Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, September 9, 2017

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Mountain View News Saturday, September 9, 2017 

Public Art 
Grant Winners 

Celebration for ‘Early 
Learning City’ Initiative

The City’s Arts and 
Culture Commission this 
week approved $186,188 
in funding for 30 public 
art projects and cultural 
programs under the 2017-
2018 Annual Grants 
Program administered 
by the Planning and 
Community Development 
Department’s Cultural 
Affairs Division.

 The Annual Grants 
Program supports the 
creative, artistic life of 
Pasadena and expands 
public access to the arts 
in a variety of forms and 
mediums. Funded projects 
take place within the City 
now through June 30, 2018. 
Grant recipients range from 
individual artists and arts 
education partnerships to 
festivals, parades and arts 
and culture organizations.

 The Pasadena Arts and 
Culture Commission 
works with the Cultural 
Affairs Division to make 
recommendations to the 
City Council on the needs, 
opportunities and strategies 
to support art and culture in 
Pasadena. The Commission 
approves the annual 
distribution of City General 
Fund and Cultural Trust 
Fund monies through the 
Annual Grants Program. 
Winners were approved at 
the Commission’s July 12, 
2017 meeting.

 The next grant application 
cycle begins in February. 

 The Cultural Affairs 
Division provides free 
technical assistance 
workshops each Spring 
to enhance grant writing 
skills for organizations and 
individuals. For more visit

A new, groundbreaking 
initiative–Pasadena as an Early 
Learning City by 2025–will be 
celebrated during a free, family-
friendly event 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 
Saturday, Sept. 23 at Brookside 
Park, 360 N. Arroyo Blvd., 
near the Rose Bowl Stadium’s 
Parking Lot I and the Kidspace 

 Information about the initiative 
will be available at the event 
along with fun and educational 
activities for children, 
parents, prospective parents, 
grandparents, teachers and 
anyone interested in the healthy 
development of young children. 
Activities include storytelling, 
face painting, bubble play, 
arts and crafts, healthy food 
& cooking demos, parenting 
workshops, developmental 
screenings, foster care info, 
a listening wall, video booth, 
music from Pasadena Unified 
School District students, dance 
performances, community info 
tables and much more.

 Research has shown that 
from birth to age 5 is a 
critical time for the overall 
social, emotional, physical 
and learning development of 
children. Parents and other 
caregivers who successfully 
provide children with a 
successful foundation during 
this time means there is a much 
higher chance that children 
will enter kindergarten ready 
to learn and be creative; have 
success throughout their school 
years; graduate from high 
school; pursue higher learning 
opportunities and earn higher 

 “For many Pasadena families, 
life’s stresses and strains have 
an impact on their ability to 
continuously nurture their 
child’s development,” said 
early childhood development 
coordinator, for Pasadena’s 
Office of the Young Child, Lila 

 Pasadena has an abundance of 
community resources that serve 
our young children and their 
parents. The Sept. 23 launch 
celebration will feature many of 
these resources, so mark your 
calendars now for this important 
event; be prepared to have a ton 
of fun with your children and 
to share your vision of what 
Pasadena as an Early Learning 
City by 2025 can be.

For more information about 
the event, contact Guirguis at 
(626) 744-4297, lguirguis@ The 
Office of the Young Child 
was established as part of 
the Pasadena Public Library 
Department by the City 
Council in 2015 to help 
provide a positive, nurturing 
environment in the City where 
young children can thrive, be 
healthy and safe and find early 
success in school and life.

State Names Freeway in Honor of Obama

 A portion of the 134 freeway 
near Pasadena will soon be 
named the President Barack 
H. Obama Freeway, after 
a Senate Joint Resolution, 
by State Senator Anthony 
Portantino, passed both 
the State Senate and the 
State Assembly this week. A 
portion of the 134 freeway 
from the 2 freeway to the 210 
Freeway interchange will be 
named in honor of our 44th 

 According to a statement, 
President Obama used 
this portion of California’s 
freeway system, pictured 
above, to travel from his 
college home in Pasadena 
to Occidental College. 
President Obama attended 
Occidental his freshman and 
sophomore years and has 
attributed his time there as 
the beginning of his political 
activism. The college is the 
place where he gave his first 
political speech.

 “I am so proud to have 
authored this proposal 
to forever appreciate and 
commemorate President 
Obama’s tremendous legacy, 
statesmanship and direct 
connection to Southern 
California," Portantino 
said. "When my friend John 
Gallogly suggested the idea I 
was touched that he suggested 
it to me and extremely 
honored to be in a position 
to bring it to fruition. It is 
also quite appropriate and 
symbolic that the California 
legislature would pass this 
Resolution for a President 
filled with compassion on the 
same day we witness another 
President turn his back on 
800,000 children.”

