Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, September 16, 2017

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Mountain View News Saturday, September 16, 2017 

South Pasadena Picks 
DeWolfe as City Manager

Free Path to 

South Pasadena officials 
announced Thursday 
that former Pasadena 
city employee Stephanie 
DeWolfe has been selected 
as the new City Manager. 
DeWolfe’s appointment and 
employment agreement 
are scheduled for a vote 
Wednesday night at the 
regular South Pasadena city 
council meeting.

 DeWolfe will start November 

 According to a statement, 
after interviewing several 
candidates provided through 
the recruitment firm of 
Peckham & McKenney, the 
City Council unanimously 
selected DeWolfe has nearly 
30 years of experience in 
city services, particularly 
in planning, community 
development and services, and 
city administration. She has 
worked in both the Pasadena 
and West Hollywood City 
Manager’s Offices in Assistant 
and Deputy City Manager 
functions, with outstanding 
qualifications and references 
from all past employers. 
DeWolfe has been on a 
City Manager “track” in her 
professional career for the 
past five years, and most 
recently has been serving 
the City of West Hollywood 
as its Deputy City Manager 
since 2016, where she helped 
to oversee a staff of 225 
employees and a budget of 
$134 million dollars.

 “I am excited to be part of 
team South Pasadena. I have 
always loved South Pasadena 
and I am looking forward to 
spending even more time in 
this wonderful community,” 
DeWolfe said.

 West Hollywood Mayor 
John Heilman spoke highly 
of Stephanie, describing her 
as “first rate,” very intelligent 
and capable with a positive 
reputation in the community, 
stating “We hate to lose her.” 
Similarly, West Hollywood 
City Manager Paul Arevalo 
describes Stephanie as “a 
big picture person, a great 
communicator, who knows 
how build consensus in 
the community,” and with 
her more than 15 years’ 
experience in Pasadena, 
she also “has the regional 
perspective that will serve 
South Pasadena well.”

South Pasadena Mayor 
Michael Cacciotti, on behalf 
of the entire City Council 
stated, “I am very excited 
about hiring Ms. DeWolfe. 
She brings to our city the 
optimum combination of 
experience and leadership 
qualities. South Pasadena 
is very fortunate that she 
has agreed to serve our 

 The city council meets at 
7:30 p.m., in the Amedee O. 
“Dick” Richards, Jr., Council 
Chambers, located at 1424 
Mission Street.

 On Citizenship Day, Sunday, 
the Pasadena library will host 
a free Path to Citizenship 
Workshop from 2 to 5 p.m. at 
the Central Library’s Studio 
on 4th, 285 E. Walnut St. 
This workshop will feature 
presentations on available 
citizenship application 
services and resources by 
the Pasadena Public Library, 
Catholic Charities of Los 
Angeles, Inc., Salvadoran 
American Leadership and 
Educational Fund (SALEF) 
and El Rescate. Following 
the information sessions the 
presenters will be available 
to assist residents with their 
citizenship applications.

 Pasadena is joining Mayors, 
Members of Congress and 
organizations across the 
country in encouraging our 
communities to “Naturalize 
NOW!” This national 
campaign is being led by 
organizations and supportive 
elected officials to move 
1,000,000 eligible residents to 
apply for citizenship by the end 
of Fiscal Year 2017. Efforts to 
date have brought us halfway 
to this goal, but we still have 
more residents to reach. 

 You qualify for Citizenship 
if You: Are at least 18 years 
old; Are a permanent resident 
(you have a green card); Have 
resided continuously in the 
U.S. for more than 5 years 
(or if you are married to a 
U.S. citizen for more than 3 
years); Have been physically 
present in the U.S. for more 
than 2.5 years (or if married 
to a U.S. citizen for more than 
1.5 years); You can show you 
have good moral character; 
You can speak, read, and write 
basic English (or qualify for 
the waiver) and You can pass 
a test on U.S. government 
and history (or qualify for a 

 The library has additionally 
introduced an online resource 
at cityofpasadena.libguides.


Thousands to Wiggle Waggle Next Weekend

 Grab your walking shoes and 
a leash for the 19th Annual 
Wiggle Waggle Walk and 
Family Festival at Brookside 
Park at the Rose Bowl next 
Sunday, September 24. 

 Officials said thousands of 
people are expected to take 
part in the walk around the 
Rose Bowl to raise funds 
for thousands of animals 
this year. Attendees do 
not need a dog to join the 
fun, just a desire to help 
animals. Participants can 
choose to walk a 1 or 3-mile 
loop around the Rose Bowl 
or enjoy vendor booths at 
Brookside Park. Emmy-
winning journalist Lu Parker 
will emcee and actress 
Carolyn Hennesy will be on 
hand to get the party started. 

 Check-in opens at 8:00 
a.m. at Brookside Park. The 
Walk begins at 9:00 a.m. and 
festivities, including vendor 
booths, K-9 demonstrations, 
food trucks, music and 
canine contests, will continue 
until noon.

