Mountain Views News, Pasadena Edition [Sierra Madre] Saturday, December 2, 2017

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Mountain View News Saturday, December 2, 2017 

NASA Builds Its Next 
Free Events Roundup at thePasadena Senior Center

Mars Rover Mission 

Elvis Presley, B.B. King, Neil

which was a proving ground for There is something for 
Young, The Grateful Dead, The

In just a few years, NASA’s new technology,” said George 
everyone in December at theRolling Stones and many more.

next Mars rover mission Tahu, NASA’s Mars 2020 
Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Scenic Walkers Club – 

will be flying to the Red program executive. “These will 
Holly St. You do not have to be aWednesdays, Dec. 6 to 27, at 10 

gather science data in ways member to attend. Some events 
a.m. Enjoy a series of leisurely


that weren’t possible before.”require advance reservations as 
walks in the great outdoors 

 At a glance, it looks a lot like its The mission will also 

noted. at locations throughout the predecessor, the Curiosity Mars undertake a marathon sample Friday Movie Matinees – west San Gabriel Valley.rover. But there’s no doubt it’s hunt: The rover team will try Fridays, Dec. 8, at 1 p.m. andAlan Colville will give you a

a souped-up science machine: 

to drill at least 20 rock cores, Dec. 15 at 2:30 p.m. Christmas- 
list of items to bring, let you

It has seven new instruments, 

 Vallarta Supermarkets, one the Vallarta management and possibly as many as 30 or themed movies will captivateknow what to expect, provideof the nation’s largest Hispanic team hired the services of the redesigned wheels and more 40, for possible future return to everyone’s imagination. Dec. detailed itineraries and arrange

autonomy. A drill will capture Earth. 

supermarket chains has renowned interior design firm 
8: “The Polar Express” (2004,transportation. For

rock cores, while a caching 

announced Thursday the grand of DL English Design which 
“Whether life ever existed G) starring Tom Hanks andinformation or to sign up, email

system with a miniature robotic 

opening of its 50th store today has extensive experience in the 
beyond Earth is one of the Michael Jeter. A young

arm will seal up these samples. 

located in Pasadena. The new design of grocery stores in the grand questions humans seek embarks on a magical adventure History of Pasadena –
supermarket, located at the US, Mexico and Europe.Then, they’ll be deposited on to answer,” said Ken Farley to the North Pole and learns Thursday, Dec. 7, at 10 a.m. DoRenaissance Plaza Shopping “The result of our investment the Martian surface for possible of JPL, Mars 2020’s project about friendship, bravery andyou know the land now famous

pickup by a future mission.

Center on the southwest corner was a new supermarket with a 
scientist. “What we learn from the spirit of Christmas. Dec. 15:for the Rose Parade, Rose Bowl 

 This new hardware is 

of North Fair Oaks Avenue contemporary style and very 
the samples collected during “A Christmas Tale” (2008, NR)Game, JPL and Caltech was 

being developed at NASA’s 

and Orange Grove Boulevard colorful patterns in vibrant this mission has the potential starring Catherine Deneuve andonce occupied by several Nativewas previously occupied by a pastels,” said Castillo. “With 32 Jet Propulsion Laboratory, to address whether we’re alone Jean-Paul Roussillon. When American tribes, and that the 

Pasadena, California, which 

Vons Supermarket. The totally years of grocery success under 
in the universe.”a troubled family’s matriarchfirst white settlers came from 

manages the mission for the 

remodeled 50,000 square-our belt, the company wanted to 
JPL is also developing a crucial requires a bone marrow Indiana? Learn all about the 

agency. It includes the Mars 

foot facility was built with an introduce an image that looked new landing technology called transplant, they reunite justfascinating history of Pasadena.
investment of $8 million, and and felt more contemporary for 2020 mission’s cruise stage, terrain-relative navigation. As in time for Christmas. French Presented by Pasadena 

which will fly the rover through 

will maintain the services of our customers.”the descent stage approaches with English subtitles.Heritage.
a Wells Fargo bank branch as The new Vallarta Supermarket space, and the descent stage, the Martian surface, it will use Stay Connected with Festival of Talents – 

a rocket-powered “sky crane” 

well as a pharmacy.will provide local residents 
computer vision to compare Social Media – Tuesdays andSaturday, Dec. 9, at 10 a.m. If 

that will lower it to the planet’s 

 With the opening of its new with a wide-range and variety the landscape with pre-loaded Thursdays, Dec. 5 to 28, from 9you like to sing solo, duet, triostore in Pasadena, Vallarta of food products and services surface. Both of these stages terrain maps. This technology to 11 a.m. Learn how to keep inor in a group, dance, play anSupermarkets has launched including: “La Cocina” have recently moved into JPL’s will guide the descent stage to touch with family and friendsinstrument, tell stories of jokes,

