Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, July 13, 2019

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, July 13, 2019 

MAD AREA NEWS By Joan Schmidt

So many great happenings: the 8th Annual Veterans Forum at the Azusa Armory. MC was Hector 
Elizalde, Deputy District Director for Congresswoman Grace Napolitano. She spoke as well 
as Congresswoman Judy Chu, L.A. County Supervisor Kathryn Barger and Assemblywoman 
Blanca Rubio. West Covina Mayor Lloyd Johnson lead the Pledge of Allegiance, Glendora 
Council Member Karen Davis, the Opening Prayer, and Azusa Mayor Joseph Rocca welcomed 

There was a special presentation of Certificates to Viet Nam Veteran Ruben Valencia, best friend 
of Raul Guerra, a U.S. Navy Journalist, who was killed in a plane crash over Viet Nam, fifty-
two years ago. In 2007, the remains of the seven men who died in that crash made their way 
to Hawaii; they were interred at Arlington Cemetery, except for Raul’s. His remains could not 
be identified; he had been adopted in Mexico. Ruben would not give up, and with a group of 
friends, lobbied politicians. Raul was finally brought home, and there was a beautiful Mass at St. 
Alphonus Church, East Los Angeles, and burial at Rose hills. Also attending Raul’s services was 
Mary Barrow Sometlott, Raul’s fiancée who was so moved and grateful for all who came to honor 
Raul. Because of Ruben and members of the Committee who worked so long to bring Raul 
home to be laid to rest, the Congresswomen, Supervisor Barger and Assemblywoman Rubio all 
had special Certificates of Recognition.

In addition, all Viet Nam Veterans in attendance received the Viet Nam Lapel Pin with an 
explanation of the pin and a Proclamation from the President on the 50th Anniversary of the 
Viet Nam War.

During the day there were four panels of discussion: Veterans Administration, Mental Health, 
Education and Combating Homelessness. Two Guys Grilling provided lunch, Starbucks, coffee 
and there were tables with info flyers and freebies. It was outstanding.

On Saturday, June 29, Father Eugene Herbert officially stepped down as Pastor of Annunciation 
Church, Arcadia. Bagpipe players led Father’s Procession into the Church where he celebrated a 
special trilingual Mass. The beautiful Vietnamese choir performed and also Mariachi. Following 
Mass, the Bagpipe players led Father and the Procession to the Hall for a special reception. 
The Town Council is grateful to Father Herbert and Annunciation Church. Since its inception, 
Council Meetings have been held at Annunciation.

IMPORTANT REMINDER: Next Town Council Meeting, Wednesday, July 17, 7pm , All Nations 
Church, 1948 Peck Road, Monrovia. Also the Station Square Summer Concert Series has begun 
on Saturday evenings at 6:30, and runs through August 24. Sunday, Monrovia also has concerts 
at Library Park. Please visit the city website for more info. See you at the Concert! 

TABLE FOR TWO by Peter Dills


Here is a guide that I put together for you on wine 
pairings, cut it out and place on your refrigerator 
for future use!!!

 Pinot Grigio - 

Fresh mozzarella, soft or mild cheese, antipasti- 
seafood salads, light pasta salads, marinated kinds 
of seafood, fried fish or fish n chips, light pasta 
with cream or tomato sauce and you can add seafood or white meat, spring vegetables, great with sushi.


Sauvignon Blanc - 

Fresh light cheese, vegetarian dishes- asparagus and tomato, white fish - grilled or pan-fried salmon, 
trout, scallops or smoked fish - eel, salmon, white meat - chicken and veal, pasta dishes with cream or 
butter sauces or light herb sauces.


Chardonnay - 

Jam infused cream cheese, smoked salmon and caviar, fatty meats, ribeye with béarnaise, grilled veal 
chop with mushrooms, baked fish over cader plank, Umami rich dishes, roasted shellfish - scallops, 
lobster, slow roasted chicken with tomato.


Grenache Rose - 

Great with all appetizers, Caprese salad, prosciutto, and melon, fruit salsa, tacos, fajitas, stuffed peppers, 
chicken kabobs, chicken shwarma, Indian or Thai curries, roasted vegetables, Moroccan, Indian or 
Middle Eastern food do well with Grenache rose.


Zinfandel - 

 Smokey cheese fondue, baked brie with walnuts and figs, jalapeno - cheddar cheese, Buffalo wings, 
smoked turkey, BBQ chicken or ribs, grilled ribeye, rack of lamb, pasta, Italian dishes, dark chocolate


Bordeaux style 

 Manchego, Swiss Cheese, White Cheddar, Provolone, Pepper Jack, roasted potatoes, mushrooms, 
lentils, Steak, Roast Pork, Beef Brisket, Buffalo Burgers, Chicken Liver, Pot Roast, Venison, Duck, Goose, 
dark chocolate - perfect match.

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Brigadier General Ruth Wong and Veteran offcials.

Ruben Valencia and the Committee who would not give up until Raul Guerra's 
remains were brought home and he laid to rest.

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