Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, May 27, 2017

MVNews this week:  Page A:5

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Metro Votes 
to end the 
710 Tunnel 

 In a historic vote Thursday, 
the Los Angeles County 
Metropolitan Transportation 
Authority (Metro) Board 
ended a 50-year battle over SR710, 
a 5.4-mile, 60-foot wide 
tunnel proposal connecting 
Pasadena with Alhambra.

 According to officials, the 
unanimous vote will allow 
the communities in the 
western San Gabriel Valley to 
pursue strategic, sustainable, 
multi-modal projects that 
will enhance mobility for the 

 The leaders of the Connected 
Cities and Communities (C3) 
coalition applauded the vote 
as a forward-thinking and 
cost-effective solution for the 
region’s transportation needs. 
The C3 coalition brought 
together the cities of Glendale, 
Pasadena, La Cañada- 
Flintridge, South Pasadena 
and Sierra Madre, the Natural 
Resources Defense Council, 
the National Trust for Historic 
Preservation, and the No 710 
Action Committee as partners.

 “Today’s Metro Board 
decision is a vote for 
healthy communities, 
fiscal responsibility and a 
21st century approach to 
transportation in Los Angeles 
County,” said Ara Najarian, 
the chair of the C3, and a 
member of the Metro Board 
and a Glendale Councilman. 
“The tunnel project has been 
under environmental review 
since 2011. While the Metro 
Board received a staff report 
recommending the tunnel, 
the Board acknowledged that 
the contentious multi-billion 
dollar project lacked a viable 
financing plan and they wisely 
chose to redirect the funds 
toward a package of new local 
transportation fixes.“

 Mayor of Pasadena Terry 
Tornek said “Taking the 
divisive tunnel project off 
the table heralds a new era 
of cooperation among San 
Gabriel Valley cities, to the 
benefit of everyone,” 

Pet of the 

Noodle (A416296) is an 
adult, spayed female, white 
rabbit. Although she can 
be shy when she first meets 
you, Noodle quickly warms 
up, walking right up to 
you to ask for ear rubs and 
affection. She is easy to pick 
up and enjoys being held 
while being petted. Noodle 
also has a more adventurous 
side which comes out in our 
rabbit enrichment playpen, 
where she hops around 
doing binkies and tossing 
toys around with her 
mouth. Noodle is looking 
for a home with plenty 
of time for both play and 
loving. Could it be yours?

 The adoption fee for 
rabbits is $35. All rabbits 
are spayed or neutered and 
microchipped 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 
A416296, 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 

Memorial Honors Fallen Police and Fire 

 In its 6th year, the City of Pasadena hosted the Pasadena Police and Fire Memorial in front of 
Pasadena City Hall. City Officials, Police and Fire personnel and community members all honored 
Pasadena’s first responders who died in the line of duty serving the people that live, work and visit 
in Pasadena. The program included brief speeches form Police Chief Phillip Sanchez and Fire Chief 
Bertral Washington. The event also included the ceremonial Law Enforcement 21-Gun Salute, Fire 
Service Ringing of the Bell (pictured above), and Taps by the United States Marine Corp. Familymembers of the fallen were honored with a public reading of their family member’s name. To date, 
seven Pasadena Police Officers and nine Firefighters have lost their lives serving the Pasadena 
community. During 2016 in the United States, 145 police died in the Line of Duty Deaths (63 by 
gunfire) and 89 firefighter On-duty fatalities. The event was in association with National Police Week. 

