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Mountain View News Saturday, February 22, 2014 

Arrested in 

Community Mourns afterTwo Murders in Two Days

City College is a family and 

 Less than 48 hours after the city this impacts us all. Students, 
saw the first reported homicide faculty and staff are encouraged 
of the year, a second person to utilize the campus resources 
was gunned down in a drive available to aid in this time of 
by shooting that left two other grief. Counseling services are 

 Altadena Deputies arrested 

people wounded. Police said the available through Psychological 
incidences were unrelated. Services.”

a suspected gang member 

On Sunday a Pasadena City Crummie’s bail was set at $2 

last week after he allegedly 

College student was gunned million. He remains in custody 

stabbed a man five times 

down by her live-in boyfriend awaiting an arraignment 

with a screw driver outside 

who was later arrested Monday. rescheduled twice this week. 

a restaurant near Altadena 

The Los Angeles County District Acosta death was the first 

Drive and Lincoln Avenue. 

Attorney’s Office formally reported homicide of the year 

The incident occurred on 

charged JonJon Crummie according to police.
February 13 at approximately 

Wednesday with two felony As of Friday police were still 

criminal counts, homicide looking for a late-model 
The suspect, Juan Cortez, 

5:15 p.m.
and personal and intentional white SUV involved in a 
discharge of a firearm causing triple shooting Monday night. 

approached the victim and 

great bodily injury and death, According to police they 

his family as they were 

resulting from the fatal shooting responded to a shots fired call 

Fire Caused by Cigarettes Displaces 19

getting out of their car 

of Crummie’s girlfriend, Irais in the 1400 block of El Sereno 

 The parents of two small Lisa Derderian said the four had just broken out less than 

and became involved in 

Acosta, 19 Sunday morning. Avenue at about 10 p.m. 

children dropped them out a were transported to a local two hours before the Penn street 

an argument according to 

The homicide occurred around Steven Ascencio, 18, of 

two story window Monday night hospital, with minor arm blaze.


8:48 a.m. in the 1500 block of N. Pasadena died, after what 
—to neighbors waiting below— injuries and leg injuries, as a She said a fire broke out in the 

 Sheriff Deputies said Cortez 

Raymond Avenue.witnesses described as five or 

before jumping themselves to result of the fall. 1200 block of Rancheros Road 

removed his shirt, exposing a 

PCC President Mark Rocha six gunshots being fired. A 

escape a blaze that caught the The cause of the fire was later near the Rose Bowl around 

said, “The College extends 17-year-old teen and a 19-year

tattoo of “Pasadena” written 

steps of an apartment building determined to be carelessly 12:41 a.m. also Monday night. 

its deepest sympathy to the old man were also injured. No 

across his chest. He then 

on fire trapping the family.discarded cigarettes on an old That fire was upgraded to a 

Acosta family, friends, and other information was given 

announced that he was from 

 Nineteen other residents were couch placed on an outside second-alarm due to the areas 

the entire PCC community and investigators said the two 

a local gang as he tried to 

displaced in the fire, at 277 Penn balcony. narrow streets.

in this time of loss. Pasadena victims were not cooperating.

punch the victim. The victim 

Street, first reported at 2:04 a.m. Derderian said the four-unit The fire isolated to the wall in 
was able to duck and knock 

 Dalia Esteban and Elmer building was a total loss and the area of a chimney caused 
Cortez to the ground. When 

Rodriguez told reporters they damage was estimated to be $150,000 in damage. Four 
had no choice but to toss their 3 $400,000. Another $150,000 adults escaped without injury 

Cortez stood up, he attacked 

year-old and 4-year-old children was losses to the contents. Derderian said. 

the victim with a large screw 

out the window. Derderian said another 

driver. The victim sustained 

Pasadena Fire Spokeswoman unrelated house fire in the city 

several puncture wounds 
and lacerations to his lower 
back and a small cut on his 

Rose Bowl Half 

right arm. The victim did 
not report the assault and 

Marathon this Sunday

drove himself to Huntington 
Memorial Hospital. 

When detectives spoke to 
the victim at Huntington 
Memorial Hospital, they 
learned a female employee 
from the nearby restaurant 
had tried to stop the assault. 
She had been calling the 
suspect “Juan”. This coupled 
with the tattoo helped 
detectives later identify 
Cortez as the assailant. 
On February 14, at 6:20 p.m. 
deputies were able to locate 

This Sunday, an estimated everyone who crosses the 
and arrest Cortez after they 

1,500 participants are finish line in any category 
observed him walking in the 

expected for the Rose Bowl (half marathon, 10k, 5k, 
city of Pasadena.

