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Citrus College To Host Ceremony Honoring Guide Dogs of the Desert You Can Support The Mountain Rescue Team • La Fetra Senior Center, 333 You can support The Moun- ers of San Dimas - 169 W. Bonita Veterans Foothill Blvd., Glendora tain Rescue Team’s effort to Avenue and at Albertsons - 220 Citrus College is hosting its 12th annual “Saluting Our Veterans” ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 11 a.m. The event will include recognition of four veteran honorees, an acknowledgement of student veteran scholarship recipients, keynote speakers, a special three-volley salute, and musical performances by the Gladstone High School marching band, the Citrus College Night Shift band and the Citrus Singers. Additional highlights include a color guard from Azusa Pacific University, a salute to fallen veterans by the Valley Veterans Memorial Team and a museum display of military uniforms. Representatives from several U.S. military branches will also be on site to answer questions. The following individuals/groups will be in attendance: • Citrus Community College District Board of Trustees members • Citrus College Superintendent/President Geraldine M. Perri, Ph.D. • U.S. Rep. Judy Chu • U.S. Rep. Grace Napolitano • California State Senator Ed Hernandez • California State Senator Anthony Portantino • California State Assemblymember Chris Holden • California State Assemblymember Blanca E. Rubio • Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger • Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis • Mayors and council members from the cities of Azusa and Glendora • Veteran honorees (four) from the cities of Azusa and Glendora, Azusa Pacific University, and Citrus College Parking will be available in lot E6 off Foothill Boulevard, just west of Barranca Avenue. Signage and staff will direct you to the event at Citrus College, Campus Center Mall, 1000 W. Foothill Blvd. Citrus College, the oldest community college in Los Angeles County and the fifth oldest community college in California, is proud to salute military members in honor of Veterans Day. Veterans Day is set aside to thank all those who served honorably in the military, both in wartime and peacetime. Citrus College is a proud supporter and advocate for veterans, and its Veterans Success Center is dedicated to serving student veterans and their families by facilitating the transitional process and providing ongoing support as they achieve their academic, career and life goals. Citrus College is also designated a Military Friendly® school. For more information, visit

University to Hold Pet Spa Day, Low-Cost Vaccine Clinic Open to the Public

Have a cat or dog? Do they need a vaccine or pampering? Bring them to the Poly Pet Spa Day & Vaccine Clinic on Saturday, Nov. 4, at Cal Poly Pomona. The university’s Department of Animal & Veterinary Science is holding the event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Building 67 on campus. Dogs can receive DHPP, rabies and Bordetella vaccines and testing for heartworm, ehrlichia, and Lyme disease. Cats can receive vaccines for rabies and FVRCP and testing for feline leukemia and feline infectious virus. All tests and vaccines are $10 each. Toenail trims and anal gland expressions are free. Space is limited. To make an appointment or for more information, visit

• Monday, November 13, 2017 at 6:30 P.M. Guide Dogs of the Desert will discuss how a guide dog helps the blind, the process to get a dog, and responsibilities of having a guide dog. EYE-DAS {“Eye Diseases are serious”] provides social and educational services to the visually impaired throughout the San Gabriel Valley. Clubs meet in West Covina on November 2 at 11 A.M. in the West Covina Senior Center on Cortez; in Glendora on November 13 in the La Fetra Center at 6:30 P.M.; in Arcadia on November 14 at the Assistance League Building on Alta at noon. Both the visually impaired and their friends and family members are always welcome. For more information, contact EYE-DAS at 626335-3937 or 909-392-0488.

obtain needed equipment, as well as other volunteer groups attached to the San Dimas Station, with your purchase of See’s Candy at sales being done by the Booster Club at these locations in San Dimas: Sander’s Towing - 344 W. Arrow Hwy (receive a free key with candy purchase); L& G Enterprises - 882 Cienega Ave; The Curtis Co. - 229 W. Bonita Ave; Bonded Cleaners - 409 W. Bonita Ave; O’Malley’s Flow-

East Bonita Avenue on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday - Nov. 20th, 21st, 22nd (10 am - 3 pm) and at the San Dimas City Holiday Extravaganza Saturday, Dec. 2nd (1 pm - 5:30pm) and at the San Dimas Tree Lighting at Rhodes Park (Train Station Museum), Saturday, Dec. 2nd (6 pm - 8:30 pm) and at the California Preferred Properties Car Show in the Via Verde Shopping Center Sunday, Dec. 3rd (9 am - 3 pm).

Windsong Southland Chorale Windsong Southland Chorale, under the direction of Dr. Janet Harms, is currently accepting new members who are interested in singing in local concerts and on tour. We will be traveling to Europe June 8-16, 2018, to perform in a number of concerts in Austria and the Czech Republic,

concertizing in Salzburg, Vienna, and Prague. Rehearsals are on Mondays, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. at Rock of the Foothills Lutheran Church, 4630 Wheeler (corner of Wheeler and Baseline) in La Verne. Please call 909-983-9879 for further information or visit

Glendora Library’s 10th Annual Battle of the Books was a Night of Trivia Fun! The Glendora Public Library’s tenth Battle of the Books contest took place in front of an enthusiastic crowd at Foothill Christian School on September 26, 2017 and left the audience happy to be in attendance. The competition among the twenty teams was tense as the questions got more difficult. After seventeen rounds of grueling competition, the winning team was Readers of the Lost Ark! The winning team members were Luke Enriquez (8th grade, Goddard Middle School), Emma Enriquez (6th grade, Goddard Middle School) and Lauren Silva (6th grade, Goddard Middle School). The young competitors were able to win first place for 2017, with only one missed question. The second place team was the Book Adventurers 3.0 with team members Rahul Mohan (8th grade, Lone Hill Middle School), Ameya Phadnis (9th grade, Charter Oak High School) and Dibyesh Sahoo (8th grade, Royal Oak Middle School).

The participants represented many schools in our community in grades 6 – 11: Goddard Middle School, Glendora High School, Hope Lutheran School, Lone Hill Middle School, Royal Oak Middle School, Damien High School, Sandburg Middle School, St. Dorothy’s School, Charter Oak High School, Firm Foundation School, Foothill Christian School and Homeschool. Once again, Battle of the Books committee Chair Thom Hill stated that the “Battle of the Books is one of my favorite community events. It manages to showcase the talents of smart young people, encourages recreational reading, and plants the important seed of striving for lifelong learning. We certainly thank the Glendora Rotary Club, the Glendora Library Friends Foundation, and all of our dedicated volunteers for making our tenth annual event such a success!” The Library’s Great Trivia Challenge is the inspiration for the Battle of the Books. However, the

questions come from three pre-selected books. This year’s books included The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke, Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly and Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz. The books for this year’s event were all made into films. A dedicated volunteer committee worked for months preparing the 200+ questions on the three books and then spent weeks editing before the big night. Senior Librarian, Cindy Romero of the Glendora Public Library, shared, “this is one of my favorite events that brings the community together to support our children and their reading habits!” The Battle of the Books teams worked very hard preparing for this event! Congratulations! For more information regarding this and other programs and Library services, please contact us at 626-852-4891 or visit our website www.glendoralibrary. org. The Glendora Public Library is located at 140 South Glendora Ave, Glendora, CA 91741.

