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

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Mountain View News Saturday, March 11, 2017 

Black History Parade Re-
Scheduled To March 18

Local Area 
News Briefs

District 7 
Goes into 

Woman robs Pasadena 
eatery using fake gun

 Police arrested a Pasadena 
woman Thursday night, just 
minutes after she used a BB 
gun modified to look like 
a assault rifle to rob Lucky 
Boy restaurant on Walnut 

 According to police 
customers flagged down 
officers at about 7:50 
p.m. reporting the crime. 
As police immediately 
searched of the area, Palace 
Edna Williams, ran from 
some bushes, but was 
caught near the Oakland 
Avenue. Williams was 
found with money, possibly 
from the restaurant and the 
rifle was found wrapped in 
a rag in the bushes. 

She was booked and held in 
lieu of $50,000 bail.

 Incumbent Andy Wilson will 
now face candidate Phil Hosp in 
a runoff for the District 7 council 
seat as both failed, during 
Tuesday’s election, to get more 
than 50 percent, plus one, of the 
vote needed to win outright. 

 The two will now face a run-off 
election April 18.

 Wilson, a local technology 
entrepreneur and co-founder 
of Innovate Pasadena, got 1,063 
votes, 44 percent, and Hosp, a 
lawyer and Iraq war veteran, 
received 1,005 votes at 41.63 

 The next closet candidate was 
Alejandro Menchaca, a lawyer, 
with 7.75 percent. 

Wilson said, with five people on 
a ballot, he was not surprised 
they went to a runoff. He also 
said that Hosp ran an aggressive 

 Wilson has said that zoning 
and development rules need to 
respect Pasadena’s history and 
infrastructure should encourage 
more walking and biking. 
He described himself as slow 

 Wilson is endorsed, by both, 
Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek 
and former Mayor Bill Bogaard.

 Hosp has said he wants to 
stop irresponsible development 
and considers the 710 Freeway 
Tunnel Project a disaster that will 
“make traffic worse, negatively 
impact the environment and 
drain valuable resources.”

 Hosp has publicly accused 
Wilson of conflicts of interest 
saying Innovate Pasadena 
“received $95,000 in City of 
Pasadena taxpayer funds. Wilson 
uses his City funded “non-profit” 
to host events and parties and to 
relentlessly promote himself and 
his business interests.” 

 Hosp also said Wilson tried 
to roll back the city’s minimum 
wage ordinance and used his 
council position while seeking 
three employment opportunities, 
including Executive Director of 
the Tournament of Roses.

 Longtime District 5 incumbent 
Victor Gordo won with 64.06 
percent, beating, local writer 
Krystal Lopez Padley, receiving 
32.72 percent and activist Aida 
Morales with 3.22 percent.



Pasadena’s 35th annual Black 
History Month Parade has 
been rescheduled to Saturday, 
March 18. The City’s Black 
History Month Parade is one 
of the largest and oldest in the 
United States. This year’s theme 
is “35 Years—Recognizing Our 
Accomplishments, Still We Rise.”

 The parade begins at 10 a.m. at 
Charles White Park in Altadena, 
heads south on Fair Oaks 
Avenue and ends by about 1 
p.m. at Robinson Park, 1081 N. 
Fair Oaks Ave. Temporary road 
closures for streets crossing Fair 
Oaks Avenue will be in effect 
along the route. Motorists 
are asked to use caution while 
driving in the area.

 Community Grand Marshalls 
are Mr. and Mrs. Perry and 
Melanie Bennett. Community 
Youth Grand Marshall is Ms. 
Lindsay Cooper and Celebrity 
Grand Marshall is Ms. Linda 
“Peaches” Tavani. Special 
recognition will be given to Mr. 
Sheldon Epps, Artistic Director 
Emeritus for the Pasadena 
Playhouse, and jazz musician 
Mr. Billy Mitchell.

 The family friendly parade 
is free and open to all. If you 
cannot attend, the parade will 
be recorded and broadcast in 
its entirety by Pasadena Media, on 
KPAS, the City’s government 
cable access TV channel and 
streamlined online.

