Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, June 10, 2017

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Police Chief 
Police Chief 
Photo courtesy of Pasadena Museum of History 

Month-long Old Pasadena
Summer Cinema Returns

Waiver Letters

 In the wake of a Pasadena 
police officer being under 
investigation by the Bureau of 
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms 
and Explosives (ATF) Pasadena 
Police Chief Phillip Sanchez 
announced Thursday that he 
is temporarily suspending the 
Police Department’s issuance 
of waiver or authorization 
letters to officers for their use 
in firearm purchases.

 “I am suspending the 
practice of issuing these 
letters until I have a chance to 
more thoroughly review our 
process,” Sanchez said. “The 
Pasadena Police Department 
is among the finest law 
enforcement agencies in the 
country precisely because 
we continually assess our 
practices and make operational 
improvements to better serve 
our community.” 

Pasadena police officers—
similar to other sworn 
law enforcement officials 
throughout California—have 
been able to request letters to 
seek a waiver of the 10-day 
waiting period for personal 
firearm purchases or other 
authorization to purchase rifles 
not available to the public.

 Sanchez said his action 
does not limit officers’ access 
to firearms or any related 
equipment to protect and 
serve the community. The 
department continues to 
issue all necessary on-duty 
equipment to its officers. They 
still have the option of using 
personal firearms approved by 
the department he said.

 Officers can purchase, or sell, 
handguns just like any member 
of the public as allowed by 
state and federal laws he said. 
ATF officials raided Pasadena 
Lt. Vasken Gourdikian home 
Feb. 16 seizing 57 firearms, 
including “off-roster” guns that 
can only be purchased with an 
authorization letter according 
to news reports. 

Pet of the 

Chilly (A417976), a 3-monthold, 
female, black kitten, has 
just graduated from our fosterprogram and is ready for herforever home! Although shecan be a bit shy at first, Chillyquickly warms up into a totalcuddle bug. She’ll happilysnuggle by your side, purringloudly to show her affection.
She also enjoys playing,
both with her toys and withher foster brother Chilton 
(A418017). Meet her in ourcommunal kitten room today!

 The adoption fee for catsis $75. All cats are spayedor neutered, microchipped,
and vaccinated before beingadopted.

 Adoption fees for all pets willbe waived on Thursday, June22 from 9am to 5pm duringthe 3rd Annual Free AdoptionDay sponsored by Carol AnnKirby.

 New adopters will receive acomplimentary health-andwellness 
exam from VCA 
Animal Hospitals, as wellas a goody bag filled withinformation about how to 
care for your pet.

 Call the Pasadena Humane 
Society & SPCA at (626) 7927151 
to ask about A417976, or 
visit at 361 S. Raymond Ave.
in Pasadena. Adoption hoursare 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday;
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdaythrough Friday; and 9 a.m. to4 p.m. Saturday.

 Pets may not be availablefor adoption and cannot beheld for potential adoptersby phone calls or email. 
Directions and photos of 
all pets can be found


Official Cake 
Cutting Ceremonyat 2 p.m. with MayorTerry Tornek 

Pasadena Museum of History 
and the City of Pasadena are set 
to celebrate, this Sunday, Happy 
Birthday Pasadena as the city 
will turn 131 years old.

 The free event ‘Chalk Up 
Another Year!’ will include 
a day filled with community 
festivities including a cutting, 
by local dignitaries, of the city’s 
official birthday cake.


 From 1:00 – 4:00: Make a 
personal railroad sign in the 
Art2Go workshop View murals 
by veteran Chalk Festival artists 
Add your own flair to the chalk 
“birthday cake” mural Put on 
your party face with Carmen 
MacDonald Face Painting

 From 1:00 – 4:00: View our 
current colorful exhibitions 
Visit the Finnish Folk Art 
Museum Stop at the Interactive 
Stations featuring art, education, 
and history. 

 From 1:00 – 3:00: Music 
performances by a cappella 
group Acasola

 From 1:30 – 3:30: Strolling 
Magic by LaBak the Magician 
Extraordinary creations by 
Mind Blowing Balloons.

