Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, April 8, 2017

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Mountain View News Saturday, April 8, 2017 

Local Area 
News Briefs

Museum of History to Show 
Chalk Festival Exhibition

Hotel Put 
on Hold

Drug Lab explosion 
Leaves Man Injured 

 Federal authorities 
confirmed that a small fire 
Monday in a North East 
Pasadena home —that left 
one person with severe 
burns —was in fact used as 
a drug lab.

 According to police, 
bundles of marijuana, 
along with hundreds of 
butane canisters and other 
equipment was fund in a 
shed in the 1900 block of E. 
Washington Blvd. Police 
believe the dwelling was 
used as a honey oil lab. 

Police also found an assault 
rifle along with another 
weapon at the.

 The man was taken to 
a nearby hospital after 
suffering severe burns to his 
face and arms.

 The city council voted 
Monday night to put the 
embattled Kimpton Hotel 
project —to occupy the now 
vacant YWCA building— 
on hold after the developers 
sought an economic subsidy 
with free parking and ground 
rent for the first 50 years of a 
99 year lease.

The deal would have included 
136 city-owned parking 

 The council voted 5-2 in 
an alternative motion by 
Councilman Victor Gordo 
pausing the project permits, 
analyze construction cost 
and considering other uses 
for the building including 
the Pasadena Unified School 
District. Gordo said he was 
in favor of public uses for 
the building something the 
council looked at in 2013. 
Members of the public also 
said they would like to see a 
civic use for the site.

 Councilman Gene Masuda 
and Mayor Terry Tornek 
wanted to move the project 
forward. Tornek said the 
request by the developer, 
KHP Capital Partners, does 
not require the city to spend 
any money and allows the 
use of parking at a time when 
the spaces are already empty. 

 According to the city staff 
report the initial project was 
approved on August 15. At 
that time KHP proposed 
to rehabilitate the existing 
40,570-square-foot historic 
YWCA building and 
construct a new two-to-six-
story, 87,342-square foot new 
building, both of which would 
become an approximate 
127,912-square-foot, 181-
room Kimpton Hotel with 
restaurant and banquet 
facilities on land totaling 1. 
93 acres. The project site is 
bound by Garfield Avenue 
on the east, Union Street on 
the south, Marengo Avenue 
on the west and Holly Street 
on the north. Parking for the 
proposed project is valet only 
and would be provided off-

 After sitting vacant for 20 
years, the YWCA building, 
designed and built by well 
known architect Julia Morgan 
in 1921, needs $10 million 
to $14 million in renovation 
costs according to staff.

 The city voted in April 
of 2010 to use eminent 
domain to claim the building 
after wealthy Hong Kong 
businesswoman, Chen 
Sabella, refused the city’s 
$6.43 million offer. The city 
later settled on $8.2 million 
for the landmark structure 
and bought it in 2012.

 The Pasadena Museum of 
History is set to feature the 
retrospective exhibition of 
the long running Pasadena 
Chalk Festival with an 
opening reception this 
Sunday from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 

 The exhibition “Art in 
the Street: 25 Years of the 
Pasadena Chalk Festival” 
will feature a selection of 
photographs, slide show, 
videos, timeline, installations 
and entrance created by 
Pasadena Chalk Festival 
artists. Pasadena Museum 
of History is located 470 W. 
Walnut Street.

 In related news, The 
Museum is also featuring 
“The Art of Getting There: 
Railroad Inspired Artistry.”

Curated by the Mount 
Lowe Preservation Society, 
a selection of paintings, 
advertising art, photographs 
and sculpture will celebrate 
the technical innovation and 
artistry of railroads.

 The Pasadena Chalk Festival 
began in 1993 after a summer 
intern at the Light Bringer 
Project attended a street 
painting festival in Paris and 
brought back her amazing 
pictures and observations. 
The first “Chalk on the Walk” 
took place at Centennial 
Square at Pasadena City 
Hall with over 150 visual 
artists participating in the 
first Los Angeles-area event. 
All proceeds went toward 
community arts programs 
and HIV/AIDS resources. 

