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Table for Two

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SATURDAY, JULY 29, 2017 
VOLUME 11 NO. 30 
To Injuries 

Pasadena Police are asking 
for the public’s help after a 
man was shot and killed 
Monday night near the 
210 freeway. Police said the 
suspects may have been on 

 According to police, 
officers arrived on scene 
in the 400 block of N. 
Marengo Avenue at about 

11:36 p.m. and found a 
single gunshot victim, a 
Hispanic male in his 30’s. 
Paramedics transported 
the victim to a local hospital 
where he succumbed to his 
Witnesses said they heard 
gun shots and then a male 
yelling. No information on 
a motive or description of 
the suspects was given. 

 Detectives said the 
investigation is on-going. 

 The identity of the victim 
is being withheld pending 
notification to the next-
of-kin. The Los Angeles 
County Coroner’s Office 
will make available the 
identity of the victim.

 It is unknown whether 
the incident was gang 
related. A motive for the 
homicide is also unknown 
at this time. The homicide 
investigation is in its 
early stages so limited 
information is available. 
As more information 
develops an update will be 

 Anyone with 
information about this 
case is encouraged to 
call Pasadena Police at 
(626)-744-4241 or you 
may report information 
anonymously by calling 
“Crime Stoppers” by 
dialing (800) 222-TIPS 

'One Arroyo' Effort, a Singular Vision 

The public got their first 
chance Tuesday night to hear 
efforts being made by the 
Arroyo Advisory Group (AAG) 
to enhance and preserve Arroyo 
Seco as one continuous space 
from Hahamongna to the 
Lower Arroyo. Ideas included, 
preserving natural habitats 
to adding an amphitheater, 
museum, restaurant and coffee 
bar to showing outdoor movies 
and live plays. 

 During the public comment 
most of those in the community 
wanted less or no commercial 
activity in the Arroyo. Many 
also suggested that Altadena 
and South Pasadena residents 
be included in any decisions.

 “One Arroyo means we are 
all connected,“ said long time 
Altadena resident Dorothy 
Wong. “We are the hearts 
and souls of Altadena, the 
mountains, Pasadena all the way 
to Los Angeles. And that should 
be what One Arroyo represents, 
not a commercial hub, but the 
soul of our city.”

 Wong also suggested they look 
at corridors for animals, hikers, 
walker and bicycles, saying 
they need to replace cars with 
busses and more bike valet. 
Other residents also said that 
the Arroyo is the only place in 
Pasadena that does not have a 
bus stop.

 Performed by GoldenMelody Award winning 
Rom Shing Hakka 

Pg. 4 
Pg. 3 
Pg. 7 
Pg. 10
Opera Troupe in a 
Program of Taiwanese 
Performing Arts

Golden Melody's award 
winning Rom Shing 
Hakka Opera Troupe, 
making its American 
premiere, will perform 
the ancient folktale 
Journey of the Monkey 
King, perhaps the most 
fabled story in all of 
Chinese literature and 
opera – in its own martial 
arts-filled and acrobatic 
rendition -- on a rare 
program of Taiwanese 
performing arts at a 
single performance on 
Sunday, August 6 at 7pm 
at the Pasadena Civic 
Auditorium, 300 East 
Green Street in Pasadena. 
The Hakka Opera Troupe 
makes their way to the 
United States for the 
first time and showcases 
music, dance and high-
flying acrobatics that 
many consider to be all 
but forgotten arts. “It is 
a unique and special treat 
to attend a performance of 
an ancient lost art form, 
revived and brought back 
to life, from the only 
troupe still performing 
these in Taiwan,” said 
author Kailin Gow, the 
event’s program director 
and host. “Rom Shing 
Hakka Opera Troupe, 
which has received 
Taiwan’s prestigious 
Living Heritage Award for 
reviving and continuing 
the region’s cultural 
traditions, and a Golden 

 Managing Director of the 
Arroyo Seco Foundation 
Tim Brick (pictured above) 
cautioned that the group 
needed to work with L.A. 
County and make comments 
on the Hahamongna sediment 
removal plan Environmental 
Impact Report. He added that 
the AAG should engage the 
Pasadena city council to work 
with the county on a reasonable, 
slow, sediment removal plan. 

 Brick said the “big dig” in 
Hahamongna will stop the 
area from being a hub for 
wildlife, “There is going to be 
tremendous devastation and 
it’s not just going to be during 
their excavation period because 
they’re going to maintain 
permanent 50 acre scare zone 
right in the middle of the 
He added “they are going to rip 
the guts out of the environment 
in the Arroyo Seco and anything 
you do as committee will be 
undone as soon as the county 
trucks start running.” 

 Brick said the community 
consensus is to naturalize 
the entire Arroyo Seco and 
to connect and unify all 30 
parks along the Arroyo from 
Hahamongna to the Los 
Angeles River. The effort is 
“The Arroyo River Parks” plan. 
More information can be found 

Journey of the Monkey King

Melody Award (Taiwan’s 
Grammys) for Best Traditional 
Music Album, infuses its work 
with acrobatic movements, 
dance, and martial arts. The 
troupe spans four generations, 
with its 70 member strong cast.”

 The evening’s program also 
includes the 25 member Lei 
Dance Theatre, also from 
Taiwan, and the 20 member 
Irvine-based Sun Musical 
Concert Choir, performing 
Chinese and classical music. 
There will more than 150 
performers overall onstage over 
the course of the entire evening.

