Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, June 3, 2017

MVNews this week:  Page A:5

Bill Aims to 
Bill Aims to 
Chalk Festival to Mark 25th Anniversary

Tournament of Roses Awards 

Non-Profit Organizations 

Freeze Rent 
for SR 710 

 State Senator Anthony 
Portantino announced 
Thursday that he amended a bill 
dealing will surplus residential 
property to freeze the rents of 
the houses owned by Caltrans 
in the SR 710 corridor. 
Portantino’s legislative action 
follows a town hall he hosted 
with Caltrans and the SR 710 
tenants where rising rent was 
a concern expressed by the 

Portantino said that in 
the wake of Metropolitan 
Transportation Authority’svote last week to end the SR 
710 tunnel, the sale of the SR 
710 houses is the next big piece 
of the puzzle that needs to fall 
into place. 

 “Current tenants have the 
right to purchase their homes 
from Caltrans. I want to make 
sure that rising rents don’t 
drive them out while we are in 
the home stretch of resolving 
the 60-year issue in the SR 
710 corridor. For me, the fair 
thing to do is to freeze rents 
and help facilitate the sale 
of the properties as quickly 
and efficiently as possible,” 
commented Portantino.

 Portantino has been one of 
the leading advocates for the 
Caltrans tenants and a longtime 
proponent of selling 
the homes as affordably as 
possible. He is also the author 
of SB 275, which gives the 
Los Angeles County Assessor 
clarifying authority to sell the 
homes without negative tax 
consequences for the tenants 
that meet affordable housing 

 Portantino has been an 
organizer in the No 710 Tunnel 
movement for the past 20 years 
and played a significant role in 
the recent action by MTA to 
choose a different alternative 
for the SR 710 corridor than 
the tunnel. 

Pet of the 

Maverick (A414420) is 
a 5-year-old, neutered 
male, brown and white 
shorthaired tabby cat. 
This sweet boy is super 
playful and loves affection. 
Maverick enjoys a good 
head scratch and will start 
purring the minute you pet 
him. When he’s not seeking 
attention, you’ll find him 
curled up in a volunteer’s 
lap or stretched out in a 
cat bed for a nap. Maverick 
is ready to go to his new 
home. Could it be yours? 

 The adoption fee for cats 
is $75. All cats are spayed 
or neutered, microchipped, 
and up to date on vaccines 
before being adopted.

 Adoption fees for all pets 
will be waived on Thursday, 
June 22 from 9am to 5pm 
during the 3rd Annual Free 
Adoption Day sponsored by 
Carol Ann Kirby. 

 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 
(A414420), 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

 The Pasadena Chalk 
Festival will celebrate its 25th 
Anniversary this Father’s day 
weekend, placing over 25,000 
sticks of pastel chalks in 
the hands of hundreds of 
‘Madonnari’ (Italian for street 
painter) to spend the weekend 
creating spectacular murals on 
concrete areas throughout the 
Paseo Colorado. 
This year’s event will be held 
June 17-18 from 10 a.m. to 
7 p.m. at Paseo Colorado. 
Featuring the spectacular work 
of nearly 600 dedicated and 
talented chalk artists, this year’s 
silver anniversary event, which 
is free and open to the public, 
is expected to attract tens of 
thousands of visitors to the 
shopping center.

 While many of these street 
painters are independent artists, 
others include design teams 
representing schools, creative 
and cultural organizations, and 
even artistic families from all 
over Southern California as well 
as other regions nationwide.

 The event will include; 

 The Chalk of Fame, located 
near ArcLight Pasadena, is an 
area designated specifically to 
recognize the work of artists 
who create chalk murals 
depicting favorite movie scenes 
and famous movie posters. The 
theater will award a special prize 
to the winning mural in this 

 A Children's Chalkland From 
12 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. children 
can test their creative talents 
in the Children's Chalkland by 
making Father's Day cards while 
they interact with a creative 
balloon artist and face painter. 
This activity is now located on 
the 2nd level by El Cholo Café 

Animation Alley, an area 
where gifted artists shape 
masterful chalk renderings of 
their signature work including 
classic characters, renowned 
personalities from film and 
television and each artist’s own 
original murals. Animation 
Alley shines a spotlight on some 
of Southern California’s most 
up-and-coming animators and 
graphic designers.

