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Mountain Views-News Saturday, August 10, 2013 



An active Marine Reservist 
succumbed to injuries 
Tuesday reportedly sustained 
during a fight outside a 
popular restaurant in the 
100 block of East Colorado 
Boulevard. The victim, 25 
year-old Joshua Martinez, 
was stationed at Camp 

 Two suspects were later 
arrested after police were 
advised, by an El Monte area 
hospital, that two males had 
been admitted with stab 
wounds they reportedly 
suffered during a fight in Old 

 Suspects Jonas Ramos 
of San Gabriel and Angel 
Moroyoqui of El Monte were 
first arrested for attempted 
murder before Martinez 

 They were later each charged 
with assault with a deadly 
weapon. A third individual, 
Fernando Ramirez of El 
Monte was also arrested 
and charged with assault 
with a deadly weapon and 
involuntary manslaughter.

 According to police, officers 
responded following 911 call 
of a combative subject inside 
a restaurant. Another caller 
reported around 12:50 a.m. 
that a male Hispanic was 
lying in the street injured. 
Paramedics transported 
Martinez to Huntington 
Hospital, where he was 
admitted with a critical head 
injury. He died at 1:20 a.m. 
from blunt force trauma to 
the head police later said. 

 According to reports, a 
heated argument earlier in 
the night between Martinez 
and a group of men at ix Tapa 
Cantina, led to them being 
asked to leave. Martinez was 
later found beaten outside 
Barney’s Beanery.

 Ramos and Moroyoqui 
are each being held on 
$30,000.00 bail. Ramirez 
bail was set at $60,000.00. 

 Pasadena Homicide 
Detectives said they are 
continuing to investigate. 
Anyone with information 
is asked to contact the 
Pasadena Police Department 
at (626) 744-4241.

Joshua Martinez

City Enters Contract for Glenarm Project

By Dean Lee

 A previously reported 
missing 75 year-old woman 
was found dead Saturday 
after police responded to a 
report of a single car collision 
above the Rose Bowl.

 According to police, 
Pasadena resident, Gretchen 
Leonard’s dark blue 2007 
Lexus was found with her 
inside unresponsive. She 
was pronounced at the scene.

 A witness spotted the car 
down an embankment in the 
300 Block of Manford Way. 
Police said the car was not 
visible from the roadway. 

 Pasadena Traffic Collision 
Investigators and the Los 
Angeles County Coroner’s 
Office responded to conduct 
the investigation. Police are 
not sure if she died from 
the crash or some medical 

 Leonard’s husband reported 
her missing after she failed 
to return home after the two 
were visiting friends in San 

 The crash was just blocks 
away from the couple’s home.

 The Pasadena Police 
Department initially 
issued an alert Saturday 
asking the community to 
help locate Leonard. In a 
statement, officers thanked 
those concerned members 
of the community who 
either phoned or emailed in 


 The city council recently 
approved unanimously a 
$62,550,000 bid to design, 
furnish and deliver equipment 
for the aging Glenarm Power 
Plant. The council approved 
the contract with GE Packaged 
Power, Inc. at its July 29 meeting.

“The major issue that I see 
why we are doing this is our 
commitment to backup power,” 
Councilmember Margaret 
McAustin said. “We have made 
a commitment to ourselves and 
to our residents, that we are not 
going to be 100 percent reliant 
on outsiders for our power… 
this is basic municipal services 
that we are obligated to provide 
to our residents.” 

According to city staff, the new 
“fast-starting, combined-cycle 
natural gas-fired generating 
unit” will deliver reliable, 
environmentally responsible 
electricity through 2030.

Known as, “Unit GT -5, to be 
located south of the existing 
Glenarm Building, will include 
a new gas turbine generator, 
steam turbine generator, once-
through steam generator 
(“OTSG”), condenser, wet-type 
cooling tower, water storage 
tanks, electric-powered fuel gas 
compressors, air compressors, 
inlet air chilling system, 
emissions monitoring and 
control equipment, generator 
step-up transformer and major 

The new equipment is part of 
the city’s Integrated Resource 
Plan. The Repowering Project 
will “maintain the City’s ability 
to generate power locally when 
needed, to ensure sufficient 
power supply, and to make 
up for any shortfall due to 
import or distribution system 
constraints. Replace the 48-
year old steam generating 
unit B3 that has exceeded its 
design life. Unit B3 is currently 
experiencing frequent tube 
ruptures, component failures 
and spare parts scarcity due to 
its age. Provide for mandated 
capacity (i.e., guarantee of 
availability) to generate power 
when required by the California 
Independent System Operator. 
Provide means to operate the 
electric grid efficiently and 
reliably by managing excessive 
generation and compensate 
for the intermittency of 
renewable resources. Balance 
reliable electricity service 
and competitive and stable 
rates with consideration of 
environmental concerns and 
reduced dependence on coal 

At an April 8 meeting, the City 
Council certified the final EIR 
for the total $132 million Local 
Generation Repowering Project 
expected to be completed in 

Pose As 
Water & 

Library Holds Book Sale Today

 The Friends of the Pasadena 
Public Library will host a 
monthly book sale Saturday 
at the Central Library, 285 E. 
Walnut St., in Pasadena. The 
sales are held on the east patio, 
near the bookstore.

