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Women's History Month:
Women's History Month
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VOLUME 11 NO. 10

Local Area 
News Briefs

District 7 
goes into 

Black History Parade Re-
Scheduled To March 18

 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 Street.

 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 

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 

 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, www.
pasadenamedia.org 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.

Online Tickets to ‘Explore 
JPL’ Available Today 9am


History Month 

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. 

 Shredding trucks and e-waste 
collection sites will be arranged 
at different stations in Parking 
Lot I. Look for signs directing 
you to the event. Motorists and 
bicyclists are advised to use 
caution while traveling through 
the area.

 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 

 Public Works is also helping 
residents and businesses 
prevent identity theft by 
providing free paper shredding 
during the event. 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.

 The event is sponsored by the 
City’s Department of Public 
Works. For more information 
about the free e-waste collection 
and document shredding 
event, visit cityofpasadena.net/
PublicWorks or call (626) 744-

 JPL's annual Open House will feature displays and 
demonstrations from numerous space missions

 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: explore.jpl.nasa.
gov . 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.

you can also Follow @NASAJPL on Twitter and 
Instagram and join the conversation by using the 
hashtag #ExploreJPL.



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