Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, July 15, 2017

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Local Area 
News Briefs 

 Suspect Arrested in 

 Pasadena Police Department 
patrol personnel responded 
last week to the 100 block 
of West Peoria Street after a 
report of a female gunshot 

 Officers arrived last Saturday 
morning at about 1:45 a.m. 
and found a Black female in 
her 40s, a victim of a shooting. 
Pasadena Fire Department 
paramedics arrived and 
transported the victim to a 
local hospital where she later 

 Follow-up investigation 
led Detectives to a suspect, 
Teretha Howard (Black 
female, 58 years old, Pasadena 
resident), who was arrested 
and booked for murder. Due 
to a preexisting medical 
condition, she was transported 
to a local hospital. Howard’s 
bail was set at $2 million. 

 The investigation is on-going. 
The identity of the victim 
is being withheld pending 
release from the Los Angeles 
County Coroner’s Office.

 Anyone with information 
about this case is encouraged 
to call Pasadena Police 
Detective Buchholz at (626)- 
744-7113 or you may report 
information anonymously by 
calling “Crime Stoppers” by 
dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477).

 Council to Create Civic 
Center Task Force 

 The city council is set Monday 
Night to create a community 
Task Force focused on the 
future development of the 
Civic Center including the 
embattled YWCA site.

 The council will discuss the 
scope and purview of the 
Task Force, and a process to 
implement the City’s desired 
vision for the Civic Center. 
They will also decide the 
number of members. 

 The meeting will be in 
Council Chamber, Pasadena 
City Hall at 6:30 p.m. and is 
open to the public. 

Pet of the 

Piper (A419338) has had 
it pretty rough. This sweet 
10-year-old Rottweiler 
was abandoned at an 
apartment complex. When 
our animal control rescued 
her from deplorable living 
conditions, we quickly 
noticed a huge tumor on 
her abdomen. Thanks to 
the PHS Miracle Fund, the 
mass was removed and, 
thankfully, was benign. 
While in our care Piper 
has proved to be a super 
friendly and loving gal. She 
is hoping for the perfect 
retirement home to spend 
her golden years. Piper 
qualifies for our Seniors 
for Seniors program, where 
adopters age 60 and over 
can adopt a pet 5 years and 
older at no charge.

 The adoption fee for dogs 
is $130. All dogs are spayed 
or neutered, micro chipped, 
and vaccinated before being 
adopted. New adopters will 
receive a complimentary 
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 
A419338, 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. 
Saturday. 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 pasadenahumane. 
Metro Bike Share Rolls Out in Pasadena 

By Dean Lee

 Pasadena became the newest 
city Friday to add Metropolitan 
Transportation Authority’s(Metro) bike sharing system as 
officials from the city, Metro, 
and Bicycle Transit Systems, 
Inc unveiled hundreds of bikes, 
in front of city hall, set to fill 30 
bike share stations throughout 
the city 

 “We recognize in Pasadena 
streets are for more than just 
moving cars,” Pasadena Mayor 
Terry Tornek said. “And this 
is a tremendous leap in that 
direction. Make no mistakes 
this is an experimental program 
and we have no guarantee of 
success here, inevitably there 
will be complaints because that’s 
the Pasadena way.” 

 Tornek said he is optimistic 
that the program would be a 
success and that starts with 
people educating each other 
about how system works. 

 “If you are someone who is a 
regular bicycle advocate, take 
the time and explain to people 
staring at these things, how it 
works,” Tornek said. “And help 
them to understand… so we 
can make this program a huge 
success beyond the two year 
experimental period.” 

 The bikes, with bold Metro 

Adaptive Art ProgramArtwork Unveiling

 “We Belong” in Pasadena served.

is the theme for this year’s This year’s cover is by artist 

popular Adaptive Art Program Maria Escobar of Pasadena 

art show—and you belong whose masterful use of 

there at the special free artists’ geometry and color blocking 

reception, 3-5 p.m., Saturday, creates a stunning, rhythmic 

July 22, at the Armory Center backdrop for a scene depicting 

for the Arts, 145 N. Raymond an unlikely friendship between 

Ave.a monkey and a lonely goldfish, 

 Original artwork from the who yearns to be a part of the 

program’s participants will be outside world. Maria’s vibrant 

on display at the Armory from drawing is entitled, “We 

July 22 to Sept. 8, 2017. The Belong.”

free art show celebrates the For the duration of the 

artists’ work and the theme of special exhibit, the Armory’s 

connection and community Community Room will be open 

with skillfully depicted, colorful free of charge to the public 

artwork featuring acts of Tuesdays through Sundays, 

kindness, caring and inclusion.Noon to 5 p.m. Visit www. 

