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October 2017

Issue #279

Citrus College Ribbon Cutting For Historic Hayden Hall Building

Citrus College held a ribbon cutting Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, at 3 p.m, for the newly renovated Hayden Hall. Originally dedicated in 1935, Hayden Hall is the oldest building on the college campus. It was named in honor of Citrus College’s first superintendent/ president, Floyd S. Hayden. In attendance were the following: • Citrus Community College District Board of Trustees members • Superintendent/President Geraldine M. Perri, Ph.D. • Local elected officials • Citrus College faculty and staff The purpose of Hayden Hall has changed several times during the past eight decades. Whether serving as a lecture hall, the college’s Health Center, or in its new role as an “athenaeum,” Hayden Hall has, is and will continue to be a valuable resource that facilitates student success. For this reason, today’s ribbon cutting is an exciting moment for Citrus College.

About Citrus College Proudly serving the San Gabriel Valley for over 100 years, Citrus College educates approximately 20,000 students annually. The college offers 90 associate degrees and certificates of achievement, prepares students for transfer to four-year colleges and universities, and provides basic skills courses and workforce training. Located in Glendora, Calif., Citrus College is the oldest community college in Los Angeles County. Its 104-acre campus includes eight outdoor athletic facilities. A leader in higher education, Citrus College has received numerous accolades, including being ranked first in the nation for awarding associate degrees in visual and performance arts for Hispanic students, and 12th in the nation for the number of associate degrees awarded to Hispanic students. Citrus College is also designated a Military Friendly® school. For more information, visit www. citruscollege.edu.

The Glendora Chamber’s Women’s Wellness Expo Returns For Its 3rd Year

Event celebrates Mind, Body, and Spirit…Vibrant Living at Any Age! The 3rd Annual Glendora Women’s Wellness Expo returns to the Bidwell Forum at the Glendora Library Saturday, October 14th, 2017 from 9:00AM to 1:30PM to educate and enrich your Mind, Body and Spirt. This year’s Expo is brought to you by the Glendora Chamber of Commerce along with this year’s

event sponsors Glendora Community Hospital and The City of Hope. The lineup features wellness presentations, health screenings, safety demonstrations, presentation on understanding Alzheimer’s, Cancer Prevention and Awareness, Shopping/Information Vendors and much more. Expo attendees will be wel-

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City Of Glendora Community Services Department October Events

Pumpkin Festival The Glendora Preservation Foundation and the Glendora Community Services Department presents the 25th Annual Pumpkin Festival • Saturday, October 21 • 10:00 a.m. - 4 p.m. • Centennial Heritage Park, 725 East Mauna Loa Avenue • Admission - $3 donation. Children under 4 are free. Activities include: Pumpkin Patch, Games, Pony Rides, Hay Jump, Petting Zoo, Tours of the Hamilton House, Rainbird Shed and Print Shop. A free shuttle to and from the park is available at Glendora City Hall (116 E. Foothill Blvd.). For further information call 626-914-2357. Halloween Movie in the Park The Community Services Department and the Glendora Rotary Club present the annual Halloween Movie in the Park. This year’s movie will be Disney’s Hocus Pocus. Refreshments will be sold by the Rotary Club. For further information call 626-914-2357. • Friday, October 27 • Sundown • Finkbiner Park – West Oak Grove, 187 North Cullen Avenue • FREE Halloween Carnival The Glendora Community Services Department presents the annual Halloween Carnival. • Tuesday, October 31 • 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. • Finkbiner Park Softball Fields, 160 North Wabash Avenue This event for ages 12 and under will feature Carnival Games, Local Entertainment, a Costume Contest, Train Rides, a Photo Booth, Refreshments, a Witch Call Raffle, and Bounce Houses. Games will cost .25 each. For further information call 626-914-2357.

The Glendora’s Woman’s Club, The Founder Of The Glendora Public Library In 1912 by Joan Hallidy A look back in time to May 20, 1912 Marked a special date for the Glendora Woman’s Club. It was the date that the Glendora Public Library was established through City Ordinance No. 43, an ordinance made possible through the Glendora Woman’s Club gifting to the City of the club’s already established and maintained Free Library and reading room, as a documented in these same city records. The Woman’s Club’s Free Library was a community service project established by the club and opened in Glendora on April 10, 1911. The Free Library contained nearly 1,000 books, all numbered and classified in accordance with the rules of the American Library Association. Fast forward 100 years to the

date May 22, 2012. This special date marked the date the Glendora Woman’s Club was officially recognized by the City of Glendora and by the Glendora Public Library as the founder of the Glendora Public Library in 1912. Records in support of the official recognition of the Glendora Woman’s Club as the founder of the Glendora Public Library include: 1. 1912 City records of minutes of the Board of Trustees of City of Glendora, located at City Hall; 2. 1911 and 1912 Glendora Woman’s Club records of minutes, located in the club’s archives; 3. 1914-15 Glendora Woman’s Club Year Book that included an article on the club’s history, also located in the club’s archives and 4 copies of newspaper coverage from that time.

Glendora Community Coordinating Council 2017 Holiday Basket Program

**This program is for Glendora Residents Only** Recipient applications are avail- • Tim Crowther Teen Center able at the following city sites from Cash donations are also greatly September 1st to October 20th, appreciated/checks can be mailed 2017. to: GCCC Holiday Basket Program • Glendora Public Library P.O. Box 693 Glendora, CA 91740 • Glendora Police Department Please get more information at • Glendora Chamber of Commerce http://www.glendoracoordinating• La Fetra Senior Center council.org/holiday-baskets/

Glendora Woman’s Club Honors Carolyn Cunningham For Service by Joan Hallidy

The Glendora Woman’s Club honored cub member and past president Carolyn Cunningham with the club’s “Club Woman of the Year”

Glendora Woman’s Club immediate Past President Carolyn Cunningham, at left is pictured receiving the club’s “Club Woman of the Year” award for 2017 from presenter Sue Bauer, Past President and board member, during a recent presentation. The special award is in recognition for outstanding service to the club over a period of years

Award for 2017 during a presentation at a recent club meeting. The special service award presented to Mrs. Cunningham was established in 1982 to recognize outstanding service to the club over a period of years. Continued on page 10.

David & Margaret Youth And Family Services Annual Gala

David & Margaret Youth and Family Services Annual Gala to Benefit Youth Aging Out of Foster Care For tens of thousands of young people in foster care, turning 18 means losing the support they need to make the successful evolution into self-sufficient adulthood. With no family support, they are at risk of failure and often fall prey to drugs, sex trafficking, jail – and worse. To help address this need, David & Margaret Youth and Family Services invites the community to attend its 2017 Annual Gala, which will benefit youth who are transitioning out of foster care and into life on their own. The event, themed “A Bridge to the Future,” will be held Saturday, Oct. 14, 6 p.m. at the Sheraton Fairplex, 601 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona. The gala features fine dining, award-winning wines, live dance music by the popular local group First M-Pulse, silent and live auctions, and casino-style gaming. To order tickets, visit www.DavidandMargaret.org. For more informaContinued on page 10.

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Next Generation Picture Framer Coming To Linco Custom Picture Framing October 2017! Linco Picture Framing General Manager Laura Lindemann-Delk and her husband Chad Delk are

Laura Lindemann-Delk and her husband Chad Delk

happy to announce a new addition to the Linco family. Baby Sadie Mae will be joining the framing world this October. The couple were married at Sweet Pea Ranch in Upland in April 2016 and currently live in San Dimas. Family owned and operated for more than 41 years, Linco has been serving the picture framing community since 1976 with over 16,000 satisfied customers through Southern California and across the U.S.

