Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, May 6, 2017

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By Joan Schmidt

 It’s hard to believe fifteen years have 
passed since Deputy Dave March was 
gunned down by a coward, whom he 
had pulled over for a traffic stop. That 
day I’ll never forget-I was at my school, 
Annunciation, Arcadia, teaching sixth 
grade. The sirens seemed endless and 
we were put on lockdown. One frantic 
call to Sgt. Mike Rodriguez confirmed 
my worst nightmare. Our area 57 
Deputy Dave March-the big guy with 
the big grin was gone. The suspect, 
Jorge Arroyo Garcia, aka Armando 
Garcia fled to Mexico and was arrested 
there in 2006. Finally he was extradited 
to the US in 2007 and is now serving a life term. (The Death 
Penalty could not be sought; otherwise Mexico would never 
have sent him back here.)

 In the days following Dave’s death, many beautiful posters, 
cards, flowers and remembrances appeared by the site. The 
following Saturday I attended the funeral and rode on one of 
the buses Temple Station provided for their personnel and 
City/Town Council Members. As I rode to the funeral site, I 
was overwhelmed how the residents of Saugus came out for 
Dave. Along the sidewalks, were people of all ages, holding 
signs and flags. It was beautiful. Behind us were six miles of 
law enforcement vehicles in support of Dave.

 The services were beautiful. Governor Davis came down 
from Sacramento, Supervisor Antonovich and public 
officials, Sheriff Lee Baca, CHP Commander Mike Brown, 
Temple Station Commander Captain 
Roberta Abner and all Temple Station 
deputies. (It should be noted that when 
these tragedies occur, deputies from 
other station and local police will cover 
for the station of the fallen deputy so 
all can attend services.) There were the 
gun salute, release of doves and a horse 
without a rider. Captain Abner bravely 
spoke of Dave and what a fine man he 
was. Widow Teri March was presented 
with the flag.

 Eventually Irwindale Police 
Department and a few local businesses 
put up the permanent Memorial to 
Dave where he was killed on Live 
Oak in Irwindale. A beautiful Memorial to Dave at Temple 
Station was the gift of his fellow personnel. A year later, a rally 
was held at the Irwindale Speedway. Teri, Dave’s widow, his 
parents, and sister Erin all spoke. They were angry that the 
coward who killed Dave was still at large.

 Armando Garcia will spend the rest of his life in jail. Teri 
March has remarried to a wonderful man and they have two 
beautiful sons. But Dave will always have a special place in 
her heart, the hearts of his family, many friends, coworkers 
and all MAD county area residents. This 
year Temple Station Honor Guards once again held a 24 hour 
vigil at the site where Dave was gunned down. At 12:01 am, 
Captain Flores and a procession left Temple Station. At the 
Memorial Site, a ceremony was held. Ten-seven in heaven, 
Deputy Dave March. You will never be forgotten.


Hathaway-Sycamores sincerely thanks The Ahmanson 
Foundation for its recent grant. This substantial grant 
will be used to expand and remodel Rowland Cottage, 
one of the residential cottages at our El Nido campus. 
The remodel will create a more homelike and better 
functioning space for the boys who live in the cottage 
and the staff who work with them. The restrooms 
will be remodeled, both the living room and kitchen 
will be expanded, and three additional bedrooms 
will be added to the cottage to serve more boys. At 
Hathaway-Sycamores we are dedicated to providing a 
safe and caring environment for those we serve. These 
renovations funded by The Ahmanson Foundation 
will significantly help us to achieve this goal. 

 The Ahmanson Foundation serves Los Angeles 
County by funding cultural projects in the arts 
and humanities, education at all levels, health care, 
programs related to homelessness and underserved 
populations as well as a wide range of human services. 
The Foundation has a long history of supporting 
Hathaway-Sycamores, dating back to 1981. In addition 
to funding capital improvements, The Ahmanson 
Foundation has funded numerous technology 
upgrades over the years. It is our great pleasure to 
honor The Ahmanson Foundation on June 9th at our 
BBQ, Blues & Bocce event at the El Nido campus. Click 
here to learn more about the event or to purchase 
tickets for BBQ, Blues & Bocce. 

From everyone at Hathaway-Sycamores, 

Thank You to The Ahmanson Foundation!

CASE NO. 17STPB02171

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be 
interested in the WILL or estate, or both of HERMINIA MENESES

A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by LINDA CALDERON in the Superior Court of 
California, County of LOS ANGELES.

THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that LINDA CALDERON be appointed as personal 
representative to administer the estate of the decedent.

THE PETITION requests the decedent’s WILL and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The 
WILL and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. 

THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration 
of Estates Act with limited authority. (This authority will allow the personal representative to 
take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, 
however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless 
they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration 
authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows 
good cause why the court should not grant the authority.

A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 05/12/17 at 8:30AM in Dept. 99 
located at 111 N. HILL ST., LOS ANGELES, CA 90012

IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your 
objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in 
person or by your attorney.

IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with 
the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of 
either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, 
as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing 
or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. 

Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to 
consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law.

YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you 
may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and 
appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A 
Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk.

Attorney for Petitioner


4507 Valley Blvd. 

No. 203

Los Angeles, Ca. 90032

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