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Mountain View News Saturday, January 17, 2015

Tournament of Roses 
Elects 2016 President

Martin Luther 
King, Jr. Day 

�Find Your Adventure� 
Revealed as Rose Parade 

 Pasadena residents and 
businesses are reminded 
that City Hall and many City 
services will be closed Monday, 
Jan. 19, 2015, in observance of 
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. 
Specific closures, reminders 
and exceptions are noted 

 The Pasadena Fire and 
Police departments will 
continue to be staffed during 
the holiday for all patrol, jail, 
fire, paramedic and other 
emergency services. For any 
life-threatening emergencies, 
please 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 regular 
Customer Service Call Center 
will be closed for the holiday, 
but customers can access their 
accounts and pay their bills 
online at 
or by phone at (626) 744-4005. 
The City�s Municipal Services 
Payment Center at City Hall 
will be closed.

 Refuse and recycling 
collection will be delayed by 
one day during the week of Jan. 
19-24. The bulky item pickup 
program is currently on hiatus 
and will resume Feb. 2.

 On Monday, Jan. 19, the 
City�s Area Rapid Transit 
System (ARTS) buses and 
Dial-A-Ride programs will 
be in full operation with no 
changes to regular service. 
All on-street parking meters 
will be free Jan. 19, and time 
limits will not be enforced. 
Parking meter enforcement 
will resume Tuesday, Jan. 20. 
City-owned parking lots and 
garages will be open Jan. 19, 
and regular parking rates will 
be enforced. Violations for red 
curb parking and blocking fire 
hydrants will continue to be 

 The Pasadena Public Library 
will be closed Sunday, Jan. 
18, and Monday, Jan. 19, with 
regular schedules resuming 
Tuesday, Jan. 20.

 All community centers 
operated by the City�s Human 
Services and Recreation 
Department will be closed. 
All parks will be open for 
picnics, fun and play, but no 
site reservations are accepted 
for the holidays.

 The Pasadena Tournament 
of Roses Board of Directors 
confirmed Mike Matthiessen 
as president for the 2015-
2016 Tournament year in a 
ceremony Thursday night. 
Matthiessen will provide 
leadership for the 127th 
Rose Parade presented by 
Honda and the 102nd Rose 
Bowl Game presented by 
Northwestern Mutual on 
Friday, January 1.

 Matthiessen announced 
�Find Your Adventure� as 
the theme for the 127th 
Rose Parade. �This theme 
has grown out of a unique 
relationship between the 
Pasadena Tournament of 
Roses and the U.S. National 
Park Service. The 2016 
Rose Parade will help shine 
light on the centennial 
celebration of our nation�s 
national parks,� shared 
Matthiessen. �As proponents 
of the American spirit, we 
encourage people to find 
beauty in the landscape 
that builds the backdrop of 
their lives. From coast-to- 
coast, we will add stories of 
adventure to our collection 
while protecting our unique 
heritage and looking to the 

 Matthiessen has been a 
volunteer member of the 
Tournament of Roses since 
1979 and was appointed a 
Tournament Chairman in 
2000 and a Tournament 
Director in 2003. Throughout 
his extensive Tournament 
career, Matthiessen has 
served on and chaired 
several Tournament of 
Roses committees including 
Communications & 
Credentials, Coronation/VIP 
Tailgate, Decorating Places 
and Parade Operations. He 
was elected to the Executive 
Committee in 2008.

Prior to joining the 
Tournament, he participated 
as a float observer in the 
1967 Rose Parade and a float 
driver in the 1969 Parade.

Matthiessen was born in 
Pasadena and attended 
Pasadena City College and 
San Diego State University. 

Mike Matthiessen


By Dean Lee

 Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard 
reflected back Thursday night 
on his nearly 16 years of service 
as the city�s first directly elected 
mayor but not before discussing 
the discovery of long term 
embezzlement of city funds by a 
former employee something he 
said �was on everyone�s mind,� 
during his last State of the City.

 �I and all the councilmembers 
feel extreme regret that this 
breach of trust has occurred, 
as does the city manager,� 
Bogaard said. �This is a matter 
of greatest urgency for all of us, 
and we intend to pursue our 
responsibilities in the weeks and 
months ahead aggressively� 
to assure that nothing like this 
ever happens again.�

 Bogaard made the comments 
to a full house at the Pasadena 

 Although he said it is not 
believed that any other 
employees were criminally 
involved, except Danny Ray 
Wooten and two others that 
allegedly mastermind the 
scheme, the city has hired 
an independent investigator 
to facilitate a wide-ranging 
personnel review. That is 
expected to take 60 days he said.

