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Fourth of JulyClosures,
Reminders for 

No Known‘Threats’ for Americafest

Mountain View News Sunday, July 2, 2016 

 Pasadena residents, businesses 
and visitors are reminded 
that City Hall, and most City 
business offices are closed on 
Monday, Independence Day. 

 The City Council will not meet 
on Monday; the Council’s next 
regularly scheduled meeting at 
City Hall is Monday, July 11.

 The Municipal Services 
Payment Center at City Hall 
and all Pasadena Public 
Library sites will be closed July 

Pasadena Transit and Dial-A-
Ride service will not operate 
on Independence Day, but will 
resume regular service July 5. 
All parking meters not posted 
as “No Parking” will be free 
on July 4; time limits will not 
be enforced. Violations for 
overnight parking, red curb 
parking, No Parking zones and 
blocking fire hydrants will be 
enforced. Regular enforcement 
resumes July 5.

 The only public swimming 
pool open on July 4 will be at 
Pasadena High School, from 
noon to 3 p.m. The “Splash 
Pad” water play facility at La 
Pintoresca Park will operate 
from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. All City 
Recreation and Community 
Centers are closed on July 4, 
but all parks will be open for 
picnics and festivities. 

 Pasadena residents and 
businesses with power 
emergencies should call the 
City’s Water and Power (PWP) 
Department at (626) 744-4673. 
For water-related emergencies, 
call (626) 744-4138. PWP’s 
Customer Service Call Center 
is closed July 4, but customers 
can access their accounts and 
make payments by phone at 

(626) 744-4005 or online at 
All City provided service for 
trash, recycling and yard waste 
pickups will be on regular 
schedules the week of July 4, 
but no bulky item pickups will 
occur on Fourth of July.

 Pasadena’s Citizen Service 
Center, will be open for calls 8 

a.m. to 2 p.m., July 4, and will 
return to normal hours, 7:30 
a.m. to 5 p.m., July 5. 
For life-threatening 
emergencies, always call 9-1-1, 
and “If You See Something, Say 
Something,” especially illegal 
fireworks, call: (626) 744-4241. 

Pet of the 

Friendly Panda (A398709) 
is a one and a half-year-old, 
black and white, neutered 
male pit bull. Panda loves 
meeting new people, 
especially when they pet 
him and give him treats. He 
enjoys playing with toys – 
one of his favorite activities 
is playing fetch with a tennis 
ball! This smart pup sits on 
command and does well 
with other dogs his size.

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

 New adopters will receive a 
complimentary health-andwellness 
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 
A398709, 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 

By Dean Leewith undercover, in conjunction

 Although police believe therewith Highway Patrol, L.A. 
is no rising threats against thisCounty Sheriffs, along with fireyear’s 4th of July Americafestpersonnel.”
at the Rose Bowl Monday, they Police also said that officers will 
cautioned that security will bebe inspecting vehicles paying toup —including checkpoints andpark, “this is an opportunity forthe use of bomb detection dogs.people if they have fireworks toTens of thousands are expectedsurrender them and avoid legalfor the event that starts at 2 p.m.action.”
with fireworks at 9 p.m. Pasadena’s Fire Chief Bertral 

 “We have a fulltime special Washington said they beganevent planning team and a applying Phos-Chek on Thursdaycounter terror section that that includes expanding the areasroutinely and frequently engagessouth due to the high fire threatour local state partners, so we areassociated with drought.
sure that we have the most up He said the main ingredientsto date information,” Pasadena of this annual, preventative firePhillip Sanchez said. “All the retardant, are phosphates andinformation we have at this pointfertilizers to help prevent plantsis, there are no known direct from burning and re-vegetatethreats.”burned wildland areas.

