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Local Police 
Fire Depts.toHold National 
Night Out

 The Pasadena Police and 
Fire Departments invite the 
community to meet their local 
police officers and fire fighters 
during National Night Out 
on August 2. National Night 
Out is an annual community-
building campaign 
that promotes police-
community partnerships and 
neighborhood camaraderie to 
make their cities an enjoyable 
and safe place to live, work and 
Pasadena’s kick-off event 
will begin at 5:00 PM at 
Washington Park, (700 E. 
Washington Blvd., Pasadena, 
CA). Your first responders will 
then spread out throughout 
Pasadena joining various 
neighborhood block parties 
being held in the city. This 
national event is an excellent 
opportunity to form long-term 
bonds between police, fire and 
the community. All persons 
For more info call 626-7444550 
or go to ci.pasadena. under 
“Community Outreach” for a 
list of block party locations. 

Altadena Sheriff

 Altadena Sheriff 's Station 
will be hosting National Night 
Out on Tuesday August 2nd, 
from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at 
Farnsworth Park, located at 
568 E. Mount Curve Ave. 

 The various agencies will 
be setting up booths and 
equipment in the park on 
the grass area just north of 
the baseball field. We have 
LA Co. Fire, our Special 
Enforcement Bureau (SWAT), 
California Highway Patrol, 
and our various volunteer and 
neighborhood watch groups 
in attendance. A Barbecue 
dinner will be served, along 
with cotton candy, popcorn, 
snow cones and a bounce 
house. A face painter from 
the LA Co. Parks department 
will be helping out also. Eaton 
Canyon Nature Center will 
have a presentation, plants, 
and live animals on display.

This event is meant to increase 
awareness about police 
programs in Altadena, such 
as Explorers, radio service, 
volunteers, Reserve Deputies, 
neighborhood watch and 
other anti crime efforts. 

Pet of the 
Augustine (A398279) is 
a fun-loving 7-year-old, 
neutered male Catahoula/
Pit Bull mix. Augustine 
has a goofball personality 
that has endeared him to 
staff and volunteers. Out 
on the PHS Mobile Unit, 
he gets along well with 
dogs of all sizes, but has a 
special fondness for Lily 
(A400517), a 3 year-old-pit 
The adoption fee for 
dogs is $125, which 
includes the spay or neuter 
surgery, microchip, and 
vaccinations. Augustine 
qualifies for our Seniors 
for Seniors program, which 
waives the adoption fee 
for adopters age 60 and 
over. The mandatory $20 
microchip fee still applies. 
New adopters will receive 
a complimentary healthand-
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 
A398279, 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.
Next Mars 
Rover on 
Targetfor 2020 

 The rover mission will 
investigate the Martian 
rocks for evidence of past 

 NASA, along with scientists 

at Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 

announced last week they are 

ready to advance with final 

design and construction of 

its next Mars rover, currently 

targeted to launch in summer 

of 2020 and arrive on the red 

planet in February 2021.

 The Mars 2020 rover will 

investigate a region of Mars 

where the ancient environment 

may have been favorable for 

microbial life, probing the 

Martian rocks for evidence 

of past life. Throughout its 

investigation, it will collect 

samples of soil and rock, and 

cache them on the surface for 

potential return to Earth by a 

future mission.

 To reduce risk and provide cost 

savings, the 2020 rover will look 

much like its six-wheeled, one-

ton predecessor, Curiosity, but 

with an array of new science 


The Mars 2020 rover will use 

the same sky crane landing 

Rose Parade 

 Tournament of Roses 

President Brad Ratliff 

announced Thursday the 20 

equestrian groups to ride in 

the 128th Rose Parade, themed 

“Echoes of Success.”

 The equestrian groups selected 


 1st Cavalry Division Horse 

Cavalry Detachment (Fort 

Hood, Texas)

 Backcountry Horsemen of 

California – Mid-Valley Unit 

(Sonora, California)

 Budweiser Clydesdales (St. 

