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Mountain View News Saturday, September 24, 2016

Astronomy Week to Host 
World Renowned Scientists

News Briefs

Man sentenced to two 
years in prison for 
Disneyland Ticket Scam


 City officials announced 
Monday night that a coalition 
of the world’s leading space 
science and astronomical 
institutions based in Pasadena 
are partnering to produce 
Astronomy Week, October 
16-22. The week-long series 
of public events, open houses, 
lectures and other activities 
celebrates Pasadena’s rich 
history as an innovative 
“City of Astronomy” and 
an international leader for 
telescopic celestial discovery 
and robotic space science.

 The week culminates with 
the first Pasadena Astronomy 
Festival, 2-8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 
22 at the Pasadena Convention 
Center, 300 E. Green Street.

 “We have an unprecedented 
level of astronomy efforts and 
space science organizations 
here that have been woven 
into the fabric of our Pasadena 
community for decades,” 
Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek 
said. “Astronomy Week brings 
them together for the first time 
to show our community, and 
the world, that Pasadena is the 
center of the universe for more 
than the Rose Parade.”

 For social media platforms, 
tag and curate data via 
the #cityofastronomy and 
#Pasadena hashtags. The 
event coincides with Innovate 
Pasadena’s third annual 
Connect Week where design, 
start-up entrepreneurship, 
science, technology and now, 
astronomy, converge for a week 
of inspiration and sharing.

 City of Astronomy events 

 Carnegie Observatories Open 
House, 2-5 p.m., Sunday October 
16, at its Pasadena campus, 813 
Santa Barbara Street. 

 “Astronomy on Tap” 7:30 p.m., 
October 17-19, hosted by the 
Caltech Astronomy Outreach 
Office. Events occur in a bar 
(open only to 21 and older) 
with two, 10- to 15-minute 
talks on general astronomy/

 Mt. Wilson Observatory 
hosts a special Public Night, 
Wednesday October 19. This 
will be a ticketed, but free, event. 

 Public Talk on Pluto and the 
Mysterious Exoplanets at 6 p.m., 
Thursday October 20, hosted 
by City of Astronomy partner, 
American Astronomical 
Society, Division for Planetary 
Sciences (DPS). 

 See the Planetary Society’s 
CEO, Bill Nye, publicly 
present the organization’s 
prestigious “Cosmos Award 
for Outstanding Public 
Presentation of Science” to the 
winner during the DPS public 
events on October 20. 

 Pasadena Astronomy Festival, 
2-8 p.m., Saturday October 22, at 
the Convention Center with free 
family fun astronomy activities 
including an inflatable, digital 
planetarium, special telescopes 
for both daytime and nighttime.

 A complete description of 
City of Astronomy events and 
activities are posted at www.

 A 43-year-old man, last week, 
was given two years in jail 
and ordered to pay restitution 
in a scam that advertised 
fraudulent Disneyland tickets 
for sale through craigslist.

 Brian Edward Anderton, 
pleaded guilty to one felony 
count of grand theft and 
four misdemeanor counts of 
petty theft. He was sentenced 
to two years in state prison 
and ordered to pay $2,430 
in restitution by Los Angeles 
County Superior Court Judge 
David Horwitz.

 Anderton advertised the 
tickets for sale over an eight-
month period between January 
and August, pocketing more 
than $2,400 from five people.

 Prosecutors said the victims 
learned of the scam when they 
arrived at Disneyland and 
were notified that the tickets 
were invalid.

Bill Nye

Rose Bowl May Host 2024 Olympic Soccer

 In anticipation of a possibility 
that Los Angeles could be 
selected as the host city for 
the 2024 Olympic Games, the 
Pasadena city council is set to 
vote Monday night to allow 
up to seven Olympic soccer 
matches to be played at the Rose 
Bowl —in conjunction with 
another 14 to 15 non-Olympic 
events at the stadium in 2024.