 Sanchez said they will take This year, during Americafest,
extraordinary caution, “those there will be a special honoringare going to be uniformed of Jet Propulsion Lab‘s JunoPasadena police officers, along mission as it is expected to arrive 
NASA Maps DroughtEffects on Sierra Trees

Scientists announced MondayER-2 aircraft, together with 
that a new map created withnew advanced algorithms, to 
measurements from an airborne quantify this impact over thisinstrument developed by NASA’s large region of rugged terrain.
Jet Propulsion Laboratory,The high-altitude ER-2 aircraftPasadena, California, reveals the is based at NASA’s Armstrong 
devastating effect of California’sFlight Research Center, 
ongoing drought on Sierra Edwards, California.
Nevada conifer forests. The image was created by

 The map will be used to helpscientists at the USFS’s Pacific 
the U.S. Forest Service assess Southwest Region Remote 
and respond to the impacts ofSensing Lab, McClellan, 
increased tree mortality causedCalifornia, by performing a 
by the drought, particularly time series analysis of AVIRISwhere wildlands meet urban images. Scientists evaluated 
areas within the Sierra National baseline tree mortality on 
Forest.public lands in the summer of

 After several years of extreme2015 using a machine learningdrought, the highly stressed algorithm to classify the AVIRISconifers (trees that producemeasurements as dominated bycones and are usually green year-either shrubs, healthy trees orround) of the Sierra Nevadanewly dead conifer trees.
are now more susceptible to “Reliable and current 
bark beetles (Dendroctonusinformation is important to 
spp.). While bark beetles killingaddress public safety issues,” 
trees in the Sierra Nevada is said Carlos Ramirez, programa natural phenomenon, the manager of the USFS’s Remotescale of mortality in the lastSensing Lab in McClellan. “Rightcouple of years is far greaternow, mapping tree mortality ‘hotthan previously observed. Thespots’ near population centers

U.S. Forest Service is usingis the most critical use of the 
recent airborne spectroscopic imagery. Computing accuratemeasurements from NASA’s estimates to meet this need 
Airborne Visible/Infraredwould not be possible withoutImaging Spectrometer (AVIRIS)the imaging data acquired byinstrument aboard NASA’s AVIRIS.” 
Crime Blotter for Altadena 

Sunday, June 19thunits and Samsung 42 inch

2:30 PM – A vehicle vandalism television. 
occurred in the 3000 block 10:24 PM – Nelson Munoz, 
of Lincoln Avenue. Vehicle 39 years old of Altadena wasdamage: shattered window. arrested in the 3100 block of 
Monday, June 20thThurin Avenue for resisting a
12:53 AM – Prisiliano Oliva, peace officer and battery.
37 years old of Altadena wasWednesday, June 22ndarrested in the 2100 block of N. 2:30 PM – A vehicle burglaryRaymond Avenue for spousaloccurred in the 600 block of 
battery.W. Altadena Drive. Suspect(s)
Tuesday, June 21stentered the vehicle by punching
12:35 PM – An indecent the door lock. Stolen: various 
exposure incident occurred inconstruction tools. 
the 100 block of W. Altadena Thursday, June 23rdDrive. Suspect described as a5:47 PM – Emilio Meraz, 19 yearsmale Black with braided hair old of Altadena was arrested in 
wearing a dark blue or blackthe area of Woodbury Road andt–shirt. Suspect was driving aRaymond Avenue for possessionblack Volkswagen Bug.of metal knuckles. 
5:00 PM – A vehicle burglary 10:20 PM – Favian Arellano, 
occurred in the 700 block 36 years old of Pasadena wasof Royce Street. Suspect(s) arrested in the area of Lake 
entered the vehicle by punching Avenue and Washington 
the door lock. Stolen: Sony car Boulevard for possession of 
stereo and various construction narcotics for sales. 
tools. Friday, June 24th
5:00 PM – A residential burglary7:46 PM – Michael Taylor,
occurred in the 1700 block of 26 years old of Pasadena wasHarding Avenue. Suspects(s) arrested in the area of Lundyentered the residence via Avenue and Montana Street for 
unknown means. Stolen: A/C vehicle vandalism. 
at Jupiter on July 4th. 
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 at www.cityofpasadena.

net to report illegal fireworks.
Call 9-1-1 for all life-threatening


Fourth of 
July Pet
Safety Tips

 The noise from fireworks can 
frighten dogs or even cause 
them to flee. In fact, more 
dogs are lost on the 4th of Julythan any other day of the year.
Here are some tips to help keepyour pet safe and happy thisIndependence Day.

Keep pets indoors with 
windows and doors closed.