They do both retail and commercial work, providing high quality craftsmanship, using the best materials available, with all work done on site, and all at reasonable prices! You can see Linco’s work featured at the City of San Dimas, Roady’s Restaurant, Twisted Sage Cafe, Butter Cafe & Bakery, Mr. D’s Diner, Mi Ranchito Restaurant, The Donut Man, Corner Butcher Shop, La Paloma Mexican, Spaghetti Eddie’s Cucina Italiana, Buckboard BBQ & Grill, Kosmos Burgers, Peppertree Cafe, Mickey’s Jewelry Studio, San Dimas Wine Shop, Sinfully Sweet Apple Co., San Dimas Cake Co, Red Devil Pizza, Roberta’s Village Inn, La Villa Kitchen, QIP, 99-Cent Only Stores, Prudential Realty, Casa Del Rey, Yard House Restaurants, San Dimas Community Hospital, Pomona Valley Hospital, Kaiser Hospital, Sierra La Verne Country Club, Glendora Country Club, South Hills Country Club, Sanders Lock & Key, Red Roof Inn, Knott’s Berry Farm and Disneyland Corporate offices....to just mention a few! Located at 326 W. Arrow Hwy., Linco purchased their building in 2007, doubling the size from 4,000 to 8,000 square feet. Stop by to see the shop nursery prepared for Laura and Sadie!

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Los Angeles Senior Artist’s Art Exhibit The Los Angeles Senior Artist’s Art Exhibit: Collections from the Treasure Chest, an exhibit specially held for senior painting artists of 50 or older ages, will soon take place at the H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III Cultural and Art Museum on October 28. There will be about 100 paintings to be shown in this exhibit. The artists are all from Southern California. The exhibit will be open for one week through November 4. This exhibit is a public beneficial and free event and is open to all people. As a non-profit organization, the H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III Cultural and Art Museum is dedicated to promoting art and culture. Additionally, it has always been paying attention to various disadvantaged groups for the purposes of advancing community development, social stability and harmonic family lives. Since its opening, the museum has held several beneficial art shows and competitions for school students as well as autistic youths. Besides providing opportunities for the young people to show their own artworks and giving encouragement to those talented and hardworking students in developing their art careers, those events also called the attention of the society to the various disadvantaged groups.

The Senior Artists’ Art Exhibit to be held by the museum this time will showcase senior artists and is, as those previous beneficial art events did to the young students, meant to give them opportunities and encouragements so that they can again show the world their talents in their golden ages, have more productive, fulfilling and colorful lives, and be more affirmative about their selfvalues. Moreover, it is meant to let the younger generations understand and appreciate more the values and contributions generated by these older elite forerunners of our societies. Among these participating artists are some retired and experienced artists who have been persistently making creations for over ten years. They have reached the level of professional artists whether in the use of colors, painting techniques or theme composition. The Los Angeles Senior Artists’ Art Exhibit: Collections from the Treasure Chest will be held at the H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III Cultural and Art Museum at 170 E School St., Covina, CA 91723. The telephone number is (626) 281-6378. The opening ceremony is scheduled at 10AM on October 28 followed by a reception. All people are welcome.

Inside – Out

by Carol Gill, Undercovers October marks a milestone for Undercovers. The store will have served the community for twenty-five years. We have seen a lot in those years; an earthquake, a hillside fire and two economic downturns. The most talked about today is the effects of the internet. I remember the excitement of receiving the first Sear’s catalog and the fun of all the choices from which to buy. Did it have an effect on local shopping? Of course it did. It also found its place in the total interchange experience. Next to come were malls and mega stores. During all of this the small independent specialty business managed to survive. They met a specific and/or special need. My hope is that they can maintain their presence during the internet onslaught. What keeps specialty businesses going? It starts with business owners who love what they do, find their products or services exciting and beneficial and have a deep concern for their community. These are the businesses you see participating in community organizations, supporting local schools, non-profits and projects and spearheading improvement campaigns. They know others depend on them. Is it easy? Absolutely not! Is it rewarding? Tremendously! Their success continues with the support of customers and clients who recognize the significance of maintaining a healthy community by patronizing these businesses. This keeps your dollars local and working for you. What does it take to start a small business? Money can be a stumbling block. From one who has had very little to work with, it is not the sole answer. It takes a desire to solve problems or serve the community, the tenacity to stick with it in tough times, the willingness to listen, learn and share with others and keep one’s focus within reality. You are never too old to start and never too young to try. Thank you to the many who have kept us going for 25 years, for the friendships we have developed in the process and those we have yet to meet on this journey.

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GLENDORA COMMUNITY COORDINATING The Glendora Historical Society - Preserving Our Heritage Halloween, Undershirts and the Miller Cabin - by Margy Turner with Joy Hancock COUNCIL (GCCC) PRESENTS Glendora Community Events Calendar October 14 Women’s Wellness Expo 9am to 1:30 pm http://glendora-chamber. org/wwe/ October 24 Pumpkin Festival at Centennial Heritage Park. 10:00am to 4:00pm. Shuttle from City Hall October 30 GEF Golf Tournament Support the Glendora Education Foundation and play in their 5th annual golf tournament. Glendora Country Club, 10:30am. Register at GlendoraEdFoundation.org October 31 Halloween Walk 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

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] mcclureinvest.com 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 [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] verizon.net 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 www.glendoracoordinatingcouncil.org. To contribute an event or to be added to the mailing list, email Gene Morrill at [email protected] msn.com 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.

My daughter Joy suggested for October that I write about my memories of Halloween and “The Undershirt Episode” so I decided to start there and branch out to other autumn-time memories. In my childhood, Halloween was not celebrated as it is today. In my memory, we never wore

