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Chef Peter Dills
Table for Two

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Looking Up
Christopher Nyerges
Out to Pastor

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VOLUME 11 NO. 11

Bomb Threat 
at Jackson 

Arroyo Seco Weekend 
Lineup Includes Tom Petty

By Dean Lee 

 The long anticipated two-day 
Arroyo Seco Weekend now 
has official dates and a lineup 
that includes Tom Petty & the 
Heartbreakers, Mumford & 
Sons, Weezer and local artist/
actor Jeff Goldblum and the 
Mildred Snitzer Orchestra. 

 Other performers for the 
festival, June 24th and 25th, at 
Brookside next to the iconic 
Rose Bowl Stadium include 
Alabama Shakes, The Meters, 
Dawes, The Shins and Fitz & 
the Tantrums among others.

 The event is being billed as 
“family friendly” and includes 
a Kidspace Children’s Museum 
area as well as art installations 
from local artists. 

 The event will have three 
stages of live music along with 
food from local restaurants 
and chefs plus craft beer and 
wine. Organizers say food 
will include Italian dishes, 
authentic Mexican, to Korean 
BBQ and gluten-free and vegan 
options. Celebrated chefs and 
restaurants include Walter 
Matzke, Jason Neroni, and Ray 

 This is the first festival in a 10-
year contract signed between 
the Rose Bowl Operating 
Company and Goldenvoice. 
Nic Adler CEO for Goldenvoice 
said, during public meetings 
in 2015, that they plan to 
expand what was known then 
as “Arroyo Seco Music & Arts 
Festival,” to include the entire 
Arroyo, and the Rose Bowl 
stadium. He also talked about 
making it multiple weekends 
similar to Coachella Valley 
Music & Arts Festival. 

Weekend and single day general 
admission and VIP passes go 
on sale this Monday at 11a.m. 
on ArroyoSecoWeekend.
com. Single-day, per person, 
admission starts at $125 with a 
weekend pass at $225.

 Goldenvoice are the creators 
of Coachella Valley Music & 
Arts Festival and Stagecoach: 
California’s Country Music 
Festival. Beginning as an 
independent punk rock 
promoter in the early 1980s, 
Goldenvoice grew to be 
the preeminent alternative 
promoter in Southern 
California by forging strong 
relationships with both bands 
and music fans.

 Passes for the event go 
on sale Monday at 11a.m.

 Altadena deputies 
responded Wednesday 
morning around 9:50 a.m. to 
Jackson Elementary on west 
Woodbury Rd. regarding a call 
of a bomb threat. The school 
was immediately put on lock 

 According to police, an 
unknown male caller who 
telephoned a school employee 
and indicated he was going to 
blow up the school. According 
to the employee, the suspect’s 
voice sounded that of a male 
adult. The suspect did not 
say at what time in which the 
incident was to occur, nor 
provide any details regarding 
the description of the device. 
The suspect also did not 
provide any details regarding 
where the device was located 
police said.

 The deputies conducted a 
search of the school, along 
with the assistance of four 
(4) K-9 bomb detection 
units and school personnel 
who were familiar with the 
campus. No explosive devices 
or foreign unfamiliar devices 
were detected. Additionally, 
there was no known motives 
and there was no suspect 

 “The school has been checked 
by the police, Altadena 
Sheriff’s, and the ‘all clear’ 
has been given, so school 
has resumed its normal 
operations,” said PUSD 
spokeswoman Hilda Ramirez 
Horvath. “School personal 
are trained to manage 
emergencies and really keep 
children focused and calm 
during things like this. So 
children have resumed their 
school day as normal.”

Council to Hear Plan Review for New 
Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine

 The Pasadena City council 
will hear, Monday night, a 
predevelopment plan for a 
new four-story, 80,000 square-
foot Kaiser Permanente 
School of Medicine located 
on the southeast corner 
of Los Robles Avenue and 
Green Street. The new 
building would house a fully 
accredited medical school for 
future physicians of Kaiser. 

 According to the city staff 
report, the current 16,700 
square-foot commercial 
office building and a surface 
parking lot at 94 South Los 
Robles Avenue would be 
demolished to allow for the 
new school. Kaiser officials 
said the medical school will 
have a prospective student 
body of up to 192 students.

 The proposed project would 
provide 226 parking spaces 
in a three level subterranean 

 According to city staff “The 
project site is located within 
the City’s Transit-Oriented 
Development area. The 
projects site is approximately 
0.6 miles walking distance 
from both the Memorial 
Park and Del Mar Stations. 
Prospective students and 
faculty could benefit from the 
proximity of the project site 
to Gold Line stations.”

 The project was reviewed 
by the Design Commission 
last year. Some of the 
recommendations include, 
“closely studying the proposed 
landscaping to emphasize the 
importance and presence of 
courtyards and alleyways and 
the experience of pedestrians 
as they move through these 

 “Continue to carefully study 
the use and function of the 
open spaces and courtyards 
consider relocating uses 
such as gathering spaces 
and cafeterias to the ground 
floor level adjacent to these 
landscaped open spaces to 
further activate the street 
and better connect users 
to courtyards and the 
surrounding context.”

