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Community Calendar:
Local City Meetings

Pasadena – Altadena:
Altadena Police Blotter
Pet of the Week

South Pasadena / San Marino:

Sierra Madre:
Walking SM … The Social Side
Sierra Madre Police Blotter

Arcadia · Monrovia · Duarte:
Arcadia Police Blotter
Monrovia Police Blotter

Education & Youth:

Best Friends and More:
Happy Tails
The Joy of Yoga
The Missing Page
Katnip News!
SGV Humane Society

Food & Drink:
Chef Peter Dills
Table for Two

The Good Life:
Senior Happenings

The World Around Us:
Looking Up
Christopher Nyerges
Out to Pastor

F. Y. I. :

Section B:

Arts and More:
Jeff's Book Pics
All Things
Family Matters

Opinion … Left/Right:
Dick Polman
Michael Reagan
The Funnies

Legal Notices (1):

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Legal Notices (3):

Legal Notices (4):

F. Y. I. :

Jeff Brown
Deanne Davis
Peter Dills
Bob Eklund
Marc Garlett
Chris Leclerc
Christopher Nyerges
Rev. James Snyder
Keely Totten

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SATURDAY, MAY 20, 2017 
VOLUME 11 NO. 20 
SATURDAY, MAY 20, 2017 
VOLUME 11 NO. 20 
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 representatives.

 “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 

 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. 

New Information in Missing 5-year-old Boy

Pg. 4 
Pg. 3 
Pg. 7 
Pg. 10
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 about his city and was tireless 

Mayor Michael T. 

in his efforts to ensure that 

Davitt. "His tireless 

the residents of La Cañada 

dedication and legacy 

received the very best 

of excellence set the 

representation and service 

standard for our 

from their local government. 


He leaves a significant legacy 

 Supervisor Kathryn 

and will be truly missed. 

Barger issued the 

Eric and I send our prayers 

following statement 

and condolences to his sons, 

on the passing of 

Steve and Andy.

Spence: “I am shocked 

 Council member Spence 

by the news of Dave’s 

was appointed to a four-year 

passing. I spent a 

term on the Public Safety 

great deal of time with 

Commission in 1988. First 

him over the last week 

elected to the City Council in 

at various functions. 

1992, he served for the past 

Dave was a friend who 

25 years and was elected and 

I admired greatly for 

appointed mayor six times. 

his dedication and 

Spence is survived by his two 

commitment to public 

sons, Steve and Andy. He was 

service. We attended 

preceded in death by his wife 

the same college, Ohio 

Alice Spence.

Wesleyan, and I often 

 A service celebrating his 

referred to him as my 

life is pending. For more 

‘Battling Bishop.’

information, visit the City’s 

 In addition to his 

website: where 

deep love for his 

information on funeral 

family, he truly cared 

services will be posted. 

County officials have worst nightmare; it has been 32 

increased a reward to days and 3 hours, since I last 

$20,000 for information hugged my son, or told him how 

leading to the arrest of much I love him.” Ana Estevez 

said. “There are no words to 

individuals involved in the 

describe how devastating and 


heartbroken I am.” 
New information and an increase Estevez also said she believes 
in the reward currently offered her son, who goes by Piqui, is 
to $20,000 for information alive. 
leading to the apprehension and/ LASD Lieutenant Joe Mendoza 
or conviction of anyone involved told reporters that the press 
in concealment or kidnapping of conference timing and search 
a 5-year-old South Pasadena boy were unrelated. 

had police Thursday intensely According to police on Saturday 
searching the Arroyo Seco for morning, April 22, five year 

clues. old Andressian Jr. was reported 

The intensified search was missing by his mother to San 
called after detectives, received, Marino Police after Aramazd 

what they said was a credible tip Jr.’s father failed to show up for 
that Aramazd Andressian Jr. was their child custody exchange. 
in the park. An eight hour search At the time of the report, San 
involving 80 sheriffs’ deputies Marino Police discovered 

found nothing they said. that prior to the time of the 
The search look place just exchange, the father had been 
hours after a press conference found unconscious next to his 

and a number of new details vehicle at Arroyo Park in South 
including that his father, Pasadena. South Pasadena 

Aramazd Andressian Sr.’s, car Police transported Aramazd Sr. 
had been doused in gasoline to a local hospital for medical 
and that he may have tried to treatment. At the time of this 

commit suicide. The mother of discovery, the missing child, 
Andressian Jr. also spoke out for Aramazd Jr., was not with his 
the first time.

“My son’s disappearance is my There was also an intensive 

La Cañada Leader Dave A. 
Spence Dies of Heart Attack 

 Long-time City Council 
member and six-time mayor 
David Spence died 

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) 222

TIPS (8477).

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 Street.

 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 spaceand 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 exploring 
aerospace manufacturing and 
design, thermal management, 
additive manufacturing, 
communication, electronics 
and testing innovations. 
For more information visit:

Proposal to Name Freeway
Obama Passes State Senate

represented Eagle Rock in the 

 Senator Anthony Portantino’s State Assembly and currently 
proposal to name the segment represents the Glendale side 
of the CA-134 freeway between of the 134 and the Pasadena 
the Glendale CA-2 and the junction of the 134 and 210 
Interstate 210 Freeway the freeways, commented:
“President Barack H. Obama “I am very pleased by the 
Freeway,” passed the State support this freeway naming 
Senate with overwhelming bi-has garnered in Sacramento 
partisan support with a 34 to 1 and across California. 
vote. The resolution now heads President Obama left office 
to the State Assembly.with high approval ratings for 

 President Obama began his his eight terrific years of service 
college education in California, to our country. His leadership 
attending Occidental College in and time as a District 25 
Eagle Rock from 1979 to 1981. resident played a significant 
He lived in Pasadena during role in determining his future 
his sophomore year where he and tremendous legacy. I am 
travelled the 134 freeway from very grateful to the residents of 
his apartment to his college my district for suggesting the 
campus. His attendance at idea of naming the 134 for our 
Occidental College influenced former President.”
his political trajectory and Assemblymember Jimmy 
led him to become one of the Gomez, who currently 
most revered and respected represents Eagle Rock, is a 
presidents in American history.principal co-author on this 

 Senator Portantino, who resolution. 

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


Saturday, May 27, 2017 celebrates the 
109th anniversary and 51st running 
of the Mount Wilson Trail Race 

 The 8.6 mile running race is a unique, 
historic event, revered by the Sierra 
Madre community and by the 350 
competitors who measure themselves 
against the mountain. As the second 
oldest run trail race in California, 
the Mount Wilson Trail Race is rich 
in history and has over the years 
developed strong ties to community 
members and organizations alike, 
making this event one to look forward to year after year. 

This Memorial Day weekend tradition brings together over 1,000 
runners, volunteers, and spectators. Activities include training runs 
for adults and kids, Kids’ T-shirt Design Contest, Pre-Race Pasta 
Dinner and Raffle and much more. Runners enjoy the small town 
charm of Sierra Madre prior to and after their grueling, yet scenic 
climb of the Mount Wilson Trail. From novice to elite runners, this 
event has something for everyone!

 Participants can register in person at Sierra Madre City Hall or on 
line by clicking the link below. 

 For more volunteering information please contact Clarissa Lowe 
or Tim Shepard at (626) 355-5278, or

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