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Mountain View News Saturday, January 4, 2014 



$20 Million Animal Care 
Center expansion Opens

 The Pasadena Humane 
Society’s $20-million 
new Animal Care Center 
expansion is set to open 
Thursday. The advanced 
center, which broke ground 
last June, will include a new 
Wellness Clinic housing a 
high-volume spay/neuter 
clinic, a larger behavior and 
training center, dog daycare 
and boarding among other 
services. The new facility, 
an addition to the Pasadena 
Humane Society’s existing 
campus 361, South Raymond 
Ave., opens January 9 at 9 

 “It’s a very exciting time,” 
said president and CEO 
of the Pasadena Humane 
Society & SPCA, Steven 
McNall. “We’re focusing 
on expanded programs to 
help stop the tragedy of pet 
overpopulation. The Animal 
Care Center is a proactive 
approach to keep animals in 
their homes and out of the 

 The goal of this expansion 
is to keep pets in homes and 
out of shelters McNall said. 

 The Animal Care Center 
features: An expanded 
affordable spay/neuter clinic 
open Tuesday through 
Saturday; allowing PHS 
veterinarians to perform 
20 spay/neuter surgeries on 
dogs, cats and rabbits per 

 An affordable vaccination 
and microchip clinic held on 
Wednesdays and Saturdays.

 Dog daycare, which will be 
available in February.

 A new Education and 
Training Center that will 
hold a series of seminars and 
training classes.

 A new dog boarding facility.

 The Shelter Shop, an 
expanded on-site pet store 
with a variety of food, 
accessories, clothing and 
more for pets. All proceeds 
from retail sales go back to 
shelter programs. 

 Ample on-site underground 
parking for customers.

 All services and programs, 
except for animal control and 
dog licensing, are available 
to pet owners, regardless 
of where they live. PHS 
is contracted by the cities 
of Arcadia , Glendale , La 
Cañada Flintridge, Pasadena 
, Monrovia (starting Jan.1), 
San Marino , Sierra Madre 
and South Pasadena to 
perform animal control 
duties. For more information, 

 Eighteen PETA protesters 
were arrested New Year’s 
morning after attempting to 
run in front of SeaWorld’s 
float in the Rose Parade. The 
55-foot long float, heavily 
guarded by police, depicted 
a cresting wave, with two 
killer whales up front.

 Police said protesters were 
cited under suspicion of 
“interfering with a special 
event,” a misdemeanor, and 
released. Video released 
later in the day by PETA 
shows PETA Senior Vice 
President and Pasadena 
resident, Lisa Lange, being 
dragged across Orange 
Gove Blvd. holding a sign, 
“Boycott SeaWorld.”

 PETA actives said about 100 
people protested including 
some carrying a small 
inflatable craft with the 
words “SeaWorld Tortures 
Orcas.” According to 
reports, a police officer was 
later injured grabbing the 
propeller of the inflatable. 
The craft was damaged and 
did not fly. The Sheriff’s 
deputy was treated for a cut 
to the finger. 

 Among those arrested 
was 12-year-old Rose 
McCoy, from New York. 
McCoy made headlines in 
November after jumping 
a barricade at the Macy’s 
Parade to boycott SeaWorld 
float in that parade.

 McCoy told reporters she 
has a Pasadena court date, 
Feb, 3.

 SeaWorld later released 
a statement saying, “We 
believe most Americans 
recognize that SeaWorld, 
not PETA, is the real animal 
welfare organization.”

 The marine wildlife park 
recently gained attention 
over alleged abuse of 
Killer Whales, after the 
documentary “Blackfish” 
aired, last year, on CNN. 
The film tells the story of a 
performing killer whale, at 
SeaWorld that killed several 
people while in captivity.

125th Rose Parade Tops the Cake

Dreams came true New 
Year’s Day for the Tournament 
of Roses as perfect 
parade weather bathed this 
year’s 125th Rose Parade 
—as float, equestrian units, 
and marching bands made 
with way down Colorado 
Blvd. The AIDS Healthcare 
Foundation, parade entry 
(pictured above) “Love is 
the Best Protection” features 
gay couple, Aubrey 
Loots, 42, and Danny 
Leclair, 45, being officially 
married atop the wedding-
themed float. 