just in case he chose that mo- groups, girl scouts, service clubs ment to “get even.” Now, mind and family gatherings engaged you, I loved my brother Ed and the use of that cabin. In readhe loved me, but I dearly paid for ing that Miller Cabin book, I the trick that I played on him! recalled many fond memories of At first, when thinking of people, including many who are Halloween, I remembered one no longer with us, from the 40’s year that we had a huge bonfire in Glendora. at the baseball field on Wabash The Miller Cabin’s walls were Avenue. That knotty pine or a similar wood. was at night There was a big fireplace at one and mostly end of the big room. The opposite for the older end from the fireplace was dividteenagers. I ed into two parts. One half had think the bon- a kitchen, and the other half had fire was for the restrooms. Halloween. I When my senior class “back also thought to school” party happened on perhaps I September 11th, 1948, no adults had enjoyed supervised. Maybe because we a fun Hallow- had recently lived through the een party one war years, we were responsible, year in high and so we were allowed to throw school, but, the party all by ourselves. We Margy in the right of center, wearing a dark skirt and a when I looked planned several games along light-colored top with a tiny bow at the neck through my with good refreshments. No alHalloween costumes to school, scrapbook, I realized it was a cohol was used, and we left the but I do remember one year, “back to school” party on Septem- cabin as clean as when we had and maybe there were other ber 11th, 1948, my senior year in arrived. I’m happy to say it was times, when we wore costumes high school. However, I decided a night of good, clean fun with as children in the evening and that was a good tale to include, games and dancing. I still have paraded in an organized march too. photos from the party night with first up one side of Michigan There was quite a group of us me wearing a dark skirt and a Avenue (now Glendora Avenue) teenagers, probably twenty or white blouse with a little, dark crossed the street and came thirty altogether at that “back bow at my neck. I do remember down the other side of Michigan to school” party. For $5, we how I loved to dance, especially Avenue. No candy was given rented the Miller Cabin in Big the Jitterbug! I really enjoyed out by merchants, but, I believe, Dalton Canyon. Built by volun- dancing that night at the Miller prizes were given for the best cos- teers in 1942, the Miller Cabin Cabin! I also participated in a tumes. Though I didn’t ever win was across from the Boy Scout game where a marshmallow was a prize, it was fun marching with House and was owned by the Co- placed on a string and two peomy friends and seeing everyone vina YMCA. Unfortunately, that ple, one girl and one boy, placed dressed up. I think older kids Miller Cabin has been destroyed an end of the string in their would go “trick or treating” for by fire or flood candy and homemade goodies, and no longer but this was probably curtailed exists. Howduring the war years when I ever, Norma would have been old enough to Rowley is in go. During the years of WW II, p o s s e s s i o n all of California including Glen- of a beautidora had rules about “blackouts” ful book that at night. has photos However, sometimes rules and many, like the golden rule are broken, many pages and, as a child, I was not always of signatures as thoughtful as I should have of people who been...as a child, did you ever do met at the something you sorely regretted? Miller cabin. I When I think of Halloween as I found my sigchild, I remember something I nature on one Margy on the far right just within camera view. regret that I did to my younger page with othAs you can see, she was not sitting still. She was brother Ed. I was about ten or er girl scouts moving and dancing eleven years old, and Ed was in Troup 6. three years younger than me. In the 1940’s, the Miller Cabin mouths. Then, they each tried to Our old house on Minnesota was shared by Covina and Glen- bite and chew the string to get to had a narrow, closed-in stair- dora and maybe many people the marshmallow first - silly but way. At the bottom of the stair- and organizations around the lots of fun and similar to old-time way was two doors. The doors valley were involved. Church Halloween Party games! were only about three feet apart. Through one door, it was our dining room, and that room was [email protected] very dark if no lights were on at [email protected] night. One dark October night, I noticed there, on the dining taP.O. Box 3208, San Dimas, CA 91773 ble, was a neatly-folded stack of Voice (626) 691-9922 Fax (626) 967-2263 laundry. On the top of the stack Para español llame (626) 784-9100 of laundry was my dad’s clean, www.glendoracommunitynews.com white, sleeveless undershirt. Also on the table was a yardstick. Founder / Publisher Emeritus: Gerald L. Enis I thought it would be fun to scare my brother Ed by putting the unEditor-in-Chief: Richard A. Astin dershirt on the end of the yardEditorial Director: Oscar Peña stick, and, as Ed came into the dark dining room, I could waive Art Director / Graphic Design: Will Evans the stick with the undershirt as if it were a ghost. Well - I did scare Marketing & Distribution: So Cal Community News Ed! Then, he “promised” me that Internet & Web Presence: SCNS, LLC he would “get even” with me. He did just that - by never doing 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 anything to scare me. For a long 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 time, I was afraid to go in a dark permission is prohibited. or semi-dark room in the house


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Library Events at a Glance

Middle School Ask the Doctor Volunteer Fair At The Q. What is Zika? is a viral infection spread Glendora Public Library viaThis mosquito bites. It used to be an

Glendora Public Library

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

Glendora Public Library has something for everyone! Attend one of these events, proudly presented by the Glendora Public Library and GPL Friends Foundation. MIDDLE SCHOOL VOLUNTEER FAIR October 7, 10 am / Friends Room Middle school students and parents can drop in to meet with local organizations and learn about unique volunteer opportunities available. IN-N-OUT BURGER COVER TO COVER READING PROGRAM October 7 – November 18 / Children’s Room Reading incentive program for children ages 4-12. Children who read five books will receive a certificate for a hamburger or cheeseburger from In-N-Out. SCREENWRITERS GROUP October 18, 6 pm / Friends Room TEEN AFTER HOURS PARTY October 20, 5:30 pm / Library For students in grades 5-7. FALL TUTOR TRAINING October 21, 9:30 am / Friends Room Become a tutor for Glendora READS! Adult Literacy service. RSVP to 626/852-4897. HALLOWEEN CRAFT WEEK October 23 – 28 / Children’s Room Get into a spooky mood with Halloween crafts at the Library. NOVEL IDEA October 25, 5:30 pm / Friends Room An informal book discussion group for adults who like to delve deeper into their favorite reads. October’s title is The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman. SPOOKY SCIENCE October 28, 1 – 3 pm / Friends HALLOWEEN STORYTIME October 30 & 31, 10:30 am / Friends Room Join us for special Halloween-themed stories & songs. SIT AND STITCH KNITTING CLUB November 2, 11:30 am / Friends Room Meets the first Thursday of every month – bring a project you are working on (crochet and needlepoint ok), share ideas, meet new people and have a good chat. Refreshments are served.

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. 9:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday - Friday 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 www.glendoralibrary.org.

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Glendora READS! Helps Change Families’ Lives By Empowering Adults To Read

Jack read his granddaughter’s texts. Celia voted for the first time. Jose read a bedtime story to his daughter. What do these three people have in common? All three participate in Glendora READS! Adult Literacy Program at Glendora Public Library. Imagine not being able to read a book for pleasure, read your mail when you get home, a recipe while making dinner or a bedtime story to your child. Glendora READS! is a free adult literacy instruction service for adults that changes families’ lives by empowering adults to read. Reading challenged adults are hard to reach; they often don’t read posters, brochures or other print. Help us reach a reading challenged adult. Spread the word; tell someone you know about Glendora READS! It’s free, one-to-one, confidential and individualized. Be a part of changing a life. Glendora READS! 626.852.4897 Call Mary Pat Dodson, Literacy Coordinator for information or an appointment. Funded by California Library Literacy Services and Glendora Public Library Friends Foundation For more information on other Glendora Public Library programs and services, please contact us at 626-852-4891 or visit our website www.glendoralibrary. org. The Glendora Public Library is located at 140 S. Glendora Ave, Glendora, CA 91741.

Disaster Preparedness Workshop @ Glendora Public Library

Hurricanes, fires, earthquakes, tornadoes, floods… no one is completely safe from the possibility of sudden disasters. Do YOU know how to prepare to keep your family safe? On Monday, October 2nd, the Glendora Public Library and the Los Angeles County Fire Department will team up to present a workshop on disaster preparedness. Please join us to learn how to plan ahead and what to do before, during, and after the next major disaster to strike the San Gabriel Valley. The presentation will take place at 6:30 PM in the Library’s Friends Room. No registration is necessary. For more information on this and other library programs and services, please contact us at 626-852-4891 or visit our website www.glendoralibrary.org. The Glendora Public Library is located at 140 S. Glendora Ave, Glendora, CA 91741.

Are you a middle school student who is looking for rewarding volunteer opportunities? Do you know a middle school student who needs to fulfill volunteer hours for school? If so, the Glendora Library is the place to be on Saturday, October 7th from 10 – 12 PM! Students and parents can drop in to the Library’s Friends Room to meet with local organizations and learn about unique volunteer opportunities available for middle school students. No registration is necessary. For more information on this and other library programs and services, please contact us at 626-852-4891 or visit our website www.glendoralibrary.org. The Glendora Public Library is located at 140 S. Glendora Ave, Glendora, CA 91741.

Change A Life! Teach An Adult To Read

Help change a life by becoming a tutor! We are looking for patient, understanding and flexible volunteers who would like to change a life by tutoring. We’ll train and support you to be the one who empowers an adult’s reading independence. No teaching or tutoring background is required! • Come join us for our Fall Tutor Training • Saturday, October 21 • 9:30-3:30 • Glendora Public Library, Friends Room • RSVP to Mary Pat Dodson, 626.852.4897 Glendora READS! Adult Literacy service provides tutoring to adults over 16 who are not currently enrolled in high school. (They can be enrolled in any other educational institution). Our oneto-one services are free, individualized and confidential. You can make a difference because learning to read changes an individual and a family! Funded by California Library Literacy Services and Glendora Public Library Friends Foundation For more information on other Glendora Public Library programs and services, please contact us at 626-852-4891 or visit our website www.glendoralibrary. org. The Glendora Public Library is located at 140 S. Glendora Ave, Glendora, CA 91741.

