Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, July 1, 2017

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Local Area 
News Briefs

Fourth of July Closures 
Reminders for Pasadena

South Pasadena Suspect 
Arrested on Murder of Son

 Authorities arrested a 
man last week for suspicion 
of murder relating to the 
disappearance of his 5-year-
old son in South Pasadena. 
Aramazd Andressian Sr was 
arrested June 23 in Las Vegas. 

 According to police 
Andressian was arrested after 
he changed his appearance, 
dying his hair and shaving 
his beard, believing he could 
be a flight risk. After several 
exhausting searches, the body 
of his son, Aramazd “Piqui” 
Andressian Jr, has not been 

 The L.A. County District 
Attorney has charged 
Andressian Sr with a no-body 
murder charge.

 Andressian Jr was last 
seen April 21 as the two left 
Disneyland. Andressian Sr 
was found unconscious next 
to his car, doused in gasoline, 
in Arroyo Park the next. 
His bail was set at $10 

 Pasadena residents, businesses 
and visitors are reminded 
that City Hall, and most City 
business offices are closed on 
Tuesday, Independence Day, 
in observance of our Great 
Nation’s Birthday. Normal 
schedules and office hours 
resume July 5.

 Pasadena Fire and Police 
Departments will continue 
to be staffed for all patrol, 
jail, fire, paramedic and other 
emergency services, including 
special enforcement patrols 
against all fireworks throughout 
the City. For life-threatening 
emergencies, always call 9-1-1, 
and “If You See Something, Say 
Something,” especially illegal 
fireworks, call: (626) 744-4241.

 But you fireworks to be part of 
your Fourth of July celebration? 
Attend “Americafest” at the Rose 
Bowl Stadium, featuring the best 
professional fireworks show in 
Southern California! Ticket, 
event program lineup, parking 
and tailgating info is online at

 Pasadena residents and 
businesses with power 
emergencies should call the 
City’s Water and Power (PWP) 
Department at (626) 744-4673. 
For water-related emergencies, 
call (626) 744-4138. PWP’s 
Customer Service Call Center is 
closed July 4, but customers can 
access their accounts and make 
payments by phone at (626) 
744-4005 or online at www.

 Pasadena’s Citizen Service 
Center, www.cityofpasadena.
net/citizen-service-center, will 
be open 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., July 
4, and will return to normal 
hours, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., July 
5. All City-provided services 
for trash, recycling and yard 
waste pickups will be on regular 
schedules the week of July 4, 
but no bulky item pickups will 
occur on Fourth of July.

 The Municipal Services 
Payment Center at City Hall 
and all Pasadena Public Library 
sites will be closed July 4. 
Pasadena Transit and Dial-A-
Ride service will not operate 
on Independence Day, but will 
resume regular service July 5.

 All parking meters not posted 
as “No Parking” will be free 
on July 4; time limits will not 
be enforced. Violations for 
overnight parking, red curb 
parking, No Parking zones 
and blocking fire hydrants 
will be enforced. Motorists 
are especially cautioned about 
parking restrictions in the 
Arroyo Seco area near the 
Rose Bowl Stadium. Regular 
enforcement resumes July 5.

 The only public swimming 
pool open on July 4 will be 
at Blair High School, 1201 S. 
Marengo Ave., from noon to 3 
p.m. The “Splash Pad” water 
play facility at La Pintoresca 
Park, 45 E. Washington Blvd., 
will operate 11 a.m. to 6 
p.m. All City Recreation and 
Community Centers are closed 
on July 4, but all parks will 
be open for picnics, fun and 
festivities. No site reservations 
are accepted on holidays.

 The City wishes all a 
wonderful Fourth of July and 
urges everyone to remember 
the freedoms we enjoy and 
the sacrifices made by those—
past, present and future—
who created and currently 
protect our country. Celebrate 
responsibly; always designate 
a driver; use common sense 
when outdoors in the sun and 
remember all fireworks are 
illegal in Pasadena. Please 
also remember that your 
animal companions are easily 
frightened by firework noises 
and they need a quiet, secured 
space, water and lots of TLC.

Phos-Chek Sprayed to Brush near Rose Bowl

By Dean Lee

 Pasadena fire officials Thursday 
morning started their annual 
Phos-Chek spraying, a fire 
retardant, around the Rose 
Bowl Stadium in preparation for 
Americafest Tuesday night. 