 Portantino said that after 
the City of Pasadena placed 
a plaque, in December last 
year, in front of the home 
where President Obama lived 
when he was a student, local 
activist Gallogly approached 
him with the suggestion to 
name the 134 freeway after 
the President. 

 Portantino currently 
represents Pasadena and had 
represented the Los Angeles 
Eagle Rock neighborhood 
where Occidental is located 
while in the State Assembly.

is Pedestrian 
Safety Month

 The California Office 
of Traffic Safety is again 
announcing that September 
is “California Pedestrian 
Safety Month” which began 
last year in response to the 
rising number of pedestrians 
being killed and injured on 
California roadways.

Pasadena Police Department 
will be joining with other 
law enforcement agencies, 
city and state transportation 
agencies, pedestrian advocates 
and walking clubs to promote 
public awareness aimed at 
both drivers and pedestrians 
alike to always be aware of 
each other and share the road 

 This month draws attention to 
the 892 pedestrians who were 
killed on California roadways 
last year alone, accounting for 
over 24 percent of all roadways 
deaths in the state, up from 
17 percent just a decade ago. 
Pasadena PD investigated 
one pedestrian fatal collisions 
and another 63 major injury 

 Both drivers and walkers 
are cautioned to put down 
the cell phones, since 
electronic distractions are 
seen in increasing numbers 
of pedestrian crashes. Other 
factors for drivers include 
unsafe speed and failure to 
see and yield to pedestrians in 
crosswalks and intersections. 
For pedestrians, the major 
dangers are jaywalking and 
thinking that they can be 
seen at night, especially while 
wearing dark clothing. To 
learn about the dangers of 
being a pedestrian, who is 
at risk and safety tips visit 
Pedestrian Safety. 

 The California Office of Traffic 
Safety continues to remind 
motorist that “Pedestrians 
Don’t Have Armor.” This 
public service announcement 
highlights the importance of 
pedestrian safety awareness, 
regardless of whether one is on 
foot or behind the wheel. 

 Funding for this enforceme 
nt campaign is provided to 
Pasadena Police Department 
by a grant from the California 
Office of Traffic Safety, through 
the National Highway Traffic 
Safety Administration.

Taste of Pasadena 
returns to the Rose Bowl

Free Events Roundup at the 
Pasadena Senior Center

 The Pasadena Chamber 
of Commerce is hosting a 
Taste of Pasadena event at 
the Rose Bowl on Thursday, 
September 28th from 6pm to 

 No more than 500 tickets 
will be sold to the Taste of 
Pasadena in the Court of 
Champions in front of the 
Rose Bowl. No long lines. No 
waiting for food and drink.

 Entertainment will 
be provided by Dance 

 Past participants in the 
Taste of Pasadena have 
included local favorites 
El Cholo Cafe, California 
Pizza Kitchen, Chick-fil-A, 
Copenhagen Pastry, Du-
Par’s, Clearman’s Galley, 
Hilton Pasadena, Lucky 
Baldwins Pub, Madeline 
Garden Bistro, Nekter 
Juice Bar, Nothing Bundt 
Cakes, Pasadena Sandwich 
Company, POP Champagne 
and Dessert Bar, Simply 
Cupcakes of Pasadena, Stark 
Spirits Distillery, Stonefire 
Grill, White Horse Lounge 
and Whole Foods Market.

 We are hosting this in 
conjunction with our SIP-
tember Finale and cocktail 
tasting. At the end of the 
event, we will tally votes 
of the live cocktail tasting 
and announce Pasadena’s 
Favorite Cocktail for 2017.

 The City of Pasadena, The 
Rose Bowl, and the Pasadena 
Star-News sponsor the event.

 The Pasadena Chamber 
of Commerce is a business 
service member organization 
that works to ensure the 
prosperity of its members 
through a variety of 
offerings including referrals, 
networking, workshops and 
seminars, events and much 
more. The Chamber serves 
1450 member companies.

 Advanced tickets are $30 
per person and available 
Tickets are $50 at the door.


 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, Sept. 15 and 29, 
at 1 p.m. Sept. 15: “The 
Philadelphia Story” (1940, 
NR) starring Cary Grant and 
Katharine Hepburn. When 
a conceited young socialite’s 
ex-husband and a tabloid 
reporter arrive at her family 
home the day before she is to 
marry a dull business tycoon, 
she begins to examine her 
life and priorities. Sept. 
29: “A Man Called Ove” 
(2016, PG-13) starring Rolf 
Lassgård and Bahar Pars. 
After a boisterous young 
family moves in next door 
to a retired loner with strict 
principles, an unhappy 
past and a short fuse, he 
learns life is sweeter when 
it’s shared (Swedish with 
English subtitles).

