Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, September 2, 2017

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Mountain View News Saturday, September 2, 2017 

NASA Working to Provide 
Hurricane Harvey Response

Labor Day, 

Pasadena residents and 
businesses are reminded 
that City Hall and many City 
services will be closed on 
Monday in observance of 
Labor Day.

 The City Council will not 
meet the next two Mondays, 
Sept. 4 or Sept. 11. The next 
regularly scheduled meeting 
will be Monday, Sept. 18.

 The Pasadena Fire and Police 
departments will continue to 
be staffed for all patrol, jail, 
fire, paramedic and other 
emergency services. For any 
life-threatening emergencies, 
always remember to call 9-1-
1. “If You See Something, Say 
Something” is an instrumental 
part of keeping the Pasadena 
community safe, every day. 
Report suspicious activity by 
calling (626) 744-4241.

 For any power emergencies, 
call (626) 744-4673. For 
water-related emergencies 
call (626) 744-4138. PWP’s 
Customer Service Call Center 
will be closed, customers can 
still access their accounts and 
make payments by phone at 
(626) 744-4005 or online at The City’s 
Municipal Services Payment 
Center at City Hall also will be 
closed Labor Day.

 During the week of Sept. 4, 
refuse and recycling services 
will be postponed one day. 
There will be no bulky item 
pickups on Saturday.

 The Citizen Service Center,
Citizen-Service-Center, will 
be closed Sept. 4 in observance 
of Labor Day, but resumes 
regular hours Sept. 5 and also 
will be open 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., 
Saturday, Sept. 9 to take calls.

 Pasadena Public Libraries 
will be closed on Sunday 
and Labor Day, returning to 
regular schedules on Tuesday.

 The City’s Pasadena Transit 
will not operate on Labor Day. 
All parking meters not posted 
as “No Parking” will be free 
and time limits will not be 
enforced. All parks will be 

Photo by U.S. Army


 NASA officials announced 
Wednesday they are using 
assets and expertise from 
across the agency, including 
from NASA’s Jet Propulsion 
Laboratory in Pasadena, to 
help respond to Hurricane 
Harvey -- now Tropical Storm 
Harvey —which has been a 
disaster of unprecedented 
proportions for those who 
live and work in Southeast 
Texas. With no atmospheric 
steering mechanism to move 
the storm once it made landfall, 
Harvey has been producing 
rainfall totals measured in feet, 
rather than inches, presenting 
exceptional challenges to local, 
state and federal emergency 
managers and first responders.

 “This is an immense 
weather event that is creating 
a unique challenge,” said 
Thomas Zurbuchen, associate 
administrator for NASA’s 
Science Mission Directorate 
at the agency’s headquarters 
in Washington. “NASA is 
working to enable and enhance 
the capabilities of our partners 
across federal agencies and 
elsewhere to ensure they are 
able to do the best job possible 
in assessing the threat and 
providing rescue and response 

 At the forefront of the 
agency’s efforts, the NASA 
Earth Science Disasters Team 
is providing support to local, 
state and federal agencies in 
their response to the extreme 
flooding in the Houston area 
and related damage associated 
with Harvey. As a result of this 
team’s activation, scientists at 
NASA centers and external 
partners are working closely 
with the state of Texas, the 
United States Geological Survey 
Hazards Data Distribution 
System, the Federal Emergency 
Management Agency (FEMA), 
the National Guard and 
other partners to leverage 
their science and application 
experience to provide analysis 
of satellite imagery, output 
products and other decision-
support aids to inform disaster 
mapping and response efforts.

 Coordination so far has 
included the generation 
and distribution of flood 
maps, using NASA analyses 
applied to data from several 
synthetic aperture radar (SAR) 
instruments on international 
partner satellites. The orbiting 
SAR instruments penetrate 
clouds and operate day and 
night, providing detailed, high-
resolution, all-weather imagery 
of Earth’s surface. NASA’s 
partners tasked their spacecraft 
to make measurements of 
Southeastern Texas after the 
United States activated the 
humanitarian International 
Charter on Space and Major 
Disasters. Feedback from 
FEMA and other responders 
indicates these maps have 
been helpful in confirming 
coastal and river flood depths 
and identifying areas where 
inundation may be ongoing.

