Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, November 4, 2017

MVNews this week:  Page A:5

Local Area 
News Briefs 

 Three Suspects in Car 
Chase Wanted

 Pasadena police were still 
looking for three suspects 
Friday morning after they 
bailed from a Ford F-150 
involved in a police chase 
that started in Buena Park 
Thursday night around 11 p.m. 
The chase ended in Pasadena. 
At times, the driver ran stop 
lights and traveled down one-
way streets near city hall. 

 Two or the suspects jumped 
from the vehicle, traveling 
the wrong direction on 
Green Street, and ran into the 
Paseo Colorado. The driver 
continued down Green St. and 
then fled from the truck on 
foot into a parking structure 
on De Lacey Ave. 

 ABC 7 News described the 
driver as a heavy set man 
wearing black or dark pants 
and a grey long-sleeved sweet 
or t-shirt. The two other 
men had on similar clothing. 
According to deputies in 
Orange County, the suspects 
maybe connected to the 
robbery of a Verizon Wireless 
store in Laguna Niguel. The 
chase stared after police put 
out a broadcast about that 

 Anyone with information 
should call the California 
Highway Patrol (626) 2968100.

 Suspect Wanted for 
Offensive Behavior 
Towards Woman

 Pasadena Police are looking 
for a man they say is targeting 
woman, confronting them 
with erratic behavior and 
offensive comments, near city 

 Detectives said in the latest 
incident Monday evening, he 
grabbed a woman’s arm and 
kissed it before she ran away. 
Investigators have indentified 
Benito Navas, a 62-year-old 
man, through video, as the 
suspect. Police say Navas has 
approached numerous women 
in the area. Anyone with 
information should call police 

(626) 744-4241.
Pet of the 

Are you looking for an 
active, playful pup? Meet 
Kayla (A428755), a 3-yearold 
terrier mix eager to 
find her forever home. 
Kayla loves all toys—from 
balls, plush toys, ropes 
and rubber bones—she’ll 
happily play away the day. 
The young dog is one smart 
cookie! She’s earned her 
Blue Ribbon, which means 
she knows her sit, down 
and stay commands. Kayla 
is a regular out with our 
Wiggle Waggle Wagon. She 
loves to greet people of all 
ages. If you are looking for 
your next hiking buddy, 
consider Kayla. 

 The adoption fee for dogs 
is $130. The adoption fee for 
Blue Ribbon dogs like Kayla 
is $100. All dogs are spayed 
or neutered, microchipped, 
and vaccinated 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 
A428755, 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 

Gary Sinise Named 2018 Grand Marshal 

Actor and humanitarian Gary 
Sinise, known for his portrayal 
of Lt. Dan Taylor in the film 
Forrest Gump, became the 
2018 Tournament of Roses 
Grand Marshal Monday after 
Tournament of Roses President, 
Lance Tibbet, made the 

 “Gary’s humanitarian work 
with our defenders, veterans, 
first responders and their 
families over the years, embodies 
our theme to the fullest.” 
Tibbet said. “As members of a 
community, a country and a 
planet, we all have the ability, 
power and responsibility to help 
one another and as Gary likes 
to say....we can always do a little 

 Tournament officials said 
Sinise has been working in Sinise (left) and TofR Pres. Tibbet (right) photo D. Lee/MVNews

support of veterans for nearly portrayal of Lt. Dan Taylor, 
forty years. His commitment which formed an enduring 
started in the early 1980’s when connection with servicemen 
he began supporting local and women throughout 
Vietnam veterans’ groups in the the military community. 
Chicago area and co-founded Shortly after the film opened, 
the Vets Night program at Sinise was introduced to the 
the Steppenwolf Theatre. This Disabled American Veterans 
program continues to this day organization as they invited him 
and invites veterans to a free to their national convention to 
dinner and performance for present him with their National 
each one of the plays produced Commanders Award for playing 
at the theatre. the double amputee. Sinise’s 

 “Our veterans, active duty involvement with veterans 
service members, military has included volunteer work 

families, first responders, if I for the USO, performances 
can shine a light on them, and with his band, the Gary Sinise 
help make a difference in their & Lt. Dan Band entertaining 
lives… and shine an even bigger troops around the world, and 
light because I’m the grand the creation of the Gary Sinise 
marshal… then that’s a good Foundation which was formed 
thing,” he said to reporters. in 2011 with the mission to 
“Whether you know it or not, honor America’s defenders, 
ever day people are doing veterans, first responders, their 

dangerous things, in dangerous families and those in need. 
situations, to defend us all.” In recognition of his 
Among his numerous film humanitarian work on behalf 

and television roles, it was his of veterans, Sinise has earned 

Marty Coleman will Lead

the 40th Doo Dah Parade

 Doo Dah parade organizers 
selected 86 year-old Marty ColemanColeman Monday as Grand 
Marshal to lead the unique event 
down Colorado Boulevard in 
East Pasadena as it celebrates its 
40th year. 

