Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, May 6, 2017

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Mountain View News Saturday, May 6, 2017 

Roy Boulghourjian 
Elected President of PUSD

in Missing 

 At its annual organizational 
meeting Monday, the Pasadena 
Unified School District (PUSD) 
Board of Education elected 
Roy Boulghourjian (pictured 
Middle right) as its president. 
Larry Torres was elected vice 
president and Patrick Cahalan 
was elected clerk. Newly 
elected board member Michelle 
Richardson Bailey and reelected 
board members Kimberly 
Kenne, Elizabeth Pomeroy, and 
Scott Phelps were sworn into 

 “It is my honor to serve 
the children, families and 
community of our schools 
as president of the board,” 
said Boulghourjian. “I look 
forward to teaming with Board 
Members and Superintendent 
Brian McDonald in leading the 
district to continue delivering 
strong educational choices for 
all families who value academic 
excellence, innovation, and 
diversity in both programs and 

 Boulghourjian was elected 
to the Board of Education in 
2015 and represents District 
2. He has previously served as 
Board vice president and clerk. 
A 30-year resident of Pasadena, 
he is a professor and Dean of 
Academic Operations at Mt. 
Sierra College in Monrovia, 
California. He has served as a 
Board member on the Pasadena 
Educational Foundation and 
the Measure TT Citizens’ Bond 
Oversight Committee.

 Torres, who was named vice 
president of the Board, was 
also elected to the Board in 
2015 and represents District 
6. A National Board Certified 
Teacher, Torres has served on 
school site councils at Sierra 
Madre Elementary School, 
Sierra Madre Middle School 
and Pasadena High School since 
1999. He lives in Sierra Madre.

Cahalan, named Board 
Clerk, was elected to the 
Board in 2015 and represents 
District 4. He is Manager 
of Technical Operations 
for the Computational and 
Mathematical Sciences (CMS) 
Department at Caltech. He also 
served on the PUSD District 
Advisory Council and the 
Longfellow Elementary school 
site council.

 Newly elected and re-elected 
board members took the oath 
of office and were sworn in by 
Judge Dorothy Nelson. 

 Bailey, who was elected to 
represent District 3 in March 
was sworn in and is the 
Board’s newest member. “I 
welcome new board member 
Michelle Richardson Bailey 
and new Board President 
Roy Boulghourjian and look 
forward to working together as 
a team of eight to truly make a 
difference in the educational 
outcomes of the children we 
serve,” said Superintendent 
Brian McDonald.

 Los Angeles sheriff’s 
announced this week a 
$10,000 reward in exchange 
for any information leading 
to the apprehension and/
or conviction of the person 
or persons whose willful 
misconduct led to the 
concealment or kidnapping 
of 5-year-old Aramazd 
Andressian Jr..

 According to police on the 
morning, April 22, five year 
old Aramazd Andressian 
Jr. was reported missing by 
his mother to San Marino 
Police Department after 
Aramazd Jr.’s father failed 
to show up for their child 
custody exchange. At the 
time of the report, San 
Marino Police discovered 
that prior to the time of the 
exchange, the father had 
been found unconscious 
next to his vehicle at Arroyo 
Park in South Pasadena. 
South Pasadena Police 
transported Aramazd Sr. to 
a local hospital for medical 
treatment. At the time of 
this discovery, the missing 
child, Aramazd Jr., was not 
with his father.

 Detectives are seeking 
information about any 
person who may be 
concealing the child or who 
may have information about 
the child’s disappearance or 
his whereabouts. Aramazd 
Jr. is a male, 5 year-old, 55 
pounds, short brown hair, 
brown eyes with a full round 

 Anyone with information 
should call LASD/Homicide 
Bureau Lieutenant Joe 
Mendoza at (323) 890-5564 
or the Los Angeles Regional 
Crime Stoppers Hotline at 
(800) 222-TIPS (8477).

Officials Caution of High Fire Danger

By Dean Lee

 In the backyard of a Pasadena 
home Wednesday, overlooking 
Eaton Canyon, fire officials 
urged residents to comply with 
the city’s brush and vegetation 
clearance rules including 100 
feet of defensible space around 
a home. 

 “As all of have seen in the recent 
years, we have had devastating 
wildfires across the state… 
many of those cost people their 
homes and even lives, so the 
importance of this topic can’t be 
over emphasized,” said Pasadena 
Fire Marshal Bryan Frieders. 

 Pasadena Fire Chief Bertral 
Washington said the department 
recently sent a letter and 
brochure from Frieders outlining 
mandated requirements.

 Along with 100 feet of defensible 
space, clearing brush, moving 
furniture and stock piles of wood 
away from homes, cleaning 
out rain gutters of pine needles 
and debris, “get combustible 
materials away from homes,” 
Frieders said. 

 In Pasadena there are over 
17,000 residents in high or very 
high hazard wild land brush 
zones, “4,000 of those residents 
are in the very high hazard 
zone,” he said. 

 Washington also urged 
residents to use caution when 
using power equipment when 
clearing brush.

 “It can be very easy to have a 
spark, or it can be very easy to 
injure yourself if not careful and 
focusing on what you are doing,” 
he said.