Photo D. Lee MVNews 

Memorial Day MondayClosures, Reminders

 Pasadena residents and 
businesses are reminded 
that City Hall and many city 
services and administrative 
business offices will be 
closed on Monday, May 29 
in observance of Memorial 
Day, a national day of 
remembrance for the brave 

men and women of the U.S. will the Parking Office, for 
military who died in the citation payments, at 221 E. 
line of duty for our country. Walnut St. The Pasadena 
Specific closures and Public Health Department’s 
exceptions are noted below.Travel and Immunization 

 The Pasadena Police and Clinic will be closed. Go 
Fire Departments will be to www.cityofpasadena.
staffed for all patrol, jail,net/PublicHealth for more 
fire, paramedic and other information.
emergency services, but not The Citizen Service Center, 
business or administrative (626) 744-7311, www. 
offices. For any 
emergencies, Service-Center, will be open 
always remember to call 9-1-from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 

1. “If You See Something, 29, and will return to normal 
Say Something” by calling hours, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., on 
police at (626) 744-4241 to May 30.
help keep us all safe. Trash, recycling, yard waste 
The City Council will not and bulky item pickups will 
meet on Monday, May 29. be on the regular schedule 
The next regularly scheduled for the week of May 29.
Council meeting is at 6:30 Pasadena Transit bus 
p.m., June 5, 2017 in the service and Dial-A-Ride 
Council Chamber, Second transportation will not 
Floor, City Hall, 100 N. operate on Memorial Day, 
Garfield Ave. A special but will resume regular 
joint meeting of the Council service May 30. All parking 
and its Finance Committee meters not posted as a “No 
regarding the recommended Parking” zone will be free on 
Fiscal Year 2018 Operating May 29 and time limits will 
Budget begin at 3 p.m. June not be enforced. Violations 
5.for overnight parking, red 

 Pasadena residents and curb parking, No Parking 
businesses with any power zones and blocking fire 
emergencies should call hydrants will be enforced. 
the Pasadena Water and All regular enforcement 
Power (PWP) Department resumes May 30.
at (626) 744-4673 and for All branches of the 
water-related emergencies Pasadena Library will be 
call (626) 744-4138. PWP’s closed on Sunday, May 28 
regular Customer Call and Monday, May 29, with 
Center will be closed for normal hours resuming May 
the holiday, but customers 30. All Community Centers 
can access their accounts operated by the Human 
and pay bills online at www.Services and Recreation or by calling Department will be closed, 

(626) 744-4005.but all parks will be open for 
The City’s Municipal picnics, fun and play. No site 
Services Payment Center at reservations are accepted for 
City Hall will be closed, as the holiday. 

Free Events Roundup at thePasadena Senior Center 

Gold Star Families EnduringHeroes Memorial Dedication

 The Enduring Heroes 
Memorial Dedication 
Begins at 3 p.m., Monday, 
at Defender’s Park, corner 
of Orange Grove and 
Colorado Boulevards.

 For the past two years, a 
committed group of dedicated 
volunteers, including Pasadena-
area Gold Star families (those 
who have tragically lost a 
son or daughter in Iraq and 
Afghanistan,) have worked 
tirelessly to bring the Enduring fallen warriors from the greater 
Heroes Memorial to the City of Pasadena area who lost their 

Pasadena. This beautiful bronze lives fighting the Wars of Terror 
statue will be located at the since 9/11/2001, as well as all 

gateway to Pasadena and will those who serve.
pay permanent tribute to the The Memorial Day 
fallen warriors from the greater Dedication of the Enduring 
Pasadena area who lost their 

Heroes Memorial will take 

lives fighting the Wars of Terror place on Monday, at 3 P.M. 
since 9/11/2001, as well as all at Defenders Parkway with 
those who serve.Gold Star families, friends, 

 For the past two years, a donors, local government and 
committed group of dedicated business leaders of Pasadena 
volunteers, including Pasadena-and community members in 
area Gold Star families (those attendance. PCF is pleased to 

who have tragically lost a be the fiscal sponsor for the 
son or daughter in Iraq and fundraising effort to create 
Afghanistan,) have worked the memorial and to hold the 

tirelessly to bring the Enduring Endowment Fund which will 
Heroes Memorial to the City of maintain the memorial.
Pasadena. This beautiful bronze 

 The afternoon will include 
statue will be located at the patriotic music (Muse / ique), 
gateway to Pasadena and will key note speakers, and a condor 

pay permanent tribute to the flyover. 