 From 3:00 - 3:45: Classical 
String Music by Harmony 
Project Sing Happy Birthday!

 At 2:00: Official Cake Cutting 
Ceremony with Mayor Terry 
Tornek and VIPs

 From 2:30 – 4:00: Birthday 
Cake for everyone, compliments 
of Baja Ranch Supermarket.

 Admission to the museum 
will be free, exhibitions include, 
Art in the Street: 25 Years of the 
Pasadena Chalk Festival.

 This year’s event commemorates 
the silver anniversary of the 
Pasadena Chalk Festival. The 
annual festival is one of the area’s 
most popular arts attractions. 
The creation and installation of 
chalk murals, some of which are 
site specific, and chalk drawing 
demonstrations are featured. 
The Art of Getting There: 
Railroad Inspired Artistry

 This exhibit celebrates the 
history and beauty of railroads. 
Artists, photographers, and 
countless others have tried their 
hands at making their own 
rendition of railroad culture. 
Traditional art such as paintings 

Wiggle Waggle WalkRegistration is Open 

 Registration is now open
for the 19th Annual Wiggle T-Shirt Design ContestWaggle Walk. Join our The Pasadena Humane Society 
community of animal lovers in & SPCA is calling all artists 
raising funds for the Pasadena to submit a T-shirt design 
Humane Society & SPCA for this year’s official Wiggle 
by participating on Sunday, Waggle Walk t-shirt, given to 
September 24 at Brookside everyone who registers. PHS 
Park at the Rose Bowl. Register will select the winning design 
today as an individual, create based on originality, content, 
or join a team, and invite your and visual appeal. The winning 
friends and family to join the design will be featured on the 
fun. All registrants receive an Wiggle Waggle website and 
official Wiggle Waggle Walk the winner will receive a prize 
t-shirt, participant bib, and package, free entry to the 2017 
bandana for your dog. You don’t Wiggle Waggle Walk, two 
need a dog to take part, just a event t-shirts, and recognition 
desire to help animals in need. during opening ceremonies. 
Start your fundraising journey Deadline is midnight (PST) 
today by registering or finding Friday, July . To learn more go 
a team or walker to support at to: 


Sunday, May 21st

1:00 AM – A petty theft from 
an unlocked vehicle occurred 
in the 2600 block of Glenrose 
Avenue. Stolen: turquoise 
10:05 AM – A vehicle was 
reported stolen from the 2500 
block of Glenrose Avenue. 
Vehicle described as a yellow 
2005 Ford F150 pick-up. 
Vehicle was recovered by 
Pasadena Police Department. 
10:20 AM – A residential 
burglary occurred in the 1400 
block of Palm St. Suspect(s) 
entered the residence by prying 
the door frame. Stolen: brown 
jewelry box and jewelry. 
5:10 PM – Juan Gutierrez, 
48 years old of Altadena was 
arrested in the 900 block of 
Athens Street for domestic 
Monday, May 22nd
12:00 AM – A theft of vehicle 
parts occurred in the 400 
block of Mountain View Street. 
Stolen: 1999 Honda Accord 
catalytic converter. 
12:42 AM – A petty theft from 
an unlocked vehicle occurred 
in the area of Marengo Avenue 
and Sacramento Street. Stolen: 
vehicle keys and alarm. 
9:10 AM – A locker burglary 
occurred in the 2100 block 
of Lincoln Avenue. Stolen: 
black gym bag, vehicle keys, 
cellphone and sandals.
8:00 PM - A vehicle burglary 
occurred in the 2100 block of 
Lincoln Avenue. Suspect(s) 
entered the vehicle by shattering 
the window. Stolen: Louis 
Vuitton purse, jewelry and a 
Michael Kors watch. 
Tuesday, May 23rd

