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City Hosts 

Rose Parade Equestrian


Groups Announced 


 A report, released Thursday, 
on the sudden collapse of an 
Italian Stone Pine tree in front 
of Kidspace Museum, injuring 
eight children in Brookside 
Park July 28, found several 
factors most likely contributed 
to the tree’s failure including a 
slight lean and weight.

 The report concluded that, 
“a lean in the tree, by itself, is 
not necessarily an indicator 
of an unstable tree. However, 
the lean combined with the 
heavy weight due to increased 
water uptake and the absence 
of anchoring roots on the east 
and west side of the tree most 
likely contributed to the tree’s 
instability and failure.” 
Arborist Ted Lubeshkoff of JTL 
Consultants noted, in a seven-
page report, that an increase in 
water consumption by the tree 
probably added substantial 
weight to it after about .61 
inches of rain occurred July 19 
and July 20, less than 10 days 
prior to its collapse.

 “The Italian stone pine 
probably could not release 
water as quickly as it was taking 
water in, causing a substantial 
increase in weight throughout 
the tree,” the report noted.
Other possible contributing 
factors included absence of 
anchoring roots; a slight lean 
in the tree; recent drought 
conditions and heavy weight 
due to increased water uptake 
following recent rains.

 Lubeshkoff also said there 
was historic evidence of fire 
damage indicated from black 
charcoal and white ash in a 
cavity on the underneath side 
of the tree, possibly from hot 
barbecue coals

 The tree was 85 feet tall; had 
a trunk diameter of about 42 
inches and a canopy width of 
about 60 feet by 60 feet

 Pasadena Public Information 
Officer William Boyer said, 
although unrelated to the 
Kidspace incident, the city was 
removing 66 Eucalyptus trees 
in the lower Arroyo that were 
either dead or dying due to a 
beetle infestation. 

Pet of the 

Shelly (A379447) is a 
beautiful and sweet oneyear-
old tortoiseshell cat 
that has spent the last six 
weeks nursing and caring 
for her five little kittens in 
a foster home. Now it's her 
turn to be cared for in her 
own forever home. Her 
foster mom says Shelly is 
a great cat who is sweet, 
loving and docile! However, 
she has shown some food 
guarding around her 
kittens, so she may prefer to 
be in a single cat household. 

 The regular cat adoption 
fee is $70 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.

Mayor Terry Tornek (left) and Director Keri Stokstad (right) 


Pasadena Media wins 
national media award 
for Wiggle Waggle Walk 

By Dean Lee

 The city played host this 
week to hundreds of station 
executive directors, managers 
and producers, who run local 
community/government and 
education access TV stations, 
as the Alliance for Community 
Media held its annual national 
conference at the Pasadena 
Hilton —next door to, Pasadena 
Media, the city’s own access 

 “Pasadena does have the 
proud tradition of supporting 
local cable TV access, and 
that’s going to continue into 
the future, ”Pasadena Mayor 
Terry Tornek said during the 
opening reception. “Last year 
we approved a 25 year operating 
agreement with Pasadena Media 
to ensure that the residents, as 
well as the city government, have 
the means and ability to access 
cable TV video web streaming, 
for free speech, or access to the 
council meetings [among other 
government things].”

 Pasadena Media Executive 

Director Keri Stokstad said she 
proposed the idea to bring the 
national conference to Pasadena 
about two years ago. This was 
the first time it has been held in 
the city of Pasadena.

 “I knew that we could get 
support, through the civic 
center and the other venues… 
and through the producers and 
volunteers, we could support 
having the conference here,” she 

 “There was a desire to be 
able to have all of the member 
of community media come to 
Pasadena because access centers 
around Southern California 
are so few and far between we 
through it would be great to 
show off all of the community 
media in the area,” 

 As part of the conference, 
local cable programs were 
honored through Hometown 
Media Awards. Pasadena Media 

JPL Study; Nature, ChinesePollution Impacts on U.S. 

