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Mountain Views-News Saturday, September 28, 2013 

Sheriffs Looking for 
7-11 E-cigarettes Thief

City College 
Prepares For 
Great CA 

 Altadena Sheriffs are 
asking for the public’s 
help identifying a suspect 
that, earlier this month, 
stole an entire display 
case of E-cigarettes from 
an Altadena 7-11 store. 
The robbery took place 
September 4. 

 The suspect was last seen in 
the area of Woodlyn Road. 
He is described as a male 
Hispanic or Middle Eastern, 
20-25 years old, five feet nine 
inches to 11 inches tall, 140-
170 lbs., dark hair, dark eyes, 
wearing a red baseball cap 
with white lettering, black 
sleeveless shirt with a white 
eagle like emblem, beige 
striped shorts, black socks, 
and black shoes. The suspect 
was driving a burgundy older 
model Chevrolet Blazer (late 
‘80’s model). 

 Anyone that may have 
information is asked to 
contact the Altadena Sheriff’s 
Station at 626-798-1131. 

 Partner to prevent or 
report crime by contacting 
your local Sheriff’s station. 
Or if you wish to remain 
Anonymous, call “LA Crime 
Stoppers” by dialing 800-
222-TIPS (8477), texting 
the letters TIPLA plus your 
tip to CRIMES (274637), 
or using the website http://

 The annual Great ShakeOut 
California Earthquake Drills 
will take place October 17. At 
exactly 10:17 a.m. a massive 
self-led, statewide earthquake 
drill, designed to inform people 
at schools, work and home 
about how to prepare to survive 
and recover quickly from the 
next damaging earthquake. 
Participation in the ShakeOut 
drill is free and takes only a few 

 The Great California Shakeout 
teaches participants how 
to “Drop, Cover, and Hold 
On” during an earthquake. 
Emergency management 
experts agree that “Drop, Cover 
and Hold is the appropriate 
action to reduce injury and 
death during earthquakes.” The 
ShakeOut is an opportunity to 
practice how to protect yourself 
should an earthquake occur. 

 The ShakeOut drills on the 
campus of PCC will involve 
the “C and D” buildings. 
Additional information on the 
ShakeOut at PCC is provided 
at or you 
can contact Sergeant Bill 
Abernathie, Police and Safety 
For national information on 
The Great CA Shakeout, visit

 “Don’t be left out of the 
ShakeOut,” urges Mark 
Benthien, Director for 
Outreach, Southern California 
Earthquake Center at the 
University of Southern 
California, and Executive 
Director, Earthquake Country 
Alliance. “It’s amazing to see 
how quickly this has become 
a worldwide movement,” said 
Benthien. “ShakeOut is a 
fun and easy way for people, 
organizations and communities 
in many regions to get prepared 
now, together, before the next 
major earthquake.”

 ShakeOut began as a Southern 
California drill in 2008 and 
has since grown to include 
drills in more than 40 states 
and U.S. Territories, along 
with participation in Canada, 
New Zealand, Japan, Italy, and 
many other countries. More 
than 20 million participants 
are expected to participate in 
2013 (including 10 million in 
California) as part of the various 
ShakeOut drills.

Tournament of Roses Royal Court hopeful. Photo D.Lee MVNews 

Thousands Show for Royal Court Tryouts

 Nearly 1,000 young women 
showed up earlier this month 
for the Tournament of 
Roses Royal Court tryouts, 
hoping to become an 
official ambassador for the 
Tournament and the city of 

 Over the course of two days, 
Sept, 14 and Sept. 16, the 
woman stood in line waiting 
for the opportunity to wow a 
panel of judges. The hopefuls 
were given 15 seconds to 
make a statement. 

 The interviews were the first 
stag towards selecting a 2014 
Rose Queen, and six Rose 
Princesses, making up the 
Royal Court.

 After the initial interview 
process, approximately 250 
individuals will be invited 
back. From that group, about 
75 young women will be 
asked to participate in the 
next round of interviews. On 
October 3, about 25 of the 
candidates will be announced 
as finalists, and then the 
seven-member Royal 
Court will be announced 
on October 7. In past years, 
there have been separate 
events at which the Rose 
Queen was announced and 
then received her crown; this 
year, the announcement and 
coronation will take place 
together on the evening of 
October 24 at First Church of 
the Nazarene of Pasadena.

