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Mountain Views-News Saturday, January 5, 2013 

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Macy’s to Close 
Pasadena Store

By Dean Lee 

 Two alleged suspects were 
arrested and charged with 
murder in connection to 
the Christmas day shooting 
of Victor McClinton , a Los 
Angeles County Sheriff’s 
Department employee and 
community leader. 

 Larry Darnell Bishop Jr 
and Gary Aurthur Davis, 
both 20, were arrested over 
the weekend and charged 
Wednesday according to the 
Los Angeles County District 
Attorney’s Office. Bishop 
faces murder with special 
circumstances including 
killing as part of a gang and 
shooting from a vehicle. 
Prosecutors said they could 
seek the death penalty. 
Bishop was also charged 
with attempted murder of 
Damian Taylor who police 
said may have been the 
intended target. 

 Police said Taylor is also a 
known gang member.

 Police said they believe 
McClinton was an innocent 
bystander during the 
shooting around 11 a.m. 
near Newport Avenue and 
Wyoming Street. According 
to reports the shooting took 
place outside McClinton 

 Davis, of Pasadena, was 
charged with being an 
accessory to the crime. 

Hundreds of people attended 
a vigil for McClinton Dec. 
27 outside city hall and then 
another rally Sunday at All 
Saints Episcopal Church.

 Prosecutors also said the 
shooting is, most likely, 
not connected to a second 
Christmas Day tragedy in 
which a vehicle fleeing from 
police crashed into a minivan 
killing two including 
11-year-old Kendrick Ng of 
Daly City.

 An arraignment for 
Bishop and Davis has been 
postponed until Jan. 23. The 
arraignment has also been 
moved from Pasadena to Los 
Angeles Superior Court.

Photo via Google Street View

By Dean Lee

 Macy’s, Inc. announced 
Thursday plans to close 
six underperforming 
stores throughout the 
country including the 
Paseo Colorado, Pasadena, 
store. Jim Sluzewski, a 
spokesperson for Macy’s, 
said the closures are part of 
a series of normal-course 
adjustments to its portfolio.

 The Paseo Colorado store 
first opened in 1980 and 
employs 116 people. 

 “Associates displaced 
by store closings may be 
offered positions in nearby 
stores where possible,” the 
company announced in a 
statement. “Eligible full-time 
and part-time associates 
who are laid off due to the 
store closing will be offered 
severance benefits.”

 The city has two Macy’s 
locations, the other store, 
on Lake Ave., is less than a 
mile away from the Paseo 
Colorado. There are no plans 
to close the Lake store the 
company said.

 “We remain committed to 
operating a successful and 
growing stores business 
as part of our company’s 
Omnichannel strategy for 
serving customers wherever, 
whenever and however they 
prefer to shop,” said Karen M. 
Hoguet, chief financial officer 
of Macy’s, Inc. “This leads 
us to open new stores where 
we see the opportunity to fill 
gaps in important markets, 
as well as to make the tough 
decision to selectively close 
underperforming stores 
that no longer meet our 
performance requirements 
or where leases are not being 

 Other locations closing 
include Bloomingdale’s 
Fashion Show Home 
Store, Las Vegas, Macy’s in 
Belmont, Massachusetts, 
Downtown Honolulu, 
Hawaii, Downtown Saint 
Paul Minnesota, and 
Downtown Houston, Texas. 

 Clearance sales, at each 
store, will begin Monday and 
run between 7 to 11 weeks.

 The company also 
announced a number of 
store openings including 
a new 120,000 square 
feet Bloomingdale’s store, 
currently being built in 
the Glendale Galleria to 
open in fall. Bloomingdale’s 
department stores are owned 
by Macy’s. 


Dr Seuss-ized – pictured 
(top), Kaiser Permanente 
“Oh, The Healthy Things 
You Can Do” featuring a 
giant The Cat in the Hat. 
(Left) The Rose Queen, 
Vanessa Natalie Manjarrez, 
and her six Rose 
Princesses. (Bottom 1st) 
Grand Marshal Dr. Jane 
Goodall. (Bottom 2nd) 
Farmers Insurance the 
“love float” featuring a 
live wedding.

