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Bob Eklund
Marc Garlett
Chris Leclerc
Christopher Nyerges
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VOLUME 11 NO. 35

Labor Day, 

NASA Working to Provide 
Hurricane Harvey Response

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 
PWPweb.com. 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, 
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 open.

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: nasa.gov/

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 

 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 said.

 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 

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

 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 

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 

 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 Zheng.

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 records.

 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 


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Pasadena Cooling 
Centers to Extend Hours




 Due to the extended heat 
wave impacting Southern 
California, including Pasadena, 
the city is extending the hours 
of its official Cooling Centers 
today, Sunday and Monday 
(Labor Day), Sept. 2-4.

 In Pasadena, the City now has 
two official Cooling Centers. 
The following schedule is now 
in effect for Friday, Sept. 1 
through Monday, Sept. 4: 

 Jackie Robinson Center, 1020 
N. Fair Oaks Ave., Friday, 8 
a.m.-5 p.m., today, 9 a.m.-3
p.m., and Sunday and Monday
(Labor Day), Sept. 3-4, 8 a.m. 
to 3 p.m.

 Villa-Parke Community 
Center, 363 E. Villa St., Friday, 
8 a.m.-7 p.m.; today, 8 a.m.- 3 
p.m., and Sunday and Monday
(Labor Day), Sept. 3-4, 8 a.m. 
to 3 p.m.

 The Los Angeles County Health 
Department has declared 
Heat Emergencies in several 
areas of the county. For more 
information visit publichealth.


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