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Mountain Views-News Saturday, May 26, 2012 

Residents Invited To 
Sr-710 Open House

Parolee in 
Custody on 
of Murder

Local residents are encouraged 
to attend an informational 
Open House session from 6 
p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, 
May 30 on the SR-710 Study 
Project hosted by the Los 
Angeles County Metropolitan 
Transit Authority (Metro) and 
the California Department of 
Transportation (Caltrans).

The May 30 meeting will be held 
at Pasadena’s Rose Bowl inside 
the Visitor’s Locker Room, 1001 
Rose Bowl Dr. Please park in 
Lot F and enter through Gate A.

 Metro and Caltrans, as part of 
the ongoing Alternative Analysis 
phase of the SR-710 Study, are 
hosting a series of Open Houses 
in May 2012. The Pasadena 
meeting caps numerous such 
meetings held throughout the 
region. The Open House is not 
a public hearing and no formal 
presentation or administrative 
action is planned.

 The SR-710 team is evaluating 
options to improve mobility 
and relieve congestion within 
the study area. Residents will 
learn about the multi-modal 
alternative concepts under 
evaluation in the SR-710 
Study process, including, but 
not limited to, a “no build” 
alternative, improvements 
to local streets, expansion of 
transit systems and freeway 

 The public may come at 
any time during the meeting 
hours. Information at all of the 
Open Houses is the same. The 
Open Houses are designed to 
provide one-on-one dialogue 
with the study team. This is a 
learning environment in which 
community members may 
engage at their own pace and in 
the subject matter that interests 
them the most.

 The alternative concepts and 
other study process information 
will be available for viewing on 
large interactive boards staffed 
by multi-disciplinary team 

 For more information, please 
or call (855) 4-SR-710-0, or 
(855) 477-7100.

 Police took a parolee on 
the run into custody Friday 
for the alleged shooting 
death of an Altadena man 
last year. Police said 41 
year old Chauncey Hollis 
of Monrovia had been “at 
large” since October 2010 
on an unrelated charge.

 He was taken into custody 
in Pasadena without 
incident Lt. Tracey Ibarra 

According to a press 
statement issued Tuesday, 
On December 27, 2011 at 
approximately 5:30 a.m., 
Pasadena Police Officers 
responded to a call of shots 
fired in the area of Marengo 
Avenue and Tremont 
Street. Officers located shell 
casings in the 1900 block of 
N. Marengo Avenue. While 
conducting their search of 
the area, officers located the 
deceased, victim Edward 
Santana, 43, in the area 
of Marengo Avenue and 
Dearborn Street between a 
wall and fence. Paramedics 
pronounced him dead at 
the scene.

 There were no eyewitnesses 
to the shooting; however, 
a witness did see a vehicle 
leaving the area after the 
shooting. Investigators 
said Hollis may have 
connections to the crime 
scene. He is being held on 
a no bail warrant in the 
Pasadena Jail.

 The case is still under 
investigation and will 
be presented to the Los 
Angeles District Attorney’s 
Office upon completion.

Anyone with information 
regarding this homicide is 
asked to contact Lieutenant 
Tracey Ibarra at (626) 
744-4522. An anonymous 
report can also be made 
through Crime Stoppers at: 
the word “Pasadena” must 
be inserted in the format.

Thousands Turnout for Marathon

By Dean Lee

 Joking about the weather, race 
director Israel Estrada said they 
would have to make do with 
Sunday’s picture-perfect blue 
skies as nearly 7,000 individuals 
took part in the fourth annual 
Pasadena Marathon.

 In year’s past, the events had 
been plagued with heavy rain, 
reschedules and even complete 
cancelation of the race due bad 
air quality as the result of nearby 
wildfires at the time.

 Not this year.

 The only reported injury came 
from a cyclist that crashed along 
the Marathon’s 26.2-mile course 
and even that was unrelated to 
the race according to Kaiser 
Permanente emergency 

 Kaiser was also the event’s main 

 The event’s emcee also had 
to cancel Just days before 
the race leaving organizers 
scrambling to find someone to 
lead the ceremonies. Southern 
California food critic, and 
KABC radio host, Peter Dills 
stepped in announcing the 
winners. Dills is also a columnist 
for this newspaper. 

 This was the second year Dan 
Springborn won the marathon 
overall with a time of 2:47:17 
followed closely by Richard 
Ramirez with a time of 2:48:22. 
Rounding out the men’s division, 
Ryan Kammerman placed third 
with 2:54:35.

 Pasadena resident Mandy 
Grantz took first on the woman’s 
side. Grantz time, 2:58:44, would 
also put her fourth overall for 
the day. Elizabeth Jordan came 
in second with 3:16:58 and 
Nadia Ruiz came in third with 

 Estrada said he invited a small 
number of teams to participate 
in a Marathon Relay as a trial to 
determine if they could make it 
a permanent offering next year.

