Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, October 15, 2016

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Mountain View News Saturday, October 15, 2016

Local Area 
News Briefs

One City, One Story 
Selection to Be Revealed

Former Art 
Center Vice 
Media ED

Pasadena Public Library’s 
15th One City, One Story 
selection will be announced 
on Friday, at 6 p.m. in 
Pasadena’s Central Library’s 
Great Hall, 285 E. Walnut 
St. The event will kick-
off the library’s ArtNight 

 During the presentation, 
Mayor Terry Tornek and 
Robert Karatsu, interim 
director of the Pasadena 
Library system, will 
announce the book selection 
and unveil a poster size 
version of the book cover.

 A 12-member community 
committee chose the 
novel. Last year’s selection 
was the novel “Orphan 
Train” by author Christina 
Baker Kline. Pasadena’s 
annual community 
reading celebration is 
designed to broaden and 
deepen an appreciation 
of reading and literature 
in the community, engage 
participants in dialogue and 
bring Pasadenans together 
by promoting greater 
understanding of differing 
points of view.

 Thousands of people 
read the same book and 
participate in related events 
including a conversation 
with the author, film series, 
book discussion groups, 
exhibitions, lectures and 
other activities.

 One City, One Story events 
will be scheduled throughout 
March 2017 and feature a 
community dialog with the 
author on Thursday, March 

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 Claim filed, names 
of officers released, 
involving man killed 

with Taser

 Attorney Caree Harper filed 
a claim of damages last week 
on behalf of the family of 
Reginald Thomas who died 
last month when a Taser was 
used by Pasadena police after 
they said he did not comply 
with orders to put down a 
knife and fire extinguisher he 
was carrying. 

 Police, this week also released 
the names of the officers who 
responded to the 911 domestic 
disturbance call early morning 
Sept. 30. According to police 
Michael Orosco, Philip Poirier, 
Raphael Santiago, Aaron 
Villacana, Thomas Butler and 
Robert Griffith were involved.

 The family claims negligence, 
that physical force was used, 
against Thomas by officers and 

 At the time, police said 
after restraining Thomas, the 
officers observed him not 
breathing at which time CPR 
and life saving measures were 
used. The Investigation is 
being led by the Los Angeles 
County Sheriff’s Homicide 

By Dean Lee

 The city’s public cable access 
television station, last week, 
hired former Art Center 
Senior Vice President for Real 
Estate and Operations, George 
Falardeau, as the new Executive 
Director /CEO of Pasadena 
Media. The move ends a 10 
month nationwide search to fill 
the position.

 Falardeau had also served as 
the station’s board president 
from July 2014 to July 2015.

 “As former chair of Pasadena 
Media, I got a flavor of how 
exciting this place really was,” 
he said. “If you look at my 
background, I’ve always been 
heavily involved with the 
community… It’s a job some 
people might think I’m over 
qualified for but I’m uniquely 
qualified at this time for this job, 
leading this organization into 
the future.”

 Falardeau said, before Art 
Center, he worked 25 years at 
NBC, “When I was there I was 
an award winning cameraman, 
technical operations manager, 
I was director of planning 
and studios, when I left I was 
Vice President of West Coast 

 He officially signed an 
employment agreement with 
Pasadena Media, during the 
Pasadena Community Access 
Corporation board meeting 
Oct 4, for just over $102,000 a 
year. Falardeau started the job 
without delay.

 Although the PCAC board 
had concern about the salary, 
including current employee 
layoffs, they voted in favor of the 

 “From my understanding there 
were well over 100 applicants…” 
Falardeau said. “They got down 
to two or three candidates and 
finally picked me, there were 
really qualified people, this job 
is about that amount of money, 
whoever they hired they were 
going to be in that ballpark.” 

 As director of Pasadena 
Media he will oversee all staff, 
operations and training at the 
station. With an annual budget 
of just over $1 million the station 
oversees four local television 
channels: KPAS, Government 
Access; The Arroyo Channel, 
Community Access; KLRN, 
Pasadena Unified’s Educational 
Access and PCCTV, Pasadena 
City College’s Educational 

 Falardeau replaced former 
Executive Director Keri Stokstad 
who left, last year, for a position 
as TV manager with the City of 
Santa Monica. 