Spacecraft Assembly Facility.

into a new multicultural (Authentic Mexican Kitchen) 
safe landing sites, correcting its via the Internet. Choose which do acrobatics, magic tricks 

 Mars 2020 relies heavily on 

market with the creation of a with traditional recipes serving 
course along the way.application you would like toor martial arts, bring your

the system designs and spare 

new design style of its stores authentic meals ready to eat A related technology called the learn, from Skype to Facebooktalent, imagination, familyand new offerings in the and enjoy, as well as a hot and hardware previously created ranger trigger will use location and other forms of social and friends to this very special

for Mars Science Laboratory’s and 
media. Bring a laptop or use

food and beverage shopping cold food island with fresh velocity to determine event! Light refreshments willexperience. The store will also salads, enchiladas, build your Curiosity rover, which landed when to fire the spacecraft’s of the onsite computers. If yoube served. Deadline to register

in 2012. Roughly 85 percent of 

improve the quality of life for own taco bowls, hot soups 
parachute. That change will have an email address, bring itis Wednesday, Dec. 6. Contact

the new rover’s mass is based 

local residents with convenient and stews, and new to Vallarta narrow the landing ellipse by along with your password. SignMira Mataric at mira016@ 
one-stop shopping and access Supermarkets, Latin-infused on this “heritage hardware.”more than 50 percent.up at the Welcome Desk or or 626-578-0470.
to traditional and healthy food sushi prepared daily by an in- “The fact that so much of “Terrain-relative navigation 626-795-4331 for a 30-minute For more information visit sushi chef. Customers the hardware has already been enables us to go to sites that were one-on-session.

designed -- or even already 

“The opening of our 50th store will also be offered a full service 
ruled too risky for Curiosity to A Toast to the Joys of Musicor call 626-795-4331.

exists -- is a major advantage 

located in Pasadena, provides us floral department and an explore,” said Al Chen of JPL, – Tuesdays, Dec. 5 to 28, Founded in 1960, the Pasadenawith an opportunity to expand expanded wine selection.for this mission,” said Jim the Mars 202 entry, descent and from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tom Senior Center is an independent

Watzin, director NASA’s 

into a new arena and expand About Vallarta Supermarkets: 
of landing lead. “The range trigger Campbell will play guitar andnonprofit organization that 

Mars Exploration Program. “It 

the Vallarta brand,” said Rick Since 1985, Vallarta 
lets us land closer to areas of sing songs in the Senior Centeroffers recreational, educational,

saves us money, time and most 

Castillo, Marketing Director Supermarkets has grown to a 
scientific interest, shaving miles Lounge. Stop by and enjoy his wellness and social services 

of all, reduces risk.” 

of Vallarta Supermarkets. total of 50 stores throughout -- potentially as much as a year covers of traditional country,to people ages 50 and older“Our motto is that we are a different counties in California Despite its similarities to Mars -- off a rover’s journey.”country rock, blues, folk, gospelin a welcoming environment.

Science Laboratory, the new 

supermarket for all families, (Los Angeles, Ventura, San 
This approach to minimizing and classic rock originallyServices are also provided 

mission has very different 

so we do not necessarily Bernardino, Kern, San Diego, 
landing errors will be critical made famous by Willie Nelson,for frail, low-income and 

goals. Mars 2020’s instruments 

differentiate between consumer Santa Barbara, Tulare, Orange 
in guiding any future mission Merle Haggard, Vince Gill, homebound seniors.

will seek signs of ancient life dedicated to retrieving the 

profiles. However, we are and Fresno). The Gonzalez 

by studying terrain that is now Mars 2020 samples, Chen said. 
County Approves to Extend

confident that the products we family has adhered to their 

inhospitable, but once held Site 

offer in our stores satisfy the strong work ethic and has made 
selection has been 

flowing rivers and lakes, more 

tastes and needs of all ethnic it part of their company culture 
another milestone for the 

Winter Shelter Program

than 3.5 billion years ago.

