Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, November 25, 2017

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Mountain View News Saturday, November 25, 2017 
Mountain View News Saturday, November 25, 2017 
Forum on 
Future of 

The City of Pasadena 
and the League of Women 
Voters invite the public 
to a “Community Forum 
on the Future of Pasadena 
Elections” on Monday, 
November 27, beginning 
at 6 p.m., in the City Hall 
Council Chamber, 100 N. 
Garfield Avenue, Room 

 The discussion will 
include the California Voter 
Participation Rights Act 
(CVPRA) and the resulting 
impacts on City and PUSD 
elections. How will this 
change in the law impact 
City Council and Board 
of Education elections in 
the future? Why moving 
the timing of City and 
School District elections 
to coincide with statewide 
election dates is necessary:

- Consistency with state law
- Increase voter turnout 
- Ensure election integrity 
The educational session 
is an opportunity for the 
public to learn more about 
the proposed Charter 
changes that may affect 
the timing of future City 
and School District local 
elections, as well as allow 
for input on this important 

 For more information go 

Pet of the 

Mason (A446303) is 
a wonderful 3-yearold 
pit bull terrier mix. 
This smart boy knows 
his “sit,” “down,” “stay,” 
“shake,” and “rollover” 
commands. Our 
volunteers report he’s 
very loving, intelligent 
and treat motivated. He 
loves to play with toys 
and run around in one 
of our fenced enrichment 
yards. Mason is a regular 
out with our Wiggle 
Waggle Wagon where he 
greets all passersby with a 
friendly, wagging tail. 

 The adoption fee for 
dogs is $130. All dogs 
are spayed or neutered, 
microchipped, and 
vaccinated before going 
to their new home. 

 New adopters will 
receive a complimentary 
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 A446303, 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. Saturday. 
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

 A Colorado Bridge Task 
Force, as part of Pasadena’s 
Department of Public Works, 
is set to hold a community 
meeting Wednesday night 
over possible enhancements 

— to deter suicide attempts 
from the Colorado Street 
The meeting will be from 

6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at La 
Casita del Arroyo, 177 S. 
Arroyo Blvd. 
According to a statement, 
“the task force hopes to 
gather input from the 
public to evaluate as part 
of its recommendations 
about options that can be 
incorporated into the historic 
bridge to help deter its use 
for suicide attempts.”

 According to city staff, 
in July, the city installed 
10-foot-high metal mesh 
fencing around the benched 
alcoves on both sides of 
the bridge as a temporary 
deterrent measure. They 
said city staff is now seeking 
responsibly designed 
permanent solutions that 

can be an effective deterrent 
while also being respectful 
of the bridge’s beauty and 
historic status. 
In July, the city’s Public Safety 
Committee took up the issue.

 Both Sue Mossman 
Executive Director Pasadena 
Heritage and Claire 
Bogaard Pasadena Heritage 
Board Member suggested 
planting trees and working 
with Pasadena architects, 
“working on solutions that 
might not be investigated 
yet,” Mossman said.

 Non-structural interventions 
such as phones/intercoms 
Bridge patrols pedestrian 
exclusion, along with 
structural solutions like, wire 
strand installation, mesh 
barriers, netting and picket 
extensions were discussed.

 Pasadena Mayor Terry 
Tornek criticized the mesh 
fencing “It’s aesthetically 
offensive but I don’t see any 
alternative and I commend 
staff for moving aggressively,” 
he said, calling the whole 
discussion very upsetting. 

Human Rights DayPasadena Celebration

Join Pasadena Mayor Terry 
Tornek and United Nations 
Association Pasadena for this 
year’s Human Rights Day Dec. 

Every year, Human Rights Day 
is celebrated all over the world 
commemorating the signing 
of the Universal Declaration 
of Human Rights in December 
1948. For the 68th anniversary, 
UNA will focus on the Right 
to Education through the lens 
of local schools and global 

 Don’t miss this meaningful 
event with the theme of the UN’s 
17 Sustainable Development 

Goals. Diversity Panel and 
Interactive Community 
Building Activities 

This special celebration truly 
bridges local and global as 
our community engages with 
the world’s Global Goals and 
we learn together to make the 
world a better place. 

 The event will be 2 p.m. -4 p.m. 
at the Pasadena Central Library 
Donald Wright Auditorium 285 

E. Walnut St. 
Light refreshments will be 
The event is free for the public 
and families with children are 
encouraged to attend. 


