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Mountain Views-News Saturday, December 1, 2012 


Two Hikers 
from Eaton 
Canyon Falls 

 The official announcement of 
the teams that will participate 
in the 99th Rose Bowl Game 
presented by VIZIO will 
take place on Sunday, at the 
Tournament House.

 Members of the Pasadena 
community and Tournament 
of Roses family will be in 
attendance when the twoteams 
that will play in the January 1 
bowl game will be announced.

 In addition, special guest Keith 
Jackson will be on hand for the 
unveiling of the 2012 Rose Bowl 
Hall of Fame induction class.

 The Discover Card BCS 
Selection Show will begin 
at 5:30 p.m. on ESPN. 
Immediately following the 
Selection Show, Rose Bowl 
Management Committee Chair 
Libby Wright and Tournament 
of Roses Executive Director Bill 
Flinn will be available for a press 
conference at the Tournament 
House at 6 p.m.

Bill Bogaard, Mayor of Pasadena 
will also be on hand.

Tickets can be purchased at 
for $75 each or $100 for two. 
For more information about the 
BCS Selection Sunday Party, 
please visit the Tournament 
of Roses website at www.

 Pasadena Fire corrects 
account of events saying 
injured were driven not 
helicoptered to local 

 Although the Los Angeles 
County Sheriff’s Department 
later acknowledged giving 
misinformation, through a 
Nixle media alert, about how 
two hikers were rescued from 
Eaton Canyon Falls Monday 
night, the department did 
not immediately retract the 
statement on the popular 
community service. 

 As of press time, a correction 
was put up on the site 
although the new information 
was not sent directly to 
local media something that 
disturbed Supervisor Michael 
Antonovich’s office.

 “The Sheriff’s office should 
have been faster in correcting 
the misinformation, they 
didn’t” said, Antonovich 
Communications Deputy, 
Tony Bell. “They are hoping 
to use this as a learning 

 According to Pasadena 
Battalion Chief, Dan Rosetti, 
units responded to a mountain 
rescue in Eaton Canyon at 5:31 
p.m. and found two 21 year 
old females. One had fallen 
approximately 30 feet with 
severe head and leg injuries 
and the other with minor 
injuries he said. 

 Rosetti said a LA County 
helicopter was requested to 
extract the serious patient but 
was unable to due to poor 
visibility. Both patients were 
treated and carried out by 
Pasadena Fire and Altadena 
Search and Rescue personnel. 
Both patients were transported 
to Huntington Memorial 
Hospital by Ambulance.

 The Sheriff department’s 
original statement said one of 
hikers, with significant head 
injuries was “airlifted to a 
local hospital by a Los Angeles 
County Fire Department 

 The Sheriff’s alert also 
said, the second hiker, who 
sustained only minor injuries 
during the hike was released 
at the scene conflicting with 
Rosetti’s report.

 Bell said, after looking 
into the matter, Antonovich 
concluded the Nixle alert was 
based on bad information and 
miscommunication rather 
than an intentional effort to 

Workers Call for NASA Privacy Inquiry

 JPL and NASA employees 
Wednesday called for an 
immediate Congressional 
investigation into NASA’s 
behavior in handling their 
personal data following the 
theft of a government laptop 
computer left unattended in a 
parked car in Washington DC. 

 According to a statement by 
attorney Dan Stormer, who 
is representing the workers, 
NASA waited two weeks before 
informing its employees that 
their personal information had 
been compromised.

The laptop computer issued to a 
NASA employee in Washington 
was stolen Oct 31 after being left 
in a parked car. 

 Further investigation revealed 
that the highly personal 
and sensitive information 
maintained by NASA on the 
laptop was not encrypted and 
was simply password protected. 
Some of this information 
includes material gathered by 
background investigators such as 
the type required by Homeland 
Security Presidential Directive 
#12. These investigations probe 
into the most intimate details of 
an employee’s private life.

