Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, October 7, 2017

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Director of 
EarthquakeCenter Jailed 
Over Scheme 

A former director of South 
Korea’s Earthquake Research 
Center at the Korea Institute 
of Geoscience and Mineral 
Resources (KIGAM) was 
sentenced to 14 months in 
federal prison for using a 
local bank account to launder 
bribes he received from two 
seismological companies, one 
based in Pasadena. 

 Heon-Cheol Chi, of South 
Korea, was sentenced last 
week by United States District 
Judge John Walter on one 
count of engaging in financial 
transactions with criminally 
derived property stating that 
this sentence “should send a 
clear message that this will 
not be tolerated by the law.” 
Chi was convicted in July of 
the money laundering charge 
following a four-day jury trial 
in United States District Court.

 According to trial testimony, 
from 2009 through 2015, Chi 
used his official position at 
KIGAM to demand and receive 
over $1 million in bribes from 
two seismological companies 
in exchange for unfair business 
advantages in the South 
Korean seismological market. 
Evidence showed that Chi 
advocated the purchase 
and use of equipment from 
these two companies by 
KIGAM and other South 
Korean customers. He also 
provided these companies 
with market intelligence and 
inside information, including 
confidential information 
about their competitors and 
the KIGAM bidding process.

Pasadena based Kinemetrics, 
a company that works closely 
with Caltech, JPL and the 
USGS to prototype and test 
seismological equipment, was 
named in the criminal case.

 The case against Chi is part of 
an ongoing investigation by the 
FBI’s International Corruption 
Squad in Los Angeles. 

Pet of the 

Button (A444255) is a 
friendly white and brown 
female rabbit. This playful 
gal loves to hop around. 
You’ll often find her doing 
binkies and running 
through the bunny agility 
course in our enrichment 
area. Button is also 
incredibly affectionate, easy 
to hold and enjoys sitting 
in laps. Swing by the PHS 
Critter House to meet this 
cutie-pie today. 

 The adoption fee for 
rabbits is $35. All rabbits 
are spayed or neutered and 
microchipped before going 
to their new home. 

 New adopters will receive a 
complimentary health-andwellness 
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 
A444255, 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

Arroyo GroupLaunches 
One ArroyoSurvey

Survey Results to bePart of the ArroyoAdvisory Group’s Reportto City Council 

The Arroyo Advisory Group 
(AAG) announced last week that 
the survey for public input on 
Pasadena’s One Arroyo, “great 
city park,” has launched online 
at: It will 
remain there until midnight, 
November 30. 

 “The One Arroyo survey is a 
vital component of our outreach 
effort and the data gathered 
will guide AAG in identifying 
opportunities consistent with 
public input”, said AAG Co-
Chairs Doug Kranwinkle and 
Bill Bogaard. “Moreover, it 
will help refine the One Arroyo 
vision and ultimately the AAG’s 
recommendations to City 

 According to the group, the One 
Arroyo concept was identified 
by the AAG after extended 
review and discussion as a way 
to unite the three areas of the 
Arroyo—Hahamongna, Central 
Arroyo and Lower Arroyo—
under a singular vision. 

 The survey will also be available 
at Mayor Terry Tornek’s One 
Arroyo Walks with the Mayor. 
During this walks, the mayor 
will highlight trail connectivity 
issues and opportunities that 
will be addressed through the 
AAG’s trail concept study now 
in process. 

 In addition, in-person surveys 
will be conducted throughout 
the fall at a dozen or so 

Lot F of the Rose Bowl. 

 For more details about the 
AAG the “One Arroyo” concept 

 The Arroyo Advisory Group 
(AAG) formed by the City 
of Pasadena, was established 
to identify opportunities to 
enhance and preserve the 
Arroyo Seco for current and 
future generations. The ‘One 
Arroyo’ effort endeavors to 
bring awareness to the work 
by the AAG, and others, to 
restore the legacy of Pasadena’s 
historic Arroyo Seco and unite 
all three areas of the Arroyo—
Hahamongna, Central Arroyo 
and Lower Arroyo—under a 
singular vision. 

community events and public 
spaces. Various incentives will 
be offered to survey participants, 
while supplies last. 

 Taking the survey and joining 
the mayor on his ‘Walks’ 
offer a unique opportunity to 
engage with the AAG and learn 
more about the One Arroyo 
Vision. One Arroyo: Walks 
with the Mayor Dates and 
Locations Saturday, October 
14th, 9 a.m.- Lower Arroyo 
(Meet at the Casting Pond 
Entrance) Parking: Available 
adjacent to the Casting Pond 
area. Thursday, October 26th, 
8 a.m.- Central Arroyo (Meet 
at Rose Bowl Gate A under the 
marquee) Parking: Available in 

NASA Gives Chance to 
Put Your Name on Mars

When it lands on Mars in 
November of 2018, NASA’s 
InSight lander will be carrying 
several science instruments 
--along with hundreds of 
thousands of names from 
members of the public.

