Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, May 13, 2017

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Mountain View News Saturday, May 13, 2017 

Celebrate Mother's Day at 
the Historic Castle Green

Local Area 
News Briefs

 Take a step back in time for 
the Mother’s Day Tour Sunday, 
from 1:00 until 5:00 p.m., of the 
historic Castle Green including 
the original Moorish, Turkish 
and Victorian style salons, and 
visit many private apartments, 
each uniquely decorated and 
as individual as the residents. 
See the progress on the interior 
restoration of the bridge once 
known as Promenade Hall. 
Watch artist Yoshiko Yamamoto 
printing her new Castle Green 
woodblock print.

 Mother’s Day at the Castle 
GreenTour $30 per person, $35 
on tour day at the gate after 1:00 

 A complimentary Mother’s 
Day photo of your group in 

 Tour and Tea Combo $85 per 
person, noon seating.

 Come early and enjoy a full 
service sit-down tea in the 
Ballroom complete with classic 
tea sandwiches, salad, scones, 
pastries, dessert, seasonal 
tea and a keepsake for Mom. 
Presented by Tea Rose Garden 
and Perfect Equation Catering. 
Advanced reservations 

Reserve tickets online at Brown 
Paper Tickets. All proceeds 
benefit the ongoing restoration 
of the Castle Green.

 Please note the antique 
elevator will not be in service 
during the event. We are 
disabled accessible in all rooms 
of the first floor including tea 
service, restrooms, sunroom, 
Grand Salon, Moorish and 
Turkish rooms, lobby, library 
and ballroom as well as front 
veranda and lawn. A ramp is 
located via the back driveway. 

 The Castle Green is located at 
99 South Raymond Avenue in 
Old Pasadena. Gates open at 
1:00 p.m. You can arrive at your 
convenience through 5:00 p.m. 
Tickets available day of at the 

 For further information 
call (626) 824-8482 or email 

Pasadena Man Gets 9 
Years in Federal Prison 
for Child Porn

 US Department of Justice 
officials announced Teusday 
that a Pasadena resident has 
been sentenced to nine years in 
federal prison for distributing 
child pornography over a peer-
to-peer file-sharing network.

 Michael Brian Perry, 38, 
was sentenced on Monday by 
United States District Judge 
Otis D. Wright II.

Perry pleaded guilty on 
February 15 to one count 
of distribution of child 
pornography. In a plea 
agreement filed in court, Perry 
admitted that in October 2014 
he “used peer-to-peer software 
on his computer hard drive to 
knowingly share with other 
peer-to-peer user files that 
defendant knew contained 
visual depictions of minors 
engaged in sexually explicit 

 Perry was convicted as part 
of Operation “Wide Net,” an 
investigation conducted by the 
Los Angeles Internet Crimes 
Against Children (ICAC) Task 

90 Years

 By Dean Lee

 Caltech’s Division of 
Geological and Planetary 
Sciences (GPS) celebrated their 
90th anniversary Thursday 
with an event that featured 
those contributing to the 
division throughout its history 
—including 100-year-old 
Geologist Mel Levet (pictured 
cutting cake) who graduated 
from the department in 1940. 

 "When I graduated I got into 
very basic geology, I was a 
roustabout for an oil company 
digging ditches, literally.” 
Levet said. “Then I went into 
the service [military] and 
then came back working in 
a technical oilfield services 
company and then Standard 
Oil, now Chevron, as a research 

 John Grotzinger, Chair of the 
Division of GPS (pictured lower, 
far right) said that it was because 
of alumni like Levet that they 
celebrated the occasion. 

 “We have two people [alumni] 
that are 100 this year, so that 
makes it special,” he said. 
“Caltech is a place where 
modern seismology was 
invented… and then back 
in 1960s here, the merger 
of chemistry with geology 
occurred… the Apollo mission 
returned the first [rock] samples 
from another planet, the moon 
they were studied here… that 
gave birth to cosmochemistry.”

 He said they also had two 
faculty members this year that 
received a MacArthur ‘genius’ 
prize, both in geobiology, 
another field the department 

 GPS began as the Department 
of Geology in 1926. The 
department originally partnered 
with the then-independent 
Seismological Laboratory, 
which was established in 1921 
in the hills above Pasadena and 
managed jointly by Caltech 
and the Carnegie Institution of 
Washington until Caltech took 
full charge of its administration 
in 1937 Grotzinger said.

