Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, January 20, 2024

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Mountain View News Saturday, January 20, 2024 


Arcadia, CA — In a groundbreaking move, the Federal government has recently allocated over 
$50 Billion towards broadband infrastructure. The primary objective behind this initiative 
is to address the Digital Divide by ensuring that every home has access to the benefits of the 
Internet, a move spearheaded by installing fiber optic cable across communities.

The Arcadia Coordinating Council's February meeting will feature a key presentation by 
Brenda J. Trainor, shedding light on the vital need for broadband access and its transformative 
impact on communities. The event is scheduled for Monday, February 5, 2024 at Villa Catrina, 
251 N. Santa Anita Blvd., Arcadia.

Why Fiber Optic Cable? Unveiling the Realities and Possibilities

At the upcoming meeting, Brenda Trainor, a prominent small business owner and president 
of Frontier Trail Strategies, will delve into the historical context, technological nuances, and 
the role of real and artificial intelligence in communication. Brenda will articulate the tangible 
advantages of a fiber-rich infrastructure for the overall health of our economy.

"Access to the Internet over fiber optic cable is no longer a luxury but a necessity. The Digital 
Divide has real-world implications, and bridging this gap is crucial for the progress and 
inclusivi-ty of our communities," remarks Trainor.

About Brenda J. Trainor

Brenda J. Trainor, also known as The Dog Lady due to 
her role in owning and operating Wonder Dog Ranch, 
is a seasoned professional in the communications 
industry. With decades of experi-ence in both the public 
and private sectors, Trainor has played pivotal roles in 
municipal service, regulatory roles, and private sector 

Her extensive career includes municipal service 
regulating cable television and telephone compa-nies 
in various cities, private sector leadership roles, and 
being a founding executive for Altrio Communications. 
Brenda's consultancy, Frontier Trail Strategies, provides 
innovative guidance for communications, technology, 
and communities.

Brenda is a multifaceted media professional, with roles 
ranging from a writer, author, and editor to a lecturer, 
television producer, and talk-show host. With a Master's 
Degree in communications and public policy from 
The University of Texas at Austin, Brenda brings a wealth of knowledge to the discourse on 
broadband and its impact on society.


For reservations contact Linda Clelland, President, ACCC.

Meeting Location & Information:

Monday, February 5, 2024

Villa Catrina, 251 N. Santa Anita Blvd., Arcadia

11:45 am – 1:30 pm

RSVP by Friday, February 2, 2024

The Monrovia Police Department will host this year's Battle of the Badges Blood 
Drive on Thursday, January 25, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Community 
Center (119 W Palm Avenue). 

There is a dire need for blood and if you are able, we encourage you all to 
participate. We would like to beat last year's record of 38 units! Those who donate 
blood in the month of January will be automatically be entered to win a trip for 
two to Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas!

 The winner will get to enjoy access to day-of in-stadium pre-game activities, 
tickets to the official Super Bowl Experience, round-trip airfare to Las Vegas, 
three-night accommodations, plus a $1,000 gift card for expenses! 

To schedule an appointment, please go to and enter sponsor 
code “BOB24" or call (800) 733-2767.

Streamline your donation experience and save up to 15 minutes by visiting to complete your pre-donation reading and 
health history questions on the day of your appointment. All donors get a Battle 
of the Badges T-shirt! 

January Events 
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January 9, 2024 – Save the date for the 2024 Greater Los Angeles Point in Time 
Homeless Count (PIT Count). The PIT Count is the annual census that counts our 
neighbors experiencing unsheltered homelessness. The PIT Count helps communities 
plan services and programs to appropriately address local needs, measure progress in 
decreasing homelessness, and identify strengths and gaps in a community’s current 
homelessness assistance system. Arcadia’s PIT Count will take place on Tuesday, 
January 23, 2024, starting at 8pm and will deploy from the Arcadia Community 
Center – 365 Campus Drive. For more information and to register to volunteer, please 

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