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Mountain Views-News Saturday, February 27, 2016 

Near Echo 

Popular Spring Egg 
Bowl, Festival Returns

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s 
Department Homicide 
detectives responded Sunday 
night to Chaney Trail near 
Echo Mountain, Altadena, 
to investigate the finding of 
human remains. 

 According to officials, Los 
Angeles County Sheriff’s 
Homicide investigators and 
members of the Los Angeles 
County Department of 
Medical Examiner-Coroner 
have recovered bones, at 
approximately 9:50 p.m., 
which were found by two 
hikers earlier in the afternoon. 
The hikers were on the Chaney 
Trail near above Altadena 
when they discovered two 
bones which appeared to be 
human. They left the bones 
where they found them, but 
took pictures of them to show 
the deputies and coroner’s 
office personnel police said.

 Due to the late hour and 
darkness setting at the time 
of the discovery of the bones, 
homicide investigators and 
coroner’s office investigators 
waited until this morning to 
recover the bones and look 
for other bones. According to 
coroner’s office investigators, 
the bones appear to be human 
and it looks like they may have 
been there for several years. 

 The area the bones were found 
is a popular hiking destination 
in the Angeles National Forest 
investigators said.

 Homicide Bureau and 
coroner’s office investigators 
will now attempt to identify 
the person by researching 
missing person’s reports and 
possibly dental records. 

 The investigation is on-going 
and there is no additional 
information available at this 

 Anyone with information 
about this incident is 
encouraged to contact the 
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s 
Department’s Homicide 
Bureau at (323) 890-5500.


 Celebrate the start of spring 
by leaping through Pasadena’s 
largest Egg Bowl and Festival 
Saturday, March 26, at the 
historic Rose Bowl Stadium. 

 More than 6,000 people are 
expected to attend the second 
annual event featuring over 
60,000 colorful eggs, food, arts 
and crafts, live entertainment 
and plenty of other adrenaline-
pumping activities.

 The fun will begin with a 
special VIP Bunny Brunch at 
the Terry Donahue Pavilion, 
Stadium Club Lounge from 
9-11 a.m. Enjoy pancakes, eggs, 
sausages and more for $20 per 
person ages 9 and older and 
$12 for ages 8 and younger. 
Admission is free for kids 4 and 
younger who are accompanied 
by an adult with a paid ticket. 
Bring your camera to capture 
memorable moments with the 
bunny. Brunch attendees will 
gain VIP access to the first egg 
hunt of the day starting at 11 

 Advance tickets for the 
Bunny Brunch will be available 
online at www.cityofpasadena.
net/reserve or in person at 
the community centers listed 
below starting Monday, Feb. 29. 
Tickets will also be sold at the 
event if available. The public 
is encouraged to purchase 
advance tickets. Last year’s 
event sold out!

After the VIP Bunny Brunch, 
jump into the spring festival 
featuring live musical 
performances, bunny ear 
contests, face painting, for-sale 
food and more from 11 a.m. to 
3 p.m.

 More than 60,000 eggs will 
cover the Rose Bowl’s massive 
field where children 12 and 
younger will search for the lucky 
GOLDEN EGG, redeemable 
for a coveted gift basket full of 
goodies. Remember to bring 
your best egg hunting basket or 
purchase a $3 bucket. All egg 
hunts are the same this year, 
so kids can hunt in their age 
groups during the 11 a.m., 12:15 
p.m. or 1:30 p.m. egg bowl!

 No registration is required 
for the Egg Bowl and Festival, 
and admission is free. There 
is a nominal fee for various 
attractions and food.

 Free rides to and from the 
Egg Bowl and Festival will be 
offered from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
on Pasadena Transit Route 51 
Saturday buses. Route 51 buses 
will operate every 22 minutes, 
and 11 minutes between 10:30 
a.m. and 2:30 p.m.! The 
stadium is a 5-minute walk 
from the nearest Pasadena 
Transit bus stop. View the 
route map and schedule at Free 
parking will be available in Lot 
F for people who drive to the 

 For more info about the 
spring Egg Bowl and Festival, 

By Dean Lee

 As part of NASA Social, a 
nationwide event earlier this 
month, about two dozen 
participants got a firsthand tour 
of Pasadena’s Jet Propulsion 
Laboratory including what the 
space agency calls the “Center 
of the Universe” as part of the 
Spaceflight Operations Facility.

