Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, December 2, 2017

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Mountain View News Saturday, December 2, 2017 
Mountain View News Saturday, December 2, 2017 
Rose Parade 
Route to 
Close Earlyfor Safety 

 The Pasadena Police 
Department announced this 
week that Colorado Blvd. — 
the route used for the annual 
Rose Parade— will close New 
Year’s Eve, earlier than past 
years, to enhance public safety. 
The closures, effective 10 p.m., 
will occur along Colorado 
Blvd, at Orange Grove Blvd, 
east to Sierra Madre Blvd; 
and up Sierra Madre Blvd. to 
Paloma Street.

 “Currently, we have no 
known credible information 
regarding threats to either 
the Rose Parade or the Rose 
Bowl Game,” Pasadena Police 
Chief Phillip Sanchez said. 
“However, public safety at 
these premier events is our 
number one priority. We 
are taking these steps on a 
proactive basis to help provide 
a more secure environment as 
part of our on-going analysis 
of other large special events 
and activities around the 

 Key intersections will be 
staffed by law enforcement 
personnel to allow vehicles 
to cross Colorado Boulevard, 
either north or south, until 
6 a.m. Monday, January 1, at 
which time the entire route 
will be closed to all public 

 Chief Sanchez said the changes 
were done in full cooperation 
by the Tournament of Roses 
Association as well as other 
key stakeholders, other law 
enforcement agencies and 
security experts.

 “It is important to inform the 
public now so that everyone 
can plan accordingly if they 
intend to be in Pasadena on 
New Year’s Eve, whether for a 
private party, dinner at a local 
restaurant or to find a favorite 
parade viewing spot. Streets 
will close early this year,” Chief 
Sanchez said.

 More information can be 
found at 

Pet of the 

Carly (A442971) is a 
sweet and docile bunny. 
She’s easy to handle and 
enjoys being petted. Carly 
was found as a stray in 
San Marino. Soon after 
arriving at the shelter, she 
gave birth to a litter of kits. 
Mom and babies headed to 
a foster home, where they 
were raised by one of our 
caring volunteers. Carly 
is now back at the shelter 
and ready to find a forever 
home of her own. 

 The adoption fee for 
rabbits is $35. All rabbits 
are spayed or neutered and 
microchipped before going 
to their new home. 

 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 
A442971, 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 

 Officials, including family 
members and retired 
Dodgers announcer Vin 
Scully, unveiled Wednesday 
a commemorative statue 
at the Rose Bowl honoring 
the great Jackie Robinson’s 
football legacy.

 “Today we honored the 
great Jackie Robinson, with 
the first commemorative 
statue at the RoseBowl, and 
the only in the world of 
him in a football uniform,” 
Officials said. “To top it all 
off, Vin Scully, celebrated his 
birthday today as the MC.”

 Scully, celebrating his own 
birthday at 90, told of the first 
time he met Robinson. He 
said he was just a 22 years old 
broadcaster in Brooklyn. 

 “I could go up and talk to 
him at any time of night or 
day,” Scully said. “He would 
be willing to listen.” 
Robinson’s wife, Rachel, 

and daughter Sharon both 
attended the ceremony. 

 According to Rose Bowl 
officials, the statue depicts 
Robinson, one of America’s 
greatest sports and civic icons 
and a Pasadena city treasure, 
in a football uniform. The 
first player to break the color 
barrier in Major League 
Baseball, Robinson was a role 
model for many generations. 
A graduate of nearby John 
Muir High School, he 
lettered in four sports at 
Pasadena City College and 
successfully competed on the 
Rose Bowl Stadium field as 
a gridiron star in 1937 and 
1938. Robinson’s prolific 
athletic career continued at 
UCLA, where he lettered in 
four varsity sports, including 
football. UCLA Football has 
called the Rose Bowl its 
home field since 1982. 

 “The legendary courage and 
competitiveness of Jackie 

Pasadena Fire Announces 

Passing of Firefighter Jones

 The Pasadena Fire Department 
is saddened to announce the 
passing of retired Firefighter 
Andre Jones, affectionately 
known as “Dre.” 

 Firefighter Jones began 
his career as a Pasadena 
Fire Department Auxiliary 
Firefighter in August 1986. 
After learning the basics 
of firefighting, he tested 
for Firefighter in 1987 and 
was successfully hired as a 
Probationary Firefighter. After 
passing probation he was 
promoted to Firefighter II and 
remained on the front line 
until his retirement in April 
2014. During his career he 
was an outstanding Firefighter 
and Fire Inspector. Sadly, a 
month after retiring he received 
devastating news that he had 
cancer and fought a hard battle 
while it continued to spread. 
He eventually succumbed 
peacefully at home on 
November 13th.

 Jones grew up in Los Angeles 
and attended Marshall High 

School, Cal State Northridge 
and Cal Poly where he was a 
football standout and always 
the epitome of health.