 Stormer said the employees 
have asked Congress to conduct 
an investigation into NASA’s 
cavalier disregard for protecting 
the personal information 
of NASA’s present and past 
employees and contractors. 
More than 10,000 employee 
personal files have been placed 
at risk. “It is outrageous that 
low risk employees have to 
needlessly reveal highly personal 
information. To add insult to 
injury, NASA recklessly allows 
repeated releases of this private 
information. This is a scandal 
and a shame.” said Stormer, who 
is representing the employees. 

 In communications sent to 
Representatives Judy Chu, 
Adam Schiff, David Dreier and 
Howard Mckeon, the employees 
noted their past unsuccessful 
legal efforts to protect their 
privacy. They said, “One of 
the principal objections we 
raised in this legal matter was 
NASA’s inability to protect in 
a secure fashion any private 
information that they might 
gather about our private lives. 
Now, unfortunately, by virtue 
of the cavalier behavior of a 
NASA bureaucrat our argument 
has been proven. We therefore 
request that you institute a 
congressional investigation 
into NASA’s behavior in this 
unsavory affair.”

Altadena Mountain Rescue 
Team Recruiting Sunday

Mayor’s Annual Holiday 
Tree Lighting Thursday


 The Altadena Mountain 
Rescue Team is holding a 
membership drive on Sun., Dec. 
2, at the Eaton Canyon Nature 
Center, 1750 N. Altadena Dr. in 
Pasadena from 10 AM-2 PM. 

 Headquartered at the Altadena 
Sheriff’s Station, the team is 
staffed by reserve deputies and 
is operational 24 hours a day, 
365 days a year. On average, 
the Altadena Mountain Rescue 
Team assists approximately 
100 lost or injured hikers and 
conducts almost 40 searches 
and rescues every year. In 
addition to those rescues 
within Los Angeles County, the 
team has also participated in 
rescue operations throughout 
California, and in New York, 
Hawaii, and Mexico. 

 The team conducts weekend 
patrols of the mountain areas 
within its jurisdiction, namely 
the 20 canyons behind Altadena 
and Pasadena. Members are 
assigned weekend duty on a 
rotating basis, which averages 
once every month. These 
patrols ensure a quick response 
to emergencies during a time 
when they are most likely to 
occur, and serve as a means of 
fire prevention and mountain 

Established in 1951, the 
Altadena Mountain Rescue 
Team is the oldest organization 
of its kind in Los Angeles County. 
The Altadena Mountain Rescue 
Team is a nonprofit volunteer 
organization dedicated to 
saving lives through mountain 
rescue and safety education. It 
has been a member unit of the 
Sheriff’s Department Reserve 
Forces Bureau since 1956. 

 To learn more about the 
organization, meet members 
of the team, see rescue 
demonstrations, and learn 
how you can help, come to the 
membership drive Sunday. For 
more information, please visit 
the team website at www.amrt.

 Information sent out as a press 
release by the Altadena Sheriff’s 
Station written By Timothy Rutt 
of the Altadena Blog. 



 Join Pasadena Mayor Bill 
Bogaard light the City’s Official 
Holiday Tree during a free, 
festive celebration with local 
singers, dancers, art projects for 
kids and a special appearance 
by Santa Claus! It all happens 
from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., 
Thursday, Dec. 6 at City Hall, 
in the Rotunda, 100 N. Garfield 

 Joining Mayor Bogaard to 
help light the tree at 6:00 p.m. 
sharp will be Amanda Alissa 
Perez, 21, Miss Pasadena 2013. 
City Officials have it on good 
authority that after the tree is lit, 
Santa Claus promises to make a 
special appearance. Parents and 
guardians should bring their 
own cameras to snap a special 
holiday picture of Santa with 
your children.

 Entertainment will be provided 
before and after the tree lighting 
by Pasadena Idol 2012 winner 
Chelsea J; the Blair IB Singers 
from Blair High School; the 
Hamilton Dance Troupe and 
the Hamilton Adventure 
Program Singers, both from 
Hamilton Elementary School.