Louis, Missouri)

 California Highway Patrol 

Mounted Patrol Unit 

(Sacramento, California)

 Kern County Sheriff ’s Mounted 

Posse (Bakersfield, California)

 Los Hermanos Bañuelos 

Charro Team (Altadena, 


 Mane Attraction Equestrian 

Drill Team (Riverside, 


Medieval Times Dinner and 

Tournament (Buena Park, 


The New Buffalo Soldiers 

(Shadow Hills, California)

 The Norco Cowgirls & The 

Little Miss Norco Cowgirls 

Rodeo Drill Team (Norco, 


 Philippine Scouts Heritage 

Society – U.S. Army’s 26th 

Cavalry Regiment (Los Angeles, 


 Santa Barbara County Sheriff 

Mounted Enforcement Unit 

(Santa Barbara, California) 

Image Computer-Design Drawing for NASA’s 2020 Mars Rover, 

credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

system as Curiosity, but will 
have the ability to land in more 
challenging terrain with two 
enhancements, making more 
rugged sites eligible as safe 
landing candidates.

 “By adding what’s known as 
range trigger, we can specify 
where we want the parachute to 
open, not just at what velocity 
we want it to open,” said Allen 
Chen, Mars 2020 entry, descent 
and landing lead at NASA’s 
Jet Propulsion Laboratory in 
Pasadena, California. “That 
shrinks our landing area by 
nearly half.”

 There will be a suite of cameras 
and a microphone that will 
capture the never-before-seen 
or heard imagery and sounds of 
the entry, descent and landing 
sequence. The nformation will 
provide valuable data to assist in 
planning future Mars landings.

 “This will be a great 
opportunity for the public to 

Scripps Miramar Saddlebreds 
(San Diego, California)

 Seven Oaks Farm Miniature 
Therapy Horses (Hamilton, 

 Spirit of the West Riders 
(Leona Valley, California)

Union Rescue Mission -
Los Angeles (Los Angeles, 

 United States Marine Corps 
Mounted Color Guard 
(Barstow, California)

 Valley Hunt Club (Pasadena, 

 Victorian Roses Ladies Riding 
Society (San Diego, California)

 Wells Fargo Stagecoaches (Los 
Angeles, California)

Equestrians participating 
in the Rose Parade showcase 
a variety of breeds as well as 
unique tack and costumes. In 
addition to riding in the Rose 
Parade route, these equestrian 
groups are invited to take part in 
Equestfest presented by Wells 
Fargo, which will take place 
Dec. 30, at the LA Equestrian 

Crime Blotter for Altadena 

Sunday, July 10th

8:45 AM – A battery 
occurred in the 900 block of 
E. Woodbury Road. Suspect 
described as a male Hispanic, 
approximately 20 to 30 years 
old, 6 feet, short black hair, 
no facial hair, wearing a 
turquoise short sleeve shirt 
and blue jeans. The suspect 
was seen leaving the area in a 
silver 1990’s Honda Accord. 
5:00 PM – A grand theftoccurred in the area of 
Sonoma Drive and Mar 
Vista Avenue. Stolen: black 
MacBook Pro and black 
computer bag.
Monday, July 11th

12:51 AM – Larry Hughes, 
49 years old of San Pedro was 
arrested in the 2200 block of 
E. Crary Street for possession 
of a controlled substance. 
1:15 PM – A vehicle was 
reported stolen from the 
2500 block of N. Lake 
Avenue. Vehicle described 
as a red 2012 Chevrolet 
Cruze. Vehicle is currently 
10:40 PM - Two vehicle 
burglaries occurred in the 
2100 block of N. Lincoln 
Avenue. Suspect(s) entered 
the vehicle by shattering 
the windows. Stolen: silver 
MacBook, black backpack, 
shoes and currency.

