Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, July 22, 2017

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Mountain View News Saturday, July 22, 2017 
EncouragingLower Energy 
Huntington HospitalNames New President CEO 

Public Input on Bridge Suicide Barriers 

Use duringSolar Eclipse

 “Do Your Thingfor the Sun”

 In an effort to lessen 
dependency on fossil fuel-
based energy during the 
solar eclipse on August 21st, 
Assembly Committee on 
Utilities and Energy Chair, 
Chris Holden, introduced 
House Resolution 50. The 
measure encourages all 
Californians to reduce 
energy use, and pledge to 
“Do Your Thing for the Sun” 
during the hours of 9 a.m. 
to 10:30 a.m. on August 21.

 “On Monday, August 
21st our hardworking sun 
will be taking a break, and 
maybe you should too,” says 
Assemblymember Holden. 
“We are encouraging all 
Californians to postpone 
major energy use until after 
the solar eclipse.”

 “Do Your Thing for 
the Sun” is an effort in 
partnership with the 
California Public Utilities 
Commission for millions 
to take action during the 
Great Solar Eclipse of 2017, 
an event that happens only 
once every 50 years. If 
consumers lower energy 
use during the eclipse, a 
time when California’s solar 
energy production will dip, 
fewer fossil fuels will be 

 “This campaign creates 
a unique opportunity to 
educate Californians on 
energy-saving strategies 
that can extend past the 
hours of the solar eclipse, 
leading to a cleaner and 
more environmentally-
conscious state,” said 
For more information go to 

Pet of the 

Strudel (A416309) is a 
very energetic 2-monthold 
kitten. She loves to 
run around with her 
siblings and play with 
toys. She’s very vocal and 
always asks to be picked 
up. Her foster mom says 
that she just meows out of 
happiness when you walk 
into the room. She has a big 
personality and is a total 
sweetheart. Strudel is litter 
box trained and will make a 
great pet for any family. 

 The adoption fee for cats 
is $75. All cats are spayed 
or neutered, microchipped, 
and vaccinated before 
being adopted. 

 New adopters will receive 
a complimentary healthand-
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 
A416309, 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 

The Pasadena Humane 
Society is offering $20 
spay/neuter surgery for 
cats one year and younger 
the entire month of July. 
Make an appointment at

 Pasadena’s public safety 
committee heard everything 
Wednesday night from criticism 
on temporarily fencing off all 
20 alcoves along the Colorado 
Street Bridge as a solution to a 
sudden increase in suicides, to 
planting trees and shrubs under 
the bridge to detour jumpers. 
The issues were taken up during 
an information meeting on 
suicide mitigation proposals.

 Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek, 
although not on the committee, 
sat in. He said the subject was 
difficult to deal with, “This 
whole discussion tonight is 
very upsetting and I think it’s 
entirely appropriate and that I 
appreciate, the help of the Heath 
Department, there are all kinds 
of ways people commit suicide, 
this is the most dramatic way. 
Putting this is the larger context 
of public health has a real value.” 

He also said the city should 
immediately, as part of an 
emergency basis, close off the 
railing at each end of bridge. 
He also apologized for the 
look of fencing off the alcoves, 
“It’s aesthetically offensive but 
I don’t see any alternative and 
I commend staff for moving 

 Both Sue Mossman Executive 
Director Pasadena Heritage 
and Claire Bogaard Pasadena 
Heritage Board Member 
suggested planting trees 
and working with Pasadena 

Jazz on 
the Green

 Friends in Deed will once again 
return to Historic Castle Green 
for an annual fundraising event 
Jazz On The Green. The event, 
September 27, is an evening of 
live jazz music and food and 
drink, to support the work of 
Friends in Deed. Jazz On The 
Green will be held 5:30 p.m. to 

8:30 p.m.
Performing are, the jazz 
duo, John Pisano and Gene 
John Pisano is a straight-ahead 
jazz guitarist who has recorded 
and toured the globe with artists 
such as Tony Bennett, Barbra 
Streisand, Burt Bacharach, 
Natalie Cole, Peggy Lee (for 
whom he conducted the 
Dallas Symphony Orchestra), 
Diana Krall, Sergio Mendes, 
Manhattan Transfer, and 
many others. He was a charter 
member of Herb Alpert’s 
Tijuana Brass and the go-to guy 


Sunday, July 9th

5:10 PM – A robbery of a Lyftdriver occurred in the 3300 
block of N. Lincoln Ave. Two 
juveniles were arrested and theitem stolen was recovered. 
Monday, July 10th

11:08 AM – A vehicle was 
reported stolen from the areaof Lehigh Street and WindsorAvenue. Vehicle described as a 
red 1996 GMC Sierra. Vehicle 
recovered by San BernardinoSheriff ’s Department.
2:58 PM – Cory Macy, 31 yearsold of Altadena was arrested 
in the 1800 block of N. Allen 
Avenue for vehicle vandalism. 
Tuesday, July 11th

10:00 AM – A residential 
burglary occurred in the 
2300 block of Porter Avenue. 
Suspect(s) entered the residenceby removing the window screen.
Stolen: black jewelry box. 
1:15 PM – A grand theft 
of landscaping equipmentoccurred in the 4200 block of 
Canyon Crest Road. Stolen: 
green/red Honda lawn mower,
orange/black Stihl blower, 
orange/steel Stihl hedge 
trimmer, orange/black TMC 
hedge trimmer, and orange/redStihl weed eater. 
4:45 PM – A grand theft of 
architects, “working on 
solutions that might not be 
investigated yet,” Mossman said.