Stolen Sheriff’s 
Vehicle Recovered in 

 Officers from the Pasadena 
Police Department recovered 
a stolen Sheriff’s vehicle 
Wednesday around 5:00 a.m., 
in the 100 block of West 
California Street.

 A man, sleeping inside the 
vehicle, was taken into custody.

 According to police on 
Sunday, at approximately 5:30 
a.m., a 2016 Dodge Charger 
belonging to the L.A. County 
Sheriff’s was stolen from an 
Alhambra Dodge dealership, 
located at 1100 W. Main St., 

 The vehicle was equipped 
with an emergency light 
package and a Los Angeles 
County Sheriff’s Department 
radio. There were no weapons 
or other emergency equipment 
inside the vehicle. 

Police Seek Stolen Truck 
with Firearm, Police Gear

Fire Service 
Day Today

 Castle Green

The Pasadena Police 
Department is asking for the 
public’s help locating a stolen 
vehicle containing a semi-
automatic firearm. 

 According to police, 
Wednesday, between 4:15 p.m. 
and 6:15 p.m., a white, 2000 
Ford F250 crew cab pick-up 
with a matching camper shell 
(pictured above), California 
license plate number 6J54905, 
was stolen from the 1100 block 
of Rosemont Avenue in the City 
of Pasadena.

 Police said, the vehicle, 
owned by a Pasadena Police 
Department reserve police 
officer, contained a semi-
automatic handgun and other 
law enforcement equipment to 
include a duty belt (no radio), 
ballistic helmet, ballistic vest, 
gas mask, and ammunition. 

 Anyone that has information 
regarding the theft, or sees 
the vehicle is asked to contact 
law enforcement immediately. 
Police also reminded the 
community that persons leaving 
a handgun in an unattended 
vehicle are required to secure 
the handgun in a locked 
container out of plain view or in 
the vehicle’s locked trunk.

 The department said they are 
reviewing whether the handgun 
was properly secured at the 
time of the theft. 

 Anyone who may have 
information is encouraged to 
call the Police Department 
at (626) 744-4241. Or 
anonymously by calling “Crime 
Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-
TIPS (8477).

Art Takeover of Old Pasadena 
is Calling for Submissions

 Meet the dedicated 
men and women of the 
Pasadena Fire Department 
during Fire Service Day 
today 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 info visit:

 Old Pasadena Management 
District is seeking submissions 
from artists for BoldPas, a one-
day “art takeover” of historic Old 
Pasadena. The event is designed 
to build public awareness of 
Old Pasadena’s unique urban 
and historic spaces and to 
encourage visitors to enjoy the 
space, history, and character of 
the district. The installations 
will be large-scale, site-specific, 
and public installations; they 
should be community friendly 
and showcase color, fun, 
surprise, and playfulness. 

 Art takeover will take place 
Saturday, August 12 – one day 
only— throughout historic Old 

 The application deadline is 
Tuesday, May 30. To apply 
or for more information visit

Free Events Roundup at the 
Pasadena Senior Center

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 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 
– 1 p.m. Everyone enjoys 
movies and the pleasures they 
bring. 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. 

 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.

 Stroke Awareness – 
Thursday, May 18, at 10 a.m. 
Stroke-related prevention, 
treatment and rehabilitation 
can be successful only when 
patients do their part. Learn 
what to do to protect yourself 
from strokes and recover from 
a stroke. 

 California.Health Fair – 
Friday, May 19, from 9 to 11 
a.m. Services include glucose, 
blood pressure and hearing 
screenings as well as counseling 
and health/community 
resources. Bring your list of 
medications, doctors and 
emergency contacts for a free 
personal identification card 
sponsored by New York Life. 
Representatives from Cancer 
Support Community Pasadena 
will provide information 
about psychosocial support 
for individuals and families 
impacted by cancer, Life Line 
will offer materials about free 
cell phones for low-income 
seniors and Clear Captions will 
be on hand with information 
about free phones for hearing-
impaired seniors. For more 
information call 626-685-6732.

 UCLA Memory Training – 
Thursdays, 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 
small-group discussions in 
a low-stress environment. 
Reservations are required by 
calling 626-685-6732.


Sunday, April 30th

11:15 AM – A grand theft by 
false pretenses occurred in the 
2300 block of New York Drive. 
Stolen: gift cards.

10:30 PM – A vehicle vandalism 
occurred in the 1400 block of 
Valencia Avenue. Damage: 
scratches on doors. 