 The free opening reception for 

is your chance for a first more information, or call (626) 

look at the original artwork, 792-5101.

along with an opportunity to The City’s Human Services 

meet some of the artists and and Recreation Department 

to purchase booklets of the provides the Adaptive Art 

exhibit, while supplies last, for program for artists with 

a suggested $10 minimum, disabilities who live in 

tax-deductible donation to the greater Pasadena area. 

the Pasadena Recreation and Visit

Parks Foundation, www.prpf. humanservices for more 

org. Light refreshments will be information. 


branding across them, can be 
ridden 30 minutes at a time. The 
bikes can be unlocked from the 
stations using Metro TAP cards 
and credit cards. Officials said 
there are monthly passes and 
yearly pass options along with 

 There has been discussion as to 
why Pasadena did not create its 
own bike sharing system similar 
to Long Beach or Breeze in 
Santa Monica.

 “We should leverage Metro, 
who is doing this county wide, 
City Manager Steven Mermell 
said. “They have a good partner 
in their vender. For us to go off 
and try and do this on our own, 
would cost us more, take us 
longer and require additional 
staff. It makes all kinds of sense 
of us to partner with Metro.” 
He also said that for the first two 
years, there is no cost to the city.

 “We will see in two years if it’s 
sustainable or not?” he said. 
Metro officials also made the 
choice not to have Global 
Positioning System GPS in the 
bikes or individual locks on 
the bikes as a way to keep cost 

 President of B-Cycle Rob 
Burns said theft in bike sharing 
programs is low. “Local police 
know what these bikes are and 
where they belong.” 

Sunday, July 2nd 

10:00 AM – A petty theftoccurred in the 800 block of E. 
New York Drive. Stolen: blue 
aluminum walker. 
Monday, July 3rd 

12:45 AM – A residential 
burglary occurred in the 1000 
block of E. Woodbury Road. 
Suspect(s) entered the residence 
via the unsecured rear door. 
Stolen: white Xbox 360, white 
Xbox 1s, black Dell laptop, and 
black Samsung desktop. 
9:00 AM – A petty theft from 
an unlocked vehicle occurred 
in the 2200 block of Windsor 
Avenue. Stolen: cigar and 
11:52 AM – An attempted 
residential burglary occurred in 
the 3100 block of Rubio Canyon 
Road. Suspect(s) attempted to 
enter the residence by shattering 
the kitchen window. No entry 
was made. 
7:47 PM – A domestic violence 
incident occurred in the 2700 
block of Olive Avenue. Suspect 
was arrested. 
Tuesday, July 4th 

1:15 PM – A vehicle was 
reported stolen from the 400 
block of W. Woodbury Road. 
Vehicle was recovered on 
7/5/2017 in the surrounding 

3:30 PM – A petty theft 
occurred in the 700 block of W. 
Millard Canyon Road. Stolen: 
tan Fossil purse, credit cards 
and identification card. 
8:00 PM – An assault with a 
deadly weapon occurred in the 
2300 block of Glenrose Avenue. 
Suspect not in custody. 
10:45 PM – A petty theft from 
an unlocked vehicle occurred 
in the 1800 block of N. Lake 
Avenue. Stolen: denim purse. 
Wednesday, July 5th 

10:10 PM – A grand theftoccurred in the 700 block of 
Mountain View Street. Stolen: 
Specialized Epic full suspension 
mountain bicycle. 
Thursday, July 6th 

7:30 AM – Three locker 
burglaries occurred in the 2100 
block of Lincoln Avenue. Stolen: 
various wallets, cellphones, and 
Friday, July 7th 