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The Foothill Gold Line Is The First Measure M Rail Project To Move Forward Community Groundbreaking is Scheduled for December 2, 2017

Artist Rendering of future La Verne Gold Line Station

CA Celebrates Retired Teachers Week

What do retired teachers mean to the Pomona and San Gabriel Valleys? A Lot! After years in the classroom giving back to their students, retired teachers continue to give back to local communities through their pocketbook and their passion for volunteerism. Importantly, local CalRTA Divisions provide scholarships to colleges for students in Teacher Preparation Programs and grants to active teachers for special classroom projects. When asked, “Who was one of the most influential people in your life?” often the answer is, “My teacher!” Nov. 5-11, 2017 is Retired Teachers Week in California, and the California Retired Teachers Association is celebrating! CalRTA figures indicate retired teachers statewide donated nearly 2 million hours of volunteer service in the past year, valued at more than $55 million. In addition to their donated time, retired teachers are part of the swell of economic benefits California receives from public pensioners as they make purchases in their communities. In California, expenditures stemming from state and local pensions supported 376,572 jobs and $10.9 billion in federal, state and local tax revenues. In fact, each dollar paid out in pension benefits supported $1.65 in total economic activity in California. Retired teachers give back--both economically and through volunteer service. We cared about our students and our communities while we worked as educators, and that caring doesn’t stop at retirement. Hats off to members of the California Retired Teachers Association.

In June, the Los Angeles County Metro Board of Directors approved the Funding Agreement (FA) and Master Cooperative Agreement (MCA) for the Foothill Gold Line light rail project from Glendora to Montclair, making the project the first Measure M-funded rail project to move forward. The 12.3-mile extension of the Metro Gold Line system, will include six new stations, including one in the City of La Verne (see artist rendering below). The FA and MCA lay the framework for $1.4 billion to be available to complete the Los Angeles County portion of the project (from Glendora to Claremont), and the roles and responsibilities of the Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority (Construction Authority) and Metro as partners to complete the line in the coming years. The Construction Authority continues to work with San Bernardino County to fully fund the portion of the project from Claremont to Montclair. With this major milestone achieved, the Glendora to Montclair project will break ground on December 2, 2017 and is anticipated to reach substantial completion in 2026. After groundbreaking, the first three years of the project will be spent relocating

utilities, conducting pre-construction activities, finalizing engineering and hiring a design-build contractor. A contractor is anticipated to be hired in late-2018 and major construction is not anticipated to start until 2020. Interested in learning how the Construction Authority anticipates building the 12.3-mile project? Watch this seven-minute video to see why this next construction segment is especially complicated to build. SAVE THE DATE! FOOTHILL GOLD LINE COMMUNITY GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY • Saturday, December 2, 2017 @ 9:30 AM • Citrus College, Glendora • Details to be available soon at Questions about the groundbreaking or about the Foothill Gold Line project? Call (626) 471-9050 or email [email protected] If you haven’t already, take a minute to sign up to receive community information updates and future construction updates at

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Preserving Our Heritage

Thanksgiving, Walt Wiley’s And The Cougar Den - by Margy Turner with Joy Hancock Throughout United States history and during WWII, many soldiers were stationed far from home during the holiday season. Early in the WWII years, probably 1942, General Patton was training troops in our California desert out beyond

As it turned out, my Uncle Kenneth was a medic not in North Africa, but in Europe. He was in the Battle of the Bulge. After the war and gas rationing were over, my family drove to Oklahoma where most of my mother’s fam-

was only twelve. During the war, there was a real labor shortage at home, so many boys started working while they were young. At Walt Wiley’s, boys worked in the kitchen and took out the garbage. Wendy remembers a large pit dug

provided by the coach. Televisions were new items and considered special. That particular television was probably purchased nearby from Peyton’s Electric Store. The boys would watch football games on that television.

A view of the street with the Glendora Bank just barely in view

in the orange grove nearby - that’s where they dumped the garbage. After a week or so, a bulldozer would cover the pit and dig another hole. Wendy can’t remember his exact wages, but he thought it was

A menu from Walt Wiley’s

Indio. The plan was for those troops to eventually go to North Africa, which, of course, is desert. The Patton Museum, located about 20 or 30 miles east of Indio, holds lots of memorabilia regarding Patton and that time period. My Uncle Kenneth Van Gundy, who was my mother’s brother, was one of the soldiers sent for training to the California desert. At Thanksgiving, my Uncle Kenneth and many other soldiers were able to receive a pass, and buses brought those soldiers to San Bernardino via a two-lane highway that connected Indio and that desert area to Southern California. There was no freeway at that time. My family drove to San Bernardino on rationed gasoline and picked up my Uncle Kenneth and one of his friends who had no family out in California. We brought them home for Thanksgiving dinner. My mother’s Aunt Edythe along with my Great Grandmother Morrison drove from Long Beach to join us all for that Thanksgiving dinner, too. Aunt Edythe’s husband, my Uncle Joe, was away in the Navy. Even with the rationing, we had a delicious Thanksgiving dinner and wonderful fellowship.

ily, including my Uncle Kenneth, lived. Being a teenager, I asked my Uncle Kenneth if he was going to the picnic and fireworks. He said, “Yes. I am going to the picnic. But no on the fireworks. I’ve seen all the fireworks I ever want to see.” Maybe you or your family have special memories of war-time Thanksgivings, too. In July 1948, just before my senior year in high school, I went to work at Walt Wiley’s as a waitress. This restaurant was located on the northeast corner of Grand and Alosta (now called Highway 66). It was surrounded by orange groves and, in the early years, there had been a fruit stand at that location. By 1948, it was an enclosed diner with an outside area served by “car hops.” I always worked inside. “Car Hops” were waitresses that took orders from people still in their cars, bringing the food on trays out to the cars. The trays would attach to the rolled-down car windows. Usually car orders were hamburgers, French Fries, cokes and malts. Walt Wiley’s also served all kinds of sundaes. A favorite was hot fudge on vanilla ice cream. Some customers preferred delicious, recently-picked strawberries in a sugar syrup on vanilla ice cream, and others loved pineapple syrup on vanilla ice cream. Of course, there were quite a few who Send press releases to craved marshmallow syrup on [email protected] chocolate ice cream. Is your mouth watering yet? Contact advertising at Wendy Nichols, who was in my [email protected] grade at school, tells me that he started working for Walt Wiley’s Established 1994 Sent monthly using Every Door Direct Mail during the war years when he

