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 Mountain Views News Saturday, June 18, 2016 

All Fireworks Are Illegal 
in the City of Pasadena

News Briefs

 Police Asking for Help 
Catching Cat Bugler 

According to police on June 
3, at about 3:00 a.m., officers 
responded to the 3100 block 
of Mataro Street regarding a 
residential burglary. Officers 
said the victim was asleep 
when he was startled by loud 
noises in another part of his 
home. The victim walked 
into his bedroom and saw 
the suspect crouched down 
beside the bed. The suspect 
attacked the victim and then 
ran out of the house. The 
investigation is ongoing.

 Driver in Gold Line Crash 

Police released the name of 
a man who’s SUV collided 
with a southbound Gold 
Line train at the Glenarm 
Street crossing. David Cross, 
86, failed to stop for the 
safety rails (wig-wags) and 
was subsequently hit by the 
train June 8, at about 12:12 
p.m. A number of passengers 
onboard, along with Cross, 
the were transported to a 
local hospital. The Pasadena 
Police Department Traffic 
Section is investigating the 

 Police Still looking for 
Burglary Suspects

Pasadena Police officers 
responded to the 1000 
block of Glen Oaks 
Boulevard on June 8, at 
about 9:35 p.m., regarding 
a residential burglary. An 
alert neighbor called the 
police and reported three 
males who jumped a fence 
on the victim’s property. 
The suspects were unable 
to gain access to the victim’s 
home and quickly returned 
to their vehicle (SUV). 
Responding Pasadena 
Police officers attempted 
to block the roadway; 
however, the suspects got 
away and abandoned the 
SUV in a nearby cul-de-sac. 
The police helicopter and 
ground officers conducted 
an extensive search for the 
suspects. the investigation is 

Anyone with information 
should call Pasadena Police 
at (626) 744-4501.

 The city of Pasadena 
announced Tuesday a zero 
tolerance enforcement policy 
for fireworks and police and 
firefighters are teaming up for 
special enforcement patrols 
against fireworks. Violators 
are subject to arrest; having 
their vehicles impounded; up to 
one year in jail and fines up to 

 Officials said, if you want 
fireworks to be part of your 
Fourth of July Holiday, attend 
the 90th annual “Americafest,” 
one of the best family-friendly 
celebrations and professional 
fireworks shows in Southern 
California at the Rose Bowl 
Stadium. For ticket and event 
information, go to www.

 Due to the high potential for fire 
hazards and injuries, Pasadena 
police and fire personnel will 
staff checkpoints around the 
stadium to seize all fireworks. 
Parking enforcement officers 
will ensure that vehicles illegally 
parked in Pasadena’s hillside 
areas on July 4 are impounded.

 The Pasadena Fire Department 
will begin applying Phos-Chek 
on Thursday, June 30, 2016 
to brush areas around the 
stadium. The main ingredients 
of this annual, preventative fire 
retardant are phosphates and 
fertilizers to help prevent plants 
from burning and re-vegetate 
burned wildland areas.

 Pasadena’s Fire Chief Bertral 
Washington, Police Chief 
Phillip Sanchez and Public 
Health Officer Dr. Ying-Ying 
Goh urge everyone to make 
safety their top priority and 
offer the following reminders:

 Celebrate responsibly, always 
designate a driver.

 If outdoors, remember to use 
sunscreen, wear a brimmed hat 
and seek shade if needed.

 Stay hydrated, drink water or 
other nutritious fluids before 
thirsty; limit alcohol & sugary 

 Many areas of the City, 
including outdoors, are “No 
Smoking” zones. Respect “No 
Smoking” areas and, if you do 
smoke, always safely dispose of 
used cigarettes, cigars or other 

 Always have someone tending 
the barbecue and watching the 
swimming pool when in use.

 If You See Something, Say 
Something. Call Pasadena 
Police at (626) 744-4241 to 
report illegal fireworks and 
other suspicious activities. 
Residents may also use the City’s 
smart phone app, available 
citizen-service-center to report 
illegal fireworks.