 Always a highlight of the 
Pasadena Chalk Festival is the 
Artist Gallery where people 
can bid on affordable, small 
painted canvases created by 
participating festival artists 
as well as a variety of festival 
merchandise. Proceeds will 
benefit the Light Bringer Project, 
a nonprofit Pasadena-based arts 
organization. To support the 
gallery and its mission, Dick 
Blick Art Materials will provide 
new, unpainted 12” x 12” 
canvases and pastel chalk for the 
artists to use to create donations 
for a silent auction.

 At the conclusion of the 
festival, participating artists will 
examine the work of their peers, 
selecting the most outstanding 
murals for a variety of awards, 
including 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place 
Best-of-Show Awards as well 
as Best Technique, Best Use 
of Color, Best Rendition of a 
Masterpiece, Most Inspirational, 
Most Humorous and more. 
Shopping center visitors will 
also have the opportunity to 
vote for their favorite mural 
using ballots available at the 
Information Booth near the 
Main Stage to determine the 
winner of the Paseo Colorado 
People’s Choice Award.

 Along with the Chalk Festival, 
the Pasadena Police will hold 
their Classic Car Show on 

Rotary Kicks
off its Caring
Little Hearts 

 During the next few months, 
the Rotary Club of Pasadena child is given treatment at the 
will be joining hands with the right time, he/she can lead a 
Rotary Club of Madras South, normal life. What would our 
in Chennai, India for a project cost be to give a chance at life to 
whereby they will help fund these children? – about $90.00 
212 heart surgeries to needy per surgery.
children with congenital heart The Pasadena Rotary Club 
disease. According to recent has over 200 members that 
statistics in India, for every meet at a weekly at the 
hour about 20 children are born University Club Pasadena with 
with heart defects and about 5 amazing, dedicated members 
percent of those children die contributing to the well-being 
within the first month of life and growth of the community, 
due to lack of treatment.region, and world. Happy Feet 

Recent data suggest that nearly (providing shoes at the start 
12,000 children with heart of a school year for PUSD 
defects are waiting for surgery elementary school students); 
in Tamil Nadu, the South Adopt-A-School; Dan Stove 
Indian state where Chennai is Music Contest; 4-way Speech 
located. If a child does not get Contest; Community Grants; 
treatment at the right time, Done In A Day; Toy Drive; 
then the child will likely die due RYLA -Teen Leadership; 
to heart and lung failure or he/Project Corazon Super Build; 
she becomes untreatable due to and Teachers of Excellence to 
irreversible changes to the lungs name a few. More information 
and other organs. This could on Rotary Club of Pasadena 
result in the child suffering visit: or 
from stroke or immobility. If a (626) 440-0908. 

former Burbank Elementary.

Hearing on 

 As part of its property 
assessment process, the 

PUSD Surplus 

Committee meets several times 
in public sessions to determine 


whether the district should 

The 7-11 Surplus Property declare the former Burbank 
Advisory Committee, and school site as surplus. The 
the Pasadena Unified School school was closed in 2012 as a 
District (PUSD), invites result of declining enrollment. 
residents and families to a The site is currently used to 
public hearing Wednesday at house some of the district’s Early 
6 p.m. on the former Burbank Education programs, Mental 
Elementary School property, in Health Services program, and a 
Altadena.private school.

 The Committee is set to discuss Uses of the Burbank property 
the committee’s draft final include leasing the Burbank 
report on its recommendation property pursuant to state law, 
on the use of the property or Status take no action and 
located at 2046 Allen Ave., maintain current use of the 
Altadena. The hearing will be in Burbank property. For more 
the multipurpose room of the call 626.396.5850 ext. 89184. 

Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 

classic cars will be on display on 

Green Street between Marengo 

and Los Robles. 
Paseo Colorado is located at 

300 East Colorado Boulevard 

(between Marengo and Los 

Robles Avenues) in the heart of 

Pasadena’s historic downtown 

Civic Center. Convenient 

parking is available. For 

festival information, visit www. 

Free Concert 
in the Park

 Pasadena Community 
Orchestra’s summer 
Concert in the Park 
presents a rare opportunity 
for the whole family to 
enjoy accessible orchestral 
music for free in an 
easygoing environment. 
Long-time Sierra Madre 
resident Bethany Pfleuger 
leads these accomplished 
amateur musicians in a 
program of marches, light 
classics, film scores and 
Americana in the band 
shell of Sierra Madre 
Memorial Park. Picnics 
on the lawn, kids playing 
or taking a close-up look 
at the musicians on stage, 
and even a kid-centric 
“children’s march” around 
the park mean there’s 
something to please 
everyone. It all happens 
in the band shell at Sierra 
Madre Memorial Park at 

6:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 
New this year, visual 
entertainment will 
accompany one of the 
pieces: the Los Angeles 
Guild of Puppetry presents 
a stunning presentation 
to accompany that classic 
horseback ride, Franz Von 
Suppé's "Light Cavalry 
Overture." Not your 
childhood puppet show, the 
Guild's artistry combines 
the grace of ribbon dance 
and flag twirling with the 
drama of The Lion King-
style giant puppets to 
illustrate the music's story.

 Sierra Madre Memorial 
Park is located at 222 W. 
Sierra Madre Blvd., one 
block east of Baldwin Ave. 
Street parking is free.

 For further information, 
please contact PCO at 
626.445.6708 or publicity@ 

Help SelectOne City, OneStory Book 

Pasadena Public Library’s 
One City, One Story 
Selection Committee wants 
your input on its 2018 
selection. Pasadena Public 
Library’s annual One City, 
One Story program is 
designed to broaden and 
deepen an appreciation 
of reading in Pasadena by 
engaging the community 
in dialog around a single 
literary work.
Send suggestions to
library/contact/ by 
Tuesday, Aug. 1. 
Photo: Tournament of Roses Foundation grant recipients and 
Tournament of Roses Foundation Board of Directors

The Tournament of Roses development. These grants will 
Foundation announced help support new and ongoing 
Thursday grant awards totaling programs benefiting children, 
$200,000 to 45 civic, educational teens, adults and seniors.
and cultural organizations in Past Tournament of Roses 
the San Gabriel Valley. Foundation grant recipients 

Thirteen of the 45 include:
organizations funded are first- About Productions – ‘Through 
time grant recipients. These the Ages’ residency for 30 new 
organizations are: Alhambra Marshall Fundamental 
High School Mighty Moors High School students.
Boosters, Altadena Library American Composers Forum 
Foundation, Blair High School of Los Angeles – Making Music 
PTA, Flintridge Center, Friends in Schools, a structured series 
of the Temple City Library, of classes that places ACF-LA 
Pasadena Community Gardens instructors in local schools 
Conservancy, Pasadena to teach the fundamentals of 
Heritage, Pasadena High School music. 
Alumni Association, Pittance Boys & Girls Club of the 
Chamber Music Inc, Rose Bowl Foothills – The Keystone Club 
Riders Charitable Organization, and Torch Club programs 
San Gabriel Valley Music focusing on developing good 
Theatre, Southern California character and leadership skills 
Children’s Museum and Theatre in adolescent youth ages 11 to 
Americana. 18.

Since its inception in 1983, Caltech Y – The Caltech Y 
the Tournament of Roses Rise Program provides tutoring 
Foundation has funded and academic mentoring for 
over $3 million in charitable 85 junior high and high school 
contributions on behalf of students at Caltech’s campus.
the Tournament of Roses Day One – Monthly Youth 
Association. The Foundation Network program to advance 
assists charities in the greater leadership skills and increase 
Pasadena area by funding sports collaboration.
and recreation, visual and Among others, The full list can 
performing arts, and volunteer be found at tournamentofroses. 
motivation and leadership com/foundation. 

