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Mountain Views-News Saturday, August 22, 2015 

Huntington Deals with 
Superbug Outbreak

News Briefs

Altercation with Homeless 
Man Leads to Murder 

 A 39-year-old transient 
was arrested Sunday for 
homicide in connection with 
an altercation in a South Fair 
Oaks Avenue parking lot that 
left another man dead. 

 According to police they 
received a call of a man lying 
unconscious on the ground 
in a parking lot in 500 block 
of South Fair Oaks Avenue 
about 9:35 p.m. The man later 
died as paramedics tried to 
resuscitate him.

 Police later located Manuel 
Castillo in the 400 block of 
South Arroyo Parkway in 
connection to the dead of the 
unidentified 64-year-old man. 
Castillo was being held on $1 
million bail. 

Anyone with information 
is asked to contact Detective 
Bundy at (626) 744-4511.

Two Pasadena Residents 
Robbed Using ATMs

 In separate instances, two 
people, in as many days, were 
robbed while withdrawing 
cash from an ATM machines 
in Pasadena. 

 The first instance, a woman 
was robbed Sunday night 
after a man hit the withdrawal 
button as the victim finished 
using an ATM machine 
shortly before 10:30 p.m. in 
the 800 block of East Colorado 
Boulevard. As the woman tried 
to reach of the money the man 
grabbed about $200 and ran. 

 In another robbery Tuesday 
night on Washington 
Boulevard a masked gunman 
robbed a Pasadena man as he 
used the ATM. The man gave 
the robber $340 in cash, his 
wallet and keys according to 

 Anyone with information is 
asked to call police at (626) 

Police Respond to Multiple 
Shots Fired, No Victim 

 Police responded early 
Saturday morning to multiple 
calls of gunfire in Northwest 
Pasadena, and although, 
no suspects or victims were 
found, police recovered more 
than 20 bullet casings in the 

 According to police, they 
started receiving 911 calls, 
about gunfire near Penn 
Street and Marengo Avenue 
around 12:45 a.m. Police at 
the scene found numerous 
large-caliber bullet casings 
littering the street. Anyone 
with information is asked to 
call police (626) 744-4241. 

 Huntington Hospital 
officials alerted health 
authorities and patients 
Wednesday saying that a 
small number of patients 
may have come in contact 
with deadly bacteria found 
on medical scopes — the 
same type of scopes tied to 
superbug infections across 
the United States.

 Hospital officials did not 
disclose the number of 
possible people affected but 
said in a statement that they 
were closely monitoring 
potentially affected patients 
and had quarantine 
suspected equipment. 
They also said the bacteria, 
Pseudomonas, had not been 
traced to a scope.” 

 Officials said that 
emergence of drug-resistant 
microorganisms is a problem 
facing every hospital 
especially those using the 
duodenoscopes. Deadly 
antibiotic-resistant bacteria 
can become trapped inside 
the scopes.

 According to reports, 
the Food and Drug 
Administration posted 
online Monday warning 
letters to Olympus saying 
the company knew about 
problems associated with 
the scopes. The FDA said 
Olympus waited three 
years before alerting 
federal regulators about 16 
infections in 2012 related 
to their devices. The FDA 
said companies are required 
to report such injuries and 
deaths within 30 days.

 The FDA gave Olympus, 
and two other scope 
manufacturers, Pentax 
Medical and Fujifilm, 15 
days to respond to violations 
found after inspecting their 
facilities. The letter was dated 
Aug. 12. 

 “This issue is receiving the 
highest level of attention 
at Olympus,” the company 
wrote in a letter to healthcare 
professionals, patients and 
family members. “We are 
committed to understanding 
the potential root causes 
and are partnering with 
authorities and other 
stakeholders to address 
the causes to continually 
enhance safeguards.”

 In February, the Olympus 
duodenoscopes were linked 
to the deaths of three 
patients at UCLA’s Ronald 
Reagan Medical Center. In 
March, four other patients at 
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center 
became ill associated with a 
superbug and scopes.

 Authorities said the 
antibiotic-resistant superbug 
found at UCLA and Cedar 
Sinai is not the same as 
bacteria found at Huntington 

The Paseo Welcomes New Development 


Pasadena Mayor Terry 
Tornek, District 6 
Councilman Steve Madison 
and representatives 
from DDR Corp took 
part Wednesday in a 
groundbreaking ceremony 
to mark the beginning of 
redevelopment at Paseo 
Colorado to include, new 
retailers, a hotel and a new 
dinner theater concept called 
The Rose. The first phase of 
the project is to be completed 
in 2017. 