Sit And Stitch Club

Do you love knitting and crocheting? Sewing, cross-stitching or beading? Then join us at the Glendora Public Library! The Sit and Stitch Club will meet the first Thursday of every month in the Friends Room from 11:30 am to 1 pm, beginning September 7th. Bring along a current project, get inspiration for a new project, learn something new, meet new people and have a good chat over coffee. For more information regarding this program or other Library programs and services, please contact us at 626-852-4891 or visit the Library’s website @ www.glendoralibrary.org. The Glendora Library is located at 140 S Glendora Ave, Glendora, CA 91741.

exotic infection found in overseas travelers, but now can be acquired in the United States. Q. Can I pick it up in Glendora? Yes, but the odds are very low. For this year, 17 cases of Zika infection have been reported in California through July 26, 2017. The Sohanjeet Bassi, numbers are MD small, but remember , not everybody with Zika will be tested for it. Only 1 in 5 patients with Zika have symptoms. Q. What symptoms should make me want to get tested? The usual symptoms are fever over 100.4 F, itchy rash on face, trunk, palms and soles, joint pains and conjunctivitis (pink eyes). Q. Should I be worried if I have these symptoms and have returned from a country with high Zika prevalence? Most healthy individuals make a full recovery. There are a few important situations to consider: Zika can cause ascending paralysis and brain inflammation in a small percentage of patients. These are potentially life threatening complications when they do happen. The other major complication is Zika-induced brain damage to babies if mothers become infected while pregnant. Zika can also be sexually transmitted between couples Q. What precautions should a pregnant woman take? Avoid or delay travel to countries with Zika transmission. Updated lists are available at CDC. gov/Zika. This includes travel to parts of Florida and Texas. Unprotected sexual contact should be avoided if the partners may have been exposed to Zika. Males can remain infectious in their secretions for up to six months from the last known exposure to Zika carrying mosquitos. Q. Where can I be tested for Zika? Your Primary care physician or Infectious Diseases specialist can obtain blood and have it tested at reference laboratories including the CDC. Q. What other precautions can I take? It is wise to use insect repellents when one is outdoors and subject to mosquito bites. Replace damaged screens on your doors and windows. Wear long sleeved shirts and pants when outside. Remove sources of standing water in and around your house. What treatment is there for Zika? There is no specific treatment. Most patients will do well with supportive care but some can be very ill. These patients may need hospitalization. Sohanjeet Bassi, MD is an Infectious Disease Specialist and is Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of IM/Infectious Disease. To learn more about Dr. Bassi and other Foothill Presbyterian Hospital physicians, please visit www.cvhp.org

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Charter Oak Unified School District Willow Students Experience the Eclipse Monday, August 21 a total eclipse stretched from Oregon to South Carolina. The path of totality was about 60 miles wide and

Willow students experience the eclipse

10,000 miles long. It began its trajectory across North America near Lincoln City, Oregon at 10:05 a.m. PDT and continued in an Eastward direction exiting into the Atlantic Ocean in South Carolina. The path of totality crossed parts of Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois,

Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia, and South Carolina. Here in Glendora the moon did not totally cover the sun, but we were treated to a view of about 63% of the sun blocked out around 10:20 a.m. Events such as this are great opportunities to teach children some basic concepts about astronomy and the motions of the sun and moon. Did you know Glendora will not experience a total eclipse for over 1000 years? Two Willow parents, Dr. Dawn M. Gelino, Deputy Director of Science Affairs Task Lead at NASA Exoplanet Science Institute, Caltech and Dr. Chris Gelino, NASA Scientist, Caltech arranged educational hands on activities for the whole school. Each Willow student received NASA approved eclipse glasses and made a very simple pinhole camera used to watch the progress of the eclipse. Prior to students viewing the eclipse, Dr. Chris Gelino, presented an informational assembly about the eclipse and how to view it safely. The Willow community was excited to share this learning experience with our students.

Washington Deegan’s Challenge

Washington Deegan’s challenge

Washington Helps Hurricane Harvey Survivors Deegan Gutierrez, a Washington Elementary School 3rd grader, had a great idea… if everyone brought in one

quarter each, Washington would have $100.00 to donate to Hurricane Harvey victims by way of the American Red Cross. Students responded with lots more than $.25! $733.92 was raised for Deegan’s Challenge. One 6th grade student even gave $20 out of his own birthday money! Students responded for many reasons: family members who live in Texas, seeing the devastation in the news, as well as these quotes from 3rd graders: “I thought about what if I was in the hurricane,” and, “It’s a good thing to do!”

Badillo Family Literacy Night Kick-Off Tuesday, August 29th, Badillo kicked off the new season of Family Literacy Nights and it was a huge success! Camping was the theme of the night because, “S’More you Read, S’More you Know!” Students and their families could take their picture at our photo booth; were given a bag with a s’more to enjoy; and there

was even a raffle for a chance to win a new book! Over 75 students and their families came out to enjoy the love of reading together. Parents learned about our Accelerated Reading Program and how they can best support their child’s reading success. We hope to see everyone back every Tuesday, from 4:30-6:30 in our library.

Oak Knoll Virtual Academy Visits The La County Fair

Oak Knoll Virtual Academy visits the La County Fair

The Los Angeles County Fair is The World’s Largest Classroom — where there is a new discovery around every corner. For over 15 years, the FairKids Field Trip Program has allowed students and teachers to enjoy an interactive educational experience, “A Day Full of Learning Cleverly Disguised as Fun!” Oak Knoll Virtual Academy families continue to participate in this wonderful program. On Fri-

day, September 15, students and families spent the day on an “Educational Scavenger Hunt,” as well as engaging in educational activities related to agriculture, art, science, literature, California heritage, and life on a real farm. These opportunities not only provide educational experiences but also allow for students and their families to build relationships and develop a sense of community within the OKVA family.

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Navy Installs Charter Oak Graduate Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md. – Calling the opportunity to lead a U.S. Navy (USN) major acquisition program office a “tremendous honor and

(EW) mission. Outside of his multiple EA-6B squadrons tours, in 2004, he became the first naval aviator fully qualified to fly the U.S. Air Force’s B-2A Spirit, serving as a B-2A Survivability lead and wing electronic combat officer while assigned to the 509th Bomb Wing, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri. In the atrium of the building where Orr said he first met Bailey when the two were integrated prod-

uct team leads in the F/A-18 & EA18G Program Office (PMA-265), the acquisition professionals completed the Change of Command ceremony, a time-honored tradition that signifies the transfer of authority, responsibility and accountability from one individual to another. PMA-234 is responsible for acquiring, delivering and sustaining AEA Systems and Prowler aircraft, providing combatant commanders with capabilities that enable mission success.

Royal Oak Middle School Book Club

Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md.

humbling experience,” Charter Oak graduate Capt. Michael “Bobby” Orr, USN, assumed command of the Airborne Electronic Attack Systems and EA-6B Program Office (PMA-234) at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland June 28 in a ceremony characterized with humor, emotion and tradition. Orr began with a nod to his outgoing predecessor and friend, Capt. John “Bails” Bailey; recognition of the “phenomenal mentors” who provided guidance, training, opportunities, education and insight; appreciation for fellow acquisition workforce professionals who shared their experiences, advice and encouragement; and acknowledgement of guests who’ve played important roles during his career. He further identified the important part his family has played supporting him “no matter what adventure I chose.” Orr closed with a message to the PMA-234 team, those with whom he’ll share the next four years. “Our future operational success depends on achieving superiority of the electromagnetic spectrum; that is the heart of electronic warfare,” Orr said. “And PMA-234 exists to ensure that our EW community is provided with the requisite capabilities to achieve this success.” Orr grew up with his three siblings in Covina, California. His mother, Christine Hutton, and her husband Vinton “Mac” Hutton currently reside in Fontana, California with his siblings residing in Fontana and Hemet, California, and Paradise, Arizona. ‘That’s the Spirit’ The 1990 Charter Oak High School and 1995 U.S. Naval Academy graduate has prepared for this opportunity since the early days of his career. Selected to fly the EA-6B Prowler out of flight school, Orr has spent his entire operational career supporting the Electronic Warfare

Students participate in the California Young Reader’s Medal Process

Here at the Royal Oak Middle School Book Club, we create an environment where reading is encouraged and where reading is exciting. Students learn that reading recreationally can be fun. Every Friday, about 25 students meet to partake in group and individual reading of the selected material. Our students participate in the California Young Reader’s Medal Process – a program in

which students will read the recent, published work and nominate titles to receive a California Young Reader Medal. ROMS Book Club students also promote and help at our school Book Fair. It is a place for anyone to feel welcome and have a sense of belonging. A place where every member is respectful and respected. We read and we have a BLAST! Our goal – to read ALL THE BOOKS!

