Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, August 5, 2017

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 Witness Thwarts off 

Police are asking for the 
public’s help in indentifying a 
man who violently attacked a 
woman last Saturday near the 
210 freeway —the attacker was 
frightened off when a witness 
stopped to help. 

 According to police at 
approximately 8:05 p.m., 
July 29, an adult female was 
walking home in the 100 block 
of West Maple Street. As she 
walked, she noticed a male 
standing on the sidewalk near 
the opened passenger door of 
his vehicle. Once the victim 
walked past the suspect, the 
suspect pulled her by the hair 
causing her to turn and fall 
to the ground. The suspect 
managed to drag the victim 
a short distance despite her 
physical efforts to resist. A 
witness who was driving by 
saw the struggle and decided 
to stop.
The suspect got into the 
driver’s side of a vehicle and 
drove away westbound on 
Maple Street and onto the 134 

 The suspect is described as 
a Hispanic male in his 20’s, 
light complexion, thin build, 
clean shaven, with light brown 
hair. A composite sketch of the 
suspect was completed. See 
composite sketch above.

 The suspect vehicle is 
described as a late 90’s – early 
2000 pick-up truck, possibly 
an extended cab, white in 
color, missing the front 
bumper, and possibly a Dodge 
Ram. See the attached picture 
marked attachment-A.

 Anyone with information 
is asked to call Detective 
Anthony Russo at (626) 7446412 
or anonymously at 
“Crime Stoppers” by dialing 

(800) 222-TIPS (8477). 
Pet of the 

Emma (A429524) is a fun 
2-year-old poodle mix. She’s 
an active, excited young 
girl looking for a loving 
home. Emma loves when 
volunteers come visit her in 
her kennel. She greets them 
tail wagging and provides 
plenty of kisses. Emma 
likely had it a bit rough 
before she came to the 
Pasadena Humane Society, 
so she’s hoping to find a 
home that can commit 
to regular grooming and 
maybe even some basic 
training classes. 

 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 
A429524, 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

Tournament Searching for 100th Rose Queen

Officials announced 
Tuesday that applicationsfor the 2018 Tournament of 
Roses Royal Court are nowavailable on the Tournament 
of Roses website This year’ssearch will mark the 100th 
Rose Queen and Royal Court.

In a statement Tournament 
officials said that young 
women who meet the 
eligibility requirements canapply and participate in 
one of the initial interview 
sessions on September 9 and11 at Tournament House. 
Participants are selected 
based upon a combination 
of qualities, including publicspeaking ability, poise,
academic achievement, 
youth leadership, and 
community and school 

 All individuals who 
participate in the initial 
interview sessions will 
receive a ticket for two peopleto attend the Royal Ball, a 

semi-formal dance hosted 
by the Tournament of Rosesat the Pasadena Convention 
Center on September 23.

In 1905, Hallie Woods 
was selected as our first 
Rose Queen and togetherwith the 1905 Royal Court,
began a legacy of service tothe community. Since then, 
hundreds of young ladies havefollowed in their footstepsserving as ambassadors ofthe Tournament of Roses. 
Each Royal Court has pavedthe way for the next, creatinglifelong friendships, excitingexperiences and memoriesthat will last a lifetime.

 The Tournament of Roses 
is a volunteer organizationthat hosts America’s New 
Year Celebration with the 
Rose Parade presented by 
Honda, the Rose Bowl Game 
presented by NorthwesternMutual and a variety ofaccompanying events. 
935 volunteer members of 
the association will drive 

SIP-tember Cocktail 
Bracket Challenge,
Taste of Pasadena 

 Once again, the Chamber of 
Commerce will be hosting 
an informal citywide cocktail 
party to celebrate the 103nd 
anniversary of the birth 
of America’s first culinary 
celebrity —Pasadena’s own Julia 
Child. The Julia Child Pasadena 
Cocktail Party on August 15th 
takes place in restaurants all 
over Pasadena, culminating in a 
citywide happy birthday toast at 
7:00pm. Patrons are encouraged 
to dress for a 1950s, 1960s or 
1970s era cocktail party.

 The SIP-tember cocktail 
bracket challenge is an annual 
six week long competition 
among Pasadena Chamber of 
Commerce member restaurants 
and lounges. Competitors 
served drinks that were 
paired against each other in a 

In 2016, more than four 
hundred people were on 
hand for the finale of the 
SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket 
Challenge. In addition to the 
four featured cocktail finalists, 
guests attendees at the SIPtember 
Bracket Challenge 
Finale tasted culinary treats 

from The Raymond Restaurant, 
California Pizza Kitchen, 
CaterArt Catering, POP 
Champagne and Dessert Bar, 
Osawa Shabu Shabu Sushi, 
Twohey’s and many more.

