Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, June 2, 2018

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, June 2, 2018 

Jeff’s Book Pics By Jeff Brown


Spying on Whales: The Past, 
Present, and Future of Earth’s 
Most Awesome Creatures by 
Nicholas Pyenson 

A dive into the secret lives of whales, 
from their evolutionary past to today’s 
cutting edge of science.Whales are 
among the largest, most intelligent, 
deepest diving species to have ever 
lived on our planet. They evolved from 
land-roaming, dog-sized creatures into 
animals that move like fish, breathe 
like us, can grow to 300,000 pounds, 
live 200 years and travel entire ocean 
basins. Whales fill us with terror, awe, 
and affection--yet there is still so much 
we don’t know about them. Why did 
it take whales over 50 million years 
to evolve to such big sizes, and how 
do they eat enough to stay that big? 
How did their ancestors return from 
land to the sea--and what can their 
lives tell us about evolution as a whole? 
Importantly, in the sweepstakes of 
human-driven habitat and climate 
change, will whales survive? Pyenson’s 
research has given us the answers to 
some of our biggest questions about 
whales. He takes us deep inside the 
Smithsonian’s unparalleled fossil 
collections, to frigid Antarctic waters, 
and to the arid desert in Chile, 
where scientists race against time to 
document the largest fossil whale site 
ever found. Full of rich storytelling and 
scientific discovery, Spying on Whales 
spans the ancient past to an uncertain 
future--all to better understand the 
most enigmatic creatures on Earth. 

A Little History of Archaeology 
by Brian Fagan 

The thrilling history of archaeological 
adventure, with tales of danger, debate, 
audacious explorers, and astonishing 
discoveries around the globe. What 
is archaeology? The word may bring 
to mind images of golden pharaohs 
and lost civilizations, or Neanderthal skulls and 
Ice Age cave art. Archaeology is all of these, but 
also far more: the only science to encompass the 
entire span of human history—more than three 
million years! This book tells the riveting stories of 
some of the great archaeologists and their amazing 
discoveries around the globe: ancient Egyptian 
tombs, Mayan ruins, the first colonial settlements at 
Jamestown, mysterious Stonehenge, the incredibly 
preserved Pompeii, and many, many more. In 
forty brief, exciting chapters, the book recounts 
archaeology’s development from its eighteenth-
century origins to its twenty-first-century 
technological advances, including remote sensing 
capabilities and satellite imagery 
techniques that have revolutionized 
the field. Shining light on the most 
intriguing events in the history of 
the field, this absolutely up-to-date 
book illuminates archaeology’s 
controversies, discoveries, heroes 
and scoundrels, global sites, 
and newest methods for curious 
readers of every age.Brian Fagan is 
emeritus professor of anthropology, 
University of California, Santa 
Barbara. He is an internationally 
recognized authority on global 
prehistory and the author of dozens 
of books on archaeological topics, 
including Fishing: How the Sea Fed 

The Oceans: A Deep History 
by Eelco Rohling 

The 4.4-billion-year history of the 
oceans and their role in Earth’s 
climate system. It has often been said 
that we know more about the moon 
than we do about our own oceans. 
In fact, we know a great deal more 
about the oceans than many people 
realize. Scientists know that our 
actions today are shaping the oceans 
and climate of tomorrow—and that 
if we continue to act recklessly, the 
consequences will be dire. In this 
timely and accessible book, Eelco 
Rohling traces the 4.4 billion-year 
history of Earth’s oceans while 
also shedding light on the critical 
role they play in our planet’s 
climate system.Beginning with the 
formation of primeval Earth and 
the earliest appearance of oceans, 
Rohling takes readers on a journey 
through prehistory to the present 
age, vividly describing the major 
events in the ocean’s evolution—
from snowball and greenhouse 
Earth to the end-Permian mass 
extinction, the breakup of the 
Pangaea supercontinent, and the changing climate 
of today. Along the way, he explores the close 
interrelationships of the oceans, climate, solid 
Earth processes, and life, using the context of 
Earth and ocean history to provide perspective 
on humankind’s impacts on the health and 
habitability of our planet—and on what the future 
may hold for us.An invaluable introduction to the 
cutting-edge science of paleoceanography, The 
Oceans enables you to make your own informed 
opinions about the environmental challenges we 
face as a result of humanity’s unrelenting drive to 
exploit the world ocean and its vital resources. The 
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Last week, I shared the first part of a series on the 
importance of estate planning for those without 
children. In part two, I’ll discuss additional risks 
involved for those who forego estate planning.

 Someone will have power over your health care 
Estate planning isn’t just about passing on your 
assets when you die. In fact, some of the most 
critical parts of planning have nothing to do with 
your money at all, but are aimed at protecting you 
while you’re still very much alive.

