PASADENA EDITION #MLKDAY Jan. 16, 2017 “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Nameplate:  Mountain Views News

Pasadena Edition

View Sierra Madre Edition

Inside this Week:

Community Calendar:
Local City Meetings

Pasadena – Altadena:
Altadena Police Blotter
Pet of the Week

South Pasadena / San Marino:

Sierra Madre:
Walking SM … The Social Side

Arcadia · Monrovia · Duarte:
Arcadia Police Blotter

Education & Youth:

Best Friends and More:
Happy Tails
The Joy of Yoga
Pet of the Week
Katnip News!
SGV Humane Society

Food & Drink:
Chef Peter Dills
Table for Two
In the Kitchen
Julie's Favorite Family Recipes

The Good Life:
Senior Happenings

The World Around Us:
Looking Up
Christopher Nyerges
Out to Pastor

F. Y. I. :

Section B:

Arts and More:
Jeff's Book Pics
All Things
Family Matters
On the Marquee

Legal Notices (1):

Opinion … Left/Right:
Christine Flowers
John L. Micek
Tom Purcell
The Funnies

Legal Notices (2):

Legal Notices (3):

Legal Notices (4):

Legal Notices (5):

Legal Notices (6):
Newspaper Fun!

F. Y. I. :

Jeff Brown
Deanne Davis
Peter Dills
Bob Eklund
Marc Garlett
Chris Leclerc
Christopher Nyerges
Rev. James Snyder
Keely Totten

Recent Issues:
Issue 1
Volume 10:
Issue 53
Issue 52
Issue 51
Issue 50
Issue 49
Issue 48
Issue 47
Issue 46
Issue 45
Issue 44

MVNews Archive:  Page 1

MVNews this week:  Page 1


“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he 
stands in moments of comfort and convenience, 
but where he stands at times of challenge and 
controversy.” - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.



Made in 

Mayor Terry Tornek’s 
State of the City Event

 The public is invited to 
attend Mayor Terry Tornek’s 
State of the City address 
Wednesday at the Pasadena 
Unified School District’s 
Washington STEAM Magnet 
Academy Gymnasium, 1505 
N. Marengo Ave.

 Doors open at 6:30 p.m. 
following a brief Ribbon 
Cutting Ceremony to 
dedicate the new school 
gymnasium, a joint project 
by the City and the Pasadena 
Unified School District. The 
Mayor’s formal program 
begins at 7 p.m.

 Mayor Tornek will deliver 
his annual State of the City 
message with a review of 
the City’s finances, real 
estate development within 
Pasadena and the future of 
the Arroyo Seco. A brief 
Q-and-A with the audience 
will follow. 

 Vice Mayor Gene Masuda 
will serve as emcee for the 
evening, and students from 
the Washington STEAM 
Magnet Academy will also 
participate in the program.

 Prior to the State of the 
City program, the public is 
invited to join officials from 
the City and the Pasadena 
Unified School District to 
dedicate the new multi-
purpose gymnasium. Please 
avoid wearing high heels 
in order to protect the new 
gymnasium floor. 

 Parking is available at 
school, by entering off 
of Penn Street and on 
surrounding surface streets. 
Please allow extra time to 
park, especially if there is 
inclement weather. The best 
route to approach the school 
is from Raymond Avenue.

 For more information, 
contact Rhonda Stone, 
(626) 744-7210 or rstone@

 In response to the Jan. 
6, double homicide and 
the injuring of two others, 
the Pasadena Police said 
they have increased patrols 
throughout the city. On Jan. 
7, a fifth person was shot and 
expected to recover. 

 Pasadena Police detectives 
believe the shootings are gang 
related and have a nexus to 
the communities of Duarte 
and Altadena.

Special Enforcement officers 
have arrested 10 armed 
suspects, believed to be 
connected to local street 

 On January 7, at 
approximately 4:40 p.m., 
Pasadena Gang Enforcement 
Officers conducted a traffic 
stop of a vehicle with two 
occupants. One of the suspects 
fled from the car and a foot 
chase ensued. Ultimately, 
both suspects were arrested 
and were in possession of 
loaded firearms at the time of 
their arrests. A third suspect 
was arrested in relation to this 
investigation. All are believed 
to be members of gangs.

 “I am extremely proud of 
the men and women of the 
Pasadena Police Department 
who have worked tirelessly in 
the pursuit of these predators 
and others like them who 
live within our community,” 
said Sanchez. “These arrests 
and seizures serve as a vivid 
reminder that high capacity 
weapons are in the hands 
of criminals. I am hopeful 
that through robust police 
enforcement strategies, along 
with information sharing 
among law enforcement 
organizations, we will arrest 
those persons responsible 
for the recent murders and 
bring them to justice.”

