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Mountain Views-News Saturday, August 31, 2013 

Dog Licensing Door-To-
Door Canvass to Begin



 Officials for the Pasadena 
Humane Society & SPCA 
(PHS) will begin door-to-
door canvassing for proper 
dog licensing starting Tuesday, 
September 3, 2013 within in 
the City of Pasadena as part of 
the joint efforts between PHS 
and the City to improve animal 

 Licensing officials for the 
Pasadena Humane Society will 
be knocking on doors Tuesdays 
through Fridays, from 9:30 a.m. 
to 3:30 p.m., beginning Sept. 3. 
They will start in the Hastings 
Ranch area of East Pasadena 
to verify that dog owners 
have properly licensed and 
vaccinated their dogs per state 
law. PHS officials will canvass 
other neighborhoods as soon 
as possible, going across town 
from east to west.

 All PHS canvassers will be 
wearing a uniform with a white 
shirt with a PHS patch on the 
shoulder. They will display a 
badge and wear blue pants OR 
be wearing a tan “polo” style 
shirt, with a photo ID badge 
and blue pants or jeans. Each 
canvasser will be able to answer 
your questions about licensing 
your dog.

 You can call PHS at (626) 792-
7151, ext. 115, during normal 
business hours to verify that 
the person is with PHS. Please 
remember that PHS is closed on 

 Annual renewal of a dog 
license is required with proof 
of current rabies vaccination, 
according to state law. Rabies 
vaccines and certificates are 
valid for one to three years. 
Vaccinations are available at 
various veterinarian offices and 
also at PHS.

 The canvassing is part of 
the City’s collaborative effort 
with PHS to improve animal 
services. Effective July 1, 2013, 
PHS assumed responsibility 
from the City to do all dog 
licensing in Pasadena.

 Dog owners can continue 
to bring their dog’s license 
applications and rabies 
certificates directly to the 
Pasadena Humane Society & 
SPCA, 361 South Raymond 
Ave., Pasadena, CA 91105. PHS 
is open Tuesday through from 
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturday 
from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., 
and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. 
to 4:00 p.m. PHS is closed on 

 A payment drop-off box is also 
located at the City of Pasadena 
Municipal Services Payment 
Office. The box will be checked 
weekly by PHS licensing 

 For further licensing 
information, contact PHS at 
(626) 792-7151, ext. 115 or visit

 For more information about 
the City of Pasadena, visit www. or follow us 
on Twitter @PasadenaGov.

Martin Burns, Fox 11 L.A.

City to Get Seven New ARTS Buses

 By Dean Lee

 The identity of a man killed 
Sunday in a hiking accident 
north of Altadena was 
confirmed Monday to be 
an investigative writer and 
producer for Fox 11 LA News. 

 The body of Martin Burns 
was found by a hiker walking 
near Inspiration Point in 
the Angeles National Forest 
according to Los Angeles 
County Sheriff’s Department. 

Sheriff Deputies said members 
of the Los Angeles County 
Sheriff’s Department Air-5 
Rescue helicopter located the 
victim at approximately 1:20 

 Burns was pronounced 
dead at the scene and was 
air-lifted to Farnsworth Park 
in Altadena, where he was 
examined by a member of the 
Los Angeles County Coroner’s 

 The preliminary cause of 
death is listed as trauma 
sustained during a fall from 
the steep trail. 

 At, Burns 
colleagues posted stories about 
their years working with him.

 “Martin and I did countless 
stories together, from recent 
stories on the danger of 
Marijuana ‘Wax’, to the 
Mexican drug cartels, to 
people ripping off the system, 
to internet scams, to medical 
scams, you name it,” wrote 
Fox 11 News Anchor Phil 
Shuman. “We even went all 
the way to Florida to track 
down an alleged ‘bad guy’ 
who was running a company 
that let you use the internet 
to ‘launder’ money using 
anonymous names.”