 Firefighter Jones is survived 
by his wife of almost 35-years, 
Renette; His daughters Ashlee, 
Olivia and Jillian Louise and 
sisters Shari, Michele and 
Tina; brother Darryl and many 
aunts, uncles and cousins. In 
retirement he continued close 
relationships with many of his 
fire family brothers and sisters. 

 “The greatest tribute we can 
provide is to honor our own 
for dedicating 30-years to our 
community. I join the men 
and women of our department 
in mourning Firefighter Jones 
passing,” said Pasadena Fire 
Chief Bertral Washington. 
“His infectious smile and 
warm personality will be sorely 

 Firefighter Jones Celebration 
of Life with Traditional Fire 
Honors (public invited) Is being 
held this morning at 10:00 a.m. 
at the Lake Avenue Church, 393 

N. Lake Ave. 

Sunday, November 19th

10:30 AM – A residential 
burglary occurred in the 
400 block of W. Marigold 
Street. Suspect(s) entered 
the residence by using bodily 
force to open a rear window. 
Stolen: safe. 
Monday, November 20th

2:18 PM – A vehicle was 
reported stolen from the 2400 
block of Grandeur Avenue. 
The vehicle, described as a 
1992 green Honda Accord, 
was recovered on 11/23/17 by 
Pasadena Police Department 
Tuesday, November 21st

2:00 PM – A vehicle burglary 
occurred in the 3200 block of 
Glenrose Avenue. Suspect(s) 
entered the vehicle by prying 
the door. Stolen: yellow 
Partner gas cut off saw, red 
Milwaukee angle grinder, 
Radnor torch regulator, and 
a blue tool bag. 
9:30 PM – A battery occurred 
in the 2900 block of El 
Nido Drive. Suspects were 
apprehended and taken into 
custody. No life threatening 
injuries reported. 

Wednesday, November 

10:45 AM – A vehicle 
vandalism occurred in the 
2100 block of N. Lincoln 
Avenue. Suspect(s) shattered 
the rear window. 
10:00 PM A petty theft 
occurred in the 2300 block 
of Grandeur Avenue. Stolen: 
Christmas mailbox décor. 
Thursday, November 23rd

4:00 PM – A commercial 
burglary occurred in the 200 
block of W. Mountain View 
Street. Suspect(s) entered 
the location via unknown 
means. Stolen: blue welder, 
and miscellaneous tools. 
Friday, November 24th

11:05 PM – A vehicle 
burglary occurred in the 
2100 block of N. Lincoln 
Avenue. Suspect(s) entered 
the vehicle by shattering 
the window. Stolen: Louis 
Vuitton wallet, silver 
MacBook, white Apple 
external charger, black 
Littman stethoscope, and 
credit cards.
Jackie Robinson Rose Bowl Statue Unveiled

is meaningful for so many 
as he is a true American 
champion,” Rose Bowl 
General Manager Darryl 
Dunn said in a statement. 
“This iconic venue has seen 
so many important moments 
over a near-century, and 
being able to appropriately 
honor Jackie’s impact with 
the first commemorative 
statue is only fitting.”

 The Robinson Statue is 
located outside of the main 
gate to America’s Stadium on 
the northern-most tip of the 
Parkway extension amidst a 
redesigned rose garden. The 
historic Rose Bowl marquee 
and the vista of the San 
Gabriel Mountains made for 
the statue’s backdrop. The 
renovation and enhancement 
of the existing rose garden 
at the site for better public 
enjoyment was also part of 
the project. 

Photo courtesy of Rose BowlStadium 

The North 
Lake Pole 
Holiday Fest

 Today Altadena Chamber 
Hosts the North Lake Pole 
Holiday Fest from 1 p.m. to 6 

p.m. at the Lake & Mariposa 
Shopping District. 
Downtown Altadena will 
be transformed into Santa’s 
North Pole, complete with 
elves, holiday music and a 
visit from Santa, himself! Join 
the fun with the merchants 
along Lake and Mariposa who 
will offer shopping values 
and special offers during the 
afternoon. Shoppers can enter 
a street-wide drawing for free 
gift baskets from participating 

 Special Guests will include 
Pictures with Santa Claus; 
Santa’s Elf, Lydee Walsh; 
Eliot Arts Magnet Academy, 
Musical Entertainment; 
Street-Side Food Vendors 
and Holiday Gift Wrapping 
Station by Trained Dogs for 

 For More Information: 
Please contact the Altadena 
Chamber Office call 626794-
3988 or email at: office@ 

Dinner at the 
Senior Center 

 The Scott Pavilion at the 
Pasadena Senior Center, 
85 E. Holly St., will be 
decked with boughs of 
holly and other decorations 
of the season for Christmas 
dinner Monday, Dec. 25, at 

 Guests will feast on a 
delicious served meal of 
roast beef and roast chicken 
with all the trimmings. 
Santa will stop by with gifts 
for everyone! Doors will 
open at 11:30 a.m.