 Frieders reminded that there is 
no such thing as “fire season.”

 “We see wildfires in areas 
in January, we’ve seen them 
in March and obviously we 
see them in summer months. 
So having good vegetation 
management is not something 
you do exclusively in the summer 
but a year round process,” he 

 Frieders also talked about the 
importance of evacuation during 
fire and emergencies. 

 “By you not evacuating, it 
creates a bigger problem for us,” 
he said. “The fire department is 
trying to save your life, things 
can be replaced, people can’t.” 

Sale May 13

and Pops 
Music Under 
The Stars


 Stars of stage and screen will 
illuminate the night sky when 
the Pasadena Symphony and 
POPS presents its annual free 
Music Under the Stars concert 
on Saturday, June 3 at Pasadena 
City Hall’s Centennial Square. 
Presented with sponsorship 
support from the Bank of 
America Charitable Foundation, 
the 2017 Music Under the Stars 
concert will celebrate iconic 
music from the legendary 
George Gershwin with Porgy 
and Bess, I Got Rhythm, 
Someone to Watch Over Me, 
Embraceable You, and so many 
treasured songs penned by the 
iconic American composer. 

 Under the baton of Tony 
Award-nominated, Resident 
POPS Conductor Larry Blank, 
the orchestra will welcome 
three guest vocalists and the JPL 
Chorus to the stage. Best known 
today as a popular solo singer 
and ensemble vocalist, Kiki 
Ebsen brings her dynamic voice 
to the program after backing up 
such legendary artists such as 
Al Jarreau, Boz Scaggs, Tracy 
Chapman, and Christopher 
Cross. Valerie Perri, who made a 
successful career of performing 
the role of the charismatic Eva 
Peron from “Evita,” will sweep 
you away with her dulcet tones. 
And, returning this year is 
Christina Saffran, a true triple 
threat, who will dazzle and 
amaze with her powerful yet 
sultry voice.

 The family fun begins at 6:00pm 
with pre-concert activities, 
family-style picnicking and 
gourmet food trucks. Families 
can discover the wonder of 
creating their own music with 
the instruments of the orchestra 
at the instrument “petting zoo,” 
where kids of all ages can toot 
flutes, blow trumpets, bow 
strings and bang on percussion 
instruments. Families can bring 
their own picnic along to enjoy 
at the site, or purchase a variety 
of offerings from a collection of 
gourmet food trucks.

 This family-friendly event is 
presented with the support of 
Bank of America’s arts program, 
which supports nonprofit arts 
and culture presenters at the 
local level and with leading 
world-class arts entities. Other 
programs include the Museums 
on Us program, which offers 
Bank of America customers free 
access to 150 of America’s finest 
cultural institutions, and the Art 
in our Communities program 
through which the company 
shares its corporate collection 
with museums throughout the 

 Gates open at 6:00pm and 
the concert begins at 8:00pm. 
Admission to this event is free, 
and guests are encouraged to 
bring a picnic, blanket and 
low-back chairs. Rental chairs 
will also be available for $3. 
For more information, visit or 
call 626.793.7172.

Parking: Plaza Las Fuentes 
Structure (Union Ave & Los 
Robles); School House Parking 
Facility (Green St. & Raymond 
Ave); Pasadena Center/Sheraton 
Parking Structure (Marengo 
& Cordova); Paseo Colorado 
Subterranean Garage; Paseo 
Colorado Marengo Avenue 
Parking Structure; Paseo 
Colorado Los Robles Parking 
Structure; Arroyo Seco Park 
Parking (Raymond Ave or 
Arroyo Blvd), and Marriott 
Courtyard Hotel Parking (enter 
on Raymond).

Free Events Roundup at the 
Pasadena Senior Center

 The Altadena Historical 
Society will sell a wide variety 
of de-accessioned items from 
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, 
May 13, in the courtyard 
outside the Full Circle Thrift 

 The thrift store is in the historic 
red brick Pacific Electric Co. 
powerhouse at 2245 N. Lake 
Ave., Altadena. Occupied by 
private businesses and not 
open to the public for several 
decades, the building with its 
soaring interior will be open 
for viewing and shopping.

 Included in the sale will 
be many books, pictures, 
pamphlets and picture 
frames--even a cannonball of 
unknown date and origin.

 Historical Society members 
will receive a 20 percent 
discount off their purchases.

 “Every item in the sale has 
been scrupulously examined 
to determine whether it 
meets our mission, which 
is to preserve and promote 
the history of Altadena,” said 
Jane Brackman, Ph.D., society 

 The society’s archives and 
museum are located in the 
Altadena Community Center, 
730 E. Altadena Drive, and 
are open from 9 a.m. to 1 
p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and 
Fridays, and by appointment.

 The AHS website is at Altadena; its blog 
is at altadenahistoricalsociety.; and the society 
has a regularly updated 
Facebook page.

Pet of the 

 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. 

 Smart Phones, Tablets and 
Computers – Tuesdays and 
Thursdays to May 25, at 10 a.m. 
Get the answers you need about 
personal technology devices, 
whether you own them already 
or are considering a purchase. 
Learning how to text, check 
voicemail set an alarm, navigate 
the Internet and download apps 
is easier than you may think!