 “Phos-Chek is going to be 
sprayed in the Linda Vista area 
as well as Arroyo brush areas 
that we identified as a high 
hazard,” said Pasadena Fire 
Chief Bertral Washington. “This 
is a preventative measure before 
the 4th of July, as we celebrate 
with a verity of professional 
fireworks that will take place.”

 The main ingredients of the fire 
retardant are phosphates and 
fertilizers to help prevent plants 
from burning and re-vegetate 
burned wild-land areas officials 

 Washington said they planned 
to use eight tons of Phos-Chek 
in a four to five mile radius 
around the Rose Bowl. He also 
said they spray 20 to 50 feet 
at the edge of vegetated areas 
depending on the growth. He 
said this year’s rain has added to 
the danger. 

 “We had a great deal of rain and 
a great deal of growth,” he said. 
“The rain has not continued so 
that growth tends to dry up and 
then it becomes a high hazard 
for fuel [fire].”

Washington also reminded 
residents that all fireworks are 
both illegal and dangerous.

 “Although some products 
[fireworks] are labeled safe and 
sane, we want to let you know 
that there are no fireworks out 
there that are safe,” he said. 
“Injury from fireworks is highest 
among our children from five to 
14 years old.”

 He said statistics show 
fireworks are among the riskiest 
of all consumer products. Even 
sparklers, which many people 
think are safe, are dangerous 
and can reach 1,200 degrees 
Fahrenheit; causing serious 
burns or fires. Nearly 10,000 
fireworks-related injuries are 
treated in U.S. emergency 
rooms every year and two of five 
people injured from fireworks 
are under 15 years old.

 Police Chief Phillip Sanchez 
also said there is a zero tolerance 
towards fireworks, “we are out 
looking for illegal fireworks and 
arresting or issuing citations.”

 “Very year there are tragedies 
we hear about, with respect to 
fireworks in our community, 
let’s not have that occur this 
year,” he said. 

 For more about Americafest 
at the Rose Bowl Stadium, visit:

 Protesters, Police to be at 
Ted Nugent’s Show

 An online petition has 
called on Pasadena officials 
to stop Ted Nugent from 
performing Sunday night at 
the Rose, describing Nugent 
as homophobe, antisemite, 
and racist. 

 “Ted Nugent does not reflect 
Pasadena values, and should 
not be paid to spew his 
message of hate in our city,” 
the petition, signed by over 
1,600 people, claims. “Tell 
Nugent and the management 
of The Rose where you stand.”

 Police Chief Phillip Sanchez 
stated that any officers at that 
event will be there to keep it 

 City officials, including 
city council members, have 
said they are concerned 
and disagree with Nugent’s 
rhetoric but that everyone’s 
constitutional rights should 
be protected.

 Nugent has said he will avoid 
referencing to violence after 
GOP House Whip Steve 
Scalise was shot June 14. 

Wage in 

 City officials said workers, 
employers and businesses 
operating in Pasadena are 
reminded that increases to 
local minimum wages take 
effect today, employers with 26 
or more employees must pay a 
minimum of $12 per hour. For 
employers with 25 or fewer 
employees, the minimum 
wage is $10.50 per hour.

 The city’s ordinance is a multi-
phase, multi-year approach to 
elevating the minimum wage 
to $15 per hour by 2020.

 This is year two of the city’s 
minimum wage ordinance 
that began last year.

 For updated information 
MinimumWage. The website 
also has the formal notices 
available in several languages 
that can be printed and 
displayed for employees to 

 For any complaints, workers 
can contact the city via the 
Citizen Service Center, by 
phone at (626) 744-7311 or
service-center. Additional 
information will be available 
at the consumer kiosk stations 
at the Jackie Robinson 
Community Center, 1020 N. 
Fair Oaks Ave., and the Villa-
Parke Community Center, 
363 E. Villa St. The online 
compliant form is available at Planning/ 
Minimum Wage Complaint 

 Anyone who wishes to file a 
complaint should provide as 
much specific documentation 
as possible, including paystubs 
that show hourly wages paid. 
Anonymous complaints 
can be received, but code 
enforcement and compliance 
could be limited.

