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Mountain Views-News Saturday, February 2, 2013 

Arrest Final 
Involved in 

Rude Awakening as Truck 
Slams into Family Home

 A suspected drunk driver 
crashed his truck into 
a home on Washington 
Boulevard, late Wednesday 
night, as the residents slept 
inside. No one was hurt 
in the home although the 
driver suffered moderate 
injuries and was transported 
to a local hospital according 
to fire officials.

 The driver’s name was not 
given although police did say 
he was a Pasadena resident. 
They said the accident is 
being investigated as a DUI.

 Pasadena Fire Spokesperson, 
Lisa Derderian said the 
home, in the 100 block of 
Washington Boulevard, was 
red tagged due to the amount 
of damage to the structure. 
A local Urban Search and 
Rescue team had to shore 
up the front of the structure 
due to the loss of structural 

 The Red Cross helped assist 
with shelter needs for four 
adults and four children 
that were displaced she said 
estimating the damage at 

 According to reports the 
driver lost control as he 
tried to make a left turn onto 
Summit Avenue. The silver 
pickup crashed into the 
porch as it spun out.

 A local contractor, hired 
to clean up said the impact 
moved furniture inside the 
house and littered the front 
yard with debris ,” it kind of 
exploded everywhere.” He 

By Dean Lee

 Police detectives 
announced Wednesday the 
arrests the final suspects 
involved in the murder of 
Zane Goldstein last month. 
Goldstein was shot during a 
drug deal gone wrong.

 Detective Lt. Tracey Ibarra 
said Goldstein and his 
brother arranged to meet 
with one of the suspects Jan. 
15 to sell a small amount of 

 “During the contact, the 
suspects attempted to rob 
the victims and a shooting 
ultimately occurred,” Ibarra 
said in a press statement.

 Police said they arrested 
Raymond Frank Conchas 
and Stephanie Urias 
Jacquez after the two 
turned themselves into law 
enforcement Wednesday 
following a media release of 
their names and pictures. 

 Jacquez was released 
without charges filed 
according to police.

 John Michael Piepoli and 
Ruby Yvette Conchas were 
also arrested police said. 
Raymond Conchas and 
Piepoli were both charged 
with murder, second degree 
robbery, conspiracy and 
murder in commission 
of a robbery. Raymond 
Conchas was also charged 
with gang enhancement 
and intentional discharge 
of a firearm. Ruby Conchas 
was charged with accessory 
after the fact.

 “The arrests and subsequent 
criminal charges are the 
first steps to bringing the 
persons responsible for this 
senseless death to justice”, 
Police Chief Phillip Sanchez 

Investigators said 
Goldstein was shot near 
the intersection of Chester 
and Villa Streets. He was 
transported to a local 
hospital and underwent 
emergency surgery. His 
bother Zachary Goldstein, 
24, of Pasadena was also 
hurt, but it unclear if he was 
also shot. Police said they 
do not believe the bothers 
have gang ties.

By Dean Lee 

 San Fernando Valley Senator 
Alex Padilla introduced 
legislation Monday to establish 
a statewide earthquake warning 
system giving people critical 
time before shaking occurs. 

 He made the announcement 
at Caltech, joined by a panel 
of seismologists representing 
Caltech, UC Berkeley and the 
U.S. Geological Survey.

 The warnings would come in 
the form of cellphone messages 
or computer signs, similar to 
“Amber Alerts.” An example 
played a human voice repeating 
“earthquake” with a series of 

 We will have an earthquake 
early warning system,” he said. 
“The question is this, with it be 
before or after the next big one?” 
I argue it ought to be before.”

 Padilla said the technology 
already exists to create a system. 
The system would effectively 
detect the strength and the 
progression of earthquakes he 

 “We are not predicting 
anything,” U.S. Geological 
Survey Spokeswoman Dr. Lucy 
Jones said. “We are recognizing 
that an earthquake is underway 
and sharing that information 
before the shaking gets to you. 
We are taking advantage of the 
difference of the speed of light 
and the speed of sound.” 