 The library sells donated 
books--some are brand new, 
and others are gently used or old 
or rare. The selection changes 
every month, so there is always 
something to find. Prices range 
from 25-cents to $5.00 per book 
but most are priced at 50-cents 
for paperbacks and $2.00 for 

 Mark your calendars and come 
down to the Central Library 
on the 2nd Saturday of every 
month, rain or shine, from 
9:00am to noon.

 Pasadena Water and Power 
Department (PWP) cautions 
customers to beware of 
impostors posing as city 
utility employees requesting 
payment over the phone. The 
caller demands that customers 
pay their delinquent water 
or power account to avoid 

 PWP will never call 
customers to request personal 
information or payment by gift 
card. Delinquent payments 
must be made in person at the 
City Hall Municipal Services 
counter, online via customer 
login, or by phone at (626) 744-
4005. Beware of scammers 
who demand payment by any 
other means than these. 

 To report suspicious activity, 
call the Pasadena Police 
Department at (626) 744-4241. 
If you wish to verify the status 
of your account, you may call 
(626) 744-4005 during normal 
business hours. For more 
tips, visit

 The impostors are seeking 
to obtain money or gift cards 
by asking the customer to 
go to a nearby pharmacy; 
provide personal financial 
information, or by demanding 
that they pay their bill with 
a pre-paid cash card or credit 

 PWP customers have reported 
increasing incidents of this 
scam, in both Spanish and 
English, and the Department 
is working with Pasadena 
police officials. 

 Customers with delinquent 
accounts will receive a “Final 
Notice” from PWP by U.S. 
mail before any phone contact 
from PWP is made. The notice 
will list a final due date and 
payment methods. 

Ten Thousand 
Villages to 
Host Trunk 
Fashion Show

Dozens of current styles 
from the Fair Trade fashion 
lines of Mata Traders and 
MarketPlace: Handwork of 
India will be available during 
a trunk show throughout 
the month of August at Ten 
Thousand Villages Pasadena. A 
full collection of clothing and 
accessories from the two Fair 
Trade retailers will be available 
in-store for this rare event.

 “It’s not every day that we are 
able to host a trunk show and 
have such a large selection of 
Fair Trade clothing available 
in the store at once,” said Sam 
Bills, manager of Ten Thousand 
Villages Pasadena. “We’re really 
looking forward to this event. 
The customers are going to love 
being able to handle the items, 
try them on, and see how much 
diversity there is in Fair Trade 

 The trend toward ethical, 
sustainable style advocated by 
celebrities like Emma Watson, 
Natalie Portman, and Colin 
and Livia Firth continues at Ten 
Thousand Villages Pasadena. 
For tastes from current to classic 
there is something for everyone, 
making it easy to incorporate 
Fair Trade into one’s wardrobe.

Holden Throws Block Party

Pet of the 

Chris Holden (pictured second from the right) D.Lee/MVNews


Newlyelected Assemblymember 
Chris Holden held his Annual 
Community Block Party 
and Resource Fair Saturday 
—although in its 14th year, 
this was the first block party 
since Holden took state office 
December 3. 

 Holden said more than 40, 
local and state agencies and 
organizations came out for the 
event. In years past, he hosted 
the block party as the district 3 
councilmember for Pasadena.

 “Here you have 11 other cities 
and communities, so it is larger” 
Holden said. “Obviously, with 
the city council you’re dealing 
with your district and whoever 
comes in from the area.” 

 Participants including JPL 
Mars Rover, Art Center, 
Metro Gold Line, Pasadena 
City College, Levitt Pavilion, 
Altadena Farmer’s Market, Heal 
the Bay, MUSE/IQUE.

 Free activities included live 
music, food, a classic cars and 
entertainment for the kids 
including a giant dragon slide 
and grilled hot dogs provided 
by the Pasadena Fire Fighters

 Event goers also got to see a 
full sized mockup of the Mars 
Curiosity Rover. On Monday 
Curiosity celebrated its first 
year on Mars, complete by 
singing Happy Birthday to itself 
on the red planet. 

 Residents also shook, rattled 
and rolled in a simulated 
3.5 earthquake as part of the 
Shakey-Quakey program. The 
trailer-mounted simulator is 
capable of reproducing temblors 
up to an 8.0 magnitude. 