Anyone with information call 
Lt. Vasken Gourdikian at 626-
744-7875, or Anonymously at 
800-222-TIPS (8477).

Council Candidate Debate Immigration 

 By Dean Lee

 The pubic got their first 
chance Tuesday night to hear 
from candidates running for 
City Council Districts, 5 and 
7 during a debate at Pasadena 
City College that included the 
topic the using police to enforce 
immigration laws.

 The debate was held by the 
political action group, ACT and 
moderated by former Sierra 
Madre Mayor John Buchanan.

 All three candidates for 
District 3 supported Pasadena 
as a sanctuary city, prohibiting 
the use of police to enforce 
immigration laws. The district 
has the largest Hispanic 
population they said. 

 “I don’t what to see the children 
suffer, said Aida Morales a city 
activist running for District 3. 
“Because they are afraid right 
now, that they are going to be 
picked up at the school.” 

 Long time District 3 City 
Councilmember, Victor Gordo 
said he knew all too well having 
been born in Mexico and raised 
in Pasadena by his family as 

 Some District 7 candidates had 
a different view.

 “A lot of gang related activity 
does involve some immigration 
issues,” said Phil Hosp an 
attorney with an international 
law firm running for District 
7.“And I think you’re trying to
cure a problem with an overly 
broad ordinance and would not 
do anything and prevent them 
(police) from doing their job.”

 Sheena Tahilramani, running 
for District 7, co-founder of 
Pasadena-based, SVN Public 
Relations also said she would 
not support an ordinance 
stopping police from dealing 
with immigration. 

 District 7, incumbent Andy 
Wilson said he did not want 
people thinking the police were 
hunting them down and praised 
the city for its diverse immigrant 
population. Krystal Lopez 
Padley a local writer running for 
District 3 said she take would 
take it one step further asking, 
“how do we safeguard our city, 
it’s not enough to just declare us 
a sanctuary city… but to make 
sure immigrants are safe here.”

 Bryan Witt an employee with 
Amtrak running for district 7 
said he was in full support of 
Pasadena being a sanctuary city.

 “We need to send a message that 
is loud and clear to Washington 
and our county supervisors 
and our state capital,” Witt 
said. “That Pasadena will have 
nothing to do with the potential 
deportation of 11 million of our 
friends and neighbors.” 

 Also dealing with police, most 
candidates were not in favor 
of a civilian oversight of the 
department, or they danced 
around the subject, with the 
exception of Morales who 
simply said “yes,” she wanted a 
Police Oversight Committee.

 Councilmember John Kennedy 
is running unopposed in District 
3 and did not participate in the 

Martin Luther 
King Jr. Day 

Women’s Rally at City Hall

Martin Luther King Unity 
Celebration at Kidspace

 Pasadena residents and 
businesses are reminded 
that City Hall and many 
City services will be closed 
Monday, in observance of 
Martin Luther King Jr. Day. 
Specific closures, reminders 
and exceptions are listed.

 Pasadena residents and 
businesses with power 
emergencies should call the 
Pasadena Water and Power 
(PWP) Department at (626) 
744-4673 and for water-
related emergencies call (626) 
744-4138, customers can 
access their accounts and pay 
their bills online at PWPweb.
com or by phone at (626) 744-
4005. The City’s Municipal 
Services Payment Center at 
City Hall will be closed.

 The City Council will not 
meet on Monday. 

 Pasadena’s Citizen Service 
Center, (626) 744-7311
Center, will be closed Jan. 16 
for the holiday, but will be 
open Saturday, Jan. 21 from 8 
a.m. to 2 p.m. 

 Refuse and recycling 
collection will be delayed by 
one day during the week. The 
bulky item pickup program is 
on hiatus until February 6.

 On Monday, Pasadena 
Transit and Dial-A-Ride 
buses will operate on regular 
weekday schedules. All on-
street parking meters will be 
free and time limits will not 
be enforced. Parking meter 
enforcement will resume 
Tuesday. City-owned parking 
lots and garages will be open 
and regular parking rates will 
be enforced. Violations for 
red curb parking, overnight 
parking and blocking fire 
hydrants will continue to be 

 All Pasadena Public Library 
sites will be closed Sunday and 
Monday. The Pasadena Fire 
and Police departments will 
continue to provide patrol, 
jail, fire, paramedic and other 
emergency services during the 
holiday. For life-threatening 
emergencies, remember to 
always call 9-1-1. “If You See 
Something, Say Something” 
by calling the Pasadena Police 
Department at (626) 744-4241 
for non-emergencies.