 Registration is $25, 
which includes a Wiggle 
Waggle Walk t-shirt, bib 
number and bandana for 
your dog. Register as an 
individual or join a team at

(Photo: 2015 Wiggle Waggle 
Walk, photo by D. Lee 

Police to Focus 
on Bikes and 
Safety Monday

Golf with a Pasadena 
Officer and Support PAL

 Pasadena Police 
Department will step up 
Bike and Pedestrian Safety 
Enforcement Operations 
on Monday, with focused 
enforcement on collision 
causing factors involving 
motorists, pedestrians and 

 The department has mapped 
out locations over the past 3 
years where pedestrian and 
bike collisions have occurred 
along with the violations 
that led to those crashes. 
Extra officers will be on duty 
patrolling areas where bike 
and pedestrian traffic and 
crashes occur in an effort to 
lower deaths and injuries. 

 Officers will be looking for 
violations made by drivers, 
bike riders and pedestrians 
alike that can lead to life 
changing injuries. Special 
attention will be directed 
toward drivers speeding, 
making illegal turns, failing 
to stop for signs and signals, 
failing to yield to pedestrians 
in cross walks or any other 
dangerous violation.

 Additionally, enforcement 
will be taken for observed 
violations when pedestrians 
cross the street illegally or fail 
to yield to drivers who have 
the right of way. Bike riders 
will be stopped and citations 
issued when they fail to follow 
the same traffic laws that 
apply to motorists. All riders 
are reminded to always wear a 
helmet – those under 18 years 
of age must wear helmets by 
law. Pedestrians should cross 
the street only in marked 
crosswalks or at corners.

 Pasadena Police Department 
has investigated 427 fatal and 
injury collisions involving 
pedestrians and bicyclists 
during the past three (3) years.

 The Pasadena Police Activities 
League (PAL) will hold its 
PAL Golf Classic on Friday, 
September 22nd at Brookside 
Golf Club. The format is a 
shotgun start at 8:00 a.m. with 
breakfast and registration 
beginning at 7a.m. The PAL 
Golf Classic will include 
breakfast, 18 holes of golf, 
several on course activities 
(including a slider bar by Del 
Frisco’s Grille), great raffle 
prizes, and an awards luncheon. 
Thorson Buick GMC will be 
sponsoring the hole-in-one 
prize of a 2018 GMC Terrain. 
There are prizes for 1st, 2nd and 
3rd places foursome. Individual 
golfers are $150.

 The goal of this charitable 
tournament is to raise funds 
for PAL so that it can continue 
to reach the youth of our 
community by providing 
programs and services that 
make a positive impact on 
their lives. This year is the 
20th anniversary of PAL, a 
national organization that 
came to Pasadena in 1997. 
It partners the youth of our 
community with the men and 
women of the Pasadena Police 
Department in a fun, safe, 
and nurturing environment 
while providing academic 
and cultural activities. PAL 
offers homework assistance, 
leadership programs, various 
sporting activities, and a wide 
variety of enrichment activities, 
such as robotics, culinary 
skills, and arts classes, that 
give students an opportunity 
to build character and form a 
positive relationship with our 
community’s law enforcement. 

 Currently, the PAL program 
serves between 120–150 
children in grades 4-12 each 
week, with over 3500 students 
provided with services. The 
current need for the PAL 
program is to attain a facility of 
their own where they can host 
evening and weekend activities 
for Pasadena youth, and expand 
the program to include the 
approximately 200 kids on the 
waiting list.

 To support Pasadena PAL, 
spons orship opportunities 
are available. A $250.00 
sponsorship tee sign can be 
purchased in advance. For 
more information please visit: or call 
(626) 791-1225.

Free Events Roundup at the 
Pasadena Senior Center

Pet of the 

 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 

 Friday Movie Matinees 
– Fridays, Sept. 29 at 1 
p.m. 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 

 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 

 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

 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 

 A Opera Talk: “The Pearl 
Fishers” – Monday, Sept. 
18, at 1 p.m. An LA Opera 
community educator will lead 
participants through Georges 
Bizet’s “Les Pêcheurs de Perles” 
(The Pearl Fishers). When a 
mysterious priestess arrives 
in their village in Ceylon, two 
lifelong friends realize they both 
are in love with her. They take a 
vow to denounce her and never 
let anything or anyone destroy 
their bond, but human nature 
takes over.

 Medical Marijuana 
(Cannabis) – Tuesday, 
Sept. 19, at 1 p.m. Senior 
citizens are the fastest growing 
segment of the population to 
begin using medical marijuana. 
Learn how cannabis works in 
the human body, its medicinal 
properties, safety and legal 
concerns and more. Presented 
by Sue Feldmeth RN, a certified 
member of the American 
Cannabis Nursing Association 
who saw first-hand the benefits 
of medical marijuana on her 
elderly mother, including a 
significant reduction of arthritis 
pain and a reversal of the need 
for opioids.