 The October 24 event 
is sponsored by Citizens 
Business Bank. The members 
of the Royal Court receive 
wardrobe and accessories for 
their busy schedule of media 
events and community 
appearances from Macy*s, 
formal gowns from Tadashi, 
hair styling from Amadeus 
Salon and Spa, and crowns 
and tiaras courtesy of 

 The grand finale for the 
Royal Court will be riding 
a float in the 125th Rose 
Parade presented by Honda 
and attending the 100th Rose 
Bowl Game presented by 

On Wednesday, September 4, 
2013, at 1:45 pm, the pictured 
suspect entered the 7-11 store 
located at 1319 Altadena Dr., 
Altadena and stole a display case 
containing E-cigarettes.

to Hold 

Rose City Running Classic

 Friday night racing is here 
at Brookside Golf Course 
with the 1st Annual Rose 
City Running Classic will 
be held on the Brookside 
Golf Course, in the shadow 
of the historic Rose Bowl in 
the city of Pasadena. Races 
begin in the afternoon of 
October 4th and will go off 
every 20 minutes. Races for 
the High School Invitational, 
University Open, and 
Community 5K will be under 
the lights at Brookside Golf 

 The courses will be 
completely flagged on the 
fairways of the golf course 
with bridge crossings. Maps 
will be posted. There will 
be a lead cart for the races. 
Plaques will go to the top 3 
teams and medals for the top 

 Submit entries via 
Direct Athletics, www. Entries 
are due Tuesday by 6:00 p.m.. 
Entry fees are $150.00 per 
gender, $300 per team. For 
more information, contact 
Armand Crespo at 626-585-
7778 or accrespo@pasadena.
edu. Brookside is located 
1133 Rosemont Avenue 
Pasadena, CA 91103. 

Local Police SWAT 
Members Earn Top Honors

 The Pasadena Police 
Foundation is set to hold 
the Annual Pasadena Police 
Foundation Breakfast on, 
October 10th.

 Greet Pasadena Chief of 
Police Phillip Sanchez and 
meet Pasadena’s two police 
canines and their police 
handlers as they demonstrate 
how important our four-
legged narcotic detecting law 
enforcement partners are to 
the safety of the community 
and the work of the Pasadena 
Police Department. 

 Breakfast will be served 
promptly at 7:30 a.m. The 
Brookside Clubhouse is at 
1133 Rosemont Avenue, 

 $50 per person ($34 is tax 

 There will also be an 
opportunity of a lifetime raffle 
with prizes including a PPD 
helicopter ride-along for two, 
a ride-along with a Pasadena 
Police Officer during his/
her patrol shift or lunch with 

Museum to Hold Mid-
Autumn Moon Celebration

 Pacific Asia Museum will hold a Mid-Autumn Moon 
Celebration on Sunday, October 6 from noon to 6 p.m. 
The afternoon includes performances, crafts, food and 
other activities, presented in partnership with Chinese 
Culture Development Center and Sino US Performing Arts 
Organization. The event is free for members and included 
with admission for nonmembers. Discounted advance 
tickets are available on the Pacific Asia Museum website.

 The schedule for the afternoon includes:

12-6 p.m. Crafts

1-5 p.m. Historical Chinese costume dress-up

12:15-1 pm Chinese music performance

2:30-3:30 pm Chinese music by String and Bamboo Music

3:30 p.m. Mooncakes served (while supplies last)

 Auditorium Performances:

1-1:30 p.m. Chinese tea talk and demonstration

2-2:30 p.m. Calligraphy and painting introduction and 


3-3:30 p.m. Chinese music introduction and 


3:30-4 p.m. Shaolin kung fu introduction and 


4-4:30 p.m. Closing ceremony

4:30-5 p.m. Performance highlights: dance, kung fu and 


 This schedule is subject to change; please refer to the 
Pacific Asia Museum website for the up-to-date schedule.

Pet of the 

 Pasadena Special Weapons 
and Tactics (SWAT) operators 
participated earlier this month 
in the “Best in the West 
SWAT” competition hosted by 
Santa Clara County Sheriff’s 
Department. The rigorous two-
day competition tested a variety 
of skills, including shooting, 
tactics, and physical fitness, and 
it challenged each operator’s 
mental toughness. These 
year’s competition brought 
together 31 of the state’s best 
SWAT teams. Pasadena SWAT 
performed exceptionally well 
placing 2nd overall! This 
accomplishment included a 
2nd place finish in “The Jungle 
Trail,” a 14 minute grueling 
trail run involving shooting, 
a downed officer rescue, and 
sniper capabilities. They also 
placed 3rd in the Two-Man 
Combat course and the Team 
Assault. The 2013 team was 
comprised of Sgt. Bobby Crees, 
Corporal Todd McDonald, and 
Officers Jack Rappuchi, Jordan 
Ling, Anthony McGlade, Jeff 
Newlen and James Lopez. 
Pasadena SWAT is under the 
command of Cmdr. John Perez 
and Lt. Cheryl Moody. 

White House 
to Honor 

Scientists Find Earth-Like 
Igneous Martian Rock

Rose Bowl All-Century 
Class Finalists Unveiled

 Captain Michael 
Parker seen as 
a Community 
Preparedness and 
Resilience “Champion 
of Change”


Oliver is a six-month-old 
gray tabby kitten. He’s very 
friendly and loves attention.

 Oliver’s adoption fee 
is $70, 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 
A338923, 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.


 Patty Driscoll, George Halas 
and Neil Snow have been 
nominated as finalists for the 
Rose Bowl Game All-Century 
Class as representatives from 
the 1900’s and 1910’s. The 
candidates, as voted by an 
esteemed panel from the 
Football Writers Association 
of America (FWAA), are the 
first of a series of names who 
will be unveiled each Sunday 
throughout the remainder of 
the college football regular 

 In commemoration of the 
100th Rose Bowl Game, the All-
Century Class will highlight and 
honor great players and coaches 
throughout the history of The 
Granddaddy of Them All.

