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Pit-bull Shot 
by Police

 Police shot and killed a Pit-
bill Wednesday morning after 
officers say it charged them 
while searching a home in 
North West Pasadena.

 Police officials said shortly 
before 11:00 a.m., uniform 
detective personnel were in 
the process of conducting a 
parole search at a residence 
in the 1700 block of El Sereno 
Avenue. A large adult male 
pit-bull charged the officers 
from the open front door. 
When the aggressive dogcame within three feet of 
attacking the officers, police 
shot the dog. The dog died at 
the scene and was removed by 
Animal Control. No persons 
were injured. Detectives 
responded and conducted the 
investigation they said.

 Officers stood in the driveway 
conversing with occupants and 
directing them to control their 
loose dogs before shooting.

 Police arrested four people, 
three men and one female, 
at the scene for various 
charges including parole 
violations, willfully resist, 
delays or obstructs arrest and 
misdemeanor warrants. The 
suspects ranged in age from 19 
to 35 years old. 

 All suspects were booked 
at the Pasadena Police 
Department jail.

 Anyone with additional 
information is asked to contact 
Detective Lieutenant Torres at 
626-744-4507 or the Watch 
Commander at 626-744-4620. 


 A second show featuring 
Beyonce and JAY Z at the Rose 
Bowl in August could be added 
after the city council approved 
the event Monday night.

 The added concert is 
scheduled for Aug. 3 and only 
if an official announcement 
is made that the Pac-12 
Championship Game will not 
be played at the Rose Bowl.

 This makes the 18 large event, 
approved by the council, at the 
Rose Bowl this year. 

 The council also approved an 
Environmental Impact Study 
looking at the adverse effects 
of holding up to 21 events 

Pet of the 

Daphne is a shy, two-yearold 
tricolor Staffordshire 
terrier mix. She enjoys 
going for walks in the park 
and loves to snuggle. 

Daphne’s 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. Ask an 
adoptions counselor for 
more information during 
your visit. 

 Call the Pasadena 
Humane Society & SPCA at 
626.792.7151 to ask about 
A355771, 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.

City Tribute to Fallen Police, Fire Fighters 

 Police and fire officials held the Third Annual Police and Fire Memorial Thursday morning, giving 

tribute to those who died in the line of duty dating back to 1909. The event coincided with national

Peace Officers Memorial Day.Police Chief Phillip Sanchez and Fire Chief Calvin Wells read the 

Eric Walsh 

By Dean Lee

Two weeks after city officials 
placed Public Health Director 
Dr. Eric Walsh on paid leave over 
controversial religious sermons, 
Walsh resigned Wednesday 
being offered a job in Georgia. 

“We appreciate Dr. Walsh’s 
service to the City of Pasadena 
and wish him continued success,” 
said Pasadena City Manager 
Michael Beck. “The City will 
now begin a nationwide search 
for a new director of the Public 
Health Department.”

 Walsh stepped down just days 
after reports, confirmed by this 
newspaper, that he was offered 
a job within the North Georgia 
Health District.

 “Dr. Walsh has been offered 
the vacant position of District 
Public Health Director within 
the North Georgia Health 
District contingent upon the 
results of a background and 
credentials investigation,” said 
Ryan Deal Director, Division 
of Communications Georgia 
Department of Public Health. 
“Currently that investigation is 
ongoing and is not complete.”

 Officials said the investigation 
includes claims made by the 
Pasadena Star News and other 
local news sources that Walsh 
had not disclosed financial 
information as a an associate 
pastor at a Seventh Day Adventist 

JPL Study Finds Irreversible
Melting Antarctic Glaciers 

Thwaites Glacier. West Antarctic Image credit: 

Church in Altadena . He was also 
scrutinized for sermons online 
in which he denounces Disney, 
comics, Muslims, Catholics and 

 Beck had also launched 
an investigation into Walsh 
although he said Thursday that 
investigation ended with Walsh’s 
resignation. Mayor Bill Bogaard 
also commented on Walsh 

 “I think there are always lessons 
learned in an experience like this 
and we will be studying that but 
at the moment, how we react to 
Dr. Walsh, in the next few days, 
will depend whether this [taking 
the job in Georgia] turns out 
to be true.” Bogaard said when 
asked about hiring a new heath 