 The event also featured a Half 
Marathon, 10K/5K run, bike 
tour and kids run.

President to 
Talk at Town 
Hall Meeting

Free Family 
Fun Day at 
La Pintoresca 

Pasadena residents of all ages are 
invited to attend the free 18TH 
Annual Family Fun Day and 
Resource Fair, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
Saturday, June 2 at La Pintoresca 
Park, 45 East Washington Blvd. 
Face painting, a skateboard 
competition, arts-and-crafts, 
a water splash pad, basketball 
tournament and moon bounce 
are just some of the many fun 
activities planned. 

 The event also showcases 
important information about 
Pasadena’s neighborhood 
associations, health and safety 
services, the Pasadena Public 
Library, local non-profit 
organizations and summer 
recreation opportunities.

 “Family Fun Day is a great 
way for Pasadena residents to 
come together as neighbors 
and reinforce their community 
connections, enjoy the 
festivities and experience how 
our libraries and parks make 
life better,” Pasadena Human 
Services and Recreation 
Director Mercy Santoro said.

 This popular event is 
sponsored by the City of 
Pasadena’s Human Services 
and Recreation Department, 
Pasadena Public Library, 
Neighborhood Connections, 
Monk Hill Neighborhood 
Association and the Armory 
Center for the Arts.

 For more information Pasadena 
residents can call Efrain Montes 
at (626) 345-0708. For more 
information about the City of 
Pasadena, go online to www. 

Officer Injured During 
Helicopter Laser Strike

Police arrested a 23-year-old 
San Gabriel man Thursday for 
pointing a laser at a Pasadena 
police helicopter injuring one 
of the flight crew sending 
the officer to the hospital for 
evaluation. No one else onboard 
was hurt. The flight crew landed 
safely at the Pasadena Heliport 
in Altadena. 

 Police say at approximately 
9:30 a.m., while flying over 
the city of San Gabriel, Rafael 
Juarez allegedly pointed a laser 
striking the police helicopter. 
Police said, at the time of the 
attack, the helicopter crew was 
not wearing their protective 

 San Gabriel Police ground 
units were able to contain the 
area quickly identifying Juarez 
location. He was arrested 
without incident they said. 

When arrested Juarez was also 
in possession of a controlled 
substance, believed to be 
cocaine. He was booked at 
the San Gabriel City Jail for 
discharging a laser at an aircraft 
and possession of a controlled 

 “Laser assaults on public and 
private aircraft are becoming 
all too common throughout 
Southern California.” said 
Pasadena Police Chief Phillip 
Sanchez. “Pointing a laser at an 
aircraft, while flying, is illegal 
and can have catastrophic 
consequences for aircrews 
and people on the ground. 
Fortunately, our police officers 
are very adept at catching 
individuals who commit aircraft 
assaults. The Pasadena Police 
Department will continue to 
aggressively investigate these 
cases and will make every effort 
to arrest the suspect(s),” 

 Violations for this type of 
offense are being prosecuted 
at the state and federal 
levels. The Federal Aviation 
Administration is now seeking 
civil penalties of up to $10,000 
for each occurrence. The 
Pasadena Police Department 
said they commend the San 
Gabriel Police Department 
for their quick action and 
professionalism throughout 
this investigation. 

 The Pasadena City College 
community is invited 
to come meet Dr. Mark 
Rocha, president of PCC, 
on May 29, from 7 to 8:30 
p.m. at the Jackie Robinson 
Center (1020 N. Fair Oaks 
Ave., Pasadena, CA 91103).
This community outreach 
meeting, which is being 
organized by the President’s 
African American Advisory 
Committee, will include 
a question and answer 
session with Dr. Rocha, as 
well as a discussion about 
how PCC can best serve the 

 Parking is available in the 
adjacent lot to the Center 
and on the street. For more 
information, please call 
(626) 585-7871.


Pet of 
the Week

Learn not just how to 
blog but how to report 
the news

 The Pasadena Community 
Network and this newspaper 
are holding a workshop on 
Citizen Journalism. 

 This group is the place where 
aspiring journalists can learn 
from trained professionals 
and support their local 
community by covering what’s 
really happening in their 

 We will put the news in your 
hands. Learn how to find 
the story, the tools needed to 
capture the story and the means 
to tell the story using the power 
of video, audio and print along 
with online social media The 
next meeting is May 29 from 6 
p.m. to 8p.m. at the Pasadena 
Community Network - Studio 
G, 2057 N. Los Robles Ave.