 The Sip-tember Cocktail 
Bracket Challenge Grand Finale 
is presented by the Pasadena 
Chamber of Commerce, The 
City of Pasadena and others.

 The SIP-tember cocktail 
bracket challenge is an annual 
six week long competition 
among Pasadena Chamber of 
Commerce member restaurants 
and lounges. Competitors 
served drinks that were 
paired against each other in a 

 A complete list of venues 
offering cocktails for the 2017 
SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket 
Challenge will be announced in 
early August.

Voting begins online 
August 15th. To vote, visit 

For tickets to the Taste of 
Pasadena, go to pasadenachamber.

An Evening of Gershwin
with the Pasadena Pops

 Michael Feinstein and the 
Pasadena POPS jazz up the Los 
Angeles County Arboretum 
stage with an evening devoted 
to one of America’s most 
beloved musical icons for 
Gershwin & Friends on 
Saturday, August 19th. No one 
is better equipped to honor the 
Jazz-Age stylings of Gershwin 
than Principal Pops Conductor 
Michael Feinstein, who got his 
start as Ira Gershwin’s archivist. 
Working under Ira’s tutelage 
for over six years, Feinstein 
had access to rare, unpublished 
sheet music and recordings, 
some of which he will dust off 
for this special occasion for 
once in a lifetime renditions.

 Celebrate under the stars as 
Feinstein uncovers treasures 
from his personal archives with 
“Someone to Watch Over Me, 
“I Got Rhythm,” “Embraceable 
You,” plus gems from 
Gershwin’s contemporaries like 
Kern, Bernstein and Copland. 
For the evening’s program, 
Feinstein will review a whole 
genre spun by Gershwin, that 
brought together the worlds of 
symphonic and popular music. 

“The idea of Gershwin and 
friends is a very exciting 
concept to present with the 
Pasadena Pops. When George 
Gershwin burst on the scene in 
the 1920’s with his “Rhapsody 
in Blue” and the “Concerto 
in F” there were many other 
writers who tried to emulate 
Gershwin by combining 
concert music (classical music) 
with jazz and pop. It wasn’t 
just classical music, it wasn’t 
just jazz.” Feinstein said. “It 
wasn’t just popular song or film 
scoring. It was the birth of a 
seminal sound that still deeply 
resonates with people today.”

 Starts at 7:30pm at The LA 
County Arboretum | 301 N 
Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, Tickets 
start at $25.00 
Gates open at 5:30pm for 
picnicking. Guests are welcome 
to bring their own food and 
drink or visit onsite gourmet 
food vendors. 
Subscribers can purchase onsite 
Arboretum parking. Single 
ticket holders may park for 
free at the Westfield shopping 
center with free shuttles to the 
main gate. 

the success of 129th Rose 

Parade themed “Making a

Difference,” on Monday,

January 1, 2018, followed by

the College Football Playoff

Semifinal at the 104th Rose 

Bowl Game. 
The Royal Court will ride

on a float in the 129th Rose 

Parade presented by Honda 

and attend the College

Football Playoff Semifinal at

the 104th Rose Bowl Game. 
The Royal Court 

application, eligibility

requirements, and additional

information can be found at:


Residents and businesses 
can safely dispose of 
electronic waste and have 
personal and business 
documents shredded at the 
City’s popular FREE event9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday,
August 19. The event 
will be held in ParkingLot I near the Rose Bowl 
Stadium and Brookside 
Park, 360 N. Arroyo Blvd.

Look for signs directingyou to the shredding trucksand e-waste collection 
sites that will be arranged 
at different stations in 
Parking Lot I. All motorists 
and bicyclists are advised touse caution while travelingthrough the area as theseevents are popular.

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, stereosand household batteries. 
Many of these productshave parts that can berecycled.

Public Works is also 
helping residents and 
businesses prevent identitytheft by providing free 
paper shredding during theevent. The public can bringa maximum of five legal-
size boxes for shredding.
Sensitive documents 
such as receipts, checks, 
pre-approved credit 
applications, credit card 
statements, outdated 
tax returns, pre-printedenvelopes, return addresslabels and business cards 
are suggested items forshredding.

The event is sponsoredby the City’s Departmentof Public Works. For 
more information go 
PublicWorks or call (626)

PHS Clear 
the Shelters

 On Saturday, August 19, 
Pasadena Humane Societywill reduce the adoption fee 
for all adoptable pets to $20 as 
part of NBC4 & Telemundo52’s 
“Clear the Shelters” initiative. 
The adoption fee includes 
the spay/neuter surgery, 
microchip and up-to-date 
vaccines. Come find your new 
best friend between the hours 
of 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

PCC Superintendent/
President Set to Retire

Pasadena City College, 15th 
superintendent-presidentRajen Vurdien, announced 
last week his intent to retire, 
his last day will be June 30, 

 According to a statement, 
Vurdien became PCC’s chief 
executive in July 2015, and 
has led the college through 
the affirmation of its full 
accreditation status, the 
launch of the PCC Promise 
free-tuition program, and its 
selection as an Aspen Prize 
Top 10 Community College.