Half Marathon, 10k, 5k and 1k). Awards will go to the 
This investigation is still 

Kids 1K Run. The event, put top three finishers in each 
on-going. Cortez remains 

on by Pacific Sports LLC and division. The top three male 
in custody with a bail of 

the Rose Bowl Operating and female half marathoners 

Company, starts at 7:30 a.m. will receive shoes from Fleet 
The race begins at 8 p.m.Feet Sports in Burbank. 
Any witnesses to the 

 The event will start and Race day schedule:
incident are asked to call 

finish at the Rose Bowl 7:30 all competitors should 

A kickoff event this of Public Works. The 
Detective Taylor at (626) 

Stadium. Half marathon be at Rose Bowl

morning at 9 a.m. will project includes upgrades 

competitors will have an 8:00 1/2 Marathon start

officially commence the to the restrooms, kitchen, 
opportunity to run past and 8:15 10k & 5k start

renovation of the historic La great room and entry 
through some of Pasadena’s 8:20 Kid’s 1k run starts

Casita del Arroyo. Join Vice-area; Americans with 
greatest landmarks including 10:00 10k & 5k awards 

Mayor Jacque Robinson, Disabilities Act (ADA) 

Pet of the 

the Rose Bowl, the Colorado ceremony

Councilmember Steve improvements; plumbing 
Bridge, the Arroyo Seco, 11:00 1/2 Marathon awards 

Madison and La Casita and electrical systems 


Devil’s Gate Dam, JPL, the ceremony (3.5 hr. time limit)

Foundation representatives upgrades and restoration 
new Flintwash Bridge and Post-event activities, in 

are expected to speak at the of the historic bicycle 
more. The course is scenic, the Horizon Club, include 

event.velodrome wood paneling. 
periodically hilly and the Rose Bowl concessions, 

 La Casita del Arroyo Exterior work includes 
comprised of a combination a beer garden, and vender 

will undergo an historic parking lot improvements, 
of road and trail. booths.

rehabilitation beginning this roof replacement and new 
Approximately 70 percent If interested in volunteering 

month. In 2012, the La Casita heating and air conditioning 
of the course is on the trails at the Rose Bowl Half 

Foundation asked the City of (HVAC) systems.
near Brookside Golf Course Marathon, contact Volunteer 

Pasadena to participate in a Funding comes from the La 
and Hahamongna WatershedCoordinator at danielle@ 

public/private partnership Casita Foundation, Pasadena 

to renovate this historic Capital Improvement Project 
Medals will be given to 

City-owned building at 177 Fund and Residential Impact 
Colleen is a year-and-

South Arroyo Boulevard. Fees. Project construction 

Rover Heads Uphill After 

Designed in 1932 by noted will be completed by B-One 
rabbit. She’s very friendly 

a-half-old English Spot 

architect Myron Hunt, La Construction Company, a 

Solving ‘Doughnut’ Riddle

Casita serves as a community local general contractor. 
happiness by doing binkies 

 Former California first 

and gently. She shows her 

meeting house for public and Onyx Architects, a local 
(a jumping twirl)! Colleen 

lady Maria Shriver is set to 

private functions. Pasadena architectural firm 
also enjoys being held and 

speak at All Saints Church 

 The $517,700 construction designed the project, which 

Rector’s Forum March 2, at 

project will be managed by maintains the building’s 
Colleen’s adoption fee is 

10:15 a.m. The event is free 
the Pasadena Department historic integrity. 
$30, which includes her 

and open to the public.

 Shriver, although 
spay surgery, a microchip, 

separated, is best known 

Learn How to Produce 

as the wife of actor and 
as well as a free follow-

the first set of vaccinations, 

former California Governor 

Your Own TV Show

Arnold Schwarzenegger. 