By Dean Lee

 The city council, earlier this 
month approved almost $3 
million for the purchase of 
seven new 32-foot long buses, 
all of which will operate on 
compressed natural gas. The 
new vehicles, approved at an 
Aug. 12 meeting, will replace 
aging Area Rapid Transit System 
(ARTS) buses. 

 A member of the public asked 
that the city look at existing 
problems including gang 
violence overcrowding and dirty 
buses before spending more 

 “This is a matter of health 
and safety,” she said. “You need 
to cure these problems on the 
buses, your inviting, not only 
the passengers, but children as 
well as tourists, let them know.” 

 According to city staff six of 
the buses will replace diesel 
fuel buses and one of the buses 
will be added to the city’s 
fleet to improve service to 
the ARTS Route 20 as part of 
the $1,987,285 grant from the 
Federal Transit Administration 
(FTA) awarded to the City 
through the Job Access and 
Reverse Commute program 

 “The City’s JARC program will 
improve access to transportation 
services to employment and 
employment-related activities 
for low income individuals 
by increasing the frequency 
of this route from every 35 
minutes to every 24 minutes,” 
Frederick Dock, Director 
Department of Transportation, 
said in the city staff report. 
“The target population served 
by this program is Northwest 
Pasadena, as well as the West 
Altadena community which 
borders Pasadena along the 
city’s northern border. This area 
has the highest rates of poverty 
and unemployment in the city.”

 All the new buses will be 
operating next year. 


Sept Events


 John Moran Antique & Fine 
Furnishings Estate Auction 

 More than 120 quality 
items, including antiques and 
fine furnishings from local 
estates, are sold to the highest 
bidder. Select from an array 
of rugs, silver, china, pottery, 
glassware, clocks, and antique 
furniture. At the 2012 summer 
auction in Pasadena, a show-
stopping first phase Navajo 
weaving sold to a noted dealer 
for $1.8 million.

 Preview noon; discovery sale 
3 p.m.; auction 6:30 p.m.; free 

 Pasadena Convention Center, 
300 E. Green St. 

(626) 793-1833, johnmoran.


 Jiangsu Art Exhibit

 Enjoy traditional Chinese 
artwork, including paintings, 
drawings and photos, from 
China’s Jiangsu Province.


 Camerata Pacifica

 Camerata Pacifica is a chamber 
music ensemble comprised 
of the finest performers of 
chamber music from around 
the world. The ensemble 
is distinctive for artistic 
excellence, an innovative 
approach to classical music 
and a repertoire that ranges 
from baroque to brand new, 
from familiar masterworks to 
works that have yet to become 
favorites. This performance 
features John Harbison’s Four 
Songs of Solitude, John Serry’s 
Night Rhapsody, Huang Ruo’s 
To the Four Corners, John 
Harbison’s Songs America 
Loves to Sing, and John 
Novacek’s Four Rags for Two 

 8 p.m.; single tickets $48

 For tickets, visit


 Top Stars of Armenia 
presented by Global Arts 

 Join two of Armenia’s 
most popular singers, Lilit 
Hovhannisyan and Mihran 
Tsarukyan, as they perform all 
of their hits during this much-
anticipated concert. Hosted by 
Rafael Yeranosyan and Arpine 
Gabrielyan, the event also 
features M Dance Studio by S. 

 7 p.m.; $30 - $125

 Tickets may be purchased 
through Ticketmaster 
at (800) 982-2787, via or at the 
Pasadena Civic Auditorium 
Box Office on Fridays from 10 
a.m. – 6 p.m. Service fees will 
apply through Ticketmaster 

 Pasadena Civic Auditorium, 
300 E. Green St. www.

Super Scoopers Aircraft 

Leased For Fire Season

Museum to Hold Free 
Korean Family Festival


 In preparation for fire season 
in Southern California, a pair 
of Super Scooper firefighting 
aircrafts leased from Québec, 
Canada and a Helitanker leased 
from Erickson Air-Crane are 
now in service in Los Angeles 

 “When the Santa Ana winds 
begin to blow across the 
region, wildfires can become 
deadly, as we have seen in 
previous extreme fire seasons,” 
said Supervisor Michael D. 
Antonovich. “The Super 
Scoopers and the Helitanker 
provide a ‘one-two punch’ in 
addition to County Fire’s own 
aerial fleet – powerful tools to 
protect life and property.”