 Bogaard added that he has 
created an ad hoc committee of 
the council to review activities 
related to the embezzled funds 
which could be as much as $6.4 
million over an 11 year period. 
He also called for a community 
task force consisting of 5 to 7 
persons to look over the audit 

 He said the city attorney has 
also been directed to use civil 
litigation to recover the stolen 

 During his speech, Bogaard 
gave an update on the extension 
of the Gold Line from Pasadena 
to Azusa saying that operational 
testing would start in September 
and the line would open in 
spring of 2016. He also spoke 
about events at the Rose Bowl.

 �In the years ahead, the 
number of events will be less 
than in 2014,� he said. �Rose 
bowl staff will continue to work 
with our neighbors to mitigate 
the impact of these events on 
our lives.

 He gave many thanks 
throughout the night including, 
to the public safety services, 
Collaborate Pasadena, Pasadena 
Media, Innovate Pasadena, his 
staff, the Playhouse and his wife 
Claire among others.

 Bogaard said the night caps his 
many years as mayor.

 �In 1999, I promised to be a 
catalyst for positive change, to 
bring our community together 
and build a greater city.� He 
said. �I urged all of us to go for 
it in a quest for improvement, 
and we did just that.� 

 Vice-Mayor Jacque Robinson 
served as emcee for this year�s 
event themed �Rediscover 
Pasadena.� Theatre 360 gave 
performances of some over 
their recent musicals.

 The event ended with the entire 
city council (pictured above), 
along with Bogaard�s wife Claire 
Bogaard, thanking and bidding 
him farewell.

 Earlier this year, Bogaard 
announced he would not seek 
reelection of another term.

�Next year, you will have a new 
mayor standing before you to 
share thoughts and words of 
encouragement�� he said.

(Top) the city council and 
Claire Bogaard. (Above) Mayor 
Bill Bogaard. Photos, D.Lee/

College Ranks Number 
One in the State for ADTs

LA Cookie 
Con and 
Sweets Show

 More students at Pasadena 
City College graduated 
last year with an Associate 
Degree for Transfer than at 
any other community college 
in the state, according to data 
compiled by the California 
Community Colleges 
Chancellor�s Office.

For the 2013-2014 academic 
year, the college awarded 
435 ADTs � a number 
that places PCC atop the 
113-member California 
Community Colleges system 
in conferring ADTs.

 �I am extremely grateful 
and proud of our faculty, 
staff, and managers for 
the manner in which they 
responded to this challenge,� 
said Dr. Robert Miller, PCC 
interim superintendent-
president. �I am particularly 
proud of our students for 
their great accomplishment. 
They are extraordinary in 
many, many ways.�

 Dubbed �A Degree With 
A Guarantee,� an ADT is 
comprised of Associate in 
Arts and Associate in Science 
for Transfer degrees. Both 
were formed in 2011 after 
the passage of Senate Bill 
1440, the Student Transfer 
Achievement Reform Act 
that gives students with an 
ADT priority admission 
with junior standing to any 
California State University 

The ranking serves as 
a milestone for PCC�s 
implementation of SB1440, 
a vast undertaking initiated 
three years ago. The process 
involved multiple areas 
within the campus, namely 
the Academic Senate, 
Counseling, faculty, the 
College Council, Admissions 
and Records, and the Board 
of Trustees.

 �PCC�s success in the area 
of degree completion and 
transfer is the result of 
campus-wide collaboration 
and hard work,� said Dr. 
Kathleen Scott, PCC 
associate vice president of 
Academic Affairs. �Our 
faculty, staff, and managers 
are committed to our 
students� success and are 
gratified to see the results.�

 After the passage of SB1440, 
the Chancellor�s Office set 
a statewide goal for each 
campus in ADT target-
certified offerings by Fall 
2014. PCC�s group effort 
resulted in the creation of 
17 active ADT disciplines, 
which meets the Chancellor�s 
target goal by 100 percent.

 Roughly 50,000 community 
college students transfer 
annually to the CSU system. 

 The LA Cookie Con and 
Sweets Show, held Jan. 25, 
will bring a baking, pastry 
and sweets extravaganza, 
with hundreds of exhibitors 
showcasing the best in 
baking products and tools. 
Local and national vendors 
will offer samples of various 
pastries, sweets and snacks, 
and there will be charity 
baking and cookie eating 
contests, celebrity chef/author 
appearances, pastry decorating 
classes and more. Meet Ron 
Ben-Israel, star of Food 
Network�s �Sweet Genius� and 
one of the most famous cake 
designers in the world, along 
with stars of �Masterchef,� 
�Masterchef Junior,� �Next 
Food Network Star,� TLC�s 
�Cake Boss: Next Great 
Baker� and more. Indulge in 
hundreds of free samples from 
the best in sweets, savories and 
snacks. Visit the Kids Zone 
with activities such as free 
face painting by LA Parent 
and organic edible nail polish 
by Kidlicks. Take classes 
in fondant rolling, pastry 
decorating, gluten-free baking 
and more.