 In 2010, The Pasadena Chalk 
Festival was officially named 
the largest street painting 
festival by the Guinness 
World Record, welcoming 
more than 600 artists using 
over 25,000 sticks of chalk 
and drawing a crowd of more 
than 100,000 visitors in one 
weekend. In fact, previous 
festivals have attracted artists 
and design teams from many 
regions of the country, across 
Southern California, and 
virtually every Los Angeles-
area community. Leading 
art schools, museums and 
cultural centers are also 
represented at the festival.

 The Pasadena Chalk 
Festival is produced by 
Paseo Colorado and the 
Light Bringer Project, as 
a financial benefit for the 
nonprofit arts organization, 
raising proceeds for vital 
arts and learning programs 
in the schools and cultural 
opportunities for those of all 
ages. Each artist volunteers 
to 20 hours of his or her 
talent and energies to make 
this possible.

 The 25th Annual Pasadena 
Chalk Festival at Paseo 
Colorado will take place 
Father’s Day Weekend, 
June 17 and 18. For 
more information visit:

 Woman Shot during 
Argument Identified

 A woman who was killed 
during an armed argument 
between two roommates 
Saturday night has been 
identified as 38-year- old 
Kelly Clark of Pasadena. 
Clark was shot following a 
heated argument between 
Andrew Moore and 
Felipe Moore, the two are 

 According to police, a 
bystander flagged down 
officers around 10:10 
p.m. in 200 block of West 
Washington Boulevard 
claiming a person had 
been shot. Both men were 
arrested. Murder and 
attempted murder charges 
were filed Wednesday 
against Felipe More who 
prosecutors alleged killed 

Man Arrested 
in Narcotics 
Seizure at LAX

Annual Pasadena Egg Bowl 
Features a 70,000 Egg Hunt

 As part of an investigation 
stemming from a multi-
kilogram narcotics seizure 
at Los Angeles International 
Airport last month, a Pasadena 
man, has been named in a 
federal criminal complaint 
that alleges he, along with 
a second man in Detroit, 
were key operatives in a drug 
trafficking organization that 
shipped cocaine and heroin 
from Los Angeles to Detroit.

 Pasadena resident, Kevin 
Blair, also known as “Wood,” 45 
– was arrested by the Pasadena 
Police Department pursuant 
to an outstanding felony 
warrant for assault with intent 
to murder that was issued 
by a court in Wayne County, 
Michigan. The second man, 
Delano Leflore, also known as 
“Bop Bop,” 37, of Detroit – is a 
fugitive who is being sought by 
federal authorities.

 According to police, Blair 
and Leflore are responsible in 
the seizure of approximately 
two kilograms of heroin and 
approximately one kilogram 
of cocaine at LAX on March 
7. After the narcotics were 
discovered in checked luggage, 
federal prosecutors charged 
a 28-year-old Detroit woman 
with being a drug courier. 
Last Friday, a federal grand 
jury indicted the woman, 
Kennsha Mason, on three 
counts: conspiracy to possess 
with intent to distribute 
and to distribute heroin and 
cocaine, possession with 
intent to distribute heroin, 
and possession with intent to 
distribute cocaine.

 On Monday, law enforcement 
authorities in Michigan 
intercepted a package Blair 
sent by UPS, and recovered 
one kilogram of suspected 
heroin and one ounce of 
suspected fentanyl, a synthetic 
opioid pain medication.

 The DEA Los Angeles 
International Airport 
Narcotics Task Force, an 
inter-agency task force based 
at LAX, is conducting the 
investigation. The Pasadena 
Police Department provided 

One of Southern California’s 
largest, free Spring Egg Hunts 
takes place in Pasadena at 
the City’s third annual Egg 
Bowl and Festival, 11 a.m. to 3 
p.m., Saturday, April 15, at the 
historic Rose Bowl Stadium, 
1001 Rose Bowl Dr.

 Thousands of young egg 
hunters will have the chance 
to scoop up some of the 70,000 
eggs that will be available on the 
stadium’s football field during 
the free event for girls and boys 
up to 12 years old. More than 
6,000 participants are expected.

 The day’s excitement begins 
with a special “VIP Bunny 
Brunch” in the stadium’s Terry 
Donahue Pavilion, Stadium 
Club Lounge, from 8-10 a.m. 
Brunch attendees can take 
photos with the Big Bunny and 
participate in a VIP egg hunt 
before the free event opens to 
the public. Fresh pancakes, eggs 
and sausages hot off the griddle 
come with the brunch. Tickets 
are $22 for adults and for 
children ages 9 and up. Brunch 
tickets are $14 for children ages 
5 to 8 and children ages 4 and 
younger are free with one paid 
adult admission per one free 

 VIP Bunny Brunch tickets 
are available now at www.