 Councilmember Steve Madison 
made similar comments Tuesday 

 “This is a teachable moment 
for us,” he said. “For example, 
the way that we certify that 
our department heads are in 
compliance with our policy and 

 If hired in Georgia, Walsh is 
expected to start June 16. 

names of sworn Pasadena police and fire personnel that died in

the line of duty. The event, attended by hundreds including family 
members of those killed, was led by Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard.
The event concluded after a 21 gun salute (pictured above). Photo 
by D. Lee/MVNews 

Zipcar, City, Team to AddNew Cars and Locations 

 The City’s Department of 
Transportation and Zipcar, Inc., 
a leading car-sharing network, 
are partnering to introduce 20 
new Zipcars at 10 new locations 
throughout Pasadena providing 
the public with increased access 
to affordable transportation 

 Two Zipcars will be available 
in reserved parking spots at or 
near 10 locations in Pasadena’s 
popular business districts, 
including South Lake Avenue, 
Playhouse District, Old 
Pasadena and select Metro Gold 
Line stations. Using Zipcars 
as an alternative to buying 
and maintaining personal 
automobiles can help reduce 
traffic congestion, exhaust 
emissions and parking demand.

 Zipcar locations include:

 City Hall at Holly Street and 
Garfield Avenue

 Del Mar Gold Line Station at 
Arroyo Parkway and Cordova 

 Sierra Madre Villa Gold Line 
Station at Foothill Boulevard 
and Halstead Street

 Green Street and De Lacey 

 Pasadena City College at North 
Bonnie Avenue and Colorado 

 Fair Oaks Ave and Green Street 
Westin Hotel at Los Robles 
Avenue and Walnut Street 
Target at Oak Knoll Avenue 

and Colorado Boulevard

 Mentor Avenue and Green 

 Del Mar Avenue and Lake 

 “Zipcar is a convenient, low-
cost sustainable transportation 
alternative that has grown 
considerably in North America 
during the past 10-plus years,” 
Department of Transportation 
Director Fred Dock said. “Our 
partnership with Zipcar reflects 
the City’s commitment to 
improving local transportation 
options and making Pasadena 
more accessible to visitors.”

 The new Zipcars and locations 
are in addition to two existing 
locations at Caltech and the 
Westgate apartments. 

 “With studies showing that 
about one quarter of trips 
taken by California households 
are taken via alternative 
transportation options, we’re 
experiencing first-hand a trend 
of people putting down the 
keys, even Angelenos,” said Jeff 
Shields, general manager of 
Zipcar’s Los Angeles region.

 “With increased availability of 
transit and a health conscious 
community, this region’s 
traditional car culture is 
changing, opening the door to 
new options like Zipcar. We 
look forward to working with 
the city to grow our service 
even more,” Shield said. 

Pasadena HeritagePreservation Month Tours

Pasadena Heritage invites folks 
to walk, look, and listen as we 
celebrate National Preservation 
Month in May. Each Saturday in 
May they will feature a different 
walking tour, or lecture that will 
educate, entertain, and highlight 
a unique part of Pasadena’s 
history and architecture. 

Saturday, May 24th – Ninita 
Parkway-Rose Villa Walking 

 This beautiful neighborhood of 
one and two-story single-family 
residences east of the California 
Institute of Technology 
(Caltech) includes a range of 
Period Revival style residences 
including examples of Colonial 
Revival, Italian Renaissance 
Revival, English Revival, and 
Spanish Colonial Revival. The 
Tour will highlight significant 
works by some of Pasadena’s 
most distinguished architecture 
firms including Wallace Neff, 

Reginald Johnson, Donald 
McMurray, George Lawrence 
Stimson, Bennett & Haskell, 
Marston & Van Pelt, and 
Johnson, Kaufmann & Coate. 
The tour will also feature a bonus 
interior tour of the 1926 Lion 
House, designed by Architect 
George B. Brigham Jr. The 
romantic two story Normandy 
home features an abundance 
of striking architectural details 
including: coved ceilings, 
French windows and doors, 
arched doorways, and formal 
garden. Mature street trees and 
historic streetlights enhance the 
sense of time and place.

 Tour Times: 9:00, 9:30, 10:00, 
10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 

12:30 Tickets: $15.00 nonmembers, 
$12.00 members. 
Tickets can be purchased online 
at or by 
phone (626) 441-6333. 
Tours have limited space. 