A new study finds that the 
western United States reduced 
its production of ozone-
forming pollutants by 21 
percent between 2005 and 2010, 
but ozone in the atmosphere 
above the region did not 
drop as expected in response. 
The reason: a combination 
of naturally occurring 
atmospheric processes and troposphere. The researchers 

pollutants crossing the Pacific 

found two causes. First, Chinese 

Ocean from China.

emissions of ozone-forming 

 Scientists from the 

pollutants increased 21 percent 

Netherlands and from NASA’s 

during these years. Second, 

Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 

an unusually large amount of 

Pasadena, California, looked at 

ozone drifted down from the 

ozone in the mid-troposphere, 

stratosphere as the result of 

about 10,000 to 30,000 feet 

several periodic, natural cycles, 

(3 to 9 kilometers) above 

including an El Niño event in 

ground level. Ozone is formed 


throughout the atmosphere 

 At the same time, western U.S. 

by chemical reactions. In the 

emissions of ozone-forming 

mid-troposphere, ozone has a 

pollutants decreased by 21

measurable greenhouse effect.

percent. The benefits of this 

The researchers focused on 

large decrease will continue 

ozone above eastern China and 

to accumulate for many years, 

the western United States, using 

like compound interest. By 

measurements of ozone and 

2010, however, the decrease 

key ozone-forming pollutants 

should have created a drop of 

from instruments on NASA’s 

more than two percent in mid-

Aura satellite, and a computer 

tropospheric ozone. Instead, 

model of global atmospheric 

there was no drop at all.

chemistry and weather. Over 

For more information about 

China, ozone increased about 

NASA’s Earth science activities, 

seven percent in the mid-


Altadena Station Crime Blotter

Sunday, August 2

9:00 AM – A vehicle burglary 
occurred in the 4000 block 
of Chaney Trail. Suspect(s) 
entered the vehicle by shattering 
the front driver side window. 
Property Stolen: black wallet, 
credit cards, currency.
5:40 PM – An assault with 
a deadly weapon occurred 
in the 2500 block of N. El 
Molino Avenue. Suspect 
Ovik Kagramyan, 56 years 
old of Altadena, was arrested 
for punching and attempting 
to stab the victim. Involved 
parties know each other as they 
both live at the residence, which 
is a board and care facility. 
Monday, August 3

3:13 PM – David Hardy, 
20 years old of San Gabriel, 
Devin Leagons, 18 years old of 
Pasadena, and Robert Leagons, 
18 years old of Altadena were 
arrested for residential burglary 
in the 1100 block of E. Calaveras 
Street. Suspects entered the 
residence by removing the 
window screens. No items were 
8:40 PM – A vehicle burglary 
occurred at 24 Hr. Fitness, 2180 
N. Lincoln Avenue. Suspect(s) 
entered the vehicle by shattering 
the front and rear passenger 
windows. Property Stolen: 
white wallet, passport.
Tuesday, August 4

6:00 AM – A residential 
burglary occurred in the 
2800 block of Casitas Avenue. 
Suspect(s) entered the residence 
through an unlocked window. 
Property Stolen: gray Samsung 
laptop, pink Victoria’s Secret 
bag, juicer, clothes.
10:09 AM – A vehicle was 
reported stolen from the 2400 
block of Glen Canyon Road. 
Vehicle Stolen: blue 1989 
Toyota Pick Up. The truck has 
yet to be recovered. 
6:15 PM – Ermijas Abdi, 18 
years old of Pasadena, was 
arrested for battery in the 1500 
block of N. Dominion Avenue. 
The arrest was related to a 
family altercation.
Wednesday, August 5

2:00 AM – A vehicle burglary 
occurred in the 700 block of 
W. Ventura Street. Suspect(s) 
entered the vehicle via unknown 
means. Property Stolen: tan 
dashboard trim. 
12:00 PM – A petty theftfrom an unsecured vehicle 
occurred in the 2100 block 
of E. Washington Boulevard. 
Property Stolen: cordless drill, 
Dewalt porter cable, orange/
black duffel bag.
7:12 PM – Zuri Ordonez, 20 
years old of Altadena, was 
arrested in the area of Fair Oaks 
Avenue and Harriet Street for 
being under the influence of a 
controlled substance. 
Thursday, August 6

7:42 PM – Zeldon Mitchell, 
23 years old of Altadena, was 
arrested at Walmart, 2408 N. 
Lincoln Avenue for shoplifting. 
Items were recovered. 
9:17 PM – Anitra Matlock, 
25 years old of Norwalk, was 
arrested in the 1300 block of N. 
Altadena Drive for battery on a 
peace officer. 
Friday, August 7

1:00 PM – Morgan Scott, 49 
years old of Pasadena, was 
arrested in the 1700 block of 
Oakwood Drive for spousal 
Saturday, August 8