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Glendora Community News

October 2017

October 2017

Glendora Community News

Life Pacific College Students Take A Stand by Rod Light

“City Serve 2017” brought 100 Life Pacific College students and staff to organizations around the City of San Dimas, living out a long-held value of service to our neighbors One hundred Life Pacific College (soon to be University) students and staff descended on the City of San Dimas on Saturday, August 26, boldly taking

3,000 square foot storage barn that hadn’t been cleaned out in 20 years. Another team of 14 students offered their services at the San Life Pacific College campus and new incoming students ready to launch City Serve

Life Pacific College students at Lone Hill Middle School picked up trash around campus

a stand for what they believe. While pockets of political unrest and cultural conflicts dominate national news, these students

Dimas Recreation Center for a combined total of 45 hours of volunteer service. “The students were great to work with and had

Life Pacific College students at Lone Hill Middle School picked up trash around campus

and staff enthusiastically put their backs into service projects around the city, helping make a difference for several local organizations during Life Pacific College’s “City Serve 2017.” Students donned gloves and facemasks apparently with no concern for how dirty they might get as they served throughout the city. A student team that met at McKinley Children’s Center spent the day putting order to a

no problem getting their hands dirty,” said Terry Snow, Pool Operator for the Center, who oversaw the work of the students. “They brought a lot of energy.” Other students, led by LPC Campus Chaplain Amanda Hansen, M.Div., gathered at Arma Shull Elementary School, serving at the direction of PTA Coordinator Kim Harp. Students organized the teacher’s lounge and supply closet, and assisted

the school librarian with organization and cleaning. “We were thrilled to support the teachers and staff of Arma Shull in this way as they prepare to begin their own new school year,” Chaplain Hansen said. City Serve 2017 is an annual service project undertaken by Life Pacific College during Welcome Week. Campus leaders orient new students and remind returning students each fall of the college’s longstanding commitment to contribute to the good of the city and a campus-wide value of building positive relationships with our neighbors. “We want students to jump right into living the mission and vision of LPC when they arrive on campus,” Chaplain Hansen added. Serving God by serving our city is nothing new for Life Pacific College. Founded at Echo Park in downtown Los Angeles, the college was established by 1920’s evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson to prepare men and women from all walks of life to understand the Bible and share the gospel of Jesus Christ in the marketplace and around the

world. McPherson was noted for her Angelus Temple Commissary, a ministry started in 1927 that rivaled any government or social service program of its kind, providing food to 1.5 million people during the Great Depression. Ninety years later, A.J. Zimmermann, M.Div., LPC Director of Calling and Vocation, believes City Serve 2017 helps students today focus on the practical appli-

The largest Life Pacific College group managed heavy lifting in over 100-degree heat at McKinley Children’s Center

cation of having a servant’s heart, the same value that drove our founder. A.J. points to Bible verses like Romans 15:2 as a foundation for this belief: “Strength is

Page 7 for service, not status. Each one of us needs to look after the good of the people around us, asking ourselves, ‘How can I help?’” (Rom. 15:2, The Message). Life Pacific President Jim J. Adams, Ed.D. affirms the importance of service to our city and neighbors and believes the partnership between the city and Life Pacific will grow stronger in the future as the college officially becomes a university in 2019, a first for the City of San Dimas. “The City of San Dimas is very grateful and appreciates the outreach from Life Pacific and the willingness of the students to give back to their community,” said Recreation Manager Leon Raya. “We’re hoping to continue to build our partnership with Life Pacific so that the Recreation Center is an important resource for the students and they continue to be an important resource for us.” Campus organizers wish to thank local community leaders for their partnership in making Life Pacific College City Serve 2017 a success: Rhonda Beltran, McKinley Children’s Center; Leon Raya, San Dimas Recreation Center; Rita Kear, San Dimas High School; Jason Coss, Lone Hill Middle School; Kim Harp, Shull Elementary School; Jaime Skinner, Ekstrand Elementary School; Kimmie Umschied, Thaddeus Foundation; Chris MacKenzie, L.A. County Sheriff’s Department; and community leaders Casey Cos and Alta Skinner. By Rod Light, M.A., Life Pacific College adjunct professor and freelance writer.

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Fall Has Begun At McKinley Children’s Center! It’s a busy fall at McKinley Children’s Center. Golfers are teeing up for the 25th Annual Invitational Golf Tournament to raise funds for special programs and therapeutic activities for the over 600 at-risk and vulnerable children who call McKinley home. Last year’s tournament raised an incredible $58,000; join McKinley on October 23 at Via Verde Country Club in San Dimas to raise even more this year. Golfers will enjoy breakfast, 18 holes of golf, an exquisite dinner, a silent auction and much more. Not a golfer? Sponsorship opportunities are available for you to support McKinley’s children. To register or find out more about how to be a sponsor, visit planmygolfevent. com/30782-McKinleyGolf or Contact Rhonda Beltran, Chief Development Officer at 909-670-1577 or [email protected] mckinleycc.org or Crystal Robbertze, Development Assistant at 909-6701572 or [email protected] McKinley’s Women’s Auxiliary has begun their year of service and fundraising and they are looking for new members to join them. The

Women’s Auxiliary is a group of women committed to enhancing the programs and needs of McKinley Children’s Center and they meet for lunch on the third Monday of each month at McKinley’s campus. Join a group of women dedicated to supporting the needs of at-risk children this fall and come for a free lunch to learn more. The next meeting will be held on October 16; if you are interested in attending contact Rhonda Beltran at 909-670-1577. The holiday season is fast approaching, and the employees and volunteers at McKinley Children’s Center are working hard to ensure that the abused, abandoned and neglected children in the Center’s care will experience some of the joys this special time holds. Most children look forward to the holidays each year, but sadly, for many of the Center’s boys and girls this season evokes painful memories of deprivation and loss. It doesn’t have to be this way! If you own a business and would like to set up a toy collection box or would like to distribute wish lists to your employees, we would love to help you get connected. Contact Rhonda Beltran, at 909-670-1577 or [email protected] or Crystal Robbertze at 909-670-1572 or [email protected]

Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center Presents Damien High School With $5,000 Donation The Damien High School Sports Medicine Program has worked with the Pomona Valley Hospital Sports Medicine Center for over 12 years to provide the best care possible for Spartan athletes. One of their biggest contributions to the Sports Medicine program is the Annual Sports Physical Fundraiser that occurs in May. The money raised is donated directly back to the Sports Medicine Program to purchase the supplies and equipment necessary to care for studentathletes. With the help of Pomona Valley Hospital, the Sports Medicine program raised $5,250 this year. In addition to the annual fundraiser, the Sports Medicine Center provides free injury screenings for Spartan student-athletes, including injury diagnosis, referrals as needed and x-rays. The clinic is held every Monday and Thursday from 5-7 P.M.

in the Physical Therapy Department. Appointments are required and can be made by calling 909-865-9810. Pomona Valley has also provided Damien High School with a team physician, who works closely with the Sports Medicine staff. Dr. Erik Olsen has supported the sports medicine program for the last 12 years by attending football games and helping the staff in providing care for the student-athletes. In 2009, Jessica Truax, Director of the Sports Medicine, established the program at Damien High School. In 2013, Damien joined the National Honors Society of Sports Medicine (NHSSM). In 2015, Gabrielle White (ATC) named as the Head Athletic Trainer. In 2015, 2016 and 2017, the Sports Medicine Program placed in the top 10 in the State of California at the annual NHSSM competition.

