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 They started Tuesday night 
as hundreds of military 
veterans patrolled the 
Colorado Street Bridge 
bringing awareness to 
suicide prevention as part ofWellness Works’ Not on MyWatch.

 Veterans, from across the 
country, took, one hour 
shifts patrolling the bridge 24hours a day through today.
According to the nonprofitgroup’s website the veteransuicide rate is 23 per day.
The website also states that, 
currently, there are moreVeteran deaths attributed to 
suicide than killed in action 
in both wars fought in Iraqand Afghanistan.

 “Not on my watch eventbring the community toan awareness that veterans 
can be helped, all you have 
to do is just understand 
their trails,” Kathy Lynch atherapist for Wellness Workstold news reporters.

The group said they use aholistic therapy approach tohelp veterans deal with post-
traumatic stress disorder. 

Along with patrolling 
the bridge, they placedAmerican flags along thebridge along with a fallensoldier memorial as part ofPTSD Post-traumatic Stress 
Disorder Awareness Day, 

 The Colorado Street got 
the nick name “Suicide 
Bridge” in 1932. It is thoughtthat over a hundred peoplehave committed suicide 
jumping from the 150 foothigh structure. In Augustof 2013 city officials installedmetal signs, at each endof the bridge, that includesuicide prevention hotlinenumber 1-800-784-2433. 

Pet of the 

Maddie A367089 is an 
energetic, 11-month-old, 
spayed female Chihuahua 
mix. This 13lb pup is anaffectionate young girl whoenjoys being held. She isquite the social butterfly andenjoys going on walks. Shealready knows her sit and 
down command. 

The adoption fee for dogs 
is $125, which includes 
the spay or neuter surgery,
microchip, vaccinations anda free follow-up health check 
at a participating vet. The 
Pasadena Humane Societywill be having a “Free 
Adoption Day” on June 30from 9am-5pm. Adoptionfees will be waived for all 
available animals. Regularadoption screening applies.

 New adopters will receive acomplimentary health-andwellness 
exam from VCA 
Animal Hospitals, as wellas a goody bag filled withinformation about how to 
care for your pet.

 Call the Pasadena Humane 
Society & SPCA at (626)
792-7151 to ask about 
A373396, or visit at 361 S. 
Raymond Ave. in Pasadena.
Adoption hours are 11 a.m.
to 4 p.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. to5 p.m. Tuesday throughFriday; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Pets may not be availablefor adoption and cannot beheld for potential adoptersby phone calls or email.
Directions and photos ofall pets can be found

Mountain Views News 

Chalk Fest 

 Hundreds of artists spent 
Father’s Day weekend 
creating over 210 murals at 
the 23rd Annual Pasadena 
Chalk Festival at the Paseo 
Colorado and Convention 

 “I say this every year but 
the art just keeps getting 
better,” said Tom Coston one 
of the event organizers and 
president of Light Bringer 
Project. The festival started 
in 1993 by the Light Bringer 

 The best of festival went to 
artist Moe Notsu for her tiled 
collage of artists, Renoir, 
Basquiat, Picasso, Jackson 
Pollock, Andy Warhol, and 

 Best in Festival - 2nd Place 
went to Shuji Nishimura’s 
portrait of John Lennon 
(Pictured right) and Best 
in Festival - 3rd Place went 
to Arlou Somo for a girl 
in a bathing suit. Other 
winners included, Best 3D 
Effect went to Julio Jimenez 
painting of painting at the 
chalk fest. Most Humorous 
went to Edwin Aguilar for a 
portrait of a baby in a dragon 
costume. Best New Artist 
went to Michael Flowers for 
an illustration of DuckTales. 

Photo by D.Lee/MVNews 

Amanda Casas won Best Use 
of Color, Most Inspirational 
went to Peggy and Tiffany 
Jordan, Best Technique was 
won by Shaina Joel, Best in 
Animation went to Alley 
Jennifer Swain, Best in Chalk 
of Fame went to Charlotte 
Scoville, Best Recreation of 

Pasadena POPS Celebrates 
Best of the Beatles Music

The Pasadena POPS celebrates 
the best of the music of The 
Beatles with Classical MysteryTour on Saturday, July 11 at 
the Los Angeles Arboretum.
Back by Popular demand, 
Classical Mystery Tour bringsthe timeless hits of The Beatles 
to life with a fresh set list of 
favorites. Spanning The Beatles’vast catalog, a smattering oftracks from Sgt. Pepper’s LonelyHearts Club Band including“Strawberry Fields Forever,” 
“Penny Lane,” “Lucy in the Skywith Diamonds” and “A Day inthe Life” round out early andlater hits like “Yesterday” and“Let It Be”.