 The mayor agreed, “Most of 
us would agree that planting 
trees makes sense, I think that 
one of the great ideas is having 
some sort of engagement with 
our local Pasadena architects 
and engineers and brainstorm 
this and enhance community 
participation. Come up with 
an idea that is cost effective 
and successful and aesthetically 

 Residents spoke up over the 
current temporary fencing. 

 “My concern is the way the 
temporary barriers are being 
installed, a lot of holes have 
been drilled in the sidewalk, 
and the uprights bolted in,” said 
resident Diana Britt. “It seems 
to me that it should have been 
possible to think of some sort 
of opportunity or way to block 
access to the alcoves attaching 
whatever fencing to the exiting 
railing [without damaging the 
bridge]. I think this is purely 
cosmetic and poorly thought 

 Councilmember Tyron 
Hampton said whatever the cost 
something needed to be done 
even it only prevents one death.
Others suggested they also look 
at other bridges including the 
newly reconstructed John K. 
Van de Kamp Bridge, “there is 
no railing on that bridge at all,” 
someone said. 

for the gifted Joe Pass. Their 
For Django album, a harbinger 
of many more collaborations 
together, culminated with 
Duets in 1991. Mr. Pisano wrote 
the hit So, What’s New, which 
appeared as the B-side of Herb 
Alpert’s hit single Flamingo in 

 Gene Bertoncini is one 
of the pre-eminent jazz 
guitarists’ active today. His 
fluid technique and lyricism 
have won him international 
praise and accolades as the 
“Segovia of jazz.” An eloquent 
and versatile improviser, Mr. 
Bertoncini has been heard with 
an extraordinary range of jazz 
greats, including performances 
and recordings with Benny 
Goodman, Buddy Rich, Wayne 
Shorter, Hubert Laws, and Paul 
Desmond among others, as well 
as such distinguished singers 
as Tony Bennett, Lena Horne, 
Nancy Wilson, Vic Damone, 
and Eydie Gorme.

 For tickets or more information 
visit or 
call 626-797-2402. 

landscaping equipment occurredin the 2000 block of Midwick 
Drive. Stolen: red/organgeEcho blower and orange/grayStihl hedge trimmer.

Wednesday, July 12th

6:12 PM – A robbery occurredin the area of Fair Oaks Avenue 
and Loma Alta Drive. Suspect 
has been identified as the 
victim’s ex-boyfriend. Suspect is 
not in custody.
Thursday, July 13th

9:20 PM – Alejandro Garcia,
40 years old of Altadena andRamon Cruz, 45 years old ofAltadena were in the area of 
Sacramento Street and RaymondLane and were arrested for 
possession of a controlled 
substance and possession ofdrug paraphernalia.
Friday, July 14th

7:00 PM – A vehicle burglary 
occurred in the 200 block 
of Harriet Street. Suspect(s)
entered the vehicle via unknown 
means. Stolen: brown military 
Saturday, July 15th

11:30 PM – A residential 
burglary occurred in the 100block of W. Mountain View 
Street. Suspect has been arrestedand the investigation is ongoing. 
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 

were discussed. 
Public information officer 

William Boyer said currently 

the metal pipe framework 

over the 20 alcoves has been 

completed. “We anticipate the 

mesh fencing will be installed 

possibly Tuesday or Wednesday, 

next week.” 

Night Out

The Pasadena Police 
Department invites the 
public to participate in 
the 34th annual National 
Night Out (NNO), August 
1, crime, drug and violence 
prevention program. This 
year’s event will kick-off at 
5 p.m. at Jefferson Park.

 Meet first responders from 
the Pasadena police and fire 
departments, city council 
officials and representatives 
from the Heath 
Department and library. 
There will be free food, 
games and activities for 
the whole family, free bike 
registration and giveaways 
from local organizations 
and businesses including 
Child ID, the Pasadena 
Federal Credit Union and 

 The purpose of NNO, 
sponsored by the National 
Association of Town Watch 
(NATW) is to build strong 
partnerships between the 
police and community 
and to promote crime 
awareness programs such 
as Neighborhood Watch.