 The main event from 11 a.m. 
to 3 p.m. includes a Spring 
Festival with music, bunny ear 
contests, puppet show, arts and 
crafts, face painting, for-sale 
food and more! Remember 
to bring your best egg hunting 
basket or you can purchase a 
festive egg bucket for $3. This 
is a family friendly, free event. 
Parents are encouraged to bring 
a camera and let the youngsters 
do the hunting without help.

 Three separate hunts for kids 
up to 12 years old will occur 
at 11:30 a.m.; 12:45 p.m. and 
2 p.m. A separate area for 
children with special needs 
or ADA assistance will be 
available, along with an area 
for infants and toddlers. One 
hunt per child is recommended. 
Please remember to be on your 
most “egg-cellent” behavior as 
this is a fun event for children 

 No registration fee is required. 
There is a nominal fee for 
various festival attractions and 

 The Egg Bowl is sponsored 
by the City’s Human Services 
and Recreation Department
humanservices and the Rose 
Bowl Operating Company

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.

 A Toast to the Joys of Music 
– Tuesdays, April 11, 18 and 25, 
from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tom 
Campbell will play guitar and 
sing songs in the Senior Center 
Lounge. Stop by and enjoy his 
covers of traditional country, 
country rock, blues, folk, gospel 
and classic rock originally 
made famous by Willie Nelson, 
Merle Haggard, Vince Gill, Elvis 
Presley, B.B. King, Neil Young, 
The Grateful Dead, The Rolling 
Stones and many more.

 A Matter of Balance – 
Tuesdays and Thursdays, to 
May 23, from 1 to 3 p.m. Are 
you concerned about falling? 
Learn how to reduce the fear 
of falling and increase balance 
and activity levels during this 
interactive workshop that 
combines discussion, video 
and exercise. Reservations are 
required: 626-685-6732.

 Scenic Walkers Club – 
Wednesdays, April 12, 19 and 
26, at 10 a.m. Enjoy a series 
of leisurely walks in the great 
outdoors. Alan Colville will 
give you a list of items to bring, 
let you know what to expect, 
provide detailed itineraries and 
arrange transportation. For 
more information or to sign up, 
email or 
call 626-221-3741.

 Memories in the Making – 
Thursdays, April 6 and 13, at 11 
a.m. This program, developed 
by the Alzheimer’s Association, 
helps people in early stages of 
dementias preserve memories 
through art. Reservations are 
required: 626-685-6732.

 Friday Movie Matinees – 
Fridays, April 14 and 21, at 1 
p.m. Everyone enjoys movies and 
the pleasures they bring. April 
14: “Jackie” (2016, R) starring 
Natalie Portman and Peter 
Sarsgaard. First Lady Jacqueline 
Kennedy fights through grief 
and trauma to regain her faith, 
console her children and define 
the legacy of President John F. 
Kennedy after his assassination. 
April 21: “Arsenic and Old Lace” 
(1944, NR) starring Cary Grant 
and Raymond Massey. In this 
quirky comedy, a man learns on 
his wedding day that his beloved 
maiden aunts are homicidal 
maniacs and that insanity runs 
in the family.

 Safety Awareness – 
Thursday, April 13, at 10 a.m. 
Safety awareness is vital to help 
you minimize your chances of 
becoming a victim of crime. 
Sgt. Thompson of the Pasadena 
Police Department will provide 
tips for staying safe at home, on 
the street and in your car.

 LA Opera Talk: “Tosca” – 
Monday, April 17, at 1 p.m. An 
LA Opera community educator 
will take participants through 
Giacomo Puccini’s dramatic and 
melodic opera “Tosca.” Based 
on historic figures in 1800 when 
control of Rome was threatened 
by Napoleon’s invading armies, 
the beloved opera is a tale of 
love, lust, loyalty and political 

 Estate Planning Basics, 
Part I – Thursday, April 20, at 
10 a.m. Learn the basics about 
trusts, wills and probate, how to 
pass your assets to your family 
and loved ones, plus find out 
about issues related to incapacity. 
Presented by the Law Office of 
Geoffrey Chin.