 Play music to help cover thenoise of Fireworks (Througha Dog’s Ear CD or classicalmusic).

 Don’t take your dog to theFireworks display. The soundsand smells are too intense for 
them and not enjoyable.

 If you are home, do an activitythat your dog enjoys and willtake their mind of the noise 
outside (hide and seek, trainingcues, tug, fetch, etc.).

 Give dogs a bully stick or chewtoy to help occupy their time. 
Before the festivities, tire yourdog out by exercising them.

 Use calming spray or oils(Rescue Remedy, Calming 
Chews, Lavender Calming 

 If your dog already uses aThundershirt, put this on them(the Thundershirt should beput on a few days prior to the 
4th in order for your dog toacclimate if they haven’t usedone before).

 If you are having the party,
make sure to keep human foodand adult beverages out of yourpet’s reach. Keep pets in a safearea of your home away fromthe doors that lead outside.

 Make sure your pet hasupdated ID tags on and theyare secure on the collar.

 If your pet runs away, searchthe kennels of your local 
shelter and post signs. PHS’website, pasadenahumane.
org, is updated hourly so thatlost animals may be quicklyreunited with their owners. 

Free Caltech 

 Cameron Hummels, 
Postdoctoral Fellow, will host 
a free Stargazing Lecture at 
Caltech and a guided stargazingwith telescopes this Friday at 8 

Hummels will describe and 
highlight simulations modelinghow black holes merge, how 
supernovae explode, how 
galaxies form, and how theUniverse has evolved since 
the Big Bang. The stargazingLecture is followed by guidedstargazing with telescopes(weather permitting).
The event will be held at the 
Cahill Center for Astronomyand Astrophysics at Caltech,
1216 E California Blvd. No 
reservations are needed. 
Lectures are 30 minutes; 
stargazing lasts 90 minutes.
Stay only as long as you want.

 The lecture, slideshow, and 
Q&A take place regardless ofweather.

 For more information visit: (click on News &

Pasadena’s Biggest
Bridge Party is Back 

 Everyone is invited to 
join Pasadena Heritage in 
celebration at the Colorado 
Street Bridge Party Saturday, 
July 16th from 6:00 p.m. 
to 11:30 p.m. This night 
of music, dancing, silent 
disco, vintage cars, free kids 
activities, and festive foods 
and beverages will be held 
atop one of the most beautiful 
bridges in the world.

 Old favorites will return and 
new attractions are being 
added to make July 16th a 
night to remember. This year 
we will be having a Silent 
Disco hosted by Sound OffExperience in the park! We 
will still have live music on 
three stages which will offer 
groups such as Snotty Scott 
& the Hankies and Mercy 
and the Merkettes, while 
the Park Stage will feature 
Alumni Acoustic opening 
for Crimson Crowbar. Our 
display of distinctive vintage 
automobiles is always a hit, 
and the chance to see the 
stars through telescopes 
trained on the night sky is 
a rare treat. Youngsters will 
be thoroughly entertained 
in the children’s area with 
balloons, face painting, 
cookie decorating, drum 
circles and more. Rock 
Theatre will be performing a 
special show, DJ Tyler Lasdon 
will be spinning tunes and 
Sara Rowe who has appeared 
on Nickelodeon and Grey’s 

Month-Long Old PasadenaSummer Cinema Returns

Old Pasadena Summer Cinema (formerly the Old Pasadena Film 
Festival), continues the tradition as a month-long, free movie 
series featuring screenings in predominantly outdoor locations. 
Running from July 8 – July 30, this annual summer film program 
celebrates motion picture in all of its forms offering a variety of 
audience-pleasing movie titles and genres. With twenty screenings, 
Old Pasadena Summer Cinema is the largest free open-air film 
festival in California!

