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Stuffed animal donations sought for children treated for exposure to violence 
On Sunday, October 3, St. Luke’s Episcopal 
Church in Monrovia will once again celebrate 
one of its most beloved traditions: the 
Blessing of the Animals in honor of the Feast 
of St. Francis of Assisi. The church invites all 
pets (and their human companions) to the 
10 a.m. service to sit, sing, (chirp, purr or 
howl), worship, and share in God’s blessings. 
Attendees are also invited to bring a new stuffed 
animal to donate to the Martin Luther 
King Jr. Pediatric Hub, an LA County center 
that provides medical and mental health care 
to children exposed to domestic and sexual 
violence. St. Luke’s parishioner Dr. Janet Arnold-
Clark is the hub’s Director. 
Per the request of county health authorities, 
the church asks that all worshippers wear 
masks indoors, whether vaccinated or not. 
About St. Luke’s 
With roots in Monrovia dating to the 1890s, 
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church is an in-clusive 
community that invites and welcomes all to join them in service and fel-lowship. The landmark 1924 Romanesque church 
is located at 122 S. California Ave. at Foothill Blvd. Services are held on Sundays at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. and Wednesdays at 
12:10 p.m. The Reverend Neil Tadken presides as Rector. For more, visit 
The Duarte Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will 
host a preparedness pop-up at Target (1050 Huntington Drive) 
from 5-9 PM on Friday, October 8 and from 1-5 PM on Saturday, 
October 9. 
Over these two days, Duarte CERT will discuss the importance of 
preparing a 72-hour emergency kit in the event of a disaster. Additionally, 
they will walk residents through building their own kit, 
including providing a list of necessary items. 
“This is the time for residents to ask any questions they might have 
about building their own kit, plus they can pick up necessities in 
a single shopping trip, right after vis-iting CERT,” stated Duarte 
CERT Coordinator Tony Hadloc. “Many necessities are easily 
accessible at our local Target or Walmart.” 
CERT is a nationwide program that educates volunteers about 
disaster preparedness. Volunteers learn basic disaster response 
skills, such as fire safety, search and rescue, team organization, and 
disaster medical operations. During emergencies, volunteers put 
their skills and basic training into practice, freeing up professional 
first respond-ers to focus on complex, urgent needs. 
“We hope the community takes advantage of having Duarte CERT 
members right at their fingertips,” said Public Safety Director Brian 
Villalobos. “As one of the most active CERT programs in the region, 
we invite residents to come learn how to best keep their families 
safe in the event of an emergency.” 
In addition to providing emergency kit information, Duarte CERT 
will also have details about upcoming classes and virtual training. 
For more information on the Duarte CERT program, visit CERT’s 
website or email 
20th Anniversary Celebration 
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J O I N T H E G I L B M U S E U M F O R I T S 
October 2021 marks 20 years of the Gilb Museum 
being part of the Arcadia community. Celebrate the 
legacy of the Gilb Museum through enjoying the new 
20th Anniversary exhibit, taking a guided tour through 
the Museum, and getting a behind-the-scenes look at 
the Museum's collections! 
This year of the pandemic has been a challenge for everyone. 
The West Covina Kiwanis Club certainly stepped up 
to the plate. Member, Andres Casteneda, saw a posting 
on Instagram. An Engineer in a nearby town had been 
laid off, and then had recognized a need - children were 
not able to attend school in person, and had no place at 
home to do their homework, or sign on to their Zoom 
classes. The Engineer had a vision - build desks for these 
kids! When Andres saw this post, he immediately stepped 
up to the plate. The West Covina Kiwanis Club marshalled 
their resources, contacted local vendors (like Home 
Depot) for wood, and they got to work. The club built 
350 desks for children in the West Covina school district. 
However, they also built an additional 150 desks for 
children in the nearby Baldwin Park school district. West 
Covina Kiwanis has been sponsoring 5 High School Key 
Clubs and two of them are in Baldwin Park (since there 
was no Kiwanis Club in Baldwin Park). This work in Baldwin 
Park truly resulted in a "cascade effect" - and a new 
Kiwanis Club for Baldwin Park has recently been chartered! 
By the way, Andres was not the only person inspired 
by the initial Instagram post - by they end of last school 
year more than 10,000 desks had been made and donated 
across the nation. The club was recognized for “Service 
Project of the Year” by Lt. Governor Mary “Happy” Price 
for this great desk project and Andres received a Distinguished 
Service Award. From left, Mary “Happy” Price, 
If you live in Arcadia, chances are you have heard the roar of sirens 
from a fire engine as they race to help every inch of the city. Join 
Fire Chief Barry Spriggs at the Arcadia Community Coordinating 
Council meeting on October 4, 2021, to listen as he talks about the 
State of Arcadia Fire, resources for residents and much more. 
Fire Chief Barry Spriggs was promoted to Fire Chief on June 21, 
2021. He began his career with the Arcadia Fire Department in 1993 
as a Fire Technician. Between 1994 and 2008, he held the positions 
of Firefighter, Fire Engineer, and Fire Captain. In 2008, he was promoted 
to Battalion Chief where he managed the Emergency Medical 
Services Division, served as the City’s Emergency Manager, and was 
the Training Officer for the Fire Department. In 2016, Barry was 
promoted to Deputy Fire Chief where he managed department-wide 
operations, including serving as the City’s liaison during the 
interagency response to the Bobcat Fire. Barry has a Bachelor of 
Arts Degree from Azusa Pacific University and is married with two 
grown children 
To learn more about Barry and the Arcadia Fire Department, join 
the Arcadia Community Coordinating Council on October 4, 2021. 
For reservations contact Linda Clelland, President, ACCC. 
Meeting Location & Information: 
Monday, October 4, 2021 
11:45 am – 1:30 pm 
Meeting on Zoom 
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• Cover, clear, clean and throw away items 
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