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Mountain Views-News Saturday, April 23, 2016 

News Briefs

All Ferrari Show Speeds 
into Old Town Pasadena

Man Trashes 
Convenience Store 
with Baseball Bat

 Police say a man walked into 
an East Pasadena 7- Eleven 
with a baseball bat early 
Tuesday morning, smashing 
windows and display cases 
before being arrested for 
vandalism. According to 
reports, the suspect entered 
the 7- Eleven in the east 
3600 block of Colorado 
Blvd. around 5 a.m. and 
started smashing display 
cases. The situation is under 
investigation although police 
believe the man in his late 
30s was under the influence 
drugs or alcohol. The damage 
was estimated to be around 

Juvenile Arrested 
after Threating to Kill 
Two Adults

 A young woman was arrested 
Monday after threatening 
to kill a 44 year-old woman 
and a 51 year-old man with 
a hatchet according to police. 
The relationship between 
the suspect and victims was 

According to reports, police 
responded to Grandview 
Street in Northwest Pasadena 
around 9 a.m. after receiving 
a call about a teen with a 
weapon. The woman was 
taken into custody without 
incident. She was arrested 
by Pasadena police and later 
taken to juvenile hall.

Gas Leak Forces 
Evacuation of Bank

 Pasadena firefighters 
responded Tuesday to a gas 
main break that forced the 
evacuation of a Chase bank 
in East Pasadena. 

According to reports, a 
contractor damaged a small 
gas line around 11:20 a.m. 
near Washington Blvd. and 
Allen Ave near the bank. 

There were no injuries were 

Photo; Concorso 

 Three blocks of Colorado 
Boulevard in Old Pasadena 
will be transformed Sunday 
into a Ferrari extravaganza 
as over 140 Ferraris, ranging 
from mid-century purpose 
built racers to modern day 
exotic supercars, lining the 
street. In addition to Ferraris, 
there will be vendors and 
sponsors specializing in 
exotic automotive styling, 
accessories, detailing, 
apparel, travel, and local 
food to compliment the star 
of the show - Ferrari. The 
event goes from 10 a.m. to 3 

 Ferraris entered from 
2005 and earlier are eligible 
for judging; follow Ferrari 
Club of America National 
guidelines IAC/PFA 
(International Advisory 
Council for the Preservation 
of Ferrari Automobiles). 
Awards will be presented 
in 10 classes by a panel of 
30 Ferrari experts at the 
conclusion of the event. 

 Owners of the newest models 
of Ferraris are welcome 
to display their prancing 
horses and spend a fun day 
among friends in beautiful 
Pasadena. Space is limited 
to 140 Ferraris, so register 
early for an opportunity to be 
part of this traditional FCA 
Southwest Region event.

 Additional Information at

Photo: Union Station Homeless 

Official Count Shows Homeless Decrease 

 A report released Thursday on 
the results of the 2016 Pasadena-
homeless count, conducted 
in January, showed 102 fewer 
people were homeless this year 
—down 16 percent from 2015. 

 Director of Housing and Career 
Services William Huang, said of 
the report, that the decrease is 
largely attributed to the success 
of the Coordinated Entry System 
which placed 56 –chronically 
homeless individuals in 
Pasadena in permanent housing 
in 2015. 

 According to Huang this was a 
one-night count and survey of 
Pasadena’s homeless population 
done Jan. 27. He said it consisted 
of two primary components, 
an unsheltered count and a 
sheltered count. 

 “It is important to note that 
while the one-night count offers 
a snapshot of homelessness on 
one single night, the number of 
homeless fluctuates during the 
year,” he said.

He also said that although there 
was an even larger decrease, 
20 percent, in unsheltered 
homelessness (442 in 2015 and 
352 in 2016), it was in part due 
to the fact that the Pasadena Bad 
Weather Shelter was open this 
year and not in 2015.