Sunday, May 14th

10:33 AM – Tywon Johnson, 
28 years old of Altadena was 
arrested in the 2100 block of 
Raymond Avenue for criminal 
12:00 PM – A residential 
burglary occurred in the 3100 
block of N. Olive Avenue. 
Suspect(s) entered the residence 
by removing the portable 
window air conditioner. Loss: 
3:30 PM – A petty theft from 
an unlocked vehicle occurred 
in the 400 block of W. Marigold 
Street. Stolen: black wallet, 
credit cards and currency. 
Monday, May 15th

8:10 AM – A residential 
burglary occurred in the 1100 
block of Meadowbrook Road. 
Suspect(s) entered the residence 
by shattering the window. Loss: 
Tuesday, May 16th

11:20 AM – A grand theftoccurred in the 2100 block of 
New York Drive. Stolen: red 
Honda lawnmower, blue weed 
whacker, red tree trimmer and 
red chainsaw. 
3:00 PM – A residential fire 
occurred in the 20 block of La 
Venezia Court. No injuries 
4:00 PM -A grand theft 
occurred in the 1500 block of 
N. Grand Oaks Avenue. Stolen: 
gray Honda lawnmower and 
steel weed trimmer. 
7:30 PM - A petty theft from 
an unlocked vehicle occurred 
in the 1900 block of Oakwood 
Street. Stolen: silver iPad. 
Wednesday, May 17th

7:50 PM – A domestic violence 
incident occurred in the 2100 
block of El Sereno Avenue. 
Suspects have been identified. 
Thursday, May 18th

12:00 AM – Sergio Ledezma, 
43 years old of Altadena was 
arrested in the 800 block of 
Alameda Street for domestic 

2:00 PM – A grand theft from 
an unlocked vehicle occurred 
in the 700 block of E. Altadena 
Drive. Stolen: silver Dell laptop, 
black Swiss Gear backpack and 
yellow fluke multi-meter. 
8:00 PM – A vehicle vandalism 
occurred in the 1300 block 
of Valencia Avenue. Vehicle 
damage: windows shattered 
and vehicle scratched. 
8:15 PM - A vehicle burglary 
occurred in the 600 block of 
W. Altadena Drive. Suspect(s) 
entered the vehicle by shattering 
the window. Loss: work ID and 
gray amplifier.
9:30 PM – A vehicle burglary 
occurred in the 600 block of 
Devirian Place. Suspect(s) 
entered the vehicle via 
unknown means. Stolen: 
vehicle registration, vehicle 
manual and brown canvas hat. 
Friday, May 19th

2:53 PM - A residential burglary 
occurred in the 2600 block of 
N. Porter Avenue. Suspect(s) 
entered the residence by 
shattering the window. Loss: 
costume jewelry.
7:00 PM – A battery occurred 
in the 700 block of Mountain 
View Street. Suspect has been 
Saturday, May 20th
7:30 AM – A petty theft from an 
unlocked vehicle occurred in 
the 500 block of W. Woodbury 
Road. Stolen: Chanel wallet, 
checkbook, mail, disabled 
placard and house keys. 
10:43 PM – Ronal Cisneros, 
30 years old of Ontario was 
arrested in the 200 block 
of Crosby Street for public 
11:48 PM – Kianga Wood, 
26 years old of Pasadena was 
arrested in the 4000 block 
of Chaney Trail for drunk in 
Memorial DayWeekend Click 
It or Ticket 

Pasadena Police Department 
and the California Office of 
Traffic Safety is reminding 
motorists to Click It or Ticket. 
Aimed at enforcing seat belt 
use to help keep you and your 
family safe, the national seat 
belt campaign will take place 
through June 4, concurrent 
with one of the busiest travel 
and holiday weekends of the 

 “Our law enforcement 
personnel see firsthand the 
loss of life when people refuse 
to buckle up,” said Chief 
Phillip L. Sanchez, Pasadena 
Police Department. “It’s 
such a simple thing, and it 
should be an automatic next 
step after sitting down in a 
vehicle.” As the Memorial 
Day weekend approaches and 
the summer vacation season 
ramps up, “We want to keep 
our community members 
safe, and make sure people are 
doing the one thing that can 
save the m in a crash: buckling 
up. If the campaign wakes up 
the hundreds of thousands 
of Californians who still 
don’t heed the dangers of 
unrestrained driving and 
gets them to buckle up, we’ll 
consider it a success.”