Suicidal Man 
after All Day 

 In what now might be the 
city’s longest ever standoff 
to a threat of suicide, police 
negotiators succeeded 
Wednesday night, after a 
nine hour ordeal, in talking 
a likely jumper off the 
Colorado Street Bridge. 

 According to reports, 
police responded just 
before 10:30 a man 
threatening to jump. Fire 
officials said they set up a 
cushion under the bridge. 
The man surrendered just 
after 7 p.m. 

 Police said the bridge was 
shutdown throughout the 

 Just last month a woman 
died after jumping from the 

Altadena Sheriff’s Station 
Coffee with the Captain


 The Altadena Sheriff’s 
Station is pleased to 
announce another “Coffee 
with the Captain” event on 
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 
from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 
Altadena Sheriff’s Station 
Captain John Benedict 
will once again be at Perry’s 
Joint, located at 2051 
Lincoln Avenue. Perry’s 
Joint is located just south 
of Woddbury on Lincoln 
Avenue and was selected 
again as a location following 
the great turnout at the prior 
event in July of this year. 

 Captain Benedict has 
enjoyed meeting members 
of the community at these 
events. He finds these events 
an excellent opportunity 
to continue building on 
existing partnerships with 
the community and is 
very interested in hearing 
any questions or concerns 
anyone may have. These 
events help Captain Benedict 
and the Altadena Sheriff’s 
Station in identifying and 
prioritizing issues occurring 
in the community.

Extra Love

Pet of the 

Named To 

By Dean Lee

 Hundreds of thousands of 
parade goes braced for freezing 
temperatures New Year’s Eve 
along Colorado Boulevard, 
all in all, to wake up front and 
center to this year’s 124 th Rose 
Parade complete with a live 
wedding, Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in 
the Hat and a secret reuniting of 
one military family.

 The parade showcased 92 
entries including 42 floats, 23 
marching bands, 21 equestrian 
groups and dignitaries all 
centered around the theme “Oh, 
the Places You’ll Go!” inspired 
by the children’s book by the 
late Theodor Seuss Geisel, a.k.a. 
Dr. Seuss. 

 Highlights for the parade 
included a live wedding 
between, reconnected high 
school sweethearts, Gerald 
Sapienza and Nicole Angelillo. 
Both are from Chesapeake, Va. 
The two were married atop the 
Farmers Insurance the love 
float. Hundreds of balloons 
were released marking the 
occasion in front of a live TV 

 Natural Balance Pet Foods 
“Canines with Courage” also 
had a special guest onboard, 
Army Sgt. First Class Eric Pazz.

 Pazz surprised his wife and 
son, who thought he was in 
Afghanistan, by stepping off the 
float. Pazz swooped up is son, 
who he had not seen in months 
and handed his wife a rose to a 
roaring, cheering, crowd. His 
wife Miriam Pazz, and son, Eric 
Jr thought they had won a trip 
to the parade. The family lives 
in Germany. 

 Dole’s “Dreaming of Paradise.” 
float featured a volcano that spit 
fire 20 feet into the air. Kaiser 
Permanente “Oh, The Healthy 
Things You Can Do” featured 
a giant The Cat in the Hat that 
charmed the crowd. 

 Grand Marshal Dr. Jane 
Goodall made her way down 
the parade waving to the 
crowds in a reproduction 
of a late 1800s carriage. 
Goodall was accompanied by 
representatives from Roots & 
Shoots, her environmental and 
humanitarian program.

 The Rose Queen, Vanessa 
Natalie Manjarrez, and her six 
Rose Princesses rode down the 
route on the traditional Macy’s 

 Members of The Valley Hunt 
Club rode in a 33 foot long 1868 
C.P.Kimball and Company 
Park Drag Carriage pulled by 
four Friesian horses. They wore 
traditional Hunt Clothing of the 
era. , the club initiated the Rose 
Parade in the late 1800s. 