 The Fabulous Four performersinclude Jim Owen (JohnLennon), Tony Kishman (PaulMcCartney), Joe Bithorn 
(George Harrison) and Chris 
Camilleri (Ringo Starr). The 

quartet looks and sounds just likeThe Beatles, with unforgettablemusic and costumes, but 
Classical Mystery Tour is morethan just a rock concert. The 
show presents more than twodozen Beatles tunes transcribed 
note-for-note and performedwith a full orchestra – like you’venever heard them before. Manyhave called it “the best show the 
Beatles never did.” 

Tickets to Classical MysteryTour start at $25 and are on 
sale now along with all otherconcerts in the Pasadena POPS 
Sierra Auto Summer Series. 
All concerts are held at the Los 
Angeles Arboretum and BotanicGarden. Grounds open for 
picnicking and dining at 5:30

p.m. and performances beginat 7:30 p.m. The Arboretum islocated at 301 North Baldwin 
Free July Events at thePasadena Senior Center

 There is something for 
everyone in July at the PasadenaSenior Center, 85 E. Holly St.
All events listed are free.

 You do not have to be a 
member. Some events requirereservations. 

Concerts in the Park – 
Tuesdays, June 30 to Sept. 1,
from 6 to 7 p.m. The bandshell 
at Memorial Park, just behindthe Pasadena Senior Center, will 
be hopping with entertainmentwith this series! June 30: Pam 
Kaye and the Tap Chicks. July 7:
Janet Klein and her Parlor Boys.
July 14: Mariachi Bella. July 21:
Susie Hansen Latin Jazz Band. 
July 28: Pasadena Summer 
Youth Chamber Orchestra. 
Bring a picnic or purchasedinner at the BBQ snack bar.
Friday Movie Matinees Fridays,
July 3, 10 and 17, at 1 p.m.
July 3: Into the Woods (2014, 
PG) starring Anna Kendrick 
and Meryl Streep. July 10: TheHundred-Foot Journey (2014,
PG) starring Helen Mirren andOm Puri. July 17: Showboat(1951, NR) starring Howard 
Keel and Kathryn Grayson.

Sample Classes for Summer

– Monday and Tuesday, July6 and 7, from 9 a.m. to noon. 
As the registration period for 
summer classes approaches,
anyone can sit in on miniversions of more than 20 
of the most popular classesfrom arts and computers toforeign languages and Zumba 
Gold, meeting the instructors 
and learning more about the 

Smart Phones, Tablets andComputers – Any Questions?

– Tuesdays and Thursdays, July7 to 30, from 10 to 11 a.m. Get 
the answers you need abouttechnology devices, whether 
you own them already or areconsidering a purchase. Learnhow to text, check voicemail, set 
an alarm, navigate the Internet,
download apps and more.
Understanding Clutter andHoarding – Are you or someone 
you know overwhelmed byclutter or hoarding? Hoardingdisorder is estimated to affect 
between two and five percentof the population. Explore thesymptoms and possible causesof this newly identified disorder,
get your questions answered andlearn about available resources 
for anyone who wants to gettreatment. A boxed lunch will 
be served to the first 50 peoplewho RSVP to 626-795-4331. 

Food Distribution ProgramDate Change – Friday, July10, at 9 a.m. The program isordinarily scheduled the firstFriday of every month. Dueto the Fourth of July holiday,
the program will take placeone week later on Friday, July

10. Please note the program isavailable only to eligible low-
income seniors who have preregistered 
by calling 626-6856732. 
Greater Los Angeles Job Fair –
Saturday, July 11, from 10 a.m.
to 1 p.m. 50+/seniors, recent 
graduates, veterans, mid-careerworkers, displaced employeesand others will learn about jobopportunities. 

