Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, September 23, 2017

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Mountain View News Saturday, September 23, 2017 

Tournament Officials 
Announce Float Judges

PUSD to 
Hold State 
of Schools 

This year’s annual Pasadena 
Unified School District 
(PUSD) State of the Schools 
address by School Board 
President Roy Boulghourjian 
and Board of Education 
members is set for Tuesday 
night, in the gymnasium of 
Washington STEAM Magnet 
Academy, located at 1505 N. 
Marengo Ave., Pasadena.

 Doors open at 6 p.m. and the 
program begins at 6:30 p.m. 
The event is free and open to 
the public.

 Washington STEAM 
Magnet Academy is the only 
middle school in Pasadena 
with a science, technology, 
engineering, art, and math 
(STEAM) focus. The 2017 
State of the Schools will take 
place in the school’s new 
gymnasium, which was built 
thanks to Measure TT, the 
$350 million school bond 
initiative approved by voters 
in 2008.

 The PUSD Board President is 
required by the Pasadena City 
Charter to annually deliver a 
State of the Schools address.

Spanish translation and 
childcare will be available.

 The 2017 State of the Schools 
will be streamed live on 
and will be broadcast on 
KLRN-TV the following week.

6:00 p.m. Doors open

6:30 p.m. State of Schools 

7:30 - 8 p.m. Refreshments 
hosted by Washington 
STEAM Magnet Academy 
Food Science class

Washington STEAM Magnet 
Academy, 1505 N. Marengo 
Ave. School parking lot on 
Marengo Ave. and Grandview 
Ave. Field parking entrance 
on Penn St. between Raymond 
Ave. and Marengo Ave.

 The Tournament of Roses 
officials announced Tuesday 
the selection María Eugenia 
Carrion, Bradley Kaye, and Jim 
Sutton to be float judges for the 
129th Rose Parade. The judges 
will grant awards based on 
many criteria including creative 
design, floral craftsmanship, 
artistic merit, computerized 
animation, thematic 
interpretation, floral and color 
presentation and dramatic 

 The 2018 Tournament of Roses 
President Lance Tibbet will 
announce the award-winning 
floats the morning of January 
1, 2018, on the front steps of 
Tournament House.

 “Being a horticultural 
professional, managing and 
owning a wholesale nursery, 
it’s an honor to welcome these 
professionals to the Tournament 
family,” said Lance Tibbet. 
“I’m excited to have these very 
talented members of the floral 
and design professions, judge 
our floats this year.”

 Carrion (pictured left) has 
been in the professional floral 
industry since 1968 when 
she began as Sales Manager 
of Viveros Mexicanos, S.A., a 
company owned by her father 
Luis Justo Carrión Tejeda, a 
pioneer of the professional 
floriculture in México.

 Carrion, as her friends know 
her, opened her first retail 
shop in México City, Enviflora 
in 1979. She was President 
of the Mexican Flowershops 
Association and one of the 
first two women accepted 
as Counselor to the México 
City's National Chamber of 
Commerce and founding 
member of Asociación de 
Floristas de Iberoamerica, 
A.C. In 1990 Maru opened 
Floralia her second retail shop 
in México City.

 Kaye (pictured middle) 
has been with Disney Parks 
Live Entertainment since 
1998, starting with the 
Tokyo DisneySea opening 
entertainment design, and now 
as Principal Art Director based 
at the California Disney Resort. 
Key projects with Disney during 
his career have included parades 
and spectacular shows such as 
Under the Sea in Tokyo, Block 
Party Bash at Disney California 
Adventure, Halloween parades 
for both Paris and Hong Kong, 
and Disney floats in Shanghai 
Tourism Festival parades. 
Brad’s work can be seen daily 
in the resorts and theme 
parks worldwide along with 
productions on Disney Cruise 
Lines. He is not a stranger to the 
Rose Parade, having designed 
floats for Disney in 2006 and 

 Sutton (pictured right) is 
the Display Designer for 
Longwood Gardens in Kennett 
Square, Pennsylvania, one 
of the world’s great gardens, 
encompassing 1,077 acres 
of gardens, woodlands, 
meadows, fountains and a 
4-acre conservatory complex. 
Welcoming 1.3 million guests 
per year, Longwood continues 
the mission set forth by founder 
Pierre S. du Pont to inspire 
people through excellence in 
garden design, horticulture, 
education, and the arts.

 The Tournament of Roses is 
a volunteer organization that 
hosts America's New Year 
Celebration® with the Rose 
Parade, the Rose Bowl Game 
and a variety of accompanying 
events. 935 volunteer members 
of the association will drive the 
success of 129th Rose Parade 
themed "Making a Difference," 
on Monday, January 1, followed 
by the College Football Playoff 
Semifinal at the 104th Rose Bowl 
Game. For more information, 

Rose Bowl Field Named after Large Donor

 The playing field at the Rose 
Bowl will soon be known as 
“Spieker Field” after the city 
council voted unanimously 
Monday night accept a donation 
of $10 million to the Rose 
Bowl, from Tod Spieker and his 
family —the gift kicks off the 
launch of The Rose Bowl Legacy 
Foundation’s centennial capital 

 According to a statement, 
the campaign seeks to raise 
$40 million within five years; 
funding that will provide for 
several vital areas of capital 
needs at the Rose Bowl Stadium. 
The campaign will culminate 
in 2022 when the Rose Bowl 
Stadium turns 100 years old.