 In addition, Pasadena’s 
Armory Center for the Arts 
will be hosting special “Holiday 
Crafts from the Around World” 
for young people to do. The 
crafts will highlight the holiday 
celebrations of cultures from 
around the globe.

 The Pasadena Fire Department 
also will be collecting new, 
unwrapped toys from attendees 
able to donate a gift for 
needy children as part of the 
annual “Spark of Love” Toy 
Drive sponsored by the Fire 
Department with the local ABC 
television station.

 Light refreshments will be 
served. The event is organized 
by the City’s Human Services 
and Recreation Department, 
with help from the Mayor’s 
Office, the Department of 
Public Works, Pasadena Water 
& Power, the Fire Department 
and the City Manager’s Office.

 For more information, please 
call (626) 744-6523. For more 
information about Pasadena, go 
online to www.cityofpasadena.

Metro SR 
710 Study 
Team to 
Hold Open 

 Metro is scheduled to 
complete the State Route 
710 Environmental Study 
Alternatives Analysis 
Report prior to the end of the 
year and begin preparation 
of a draft environmental 
document in the early part 
of 2013. During the open 
houses representatives will 
be sharing information 
about the five Alternatives 
that will be further analyzed 
in the draft environmental 

 The Open Houses will 
take place at the following 

Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, 
6-8 pm

Maranatha High School

Student Center

169 South Saint John Ave.

Pasadena, CA 91105


 Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, 
6-8 pm

San Marino Community 

1750 Virginia Rd.

San Marino, CA 91108

 Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, 
9-11 am

Cal State Los Angeles

Golden Eagle Building: 

5151 State University Dr.

 Los Angeles, CA 90032

 The five Alternatives 
include: No Build, 
Transportation System/
Transportation Demand 
Management, Bus Rapid 
Transit, Light Rail Transit, 
and Freeway Tunnel. 


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

Pet of 
the Week


 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 neighborhoods.

 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 Dec. 04 
from 6:30 p.m. to 8p.m. at 
the Pasadena Community 
Network - Studio G, 2057 N. 
Los Robles Ave.

 For more info call 

PCC Launches Fundraising 
Effort for Band Uniforms

The Pasadena City College 
Foundation has embarked on 
a campaign to raise money 
for new Tournament of Roses 
Honor Band uniforms. 

 “One of the greatest honors 
that a high school band student 
can receive is to be chosen to 
join the PCC Lancer Band in the 
fall and transform themselves 
into the Tournament of Roses 
Honor Band,” said Kyle Luck, 
PCC band director. “Each year, 
the Tournament of Roses Honor 
Band marches in the Rose 
Parade and seen by millions 
around the world. In 2014, the 
world will see brand new band 

 Current uniforms are marred 
by torn lining, fraying, 
discoloration, and stains. They 
also have been used almost a 
decade longer than expected.

 The band is planning to raise 
$120,000 to perform in new 
uniforms for 2014. Fundraising 
efforts include a student-led 
phonathon to ask band alumni 
and their families to support the 
cause as well as a community 
and business campaign.

 Most recently, Pasadena-based 
Podley Properties has donated 
$900, or three band uniforms, 
to the campaign.

 To donate online, visit www. For more 
information, call (626) 585-

 Stubby is one handsome 
and unique looking pup. He’s 
a one-year-one-month-old 
merle Chihuahua/Dachshund 
mix. He’s extremely friendly 
and loves to be held. He does 
have a lot of puppy energy 
so an active, attentive family 
would suit him well. He’d love 
to find a loving home in time 
for the holidays. 