MeetingOn Future 
Energy RateChanges 

The public is invited to 
join Pasadena Mayor Bill 
Bogaard and representatives 
of the City’s Water and 
Power Department (PWP) 
to a community-wide 
Town Hall meeting, 6:30 

p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, 
May 22, 2014, at All Saints 
Church, 132 N. Euclid Ave., 
to discuss PWP’s proposed 
electric rate changes and 
programs available to help 
residents save money and 
energy. The first 50 PWP 
customers to arrive will 
receive a free energy-saving 
LED light bulb. 
The proposed rate changes 
aim to recover costs of 
providing the Pasadena 
community with safe, 
reliable, and sustainable 
power. The meeting will 
also address how electric 
rates are determined and 
where the money goes.

 PWP will have its online 
“Bill Estimator” tool on 
hand to help attendees 
calculate the impact of 
the proposed rate changes 
on their bill. Customers 
attending the event are 
encouraged to bring their 
latest bill to the meeting.

 For more information 
about the Town Hall meeting 
call (626) 744-6970. For 
details about the proposed 
rate changes and a link to 
the electric Bill Estimator, 

Park UpdateMeeting

 The city’s Human Services 
and Recreation Department 
will hold the first of a series 
of meeting to provide 
feedback on improving the 
Robinson Park Recreation 

 “Come out and share 
your ideas for the 
upcoming recreation center 
renovation project, City 
Staff said. “Staff will be 
available to answer any 
questions you may have. 
Additional meetings will be 
held every fourth Tuesday 
of the month.”

 The first is Tuesday, May 
27, 6:00p.m., at the Jackie 
Robinson Community 
Center, 1020 N Fair Oaks 
Ave. The meeting agenda 
will be available on the 
project webpage 24 hours 
prior to the meeting.

 For more information, 
please contact Lola Osborne 

(626) 744-4791 or via email 
A new study by researchers at 
the Jet Propulsion Laboratory 
and the University of California, 
Irvine, finds a rapidly melting 
section of the West Antarctic 
Ice Sheet appears to be in an 
irreversible state of decline, 
with nothing to stop the glaciers 
in this area from melting into 
the sea.

 The study presents multiple 
lines of evidence, incorporating 
40 years of observations that 
indicate the glaciers in the 
Amundsen Sea sector of West 
Antarctica “have passed the 
point of no return,” according 
to glaciologist and lead author 
Eric Rignot, of UC Irvine 
and NASA’s Jet Propulsion 
Laboratory in Pasadena, 
California. The new study has 
been accepted for publication 
in the journal Geophysical 
Research Letters. 

These glaciers already 
contribute significantly to sea 
level rise, releasing almost 
as much ice into the ocean 
annually as the entire Greenland 
Ice Sheet. They contain enough 
ice to raise global sea level by 4 

feet (1.2 meters) and are melting 
faster than most scientists had 
expected. Rignot said these 
findings will require an upward 
revision to current predictions 
of sea level rise.

 “This sector will be a major 
contributor to sea level rise 
in the decades and centuries 
to come,” Rignot said. “A 
conservative estimate is it could 
take several centuries for all of 
the ice to flow into the sea.”

 Three major lines of evidence 
point to the glaciers’ eventual 
demise: the changes intheir 
flow speeds, how much of each 
glacier floats on seawater, and 
the slope of theterrain they 
are flowing over and its depth 
below sea level. In a paper 
in April, Rignot’s research 
group discussed the steadily 
increasing flow speeds of these 
glaciers over the past 40 years. 
This new study examines the 
other two lines of evidence.

 For additional information 
on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet 
and its potential contribution 
to sea level rise, visit http:// 

Learn How to Produce 
Your Own TV Show 

 With the opening of the new 
Pasadena Media 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 
available in citizen journalism 

for The Arroyo Channel. Studio 

and digital film groups. Call the 

Production/Equipment training 

office (626) 794-8585 or go to 

is also offered to volunteer 


crewmembers. In addition, 

explore what Pasadena Media 

on-going training will soon be 

has to offer. 
Class Offerings 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Nightly 

Producers Training 

Monday May 19 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm 

Closed for Memorial Day 

Monday May 26 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm 

Introduction to Field Production Training 

Wednesday May 28 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm 

Producers Training 

Monday June 2 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm 

Citizen Journalism coming soon 
Digital Film Group coming soon