8:40 AM – A vehicle was 
reported stolen from the 2400 
block of N. Lincoln Avenue. 
Vehicle Stolen: green 1996 
Honda Accord. Vehicle was 
recovered on August 10, 2015 
by San Gabriel PD. 
Production Supervisor Bobbie 
Ferguson and other media staff 
won The Community Events 
category, Activism/Rallies for 
their coverage of the Pasadena 
Humane Society’s Wiggle 
Waggle Walk last year. The 
event draws thousands of dog 
lovers to Brookside Park and the 
Rose Bowl, as a fundraiser each 

 The conference was also an 
opportunity for the access TV 
stations to explore issues ranging 
from Charter Communications 
possible accusation of Time 
Warner Cable at a deal valued 
at $78.7 billion, to using the TV 
stations more as community 
centers for things such as maker 
spaces. Many of the access TV 
stations worry as cable TV 
subscribes dwindle. 

USC Pacific 

Asia Museum 
New Exhibit

 Reshaping Tradition: 
Contemporary Ceramicsfrom East Asia

 USC Pacific Asia Museum 
presents, Reshaping Tradition: 
Contemporary Ceramics 
from East Asia, the first 
major international survey 
exhibition of contemporary 
Asian ceramics organized by 
the museum. The exhibition 
presents works by such 
internationally recognized 
artists as Ai Weiwei (China), 
Ik-joong Kang (Korea), 
Liu Jianhua (China), Ah 
Xian (China), Yeesookyung 
(Korea), Harumi Nakashima 
(Japan) and Bui Cong Khanh 
(Vietnam). The exhibition 
also presents select examples 
of the pre-modern ceramics 
from the museum’s permanent 
collection, which will reveal 
the impact of traditional 
ceramics on contemporary 
Asian artists.

 Curated by Yeonsoo Chee, 
USC PAM Assistant Curator, 
the exhibition will be located 
in the Focus and Changing 
Exhibitions galleries, and 
will include approximately 
30 objects of which 21 will be 
contemporary works and 10 
will be pre-modern works, 
with all objects being ceramic 
except for two 2-D works.

 “USC Pacific Asia Museum 
has a long history of presenting 
artists living in Asia and the 
Pacific Islands to audiences 
in Southern California,” says 
Museum Director Christina 
Yu Yu, Ph.D. 

 The exhibit runs September 
11 - January 31, 2016 with a 
members’ reception Thursday, 
September 10, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 

Conversations @PAM - 
November 21, 7:00 p.m. 
Conversation between USC 
Associate Professor & Head of 
Ceramics Department, Karen 
Koblitz along with exhibiting 
artist Bui Cong Khanh from 

 USC Pacific Asia Museum is 
located at 46 North Los Robles 


SIP-tember, Cocktail Bracket 
Challenge, returns today for 
six weeks, culminating in 
the Taste of Pasadena and 
SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket 
Challenge Finale on September 
24th at the Rose Bowl.

 Favorite Pasadena Chamber 
member restaurants offering 
some of their favorite cocktails 
include the Taproom at the 
Langham Huntington Hotel, 
a|k|a Bistro, Del Frisco’s Grille, 
magnolia House, Madeline 
Garden Bistro, Alondra Hot 
Wings and Bistro 45 take 
on returning champ Green 
Street Restaurant in taking the 
SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket 

Visit pasadenarestaurantweek. 
com and vote for your 

 Tournament of Roses President 
Mike Matthiessen announced 
Tuesday the 19 equestrian 
groups to ride in the 127th Rose 
Parade presented by Honda, 
themed “Find Your Adventure.” 
The equestrian groups selected 

1st Cavalry Horse Detachment 

- Fort Hood 
American Endurance Ride 
Anheuser Busch Budweiser 
Calizona Appaloosa Horse 

 Dakota Thunder Shires

 Long Beach Mounted Police

 Los Angeles County Sheriff ’s 

 Los Hermanos Bañuelos

 Martinez Family

Medieval Times Dinner & 

 National Park Service

 The New Buffalo Soldiers

 The Norco Cowgirls & The 
Little Miss Norco Cowgirls 

Rodeo Drill Team 
Scripps Miramar Ranch 
Spirit of the West Riders

 U.S. Army Field Artillery Half 
Section - Fort Sill 
U.S. Marine Corps Mounted 
Color Guard 
Valley Hunt Club 
Wells Fargo 
Equestrians participating in the 