 The issue was set for discussion 
at last Monday’s council meeting 
but was held after Councilman 
Victor Gordo could not attend 
the meeting. Gordo is president 
of the board for the Rose Bowl 
Operating Company. The 
stadium is also in his District 5 
area. Councilmembers Tyron 
Hampton and Steve Madison 
were also absent from the 

 A vote would allow the 
stadium to hold more than the 
current imposed limit of 15 
displacement events— more 
than 20,000 attendees.

According to city staff, Los 
Angeles is a finalist to host the 
2024 Olympic Games.

 Monday night’s vote would 
authorize the Pasadena Mayor, 
Terry Tornek, “to submit a letter 
to the International Olympic 
Committee in order to express 
its commitment to work with 
the City of Los Angeles in an 
effort to bring the Olympics to 
Southern California,” according 
to a city staff report.

 The letter also states that 
the International Olympic 
Committee would compensate 
the city at least $2 million, in 
improvements and to cover all 
costs for the events and security. 
Upgrades could include such 
things as betting lighting or Wi-

 If selected, this would be the 
third time Los Angeles has been 
host to the games. In 1984 the 
Rose Bowl held men’s soccer 
matches and in 1932 the Rose 
Bowl played host to cycling. It is 
anticipated that both men’s and 
women’s Olympic soccer would 
be played at the Rose Bowl in 

 Thieves caught on video 
steeling packages

 Police are looking for 
two thieves that were seen 
steeling mail from a housing 
complex in the middle of the 
night Friday, less than two 
week after video at the same 
condominium shows another 
suspect steeling mail. 

 Video shows a man enter the 
complex on Mar Vista Avenue 
with a key, fills a backpack with 
packages and mail, and leaves. 
He also appears to use a master 
key to open all the mailboxes.

Anyone with information 
should call Pasadena police at 
(626) 744-4241.

Join Great 

 Pasadena City College will 
join other colleges, schools, 
and civic institutions around 
California to take part in the 
Great California ShakeOut On 
October 20, at 10:20 a.m.

 Officials said this emergency 
safety drill is designed to help 
the college community better 
prepare for an earthquake. The 
drill will consist of recognizing 
how you would best protect 
yourself in your immediate 
environment by following the 
recommended steps of Drop 
Cover and Hold On; these 
steps should be practiced 
during the drill at PCC, CEC/
Foothill Campus, Rosemead, 
and the Child Development 

 The drill will be followed by 
a complete evacuation of all 
rooms and buildings at each of 
the campuses and CDC. Once 
the all clear signal is given, 
everyone will be allowed back 
into the buildings.

 A key aspect of the 
ShakeOut is the integration of 
comprehensive science-based 
earthquake research and the 
lessons learned from decades 
of social science research about 
why people get prepared. The 
result is a “teachable moment” 
on par with having an actual 
earthquake (often followed by 
increased interest in getting 
ready for earthquakes). 

 Last year, over 43 million 
people participated in Great 
ShakeOut Earthquake Drills. 
The International ShakeOut 
Day of Action is the third 
Thursday of October each year.

 For more information on 
evacuation locations on PCC’s 
various campus, visit Police 
and College Safety page at

 More information on the 
procedure to follow in the 
event of an earthquake is 
available at

 Anonymous donor gives 
$8,000 in cash to the 
Human Society


 Officials at the Pasadena 
Human Society said they 
are looking for a person that 
visited the Neely Cat Center 
and anonymously left $8,000 in 
the collection box Wednesday 
morning. The shelter’s staff 
said they are truly grateful and 
would like to thank the person.



 The Pasadena Chamber 
of Commerce announced 
Thursday that the 2016 Taste of 
Pasadena at the Rose Bowl voted 
Julio’s Passion from Ruth’s Chris 
Steak House the winner of the 
SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket 
Challenge. Pasadena’ s Cocktail 
of the Year won out over a/k/a 
Bistro’s Spiced Mango Mule, 
Clearman’s Galley’s Wild Berry 
Sangria and the Rye.P.A. from 
White Horse Lounge. Ruth’s 
Chris, which won the inaugural 
SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket 
Challenge in 2012 with the 
Broad Street Hurricane is the 
first SIP-tember repeat winner. 
Julio’s Passion is made from 
Pom Wonderful, lime juice, 
sour mix, Don Julio Silver and 
Passionfruit Syrup, garnished 
with a Lime Twist.

