Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, May 20, 2017

MVNews this week:  Page B:1

SATURDAY, MAY 20, 2017 





Kathryn Bargar and Debra Mendelsohn to the Rescue! 

By Joan Schmidt 

A few years ago, a term limit was 
set for the LA County Board of 
Supervisors and I was upset. 
For the 25+ years, Supervisor 
Antonovich worked tirelessly to 
improve our area. He endorsed 
Kathryn Bargar as his successor. 
I had met this awesome lady, 
but could she fill his shoes? 
Supervisor Bargar brought in 
Debra Mendelsohn, another 
change, as her Chief Deputy. 

 At last night’s Town Council 
Meeting, Mendelsohn gave a 
report on Bargar’s activities and 
I couldn’t write fast enough to 
record the updates! 

. California Avenue-The 
deplorable condition was mentioned at the April 
Meeting. Mendelohn and Bargar discussed and 
prioritized it. Funding was secured for improvement 
and work began within days. One must realize the vast 
size of our Fifth District. To put us first WAS a big deal. 
. Supervisor Bargar and Deputy Mendelsohn are 
working with all three cities-Monrovia, Arcadia, and 
Duarte and surrounding county areas to combat 
crime. Dialogue and their working together has been 
. Supervisor’s aggressive approach to crime includes a 
LASD Summer Enforcement Team made available by 
some of her discretionary funds. 
. Funding also provides two additional deputies 
for increased weekend saturation patrol and LASD’s 
Operations Safe Streets. 
. A special grant for the Monrovia-Arcadia-Duarte 
Town Council to sponsor the Summer Concert Series 
at Station Square and for operational costs such as 
printing flyers and Certificates, purchasing awards and 
other needs. 
. A future LA County Fair Day with the MAD 
Unincorporated areas. Currently “Cities” have days 
with reduced admission and special events. 
. Town Council will have a Booth at Supervisor 
Bargar’s Annual Veterans Fair. 

The Monrovia-Arcadia-Duarte 
Town Council, Los Angeles 
County Sheriff’s Department 
and Los Angeles County Parks 
and Recreation Department 
Supervisor Bargar and Chief 
Deputy Debra Mendelsohn. 
Both of these fine ladies are 
working nonstop to bring 
positive changes to our areas. 

 At the Town Council Meeting, 
Captain Dave Flores thanked 
Supervisor Bargar and Chief 
Deputy Mendelsohn for their 
great support and funding. He 
introduced the Special Summer 
Enforcement Team- Sgt. Jeff 
Serpa, Deputies Eric Marbach, Steven Provenzano, 
Monique Moreno and Jose Villanueva and OSS Gang 
Investigator Deanna Ballesteros. 

 When Sam Estrada, Pamela Park Director gave his 
update, he also acknowledged Bargar and Mendelsohn 
and their great support and funding which helps with 
special events such as Youth Appreciation Day and 
Parks after Dark Program. 

 Thank You to LA County’s Dynamic Duo Supervisor 
Barger and Chief Field Deputy Mendelsohn for so 
much assistance in four short months. The Monrovia- 
Arcadia-Duarte Town Council is VERY grateful to you 
and looks forward to working together in the upcoming 
years to bring positive changes to our area. 


SATURDAY, May 27th, 10am-2pm 

Supervisor Bargar’s 20th Annual Salute to Veterans 

Saturday, May 27th, 10am-2pm, 

Special Memorial Day Tribute at 11am 

Event includes skydivers,military vehicle/equipment 

Children’s area, food booths, live entertainment, 


405 S. Santa Anita Ave. Arcadia, CA 91006 

Los Angeles, Calif.- The Riboli family of L.A.’s 
original urban winery San Antonio Winery, now 
celebrating 100 years, is very excited to announce 
concert goers can now enjoy their award-winning 
wines at the iconic Greek Theatre. Now music fans 
have the opportunity to experience the perfect 
pairing of wines from Southern California’s most 
awarded winery, while reveling in their favorite 
music under the stars. 

 “We’re honored to be able to give Southern 
California concert goers the opportunity to enjoy 
our wines at such a historic, beautiful venue as the 
Greek Theatre,” said Steve Riboli, vice president 
of Riboli Family Wines. “This partnership makes 
the celebration of our 100 years even more 
special, as two storied L.A. establishments, are 
coming together for the first time to offer fans the 
ultimate experience.” 

 From crisp and refreshing white wines, such 
as Maddalena Chardonnay, recently awarded 91 
points from the Beverage Tasting Institute, and 
the brand new San Simeon Sauvignon Blanc, 
perfect for warm nights, to bold, quality reds, 
including Maddalena Cabernet Sauvignon (92 
points, Beverage Tasting Institute) and San 
Simeon Merlot (91 points, Beverage Tasting 
Institute), Riboli Family Wines offers something 
for everyone. For those wanting to enjoy some 
bubbly, there is also the Diama sparkling rosé, a 
delicious Prosecco with hints of red berries, crisp 
citrus, and fragrant flowers, ideal for summer. 

 These wines can all be purchased throughout 
the theatre by the glass or bottle, which concert 
goers could then enjoy from a plastic carafe in 
the comfort of their seats. They could also relax 
before the show in the specially branded Riboli 
Family Wine lounge (pictured right), just below 
the Fandango VIP lounge. 

 Those in the box suites can choose from 
an additional selection of wines from Riboli 
Family Wine’s estate vineyards in Paso Robles, 
including San Simeon Cabernet Sauvignon, 
recently awarded 90 points from Wine Spectator, 
and Opaque Zinfandel, earning Best Zinfandel 
and a Double Gold Medal at the San Francisco 
International Wine Competition. They can 
also enjoy the stellar Riboli Family Cabernet 
Sauvignon from the family’s estate vineyard in 
Napa Valley’s prestigious Rutherford appellation. 

 “The Greek Theatre is proud to partner with 
Riboli Wines for the 2017 event season,” said 
Becky Colwell, Greek Theatre General Manager. 
Their commitment to excellence and awardwinning 
brands is a perfect match for the nation’s 
premier outdoor venue, Los Angeles’ Greek 

 Fans with access to the Fandango VIP lounge 
will also get to enjoy a tasting of Riboli Family 
Wines at specially designated shows, including 
the upcoming Bryan Adams concert Saturday, 
May 20, John Legend with Gallant May 28 and 29, 
Sheryl Crow June 8, Boston June 16, and Prince 
Royce July 15, to name a few. 


 About Riboli Family Wines: The Riboli family 
has been producing award-winning wine for 
four generations. Headquartered at San Antonio 
Winery in Los Angeles, Riboli Family Wines 
produces 18 different brands, including awardwinning 
San Simeon, Maddalena, and Opaque. 
Its vineyards are located in Paso Robles, Monterey, 
and Napa, and it is the most awarded winery in 
Southern California. For more information, visit and for media requests, 
please contact Melissa Gonzalo at 323-330-8789 

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