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Mountain Views-News Saturday, December 26, 2015 

Security Stepped up in 
Wake of Mass Shooting


News Briefs

Three Injured in 
Drive-by Shooting 

 Police on Wednesday were 
still looking for the driver, 
and a passenger, of a vehicle 
involved in a drive-by 
shooting in Pasadena Tuesday 
evening that left three victims, 
including a 7-year-old with 
non-life threating injuries —
two of which were taken to a 
nearby hospital.

 According to police, two men, 
only described as being Latinos 
in their 20s or 30s, took off in 
a dark vehicle after shooting at 
a group of teens shortly before 
6 p.m. in Mc Grew Alley near 
Los Robles Avenue and Orange 
Grove Boulevard. 

 Two of the three juveniles 
were hit by gunfire, one in 
the hand and thigh, the other 
in the ankle. The 7-year-old 
was sitting in a parked car that 
was struck by gunfire. She was 
treated at the scene 

Man Found Shot to 
Death, Woman Shot 
during Vigil for the 

 Police say they are still looking 
for a shooter or shooters 
responsible after finding a 
man shot multiple times about 
10:45 p.m. Friday in the 600 
block of North Mentor Avenue 
after receiving several reports 
of shots fired in that area. The 
LA County coroner’s office 
later identified the man as 
Robert Arthur Calderon. No 
other information was given at 
press time.

 Police are also now looking 
for the shooters for a second 
incident Saturday night in 
which a woman was shot 
during a vigil for Calderon. 

 According to police gunfire 
erupted around 11:15 p.m. 
as a large group met to 
memorialize Calderon. A 
woman was hospitalized after 
being hit in the abdomen and 
arm. Police said the group may 
have returned fire although 
it was unclear if or who the 
intended target was. Police 
said none of the witnesses were 
being cooperate and still have 
no suspect description.

 Anyone with information is 
asked to call (626)744-4241. or 
anonymously at crimestoppers.

By Dean Lee

 Law enforcement agencies 
announced Tuesday that 
security will be tighter this 
year for both the Rose Parade 
and Rose Bowl game with 
extra measures including the 
use of cameras, license plate 
readers and dozens and dozens 
of extra patrol. Other efforts 
include bomb-sniffing dogs and 
radiation detection.

 “My biggest concern is the lone 
wolf, the non-staged actor, that 
is the person most difficult to 
detect,” Pasadena Police Chief 
Phillip Sanchez said. “However, 
with the assistance of the FBI 
and Department of Homeland 
Security, I think that we are 
well positioned to address those 

 Sanchez stressed the 
department’s “See Something 
say Something” campaign.

 “In every major incident 
that we have seen over that 
last decade, somebody knew 
something in advance of the 
situation, we saw that in San 
Bernardino, we saw that in 
Sandy Hook. You have the real 
authority to make a difference; 
you have the real capacity to 
detect a lone wolf.” He said.

 Sanchez also said that the 
Tournament of Roses white 
suiters are well versed about 
the parade, “what you can and 
can’t do, where you should sit 
and they can direct parade goes 
with respect to police officers 
[or other aid],” he said.

 U.S. Department of Homeland 
Security Special Agent Mark 
Selby said numerous federal 
agencies including Homeland 
Security investigation, United 
States Secret Service, FEMA, 
the Cost Gard, and the FBI 
among others, will be working 
alongside Pasadena police. 

 “On New Year’s Eve and New 
Year’s day, federal personal 
will be employing a number of 
explosive detection methods, 
as well as, bomb sniffing dogs 
to sophisticated devices that 
register even minute amounts 
of radiation,” Selby said. He 
added that should something 
happen, federal agencies would 
help the Pasadena police. 

 He also said the area on both 
days will be a no fly zone 
including personal drones, “so 
leave those at home” he said.

 For a complete list of do’s and 
don’ts, visit the city’s website 
at Sanchez 
said, If You See Something, 
Say Something, by calling the 
Pasadena Police at (626) 744-
4241. For life-threatening 
emergencies call 9-1-1.

 U.S. Department of 
Homeland Security puts 
Rose Parade and Rose 
Bowl at the top of their 
security concerns with 
unmatched surveillance 

Pictured (top) workers get a 
start on the 2016 Singpoli Rose 
Parade Float "Marco Polo: East 
Meets West" The dragon will 
breathe fire and smoke will pour 
out a pearl in the dragon’s claw. 
Left) the 2016 parade themed 
“Find Your Adventure” will kick 
off with the Theme Banner. A 
250-member marching band will 
follow as well as 24 tall banners 
depicting classic road maps to 
U.S. national parks.