6:00 AM – A package theftoccurred in the 1000 block 
of Alta Pine Street. Stolen: 
package containing shoes and 
10:15 AM – Melissa Medina, 
23 years old of Los Angeles was 
arrested in the 2100 block of 
Lincoln Avenue for domestic 
Wednesday, May 24th
12:30 PM – A residential 
burglary occurred in the 1200 
block of Sunny Oaks Circle. 
Suspect(s) entered the residence 
by shattering the sliding door. 
Stolen: jewelry and coin jar. 
Thursday, May 25th 
12:10 AM – A petty theft from 
an unlocked vehicle occurred 
in the 3000 block of Maiden 
Lane. Stolen: gym bag, clothes, 
emergency kit, radio, flashlight 
and shoes. 
3:00 AM – A commercial 
burglary occurred in the 2200 
block of Lincoln Avenue. 
Suspect described as a male, 
between 6 feet and 6 feet 2 
inches and 190 pounds. Stolen: 
6:00 PM – A vehicle burglary 
occurred in the 1800 block of 
Morada Place. Suspect entered 
the vehicle via unknown means. 
Stolen: black Garmin GPS golf 
watch, gray digital fluke and 
radio equipment. 
Friday, May 26th
9:45 AM – A petty theft from 
an unlocked vehicle occurred in 
the 1700 block of Morada Place. 
Stolen: stainless steel leather 
and photographs, advertising 

art, sculpture, and carvings are 

on view. 
For more information visit

CommunityHealth Needs 

City officials announced 
Wednesday that the 
“Community Health Needs 
Assessment of Greater 
Pasadena” (CHNA) is now 
available online for use as 
a valuable data resource 
tool for residents, decision 
makers, health care providers 
and other stakeholders when 
examining the overall health 
of the Pasadena area.

 In 2016, the Pasadena Public 
Heath Department (PPHD) 
and Huntington Hospital 
collaboratively completed a 
joint, systematic analysis of 
health indicators to provide 
insight into the current health 
status and needs of residents 
in the Greater Pasadena, 
including Pasadena, Altadena, 
South Pasadena and San 

 One such highlight looked 
at efforts to implement 
the Patient Protection & 
Affordable Care Act. In 2014, 

84.3 percent of Pasadena-
area residents had health 
insurance, up from 80 percent 
in 2010, adding 6,000 locally 
insured persons. 
“The new, joint CHNA 
represents months of 
important collaboration 
between the City and 
Huntington Hospital along 
with significant community 
engagement and input. We 
hope everyone will go to the 
CHNA website and use the 
data as the framework for 
positive change in our local 
health delivery and care 
systems,” PPHD Director 
Michael Johnson said.

 “When long-standing 
partners come together to 
address the health needs of 
the community, everyone 
benefits,” Ms. Haderlein said. 
“The collaboration between 
Huntington Hospital, the 
Pasadena Public Health 
Department and leaders of 
local organizations that are 
providing (health) services 
to Pasadena-area residents 
clearly demonstrates that we 
all have a role in improving 
the community’s well-being.” 

Now that the report is 
published, PPHD later this 
year will announce details on 
a community-wide effort to 
evaluate prioritize and plan 
for health improvements 
based on the report’s findings, 
Johnson said. 

The report is available online 

HuntingtonLibrary BookTalk ‘Joy Ride’ 

 Architect David Martin 
will discuss his book 
Joy Ride: An Architect’s 
Journey to Mexico’s Ancient 
and Colonial Places July 
13 (Thursday) 7:30 p.m. 
A journal of his travels of 
Mexico’s architecture and 
the country’s history and 
culture. A book signing 
follows the talk. The Free 
event will be in Rothenberg 
Hall. The Huntington is 
located at 1151 Oxford Rd. 
It is open to the public every 
day except Tuesday from 
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed 
Tuesdays and holidays. 

Free Events Roundup at thePasadena Senior Center 

 Old Pasadena Summer 
Cinema returns for another 
year as a month-long, free 
movie series featuring 
screenings in predominantly 
outdoor locations. Running 
from July 1 – July 29, this 
annual summer film program 
celebrates motion picture in 
all forms, offering a variety of 
audience-pleasing movie titles 
and genres in unique locales 
throughout the historic district 
of Old Pasadena. With nearly 20 
screenings during the month, 
Old Pasadena Summer Cinema 
is the largest free open-air film 
festival in California and draws 
a broad local and regional 
audience. All the Old Pasadena 
Summer Cinema screenings are 
free and open to the public.