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Washington Post Annual Competency versus Fitness by Jordan Nichols, CSCS Ranking Places Damien I had a parent who came in it done not necessarily about doing his kid something really well to improve High School in Top 3 the other day who wanted worked out performance or to positively impact so hard that something in your own life. And Percent in the U.S. he had to be that is why boot camps are so pop-

For the fifth year, Damien High School placed on the Washington Post’s “America’s Most Challenging High Schools” list. Established in 1998, the annual ranking identifies schools that have done the best job in preparing students to take college-level courses and tests. Only 12% of the 22,000 U.S. public and private high schools made the list in 2017. Damien High School is the only Catholic high school in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Ventura Counties) to make the list. In California, Damien ranks third among Catholic schools (1. Mountain View-St. Francis HS; 2. Rancho Santa Margarita-Santa Margarita HS). Among all private schools in California (independent, non-sectarian and religiousbased), Damien ranks 16th. Among all public and private schools in the U.S., Damien is in the top three-percent with a ranking of 542. The primary focus for being a “challenging school” are schools working hardest to challenge students from all backgrounds with courses such as AP and International Baccalaureate. To determine the rankings, The Washington Post created an index formula from a ratio: the number of advanced tests divided by the number of seniors who graduated that year. Advanced tests included in the ratio are Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Advanced International Certificate of Education tests.

carried out on a stretcher. I asked him are you here for fitness training Jordan Nichols, or sports perCSCS formance. He said his kid is a basketball player in high school and he needed to be pushed to his physical limit to increase his strength. I told him that the type of training that he wanted for his child would probably not be the best option in improving his performance as an athlete. Having him do 3 minute wall sits or burpees till he’s gassed will not help him as an athlete and those type of exercises are more toughness drills than anything else. It’s easy to get strong but most people don’t understand how inherently limited strength training is when it comes to impacting your sports performance. We get caught up in these beliefs that a 600 pound squat or a 300 lb. bench press is going to help your on the field performance. Did those squats and bench presses help improve your speed, your vertical jump or your on the field performance? No. Ask yourself are you transferring what you’re doing in the gym or are your workouts more about hard work and getting it done. In most cases it’s the latter. Competency training and fitness training are completely different, let’s talk about the difference between the two and which one should you focus on. Boot camps would be an example of fitness training; the workouts are more about achieving a task and getting

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The Greatest Rivalry in College Football by Dr. Craig Jeong

My father, Dr. Bennett Jeong, my cousin, Dr. Kimberly Foon, and our hygienist Marla Guttman are all graduates of USC. It is their alma mater for their undergraduDr. Craig Jeong ate, hygiene and dental studies. There is a lot of USC pride. I often tell people I meet that I am also a USC fan who grew up in a USC family. I, however, am a University of the Pacific (UOP) alum and fan, rooting for our main sport: Men’s Basketball and Women’s Volleyball, both sports of which we are most competitive. The competitive spirit of

college football has carried into the dental chair. The number of patients who are fans of UCLA or USC are split. We might actually have more UCLA patients we just don’t know because some of them don’t want to tell us due to the USC lineage. Don’t be afraid UCLA fans! We treat all equally. A couple years ago, we used to have a USC Trojan floor mat that lay at the base of the front counter. Our USC patients loved it! And our UCLA patients loved to step on it. There was one fateful morning though when a scheming UCLA fan came in for her recare appointment. She hid something underneath her arm and quietly placed it on the ground. She then went about her business normally. It was not until that afternoon when someone

noticed something different about the lobby. There was no longer a cardinal and gold color mat. There was a blue colored mat with a funny looking bear placed right on top! The mat was not met with anger and angst, but laughter and confusion. We had found out that our lovely friend, avid UCLA fan, and USC hater, Mary Hanrahan, gifted the UCLA mat. Instead of immediately throwing the UCLA mat into the dumpster, we decided to place the mat side by side with the USC one. Both our UCLA fans and USC fans were delighted to see their respective teams represented. The only ones that felt left out were the Notre Dame fans. We didn’t leave anything for them. We all love our sports especially our college football.

We enjoy talking about our Dodgers, Lakers and Kings. We have a lot of Angels and Ducks fans as well. And then there’s always those questionable Clippers fans. Talking trash is all part of the fun. We happily open our doors to everyone no matter where you came from whether it was protecting the Bruin Bear or Tommy Trojan before rivalry week. Dr. Craig Jeong is one of three dentists at Via Verde Dental. He is the son of Dr. Bennett Jeong and the cousin of Dr. Kimberly Foon. They are located across the street from Vons at 1057 Via Verde Ave, San Dimas, CA. For more information contact us! ViaVerdeDental.com 1057 Via Verde San Dimas, CA 91773 909-599-8331

ular, because it gives you a sense of success and achievement after every workout because finishing the workout is the achievement. It’s also a shared suffering that helps build a community you can say I’ve gone through this struggle and finished and you’ve gone through this workout and finished so you find a common place. But this type of training is not competency and if were talking about improving sports performance or movement, we have to ask ourselves how is this exercise or program going to help that person be better playing a sport or improve their movement. My job is to improve your movement competency so you can demonstrate better movement and develop a better skill set. Competency has to be mastered first then we can start to lay some fitness on top of that competency and work on things like endurance, force, power and output but not until we master competency. Improving quality of movement, doing things well and often and not adding intensity until after you have demonstrated you can do it well. Getting from A to Z working on competency will be better for you if you’re looking for better results. Now there is nothing wrong with just getting your butt kicked with fitness programs like p90x or numerous other one’s out there except the high risk of injury and burnout. There are a lot of positives to that side of exercising and it’s a big part of the industry. But it’s hard to be good at both, so you’re going to have to master competency first! If you are fitness first you will run into some problems down the road meaning your fitness ceiling will be lower. Back pain, joint pain and inability to do an overhead press because you can’t get your hands overhead without extending your back. There are two different sides and in my opinion and competency training will take you down a better path of better programming, improved performance and execution. Fitness training is going to be about pushing yourself and being successful that day because you pushed yourself to the your limits and all that is good! For free research based fitness and program design advice check out our YouTube channel at heartfitfmt.com. 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. Heart Fit-Functional Movement Training 821 E. Route #66 Glendora, CA 626-914-3000 www.heartfitfmt.com