 The SIP-tember Cocktail 
Bracket Challenge is a friendly 
competition among local 
bartenders to determine 
Pasadena’s Cocktail of the 
Year. 32 drinks were entered 
in a head-to-head bracket 

 Over three rounds, online 
voters narrowed the field to 
the four finalist cocktails. 
Restaurants that took part in 
the competition were: a/k/a 
Bistro, Alondra Hot Wings, bar 
1886 at the Raymond, Bistro 
45, Clearman’s Galley, Perry’s 
bluRoom at the Constance 
Hotel, PitFire Pizza, Ruth’s 
Chris Steak House and White 
Horse Lounge. 

 Music Director David 
Lockington and the Pasadena 
Symphony open the 2016-
2017 Singpoli Classics Series 
with Mendelssohn’s Violin 
Concerto on October 8, at 
Pasadena’s historic Ambassador 
Auditorium with matinee 
and evening performances at 
2:00pm and 8:00pm.

 Audiences will delight in 
Mendelssohn’s most lyrical of 
violin concertos, book-ended 
by Brahms’ Symphony No. 4 
and Andrew Norman’s The 
Great Swiftness to round what 
Lockington calls “a program 
of great variety – a wonderful 
celebration to open our 16-
17 season.” This exhilarating 
performance kicks off the 
continuation of an expanded 
6-concert Classics Series on 
the heels of last year’s record-
breaking season, which played 
host to three consecutive sold-
out performances.

 Pasadena’s most anticipated 
opening night of the concert 
season will showcase acclaimed 
BBC New Generation Artist 
Elena Urioste performing 
Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto.

 A free pre-concert dialogue 
with David Lockington, 
Andrew Norman and soloist 
Elena Urioste, begins one hour 
prior to each performance.

 The Ambassador Auditorium 
is at 131 S. St. John Avenue. 
Tickets may be purchased online 
at www.pasadenasymphony- or by calling (626) 

Elena Urioste

Pet of the 

Free Events Roundup at the 
Pasadena Senior Center

 Happiny (A402209) is a 
1-year-old, spayed female, 
tortoiseshell cat. Happiny is 
an absolute sweetheart; upon 
meeting you she’ll instantly 
ask you for head rubs and 
begin to purr. Stick your 
hand out in front of her, and 
she’ll reward you by placing 
her paw on it! The life of 
our adult communal room, 
she also enjoys chasing after 
toys. If you’re looking for an 
active kitty who loves both 
playtime and cuddle time, 
Happiny is your gal!

 The adoption fee for cats is 
$70, which includes the spay 
or neuter surgery, microchip, 
and vaccinations.

 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 
A402209, 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

Crime Blotter for Altadena

 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. 

 Friday Movie Matinees– 
Friday 30, at 1 p.m. “The 
Letters” (2014, PG) starring 
Juliet Stevenson and Rutger 
Hauer. The life of Mother Teresa 
is explored through letters she 
wrote to her longtime friend and 
spiritual advisor Father Celeste 
van Exem over a nearly 50-year 

 Smart Phones, Tablets and 
Computers – Any Questions? 
– Tuesdays and Thursdays, 
to Sept. 29, 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.

 Citizenship Classes – 
Wednesdays, to Nov. 9, from 6 
to 7:30 p.m. Make your dreams 
come true by attending this 
eight-week session to become 
a U.S. citizen! The first four 
weeks will cover some of the 
American history and U.S. 
government questions on the 
citizenship exam, along with 
discussions about the rights and 
responsibilities of citizenship. 
The four remaining classes 
will cover more questions on 
the exam as well as strategies 
for completing the application 
for citizenship and having a 
successful interview.