 “I continue to be impressed 
with how much power social 
media has,” JPL Chief Engineer 
Brain Muirhead said. “How you 
can bring a story to the public, 
in a great way, and the rest of the 
media follows you. I really do 
appreciate how often that does 

 At the event Feb. 9, participants 
included, bloggers, social media 
experts from USC, UCLA, to 
movie directors to software 

 The tour started at the 
birthplace of JPL a square area 
where rockets were tested in 
the 30s and 40s, as part of what 
a JPL tour guide called the 
“suicide squad.”

 Inside mission control, 
Spaceflight Operations Facility 
Manager Jim McClure gave a 
history of the place, registered 
as a historic landmark.

“In 1961 then President 
Kennedy, in his speech, 
challenged the American people 
to put a man on the moon by 
the end of the decade,” McClure 
said. “This building was a 
response to that and was built in 

 He said the first moon landing, 
an unmanned spacecraft 
“Surveyor 1” was operated from 
the room in 1966. This led to the 
Apollo missions and the first 
human Moon missions in 1969 
he explained.

 McClure said all spacecraft 
communication beyond the 
moon, including foreign space 
agencies is monitored through a 
series of ground based antennas 
called the Deep Space Network.

Inside the facility is a hole in the 
ground with a plaque that reads, 
“Center of the Universe.”

 “We’re [been] getting data 
from Saturn, Jupiter, Voyager 
1 out there, outside the solar 
system, and Mars, this must 
be the center of the universe,” 
McClure said of the story he had 
been told.

 The group then suited up 
to visit the cleanroom of the 
Spacecraft Assembly Facility.

 “Mars 2020 is the first of 
the sample return missions,” 
Mission Systems Manger 
Jennifer Trosper said standing 
in front of the heat shield, part of 
the mission. “We have a robotic 
arm that, unlike Curiosity, the 
arm goes out and we say do we 
want this sample to take back to 

 There was also a tour of the 
Dawn Mission Support Area 
and the Earth Science Center 
where Climate scientist Josh 
Willis told the group not to 
count El Nino out, just yet.

 “This El Nino is so big, it’s 
actually still spread-out… so 
all of the storms that would be 
hitting Southern California have 
been pushed farther north,” 
Willis said. “But as this El Nino 
dissipates, and the warm water 
begins to shrink, the storm track 
will probably push back down… 

NASA Social 
Media Event

 Part two, a behind the 
scenes look at the JPL campus, 
including mission control.

Youth Soccer

Day Parade

To celebrate the 14th year 
of Pasadena’s One City, One 
Story community reading 
project, the public is invited to 
a conversation with Christina 
Baker Kline, author of this 
year’s selected novel Orphan 
Train, Thursday, March 31, 
at 7 p.m. in Central Library’s 
Donald Wright Auditorium, 
285 E. Walnut St. 

 Library Director Jan Sanders 
will moderate the discussion, 
which will include questions 
from the audience. 

 As a young Irish immigrant, 
Orphan Train’s central character 
Vivian Daly was sent by rail from 
New York City to an uncertain 
future a world away. 

 Born in Cambridge, England, 
Kline was raised there as well 
as in the American South and 
Maine. She is a graduate of Yale, 
Cambridge and the University 
of Virginia. Kline lives in an old 
house in Montclair, New Jersey, 
with her husband, David Kline, 
and three sons.

 Pasadena Public Library’s 
annual One City, One Story 
program is designed to broaden 
and deepen an appreciation of 
reading in Pasadena by engaging 
the community in dialog around 
a single literary work. For more 
information on this year’s One 
City, One Story activities, visit or 
call (626) 744-7076.

The public is invited to 
celebrate the start of soccer 
season at the inaugural 
parade and exhibition games 
for Pasadena’s Villa-Parke 
Recreational Youth Soccer 
League today.

 The parade will take place 
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the 
soccer field adjacent to Villa- 
Parke Community Center, 363 
E. Villa St. 

 Players and coaches 
representing 70 youth soccer 
teams will march in uniform 
to make their season debut. 

 Free youth and adult soccer 
exhibition games will begin 
once the parade concludes.

 Contact Bill Davis, Recreation 
Coordinator, at (626) 744-6530 
for more event info. 

