Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, July 8, 2017

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 Body of missing South 
Pasadena boy found

 The body of a missing 5-yesrold 
boy was found last week 
near Lake Cachuma in Santa 
Barbara County. Officials 
said the remains of Aramazd 
Andressian Jr. were discovered 
June 30 after police received 
new information on the 
case. Andressian Jr. had been 
missing since April.

 Aramazd Andressian Sr., the 
boy’s father, has been charged 
with his murder. Andressian 
Sr. pled not guilty to the 
charge and is due back in court 
August 16. His bail was set at 
$10 million. 

 Andressian Sr. was arrested 
late last month in Las Vegas 
after authorities feared his was 
planning to flee the country.

 Symposium, Free 
Radicals: Evolving 
Perspectives on the 
Convergence of Art & 

 Pasadena Arts Council (PAC) 
and the Williamson Gallery at 
ArtCenter College of Design 
will present the symposium 
today and Sunday, Free 
Radicals: Evolving Perspectives 
on the Convergence of Art & 
Science, the newest program 
of PAC’s AxS (art + science) 

 Free Radicals will present a 
robust, two-day program of 
artist talks, performances, and 
presentations. Rather than 
focus on one specific thematic, 
the symposium will present 
an array of diverse viewpoints 
and approaches to the 
intersection of art and science. 
Cybernetics, space research, 
Earth sciences, media 
archeology, and museology, 
will all be addressed and 
positioned within a greater 
conversation that recognizes 
the allied importance of both 
the arts and the sciences to the 
dynamic tenor of our time. 

 For more visit

Pet of the 

Meet Quan (A419604), 
a 1.5-year-old lab/terrier 
mix eagerly awaiting a new 
home. Sadly, Quan came to 
PHS when his owner could 
no longer provide basic 
care. Like most young pups, 
he is full of energy and has a 
zest for life. Quan absolutely 
loves to play with toys. Our 
volunteers are teaching him 
basic training commands 
and are helping him learn 
good manners. He’s looking 
for a loving new family who 
will continue his training.

 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-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 
A419604, 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

Council to Hear Panda Inn Predevelopment Plan 

 The city council is set to hear and second floors of the existing 
Monday night, for the first CFT Gateway Center office 
time, plans for a large multiuse building; andproject on Foothill Boulevard • 737 parking spaces, including 
that include the remodel spaces for the existing office 
and expansion of Panda Inn building-provided in two levels 
restaurant, the construction of subterranean parking, two 
of 258 multi-family units, levels of above-grade podium 
remodeling of the existing CFT parking, one level of at-grade 
Gateway Center office building podium parking, and at-grade 
and adding additional parking surface lots.
to the area. The number of residential units 

 The report is for information proposed with this project is 258 
only and the council will take no units; 26 of the units would be 
action.provided as on-site affordable 

 According to the city staffhousing units pursuant to 
report the site, on the south the lnclusionary Housing 
side of East Foothill Boulevard, Requirements of the Zoning 
between Halstead Street and Code.
Rosemead Boulevard, consists The next steps for the project 
of three parcels of land and has include, Public hearings before 
a total size of approximately 4.3 the Design Commission are 
acres (187,410 square feet). The required for the proposed 
site is currently developed with project. In addition, an 
a one-story, 7,400 square foot environmental review would 
commercial restaurant building, occur consistent with the 
an 11-story, 121 ,590 square requirements of CEQA. The 
foot office building, and surface following identifies the steps in 
parking areas for the buildings. the review process:

 The proposed project includes:• Conduct environmental 

• Construction of a 258-unit review per CEQA;
multi-family residential (Urban • Concept and Final Design 
Housing) complex consisting of Review by the Design 
two buildings totaling 239,168 Commission.
square feet; Pursuant to the requirements 
• Remodel of an existing one-of the California Environmental 
story, 7,400 square-foot Panda Quality Act (CEQA), an 
Inn Restaurant building and environmental review of 
a 535 square-foot addition, the project would occur to 
resulting in a 7,935 square-foot analyze the project’s potential 
restaurant; environmental impacts, as 
• Exterior remodel of the first identified by State and local 
Commercial Leaf Blower 
Exchange Program

The South Coast Air Quality 
Management District will open 
registration for this year’s Leaf 
Blower Exchange Program 
on Tuesday. Exchange events 
will be held August 14-31 at 
multiple locations including 
Pasadena Aug. 23. 
Pre-registration is required and 
the reservation is only valid 
for the date and location preselected. 
A maximum of five (5) 
leaf blowers can be exchanged 
per company/organization.

