Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, April 22, 2017

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Mountain View News Saturday, April 22, 2017 

City Council Run-off 
Election Too Close to Call

Local Area 
News Briefs



 Phil Hosp (pictured 
above), a first-time council 
candidate, held a 20-vote 
lead over Councilmember 
Andy Wilson (pictured 
below) based on unofficial 
final election results from 
Tuesday run-off election for 
Pasadena Council District 7 

 City election officials said 
in a statement that the race 
was still too close to call 
as a mandatory re-count 
of ballots will occur next 
week and approximately 290 
ballots, including about 90 
provisional ballots and 200 
vote-by-mail ballots, still 
need to be verified as eligible 
to be counted. In addition, 
an unknown number of 
vote-by-mail ballots could 
be received by the end of this 
week and they too need to 
be verified as eligible to be 

 The election results were 
counted and announced in 
the Council Chamber by City 
Clerk Mark Jomsky. About 
2,000 vote-by-mail ballots 
were received and counted 
along with 1,184 votes from 
four precincts. Hosp was 
ahead by 20 votes, with 1,602 
votes cast for him, or 50.3 
percent of the vote, and 1,582 
votes cast for Wilson, or 49.6 
percent of the vote.

 Both the provisional 
and additional vote-by-
mail ballots currently in 
the possession of the City 
Clerk’s Office will need to be 
verified and, if eligible, will 
be added to the vote tally. 
Any additional vote-by-mail 
ballots received through the 
end of this week, if properly 
signed, post-marked and/or 
dated, can be eligible to be 
counted too, according to 
the City Clerk’s Office. 

South Pasadena Police 
Arrest Child Molestation 

A man in Alhambra was 
arrested Thursday morning 
in connection with attempted 
child molestation in South 
Pasadena. The suspect Edwin 
Linares was arrested at about 
7:00 a.m. by SPPD. 

According to police on 
Wednesday at about 12:30 
p.m., a female juvenile was 
walking eastbound on Oak 
Street in front of the South 
Pasadena Middle School. 
She noticed that an adult 
male, driving a red Toyota 
Corolla, was slowly pacing 
her. The male drove ahead of 
the juvenile and stopped at 
the intersection of Marengo 
Avenue and Oak Street. He 
asked the juvenile if she needed 
a ride. After she refused the 
ride, the male asked her again. 
She then pulled out her cell 
phone and took a picture of 
the suspect vehicle, which fled 
eastbound on Oak Street. The 
juvenile was subsequently able 
to pick the suspect out of a 
photographic lineup.

Linares was also wanted by the 
Alhambra Police Department 
for felony child molestation. 
If you have additional 
information call SPPD 
Detectives at 626-403-7280.

First Fitness Training Program for Fire Service


 Retired Pasadena Fire 
Department Chief Calvin Wells 
(pictured above) announced last 
week “Firefighter in Training,” 
a the collaboration of Athletic 
Gaines at CATZ Pasadena, and 
Stephen Loy, Ph.D., former 
Wellness Coordinator for LA 
County Fire Department. 

 “I put in three and a half 
decades in the fire service and 
there are a number of things, 
that as a fire chief concerned 
me,” wells said. “There is an 
alarming failure rate at a high 
expense for hiring someone. 
So we devised a program that 
will help candidates meet up 
to the rigors of recruit training 
through fitness.” 

 The Firefighter in Training 
programs featuring techniques 
and training needed to pass 
the CPAT and to succeed in 
the extremely competitive Fire 
Recruit Academy “Drill Tower” 
programs wells said.

 The CPAT is the recognized 
standard for measuring an 
individual’s ability to handle 
the physical demands of being 
a firefighter. The timed test 
measures how candidates 
handle eight separate events, all 
designed to mirror tasks on the 
job. The CPAT is first physical 
challenge in the process of 
becoming a firefighter. 

 Fire Recruit Academy 
“Drill Tower” is a 16-week 
long, extraordinarily difficult 
training program equivalent 
to military boot camp. The 
physical demands of Drill Tower 
mirror the responsibilities of 
firefighting including: training 
in full firefighting structural 
gear, throwing ladders and 
pulling hose, wild land 
firefighting, live fire training, 
and vehicle extrication tactics.

 For more information visit:

Sexual Assault 
Suspect at 

Police Release New 
Sketch of Murder Suspect 


Police are still looking for a 
suspect involved in sexual 
assault earlier this month 
at Pasadena City College. 
According to police, on April 5 
at 12:33 p.m., Pasadena Police 
responded to a local area 
hospital in regard to an alleged 
sexual assault that occurred at 
PCC. The incident occurred as 
the victim retrieved personnel 
items left in a locker room. 
Detectives said the suspect 
description is: 21 year old 
male Hispanic, 5 feet 8 in, 170 
lbs., brown hair, brown eyes.
Suspect had a shaved head with 
a mullet and nose piercing. 
Anyone with information is 
asked to contact Lt. Carrillo at 
(626) 744-4517.