up health check at a 

 In anticipation of Pasadena 

She is a member of the 

participating vet. New 

Media opening new studios at 

Kennedy family. Shriver’s 

adopters will receive 

150 S. Los Robles Ave, they are 

 Researchers have determined Deputy Principal Investigator 

mother, Eunice Kennedy 

complimentary health and 

offering free television-training 

the now-infamous Martian rock Ray Arvidson of Washington 

Shriver was a sister of 

wellness exam from VCA 

programs for producers. Plan 
Animal Hospitals, as well 

resembling a jelly doughnut, University in St. Louis. “We 

John F. Kennedy, Robert 

to attend an orientation to 
as a goody bag filled with 

dubbed Pinnacle Island, is a drove over it. We can see the 

discover the right classes for 
information on how to 

piece of a larger rock broken track. That’s where Pinnacle F. Kennedy, and Edward 

you. Producers’ Training 
care for your pet. Ask an 

and moved by the wheel of Island came from.” Kennedy.

teaches how to produce shows 
adoptions counselor for 

NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Examination of Pinnacle As executive producer of 

for The Arroyo Channel. Studio 
Only about 1.5 inches wide elements such as manganese Shriver earned two Emmy 

Opportunity in early January.Island revealed high levels of The Alzheimer’s Project, 

Production/Equipment training 

more information during 

is also offered to volunteer 

(4 centimeters), the white-and sulfur, suggesting these Awards and an Academy of 

your visit. 

crewmembers. In addition, 

rimmed, red-centered rock water-soluble ingredients were 

Television Arts & Sciences 

 Call the Pasadena 

on-going training will soon be 

caused a stir last month when it concentrated in the rock by 

award for developing a

Humane Society & SPCA at 

appeared in an image the rover the action of water. “This may 

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“television show with a

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took Jan. 8 at a location where have happened just beneath 

conscience.” She has also 

A350340, or visit at 361 S. 

it was not present four days the surface relatively recently,” 

Orientation & Producers Training 

Raymond Ave. in Pasadena. 

earlier.Arvidson said, “or it may won Peabody awards in 
Adoption hours are 11-4 

Monday, Feb. 24 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm 
Sunday, 9-5 Tuesday – 

 More recent images show the have happened deeper below television journalism.

Orientation Training 

original piece of rock struck by ground longer ago and then, Shriver is also the author of 

the rover’s wheel, slightly uphill by serendipity, erosion stripped six best-selling books. 

Friday, 9-4 Saturday. Pets 

Monday March 3 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm 

from where Pinnacle Island away material above it and made She is currently a special 

may not be available for 

PCAC Board Of Directors - Regular Meeting 

came to accessible to our wheels.”

anchor and correspondent 

adoption and cannot be 

Tuesday March 4 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm 

 “Once we moved Opportunity Now that the rover is finished 

for NBC News.

held for potential adopters 

New Studio Grand Opening 

a short distance, after inspecting inspecting this rock, the team 

 All Saints Church is located 

from phone calls or email. 

Pinnacle Island, we could see plans to drive Opportunity 

Tuesday March 4 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm 

132 N. Euclid Avenue. Call 

Directions and photos of all 

directly uphill an overturned south and uphill to investigate 

(626) 796-1172 for more 
pets can be found at www.

rock that has the same unusual exposed rock layers on the 

Citizen Journalism coming soon 


appearance,” said Opportunity slope. 

Digital Film Group coming soon

Police say a known Altadena 
gang member was arrested 
Wednesday in the 800 block 
of Euclid Avenue in Pasadena 
by Detectives from Altadena 
Sheriff ’s Station, Pasadena 
Police Department, and the 
Dennis Mayfield, 32, was 
wanted for criminal threats 
and assault of his ex-girlfriend 
and for holding her against 
her will. The suspect was 
considered armed and 
dangerous due to the fact that 
he threatened to shoot his ex-
girlfriend and was known to 
carry a handgun. The suspect 
is also suspected of shooting 
numerous rounds into the air 
in the 2000 block of Marengo 
Avenue on Sunday morning. 
Members of the San Gabriel 
Valley Safe Streets Gang Task 
Force, which includes Altadena 
Detectives, Pasadena Police 
Department Detectives, and 
FBI agents, started searching 
for the suspect shortly after 
the incident was reported and 
arrested him at the 800 block of 
Euclid Avenue in Pasadena at 
approximately 6:00 p.m. They 
also recovered two firearms 
inside the suspect’s vehicle. 
Mayfield was arrested for 
Kidnapping, Assault with a 
Deadly Weapon (Firearm), 
and other Weapons Charges. 
He was booked at Crescenta 
Valley Station and is being 
held on $1,000,000 bail. 
Man Arrested 
for Assault,
Maria Shriver 
to Speak atAll Saints

TV coverage of drive by shooting 

La Casita Del ArroyoRenovation Begins

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