Mayor Terry Tornek

George Falardeau photo D. Lee/MVNews

Forum on 
with Bears, 

and Bobcats

Innovate Pasadena to Hold 
Annual Connect Week

 Man shot by South 
Pasadena police during 

 Innovate Pasadena, a 
community organization 
dedicated to advancing 
greater Pasadena as a hub 
of technology and design 
innovation, presents its 
third annual Connect Week, 
a series of independently 
organized seminars, 
workshops and social events 
taking place across the city 
this week, starting Sunday. 
Attendees will enhance 
their innovation and tech 
savviness by learning more 
about the latest in design 
trends, checking out local 
startups, engaging with top 
industry professionals and 
more during #Connect16.

 Pasadena, a rich center for 
tech and design, is powered by 
a range of thriving industries, 
including aerospace, biotech, 
engineering and more. 
Since its inception in 2014, 
Connect Week has aimed 
to shine a spotlight on the 
energy and excitement 
of tech advancements in 
Pasadena’s talent base by 
giving the community a 
chance to collaborate and 
share knowledge, showcase 
visionary products and 
discuss new ideas that will 
further Pasadena’s reputation 
as an innovative authority.

 “Pasadena has played 
and continues to play an 
important role in shaping 
the future of our world when 
it comes to technology and 
new discoveries. From talent 
of the past like Einstein 
who studied at Caltech, to 
top companies shaping our 
future like Jet Propulsion 
Laboratory, X1 Technologies 
and more, we take pride 
in the great roster of talent 
our city has to offer,” said 
Mike Giardello, president 
of Innovate Pasadena. “And 
that’s what Connect Week is 
all about -- helping Pasadena 
stand out as SoCal’s premier 
tech and innovation hub all 
while strengthening our local 
collaborative community.”

 Connect Week 
programming is organized 
into four tracks: design, 
science, entrepreneurship 
and technology. This year, 
Innovate Pasadena will 
add a fifth track in honor 
of “Astronomy Week” 
to celebrate Pasadena’s 
position as a world leader for 
telescopic celestial discovery 
and robotic space science.

 Event Series Gives 
Startups, Local Innovators 
and Residents Meaningful 
Opportunities to 
Collaborate, Learn and 
Grow in the Areas of 
Science, Technology, 
Design, Entrepreneurship 
and Astronomy.

 A mother and daughter 
escaped to safety Sunday 
morning, after finding a 
prowler in their home, a 
situation that led to a standoff 
and ended with intruder being 
shot by officers.

 According to police, they 
were called to a home 1300 
block of Huntington Drive 
Sunday shortly before 4:20 
a.m. Police found the two 
women locked in an upstairs 
bathroom and the suspect 
ransacking the lower level of 
the home. Police shot the man 
after being confronted. He 
then barricaded himself in a 
bedroom and police helped 
the woman escape out the 
bathroom window. 

The suspect was later taken 
into custody. He was shot in 
the shoulder.

Chamber to Hold Business 
and Economic Summit

 Join Assemblymember Chris 
Holden in partnership with 
the California Department 
of Fish and Wildlife 
Councilmember Victor 
Gordo, Vice Mayor Gene 
Masuda and Councilmember 
Margaret McAustin for 
“Living with Urban Wildlife” 
Community Meeting. Dealing 
with Coyotes, Bobcats and 
Bears in your backyard.

 Be Aware-Fish and Wildlife 
experts encourage neighbors 
to work together to live safely 
with our wildlife. Find out 
how in this free public forum.

 The City of Pasadena Humane 
Society, City of Pasadena 
Department of Public Works 
and City of Pasadena Police 
will be available to answer 

 Tuesday October 18th, 6:30pm 
at Longfellow Elementary 
School Auditorium. Located 
at 1065 East Washington Blvd. 

