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SATURDAY, JULY 22, 2017 
VOLUME 11 NO. 29 
SATURDAY, JULY 22, 2017 
EncouragingLower EnergyUse duringSolar Eclipse

 “Do Your Thing 
for 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 burned.

 “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 
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Public Input on Bridge Suicide Barriers 

 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 

Jazz onthe 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 Bertoncini. 
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 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 

and working with Pasadena 
architects, “working on 
solutions that might not be 
investigated yet,” Mossman 

 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 
Others suggested they also look 
at other bridges including the 
newly reconstructed John K. 

New, which appeared as the 
B-side of Herb Alpert’s hit 
single Flamingo in 1966. 

 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.

 Friends In Deed is to alleviate 
the effects of poverty, to 
encourage self-sufficiency 
through the collective 
efforts of congregations, 
individuals and community 
organizations and to 
promote mutual support, 
understanding and 
collaboration within the 
faith community.

 For tickets or more 
information visit or call 

Van de Kamp Bridge, “there is 
no railing on that bridge at all,” 
someone said. 

 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 Target.

 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) 744-4551. 
VOLUME 11 NO. 29 
Huntington HospitalNames New President CEO

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

 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 

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. 

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. 

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