Monday, May 1st

1:00 PM – A vehicle burglary 
occurred in the 1700 block of 
N. Altadena Drive. Suspect(s) 
entered the vehicle by punching 
the door lock. Stolen: credit 
cards and currency. 

3:00 PM – A vandalism 
occurred in the 2600 block of 
Glenrose Avenue. Damage: 
wall spray painted. 

7:45 PM – An attempted theft 
from an unlocked vehicle 
occurred in the 400 block of W. 
Palm Street. Suspect described 
as a male, 18 to 20 years old, 6 
feet and 180 pounds. 

10:00 PM – A vandalism 
occurred in the 2900 block of El 
Nido Drive. Damage: windows, 
phones, and light fixtures. 

Tuesday, May 2nd

9:00 PM – A petty theft from 
an unlocked vehicle occurred 
in the 300 block of Buena Loma 
Drive. Stolen: black Adidas 
gym bag, Adidas sweatshirt, 
sweatpants, brown leather 
shoes, red pants, black pants 
and bag containing toiletries. 

Wednesday, May 3rd

1:44 PM – A residential burglary 
occurred in the 3400 block of N. 
Marengo Avenue. Suspect(s) 
entered the residence by 
removing the window screen. 
Stolen: rose gold Hamilton 
watch and titanium Breitling 

3:45 PM – Jamaul Harvey, 
34 years old of Pasadena and 
Cesar Barragan, 27 years old 
of Altadena were arrested in 
the 2300 block of Pine Crest 
Drive for vehicle burglary. 
Items recovered: landscaping 

7:24 PM – A vehicle was 
reported stolen from the 2100 
block of Lincoln Avenue. 
Vehicle stolen: silver 1997 
Honda Accord 4-door. 

8:15 PM – A commercial 
burglary occurred in the 
2900 block of El NidoDrive. 
Suspect(s) entered the location 
via the unsecured window. 
Stolen: laptop. 

Thursday, May 4th

11:00 AM – A vehicle burglary 
occurred in the 2100 block of 
Lincoln Avenue. Suspect(s) 
entered the vehicle by 
shattering the window. Stolen: 
DJ stabilizer, DJ light, Fovitec 
lights, and wallet. 

11:07 AM – A vehicle was 
reported stolen from the 100 
block of W. Harriet Street. 
Vehicle stolen: silver 2008 
Honda Civic 4-door. 

9:45 PM – Tywon Johnson, 
28 years old of Altadena was 
arrested in the 2100 block of N. 
Raymond Avenue for battery. 

Friday, May 5th

3:30 PM – A trailer was reported 
stolen from the 2300 block of 
Lincoln Avenue. Trailer stolen: 
1990 white and orange U-Haul 

5:14 PM – A residential burglary 
occurred in the 2900 block of 
ReposaLane. Suspect(s) entered 
the residence by shattering the 
glass door. Stolen: white gold 
ring and white gold tennis 

8:00 PM – Malcolm Buchanan, 
23 years old of Duarte was 
arrested in the 3600 block of 
Fair Oaks Avenue for assault 
with a deadly weapon. 

9:00 PM – A strong arm robbery 
occurred in the 3000 block 
of Lincoln Avenue. Suspect 
has been identified as a male 

Saturday, May 6th

4:30 PM – A petty theft from 
a vehicle occurred in the 2000 
block of Glenrose Avenue. 
Stolen: catalytic converter. 

8:45 PM – A petty theft from 
a vehicle occurred in the 200 
block of Crosby Street. Stolen: 
catalytic converter.

 Mellow (A962838) is a 
3-year-old, neutered male, 
black cat with adorable 
white spots on his chin and 
chest. When you approach 
him, Mellow rushes to 
the front of his kennel to 
say hello before happily 
accepting as many head 
rubs and pets as you’ll 
give him. This sweet boy 
truly lives up to his name. 
Mellow’s previous owner 
reports that he is a calm 
kitty who makes a great lap 

 The adoption fee for cats 
is $75. All cats are spayed 
or neutered, microchipped, 
and vaccinated before being 

 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 
A962838, 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

Senior Pet 
Care 101

 Learn about pet care and 
pet resources, Thursday, 
May 25, at 10 a.m., the 
questions you should ask 
when considering taking 
on a new pet and what 
type of pet or breed is best 
suited to your lifestyle 
and activity level. The 
event will be held at the 
Pasadena Senior Center, 
85 E. Holly St. For more 
information visit www. 
or call (626) 795-4331.

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