 At the direction of Supervisor 
Antonovich, the Los Angeles 
County Fire Department began 
leasing the Super Scoopers from 
the Government of Quebec 
in 1994 and the Helitanker in 
2007. The fixed wing super-
scoopers are contracted for 90 
days at a cost of $2.75 million.

 Capable of carrying up to 
1,620 gallons of water, Super 
Scoopers can also scoop water 
from a lake in only 12 seconds, 
be airborne in as little as five 
minutes and fly three hours 
before refueling. The Erickson 
Air-Crane Type I Helitanker 
is capable of delivering 2,500 
gallons per drop.

 LA County Fire Chief Daryl 
Osby, Québec Government 
Representative Alain Houde, 
Supervisor Antonovich

 Pacific Asia Museum will 
hold a Free Family Festival 
celebrating the arts and 
culture of Korea on Sunday, 
September 15, 2013 from 
12-4 p.m. Admission to 
the event and Pacific Asia 
Museum galleries is free and 
open to the public during 
that time.

 The third Free Family 
Festival of the year, this event 
will showcase both traditional 
and contemporary Korean 
performing arts. Visitors can 
also enjoy a variety of crafts 
inspired by Korean art and 
culture. Admission to the 
Pacific Asia Museum galleries 
is also free throughout the 
Festival; current exhibitions 
on view include The Garden 
in Asia, The Art of Continuity: 
Revering our Elders, Focus 
on the Subject: The Art of the 
Harari Collection, and the 
newly-opened Constructed 
Visions: New Media from 

 Performance Schedule: 

1 p.m. T4 Korean B-Boy 
Dance Team

1:30 p.m. Korean Victory Tae 
Kwon Do 

2 p.m. Jung Im Lee Korean 
Dance Academy

2:30 p.m. K-Kpop Dance 

3 p.m. Korean Traditional 
Music Performance

 Pacific Asia Museum’s Free 
Family Festivals are made 
possible in part by The Green 
Foundation, Margaret Leong 
Checca and Michael Checca, 
the Lon V. Smith Foundation 
and the Pasadena Arts 

Pet of the 

PCC to Add Weekend College

 Bailey is a shy one-year-
old, tricolor Chihuahua 
mix. He came to the 
shelter extremely shy, but 
is coming out of his shell. 
PHS volunteers spend time 
socializing with him to make 
him more comfortable. 
Bailey enjoys sitting in laps 
and is very playful with his 
kennel mate. 

 Bailey’s adoption fee 
is $125, 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 
A334171, 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. 

 Pasadena City College 
announced this week the launch 
of the PCC Online/Weekend 
College. Courses are either 
online, telecourses (DVDs and 
video streaming), or a hybrid of 
online and on-campus meetings 
held on Fridays or Saturdays, 
and are designed for the busy 
working individual.

 Online/Weekend College 
offers general education and 
transfer, career and technical, 
and personal enrichment 
courses. The catalog is designed 
so that students can fulfill 
the majority of their general 
education degree and transfer 

 Classes run for either a full 
semester (16 weeks) or half 
the term (eight weeks). Many 
classes are taught partially 
online with meetings scheduled 
for Friday mornings, afternoons 
or evenings, or Saturday 
mornings or afternoons.

 For more information contact 
the office of Academic Affairs at 
(626) 585-7481. 

Labor Day Closures, 
Reminders for Pasadena


 Pasadena residents and 
businesses are reminded that 
City Hall and many City services 
will be closed on Monday, 
September 2, in observance of 
Labor Day.

 The City Council’s next 
regularly scheduled meeting 
will be Monday, Sept. 9.

 Pasadena Fire and Police 
Departments will continue 
to be staffed for all patrol, 
jail, fire, paramedic and other 
emergency services. Public 
Safety officials also will be on 
extra alert for illegal fireworks 
and related activities. For any 
life-threatening emergencies, 
always remember to call 9-1-1.

