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VOLUME 11 NO. 45 
Veterans Day SpecialCeremony This Morning
Police Arrest 
Guitar Bandit 

Devil's Gate Dam Project Approved

Pasadena police detectives 
arrested a man last week 
suspected in steeling 
numerous expensive 
guitars from across the 
San Fernando Valley and 

 According to police, 
Enrique Velasco, a paroleeat-
large and alleged career 
criminal, was wanted in 
connection with a string 
of expensive guitar thefts 
from guitar stores. Velasco 
is suspected of brazenly 
walking out without 
paying for the guitars and 
pawning them for cash.

 Detectives from Pasadena, 
LAPD North Hollywood 
and LAPD Topanga 
Division had suspected 
Velasco since September. 
With the help of store 
owners, who exchanged 
surveillance photos of 
Velasco and his getaway 
car with each other and 
the police, a break in the 
case came when a camera 
caught his full license 
plate number. The license 
plate came back to an 
acquaintance of Velasco’s 
in North Hollywood. 

 Police took Velasco, and 
a female accomplice, into 
custody November 1, at 
motel in Sun Valley. Police 
also said that evidence 
was recovered, including a 
guitar, drugs, and money. 

 The Los Angeles County 
District Attorney’s Office 
filed six felony counts 
against Velasco, including 
Grand Theft, Identity 
Theft, and Identity Theftw/ “Ten or more Victims.” 
Velasco’s bail has been set 
at $120,000.00.

 Anyone with information 
should call police at 626744-
4241 or anonymously 
at Crime Stoppers 800.222.

 The embattled Devil’s Gate 
Dam sediment removal plan 
took a step forward Tuesday 
after the Los Angeles County 
Board of Supervisors voted 
unanimously in favor of a 
scaled down version that trims 
700,000 cubic yards of sediment 
removal, prioritizes safety and 
environmental factors. 

 The sediment collected by the 
dam is known as Pasadena’s 
Hahamongna Watershed Park.
New amendments and a 
motion by Supervisor Kathryn 
Barger called for a maximum 
sediment removal of 1.7 Million 
cubic yards, full funding for 
the Arroyo Seco Ecosystem 
Restoration Study, watershed 
improvements, and an early 
warning system for similar 
flood control facilities across LA 

 “This modified approach 
prioritizes safety, addresses 
environmental concerns and 
mitigates disruption for our 
local residents,” Barger said 

Get Your Occasional Doo 
Dah Kicks on Route 66 

 The Occasional Pasadena 
Doo Dah Parade will 
celebrate 40 years of 
irreverent frolicking on 
the streets of Pasadena 
as the 2017 Parade takes 
place on November 19th, 
stepping off at 11a.m. 
in East Pasadena along 

Pg. 4 
Pg. 3 
Pg. 7 
Pg. 10TIPS (8477). 
Colorado Boulevard — 
the original Route 66.

 Dozens of inventive, if 
zany, art cars and floats 
will accompany a legion 
of revelers past the 
mom-n-pop shops along 
East Pasadena’s shady 
tree-lined streets with a 
memorable cast of local 
eccentrics, disruptors, 
pundits, mutant art cars, 
lone wolves, steam punks, 
makers and merrymakers.

Entries are open to 
everyone. This year’s 
lineups includes the 
Nut Camp, Bildge Rat, 
Code Blue DeFibs, 
The Addams Family, 
Flying Baby Homerun 
Border Crossing, Nordic 
Men, Radioactive 
Chickenheads, Toaster 
Car, Motorized Furniture, 
The Army of Toy 
Soldiers, Tortilla Target, 
The Billionaires, Free 
Thought Society, Unich 
Band, Car-Pool DeVille, 
Bearded Ladies, Yiddish 
Dracula, Drunk in the 
Garage Band, Partying 
Parrotheads, Murrugun 
the Mystic, Crimebo the 
Clown, Man as Giraffe, 
Heuristicus, The Butler, 
Recumbent Revolution, 
Circuit Benders, Zucchini 
Patrol, and Doo Dah’s 
2017 Royals, among 
many others. Secret Santa, 
Doo Dah’s take on the 

in a statement. “I appreciate 
the input of our concerned 
community members, 
environmental groups and 
the city of Pasadena who have 
participated in discussions with 
me and county departments 
over many months.” 
The Board of Supervisors 
originally approved the project 
in 2014, slated to remove 2.4 
million cubic yards, with no 
environmental oversight. A 
lawsuit filed by Arroyo Seco 
Foundation was upheld by 
Superior Court Judge James 
Chalfant in March forcing the 
county to revisit the issue.

 According to Barger’s staff, 
the motion further called for 
coordination with the City of 
Pasadena on storm water capture 
and groundwater replenishment 
as well as the development of an 
early warning system to notify 
downstream residents and 
businesses of any issues related 
to similar Los Angeles County 
Flood Control District facilities.