 Commercial landscapers and 
gardeners operating within 
the South Coast Air Basin can 
exchange gasoline-powered 
backpack leaf blowers for 
new low-emission/low-noise 
backpack leaf blowers from 
DeWALT and STIHL at a 
discounted price. Participation 
is also open to city and county 
agencies, special districts, 
school districts and colleges.

 This year we are offering four 

(4) battery-electric models 
and one (1) gasoline-powered 
model. Discount prices are 
available with the trade-in of 
a working, gasoline-powered 
backpack leaf blower.

 Compliant with state law, sales 
tax will be charged on the full 
retail value of the leaf blower.

 SCAQMD sponsors an annual 
Leaf Blower Exchange Program 
that helps clean the air through 
the exchange of backpack 
leaf blowers. Commercial 
landscapers and gardeners 
operating within the South 
Coast Air Basin can exchange 
old, noisy, high-polluting 
backpack leaf blowers for 
new low-emission/low-noise 
backpack leaf blowers available 
at a discounted price.

 Since the Leaf Blower 
Exchange Program began in 
2006, 12,000 old leaf blowers 
have been replaced, reducing 
138,729 pounds of hydrocarbon 
and NOx emissions per year. 

 All old leaf blowers that are 
retired through this program 
are scrapped and recycled.

 For more information visit 

PTA Votes to Support HealthySleep and School Time 

 Senator Anthony Portantino 
(La Cañada Flintridge), author 
of SB 328 (Healthy School 
Start Time), applauds the 
recent action by the National 
PTA, which voted Wednesday 
to adopt a Resolution on 
Healthy Sleep for Adolescents. 
Research has shown that 
moving high school and middle 
school start time later improves 
student health and academic 
performance. Last week’s 
action by the National PTA 
embraces that research. SB 328 
is a California specific proposal 
that passed through the State 
Senate and is currently being 
heard in the State Assembly 
Education Committee. It calls 
for California’s middle and high 
schools to start no earlier than 

8:30 am. The bill has the support 
of the American Academy of 
Pediatrics and the California 
State PTA. 
Highlights from the National 
PTA’s resolution include: 
“Evidence proves that 
implementation of later school 
start times for adolescents 
affords students the opportunity 

to obtain optimal levels of sleep, 
thereby improving physical and 
mental health, safety, academic 
performance, and quality of life; 
and can be achieved with no 
change in the number of hours 
spent engaged in athletics, 
extracurricular activities, and 
homework after the schedule 

 “National PTA and its 
constituent associations 
support the efforts of school 
districts to optimize sleep for 
students and urge high schools 
and middle schools to aim for 
start times that allow students 
the opportunity to achieve 
optimal levels of sleep and to 
improve their physical and 
mental health, safety, academic 
performance, and quality of 

 The resolution can be found at

“As a longtime local PTA 
member, I’m very pleased that 
the National PTA acknowledges 
and supports the science behind 
the relationship between 
healthy sleep for teens and 
appropriate school start time,” 
commented Portantino. 

environmental guidelines. At 

this time, it is not known what 

level of review will be required 

according to the report. 
The Design Commission will 

be the review authority for the 

environmental review. 
The city council meets Monday 

at 6:30 p.m. in the Council 

Chamber, Pasadena City Hall 

100 North Garfield Avenue, 

room S249. The agenda allows 

for public comment on the issue 

at the time of the report. 

DUI and 
Driver License 
Checkpointon Friday

 Pasadena Police Department 
Traffic Unit will be conducting 
a DUI/Driver License 
Checkpoint on Friday, 
between the hours of 7:00 p.m. 
to 2:30 a.m. 

 Officers will be looking for 
signs of alcohol and/or drug 
impairment, with officers 
checking drivers for proper 
licensing, delaying motorists 
only momentarily. When 
possible, specially trained 
officers will b e available to 
evaluate those suspected of 
drug-impaired driving, which 
now accounts for a growing 
number of impaired driving 

 DUI Checkpoints like this 
one are placed in locations 
based on collision statistics 
and frequency of DUI 
arrests, affording the greatest 
opportunity for achieving 
drunk and drugged driving 
deterrence. Locations 
are chosen with safety 
considerations for the officers 
and the public. 

 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 nonalcoholic 
drinks to free 
appetizers and m ore. The 
feature-packed app even has 
social media tie-ins and even 
a tab for the non-DD to call 
Uber, Lyft or Curb.

 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 
$10,000 not to mention the 
embarrassment when friends 
and family find out.

Funding for this checkpoint 
is provided to Pasadena Police 
Department by a grant from 
the California Office of Traffic 
Safety, through the National 
Highway Traffic Safety 
Administration, reminding 
everyone to ‘Report Drunk 
Driver – Call 9-1-1’. 

