Mountain Views News, Pasadena Edition [Sierra Madre] Saturday, November 11, 2017

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Dr. Edward C. Ortell 


By Dr. Edward C. Ortell

allows them to purchase low-cost transit

Citrus College Governing Board 

passes for unlimited rides on Foothill


Transit Local and Silver Streak bus lines. 
This fall, over 20,000 students from 

Close proximity to a light-railthroughout the San Gabriel Valley

station isn’t the only reason studentsand beyond have taken the first step

are enrolling in increasing numbersto changing their lives for the better by

at Citrus College. The college has longenrolling in courses at Citrus College.

been recognized for excellence amongFor many, especially those who are

its peer institutions. This year, Citrus 
low-income or first-generation college

College was voted “Favorite College”
students, this is a momentous decision 

and “Favorite Career College” by thethat comes with increased financial 

readers of the San Gabriel Valley Newsresponsibilities, lifestyle changes and a

Group, and Citrus College was awardedgreat deal of hard work. A significant

the “Gold” distinction for being thenumber of them have jobs and families

“Best Community College” in Beaconthat already place demands on theirMedia Readers’ Choice Awards. Once 
time and resources. For these students, again, the college was ranked amongtransportation presents a major obstacle to achievingthe top 100 community colleges in the nation fortheir higher education goals.awarding associate degrees for transfer, and Citrus

A recent survey conducted by the CaliforniaCollege continued to be named a “STEM JobsStudent Aid Commission found that the costs Approved College” and a “Military Friendly School”
associated with attaining a college education, evenby GI Jobs magazine.
for students attending one of California’s affordableWhile it’s gratifying to know that the effortscommunity colleges, can stack up quickly, and of students, employees, college leaders and boardstudents can expect to pay up to $1,000 per year onmembers were instrumental in connecting localestransportation alone.west and southwest to the many outstanding

Given its close proximity to the APU/Citrusprograms offered by Citrus College, we know thatCollege Gold Line Station – less than a block from there is still work to be done. In December, Citrus 
the campus – Citrus College provides a uniqueCollege will be the site of a groundbreaking ceremonyhigher education option for students seeking low-for the next phase of the Foothill Gold Line, whichcost, convenient transportation. Perhaps that’s thewill take the line east from the APU/Citrus Collegereason Citrus College students have advocated forStation to Montclair. 
the Foothill Extension of the Gold Line for more One day, graduates of Citrus College will take thethan a decade. Even today, their commitment toGold Line to continue their education at prestigiouspublic transportation remains strong. Last spring, 83four-year colleges and universities, or they willpercent of them voted to increase their student fees sotravel to rewarding careers and exciting destinationsthey could be part of the Class Pass program, which throughout our region and beyond. 


Union Station Homeless Services to feed thousands in need at annual ThanksgivingDinner in the Park event. 


Nothing Less than Spectacular 

By Joan Schmidt

The late Bing Crosby sand, “Del Mar: where 
the turf meets the surf” and everyone who 
came had nothing but praise for Del Mar who 
staged one of the most successful Breeders’ Cup 
Championships in history. The on-track two-day 
wagering total of $25,181,317 was the highest ever! 
Breeders Cup President and CEO Craig Fravel 
said in a statement, “Del Mar proved to be an 
extraordinary venue for our Championships.”

The venue was a Photographer’s Dream and 
the photos I share today are from Raul Baez, a 
Photographer and Cross-County Big Rig Driver!

Friday had four Breeders’ races. The Winners 
FALL, trained by Chad Brown, ridden by 
OF MIDWAY, trained by Jerry 
Hollendorfer, Fravien Pratt, jockey; JUVENILE 
TURF-MENDESLSOHN, trained by Aidan 
O’Brien, Jockey Ryan Moore; and LONGINES 
Dallas Stewart. 