 About 70 entries are scheduled 
to appear, including high school 
marching bands; drill and 
dance teams; several car and 
motorcycle clubs, social service 
organizations, the famous Buffalo 
Soldiers Cavalry team, various 
City officials and departments. 
The Wells Fargo Stagecoach 
team is also scheduled to appear, 
weather permitting.

 The Parade is organized by 
the City’s Human Services & 
Recreation Department in 
collaboration with the volunteer 
Black History Parade Committee. 
The parade had originally been 
set for February 18, but was 
postponed due to weather. The 
regular, post-parade festival is 
being scheduled for the annual 
Juneteenth Celebration this year 
due to the onset of work for 
the Robinson Park Recreation 
Center project.

 South Pasadena Officers 
Detain Student for 
Criminal Threats

 Officers responded to 
the South Pasadena High 
School Friday morning 
for a criminal threats 
investigation that placed 
the school on lockdown. 

 According to police, a 
snapshot taken from a 
social media post, revealed 
a possible generalized 
threat against the school. 
The suspect was identified 
as a seventeen year old male 

 Officers responded to his 
residence to locate him, 
but were unsuccessful. 
Additional information 
was obtained as to the 
suspect’s whereabouts and 
he was eventually contacted 
by phone. Officers made 
contact with him and 
took him into custody 
at the police station. The 
lockdown at the school was 
lifted Friday afternoon. The 
investigation is ongoing. 
If you have any further 
information, call SPPD 
Detectives at 626-403-7280.

History Month 

Online Tickets to ‘Explore 
JPL’ Available Today 9am

 In celebration of Women’s 
History Month, the 
Pasadena Commission 
on the Status of Women 
invites the public to attend 
a free symposium entitled 
“First 100 Days-Impact on 
Women” from 7-8:30 p.m., 
Thursday, March 16, at All 
Saints Episcopal Church, 
132 N. Euclid Ave. A guest 
reception will be held 
from 6-7 p.m. prior to the 

 Featured guest speaker 
is Caroline Heldman, 
Ph.D., Associate Professor 
of Politics at Occidental 
College. Ms. Heldman 
is co-author of the book 
“Rethinking Madame 
President: Are We Ready 
for a Woman in the White 
House?” and has written 
numerous articles for 
other publications. City 
Councilmember Margaret 
McAustin, District 2, is 
scheduled to participate 
along with Commission 
members. The event is 
open to all.

 For more than three 
decades, members of the 
Commission, who are 
appointed by the Mayor 
and City Council, serve 
the City by advising on 
the special needs and 
concerns of women of all 
ages, races, ethnic and 
cultural backgrounds, 
faith orientation and 
social demographics. 
The Commission makes 
recommendations to the 
Council on legislation to 
promote and ensure equal 
rights and opportunities 
for all women and girls in 

 The symposium is 
sponsored by the Adelante 
Youth Alliance; All Saints 
Episcopal Church; Alpha 
Kappa Alpha Sorority; 
California state Sen. 
Anthony Portantino, 25th 
District; Health Care for 
All; League of Women 
Voters, Pasadena; National 
Women’s Political Caucus; 
Pasadena En Espanol; 
Planned Parenthood of 
Pasadena; Women in South 
Pasadena Political Action 
(WISPPA) and the YWCA 
Pasadena-Foothill Valley.

E-Waste Recycling Event

 Residents and businesses can 
safely dispose of electronic 
waste and have personal and 
business documents shredded 
at the City’s popular free 
e-waste event from 9 a.m. to 3 
p.m., Saturday, March 18. The 
event will be held in Parking 
Lot I outside the Rose Bowl 
Stadium near Brookside Park, 
360 N. Arroyo Blvd. 

 E-waste items include 
computers, keyboards, printers, 
monitors, laptops, docking 
stations, scanners, shredders, 
fax machines, computer mice, 
telephones, televisions, flat 
screens, VCRs, DVD players, 
PDAs, cassette players, tape 
drives, stereos and household 
batteries. Many of these 
products have parts that can be 

 The public can bring a 
maximum of five legal-size 
boxes for shredding. Sensitive 
documents such as receipts, 
checks, pre-approved credit 
applications, credit card 
statements, outdated tax 
returns, pre-printed envelopes, 
return address labels and 
business cards are items that 
can be shredded.