 According to DDR Corp. 
Spokesperson, Brandon 
Glenn, the redevelopment of 
Paseo Colorado will include 
two major components. The 
first involves the demolition 
of a 150,000-square-foot 
vacant space, previously 
occupied by Macy’s. The 
Macy’s building will be 
replaced with two new 

 “The $70 plus million 
investment, in Paseo 
Colorado, combined with 
the addition of several new 
retailers, condos and the 
hotel, demonstrates the 
substantial appeal of the 
Pasadena market,” he said. 
“Pasadena, in general, and 
Paseo Colorado, specifically, 
are very attractive to a wide 
variety of successful and 
growing national retailers due 
to their strong demographics 
and unmatched location.”

 Glenn said one of the 
structures will be a six-story, 
179-room Hyatt Place hotel 
on the south end of the site 
along East Green Street. The 
other will be a seven-story, 
mixed-use building on the 
north end of the site, along 
East Colorado Boulevard, 
and will include a mix of 
restaurant and retail space 
and 71 for-sale residential 

 The second phase of the 
project will be a broad 
shopping center upgrade 
that includes new storefront 
facades, walkways, lighting, 
flooring and landscaping 
throughout the property. 
The existing pedestrian 
walkway in the interior of 
Paseo Colorado will also 
be extended to the east 
to connect to Los Robles 

 New retailers to the shopping 
center include Victoria’s 
Secret, Chico’s, Soma, White 
House/Black Market, West 
Elm and the dinner theater 
concept The Rose. 

 “The new tenants will 
complement the strong 
lineup of existing retailers 
and restaurants, which 
includes ArcLight Cinemas, 
Tokyo Wako, Equinox, DSW, 
Coach, Yard House and 
Tommy Bahama,” Glenn 

 $70 million investment in 
Paseo Colorado combines 
new retailers, condos and a 
six-story, 179-room Hyatt 
Place hotel.


 Residents and businesses can 
safely dispose of electronic 
waste and have personal and 
business documents shredded 
at the City’s popular e-waste 
event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 
Saturday, Aug. 29, in Parking 
Lot I outside the Rose Bowl 
Stadium near Brookside Park, 
360 N. Arroyo Blvd. The event 
is sponsored by the City’s 
Department of Public Works.

 Shredding trucks and e-waste 
collection sites will be arranged 
at different stations in Parking 
Lot I. Look for signs directing 
you to the event. Motorists 
and bicyclists are advised to 
use caution while traveling 
through the area.

 E-waste items include 
computers, keyboards, 
printers, monitors, laptops, 
docking stations, scanners, 
shredders, fax machines, 
computer mice, telephones, 
televisions, flat screens, VCRs, 
DVD players, PDAs, cassette 
players, tape drives, stereos 
and household batteries. 
Many of these products have 
parts that can be recycled.

 Public Works is also helping 
residents and businesses 
prevent identity theft by 
providing free paper shredding 
during the event. The public 
can bring a maximum of five 
legal-size boxes for shredding. 
Sensitive documents such as 
receipts, checks, pre-approved 
credit applications, credit 
card statements, outdated tax 
returns, pre-printed envelopes, 
return address labels and 
business cards are items that 
can be shredded.

 For more information about 
the free e-waste collection and 
document shredding event, 
PublicWorks or call (626) 744-

Huntington Memorial Hospital

Supervisors Call for El Niño 
Preparedness Report 


 A motion by Mayor Michael 
D. Antonovich and Supervisor 
Hilda Solis directing county 
departments to report on 
the county’s plan to prepare, 
respond and recover from the 
predicted El Niño weather 
event was unanimously 
approved Tuesday. The report 
will include the status of 
capacity at the County’s flood-
control facilities and a plan 
for maximizing storm water 
capture and retention.

 “With a forecasted El Niño 
season approaching, we will be 
directing county departments 
to take every precaution 
necessary to protect life and 
property,” Antonovich said. 

 “According to experts, satellite 
measures show that this El Nino 
is expected to be more powerful 
than previous ones, and we need 
to be ready,” said Supervisor 
Solis. “With a 85-90 percent 
chance of El Niño hitting this 
winter or next Spring, we need 
to evaluate the health of our 
first responders and have a plan 
in place to deal with damages 
that El Niño will incur to our 

 The National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration’s 
(NOAA) Climate Prediction 
Center, there is greater than a 
90% chance that El Niño will 
hit this winter and around an 
85% chance it will last into 
early spring. The NOAA also 
predicted that this El Nino 
could rival the intensity of the 
record 1997 event that wreaked 
weather-related havoc across 
the globe, causing 17 deaths and 
more than half a billion dollars 
in damage in California.

Rendering of 71 residential units along Colorado Blvd.

