Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, January 7, 2017

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Mountain View News Saturday, January 7, 2017

Parade Sees Echoes of Success

City Marks Spot of 

the First Cheeseburger

Local Area 
News Briefs

Altadena motorcyclist 
Killed New Years 

 City officials unveiled a plaque 
Thursday morning that marks 
the place in West Pasadena 
where historians say the first 
cheeseburger was made and 
served to a customer.

 “Pasadena spends a lot a time 
focused on ceremonies, some 
of them are very serious, the 
founding of certain institutions, 
Caltech or the building of the 
Civic Center in the 1920s,” 
Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek 
said. “Some of them are less 
serious like the Doo Dah 
parade. This one is somewhere 
in the middle.”

The new commemorative 
inscription reads “On this site 
in 1924, sixteen year-old Lionel 
Stermberger first put cheese on 
a hamburger and served it to a 
customer, thereby inventing the 
cheeseburger. The ‘Aristocratic 
Burger’ at the Rite Spot is the 
first instance of a hamburger 
with cheese being served to a 

 The plaque is now in front of 
the LA Financial Credit Union 
1520 West Colorado Boulevard.

 Pasadena Chamber CEO 
Paul Little said. “In the city 
where Julia Child was born, 
so many ‘firsts’ have happened 
and the world’s attention is 
focused on New Year’s Day, 
we thought it appropriate to 
commemorate the invention of 
the cheeseburger, as well.”

 The unveiling was done as a 
kickoff to Cheeseburger Week 
starting Sunday through Jan. 

 Forty of Pasadena’s favorite 
restaurants, lounges and burger 
joints will offer their signature 
burgers, some special creations 
and deals during Pasadena 
Cheeseburger Week. 

 For more information visit

 Police arrested a Pasadena 
man early Sunday morning 
in connection to a crash 
that left a 57-year-old man 

 According to police Shawn 
Antonio, 42, of Pasadena, 
turned left in front of the 
victim riding a motorcycle 
south on Fair Oaks Avenue 
around 4:30 a.m. The man 
was transported to a local 
hospital where he died. 

Police arrested Antonio 
on suspicion felony DUI 
and gross vehicular 

 The accident happened at 
the intersection of Fair Oaks 
Avenue and Washington 

Anyone with more 
information is asked to call 
police (626) 744-4501.

First local candidate 
debate to be held at PCC

 The public will get the first 
chance Tuesday night to hear 
candidates running for City 
Council seats. District 5 
Councilman Victor Gordo 
will debate Aida Morales 
and Krystal Lopez Podley. 
Incumbent Councilmember 
Andy Wilson will debate 
Alejandro Menchaca, Sheena 
Tahilramani, Bryan Witt and 
Phil Hosp. 

 The debate, 6:15 p.m. in the 
Creveling Lounge at PCC, 570 
E Colorado Blvd. 

Altadena Chamber Citizen 
and Business Of The Year

 Open Studios Alta/Pasa/
Dena: The Artists Next Door, 
A neighborhood activist and 
an organization that promotes 
and supports local artists 
were named as Citizen and 
Business of the Year for 2016 
by the Altadena Chamber 
of Commerce and Civic 

 Author Elliot M. Gold, co-
founder of the Altadena 
Coalition of Neighborhood 
Associations (ACONA), was 
named Citizen of the Year for 
his lifetime of work bringing 
neighbors together. Business of 
the Year went to Open Studios 
Alta/Pasa/Dena, which hosts 
a twice-yearly tour of artist 
studios in Altadena and north 

 Elliot M. Gold has spent 45 
years in Altadena building up 
his neighborhood -- and the 
neighborhood is all of Altadena.

 Gold, 72, was named 2016 
Citizen of the Year as one of 
the founders of the Altadena 
Coalition Of Neighborhood 
Associations (ACONA), an 
“association of associations” 
seeking answers for local 
concerns. The godfather 
of the “Upside-Down T” 
neighborhood association, 
Gold has spent a lifetime 
putting neighbors together.

 For the past three years, 
Open Studios Alta/Pasa/Dena 
has opened up the artistic 
treasure of Altadena and 
northern Pasadena to the wider 
community. Two weekends a 
year, Open Studios holds a free 
self-guided public tour where 
area artists share their studios 
and their art. 

 The event has blossomed -- 
the first weekend in December 
2013 had 16 artists in four 
locations. The most recent tour, 
in December 2016, included 50 
artists in 24 locations. The 2016 
summer show had 76 artists 
participating, and there is a 
mailing list of more than 100 

 “When we first started it, 
it was to introduce artists to 
the community where we 
all work and play,” Gothard 
said. “That way neighbors can 
know neighbors, friends can 
know friends, and artists can 
get together with like-minded 

 The winners will be honored 
at the Chamber’s Annual 
Awards and Installation Dinner 
on February 3, 2017, at the 
Altadena Town & Country 

Police make few arrests 
over the New Year’s

 Police said only seven people 
were arrested Sunday, the 
night before the Rose Parade. 
Of these two people were 
arrested for trespassing after 
entering boarded up buildings 
along the parade route. Five 
were arrested for public 

 Police said the low numbers 
relate to the parade being on 
Jan. 2 and restricting camping 
on New Year’s Eve.