 Advance planning allows you to name the 
person you want to make healthcare decisions for 
you if you’re incapacitated and unable to make 
decisions yourself.

 For example, if you’re temporarily unconscious 
following a car accident and unable to give doctors 
permission to perform a potentially risky medical 
treatment, it’s not always clear who’ll be asked to 
make that decision for you.

 In that event the courts will be called in to 
appoint someone to make those critical decisions. 
And that person may not be whom you would 
have chosen, and/or they may make decisions 
contrary to what you would want.

 So even if you don’t have kids, you need to 
do estate planning in order to name health 
care decisions-makers for yourself and provide 
instructions on how you want decisions made. 

Someone will get power over your finances

 As with health-care decisions, if you become 
incapacitated and haven’t legally named someone 
to handle your finances while you’re unable to 
do so, the court will pick someone for you. The 
way to avoid this is by naming someone you trust 
to hold power of attorney for you in the event of 
your incapacity.

 Durable power of attorney is an estate planning 
tool that gives the person you choose immediate 
authority to manage your financial matters if 
you’re incapacitated. This agent will have a broad 
range of powers to handle things like paying your 
bills and taxes, running your business, collecting 
your Social Security benefits, selling your home, 
as well as managing your banking and investment 

 Without a signed durable power of attorney, 
your family and friends will have to go to court 
to get access to your finances, which not only 
takes time, but it could lead to mismanagement 
and even the loss of your assets should the 
court grant this authority to the wrong person. 
Furthermore, the person you name doesn’t 
have to be a lawyer or financial professional—it 
can be anybody you choose, including both family 
and friends. The most important aspect of your 
choice is selecting someone who’s imminently 
trustworthy, since they will have nearly complete 
control over your estate. 

 Given all of these potential risks, it would be 
foolhardy – whether you have children or not – 
to ignore or put off these basic estate-planning 
strategies. Identifying the right planning tools is 
easy to do, and begins with a Family Estate Planning 
Session, where we can consider everything 
you own and everyone you love, and guide 
you to make informed, educated, empowered 
choices for yourself and your loved ones. 
Dedicated to empowering your family, building 
your wealth and defining your legacy,

A local attorney and father, Marc Garlett is on a 
mission to help parents protect what they love most. 
His office is located at 55 Auburn Avenue, Sierra 
Madre, CA 91024. Schedule an appointment to 
sit down and talk about ensuring a legacy of love 
and financial security for your family by calling 
626.587.3058 or visit for 
more information.

All Things By Jeff Brown


A Dutch inventor has successfully created a contraption that generates electricity from gravity – and it could 
revolutionize the future of renewable energy.JanjaapRuijssenaars of Gravity Energy Ltd. recently finished the 
prototype of his gravity energy generator.The generator works by unbalancing a weight so that gravitational 
energy becomes available as input to a piezo generator. This means that a gentle breeze is enough to generate 
the electricity.The generator could reach up to 93% energy efficiency.The Amsterdam-based company was 
purchased by angel investor Jeroen van den Hamer, who said: “The high efficiency in comparison to existing 
sustainable methods such as wind turbines and solar panels caught our attention. This could be a game 
changer.”Tesla’s Giant Record-Breaking Battery Shows 


With homes in South Australia suffering from frequent and expensive power outages, that state’s government began 
searching for a more cost-effective and environmentally friendly backup system for their electrical grid.Then, last July, 
Elon Musk, the C.E.O. of alternative energy company Tesla, offered to build the world’s biggest lithium ion battery as 
the ultimate backup solution for the territory.According to new data the 129 megawatt battery has already resulted 
in stunning success.Forstarters, the battery has resulted in a 90% drop in maintenance costs. In addition to being 
a cheaper replacement to the fossil-fuel dependent system that was previously used by the energy market operator, 
the battery creates zero carbon emissions. It is also capable of responding to outages in a matter of seconds, which 
could not be achieved by previous backups.Within the first four months of operation, the battery has already saved 
consumers an estimated $26 million (AU$35 million) in maintenance costs to the grid, making South Australia the 
only region that has enjoyed a decline in the cost of frequency controlled ancillary services in recent months.




In connection with Sierra Madre Playhouse’s 
upcoming feel-good summer musical Pump Boys 
and Dinettes, there will be several free fun public 
events in several nearby locations: 

 Pie, Oh My ! Night at Vroman’s Bookstore 
Hastings Ranch 

 Join us for the tasty Pie, Oh My ! Night at 
Vroman’s Bookstore Hastings Ranch Friday, June 
8th 6 pm 

3729 E Foothill Blvd,Pasadena, CA 91107 

 We will be celebrating Sierra Madre Playhouse’s 
upcoming summer musical Pump Boys and 
Dinettes about waitresses at a diner who serve 
pie to their friends, the auto mechanics across the 
highway. You will meet some cast members, hear 
a song from the show, enjoy tastes of pie, and see 
a vintage apron fashion show. You might go home 
with a pie-themed prize. All attending will receive 
coupons good for 5 dollars off tickets to the musical. 