Tuesday, July 12th

11:30 AM – Charles Towns, 
41 years old of Altadena 
was arrested in the area 
of Sacramento Street and 
Raymond Lane for assault 
with a deadly weapon.
Wednesday, July 13th
2:00 PM – A petty theftoccurred in the 500 block 
E. Mariposa Street. Stolen: 
medication and credit cards. 
Friday, July 15th

2:00 PM – A vehicle 
burglary occurred in the 
300 block of Acacia Street. 
Suspect(s) entered the 
vehicle by shattering the 
window. Stolen: black 
leather handbag, black Louis 
Vuitton wallet, credit cards, 
checks, and currency.
2:50 PM – An attempt 
residential burglary occurred 
in the 300 block of E. 
Woodbury Road. Suspect(s) 
attempted to enter the 
residence removing the front 
door lock. No entry made. 
hear the sounds of Mars for 

the first time, and it could also 

provide useful engineering 

information,” said Mars 2020 

Deputy Project Manager Matt 

Wallace of JPL. 
The Mars 2020 mission is part 

of NASA’s Mars Exploration 


Caltrans to 
Close Part of 
I-210 Again 

 Residents, visitors and 
businesses in Pasadena are 
advised that Caltrans will 
again shut down part of the 
westbound I-210 Freeway, 
near Highway 134, between 
Lake Avenue and Mountain 
Street, next weekend, 
beginning at 10 p.m., Friday to 
5 a.m., to Monday, August 1.

 Motorists are urged to 
slow down and use caution 
while driving in the freeway 
construction area; to be extra 
alert and to follow all freeway 
detour signs if you must travel 
through the area. Motorists 
should consider seeking 
alternative routes to avoid 
this part of I-210 during the 

 For online map information 
about Caltrans work projects, 
go to Additional Caltrans 
info can be found at www. and on 
CaltransDist7 @CaltransDist7. 

Free Tours of 
House Ends 
Next Month 

 Tournament House, the 
operating headquarters of 
the Pasadena Tournament 
of Roses, which oversees 
the annual Rose Parade, is 
winding down weekly free 
public tours each Thursday at 
2 p.m. and 3 p.m. the tours will 
end Aug. 25. Reservations are 
not required except for groups 
of 10 or more people.

 Located at 391 S. Orange 
Grove Blvd., the mansion was 
once the home of chewing gum 
magnate William Wrigley Jr. 
and his wife, Ada. After Ada’s 
death in 1958, the Wrigley 
family presented the property 
to the city of Pasadena, with 
the request that it become 
the base of operations for 
the Tournament of Roses 
Association. The Wrigley 
family had long enjoyed the 
Rose Parade as it unfolded just 
beyond their front yard.

 Guided tours allow visitors 
to see the 21-room, ItalianRenaissance-
style mansion 
designed and built in 1906 by 
architect G. Lawrence Stimson 
and his father George W. 
Stimson, a local builder. 
Volunteers from the 
Association’s Heritage 
Committee, well-versed in the 
organization’s 128-year history 
as well as in the details of the 
house itself, conduct the tours.

 The interior of the house 
features richly paneled rooms, 
inlaid marble floor and an 
ornate molded plaster ceiling- 
a design element that made 
Stimson famous. Displays 
related to Rose Bowl Games, 
Rose Queens and Royal 
Courts, Grand Marshals and 
Tournament Presidents are 
part of the décor.
Surrounding Tournament 
House are the Wrigley Gardens, 
which feature a 4.5-acre floral 
display of more than 1,500 
varieties of roses, camellias 
and annuals. The gardens 
feature the All-America Rose 
Selections (AARS) award-
winning Tournament of Roses 
rose developed especially 
for the Tournament of Roses 

 Groups of 10 or more may 
call (626) 449-4100 for tour 

City Appoints PlanningDepartment Director 

City Manager Steve Mermell 
announced Monday he 
appointed David Reyes as the 
new Director of the Planning 
and Community Development 
Department. Reyes had been 
serving as interim director 
for the past six months. The 
appointment was made effective 
July 25.

 Reyes will oversee a department 
of about 80 employees who 
review planning proposals 
and develop land-use policies 
for the City. The department 
includes the Planning, Building 
and Safety, Cultural Affairs and 
Code Compliance divisions; 
including the City’s Permit 
Center for new and remodel 
construction, zoning and code 
enforcement and public art.

