Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, November 11, 2017

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Local Area 
News Briefs

Devil's Gate Dam Project Approved

Pasadena Police 
Arrest “Guitar 

 Pasadena police detectives 
arrested a man last week 
suspected in steeling 
numerous expensive guitars 
from across the San Fernando 
Valley and Pasadena.

 According to police, Enrique 
Velasco, a parolee-at-large and 
alleged career criminal, was 
wanted in connection with a 
string of expensive guitar thefts 
from guitar stores. In these 
cases, Velasco is suspected of 
brazenly walking out without 
paying for the guitars and later 
pawning them for cash.

 Detectives from Pasadena, 
LAPD North Hollywood 
and LAPD Topanga Division 
had suspected Velasco since 
September. With the help of 
store owners, who exchanged 
surveillance photos of Velasco 
and his getaway car with each 
other and the police, a break in 
the case came when a camera 
caught his full license plate 
number. The license plate came 
back to an acquaintance of 
Velasco’s in North Hollywood. 

 Police took Velasco, and 
a female accomplice, into 
custody November 1, at motel 
in Sun Valley. Police also said 
that evidence was recovered, 
including a guitar, drugs, and 

The Los Angeles County 
District Attorney’s Office 
filed six felony counts against 
Velasco, including Grand 
Theft, Identity Theft, and 
Identity Theft w/ “Ten or more 
Victims.” Velasco’s bail has 
been set at $120,000.00.

 Anyone with information 
should call Pasadena police at 
626-744-4241 or anonymously 
at Crime Stoppers 800.222.
TIPS (8477).

Pet of the 

Meet Oliver (A445615), a 
one-year-old cat who had 
it rough on the streets and 
got into a bad accident. We 
don’t know exactly what 
happened to him, but he 
arrived at the shelter with 
serious injuries throughout 
his body and completely 
blind. This poor boy is still 
recovering, but he’s now 
stronger than ever and is 
ready to find his forever 
home. We expect his 
wounds to heal, however 
Oliver’s eyesight will not 
return. He needs a home 
that can provide him with 
special love and care. 
Despite his troubled past, 
our volunteers and staff 
say Oliver is extremely 
sweet and social. He loves 
attention and is quite the 
lap cat. If you want a cuddle 
bug, Oliver might just be 
your new best friend. 

 The adoption fee for cats 
is $75. All cats are spayed 
or neutered, microchipped, 
and vaccinated before being 

 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 
A445615, 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

The embattled Devil’s Gate 
Dam sediment removal plan 
took a step forward Tuesday 
after the Los Angeles County 
Board of Supervisors voted 
unanimously in favor of a 
scaled down version that trims 
700,000 cubic yards of sediment 
removal, prioritizes safety and 
environmental factors. 

 The sediment collected by the 
dam is known as Pasadena’s 
Hahamongna Watershed Park.
New amendments and a 
motion by Supervisor Kathryn 
Barger called for a maximum 
sediment removal of 1.7 Million 
cubic yards, full funding for 
the Arroyo Seco Ecosystem 
Restoration Study, watershed 
improvements, and an early 
warning system for similar 
flood control facilities across LA 

 “This modified approach 
prioritizes safety, addresses 
environmental concerns and 
mitigates disruption for our 
local residents,” Barger said 
in a statement. “I appreciate 
the input of our concerned 
community members, 

Get Your Occasional Doo 
Dah Kicks on Route 66 

The Occasional Pasadena 
Doo Dah Parade will celebrate 
40 years of irreverent frolicking 
on the streets of Pasadena as 
the 2017 Parade takes place on 
November 19th, stepping off at 
11a.m. in East Pasadena along 
Colorado Boulevard —the 
original Route 66.

 Dozens of inventive, if zany, art 
cars and floats will accompany 
a legion of revelers past the 
mom-n-pop shops along East 
Pasadena’s shady tree-lined 
streets with a memorable cast 
of local eccentrics, disruptors, 
pundits, mutant art cars, lone 
wolves, steam punks, makers 
and merrymakers.

 Entries are open to everyone. 
This year’s lineups includes the 
Nut Camp, Bildge Rat, Code 
Blue DeFibs, The Addams 
Family, Flying Baby Homerun 
Border Crossing, Nordic Men, 
Radioactive Chickenheads, 
Toaster Car, Motorized 
Furniture, The Army of Toy 
Soldiers, Tortilla Target, The 
Billionaires, Free Thought 
Society, Unich Band, Car-
Pool DeVille, Bearded Ladies, 
Yiddish Dracula, Drunk in 
the Garage Band, Partying 
Parrotheads, Murrugun the 
Mystic, Crimebo the Clown, 
Man as Giraffe, Heuristicus, 
The Butler, Recumbent 
Revolution, Circuit Benders, 
Zucchini Patrol, and Doo Dah’s 
2017 Royals, among many 
others. Secret Santa, Doo Dah’s 
take on the North Pole icon, will 
close the conga line and ring in 
the holiday season. And… not 
a rose will be harmed in the 
making of this parade!