 In Pasadena, the ticket cost 
for an adult seat belt violation 
is $162, with penalties for not 
restraining a child at $465.

 “Please, help us spread this 
life-saving message before 
one more friend or family 
member is killed as a result of 
this senseless inaction,” said 
Chief Phillip L. Sanchez. “Seat 
belts save lives, and everyone 
needs to remember to buckle 
up, every trip, every time.” 

 For more information on the 
Click It or Ticket mobilization, 

Two Free 
Oil Filter 

 Pasadena do-it-yourselfers 
are invited to safely recycle 
both their used oil and oil 
filters—and get a new oil 
filter for free—from 9 a.m. 
to 1 p.m., today at O’Reilly 
Auto Parts, 919 N. Lake 

Can’t make it today? Then 
mark your calendars for 
the City’s next free oil filter 
exchange event from 9 a.m. 
to 1 p.m., Saturday, June 24, 
at O’Reilly Auto Parts, 1860 

E. Colorado Blvd. 
Just bring your used oil 
filter and get a free new 
oil filter, limit two (2) per 
person. Our Oil Filter 
Exchange Events help 
protect the environment by 
promoting proper recycling 
of used oil filters and oil.

 A list of other certified 
oil and oil filter collection 
centers visit cityofpasadena.
net/ PublicWorks.

 There is something 
for everyone in June at the 
Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. 
Holly St.

 You do not have to be a 
member to attend. Some events 
require advance reservations as 

 Pain: The Universal Disorder 

– Thursday, June 1, at 10 a.m. 
Learn about causes of pain, how 
to manage it, the importance of 
treating it and complications 
and fears about treatments. 
Presented by Kathy Eastwood 
RN of Huntington Hospital. 
The Domino Effect – 
Thursdays, June 1 to 29, 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 

 UCLA Memory Training – 
Thursdays, June 1 to 29, 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 tipof-
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.

 Friday Movie Matinees – 
Fridays, June 2, 9 and 16, at 1 

p.m. Everyone enjoys movies 
and the pleasures they bring. 
June 2: “Fences” (2016, PG) 
starring Denzel Washington 
and Viola Davis. A working-
class father in 1950s Pittsburgh, 
bitter that baseball’s major 
league color barrier was 
broken after his own heyday 
in the negro leagues, takes his 
frustrations out on his loved 
ones. June 9: “La La Land” 
(2016, PG-13) starring Ryan 
Gosling and Emma Stone. An 
aspiring actress and a dedicated 
jazz musician struggle to 
make it in a city known for 
crushing hopes and breaking 
hearts. June 16: “Gigi” (1958, 
NR) starring Leslie Caron and 
Louis Jourdan. Weary of the 
conventions of Parisian society, 
a rich playboy and a young 
courtesan in training enjoy a 
platonic friendship, but it may 
not stay platonic for long.

 A Toast to the Joys of 
Music – Tuesdays, June 6 to 27, 
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.

 “Hold These Truths” – 
Wednesday, June 7, at 11 a.m. 
Actor and playwright Jeanne 
Sakata, whose award-winning 
play “Hold These Truths” 
is onstage at the Pasadena 
Playhouse through June 25, 
will share insights into the 
inspirational true story of 
Gordon Hirabayashi, a civil 
rights hero who took his fight 
all the way to the Supreme 

Scenic Walkers Club – 
Wednesdays, June 7 to 28, 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 
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 older in 
a welcoming environment. 
Services are also provided 
for frail, low-income and 

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