 Reyes brings nearly 20 years 
of professional planning 
experience to the position from 
the public and private sectors. 
He joined the City of Pasadena’s 
Planning Department in 2012 
and has been the department’s 
Deputy Director Department 
since 2014 before becoming the 
department’s interim director 
earlier this year.

 “I am honored to have been 
selected to lead Pasadena’s 
Planning and Community 
Development Department at a 
time of great challenges for the 
City in terms of future growth, 
land-use issues, and the overall 
financial and economic health 
of the City,” Reyes said. “I look 

Free Admission to Flying
Horses & Mythical Beasts 

Inside the exhibition; photo by Joanne Wilborn/Marlyn Woo

 This Monday is National modern day, with many 
Carousel Day and the examples from the Golden 
Pasadena Museum of History Age of Carousels, 1861will 
feature free admission to 1920. Menagerie carvings, 
the exhibition Flying Horses from Europe, England, the 
& Mythical Beasts: The United States and Mexico, of 
Magical World of Carousel brilliantly painted and gilded 
Animals. The event from horses, lions, elephants, 
noon to 5 p.m. celebrates giraffes, sea serpents and 
the 145th anniversary of the more are shown. The Bray 
modern carousel in the U.S. Collection also features 

 This exhibition is curated carousel art, miniatures, 
by local conservator and posters and postcards, and 
collector Lourinda Bray, more.
featuring material from the The Pasadena Museum of 
renowned Bray Collection. History is located 470 W. 
The collection spans the Walnut Street. 
history of carousels, from Light refreshments will be 
the mid-19th century to severed. 

Free Events Roundup at thePasadena Senior Center

 There is something for 
everyone at the Pasadena 
Senior Center, 85 E. Holly St. 
You do not have to be a member 
to attend. Some events require 
advance reservations. 

Alzheimer’s Disease 
Research: An Update – 
Thursday, July 29, at 10 a.m. 
Learn about the latest research 
findings related to the causes 
and symptoms of Alzheimer’s 
disease as well as available 
future treatments.

 Concerts in the Park 

– Tuesdays to Sept. 6. The 
bandshell at Memorial Park, 
just behind the Pasadena Senior 
Center, will be hopping with 
entertainment with this series! 
July 26: Pasadena Summer 
Youth Chamber Orchestra. 
Bring a lawn chair and picnic or 
purchase dinner at the park.
Cardmaking Workshop – 
Monday, Aug. 1, 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, Aug. 2 to 25, 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. 

David Reyes

forward to serving Pasadena’s 
residents and businesses 
and continuing the tradition 
of outstanding community 

 Assistant City Manager Julie 
Gutierrez said Reyes “combines 
effective executive leadership 
skills with a strong sense of 
community values that, together 
with his planning expertise, 
makes him an outstanding fit to 
lead our planning department 
into the future.”

 Prior to Pasadena, Reyes 
worked for 10 years in a variety 
of positions for the planning 
departments of the cities of 
Beverly Hills, Santa Monica and 
Malibu. Reyes has a bachelor’s 
degree in Urban Studies and 
Planning from the California 
State University, Northridge.

 The maximum salary for 
the position as posted on the 
City’s website is $18,333.47 per 

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, 
Aug. 2 to 25, 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 
Friday Movie Matinees – 
Fridays, Aug. 5, 12 and 19, at 
1 p.m. Everyone enjoys movies 
and the pleasures they bring. 
Aug. 5: “Concussion” (2015, 
PG-13) starring Will Smith and 
Alec Baldwin. An accomplished 
pathologist uncovers the truth 
about brain damage in NFL 
football players who suffer 
repeated concussions in the 
course of normal play. Based 
on a true story. Aug. 12: “Hello, 
My Name is Doris” (2016, R) 
starring Sally Field and Max 
Greenfield. A self-help seminar 
inspires a 60-something woman 
to romantically pursue her 
younger coworker. Aug. 19: 
“Shutter Island” (2010, R)
starring Leonardo DiCaprio and 
Mark Ruffalo. A U.S. Marshal 
investigates the disappearance 
of a murderer who escaped from 
a hospital for the criminally 
insane. For more information 
or call 626-795-4331. 

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