Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, May 20, 2017

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Bans Sale of 
Dogs, Cats,
and Rabbits 

 The South Pasadena City 
Council passed an ordinance 
Wednesday banning the sale 
of dogs, cats, and rabbits in 
pet stores. The unanimous 
vote followed appeals by 
the South Pasadena Animal 
Commission, local rescue 
group The Dog Rescuers, 
local residents, and PETA 

“Cruel puppy, kitten, and 
rabbit breeding mills churn 
out animals into a world 
that’s already bursting at the 
seams with homeless animals,” 
says Tracy Reiman, PETA’s 
executive vice president and 
a South Pasadena resident. 
“PETA hopes South Pasadena’s 
progressive example will 
inspire other cities across the 
country to ban the sale of 
animals in pet stores.”

 According to PETA, every 
year, more than 6 million dogs 
and cats end up in U.S. animal 
shelters, and half of them 
are euthanized because there 
aren’t enough good homes 
for them. Countless more end 
up on the street, where they 
may starve, freeze, get hit by 
cars, or endure abuse. PETA 
encourages caring people 
to adopt from local animal 
shelters and never buy from 
breeders or pet stores.

 Pet stores also obtain 
animals from breeding mills, 
where animals are denied 
socialization, exercise, and 
veterinary care. Mother 
animals spend lonely lives 
inside miserable cages, 
producing litter after litter like 
breeding machines. Once their 
bodies wear out and they’re no 
longer profitable, they’re killed 
or abandoned they said.
Reiman said the group is 
also sending rabbit-shaped 
vegan chocolates to the mayor 
and city council members 
and South Pasadena Police 
Capt. Mike Neff, who was 
instrumental in putting forth 
the ordinance. 

Pet of the 

Lavender (A417410) is 
a 6-month-old, spayed 
female, brown and white pit 
bull mix who’s full of puppy 
energy. Whether she’s 
chasing a ball or playing 
tug of war with a rope toy, 
Lavender is always ready to 
play. She is also very sweet 
and enjoys being petted. 
She even likes crawling 
into our volunteers’ laps! 
Lavender is a smart pup 
who already knows how 
to sit on command, and 
would likely benefit further 
from some basic obedience 
training in her new home.

 The adoption fee for dogs 
is $130. All dogs are spayed 
or neutered, microchipped, 
and vaccinated before being 

 New adopters will receive a 
complimentary health-andwellness 
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 
A417410, 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

New Information in Missing 5-year-old Boy

County officials haveincreased a reward to 
$20,000 for informationleading to the arrest ofindividuals involved in 
the disappearance.

 New information and 
an increase in the reward 
currently offered to $20,000 
for information leading to the 
apprehension and/or conviction 
of anyone involved in 
concealment or kidnapping of a 
5-year-old South Pasadena boy 
had police Thursday intensely 
searching the Arroyo Seco for 

 The intensified search was 
called after detectives, received, 
what they said was a credible 
tip that Aramazd Andressian Jr. 
was in the park. An eight hour 
search involving 80 sheriffs’ 
deputies found nothing they 
The search look place just 
hours after a press conference 
and a number of new details 
including that his father, 
Aramazd Andressian Sr.’s, car 

had been doused in gasoline 
and that he may have tried to 
commit suicide. The mother of 
Andressian Jr. also spoke out for 
the first time.

 “My son’s disappearance is my 
worst nightmare; it has been 32 
days and 3 hours, since I last 
hugged my son, or told him how 
much I love him.” Ana Estevez 
said. “There are no words to 
describe how devastating and 
heartbroken I am.” 

 Estevez also said she believes 
her son, who goes by Piqui, is 

 LASD Lieutenant Joe Mendoza 
told reporters that the press 
conference timing and search 
were unrelated. 

 According to police on Saturday 
morning, April 22, five year old 
Andressian Jr. was reported 
missing by his mother to San 
Marino Police 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 

La Cañada Leader Dave A. 
Spence Dies of Heart Attack

Long-time City Council 
member and six-time mayor 
David Spence died Tuesday 
in his home. Preliminary 
indications are that Council 
member Spence suffered a heart 
attack at his home. He was 80.

 "David Spence was an invaluable 
source of wisdom, guidance and 
support, both to the La Cañada 
Flintridge community and to 
me personally," said La Cañada 
Flintridge Mayor Michael T. 
Davitt. "His tireless dedication 
and legacy of excellence set the 
standard for our community."