Saturday had nine Breeders’ races. JUVENILE 
Trainer, Mike Smith jockey; TURF SPRINTSTORMY 
LIBERAL, Peter Miller, Trainer, Joel 
OF GOLD. John Hummel, Trainer, Joel 
Charlie Appleby, Trainer, William 
Buick, Jockey; SPRINT-ROY H, Peter Miller, did not always win. Peter Miller had his FIRST 
Trainer, Kent Desormeaux, Jockey; MILE Breeders’ win- actually two. He literally was 
STAKES- WORLD APPROVAL, Mark S. Casse, beyond thrilled and jumped up on someone as 
Trainer, John Velasquez, Jockey; ONE AND 1/16 he hugged them. Peter resides in the area and it 
MILE SENTINEL JET JUVENILE STAKES, was doubly thrilling to have his close by friends 
COLTS AND GELDINGS-GOOD MAGIC, Chad see him win at Del Mar. I was happy to see Kent 
Brown, Trainer, Jose Oriz, Jockey; ONE AND Desormeaux win on Roy H.
. MILE LONGINES TURF STAKES, 3 YEAR Congrats to all the winners and especially our 
OLDS AND UP-TALISMATIC, Andre Fabre, Flavien Pratt of Battle of Midway and Mike Smith 
Trainer, Mickael Barzalona, Jockey; and ONE on Caledonia Road. Many were surprised that 
AND . MILE CLASSIC-GUN RUNNER, Steve Gun Runner took the Classic; he surely will be 
Asmussen, Trainer, Florent Geroux, Jockey.Horse of the Year. Next year it’s off to Churchill 

All the races were very exciting, but the favored Downs. Wonder what surprises that will bring? 

Kent Desormeaux on Roy H 

Mike Smith on Caledonia Road 


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The best way to give thanks is to give back! Toshow community spirit and compassion, hundreds 
of volunteers of all ages will gather together onThanksgiving to serve meals and cheer at Union StationHomeless Services’ annual Dinner in the Park. 

For over 45 years, this beloved tradition has been astaple event for the Pasadena community during theholiday season. Volunteers help prepare and serve meals-
including turkey, stuffing, green bean casserole, mashedpotatoes and pie--to all who are hungry at Pasadena’sCentral Park on Thanksgiving.

Union Station Homeless Services expects to serve2,000 plates of food this Thanksgiving, on November23rd. Meal recipients will include individuals andfamilies experiencing homelessness or poverty, seniorcitizens, and those who are alone for Thanksgiving orunable to afford a holiday meal.

“Union Station’s Dinner in the Park is one of myfavorite events in Pasadena,” says John Brauer, CEO forUnion Station Homeless Services. 

“It’s such a joy to experience the communitycoming together as one, feeding over 2,000 people, andwitnessing hundreds of volunteers--both young andold and everything in-between--cheerfully interactingand serving. Talk about a reason to give thanks! If youhaven’t been a part of this remarkable Thanksgivingevent, I encourage you to join us for a day that I promisewill be both eye-opening and uplifting. I truly love thiscommunity, and I am so grateful for the outpouring oflove, food and fellowship!” 


Volunteer registration is now full, but Union Station’sThanksgiving food drive is in full effect! Communitymembers are invited to help Union Station collect theingredients and kitchen supplies needed to preparea great Thanksgiving meal! Turkeys, hams and pies 

are the most needed items. The complete wish list isavailable at Donors maydrop off these items at the Adult Center, located at 412

S. Raymond Avenue in Pasadena, throughout the monthof November. 
You can also underwrite a menu item for the 
Thanksgiving Feast to help feed hundreds of peoplein need. Contact Union Station at (626) 240-4558 forSponsorship Opportunities.

Dinner in the Park is a true community event andwould not be possible without the support of ourcommunity members and volunteers. Union Stationwould like to thank its event sponsors, includingthe Trader Joe’s, Tsutayo Ichioka & Satsuki NakaoFoundation, HomeStreet Bank, Goldstar, Individual 
Foodservice and Centerplate. For a complete listing ofsponsors, visit the event webpage.

Event Webpage:

About Union Station Homeless Services 

Union Station Homeless Services is a 501(c)(3)
nonprofit organization that is committed to helpinghomeless adults and families rebuild their lives. Union 
Station is part of a premier group of human servicesagencies in Los Angeles County that are leading theway to ending homelessness in our communities.
Headquartered in Pasadena, Union Station is the SanGabriel Valley’s largest social service agency, assistinghomeless and very low-income adults and families.

Union Station believes every person deserves a lifeof dignity and a safe place to call home. With over 40years of experience, Union Station proudly offers a fullcontinuum of programs throughout the San GabrielValley; services including street outreach, intake 
assessments, care coordination and navigation, meals,
shelter, housing, and employment development.

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