Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, November 26, 2016

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Mountain View News Saturday, November 26, 2016

City to Hold Meeting over 
New Home Depot Site Plan

Local Area 
News Briefs


By Dean Lee

 Vice Mayor Gene Masuda has 
setup a meeting Wednesday 
night to discuss the future of 
the Avon property on Foothill 
Blvd after a number of people 
have raised concerns over the 
possibility of Home Depot 
opening at the site.

 “David Reyes, Director of 
Planning and Community 
Development and a consultant 
from Home Depot will make 
a presentation and will be 
available to address concerns 
and questions regarding the 
Home Depot possible site 
plan and intended operations,” 
according to an announcement 
sent out by Masuda.

 City Manager Steve Mermell 
confirmed that Home Depot is 
in talks with Avon to buy the 
353,000 square-foot facility at 
2940 E. Foothill Blvd. 

 “Home Depot is in a due 
diligence period, which means 
they may or may not buy the 
Avon site,” Mermell said. “If 
they acquire it, they will want to 
put a store there.”

 Mermell said he has already 
heard some unease about 
traffic. He said the meeting will 
surface some of those concerns 
although he cautioned that this 
is very early in the plan. 

 “There has not been a proposal 
submitted, we don’t know 
what’s being talked about, how 
big? How tall? Is other retail, 
restaurants?” he said.

 Mermell said he would like 
feedback on what residents 
want to see there.

 As for Avon leaving, Mermell 
said over the years, their 
business model changed, 
people’s tastes have changed 
and they have focused overseas 
and consolidated to a point that 
Avon has no choice but to leave 
Pasadena. Mermell said Avon 
has been great for the city. “By 
next summer they will be gone,” 
he said.

 The meeting will be 
Wednesday Nov. 30 from 7:00 
to 8:30 p.m. at Pasadena City 
College Foothill Campus and 
Community Education Center 
Multipurpose Room, 3035 East 
Foothill Blvd. (one block east 
of the Avon building) on the 
corner of Kinneloa and Foothill 
Blvd. Parking will be validated. 
Parking in Lot D. 

 Police Seeking 
Attempted Murder 

 Officials say Avon 
Property in East 
Pasadena is in Escrow 
with Home Depot 

 Pasadena Police officers 
responded to an attempted 
murder on Nov. 20, at about 
8:10 a.m. in the 900 block 
of E. Maple Street. During 
the investigation, PPD 
officers learned the suspect, 
Alvarado Miranda, stabbed 
his wife several timed during 
domestic dispute. The victim 
was transported to a local 
area hospital for medical 
treatment. PPD officers are 
actively looking for Miranda 
a Hispanic Male, Pasadena 

 Police Respond to ‘Shots 

A Rainy Zany Pasadena Doo Dah Day

 Pasadena Police officers 
investigated a call, on Nov. 
19, at about 12:53 a.m., of 
shots fired in the area of El 
Molino Avenue and Mountain 
Street. PPD officers recovered 
evidence from the incident 
suggesting that shots were 
actually fired. Fortunately, no 
one was injured during this 

By Dean Lee

 Light rain did not deter 
parade goers Sunday for this 
year’s Occasional Doo Dah 
Parade —Known as the twisted 
sister of the conventional Rose 
Parade— as over 85 unique 
entries from zany drill teams, 
art cars and floats took over 
Colorado Boulevard, between 
Altadena Drive and San Gabriel 

 Doo Dah Parade Spokesperson 
Patricia Hurley said it had not 
rained on the parade since 1993.

 “That was the year we [Light 
Bringer Project] started to 
think about taking over the 
operations of the parade,” 
Hurley joked. “That was also 
the year the parade circled city 
hall and Snotty Scotty & the 
Hankies played in the center of 
the circle.”