The Masters 
Series at 
the Senior 

The winter term of The 
Masters Series, which 
embraces lifelong learning, 
is scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. 
Tuesdays and Thursdays 
from Jan. 12 to March 3 at 
the Pasadena Senior Center, 
85 E. Holly St.

 The Masters Series is 
open to members and non-
members of the Pasadena 
Senior Center.

 2016 U.S. Elections and the 
World – Tuesdays, led by Dr. 
Larry Caldwell, professor of 
politics, Occidental College, 
and Dr. Caroline Heldman, 
associate professor of 
politics, Occidental College. 
With the world changing 
rapidly in light of Syria, ISIS, 
Russia’s assertiveness, China 
and more, and so much 
information bombarding 
the public by the media, class 
participants will improve 
their filters for political facts, 
dig deeper into the world 
of global and U.S. politics 
and explore America’s 
growing dissatisfaction with 
the election process, 2016 
presidential candidates and 
other related issues.

Constitutional Issues – 
Thursdays, led by Dr. 
Alison Dundes Rentein, 
professor of political 
science, anthropology and 
public policy, University 
of Southern California. 
Participants will explore 
current controversies in law 
and public policy and learn 
about various constitutional 
issues facing U.S. courts and 
American society.

 Sign up for individual talks 
at $10 each, a Tuesday or 
Thursday series for $60 or 
the complete series for $120.

For information about 
registration or to be placed 
on The Masters Series 
mailing list call 626-685-

Symphony to Highlight 
Beethoven Piano Concerto



 Start your New Year off 
right with the Pasadena 
Symphony and Principal 
Guest Conductor Nicholas 
McGegan as he delivers 
Beethoven’s beloved fifth 
and final piano concerto, 
the “Emperor” Wednesday. 
For McGegan’s highly 
anticipated return, Southern 
California native Sean 
Chen joins the orchestra 
for Beethoven’s sublime, 
beautiful, and exuberant 
concerto. Beethoven 
“Emperor” Piano Concerto 
January 9 at 2p.m. and 8p.m. 
Pre-concert discussion 
begins 1 hour before the 
concert. The event will be at 
the Ambassador Auditorium 
131 S St. John Avenue, For 
tickets or information call 

Pet of the 

(Middle) the front of Trader Joe’s float “Fearless Flyer). (Bottom) 
transplant recipients will be riding on the float “Treasure Life’s 
Journey” by Donate Life. The float features two large camels. 
Around 1,000 roses on the float bear the names of those affected 
by organ or tissue donation. All photos by D.Lee/MVNews

Free January Events at 
Pasadena Senior Center

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

 You do not have to be a member 
to attend. Some events require 
advance reservations as noted.

 Cardmaking Workshop – 
Monday, Jan. 4, from noon to 2 
p.m. Surprise a special someone 
with a personalized, handmade 
greeting card. Whether it’s a 
happy birthday, happy holidays, 
thank you, thinking of you or 
other sentiment, you’ll create 
a decorative card in your own 
unique style and have fun 
discovering your creativity while 
workshop leaders help you bring 
your ideas to life. All materials 
will be provided.

 Stay Connected with 
Social Media – Tuesdays and 
Thursdays, Jan. 5 to 28, from 
9 to 11 a.m. Learn how to keep 
in touch with family and friends 
via email, Skype, Facebook and 
other forms of social media 
during a 30-minute, one-on-
one meeting with an instructor. 
You’ll choose which applications 
you want to learn. Bring a 
laptop or use one of the onsite 
computers. If you have an 
email address, bring it and your 
password. Sign up with Edison 
at the Welcome Desk.

 Smart Phones, Tablets and 
Computers – Any Questions? 
– Tuesdays and Thursdays, 
Jan. 5 to 28, from 10 to 11 a.m. 
Get the answers you need about 
technology devices, whether 
you own them already or are 
considering a purchase. Learn 
how to text, check voicemail, set 
an alarm, navigate the Internet, 
download apps and more.

 Moving: Things to Know 
When Leasing or Buying – 
Thursday, Jan. 7, at 10 a.m. 
Moving can be daunting at any 
age. Having good information 
can provide peace of mind. Learn 
what to focus on and consider 
before deciding to make your 
move. Presented by Paul Walker, 
Realtor, Teles Properties.