The Pasadena Chamber of 
Commerce invites leaders of 
business and industry to a 
forum on the local economy, 
local industries and the future 
of business in Pasadena at the 
fourth Pasadena Business and 
Economic Summit on Tuesday, 
October 25, at 11:30am at The 
University Club at 175 North 
Oakland Avenue in Pasadena. 

 Tracy Hernandez, Founding 
President of the Los Angeles 
County Business Federation 
(BizFed) will give an economic 
overview, with particular 
attention the San Gabriel Valley 
and Pasadena. She will also 
present findings of a recent 
industry issues survey and 
discuss upcoming issues facing 
businesses in the region.

 The summit will focus on 
innovation and the future, with 
panelists discussing the evolving 
workplace, the transportation 
future of Los Angeles County 
and what the future workforce 
may look like.

 This year, the format will include 
a moderated panel discussion 
among the participants. Karl 
Bird, Acquisition Department 
Manager at Jet Propulsion 
Laboratory and chair of 
the Chamber’s Economic 
and Business Development 
Committee will facilitate. 
Taking part as featured 
panelists are Brittany Dodd, 
senior associate for Advisory 
and Transaction Services and 
Workplace Strategy at CBRE, 
Kim Sidders, People Operations 
Coordinator with Bolton & 
Company and Pauletta Tonilas, 
Chief Communications Officer 
with Los Angeles County 

 Pasadena Mayor Terry 
Tornek will provide a 
welcome and update on City 
priorities. Pasadena Economic 
Development Manager Eric 
Duyshart will give an update 
on economic development 
initiatives in the city.

Cost to attend the Pasadena 
Business and Economic Summit 
is $50 and includes the program 
and lunch. Parking is included 
in the ticket price.

 Additional information, 
including the opportunity to 
sign up and pay online, can be 
found at the Pasadena Chamber 
website at www.pasadena- (follow the link 
to Events and the Business 
and Economic Summit). For 
information call the Chamber 
at (626) 795-3355.

 Panel Discussion 
will focus on future of 
workplace, evolving 
workforce and 
transportation planning, 
featured speaker to discuss 
local economy and issues 
facing businesses in the 

Pet of the 

Free Flu 

Shot Clinic

 Flu season is coming! The 
Pasadena Public Health 
Department will sponsor a 
free flu shot clinic Wednesday, 
Nov. 2, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 
the Pasadena Senior Center, 85 
E. Holly St.

 The clinic will be free for 
Pasadena residents over the 
age of 6 months. Appointment 
cards are required in advance 
and are available at the 
Welcome Desk at the Pasadena 
Senior Center.

 Responsible for 200,000 
hospitalizations and 36,000 
deaths nationwide each year, 
influenza (flu) is caused by 
a virus that affects the entire 
body and for seniors may cause 
pneumonia, dehydration and 
other serious complications.

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

 Frank (A405023) is a goofy 
1-year-old, neutered male, 
black and white pit bull 
mix. Frank absolutely loves 
people and gets along great 
with most other dogs. Frank 
knows his sit command 
and waits patiently to 
get leashed up to go for 
a walk. Our volunteers 
report he’s an excellent 
loose-leash walker! This 
happy-go-lucky boy still 
has some puppy energy 
and he’s looking for an 
active home full of toys, 
treats, and cuddles. Frank’s 
adoption fee is $125, which 
includes the neuter surgery, 
microchip and up-to-date 

 The adoption fee for 
dogs is $125 and 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 
A405023, 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 Events Roundup at the 
Pasadena 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. 

 Smart Phones, Tablets and 
Computers – Any Questions? 
–Tuesdays and Thursdays, to
Oct. 27, 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!

 Friday Movie Matinees – at 
1 p.m. Everyone enjoys movies 
and the pleasures they bring. 
Oct. 21: “The King’s Speech” 
(2010, R) starring Colin 
Firth and Helena Bonham 
Carter. George VI of England 
unexpectedly ascends to the 
throne and is helped by a 
therapist to overcome a speech 
impediment. Based on a true 

 LA Opera: “Akhnaten” – 
Monday, Oct. 17, at 1 p.m. An 
LA Opera community educator 
will take participants through 
Philip Glass’s epic tale of the 
Egyptian pharaoh Akhnaten 
and his wife Nefertiti. The 
pharaoh’s command to the 
populace that they reject all 
old gods and worship only the 
new sun god sends them into an 
uproar that leads to revolution.