8:00 AM – A petty theft 
occurred in the 2100 block of N. 
Lincoln Avenue. Stolen: black 
frame bicycle with red tires and 
tan seat. 
Saturday, July 8th 

10:40 PM – A domestic battery 
occurred in the 900 block of 
Alta Pine Drive. Suspect is in 
City staff said bike share 

stations are available in Old 

Pasadena, the Rose Bowl, 

Paseo Colorado, Pasadena City 

College, Caltech, City Hall, the 

Pasadena Convention Center, 

shopping and restaurants on 

South Lake Avenue and other 

Metro has a similar bike 

sharing system in downtown 

Los Angeles, with plans to 

expand to the Port of LA at the 

end of the month and Venice in 

the near future. 


 Safely dispose of household 
hazardous waste and recycle 
electronics, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 
today, in Parking Lot I, south 
of the Rose Bowl Stadium, 
1001 Rose Bowl Dr. The free 
event is sponsored by the Los 
Angeles County Department 
of Public Works in cooperation 
with the City’s Department of 
Public Works. Motorists are 
advised to use caution while 
traveling through the area and 
to follow instructions given 
by event staff. NO document 
shredding will not be provided 
at the event.

 Household hazardous 
waste items include used 
motor oil, oil filters, 
antifreeze, automobile and 
household batteries, paint, 
brake fluid, paint thinner, 
cleaners with acid or lye, 
pesticides or herbicides, 
expired pharmaceuticals 
and fluorescent light bulbs. 
E-waste items include 
computers, keyboards, 
printers, monitors, laptops, 
docking stations, scanners, 
shredders, fax machines, 
computer mice, telephones, 
televisions, flat screens, VCRs, 
DVD players, PDAs, cassette 
players, tape drives, stereos 
and household batteries.

 NO explosives, radioactive 
materials, trash and tires, 
controlled substances and 
household appliances.

 Limits are 15 gallons or 
125 pounds of household 
hazardous waste. There is no 
limit for e-waste. For more 
information about the Los 
Angeles County hazardous 
waste disposal program, call 

(888) Clean LA, (888) 2532652, 
or (800) 238-0172. 
Car Nightsat Lake 

 Lake Avenue Church is 
hosting free Classic Car Nights 
on Friday nights throughout 
the summer, on July 28, and 
August 11 and 25, from 6-8 

p.m. The church’s west parking 
lot will be transformed into 
a car enthusiast’s paradise of 
classic, vintage, exotic and 
vehicles, along with music and 
The August 25 event is also 
a chili-cook-off. There will be 
dozens of entries judged by 
everyone who attends, along 
with a panel of three judges 
from the community.

 Admission is free for all events. 
Donations to cover the cost of 
the food are appreciated. For 
more information, call (626) 

 Lake Avenue Church is 
located at 393 N. Lake Avenue. 

Suicide Barriers Placed 
along Colorado Bridge

By Dean Lee

 Individuals taking a stroll over 
the popular Colorado Street 
Bridge to view Arroyo Seco 
Canyon will have no place to 
rest or sit as the city started, 
this week, putting 10 foot metal 
poles —fencing off all 20 alcoves 
along the bridge as a temporary 
solution to suicides. 

 The issue is set to be discussed 
at an upcoming Public Safety 
Committee meeting Wednesday 

“We are installing some chain 
link fencing over the alcoves 
because, this year to date, we 
have already had six people 
jump off the bridge,” City 
Manager Steven Mermell said. 
“They won’t be able to sit in 
the alcoves for a while, this is a 
temporary thing.” 

 According to a staff report 
the alcoves provide “steps” to 
an elevation where jumpers 
can go over the railing. There 
are also concerns over gaps in 
the railing, at the pilasters, that 
allow for easier access.

 Mermell also said there is now 

more awareness to the problem 
after houses were built near 
the bottom of the bridge, “the 
houses are far enough away, but 
there is more attention because 
people will be living there.”

 He said they were also 
aware of preservationists, 
including Pasadena Heritage, 
concerns over the aesthetics. 
“Throughout the years, back in 
the 30s, when a lot of people 
were jumping off, there was 
chain link there.”

