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Chef Peter Dills
Table for Two

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Looking Up
Christopher Nyerges
Out to Pastor

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A Taste of Arcadia:

Jeff Brown
Deanne Davis
Peter Dills
Bob Eklund
Marc Garlett
Chris Leclerc
Christopher Nyerges
La Quetta M. Shamblee
Rev. James Snyder
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VOLUME 11 NO. 38

PUSD to 
Hold State 
of Schools 

Tournament Officials 
Announce Float Judges

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 

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 

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., Pasadena, CA

Parking: School parking 
lot on Marengo Ave. and 
Grandview Ave. Field parking 
entrance on Penn St. between 
Raymond Ave. and Marengo 

Rose Bowl Field Named After Large Donor

 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 impact.

 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 2013.

 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, visit:

 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:

 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 planned: 

•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 the

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

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 onearroyo.



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Latino Heritage Parade 

Altadena Business Walk




 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 refreshments. 
For a list of businesses and 
times, see flyer on page 3. 


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 Join the free family fun at the 19th annual Latino Heritage 
Parade and Jamaica (Community Fair) on Saturday, 
October 14. The event is sponsored by the City and the 
Latino Heritage Committee. 

 More than 1,000 participants and spectators are expected 
at the event that begins with the parade at 11 a.m. and the 
festive Jamaica with cultural activities, food, music, and 
dance from Noon to 4 p.m.

 There is a new route for the parade. The parade starts at 
Los Robles Avenue and Prescott Street, goes south on Los 
Robles, turning west on Villa Street, ending at the Villa-
Parke Community Center for the Jamaica community 

 This year, a very special display will be featured inside 
the community center, the traveling “Hispanic Medal 
of Honor Wall” exhibit. The exhibit will be at the Villa-
Parke Community Center, 363 E. Villa St., from Sunday 
October 8 to Parade Day, October 14. The Hispanic Medal 
of Honor Society is dedicated to promoting an awareness 
of the patriotism and loyalty that Hispanic Americans 
have given to the United States, including their lives, while 
in the U.S. Armed Forces. For more information visit:









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