Faery Fun 
Time at 
the L.A. 

An Open Studios Art Tour 
this June will provide an 
intimate view into the artist’s 
life and studio; to be able to 
see where and how ideas are 
conceived and developed. 
When visiting an artist’s studio, 
the creative process becomes 
apparent and is unique to each 
artist. It provides a personal, 
individualized experience, 
unlike the setting of a typical 
gallery show. 

 The Art Tour takes place over 
Saturday and Sunday, June 3, 
and 4, from 11 am until 5 p.m. 
It is a self-guided tour, allowing 
visitors to visit with as many 
artists and locations as desired. 
Each location offers varying 
artists and art styles and all 
offer hospitality and a chance to 
support local art and make new 

 The Tour’s opening gala will be 
held at the Altadena Library’s 
main branch on Mariposa Street 
on Friday evening, June 2. The 
open event will include a silent 
auction of artist’s work, live jazz, 
and spoken word. Food and 
beverage will be available from 
our own Altadena Wine and 
Ale House and Sweeter Than 
Honey serving up wonderful 

 Art and other one-of-a-kind, 
handmade items are available 
for purchase at most locations 
and at our retail hosts. Some 
locations offer food, and 
some offer music, and other 
amenities. We hope that you 
enjoy this Open Studios Art 
Tour and remember to: “Meet 
Neighborhood Artists, Come 
Curious and Leave Inspired”!

 Hoopla! Emporium, an early 
supporting merchant and 
member of the Administrative 
Planning Team, is hosting two 
artists this year – Liz Crimson 
and Linda Brooks. 

McGinty’s Gallery will be 
featuring Kate Carvellas and 
Alfred Haymond. 

 ARK Gallery and the Art 
Crush Gallery are also on the 

Be sure to look for our flyers 
and Tour Guidebooks, placed 
in locations throughout the 
Pasadena/Altadena area. We 
invite you to visit our supporting 
merchants during your tour. 
Tour Guidebooks will be 
available at Hoopla! Emporium, 
McGinty's Gallery, Altadena 
Public Library, Pizza of Venice, 
Sidewalk Café and the Pasadena 
Antique Warehouse. 

 For more information about 
Hoopla go to shopathoopla.
com or call 626-797-1135.

Open Studios 
Dena Tour

 Join the faeries from A 
Faery Hunt up close in an 
interactive walkabout in 
the enchanted Celebration 
Garden at the Los Angeles 
County Arboretum and 
Botanic Garden. The faeries 
will bring you stories of 
magic and flowers with 
dancing, singing and fun 
and messages of kindness, 
respect and ecological 
responsibility. The program 
is amusing and fun for the 
entire family, children ages 
2-10, and the young at heart.

 Tickets are $10 per 
child and each adult for 
Arboretum and members: 
$15 per child and each adult 
for non-members (includes 

 The event will be held 
Saturday, April 29 from 9:30 
a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Los 
Angeles County Arboretum 
& Botanic Garden 301 North 
Baldwin Avenue. For more 
information visit arboretum.
org or 626.821.4623.

 The Pasadena police 
department is continuing to 
ask the public’s help with tips 
or information regarding the 
murders of Antione Sutphen 
and Ormoni Duncan on 
Jan. 6. Information from 
the public has led to a new 
composite sketch of Suspect 
#2. Anyone with further 
information is asked to call 
Detective Gomez at (626) 
744-7112 or anonymously at 

Fire Service 
Day with 
Open Houses 

Free Events Roundup at the 
Pasadena Senior Center

 Meet the dedicated 
men and women of the 
Pasadena Fire Department 
during Fire Service Day on 
Saturday, May 13th from 10 
a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fire Station 
33, 515 N. Lake Ave.

 Firefighters will conduct 
several demonstrations 
to include: How fast they 
put on their firefighting 
equipment, how they 
respond to a structure fire, 
vehicle extrication using 
the Jaws of Life, rappelling 
down a building by the 
Urban Search and Rescue 
team and how they work 
with patients on a medical 
emergency. Fire engines, 
trucks and other equipment 
will be on display. There will 
be hot dogs, refreshments 
and opportunities to 
experience live fire 
extinguisher training and 
safety tips for children and 
parents with the public 
education trailer. Fire 
Station 33 is on the west side 
of Lake Avenue just north of 
Villa Street. Parking will be 
available in Lot C at Lake 
Avenue Church one block 
south of the fire station off 
of Villa.