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Upstairs, there was a hallway with bathrooms to the side and a kitchen, and, then, at the front of the building, was a large room used for our Cougar Den gatherings. I remember two of the teen-

The Glendora Bank

maybe 11 or 15 cents per hour. When I was a waitress, waitresses were paid 65 cents per hour, minimum wage, plus our tips. Walt Wiley’s was definitely “the place” where teenagers would go. If there was a game, teenagers would come to Walt Wiley’s after the game was over. I recently talked to Ina Piper Zerbe, another classmate, and she said that she thought Walt Wiley’s only sold hamburgers because that’s what she always had. She was surprised when I read the menu to her. Walt Wiley’s sold breakfast items, sandwiches and even steaks. As a waitress, I was allowed to have a free meal there on a day that I worked, but not a steak. The other place that teenagers would “hang out” was the Cougar Den. The Cougar Den was named after Citrus High School’s mascot, the cougar. As I remember, the Cougar Den was located in a building on Michigan Avenue (now Glendora Avenue) on the west side of the street between Meda Avenue and Bennett Avenue. That building had originally been the small Glendora Bank Building. You may have seen photos of the bank in restaurants in town. Later the building’s length was doubled and a second story was added. The Cougar Den was located on the second floor of that building with a single access up a narrow stairway at the back and on the side of the building. Wendy Nichols tells me there was also a small room with a door at the bottom of the stairs that had a tiny television

ager’s mothers would be in the kitchen where hot dogs and cokes would be available. In the large Cougar Den room, we had a record player with records. We played big band popular tunes so we could dance. The Cougar Den was open in the evenings, probably on weekends, either when there were no games or after a football or basketball game. I can’t remember how long the Cougar Den was there - maybe one or two years. Of course, I was married in the fall of 1949 after I graduated Citrus High School, so I no longer went to the Cougar Den. I would love to hear from anyone and all who remember the Cougar Den.

CA Retired Teachers Association Honors Pomona Nurse Practitioner

Carole Lyles, who served decades in the Health Services Department of the Pomona USD, was selected for the California Retired Teachers Association 2017 highest award. The Ruth Q. de Prida award is presented to a CalRTA member who exemplifies exceptional service, an educator, community leader and volunteer par excellence! Carole graduated from Pomona High School and Mt. SAC and then attended UC San Francisco where she earned a BSN in nursing, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and a Masters of Education. In 1988 & 2000, Carole was California School Nurse Organization – Southern Section Nurse of the Year, and in 2000 was further selected as CSNO State School Nurse of the Year! She co-chaired the CSNO Governmental Relations State Committee and traveled to Washington DC where she spoke with both Senators Feinstein and Boxer regarding student health care. As an integral part of the Health Services in Pomona USD, Carole Lyles prepared presentations for staff, students and parents on topics regarding immunizations, substance abuse, sexual harassment, safety, self-esteem and dental care. She worked with school staffs, in the classroom and clinic, and worked on Districtwide curriculum. Carole continues working, traveling to various school districts to provide visual and hearing screening. An obvious selection for the coveted Ruth Q. de Prida award, Carole Lyles is a leader in The Assistance League of Pomona Valley which provides students with health and hygiene products, and makes available new books and gently used clothing. In addition, Carole has been a faithful member of the First Presbyterian Church of Pomona where she has been a member for 65 years! She has served in both volunteer and leadership roles and is particularly involved in humanitarian projects sponsored by the church. Congratulations to Carole Lyles, a local leader who has a long history of achievements and service to benefit her community.

GLENDORA COMMUNITY NEWS [email protected] [email protected] P.O. Box 3208, San Dimas, CA 91773 Voice (626) 691-9922 Fax (626) 967-2263 Para español llame (626) 784-9100 Founder / Publisher Emeritus: Gerald L. Enis Editor-in-Chief: Richard A. Astin Editorial Director: Oscar Peña Art Director / Graphic Design: Will Evans Marketing & Distribution: So Cal Community News Internet & Web Presence: SCNS, LLC The Glendora Community News’ opinion is expressed only in its editorials. Opinions expressed in articles, letters, columns, and guest editorials are those of the authors. The Glendora Community News is not liable or responsible for any offerings or product availability that may be advertised. Copyright 2017 by Glendora Community News. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited. by Yu Chen L.Ac.

If you twisted your back, I’ll get you back on your feet in 5 days! A patient came to me for the pain in her left hip and leg, she thought there was something wrong with her left hip. I checked her hip, it’s fine then I checked her lower back, I found Yu Chen L.Ac. the problem. It’s her lower back the L5 & S1, this is Sciatica. The pain is coming from her lower back shooting down her hip and leg. She is now perfect after several times treatment. Some disease will terrify you like Bell’s Palsy, you’ll find your face freezing on one side. But don’t worry acupuncture is very effective for Bell’s palsy. I have a patient flew from San Francisco to see me, he got Bell’s Palsy. I told him I need 2 weeks to solve this problem. He flew back home with a big normal smile on his face after 2 weeks treatment. Some patients came to my clinic because of their migraine. Most of them have been suffered from a migraine for years and tried all different types of medications. No medication seemed to help them so far. They also had a common concern that the medication can be addicting. Interestingly, their migraine all started from the rear of their heads. A rear headache is an indication of a potential cervical spinal problem. It’s very likely a headache can be triggered from the cervical spinal problem. This also explained why none of the migraine medication would work on them. People often had mistaken the symptoms of the cervical problem as headaches or migraines. Once I diagnosed the root cause of a migraine, they will be completely healed with a couple of treatments. Back Pain & Sports Injury Acupuncture Center has been specializing in stroke, back pain, sports injury, headache, heel pain and a lot of difficult diseases for more than 40 years. My father, Dr. Chao Chen, developed the theory, “I Ching Acupuncture”. In our clinic data, more than 60% of my patients visited due to back pain. 80-90% of them experienced great relief after 3-12 treatments in average, even if the back pain was caused by a surgery. Don’t worry if you have back pain, knee pain, shoulder pain or any sports injury, I can relieve it in days or weeks. 40 years Sports Injury & Back Pain Specialist Contact Yu Chen L.Ac. Now at: 412 W Carroll Ave. #205, Glendora CA 91741 626-852-0688 or 626-852-0988

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Grow A Moustache For Men’s Health!?