Founded in 1960, the Pasadena 
Senior Center is an independent, 
nonprofit organization that 
offers recreational, educational, 
wellness and social services to 
people ages 50 and older in a 
welcoming environment. 

 Energetic, playful and loving, 
Gonzaga (A412995) is living 
proof that age doesn’t have to 
slow you down. This 9-year-
old, neutered male, Chihuahua 
mix walks well on a leash and 
has gotten along well with 
other dogs at the shelter. 
Gonzaga has been the star of 
the show on field trips with 
our Wiggle Waggle Wagon. 
After he has a chance to meet 
visitors, he’ll happily hop up 
on their laps for snuggles and 
sweet face kisses. Gonzaga 
has a medical issue with one 
leg that occasionally causes 
him to limp. Our veterinarian 
has decided it doesn’t need 
treatment at this time, but 
Gonzaga’s adopters will need 
to monitor his leg with their 
veterinarian in case treatment 
becomes necessary.

 The adoption fee for dogs 
is $125, but as part of our 
Slam Dunk for the Animals 
event, Gonzaga’s adoption 
is free thanks to generous 
donors! All dogs are neutered, 
microchipped, and vaccinated 
before being adopted.

 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 A412995, 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. Saturday.

 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 


Sunday, March 26th

9:00 PM – A petty theft from an 
unlocked vehicle occurred in 
the 200 block of Laurel Drive. 
Stolen: black iHome speaker. 

10:00 PM – A grand theft from 
an unlocked vehicle occurred 
in the 1700 block of N. Harding 
Avenue. Stolen: black Chanel 
sunglasses, brown fur coat, and 
black Chanel purse.

10:30 PM – A grand theft from 
an unlocked vehicle occurred 
in the 1700 block of Coolidge 
Avenue. Stolen: brown Gucci 
sunglasses, black Marc Jacobs 
sunglasses, and orange/red 
Chanel sunglasses.

Monday, March 27th

12:15 PM – A residential 
burglary occurred in the 
1200 block of Morada Place. 
Suspect(s) entered the residence 
by shattering the glass door. 
Stolen: unknown.

6:30 PM – A vehicle burglary 
occurred in 1700 block of N. 
Altadena Drive. Suspect(s) 
entered the vehicle by shattering 
the window. Stolen: unknown.

8:30 PM – A vehicle vandalism 
occurred in the 100 block of 
E. Woodbury Road. Damage: 
shattered window and dents.

Tuesday, March 28th

10:00 AM – A vehicle burglary 
occurred in the 2300 block of 
Pinecrest Drive. Suspect(s) 
entered the vehicle by shattering 
the window. Stolen: black purse.

12:30 PM – A residential 
burglary occurred in the 3100 
block of La Corona Avenue. 
Suspect(s) entered the residence 
by shattering the window. 
Stolen: gray padlock safe, 
jewelry, handgun, and currency.

6:00 PM – A petty theft from 
a vehicle occurred in the 400 
block of Crosby Street. Stolen: 
catalytic converter.

7:20 PM – Tanya Alcazar, 23 
years old of Pasadena was 
arrested in the 3700 block 
of Canyon Crest Road for 
possession of a controlled 

Thursday, March 30th

5:43 PM – A vandalism 
occurred in the 2700 block of 
Glenrose Avenue. Suspect has 
been identified.

Friday, March 31st

4:50 AM – A residential 
burglary occurred in the 
2000 block of Santa Rosa 
Avenue. Suspect(s) entered the 
residence via unknown means. 
Stolen: checkbook, jewelry, and 
personal documents.

8:00 PM – A robbery occurred 
in the 2200 block of N. Lincoln 
Avenue. Suspect has been 
arrested and investigation is on-

on Healthy 

 Pasadena Conference on 
Healthy Aging – Saturday, April 
22, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 
in Gilmore Hall at Pasadena 
Church of the Nazarene, 3500 
E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Learn 
to fine-tune your life, health, 
safety, relationships and more. 
Helen Dennis, a renowned 
expert on retirement issues 
and ageism, will be the keynote 
speaker. Two dozen workshop 
topics range from fitness and 
wellness to housing options 
and estate planning. Early 
registration ends Friday, April 
14. Call 877-236-9459 or visit: to 
register. Lunch is included.

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