Supervisor Kathryn Barger 
issued the following statement 
on the passing of Spence: “I am 
shocked by the news of Dave’s 
passing. I spent a great deal 
of time with him over the last 
week at various functions. Dave 
was a friend who I admired 
greatly for his dedication and 
commitment to public service. 
We attended the same college, 
Ohio Wesleyan, and I often 
referred to him as my ‘Battling 

 In addition to his deep love 
for his family, he truly cared 
about his city and was tireless 
in his efforts to ensure that the 
residents of La Cañada received 
the very best representation 
and service from their local 
government. He leaves a 

significant legacy and will be 
truly missed. Eric and I send 
our prayers and condolences to 
his sons, Steve and Andy.

 Council member Spence was 
appointed to a four-year term on 
the Public Safety Commission 
in 1988. First elected to the 
City Council in 1992, he served 
for the past 25 years and was 
elected and appointed mayor 
six times. Spence is survived by 
his two sons, Steve and Andy. 
He was preceded in death by his 
wife Alice Spence.

A service celebrating his life is 
pending. For more information, 
visit the City’s website: lcf. where information on 
funeral services will be posted. 


Sunday, May 7th

6:20 PM – A residential 
burglary occurred in the 600 
block of W. Altadena Drive. 
Suspect entered the residence 
by cutting the window screen. 
Suspect described as a male 
between 18-25 years old, 5 feet 
10 inches and 160 pounds. No 
items were taken. 
8:00 PM -A residential 
burglary occurred in 600 block 
of Devirian Place. Suspect(s) 
entered the residence via 
unknown means. Stolen: jar 
full of coins. 
Tuesday, May 9th

10:10 AM – A vehicle burglary 
occurred in the 2100 block of 
Lincoln Avenue. Suspect(s) 
entered the vehicle the vehicle 
by shattering the window. 
Stolen: black leather purse and 
black iPhone. 
3:00 PM – A commercial 
vandalism occurred in the 
2900 block of El NidoDrive. 
Suspects have been identified as 
Wednesday, May 10th

1:01 AM – Andre Ross, 27 years 
old of Pasadena was arrested in 
the 1700 block of Los Robles 
Avenue for possession of a 
controlled substance. 
Thursday, May 11th

4:15 AM – A robbery occurred 
in the 1800 block of N. Lake 
Avenue. Suspect described as 
a male adult, between 30 – 40 
years old, 5 feet 11 inches, and 
160 pounds. Stolen: pack of 
cigarettes and currency. 
10:11 PM – Lawrence Garcia, 
40 years old of Altadena was 
arrested in the 400 block of 
Figueroa Drive for discharging 
a firearm in a negligent manner. 
No injuries were reported. 
Friday, May 12th

10:42 PM – A domestic battery 
occurred in the area of Windsor 
Avenue and Weimar Street. 
Suspect has been identified. 
Saturday, May 13th

11:00 AM – A residential 
burglary occurred in the 
3000 block of Maiden Lane. 
Suspect(s) entered the residence 
by cutting the screen. Stolen: 
2:10 PM – Terry Harmon, 
55 years old of Altadena was 
arrested in the area of Figueroa 
Drive and Lincoln Avenue for 
possession of a billy club. 
8:12 PM – Michael Taylor, 
59 years old of Altadena was 
arrested in the area of Lake 
Avenue and Marcheta Street for 
public intoxication.
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 

 There was also an intensive 
search done April 23 that was 
conducted by South Pasadena 
Police Department as well as 
Los Angeles County Sheriff ’s 

 Anyone with information 
on the case is being asked 
to contact, LASD/Homicide 
Bureau Lieutenant Joe Mendoza 
at (323) 890-5564 or the Los 
Angeles Regional Crime 
Stoppers Hotline at (800) 222TIPS 

Space TechExpo USAReturns to 

 Space Tech Conference 
returns to Pasadena 
Convention Center with an 
insight-packed three-day 
agenda, Tuesday through 
Thursday, that will help 
commercial, military, 
government and academic 
organizations navigate 
the opportunities and 
challenges of doing business 
in an increasingly complex 

 Pasadena Convention Center 
is located 300 East Green 

 Through keynotes, panels 
and audience-interactive 
discussion sessions, the 
conference will examine 
questions and issues 

 Implementing ‘Space 
Enterprise Vision’ – adapting 
to a new era in Air Force 
space requirements.
New space and old space – 
how will incumbents and 
start-ups work together 
co-operating instead of 
Commercial, government 
and military collaboration in 
future space.

 Space funding and new space 

 How do you accelerate from 
being a start up to a real 
market player?

 Improving US commercial 
space competitiveness – 
increasing space exports.

 Small launch vehicles – 
addressing the bottleneck of 
getting into space.

 Space traffic management/ 
space situational awareness 

– managing congested space 
and assuring safety. 
Scaling operations and 
manufacturing capabilities 
to support growth of mega 

 There will be thousands 
of participating companies 
including hundreds of 

 The free-to-attend Open 
Technical Forum is also 
back with over 30 not to 
be missed presentations. 
For more information visit:

Memorial Day

 Enjoy a Memorial Day 
barbecue Monday, May 29, 
from noon to 2 p.m. at the 
Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. 
Holly St.

