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Inside this Week:

Community Calendar:
Local City Meetings

Pasadena – Altadena:
Altadena Police Blotter
Pet of the Week

South Pasadena / San Marino:

Sierra Madre:
Walking SM … The Social Side

Arcadia · Monrovia · Duarte:
Arcadia Police Blotter

Education & Youth:
Golden Words

Best Friends and More:
The Missing Page
Happy Tails
The Joy of Yoga
Katnip News!
SGV Humane Society

Food & Drink:
Chef Peter Dills
Table for Two

The Good Life:
… This and That
Senior Happenings

The World Around Us:
Looking Up
Christopher Nyerges
Out to Pastor

F. Y. I. :

Section B:

Arts and More:
Jeff's Book Pics
All Things
Family Matters
Business Today

Opinion … Left/Right:
Dick Polman
Tom Purcell
Michael Reagan
The Funnies

Legal Notices (1):

Legal Notices (2):

Legal Notices (3):

Legal Notices (4):

F. Y. I. :

Jeff Brown
Deanne Davis
Peter Dills
Bob Eklund
Marc Garlett
Dan Golden
Lori A. Harris
Katie Hopkins
Chris Leclerc
Christopher Nyerges
La Quetta M. Shamblee
Rev. James Snyder
Keely Totten

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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.

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 
support of veterans for nearly 
forty years. His commitment 
started in the early 1980’s when 
he began supporting local 
Vietnam veterans’ groups in the 

Chicago area and co-founded Sinise (left) and TofR Pres. Tibbet (right) photo D. Lee/MVNews

the Vets Night program at 

the military community. 

the Steppenwolf Theatre. This 

Shortly after the film opened, 

program continues to this day 

Sinise was introduced to the 

and invites veterans to a free 

Disabled American Veterans 

dinner and performance for 

organization as they invited him 

each one of the plays produced 

to their national convention to 

at the theatre. 

present him with their National 

 “Our veterans, active duty 

Commanders Award for playing 

service members, military 

the double amputee. Sinise’s 

families, first responders, if I 

involvement with veterans 

can shine a light on them, and 

has included volunteer work 

help make a difference in their 

for the USO, performances 

lives… and shine an even bigger 

with his band, the Gary Sinise 

light because I’m the grand 

& Lt. Dan Band entertaining 

marshal… then that’s a good 

troops around the world, and 

thing,” he said to reporters. 

the creation of the Gary Sinise 

“Whether you know it or not, 

Foundation which was formed 

ever day people are doing 

in 2011 with the mission to 

dangerous things, in dangerous 

honor America’s defenders, 

situations, to defend us all.”

veterans, first responders, their 

 Among his numerous film 

families and those in need. 

and television roles, it was his 

 In recognition of his 

portrayal of Lt. Dan Taylor, 

humanitarian work on behalf 

which formed an enduring 

of veterans, Sinise has earned 

connection with servicemen 

numerous distinguished awards 

and women throughout 
Marty Coleman will Lead
the 40th Doo Dah Parade 

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

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Pg. 3 
Pg. 7 
Pg. 10 
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, 
actually, mortified that I 
was the only one who didn’t 
know what was going on in 
the world,” admits Marty.

 Marty soon embarked 
on a journey of learning 
and influencing others 
that continues to this day. 
She became the outreach 
director for the Inter-Faith 
Center at All Saints Church. 
In this post, she travelled all 
over Los Angeles sharing 
views with those of every 
religion about the dangers of 
the arms race.

 Her work with the center 
even aroused the attention 
of Europeans. That’s when 
Marty joined a group 
promoting Enduring Peace 
with international activists. 
Together, they decided to get 
a boat and go from Odessa, 
Soviet Union, travelling 
from village-to-village, 
sharing views with the 
locals. The delegation was 
even invited to the Kremlin 
and Marty personally spoke 
to Gorbachev about their 

 Back home, Marty served on 
staff for the Peace & Justice 
Ministry and launched 
“Sustainable World” 
dedicated to achieving social 

justice on many Colemanfronts. Marty also 
founded “Conscientious 
Projector,” which uses 
documentary film as a 
platform to discuss relevant 
issues. It’s been going strong 
for fifteen years in Pasadena.

 “I want to live to be 105 
years old,” she says, “because 
I have that much more work 
to do. In this era of unusual 
crises in politics, it’s become 
even more important that we 
respond with resilience and 
passion in our community.”

 Why Doo Dah? “The 
Parade has a reputation of 
being risque’ and terribly 
funny - a lampoon on more 
corporate parades. I think it’s 
a wonderful place to build 
camaraderie among people 
in a year of arguments and 
disagreements,” asserts this 
year’s Grand Marshal. “I’m 
honored and excited to have 
a jolly good time with my 
fellow community members 
and help pass the torch to 
the next generations.” 

The Doo Dah Parade will be 
held on Sunday, November 
19th, stepping off at 11:00 

a.m. on Colorado Blvd in the 
streets of East Pasadena. 
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. 

VOLUME 11 NO. 44 

Free Talk, Preserving The

USC Pacific Asia Museum

Pacific Asia Museum set 
to reopen December 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 cost.

 Ninety-two years later, with the 

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 year-long 
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: 

Friends of the Sierra Madre 
Library Annual Silent Auction

 The Friends of the Sierra listing of Auction books can 
Madre Library Silent Auction be found on the website listed 
will take place from November below. 
1-28 at the library. Featured are Bids may be entered in the 
many interesting and collectible notebook on the service 
books, including some signed, counter. The highest bidder 
first, and limited editions. at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, 
Items include Tour Of The November 29 will be the 
World In Eighty Days by Jules winner.
Verne, a 1947 First Printing The Friends of the Sierra 
edition of The Treasure Of The Madre Library is a non-profit 
Sierra Madre, and many more.organization and all proceeds 

 The books will be in the Display benefit the Sierra Madre Library. 
Case in the main room of the The library is located 440 West 
library and will be available for Sierra Madre Blvd. For more 
inspection from 1:00 -2:00 p.m. information visit Facebook, or 
on Saturdays, November 4, 11, at: sierramadrelibraryfriends.
18, and Wednesday, November org, or call the library at 626 
29 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. A full 355-7186. 

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