed to last year being described as the “most competitive ever” in college admission will continue to be with us for the next few years.

    ALHAMBRA

    ALHAMBRA H. S.

    Chen, Brian T.

    Chiang, Catherine
    A.

    Liu, Carleen

    MARK KEPPEL H. S.

    Duong, Amy H.

    Hamamoto, Sean K.

    Li, Jenny K.

    Wen, Matthew

    Yu, Guanyan

    ARCADIA

    ARCADIA H. S.

    Cai, Angeline

    Chang, Timothy W.

    Chen, Jennifer

    Cheung, Kevin M.

    Chou, Helen J.

    Chou, Jonah

    Chuang, Ryan

    Fu, Alison C.

    Harwitz, Emily D.

    He, Zhe

    Huang, Lynn S.

    Kuang, Jeanne W.

    Lee, Elliott

    Lee, Timothy M.

    Li, Jiacheng

    Lin, Chin Lun

    Liu, Emily Y.

    Madhavan, Vashisht

    Qian, Steven

    Qin, Andrew L.

    Ren, Jane L.

    Shar, Aaron C.

    Shi, Victoria

    Stevens, William A.

    Tsui, Enoch C.

    Tu, Travis Y.

    Wang, Alanson

    Wang, Amy

    Wang, Andrew L.

    Wang, Zhenjie

    Wu, Jasmine

    Xiao, Nancy S.

    Xing, Hanning

    Yang, Josephine

    Yao, Gorden

    Yee, Sherwin

    Young, Caroline H.

    Yu, Liang Yin

    Zang, Yuan

    Zhang, Willa Y.

    Zhou, Jun

    SAN GABRIEL

    GABRIELINO H. S.

    Chou, Sophie S.

    Wong, Ka-tat

    PASADENA

    LA SALLE H. S.

    Pearman, George

    MARANATHA H. S

    Qiu, Michael

    Yao, Nathan A.

    MAYFIELD SCHOOL

    Anderson, Charlotte R.

    POLYTECHNIC SCHOOL

    Azad, Brandon K.

    Chau, Jeffrey C.

    Erb, Giana T.

    Hirji, Sitara H.

    Hodgkins, Harrison K.

    Lifland, Andrew M.

    Lifland, Eric F.

    Meurer, Kevin A.

    Miller, Michelle S.

    Olivar, Giordano A.

    Peng, Katherine R.

    Shahawy, Hassaan

    Tsai, Julia Y.

    Vadlamani, Lina

    Volk, Matthew M.

    Wickline, Veronica S.

    Wohl, Anna R.

    Yin, Eric S.

    ST. MONICA ACADEMY

    Lessard, Madeleine S.

    WESTRIDGE SCHOOL FOR
    GIRLS

    Lin, Melissa W.

    Longmate, Julia M.

    Thielstrom, Ravenna S.

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