 The barbecue lunch will 
include hamburgers, hot dogs, 
salad, baked beans and ice 

 The cost is $10 for members 
of the Pasadena Senior Center 
and $12 for non-members. 
For more information visit or 
call (626) 795-4331. 

Proposal to Name Freeway
Obama Passes State Senate 

Senator Anthony 
Portantino’s proposal to 
name the segment of the 
CA-134 freeway between 
the Glendale CA-2 and the 
Interstate 210 Freeway the 
“President Barack H. Obama 
Freeway,” passed the State 
Senate with overwhelming 
bi-partisan support with a 34 
to 1 vote. The resolution now 
heads to the State Assembly.

 President Obama began 
his college education 
in California, attending 
Occidental College in 
Eagle Rock from 1979 to 
1981. He lived in Pasadena 
during his sophomore year 
where he travelled the 134 
freeway from his apartment 
to his college campus. His 
attendance at Occidental 
College influenced his 
political trajectory and led 
him to become one of the 
most revered and respected 
presidents in American 

 Senator Portantino, who 
represented Eagle Rock 
in the State Assembly and 
currently represents the 
Glendale side of the 134 and 
the Pasadena junction of 
the 134 and 210 freeways, 

 “I am very pleased by the 
support this freeway naming 
has garnered in Sacramento 
and across California. 
President Obama left office 
with high approval ratings 
for his eight terrific years 
of service to our country. 
His leadership and time 
as a District 25 resident 
played a significant role in 
determining his future and 
tremendous legacy. I am 
very grateful to the residents 
of my district for suggesting 
the idea of naming the 134 
for our former President.”

 Assemblymember Jimmy 
Gomez, who currently 
represents Eagle Rock, is a 
principal co-author on this 

Explore JPL Booked Solid

 City officials are reminding 
the public that the two-day 
event this weekend at Jet 
Propulsion Laboratory, known 
as “Explore JPL” -- the event is 
booked solid; and is not open 
to the public without tickets, 
event organizers said there are 
no exceptions. You must have 
advanced reservations / tickets 
that were distributed earlier 
this year, they said.

 For those with tickets, Explore 
JPL runs, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., today 
and Sunday. It is also being 
advised to get there early, wear 
comfortable walking shoes 
and have plenty of patience for 

Free Events Roundup at thePasadena Senior Center 

parking. Tips: bring cash for 
food and souvenir purchases. 
Maps and other info at jpl.nasa.
gov/events/faq/. Or twitter. 

There is something foreveryone in February at thePasadena Senior Center, 85 

E. Holly St. You do not haveto be a member to attend. 
Some events require advancereservations. 
Smart Phones, Tabletsand Computers – Tuesdaysand Thursdays to May 25,
at 10 a.m. Get the answers 
you need about personaltechnology devices, whetheryou own them already orare considering a purchase.
Learning how to text, checkvoicemail set an alarm, 
navigate the Internet anddownload apps is easier thanyou may think!

A Toast to the Joys ofMusic – Tuesdays to May30, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. 
Tom Campbell will playguitar and sing songs in theSenior Center Lounge. Stopby and enjoy his covers oftraditional country, countryrock, blues, folk, gospel andclassic rock originally madefamous by Willie Nelson, 
Merle Haggard, Vince Gill,
Elvis Presley, B.B. King, NeilYoung, The Grateful Dead,
The Rolling Stones and many 

Domino Club – 
Thursdays, to May 25, at 1 

p.m. If you’ve never playedChicken Foot dominoes 
before, or even if you have,
come join the fun as VickiLeigh leads participants ina rollicking version of thegame that is easy enough forbeginners yet challengingenough for more seasonedplayers. Oh, and please excusethe laughter every Thursday…
it may be contagious! Formore information call Vicki 
at 928-478-4654. 
A Matter of Balance – 
Tuesdays and Thursdays, toMay 23, from 1 to 3 p.m. Are 

you concerned about falling?
Learn how to reduce the fear 
of falling and increase balanceand activity levels during thisinteractive workshop that 
combines discussion, video 
and exercise. Reservations 
are required: 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-ofthe-
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. 

Senior Pet Care 101 – 
Thursday, May 25, at 10 a.m.
Learn about pet care andpet resources, questions youshould ask when consideringtaking on a new pet and whattype of pet or breed is bestsuited to your lifestyle andactivity level.

 For more information visit orcall (626) 795-4331.

 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 olderin a welcoming environment.
Services are also providedfor frail, low-income and 
homebound seniors. 

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