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A Thorn In The Flesh

by Jennifer True The Apostle Paul once wrote about a “thorn in the flesh”. His attempts to deal with this “thorn” didn’t remove the thorn from his life. However, Jennifer True Leos he learned to live with the thorn and still radiate love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness and self-control. Throughout the centuries, theologians have tried to work out the exact nature of Paul’s thorn – without success. There are many speculations from bad eyesight to a prolonged lack of faith or perhaps, bad headaches. Whatever, the thorn might have been to Paul, for Western Civilization it has become a colloquialism that means a persistent annoyance, problem, trait, anxiety or some other suffering that plagues one’s life. One of the things that all humans have in common in suffering. All of us have some thorn. Thorns can be physical, emotional, or mental frailty – both real and imagined! The thorn may be an impossible marriage or relationship; a damaged childhood; a difficult boss or job; long, financial problems, aging parents or children who have chosen badly in their lives. Your thorn is any struggle that you carry with you where ever you go. There is any number of ways we hide our thorns from other people and, sometimes, even from ourselves. To stop the pain, we use all kinds of different tactics. We use addictive behaviors, we overwork, over exercise, over eat, or overspend. Or, we may focus on other people’s lives pouring out our energy into fixing someone else! All of these can temporarily stop the pain, but it still prohibits us from living life fully. We feel like we alone are suffering from our particular affliction. It is difficult or embarrassing to share with family or friend our sorrows. We feel like an outsider. Everyone else is dancing at the party – but we are just looking in the windows. There is a danger of letting your thorn define you. You are not your disability; you are not sickness; you are not the thorn! If there is a way for you to better yourself – fix the marriage, educate yourself to a better position, or become a healthier person, by all means, go for it! Take the risk

to make things better. But, if this is a thorn that will be with you throughout your life, there needs to be a path to make peace with the thorn and find joy in the world. Years ago I learned a lesson about carrying the thorn. I was young, believed myself unattractive, and was certainly far from being monied or well educated. My escort had invited me to a ritzy party filled with rather important and wealthy people. I found myself alone while waiting in the foyer. My anxiety was growing. To make matters worse, in the door walked a stunning woman wearing exactly the right clothes for the occasion! Now I was feeling even more inadequate. She stopped beside me and scanned the room. She told me she hated these social events. She felt she looked out of place and didn’t fit in. As she continued to talk, I was amazed that she was describing what I was feeling but was oblivious to how perfectly she fit in! That chance encounter changed the way I felt! The circumstances in my life didn’t change, but when I’m with other people, I remind myself that everyone else in the room has a thorn. Perhaps, it isn’t the same one that I have but never the less; there is something in their lives that is troublesome for them. It should not surprise you that even the people that you sincerely believe have lived golden lives, carry their own thorns. Having this awareness allows you to have more grace with other people. None of us know what thorn another person has been grappling with. We don’t know what burdens they carry with them. I believe the Apostle Paul purposefully left the thorn reference obscure so that we may apply the metaphor to our struggles and receive the message of hope. Paul was known as the Apostle of spiritual joy. He wrote some of his most encouraging letters while in a Roman prison. “I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation” (Philippians 4:12). God can, and will, see us through any difficulty. The circumstances may not change, but we can learn to be content in every situation. Jennifer has retired from Community Care Hospice. She still volunteers when needed but spends her days recovering from her recent illness. Jennifer can be reached at [email protected]

Kiwaniannes To Host Designer Bag Bingo November 4 The Glendora Kiwaniannes will host their third annual Designer Bag Bingo on Saturday, November 4, noon to 5 P.M. at the Crowther Teen & Family Center in Glendora. Cost to attend is $45 and entitles guests to 20 bingo cards for 20 games of bingo, 1 complimentary glass of wine and appetizers. At the conclusion of each

game, the winner will receive a designer bag worth $200 or more. “We are excited about this annual event which raises funds for high school scholarships and local community projects,” said Becky Harris, chair of this year’s event. Guests can enhance their chances of winning a designer bag by joining friends and reserving a table

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The Glendora Chamber’s Glendora Woman’s BackPainFree.org by Yu Chen L.Ac. Women’s Wellness Expo Club Honors Carolyn If you twisted your back, I’ll get Cunningham For Service you back on your feet in 5 days! Returns for its 3rd Year Continued from page 1. Continued from page 1.

comed by Glendora’s new Chief of Police Lisa G. Rosales who was chosen this summer to be the first female Police Chief for the City of Glendora in the Glendora Police Departments 106-year history. Chief Rosales has 30 years of law enforcement experience and is a former Glendora resident of 19 years. Chief Rosales served with the Pasadena Police Department from 1987 to 2014 before being selected to head the San Pablo Police Department in 2014. The Keynote Speaker for the Expo will be ABC7 Eyewitness News Nutrition & Fitness Reporter Lori Corbin. Lori has a Bachelor of Science degree in nutrition along with certifications in personal training and group exercise and is a member of the American Council on Exercise, as well as the American College of Sports Medicine. Speakers for the event will be Stuart Haskin of Get Safe with his talk on Embracing your Life and Friendships Safely -Dating, travel, communication, environmental and situational awareness; Diana Rudulph, M.A. of Azusa Pacific University will speak on Natural Solutions for Physical & Emotional Wellness; Dr. Nageswara Guntupalli of Glendora Community Hospital will present his topic Understanding Alzheimer’s; and Stacey O’Byrne of Pivot Point Advantage will speak on the Psychology of Success, The Mind Body Connection. The Expo will also feature a panel discussion by Kristin Venegas of Nutrishop (Social Media and Self Image - Strong Not Skinny!), Patricia Apodaca of Select Medical (Living Great at 98), Sandra Abarca of Planned Parenthood Pasadena & San Gabriel Valley (Paps, Breasts, and Hot Flashes: A cancer and menopause chat), and Justin Garcia of The Giving Tree Tai Ci and Cultural Center (The Health Benefits of Learning to be Still). Between each presentation attendees will be able to visit vendor booths at the Bidwell Forum for information, demonstrations and health screening provided by local professionals and organizations along with chances to win prizes. The Glendora Women’s Wellness Expo will run 9:00 A.M. to 1:30 P.M. Admission is $12. For more information and tickets please visit GlendoraWomensWellnessExpo. com or call 626-963-4128. for 8 players for $500. Those VIP players will receive 40 bingo cards, 2 glasses of wine and appetizers. In addition, opportunity drawing tickets will be available for lovely handbags and other items as well as a silent auction. Beloved weatherman from NBC4 Fritz Coleman will be the guest MC. He is renown in the region for his extensive knowledge of weather, affable personality and sense of humor. “We are so pleased he will join us this year,” said Harris. For ticket information, go to the Kiwanianne website at www.glendorakiwaniannes.org or call 626914-1689. Sponsors for this year’s event are Athens Services and Citrus Valley Health Partners.

In honoring Mrs. Cunningham, who has just completed serving four consecutive terms as president, her service began when she joined the Woman’s Club in 2004. Since that time, she has served as second vice president of programs for three terms and as a third vice president of ways and means for two terms. In addition, Mrs. Cunningham has served on numerous committees and special projects. Also, she has held many chairmanships, including Philanthropy, Budget, Annual Fashion Show, Welcome Tea, and again this year as chair of the Welcome Tea on September 19. Other committees and projects have included the club’s Glendora Library Memorial Book Program, Budget committee, and the Annual Fashion Show committee. And since 2008, Mrs. Cunningham has either chaired or co-chaired the Music-Drama Department, one of the club’s four active departments. During Mrs. Cunningham’s award presentation by Past President Sue Bauer, Mrs. Cunningham received a “Club Woman of the Year” recognition pin and a gift of an engraved crystal plate with stand. She also received a special award plaque in appreciation for her serving four consecutive terms as club president. For information about joining the Glendora Woman’s Club, membership, special events, or service projects, call Patty at 909929-0684; for information about renting the clubhouse for an event or meeting, call Ryan at Ritz Catering at 909-592-1130.