 All of the Old Pasadena Summer Cinema events are free and open 
to the public. Starting at 7:00pm. Enjoy ambient music from local 
DJs before the movies screen. Bring your own chairs and blankets 
to Central Park. Enjoy another open-air option at One Colorado 
with films projected in their charming courtyard. Distant Lands, 
Armory Center for the Arts, and Pasadena Senior Center host 
screenings, as well. Seating is provided, but be sure to arrive a little 
early for best options.
ONE COLORADO COURTYARD - 41 Hugus Alley ~ 8:30pm 
Friday, July 08 The Goonies 
Saturday, July 09 The Devil Wears Prada 
Friday, July 15 Cool Hand Luke 
Saturday, July 16 Raising Arizona 
Friday, July 22 10 Things I Hate about You 
Saturday, July 23 Pride & Prejudice (2005) 
Friday, July 29 The Truman Show 
Saturday, July 30 Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to 

Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb 
CENTRAL PARK - 275 S. Raymond Avenue ~ 8:30pm 
Saturday, July 09 Creature from the Black Lagoon 
Sunday, July 10 Stargate 
Saturday, July 16 American Graffiti 
Saturday, July 23 Little Shop of Horrors (1986) 
Sunday, July 24 Strictly Ballroom 
Saturday, July 30 Beetlejuice 
DISTANT LANDS - 20 S. Raymond Avenue ~ 8:00pm 
Friday, July 08 The Darjeeling Limited 
Friday, July 15 Two for the Road 
Friday, July 22 Into the Wild 
Friday, July 29 Touching the Void 

July Events Roundup at thePasadena Senior Center

 There is something for everyonein June at the Pasadena Senior 
Center, 85 E. Holly St. You donot have to be a member to 
attend. Some events requireadvance reservations as noted. 
Fourth of July at noon

 Don your favorite cowboy hatand blue jeans and bring yourfriends and family for an old-
fashioned, festive celebration 
Monday, July 4, at noon at thePasadena Senior Center, 85 E. 
Holly St.

 The Scott Pavilion will be 
adorned with patriotic red, 
white and blue décor as everyonecelebrates with finger-lickinggood 
ribs and chicken, corn onthe cob, salads and desserts. 

The cost is only $8 for 
members and $10 for nonmembers 
of all ages. FinancialPlanning for Long-term Care

– Thursday, July 7, at 10 a.m.
Do you or someone you loveneed long-term care? Learn thetypes of financial aid programsoffered through Medicare, 
Medi-Cal and the VA benefit 
for senior veterans and their 
spouses. Find out about someof the misconceptions related tothese programs, what the factsare and how regulations allowyou to maximize your benefits.
Presented by Bill Fisher, senioradvocate. 

Anatomy will be the MC.

 Guests can stroll along the 
Bridge to discover delicious 
offerings from local vendors 
including Bling Bling 
Dumplings, Whole Foods 
and more. A selection of 
wines from San Antonio 
Winery, along with on-tap 
handcrafted beers from 
Craftsman Brewing and 
Eagle Rock Brewery, and 
specialty cocktails will also 
be available.

 Funds raised support 
the historic preservation 
advocacy efforts and 
educational programs of 
Pasadena Heritage, a nonprofit 
organization founded 
in 1977 to identify, preserve 
and protect Pasadena’s 
architectural and cultural 

 Tickets are available in 
advance for $18 adults/ $9 
kids, $16 adults/ $8 kids 
member pricing. Day of 
prices are $20 adults/ $10 

 Take the Metro Gold Line 
and then take the free ARTS 
Bus to the Bridge. 

Sample Summer Classes

Every summer the PasadenaSenior Center offers a full lineupof classes for people 50 and olderranging from art and computersto foreign languages and ZumbaGold. Some classes are now 
offered evenings.

 Anyone can sample the mostpopular offerings for free byattending half-hour sessions,
meeting the instructors and 
learning more about the 

 All sample classes, known asClass Tasting, will take placeMonday and Tuesday, July 11and 12, from 9 a.m. to noon.

 The regular summer class 
schedule will be offered in two 
five-week sessions – the first in 
July and the second in August.
After sampling classes for freeJuly 6 and 7, register for theJuly and/or August session on Classes and Lectures)
or pick up a registration form atthe Welcome Desk. Registrationdeadline is Friday, July 15.

 Most classes range from $15 to$70 for Pasadena Senior Center 
members. Scholarships for low-
income members are available 
on a limited basis. 

For more information visit 
www.pasadenaseniorcenter.orgor call (626) 795-4331.

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