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Maintenance of Way platforms under construction at the Operations 
Campus in Monrovia 


FOOTHILL GOLDLINE - Pasadena to Azusa Update: 

By Joan Schmidt 

The nearly $1 billion Foothill Gold Line from Pasadena to Azusa continues on time and on budget 
for a Sept 2015 turn-over to Metro. Nearly all two dozen bridge structures are now complete, and 
only three of the 17 at-grade crossings remain under construction. Each sta-tion is at a different 
phase of construction, and parking construction is underway at most stations. 

Work on walls, 
fencing, light rail 
track, Overhead 
Catenary System 
poles and wiring 
are all evident 
throughout the 
corridor. At the 
nearly $300 million 
Operations Campus, 
steel contin-ues to 
be raised for the 
main shop building 
and outer walls are 
being formed at other 

Irwindale Station, 
one of the last to 
begin construction, 
continues to take 
shape . 

OCS Poles and 
lighting within 
the six miles of 

Duarte Mayor Liz Reilly, Guest Speaker Sergeant Antonio Ayala, Monrovia Mayor Mary Ann Lutz, 

storage track at the 

Congresswoman Judy Chu 

Operations Campus 
are now installed 
Saturday, Supervisor Mike Antonovich held his 17th annual Veterans Fair, at Arcadia Country 

Rail installation 

Park. Speakers included Channel 4’s Fritz Coleman and Congresswoman Judy Chu. Attending were 

is taking place 

Arcadia’s Sho Tay, Peter Amundson and Gail Marshall; Monrovia’s Becky Shevlin; El Monte’s Jay 

throughout the 11.5

Gomez, and Monrovia-Arcadia-Duarte Town Council Members, Linda Sells and John Nicoloro. 

mile corridor. Here, 
crews install rail near 

Presentation of Colors by Irwindale AmVets Post 113 began the day which included great music by 
the project terminus, 

the Marine Band, a flyover, information on employment, veterans’ benefits and legal issues, military 
east of Citrus Ave in 

vehicles’ display, Sheriff ’s Posse, food booths, kids’ play area and “Wall of Remembrance” displaying 


Monday, we attended a great Tribute at Live Oak Cemetery co-sponsored by the Allied Vets Council. 
crews completed

 This week, 

Janine Coyne welcomed us and M.C. was President Scott Sinclair. The Brighter Side Singers from 
installation of the 

Temple City High provided great music throughout the program. Invocation was by American Legion 
concrete soundwalls 

Post 44 Chuck Keen Clint Stamps, Arcadia/Monrovia VFW Post 2070 led the Pledge. 
(left and right) from 

Keynote speaker Marine Sgt. Antonio Ayala was “humbled by the brave courage of fallen brothers 

the Santa Anita 

and sisters who paved the way for us.” Judy Chu, Congresswoman proudly spoke of her dad, a World 

Wash to Mayflower 

War II Vet and nephew Harry Lui who made the ultimate sacrifice in Afghanistan three years ago. 
Arcadia Mayor John Wuo reminded us to thank Veterans for what is “most precious- our freedom”. 
Monrovia Mayor Mary Ann Lutz spoke of the “immeasurable amount of words” to thank the Vets for 
all the great freedoms we have, and Duarte Mayor Pro Tem Liz Reilly felt “It is an honor to be at this 
Memorial and we should never forget the meaning of Memorial Day. 

Also attending were Duarte’s Reyna Diaz and John Fasana, and Monrovia’s Mayor Pro Tem Becky 
Shevlin, husband Chris and Council Member Larry Spicer. 

There was recognition of Blue Star Families, Gold Star Mothers, and Veterans of ALL branches of 
service. The Celebration concluded with Benediction, a 21 gun salute, Taps, Raising of the Flags, 
Dove Release and Amazing Grace performed by Pipe Major John Massie, MBE. Afterwards, Live Oak 
Cemetery provided refreshments and attendees left with an even deeper appreciation of the GREAT 
SACRIFICES our Serviceman and Servicewomen and their families made for us. 

From the office of Supervisor Michael Antonovich 


LOS ANGELES COUNTY — During the month of April, Los Angeles County 

D.I.S.A.R.M. officers conducted 1,011 searches and confiscated 28 weapons 
in-cluding 13 handguns, 1 assault rifle, 5 shotguns, and over $36 million in 
illegal drugs and drug money, announced Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich. 
In conjunction with local law enforcement, probation officers conducted 
searches of probationers who, as a condition of probation, are subject to unannounced search-es 
targeting guns, drugs and other contraband. Nearly 10 percent of probationers searched in this 
program were out of compliance with the terms of their proba-tion. Since its implementation in 

Irwindale Station, one of the last to begin construction, continues to take shape (photo of recent 

February of 2000, the D.I.S.A.R.M. program has seized over 9,403 weapons and more than $487 

concrete pour above) 

million in illegal drugs and drug money and made nearly 20,000 arrest. 

 D.I.S.A.R.M was initiated by Supervisor Antonovich following the tragic August 1999 shootings at 
Ave, Monrovia. (left) 

the North Valley Jewish Community Center and the murder of a postal worker by Buford Furrow, 
an armed felon on probation from Washington State. 

Maintenance of Way 
platforms under 
construction at the 
Operations Campus 
in Monrovia 

The Operations 
Campus will be turned 
over to Metro ahead of 
the 11.5-mile project. 
The Construction 
Authority anticipatesturning the campus 
over to Metro in 
March 2015 and the 
entire project over in 
September 2015. It is 
important to note 

that Metro will decide when passenger service begins on the line. 

Submitted by Lisa Levy Buch, Director of Public Affairs 

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