Happy Thanksgiving

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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
Monrovia Police Blotter

Education & Youth:
Golden Words: Dr. Dan's College Corner

Best Friends and More:
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
Jenee' Child
Family Matters
Business Today

Opinion … Left/Right:
A Word from the Publisher
John L. Micek
Michael Reagan
The Funnies

Legal Notices (1):

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Legal Notices (4):

F. Y. I. :

Jeff Brown
Jenee' Child
Deanne Davis
Peter Dills
Bob Eklund
Marc Garlett
Dan Golden
Susan Henderson
Katie Hopkins
Chris Leclerc
Christopher Nyerges
La Quetta M. Shamblee
Rev. James Snyder
Keely Totten

Recent Issues:
Issue 45
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Issue 43
Issue 42
Issue 41
Issue 40
Issue 39
Issue 38
Issue 37
Issue 36
Issue 35

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 Pasadena residents and 
businesses are reminded 
that City Hall and most City 
services will be closed on 
Thanksgiving and Friday, 

 Pasadena’s Water and Power 
(PWP) Customer Service 
Call Center will be closed 
both days, but customers can 
make payments by phone at 

(626) 744-4005 or online at 
PWPweb.com. The Municipal 
Services Payment Center at 
City Hall will be closed both 
The Citizen Service Center at 
Center will be closed 
Thanksgiving Day, but will 
be open to take your calls at 

(626) 744-7311 from 8 a.m. 
to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 
Regular refuse and recycling 
collection for Thursday 
(Thanksgiving Day) will 
occur on Friday, and Friday’s 
collection will be on Saturday, 
Nov. 25. No pickups for 
bulky items will be scheduled 
on Thanksgiving Day, but will 
resume Friday. 
Pasadena Transit and 
Dial-A-Ride transportation 
programs will not operate 
on Thursday but will 
resume regular service on 
Friday. All parking meters 
are free and parking time 
limits will not be enforced 
on Thanksgiving Day, but 
shoppers are advised that all 
regular meter enforcement 
will resume on Friday. 
Violations for overnight 
parking restrictions, red curb 
and blocking fire hydrants 
will continue to be issued 
both days.

 All Pasadena Public Library 
sites will close at 5 p.m., 
Wednesday and will be closed 
the following two days. All 
Recreation and Community 
Centers will be closed on 
both days, but all parks will 
be open. No site reservations 
are accepted for the holiday. 

 Call 9-1-1 for life-
threatening emergencies. For 
non-emergencies, call (626) 

Happy Thanksgiving 
Dinner in the 
Park to Feed 

 Union Station Homeless 
Services is again set to feed 
over 1,000 less fortunate 
people this Thanksgiving as 
part of their annual Dinner 
in the Park in Central Park. 
The event includes 250 
turkeys donated by Trader 
Joe’s stores to be prepared by 
The Pasadena Convention 
Center and Centerplate.

 This is Union Station’s 46th 

year hosting holiday dinner 

aluminum pans, serving 

events on both Thanksgiving 

utensils and potholders and 

and Christmas Day.

can be dropped off at Union 

Anyone hungry this 

Station, 412 S. Raymond 

Thanksgiving is welcome.

Ave. or Central Park, 275 S 

“This uplifting community 

Raymond Ave, Thanksgiving 

event provides thousands of 


holiday meals and hope for 

 They further said that 

all who attend, including 

Union Station cannot accept 

homeless men, women, 

prepared food as a donation 

children, seniors, very low-

because of city health 

income families, and those 


with no place to go during 

Started in 1973, Union Station 

the holidays,” organizers of 

offers a full continuum of 

the event said. “The impact of 

nine programs throughout 

the event in the community 

the San Gabriel Valley. 

is large because of your help.” 

Services for the homeless 

Organizers said the volunteer 

include street outreach, 

list is full but donations, 

intake/assessment, care 

such as, store-bought pies, 

USC Pacific Asia Museum 

Free Admission Days

USC Pacific Asia Museum announced Tuesday free 

admission December 8 through 17 and a schedule of free 

public programs through January to celebrate the grand 

reopening after the seismic retrofit of its 1924 Chinese Qing 
Dynasty-inspired home. 

Pg. 4 
Pg. 3 
Pg. 7 
Pg. 10 
The seismic retrofit strengthened the building’s 
foundation and added additional gallery space for 
special exhibitions. In addition to the special programs 
and exhibition, the building will reopen with a 
refreshed 21st century look, featuring an updated 
gallery flow, a new visitor center and gift shop, plus 
museum admission will now be free every Thursday 
from 5-8pm.

 Enjoy FREE admission and explore the exhibitions 
Artmaking@PAMSunday, December 17, 12:00pm - 4:00pm

 Collaborative paper cut artmaking activity inspired 
by Mexican papel picado and Chinese jianzhe for 
PST LA/LA Pasadena and San Marino Regional Day. 
All ages are welcome to participate in this artmaking 
activity focused on themes of cultural exchange and 
collaboration between Chinese and Mexican art and 
Free Second SundaySunday, January 14, 12:00pm - 4:00pm

 Family day focused on Chinese animated film Uproar 
in Heaven with animation and character design 
artmaking activity for all ages.