 Organizers said, years ago, 
Marty Coleman was a well-
heeled housewife who enjoyed 
carefree living in the hills of 
La Canada. After her husband 
died in 1979 she felt she had to 
find a new purpose in her life. 
A change came when she was 
invited to a talk at her church 

about nuclear weapons. “I was, to achieving social justice 
actually, mortified that I was the many fronts. Marty also founded 
only one who didn’t know what “Conscientious Projector,” 
was going on in the world,” which uses documentary film 

admits a platform to discuss relevant 

 Marty soon embarked issues. It’s been going strong for 
on a journey of learning fifteen years in Pasadena.
and influencing others that “I want to live to be 105 years 
continues to this day. She old,” she says, “because I have 

that much more work to do. 

became the outreach director 

In this era of unusual crises in 

for the Inter-Faith Center at All 
Saints Church. In this post, she politics, it’s become even more 
travelled all over Los Angeles important that we respond with 

sharing views with those of resilience and passion in our 
every religion about the dangers community.”

of the arms race. Why Doo Dah? “The Parade 

 Her work with the center has a reputation of being risque’ 
even aroused the attention and terribly funny - a lampoon 
of Europeans. That’s when on more corporate parades. 
Marty joined a group I think it’s a wonderful place 
promoting Enduring Peace to build camaraderie among 

with international activists. people in a year of arguments 
Together, they decided to get and disagreements,” asserts 

a boat and go from Odessa, this year’s Grand Marshal. “I’m 
Soviet Union, travelling from honored and excited to have a 
village-to-village, sharing views jolly good time with my fellow 
with the locals. The delegation community members and 
was even invited to the Kremlin help pass the torch to the next 
and Marty personally spoke to generations.”

 The Doo Dah Parade will be 

Gorbachev about their cause. 
Back home, Marty served held on Sunday, November 

on staff for the Peace & 19th, stepping off at 11:00 a.m. 
Justice Ministry and launched on Colorado Blvd in the streets 

of East Pasadena. 

“Sustainable World” dedicated 


Sunday, October 22nd

12:00 AM – A domestic battery 
incident occurred in the area 
of Lake Avenue and Calaveras 
Street. Suspect was taken into 
Monday, October 23rd

5:00 PM – A grand theft 
occurred in the 30 block of W. 
Altadena Drive. Stolen: silver 
Macbook Air, silver Toshiba 
laptop, silver Sony video camera, 
gold jade ring, silver ring and 
necklace with blue stone and a 
black vaporizer. 
Tuesday, October 24th
6:00 AM – A vehicle was 
reported stolen from the 200 
block of W. Las Flores Drive. 
Vehicle described as a blue 2011 
Chevrolet Cruze. Vehicle was 
recovered by LASD Altadena. 
Wednesday, October 25th

8:00 AM – A residential 
burglary occurred in the 2500 
block of La Venezia Court. 
Suspect(s) entered the residence 
by shattering the window and 
removing the air conditioning 
unit. Stolen: white LG window 
A/C unit, brown Louis Vuitton 
purse, black iPad, white iPad 
and checkbooks. 

6:00 PM – Gaudencio Avelino, 
44 years old of Pasadena was 
arrested in the area of Fair Oaks 
Avenue and Woodbury Road 
for possession of a controlled 
10:35 PM – Michael Martinez, 
28 years old of Altadena was 
arrested in the 100 block of W. 
Woodbury Road for residential 
burglary and vandalism. 
Suspect entered the residence 
by kicking in the rear door. No 
items reported stolen. 
Thursday, October 26th

3:00 PM – A vehicle burglary 
occurred in the 4000 block of 
Chaney Trail Road. Suspect(s) 
entered the vehicle by shattering 
the window. Stolen: black 
Samsung cellphone, black 
numerous distinguished awards 
including the Bob Hope Award 
for Excellence in Entertainment 
from the Medal of Honor 
Society, the Spirit of the USO 
Award, the Sylvanus Thayer 
Award from the West Point 
Association of Graduates, the 
George Catlett Marshall Medal 
from the Association of the 
United States Army (AUSA), 
and the Presidential Citizens 
Medal which is the second-
highest civilian honor awarded 
to citizens for exemplary deeds 
performed in service of the 
nation, among others.

 Sinise will ride in the 129th 
Rose Parade and participate 
in the pre-game celebration of 
the College Football PlayoffSemifinal at the Rose Bowl 
Game both are held January 1, 

ProjectClose Major210 FreewayConnector

 Caltrans started working 
on tunnel upgrades 
last week closing the 
westbound I-210 connector 
to the Del Mar Boulevard 
and California Boulevard 
exits from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. 
weekdays. The closers are 
expected through the end 
of the month.

 According to Caltrans 
officials, crews will install 
permanent tunnel lighting 
to enhance visibility.