 For more information about 
the free e-waste collection 
and document shredding 
event, visit
PublicWorks or call (626) 744-

 Based on positive feedback 
received last year, NASA’s 
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 
Pasadena, California, is again 
using an online ticketing 
system for the public to sign up 
to attend this year’s “Explore 
JPL.” During the event, JPL will 
open its doors to the public for 
one weekend. To ensure a safe, 
enjoyable experience, advance 
tickets are required.

 Tickets are free but limited, 
and will be distributed on a 
first-come, first-served basis, 
with a maximum of five tickets 
per requestor. No one will 
be admitted without a ticket. 
Visitors to JPL during the event 
-- to be held May 20 and 21 from 
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. -- must have 
their tickets in hand, and anyone 
age 18 or older must show a 
matching ID. Tickets are not 
transferable and cannot be sold.

 The tickets -- which will be 
for specific time slots -- will be 
available online at 9 a.m., at: . The site 
also has additional information.

 “A Ticket to Explore JPL” 
takes visitors through some of 
the marvels of robotic space 
exploration. Highlights include 
a life-size model of the Mars 
rover Curiosity; various robots 
on display; JPL’s machine shop, 
where precision spacecraft parts 
are built; and the Microdevices 
Lab, where tiny technology 
is being developed to 
revolutionize space exploration.

 Although children under 2 do 
not require a ticket, note that 
experiences at the event are not 
intended for very young guests.

 Vehicles entering NASA/
JPL property are subject to 
inspection. Visitors cannot 
bring these items into NASA/
JPL: weapons, explosives, 
incendiary devices, dangerous 
instruments, alcohol, illegal 
drugs, pets and all types 
of skates, skateboards, and 
Segways. Bicycling to NASA/
JPL is welcomed, but not inside 
the event, as the venues are 
crowded with pedestrians. Bike 
racks will be provided near 
the main entrance. No bags, 
backpacks or ice chests are 
allowed, except small purses 
and diaper bags. Drones are not 
allowed to fly over NASA/JPL 
under any circumstances.

Pet of the 

Free Events Roundup at the 
Pasadena Senior Center

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.

 Citizenship Classes – 
Wednesdays through May 17, 
from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Make your 
dreams come true by attending 
these sessions to become a U.S. 
citizen! The first classes cover 
some of the American history 
and U.S. government questions 
on the citizenship exam along 
with discussions about the 
rights and responsibilities of 
citizenship. The four remaining 
classes cover more questions on 
the exam as well as strategies 
for completing the application 
for citizenship and having a 
successful interview.

 Friday Movie Matinees – 
Fridays, March 17, at 1 p.m. 
Everyone enjoys movies and the 
pleasures they bring. March 17: 
“Thoroughly Modern Millie” 
(1967, G) starring Mary Tyler 
Moore and Julie Andrews. 
Two recent transplants to the 
Big Apple in the 1920s find 
excitement and adventure, but 
not quite what they expected.

 Osteoporosis: Separating 
Myth from Fact – Thursday, 
March 16, at 10 a.m. Learn 
the risks, symptoms, warning 
signs, treatment options and 
more. Presented by Dr. William 
Chiang of Huntington Hospital.

 Low Vision Screenings – 
Thursday, March 16, from 
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Low vision 
screenings are designed to assist 
partially sighted people in the 
selection of magnifiers and other 
devices to improve reading and 
other visual tasks. Registration 
is required for one-hour 
appointments; call 626-795-
4331. Presented by the Braille 

 Health Fair – Friday, March 
17, 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 

 LA Opera Talk: “The Tales 
of Hoffmann” – Monday, 
March 20, at 1 p.m. An LA 
Opera community educator 
will take participants through 
Jacques Offenbach’s “Les Contes 
d’Hoffmann” (The Tales of 
Hoffmann). Driven by drink and 
self-delusion, the poet Hoffmann 
his affairs with three women who 
represent three aspects of love: 
the mechanical doll Olympia, 
the consumptive singer Antonia 
and the courtesan Giulietta. 
All the while, four villains who 
try to ruin him represent four 
characteristics of malevolence.