 Managing Arthritis – 
Thursday, Oct. 20, at 10 
a.m. Learn about arthritis, a 
condition that takes more than 
100 different forms and affects 
people of all ages. Explore 
diagnosis, basic facts, pain relief 
and common types such as 
osteoarthritis and rheumatoid 
arthritis. Presented by Arthritis 

 Health Fair – Friday, Oct. 
21, from 9 to 11 a.m. Services 
include glucose, varicose vein, 
vascular health, blood pressure 
and hearing screenings as 
well as counseling and health/
community resources. Bring 
your list of medications, doctors 
and emergency contacts for a 
free personal identification card 
sponsored by New York Life. 
For more info call 626-685-

 Medicare Resource Fair and 
Presentation – Wednesday, 
Oct. 26, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
Open enrollment for Medicare 
is Oct. 15 to Dec. 7. Get the 
information you’ll need to 
make informed decisions about 
medical and prescription plans 
that are best for your needs. 
Representatives from a variety 
of health care plans will be on 
hand to provide information 
and answer questions about 
Medicare plans and services 
and help you compare plans 
all in one place. At noon a 
one-hour presentation on 
Medicare program issues and 
upcoming changes for 2017 
will be presented by Center for 
Health Care Rights. Although 
reservations are not required, 
a boxed lunch will be provided 
to the first 50 people who have 
called 626-795-4331 to confirm 
their attendance.

NASA’s Orbit 
Pavilion Sound 
Experience at 
The Huntington

 NASA’s Orbit Pavilion sound 
experience is scheduled to land 
at The Huntington Library, 
Art Collections, and Botanical 
Gardens for a four-month stay, 
inaugurating a new initiative 
at The Huntington focused 
on creative collaborations 
with other organizations. The 
exhibition of Orbit Pavilion 
runs from Oct. 29 to Feb. 27, on 
the Celebration Lawn, adjacent 
to the Café and Celebration 

 The first collaboration is with 
NASA and visual strategists 
from its Jet Propulsion 
Laboratory who conceived 
of the sound installation, 
representing the movement of 
the International Space Station 
and 19 earth satellites through 
artistically created sounds. The 
idea for an installation to convey 
the “sounds of satellites” is the 
brainchild of Dan Goods and 
David Delgado, visual strategists 
at JPL who commission 
and create experiences that 
illustrate, explain, or otherwise 
demonstrate scientific and 
technological phenomena.

 “We wanted a way to showcase 
these NASA satellites—to bring 
them down to Earth, if you will,” 
said Goods. “Orbit is the conduit 
for that experience, bringing 
people into contact with the 
satellites as they move above 
us in space.” The nautilus-shell-
shaped sculpture is about 28 feet 
in diameter and clad in shiny 
aluminum. It was conceived of 
and designed by Jason Klimoski 
and Lesley Chang of the New 
York design firm StudioKCA 
and premiered last summer at 
the World Science Festival in 
New York City. The installation 
at The Huntington marks its 
debut on the West Coast.

 Inside the structure is where 
things get really interesting: 
as each satellite flies overhead 
through space, a corresponding 
sound is emitted from each of 
the 28 speakers mounted on the 
structure’s interior wall. Visitors 
walking into the structure hear 
a new kind of symphony, with 
a sound interpreting each of 
the satellites’ various missions: 
among them a human voice, the 
crashing of a wave, a tree branch 
moving, a frog croaking. The 
“soundscape” was composed 
by Oakland-based sound artist 
Shane Myrbeck.

 “We are delighted to have 
Orbit essentially launch this 
new project focused on artistic 
collaboration,” said Huntington 
president Laura Trombley. “The 
Huntington holds important 
collections on the history of 
astronomy and aerospace, 
and certainly JPL figures 
prominently in both of those 
narratives. The exhibition marks 
quite brilliantly the intersection 
between both institutions and 
our areas of common interest 
and endeavor.”

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