 Food Distribution Program 
Date Change – Friday, Jan. 8, 
at 9 a.m. Due to the New Year 
holiday, the program will take 
place one week later on Friday, 
Jan. 8. Please note the program 
is available only to eligible 
low-income seniors. For more 
information call 626-685-6732.

 Friday Movie Matinees – 
Fridays, Jan. 8, 15 and 29, at 
1 p.m. Jan. 8: Star Wars (1977, 
PG) starring Mark Hamill and 
Harrison Ford. Luke Skywalker 
joins forces with a Jedi knight, 
a cocky pilot, a wookie and two 
droids to rescue Princess Leia 
from the evil Darth Vader and 
save the universe from a world-
destroying battle station. Jan. 
15: Sunset Boulevard (1950, 
NR) starring Gloria Swanson 
and William Holden. A young 
screenwriter writes a script for a 
former silent-film star who has 
faded into Hollywood obscurity. 
Jan. 29: The Kid (1921, NR) 
starring Charlie Chaplin and 
Jackie Coogan. In Chaplain’s 
first feature-length comic 
masterpiece, a poor, good-
hearted loner finds a kidnapped 
baby and “adopts” him as his 


This year’s theme is “Find Your 
Adventure”. This theme was 
inspired by a unique partnership 
between the Tournament of 
Roses and U.S. National Park 
Service. The Rose Parade will 
help create awareness and 
celebrate the centennial of our 
nation’s national parks. The 
Tournament of Roses and the 
National Park Service aim to 
preserve history, and encourage 
others to learn, experience, 
and discover the beauty that 
surrounds our lives through 
real-life experiences. “Find 
Your Adventure”-whether it’s 
hiking a mountain, visiting one 
of America’s national parks or 
in your own backyard.

Float Viewing

 View a variety of fruit, seeds, 
bark, grasses, and of course, 
breathtaking flowers, being 
applied to the floats by the 
float builders and volunteers. 
Advanced tickets are available for 
three public viewing locations. 
Times are allocated for general 
public viewing, including tour 
operators. Order your tickets 
through Sharp Seating or same-
day tickets may be available. 
Considerable waiting periods 
should be expected.

 Located at the Rose Bowl 

 Rosemont Pavilion 700 Seco 

 Brookside Pavilion (accessible 
to disabled visitors) Lot I on the 
South side of the Rose Bowl 

 Located in Pasadena:

 Rose Palace 835 S. Raymond 

Float Decorating

 Approximately 7 locations offer 
participatory float decorating. 
Walk-ins are welcome at most 
location, though work is not 
guaranteed. Volunteers must 
be at least 13 years old to 
participate and all children 
must be accompanied by an 
adult. Opportunities are on a 
first-come, first-served basis. 
Groups must phone ahead to 
see if arrangements are possible. 
In most cases a 4-hour volunteer 
commitment is required.

 Phoenix Decorating Company 
offers two locations one at 835 
South Raymond Ave. (Rose 
Palace) and 700 Seco St. 
(Rosemont Pavilion). 626-793-

 Artistic Entertainment 
Services at 120 N. Aspan Ave. 
Azusa, Ca. 91702. Less than 
20 people 626-388-1839, More 
than 20 people 626-334-9388

 Burbank Tournament of Roses 
at 123 W. Olive Ave., Burbank. 

 Sierra Madre Float Association 
at 587 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. 

 South Pasadena Tournament of 
Roses at Fair Oaks Ave., north 
of the 110 Arroyo Parkway 

 La Canada-Flintridge 
Tournament of Roses 
Association at 4510 Hampton 
Rd., La Canada Flintridge 
(Foothill Blvd. & Hampton Rd.) 

 Float Decorating 
and Viewing

 DJ (A145613) is a 12-year-
old, spayed female, gray 
tabby cat. This shy but 
friendly senior can be quite 
affectionate once she gets to 
know you. After she warms 
up to you, she will sit in 
your lap and purr away. DJ 
qualifies for our Seniors 
for Seniors program which 
waives the adoption fee for 
adopters age 60 and up. The 
mandatory microchip fee of 
$20 still applies.

 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.


to Open 

 With large crowds coming 
to Pasadena for both the Rose 
Parade and the Rose Bowl 
Game, a toll-free “Visitor 
Hotline” at (877) 793-9911 
operated by the Pasadena 
Convention and Visitors 
will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., 
Tuesday, Dec. 29 through 
Thursday, Dec. 31; and 10 
a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Jan. 
1, 2016, plus 8 a.m. to Noon, 
Saturday, Jan. 2.

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