 Free street parking is available 


Monday, October 30th

8:30 AM – A residential 
burglary occurred in the 1600block of Homewood Drive. 
Suspect(s) entered the residencevia the second floor window and 
a ladder. Stolen: unknown. 
12:37 PM – A strong armrobbery occurred in the 1100block of E. Mendocino Street. 
Suspects described as two males.
Stolen: red Echo power blower.
Tuesday, October 31st

11:00 PM – Derrick Ford, 
52 years old of Altadena wasarrested in the area of Lake 
Avenue and Alameda Street 
for possession of a controlledsubstance. 
Wednesday, November 1st 

environmental groups and 
the city of Pasadena who have 
participated in discussions with 
me and county departments 
over many months.” 
The Board of Supervisors 
originally approved the project 
in 2014, slated to remove 2.4 
million cubic yards, with no 
environmental oversight. A 
lawsuit filed by Arroyo Seco 
Foundation was upheld by 
Superior Court Judge James 
Chalfant in March forcing the 
county to revisit the issue.

 According to Barger’s staff, 
the motion further called for 
coordination with the City of 
Pasadena on storm water capture 
and groundwater replenishment 
as well as the development of an 
early warning system to notify 
downstream residents and 
businesses of any issues related 
to similar Los Angeles County 
Flood Control District facilities.

 Barger also directed Public 
Works to work with the Army 
Corps of Engineers on the 
completion of the Arroyo 
Seco Ecosystem Restoration 
Study, which will identify 

—Parade route is also just west 
of the Sierra Madre Villa Gold 
Line Station (at Colorado Blvd. 
and Sierra Madre Villa). City 
busses go directly to the area 
and Uber or Lyft. Come early! 
Bring a lawn chair! Visit the 
local eateries, popular food 
trucks along the parade route, 
and buy a new Doo Dah t-shirt. 
Stick around for the after 
parties all within close walking 

 Official Doo Dah After-
Party: American Legion, 179 

N. Vinedo St. (2 blocks from 
Parade at Vinedo & Walnut) 
immediately following the 
event. Bands, dancing, cheap 
food and drinks!! $5 cover 
(supports a Legion charity). 
Unofficial Doo Dah After-
Parties: PooBah Records, one of 
Pasadena’s favorite independent 
music stores, will feature live 
in-store performance and DJ. 
PooBah is located at 2636 E. 
Colorado Blvd., right on the 
parade route.

 The famous Colorado Bar, 
located right next door at 2640 

E. Colorado Blvd. will feature 
live bands, along with salty 
chips and drinks. 
7:45 AM – A residential 
burglary occurred in the 1200block of Loma Alta Drive. 
Suspect(s) entered the residenceby removing a window screen.
Stolen: black laptop and blackvelvet jewelry box.
Thursday, November 2nd

8:00 PM – A vehicle burglaryoccurred in the 3100 block 
of Mount Curve Avenue. 
Suspect(s) entered the vehicleby shattering the passenger sidewindow. Stolen: brown leather 
make-up bag.
Saturday, November 4th

8:35 AM – A petty theft 
occurred in the 20 block of E. 
Calaveras Street. Stolen: three 
opportunities for aquatic and 
riparian restoration along a 10mile 
reach of the Arroyo Seco 
downstream of Devil’s Gate 

 Both Pasadena Mayor 
Terry Tornek and Arroyo 
Seco Foundation Managing 
Director Tim Brick said they 
were optimistic about the 
changes. Tornek said Barger’s 
amendments were in the right 
direction in fulfilling requests 
made by the city.

 Representatives of the Arroyo 
Seco Foundation said the new 
amendments still need to 
reviewed again by Chalfant. 
If approved, the $100 million 
project will start next year and 
could take up to five years.