Glendora United Methodist Church (GUMC) is proudly participating in the Movember Foundation’s annual Movember campaign, which challenges men to grow a moustache, men and women to get active and take the Move Challenge, or host a fundraising event – all of which spark conversations and raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health. The United Methodist Men are sponsoring a community wide Movember challenge to raise funds via pledges from church members, family, friends and coworkers. The Movember Foundation is the only global charity focused solely on men’s health. Men and women can be the difference this Movember by donating or raising critical funds for men’s health by signing up at, and choosing to Grow, Move or Host. Men start Movember 1st clean-shaven and grow only a moustache for the month, or men and women can commit to get active and take the Move Challenge or can host an event. Participants get friends, family, or colleagues to donate to their efforts to change the face of men’s health. The Movember community has raised over $769M and has funded more than 1,200 innovative men’s health projects across 21 countries. This work is helping men live happier, healthier, and longer lives through investing in these critical areas: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health, and suicide prevention. There are at least 6 men in the GUMC congregation who are currently dealing with or have survived prostate cancer. Mental health and suicide prevention among men are also causes almost every family has to be concerned about. When you donate to the Movember Foundation via this link: 100% of your donation goes to the Foundation’s efforts to fight these threats to men’s health. Raising awareness about these issues is also a key component of the Movember Foundation. Men are famously reticent to discuss reproductive and mental health issues. Our goal is to bring these issues out in the open, getting men to talk to their families and to other men about them, and to seek help when needed without shame or embarrassment. “Secrecy and lack of awareness is prostate cancer’s biggest ally,” said Stephen Avalos, who recently retired as a Therapsit/ Counselor at Citrus College, and is battling the cancer. “I wish I would have been aware of the issue and been screened much sooner than I was.”

November 2017

Mckinley Poor Breathing Equals Poor Movement by Jordan Nichols, CSCS Children’s Fitness fads and Yo-Yo diets are fore your next hard effort. like stocks because they are conGood breathing, according to the Center stantly going in and out of favor. One standards of medical texts and the Hosted Its thing will never change and that is World Health Organization is about your brain is 2% of your body weight four to six liters per minute. Good 25th Annual but consumes 25% of your oxygen. breathing is like good nutrition, it So it wants air and it will always meets the body’s needs and provides Invitational make sure that optimal conditions for health. It it has access to doesn’t mean the more you breathe Golf Tournament air first even if the better off you are, any more than Golfers kick of the holiday season and raise over $28,000 to support the children who call McKinley Children’s Center Home. McKinley Children’s Center hosted its 25th Annual Invitational Golf Tournament on October 23 at Via Verde Country Club. Donors and over 75 golfers raised over $28,000 to support the special programs for the over 600 at-risk and vulnerable children in McKinley’s care. Golfers enjoyed 18 holes of golf, lunch from Corner Butcher, on-course contests, prizes for the top finishers, and a delicious dinner. McKinley Children’s center would like to thank this year’s generous sponsors: Gold Sponsor: Golden State Water Company; Bronze Sponsors: A.J. Gallagher & Co., Northwest Administrators, San Dimas Community Hospital, Teamsters Local Union No. 986, and Waste Management; Friends of Kids Sponsors: Accurate Air Engineering, Inc. and Huntington Culinary, Inc. If you would like to participate in next year’s tournament, contact Rhonda Beltran, Chief Development Officer at [email protected] or 909670-1577. Proceeds from the annual tournament directly support the innovative programs that McKinley has provided for over 100 years. One such program is the McKinley Success Academy; an after-school, academic enrichment program that implements a plan to support reading comprehension and academic achievement for K-12 students. Registration is now open for the 12-week winter session beginning November 27, 2018. Students can attend either the 3-4pm or 4:30-6pm session on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The cost of the Academy is $30 per week per child and is open to local private and public school students. To register, contact Mandi Ramirez at [email protected] or 909-670-1589. The holiday season is here and the McKinley team is working hard to ensure that the abused, abandoned and neglected children in the Center’s care experience some of the joys this special time holds. McKinley is collecting each child’s wish list and is working tirelessly to ensure each wish is fulfilled. But McKinley needs help to make sure Santa has toys for all of the children. The Toys ‘N’ Joys drive is collecting gifts through December, 8. If you would like to join Santa’s team contact Rhonda Beltran or Crystal Robbertze at 909-670-1572 and request individual wish lists or boxes for collection.

it has to sacrifice movement or cause you pain to do so. So when I have a Jordan Nichols, discussion with CSCS someone about how they lack the basic skills to breathe properly and need to teach them to retrain their diaphragm to improve their movement quality they think I’m talking mumbo jumbo. But truth be told breathing controls so much of what happens in terms of tension in your body. When you breathe poorly like so many of us do it causes us to tense up and not have the fundamental oxygen to support our proper movement and high intensity workouts. With any fitness endeavor everything should start but hardly does with knowledge about physiology. When you are breathing properly during your workouts you are essentially giving your body access to fresh and brand new fuel. I guarantee you will run yourself into a wall if you are not fueling yourself properly during your workouts. So what is the correct way to breathe? Diaphragmatic breathing is the most reflexive and natural way. Breathing thru your nasal passages increases CO2 saturation in the blood and will slow down your breathing rate. This way of breathing will also move air into the lower lungs where there is better blood flow. When you’re breathing thru your mouth your heart rate goes up and your breath rate becomes shallow. Now when you start to exercise hard you are essentially giving your alveoli fuel. These alveoli are air sacs where gas exchange takes place and if you want efficient exchange you should be breathing thru your nose or symptoms of failure will be felt sooner. Now during really hard efforts at maximum intensity you will need to breathe thru your mouth but during bouts of recovery you want a return to nasal breathing as quickly as possible be-

Glendora Adult and Youth Basketball Program

Southland Sports Association is looking for CIF or SCMAF certified basketball officials to officiate youth and adult basketball games in the city of Glendora. Southland Sports Association is also looking for sports minded individuals to provide scorekeeping duties for youth basketball. For more information, please contact Frank Ortiz, Adult Sports Coordinator, at 818-425-9789

the key to good nutrition is not eating more. When you are more efficient at breathing, the less breaths per minute you need to take. Twelve breaths per minute would be the upper limit of what you should be breathing. Less that than is better. When doing focused, relaxed breathing, you should be able to reduce your breaths down to four. So to recap people with good breathing always breathe thru their nose. Mouth breathing tends to make you over breathe and the body responds by restricting breathing even more. It does this by making more mucous and creating swelling in the nasal passages and spasm in the muscles of the bronchi. For free research based fitness and program design advice check out our YouTube channel at Look better, feel better and move better. At Heart Fit, our results driven approach covers every aspect necessary to achieve your goals, whether they involve weight loss, sports performance or a healthier lifestyle. If you are looking to lose weight or need a jump-start to get back into shape our highly qualified trainers will provide the knowledge and the means to help you become fit and stay that way. We are offering a free functional movement screen and one free training session to those that are looking to improve their quality of life. References: See Website Heart Fit-Functional Movement Training, 821 E. Route #66, Glendora, CA, 626-914-3000,

Annual Craft Boutique At La Fetra Center

The City of Glendora Community Services Department is hosting a Craft Boutique on Nov. 4th from 9:00am to 6:00pm at the La Fetra Center. Visit over 40 vendors offering a variety of handmade and artisan items such as: Christmas stockings, customized cups, jewelry, delicious treats, gifts for the kids and grandkids, purses, outdoor items and lawn ornaments, and beautiful products made from women in Kenya. Enjoy a leisurely day of shopping while listening to local bands and artists play, or if you are hungry check out one of our food vendors such as the White Rabbit serving up Filipino Fusion food. Bring your family and friends! Visit our website at For more information please contact the La Fetra Center at (626)914-8235. The La Fetra Center is located at 333 E. Foothill Blvd. Glendora, CA 91741.