 Call 9-1-1 for all life-
threatening emergencies.

 When calling for help, speak 
calmly, give accurate location 
information and reason for 

for emergency preparedness 
information; and to register 
your telephones to receive Red 
Flag Alerts or other emergency 

City Testing New Back-in Angle Parking 

 Pasadena Department of 
Transportation officials, earlier 
this month, reconfigured 
parking along the west side of 
Garfield Avenue into what is 
known as “reverse (back-in) 
angle parking,” a solution they 
said is safer and adds seven 
more spaces along the congested 

 Along with new pavement 
markings, there are signs 
instructing drivers to back in to 
one of the 17 spaces available, 
including two reserved for the 

 Officials have said the 
advantages include that drivers 
have more visibility to see 
cyclists, pedestrians and that 
car doors do not open into 
oncoming traffic. Because the 
car is backed in, vehicle trunks 
are easier to load standing on 
the sidewalk. Exiting a vehicle 
is also safer —especially pets 
and children as it can stop them 
from running into traffic. 

 The big disadvantage to angle 
parking, although not an issue 
on Garfield Avenue because 
of the size of the street, is the 
loss of a lane or in some cases 
turning a street into one-way.

 Another issue is that this style, 
and with parallel parking can 
back up traffic.

 Garfield Avenue is the second 
location in the city to have 
reverse angle parking, the first 
was installed, over a year ago, 
on Vista Avenue near Foothill 

 City officials said they are 
looking at other areas to use 
reverse angle parking including 
along Colorado Blvd. in the 
Playhouse District.


All Saints Pasadena Elects 
New Rector Mike Kinman

All Saints Church announced 
Sunday that the Reverend Mike 
Kinman will be the eighth rector 
of the 133-year-old Pasadena 
congregation. The official 
announcement was made at 
a special forum following a 
unanimous vote by the Vestry 
on, June 7, to confirm Kinman’s 
nomination by the Rector 
Search Committee.

 “The Rector Search Committee 
boldly engaged in an exhaustive 
eighteen-month, nationwide 
search for the priest who could 
best serve as the next Rector of 
our congregation,” said Search 
Committee co-chair Bob Long. 
“We sought someone who 
will claim our rich history of 
embodying the inclusive love 
of God in Christ through social 
justice leadership, spirituality 
and community, and then 
build on that history. Through 
discernment and the work of 
the Spirit, we have unanimously 
concluded that the Rev. Mike 
Kinman is that priest. Mike has 
a marvelous gift for inspiring 
preaching, a spiritual depth, a 
compassion for all of the vital 
ministries of All Saints Church, 
authenticity and other strong 
leadership, intellectual and 
spiritual gifts that will enable 
him to lead us in being a bright 
beacon of God’s inclusive love 
to the world.”

 Currently serving as the Dean 
of Christ Church Cathedral in 
St. Louis, Kinman will assume 
his duties as Rector of All Saints 
Church on November 1. In a 
video greeting to the parish, 
Sunday, Kinman said “I am 
thrilled that we will have the 
chance together to figure out – 
as John Lewis says – what good 
trouble and what holy mischief 
God is calling us into in the 
years ahead.”

 Safely dispose of household 
hazardous waste and unused 
electronics at the annual 
Household Hazardous Waste 
Collection event, 9 a.m. to 3 
p.m., today, near Brookside 
Park at 1001 Rose Bowl Dr. 
The free event is sponsored 
by the Los Angeles County 
Department of Public Works 
in cooperation with the City’s 
Department of Public Works.

 Household hazardous waste 
and e-waste collection sites 
will be arranged at different 
stations, so follow the signs. 
Motorists are advised to 
use caution while traveling 
through the area and to follow 
instructions given by event 

 No document shredding 
will not be provided at this 
event. The next document 
shredding event by the City’s 
Department of Public Works,
PublicWorks, will be held 
Sept. 3, 2016, so mark your 
calendars now for that popular 
service event.