 A Toast to the Joys of 
Music – Tuesdays to Sept. 
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 to Sept. 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 to Sept. 
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@

 Domino Club – 
Thursdays to Sept. 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.

 Multiple Generations 
Sharing Life Experiences 
– Wednesday, Sept. 13, 
at 11 a.m. Staff from the 
nonprofit Sages & Seekers 
will discuss an upcoming 
eight-week intergenerational 
program during which 
older adults will share life 
experiences and valuable 
knowledge with local high 
school students. Don’t 
miss this presentation and 
your chance to participate 
in the program! For more 
information email raulm@ or 
call 626-685-6706.

 Happy Feet – Thursday, 
Sept. 14, at 10 a.m. Learn 
about proper care of your 
feet, common causes of foot 
pain and what to look for 
when you go shoe shopping. 
Presented by Dr. Andrew La.

 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.

Pet of the 

Tux (A428319) is a 1-year-
old terrier mix with tons 
of personality. He’s a goofy 
boy who loves to play with 
toys. Tux walks well on 
leash and enjoys walking in 
the park. After he’s burned 
off some energy, Tux is 
sweet, affectionate and 
very lovable. He’s gone on 
a few field trips with our 
Wiggle Waggle Wagon, 
where he did well around 
other dogs and was great 
with people and kids of all 
ages. Tux already knows 
his “sit,” “stay” and “down” 
commands, but can get a 
little jumpy and mouthy 
when he’s excited. He’s 
looking for an active new 
home that will continue his 
basic manners training. 

 The adoption fee for dogs 
is $130. All dogs are spayed 
or neutered, microchipped, 
and vaccinated before being 
adopted. Tux is a Blue 
Ribbon dog, which reduces 
his adoption fee to $100.

 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 
A428319, 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


Monday, August 28th

10:00 AM – A petty theft 
from an unlocked vehicle 
occurred in the 2600 block 
of Fair Oaks Avenue. Stolen: 
construction tool. 

3:20 PM – A domestic 
violence incident occurred in 
the 200 block of E. Altadena 

Tuesday, August 29th

1:15 PM – A battery occurred 
in the 1800 block of Lake 
Avenue. Suspect has been 

Wednesday, August 30th

1:50 AM – Douglas Schulte, 
50 years old of Altadena was 
arrested in the 2100 block of 
Washington Boulevard for 
being under the influence of 
a controlled substance. 

8:00 AM – A domestic 
violence incident occurred 
in the 700 block of W. 
Harriet Street. Suspect was 
taken into custody. 

4:55 PM – Joseph Kusnierz, 
59 years old of Pasadena was 
arrested in the 1400 block of 
E. Washington Boulevard for 
possession of a controlled 

Thursday, August 31st

6:56 PM – Jose Sosa, 23 
years old of Altadena was 
arrested in the 200 block of 
E. Altadena Drive for drunk 
in public. 

7:20 PM – A domestic 
battery incident occurred in 
the 300 block of E. Calaveras 
Street. Suspect was taken 
into custody.

Friday, September 1st

12:40 PM – A domestic 
violence incident occurred in 
the 200 block of E. Altadena 

2:00 PM – A residential 
burglary occurred in the 
2000 block of Glen Springs 
Road. Suspect(s) entered 
the residence by shattering 
the rear sliding door. Stolen: 

6:00 PM – A residential 
burglary occurred in the 800 
block of W. Altadena Drive. 
Suspect(s) entered the 
location via the unsecured 
garage door. Stolen: gold 
Trek mountain bike. 

Saturday, September 2nd

9:47 PM – A battery incident 
occurred in the 500 block 
of E. Mount Curve Drive. 
Suspect was taken into 

Humane Society 

Annual Wiggle 
Waggle Walk

 The 19th Annual Wiggle 
Waggle Walk is just three 
weeks away and, doggone it, 
The Pasadena Humane Society 
need your help so that we can 
reach a goal of raising $300,000 
for the animals!!

Register today so that you 
don’t miss out on our biggest 
fundraiser of the year on 
Sunday, September 24 at 
Brookside Park at the Rose 

 It promises to be a howlin’ 
good time with our emcee 
Lu Parker of KTLA Channel 
5 along with dozens of pet-
related vendors, police K9 and 
Frisbee dog demonstrations, 
food trucks, and other 

 For More information 
or to register visit:

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