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Mountain Views-News Saturday, October 13, 2012 

Bogaard Elected President of 
League of California Cities


Mayor Bill Bogaard assumed 
the top leadership last month as 
he was sworn in as president of 
the League of California Cities 
Board of Directors during the 
organization’s 114th annual 
conference and expo in San 

 “It is a great honor for me to be 
elected President of the Board 
of Directors for the League 
of California Cities,” Mayor 
Bogaard said. “It is a distinction 
that reflects well on the great 
city of Pasadena and I will 
endeavor to represent not only 
Pasadena but all of California’s 
cities to the best of my abilities.” 

 Mayor Bogaard previously 
served on the league’s Board 
and Executive Committee as 
its first vice president. He has 
served on the league’s board of 
directors since 2007. He was 
officially sworn in as president 
during special ceremonies at 
the league annual conference 
Sept. 7. 

 Mayor Bogaard currently 
is serving his fourth term as 
Pasadena’s only directly elected 
Mayor, having assumed those 
duties in 1999. 

 His time as mayor in Pasadena 
has been marked by a period of 
significant reinvestment in the 
community including the Metro 
Gold Line light rail transit 
system; renovation and seismic 
retrofit of Pasadena’s historic 
city hall building; expansion of 
the city’s Convention Center; 
improvements to the Rose Bowl 
Stadium; and establishment of 
an urgent care center. 

 Mayor Bogaard currently chairs 
the City’s Disaster Emergency 
Services Council, the Legislative 
Committee and the Pasadena 
Bioscience Collaborative. 
He serves on the Boards or 
Committees for the L.A. County 
Sanitation District, Metro 
Gold Line Foothill Extension 
Construction Authority, 
Municipal Services Committee 
and the President’s Advisory 
Council for Occidental College. 

 Established in 1898, the 
League of California Cities is a 
nonprofit statewide association 
that advocates for cities with the 
state and federal governments 
and provides education and 
training services to elected and 
appointed city officials.

By Dean Lee

 Police arrested an Altadena 
man Wednesday believed 
to be an assault suspect 
who disappeared Tuesday 
after deputies contained a 
neighborhood for hours 
attempting to convince the 
barricaded suspect to come 
out of a house in the 600 block 
of Divirian Pl. 

Police said they took 18-year-
old Kanan Traub into custody 
after patrol deputies working 
in the area identified him. Trub 
was arrested without incident. 

 According to police Altadena 
Sheriff’s deputies responded to 
the area of Lincoln Avenue at 
Mariposa Street around 2:23 
p.m. Tuesday after several 911 
call were received reporting 
that shots had been fired. 
A male was witnessed was 
also seen running from the 
location they said. 

 Witnesses stated a male white 
suspect, believed to be, Trub 
had reportedly fired numerous 
rounds from a small caliber 
handgun at two male subjects 
in a sedan as they were fleeing 
the area. Trub then allegedly 
ran to a nearby home in the 
600 block of Devirian Place. A 
large area was cordoned off by 
deputies while searches were 
conducted by special weapons 
teams to locate the suspect 
and evidence related to the 
shooting. The suspect was 
not located within the search 
perimeter. Police said they 
used a camera-equipped robot 
to search the home.

 Traub was being held in lieu 
of $50,000 bail. At press time 
He was scheduled to appear in 
Pasadena Superior Court on 
Friday for arraignment.

(From left to right) Vanessa Manjarrez, Madison Teodo, Sonia Shenoi, Kathryne Benuska, Nicole 
Nelam, Tracy Cresta and Victoria McGregor, photos courtesy of Pasadena Tournament of Roses

Tournament Announces Royal Court

 This year’s seven members 
making up the 2013 
Tournament of Roses Royal 
Court were announced 
Monday morning at 
Tournament House from 
a group of 33 finalists. 
As ambassadors of the 
Tournament of Roses, the 
Royal Court members 
will attend more than 150 
community and media 
functions leading up to the 
124th Rose Parade and 99th 
Rose Bowl Game Jan. 1.

 The seven Rose Princesses 
are: Kathryne Alice Benuska, 
(#848), 17, Maranatha High 
School; Tracy Italia Cresta 
(#376), 17, La Salle High 
School; Vanessa Natalie 
Manjarrez (#626), 17, 
Mayfield Senior School; 
Victoria Sophia McGregor 
(#268), 17, Flintridge Sacred 
Heart Academy; Nicole 
Cherie Nelam (#765), 17, 
Pasadena High School; Sonia 
Marie Shenoi (#451), 17, 
San Marino High School 
and Madison Michelle Barili 
Teodo (#222), 17, La Canada 
High School.