 Beyond the technical assistance 
and scientific expertise the 
agency is providing, NASA is 
working to ensure the continued 
safety of its employees and 
their families in the path of the 
storm, communicating closely 
with the recovery team at the 
agency’s Johnson Space Center 
in Houston, which continues 
to assess conditions onsite in 
an effort to ensure a smooth 
transition back to normal 
operations once the center re-
opens next week.

 For more NASA resources 
on Harvey and other tropical 
systems, visit:

Limb Falls Injuring 3 at Daycare Center

 A group of young children were 
injured, including a 2-year-old 
critically, when a large tree limb 
fell Tuesday crushing a play 
area at Linda Vista Children’s 
Center near the Arroyo Seco. A 
3-year-old and 4-year-old were 
also treated with minor injuries 
according to Pasadena Fire 
Spokeswoman Lisa Derderian.

 The children were outside for 
lunch around noon when the 20 
foot eucalyptus limb snapped 
trapping the 2-year-old. She 
was transported to the hospital 
in critical condition Derderian 

 It was unknown Tuesday if the 
tree located in Linda Vista Park, 
next to the center, is city owned. 
The land was part of Pasadena 
Unified School District until an 
agreement between the PUSD 
and city turned it into a park. 

 According to an updated 
statement, Wednesday, by Public 
Information Officer William 
Boyer, the property continues 
to be owned by the Pasadena 
Unified School District, but a 
portion of it, including where 
the tree is located, has been used 
by the city for the past several 
years as a neighborhood park 
under a joint-use agreement 
with the school district. Part 
of the school property that is 
adjacent to the park is being 
used for the private preschool.

 The park is currently closed 
and there is no time estimate yet 
for when it will reopen he said.

 The City has no further details 
on the girl’s condition that can 
be shared due to patient health 
disclosure restrictions. “City 
officials have expressed sincere 
concern for her health and full 
recovery. The City remains 
committed to ensuring the 
public’s safety as a top priority” 
Boyer added. 

 The incident remains under 

 Just three weeks, a group 
of men from the Providence 
Christian College soccer team 
escaped serious injury Aug. 9 
after a 20 foot pine tree branch, 
in Villa Park, snapped crushing 
a chain link fence and a bench 
where the players were sitting. 
The tree was city owned. 

In related news

 Last week, city officials 
settled a $1.95 million lawsuit 
involving another tree that 
fell in Brookside Park outside 
Kidspace Children’s Museum 
injuring eight kids in July of 

 The lawsuit came after lawyers, 
representing the children, 
claimed that the 85-foot pine 
tree was not maintained. 

City officials said they are 
currently still reviewing the 
settlement information.

 Photo courtesy of Pasadena 

of Roses 
Royal Court 

Round 1 tryouts 
will take place on 
September 9 and 11.

 The Tournament of Roses 
invites applicants from the 
greater Pasadena area to 
become a part of history in 
the search for the 2018 Royal 
Court and the 100th Rose 

 Young women who meet 
the eligibility requirements 
are encouraged to apply 
and participate in Round 
1 on September 9 and 11 
at Tournament House. 
Participants are selected 
based upon a combination 
of qualities, including public 
speaking ability, poise, 
academic achievement, youth 
leadership, and community 
and school involvement.

 Seven young women will 
be named to the 2018 Royal 
Court on October 2, 2017 and 
one will be crowned the 100th 
Rose Queen on October 18.

 Round 1 of Royal Court 
Tryouts will take place: 
Saturday, September 9 at 9 
a.m. – 4 p.m. and Monday, 
September 11 at 3 p.m. – 5 
p.m. at the Tournament 
House 391 South Orange 
Grove Boulevard

 The Tournament of Roses 
assigns each participant a 
number to prevent bias and 
maintain anonymity.