North Pole icon, will close 
the conga line and ring in 
the holiday season. And… 
not a rose will be harmed 
in the making of this 

Free street parking is 
available —Parade route is 
also just west of the Sierra 
Madre Villa Gold Line 
Station (at Colorado Blvd. 
and Sierra Madre Villa). 
City busses go directly 
to the area and Uber or 
Lyft. Come early! Bring a 
lawn chair! Visit the local 
eateries, popular food 
trucks along the parade 
route, and buy a new Doo 
Dah t-shirt. Stick around 
for the after parties all 
within close walking 

 Official Doo Dah 
After-Party: American 
Legion, 179 N. Vinedo 
St. (2 blocks from Parade 
at Vinedo & Walnut) 
immediately following 
the event. Bands, dancing, 
cheap food and drinks!! 
$5 cover (supports a 
Legion charity). 

 Unofficial Doo Dah 
After-Parties: PooBah 
Records, one of Pasadena’s 
favorite independent 
music stores, will feature 
live in-store performance 
and DJ. PooBah is located 
at 2636 E. Colorado Blvd., 
right on the parade route. 

 Barger also directed Public 
Works to work with the Army 
Corps of Engineers on the 
completion of the Arroyo 
Seco Ecosystem Restoration 
Study, which will identify 
opportunities for aquatic and 
riparian restoration along a 10mile 
reach of the Arroyo Seco 
downstream of Devil’s Gate 

Both Pasadena Mayor 
Terry Tornek and Arroyo 
Seco Foundation Managing 
Director Tim Brick said they 
were optimistic about the 
changes. Tornek said Barger’s 
amendments were in the right 
direction in fulfilling requests 
made by the city.

 Representatives of the Arroyo 
Seco Foundation said the new 
amendments still need to 
reviewed again by Chalfant. 
If approved, the $100 million 
project will start next year and 
could take up to five years. 

One ArroyoDay atBrookside

 The public is invited to come 

explore the Arroyo Seco and 

find out about the One Arroyo 


 Pack a picnic basket, grab a 

blanket and head on over to 

Brookside Park, 360 N. Arroyo 

Blvd., for One Arroyo Day, 10 

a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 
18, 2017, and your chance 
to discover the rich natural 
beauty and cultural history 
of our beloved Arroyo Seco. 
Kids can also earn special new 
“Arroyo Nature Explorer” 
badges during the day. 
Activities planned include: 

· Arroyo Seco Trail Clean-Up 

· Nature Scavenger Hunt for


· Native Wildlife Reptile 


· Arroyo Exhibitor Booths 

· Lawn Games & Crafts 

· Free Raffles 

Members of the International 

Association of Fire Fighters 

Local 809 will be grilling up 

dogs on a first-come, first-

serve basis. Be sure to RSVP 

so there’s enough hot dogs for 

all at or by 

calling (626) 744-4128.

 Use the #OneArroyo hashtag 

for your favorite Arroyo 

Moments via social media on 

Saturday for a chance to win 

a prize.

 Confirmed exhibitors and 
participants include One 
Arroyo, Kidspace Museum, 
Tom Sawyer Camps, Pasadena 
Casting Club, Arroyo 
Seco Foundation, Arroyo 
& Foothills Conservancy, 
Pasadena Heritage, Pasadena 
Beautiful, Dog Haus Running 
Club, Pasadena Pacers, 
Southwestern Herpetologists 
Society, California Turtle 
and Tortoise Club, Rose 
Bowl Riders, Pasadena Sierra 
Club, Oak Grove Disc Golf 
Course Club, Armory Center 
for the Arts and several City 

 Ceremony includes 

special military fly

over of Pasadena cityhall in formation.

 The community, especially 
all current and former 
members of the U.S. military 
and their families and all 
first responders, are invited 
to join other local veterans, 
city officials and community 
leaders for a special, free 
Veterans Day ceremony 
on the steps of City Hall, 
100 N. Garfield Ave., this 
morning beginning at 10:30 
a.m., concluding with a 
special military fly-over in 
formation at 11:11 a.m. 

 Ceremony participants 
include representatives from 
the City Council and many 
City departments, Pasadena 
City College, Pasadena Navy 
League, Vietnam Veterans 

of America, Chapter 446, 
the Tuskegee Airmen, the 
American Legion Pasadena 
Post #13, U.S.M.C. 2nd 
Battalion, 23rd Marine 
Division and the Pasadena 
Senior Center who will join 
together in honor all U.S. 
veterans, locally and across 
the nation.

 Special Guest Speaker 
is U.S. Army Col. Keith 
Nightingale, retired. Free 
refreshments are sponsored 
by Farmer John and the 
International Association 
of Fire Fighters Local 809. 
Military vehicles courtesy 
of the U.S.M.C. will be on 

 The City wishes all to 
take time to recognize the 
meaning of Veterans Day 
and to please celebrate 
responsibly. Remember, 
if you see something 
suspicious, say something by 
calling 9-1-1. 

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