 A Toast to the Joys of 
Music – Tuesdays to May 30, 
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.

 Scenic Walkers Club – 
Wednesdays to May 17, 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 

 Domino Club – Thursdays, 
to May 25, at 1 p.m. If you’ve 
never played Chicken Foot 
dominoes before, or even if 
you have, come join the fun as 
Vicki Leigh leads participants 
in a rollicking version of the 
game that is easy enough for 
beginners yet challenging 
enough for more seasoned 
players. Oh, and please excuse 
the laughter every Thursday…
it may be contagious! For 
more information call Vicki at 

 Friday Movie Matinees – 
Fridays, May 12 and 19, at 1 
p.m. Everyone enjoys movies 
and the pleasures they bring. 
May 12: “Manchester by the 
Sea” (2015, R) starring Casey 
Affleck and Michelle Williams. 
After the death of his brother, a 
man returns to his hometown 
to care for his teenaged nephew 
and confront memories of a 
tragic event that led to divorce 
from his wife. May 19: “How to 
Marry a Millionaire” (1953, NR) 
starring Marilyn Monroe and 
Lauren Bacall. Three fashion 
models of modest means 
rent an expensive Manhattan 
penthouse apartment and 
pretend to be wealthy so they 
can snare rich husbands. 

 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 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.

 Improve Your Sleep – 
Thursday, May 11, at 10 
a.m. Can’t sleep? Learn about 
insomnia and other sleep issues 
as well as self-care strategies for 
improving your sleep habits. 
Presented by Peggy Burhenn 
RN from City of Hope.

 UCLA Memory Training 
– Thursdays, May 11 to June 
1, from 1 to 3 p.m. UCLA 
Memory Training is an 
innovative education program 
for people with age-related 
memory concerns. This four-
week workshop will focus on 
the top four concerns: forgetting 
names and faces, forgetting to 
keep appointments and other 
future plans, forgetting where 
you put things such as keys and 
eyeglasses, and overcoming tip-
of-the-tongue forgetfulness. 
Participants will engage in 
memory quizzes and skill-
building exercises through a 
combination of presentations 
and small-group discussions in 
a low-stress, fun environment. 
Reservations are required by 
calling 626-685-6732.

Hopscotch (A416153) is 
an adult, spayed female, 
black and white bunny 
who hopes to hop into a 
new home. Although she 
can be shy around new 
people, as Hopscotch gets 
comfortable she enjoys 
ear rubs and petting. 
She is a curious gal who 
enjoys bouncing around 
our rabbit enrichment 
playpen, exploring her 
surroundings and nudging 
everything in sight with 
her chin. Hopscotch enjoys 
munching on timothy hay 
and the occasional carrot 
snack. Meet her in our 
Critter House today!

 The adoption fee for rabbits 
is $35, which includes the 
spay or neuter surgery and 
a microchip.

 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 
A416153, 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 at


Monday, April 24th

7:00 AM – A vehicle burglary 
occurred in the 900 block 
of E. Mount Curve Avenue. 
Suspect(s) entered the vehicle by 
shattering the window. Stolen: 
air conditioning knobs. 

3:55 PM – A theft of gardening 
equipment occurred in the 1000 
block of Alta Vista Drive. Stolen: 
black Echo leaf blower. 

Tuesday, April 25th

6:00 PM – A petty theft occurred 
in the 2900 block of Zane Grey 
Terrace. Stolen: set of keys. 

Wednesday, April 26th

6:30 PM – David Diaz, 31 years 
old of Altadena and Brian 
Garnica, 18 years old of Altadena 
were arrested in the area of Olive 
Avenue and Figueroa Drive for 
drinking in public. 

Thursday, April 27th

9:30 AM – A residential burglary 
occurred in the 3100 block 
of Olive Avenue. Suspect(s) 
entered the residence via the 
unsecured front door. Stolen: 

Friday, April 28th

6:00 PM – A petty theft occurred 
in the 2200 block of Lake 
Avenue. Suspects described as 
two males. Stolen: paintings 
and blue jeans. 

Saturday, April 29th

6:06 AM – An assault with 
a deadly weapon (hands) 
occurred in the 500 block of W. 
Altadena Drive. Investigation is 

7:47 PM – Daniel Ramirez, 
39 years old of Altadena was 
arrested in the area of Raymond 
Lane and Sacramento Street 
for possession of a controlled 

7:47 PM - Hector Recarte, 
58 years old of Pasadena was 
arrested in the area of Raymond 
Lane and Sacramento Street for 
drinking in public.


 The Community Services 
Department and the Youth 
Commission invite you to the 
Teen Concert scheduled for 
Friday, May 19th. Event will 
be held at beautiful Garfield 
Park, 1000 Park Avenue, from 
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Featured 
teen bands include The 
Harmonious Tantrum, The 
Minorities, and the Frozen 
Gummies. This free event is 
open to the community, and 
we welcome everyone to show 
their support for the youth 
in our community. Light 
refreshments will be sold.

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