 Jefferson Park is located 
1501 E. Villa Street. 
Anyone wishing to host 
a gathering/block party 
in their neighborhood or 
business, or find an event 
can contact the Community 
Services Section at (626) 

Free Concert 
at the 
Central Library

 The Second Sunday Concert 
presented By the Tuesday 
Musicale will be at 2:30 pm 
on Sunday, August 13, in the 
Pasadena Central Library, 
285 E. Walnut. Featured 
will be Paul Shemet, 
classical accordionist, with 
soprano Ingrid Helge, solo 
pianist Bonnie Shemet 
and accompanist Tomoko 
Takasugi. Transcriptions 
of classical works for 
accordion, voice and piano 
will be heard. Admission 
and parking is free and it is 
disabled accessible. 

Wiggle WaggleVolunteers 

 Volunteer at the Wiggle 
Waggle Walk. Join more 
than 250 animal lovers who 
lend a hand with event setup, 
registration, activities 
and clean-up. It’s a great 
opportunity for individuals 
and groups to get involved. 
Individuals, email volunteer@ with 
"Volunteer” in the subject line. 
Groups can sign up via the 
group volunteer page. 

 Huntington Hospital 
announced Wednesday the 
appointment of Lori Morgan 
(pictured), MD, MBA, as 
president and chief executive 
officer effective early- to 

 According to a statement 
Morgan brings nearly 30 
years of healthcare and 
healthcare administration 
experience with a focus 
on developing programs 
that support patient care, 
strengthening physician 
relationships and enhancing 
financial performance. She 
most recently served eight 
years as corporate vice 
president of Legacy Health, 
Portland’s largest local health 
system, and as president of 
Legacy Emanuel Medical 
Center, the system’s largest 

 Paul L.H. Ouyang, chairman 
of the board, said, “Dr. 
Morgan stood out as the top 
candidate for Huntington 
Hospital due to her excellent 
operating and financial track 
record and her outstanding 
working relationships 
with physicians. Lori is 
an accomplished trauma 
surgeon and intensivist, a 
natural leader and a superb 
communicator, and the 
entire Search Committee is 
honored and delighted that 
she has accepted our offer. 
We are pleased to welcome 
Lori to Huntington Hospital 
as we begin the next 125 
years of service to the San 
Gabriel Valley community.” 

He continued, “Dr. Morgan’s 
appointment follows a 
nationwide search that 
attracted many exceptional 
candidates. I want to thank 
all the Search Committee 
members, especially Jaynie 
Studenmund, chair, Search 
Committee, and vice chair, 
board of directors, who 
led the comprehensive 
search with the assistance 
of Witt/Kieffer, a nationally 
recognized executive search 
agency specializing in health 

Dr. Morgan said, “It is an 
honor and a privilege to be 

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 26: Lower 
Arroyo Seco Trail. To sign up, 
email alancolville@charter. 
net 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. 
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 to July 
25, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. 

asked to lead this prestigious 
hospital and support its 
vision to be the leader in 
creating community wellbeing 
through world-class 
health care. I see great 
opportunity for further 
growth and development as 
we execute on our mission to 
bring together outstanding 
physicians, caring nurses, 
professional staff and 
advanced technologies.” 
Stephen A. Ralph, current 
president and CEO, 
announced in April 2017 his 
intention to step down from 
his roles when the new CEO 
is in place.

 Mr. Ouyang said, “The 
board and I want to 
thank Steve Ralph for his 
significant contributions 
to the community and the 
hospital. Over 33 years of 
service to the hospital with 
22 of those as CEO, Steve 
has been a pillar of one 
of our community’s most 
important institutions and 
leaves a remarkable legacy of 

 Mr. Ralph stated, “I am 
pleased that this exceptional 
hospital and its caring and 
professional staff will be in 
the hands of such a capable 
leader. I know Dr. Morgan 
will continue Huntington 
Hospital’s legacy of offering 
world-class care to our 
patients, their families and 
our community.”

 Dr. Morgan joined Legacy 
Emanuel Medical Center 
as president and Legacy 
Health as corporate vice 
president in 2009. Legacy 
Health is the largest local 
health system in Portland 
with seven hospitals, allied 
clinics/outpatient facilities 
and 11,000 employees. 

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 

 Xocalatl (Chocolate) 

– Monday, July 24, at 1 
p.m. Learn the captivating 
story of chocolate, from the 
discovery of the cacao tree 
to the present day – a story 
of intrigue and desire with 
wondrous culinary and 
scientific aspects. Afterward, 
guests will enjoy a discussion 
and tasting of different 
varieties of chocolate. 
Reservations are required 
at the Welcome Desk or 
by calling 626-795-4331. 
Presented by Dr. Lee Scott 
Thiesen, an expert on food, 
culture and Latin American 
Rheumatoid Arthritis and 
the New Medications – 
Thursday, July 27, at 10 a.m. 
Learn about diagnoses, basic 
facts and new medications 
for arthritis, a manageable 
condition that takes more 
than 100 different forms and 
affects people of all ages. 
Presented by the Arthritis 
Foundation and Michael’s 

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. 

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