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Superintendent’s Message

Cedargrove 2017 Summer Reading Challenge It’s Pull Tab Time Again!

Our COUSD schools have much to be proud of. Here are just a few reasons: -Senior Lou Farrar was recognized as a CIF Champion of Character at the CIF Champions of CharDr Mike acter Awards Hendricks, District program. -Five Superintendent CO teams from Washington, ROMS, and COHS were outstanding at the Glendora Battle of the Books. -A Washington student initiated a Hurricane Harvey drive collecting over $700. -Cedargrove teachers participated in a tricycle race to entertain their students. -STEAM days and STEAM rooms are becoming more popular. -VAPA and athletic programs are off to another great year. -We now have 5-Star rated schools on -Dr. Ayro got our new Adult Education School off and running. -Students are participating in the PTA Reflections Program.

This summer, Cedargrove sponsored our second annual Reading Challenge. Cedargrove’s librarian, Kristen White, challenged the students again to read ten books over the 10 week summer vacation in their target level. Mrs. White gave each student a reading log to keep track of their books and for their parents to sign. She collected donated books and prizes to hand out at the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year. There were 43 completed reading logs turned in to the office and to teachers! 2nd grade (again!) and 4th grade had the highest participation rate. Each

-Technology use continues to grow. But, we proved this week that learning and teaching can still happen the old fashion way. -The 2nd Annual Charter Oak Holiday Parade is under way...entries, sponsors and vendors are coming in! We continue to work on great things this fall: We are accomplishing Measure CO projects with the installation of shade structures and the painting of COHS. We are challenging school to save energy with our annual competition. We will recognize our administrators during the Week of the Administrator (October 8th). We will be building bowling teams and competing in the annual COEF Pumpkin/Turkey Bowl. And, much more... As we explore “Capturing Kids Hearts” at several school sites, I’m reminded of an article by Ted Fujimoto, an education transformer, that there is data we have to collect and data we should be collecting. These should be data that includes students’ stories, passions, interests, and goals.

Inside/Out - by Carol Gill/ Undercovers The holidays are fast approaching. As this issue of the paper hits your door step there are about three weeks until Thanksgiving, five weeks until Hanukkah and seven weeks until Christmas. Since Undercovers is part of the fashion industry, we are forced to plan ahead and be organized. Most of our vendors require as much as six to nine months lead time on our orders. This means it is difficult to replace merchandise once we have sold through our existing stock. For you this means you must be prepared to make decisions as you browse. It is not too early to make your gift lists and start the viewing process. Take advantage of layaway programs. Gather up small items such as gift exchange gifts and stocking stuffers. These items add up quickly and cut into your main

budget. Little bites done early leave your budget better equipped to handle major purchases. Relax a bit and take time to browse your local retailers. Take advantage of your local retailers’ knowledge. There is no substitute for viewing, touching, conversing and experiencing the inner-action within your local community. This helps keep the holiday spirit alive and you on the right track. It is not all about the product. It is about the people and the stories behind the products. A gift is more meaningful when there is a special connection between the gift, the giver and the receiver. It is easy to get caught up in everyday life, be tantalized by big box discounts and succumb to mass advertising. Staying in control is not always easy. Being organized and focusing early keeps you in control and the spirit of the holidays within you.

student was rewarded with an Islands certificate for a free meal, a treat package, and a new book in front of their class. Each grade had at least one student who read more than 10 books. The student who read the most books for their grade received an additional prize. Special mention is made of Lucielle Castro, a 2nd grader, who read 83 books this summer! Great job Lucielle! Cedargrove continually strives to reduce the summer reading loss that occurs each year and build better students by encouraging their love of reading. Mrs. White does a great job in helping with this goal.

Cedargrove Reading Challenge

CO Future Olympians On Team USA Luge The sport of Luge is not normally associated with Southern California, however, we have three participants of this winter sport here in COUSD! Sarah Jared, a freshman at COHS, has been a member of the Team USA Luge Development Team (D Team) for the past three years, and her brothers, Ian and Samuel Jared, who are both 7th graders at ROMS, are starting to train this year as well! Almost four years ago, during the winter Olympics of 2014, the students’ father, Andrew, saw a commercial featuring a number to call if you were interested in your children learning how to luge. He took all three Jareds to a “slider search” in the hills of La Canada, where coaches and Olympic sliders were observing participants for potential in the sport. Sarah was asked to come to Park City to try out for the team, (Ian and Sam were still too young) and was then asked to join the development team. Ian and Sam began sliding during the Winter Break last year and are excited to get on the ice with their sister this winter. The Jareds train with the team in Park City, Utah, the west coast base for USA Luge. They usually have to make about 4 different training trips to Utah over the school year. Sarah and her dad even attended a couple of films at the Sundance Film Festival last year! During the 2016-2017 competition season, Sarah competed in both the Empire State Winter Games in Lake Placid, after 2 weeks of training and racing there, and USA Nationals a few weeks later. These were her first big national races, and her first time on the Lake Placid track, which is quite different from the Park City track. She only missed 3rd place (bronze) by a couple tenths of a second for the Empire State Games, and placed 2nd in the Nationals in her age division. Sarah loved staying in the Olympic Training Center with the other

athletes, flying, traveling, eating all meals, and training with her team, and participating in opening ceremonies at the “Miracle on Ice” 1980 Olympic ice rink, complete with an Empire Games Torch! Sarah, Ian, and Samuel are excited about starting the Luge Season and doing their best, while still being active members of their groups at school. Sarah is a member of the COHS Marching Regiment and the school drama program, and a Girl Scout with Troop 1074. Ian is a member of the media production and Choir programs at ROMS, and Samuel plays saxophone in the ROMS band. Both boys play flag football with Grace Sports. All three are active members of the Engage youth program at Glenkirk Church, and help their mother, Kristin, in her kindergarten class at Washington Elementary when they are able. Being members of the team make learning independence and getting work completed in the mandatory study hall a top priority. Fortunately, their father is able to work remotely and be with them as they train and complete school work. Lake Placid is a much regimented sport camp, and in Park City the Jareds are regulars at the Park City Library completing their independent studies! The first week they will be training will be in December. The Jareds have really appreciated working with ROMS the past two years, and look forward to the next years with both ROMS, and the COHS team! They have appreciated the support and enthusiasm of their COUSD family so very much! If you are interested in learning more, Sarah has a Facebook page run by her father at “Sarah Jared Athlete,” and the Team USA Luge website has information as well! The Jared Family thank you for your support of our future COHS Olympic hopefuls!