Sunday, November 12th

8:35 PM – Elmer Chong, 48 
years old of South Gate was 
arrested in the 30 block of W. 
Loma Alta Drive for drunk in 
1:40 PM – A vandalism 
occurred in the 1800 block of 
Lake Avenue. Damage: gas 
9:42 PM – John Herrick, 55 
years old of Pasadena was 
arrested in the 1800 block of 
Lake Avenue for robbery from a 
convenience store. Stolen: pack 
of cigarettes. 
Tuesday, Nov. 14th

12:40 PM – A vehicle was 
reported stolen from the 1700 
block of New York Drive. 
Vehicle described as a green 
1998 Toyota Tacoma. Vehicle 
was recovered by Pasadena 
Police Department. 
3:41 PM – A commercial 
burglary occurred in the 2400 
block of N. Lake Avenue. 
Suspects entered the location by 
shattering a window and cutting 
a hole in the wall. Stolen: cough 
syrup and currency. 

Wednesday, Nov. 15th

8:30 AM – George Luna, 70 
years old of Monterey Park was 
arrested in the 2400 block of N. 
Lake Avenue for drinking in 
6:30 PM – A petty theft 
occurred in the 2100 block of N. 
Lake Avenue. Stolen: iPhone 7. 
IPhone was later returned. 
Friday, Nov. 15th

12:30 PM – A residential 
burglary occurred in the 2200 
block of GlenroseAvenue. 
Suspect(s) entered the residence 
by removing the window screen. 
Stolen: green Makita drill and 
green/blue Makita tile cutter. 
Saturday, Nov. 18th

7:19 PM – A residential 
vandalism occurred in the 
2600 block of Lincoln Avenue. 
Damage: shattered window. 
Meeting Over Colorado Street Bridge Set

No decisions have been 
made about any changes. 
Wednesday night’s and 
other upcoming community 
meetings are opportunities to 
gather input and obtain ideas 
from all, they said.

 As part of this effort, the city 
reached out to prominent 
experts in the fields of 
architecture, engineering, 
mental health, suicide 
prevention and public safety 
to form a task force. The 
Task Force’s mission is to 
engage the community in 
developing solutions that will 
deter people from attempting 
suicide at the bridge while 
also preserving the structure’s 
national historic status and 
architectural significance.

A second community 
meeting is planned for early 
2018, with exact date and 
location to be announced 
soon officials said.

 For information about 
the community meetings, 
contact Kris Markarian, City 
Engineer, at kmarkarian@ 

Old Town 
Walking Tour

 The Pasadena Heritage 
presents the Old Pasadena 
Walking Tour on Saturday, 
December 2. Tour 
Old Pasadena with an 
experienced docent, see 
the renaissance and enjoy 
the architectural variety, 
fascinating history, historic 
alleyways, and all the 
authentic details that keep 
history alive in the 21st 

 Pasadena Heritage is a 
nonprofit organization 
dedicated to historic 
preservation in and around 
Pasadena, California. The 
organization advocates on 
behalf of historic resources, 
educates the public about 
local history and the 
benefits of preservation, 
and demonstrates 
appropriate restoration 
through its programs and 

 For more information 

Pet Photos 
with Santa 

 Santa Paws is coming to 
town. You and your furry 
family members are invited 
to the Pasadena Humane 
Society’s Pet Pictures with 
Santa on December 2 from 
10am to 2pm. We’ll have 
adorable holiday props 
and costumes ready for 
your pets. Photos will be 
printed onsite and put into 
photo frames, which you 
may choose to decorate. 
Suggested donation of $10 
for one photo and $15 for 
Dogs must be on leash and 
cats must be in carriers.

 Pasadena Humane Society 
is located 361 S Raymond 
Ave. For more information 

Library Announces NewChapter of the Seed Library

Altadena Library District 
announced this week a 
partnership with Seed 
Library of Los Angeles in 
establishing an Altadena 
chapter of the seed library. 
The new seed library will be 
housed at the District’s Main 
Library (600 E. Mariposa 
Street, Altadena) and will 
be open to the community 
on the first Saturday of 
every month from 10:00 

a.m. to 12:00 p.m., starting, 
December 2. 
“This is yet another example 
of the Altadena Library 
District’s diligent efforts to 
connect with an important 
initiative in our community 
and to bring new expertise 
to our patrons,” says Library 
Director Mindy Kittay, 
“Through the educational 
programming provided 
by the Seed Library of Los 
Angeles and the ongoing 
operations of this new seed 
library, we will expand the 
knowledge of our already 
environmentally conscious 
community and provide 
community members with 
access to invaluable seed-
saving skills they may never 
have encountered otherwise.” 