 The report showed that of the 
530 homeless, 42 percent are 
chronically homeless, up from 
2015 (198 compared to 225). 
Twenty-nine percent reported 
chronic health conditions, 28 
percent reported mental illness, 
28 percent reported a history of 
domestic violence and 26 percent 
reported physical disabilities.

Of the unsheltered, 66 percent 
reported living outdoors or in 
their vehicles and 34 percent 
were sheltered in a hotel or 
motel paid for by a charitable 

Huang also said Pasadena has 
made significant strides in 
reducing the number of homeless 
veterans. He said since 2011, the 
number of homeless veterans in 
Pasadena has decreased by 51% 
(falling from 89 in 2011 to 44 in 
2016). This decrease is largely 
the result of a concerted effort to 
increase outreach and prioritize 
housing for homeless veterans as 
well as new resources targeting 
this population.

 The full report will be presented 
to the city council Monday night 
during their regular meeting. 

The City of Pasadena Public 
Health Department, the City 
of Pasadena Human Services 
and Recreation Department, 
the National Alliance on 
Mental Health (NAMI), and 
the Pasadena Mental Health 
Advisory Committee invite 
you to the Spring into Wellness 
Festival. Please join us for a 
fun-filled day, with free food, 
games, health screenings, 
and opportunities to connect 
with vital resources in your 

 The event will be held May 
14 at the Jackie Robinson 
Community Center 1020 N 
Fair Oaks Ave.

 For more information call the 
Pasadena Community Health 
Department at (626) 744-6000.

City to Hold 
Spring into 

Historian to Discuss 
Pasadena’s Chinatown

Tea Lovers 

10 Years

NASA Seeks Industry 
Ideas for Mars Satellite

 In celebration of ten years 
of “spreading the love of tea 
through education and diverse 
cultural experiences”, the Tea 
Lovers Festival, May 1, brings 
to life some of the contents of 
their upcoming retrospective 
book. This program includes 
traditional Japanese Tea 
Ceremonies, under the 
conducted by renown tea 
master Soshitsu Nishimura 
of the Edo Senke Sado 
School, live music by Tsugaru 
shamisen player Mike Penny, 
as well as a talk/presentation 
by Kulov, the founder and 
creative director of the Tea 
Lovers Festival, who will give 
insights into the history of the 
festival over the past decade.

 Japanese Tea Ceremony: Set 
01 3:15 - 3:45pm

 Japanese Tea Ceremony: Set 
02 4:00 - 4:30pm

 Book Release by Kulov: 4:30 
- 5:30pm 

 Limited number of tickets 
available. $15 will be deducted 
from the price of each copy of 
the book Tea Lovers Festival: 
10 Years when purchased at 
the event. Tickets to this event 
do not include entrance to the 
special exhibition Royal Taste.

 Visit pacificasiamuseum.usc.
edu for tickets and full event 


NASA announced this week 
they are soliciting ideas from 
U.S. industry for designs of 
a Mars orbiter for potential 
launch in the 2020s. The 
satellite would provide 
advanced communications 
and imaging, as well as robotic 
science exploration, in support 
of NASA’s Journey to Mars.

 The orbiter would 
substantially increase 
bandwidth communications 
and maintain high-resolution 
imaging capability. It also may 
use experimental cutting-edge 
technologies, such as high-
power solar electric propulsion 
or an optical communications 
package, which could greatly 
improve transmission speed 
and capacity over radio 
frequency systems.

 Under the direction of NASA’s 
Mars Exploration Program, 
the agency’s Jet Propulsion 
Laboratory in Pasadena, is 
conducting pre-formulation 
planning for this possible 
orbiter mission for a solar-
powered orbiting spacecraft. 

 JPL plans to award concept 
study subcontracts of $400,000 
per subcontract in June. 
The concept studies for the 
spacecraft will be completed 
over a four-month period.

 NASA is on an ambitious 
journey to Mars that includes 
sending humans to the Red 
Planet, and that work remains 
on track. Robotic spacecraft are 
leading the way for the Mars 
Exploration Program, with 
current missions, in addition 
to the planned launch of the 
Insight lander in 2018, and the 
design and build of the Mars 
2020 rover. To view the Mars 
orbiter solicitation visit: 1.usa.