 Nationally respected for 
his play as quarterback for 
Northwestern and considered 
one of the outstanding backs 
in the early history of the 
game, Patty Driscoll excelled 
for the Great Lakes Navy team. 
Completing 4 of 8 passes for 77 
yards, Driscoll lead Great Lakes 
Navy to a 17-0 victory over the 
Mare Island Marines in 1919. 
Driscoll returned punts for a 
total of 115 yards and punted 
six times for an average of 43.3 
yards (including punts of 50 and 
60 yards.) He is also noted for a 
drop-kicked field goal from the 
30-yard line. Long 

before the nickname “Papa 
Bear,” George Halas showcased 
his talents in the 1919 Rose 
Bowl Game. A three sport 
collegiate athlete at Illinois, 
Halas became a member of the 
Great Lakes Navy squad during 
a time college football teams 
were depleted due to World 
War I. In addition to a 45-yard 
touchdown reception against 
the Mare Island Marines, Halas 
returned an interception 77 
yards to the Mare Island 3-yard 
line. For his performance, 
Halas was named Player of the 

 The first touchdown in Rose 
Bowl Game history was scored 
by Neil Snow, a running back 
for the powerhouse Michigan 
squad that defeated Stanford 
49-0, in the first Rose Bowl 
Game on January 1, 1902. That 
touchdown was the first of five 
for Snow, a Rose Bowl Game 
record that has never been 
broken. Snow’s five five-point 
touchdowns also gave him 
the record for the most points 
scored in a Rose Bowl Game. 
He was inducted into the Rose 
Bowl Hall of Fame in 1990.

 The FWAA voting committee 
will select one Rose Bowl 
Game representative from each 
decade to comprise the All-
Century Class.

 During the nearly 14 months 
that it has spent on the red 
planet, Curiosity, the Mars 
Science Laboratory (MSL) 
rover, has scooped soil, drilled 
rocks, and analyzed samples by 
exposing them to laser beams, 
X-rays, and alpha particles 
using the most sophisticated 
suite of scientific instruments 
ever deployed on another 
planet. One result of this effort 
was evidence reported last 
March that ancient Mars could 
have supported microbial life.

 But Curiosity is far more 
than a one-trick rover, and 
in a paper published Thursday 
in the journal Science a team 
of MSL scientists reports its 
analysis of a surprisingly Earth-
like Martian rock that offers 
new insight into the history of 
Mars’s interior and suggests 
parts of the red planet may be 
more like our own than we ever 

 The paper -- whose lead 
author is Edward Stolper, 
Caltech’s William E. Leonhard 
Professor of Geology, provost, 
and interim president -- is one 
of five appearing in the journal 
with results from the analysis of 
data and observations obtained 
during Curiosity’s first 100 
Martian days (sols). The other 
papers include an evaluation 
of fine- and coarse-grained soil 
samples and detailed analyzes of 
the composition and formation 
process of a windblown drift of 
sand and dust.

 “The results presented 
go beyond the question 
of habitability,” says John 
Grotzinger, MSL project 
scientist and Caltech’s Fletcher 
Jones Professor of Geology. 
“Mars Science Laboratory also 
has a major mission objective 
to explore and characterize the 
geological environment at all 
scales and also the atmosphere. 
In doing this we learn about 
the fundamental physical 
and chemical properties that 
distinguish the terrestrial 
planets from each other and also 
what they share in common.”

 The paper by Stolper and his 
colleagues -- including Caltech 
senior research scientist Michael 
B. Baker and graduate student 
Megan Newcombe -- examines 
in detail a 50-centimeter-tall 
pyramid-shaped rock named 
“Jake_M” (after MSL surface 
operations systems chief 
engineer Jacob “Jake” Matijevic, 
who passed away two weeks 
after Curiosity’s landing).

 The rock was encountered by 
Curiosity a few weeks after it 
landed during its slow drive 
across Gale Crater on the way 
toward the crater’s central peak, 
Mount Sharp. 

 With the rapid advances 
in social media and instant 
communications, Captain 
Mike Parker saw the 
opportunity for the Los 
Angeles County Sheriff’s 
Department (LASD) to 
improve public safety through 
online partnering with the 
public, other policing agencies 
and emergency services. The 
LASD website was redesigned 
and LASD Nixle text and email 
messaging, Twitter, Facebook, 
YouTube, and Pinterest were 
implemented. The LASD’s 
new 100+ community based 
communications platforms 
have evolved into interagency 
crisis communications systems 
that partner with the public 
and news media. He and the 
newly formed eComm Unit of 
Sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau 
(SHB) have also presented 
8-16 hours of formal training 
to over 1000 personnel from 
150 agencies including five 
foreign countries. He is a 29-
year veteran of the LASD, 
and Unit Commander of SHB 
since 2009.