 Pasadena’s local ordinance 
was approved prior to the 
state law and the state law 
did not specifically prohibit 
local jurisdictions from 
passing local minimum 
wage ordinances. As a result, 
companies and businesses 
with employees working in 
Pasadena must comply with 
the City’s ordinance whenever 
the local, municipal law 
exceeds the standards of the 
state law. Additional increases 
are scheduled to occur at the 
same time in 2018.

Fourth of July Reminder: 
Plan Your Sober Ride Home


 This Fourth of July, as friends 
and family travel to picnics and 
barbecues across the country, 
Pasadena Police Department, 
Sheriff Deputies and the 
California Highway Patrol, 
will be out stopping impaired 
drivers by targeting those who 
put lives in danger. As you 
prepare to drive home from the 
festivities, keep in mind that 
impairment by alcohol or drugs 
can be deadly Remember: Drive 
Sober or Get Pulled Over. 

 High Visibility Enforcement, 
using both DUI checkpoints 
and DUI Saturation Patrols, has 
proven to lower the number 
of persons killed and injured 
in alcohol or drug impaired 
crashes. Research shows that 
crashes involving an impaired 
driver can be reduced by up to 20 
percent when well-publicized, 
proactive DUI operations are 
conducted routinely. 

 Officers will be looking for 
signs of alcohol and/or drug 
impairment. When possible, 
specially trained of ficers will 
be available to evaluate those 
suspected of drug-impaired 
driving, which now accounts for 
a growing number of impaired 
driving crashes. 

 In recent years, California 
has seen an increase in drug-
impaired driving crashes. Your 
Pasadena Police Department 
supports the new effort from 
the Office of Traffic Safety that 
aims to educate all drivers 
that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean 
Booze.” If you take prescription 
drugs, particularly those with a 
driving or operating machinery 
warning on the label, you might 
be impaired enough to get a 

Plan your sober ride home 
before the party b egins this 
July 4th weekend celebration. 
Drivers are encouraged to 
download the Designated 
Driver VIP, or “DDVIP,” free 
mobile app for Android or 
iPhone. The DDVIP app helps 
find nearby bars and restaurants 
that feature free incentives for 
the designated sober driver, 
from free non-alcoholic drinks 
to free appetizers and more. 

 Drivers caught driving 
impaired can expect the impact 
of a DUI arrest to include jail 
time, fines, fees, DUI classes, 
license suspensions and other 
expenses that can exceed 

Pet of the 

Free Events Roundup at the 
Pasadena Senior Center

There is something 
for everyone in July 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 noted.

 Scenic Walkers Club – 
Wednesdays, July 5 to 26, 
at 10 a.m. Enjoy a series 
of leisurely walks to enjoy 
the great outdoors, make 
new friends and get some 
exercise. July 5: Monrovia 
Canyon Falls. July 12: Los 
Angeles County Arboretum. 
July 19: Descanso Gardens. 
July 26: Lower Arroyo Seco 
Trail. To sign up, email or 
call 626-221-3741 for the 
meeting location for each 
walk, a list of items to bring 
and what to expect.

Free Taxi Vouchers – 
Thursday, July 6, at 9 a.m. 
Qualified low-income adults 
who are 50 and older and 
reside in the Pasadena area 
will receive two vouchers for 
taxi rides. Proof of income 
and photo ID are required. 
Quantities are limited. 
For more information call 

 Know Your Numbers – 
Thursday, July 6, at 10 a.m. 
If you or someone you care 
for has been diagnosed with 
diabetes, high blood pressure 
or high cholesterol, learn 
what a BMI is, whether your 
numbers are too high, too 
low or just right, and more. 
Presented by Regal Medical 

 Diabetes Empowerment 
Education Program – 
Thursdays, July 6 to Aug. 24, 
from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. If 
you or someone you care for 
is diabetic or pre-diabetic, 
this series will encourage 
you to make lifestyle changes 
while learning more about 
your diabetes and how it 
affects your overall health. 
Presented by Health Services 
Advisory Group.

 Friday Movie Matinees – 
Fridays at 1 p.m. Everyone 
enjoys movies and the 
pleasures they bring. July 
7: “Lion” (2016, PG-13) 
starring Dev Patel and 
Nicole Kidman. Twenty-five 
years after getting lost on 
the streets of Calcutta and 
adopted by an Australian 
couple, a young Indian 
man sets out to find his 
family. The Domino Effect 
– Thursdays, July 6 to 27, 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’s contagious! 
For more information call 
Vicki at 928-478-4654.