Story and Photos By Dean 

 Thousands of parade goers 
lined Colorado Blvd under 
dark threatening skies Monday 
for this year’s Rose Parade 
themed “Echoes of Success 
—a fitting title for an almost 
flawless parade.

Again, this year the parade 
was filled with local entrees 
including La Canada Flintridge 
Tournament of Roses 
Association entrée Backyard 
Rocketeer (pictured top) that 
won the Bob Hope Humor 
Trophy for most comical and 
amusing entry. The float played 
tribute the Jet Propulsion 
Laboratory and NASA as a boy 
dream of space with his dog 
while encountering an alien 
friend Robbie. 

Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek 
and his family (pictured middle 
top left) made their way down 
Colorado Blvd. in a 1907 
Autocar Bus with a 18 hp twin-
cylinder engine, “For a 110 year 
old car, its allowed to smoke a 
little, Tornek joked after the 
parade. White smoke engulfed 
the bus as it turned through TV 

 Tournament of Roses 
President Brand Ratliff and his 
family (pictured bottom right) 
were transported by the Borax 
wagon Twenty Mule Team, 
mimicking the events of 100 
years ago — the anniversary of 
Borax’s first appearance in the 
Parade. Ratliff’s father, Dick E. 
Ratliff was also Tournament 
president in 1999 and used the 
Borax team.

 The 99th Rose Queen Victoria 
Cecilia Castellanos and the 
Royal Court Audrey Mariam 
Cameron; Maya Kawaguchi 
Khan; Shannon Tracy Larsuel; 
Autumn Marie Lundy; Natalie 
Rose Petrosian; and Lauren 
‘Emi’ Emiko Powers, (Pictured 
middle right) made their way 
down the parade —all using a 
royal wave. 

 This year Trader Joe’s Rose 
Parade float “All Aboard! 50 
Years of Serving the Best...” 
(Pictured bottom left) made a 
nod to the past a Time Machine’ 
reference and the meter turning 
back to 1967, the date related 
to opening of the first Trader 
Joe’s in Pasadena on Arroyo 
Parkway just a few blocks from 
the parade route. The float 
won the Tournament Special 
Trophy for Exceptional merit 
in multiple classifications.

 This year’s parade was on Jan. 
2 because The Tournament 
of Roses has had a “Never on 
Sunday” tradition since 1893. 
Tournament wanted to avoid 
frightening horses that would 
be hitched outside churches and 
thus interfering with worship 
services so the events were 
moved to the next day, January 
2.Though horses are no longer
outside local churches, the 
tradition remains to this day.

An Homage 
to Julia Child

 French Cooking 
Demonstration with 

 Allendale Branch Library 
presents “An Homage to Julia 
Child,” a French cooking 
demonstration with Isabelle 
Camps-Campins, on Saturday, 
January 21, at 2:00 p.m.

Isabelle Camps-Campins first 
heard of Julia Child when she 
came to California in 2006. 
Having spent her formative 
years in both Trinidad and 
Tobago and France, where 
girls learn to cook at a very 
early age, her path crossed 
only occasionally with world 
renowned chef Jacques Pepin. 
Through her visits to the 
Allendale Branch Library, 
Isabelle quickly discovered this 
bright and courageous woman 
who hailed from Pasadena: a 
woman who crossed fearlessly 
the great divide of the United 
States and France, bringing 
the rather intimidating French 
cuisine to a wide cross-section 
of American homes. 

 Isabelle is honored to 
show her respect for this 
bastion of French cuisine by 
demonstrating two dishes 
from Julia Child’s book, 
Mastering the Art of French 
Cooking, Volume 2. The main 
dish is Bouillabaisse de Poulet 
(chicken poached in white wine 
with Provencal vegetables, 
herbs, and flavorings). Isabelle 
holds this dish, which hails 
from the large Mediterranean 
region of Provence, close to 
her heart, with all its robust 
and earthy flavors, used on a 
daily basis in most households. 
It will be served with a final 
touch of Rouille Sauce (a 
garlic, pimento, and chili 
pepper sauce).The first forty 
attendees will receive a ticket 
to sample the dishes presented 
by Isabelle.

 The library will also present a 
display of books, audiobooks, 
and DVDs by and about Julia 
Child. For more information 
call (626) 744-7260 or visit 

Pet of the 

Free Events Roundup at the 
Pasadena Senior Center

 Sammy (A410653) is a one-
year-old, male, white and 
gray Australian shepherd 
mix. This adorable guy 
absolutely loves people. 
He’ll drop low to the ground 
and wiggle excitedly when 
he sees you before lapping 
up all the affection he can 
get. He loves being petted, 
but his absolute favorite is 
belly rubs. Once he’s had a 
chance to get to know you, 
he’ll plop down at your feet 
to let you know it’s time to 
rub his tummy! This lively 
pup also enjoys chasing a 
ball. And since he still has a 
lot of his puppy energy, he’d 
love an adopter with plenty 
of time for playing.