Please save all aluminum pull tabs to support the Pasadena Ronald McDonald House. Located across the street from Huntington Memo-

It’s Pull Tab Time Again!

rial Hospital, this wonderful “home away from home” graciously provides housing for families of children who are in need of extensive hospital care. Because no family is turned away for lack of monetary funds, the Pasadena Ronald McDonald House relies on the generosity of others to keep its doors open. The money generated from recycled pull tabs is used to help families who cannot afford the house’s daily fee. Please spread the word about our efforts and start collecting pull tabs in your home, classroom, and workplace TODAY! Pull tabs can be sent to Mary Moore at Washington Elementary School throughout the year.

Oak Knoll Virtual Academy Science Student Involvement

Learning by doing has become one of the largest learning strategies in science classrooms, especially in Charter Oak Unified School District. Although Oak Knoll Virtual Academy (OKVA) and Oak Knoll Independent Study students are not in a traditional classroom, we have been able to incorporate learning by doing through monthly workshops in the Oak Knoll building on the Sunflower Alternative Schools campus. This

Although Oak Knoll Virtual Academy (OKVA) and Oak Knoll Independent Study students are not in a traditional classroom, we have been able to incorporate learning by doing through monthly workshops in the Oak Knoll building

month, students were invited in to complete a workshop on fulcrums and levers. To begin, students were given a wooden block with a single nail nailed into it along with nine loose nails. The only directions the students were given was that they needed to balance the nine nails on the single nail. After several attempts, the students were given the solution. Not only was the purpose of this lab to teach the students about fulcrums and levers, but also it was to promote student conversation about science and attempting to find a seemingly impossible solution to a task. Through the promotion of discussions about science, students are becoming more comfortable with the topics they are learning and how they can be applicable to real-life scenarios. With our workshops, we are seeing a growing interest of science on the Sunflower campus, which has allowed for there to be an increase in enrollment in science electives.

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Glendora Kiwanianne Designer Bag Bingo on Saturday, Nov. 4th Fritz Coleman to MC the Kiwaniannes’ Designer Bag Bingo Event

Fritz Coleman

Popular TV weatherman, Fritz Coleman, will be the Master of Ceremonies at this year’s Glendora Kiwanianne Designer

Bag Bingo on Saturday, November 4, from noon to 5 p.m. at the Crowther Teen & Family Center, 241 W. Dawson Ave. in Glendora. Tickets are on sale on line for $45 a The annual event raises funds for scholarships for local high school students. Participants receive 20 bingo cards for 20 games of bingo and the winner of each game receives a designer bag worth $200 or more. The ticket price includes a glass of wine and food. The event is supported by Athens Services and Citrus Valley Health Partners. Tables of eight can be purchased for $500 and include VIP seating, 40 bingo cards and two glasses of wine. “This event is fast, fun and exciting,” said Becky

READY TO PLAY BINGO – Members of the Planning Committee for the Glendora Kiwanianne’s Designer Bag Bingo event are ready to have some fun! Club members Karen Kobus, Becky Harris (Chair of the event), Mary Jane Bettfreund, and Sherry Heinrich (Club President), invite the community to the event which features 20 games of bingo for 20 designer bags. Tickets are on sale for $40 and include a glass of wine, refreshments, and 20 bingo cards. Tickets can be purchased on line at The event will be held at the Crowther Teen and Family Center on Saturday, November 4 from noon to 5 P.M.

Harris, chairwoman of the event. “We are excited to offer this event again this year and it helps so many students who receive scholarships from the proceeds,” said Sherry Heinrich, President of the Kiwaniannes. Fritz Coleman, grew up in Pennsylvania and attended Temple University in Philadelphia where he studied radio, television and film. He worked as a comedian and disc jockey for several years and as a radio personality in Buffalo, New York. He came to Los Angeles in 1980 to work as a standup comic and began working as a weekend weatherman for KNBC. For more information about Designer Bag Bingo, visit the Kiwanianne website at

KIWANIANNE LEADERSHIP – Mary Jane Bettfreund, (right), passed the presidency of the Glendora Kiwaniannes to Sherry Heinrich, the incoming president for 2017-18, at the club’s annual installation event held on Wednesday, October 4.

New Kiwaniannes- Sherry Heinrich (Front), President of the Glendora Kiwaniannes, welcomes two new members and their sponsors. Right to left: Debbie Deal sponsored new member Kathy Valney and Judy Nelson (last) sponsored Margaux Viera. Valney and Viera were installed as new members at the October 19 meeting of the club. The 40 member Kiwanianne Club has served the community for 33 years raising funds for local student scholarships and other charitable programs. KIWANIANNE OF THE YEAR – Mary Jane Bettfreund (left) was named “Kiwanianne of the Year” and was presented with a silver plate by Birgitta Stocking, last year’s recipient. The Kiwanianne of the Year is selected by the members of the club and given to those who demonstrate exemplary service. Bettfreund completed two terms as the club’s president

NEW KIWANIANNE BOARD – At its installation ceremony, the new board for the Glendora Kiwaniannes was installed. They are (left to right front) Cathy Napoli, Carolyn Thomas, Mary Jane Bettfreund, Sherry Heinrich, (back) Margie Henderson, Kandy Nunn, Debbie Deal, Lt. Governor for Division 35 Anna Wu and Pat Rasmussen

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New Generation Framer Comes To Linco Picture Framing, San Dimas Come meet Linco Picture Framings newest member: -- Sadie Mae Lindemann-Delk --

Steve Lindemann owner and president started Linco Picture Framing, Inc in 1976 as the First Generation. Laura Lindemann-Delk Graduated from Fullerton University and is Linco’s second Generation. Sadie Mae Lindemann-Delk Born September 30, 2017 will become Linco’s third Generation Picture Framer!

Sadie Mae Lindemann-Delk Born Sept 30th 2017

Promote Your Business, Support the Charter Oak Holiday Parade

Do you know someone who may want to be a sponsor... Sponsorship Opportunities that promote your business! Support Charter Oak Unified School District by being a Parade Sponsor!

