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SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 2017 
VOLUME 11 NO. 23 
SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 2017 
VOLUME 11 NO. 23 
Month-long Old Pasadena
Summer Cinema Returns 

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Police Chief 
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 

 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. 


Official Cake CuttingCeremony at 2 p.m. with 
Mayor Terry 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 

Pg. 4 
Pg. 3 
Pg. 7 
Pg. 10 
performances by a 

cappella group Acasola

Wiggle Waggle Walk
Registration is Open

 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 and photographs, 
advertising art, sculpture, and 
carvings are on view.

 For more information visit

Registration is now 
open for the 19th Annual 
Wiggle Waggle Walk. 
Join our community of 
animal lovers in raising 
funds for the Pasadena 
Humane Society & 
SPCA by participating 
on Sunday, September 
24 at Brookside Park at 
the Rose Bowl. Register 
today as an individual, 
create or join a team, and 
invite your friends and 
family to join the fun. 
All registrants receive 
an official Wiggle 
Waggle Walk t-shirt, 
participant bib, and 
bandana for your dog. 
You don’t need a dog to 
take part, just a desire to 
help animals in need. 
Start your fundraising 
journey today by 

registering or finding a 
team or walker to support at
T-Shirt Design Contest

 The Pasadena Humane 
Society & SPCA is calling 
all artists to submit a T-shirt 
design for this year’s official 
Wiggle Waggle Walk t-shirt, 
given to everyone who 
registers. PHS will select 
the winning design based 
on originality, content, and 
visual appeal. The winning 
design will be featured on 
the Wiggle Waggle website 
and the winner will receive 
a prize package, free entry 
to the 2017 Wiggle Waggle 
Walk, two event t-shirts, and 
recognition during opening 
ceremonies. Deadline is 
midnight (PST) Friday, 
July . To learn more go to: 

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 Marino. 

 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.

 Jane Haderlein, Senior Vice 
President of External Affairs 
for Huntington Hospital, 
said it is the community that 
benefits the most from the 
comprehensive 2016 CHNA. 

 “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. 
The report is available o at 

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) 

Music from Jersey Boys 

 Straight from Broadway – the original cast members of Jersey 
Boys bring you hits from the Beach Boys, the Beatles, Motown 
and more July 15 at the LA County Arboretum.
Larry Blank, conductor The Midtown Men: Four Stars from the 
Original Broadway Cast of Jersey Boys.

 All POPS concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. with gates opening for 
picnicking at 5:30 p.m. Concerts last approximately two hours, 
with one brief intermission. All performances will occur, rain or 
shine. Please dress comfortably and bring a jacket or sweater for 
the evening as the weather cools. 

Tickets start at just $25 and are selling fast with table seats 
nearly sold out. to buy tickets call (626)-793-7172. 
LA County Arboretum is at 301 N Baldwin Avenue Arcadia. 

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 filmgoers.

 For more information 
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