David & Margaret Youth And Family Services Annual Gala Continued from page 1.

tion on the event, contact Publicity Coordinator Julie Griffith at (909) 596-5921, ext. 3180, or [email protected] David & Margaret, established in 1910, serves more than 1,000 clients annually through a comprehensive range of services, including a residentially-based program and shelter care for adolescent girls, a foster family agency, adoption assistance, mental health services, treatment for learning disabilities, transitional living programs, schooland community-based education and mentoring programs. Additionally, it has a chemical dependency program that is certified by the State of California for residents who are recovering from substance abuse. Joan Macy School, a specialized nonpublic on-grounds school serves special education students in grades 1-12 from David & Margaret, as well as students referred from surrounding school districts. The agency last year opened a 36-unit supportive housing complex for youth transitioning out of foster care, as well as for low income families. The Campaign for David and Margaret is seeking to fund a new Youth Work Force Training Center, renovate the 106-year-old campus, expand and enhance programs, and establish an endowment fund to provide for future needs of the agency. For more information on the Campaign, contact Development Director Michael Urquidez at (909) 596-5931, ext. 3246, or [email protected]

School has begun for a month now, and all kinds of sport activities have occupied some families’ schedule. I anticipate seeYu Chen L.Ac. ing kids with sports injury coming to my clinic. Just recently, a high school football player visited my clinic for his back injury from the game. He had a hard time to get up from the sitting position. I knew from the first sight he twisted his back. It’s very easy to get injured if you play without any warm up. Furthermore, the pain will last for weeks if you don’t treat it immediately. For this young football player, it only took 3 treatments to be completely healed. Normally, It would take 5 treatments if it’s an adult. The most popular sports injury also includes sprained ankle, pulled muscle or twisted shoulder. If you visit my clinic as soon as your injury occurred, you don’t need to suffer for weeks to get healed. It will take only a couple of treatments to get you back to your normal routine. Plantar Fascitis is also very popular between middle age patients. The sole of the foot is referred to as the plantar area. Plantar fasciitis is a chronic local inflammation of the “bowstring-like” ligament stretching underneath the sole, also referred to as the plantar fascia, that attaches at the heel. They feel sharp pain in their heel or bottom of their foot, especially in the morning when they just get off bed. The treatment for this is very easy; one needle in their hand the pain will go away immediately, just like magic. Back pain is the most commonly seen in my clinical experience. There are many things you can do to prevent back pain. Following any period of prolonged inactivity, begin a program of regular low-impact exercises. Walking or swimming 30 minutes a day can increase muscle strength and flexibility. Yoga can also help stretch and strengthen muscles and improve posture. Always stretch before exercise or other strenuous physical activity. In addition, you can join our back pain free program after we cure your back pain. 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 from a surgery. Do not 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 www.BackPainFree.org

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Windsor Castle

Story & Photos By Stan Wawer “I’ve met the queen, but I’ve never met you,” the ticket taker, an elderly gentleman, said with a smile as I handed him my ticket at the entrance to Windsor Castle. I introduced myself and quickly headed on in search of my guide, Oliver Everett, the Stan Wawer former Royal Librarian in charge of records and archives at Windsor Castle. He also is the former assistant

work, completed in 1997 by some of the finest craftsmen in Europe. “Nine rooms were destroyed,” Everett said. “Five rooms were restored as they were, four were compromised.” The ceiling and the east wall, which contained a large doublesided organ by Father Willis, were destroyed. “Thirty-six paintings were removed in 40 minutes and were saved,” Everett explained. “It usually takes one and a quarter hours to take down one.”

tern Lobby completely gutting Queen Victoria’s private chapel. Part of the carved stone redoes above the altar survived the

were badly calcined. Donald Insall and partners, a firm of specialist conservation architects, which was responsible for all the

Windsor Castle courtyard

flames and have been restored as a memorial to the conflagration. The inscription reads: “The fire of 20th November 1992 began here. Restoration of the firedamaged area was completed five years later, on 20th November 1997, the 50th anniversary of the wedding of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.” Ely Cathedral and the Abbey of Batalha in Portugal inspired the new, tall, octagonal lobby created in the gutted area. The Crimson Drawing Room and the Garter Throne Room are two of my favorite Windsor Castle rooms. The Crimson Drawing Room is similar to a room at Kensington Palace where Queen Victoria grew up. It was the principal room in George IV’s

restoration, carried out the restoration as opposed to the new work in the fire-damaged part of the castle. In the Garter Throne Room new Knights and Ladies of the Garter are invested with the insignia of the Order of the Queen. King George IV initiated the Order of the Garter during his reign (1820-1830). “His girlfriend was dancing at a Royal Ball and her garter fell,” Everett said. “Everyone laughed, which angered King George. He vowed to honor the garter. The rest is history.” St. George’s Chapel is the spiritual home of the Order of the Garter, Britain’s senior Order of Chivalry, founded by King Edward III in 1348. King Edward IV began the building of the chapel in 1475. By 1484

A guard near the entrance to Windsor Castle

secretary to Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana. When I finally caught up with Everett on this chilly, overcast April 1 day, he looked quite distinguished and very British in his blue blazer, gray slacks, buttondown collar dress shirt and black shoes. Oliver’s tie, however, seemed completely out of place and out of character for the Royal Librarian. It was a Cleveland Indians baseball tie. Everett attended graduate school in Ohio when he was 21 and became a big baseball fan. He even made a trip to Boston to see a game at fabled Fenway Park. “I play baseball every Sunday,” Everett said. “I love the game so I started a league.” Cricket, I suppose, can wait. Oliver knew everything I ever wanted to know about Windsor Castle and more. William the Conqueror originally built Windsor Castle in 1080 to defend London. Windsor Castle was home to Queen Elizabeth II from age 13 to 19. “That’s why the castle is so alive today,” Everett pointed out. “This is her favorite residence. This is her home.” In 1992 a devastating fire damaged more than 100 rooms at the castle. Prince Charles, an architect, took charge of the highly acclaimed restoration

The Grand Reception Room is another room that was severely damaged by the fire, but has been painstakingly restored. Six Gobelins tapestries from the Jason series, which were bought in Paris by Sir Charles Long in 1825, were miraculously saved from the fire. “The fire was spreading rapidly,” Everett remembers. “We looked at the huge tapestries and concluded that there was no way we could get them down in time. When we were just about to give up hope, one of the workers tugged at a corner of one of the tapestries and it pulled away from the wall. It was secured by the use of Velcro. We pulled them down, rolled them up and got them safely out of the room.” The Grand Reception Room, perhaps more than any other of the staterooms at Windsor, represents George IV’s personal, Francophile taste. It was designed under the king’s immediate supervision with the assistance of Sir Charles, who purchased 18th century French paneling in Paris in 1825 especially for the wall decorations. This was incorporated with composition stucco by Francis Bernasconi to match, making a complete framework for the tapestries. The fire started in the Lan-

The Eton campus

semi-state rooms. The Crimson Drawing Room’s ceiling collapsed in the fire and large areas of the walls

the choir was finished, roofed in wood. His son-in-law, King Henry VII, completed the nave and added the stone-vaulted ceiling

throughout before his death in 1509. The infamous King Henry VIII completed the building by 1528. Eton, founded by Henry VI in 1440, is a couple minutes walk from Windsor Castle. The poet P.B. Shelley, writers Aldous Huxley (“Brave New World”), Eric Blair (George Orwell, who wrote “1984”) and Ian Fleming (James Bond creator), Prince William (son of the late Princess Dianna and heir to the throne) and prime ministers Sir Anthony Eden and Harold Macmillan are included among its distinguished alumni. Boys generally stay at Eton for five years, arriving at the age of 13. If you saw the Academy Award-winning “Chariots of Fire,” you will instantly recognize the schoolyard at Eton. Visiting Windsor Castle and Eton in the same day is an historical experience. No trip to England is complete without visiting those two sites. If you go British Airways has daily non-stop flights from Los Angeles International Airport to London’s Heathrow Airport. How to get to Windsor Castle & Eton By train: To Windsor from London Waterloo or London Paddington. For train times call the National Rail Enquiries Service, 08457 484950 (UK). By coach: Green Line operates daily services from Victoria Coach Station, London. Tour companies operate a daily service, picking up from many London hotels. For details, ask your hotel. Where to stay London has a number of excellent hotels including The Dorchester, The Ritz, Four Seasons at Park Lane, Claridge’s, The Connaught, The Savoy and The Berkeley. 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. facebook.com/TravelWithStan.

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