Sunday, January 14, 2:00pm - 4:30pm

 Join us for screening of Uproar in Heaven the 1964 
feature-length animated film from China. Followed 
by a conversation facilitated by USC Ph.D. candidate 
Melissa Chan. Mandarin Chinese dialogue. English 
subtitles. Recommended for ages 8+

 Conversation@PAM: Martial Arts in 1960s Chinese 
Thursday, January 18, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

 This edition of Conversation@PAM will examine the 
connections between King Hu’s martial arts films and 
the emergence of martial arts film as a genre in Chinese 
and Sinophone contexts. By looking at the intersection 
between animation, literature, and cinema, this 
presentation discusses how “Chineseness” is negotiated 
through visual representations. Presentation and 
discussion facilitated by USC Ph.D. candidate Melissa 

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coordination and navigation, 
meals, shelter, housing, 
employment development, 
benefits enrollment, and 
referrals to medical and 
mental health services. For 
more information visit: 

City ReceivesBicycleSafety Grant

 The City has received 
a $112,000 state grant 
to enhance its safety 
efforts for bicyclists. The 
Pasadena Department of 
Transportation will use the 
money as part of its Safer 
Streets Pasadena–Bicycle 
Safety Outreach Program 
in a year-long bicycle safety 
outreach program aimed to 
help reduce severe injuries 
and fatalities to bicyclists 
resulting from crashes.

 As part of the grant, the 
department’s Safer Streets 
Pasadena–Bicycle Safety 
Outreach Program will 
expand the City’s “Ride 
Right. Ride Bright” Bicycle 
Safety Campaign. Street 
teams will distribute 1,000 
sets of bicycle headlights 
and tail lights as well as 
300 bicycle helmets. In 
addition, the bicycle 
safety campaign will allow 
for targeted outreach to 
groups that use a bicycle 
as a primary mode of 

 Grant funding comes 
from the California Office 
of Traffic Safety through the 
National Highway Traffic 
Safety Administration. 

Tree Trimmingat Altadena 
Main Library 

 The Altadena Library 
will be doing routine 
maintenance Sunday, 
December 3, of the cedar 
trees at the Main Library 
property. The maintenance 
will consist of crowning, 
trimming, and general 
upkeep that can help 
prevent the uprooting of the 
cedar trees. Staff said they 
appreciate your flexibility 
and patience during this 
maintenance. The Altadena 
Library Foundation will 
also be participating in 
#GivingTuesday November 

28. Proceeds will benefit 
new outdoor project around 
the Main Library building 
including a Meditation 
Meadow, a native plant 
collection, an Observation 
Garden and more. 
For more information 
about the Altadena Library, 
including upcoming events 
visit: .altadenalibrary.org. 

VOLUME 11 NO. 46 

Mayor’s Holiday Tree
Lighting celebration

 City officials are inviting 
the public, next week, to join 
Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek 
as he lights the city’s holiday 
tree starting the tree light 

 The Mayor’s Annual Holiday 
Tree Lighting Celebration is 5-7 
p.m., Friday, Dec. 1 on the front 
steps of our historic City Hall. to bring your cameras and your 
The event begins with music best holiday sweater.
and entertainment, followed by Once again, we ask, in the 
the Tree Lighting at 6 p.m.Spirit of the Holidays, bring an 

Jolly Ol’ Santa promises to unwrapped new toy or sports 

make a special appearance equipment for the Spark of 
following the tree lighting and Love Toy Drive–and help pack 
will be here for a photo op (one the Pasadena Fire Department 
per family) until 7 p.m.–be sure Ambulance. 

The Pasadena Symphonyat All Saints Church

 Pasadena Symphony’s annual 
Holiday Candlelight concert 
returns to All Saints Church 
on Saturday, December 16. 
Having sold out for the past 
six years, the symphony will 
offer two performances to meet 
community demand at 4:00pm 
and 7:00pm. The architecturally 
exquisite and acoustically 
sonorous All Saints Church, 
provides the perfect setting to 
hear your holiday favorites - 
all performed by candlelight. 
Audiences are going to love 
each and every moment of this 
cherished holiday tradition.

 The program has something 
for everyone, from traditional 
holiday classics to popular 

standards. Hear God Rest Ye 
Merry Gentlemen, Silent Night, 
Go Tell It On the Mountain, 
Hallelujah! and many more 
favorites. The venue will again 
offer fully individual assigned 
seating available throughout 
All Saints’ glorious interior, 
ensuring that the audience can 
enjoy their experience with ease 
and have a well-deserved break 
from the hustle and bustle of 
the season.

 Tickets to Holiday Candlelight 
with the Pasadena Symphony 
are limited and will sell out. 
Reservations start at $20 and 
may be purchased either at 
pasadenasymphony-pops.orgor by calling the box office at 

(626) 793-7172. 
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