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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:
The Missing Page
Happy Tails
The Joy of Yoga
Katnip News!

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:
Blair Bess
Dick Polman
Michael Reagan
The Funnies

Legal Notices (1):

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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

Recent Issues:
Issue 46
Issue 45
Issue 44
Issue 43
Issue 42
Issue 41
Issue 40
Issue 39
Issue 38
Issue 37
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VOLUME 11 NO. 47 
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 

- Consistency with state 
- 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 

Meeting Over Colorado Street Bridge Set

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-foothigh 
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 

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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 

 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. 

 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 

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 provided.

 The event is free for the 
public and families with 
children are encouraged 
to attend. 

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 projects.

 For more information visit: 

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 two. 
Dogs must be on leash and 
cats must be in carriers.

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

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 

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 


Continues Tradition of Strolling Vibrant Local Downtowns in the 25th SD 

Sierra Madre, CA – On Saturday, 
State Senator Anthony J. 
Portantino had the privilege, 
along with the Sierra Madre 
Chamber of Commerce, of 
hosting a Business Walk in 
Sierra Madre. The Senator met 
with local business owners, 
community leaders and 
constituents to hear concerns 
and learn how he can best 
support small businesses in his 

“It is very important to meto hear directly from businessowners and to continue to learn 
from community leaders on 
the local level. There is nothingbetter than being in a store on‘Main Street’ in the 25th Senate 
District,” commented Senator 

Senator Portantino met with 
over a dozen local business 
owners during the walk. He 
was joined by Steve Sciurba andCarol Canterbury of the Sierra 

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. 
Madre Chamber of Commerce,
Sierra Madre Mayor, RachelleArizmendi, councilmembers 
John Cappocia and John 
Harabedian, Sierra Madre 
Planning Commission Member,
John Hutt and Sierra Madre 
Senior Commission Member, 
Joann Williams. 

Community leaders as well asbusinesses owners were able to 
ask questions and share their localstories along the way, hearingdirectly from Senator Portantinoon issues pertaining to smallbusinesses. The senator visited 
several of the new businesses 
in town as well as many of 
the businesses that have been 
serving the community for overfifty years. Earlier this year thesenator hosted a business walk 
in Altadena and La Verne and 
is committed to continuing hissupport for local family-ownedbusinesses. 

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