Free Events Roundup at thePasadena Senior Center

There is something foreveryone in June at the PasadenaSenior Center, 85 E. Holly St.

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

The Domino Effect – 
Thursdays, June 8 to 29, at1 p.m. If you’ve never playedChicken Foot dominoes before, 
or even if you have, come jointhe fun as Vicki Leigh leadsparticipants in a rollickingversion of the game that iseasy enough for beginners yetchallenging enough for moreseasoned players. Oh, and 
please excuse the laughter everyThursday…it may be contagious!
For more information call Vicki 
at 928-478-4654. 

UCLA Memory Training –
Thursdays, June 8 to 29, from1 to 3 p.m. UCLA Memory 
Training is an innovative 
education program for peoplewith age-related memory 
concerns. This four-week 
workshop will focus on thetop four concerns: forgettingnames and faces, forgetting tokeep appointments and otherfuture plans, forgetting where 
you put things such as keys andeyeglasses, and overcoming tipof-
the-tongue forgetfulness. 
Participants will engage in 
memory quizzes and skill-
building exercises through acombination of presentationsand small-group discussions ina low-stress, fun environment. 
Reservations are required bycalling 626-685-6732.

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

p.m. Everyone enjoys moviesand the pleasures they bring.
June 9: “La La Land” (2016,
PG-13) starring Ryan Goslingand Emma Stone. An aspiringactress and a dedicated jazzmusician struggle to make itin a city known for crushinghopes and breaking hearts. June
16: “Gigi” (1958, NR) starringLeslie Caron and Louis Jourdan. 
Weary of the conventions 
of Parisian society, a rich 
playboy and a young courtesanin training enjoy a platonicfriendship, but it may not stayplatonic 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 andsing songs in the Senior CenterLounge. Stop by and enjoy his 
covers of traditional country,
country rock, blues, folk, gospeland classic rock originally madefamous by Willie Nelson, MerleHaggard, Vince Gill, Elvis 
Presley, B.B. King, Neil Young, 
The Grateful Dead, The RollingStones and many more.

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

Scenic Walkers Club – 
Wednesdays, June 7 to 28, at 10 

a.m. Enjoy a series of leisurelywalks in the great outdoors.
Alan Colville will give you alist of items to bring, let youknow what to expect, providedetailed itineraries and arrangetransportation. For more 
information or to sign up, or call 
Natural Causes and 
Prevention of Osteoporosis

– Thursday, June 8, at 10 a.m.
Osteoporosis is a common 
condition that affects millions 
of people and is a major causeof fractures in men and women. 
Dr. Paul Jacoy will explain the 
causes, symptoms, diagnosisand treatment options.

An Evening of Piano 
Music – Friday, June 9, at7 p.m. Citrus College piano 
students, along with their 
professor, pianist Carlos 
Gardels, will present an eveningof solo piano performances ofworks by composers rangingfrom Scarlatti to Satie. Lightrefreshments will be served. 
RSVP at the Welcome Desk or 
by calling 626-795-4331.

Savvy Caregivers – 
Tuesdays, June 13 to July 25,
from 2 to 4 p.m. Caregivers 
will learn basic knowledgeand skills needed to care for 
family members who have beendiagnosed with Alzheimer’s 
disease and other dementias. 
Presented by Alzheimer’s 
Greater Los Angeles. 
Registration is required by 
calling 626-685-6730. Please 
note there will be no workshopon July 4.

Senior Beauty Tips –
Thursday, June 15, at 10 a.m.
Learn how to look your best atany age and get tips about skincare and makeup. Presented byPasadena City College.

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 awelcoming environment.

Mountain Views News 80 W Sierra Madre Blvd. No. 327 Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 Office: 626.355.2737 Fax: 626.609.3285 Email: Website: