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SATURDAY, MAY 13, 2017

VOLUME 11 NO. 19

Local Area 
News Briefs

Police Seek Stolen Truck 
with Firearm, Police Gear

Pasadena Man Gets 9 
Years in Federal Prison 
for Child Porn

 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 
below), 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 

 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).

 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 

 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 geologist.” 

 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 

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

 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.

90 Years

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. 

Art Takeover of Old Pasadena 
is Calling for Submissions

Celebrate Mother's Day at 
the Historic Castle Green

Fire Service 
Day Today

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 Pasadena

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

 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. 

 For more info visit: 

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 p.m.

 A complimentary 
Mother’s Day photo of 
your group in included.

 Tour and Tea Combo 
$85 per person, noon 

 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.

The Friends of the Castle 
Green was formed in 1993 as a 
support group for the historic 
Castle Green built in 1898 and 
designed by the noted architect 
Frederick Louis Roehrig as the 
first annex to the very successful 
Green Hotel which had been 
built on the opposite side of 
Raymond Avenue. The purpose 
of the Friends was to raise funds 
for historic restoration to the 
standards of the Secretary of 
Interior and to raise awareness 
of the significance and beauty 
of this important building in the 
history of Pasadena.

 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 

 There are two Public Parking 
structures available. Both 
structures offer 90 minutes free; 
$6 maximum. Street parking in 
the area requires coins.

School House Parking Structure 
33 E Green St. or Del Mar 
Station Parking 230 S. Raymond 

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



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