 The party has been held each 
year in the 500 Block of Jackson 
Street Holden said.

Rose Bowl Premium 
Seating now Available

 Kelsey is a 10-year-old 
Finnish Spitz. She enjoys 
attention and loves treats. 
She’s an older dog who 
would love to find a home. 
Kelsey qualifies for our 
Seniors for Seniors program 
in which her adoption fee 
is waived for adopters 60 
years old and older.

 Kelsey’s regular adoption 
fee is $125, 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. 

 Call the Pasadena 
Humane Society & SPCA at 
626.792.7151 to ask about 
A333518, 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.


 Individual premium seating 
for 2013 UCLA home football 
games at the Rose Bowl 
Stadium are now available for 
purchase as a new era opens at 
college football’s most prized 
and iconic venue.

 With completion of the 
stadium’s Pavilion, fans for 
the first time will have the 
opportunity to purchase 
premium seats on an individual 
basis. Most Luxury Suites, 
Loge Boxes and Club Seats are 
sold on a three-year season 
ticket basis, however limited 
individual game inventory has 
become available exclusively for 
this season.

 “The Rose Bowl is an 
American treasure, and for 
fans to experience it and its 
rich history in a truly modern 
way is, frankly, a once-in-a-
lifetime opportunity,” said 
Rose Bowl General Manager 
Darryl Dunn. “So much has 
been put into the Stadium’s 
renovation, and, particularly 
the Premium seating Pavilion, 
and we’re delighted to offer this 
opportunity to fans.”

 The recently completed 
Pavilion is the centerpiece 
of the Rose Bowl Stadium’s 
renovation, adding state-of-the-
art amenities and enhancing the 
fan experience while preserving 
the 90-year-old stadium’s 
legacy for generations to come. 
Home to UCLA football and 
the granddaddy of all college 
football bowl games; the Rose 
Bowl Stadium has been the 
site of some of sports’ all-time 
greatest moments.

 Sales of individual premium 
seating comes as UCLA 
prepares its exciting follow-up 
to last year’s breakout season.

 Premium seating includes 
VIP parking, access to air 
conditioned lounges, outdoor 
cushioned seats in the shade of 
the Pavilion with more legroom 
and access to full bars prior to, 
during and after games. 

 The new four-person Loge 
Boxes are located at midfield 
and offer private tables with 
built-in 12-inch LED monitors, 
all-inclusive upscale food and 
beverages, direct cash bar access 
and use of the exclusive indoor 
Loge Box Lounge. 

 New Luxury Suites consist 
of 16- and 24-person private 
indoor spaces with upscale 
food and beverages, flat-screen 
TVs, air conditioning, outdoor 
cushioned seating with drink 
rails, and private entrances with 
elevators and escalators.

 New Club Seats include 
cushioned outdoor seating and 
access to the 15,000-square-
foot Club Lounge and four full 
direct cash bars.

 Information, including 
pricing, is available by calling 
(626) 585-6800. Information 
also is available online at

Say ‘Aloha’ 
To Summer

 Everyone is invited to don 
their Hawaiian attire and 
bring friends and family to the 
Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. 
Holly St., for a fun and festive 
Labor Day luau Monday, Sept. 
2, at noon.

 Kanes and wahinis will bid 
farewell to summer while 
enjoying a tasty Hawaiian 
menu, sipping island drinks 
and dancing to the rhythms 
of the Great American Swing 

 All ages are welcome. The 
cost is only $8 for Pasadena 
Senior Center members 
and $10 for non-members. 
Reservations are required by 
Aug. 28; call (626) 795-4331.

 Founded in 1959, the 
Pasadena Senior Center is 
an independent, nonprofit 
agency that offers recreational, 
educational, wellness and 
social services to people ages 
50 and over in a friendly 
environment. Services are also 
provided for frail, low-income 
and homebound seniors.

 A JPL representative 
shows off the actual wheels 
from various Mars rover projects 
illustrating the size differences 
in years past. 

JPL Events Calendar for Aug.

AUGUST 12-13: 

 The Perseid meteor shower 
is typically one of the best of 
the year. A crescent moon will 
set shortly after midnight on 
Sunday, Aug. 11, leaving dark 
skies (and good viewing) from 
late night until dawn. The 
Perseids are typically fast, bright 
shooting stars that frequently 
leave trails across the sky.

AUGUST 15-16: 

 Curiosity’s Deputy Project 
Scientist Ashwin Vasavada will 
revisit the successful landing 
and reveal some of the results 
from the last year of work on 
the surface of the Red Planet. 
Free lectures on Aug. 15 at 
JPL; Aug. 16 at Pasadena City 
College; both at 7 p.m.