 A Toast to the Joys of 
Music – Tuesdays, July 11 
to 25, from 9:30 to 11:30 
a.m. (Please note the event 
will be canceled on July 4.) 
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.Founded in 1960, the 

 Pasadena Senior Center 
is an independent, nonprofit 

 Lucy (A419271) is a 
4-year-old terrier mix. This 
adorable pup is just about 
as sweet as they come. 
She enjoys head scratches, 
getting petted and giving 
out face kisses to her 
favorite volunteers. This 
smart pup is learning basic 
training commands and 
mastered “sit” and “down” 
in one afternoon. Lucy was 
transferred to us from the 
Downey shelter where she 
stood out for her mellow 
personality and good 
behavior. If you are looking 
for cuddly couch potato, 
Lucy just might be your gal! 

 The adoption fee for dogs 
is $130. All dogs are spayed 
or neutered, microchipped, 
and vaccinated before being 

 New adopters will receive a 
complimentary health-and-
wellness 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 
A419271, 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


Monday, June 19th

9:30 AM – A residential 
burglary occurred in the 2200 
block of N. Roosevelt Avenue. 
Suspect(s) entered the residence 
by removing the window panes. 
Stolen: gold ring, gold pocket 
watches, and sterling silver 

9:31 AM – A motorcycle was 
reported stolen from the 500 
block of W. Mariposa Street. 
Motorcycle described as a green 
2015 Kawasaki Ninja 300.

3:30 PM – A theft of landscaping 
equipment occurred in the 1200 
block of N. Altadena Drive. 
Stolen: red Echo leaf blower, 
gray and orange Stihl chainsaw, 
and orange Stihl weed whacker.

10:41 PM – A vehicle was 
reported stolen from the 2100 
block of Lincoln Avenue. 
Vehicle described as a red 
1997 Honda Civic. Vehicle was 
recovered by Pasadena PD.

Tuesday, June 20th

11:40 AM – A vehicle burglary 
occurred in the area of Fair Oaks 
Avenue and Loma Alta Drive. 
Suspect(s) entered the vehicle 
via unknown means. Stolen: 
Red Line Courier Service bags 
containing mail packages.

5:40 PM – A vehicle was 
reported stolen from the 400 
block of Mountain View Street. 
Vehicle was described as a black 
1996 BMW 328i. 

 Wednesday, June 21st

6:00 AM - A residential burglary 
occurred in the 2400 block 
of Garfias Street. Suspect(s) 
entered the residence by 
shattering the rear patio glass 
door. Stolen: various jewelry.

9:51 AM – Jorge Gomez, 31 
years old of Los Angeles was 
arrested in the 300 block of W. 
Altadena Drive for possession 
of a controlled substance.

Thursday, June 22nd

12:45 AM – A domestic assault 
occurred in the 2400 block of 
El Sol Avenue. One individual 
was arrested pursuant to the 

3:35 PM – Hector Treto, 36 
years old of Altadena and 
Vivian De La Torre, 23 years old 
of Pasadena were arrested in the 
2000 block of N. Allen Avenue 
for carjacking. 

Friday, June 23rd

12:00 PM – A petty theft 
occurred in the 1200 block of 
Rubio Street. Stolen: orange 
pole saw.

6:00 PM – A residential 
burglary occurred in the 3500 
block of Rubio Crest Drive. 
Suspect(s) entered the residence 
via unknown means. Stolen: 

Saturday, June 24th

1:24 PM – Eduardo Beltran, 
42 years old of Pasadena was 
arrested in the area of Fair Oaks 
Avenue and Woodbury Road 
for possession of a controlled 

1:00 PM - A theft of landscaping 
equipment occurred in the 
1100 block of E. Palm Street. 
Stolen: silver and red Honda 

L.A. County 
Budget Takes 

 Supervisor Barger Applauds 
County’s High Credit Rating, 
Rainy Day Fund and Says 
Measure H Strategies Should 
Employ Cautious Approach

 On a unanimous vote, the 
Board of Supervisors have 
authorized a $30 billion 
budget for Fiscal Year 2017-

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