 The announcement follows a 
month-long process in which 
over 900 Pasadena-area 
young women participated. 
Selections were based on a 
range of qualities including 
public speaking ability, poise, 
academic achievement, 
community involvement and 

 “These seven young women 
are each exceptional and we 
are thrilled that they will be 
representing the Tournament 
of Roses,” said Joan Madsen, 
Chair of the Queen and Court 
Committee. “Among the 
many outstanding applicants 
this year, these seven really 
rose to the top. We know they 
will be terrific role models 
and handle their numerous 
commitments with poise and 

Zero Waste 
Survey Ends 

The Great California 
ShakeOut Just Days Away

 Imagine a future for the City 
Pasadena in about 30 years 
from now where there is no 
such thing as garbage and 
everything we throw away 
today is recycled or reused. 

 The City of Pasadena invites 
the public, including residents, 
business owners and other 
stakeholders, to help develop 
the Zero Waste Strategic 
Plan. Your input is valuable 
as we move toward the City’s 
ambitious goal to achieve Zero 
Waste by 2040. 

 In 2006, the Pasadena 
City Council adopted the 
United Nations Green Cities 
declaration and Urban 
Environmental Accords, which 
provides the framework for 
the “Green City Action Plan.” 
Achieving zero waste by 2040 
is one of the actions provided 
by the Urban Environmental 
Accords. Developing a Zero 
Waste Strategic Plan is a first 
step to reaching this goal. 

 So, take the Zero Waste 2040 
Survey today! It’s easy and fun 
and your input is vital. The 
survey runs until October 15. 

 To take the online survey, 
click on the Zero Waste Survey 
link on the Department of 
Public Works’ homepage at
PublicWorks . 

 Survey results will be posted 
on the same webpage by the 
end of October. 

 For more information, 
contact Gabriel Silva, 
Environmental Programs 
Manager, Department of 
Public Works, (626)744-4721 
or at gsilva@cityofpasadena.


 The 2012 Great California 
ShakeOut earthquake drill is 
now just days away (October 
18th at 10:18 a.m.), and more 
than 8.8 million people have 
been registered to participate.

 At 10:18, practice how you will 
Drop, Cover, and Hold On, for 
at least 60 seconds (the length 
of the drill broadcast):

- DROP to the ground (before 
the earthquake drops you!)

- Take COVER by getting under 
a sturdy desk or table (or against 
a wall with your arms covering 
your head/neck), and

- HOLD ON to your shelter 
until the shaking stops

 Then, importantly, talk with 
people you are with about 
what might happen in a real 
earthquake, what you learned 
by practicing, and how you 
can reduce the risk of injury 
(at home, work, or school) by 
securing your space.

 If you participated last year 
but have not yet renewed your 
registration for 2012, please 
renew today at

 As a reminder, registered 
participants will:

Be counted in the largest 
earthquake drill ever!

Be included (at your option) on 
lists of who is participating in 
your area

Be an example that motivates 
others to participate and get 

Be updated with ShakeOut 
news and information about 
earthquakes and preparedness

Be provided a ShakeOut 
Certificate of Participation to 
download after the drill.

(center) Princess Tracy Cresta

Notice of 
of 710 

College Wins Gold for 
Notable Alumni Banners

 The two State Route 710 
Environmental Study 
informational sessions 
originally scheduled for 
Thursday, October 18th 
and Saturday, October 20th 
are being rescheduled. The 
locations and times of these 
sessions will be announced at 
a later date. 

The National Council for 
Marketing and Public Relations 
(NCMPR) recently awarded 
Pasadena City College’s Public 
Relations Office with a gold 
medallion for its “Distinguished 
Alumni” banners.

 The office was awarded the top 
prize at the NCMPR District 
6 annual conference held last 
month in Santa Barbara, Calif.

 Featuring alumni such as 
baseball legend Jackie Robinson 
and musician Eddie Van Halen, 
the banners can be seen lining 
the turnaround adjacent to the 
PCC Industrial Technologies 
Building. One judge described 
them as “beyond incredible” 
and gave full points for all four 
different criteria.

 PCC’s entry in the Banner 
or Outdoor Media category 
was judged on having 
clearly established goals and 
audience, design, graphics 
and color, effective written 
communication, and overall 

 The office also won a bronze 
medallion in the Electronic 
Publications category for Pulse, 
PCC’s online staff and faculty 
newsletter. One judge declared 
the publication to have “great 
visual content.”

 The recent awards cap a stellar 
year for PCC’s marketing 
efforts. The Public Relations 
Office also garnered five awards 
at the Community College 
Public Relations Organization 
(CCPRO) 2012 Annual 
Conference held in May at 
Mission College in Santa Clara, 


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 Oct. 16 from 6: 
30 p.m. to 8p.m. at the Pasadena 
Community Network - Studio 
G, 2057 N. Los Robles Ave.

 For more info call 626.794.8585.