 Hospice and Palliative 
Care – Thursday, Sept. 21, at 
10 a.m. Hospice and palliative 
medicine embrace people with 
life-limiting illnesses through 
compassionate symptom 
management and psychological 
and spiritual support by teams 
of clinical experts. Hospice is 
covered by Medicare, Medi-Cal 
and most other insurance plans. 
Learn about the differences and 
similarities between hospice 
and palliative care, the medical 
criteria and more. Presented by 
Unity Hospice.

 Low Vision Screenings 
– Thursday, Sept. 21, from 
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Low vision 
screenings are designed to 
assist partially sighted people 
in the selection of magnifiers 
and other devices to improve 
reading and other visual tasks. 
Registration is required for 
one-hour appointments; call 
626-795-4331. Presented by the 
Braille Institute.

 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.

 For more information visit 

Lance (A442973) sure is a 
cute bunny! This friendly 
boy is super social and 
loves to hop around. When 
he’s not munching on 
timothy hay, you’ll find him 
stretching his legs in our 
bunny enrichment area. 
Sadly, Lance was found 
running loose in a park. He’s 
sure glad he made his way 
to the Pasadena Humane 
Society where he’ll be 
neutered, microchipped 
and placed with a loving 

 The adoption fee for 
rabbits is $35. All rabbits 
are spayed or neutered 
and microchipped before 
going to their new home. 
Adopters can pick up 
rabbit supplies in the 
Pasadena Humane Shelter 
Shop before they take their 
new bunny home. 

 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 A442973, 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. Saturday.

 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 


Sunday, September 3rd

5:30 PM – A white and blue 
2004 Suzuki 1000 motorcycle 
was reported stolen from the 
2100 block of E. Crary Street. 

Monday, September 4th

2:31 AM – A commercial 
burglary occurred in the 2200 
block of N. Lake Avenue. 
Suspects entered the location by 
prying the rear door. Suspects 
described as three males 
wearing black clothing driving 
a dark color sedan. Stolen: 

4:00 AM – Ronnie Ramirez, 
22 years old of South Gate was 
arrested in the 300 block of 
Woodbury Road for possession 
of and for being under the 
influence of a controlled 

3:30 PM – A battery occurred in 
the 2500 block of N. Fair Oaks 
Avenue. No significant injuries. 

7:35 PM – An assault with a 
deadly weapon occurred in 
the 1800 block of Grand Oaks 
Avenue. Suspect is related to 
the victim.

10:0 PM – A theft from an 
unlocked vehicle occurred in 
the 1300 block of E. Altadena 
Drive. Stolen: credit cards, 
checks, and currency. 

Tuesday, September 5th

10:00 AM – A residential 
vandalism occurred in the 
2000 block of Lewis Avenue. 
Suspect(s) shattered the window 
with an unknown object. 

6:00 PM – Deamil Aguilar, 
43 years old of Altadena 
was arrested in the area of 
Woodbury Road and Navarro 
Avenue for possession of a 
controlled substance. 

6:30 PM – A vehicle vandalism 
occurred in the 2000 block of N. 
El Molino Avenue. Suspect(s) 
dented the passenger door. 

10:00 PM – A vehicle vandalism 
occurred in the 300 block of W. 
Loma Alta Drive. Suspect(s) 
shattered the window with an 
unknown object.

Wednesday, September 6th

8:30 AM – A residential 
burglary occurred in the 1600 
block of E. Mendocino Street. 
Suspect(s) entered the location 
by shattering the sliding glass 
door. Stolen: gold rings. 

9:42 AM – A vehicle burglary 
occurred in the 2200 block of 
PinecrestDrive. Suspect(s) 
entered the vehicle by shattering 
the window. Stolen: jewelry. 

11:00 AM – A vehicle burglary 
occurred in the 2200 block of 
PinecrestDrive. Suspect(s) 
entered the vehicle by shattering 
the window. Stolen: black 
iPhone 7.

Thursday, September 7th

12:26 PM – A vehicle was 
reported stolen from the 400 
block of W. Loma Alta Drive. 
Vehicle described as a silver 
2012 Honda Accord. 

Friday, September 8th

9:45 PM – A battery occurred in 
the area of Raymond Lane and 
Sacramento Street. Suspects 
were taken into custody. 

Saturday, September 9th

6:20 PM – A domestic violence 
incident occurred in the 1400 
block of N. Grand Oaks Avenue. 
Suspect has been identified.

South Pasdena 
Police and Fire 
Open House

 Come join South Pasadena 
police and fire this Sunday, 
from 10 AM to 3 PM for the 
South Pasadena Police & Fire 
Open House.

 City officials invite everyone 
to come and enjoy a day of 
activities at the police and 
fire department as well as 
enjoying the Tournament of 
Roses Classic Car Show along 
Mission Street.

 There are many activities 
planned at the Open House 
with a special focus on 
Emergency Preparedness. 
Some quick highlights 
of activities taking place 
are hands-on emergency 
preparedness demonstrations, 
child fingerprinting, guided 
tours of the police departments, 
test your decision making skills 
at the Force Option Simulator, 
support the pink patch project 
for breast cancer research and 
helicopters will be landing and 
taking off throughout the day. 

 For more visit: ci.south- 

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