Three screenings in Central 
Park are themed events that 
include special activities and 
the chance to picnic in the 
park prior to each film. Bring 
your own chairs and blankets 
to Central Park. Films begin at 
8:30pm and pre-activities begin 
at 6:30pm.
JULY 8: The Sting (1973) PG. 
Register for a spot on a walking 
tour of Old Pasadena filming 
locations of The Sting with 
Pasadena Walking Tours, which 
includes a Prohibition-era 
cocktail at POP Champagne & 
Dessert Bar. Pre-film activities 
at the park include live ragtime 
music with Holly Street 
Stompers, swing dance lessons 
with Dance Street Studio, and 
a Prohibition-themed photo 
booth. Buy your $10 ticket for 
the Walking Tour in advance.
JULY 15: Wreck-It Ralph (2012) 
PG. Join Neon Retro Arcade at 
the park with an arcade pop-up, 
costumed characters from the 
movie, superhero face painting, 
frozen goodies from Kona Ice, 
and a raffle. 
JULY 22: Mamma Mia (2007) 

PG-13. Grab your besties and 
head to the park for a bohemian 
evening under the stars. Enjoy 
henna tattoos, hair braiding, 
and more with Gypsy Bazaar, 
learn to dance the Hustle with 
Dance Street Studio, and groove 
to an ABBA-inspired DJ.
Enjoy another open-air option 
at One Colorado with films 
projected in the charming 
courtyard. Look for family 
favorites like Jurassic Park, 
Hugo, and Inside Out; two 
films that champion the 
underdog, Freedom Writers 
and Remember the Titans; and 
recent films like The Martian 
and Doctor Strange. Seating is 
provided at One Colorado, but 
be sure to arrive a little early for 
best options.
Distant Lands Travel Bookstore, 
which screens four travel-
related films inside the 
store, including Samsara, a 
documentary filmed over five 
years in 25 countries around the 
world, and Riding Solo to the 
Top of the World, a remarkable 
chronicle of the people and 
places filmmaker Guarav Jani 
encountered during his time in 
the Changthang Plateau region 
of India near the Chinese 
border. Another indoor option, 
Flower Pepper Gallery, screens 
the beautifully animated Song 
of the Sea and stop-motion 
animation Kubo and the Two 

 Finally, Old Pasadena 
audiences have the chance to 
see a new documentary, The Cat 
That Changed the World, that 
follows the mountain lion P-22 
in Griffith Park and the efforts 
to develop a wildlife crossing at 
Liberty Canyon in Los Angeles. 
Following the July 13 screening 
at the Pasadena Senior Center, 
the filmmaker and featured 
wildlife experts will be on hand 
for a panel discussion with 

 For more information 
go to

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 reservations.

The Domino Effect – 
Thursdays to June 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 to June 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 tip-of-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 16, at 1 p.m. 
Everyone enjoys movies and 
the pleasures they bring. 
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 to June 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.

 Scenic Walkers Club – 
Wednesdays, to June 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 
Savvy Caregivers – Tuesdays, 
June 13 to July 25, from 2 to 4 

p.m. Caregivers will learn basic 
knowledge and skills needed 
to care for family members 
who have been diagnosed 
with Alzheimer’s disease and 
other dementias. Presented 
by Alzheimer’s Greater Los 
Angeles. Registration is 
required by calling 626-6856730. 
Please note there will be 
no workshop on July 4.
Senior Beauty Tips – 
Thursday, June 15, at 10 a.m. 
Learn how to look your best at 
any age and get tips about skin 
care and makeup. 

 The Senior Center is 
an independent, nonprofit 
organization that offers 
recreational, educational and 
social services to people ages 
50 and older. For more visit or 
call (626) 795-4331. 

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