 Household hazardous waste 
items include used motor oil, oil 
filters, antifreeze, automobile 
and household batteries, 
paint, brake fluid, paint 
thinner, cleaners with acid or 
lye, pesticides or herbicides, 
expired pharmaceuticals and 
fluorescent light bulbs.

 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.

 No explosives, radioactive 
materials, trash and tires, 
controlled substances and 
household appliances allowed.

 The public can bring a 
maximum of 15 gallons or 
125 pounds of household 
hazardous waste. There is no 
limit for the amount of e-waste 
the public can recycle.

 For more information about 
the Los Angeles County 
hazardous waste disposal 
program, call (888) Clean LA, 
(888) 253-2652, or (800) 238-

Masters Series, Summer 
Term, at the Senor Center

Reverend Mike Kinman

The summer term of The 
Masters Series is scheduled 
Tuesdays, July 19 to Aug. 
23, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the 
Pasadena Senior Center, 85 
E. Holly St.

 The Masters Series, which 
embraces lifelong learning, is 
open to members and non-
members of the Pasadena 
Senior Center.

 The series will be led 
by Dr. Alan Chapman 
(pictured right), weekday 
morning host on KUSC 
Classical Radio where he 
also produces and hosts 
two weekend programs. 
He is a faculty member at 
the Colburn Conservatory 
as well as a composer and 

 The syllabus is as follows:

 July 19 – Patriotic Music

 July 26 – The World of the 
Symphony, part one

 August 2 – Wind Virtuosos: 
A Multimedia Extravaganza, 
part one

 August 9 – The World of the 
Symphony, part two

August 16 – Wind Virtuosos: 
A Multimedia Extravaganza, 
part two

 August 23 – The World of 
the Symphony, part three

 Members and non-
members of the Pasadena 
Senior Center may sign up 
for individual classes at $15 
each or six-week series for 
$75. To register or for more 
visit pasadenaseniorcenter.
org or call 626-795-4331.

Pet of the 

Crime Blotter for Altadena

Sunday, June 5th

9:00 AM – A vehicle burglary 
occurred in the 2100 block of 
N. Lincoln Avenue. Suspect(s) 
entered the vehicle by shattering 
the window. Stolen: black 
iPhone 6. 

5:25 PM – A vehicle was 
reported stolen from the 2200 
block of Washington Boulevard. 
Vehicle was recovered by West 
Covina Police Department on 

 Monday, June 6th

 12:30 PM – A vehicle burglary 
occurred in the 1700 block of 
N. Altadena Drive. Suspect(s) 
entered the vehicle by shattering 
the window. Stolen: women’s 
clothing and a rubber pool raft. 

3:00 PM – A vehicle vandalism 
occurred in the 2400 block 
of Lincoln Avenue. Damage: 
shattered window. 

 Tuesday, June 7th

 10:30 AM – A residential 
burglary occurred in the 10 block 
of E. Manor Street. Suspect(s) 
entered the residence via the 
unsecured window. Stolen: 
black X-Box game console. 

4:00 PM – A grand theft from 
a residence occurred in the 
2000 block of Midwick Drive. 
Stolen: white gold and sapphire 
diamond ring, gold 2.5 ct. ring, 
and a white gold diamond 
bracelet with sapphire stones. 

 Wednesday, June 8th

 12:05 AM – A residential 
vandalism occurred in the 2300 
block of Glen Canyon Road. 
Damage: shattered walkway 

9:00 AM – A petty theft occurred 
in the 1900 block of E. Loma 
Alta Drive. Stolen: political 
campaign sign from front lawn. 

11:00 AM – A residential 
burglary occurred in the 700 
block of N. Michigan Avenue. 
Suspect(s) entered the residence 
by shattering a window. Stolen: 
Browning 12 gauge shotgun. 

11:00 PM – A vehicle vandalism 
occurred in the 70 block of E. 
Pine Street. Damage: punctured 

 Thursday, June 9th

6:00 PM – A commercial 
burglary occurred in the 800 
block of E. Mariposa Street. 
Suspect(s) entered the location 
by shattering the glass door. 
Stolen: black metal cashbox, 
keys, and currency. 

6:00 PM – A vehicle vandalism 
occurred in the 600 block of 
Figueroa Drive. Damage: 
vehicle keyed. 

6:31 PM – A residential burglary 
occurred in the 2200 block of 
Windsor Avenue. Suspect(s) 
entered the residence by cutting 
the window screen. Stolen: Louis 
Vuitton suitcase, Louis Vuitton 
sunglasses, Louis Vuitton belts, 
brown Coach suitcase, Samsung 
72” flat screen, black Rolex, blue 
Rolex, and keys to 1971 GMC 
Jimmy Blazer.

6:59 PM – A vehicle was 
reported stolen from the 1100 
block of E. Mendocino Street. 
Vehicle described as a silver 
1999 Honda Civic. Vehicle 
currently outstanding. 

 Friday, June 10th

 4:51 PM – Henry Chavez, 
20 years old of Pasadena was 
arrested in the area of Fair Oaks 
Avenue and Woodbury Road 
for taking a vehicle without the 
owner’s consent. The vehicle 
was originally reported stolen in 
the City of Upland. 

6:45 PM – Arutyun 
Karaksashyan, 40 years old of 
Altadena was arrested in the 
area of Mar Vista Avenue and 
Washington Boulevard for 
possession of counterfeit driver’s 
licenses, credit cards and a 

10:15 PM – A petty theft from 
an unlocked vehicle occurred 
in the 600 block of W. Mountain 
View Street. Stolen: black/blue 
iPhone 5, gold Samsung Galaxy 
6 Edge.

 Mocha (A396606) is a 
2-year-old, neutered male, 
miniature Pinscher. This 
tri-colored short-haired 
pup enjoys being petted 
and walks well on a leash. 
He is very shy and warms 
up slowly to new people. 
After he has a chance to 
get to know you, however, 
he’ll love being at your side 
and will grow into a loyal 

 The adoption fee for 
dogs is $125, which 
includes the spay or neuter 
surgery, microchip, and 

 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 
A396606, 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

Free June Events at the 
Pasadena Senior Center


 There is something for 
everyone in June at the Pasadena 
Senior Center, 85 E. Holly St. 
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, June 21 to 30, 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, 
June 21 to 30, 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.

 How to Choose an In-Home 
Care Provider – Thursday, 
June 23 at 10 a.m. Do you 
know the signs that indicate in-
home care may be necessary? 
Do you know how to select a 
provider and check agency and 
caregiver credentials? Learn tips, 
guidelines and receive resources 
so you can proceed with 
confidence. Presented by Home 
Instead Senior Care. 

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.

 What Happens Next? Wine 
and Cheese Reception/Artist 
Presentation – Thursday, June 
23, at 5 p.m. Artist Joan Pounds, 
whose works will be showcased 
in the Fireplace Lounge from 
June 1 to July 31, will discuss 
her art and sign copies of her 
book. Pounds was a successful 
portrait photographer when 
she became disabled more than 
20 years ago and her ability to 
walk, talk and perform fine 
motor skills became limited. She 
reinvented herself as an artist 
and her works are included in a 
new book titled What Happens 
Next? with children’s stories and 

Depression and Anxiety – 
Thursday, June 30, at 10 a.m. 
Symptoms of depression and 
anxiety can affect older adults 
profoundly. Learn what true 
depression and anxiety are 
and how to get help if needed. 
Presented by Pacific Clinics.

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

Society Free 
Adoption Day

 The Pasadena Humane 
Society & SPCA will hold its 
3rd Annual “Free Adoption 
Day” on June 23. Adoption 
fees will be waived for 
all available animals—
including dogs, cats, rabbits, 
birds, pocket pets and 
reptiles--for the entire day. 
The shelter, located at 361 S. 
Raymond Ave in Pasadena, 
will be open for adoptions 
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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