 Non-structural interventions 
such as phones/intercoms 
Bridge patrols pedestrian 
exclusion, along with structural 
solutions like, wire strand 
installation, mesh barriers, 
netting and picket extensions 
will be discussed Wednesday 
night. The Public Safety 
Committee meets at 6:00 p.m. 
Pasadena City Hall, 100 N. 
Garfield Avenue, in the Council 

 For more information go 
city council, public safety 
committee. The meeting is open 
to the public. 

Pasadena Parks After 
Dark Program Activities

recreational swimming, and 

 The City of Pasadena’s movies and concerts in the 
Human Services & park. 
Recreation Department This year’s concert series 
in collaboration with the is especially exciting and 
County of Los Angeles features Tribute Bands to 
Parks and Recreation the O’Jays and the Supremes, 
Department coordinate the jazz bands and up-beat, 
“Parks After Dark” program high-quality live music. On 
in order to expand summer Thursdays evenings, Villa-
programming and increase Parke’s “Dive-In! Movies” are 
the use of parks as social and not to be missed. Enjoy open 
community resources.swim and watch family

 With a focus on youth friendly favorites poolside!
and families, Parks After The La Pintoresca Teen 
Dark offers surrounding Education Center will also 
communities extended host “Teen Tuesdays and 
park hours and activities Thursdays” for youth ages 12 
on Thursday, Friday and through 18 inside the Center 
Saturday evenings from 5:00 located at 1415 N. Raymond 

p.m. – 10:00 p.m. People Ave. from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. 
of all ages can enjoy free Tuesdays and Thursdays, 
activities that include sports from July 6 – Aug.10.
leagues, fitness classes, arts For the entire list of activities 
and crafts, enrichment visit
classes, teen activities, humanservices/ 
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 haveto be a member to attend. 
Some events require advancereservations as noted. 
Scenic Walkers Club – 
Wednesdays, to July 26, 
at 10 a.m. Enjoy a seriesof leisurely walks to enjoythe great outdoors, makenew friends and get someexercise. July 19: DescansoGardens. July 26: Lower 
Arroyo Seco Trail. To sign up,
email alancolville@charter. 
net or call 626-221-3741 for 
the meeting location for eachwalk, a list of items to bringand what to expect.

 Diabetes EmpowermentEducation Program – 
Thursdays, to Aug. 24, from

12:30 to 2:30 p.m. If youor someone you care for isdiabetic or pre-diabetic, thisseries will encourage you tomake lifestyle changes whilelearning more about yourdiabetes and how it affects 
your overall health. Presentedby Health Services AdvisoryGroup. 
Friday Movie Matinees –
Fridays at 1 p.m. Everyoneenjoys movies and the 
pleasures they bring. July 21:
“Dirty Dancing” (1987, PG13) 
starring Patrick Swayzeand Jennifer Grey. A teenagedgirl on summer vacation inthe Catskills with her familylearns some important lifelessons and falls in love with 
a dancer in the resort’s floor 

 The Domino Effect – 
Thursdays, to July 27, at 1 

p.m. If you’ve never playedChicken Foot dominoes 
before, or even if you have,
come join the fun as VickiLeigh leads participants ina rollicking version of thegame that is easy enough forbeginners yet challengingenough for more seasonedplayers. Oh, and pleaseexcuse the laughter everyThursday…it’s contagious!
For more information call 
Vicki at 928-478-4654. 
A Toast to the Joys ofMusic – Tuesdays to July25, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. 
Tom Campbell will playguitar and sing songs in theSenior Center Lounge. Stopby and enjoy his covers oftraditional country, countryrock, blues, folk, gospel andclassic rock originally madefamous by Willie Nelson, 
Merle Haggard, Vince Gill,
Elvis Presley, B.B. King, NeilYoung, The Grateful Dead,
The Rolling Stones and many 

Mail Fraud – Thursday,
July 20, at 10 a.m. Olderadults should be vigilantabout scams that are intended 
to deplete their life savings.
Learn how to protect yourselffrom mail fraud. Presented bythe U.S. Postal Service.

 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 olderin a welcoming environment.
Services are also providedfor frail, low-income and 
homebound seniors. 

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