groups.”ensuring that all their team 
mission. In February, the 

 To achieve these new goals, science community narrowed 

 In order to create this bold members, more than 8,000, 

the rover has a suite of cutting-

new contemporary design, strive for excellence. 
the list of potential landing The Board of Supervisors 

edge science instruments. It sites eight three. 
approved by 

from to 
a motion 

will seek out biosignatures on Those three remaining sites 
Supervisors Hilda L. Solis 

a microbial scale: An X-ray represent fundamentally 

Pet of the 

and Kathryn Barger to 

spectrometer will target spots different environments that 

extend the county’s Winter 

as small as a grain of table could have harbored primitive 


salt, while an ultraviolet laser life: an ancient lakebed called Shelter Program by an 
will detect the “glow” from Jezero Crater; Northeast Syrtis, additional month —through 

 Carly (A442971) is a sweet 

excited rings of carbon atoms. where warm waters may have 
March 31, for locations 

and docile bunny. She’s easy 

A ground-penetrating radar chemically interacted with 
where it is possible to do so, 

to handle and enjoys being 

will be the first instrument subsurface rocks; and a possible 
including Pasadena.this vulnerable population,” 

petted. Carly was found as 

to look under the surface of hot springs at Columbia Hills. Supervisor Barger said, said Supervisor Solis. “With 

Mars, mapping layers of rock, All three sites have rich 
“In parts of our County, days getting shorter and 

water and ice up to 30 feet (10 geology and may potentially 
extreme weather conditions 

a stray in San Marino. Soon 

after arriving at the shelter, 

the temperatures at night 

meters) deep, depending on the harbor signs of past microbial 

she gave birth to a litter of 

persist through early spring. dropping further, it is a 

kits. Mom and babies headed A final landing site decision 

care for your pet. The rover is getting some 
It is imperative that we critical time to provide those 

to a foster home, where they 
is still more than a year away.

were raised by one of our 
Call the Pasadena Humane upgraded Curiosity hardware, “In the coming years, the do everything we can to experiencing homelessness 
Society & SPCA at (626) including color cameras, a 2020 science team will be make sure that unsheltered a safe place to come in from caring volunteers. Carly is 792-7151 to ask about zoom lens and a laser that weighing the advantages and individuals are not exposed the cold to receive services, 

now back at the shelter and 

A442971, or visit at 361 S. can vaporize rocks and soil to 
disadvantages of each of these to these dangerous elements eat a warm meal, and sleep.”

ready to find a forever home 
analyze their chemistry.

Raymond Ave. in Pasadena. sites,” Farley said. “It is by far while the weather still poses A total $709,000 from the of her own. Adoption hours are 11 a.m. “Our next instruments will the most important decision we a threat.”Homeless and Housing 

 The adoption fee for 
build on the success of MSL, have ahead of us.”

to 4 p.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. “Our commitment in Program will be used to rabbits is $35. All rabbits to 5 p.m. Tuesday through this fight for those who are fund the extension. Last 

are spayed or neutered and Friday; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Schiff Statement on Flynn Pleaexperiencing homelessness year, County-funded Winter microchipped before going Saturday. Congressman Adam Schiff, the 

is unwavering. Winter is an Shelter Program sites served to their new home. Pets may not be available Ranking Member of the House 

especially difficult season for 3,451 individuals. 

 New adopters will receive a for adoption and cannot be Permanent Select Committee 
complimentary health-and-on Intelligence, released Friday, 

Pasadena Library Annual

held for potential adopters 

wellness exam from VCA 
the following statement:

by phone calls or email. 

Animal Hospitals, as well 
“The significance of today’s 

Tree Lightings Holiday Fun

Directions and photos of 

plea deal by former National 

as a goody bag filled with 

all pets can be found at 

Security Advisor Michael Flynn, 

LAMANDA PARK BRANCH – Annual Tree Decorating 

information about how to

in which he pleaded guilty and 


agreed to cooperate with the 

Join us and celebrate the holidays. Decorate an ornament 

Special Counsel, cannot be 

and then find a special spot on our tree to hang it.


overstated. The Statement of 

Thursday, Dec. 7 • 3:30 p.m. Located at 140 S Altadena Dr

the Offense included important 

HASTINGS BRANCH - 5th Annual Holiday Celebration & 
Sunday, November 19thinjuries reported. Flynn was directed by a senior 

custody. No life threatening new details, including that 

Tree Lighting

10:30 AM – A residential Wednesday, November 
transition official to contact It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Get into the spirit 
criminal acts. We hope that 

burglary occurred in the 400 22nd 
Russian officials in an effort to of the season and join in the fun as we light the Hastings 

the cooperation of General 

block of W. Marigold Street. 10:45 AM – A vehicle influence Russia’s response to Flynn that Special Counsel Branch Christmas tree. Presented in partnership with the 
Suspect(s) entered the vandalism occurred in the the Obama Administration’s has secured as a part of this Hastings Branch Associates and Pasadena Public Works 
residence by using bodily 2100 block of N. Lincoln imposition of sanctions and the plea agreement extends to Department.