 A History Night presentation 
entitled “The Darkest Night—
The Destruction and Rebirth 
of Pasadena’s Chinatown”, 
with local historian and 
professional journalist Matt 
Hormann, will be presented 
in the Community Room at 
the South Pasadena Library 
on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. 

 The program will focus on 
Pasadena’s Chinatown and 
the frightful events in 1885 
that caused the displacement 
of the Chinese residents of 
Pasadena. The program, 
also featuring a slide show 
of historical photos and 
newspaper articles, will also 
showcase an audience Q&A 
with Hormann. 

 Historians --and even the 
journalists of the time—differ 
on some of the minor details 
of what exactly happened 
the night of November 6, 
1885. Nevertheless, the major 
facts are clear. The ordeal 
began with a dropped cigar 
and culminated with threats 
of mass violence. And over 
the course of the next 24 
hours, enraged racists drove 
Pasadena’s 60 to 100 Chinese 
residents from the city.

 The Community Room is 
located at 1115 El Centro 
Street and doors will open 
at 6:30 p.m. No tickets or 
reservations are necessary 
and refreshments will be 

 The free program is presented 
by the South Pasadena Public 
Library, the South Pasadena 
Chinese American Club, 
and the Friends of the South 
Pasadena Public Library. 

Pet of the 

Free April Events at the 
Pasadena Senior Center

 There is something for 
everyone in April at the 
Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. 
Holly St. All events listed are 
free and are presented at the 
Holly Street location unless 
otherwise indicated. You do not 
have to be a member to attend. 
Some events require advance 
reservations as noted.

 Stay Connected with 
Social Media – Tuesdays and 
Thursdays to April 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 to 
April 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. 
Learning how to text, check 
voicemail, set an alarm, navigate 
the Internet and download apps 
is easier than you may think!

 Emergency Preparedness 
– Monday, April 25, at 1 p.m. 
Learn how to get an emergency 
kit and make an emergency plan 
as well as what to do during and 
after an emergency or disaster. 
Materials will be provided. 
Presented by the American Red 

 Memories in the Making 
– Mondays, April 25 to May 
23, at 10 a.m. This program 
developed by the Alzheimer’s 
Association helps people in 
early-stage dementia preserve 
distant memories and capture 
precious moments through art. 
Memories in the Making focuses 
on skills people still have rather 
than teaching new concepts. 
No previous art experience 
or artistic skills are necessary. 
Reservations are required by 
calling 626-683-6733.

 Healthier Living – Tuesdays, 
April 26 to May 31, from 9:30 
to 11:30 a.m. Learn how to live 
an overall healthy life and feel 
better about yourself. Explore 
common health concerns such 
as fatigue, frustration, anxiety 
and depression and learn how to 
set weekly goals, reduce stress, 
receive support from others and 
thrive. Reservations are required 
by calling 626-685-6755.

 Get Organized for Your 
Move – Do you feel you’re 
buried under a lifetime of 
treasures? This interactive 
seminar will help overwhelmed 
seniors and their families learn 
how to downsize and deal 
with practical issues when the 
decision has been made to 
relocate. Presented by Gentle 
Transitions of California.

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

 Founded in 1960, the 
Pasadena Senior Center is 
an independent, nonprofit 
agency that offers recreational, 
educational, wellness and social 
services to people ages 50 and 
older in a friendly environment. 
Services are also provided 
for frail, low-income and 
homebound seniors.

Crime Blotter for Altadena 

Sunday, April 10th

4:46 AM – Christian Guillen, 
25 years old of Pasadena was 
arrested in the 2000 block of 
Lewis Avenue for residential 
burglary. The suspect 
entered the residence via the 
unsecured rear door. The 
victim observed the suspect 
and yelled for her father. 
Suspect was detained by the 
victim until deputies arrived. 