a Masterpiece was won by 

Ryan Slight, and Kathleen 

Sanders won On the Way to 

Other murals included 

Bert and Ernie, Star Wars 

and Game of Thrones. The 

winners can be found at 

are Illegalin Altadena

The Altadena Sheriff ’s 
Station reminds all residents 
and visitors that the best 
way to celebrate the Fourth 
of July holiday with family 
and friends is by attending 
professional fireworks shows 
such as Americafest at the 
Pasadena Rose Bowl Stadium. 
Fireworks Celebration at 
Altadena Town & Country 
Club on Wednesday, July 1st. 
Party begins at 6:00 p.m. and 
the fireworks will begin at 

9:30 p.m. Please RSVP with 
the Front Desk, 2290 Country 
Club Dr. Altadena, CA 91001, 
(626) 794-7163. 
The sale or possession of all 
fireworks is illegal in Altadena. 
Violators are subject to 
confiscation and impound of 
vehicles; up to one year in jail 
and fines up to $50,000. Call 
Altadena Sheriff ’s at (626) 
798-1131 to report illegal 

 Altadena Sheriff ’s Captain 
Christopher Reed urges 
everyone to make safety a 
priority on July 4th. 

 Even sparklers, which many 
people consider safe, can reach 
1,200 degrees Fahrenheit, 
causing serious burns and 
starting fires. Adults normally 
don’t allow their children to 
get near anything that hot, but 
for some reason they think it’s 
acceptable to put sparklers in 
the hands of little ones on the 
Fourth of July. 

Note to parents: If your child 
has any fireworks prior to June 
28th, the items are probably 
illegal and dangerous and 
should be turned over to your 
fire department or local police 

 Parents are liable for any 

damage or injuries caused by 

their children using fireworks. 

 For more information visit 
the web site of the Los Angeles 
County Fire Department at 

All Fireworks 
Illegal inPasadena

 The Pasadena Fire and Police 
Departments remind the 
public it is illegal to sell, use orpossess fireworks in Pasadena.
The City maintains a ZeroTolerance Policy for fireworks.
Violators are subject to arrest;
impound of vehicles; up toone year in jail and fines up to$50,000. 

If You See Something, SaySomething! Call Pasadena 
Police at (626) 744-4241 toreport illegal fireworks andother suspicious activities.

 Visit www.readypasadena. 
net for emergencypreparedness information andto register your telephonesto receive Red Flag Alerts orother emergency notifications. 

City Files Lawsuit Trying toRecover Embezzled Funds 

 Pasadena officials filed a 
civil lawsuit Wednesday 
seeking recovery of money 
allegedly embezzled from the 
Underground Utilities Fund, 
Pasadena City Attorney Michele 
Beal Bagneris announced.

 According to Bagneris, the 
lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles 
County Superior Court against 
former city employee Danny 
Wooten; his wife, Laveta 
Wooten; Tyrone Collins, 
Collins Electric; the Southern 
California Evangelistic 
Jurisdiction Center; New 

in a scheme to submit false 

Covenant Christian Fellowship 

claims for payment of invoices.

Center and Melody Jenkins.

 “The taxpayers are entitled 

A city audit completed in 

to expect that the city will use 

November 2014 documented 

all available legal remedies to 

as many as 296 potentially 

bring wrongdoers to justice, 

fraudulent invoices had been 

and to seek recovery of 

submitted to the city for check 

the embezzled funds,” City 

payments in excess of $6.4 

Attorney Bagneris said. Ms.

million. The money came from 

Bagneris is named as a plaintiff 

the Underground Utilities Fund 

in the lawsuit in addition to the 

that pays for moving overhead 

City, in her capacity as the City’s 

power and communications 

prosecuting authority under the 

lines underground. Revenues 

California False Claims Act.

to the fund come from the 

 A City Council Ad Hoc 

Underground Surtax paid by 

Committee that is overseeing 

electric customers. The audit 

the city’s efforts to recover the 

is posted on the city’s website 

embezzled funds is also guiding 


the city in the civil lawsuit. 