 The rotating “Love” 
cube, was inspired from the 
original image created by 
Pop Artist, Robert Indiana. 
There were 91 total entries 

SeaWorld’s float, Sea of Surprises

2014 President Scott 
Jenkins (pictured right), his 
wife, Cindy, and their family 
sit atop the red, white and gold 
1903 Studebaker-built beer 
wagon pulled by the world-
famous Budweiser Clydesdales. 
To qualify for one of 
the traveling hitches, a Budweiser 
Clydesdale must be at 
least four years of age, stand 
72 inches at the shoulder when 
fully mature, weigh between 
1,800 and 2,300 pounds, have 
a bay coat, four white stocking 
feet, a white blaze and a black 
mane and tail.

Police Arrest 
Doggie Door 

Police arrested three suspects 
Thursday in connection to 
a burglary last month in the 
900 block of North Madison 
Avenue in which the suspects 
broke in through a Doggie 

 According to police, in the 
early afternoon on December 
20, the suspects entered a 
residence, in the 900 block 
of North Madison Avenue, 
by way of an insecure doggie 
door built into the rear door 
of the house. Once inside, the 
suspects removed numerous 
electronic items including 
televisions, computers and 
tablets, sports memorabilia, 
jewelry and the cremated 
remains of the victim’s parents. 
A surveillance camera in the 
area captured the suspects 
leaving the vicinity.

Detectives identified several 
of the suspects involved in the 
burglary and recovered stolen 
electronic items.

Arrested for residential 
burglary were Alex Canela (18 
year old male), two 16 year 
olds males, and one 17 year old 
male. All four suspects reside 
in Pasadena. Suspect Canela is 
being held in the Pasadena Jail 
on $50,000 bail.

Pasadena Police Detectives 
continue their investigation 
seeking the identification of 
additional suspects and the 
recovery of more loss. Anyone 
with information is asked to 
contact the Pasadena Police 
Department at (626) 744-4241.

Animal Care Center expansion,361, South Raymond Ave.. 

Altadena Sheriff’s Starts New 
Program for At-risk-youths

 Altadena Sheriff’s Station will be 
starting up another Los Angeles 
County Sheriff Department 
V.I.D.A (Vital Intervention 
Directional Alternatives) 
academy beginning February 
12, 2014. V.I.D.A. is a 16 week 
intervention program designed 
for at risk youth between the 
ages of 11 and 17½. 

 The V.I.D.A. academy is 
designed to teach and guide 
youth to make good decisions. 
Overseen by law enforcement 
personnel, the V.I.D.A. 
academy focuses on several 
areas, including healthy living, 
academic and vocational 
achievement, truancy reduction, 
increased literacy, workforce 
preparation, improving 
parental relationships, and 
preventing substance abuse. We 
also perform home and school 
visits randomly throughout 
the week. Key components 
of this program are: Intake 
night (where the program and 
expectations are laid out to the 
parents and students), and the 
Saturday program (8:00AM-
4:00PM) which includes 
physical training, close order 
drill, life skills classes, field 
trips and service projects. There 
are also counseling nights for 
students and their parents, 
which are held on Wednesdays 

 VIDA works closely with the 
Probation Department, juvenile 
courts, various school districts, 
and a wide range of community-
based organizations to increase 
accountability and provide 
needed services. The program 
requires youth to attend 160 
hours of various training and 
educational courses which 
includes 32 hours of counseling 
which requires parental 

 The Altadena VIDA academy is 
currently enrolling students for 
the Spring 2014 VIDA academy 
class. The class will begin on 
February 12, 2014. There is a 
one-time $75 enrollment fee 
which covers the cost of the 
participant’s uniform, field-trip 
expenses, and drug testing. 

 Located at the Altadena Sheriff 
station (780 East Altadena 
Drive, Altadena, CA 91001) 
our current VIDA site is at Eliot 
Middle School 2184 N. Lake 
Avenue, Altadena, CA 91001. 

 For more information visit Or by phone 626 
798-1131 (ext. 2617) or e-mail 

Public Storage made their Rose Parade debut with “Adventures 
in Space” (pictured above). The entry featured a trio of aliens 
whose dream of finding life in the universe has finally come true 
with their discovery of planet Earth. The float also featured a big 
surprise that remained a closely guarded secret, the Three aliens 
wowed the crowd as they depart the float in mini spacecrafts.

The Rose Queen, Ana Marie 
Acosta (pictured right), and 
her six Rose Princesses make 
their way down the parade 
route. Flanking the length of 
the float are opulently carved 
urns featuring magnificent 
rose and floral arrangements. 
Oversized sculpted roses 
frame the front of the float.