 This year’s parade was held 
in honor of Scott Finnell aka 
“Snotty Scotty” who passed 
away Oct. 16 from lung cancer. 
Members of Finnell’s family, 
including his mother, led 
Sunday’s parade. Finnell as 
Snotty Scotty & the Hankies had 
led every Doo Dah since the 

 Queen Ruby Chard, aka, Meg 
Cole presided over Doo Dah 
as she played in her band Ruby 
Chard and the Funguys. Cole 
has also been in every Doo Dah 
Parade going back to 1978 and 
was a good friend of Finnell.” 
All agreed she was a most fitting 
choice for queen as we celebrate 
the life of John Scott Finnell,” 
organizers said.

 Longtime Altadena residents 
and owners of Hoopla! 
Emporium, an eclectic 
neighborhood boutique were 
Doo Dah Grand Marshals.

 Crowd favorites included, 
Flying Baby SeeSaw Acrobatics, 
Count Smokula, Chicken Boat 
Float-Route 66 Shooting Gallery 
Uncle Fester among others.

 Doo Dah Co-organizer Tom 
Coston honored the entrée 
Blues Brothers Tribute Doo 
Dah’s personal Czar Award.

 The parade ended with Secret 
Santa, Doo Dah’s take on the 
North Pole icon.

 Police Recover Loaded 
Gun from Known Gang 

Pasadena Police Special 
Enforcement officers 
completed a compliance 
check, Nov. 18, at a residence 
near Raymond Avenue and 
Washington Boulevard, where 
a known gang member lives. 
During the check, SES officers 
recovered a loaded pistol. The 
offender was arrested without 
incident and later booked at 
the Pasadena jail.




Avon building

 Police Looking for Man 
who Brandish Firearm

Mt. Everest Climber to Talk 
at Pasadena Senior Center

 Pasadena Police officers 
responded to the 300 block of 
North Mentor Avenue Nov. 17, 
at about 10:13 a.m., regarding 
someone brandishing a 
firearm. On arrival, officers 
talked to the victim who said 
his roommate had pointed 
a gun at him following a 
verbal argument. The victim 
described the suspect (male 
black adult) and provided 
other identifying information. 
The investigation is ongoing.

 Pasadena Humane Society 
& SPCA (PHS) will be 
celebrating #GivingPawsday 
on Tuesday.

 Giving Pawsday is the 
Humane Society’s version 
of Giving Tuesday, a global 
day of giving on the Tuesday 
after Black Friday and Cyber 

 Gifts will be used to help the 
animals that come to PHS in 
need of a warm, safe shelter, 
food and medical attention 
this holiday season. Animals 
that would have otherwise 
spent their holiday season on 
the streets hungry, cold and 

 Every year nearly 12,000 
animals come to PHS in need 
of food, shelter, medical care 
and so much more. 

 No animal should have to 
spend the holidays alone and 

 You can support 
#GivingPawsday by making a 
donation online, or by texting 
PAWS to 27722 or by bringing 
the following items to PHS on 
Tuesday, November 29th:

Fleece blankets or cat beds

Kitten or cat wet food


Dog Food

 If you prefer to make your 
donation through the mail, 
please send a check, payable to 
the Pasadena Humane Society 
& SPCA, to 361 S. Raymond 
Ave., Pasadena CA, 91105. 
Many companies will match 
charitable contributions made 
by their employees. Please ask 
your Human Resources office 
at your place of work for more 

For more information go to

 Deck the Halls with Holiday 
Cheer and join Pasadena Mayor 
Terry Tornek for the City’s 
traditional start of the Holiday 
Season as the Mayor lights the 
City’s Official Holiday Tree at 6 
p.m., Friday, at the front steps of 
City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave.

 Our free, family festive 
celebration features local singers 
and dancers, art projects for 
kids and a special appearance 
by Santa Claus. It all happens 
from 5-7 p.m. The Mayor lights 
the tree at 6 p.m. so allow plenty 
of time for parking to be there 
for the Tree Lighting.

