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Pasadena – Altadena:
Pet of the Week

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Walking SM … The Social Side
Sierra Madre Police Blotter

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Arcadia Police Blotter
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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 Funnies

The Good Life:
… This and That
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
Family Matters
Sean's Shameless Reviews

Opinion … Left/Right:
Will Durst
Dick Polman
Tom Purcell
The Funnies

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Legal Notices (3):

Legal Notices (4):
Letter to the Editor

F. Y. I. :

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

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Issue 11

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VOLUME 11 NO. 22 
Bill Aims to 
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. 

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Chalk Festival to Mark 25th Anniversary

 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 category.

 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 
Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 
classic cars will be on display on 

RotaryKicks off 
its CaringLittle 



During the next few Tamil Nadu, the South Indian 
months, the Rotary state where Chennai is located. 
Club of Pasadena will be If a child does not get treatment 
joining hands with the at the right time, then the child 
Rotary Club of Madras will likely die due to heart and 
South, in Chennai, India lung failure or he/she becomes 
for a project whereby untreatable due to irreversible 
they will help fund 212 changes to the lungs and other 
heart surgeries to needy organs. This could result in the 
children with congenital child suffering from stroke or 
heart disease. According immobility. If a child is given 
to recent statistics in India, treatment at the right time, he/
for every hour about 20 she can lead a normal life. What 
children are born with would our cost be to give a 
heart defects and about chance at life to these children? 
5% of those children die – about $90.00 per surgery.
within the first month The Pasadena Rotary Club has 
of life due to lack of over 200 members that meet at 
treatment.a weekly at the University Club 

 Recent data suggest that Pasadena, More information 
nearly 12,000 children on Rotary Club of Pasadena 
with heart defects are visit: or 
waiting for surgery in (626) 440-0908. 

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. 
VOLUME 11 NO. 22 

Tournament of Roses Awards 

Non-Profit Organizations 

Photo: Tournament of Roses Foundation grant recipients and 
Tournament of Roses Foundation Board of Directors

 The Tournament of Roses 
Foundation announced 
Thursday grant awards 
totaling $200,000 to 45 civic, 
educational and cultural 
organizations in the San 
Gabriel Valley. 

Thirteen of the 45 
organizations funded are 
first-time grant recipients. 
These organizations 
are: Alhambra High 
School Mighty Moors 
Boosters, Altadena Library 
Foundation, Blair High 
School PTA, Flintridge 
Center, Friends of the Temple 
City Library, Pasadena 
Community Gardens 
Conservancy, Pasadena 
Heritage, Pasadena High 
School Alumni Association, 
Pittance Chamber Music 
Inc, Rose Bowl Riders 
Charitable Organization, 
San Gabriel Valley Music 
Theatre, Southern California 
Children’s Museum and 
Theatre Americana. 

Since its inception in 1983, 
the Tournament of Roses 
Foundation has funded 
over $3 million in charitable 
contributions on behalf of 
the Tournament of Roses 
Association. The Foundation 
assists charities in the greater 
Pasadena area by funding 
sports and recreation, visual 
and performing arts, and 
volunteer motivation and 
leadership development. 
These grants will help 
support new and ongoing 
programs benefiting 
children, teens, adults and 

Past Tournament of Roses 
Foundation grant recipients 

 About Productions – ‘Through 
the Ages’ residency for 30 new 
Marshall Fundamental 
High School students.

 American Composers Forum 
of Los Angeles – Making Music 
in Schools, a structured series 
of classes that places ACF-LA 
instructors in local schools 
to teach the fundamentals of 
Boys & Girls Club of the 
Foothills – The Keystone Club 
and Torch Club programs 
focusing on developing good 
character and leadership skills 
in adolescent youth ages 11 to 

Caltech Y – The Caltech Y Rise 
Program provides tutoring and 
academic mentoring for 85 
junior high and high school 
students at Caltech’s campus.

 Day One – Monthly Youth 
Network program to advance 
leadership skills and increase 

 Foothill Creative Arts Group – 

 Curriculum-based art 
program in ceramics for 1st 
through 5th graders at Sierra 
Madre Elementary School.
Friends In Deed – 
Organizational development 
for board and staff training 
class on advanced use of 
Raiser’s Edge, a development 
database program.

 Friends of the Levitt Pavilion 
Pasadena – “Little Hands, Big 
World” interactive workshops 
before each of the Children’s 
Concerts, in partnership with 
Armory Center for the Arts, to 
provide a broadened experience 
of music, dance and art.

 Girls on the Run of Los 
Angeles County – Assistance 
for families in need through 
GOTRLA’s after-school youth-
development program for 
young girls.

 Harambee Ministries – Music 
and arts summer program for 
45 youth, 1st-6th grade, who 
live in Northwest Pasadena.

 Ideal Youth Incorporated 

– Summer youth workforce 
development training program 
that inspires and prepares 
young people to succeed in a 
global economy. 
Jackson PTA – Expansion of 
the music and arts programs 
by purchasing equipment, and 
materials for free after-school 
classes. Transform an outdoor 
space to utilize as an arts 
classroom for Jackson STEM.

 Life Skills FORE Pasadena 
Youth, Inc. dba The First Tee 
of Pasadena – Golf caps to 
participants of educational 
programs that build character, 
instill life-enhancing values 
and promote healthy choices 
through the game of golf.

 Light Bringer Project – Room 
13 creative studios at John Muir 
High School, Eliot Middle 
School, San Rafael and Field 
Elementary Schools.

 Los Angeles Children’s Chorus 
(LACC) – Vital, need-based 
scholarships to help low 
income and hardship families 
cover the cost of their child’s 

Mark Keppel High School 
Drama Boosters – Purchase 
equipment, costumes, makeup 
supplies, orchestra flooring, 
curtains, and more, to prepare 
our theatre (cont. page 4) 

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