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

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Mountain View News Saturday, February 11, 2017 

Reminders for Lincoln, 
Washington Birthdays

Local Area 
News Briefs

Armed Robbery suspect 
arrested on Super Bowl 

 Pasadena residents and 
businesses are reminded 
that City Hall and many City 
services will be closed Monday, 
in observance of Lincoln’s 
birthday, and Monday, Feb. 
20, for Washington’s birthday. 
Specific closures, reminders 
and exceptions are listed below. 

 The Pasadena City Council will 
not meet on either Monday. The 
City Council and the Pasadena 
Unified School District will 
hold their annual joint meeting 
on Thursday at City Hall. 

 Pasadena’s Citizen Service 
Center, (626) 744-7311, www.
Service-Center, will remain 
open both days, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., 
for calls from the public.

 Pasadena residents and 
businesses with any power 
emergencies should call the 
Pasadena Water and Power 
(PWP) Department at (626) 
744-4673 and for water-related 
emergencies call (626) 744-
4138. PWP’s regular Customer 
Call Center will be closed for 
the holidays, but customers can 
access their accounts and pay 
bills online at www.PWPweb.
com or by calling (626) 744-

 The City’s Municipal Services 
Payment Center at City Hall 
will be closed both days, as will 
the Parking Office, for citation 
payments, at 221 E. Walnut St.

 Trash, recycling and yard 
waste pickups will be on the 
regular schedule, including 
bulky item pickups.

 Pasadena Transit and Dial-
A-Ride buses will operate on 
regular schedules for both days. 
On Feb. 20, all parking meters 
will be free, and parking time 
limits will not be enforced. 
Parking meter enforcement will 
resume Feb. 21. All parking 
meters will be in operation, and 
time limits as well as all parking 
violations will be enforced on 
Feb.13. Violations for red curb 
parking, overnight parking 
and blocking fire hydrants will 
continue to be enforced on both 

 All Pasadena Public Library 
sites will be closed Feb. 12-13 
and Feb. 19-20 in observance of 
the holidays.

 All community centers 
operated by the City’s Human 
Services and Recreation 
Department will be closed both 

 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.

Police arrested a Pasadena 
suspect Sunday on six counts 
of felony armed robbery after 
a weeklong crime spree. 

 According to police Terry 
Wayne Wilson began an alleged 
armed robbery crime spree on 
January 27. Over a seven day 
stretch, Wilson robbed three 
Subway Sandwich stores, and 
a Domino’s Pizza store in 
Pasadena. On Feb. 4, in the 
early evening, Wilson robbed 
a retail shoe store in Temple 
City. A vehicle and suspect 
description was given to the 
Pasadena Police Department’s 
emergency services operator. 

 Pasadena patrol officers 
stopped a vehicle matching the 
description and witnesses and 
victims positively identified 
Wilson and his vehicle as the 
suspect involved in all five 
armed robberies police said.

 Wilson pled not guilty 
Wednesday and is being held 
on $250,000 bail and is in 
custody of the L.A. County 
Sherriff’s Department. 

Holden Introduces Bill to 
Stop 710 Freeway Tunnel

By Dean Lee

 With a backdrop of local 
city council members, 
community leaders, and non-
profit organizations, State 
Assemblymember Chris Holden 
announced Thursday Morning 
the introduction of Assembly 
Bill 287 that prohibits the 
construction of a freeway tunnel 
for the 710 corridor gap between 
the 10 and 210 freeways. 

 The bill also creates an I-710 
Gap Corridor Transit Zone 
Advisory Committee and looks 
to alternative transportation 
options for the area.

 “As our state and cities integrate 
smart growth, new technologies 
and transit oriented development 
into our evolving transportation 
infrastructure, large freeway 
projects like the State Route 710 
tunnel are no longer necessary 
or environmentally sustainable,” 
Holden said. 

 Not everyone was reassured 
about the bill stopping the 710 
freeway project. One person 
asked about the possibility of 
Caltrans funding a new study for 
a freeway surface route through 
the area.

 Holden said, “First and 
foremost it will remove the 
freeway tunnel as an option, 
that will be clear. Then we put 
the power in the hands of the 
advisory committee to make 
recommendations, people will 
be appointed to it from all of the 
corridor communities and the 
members that represent the area, 
Caltrans will have its appointees, 
so will L.A. Metro… but their 
numbers will be dwarfed by 
those serving on this advisory 

 The announcement of AB 287 
took place in South Pasadena at 
the Gold Line station.

 “Dedicated community 
members, activists, from South 
Pasadena neighborhoods have 
spent a half century fighting this 
outdated… devastating polluting 
freeway… said South Pasadena 
Mayor Michael Cacciotti. “All 
of us as Californian’s, L.A. 
County, San Gabriel, have a 
constitutional god given right to 
breath clean healthy air.”

 Pasadena Mayor Terry 
Tornek said “His [Holden] bill 
contemplates taking a look at the 
alternatives, not simply objecting 
to a solution that people are not 
willing to consider anymore 
but rather want are we going to 
do… the solution of the tunnel 
is clearly not the answer… I 
think this process that Chris has 
suggested is exactly right.” 

 Holden said he hoped to have 
the bill to Governor Jerry Brown 
by summer.

 Councilmember Steve Madison 
has said that if the 710 freeway 
corridor is stopped the city 
would request that Caltrans give 
the land back to Pasadena, the 
current freeway stub, between 
the 210 Freeway and California 

 Former Pasadena Police 
Woman Honored Turns 100

 Police Chief Phillip Sanchez 
and members of the Pasadena 
Police Department honored 
Marguerite Haskins at her 
home Thursday morning in 
Chino and presented her with 
a certificate of recognition on 
her 100 birthday.

 Marguerite served the 
Pasadena Police Department 
in the role of “Police Woman” 
from 1942 through 1948. She 
resigned from the Pasadena 
Police Department in 1948 
but returned to the city of 
Pasadena in 1965 and worked 
as a fire alarm dispatcher and 
clerical assistant. 

 “It is absolutely a privilege 
and honor to participate in 
someone’s 100 year milestone 
but even more special for 
us as she served our great 
department and community at 
a time when our country was 
embroiled in WWII. Sanchez 

Safe Drug 
Drop Off 

 The Los Angeles County 
Sheriff’s Department offers a 
Safe Drug Drop Off program 
where both controlled and 
non-controlled substances are 
accepted. Take medications/
drugs to the Altadena 
Sheriff’s Station for safe and 
anonymous disposal. The 
mailboxes are located on the 
west side of the Altadena 
Sheriff’s Station and are 
designated for anonymous 
drop-off of all types of drugs. 

 You can also return your 
medications to a pharmacy 
near you. Some pharmacies 
offer take-back and/or mail-
back programs.

 Medications/drugs that can 
be dropped off:

Prescription medications

Illegal drugs


the-counter medications

Aspirin, ibuprofen, etc.

Cold/flu remedies

Birth control pills

Hormone replacement drugs

Veterinary medicines

Codeine, phenobarbital, and 
anabolic steroids, narcotics, 
tranquilizers, etc

 Medications flushed down 
the toilet or in drains pass 
through the sewer system 
and eventually enter our 
streams, lakes, and rivers. 
Medicines and synthetic 
hormones have been detected 
in trace amounts in bodies 
of water. This could lead to 
increased bacterial resistance 
to antibiotics and interference 
with growth and reproduction 
in aquatic organisms such as 
fish, frogs and all marine life.

 The presence of medications 
in the environment is a 
complex issue and the risk to 
humans and the environment 
is still being determined. With 
tens of thousands of medicinal 
products on the market and 
more being developed each 
year, the long-term risks have 
not been determined on the 
effects on the environment. 
However, in order to minimize 
the potential negative and 
irreversible impacts, it is 
important that we limit the 
disposal of waste medications 
to the sewer.

Altadena Sheriff’s Station is 
located at 780 E. Altadena Dr., 
the cross street Is El Molina 

Chamber to Host City 
Council Candidate Forum

 The public is invited to attend 
a live forum featuring the 
candidates for election to the 
Pasadena City Council. The 
event will be held at the Boston 
Court Performing Arts Center 
at 70 North Mentor Avenue in 
Pasadena on Monday, at 6:30 
p.m. Seating will be available 
on a first-come, first-admitted 
basis beginning at 6:00 p.m. The 
forum will end by 8pm.

 The candidate forum is being 
sponsored by the Old Pasadena 
Management District, Pasadena 
Chamber of Commerce, 
Playhouse District Association 
and South Lake Avenue 
Business Association.

 Ishmael Trone, chair of 
the Board of Directors of 
the Pasadena Chamber of 
Commerce, will moderate the 
forum discussion. Confirmed 
to participate (as of this date) 
are Victor Gordo (incumbent) 
and Krystal Lopez-Padley, who 
are running for the District 5 
council seat, and Andy Wilson 
(incumbent), Phil Hosp, 
Alejandro (Alex) Menchaca 
and Bryan Witt, who are vying 
for the District 7 council seat.

 The forum will focus on issues 
related to the local economy, jobs 
and employment, workforce 
development, economic vitality 
and downtown development. 
Questions will be provided by 
the Old Pasadena Management 
District, Pasadena Chamber of 
Commerce, Playhouse District 
Association and South Lake 
Avenue Business Association. 
Those audience members 
in attendance will also have 
the opportunity to submit 

 The event will be taped for later 
broadcast by Pasadena Media, 
which oversees the Public, 
Education and Government 
(PEG) cable television stations 
serving Pasadena. It will be 
available on YouTube and 
through Pasadena Media’s 
website at www.pasadenamedia.

 Forum will feature 
candidates for Council 
District 5 and Council 
District 7

Social Justice 
to be PCC 

 Pasadena City College 
Officials announced this week 
that Julissa Arce, a writer, 
social justice advocate, and 
former investment banker 
who made headlines when she 
revealed her undocumented 
immigration status, will serve 
as the guest speaker for PCC 
Commencement ceremony.

 Arce was chosen from a list 
assembled by a committee of 
faculty, administrators, and 
students by Superintendent/
President Rajen Vurdien.

 Arce started her career on 
Wall Street as an analyst at 
Goldman Sachs. A rare woman 
of color in a male-dominated 
field, she found success as 
an investment banker, even 
gaining promotions during 
widespread turmoil in the field 
during the Great Recession. 
When she reached the office 
of vice president at Goldman 
Sachs, it was revealed that she 
was in fact an undocumented 
immigrant from Mexico.

 In the years that followed, 
Arce turned to advocacy to help 
those who would follow in her 
footsteps. She published a book, 
My (Underground) American 
Dream (Entre Las Sombras del 
Sueño Americano), and began 
speaking out for immigrant 
rights in a number of forums. 
She has spoken at TEDx and the 
Forbes Reinventing America 
Summit, and her writing has 
appeared on CNN, The Hill, 
Refinery29, and Fusion, among 
other outlets.

 She is the chairman and 
co-founder of the Ascend 
Educational Fund, which offers 
scholarships and mentorship 
to immigrant students in New 
York City, regardless of their 
ethnicity, national origin, or 
immigration status. She also 
serves on the board of directors 
of the National Immigration 
Law Center and CollegeSpring. 
In August 2014 she took the 
Oath of Allegiance and became 
an American citizen.

 PCC’s Commencement 
ceremony is scheduled for 
Friday, June 16, at 7 p.m. in 
Robinson Stadium.

Pet of the 

Julissa Arce

Free Events Roundup at the 
Pasadena Senior Center

Cody (A411530) is an 11-year-
old, neutered male, tan 
Labrador retriever mix. This 
sweet dog ended up in the 
shelter after his owner sadly 
passed away, and he’s now 
looking for a loving home to 
spend his golden years. Cody 
loves affection. Whether he’s 
being petted or cuddling in a 
volunteer’s lap, Cody adores 
spending time with people of 
all ages. Smart as a whistle, he’s 
more than happy to show off 
his mastery of sit, stay or down 
for a treat! Cody qualifies 
for our Seniors for Seniors 
program, so his adoption fee 
is just $20 for adopters age 60 
and up.

 The adoption fee for dogs is 
$125, which includes the spay 
or neuter surgery, microchip, 
and vaccinations. Cody also 
qualifies for our Seniors 
for Seniors program, so his 
adoption fee is just $20 for 
adopters age 60 and up.

 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 A411530, 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 

There is something for 
everyone in February at the 
Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. 
Holly St. You do not have to be a 
member to attend. Some events 
require advance reservations.

 Tax Time – Wednesdays 
and Fridays, through April 
14, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. 
Representatives from the 
AARP Foundation’s Tax-Aide 
program will assist low- to 
middle-income seniors ages 50 
and older in preparing their 
federal income tax returns. 
Appointments are required: 
626-795-4331. Please note there 
is no age limit for this service.

 Diabetes Empowerment 
Education Program – 
Thursdays, Through March 2, 
from 2 to 4 p.m. Whether you 
or someone you care about is 
diabetic or pre-diabetic, this 
series will encourage you to 
make lifestyle changes while 
learning more about your 
diabetes and how it affects your 
health. Workshop topics include 
diet, exercise, medication issues, 
managing complications and 
the impact of diabetes on eyes, 
teeth and feet. Reservations are 
required: 626-685-6732.

 Friday Movie Matinees 
– Friday Feb. 17, at 1 p.m. 
Everyone enjoys movies and the 
pleasures they bring. Feb. 17: 
“Sleepless in Seattle” (1993, PG) 
starring Tom Hanks and Meg 
Ryan. A widowed man’s young 
son calls a radio talk show with 
a wish that his father will find a 
new wife.

Tech Support from Girl 
Scouts – Wednesday, Feb. 15, 
from 2 to 4 p.m. Girl Scout 
Troop 611 from Chandler 
School will make a short 
presentation about Apple smart 
phones and tablets as well as 
Galaxy and Samsung, then will 
give one-on-one advice and 
answer all your questions to 
help you get the most out of 
your devices. Free reference 
booklets created by the troop 
will be available to take home. 
For more information call 

Low-Impact Cardio 
Training, Bollywood-Style! 
– Thursday, Feb. 16, at 2 p.m. 
BollyX is a Bollywood-inspired 
dance and fitness program 
that combines dynamic 
choreography with the hottest 
music from around the world. 
The 50-minute, low-impact 
cardio workout gets you moving 
and motivated. Prior dance 
experience is not required – just 
a positive attitude and the desire 
to improve your coordination 
and mind/body awareness.

 The Importance of Planning 
Ahead – Thursday, Feb. 16, at 
10 a.m. Many people try to be 
prepared for the unexpected 
yet turn a blind eye to the topic 
of what to do when a love one 
passes away. By planning ahead, 
you can prepare yourself and 
your loved ones emotionally 
and financially. Learn the steps 
to take ahead of time as well 
as the processes involved, and 
get your questions answered. 
Presented by Forest Lawn.

Pasadena Senior Center is 
a nonprofit organization that 
offers recreational, educational, 
wellness and social services to 
people ages 50 and older.


Monday, January 30th

7:45 PM – A vehicle was 
reported stolen from the 500 
block of W. Alberta Street. 
Vehicle described as a blue 
2008 GMC Yukon. Vehicle was 
recovered on 2/1/17 by LAPD 
Southeast Division.

10:00 PM – A robbery occurred 
in the 2300 block of Lake 
Avenue. Suspect armed with 
a handgun contacted the 
victim as she was exiting her 
vehicle and demanded her 
belongings. Fearing for her 
safety, the victim handed over 
her purse and the suspect fled 
the area. Suspect described as 
a male Hispanic between 5 feet 
1 inches and 5 feet 3 inches. 
Suspect was armed with a small 
black handgun. Stolen: gray 
and white tote bag containing 
a black wallet, credit cards and 

Tuesday, January 31st

7:00 PM – A residential 
burglary occurred in the 400 
block of E. Altadena Drive. 
Suspect(s) entered the residence 
by removing a window screen. 
Stolen: red safe, gold necklace, 
diamond ring and currency.

Wednesday through Friday 
February 1st-3rd

No significant incidents. 

Saturday, February 4th

12:00 PM – A grand theft 
occurred in the 800 block of 
E. Woodbury Road. Stolen: 
electrical wires, gate motor and 
a metal black bar.

5:20 PM – Manuel Rubalcava, 
28 years old of Pasadena was 
arrested in the area of Lake 
Avenue and Dolores Street for 
being under the influence of a 
controlled substance.

6:50 PM – A residential burglary 
occurred in the 1500 block of 
N. Altadena Drive. Suspect(s) 
entered the residence via a 
window. Stolen: beige cloth bag 
containing vehicle parts and 

11:00 PM – A grand theft 
occurred in the 3900 block of 
Fair Oaks Avenue. Stolen: (5) 
Zeiss camera lenses; various 
millimeters and (7) black 

Library to Show 
Film ‘Young Mr. 

 Enjoy a showing of the 
film Young Mr. Lincoln, 
which follows the future 
president through his early 
law career, Afterward there 
will be a discussion by Paul 
Bergman, Professor of Law 
Emeritus, UCLA School of 

 Thursday, Feb. 23 at 6:30 
p.m. at Central Library/
Donald Wright Auditorium 
285 E Walnut St. 

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