 For more info call 626.794.8585 
or visit

Huntington Main Exhibition 
Hall to Close for Renovations 

Vote on Tax 
Called For

Study Program; the Oregon 
Shakespeare Festival

Little Manny is a one-
year-two-month-old tan 
Chihuahua. He loves 
attention and loves to sleep 
on pillows. He’s been out to 
several of our Mobile Unit 
events and is a staff and 
volunteer favorite. Here’s a 
link to a video so you can 
see him in action: http:// 
. Little Manny’s 
adoption fee is $120, which 
includes his neuter surgery, 
a microchip, the first set 
of vaccinations, as well 
as a free follow-up health 
check at a participating vet. 
New adopters will receive 
complimentary health and 
wellness exam from VCA 
Animal Hospitals. Ask an 
adoptions counselor for 
more information during 
your visit.

 Call the Pasadena 
Humane Society & SPCA at 
626.792.7151 to ask about 
A303253 or visit at 361 S. 
Raymond Ave. in Pasadena. 
Adoption hours are 11-4 
Sunday, 9-5 Tuesday –
Friday, 9-4 Saturday. 
Directions and photos of all 
pets can be found at www.

 Supervisor Michael 
Antonovich introduced a 
motion directing County 
Counsel to prepare an 
advisory vote for the 
November election asking 
if the Los Angeles County 
Assessor should be an 
appointed or an elected 
position. He also directed 
County Counsel to report 
on what action is required 
for the Board of Supervisors 
to appoint an interim 
Assessor if the office is 

 On Monday, a former Los 
Angeles County property 
appraiser was arrested in 
Oregon and charged with 
falsifying department 
documents and unlawfully 
lowering property values of 
multi-million dollar homes 
and businesses in exchange 
for campaign contributions 
for the Assessor. He is 
currently being held on $1.5 
million bail. The Assessor 
and a tax lobbyist’s home 
and office were searched in 
April pursuant to a warrant 
obtained by the District 
Attorney for suspected 

Photo credit, the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical 


 The Huntington Library will 
shut the doors of the Main 
Exhibition Hall for the next 
year as part of plans to renovate 
and rebuild the building. 

 According to a statement 
released Wednesday, the Main 
Exhibition Hall will be closed 
from June 5, 2012, to the fall of 

 In place of the existing hall 
will be “a dynamic permanent 
exhibition designed to provoke 
visitors’ sense of connection 
to history and literature and 
to better highlight the value 
and uses of the Library’s 
incomparable collections 
of historical materials,” the 
statement reads.

The new exhibition is expected 
to cost $2.5 million.

 The statement goes on to 
say, one of the most treasured 
pieces in the collection, the 
Gutenberg Bible, will be 
moved to the Huntington Art 
Gallery on June 5 so that it can 
remain on view uninterrupted. 
The other items, including 
the Ellesmere manuscript of 
Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, a 
double-elephant folio edition of 
John James Audubon’s Birds of 
America, and rare early editions 
of William Shakespeare’s works, 
will come back on view late 
this summer in a portion 
of the Erburu wing of the 
Virginia Steele Scott Galleries 
of American Art that previously 
had been used for storage. This 
temporary installation will 
ensure that school programs, 
which serve about 3,600 
children each year, can continue 
without interruption during the 
2012–13 academic year.

 “Scholars around the world 
are familiar with the depth and 
significance of the primary 
source materials at The 
Huntington, and now, with 
this thoughtful reimagining 
of the core Library exhibition, 
the public will be better able 
to explore one of our most 
crucial roles here—as a research 
center with glorious special 
collections,” Huntington 
president Steven Koblik said.

 The exhibition is being 
designed by Karina White 
working with Gordon Chun 
Design, based in Berkeley, 
Calif., who worked together 
on The Huntington’s award-
winning permanent exhibitions 
“Plants are Up to Something.” 

 Don’t miss the opportunity 
to experience one of the oldest 
and most respected theater 
celebrations in America as 
Pasadena City College offers a 
study program at the Oregon 
Shakespeare Festival in 
Ashland, Ore., Aug. 4, through 
Aug. 11, 2012.

 This year’s tour marks the 
33rd consecutive year that PCC 
has traveled to the festival. 
Participants will see seven 
plays, receive backstage tours 
of the Elizabethan Theater, 
and interact in personal class 
sessions with the actors and 

 The 2012 festival features 
Shakespeare’s Romeo and 
Juliet; Henry V; As You Like 
It; andTroilus and Cressida. In 
addition, students will watch 
Medea/Macbeth/Cinderella, by 
Bill Rauch and Tracy Young; The 
Very Merry Wives of Windsor 
Iowa, by Alison Caret; and All 
the Way by Robert Schenkkan.

 The program cost is $825 
(based on double occupancy). 
A single supplement fee of $985 
is available for a private room. 
Cost also includes tickets to 
all seven plays and the class 
sessions with the actors and 
directors. Payment is due June 

 All participants should enroll 
in either English 35 for credit 
or English 135 for non-credit 
through PCC. A mandatory 
orientation meeting will be held 
Friday, June 8.

 Brochures and enrollment 
forms are available in the 
English Division Room C245.