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Community Calendar:
Local City Meetings

Pasadena – Altadena:
Altadena Police Blotter
Pet of the Week

South Pasadena / San Marino:

Sierra Madre:
Walking SM … The Social Side
Sierra Madre Police Blotter

Arcadia · Monrovia · Duarte:
Arcadia Police Blotter

Education & Youth:

Best Friends and More:
Happy Tails
The Joy of Yoga
The Missing Page
Katnip News!
SGV Humane Society

Food & Drink:
Chef Peter Dills
Table for Two
The Funnies

The Good Life:
… This and That
Senior Happenings

The World Around Us:
Looking Up
Christopher Nyerges
Out to Pastor

F. Y. I. :

Section B:

Arts and More:
Jeff's Book Pics
All Things
Family Matters
Sean's Shameless Reviews

Opinion … Left/Right:
John L. Micek
Dick Polman
Peter Roff
The Funnies

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Newspaper Fun:
Newspaper Fun!

F. Y. I. :

Jeff Brown
Deanne Davis
Peter Dills
Bob Eklund
Marc Garlett
Susan Henderson
Katie Hopkins
Sean Kayden
Chris Leclerc
Christopher Nyerges
Rev. James Snyder
Keely Totten

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VOLUME 11 NO. 14

Local Area 
News Briefs

Museum of History to Show 
Chalk Festival Exhibition

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

 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 p.m. 

 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 

 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: pasadenachalkfestival.

Proposed Kimpton Hotel Put on Hold

 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 spaces.

 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-site. 

 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.

 Woman Shot during 
Argument Identified

Man Arrested 
in Narcotics 
Seizure at LAX

 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 unrelated. 

 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 Clark. 

 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 

Annual Pasadena Egg Bowl 
Features a 70,000 Egg Hunt

 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 food.

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



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