 Vurdien made the 
announcement in an email 
to the college community:

 “In only the last two years, 
PCC has accomplished 
a number of remarkable 
achievements that stand 
out in the college’s history. 
Last year, our college came 
together to make a number 
of improvements that led 
to the reaffirmation of our 
accreditation. This fall, 
we are prepared to launch 
the PCC Promise, which 
will allow eligible students 
who graduate from high 
schools within our district 
to attend one year of college 
tuition-free. We have made 
serious progress in our 
common understanding of 
equity, student success, and 
achievement. And last fall 
we were recognized for these 
efforts by the prestigious 
Aspen Institute, which 
named us one of the top 10 

community colleges in the 
United States.”

 “It is in reflecting on these 
achievements that I must 
share the news that I will be 
departing PCC at the end 
of the 2017-18 academic 
year. I have tendered my 
resignation effective June 30, 
2018, and I look forward to 
spending my retirement with 
my family and loved ones.”

 “I say without reservation 
that my time at PCC has 
been one of most satisfying 
periods of my service as a 
public educator. Thank you 
for all that you have done, 
and will continue to do, to 
make our college a success.” 
Vurdien came to Pasadena 
City College from Fullerton 
College where he was 
President for five years. Prior 
to that, he was at Saddleback 
College where he was Vice 
President for Instruction.

 PCC officials said they 
plan to have a replacement 
for Vurdien by the time he 
leaves office. 

Free Events Roundup at thePasadena Senior Center

 There is something for 
everyone in August 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. 
A Toast to the Joys of 
Music – Tuesdays to Aug. 
29, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. 
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 

 Concerts in the Park – 
Tuesdays, to Aug. 29, from 
6 to 7 p.m. The Gold Shell 
at Memorial Park, just 
behind the Pasadena Senior 
Center, will be bustling with 
entertainment with during 
this concert series for people 
of all ages. Aug. 8: Paddy’s 
Pig. Aug. 15: Cirque di 
Sarray. Aug. 22: Lisa Haley 
and the Zydekats. Aug. 29: 
The Great American Swing 
Band. Bring a lawn chair 
and a picnic for the perfect 
summer experience with 
family and friends.

 A Matter of Balance – 
Tuesdays, to Sept. 19, from 1 
to 3 p.m. Are you concerned 
about falling? Learn how to 
reduce the fear of falling and 
increase balance and activity 
levels during this eight-week, 
interactive workshop that 
combines discussion, video 
and exercise. Reservations 
are required: 626-685-6732.

 Scenic Walkers Club – 
Wednesdays to Aug. 30, at 
10 a.m. Enjoy a series of 
leisurely walks in the great 
outdoors. Alan Colville will 
give you a list of items to 
bring, let you know what 
to expect, provide detailed 
itineraries and arrange 
transportation. For more 
information or to sign up, 
email alancolville@charter. 
net or call 626-221-3741.

 Domino Club – 
Thursdays to Aug. 31, 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.

 Autumn Allergies – 
Thursday, Aug. 10, at 10 

a.m. As autumn approaches 
do you dread allergies that 
come with the changing of 
the seasons? Dr. Karl von 
Tiehl will explain common 
autumn allergies, such as hay 
fever, as well as testing and 
treatment options. 
Friday Movie Matinees 

– Fridays, at 1 p.m. The two 
films in August are based 
on true events. Aug. 11: 
“A Street Cat Named Bob” 
(2016, NR) starring Luke 
Treadaway and Bob the 
Cat. A homeless, recovering 
drug addict on the streets 
of London is given a second 
chance through an unlikely 
friendship with an injured 
stray cat that helps the man 
heal his own life. Aug. 18: 
“Hidden Figures” (2016, PG) 
starring Taraji P. Henson 
and Octavia Spencer. Three 
brilliant African American 
women working at NASA 
help serve as the brains 
behind the 1962 launch of 
astronaut John Glenn into 
Create a Household 
Budget – Thursday, Aug. 17, 
at 10 a.m. We all know we 
should follow a household 
budget, but when it comes 
time to do it and stick 
to it, it can be tough. A 
representative from Wells 
Fargo will explain how to get 

Health Fair – Friday, Aug. 
18, from 9 to 11 a.m. Services 
include glucose testing, 
blood pressure screenings 
and hearing exams as well 
as counseling and health/
community resources. 
For more information call 

For more information visit or 
call 626-795-4331.

 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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