On Friday, December 8th, 2017, Charter Oak USD will hold its 2nd annual Holiday Parade, Family Fun Festival and Fireworks display. Our Sponsorship Packages include great ways to market your business while supporting the students and staff of the community. Any donation you generously offer would be greatly appreciated. Your generous donation is tax deductible. If you would like to be a sponsor, please complete the Sponsor Registration Form and mail it in with your donation check. It is also requested that you email a .jpg file of your organization’s logo to Lori Mikesell at [email protected] or Sarah Inclán at [email protected] Visit for more Parade information or call 626-966-8331. Your sponsorship and support for our 2nd Annual Holiday Parade is greatly appreciated.

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November 2017

The Greatest Generation: Honoring Our Veterans by Dr. Craig Jeong

As we celebrate Veteran’s over my grandmother and unDay, I remember my grandfa- cle from China. ther, Shang G. Jeong, a UnitThe harsh conditions that ed States my grandfather and his felArmy Vet- low soldiers endured during eran who the war not only damaged his served in legs but also contributed to George Pat- the loss of many of his teeth ton’s Third over his lifetime. Poor nutriArmy during tion, lack of personal hygienic World War conditions, and smoking conII. My grand- tributed to an oral condition had called pyorrhea or trench Dr. Craig Jeong father immigrated mouth. Today we refer to this to the U.S. in 1941, joining as gum or periodontal disease my great grandfather and his and we know that it is totally younger brother in their Chi- preventable by proper nutrinese hand-laundry business tion, thorough brushing and in Hammond, Indiana. He flossing on a daily basis, and was seeking a better life but complete avoidance of any use December 7, 1941 changed of tobacco product and excesall of that. After the Japa- sive consumption of alcohol. nese attack on Pearl Harbor, When my grandfather was my grandfather was drafted drafted, part of his C-rations into the U.S. Army and was deployed to France and the Rhineland where he fought as a Light Mortar 1st Gunner for the 12th Armored Division. Trench foot and frostbitten limbs felled many of the summer-clothed soldiers. Shang Ging Jeong’s legs were frozen from frostbite. He was hospitalized Taken in 1943 in London, Shang Ging Jeong (left) for months posing with his younger brother Danny Jeong in England and later flown to Fort was a pack of Marlboros. He Carson in Colorado Springs became a smoker for most of for more treatment. In July his life. He struggled, but he 1945, Shang was honorably finally was able to quit smokdischarged and received a ing in the 1990’s. However, Combat Infantry Badge and decades of smoking finally a Good Conduct Ribbon. After caught up with him when the war, he was able to use he was diagnosed with lung the War Bride’s Act to bring cancer in 2009 and he passed away 6 months later at the age of 87. If he and his fellow soldiers were issued floss instead of cigarettes, perhaps he could have kept all his teeth and still be alive today! Most of us can only imagine what our soldiers went through to protect us and to provide us with the freedom we enjoy today. We at Via Verde Dental proudly honor all of our veterans and thank them for their service to our country. Shang G. Jeong is the father of Dr. Bennett Jeong and the grandfather of Dr. Kimberly Foon and Dr. Craig Jeong. He is the reason we are all here, doing what we all love. For more information or to share your personal stories of your military heroes, please contact us. 1057 Via Verde San Dimas, CA 91773 909-599-8331

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Library Events at a Glance


Glendora Public Library

Monday-Wednesday 10:00 AM -8:00 PM Thursday - Saturday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Glendora Community Events Calendar

Glendora Public Library has something for everyone! Attend one of these events, proudly presented by the Glendora Public Library and GPL Friends Foundation. OPERA TALKS November 4, 11 am / Friends Room Join us for an interactive presentation led by members of LA Opera’s Community Educators; this month’s featured opera is Nabucco NOVEMBER 10 & 11 - CLOSED FOR VETERANS DAY FALL CRAFT WEEK November 13 – 18 / Children’s Room Celebrate Fall with crafts in the Children’s Room. SCREENWRITERS GROUP November 15, 6 pm / Friends Room NOVEMBER 23 & 24 – LIBRARY CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING GINGERBREAD HOUSE DECORATING PARTY December 2, 9 am / Bidwell Forum Join us to build a Gingerbread House, play games, read stories and more! NOVEL IDEA December 6, 5:30 pm / Friends Room An informal book discussion group for adults who like to delve deeper into their favorite reads. Bring your favorite book to share. SIT AND STITCH December 7, 11:30 am / Friends Room Meets the first Thursday of every month – bring a project you are working on, share ideas, meet new people, learn a new skill and have a good chat. Refreshments are served. HOLIDAY CRAFT WEEK December 11 – 16 / Children’s Room Celebrate the holidays with crafts in the Children’s Room.

Weekly Children’s Storytimes / Friends Room Mondays at 10:30 am: Tuesdays at 10:30 am: Wednesdays at 10:30 am:

Infant & Toddler Storytime 2-3 year old Storytime 3-5 year old Storytime

Friends Book Loft / Plaza Level

Visit the Bookstore for great bargains on gently used books, magazines, DVDs and CDs. Monday - Friday 9:30 am to 4:30 pm Saturday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Unless otherwise noted, events are free to the public and will take place at the Glendora Public Library, 140 South Glendora Avenue, Glendora 91741. For more information, call the Library at (626) 852-4891 or visit our website at

November 2017

Works and Wonders by Janet Stone

NaNoWriMo. Ever heard of it? It’s not a greeting from a friendly extraterrestrial (‘though it does have a hint of Mork from Ork about it). It stands Janet Stone for National Novel Writing Month. And November is when it comes to an author near you. According to the web site, the effort is “a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing.” “On November 1,” the site goes on to say, “participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30. Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought about writing a novel.” And there’s a way for just about anyone to celebrate. Not penning the opus of a lifetime yourself? How about reading one? Black Beauty, Wuthering Heights, Gone with the Wind, Dr. Zhivago, The Catcher in the Rye: each of these was the only full-length fiction its author ever published. The printed page just isn’t your thing? Instead of listening to music on your drive to work, try going on an adventure with an audiobook. The Glendora Public Library has three different services where you can download them for free. More of a film junkie? Dedicate your November movie nights to films based on books. Whether you find your list via Google, IMDb, Moviefone, or your favorite librarian, whether your tastes run to Harry Potter or Jason Bourne, there are more than enough choices for a themed month of viewing. Do you have Hollywood dreams of your own? Meet with local screenwriters and talk about where the worlds of cinematography and literature collide. There’s a gathering on the third Wednesday of the month, 6 PM, at the Glendora Public Library. Think of yourself as more of a rebel? Go rogue. Use November to write that trigonometry textbook you know you have in you. Download a course on speaking Norwegian. Make a clay sculpture with a video instructor. One way or another, celebrate the acts of creation and exploration … and raise a glass (pen, device, remote control) to NaNoWriMo in kinship.