 City Officials have it on very 
good authority that Santa 
Claus—yes, we know him—will 
make a special appearance with 
a little help from his friends at 
the Pasadena Fire Department 
once the tree is lit. Bring your 
own cameras to snap a special 
holiday picture of Santa with 
your children in “Santa’s 
Village.” City officials also are 
predicting “snow flurries” will 
occur in front of City Hall!

 This year more than ever, 
please find it in your hearts 
to help fill a paramedic 
ambulance—and make our 
firefighters smile—by bringing 
an unwrapped toy for less 
fortunate boys or girls as part 
of KABC’s 24th annual Spark 
of Love Toy Drive. 
Also new this year is the City’s 
VIP “Spark of Love” Holiday 
Lounge. Availability is limited. 
TreeLighting for details.

Great live entertainment 
throughout the night includes, 
by popular demand, a 
triumphant return performance 
from the thundering Wilson 
Middle School Drum Corps! 
Those adorable kids from 
the Robinson Park Tiny 
Tots Troupe, the Boys and 
Girls Club of Pasadena and 
from Pasadena’s Afterschool 
Adventures Program will be 
there too. 

 A special “Santa Serenade” 
will be performed by Monet 
Bagneris while the Olde 
Fashioned Carolers will stroll 
through the crowd encouraging 
sing-alongs of all your favorite 
holiday favorites. New this 
year will be the Pasadena High 
School’s “Orchesis” dancers. 
And, of course, the evening just 
wouldn’t be complete without 
our favorite emcee, retired 
police Lt. Rodney “Rodney D” 

 Free art projects by Pasadena’s 
Armory Center for the Arts 
will feature special “Holiday 
Crafts from the Around World” 
for young people to do. The 
crafts will highlight the holiday 
celebrations of cultures from 
around the globe. A special 
“Santa’s Village” display will 
also be available for viewing 
enjoyment and photos. Light 
refreshments will be served. 

A local attorney will, next 
week, discuss his treacherous 
and thrilling experience of 
climbing Mt. Everest.

 Gary Nelson, a Glendale 
attorney, climbed Mt. Everest 
in May 2011. Using photos, 
video and his own brand of 
humor, Nelson will discuss 
his experience Thursday, 
Dec. 8, at 6 p.m. in the Scott 
Pavilion at the Pasadena 
Senior Center, 85 E. Holly St. 

 Mt. Everest, the tallest 
mountain in the world, 
was first conquered by 
Sir Edmund Hillary in 
1953. Since then, many 
adventurers have completed 
the climb, others have been 
unsuccessful and nearly 
300 people have died in 
their attempts to reach the 
29,029-foot summit in the 
Himalayan Mountain Range.

 The cost is $20 for members 
and non-members. Proceeds 
will benefit the Pasadena 
Senior Center. Dinner will 
be provided by El Portal 
along with a no-host beer 
and wine bar. 

 Register and pre-pay at the 
Welcome Desk or at www. 
(click on Events, then Event 
Online Registration).

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

Pet of the 

Gary Nelson

Howard (A409031) is a 
sweet, one-year-old, male 
guinea pig. Although he’s 
shy when he first meets you, 
Howard is no coward. 

 When he’s not busy 
charming every human 
in sight, Howard can be 
found munching on plenty 
of timothy hay, which is 
an important part of his 
diet. Since guinea pigs can’t 
produce their own Vitamin 
C, they need Vitamin 
C-rich foods like timothy 
hay to stay healthy. 

 Visit him today in our 
Critter House to see for 

 The adoption fee for guinea 
pigs is $10. 

 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 
A409031, 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 in November 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 

 LA Opera: A Deeper Look 
– Monday, Nov. 28, at 1 p.m. 
Take a deeper look into opera 
and classical music through 
the eyes of an operaphile who 
will share the passion and 
enthusiasm for this popular art 
form, with topics ranging from 
the delightful to the disastrous.