 Proceeds from the concert 
provide funding for Dr. Susan 
Love Foundation Research for 
Breast Cancer and The John 
Wayne Cancer Foundation. 
Liang said, “Spreading Love 
Fighting Cancer Charity 
Concert will bring Taiwan’s 
premiere opera, acrobat, and 
martial arts performers to the 
stage to dazzle the American 
audience with an evening of 
cultural musical entertainment 
and help bring awareness to 
efforts that are being made to 
cure a disease that is the leading 
cause of death worldwide, as we 
raise money for organizations 
that are at the forefront of 
cancer research.”

 For more information 
or tickets visit spreading 


 The deadline for the sediment 
removal EIR is September 8.

 The meeting was facilitated 
by Bill Bogaard, Former Mayor 
of Pasadena, Co-Chair AAG; 
Doug Kranwinkle, RBOC 
Board Member, Co-Chair AAG 
and Don Hahn, film Producer, 
Advisory Group Member.

AAG is set to hold ‘One Arroyo’ 
Day on Nov. 18th at Brookside 
Park. For more information 

playingat Farnsworth 

Free concert at Farnsworth 
Park tonight at 7:00pm 
at the amphitheater. The 
Sheriff ’s Support Group of 
Altadena presents the 21st 
Annual Summer Concert 
Series at Farnsworth Park, 
located at 568 E. Mount 
Curve Ave.

 WhosNext is a powerful 
realistic tribute to THE 
WHO with an incredible 
resemblance to THE WHO 
both musically and visually. 
WhosNext’s professional 
and energetic performance 
is a must see for classic rock 
fans young and old and will 
leave fans screaming for 

 Along with the Beatles 
and the Rolling Stones, 
THE WHO complete the 
trinity of British rock and 
roll. The list of their smash 
hits including “Behind Blue 
Eyes”, “Won’t Get Fooled 
Again”, “Who Are You”, 
“Baba O’ Riley” (Teenage 
Waste Land),… goes on 
and on with numerous top 
hits. THE WHO were one 
of the great rock bands 
of the 1960s and 1970s 
playing at Woodstock in 
1969. Due to the complex 
musical arrangements, 
harmonies and various 
instruments soloing 
simultaneously, today there 
are very few WHO tribute 
bands to recreate the music 
and attitude of THE WHO. 
So in honor of the most 
powerful, influential and 
greatest rock band, we 
bring to you WhosNext the 
next best thing!
WhosNext is a professional 
band formed in 2016 and 
comprised professional 
Southern California tribute 
band veterans playing 
casinos, private events, 
club events and outdoor 
summer concerts. 

Tournament Foundation 
Elects New Board Members 

The Tournament of Roses 
Foundation announced, last 
week, the election of Alex 
Aghajanian, Mark S. Harmsen, 
Diana Peterson-More and 
Michael K. Riffey to the 20172018 
Board of Directors. 
These new members replace 
outgoing board members Rick 
Jackson, Katherine Martinez 
Kleine, Charlie Martinson 
and Robert B. Miller who 
provided a combined 20 years 
of outstanding service and 

 The Foundation Board also 
elected officers: Maxine Harris, 
President; Norma Garcia 
Kachigian, Vice President; 
Shannon Boalt, Treasurer; and 
Jerri Price-Gaines, Secretary. 
Members continuing to serve 
on the Foundation Board are 
Nancy Neal Davis, Mitchell 
Ing, Philip V. Orozco, Amy 
Wainscott and Libby Evans 

 Aghajanian has been 
a volunteer member of 
the Tournament of Roses 
Association since 1989. He 
will serve as president for the 
2023 Tournament of Roses, 
providing leadership for the 
134th Rose Parade and 109th 
Rose Bowl Game.

 Mark S. Harmsen is a lifelong 
Pasadena resident and a 35year 
volunteer member of 

the Tournament of Roses 
Association serving on 16 
committees ranging from 
Music to Queen and Court to 

 Diana Peterson-More has been 
a volunteer in the Pasadena 
community since 1996. She has 
served on numerous Pasadena 
nonprofit boards, and been 
appointed by elected officials 
to commissions, task forces 
and agencies that fit with her 
workplace philosophy: helping 
others to achieve their defined 

 Peterson-More is a former 
practicing labor lawyer 
and corporate executive, 
who currently heads The 
Organizational Effectiveness 
Group, LLC, a local consulting 
firm that focuses on people 
strategies and systems that 
support strategic workplace 
goals and align individuals to 
those goals.

 Michael K. Riffey has been 
a volunteer member of 
the Tournament of Roses 
Association since 1968. He 
served as the 2004 Tournament 
of Roses President overseeing 
the Rose Parade and Rose 
Bowl Game and chaired five 
volunteer committees including 
Music, Equestrian, Food 
Services, Float Construction, 
and Motion Picture Trophy. 

Chris Holden set to hold 
18th Annual Block Party 

Join Assemblymember A brief community recognition 
Chris Holden on Saturday, program starts at noon, so 
August 5 for our 18th Annual please give yourself time to 
Block Party and Community park, walk, or use public 
Resource Fair. We will be in the transportation. This year, we 
500 block of Jackson Street in are proud to announce that we 
Pasadena from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.have partnered with Go Day 
Residents can discuss legislative One and Bike SGV to offer free 
ideas and community issues bike valet. We hope that bike 
with Holden while enjoying parking options will encourage 
live music, a classic car show, you to travel green. Space is 
game trucks and lots more! limited, so swing by the Go Day 
Information on local and state One booth (west end of Jackson 
resources will also be available. St.) early.

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