 All other fire stations in 
Pasadena will be open to 
the public as well to meet 
firefighters and showcase 
fire apparatus.

 Fire Station #31, 135 S. Fair 
Oaks Ave.

Fire Station #32, 2424 E. 
Villa St.

Fire Station #34, 1138 E. Del 
Mar Blvd.

Fire Station #36, 1140 N. 
Fair Oaks Ave.

Fire Station #37, 3430 E. 
Foothill Blvd.

Fire Station #38, 1150 E. 
Linda Vista Ave.

Fire Station #39, 50 Ave. 64

 For more information call 
(626) 744-7177.


 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 

 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 – Tuesday, April 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 

 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 
– Wednesday April 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 alancolville@charter.
net or call 626-221-3741.

 Estate Planning Basics, 
Part II – Thursday, April 
27, at 10 a.m. Learn how 
to avoid the court system 
and a conservatorship over 
yourself and your assets in the 
event of incapacity, discover 
how to use estate planning 
documents such as advance 
health care directives and 
durable powers of attorney, 
plus find out about estate 
taxes and probate. Presented 
by the Law Office of Geoffrey 

 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 remaining 
classes cover more questions 
on the exam as well as 
strategies for completing the 
application for citizenship 
and having a successful 

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. 

Pet of the 

Blacky (A414650) has never 
met a head rub he didn’t like. 
This 6-month-old, neutered 
male, black kitten loves being 
showered with affection by our 
volunteers, who report that he 
is also quite fond of petting 
and even belly rubs. In return, 
he’ll show his appreciation 
by roaring up a purr and 
kneading his paws in delight. 
Blacky is also quite playful, 
and would love to spend his 
days alternately cuddling and 
chasing a ribbon toy. Meet this 
sweet boy in our Neely Cat 
Center today!

 The adoption fee for cats is 
$75, which includes the spay 
or neuter surgery, microchip, 
and vaccinations.

 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 A414650, 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 


Monday, April 10th

2:00 PM – A residential 
burglary occurred in the 
2200 block of PinecrestDrive. 
Suspect(s) entered the residence 
via the unsecured door. Stolen: 

9:30 PM – A residential 
burglary occurred in the 3300 
block of N. Mount Curve 
Drive. Suspect(s) entered the 
residence by shattering the 
window. Stolen: unknown. 

Tuesday, April 11th

8:00 AM – A residential 
burglary occurred in the 2700 
block of N. Porter Avenue. 
Suspect(s) entered the residence 
by shattering the window. 
Stolen: silver watch and gold 
chain watch. 

10:10 AM – A vehicle was 
reported stolen from the 2100 
block of El Molino Avenue. 
Vehicle described as a silver 
1999 Ford F350. 

1:00 PM – A vehicle burglary 
occurred in the 2300 block of 
PinecrestDrive. Suspect(s) 
entered the vehicle by 
shattering the window. Stolen: 
black handbag, credit cards, 
and currency. 

Wednesday, April 12th

4:30 PM – A grand theft from 
a vehicle occurred in the 2200 
block of Glenrose Avenue. 
Stolen: 2002 Honda Odyssey 
catalytic converter. 

5:15 PM – Oscar Espinoza, 
23 years old of Altadena was 
arrested in the 2500 block of 
Fair Oaks Avenue for being 
under the influence of a 
controlled substance. 

Thursday, April 13th

12:50 PM – A domestic battery 
occurred in the 200 block of W. 
Mariposa Street. Suspect has 
been identified. Investigation is 

6:02 PM – Kevin Melgar, 32 
years old of Pasadena and 
Rogelio Bribriesca, 20 years old 
of Altadena were arrested in 
the 2100 block of N. Fair Oaks 
Avenue for residential burglary. 
Investigation is on-going.

Friday, April 14th

1:40 PM – A residential burglary 
occurred in the 1500 block of 
BraeburnAvenue. Suspect(s) 
entered the residence by 
shattering the window. Stolen: 
jewelry box and jewelry. 

2:00 PM – A vehicle burglary 
occurred in the 1900 block of 
Grand Oaks Avenue. Suspects 
described as (2) males. Stolen: 
red Honda lawn mower, orange 
weed cutter, and orange hedge 

8:05 PM – Terri Chisley, 48 years 
old of Covina was arrested in the 
area of Altadena Drive and Fair 
Oaks Avenue for possession of 
drug paraphernalia.

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