 Women in Pasadena, Calif., 
will join many others in cities 
across the U.S. to stand together 
in solidarity for the protection 
of rights, safety, health and 

 With the theme “When They 
Go Low, We Go Local,” the Rally 
at the Rotunda is scheduled 
Saturday, Jan. 21, from 8 to 9:15 
a.m. at Pasadena City Hall, 100 
N. Garfield Ave.

 In the context of women’s 
issues, Sheri Bonner, president 
and CEO of Planned 
Parenthood Pasadena and 
San Gabriel Valley will speak 
about health issues; Lydia 
Finkley, chair of the Pasadena 
Unified School District 
Advisory Council, will discuss 
public education; Judyth 
Hermosillo, an organizer with 
the International Brotherhood 
of Electrical Workers Local 11, 
will talk about economic justice; 
and Najeeba Syeed, associate 
professor of interreligious 
education at Claremont School 
of Theology, will discuss 
targeted groups/hate speech 
and immigration.

 “We are holding the rally in 
solidarity with women across 
the Los Angeles area and 
the nation and to present an 
opportunity to learn more 
about the issues facing us all in 
the months and years to come 
and how to stay involved in 
support of these issues,” said 
Jan Sanders, chair of the Rally 
at the Rotunda Committee. 
“So many women are faced 
with possible changes to some 
hard-fought advances in labor, 
health, immigration and basic 
human rights. This is grass-
roots awareness at the local 

 Resource tables will feature 
information from nonprofit 
organizations that serve women 
in the greater Pasadena area.

 Following the Rally at the 
Rotunda, everyone will be 
invited to walk two blocks 
west to the Metro Gold Line 
Memorial Park Station, transfer 
to the Red Line and ride to 
Pershing Square to join in 
Women’s March Los Angeles.

 Celebrate human rights 
and encourage civic 

 Celebrate the message of Martin Luther King, 
Jr. with your fellow community members! Build 
multi-cultural sculptures in the Imagination 
Workshop, add your handprints to a giant peace 
mural, share your hope for the world on our 
“dream boards,” and help create a communal unity 
chain and see how far we can stretch it together 
around the entire museum over the course of the 
holiday weekend! 

 Kidspace is located at 480 N. Arroyo Blvd., in 
Brookside Park, Pasadena, CA. Admission is $13 
for adults and children. Free for children under 
one year.

 Unity Celebration houses will be Saturday and 
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Monday: 9:30 
a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

 For more information about Kidspace exhibits, 
events, and other activities, visit kidspacemuseum.



 Pg. 3


Pg. 4





Pg. 7


Rotary Club Seeking 
Grants Applications



 Pg. 10

 The Rotary Club of Pasadena Grants Committee 
seek grant applications from nonprofit organizations 
serving Pasadena homeless through food and nutrition, 
employment or training programs as well as community 
engagement programs in arts and culture. All qualifying 
non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations must serve clients 
within the boundaries of the City of Pasadena.

 The grants guidelines and application are on-line at under Forms & Docs.

 Deadline for submission is 5 p.m. on February 10th in 
the P.O. Box for Pasadena Rotary at 556 S. Fair Oaks, Ste. 
101, #379, Pasadena, CA 91105. Serving as co-chairs 
are Cathy Simms and Scott Vandrick, and all applicants 
will have site visits from late February to March 20th. 
Winning grantors will be notified to attend the awards 
ceremony at the Pasadena Rotary Club luncheon on 
April 26, 2017.

 The Pasadena Rotary Club has over 200 members 
that meet weekly at the University Club Pasadena with 
amazing, dedicated members contributing to the well-
being and growth of the community, region, and world. 
For more information on Rotary Club of Pasadena visit or (626) 440-0908.









2591 Fair Oaks Avenue Altadena, CA 91001 
626-797-1135 FAX 626-797-5889 ShopAtHoopla.comu Locally Sourced Books, Cards, Gifts, & Gourmetu Healing Crystals, Tarot Cards & Readings, 
Moon Celebrations 
u Fairy Gardens, Garden DécorALTADENA’S OWNNamed Best Gift Shop by LA HOT LIST votersu Fair Trade Productsu Large Selection Of Teas & Coffeeu UPS Packing & Shipping Services 
u Private Mail Box RentalsGorgeous Gift Wrap is Always Complimentary!

Useful Reference Links

Mountain Views News 80 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. #327 Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 Office: 626.355.2737 Fax: 626.604.4548