 Future Royal Court Event 

 Royal Court Finalists on 
September 27 at 2:30 p.m. at 
the Tournament House.

 Royal Court Announcement 
on October 2 at 9:00 a.m. at 
the Tournament House.

 Rose Queen Announcement 
and Coronation Ceremony 
October 18 at 5:30 p.m. at the 
Pasadena Playhouse.

 Participants can pre-
register for the 2018 Royal 
Court Tryouts by applying at

Museum Grand Reopening

 USC Pacific Asia Museum 
announced this week the grand 
reopening on December 8, with 
the special exhibition Winds 
from Fusang: Mexico and China 
in the Twentieth Century as part 
of the Getty’s Pacific Standard 
Time: LA/LA. In addition to the 
special exhibition, the building 
will reopen with a refreshed 
21st century look, featuring an 
updated gallery flow and a new 
visitor center and gift shop. The 
museum’s temporary closure 
for the seismic retrofit of its 
1924 Chinese Qing Dynasty-
inspired home strengthened 
the building’s foundation and 
added additional gallery space 
for special exhibitions. 

 A new selection from the 
museum’s collection of 17,000 
objects from across Asia and the 
Pacific Islands, spanning more 
than 5,000 years will also be on 
view for the grand reopening. 

 Winds from Fusang: Mexico 
and China in the Twentieth 
Century is the first major 
exhibition on the heretofore 
unexamined influence of 
Mexican art and artists on the 
development of art in China 
in the twentieth century. The 
exhibition, its accompanying 
publication, and dynamic 
public programs will present 
the trans-Pacific ties between 
the creative communities of 
Mexico and China in the last 

 “Many believe the Western 
influence since the ‘opening of 
China’ in the late 1980s is the 
motivating force of Chinese 
contemporary art. Very few 
acknowledge other influences 
occurring prior to the Cultural 
Revolution, especially during 
the mid-twentieth century 
when China was isolated 
from the outside world,” said 
exhibition co-curator Shengtian 

Winds from Fusang identifies, 
analyzes, and presents the 
forces from the Pacific Rim that 
helped shape the development 
of art in the twentieth century, 
through material including 
artwork, documentations, 
video interviews, and research 

 Winds from Fusang: Mexico 
and China in the Twentieth 
Century is presented by USC 
Pacific Asia Museum as part of 
Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA. 

 Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA 
is a far reaching and ambitious 
exploration of Latin American 
and Latino art in dialogue 
with Los Angeles. Supported 
by grants from the Getty 
Foundation, Pacific Standard 
Time: LA/LA takes place from 
September through January 
at more than 70 cultural 
institutions across Southern 
California, from Los Angeles 
to Palm Springs, and from San 
Diego to Santa Barbara. Pacific 
Standard Time is an initiative of 
the Getty.

Pet of the 

Free Events Roundup at the 
Pasadena 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.

 Friday Movie Matinees 
– Fridays at 1 p.m. Sept. 8: 
“Beauty and the Beast” (2017, 
PG) starring Emma Watson 
and Dan Stevens. A young 
woman is taken prisoner 
by a beast in his castle only 
to discover there is a kind 
heart and the soul of a true 
prince underneath his gruff 
exterior. A Toast to the Joys 
of Music – Tuesdays, Sept. 
5 to 26, 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 

 Memory Loss Education 
– Tuesdays, Sept. 5 to 26, 
from 1 to 2:30 p.m. The four-
part Brain Health Series will 
focus on memory loss. Sept. 
5: Let’s Talk About It: Memory 
Loss and Alzheimer’s. Sept. 
12: How to Keep Your Brain 
Healthy. Sept. 19: Alzheimer’s 
Disease Research Update. 
Sept. 26: Are They Doing 
That to Annoy Us? Behaviors 
and Alzheimer’s Disease. 
Presented by Alzheimer’s 
Greater Los Angeles.