Rose Parade showcase a variety 
of breeds as well as unique tack 
and costumes. All riders must 
have previous parade riding 
experience. In addition to 
riding in the 5.5 mile-long Rose 
Parade route on New Year’s Day, 
these equestrian groups are 
invited to take part in Equestfest 
presented by Wells Fargo, which 
will take place December 29, 
at the Los Angeles Equestrian 
Center. During Equestfest, 
groups perform trick riding, 
drills, dancing and roping skills, 
and attendees can walk through 
the stables and speak with the 

classes to receive a certificate.CERT Classes Saturday, September 12, 2015 
8am to 5pm

 Tuesday, September 15, 2015 
6am to 9pmat Caltech Wednesday, September 16, 
2015 6pm to 9pm

 Upcoming Community Saturday, September 19, 2015 
Emergency Response Team 8am to 3:30pmClasses beginning Sept. 12th at In this CERT class participants 
Caltech campus, Pasadena.will develop skills to help 
Pasadena Fire Department prepare when disaster strikes, 
is hosting a Community no matter where you are, home 
Emergency Response Team, work or play. 
(CERT) class beginning The final day of class includes a 
September 12. All classes will disaster drill, giving participants 
be held at 383 S. Hill Ave, on the an opportunity to put what they 
Caltech campus.have learned into action. 

 The CERT course is made Class size is limited to register 
up of four dates / classes, and contact pasadenacert33@
participants must attend all 

Start Sept. 12 

Free Upcoming Events atPasadena Senior Center 

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

 Smart Phones, Tablets and 
Computers - Any Questions? 

- Tuesdays and Thursdays at 
10 a.m. through Aug. 27. Get 
the answers you need about 
technology devices, whether 
you own your own already or are 
considering a purchase. Learn 
how to text, check voicemail, set 
an alarm, navigate the Internet, 
download apps and more. 
Pinochle - Tuesdays and 
Thursdays at noon through 
Aug. 27, Everyone is invited to 
play one of the most popular 
card games in North America. 
Join other players at all levels 
and make new friends. For 
more information call 626-5840413.

Concerts in Memorial Park 

- Tuesdays, from 6 to 7 p.m. 
through Aug. 27, The band shell 
at Memorial Park, adjacent to 
the Pasadena Senior Center, will 
be hopping with entertainment 
this month! Aug. 4: Billy and 
the Hillbillies. Aug. 11: Inca, the 
Peruvian Ensemble. Aug. 18: 
Lisa Haley and the Zydekats. 
Aug. 25: Alan Chapman’s Movie 
Music Magic. Bring a picnic or 
purchase dinner at the BBQ 
snack bar. Everyone of all ages 
is welcome. 
Friday Movie Matinees 
--Aug. 21, at 1 p.m. - Noah 
(2014, PG-13) starring Russell 
Crowe and Emma Watson.

 Come to the Party! -- Today 
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. We’re 
celebrating the Pasadena Senior 
Center’s 55th anniversary, and 
the community is invited! Enjoy 
live music, dancing, food, fun 

photo booth, KidZone, billiards 
tournament with prizes, art 
reception, sample classes and 
much more. 

Cancer Awareness for Seniors 
-- Thursday, Aug. 20, at 10 

a.m. Cancers can present and 
manifest themselves in different 
ways. Learn some of the tell-tale 
signs seniors should be aware 
of as well as common types of 
cancers, associated factors and 
prevention. Presented by Dr. 
Thirumala Raju. 
Health Fair -- Friday, Aug. 
21, from 9 to 11 a.m. A new 
medical safety identification 
plan, sponsored by New York 
Life, is being added to the 
popular monthly health fair. 
Bring your list of medications, 
doctors and emergency contacts 
and they will be placed on a 
personal identification card 
at no cost. Other health fair 
services include glucose, blood 
pressure and hearing screenings 
as well as counseling and health 
and community resources. For 
more information call 626-6856732.

 Transportation Programs: 
Dial-A-Ride and Access 
Services --Thursday, Aug. 
27, at 10 a.m. Getting around 
town without driving is easier 
if you know your options. 
Representatives from the 
City of Pasadena Dial-A-Ride 
program, which also includes 
Pasadena ARTS buses, plus 
Los Angeles County Access 
Services will explain how to use 
these programs and will answer 

For more information visit 
www.pasadenaseniorcenter.orgor call 626-795-4331. 

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