One ArroyoDay atBrookside 

 The public is invited to come 
explore the Arroyo Seco and 
find out about the One Arroyo 

 Pack a picnic basket, grab a 
blanket and head on over to 
Brookside Park, 360 N. Arroyo 
Blvd., for One Arroyo Day, 10 

a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 
18, 2017, and your chance 
to discover the rich natural 
beauty and cultural history 
of our beloved Arroyo Seco. 
Kids can also earn special new 
“Arroyo Nature Explorer” 
badges during the day. 
Activities planned include: 
· Arroyo Seco Trail Clean-Up 
· Nature Scavenger Hunt for 
· Native Wildlife Reptile 
· Arroyo Exhibitor Booths 
· Lawn Games & Crafts 
· Free Raffles

 Members of the International 
Association of Fire Fighters 
Local 809 will be grilling up 
dogs on a first-come, first-
serve basis. Be sure to RSVP 
so there’s enough hot dogs for 
all at or by 
calling (626) 744-4128.

Confirmed exhibitors and 
participants include One 
Arroyo, Kidspace Museum, 
Tom Sawyer Camps, Pasadena 
Casting Club, Arroyo 
Seco Foundation, Arroyo 
& Foothills Conservancy, 
Pasadena Heritage, Pasadena 
Beautiful, Dog Haus Running 
Club, Pasadena Pacers, 
Southwestern Herpetologists 
Society, California Turtle 
and Tortoise Club, Rose 
Bowl Riders, Pasadena Sierra 
Club, Oak Grove Disc Golf 
Course Club, Armory Center 
for the Arts and several City 

Mozart SymphonyNo. 41 ‘Jupiter’ 

Saturday, November 18 at 2 

p.m. and 8 p.m.
David Lockington, conductor 
Zee Zee, piano 
Mozart's final and most 
triumphant symphony 
“Jupiter” leads this tour de 
force program with Rossini's 
comedic Barber of Seville 
and acclaimed BBC New 
Generation Artist Zee Zee 
on St. Saëns’ Piano Concerto 
No. 2. First prize winner at 
China’s 1st International Piano 
Concerto Competition, this 
electrifying young pianist is 
a breath of fresh air who will 
bring down the house with her 
brilliant technical virtuosity.
Pre-concert discussion begins 
1 hour before the concert. 
Get your tickets by calling 
626.793.7172 or visit: 

Veterans Day SpecialCeremony This Morning

 The community, especially 
all current and former members 
of the U.S. military and their 
families and all first responders, 
are invited to join other 
local veterans, city officials 
and community leaders for 
a special, free Veterans Day 
ceremony on the steps of City 
Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave., this 
morning beginning at 10:30 
a.m., concluding with a special 
military fly-over in formation at 

11:11 a.m. 
Ceremony participants 
include representatives from 
the City Council and many City 
departments, Pasadena City 
College, Pasadena Navy League, 
Vietnam Veterans of America, 
Chapter 446, the Tuskegee 
Airmen, the American Legion 

Veteran Salute and Tribute Show 

honoring our veterans.

 Lake Avenue Church will Showtimes are Friday, 7:30 
sponsor a Veteran’s Salute p.m.; Saturday, 2:30 and 7:30 
and Tribute Show on Friday, p.m.; and on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. 
Saturday and Sunday, Nov. a veterans’ luncheon followed at 
17-19 in the church’s Family 2:30 p.m. by a special veterans’ 
Life Center, room 300. These show. 
USO-style performances On Sunday veterans and one 
honoring our military veterans guest may attend the luncheon 
will feature a variety of acts and show for free. Tickets are 
spanning three decades, from available until November 16 
Bob Hope, Ella Fitzgerald, The at Search using 
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shows, and more. The show at 393 N. Lake Avenue in 
will culminate on Sunday with Pasadena, at the corner of Lake 
a gourmet luncheon and show Avenue and the 210 Freeway. 

Free Events Roundup at thePasadena Senior Center 

There is something for of spirituality. Local spiritual 
everyone in November at the leader Doug Edwards, whoPasadena Senior Center, 85 E. brings faith into aging and 
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a member to attend. Some, one of California’s 
events require advance leading nonprofit providers 
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Friday Movie Matinees – a discussion about this 
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Pasadena Post #13, U.S.M.C. 
2nd Battalion, 23rd Marine 
Division and the Pasadena 
Senior Center who will join 
together in honor all U.S. 
veterans, locally and across the 

 Special Guest Speaker is U.S. 
Army Col. Keith Nightingale, 
retired. Free refreshments are 
sponsored by Farmer John and 
the International Association 
of Fire Fighters Local 809. 
Military vehicles courtesy of the 

U.S.M.C. will be on display.
The City wishes all to take 
time to recognize the meaning 
of Veterans Day and to 
please celebrate responsibly. 
Remember, if you see something 
suspicious, say something by 
calling 9-1-1. 

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