 Dial-A-Ride and Access 
Services – Thursday, Sept. 22, 
at 10 a.m. Getting around town 
without a car can be easier if you 
know your options. Learn about 
Dial-A-Ride, Pasadena Transit 
(formerly known as Pasadena 
ARTS) and Access Services and 
get your questions answered. 
Presented by the City of 
Pasadena Transit Division and 
County of Los Angeles Access 

 Five Wishes/Advance 
Directives – Thursday, Sept. 
29, at 10 a.m. Do you know 
what kind of care you want if 
you become seriously ill? By 
filling out a simple form, you 
can tell your family and friends 
about your healthcare wishes 
ahead of time and spare them 
the uncertainty and confusion 
that can be associated with 
trying to make decisions 
without such a directive. Learn 
how a healthcare power of 
attorney is used in California 
and how to communicate your 
wishes using a concise yet 
comprehensive document. This 
class will highlight Five Wishes, 
the advance directive used by 
most doctors and health plans. 
Attendees will receive forms 
at no cost. Presented by Vitas 
Innovative Hospice Care.

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

 Sample Classes for Fall – 
Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 3 
and 4, from 9 a.m. to noon. As 
the registration period for fall 
classes approaches, anyone can 
sit in on mini versions of more 
than 20 of the most popular 
classes from arts and computers 
to foreign languages and Zumba 
Gold, meet the instructors and 
learn more about the courses.

Sunday, September 11th

3:47 AM – A petty theft 
from an unlocked vehicle 
occurred in the 1700 block 
of N. Craig Avenue. Suspect 
described as a male, between 
5 feet 7 inches and 6 feet, 
160 -175 pounds wearing 
a white t-shirt, shorts and 
white knee high socks. 
Stolen: currency.

Monday, September 12th

12:00 PM – A vehicle 
burglary occurred in the 
2300 block of Pinecrest 
Drive. Suspect(s) entered 
the vehicle by shattering the 
driver’s side window. Stolen: 
purse, sunglasses, credit 
cards, iPhone 6, cosmetic bag 
and currency.

Tuesday, September 13th

12:34 AM – A residential 
burglary occurred in the 
1100 block of E. Mariposa 
Street. Suspect(s) entered 
the garage via the unsecured 
door. Stolen: black bicycle, 
blue bicycle, and a green 

10:00 AM – A vehicle 
burglary occurred in the 
2100 block of N. Lincoln 
Avenue. Suspect(s) entered 
the vehicle by shattering the 
front passenger window. 
Stolen: black purse, purple 
wallet, driver’s license and 

5:55 PM – An assault with 
a deadly weapon occurred 
in the 80 block of E. 
Calaveras Street. Suspect(s) 
in a minivan pulled up to a 
driveway and fired several 
gunshots at a parked vehicle. 
Suspect vehicle last seen 
eastbound on Calaveras 
Street. No injuries report.

Wednesday, September 14th

10:19 AM – Roland 
Shaghoolian, 39 years old of 
Pasadena was arrested in the 
2400 block of Washington 
Boulevard for possession of 
stolen mail.

11:00 AM – A vehicle 
burglary occurred in the 
2200 block of Pinecrest 
Drive. Suspect(s) entered 
the vehicle by shattering the 
front passenger window. 
Stolen: black Michael Kors 
wallet, Beats headphones, 
credit cards and currency. 

Thursday, September 15th

No significant incidents. 

Friday, September 16th

8:00 AM – A vehicle burglary 
occurred in the 1900 block of 
E. Pinecrest Drive. Suspect(s) 
entered the vehicle shattering 
the front passenger window. 
Stolen: black briefcase.

Saturday, September 17th

12:00 PM – A vehicle 
burglary occurred in the 
area of Altadena Drive and 
Roosevelt Avenue. Suspect(s) 
entered the vehicle by 
shattering the driver’s side 
window. Stolen: black Nine 
West purse, credit cards and 

Coffee with 
the Captain

Altadena Sheriff’s Station 
is hosting a Coffee with the 
Captain on Thursday October 
13, from 6:30-830pm at 
McDonalds. The community is 
invited to meet with Altadena 
Sheriff’s Station Captain Vicki 
Stuckey and her staff. 

 Learn about recent crime 
trends, how to start a 
Neighborhood Watch program 
or stop by to say hi. McDonald’s 
is located at 2157 N. Lincoln 
Ave. Altadena CA, 91001

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