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Mountain Views-News Saturday, November 10, 2012 


PASADENA, Calif.—The City Council is scheduled on Nov. 19 to consider amending the 
Arroyo Seco Public Lands Ordinance as a preliminary step that would allow a National 
Football League (NFL) team to temporarily use the Rose Bowl Stadium.

The proposed amendment would allow an NFL team to host home games at the Rose Bowl 
Stadium for no more than five years if, and when, an NFL team moves to the Los Angeles 
area while a permanent stadium is being constructed elsewhere. 

The Arroyo Seco Public Lands Ordinance currently restricts large events at the stadium with 
20,000 or more attending to 12 such large events per year. Of those 12 events, seven are 
contractually reserved for University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) football games, plus 
two post-season collegiate games, including the Rose Bowl game. The proposed amendment 
to the ordinance would allow up to 13 additional large events per year for no more 
than five years. 

The additional events would only be allowed if the City enters into an agreement with an 
NFL team to lease the Rose Bowl Stadium. No NFL team has been identified as moving to 
Los Angeles and the City and the Rose Bowl Operating Company have not begun negotiations 
to lease the stadium to an NFL team.

The City today (Nov. 9) is releasing the Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and related 
documents that were prepared regarding the proposed amendment to the ordinance. 

The Final EIR is available for review during regular business hours at the following locations:

• Office of the City Clerk, 100 N. Garfield Avenue, Room S228, Pasadena, CA.

• City of Pasadena, Permit Center (Window 3), 175 N. Garfield Avenue, Pasadena, CA.

• Central Library, 285 E. Walnut Avenue, Pasadena, CA.

• Linda Vista Branch Library, 1281 Bryant Street, Pasadena, CA.

To view the EIR and related documents online, go to the City’s website at www.cityofpasadena.
net/Rose_Bowl_EIR. For additional information, call David Sinclair at (626) 744-6766. 

The City Council is scheduled to consider the proposed amendment and the EIR during its 
Monday, Nov. 19 meeting in the Council Chambers, on the second floor of City Hall, 100 N. 
Garfield Ave. The public meeting will be broadcast by KPAS, the City’s government cable 
access television station on Channel 3 for Charter subscribers and Channel 99 for AT&T 
U-Verse subscribers. 

Whether or not the amended ordinance is approved, the existing ordinance would continue 
to allow the Rose Bowl Stadium to host the UCLA football games, the Rose Bowl game and 
other sporting events or concerts.

For more information about the Rose Bowl Stadium go to For 
more information about the City of Pasadena, go to 



 On Tuesday, November 13, 2012, the Sierra Madre Kiwanis Club is extending an invitation to all 
local veterans to join the club for lunch.

 An old fashioned ‘Mess Hall’ feast will be served and a special program honoring our past will 
be held. Lunch is free for all veterans and their spouses or significant others. Lunch is $10 for 

 The Sierra Madre Kiwanis Club meets at The Lodge (formerly the Masonic Temple), 33 E. Sierra 
Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre. The luncheon begins at noon. Reservations are appreciated. Please call 
626-355-0728 to reserve your seat.


The 43rd annual Friends of the Sierra Madre Library Wine Tasting will be held on Sunday, 
February 17, 2013 from 2:00-5:00PM at Alverno Villa, 675 West Highland Avenue, Sierra 
Madre, CA . More than two dozen vintners will be bringing their best wines to sample and 
local restaurants will be providing hors d’oeuvres that can be paired with the wines. Enjoy 
live music and Magic Castle magicians as you stroll about the lovely grounds of Alverno 
sampling the superb wines and appetizers. A silent auction will again be offering lovely 
artwork, services, tickets to special events, restaurant vouchers, and many other tempting 

Tickets to the Wine Tasting will go on sale in December. The Friends of the Sierra Madre 
Library is a non-profit organization and all proceeds benefit the Sierra Madre Library. For 
more information visit our website at,


BREAKFAST By Phyllis Chapman

 As holiday time approaches, Sierra Madre’s Woman’s Club invites the community to attend their 
annual All-Faith Prayer Breakfast. The event will be held on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 in the 
historic clubhouse, Essick House, 550 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. in Sierra Madre. With business people 
in mind, the event begins very promptly at 8:00 a.m. and is over at 9:00 a.m. It is requested that those 
attending arrive by 7:45 a.m.

Everyone is invited. There is no charge but reservations are needed by calling the Reservation Chair 
Alma Mays at 626-355-8977.

Club members prepare and serve a delicious sit-down breakfast. Spiritual nourishment will be provided 
by members of the clergy who are invited to attend and give a brief message of praise and 

Sierra Madre Police Blotter

For the period October 29-November 4, 2012

Monday October 29, 2012

At 12:30am a vehicle travelling north on Baldwin Avenue failed to stop for the stop sign at Orange 
Grove Avenue. A traffic stop was initiated and the officer determined that the driver had been 
drinking. The driver (male 56 years of age) failed to perform the Field Sobriety Tests and was 
subsequently arrested for DUI. 

A traffic collision took place at 8:15am when a vehicle travelling west on Highland Avenue entered 
the intersection at Michillinda Avenue without safely yielding to northbound traffic. The driver of 
the northbound vehicle sustained minor injury. 

At 7:15pm, two parents became involved in a verbal argument during a child visitation exchange. 
At one point, the father grabbed the mother by the arm and made a threatening statement to her. 
No injuries were reported and the father was arrested for Battery. 

Tuesday October 30, 2012

A resident in the 400 block of Orange Grove Avenue reported that two packages delivered by UPS 
had been stolen from her front porch. The front porch is easily visible from the street.

At 11:30pm, officers responded to a report of a disturbance in the 100 block of West Carter Avenue. 
The investigation revealed that a domestic argument had taken place and escalated into a physical 
altercation. Although both parties had visible injuries, it was determined that the husband was the 
primary aggressor and he was arrested for Domestic Violence. 

Thursday November 1, 2012

At 4am, an officer observed a traffic violation in the area of Sierra Madre Boulevard and Auburn 
Avenue. After initiating a traffic stop, the officer determined that the driver had been drinking. 
The driver (male 29 years of age) failed to perform the Field Sobriety Tests and was subsequently 
arrested for DUI. 

Friday November 2, 2012

A residential burglary occurred in the 100 block of West Alegria Street between 

1-3pm. Unknown suspect(s) removed a front bedroom window screen, opened the unsecured 
window and entered the residence. The suspect(s) ransacked several rooms and then left the 
residence using the front door. The victim was unable to immediately determine what property had 
been taken. 

Saturday November 3, 2012

During the period of 7:30 to noon, an unknown suspect entered a vehicle parked in the Baily 
Canyon parking lot by smashing the driver’s side window with an unknown object. The suspect 
removed a camera from the center console and left without being seen. 



The Pasadena Humane Society has begun door-to-door canvasing to ensure that all dogs in Sierra 
Madre are licensed. 

 By law, every dog must wear a current license tag at all times. The Pasadena Humane Society issues 
dog licenses for Arcadia, La Cañada/Flintridge, San Marino, and Sierra Madre. Dog licenses may be 
obtained at any time of year, and are good for one year from that date. Dogs must be 4 months or 
older, and you must provide a current rabies certificate. Licenses must be renewed every year, even 
though the license tags are permanent.

 You may purchase your dog’s license at the Pasadena Humane Society front office during business 
hours or at City Hall. Please call PHS at 626-792-7151 x115 or email if you 
have any questions. The licensing officers are available at PHS Tuesday-Friday from 2 pm-6 pm and 
Saturday 2 pm-5 pm.