 “This is a transformational 
gift for the Rose Bowl Stadium 
and we are incredibly thankful 
for the vision of our future that 
Tod and his family have shared 
through their generosity,” said 
Legacy’s Executive Director, 
Dedan Brozino. “The spirit of 
this gift embodies the millions 
of fans, athletes, coaches, and 
performers that continue to 
author the venue’s inspirational 

 Capital improvement include, 
upgrading the stadium lights, 
updating safety elements, 
seating replacement, new 
and expanded videoboard, 
improve/replace the Brookside 
Clubhouse, update concession 
stands and restrooms and add/
update WiFi.

 Signage reading, “Spieker Field 
at the Rose Bowl” will be placed 
along the field hedges adjacent 
to the playing surface, beyond 
the east and west sidelines. 

 Spieker’s gift is the largest in 
the foundation’s history. 

A long-standing member of the 
Bay Area community, Spieker is 
UCLA alum, having competed 
on the swimming team and 
earning All-American honors in 
1969. Field Recognition will be 
co-termed with UCAL and the 
Tournament trough 2044.

NASA Damage Maps Aid 
Mexico Quake Response

Walks with 
the Mayor 

in the Arroyo

To assist in the disaster 
response efforts, by the Sept. 
19 magnitude 7.1 Raboso 
earthquake, scientists at NASA’s 
Jet Propulsion Laboratory and 
Caltech, both in Pasadena, 
obtained and used before-and-
after interferometric synthetic 
aperture radar (InSAR) satellite 
imagery of areas of Central 
Mexico, including Mexico 
City, affected by the quake, 
to identify areas of damage 
and produce what is known 
as a Damage Proxy Map. The 
imagery -- acquired before the 
quake on Sept. 8, and again 
on Sept. 20, just 6-1/2 hours 
after the earthquake -- is from 
the radar instrument on the 
Copernicus Sentinel-1A and 
Sentinel 1-B satellites operated 
by the European Space Agency. 
The map may be viewed at: jpl.

 The quake, which struck 
75 miles (120 kilometers) 
southeast of Mexico City, 
caused significant loss of life 
and property damage.

 The views indicate the extent 
of damage caused by the 
earthquake and subsequent 
aftershocks, based on changes 
to the ground surface detected 
by radar. The color variations 
from yellow to red indicate 
increasingly more significant 
ground and building surface 
change. The map should be 
used as guidance to identify 
damaged areas, and may be less 
reliable over vegetated areas. 
It covers an area of 109 by 106 
miles (175 by 170 kilometers). 
Each pixel measures about 33 
yards (30 meters) across.

 The Sept. 19 Mexico quake 
occurred just 12 days after 
a separate magnitude 8.1 
earthquake struck Mexico’s 
southern Pacific coast, also 
resulting in significant loss of life 
and property damage. The JPL/
Caltech team had previously 
produced and made available 
a similar Damage Proxy Map 
for the Sept. 7 quake, along 
with other supporting products 
using satellite radar data.

 For more go to

 Explore portions of 
Pasadena’s Arroyo Seco during 
two walks in October with 
Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek 
in support of the Arroyo 
Advisory Group’s (AAG) “One 
Arroyo” effort. The walks are 

• Saturday, October 14, 9 
a.m.—Lower Arroyo. Meet at 
the Casting Pond Entrance. 
Parking available adjacent to 
the Casting Pond area.

• Thursday, October 26, 8 
a.m.—Central Arroyo. Meet 
at Rose Bowl Stadium Gate A 
under the marquee. Parking 
available in Lot F of the Rose 
Bowl Stadium

This is your chance to talk 
directly with Mayor Tornek 
about how to preserve the 
Arroyo’s character and beauty, 
pay for and maintain it, and 
appropriately enhance it for 
future generations.

Pasadena’s Arroyo Seco covers 
about 1,000 acres. From the 
headwaters in the North to 
the tributary waters in the 
South, its natural habitats, 
resources and historic sites are 
unlike any other in Southern 
California and are enjoyed 
by millions each year. Yet this 
great city park has seldom 
been conceived or designed 
as one continuous space. 
After extended review and 
discussion, the AAG identified 

“One Arroyo” concept to unite 
the three areas of the Arroyo—
Hahamongna, Central Arroyo 
and Lower Arroyo—under a 
singular vision.

The AAG was formed by the 
City of Pasadena to identify 
opportunities to enhance and 
preserve the Arroyo Seco for 
current and future generations. 
Go online to learn more about 
the “One Arroyo” concept at

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 

 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 

Gold and Silver Protection 
Today – Wednesday, Sept. 27, 
at 5 p.m. Learn about mining 
geology and the ins and outs 
of investing in precious metals. 
Our grandparents understood 
gold and silver and many 
owned some for emergencies. 
In today’s world of financial 
ups and downs and algorithm-
driven markets, investments 
in precious metals are making 
a comeback. Presented by 
Michael McGowan, retired 
investment advisor and trust 
portfolio manager.