 “The modern contemporary 
architectural style is 
appealing and the concept 
should be further explored 
and better executed by 
refining the design to be more 
true to its design concept so 
as to be a truly innovative 
and unique contribution to 
the rich architectural history 
of Pasadena.”

 The commission also said 
that the service entrance shall 
not be located off of Green 
Street among other things.

 This is an information only 
item and the council will not 
take a vote.

 The council meets at 6:30 
p.m. in the Council Chamber, 
Pasadena City Hall, 100 
North Garfield Avenue, room 

Tom Petty

City Oil Filter Exchange Event

Police Traffic 

 All Pasadena do-it-
yourselfers are invited to 
safely recycle both their used 
oil and oil filters—and get a 
new oil filter for free—from 
9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, 
March 25, 2017 at O’Reilly 
Auto Parts, 919 N. Lake Ave. 

 This is the first of four 
such free oil filter exchange 
events currently being 
planned this year by the 
City’s Department of Public 
Works. The events are all 
planned for the last Saturday 
of each month beginning 
in March and repeating in 
April, May and June. Next 
month’s event is from 9 a.m. 
to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 29, 
2017 at AutoZone, 555 N. 
Lake Ave.

 Just bring your used oil 
filter—and used oil—and 
get a free new oil filter, limit 
two (2) per person. The 
oil filter exchange helps 
protect the environment by 
promoting proper recycling 
of used oil and oil filters. A 
list of participating certified 
oil and oil filter collection 
centers in Pasadena is online 

 Used oil filters are recyclable 
because they are primarily 
made of steel. Used oil 
can be recycled to make 
other petroleum-based 
products such as asphalt 
and heating oil. In 2016, 
certified collection centers 
in Pasadena collected about 
15,865 gallons of used oil 
that might otherwise had 
been improperly disposed 
of by do-it-yourselfers. The 
City each year also directly 
collects about 400 gallons 
of used oil from residential 
refuse customers who call 
for a pick up. If you want to 
schedule a used oil pick-up, 
contact the Pasadena Citizen 
Service Center at (626) 744-

 Pasadena’s Oil Filter 
Exchange program is made 
possible by a grant from the 
California Department of 
Resources, Recycling and 
Recovery (CalRecycle).

Restaurant Week Announced


The Pasadena Chamber 
and the Pasadena 
Restaurant Association 
announced this week 
that Pasadena Restaurant 
Week will take place 
from April 30th through 
May 5th.

 Organizers say 
Pasadena Restaurant 
Week is a citywide event 
featuring the cuisine of 
many of Pasadena’s top 
dining establishments. 
Participating restaurants 
will offer at least three 
fixed price dinner and 
lunch menu items for 
visitors. Dinners will 
be three-course meals 
while lunches will be two 
course meals. Depending 
on the venue and menu 
offered, meals will be 
priced at $27, $36 or $45 
for dinner or $15, $20 
or $25 for lunch. (Some 
prices may vary for lunch 
and dinner, depending 
on the venue.) Alcoholic 
beverages, gratuity and 
tax are not included in 
the price unless specified 
by the individual 

 This year the chamber 
is partnering with Open 
Table to promote and 
facilitate participation 
in Pasadena Restaurant 
Week. They are also 
working with the 
hosts of a 1000 person 
convention that will be 
in town that week to 
include their attendees 
in the promotion of Pasadena 
Restaurant Week.

 Pasadena Restaurant Week 
was conceived to reintroduce 
Pasadena as a restaurant 
destination and remind Southern 
California that Pasadena offers 
dining experiences to satisfy 
foodies of all tastes at all price 
ranges. Participating restaurants 
will be preparing special meals 
at extraordinary introductory 

 Restaurants that have 
participated in the past include 
some of Pasadena’s finest eating 
destinations including Maison 
Akira, Del Frisco’s Grille, 
Celestino Ristorante, Bistro 45, 
Seco New American, El Cholo, 
Parkway Grill, El Portal, Green 
Street Restaurant, Malbec New 
Argentinean Cuisine, Mijares, 
Pie ‘n Burger, Roy’s, Ruth’s Chris 
Steak House, The Terrace at the 
Langham, Sushi Roku and Il 
Fornaio. New this year is True 
Food Kitchen.

 If your restaurant would like 
to take part please email paul@ There 
is a $50 cost for Pasadena 
Chamber member restaurants 
to participate. Non-member 
restaurants may participate for 
$250 each. 


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 The Pasadena Police 
Department will be 
conducting a Traffic 
Enforcement program on 
Monday throughout the 

 Officers will be deployed 
at various locations 
throughout the city to look 
for violations including, 
but not limited to, primary 
collision factors involving 
speed or red signals. When 
violations are observed, 
violators will cited and/
or educated on the safety 
concerns associated with 
the violation. The need 
for driver education and 
enforcement is constantly 
on the rise due to the 
increased volume of traffic 
within the city of Pasadena

 The Pasadena Police 
Department’s ultimate goal 
is to enforce and educate 
the driving public at the 
same time reducing serious 
injuries and fatal collisions

 Funding for these 
programs is provided by a 
grant from the California 
Office of Traffic Safety, 
through the National 
Highway Traffic Safety 





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