Pet of the 

Altadena Station Crime Blotter

 Sunday, August 9th

4:45 AM – A residential 
burglary occurred in the 3000 
block of Lincoln Avenue. 
Suspect(s) entered the residence 
by shattering the window. 
Property Stolen: black bag.

5:15 PM – Huzafah Collins, 
24 years old of Victorville, 
was arrested in the area of 
Washington Boulevard and Los 
Robles Avenue for violating a 
domestic violence restraining 

 Monday, August 10th

2:04 AM – Tyree Phillips, 19 
years old of Pasadena, and 
Francis Zuniga, 18 years old 
of Altadena, were arrested 
at Charles White Park for 
violation of park hours.

9:00 AM – A residential 
vandalism occurred in the 900 
block of Kent Street. Suspect(s) 
shattered the front door glass 
pane with an unknown object.

 Tuesday, August 11th

6:45 AM – A mail theft incident 
occurred in the 2700 block 
of New York Drive. Property 
Stolen: mail from outgoing box.

5:25 PM – Jose Cuellar, 35 years 
old of Pasadena, was arrested 
in the area of Lake Avenue and 
Elizabeth Street for possession 
of a controlled substance.

3:30 PM – Fariborz Hosseini, 
33 years old of Altadena, was 
arrested in the 1500 block of 
Coolidge Avenue for domestic 

 Wednesday, August 12th

6:40 PM – A residential 
burglary occurred in the 1800 
block of Country Lane. After 
an extensive investigation, 
Suspect Javier Sanchez, 23 years 
old of San Diego, was arrested 
for the burglary. 

 Thursday, August 13th

8:00 PM – Lydia Crayton, 25 
years old of Pasadena, was 
arrested in the 300 block of 
E. Calaveras Street for vehicle 
vandalism and domestic 

7:29 PM – David Heifetz, 
56 years, of Cathedral City, 
was arrested in the area of 
Carson Street and Altadena 
Drive for possession of 
methamphetamine for sales 
and possession of drug 

7:44 PM – A robbery occurred 
in the area of Washington 
Boulevard and Harding 
Avenue. The victim exited a 
restaurant and was approached 
by a male who asked for money. 
The victim refused to give him 
money and walked away. The 
suspect blocked her path and 
demanded money. Fearing 
for her safety, the victim gave 
the suspect money. Suspect 
described as a male, White, 
30 years, 5’10”, blonde hair, 
wearing a gray shirt, black 
pants, and white shoes. On-
going investigation. 

 Friday, August 14th

1:45 PM – A residential burglary 
occurred in the 2100 block of N. 
Hill Avenue. Suspect(s) entered 
the residence by shattering 
the window. Property Stolen: 
silver Samsung Galaxy tablets, 
black Samsung cell phone, 
Swiss watch, ladies watch, credit 

3:05 PM – James Taylor, 28 years 
old of Covina, was arrested at 
Loma Alta Park, 3330 Lincoln 
Avenue for possession of a 
stolen firearm.

11:29 PM – Robert Bell, 53 years 
old of Pasadena, was arrested in 
the 700 block of Ventura Street 
for spousal assault.

 Saturday, August 15th

8:21 PM – Rodney Lee, 50 years 
old of Altadena, was arrested in 
the area of Fair Oaks Avenue 
and Ventura Street for drinking 
in public.


 Hector (A383242) is a 
2-year-old male, gray and 
white Pit Bull Terrier. He 
is a calm, sweet boy who 
likes a good back scratch! 
This clever and affectionate 
fellow already knows his 
“sit”, walks well on a leash, 
and loves spending time 
with people. 

 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.

Free Upcoming Events at 
Pasadena Senior Center

Sheriff’s Support Group of 
Altadena presents Concerts 
in the Park. Whiskey Hayride 
will be performing free tonight 
at 7:00p.m. at Farnsworth 
Park, located at 586 Mount 
Curve Ave., Altadena 91001.

 Whiskey Hayride is a country 
and classic rock band known 
for instrumental skills and 
vocal harmonies. The careers 
of its members intertwine 
over years and decades, and 
although Whiskey Hayride 
was formed only recently in 
2013, the band has already 
played a number of high-
profile events and venues, 
including the world premiere 
of the Trace Adkins movie, 
“The Virginian.”

 As a group, Whiskey 
Hayride’s players offer a long 
list of collective credits, having 
performed with or opened 
for many well-known artists. 
Various Whiskey players 
have also been involved in a 
litany of local and road bands 
including Daze of Blue, Riders 
of the Purple Sage, Sedona, 
Red Simpson, The Showmen, 
Big Jay McNeely, Blades of 
Grass, Live Oak, Spectrum, 
Bonita Shortline, Northern 
Lights, and Squeeze Play.

 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 626-584-

 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.

 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 
or call 626-795-4331.

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