 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 
A4106563, 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

 There is something for 
everyone in January 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
Jan. 26, 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 – 
Fridays at 1 p.m. Movies provide 
a window to a wider world that 
broadens our perspectives. 
Jan. 13: “Sully” (2016, PG-
13)starring Tom Hanks and
Aaron Eckhart. After making 
a heroic emergency landing on 
the Hudson River, airline pilot 
Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger 
and his copilot must justify 
their actions to the National 
Transportation Safety Board. 
Based on true events. 

Throw It Away? No Way! – 
Today, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
Come to the Repair Café 
where tinkers, tailors and 
blade sharpeners will be on 
hand to repair your appliances, 
electronics, clothing, toys, tools, 
knives, jewelry and other items 
for free. There will also be a seed 
and seedling swap, gardening 
advice, music, special Really 
Free Market sale and more. 
All are welcome! For more 
information or to volunteer 
as a repairer, email contact@ This 
is a Zero Waste event hosted 
by Transition Pasadena (www.

A Matter of Balance – Tuesdays 
and Thursdays, Jan. 10 to 
Feb. 4, from 1 to 3 p.m. Are 
you concerned about falling? 
Learn how to reduce the fear 
of falling and increase balance 
and activity levels during this 
interactive workshop that 
combines discussion, video 
and exercise. Reservations are 
required; call 626-685-6732.

Eat Smart for a Healthy Heart 
–Thursday, Jan. 12, at 10 a.m.
Improve your quality of life 
through healthier nutrition. 
Learn how to change what you 
eat by making smarter choices. 
Presented by Kathy Eastwood 
R.N. of Huntington Hospital.

Memory Loss Education Series 
–Tuesdays, Jan. 17 to Feb. 7,
from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Learn what 
can be done to help yourself 
and those you love deal with 
memory loss during a four-part 
series on brain health. Jan. 17: 
Memory Loss and Alzheimer’s 
Disease. Jan. 24: Keep Your 
Brain Healthy. Jan. 31: Are They 
Doing That to Annoy Us? Feb. 7: 

Communication and Dementia 
–Connecting with a Person
with Memory Loss. Presented 
by the Alzheimer’s Association. 
Reservations are required; call 

 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. 

For more about the Senior Center 
or call (626) 795-4331.


Sunday, December 25th

1:00 AM – Melody Mendez, 
18 years old of Pasadena was 
arrested in the 500 block of W. 
Woodbury Road for possession 
of a controlled substance.

4:00 PM – A residential burglary 
occurred in the 600 block of E. 
Calaveras Street. Suspect(s) 
entered the residence by 
shattering the rear glass door. 
Stolen: unknown.

Monday, December 28th

Boxing Day is celebrated.

Tuesday, December 27th

12:29 AM – A discharge of a 
firearm at an inhabited dwelling 
occurred in the 100 block of W. 
Manor Street. Investigation is 

10:32 PM – A vehicle vandalism 
occurred in the area of Lake 
Avenue and Loma Alta Drive. 
Suspect(s) shattered the 
passenger window.

Wednesday, December 28th

11:51 AM – A residential 
burglary occurred in the 
3100 block of Mesaloa Lane. 
Suspect(s) entered the residence 
by shattering the window. 
Stolen: gold Rolex men’s watch.

12:50 PM – A residential 
burglary occurred in the 1900 
block of Hill Avenue. Suspect(s) 
entered the residence by kicking 
the front door. Stolen: currency.

9:55 PM – A residential 
burglary occurred in the 2200 
block of Winrock Avenue. 
Suspect(s) entered the residence 
by shattering the sliding door. 
Stolen: unknown.

Thursday, December 29th

No significant incidents.

Friday, December 30th

10:47 AM – Oscar Farfan, 
23 years old of Pasadena was 
arrested in the area of New 
York Drive and Altadena 
Drive for possession of drug 

7:00 PM – A vehicle was 
reported stolen from the 2400 
block of N. Lincoln Avenue. 
Vehicle described as a black 
2014 Dodge Ram.

Saturday, December 31st

8:56 AM – A vehicle was 
reported stolen from the 2200 
block of N. Lincoln Avenue. 
Vehicle described as a red 2006 
Chevrolet Silverado.

9:50 AM – A residential 
burglary occurred in the 
2100 block of E. Mendocino 
Lane. Suspect(s) entered the 
residence by shattering the 
window. Stolen: gold ring with 
lapis stone, platinum ring, and 
driver’s license.

2:00 PM – A residential burglary 
occurred in the 1200 block of 
Sunny Oaks Circle. Suspect(s) 
entered the residence by 
shattering the window. Stolen: 

Free Health Fair 
for Seniors

The Pasadena Senior Center 
will hold a health fair Friday, 
Jan. 20, from 9 to 11 a.m. 
Services include glucose, 
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 information call 

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