Disaster Preparedness – 
Thursday, Dec. 1, at 10 a.m. 
Are you prepared for a disaster 
or emergency? Learn what you 
should put in a disaster kit, how 
to make plans for evacuating or 
sheltering in place, and opportunities 
for free training before 
the next major earthquake or 
other disaster happens. Presented 
by the Pasadena Fire 

 Friday Movie Matinees – 
Fridays, Dec. 2 to 16. Everyone 
enjoys movies and the pleasures 
they bring. Dec. 2 at 1 p.m.: 
“Ghostbusters” (2016, PG-13) 
starring Melissa McCarthy 
and Chris Hemsworth. After 
a ghost invasion of Manhattan 
two paranormal enthusiasts, a 
nuclear engineer and a subway 
worker band together to stop 
the otherworldly threat. Dec. 
9 at 1 p.m.: “The Apartment” 
(1960, NR) starring Jack 
Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine. 
An office worker who wants to 
move up the corporate ladder 
lets company executives use 
his apartment for romantic 
trysts, but then complications 
ensue. Dec. 16 at 2 p.m.: “Elf” 
(2003, PG) starring Will Ferrell 
and Mary Steenburgen. After 
inadvertently wreaking havoc 
on the elf community due to his 
ungainly size, a man raised as 
an elf at the North Pole is sent 
to the U.S. in search of his true 

 Cardmaking Workshop – 
Monday, Dec. 5, from noon to 2 
p.m. Surprise a special someone 
with a personalized, handmade 
greeting card. Whether it’s 
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.

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

Founded in 1960, the Pasadena 
Senior Center is an independent, 
nonprofit organization that 
offers recreational, educational, 
wellness and social services 
to people ages 50 and older 
in a welcoming environment. 
Services are also provided 
for frail, low-income and 
homebound seniors.


Sunday, November 13th

No significant incidents.

Monday, November 14th

No significant incidents.

Tuesday, November 15th

9:00 AM – A residential 
burglary occurred in the 
1500 block of Meadowbrook 
Road. Suspect(s) entered the 
residence by shattering the 
rear bedroom sliding door. 
Stolen: silver Macbook Pro.

12:00 PM – A residential 
burglary occurred in the 
2300 block of Santa Rosa 
Avenue. Suspect(s) entered 
the residence by shattering 
the patio door(s). Items 
stolen were recovered.

4:45 PM – A vehicle burglary 
occurred in the 2100 block 
of Lincoln Ave. Suspect(s) 
entered the vehicle by 
shattering the window. 
Stolen: black purse, wallet 
and currency.

5:34 PM - A residential 
burglary occurred in the 
1900 block of E. Loma Alta 
Drive. Suspect(s) entered the 
residence by shattering the 
patio door(s). Stolen: none.

Wednesday, November 16th

10:20 AM – Carlos Navarro, 
19 years old of Pasadena was 
arrested in the 2500 block 
of Fair Oaks Avenue for 

Thursday, November 17th

5:40 AM – Timothy Mitchell, 
62 years old of Glendale was 
arrested in the 2100 block of 
Lincoln Avenue for indecent 

9:05 PM – Lamont Harris, 
24 years old of Altadena was 
arrested in the area of Fair 
Oaks Avenue and Mountain 
View Street for possession of 
a concealed dirk or dagger.

Friday, November 17th

No significant incidents.

Saturday, November 18th

No significant incidents.

49th Annual 
Holiday Look 
in Home Tour

 Join the Pasadena Symphony 
Association December 3 and 
4 for one of Pasadena’s most 
cherished holiday traditions 
— the Holiday Look In.

 Join us in touring four 
wonderful homes and gardens, 
decorated for the holidays in 
festive floral regalia. Enjoy 
music by Pasadena Symphony 
members, stroll the gardens 
and shop at the Holiday 

 All proceeds support the 
annual concert series and 
education programs of 
the Pasadena Symphony 
Association. Tour runs 9:30 
a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Boutique is 
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 The event will be held at 
Scottish Rite Cathedral, 150 N. 
Madison Avenue Pasadena

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