 “In the case of a southern 
San Andreas earthquake, you 
would get about a minute to 
70 seconds in the metropolitan 
Los Angeles area,” said Michael 
Gurnis, director of the Caltech 
Seismological Laboratory.

 The system would need about 
1,000 seismic stations to work 
and have enough employees to 
monitor it continuously. Jones 
said most of them are already in 
place but need to be overhauled. 

 Padilla said the benefits were 
endless, “A fully developed 
earthquake warning system 
could buy these critical seconds 
to take cover, to assist law 
enforcement, pull to the side of 
the road, to bring a train to a 
stop… to be able to power down 
critical infrastructure… the list 
of potential benefits goes on and 

 The initial cost estimate 
for the system would be $80 
million. Padilla said that with 
the magnitude 6.7 Northridge 
Earthquake claiming 60 lives 
and causing at least $13 billion 
in damage, the system is an 
intelligent investment. “About 
90 percent of the world’s 
earthquakes and over 80 percent 
of the world’s strongest quakes 
occur along the Pacific Ring of 
Fire. The Ring of Fire includes 
the very active San Andreas 
Fault zone here in California. “

To Create 


City Council Declares Short-
term Water Emergency

 The public is invited to help 
celebrate Black History Month 
in Pasadena by participating 
in any or all of the numerous 
special events, parade and 
other great activities planned 
throughout February. All 
events are free unless 
otherwise noted.

 Saturday Feb. 2

 “Ragtime & Chili”

 Celebrate Black History 
Month and our shared 
American music legacy with 
a performance by pianist 
Lawrence Kolakowski 
from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 
p.m., Saturday, Feb. 2 at La 
Pintoresca Branch Library, 
1355 N. Raymond Ave. 
Kolakowski will talk about 
all the great composers who 
created what many historians 
consider to be the first truly 
“American” art forms—
Ragtime and Jazz. Then enjoy 
chili and iced tea, foods that 
were popular during the Jazz 
Age, immediately following 
the performance. For more 
information, contact Diane 
Walker at (626) 744-7268 or 

 “Genealogy Search”

 Join the Pasadena African-
American Genealogy Group 
from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
at the Lamanda Park Branch 
Library, 140 S. Altadena Drive, 
to search your heritage and 
recover your past with this 
dynamic genealogy group. 
Call (626) 744-7266 for details.

 “Opening Reception”

 Join the Black History 
Parade & Festival Planning 
Committee for its Opening 
Reception for the 31st Annual 
Black History Parade and 
Festival, with this year’s theme, 
“Celebrating Freedom—
Continuing the Dream” 
from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., 
Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Alkebu-
Lan Cultural Center, 1435 N. 
Raymond Ave. Call (626) 744-
7300 for more information.

 Friday, Feb. 8

 “Red, Black & Green 
Honors Dinner”

 Join the Black History 
Parade and festival Planning 
Committee for this important 
sixth annual gala dinner 
to honor newly elected 
Assembly member (former 
Councilmember) Chris 
Holden; former Assembly 
member Anthony Portantino 
and LA County District 
Attorney Jackie Lacey; and 
special memorial award tribute 
to Victor McClinton. This gala 
affair will be held from 7:00 
p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Friday, Feb. 
8, at the Hilton Hotel, 168 S. 
Los Robles. Tickets are $60 
per person. Contact the Jackie 
Robinson Center, (626) 744-
7300, to purchase tickets.

 Sunday, Feb. 10

 “Black Film Showcase”

 Watch the historical film 
“Courage to Love” (2000) 
about Mother Henriette 
Delille who, in the 1840s, 
began assembling a group of 
young women who would 
become the Sisters of the Holy 
Family. The event is from 2:00 
p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sunday, 
Feb. 10 at the Jackie Robinson 
Community Center, 1020 N. 
Fair Oaks Ave. Sponsored by 
the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, 
Pasadena Alumnae Chapter.