 The event runs from 10 a.m.-
5 p.m., General Admission 
$21, VIP Admission $50. The 
Pasadena Convention Center, 
300 E. Green St. for more 
information: lacookiecon.

Pet of the 

Museum gets Works by 
Modern Pakistani Artists

Book, Print, 
Photo and 
Paper Fair

Learn How to Produce 
Your Own TV Show

 Spike is a calm 4-year-
old male brown and white 
Pit Bull Terrier Mix who 
enjoys attention and going 
for walks. He is already 
neutered which means that 
he can go home with you 
today. Spike does require a 
special diet. 

 The regular dog adoption 
fee is $125 which includes 
the spay or neuter surgery, 
microchip, vaccinations, 
and 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. 

 Call the Pasadena 
Humane Society & SPCA 
at 626.792.7151 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.

New Citizen Journalism 
training starts Wednesday 
nights, learn how to report 
news using social media 

 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 for 
The Arroyo Channel. Studio 
Production/ Equipment 
training is also offered to 
volunteer crew members. In 
addition, on-going training 
will soon be available in 
citizen journalism and 
digital film groups. Call the 
office (626) 794-8585 or go 
and explore what Pasadena 
Media has to offer.

 Many quality exhibitors 
will participate in the 
15th annual Pasadena 
Antiquarian Book, Print, 
Photo and Paper Fair. 
Exhibitors will display and 
offer for sale a wide variety 
of Antiquarian rare and 
modern 1st edition books, 
prints, posters, vintage 
photographs, autographs, 
fine graphics, maps, 
manuscripts and many 
unique pieces of ephemera. 
The seasoned enthusiast, 
beginning collector or 
someone just browsing 
should not miss this 
extraordinary opportunity 
to experience so many 
fine collections all in one 

 The event is set for Saturday 
Jan 31, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 
Sunday, Feb. 1, 11 a.m.-4 
p.m. Admission $8, seniors 
62+ $5, children 12 and 
younger free. The Pasadena 
Convention Center, 300 E. 
Green St.


 USC Pacific Asia Museum 
announced Thursday the 
acquisitions of three works by 
contemporary Pakistani artists 
Ali Kazim, Imran Qureshi and 
Muhammad Zeeshan. The 
new acquisitions add historic 
continuity and depth to the 
museum�s notable collection 
of contemporary Asian art 
and mark the museum�s first 
purchases for its permanent 
collection under the leadership 
of the University of Southern 
California and newly appointed 
Director Christina Yu Yu.

 �We are delighted to add three 
important Pakistani miniature 
paintings to our permanent 
collection of more than 15,000 
objects. These works by young 
and acclaimed Pakistani 
artists bring a contemporary 
perspective to earlier Indian 
miniature paintings already 
in our holdings,� said USC 
Pacific Asia Museum Director 
Christina Yu Yu. 

 All three artists were included 
in the museum�s 2010 exhibition 
Beyond the Page: The Miniature 
As Attitude in Contemporary 

Art from Pakistan. Traditional 
miniature painting traces its 
lineage to Mughal India, Iran 
and Turkey and continues to 
be practiced today. Following 
pioneering artists like Zahoor 
ul Akhlaq in the 1970s, it has 
evolved into a new genre in 
Pakistan led by a group of 
artists who were trained in the 
miniature painting department 
at the National College of 
Arts, Lahore and brought 
international attention to this 
this new style of painting. 
Addressing the criticism of 
the old tradition of copying 
reproductions of historical 
works, new works by artists 
such as Kazim, Qureshi and 
Zeeshan express individuality 
and creativity and provide an 
interesting and valuable point 
of connection between the 
tradition of Indian miniature 
painting and contemporary 

 All three newly acquired 
works are now on view in the 
museum�s permanent collection 
gallery until June 30.

Class offerings days and nights weekly

Station Schedule 

Closed - Martin Luther King Day

Monday January 19, All Day

Basic Editing - Session 1

Wednesday January 21, at 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Citizen Journalism Training

Wednesday January 21, at 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Basic Editing - Session 2

Thursday January 22, at 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.


Thursday January 22, at 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.