 Monday, April 11th

No significant incidents. 

 Tuesday, April 12th

5:31 PM – Rhonda Hopkins, 
24 years old of Altadena was 
arrested in the 2100 block of 
Fair Oaks Avenue for assault 
with a deadly weapon. 

 Wednesday, April 13th

8:30 PM – Jesse Munoz, 25 
years old of Altadena was 
arrested in the 100 block of 
W. Harriet Street for battery. 

 Thursday, April 14th

6:58 PM – Jose Machado, 35 
years old of Victorville was 
arrested in the area of Fair 
Oaks Avenue and Ventura 
Street for possession of a 
loaded firearm in a vehicle 
and felon in possession of a 

6:58 PM – Cristobal 
Contreras, 26 years old of 
Victorville was arrested 
in the area of Fair Oaks 
Avenue and Ventura Street 
for possession of a controlled 

 Friday, April 15th

12:00 PM – A battery 
occurred in the 2100 block 
of N. Lake Avenue. Subjects 
have been identified.

3:45 AM – Justin Banks, 26 
years old of Altadena was 
arrested in the 2400 block 
of Lake Avenue for sexual 

5:00 PM – A petty theft 
occurred in the 2200 block of 
Midlothian Drive. Suspect 
described as a male, White. 
Loss: mail. 

 Saturday, April 16th

12:14 AM – Elmer Martinez, 
38 years old of Pasadena was 
arrested in the 100 block of 
E. Sacramento Avenue for 
drinking alcohol in public 
and disorderly conduct. 

5:27 PM – Ivan Chacon, 24 
years old of Altadena was 
arrested in the area of Yucca 
Lane and Weimar Avenue 
for possession of a controlled 

10:29 PM – Kathryn Karetski, 
54 years old of Pasadena was 
arrested in the 2200 block of 
Lincoln Avenue for public 

 Cadbury (A394436) is a 
1-year-old, spayed female, 
short-haired, gray rabbit. 
She is a very sweet bunny 
who loves to have her nose 
and ears rubbed. She has 
a great time running and 
hopping around in our 
rabbit enrichment playpen. 
Best of all, this smart bun-
bun uses the litterbox in her 

 The adoption fee for rabbits 
is $30, which includes the 
spay or neuter surgery and 
a microchip. 

 New adopters will receive a 
complimentary health-and-
wellness exam from VCA 
Animal Hospitals, as well 
as a goody bag filled with 
information about how to 
care for your pet.

 Call the Pasadena Humane 
Society & SPCA at (626) 
792-7151 to ask about 
A376853, or visit at 361 S. 
Raymond Ave. in Pasadena. 
Adoption hours are 11 a.m. 
to 4 p.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. 
to 5 p.m. Tuesday through 
Friday; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

 Pets may not be available 
for adoption and cannot be 
held for potential adopters 
by phone calls or email. 
Directions and photos of 
all pets can be found at

Science of 

 Join the USC Pacific Asia 
Museum and the USC Institute 
for Integrative Health for a 
discussion, April 30, of the 
basic fundamental concepts 
and philosophy of Traditional 
Chinese Medicine.

 Panelists include Wei K. Chao, 
DDS, Lac and Cynthia Diep, 
DDC, Lac. The discussion 
will be moderated by Rev. 
Jim Burklo Associate Dean 
of Religious Life, USC. The 
event runs 6p.m. - 8:30p.m.

 Royal Taste viewing: 6pm - 

 Conversation: 7pm - 8:30pm

 Reception to follow.

are included with museum 
admission and are free for 
members, USC faculty, staff 
and students.

Free Special 
Event: Hawaii

 Join the USC Pacific Asia 
Museum to celebrate the 
arts and culture of Hawaii. 
Admission to the galleries are 
FREE all day. Sunday, May 8 10 
a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Silk Road Story Time – 10:30 
a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Spotlight Tours – 11:00 a.m. 
and 1:00 p.m.