 The Pasadena City Council 
on Monday declared the 
City will face a Level 4 Water 
Shortage Emergency during the 
temporary, eight-day shutdown 
of a major regional water 
pipeline, February 21 through 
February 28. The measure 
approved by the Council 
authorizes the City to enforce a 
total ban on outdoor watering, 
with very few exceptions, until 
pipeline deliveries resume.

 For eight days, Feb. 21-28, 
Pasadena must rely solely on 
its groundwater and reserves—
and water conservation. MWD 
normally supplies about 60 
percent of Pasadena’s water 

 “Even though this temporary 
cut in our water supply is 
severe, we are confident that 
Pasadena will once again rise to 
the challenge and cut back on 
daily water use, so that we all 
have enough water for drinking 
and vital indoor uses,” Pasadena 
Water and Power General 
Manager Phyllis Currie said.

 Prior to the MWD pipeline 
shutdown, PWP will fill its 18 
reservoirs with about 80 million 
gallons of local groundwater 
and water imported from 
MWD. Although normal 
consumption during this period 
is about 22 million gallons per 
day, local groundwater wells 
only produce a maximum of 12 
million gallons per day, making 
heightened conservation 
during the shutdown critical, 
particularly outdoors. 

 “Our horticultural consultants 
advise that most established 
plants and lawns can hold 
up well without water for 
eight days, and much longer 
in this cooler weather,” said 
PWP Water Conservation 
Manager Nancy Long. “We 
are telling our customers to 
consider rescheduling any new 
landscaping plans, since plants 
that aren’t yet established are 
much more vulnerable.”

 “We’ve already reached out 
to our large customers, and we 
are mailing a citywide notice to 
help everyone get ready well in 
advance,” said Currie.

 More information on the 
watering ban, pointers for how 
to prepare, and daily updates 
during the shutdown can be 
found at

PCC Alumnus to Appear 
in Super Bowl XLVII

Pasadena City College football 
alumnus David Reed is set to 
play in Super Bowl XLVII (47) 
as a member of the Baltimore 
Ravens. They will face the 
San Francisco 49ers. The NFL 
championship game takes place 
at the New Orleans’ Superdome 
this Sunday. 

 At PCC, Reed was a 2007 All-
American wide receiver who set 
a community college national 
record for most receptions 
and yards in a season with 
111 catches for 1,661 yards. 
After a successful career at the 
University of Utah, Reed was 
drafted by Baltimore in the fifth 
round of the 2010 NFL Draft. 

 Reed set a Ravens’ record in 
his rookie season for the longest 
kick return in franchise history, 
a 103-yard touchdown. After 
recovering from a knee injury 
that kept him on the injured list 
most of this season, Reed made 
his first NFL reception in a Dec. 
16 game v. Denver. He caught 
five passes in two games.

Reed is joining a short list of 
former PCC players to play in 
a Super Bowl. In Super Bowl 
XXIII (1989), PCC Sports Hall 
of Famer and defensive back 
Eric Thomas, a 1984 alumnus, 
played for Cincinnati. In Super 
Bowl XXVII (1993), punter 
Mike Saxon earned a Super Bowl 
ring for the Dallas Cowboys as 
the game was played at the Rose 
Bowl in Pasadena.

Pet of the 

Armenian Genocide 
Memorial Announced


 Art Center College of Design 
and the Pasadena Armenian 
Genocide Memorial Committee 
(PASAGMC) on Tuesday jointly 
announced the winning design 
concept for a new memorial 
whose planned dedication in 
2015 will coincide with 100th 
anniversary commemorations 
of the Armenian Genocide.

 The concept by Art Center 
Environmental Design student 
Catherine Menard was 
developed in 2012 as part of the 
College’s social impact design 
program, Designmatters. The 
proposed site for the public 
artwork is Memorial Park in the 
City of Pasadena.