Starting Summer Movie Season with a Song 

 Free musical prelude to an outdoor screening of 
Justice League, Friday, June 15th 8 pm at Memorial 
Park in Sierra Madre 222 Sierra Madre Blvd, Sierra 
Madre, CA 91024 

 Cast members from Sierra Madre Playhouse’s 
summer musical Pump Boys and Dinettes will 
treat the audience at the City of Sierra Madre’s first, 
free, outdoor movie of the summer at Memorial 
Park to a sample of the sweet harmony and guitar 
picking joy that is the fun score of this country-
flavored musical. Coupons good for 5 dollars off 
tickets to the musical will be distributed to the 

 Serving up a Slice of Summer Musical Fun 

- Mini Concert at Fair Oaks Pharmacy Soda 

Free mini-concert by cast members from Pump 
Boys and Dinettes, Saturday, June 30th 2 pm at 
Fair Oak Pharmacy and Soda Fountain in South 
Pasadena (Corner Mission and Fair Oaks) 1526 
Mission St, South Pasadena, CA 91030 

 For the second summer in a row, Sierra Madre 
Playhouse is making a visit to the adorable 
Fair Oaks Pharmacy on old Route 66 in South 
Pasadena. Could there be a better place for 
“Rhetta” and “Prudie Cupp” to sing about the 
glories of serving folks at a diner than this “time 
capsule” of a 50s soda fountain? The music will 
get your toes tapping and you are bound to want 
to visit these pie-serving sisters to see the entire 
musical at the charming Sierra Madre Playhouse. 
Attendees will get coupons good for 5 dollars off 
tickets to the musical. 

 Pump Boys and Dinettes is a ticketed event. 

 Pump Boys and Dinettes. A musical. 
Conception, book, music and lyrics by John Foley, 
Mark Hardwick, Debra Monk, Cass Morgan, 
John Schimmel and Jim Wann. Directed and 
choreographed by Allison Bibicoff. Musical 
director: Sean Paxton. Produced for Sierra 
Madre Playhouse by Christian Lebano. Co-
producer: Estelle Campbell. Produced by special 
arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. Starring 
Cori Cable Kidder (of Sierra Madre Playhouse’s 
production of Always….Patsy Cline), Emily Kay 
Townsend, Sean Paxton, Mike Murray, Kevin 
Tiernan, Jimmy Villaflor and Jim Miller. At 
Sierra Madre Playhouse, 87 W. Sierra Madre 
Blvd., Sierra Madre, CA 91024. This is just east of 
Pasadena. There is ample free parking behind the 
Playhouse, with several dining options just steps 
away.. Previews Friday, June 22 at 8:00 p.m. Opens 
Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. Runs through 
July 29. Regular show times: Fri. at 8:00, Sat. at 
8:00, Sun. at 2:30. Also, Saturday matinees at 2:30 
on July 7, 14, 21and 28. Admission: Center section 
$45. Seniors (65+) $40. Youth (22 and under) $30. 
Side sections $40. Seniors (65+) $35. Youth (22 and 
under) $25. Reservations: (626) 355-4318. Online 

PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for 
cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state 
or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial Code 
and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or 
warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) 
secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the 
Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication 
of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY 
FUQUA, WIFE AND HUSBAND Recorded: 10/8/2008 as Instrument No. 20081802163 of Official Records in the office of the 
Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 6/21/2018 at 9:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Doubletree Hotel 
Los Angeles-Norwalk, 13111 Sycamore Drive, Norwalk, CA 90650, in the Vineyard Ballroom Amount of unpaid balance 
and other charges: $1,079,392.40 The purported property address is: 448 W GRANDVIEW AVENUE, SIERRA MADRE, CA 
91024 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 5768-005-044 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this 
property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not 
on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of 
the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the 
auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear 
title to the property. You 

are encouraged

 to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county 
recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of 
these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. 
NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by 
the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that 
information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at 
the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the 
sale of this property, you may call 800-280-2832 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site http://, using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-16-741506-BF. Information about 
postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in 
the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled 
sale. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, 
if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may 
be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If 
the sale is set aside for any reason, including if the Trustee is unable to convey title, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only 
to a return of the monies paid to the Trustee. This shall be the Purchaser’s sole and exclusive remedy. The purchaser shall have 
no further recourse against the Trustor, the Trustee, the Beneficiary, the Beneficiary’s Agent, or the Beneficiary’s Attorney. If you 
have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case 
this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 
411 Ivy Street San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 800-280-2832 Or Login 
to: Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA-16-
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