 In conjunction with the 
parade, Councilmember 
Victor Gordo will host a 
District 5 block party from 
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Summit 
Avenue between Villa and 
Maple streets. The gathering 
will include live music, food 
trucks and giveaways.

For more info about the 
District 5 block party call 
(626) 744-4741.

One City, 
One Story, 

Symphony Director David 
Lockington Takes the Stage

 On the heels of yet another 
sold-out performance at 
Ambassador Auditorium, the 
Pasadena Symphony brings 
you Mozart’s Symphony No. 
40 on Saturday, March 19 with 
both matinee and evening 
performances. These concerts 
mark a rare occasion with Music 
Director and cello virtuoso 
David Lockington performing 
Philip Sawyers’ Cello Concerto 
alongside the masterful baton 
of Principal Guest Conductor 
Nicholas McGegan. This is 
a rare opportunity to hear 
the Pasadena Symphony’s 
Music Director as soloist and 
experience the brilliance of 
Mozart through McGegan’s 
expert performance practice.

 This special performance will 
open with Beethoven’s powerful 
and poetic Overture to Egmont, 
followed by Lockington taking 
the stage to perform Sawyers’ 
Cello Concerto. Performances 
take place at both 2:00pm and 
8:00pm and are accompanied 
by a pre-concert discussion 
with Nicholas McGegan and 
David Lockington one hour 
before curtain. 

 The Ambassador Auditorium 
is located at 131 South St. John 
Avenue, Pasadena, CA. Ticket 
prices start at $35 and may 
be purchased online at www. 
or by calling (626) 793-7172.

Pet of the 

Christina Baker Kline

Free March Events at 
Pasadena Senior Center

 Juliet (A391447) is a 
four-year-old, spayed 
female, black and white 
Staffordshire bull terrier 
mix. She has a very sweet 
and mellow personality and 
loves being with people. 
Juliet has been out on the 
PHS Mobile Unit and was 
popular with everyone she 
met. This clever girl has 
learned her “sit,” “down” 
and “stay” commands, 
which has earned her a Blue 
Ribbon from our behavior 
staff. Her Blue Ribbon 
reduces her adoption fee to 
only $100.

 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.

Crime Blotter for Altadena

 There is something for everyone 
in March 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 

 Coloring for Adults – 
Monday, February 29, at 1 
p.m. Six of the top best-selling 
books on Amazon are coloring 
books for adults. Experience for 
yourself how this fun activity 
can help reduce stress, train fine 
motor skills and improve focus. 
Reservations are required at the 
Welcome Desk or by calling 
626-795-4331 to ensure there 
will be ample materials for 
everyone. Presented by Alice 
Foster of Bliss Tubs.

 Parkinson’s Education Group 
– Tuesdays, March 1, 8 and 15, 
from 1 to 2:30 p.m. This three-
week support group will explore 
diagnosis, treatment, mobility 
and quality of life. Speakers 
will include occupational, 
physical and speech therapists. 
Registration is encouraged by 
calling 626-685-6730. Walk-ins 
will be welcomed. Presented by 
Huntington Hospital Outpatient 
Rehabilitation Department.

 Stay Connected with 
Social Media – Tuesdays and 
Thursdays, March 1 to 31, 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, 
March 1 to 31, from 10 to 
11 a.m. Get the answers you 
need about technology devices, 
whether you own them already 
or are considering a purchase. 
Learning how to text, check 
voicemail, set an alarm, navigate 
the Internet and download apps 
is easier than you may think!

 Tax Time – Wednesdays 
and Fridays, March 2 to 
April 15, from 9 to 10:45 a.m. 
Representatives from the AARP 
Foundation’s Tax-Aide program 
will assist low- to middle-income 
seniors ages 50 and older in 
preparing their federal income 
tax returns. Appointments are 
required: 626-795-4331.

 Everyone with Diabetes 
Counts – Thursday, March 3, 
at 10 a.m. If you or someone 
you love has diabetes, learn all 
about the disease, how it affects 
health and how quality of life 
can be improved with a few 
changes. You’ll also learn about 
the Diabetes Empowerment 
Education Program that will be 
offered in late March.

 Friday Movie Matinees – 
March 4: Meet the Patels (2014, 
PG) starring Chandar Abboy 
and Rishika Advani. An Indian 
American man about to turn 30 
starts looking for a wife in the 
traditional Indian way with the 
help of his parents and extended 

 For more information visit 
or call 626-795-4331.