Macular Degeneration 
and Other Eye Conditions – 
Thursday, March 23, at 10 a.m. 
Learn about free services and 
solutions to help you cope with 
vision loss. Presented by the 
Dale McIntosh Center.

A Pain in the Neck! – 
Thursday, March 30, at 10 a.m. 
Do you have neck pain? Learn 
easy and comfortable exercises 
to reduce cervical pain and make 
your neck feel better. Presented 
by Vincent Physical Therapy.

For more information visit or call 
(626) 795-4331. 

 The Pasadena Senior Center 
is a nonprofit organization 
for people 50 and older in a 
welcoming environment.

 Mr. T (A413301) is a 
one-year-old, male, golden 
hamster who’s full of energy! 
Mr. T loves to explore his 
surrounding, sniffing out 
every nook and cranny 
while he looks for the best 
place to hide away his food. 
When he’s tuckered out 
from all that adventuring, 
there’s nothing Mr. T likes 
more than settling down 
with his favorite treat – 
sunflower seeds. Although 
Mr. T loves sunflower seeds, 
it’s important to remember 
that they should only be 
used as a treats! A balanced 
hamster diet should also 
include plenty of dried 
fruits and veggies.

The adoption fee for 
hamsters is $5.

 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 
A413301, 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


Sunday, February 26th

6:08 AM – A vehicle burglary 
occurred in the 2100 block 
of Lincoln Avenue. Suspect 
described as a male wearing 
a gray baseball cap, blue-gray 
sweater and light colored 
jeans. Suspect was seen leaving 
the area driving a steel blue 
Mazda 4-door. Suspect entered 
the vehicle by shattering the 
window. No items were stolen. 

2:30 PM – Robert Amir, 40 
years old of Glendale was 
arrested in the 2200 block of 
Lincoln Avenue for petty theft. 

Tuesday, February 28th

6:30 AM – A residential 
burglary occurred in the 
1700 block of Skyview Drive. 
Suspect(s) entered the residence 
by shattering a window. Stolen: 
unknown items. 

Wednesday, March 1st

10:30 PM – A vehicle vandalism 
occurred in the 2300 block of 
Arroyo Boulevard. Damage: 
shattered window and scratched 

Thursday, March 2nd

12:23 PM – A strong armed 
robbery occurred in the 10 
block of W. Woodbury Road. 
Suspect described as a female, 5 
feet 6 inches, 120 pounds, black 
hair and brown eyes. Stolen: 
food items. 

4:44 PM – Robert Barrios, 32 
years old of Pasadena and Robert 
Shelton, 23 years old of Pasadena 
were arrested in the area of 
Sacramento Street and Raymond 
Lane for drinking in public. 

Friday, March 3rd

1:20 PM – A grand theft from 
a vehicle occurred in the 1900 
block of Midwick Drive. Stolen: 
red Honda lawnmower, weed 
cutter and metal chain. 

5:45 PM – A grand theft from 
a vehicle occurred in the 1700 
block of Alta Crest Drive. 
Stolen: dark blue suitcase, 
clothing, cosmetics and ski 

9:30 PM – An assault with a 
deadly weapon occurred in the 
700 block of E. Sacramento 
Street. Suspect, Michael Wayne 
Taylor, 58 years old of Altadena 
was arrested for the assault. 

Saturday, March 4th

12:05 AM – Mark Davison, 
51 years old of Pasadena was 
arrested in the area of Raymond 
Avenue and Washington 
Boulevard for being under 
the influence of a controlled 

12:45 PM – Addy Smith, 
27 years old, transient and 
Rachel Napolitano, 36 years 
old, transient were arrested 
in the area of Midwick Drive 
and Mendocino Street for 
residential burglary.

Button Trees 
at the Library

 Buttons don’t really grow 
on trees! But they can in 
your imagination. Have 
fun creating your own 
button tree using paper, 
yarn and buttons for leaves 
and flowers. All materials 

 Thursday, March 16 
at 3:30 p.m. at the Hill 
Avenue Branch 55 S Hill 
Ave, Pasadena. For more 
information call (626) 744-

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