 Scenic Walkers Club 
– Wednesdays, Sept. 6 
to 27, at 10 a.m. Enjoy a 
series of leisurely walks in 
the great outdoors at Los 
Angeles County Arboretum, 
Descanso Gardens and 
other enjoyable locations. 
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@

 Take the Mystery out of 
Moving – Thursday, Sept. 7, 
at 10 a.m. If you or someone 
you know feels buried under 
a lifetime of treasures, this 
interactive workshop will 
feature discussions about 
downsizing and provide tips 
for dealing with practical 
issues without becoming 
overwhelmed. Presented by 
Gentle Transitions.

 Domino Club – 
Thursdays, Sept. 7 to 28, 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.

 For more information visit 
org 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.

 Buddy (A442504) is a tiny 
2-month-old kitten looking 
for a new best friend. This 
young brown and white 
tabby is full of energy and 
loves to play with toys. She 
grew up in a foster home 
with her kitten siblings and 
a small dog. She can be a 
bit shy at first, but quickly 
becomes a social and 
curious girl. She’s available 
for adoption with her three 
littermates in the Neely 
Cat Center at Pasadena 
Humane Society.

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

 New adopters will receive a 
complimentary health-and-
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 
A442504, 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

 Registration is now 
open for the 19th Annual 
Wiggle Waggle Walk on 
Sunday, September 24 
at Brookside Park at the 
Rosebowl. Register at


Monday, August 21st

2:25 AM – Christopher Tolbert, 
26 years old of Lake View 
Terrace was arrested in the area 
of Altadena Drive and Lake 
Avenue for possession of drug 

7:45 AM – A vehicle vandalism 
occurred in the 2100 block 
of Lincoln Avenue. Damage: 
slashed convertible top.

10:00 PM – A residential 
burglary occurred in the 
2600 block of Maiden Lane. 
Suspect(s) entered the residence 
via the unsecured doors. Stolen: 
white/blue Cervelo radio 
bicycle, grey/copper road bike, 
grey iPad, and currency. 

Tuesday, August 22nd

9:06 AM – A residential burglary 
occurred in the 1500 block 
of MoradaPlace. Suspect(s) 
entered the residence via the 
unsecured door. During this 
incident a vehicle was reported 
stolen from location. Vehicle 
described as a red 2002 Honda 
Accord. Vehicle was later 
recovered by Gardena Police 

12:00 PM – A vehicle vandalism 
occurred in the 2000 block of 
Madison Avenue. Damage: 
shattered windshield. 

3:30 PM – Juan Cortez, 30 years 
old of Altadena was arrested in 
the 3000 block of N. Lincoln 
Avenue for possession of drug 

Wednesday, August 23rd

4:00 AM – Taylor Ruddell, 26 
years old of San Gabriel was 
arrested in the 1100 block of 
Lake Avenue for being under 
the influence of a controlled 

9:59 AM – An attempt burglary 
occurred in the 1500 block of 
N. Roosevelt Avenue. Suspects 
attempted to enter the residence 
via the rear door. No entry was 

5:40 PM – A domestic violence 
incident occurred in the 400 
block of Figueroa Street. 
Suspect was taken into custody. 

Thursday, August 24th

4:45 AM – Juan Vasquez, 27 
years old of Pasadena was 
arrested in the 1000 block of 
E. Washington Boulevard for 
being under the influence of a 
controlled substance. 

Friday, August 25th

4:32 PM – A vehicle was 
reported stolen from the 200 
block of Wapello Street. Vehicle 
described as a tan 2004 Toyota 

8:20 PM – Tyler Ferrante, 
23 years old of Glendale was 
arrested in the area of Woodbury 
Road and Los Robles Avenue 
for possession of a controlled 

Saturday, August 26th

4:00 AM – Edward Bello, 
50 years old of Burbank was 
arrested in the area of Altadena 
Drive and Calanda Avenue 
for possession of a controlled 

1:00 PM – A package theft 
occurred in the 400 block of W. 
Terrace Street. Stolen: package 
containing a shed. 

10:00 PM – A petty theft 
occurred in the 400 block of W. 
Palm Street. Stolen: cellphone.

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