According to the Seed 
Library of Los Angeles, a 
seed library is defined as 
“a depository of seeds held 
in trust for the members of 

that library.” Members of a 
seed library are allowed to 
borrow seed for their garden 
at no cost, grow the plants in 
their garden, and, at the end 
of the season, collect seeds 
to return to the library to 
replenish the inventory for 
the good of the community. 
The benefits of seed libraries 
are numerous. They save 
participants money, they 
ensure a robust local food 
supply, they promote and 
help maintain biodiversity.

 The new seed library will 
celebrate its grand opening 
at the Altadena Main Library 
on Saturday, December 2nd, 
from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 
with a special presentation by 
Chapter Coordinator Jessica 
Yarger and Seed Library of 
Los Angeles Chair Eleuterio 
Navarro. Guests will learn 
about the mission of Seed 
Library of Los Angeles, 
discuss introductory seed 
saving skills, and have an 
opportunity to become 
members of the seed library. 

Art exhibit celebrates life 
of JPL scientist and painter 

When McGinty’s Gallery atthe End of World in Altadena 
presents “Richard W. Davies:
So Many Moons” Dec. 1-Feb.
3, it may be the last chance forthe public to see the wealth ofwork from the artist’s career.

 Davies was a research 
scientist and project plannerat Jet Propulsion Laboratoryin Pasadena from 1954-1987. 
In 1965, his wife Gwenda, 
who was an artist and the 
curator of education at the 
Pasadena Art Museum (laterthe Norton Simon Museum),
encouraged him to take upoil painting. Davies beganby studying drawing withJohn Altoon and continued 
painting until the end of hislife, creating figurative piecesand landscapes and turninghis main focus to spacescapesin the mid-1990s.

 “One of the nice things aboutdoing astrophysical stuff is 
you can be abstract if youwant to,” Richard told the 
Pasadena Star-News duringan interview in 2015. “When 
I’m painting, the idea behindit is the cosmos, but I’m not 
trying to paint for anybodybut myself. If the end resultcomes out and I like looking atit, it pleases my eye, then I’msatisfied. Now if somebody 

else looks at it and they like ittoo, that makes it even more 

 The other side of Davies’ 
passion for spacescapes waslinked with Gwenda’s affinityfor including the moon 
in many of her paintings.
He responded in kind, 
placing moons in his workas well, evoking a romanticconversation of sorts. 

Richard’s paintings wereshown in 2008 at the ArmoryCenter for the Arts in 
Pasadena, along with work byhis friends, physicist RichardFeynman and artist JirayrZorthian. His last show, at 
age 93, was a solo exhibit atMcGinty’s Gallery at the Endof the World in Altadena in 
2015. Davies died in May2017. 

Hours and days for “Richard

W. Davies: So Many Moons”
are to be announced closer 
to the opening. There will beopening reception 5-9 p.m.
Dec. 1 and a closing reception2-5 p.m. Feb. 3. for the exhibitand all of the work on displaywill be available for purchase.
For more information, 
call 626-794-4477 or visit: McGintysGallery at the End of theWorld. 
Free Events Roundup at thePasadena Senior Center 

There is something for 
everyone in November at thePasadena Senior Center, 85 

E. Holly St. You do not haveto be a member to attend. 
Some events require advancereservations as noted. 
Scenic Walkers Club – 
Wednesdays, to Nov. 29, at 10

a.m. Enjoy a series of leisurelywalks in the great outdoors 
at locations throughout the 
west San Gabriel Valley.
Alan Colville will give you alist of items to bring, let youknow what to expect, providedetailed itineraries and 
arrange transportation. For 
more information or to signup, email alancolville@charter. 
Domino Club – Thursdays,
to Nov. 30, at 1 p.m. New andexperienced players will enjoya rollicking version of ChickenFoot Dominoes that will have 
everyone cracking up! For 
more information call Vicki 
Leigh at 928-478-4654.

 A Toast to the Joys of Music –
Tuesdays, to Nov. 28, from 9:30to 11:30 a.m. Tom Campbellwill play guitar and sing songsin the Senior Center Lounge. 

Stop by and enjoy his coversof traditional country, countryrock, blues, folk, gospel andclassic rock originally made 
famous by Willie Nelson, 
Merle Haggard, Vince Gill,
Elvis Presley, B.B. King, NeilYoung, The Grateful Dead,
The Rolling Stones and many 

 Long-Term Care and 
Retirement Income – 
Thursday, Nov. 30, at 10 a.m.
Do you know which financialtools you need to navigatethrough your retirement? 
Learn how to guarantee yourretirement income for the 
rest of your life, maximizeyour Social Security benefitsand avoid the biggest 
retirement risks. Presented 
by New York Life. For moreinformation or 
call 626-795-4331.

 Founded in 1960, the 
Pasadena Senior Center is 
an independent nonprofit 
organization that offers 
services to people ages 50 andolder. 

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