The Jim 

 Page is a three-year-old 
Chihuahua mix. She’s very 
sweet and loves to play with 

 In honor of Adopt-a-
Shelter-Dog Month, Page’s 
adoption fee is $99(regular 
adoption fee is $120). 
The $99 adoption fee 
includes her spay 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, as well 
as a goody bag filled with 
information on how to 
care for your pet. Ask an 
adoptions counselor for 
more information during 
your visit 

 Call the Pasadena 
Humane Society & SPCA at 
626.792.7151 to ask about 
A314467, or visit at 361 S. 
Raymond Ave. in Pasadena. 
Adoption hours are 11-4 
Sunday, 9-5 Tuesday –
Friday, 9-4 Saturday. Pets 
may not be available for 
adoption and cannot be 
held for potential adopters 
from phone calls or email. 
Directions and photos of all 
pets can be found at www.

First Mars Rock Touched By 
NASA Curiosity Examined

The first Martian rock NASA’s 
Curiosity rover has reached out 
to touch presents a more varied 
composition than expected 
from previous missions. The 
rock also resembles some 
unusual rocks from Earth’s 

 The rover team used two 
instruments on Curiosity to 
study the chemical makeup of 
the football-size rock called 
“Jake Matijevic” (matt-EE-oh-
vick) The results support some 
surprising recent measurements 
and provide an example of why 
identifying rocks’ composition 
is such a major emphasis of the 
mission. Rock compositions 
tell stories about unseen 
environments and planetary 

 “This rock is a close match 
in chemical composition to 
an unusual but well-known 
type of igneous rock found in 
many volcanic provinces on 
Earth,” said Edward Stolper 
of the California Institute of 
Technology in Pasadena, who 
is a Curiosity co-investigator. 
“With only one Martian rock 
of this type, it is difficult 
to know whether the same 
processes were involved, but 
it is a reasonable place to start 
thinking about its origin.”

 On Earth, rocks with 
composition like the Jake rock 
typically come from processes 
in the planet’s mantle beneath 
the crust, from crystallization 
of relatively water-rich magma 
at elevated pressure.

 Jake was the first rock 
analyzed by the rover’s arm-
mounted Alpha Particle 
X-Ray Spectrometer (APXS) 
instrument and about the 
thirtieth rock examined by 
the Chemistry and Camera 
(ChemCam) instrument. Two 
penny-size spots on Jake were 
analyzed Sept. 22 by the rover’s 
improved and faster version 
of earlier APXS devices on all 
previous Mars rovers, which 
have examined hundreds of 

 “Jake is kind of an odd Martian 
rock,” said APXS Principal 
Investigator Ralf Gellert of 
the University of Guelph in 
Ontario, Canada. “It’s high in 
elements consistent with the 
mineral feldspar, and low in 
magnesium and iron.”

 Follow the mission on 
Facebook and Twitter at:
marscuriosity and http://www. .

Free Solar & Emergency 
Preparedness Workshops 

 Pasadena Water and Power 
(PWP) presents the following 
two free workshops this 
month to help customers 
reduce energy use and help 
local businesses improve 
emergency preparedness 

 “Emergency Preparedness 
and Business Continuity” 
– 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., 
Thursday, October 18, 
Salvation Army Pasadena 
Tabernacle, 960 E. Walnut 

 Can your business survive 
the next major disaster? 
From earthquakes to 
blackouts, learn from City 
experts about the most 
critical steps your business 
needs to take now to prepare 
for and recover from a major 
disaster. This event is open 
to all Pasadena businesses. 
Small and mid-sized 
businesses are particularly 
encouraged to attend. 

 “Going Solar” – 9:00 a.m. 
to Noon, Saturday, October 
27, Shumei America 
National Center, 2430 E. 
Colorado Blvd. 

 If you are getting serious 
about installing solar at 
your home or business, this 
event is for you! Hear from 
experts about the rebates and 
services available through 
the Pasadena Solar Initiative. 
Plus, view Pasadena’s most 
ornamental solar installation 
at the Shumei America 
National Center. This event 
is open to all PWP residential 
and commercial electric 

 Although free, reservations 
for both workshops are 
required. Call (626) 744-
3715, or reserve online at, where 
you also can find more 
information about utility 
rebates, safety information 
and educational workshops.

 Pasadena Public Library 
hosts the Jim Lujan Cartoon 
Show, Wednesday, October 
17, 7 p.m. at Central Library’s 
Donald R. Wright Auditorium, 
285 E. Walnut St.

 Enjoy the strange, funny 
and slightly edgy cartoons of 
local independent animator 
Jim Lujan. If you’re a fan of 
Adult Swim, Mike Judge or 
Bill Plympton, you are sure to 
get a kick out of this film show. 
Creating the voices, music, 
and art for his films, Lujan 
presents a night of new and old 
favorites. Lujan will introduce 
each short film and host a Q 
and A after the screenings 

For more information, 
(626) 744-4119 or nsmith@