Sunday, February 14th

2:47 AM – Trinidad Rodriguez, 
35 years old of Altadena was 
arrested in the area of Fair Oaks 
Avenue and Ventura Street for 
domestic violence.

 Monday, February 15th

12:16 AM – A vehicle was 
reported stolen from the 10 
block W. Las Flores Drive. The 
vehicle was described as a black 
2007 Kia Sorrento. *Vehicle 
still outstanding.

4:00 PM – A vehicle burglary 
occurred in the 4000 block of 
Chaney Trail. The suspect(s) 
entered the vehicle by shattering 
the rear window. Stolen: black 
tool bag, hand tools, golf shoes, 
golf discs, vehicle fuse, vehicle 
oil, gloves.

4:00 PM – A vehicle was 
reported stolen from the area 
of Sacramento Street and 
Marengo Avenue. The vehicle 
was described as a blue 2016 
Hyundai Accent. *Vehicle 
recovered by Azusa Police 

 Tuesday, February 16th

7:30 AM – A vehicle vandalism 
occurred in the 2100 block of 
Yucca Lane. The suspect(s) 
shattered the driver side 
window and windshield.

2:26 PM – Steve Speck, 58 years 
old of Los Angeles was arrested 
in the 2600 block of Fair Oaks 
Avenue for assault with a deadly 
weapon (hands).

 Wednesday, February 17th

6:55 PM – A prowling incident 
occurred in the 3400 block of 
Fairpoint Street. The victim 
heard rocks hitting the side of 
the residence and proceeded 
to investigate. As the victim 
approached the sliding door, he 
observed the suspect wearing a 
skeleton mask and peeping into 
the residence. While the victim 
called the police, he observed (2-
3) additional suspects wearing 
black hooded sweatshirts and 
black pants standing in front of 
a neighbor’s door. The suspects 
were last seen westbound on 
Fairpoint Street.

 Thursday, February 18th

11:55 PM – Cristian Funes, 
33 years old of Pasadena was 
arrested in the 2100 block of N. 
Lincoln Avenue for domestic 

 Friday, February 19th

8:35 PM – Ismael Lopez, 22 
years old of El Monte was 
arrested in the area of Lincoln 
Avenue and Altadena Drive 
for being under the influence 
of a controlled substance and 
possession of a controlled 

 Saturday, February 20th

4:03 AM – Manuel De La Garza, 
25 years of San Bernardino was 
arrested in the area of Lincoln 
Avenue and Figueroa Drive 
for possession of a controlled 
substance and possession of 
narcotics paraphernalia.

5:03 PM – Harvey Anthony, 
30 years old of Pasadena 
was arrested in the area of 
Sacramento Street and Lake 
Avenue for being under the 
influence of a controlled 

11:52 PM – Gregory Drake, 
53 years old of Pasadena was 
arrested in the area of Lake 
Avenue and Washington 
Boulevard for possession of 
narcotics paraphernalia. 

District Holds 
Open House

 Honoring Local Unsung 
Hero and Women of 

 Join Assemblymember Chris 
Holden for the 41st Assembly 
District Open House on 
March 3rd, from 4:30 to 6:30 
p.m. to honor the District’s 
Unsung Hero and Women 
of Distinction. There will be 
an opportunity to discuss 
legislative and community 
issues with your fellow 
constituents. Program starts at 
5:30 p.m.

 This year, Danny Bakewell, 
Sr. is being honored as the 41st 
Assembly District’s Unsung 
Hero for his work and service 
in the Civil Rights Movement.

 Holden will also recognize 
centenarian Marilee Scaff, 
Ph.D. of Claremont as the 
2016 Woman of Distinction 
for the 41st Assembly District. 
Honorees from throughout the 
district include Ruth Hopkins 
(Altadena), Valerie Bires (Alta 
Loma), Devorah Lieberman, 
Ph.D. (La Verne), Janie 
Duncan (Monrovia), Cynthia 
Olivo, Ph.D. (Pasadena), 
Theresa Bruns (San Dimas), 
Kristine Lowe (Sierra Madre), 
Dr. Marina Khubesrian (South 
Pasadena), and Wendy Dean 

 41st Assembly District Office 
is at 600 N. Rosemead, Suite 
117 Pasadena.

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