Next South 
CommunityFocus Group 

 Join South Pasadena officials 
for the next focus group 
meeting - The “Our Natural 
Community” focus group 
and the “Our Healthy/Safe 
Community” focus group will 
meet jointly on Thursday, July 
13th, 7:00 p.m., in the South 
Pasadena Library Community 
Room--1115 El Centro Street. 

 This group will review, discuss, 
and develop General Plan 
and Specific Plan strategies 
to protect the environment, 
increase awareness of hazards 
and emergency preparedness, 
and create a healthy and safe 

Reception for State AttorneyGeneral Xavier Becerra

 Assemblymember ChrisHolden, in collaboration 
with the City of Pasadena, ishosting a community eventwith California Attorney 
General Xavier Becerra 
on Thursday from 5:30 to

7:00 p.m. in the Rotunda ofPasadena City Hall at 100Garfield Ave. 
“California AttorneyGeneral Becerra has a vitallyimportant job to protect ourshared California values,” Becerrasaid Assemblymember Becerra served in the U.S. 
Chris Holden. “This event House of Representatives 
will provide an excellent since 1993 and won his 
opportunity for the 13th consecutive term 
community to hear from himin November. While in 
directly and ask questions.”Congress, Attorney General

 Assemblymember HoldenBecerra was the first Latino 
will offer his remarks alongto serve as a member of the 
with Pasadena Mayor Terrypowerful Committee on 
Tornek.Ways And Means, served 

 Xavier Becerra was sworn as Chairman of the House 
in as California’s attorneyDemocratic Caucus, and was 
general on January 2017. HeRanking Member of the Wayssucceeded Kamala Harris, and Means Subcommittee 
who was elected to the U.S. on Social Security. BecerraSenate in November 2016. He stepped down from Congresswill serve the final two yearsto assume the office of state 
of Harris’ term.Attorney General. 

New Invasive MosquitoSpecies Found In Pasadena 

 Eggs from the Aedes albopictus commonly called the Asian tiger 
mosquito that can infect mosquito, are now in Pasadena. 
humans with viruses such as Positive identification was 
Zika, dengue and chikungunya confirmed on June 21.
have been found in monitoring Additional action steps to 
traps in Pasadena, the Pasadena take to fight against all types of 
Public Health Department mosquitoes include:
(PPHD) announced today. Empty, scrub clean with hot 
Health Officials emphasized water, turn over, cover--or 
there are no reported cases of throw out--unused outdoor 
locally transmitted Zika or the items that hold water, such as 
other two viruses by this type of tires, buckets, planters, toys, 
mosquito in Pasadena.pools, birdbaths or flowerpots.

 “It is important for the public Keep swimming pool water 
to be aware of the presence clean, sanitized and filtered. 
of this mosquito, which is Same with ponds or birdbaths.
different than the local variety Wear insect repellants 
of the insect, and to take steps containing DEET when 
now to help protect yourself outdoors.
and your family against these Wear long-sleeved shirts and 
mosquitoes,” PPHD Health long pants when outdoors if 
Officer Dr. Ying-Ying Goh said. weather permits.

 More than a dozen mosquito Check window and door 
egg traps have been placed screens for holes, repair or 
throughout Pasadena by the replace.
San Gabriel Valley Mosquito When traveling, choose lodging 
and Vector Control District that has air conditioning and 
(SGVMVCD) and four screens. 
traps tested positive for eggs For more information contact 
indicating that the Aedes the SGVMVCD at (626) 814albopictus 
mosquitoes, 9466, or at 

Free Events Roundup at thePasadena 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, to July 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.

 Diabetes Empowerment 
Education Program – 
Thursdays, 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 

14: “A Dog’s Purpose” (2017, 
PG) starring Dennis Quaid 
and Peggy Lipton. A dog 
seeks to discover his purpose 
over the course of several 
lifetimes and owners. July 
21: “Dirty Dancing” (1987, 
PG-13) starring Patrick 
Swayze and Jennifer Grey. 
A teenaged girl on summer 
vacation in the Catskills 
with her family learns some 
important life lessons and 
falls in love with a dancer in 
the resort’s floor show. 

 The Domino Effect – 
Thursdays, to July 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 
Dental Issues – Thursday, 
July 13, at 10 a.m. Keep your 
teeth healthy! Learn about 
common oral health issues 
experienced by older adults. 
Presented by ChapCare.

 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 a welcoming environment. 
Services are also provided 
for frail, low-income and 
homebound seniors. 

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