Pet of the 

In honor of the 125th year 
of fire service to the City of 
Pasadena, Mayor Bill Bogaard 
(pictured left), his wife Claire, 
and grandchildren represent 
the City of Pasadena in a 1952 
Seagrave “Triple Combination 
Fire Engine.” Following 
behind the Mayor is Pasadena 
Fire’s own 1909 Seagrave 
known as “The Old Rig.” This 
model AC40 was the first motorized 
fire engine delivered by 
Seagrave west of the Mississippi 
River. The 1899 American 
Metropolitan “horse drawn” 
steamer rounds out the trio.

Free Lecture– 
A Decade 
of Mars 

 Tucker is a two-year-old 
Poodle mix. He can be very 
energetic so an experienced 
owner would be a great 
match for him.

 Tucker’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 
A344255, 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.

Learn How to Produce 
Your Own TV Show

 For a decade now, the rover 
has been dutifully conducting 
field geology on the Martian 
surface day after day. 
Opportunity and her twin, 
Spirit, have traversed great 
plains, climbed mountains, 
descended into deep craters 
and survived rover-killing dust 
storms and frigid winters. 

 A celebratory 10th 
anniversary event will be 
held on Jan. 16 in Beckman 
Auditorium on the Caltech 
campus. Then, on Jan. 17, a 
lecture will be presented at the 
Pasadena City College Forum. 
It will provide a glimpse 
of Opportunity’s current 
investigations and upcoming 
challenges, as well as highlights 
of the first decade. Both events 
are free and open to the public. 
All events start at 7 p.m. and 
seating is on a first come, first 
served basis. The Jan. 16 event’s 
participants will include 
Steve Squyres of Cornell 
University, Ithaca, N.Y., 
principal investigator for Spirit 
and Opportunity; Bill Nye, 
CEO of the Planetary Society, 
Pasadena; and members of the 
rover operations team. 

 In anticipation of Pasadena 
Media opening new studios at 
150 S. Los Robles Ave, they are 
offering free television-training 
programs for producers. Plan 
to attend an orientation to 
discover the right classes for 
you. Producers’ Training 
teaches how to produce shows 
for The Arroyo Channel. Studio 
Production/Equipment training 
is also offered to volunteer 
crewmembers. In addition, 
on-going training will soon be 
available in citizen journalism 
and digital film groups. Call the 
office (626) 794-8585 or go to 
explore what Pasadena Media 
has to offer.

Altadena Crime Blotter

Sunday, December 22nd

 Between 4:00 PM and 8:00 
(Monday) – A petty theft from 
an unlocked vehicle occurred 
in the 2500-blk of Holliston Av. 
Loss: white Apple headphones, 
black Blue Ant Bluetooth. 

Monday, December 23rd

 2:37 AM – A residential 
vandalism occurred in the 3100-
blk of Thurin Av. ***Suspect 
possibly known***

 Between 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM 
(Wednesday) – A petty theft 
occurred in the 2100-blk of 
Mar Vista Av. Loss: St. Francis 

Tuesday, December 24th

 Between 10:00 AM and 
Midnight – A package theft 
occurred in the 100-blk of 
Marathon Rd. Loss: iPod.

Wednesday, December 25th

 11:07 AM – An assault with a 
deadly weapon occurred in 

the 2900-blk of Lincoln Av. 
***Suspect known*** 

 8:25 PM –a 26 year old 
Altadena resident was arrested 
for being under the influence of 
a controlled substance. 

Thursday, December 26th

 Between 3:00 PM and 9:00 AM 
(Friday) – A vehicle burglary 
occurred at Nian Guaranty 
Auto, 2645 N. Fair Oaks Av. 
Loss: car stereo. 

Friday, December 27th

 5:00 PM – a 26 year old 
Pasadena resident was arrested 
for possession of concentrated 

 Between 5:00 PM and 10:00 
AM (Saturday) – A vehicle 
vandalism occurred in the 
2300-blk of Arroyo Bl. 

Saturday, December 28th

 9:33 PM – a 45 year old 
Fontana woman was arrested 
in Altadena for taking a vehicle 
without the owner’s consent.

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

Studio and Offices Closed

Through Saturday January 4

Stage Manager Training

Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Character Generator Training

Wednesday Jan. 8 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm 

Video Tape Op. Training

Thursday Jan. 9 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Citizen Journalism coming soon

Digital Film Group coming soon