 In 2015, nearly 827,000 
people signed up to add their 
names to a silicon microchip 
onboard the robotic spacecraft. 
NASA is now adding a second 
microchip, giving the public 
another chance to send their 
names to Mars.

 New submissions will be 
accepted through Nov. 1, at the 
following link:

 “Mars continues to excite 
space enthusiasts of all ages,” 
said Bruce Banerdt, the InSight 
mission’s principal investigator 
at NASA’s Jet Propulsion 
Laboratory in Pasadena, 
California. “This opportunity 
lets them become a part of the 
spacecraft that will study the 
inside of the Red Planet.”

 This fly-your-name opportunity 
comes with “frequent flier” 
points reflecting an individual’s 
personal participation in 
NASA’s exploration of Mars. 
These points span multiple 
missions and multiple decades. 

Participants who sent their 
names on the previous InSight 
opportunity in 2015 can 
download a “boarding pass” 
and see their “frequent flier” 

 As part of this frequent flier 
program, a chip carrying the 
names of 1.38 million people 
also flew aboard the first flight 
of NASA’s Orion spacecraft in 
2014. NASA is building Orion 
to carry astronauts to deep 
space destinations that will 
enable future missions to Mars.

 After InSight, the next 
opportunity to earn frequent 
flier points will be NASA’s 
Exploration Mission-1, the first 
flight bringing together the 
Space Launch System rocket 
and Orion spacecraft to travel 
thousands of miles beyond the 
Moon in preparation for human 
missions to Mars and beyond.

InSight will be the first 
mission to explore Mars’ deep 
interior. The spacecraft will set 
down a seismometer to detect 
marsquakes and meteor strikes.

 InSight is scheduled to launch 
from Vandenberg Air Force 
Base, California, in May of 

 For more information on 
InSight, visit: 


Sunday, September 24th

5:42 PM – A petty theft 
occurred in the 3300 block of 
N. Lincoln Avenue. Stolen: 
black leather purse, red Canon 
camera, gold iPhone 5, credit 
cards, and clothing. 
10:00 PM – A battery occurred 
in the 2900 block of El Nido 
Drive. Suspect was identified as 
a juvenile. No life threatening 
Tuesday, September 26th

2:00 AM – A petty theft from 
an unlocked vehicle occurred 
in the 500 block of Buena Loma 
Street. Stolen: black Ray Ban 
11:45 AM – A residential 
burglary occurred in the 1400 
block of E. Altadena Drive. 
Suspect(s) entered the residence 
by shattering the bedroom 
window. Stolen: silver HP 
notebook and black Amazon 
2:00 PM – A petty theft 
occurred in the 2900 block of 
El Nido Drive. Stolen: red and 
white Jordan Retro shoes. 
9:40 PM – A vehicle was 
reported stolen from the 
1900 block of E. Washington 
Boulevard. Vehicle, described 
as a 2009 White Lincoln 
Sedan, was recovered by LAPD 
9:45 PM – A vehicle was 
reported stolen from the 1300 
block of Rubio Street. Vehicle 
described as a burgundy 2005 
Dodge Ram 1500. Vehicle was 
recovered by LASD Crescenta 

Wed., September 27th

12:22 PM – A residential 
vandalism occurred in the 
500 block of W. Alberta Street. 
Suspect was taken into custody. 
Damage: screen door. 
1:20 PM – An assault with a 
deadly weapon occurred in 
the area of El Sereno Avenue 
and Woodbury Road. No 
life threatening injuries were 
Thursday, September 28th

6:50 AM – A grand theft from 
an unlocked vehicle occurred 
in the 600 block of Coleman 
Street. Stolen: black Lenovo 
laptop and silver iPad. 
8:00 PM – A grand theft from 
an unlocked vehicle occurred in 
the 1100 block of Beverly Way. 
Stolen: black Lenovo laptop 
and white iPad mini. 
Friday, September 29th

1:24 PM – A domestic violence 
incident occurred in the 3000 
block of Lincoln Avenue. 
Suspect was taken into custody. 
Saturday, September 20th

12:25 PM – A shoplifting 
incident occurred in the 1800 
block of N. Lake Avenue. 
Stolen: chips and candy. 
3:30 PM – A two vehicle 
burglary occurred in the 1700 
block of N. Altadena Drive. 
Suspect(s) entered the vehicles 
by shattering the window. 
Stolen: purse, backpack, wallets, 
credit cards and currency.
2017 Doo Dah 
Queen Tryouts 

 Parade Officials announced 
this week that royal mayhem 
will take place as individuals 
of all genders, shapes, ages, 
and persuasions, including 
a dog, will test their fate to 
become this year's Doo Dah 

 Tryouts, open to all, are 
Saturday, October 21st, at the 
American Legion Bar, 179 N. 
Vinedo St., in Pasadena

 Contestants are usually 
outnumbered by equally-
costumed judges, who include 
many former queens, and 
veteran parade entrants, 
tryout supporters and the 
curious public. 