UN Security Council resolution 

force to open a rear window. Avenue. Suspect(s) shattered 
Flynn’s cooperation with our Friday, Dec. 8 • 3:30–5:30 p.m. located at 3325 E Orange 

vote on Israeli settlements, and, 

Stolen: safe. the rear window. 
committee, as his testimony Grove Blvd 

crucially, that he reported back 


Monday, November 20th10:00 PM A petty theft 
could greatly advance LA PINTORESCA BRANCH & PARK - 17th Annual 

to transition officials.

efforts. Our investigation in 

2:18 PM – A vehicle was occurred in the 2300 block “Flynn’s lies to the FBI are 
Christmas Tree Lighting
Congress is not only looking 

reported stolen from the of Grandeur Avenue. Stolen: 
especially significant because Join in the holiday fun as the La Pintoresca community 

at the actions of individuals 

2400 block of Grandeur Christmas mailbox décor. 
they were made at a time when comes together to sing carols, make crafts and share in 

affiliated with the Trump 

Avenue. The vehicle, Thursday, November 23rdhe was serving as President campaign, but is also examining the delight of the lighting of our community Christmas 
described as a 1992 green 4:00 PM – A commercial Trump’s National Security the broader issues of how the tree. Presented in partnership with the Pasadena Human 
Honda Accord, was burglary occurred in the 200 Advisor, a position of incredible Russians worked to undermine Services & Recreation and Public Works Departments and 
recovered on 11/23/17 by block of W. Mountain View importance and responsibility, our election and what steps we the Armory Center for the Arts. 

and one integral to the safety 

Pasadena Police Department Street. Suspect(s) entered 
as a nation can take to harden Friday, Dec. 8 • 5-7 p.m. Located at 1355 N Raymond Ave

of the nation. Flynn’s decision 

personnel. the location via unknown 
our electoral process in future.ALLENDALE BRANCH – 6th Annual Holiday Literary 

to admit to these lies and 

Tuesday, November 21stmeans. Stolen: blue welder, 
“The plea secured by Mueller Festival & Tree Lighting

cooperate with the Special 

may prompt the White House 

2:00 PM – A vehicle burglary and miscellaneous tools. 
Counsel occurred, if press Poets, authors and performers will explore the true 
and its allies to seek to curtail 

occurred in the 3200 block of Friday, November 24th 
reports are to be believed, with meanings of the holidays in works ranging from the 

congressional investigations, 

Glenrose Avenue. Suspect(s) 11:05 PM – A vehicle 
the backdrop of broad legal irreverent to the inspirational. Holiday music by the Blair 

as President Trump has 

entered the vehicle by prying burglary occurred in the exposure by Flynn, in addition attempted to do already, or International Baccalaureate School Choir. Tree lighting 
the door. Stolen: yellow 2100 block of N. Lincoln to his son.end the Special Counsel’s work at 5:30 p.m. Presented in partnership with the Madison 
Partner gas cut off saw, red Avenue. Suspect(s) entered “The action today by the prematurely. Congress must Heights Neighborhood Association and Pasadena Public 
Milwaukee angle grinder, the vehicle by shattering Special Counsel is another make it clear that this would Works Department.

indication of the thoroughness 

Radnor torch regulator, and the window. Stolen: Louis 
not be acceptable, that we will Saturday, Dec. 9 • 4–6 p.m. Located at 1130 S. Marengo Ave.

and professionalism of Robert 

a blue tool bag. Vuitton wallet, silver 
continue doing a diligent and Celebrate Hanukkah! 

Mueller and his team, who 

9:30 PM – A battery occurred MacBook, white Apple 
thoughtful investigation, and Join us to hear stories about the Festival of Lights. There will 
have been methodically 

do everything in our power to 

in the 2900 block of El external charger, black 
working towards identifying also be a special craft activity.

ensure the independence of the 

Nido Drive. Suspects were Littman stethoscope, and 
and prosecuting potential Saturday, Dec. 16 • 3 p.m. • Linda Vista Branch located at 

Special Counsel.” 

apprehended and taken into credit cards. 
1281 Bryant Street 

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