 Not all things turned up roses 
this year as Downey’s “ Dew 
Drop By“ float had to be towed 
the entire route after breaking 
down at the starting lineup of 
the parade on Orange Grove 
Boulevard near the Tournament 
of Roses House. 

 Also for reasons unknown, 
Siberian throat singer, Kongar-
ool Ondar from the exotic 
Mongolian land of Tuva, did not 
perform as he rode through TV 
corner atop a house mounted 
with specialized sound 
equipment designed to amplify 
his signing. Ondar was flanked 
by two bare-chested dancers 
known as the Flying Eagles of 

 Throat singing is a style in 
which one or more notes are 
sung simultaneously. It is unique 
to southern Siberia. Onder’s 
appearance highlighted the 
parade theme “Oh, the Places 
You’ll Go!”

Beau is a shy, four-year-
old Chihuahua. He came to 
the shelter with an injured 
left eye that needed to be 
surgically removed. He 
would do well in a calm, 
attentive household. 

 Beau’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 
A318930, 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.

JPL January Upcoming 
Events Calendar

Jan. 6-10: Astronomers 
Assemble In Long Beach

 The American Astronomical 
Society will hold is 221st 
meeting at the Long Beach 
Convention and Entertainment 
Center, Calif. The convention 
hall will be abuzz with talk of the 
latest astronomy results from 
around the globe, including 
those from NASA’s Spitzer, 
Kepler, Herschel and Nuclear 
Spectroscopic Telescope Array 
(NuSTAR) missions. News 
conferences will take place 
throughout the conference.

For more info visit

Jan. 17-18: Free Lecture 
– Probing the Dark Sector 
with Euclid

 The past decade has seen 
the emergence of the so-
called “concordance model” 
of cosmology. In this model, 
the universe started about 
13.7 billion years ago in a Big 
Bang and is now dominated 
by dark matter and dark 
energy. Together this poorly 
understood “dark sector” makes 
up about 95 percent of the 
universe, but the nature of these 
phenomena remains elusive. 
Weak gravitational lensing, 
where the observed shapes of 
background galaxies are slightly 
distorted by foreground dark 
matter, has proven to be one 
of the most useful ways to 
measure dark matter and dark 
energy. Scientist Jason Rhodes 
of JPL will explain the basics 
of weak lensing, outline some 
key weak lensing results, and 
discuss the European Space 
Agency’s Euclid mission. NASA 
has recently agreed to partner 
on this ambitious mission to 
measure the dark sector in the 

Free lectures on Jan. 17 at 
JPL; Jan. 18 at Pasadena City 
College; both at 7 p.m.

For more info visit www.jpl. 

Jan. 25: Opportunity Rover 
Celebrates Nine Years on 

 The Mars Exploration Rover 
Opportunity was designed and 
built for a 90-day mission. The 
rover touched down on the 
Red Planet on Jan. 25, 2004, 
and is still exploring nine years 
later. The long-lived rover has 
been recently investigating 
mysterious formations that 
mission scientists have dubbed 
“newberries,” as well as 
suspected clay minerals, which 
may indicate water in Mars’ 

For more info visit marsrovers.

 Assemblymember Chris 
Holden was today appointed 
by Assembly Speaker Perez 
to several key committees. 
Holden, who serves as Majority 
Whip, will also serve on the 
Appropriations Committee, 
Business and Professions, 
Labor and Transportation 

 “I am pleased and honored to 
participate in these important 
committee assignments 
to improve the lives of all 
Californians,” Holden said. 
“Many of these committees 
are areas in which I have some 
experience from my years 
working in the Pasadena City 
Council, the Burbank Airport 
Authority, and with Metro 
Gold Line. I look forward 
to putting that experience 
to work dealing with the 
challenges facing our district 
and our state.”

 Holden represents the 41st 
Assembly District which 
includes the communities of 
Altadena, Pasadena, South 
Pasadena, Sierra Madre, 
Monrovia, San Dimas, La 
Verne, Claremont, and