 Each Queen Hopeful will 
have three minutes to WOW 
the Judges. Microphone and 
boom box, even drumroll, 
provided. They will be ready 
to show and tell why they 
should be Queen. 
People can buy their way into 
being judges by purchasing 
two beers for the parade 

 Many former Queens, all 
judges, will be there including, 
Naughty Mickie, Tequila 
Mockingbird, Queen Susann 
Edmonds, 2015 Queen 
Veronika MeowMeowz, 2017 
Queen Ruby Chard, Goofball 
Judges, Prizes, Cheap drinks, 
and Lots of Dancing.


2:00 - Doors Open to the 
Public, Bands 
4:00 - 5:00 pm - Arrival of 
Queen Hopefuls and Judges5:45-8:00 pm -Tryouts 
8:15-8:30 (approximately) - 
Doo Dah Queen is crowned. 
Free to first 20 Queen 
Contestants to arrive, $5.00 
Cover charge for all who enter 
after. For more information go 
to: pasadenadoodahparade. 
One City,
One StorySelection

 Please join us as Mayor 
Terry Tornek unveils the 2018 
One City, One Story book title 
at ArtNight, Friday, Oct. 13, 

6:15 p.m. in Central Library’s 
Great Hall. 
2018 Finalists 

Tattoos on the Heart: the Power 
of Boundless Compassion by 
Gregory BoyleReady Player One by Ernest 
Exit West by Mohsin HamidRise of the Rocket Girls by 
Nathalia Holt 
Last Days Night by Graham 
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson 

The 2018 Royal Court Selected 

Caption, from left to right; Julianne Elise Lauenstein, La CanadaHigh School; Sydney Grace Pickering, Arcadia High School; 
Savannah Rose Bradley, Pasadena High School; Georgia Jane 
Cervenka, La Canada High School; Lauren Elizabeth Buehner, 
Arcadia High School; Isabella Marie Marez, La Salle High School;
Alexandra Marie Artura, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy. 

The Tournament of Roses 
announced Monday the 
seven members of the 
2018 Royal Court. The 
Royal Court will attend 
nearly 100 community and 
media functions, acting 
as ambassadors of the 
Tournament of Roses and 
the Pasadena community at 
large. The grand finale for 
the 2018 Royal Court will be 
riding on a float in the 129th 
Rose Parade presented by 
Honda and attending the 
College Football Semifinal 
at the Rose Bowl Game® 
presented by Northwestern 
Mutual, both on Monday, 
January 1, 2018.

 Nearly 1000 people 
applied to participate in 
the interview process. The 
Tournament of Roses Queen 
and Court Committee made 
its selections based on a 
number of criteria including 
poise, speaking ability, 
academic achievement, 
youth leadership, and 
community and school 
“The 2018 Royal Court 
consists of seven 
extraordinary young women 
who are now ambassadors for 
the Tournament of Roses,” 
said Dave Link, chair of the 
Tournament of Roses Queen 
and Court Committee. “By 
attending events throughout 
southern California, the 
members of the Royal Court 
will Make A Difference 
through contributing acts of 
kindness by helping others.” 

The seven members of 
the 2018 Royal Court are 

(in alphabetical order): 
Alexandra Marie Artura, 
Flintridge Sacred Heart 
Academy; Savannah Rose 
Bradley, Pasadena High 
School; Lauren Elizabeth 
Buehner, Arcadia High 
School; Georgia Jane 
Cervenka, La Cañada 
High School; Julianne Elise 
Lauenstein, La Cañada 
High School; Isabella Marie 
Marez, La Salle High School; 
and Sydney Grace Pickering, 
Arcadia High School.

 The Announcement 
and Coronation of the 
100th Rose Queen® and 
Presentation of the Royal 
Court is on Wednesday, 
October 18, 2017 at the 
Pasadena Playhouse; the 
event is sponsored by 
Citizens Business Bank. A 
limited number of tickets are 
available for purchase from 
Sharp Seating Company.

 The Tournament of Roses 
is a volunteer organization 
that hosts America's New 
Year Celebration with the 
Rose Parade® presented 
by Honda, the Rose Bowl 
Game® presented by 
Northwestern Mutual 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, 2018, 
followed by the College 
Football Playoff Semifinal at 
the 104th Rose Bowl Game. 
For more information, visit 

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