 Nutrition and Brain 
Health – Thursday, Sept. 
28, at 10 a.m. The relative 
abundance of certain nutrients 
can affect cognitive processes 
and emotions. Learn about the 
influences of dietary factors 
on brain health and mental 
function. Presented by Regal 
Medical Group.

A Toast to the Joys of Music 
– Tuesdays, Oct. 3 to 31, 
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 more.

 Senior Driving Education 
and Resources – Thursday, 
Oct. 5, at 10 a.m. For many 
adults 65 and older, driving 
represents freedom. Learn 
about the possibilities of 
maintaining your driving 
independence, safety tips, how 
to prepare for a driving test, 
driver education resources for 
seniors and more. Presented 
by Tressa Thompson, senior 
driving ombudsman, California 
Department of Motor Vehicles.

 The Pasadena Senior 
Center is an organization that 
offers services to people ages 50 
and older.

Altadena Sheriff News Briefs 

 Bandit (A443185) is a 
6-year-old, special needs 
miniature pinscher mix. 
Despite being blind, Bandit 
has the sweetest disposition. 
Once he’s comfortable in 
his surroundings, Bandit’s 
loving and affectionate 
personality begins to shine. 
Our volunteers are working 
with him to ensure his stay 
at the shelter is as calm and 
peaceful as possible. Bandit 
has a special penchant for 
dog treats and uses his 
keen sense of smell to seek 
them out. He’d love to find 
an understanding forever 

 The adoption fee for dogs 
is $130. All dogs are spayed 
or neutered, microchipped, 
and vaccinated before going 
to their new home. Bandit 
qualifies for our Seniors for 
Seniors program, making 
her adoption free for 
adopters 60 and over.

 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 
A443185, 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 


 Deputy Andrew Banos of 
Altadena Sheriff’s Station was 
given an award by Pasadena 
Wisdom Lodge for his hard 
work and dedication to the 
people of Altadena. Andrew has 
also served his nation for several 
years with the United States 
Marine Corps before joining 
the Sheriff’s Department. We 
are proud to have him here and 
if you see him on patrol, be sure 
to wave.

 Honored by Wisdom Lodge 
Number 202 at the recognition 
event held at the Pasadena 
Masonic Center were Pasadena 
Police Officers Brendan 
Thebeau and Clinton Harrell; 
Pasadena Fire Department 
staffer Christine Ferguson, and 
Deputy Andrew Banos of the 
Altadena Sheriff’s substation.

 All four honorees received the 
prestigious “Service Beyond the 
Call of Duty Award” from the 
Masonic lodge.

Lodge Master Mark Berasley said 
the California Freemasonry 
asks lodges each September to 
host programs acknowledging 
the United States Constitution. 
Members of the Masonic 
lodge support the belief that 
citizens should recognize the 
United States Constitution as 
the document that carries the 
ideals that founded the country, 
and should pause to remember 
all the great men and women 
who have stood for, defended, 
and fought to maintain those 
ideals in their truest form. 
Recognizing individuals in 
public safety that provided 
“service beyond the call of duty” 
furthers this commemoration.

 “In our case, we recognized 
three local first responder 
departments,” said Berasley.

 Wednesday night’s awards 
ceremony was the Wisdom 
Lodge’s 16th year of 
recognizing exceptional public 
servants during their annual 
Observance of the United States 

 Deputy Andrew 
Banos Honored

 Last week, Altadena Mountain 
Rescue Team was called for a 
dog stranded on a cliff, and the 
dog owner attempting to save 
the dog. The hiker and dog were 
in Las Flores Canyon near the 
water tank, Sept. 15 at 12:14, 
above Altadena in the Angeles 
National Forest. The dog, 
Maya was on a leash but saw 
something on the trail which 
she lunged at, causing her to 
fall off the side of the mountain. 
Her owner attempted to reach 
Maya, but the hillside crumbled 
away, and after a few attempts 
she called Altadena Sheriff’s 
station for help.

 Rescue team members were 
directed to the last known 
location of the dog and 
after hiking into the canyon 
bottom, the dog was located 
approximately halfway down 
a 100 foot cliff. A rescuer was 
lowered from the top of the 
canyon, Maya was on a tiny 
outcropping, no bigger than 
a few inches. As we reached 
Maya, half the ledge she was 
standing fell away as we were 
trying to tie ropes to her. Our 
rescuer eventually secured the 
dog in a harness and safely 
lowered Maya to the canyon 
bottom. Maya a 9 month old 
female Husky mix appeared 
uninjured, and she was returned 
to them very grateful owner, 45 
y/o female resident of Altadena. 

 Dog rescued off cliff 
in Las Flores Canyon

Walk Today 

 Senator Anthony 
Portantino will be visiting 
Altadena businesses today. 
He will be at Hoopla! 
Emporium at 2:30 pm, 
where he will be greeted 
by Fair Oaks Ave. business 
owners and anyone else 
who’d like to drop by to 
meet him. C. Jake and Doug 
Colliflower of the Altadena 
Realty Group will provide 

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