November 3 Empty Cups at classic coffee November 4 Trails Day at Big Dalton Wilderness Park 2041 Big Dalton Canyon Road 8am-12pm free lunch November 4 Kiwaniannes Designer Bag Bingo For info contact: Debbie Deal 626963-7851 November 5 Pet Friendly Worship at First Christian Church 300 N. Glendora Ave 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM November 17 Holiday Stroll November 25 Small Business Saturday & Carriage Rides December 2 Santa in the Village & Carriage Rides December 9 Santa in the Village & Carriage Rides December 9 Glendora Home Town Christmas Parade December 16 Santa in the Village & Carriage Rides

Service Club Contacts & Meeting Information Glendora Community Coordinating Council – Meets the second Monday, September-June 12:00 to 1:00 at the Glendora Continental Restaurant. Gene Morrill in charge. [email protected] Azusa-Glendora Soroptimist – Meets the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays at noon, Marie Calendars Route 66 & Barranca. President Elaine Heisinger [email protected] Chamber of Commerce – Sheila McClure, President [email protected] Foothill Presbyterian Hospital Auxiliary – Board Meetings meets the third Wednesday of each month. General Meetings 4 x a year. Therese Thomas, 626-387-9255. Friends of Rotary – Saed Albasha [email protected] Glendora Education Foundation – Janet Kidd, (626) 827-5281 Glendora Eye-Das – Meets second Monday of the month 6:30 PM at the La Fetra Center. 626 335-3937 Tom Griffin, President [email protected] Glendora Historical Society – Meets Sept, Nov, Jan, March, May, July at the Bidwell Forum. Jim Riley, President, (626) 695-9056 [email protected] Grace Episcopal Church – 555 E. Mountain View Ave. Rev. Susan Scranton - (626)335-3171 [email protected] Glendora Kiwanis – Meets every Thursday 7:00 AM at the Glendora Country Club. Robert Voors [email protected] or rob_v[email protected] Glendora Kiwaniannes – Meets the 1st & 3rd Wed. 5:30 PM Continental Restaurant. Pres. Mary Jane Bettfreund Glendora Lions Club – Meets the first & third Thursdays 7:00 PM Continental Restaurant Emily Levin, President, 626-914-9930. Glendora Preservation Foundation – Tom Reinberger 626963-2965 [email protected] Glendora Rotary – Meets every Tuesday 12:00-1:30 PM at the Continental Restaurant. Ray Malki, President. Glendora Women’s Club – Meets the first Tuesday of the month (Oct.-June) 11:00 AM at 424 N. Glendora Ave. Carolyn Cunningham, President. [email protected] Glendora Public Library – Janet Stone (626) 852-4896 [email protected] Glendora Public Library Friends Foundation – Debbie Garcia [email protected] (626) 852-4872 Charter Oak Woman’s Club – Meets the 1st Thursday of each month at 10:30am at the Continental President: Jane Bock 626-963-6626 [email protected] Glendora Conservancy – Ann Croissant, President [email protected] Glendora Welfare Association – Miles Bresee [email protected] Glendora Lodge – 404 Miles Bresee [email protected] Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – Contact Pat Loukota 626-335-8164 [email protected] Toastmasters: Glendora Gavel Club – Meets at La Fetra Center, 333 E. Foothill, 1st and 3rd Wednesdays 3:15-4:30. Betsy 626-963-3667. San Gabriel Mountains Regional Conservancy – Ann Croissant, President [email protected] Published Monthly in the Glendora Community News or Visit To contribute an event or to be added to the mailing list, email Gene Morrill at [email protected] Please keep the information limited to Month, Day, Event, Time, Location, Contact and Phone Number. Our Goal is to inform the community of upcoming events for the year 2017.

November 2017

A National Park For All Seasons

Story & Photos By Stan Wawer It was a chilly, drizzly late September day at almost 13,000 feet in Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park. I thought I might be alone on this midweek morning hike, but I would be wrong. I have been to the national park Stan Wawer more than a dozen times and in different seasons and have never been alone. Estes Park, the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park, was quiet on this Wednesday morning, but the parking lots were full at all the park’s hiking trailheads. I chose to hike Dream and Nymph lakes and finish at Bear Lake. Patches of snow dotted the landscape at this elevation. The aspens had turned golden. In other visits to the national park, I have hiked to Emerald, Bierstadt and Sprague lakes and the pictur-

spired by its grandeur. Congress dedicated the park in 1915. Today, more than one million visitors pour into the park in

Glendora Community News bulls compete for cows by displaying their antlers, necks and bodies. They emit strong, musky

Beautiful Alberta Falls

A splash of fall color in the park

a six-week period each summer. Autumn, however, is the park’s most enchanting season. It is this time of the year (midSeptember to midOctober) herds o9f elk gather in the low elevation meadows for their annual rut. Aspen gleam golden on the hillsides. On the day of my hike, I enjoyed a serendipitous moment. Fifty yards from the park exit two massive bull elks were comReflection in Nymph Lake peting for the right esque Alberta Falls. Whichever to breed with the herd of females one is your choice, you will be in- chilling in the meadows. Mature

odors and bugle. It includes little fighting, since fighting causes injury and depletes energy. Rocky Mountain National Park has three ecosystems — Montane (below 9,000 feet), Subalpine (9,000 to 11,400 feet) and Alpine. (above 11,400 feet). The montane ecosystem is the park’s gateway whether you enter from

A view from a trail above 12,500 feet

Estes Park, Wild Basin or Grand Lake. Snow that falls in the alpine zone blows down to the subalpine, creating a wet ecosystem with

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A bull elk getting ready for the rut

more than 30 inches of precipitation annually. Extremely thin soil, strong ultraviolet light, drying winds and bitter cold define life on the tundra. No trees can live in the tundra; Most animals hibernate or migrate during the harsh winters. Ascending trail Ridge Road is like entering another world. It is here that you can embrace 360-degree views of wondrous peaks, lakes, snowfields, canyons, forests and meadows. In the movie “Field of Dreams,” Shoeless Joe Jackson (Ray Liotta) asks Ray Kinsella (Kevin Costner) “Is this heaven?” “No,” Kinsella answers, “it’s Iowa.” Rocky Mountain National Park isn’t heaven, either, but it could be. I have experienced that Rocky Mountain high and if it isn’t heaven, it’s close. If you go The park is open 24 hours a

day, 365 days a year, weather permitting. Winter activities include hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, tubing, ice climbing and snowmobiling. Lodging is available in Estes Park and Grand Lake. To learn more about Rocky Mountain National Park and other national parks, go to All information is accurate at the time of publication but prices, dates and other details are all subject to change. Confirm all information before making any travel arrangements. Travel Editor Stan Wawer is a La Verne resident and a member of the Society of American Travel Writers. Address all travel related questions to his travel Facebook page at www.

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