The committee is chaired by 

“The city council is determined 

Councilmember Steve Madison 

to seek full recovery of the funds 

and includes Councilmembers 

lost and to restore the public’s 

Victor Gordo, John Kennedy, 

trust that the City is acting in 

and Margaret McAustin. 

a fully responsible manner,” 

 Wooten, Collins and Jenkins 

Mayor Terry Tornek said.

are being criminally prosecuted 

 The civil lawsuit alleges that 

by the Los Angeles County 

the defendants conspired to 

District Attorney’s office 

embezzle the Underground 

for their alleged roles in the 

Utilities Fund money from the 

embezzlement officials said. 

city and that they participated 

Pasadena set for Sunday’s129th Birthday Celebration 

 Pasadena Museum of Historyclick here. Take the Metro 
and the City of PasadenaGold Line to Memorial Park 
announced this week the Station and walk a few blocks 
theme “Happy Birthdaywest on Walnut St. towards 
Pasadena: Forward Motion,” Orange Grove Blvd.
marking the city’s 129th yearHappy Birthday Pasadena willsince incorporation. Mayortake place June 28, 1:00 p.m.
Terry Tornek will cut the caketo 4:00 p.m. at the Pasadenaon Sunday at 2:30. This will beMuseum of History 470 W.
Tornek’s first official cuttingWalnut Street, Pasadena. For 
of the city’s birthday cake.more information call 626

 This year’s theme will 577-1660. 
include cars, bicycles, andother vehicles that were 
innovative for their time – 
both a century ago and today.
There will also be exhibitions 
When Johnny Came 
Marching West: How theCivil War Shaped Pasadenaand Thaddeus Lowe: Chief 
Aeronaut of the Union Army.
Complimentary birthdaycake will also be served alongwith entertainment, and a 
craft workshop.

 Go Metro to the Pasadena 
Museum of History and 
receive a free stylized map ofPasadena! For more details, 

Altadena Crime Blotter

Danny Wooten

Sunday, June 14th

9:00 PM – A residential burglaryoccurred in the 2600 block 
of Visscher Place. Suspect(s)
entered the location by pryingthe garage door. Property stolen: 
orange Santa Cruz Heckler 
mountain bike and a red Bianchi 
touring bike.
10:28 PM – An assault with 
a deadly weapon (knife) 
occurred in the 3300 block of N. 
Marengo Avenue. The victim 
was confronted by the suspect, 
Glenn Carlton, his roommate, 
regarding smoking marijuana 
inside of the apartment. 
During the verbal altercation, 
the suspect retrieved a knife 
and stabbed the victim. The 
victim’s injuries are not life-
threatening. The suspect was 
taken into custody. 
Monday, June 15th

8:41 PM – Brian Alexander 
was arrested in the 700 block 
of Ventura Street for violation 
of a restraining order and asubsequent felony vandalism toa patrol vehicle when he kickedout the rear side window while 
handcuffed in the back seat. 
Tuesday, June 16th

12:00 AM – A petty theft froman unlocked vehicle occurred in 
the 1300 block of N. Altadena 
Drive. Property stolen: $500.00 
8:42 AM – A vandalism 
occurred at Masjid Al’TaqwahMosque, 2180 N. Lake Avenue.
The suspect dispensed oil insidethe mailbox and on the door. 
Suspect described as a male,
Black, 507-510, 160, wearing ablue long sleeve shirt and bluejeans. 
10:30 PM – A vehicle 
vandalism occurred in the area 
of Garfias Drive and Valencia 
Avenue. Suspect(s) slashed theconvertible top of a vehicle. 
Wednesday, June 17th

4:45 PM – Kyle Oliver wasarrested in the area of Lake Av. 
and Fontanet Way for possessionof a controlled substance. 
7:12 PM – Jimmie Kirk was 
arrested at Ralph’s, 2270 N. LakeAvenue for petty theft. 
Thursday, June 18th

5:39 PM – A petty theft occurredat Super King, 2260 N. LincolnAvenue. Property stolen: W.I.C 
Friday, June 19th

4:00 PM – A grand theftoccurred in the 1900 block 
of E. Washington Boulevard. 
Property stolen: Volvo Penta 
boat engine, propeller.
6:39 PM – An assault with a 
deadly weapon (gun) occurred 
in the 600 block of W. Altadena 
Drive. The victims were 
outside of their residence when 
a vehicle occupied with three 
males pulled up to the front of 
location. The passenger pulled 
out a black semi-automatic 
handgun and pulled the trigger. 
The gun jammed and the 
suspects fled the area. Pasadena 
Police Department officers later 
located the suspect’s vehicle in 
their city and the occupants 
were taken into custody. 
Saturday, June 20th

4:00 PM – A vehicle burglaryoccurred in the 2300 block 
of E. Washington Boulevard.
Suspect(s) entered the vehicleby shattering the rear passengerside window. Property stolen: 
toolbox, keys. 
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