 Stubby’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, 
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 
A317453, 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

A Noise Within; Free Reading 
of Period of Adjustment

A Noise Within, the classical 
repertory theatre company, 
offers a free, one-night-only 
reading of Tennessee Williams’ 
holiday-themed Period of 
Adjustment on Wednesday, 
December 12, 7 pm, in its 
new state-of-the-art Pasadena 
theatre. Directed by Deborah 
Strang and featuring A Noise 
Within resident artists, this 
rarely performed play about 
two couples on Christmas Eve 
is Williams’ only comedy. The 
reading, for which reservations 
are recommended, is designed 
to complement ANW’s 
production of Charles Dickens’ 
masterpiece A Christmas Carol, 
which plays in repertory from 
December 8 to 23, 2012.

 Period of Adjustment reveals 
the challenges and difficulties 
in the relationships of two 
couples, one newlywed and the 
other married for five years. 
During their evening together 
sharing their personal stories, 
both couples ultimately realize 
and embrace the positive 
elements in their lives. The play 
premiered on Broadway in 1960 
and was adapted into in a movie 
in 1962 starring Jane Fonda.

 The cast features ANW 
Resident Artists Mark Bramhall 
(Ralph Bates), Jill Hill (Isabel 
Haverstick), Stephen Rockwell 
(George Haverstick), Alison 
Elliott (Susie), Jaque Lynn 
Colton (Mrs. McGillicuddy), 
Mitchell Edmonds (Mr. 
McGillicuddy), Anna Miller 
(Dorothy Bates) and William 
Dennis Hunt (Stage Directions/
Police Officer/TV Voice) 

 A Noise Within is located on 
the corner of Foothill Boulevard 
and Sierra Madre Villa Avenue 
at 3352 East Foothill Blvd., 
Pasadena, CA 91107. For 
information and reservations, 
call (626) 356-3127 or visit

Women in Business- Grants To Local Agencies

 State Senator Carol Liu 
and Assemblymembers Mike 
Gatto and Anthony Portantino 
announced this week grants to 
be distributed to six non-profit 
agencies within the 21st State 
Senate District, the 43rd and 
44th State Assembly Districts. 
The grants of $2930 each came 
from monies raised by the 
annual Women in Business 
luncheon held earlier this year.

 Women in Business celebrates 
women who have contributed to 
the greater good of the region 
by advancing business, creating 
new jobs and serving the 

 In the 21st State Senate 
District, Senator Carol Liu has 
directed donations from the 
Women in Business event to 
support the YWCA Glendale 
Women and Girl’s Financial 
Literacy Program and Women 
At Work in Pasadena.

 “I am happy that the Women 
in Business event has generated 
support for these important 
programs that empower women 
and girls with knowledge 
and the opportunities they 
need to achieve their full 
potential,” Sen. Liu said. 
“Managing personal finances 
and securing meaningful work 
are fundamental to leading an 
independent and fulfilling life,” 
she added.

 Assemblymember Anthony 
Portantino has designated the 
YWCA Pasadena – Foothill 
Valley and the Flintridge Center 
Reintegration Council to each 
receive a grant:

 “Residents of the 44th 
Assembly District are blessed 
to have these two terrific 
organizations serving the San 
Gabriel Valley,” explained 
Assemblymember Portantino. 
“Both have outstanding 
legacies and I’m grateful to the 
tremendous number of people 
who support the successful 
Women In Business event that 
raised money to continue these 
positive missions.”

 Assemblymember Mike Gatto 
has chosen the Glendale Youth 
Alliance and the Armenian 
Nurses Association as recipients 
of the Women in Business 
grants in the 43rd Assembly 
District.“Supporting these great 
local charities furthers the 
Women in Business spirit by 
helping to empower the women 
in our local communities. 
The Glendale Youth Alliance 
helps women and families 
by providing mentoring and 
job skills training. And The 
Armenian Nurses Association 
provides free healthcare to low-
income women in need. I salute 
the work of all the great charities 
for which the annual Women in 
Business luncheon was able to 
raise funds and awareness,” said 
Assemblymember Gatto.”