 They are advising drivers 
to plan ahead. Orange 
Grove Blvd. and Fair Oaks 
Ave are alternatives.

 The connector and off 
ramps closings are part of 
a larger 9.7 mile pavement 
rehabilitation project 
between La Crescenta, 
Montrose, La Cañada-
Flintridge, Glendale and 
Pasadena. The $148.5 
million project rehabilitates 
pavement, replaces the 
median barrier, upgrades 
overhead sign structures 
and lighting at three 
tunnels at the interchange 
of I-210 and SR-134, and 
installs a high friction 
surface to improve stopping 
and traction within the 
tunnels. It is expected to be 
completed in summer. 

 Both the westbound I-210 
Berkshire Place on-ramp 
and Foothill Boulevard 
off-ramp near Altadena are 
closed for up to 45 days. 
During the closure, crews 
will repave the roads across 
the ramps. 

iPhone and a Polaroid camera. 

4:05 PM – A theft from an 
unlocked vehicle occurred in the 
2100 block of Oakwood Drive. 
Stolen: orange Echo hedge 
trimmer, orange Kawasaki 
weed whacker and orange Stihl 
5:45 PM – Danny Tejeda, 22 
years old of Lake View Terrace 
was arrested in the area of Fair 
Oaks Avenue and Woodbury 
Road for possession of a 
controlled substance. 
Friday, October 27th

7:00 AM – A residential 
burglary occurred in the 500 
block of W. Terrace Street. 
Suspect(s) entered the residence 
by prying the rear door. Stolen: 
1:36 PM – A residential 
burglary occurred in the 
800 block of Figueroa Drive. 
Suspect(s) entered the residence 
by shattering the sliding door. 
Stolen: unknown.
Free Talk, Preserving The

USC Pacific Asia Museum

Pacific Asia Museum 
set to reopen Dec. 8

 Join local preservationists 
Tuesday night for

Preserving a Pasadena Treasure” 
to learn about the process 
of preserving and restoring 
historic buildings and the USC 
Pacific Asia Museum building 
in particular. 
The conversations will include: 
Architect Kelly Sutherlin 
McLeod, AIA 
Christina Yu Yu, USC PAM 
Sue Mossman, Pasadena 
Heritage Director

 In 1924 Grace Nicholson 
hired the leading Pasadena 
architectural firm Marston, Van 
Pelt and Maybury, to design 
the building which now houses 
the USC Pacific Asia Museum 
using illustrations which 
carefully followed the Imperial 
Palace Courtyard style. Grace 
Nicholson made sure every 
detail was correct by having 
the roof tiles, stone and marble 
carvings, and bronze and copper 
work imported directly from 
China, or faithfully executed 
by Pasadena area craftsmen. By 
some accounts, this work could 
not be duplicated today at any 

 Ninety-two years later, with the 

Friends of the Sierra Madre 
Library Annual Silent Auction 

 The Friends of the Sierra 
Madre Library Silent 
Auction will take place 
from November 1-28 at the 
library. Featured are many 
interesting and collectible 
books, including some 
signed, first, and limited 
editions. Items include Tour 
Of The World In Eighty 
Days by Jules Verne, a 1947 
First Printing edition of 
The Treasure Of The Sierra 
Madre, and many more.

 The books will be in the 
Display Case in the main 
room of the library and will 
be available for inspection 
from 1:00 -2:00 p.m. on 
Saturdays, November 4, 
11, 18, and Wednesday, 

support of USC, the building on 
North Los Robles Avenue has 
undergone a seismic retrofit 
to strengthen the foundation 
and walls overseen by architect 
Kelly Sutherlin McLeod.

 According to staff the museum 
began the first phase of the 
museum’s Master Plan in July 
2016, which involved the yearlong 
seismic retrofit of its historic 
building and construction of 
a modern collections care and 
conservation center. 

 Phase I addressed the most 
urgent needs, including 
seismic retrofitting, foundation 
reinforcement, waterproofing, 
installation of modern HVAC 
and electrical systems, and 
creation of a modern collections 
storage facility. In the spring 
of 2017 the museum received 
a grant from the Ahmanson 
Foundation for its permanent 
collection storage renovation 
project, which involved an 
HVAC system upgrade and 
the installation of controls 
to transform the Museum’s 
permanent collections storage 
into a state-of-the-art facility.

 The Museum is set to reopen 
with the special exhibition 
Winds from Fusang: Mexico 
and China in the Twentieth 

 For more information visit: 

November 29 from 6:30 – 

7:30 p.m. A full listing of 
Auction books can be found 
on the website listed below. 
Bids may be entered in 
the notebook on the service 
counter. The highest bidder 
at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, 
November 29 will be the 

 The Friends of the Sierra 
Madre Library is a non-profit 
organization and all proceeds 
benefit the Sierra Madre 
Library. The library is located 
440 West Sierra Madre 
Blvd. For more information 
visit Facebook, or at: 
org, or call the library at 626 

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