 The central feature of Menard’s 
minimalist design—a carved-
stone basin of water straddled 
by a tripod arrangement of 
three columns leaning into one 
another—is a single drop of 
water that falls from the highest 
point every three seconds, each 
“teardrop” representing one life 
lost. Over the course of one year, 
1.5 million tears will fall into 
the pool, the estimated number 
of victims of the Armenian 

Schiff Joins Colleagues to 
Introduce Weapons Ban

 Oreo is a two-year-old 
black, domestic shorthair 
cat. She’s very sweet and 
affectionate, and enjoys 
being petted. 

 Oreo’s adoption fee is $70, 
which 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 
A320574, 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.

 Adam Schiff joined with his 
colleagues, last week, led by 
Senator Dianne Feinstein and 
Rep. Carolyn McCarthy as an 
original cosponsor of a renewed 
Assault Weapons Ban. This 
bill will specifically ban the 
sale, transfer, importation or 
manufacturing of over 100 
specifically-named firearms 
and strengthens the 1994 law by 
moving from a 2-characteristic 
test to a 1-characteristic test and 
eliminating the ten year sunset 
that allowed the original ban to 
expire. Further, the legislation 
will protect responsible hunters 
and gun owners by exempting 
hundreds of specifically-
named weapons used for 
hunting and sporting purposes 
and grandfathering weapons 
legally possessed on the date of 

 “Senator Feinstein led the 
charge almost twenty years ago 
to pass the Assault Weapons 
Ban, but it has since been 
allowed to expire. It is past time 
to put that law, which would 
have outlawed the type of gun 
used by the shooters at Aurora 
and Newtown, back in place,” 
said Rep. Schiff. “Beyond the 
Assault Weapons Ban, we need 
to use a multifaceted approach, 
including universal background 
checks, making sure we 
keep better mental health 
records, banning high capacity 
ammunition clips, going 
after straw purchasers, and 
eliminating the gun industry’s 
ability to act negligently with 
impunity. No one thinks that 
this fight is going to be easy, 
but who can be content to do 
nothing in the face of one awful 
tragedy after another.”

 Specifically, this legislation 
would accomplish several 
important steps in curbing 
future gun violence and 

 Ban the sale, transfer, 
importation or manufacturing 
of about 150 named firearms, 
plus certain rifles, handguns and 
shotguns fitted for detachable 
magazines and having at least 
one military characteristic;

 Strengthen the 1994 ban by 
moving from a two- to a one-
characteristic test to determine 
what constitutes an assault 

 Ban firearms with “thumbhole 
stocks” and “bullet buttons;”

 Ban the importation of assault 
weapons and large-capacity 
magazines; and

 Ban high-capacity ammunition 
magazines that hold more than 
10 rounds.

Learn How to Produce 
Your Own TV Show

Pasadena Media offers a free 
television-training program 
for volunteers. Various Areas 
of training are available to 
Pasadena residents. Plan 
to attend an orientation to 
discover the right classes for 
you. Producers’ Training 
teaches citizens how to 
produce their own show for 
The Arroyo Channel. Studio 
training is also offered for 
volunteer crewmembers. In 
addition, on-going training 
and memberships are available 
in our citizen journalism and 
digital film groups. Call the 
office (626) 794-8585 or go 
explore all that Pasadena Media 
has to offer.

Class Offerings 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Nightly

Orientation: 1st & 3rd Monday

Producers’ Training 2nd & 4th Monday

Camera 1st & 3rd Tuesday

Character Generator 2nd & 4th Tuesday

Lighting 1st & 3rd Wednesday

Audio 2nd & 4th Wednesday

Video Tape Operator 1st & 3rd Thursday

Technical Director 2nd & 4th Thursday

Stage Manager 1st & 3rd Friday

Teleprompter 2nd & 4th Friday

Citizen Journalism Every Tuesday

Digital Film Group Every Thursday