 Pasadena residents and 
businesses with any power 
emergencies should call the 
Pasadena Water and Power 
(PWP) Department at (626) 
744-4673 and for water-related 
emergencies call (626) 744-
4138. PWP’s Customer Service 
Call Center will be closed for 
the holiday, but customers 
can access their accounts and 
make payments by phone at 
(626) 744-4005 or online at The City’s 
Municipal Services Payment 
Center at City Hall also will be 
closed on Labor Day.

 During the week of Sept. 2, 
refuse and recycling service 
will be postponed one day. 
Monday pickup service will be 
on Tuesday, Tuesday pickup on 
Wednesday, Wednesday pickup 
on Thursday, Thursday service 
on Friday and Friday pickup 
on Saturday. There will be no 
bulky item pickups on Saturday.

 All Pasadena Public Library 
sites will be closed on Sunday, 
Sept. 1 and Monday, Sept. 2.

 The City’s ARTS (Area Rapid 
Transit Service) and Dial-A-
Ride transportation programs 
will not be operating, but will 
resume normal schedules again 
on Sept. 3. All parking meters 
are free and parking time limits 
will not enforced on Sept. 2, 
however, violations for red 
curb parking and blocking fire 
hydrants will continue to be 

 All Recreation and 
Community Centers operated 
by the City’s Human Services 
and Recreation Department 
will be closed on Labor Day, 
but all parks will be open for 
picnics, fun and festivities. No 
site reservations are accepted 
on holidays. 

Altadena Crime Blotter

Sunday, August 18th 

 Between 9:00 a.m. and 5:30 
p.m. – A grand theft occurred 
in the 3500-blk of McNally Av. 
Loss: American Standard A/C 

 3:15 p.m. – A residential 
vandalism occurred in the 
2800-blk of Marengo Av. 

 Between 10:00 p.m. and 12:04 
a.m. (Monday) – A petty theft 
from an unlocked vehicle 
occurred at 24Hr. Fitness, 2180 
N. Lincoln Av. Loss: black 
wallet, vehicle registration, 
personal identification. 

Monday, August 19th 

 Between 5:00 p.m. and 11:00 
a.m. (Tuesday) – A grand theft 
from an unlocked vehicle 
occurred in the 1000-blk of E. 
Poppyfields Dr. Loss: currency. 

Tuesday, August 20th 

 10:45 a.m. – Nekisha 
Hampton, 39 yrs, of Los Angeles 
was arrested for forgery. 
Wednesday, August 21st 

 Between 1:45 p.m. and 4:30 
p.m. – A package theft occurred 
in the 3000-blk of N. Maiden 
Ln. Loss: inversion table. 

 9:48 p.m. – Jesse Warren, 58 
yrs, of Pasadena was arrested 
for possession of a controlled 

Friday, August 23rd 

 Between 12:00 a.m. and 6:00 
a.m. – A vehicle burglary 
occurred at 24Hr. Fitness, 2180 
N. Lincoln Av. Loss: file folder 
containing misc. documents. 

 4:25 a.m. – A residential 
burglary occurred in the 200-
blk of W. Terrace St. Suspect 
described as a male, Black or 
Hispanic, 20 yrs, 509, light 
complexion, stocky build. 
Suspect entered the residence 
via the unlocked rear door. 
Loss: none. 

 Between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 
p.m. – A residential burglary 
occurred in the 800-bk of New 
York Dr. Suspect(s) entered the 
residence via unknown means. 
Loss: currency.

Grand Marshal 

 The announcement Thursday 
will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. 
at the Tournament House 391 
S. Orange Grove Boulevard. 
Each year, the Grand Marshal 
becomes part of the rich 
history and traditions of the 
Tournament of Roses. On 
January 1, 2014, he or she will 
ride in the 125thRose Parade, 
themed “Dreams Come True.” 
The Grand Marshal will also 
toss the coin before the 100th 
Rose Bowl Game.