 The cost is only $10 for 
members of the Pasadena 
Senior Center and $12 for 
non-members of all ages. 
Pre-paid reservations may 
be made at the Welcome 
Desk no later than 
Wednesday, Dec. 20. For 
more information call 626685-

Commercial Marijuana to
Stay Banned in Pasadena

Although the legal sale of 
marijuana for recreational use 
begins in the state Jan. 1, the 
commercial sale or commercial 
cultivation of marijuana will 
stay illegal in Pasadena as 
offocals cite “many unknowns 
about the impacts that 
marijuana shops will have on 
local neighborhoods.” 

 In November, the Pasadena city 
council unanimously adopted 
changes to Pasadena’s local 
laws, banning all commercial 
retail sales or commercial 
cultivation of marijuana 
in Pasadena. Delivery of 
medical marijuana or medical 
marijuana products from legally 
licensed dispensaries in other 
jurisdictions will be allowed 
into, or pass through, Pasadena 
officials said.

 Personal outdoor cultivation 
of marijuana also will be 
prohibited, but personalindoor cultivation of up to six 
plants per residence will be 
allowed in accordance with 
state law. Smoking marijuana 
will be locally restricted under 
the City’s tobacco prevention 

Copies of the adopted changes 
to Pasadena’s local laws are 
available from the City Clerk’s 
Office, (626) 744-4124. 
Also in November, City 
officials approved a resolution 
to disqualify all current illegal 
marijuana operators and 
businesses in Pasadena from 
receiving any future permit if, 
or when, commercial sales are 
allowed and properly licensed.

 Proposition 64, approved by 
voters in November 2016, allows 
Californians ages 21 and older 
to possess, transport, buy and 
use up to an ounce of marijuana 
for recreational purposes 
and also to grow up to six 
cannabis plants. Although the 
measure allows for retail sales 
of marijuana, it also specifically 
allows for local control to 
regulate or ban commercial 
marijuana operations. 

 Call Pasadena’s Citizen Service 
Center, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., 
Monday through Friday at 

(626) 744-7311 or go online 
Center, to report 
suspected illegal marijuana 
Beauty for Paws atthe Humane Society

 Join 1202 Salon & Spa for is located at 361 S. Raymond 
Beauty for Paws, a benefit Ave. Pasadena for more 
to promote the humane information call 626-792-7151 
treatment of animals held or visit: 
at the Pasadena Humane 
Society on December 7. The 
night promises entertaining 
fashion, beauty, cheers and 
giving. Be awed as a collage 
of artists on stage create 
moving art for a great cause. 
Pre-show from 6:30 to 7:30 

p.m. Show from 7:30 p.m. to 
8:30 p.m. Tickets are available 
at 1202 Salon and by calling 
626.765.3505. $40 presale, 
$45 at the door. 
the Pasadena Humane Society 
Free Events Roundup at thePasadena Senior Center

There is something for everyone 
in December at the Pasadena 
Senior Center, 85 E. Holly St. Youdo not have to be a member 
to attend. Some events require 
advance reservations as 

Friday Movie Matinees – 
Fridays, Dec. 8, at 1 p.m. andDec. 15 at 2:30 p.m. Christmas-
themed movies will captivate 
everyone’s imagination. Dec. 

8: “The Polar Express” (2004, G) 
starring Tom Hanks and Michael 
Jeter. A young boy embarks 
on a magical adventure to 
the North Pole and learns 
about friendship, bravery 
and the spirit of Christmas. 
Dec. 15: “A Christmas Tale” 
(2008, NR) starring Catherine 
Deneuve and Jean-Paul 
Roussillon. When a troubled 
family’s matriarch requires 
a bone marrow transplant, 
they reunite just in time for 
Christmas. French with English 
Stay Connected with 
Social Media – Tuesdays andThursdays, Dec. 5 to 28, from 9to 11 a.m. Learn how to keep 
in touch with family and friends 
via the Internet. Choose which 
application you would like to 
learn, from Skype to Facebookand other forms of social 
media. Bring a laptop or use 
of the onsite computers. If youhave an email address, bring it 
along with your password. Sign 
up at the Welcome Desk or call 
626-795-4331 for a 30-minute 

A Toast to the Joys of Music 

– Tuesdays, Dec. 5 to 28, 
from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tom 
Campbell will play guitar and 
sing songs in the Senior Center 
Lounge. Stop by and enjoy his 
covers of traditional country, 
country rock, blues, folk, gospel 
and classic rock originallymade famous by Willie Nelson, 
Merle Haggard, Vince Gill, Elvis 
Presley, B.B. King, Neil Young, 
The Grateful Dead, The Rolling 
Stones and many more.

 Scenic Walkers Club – 
Wednesdays, Dec. 6 to 27, at 10 

a.m. Enjoy a series of leisurely 
walks in the great outdoors 
at locations throughout the 
west San Gabriel Valley. Alan 
Colville will give you a list of 
items to bring, let you know 
what to expect, provide 
detailed itineraries and 
arrange transportation. For 
more information or to sign up, 
email alancolville@charter. 
History of Pasadena –
Thursday, Dec. 7, at 10 a.m. 
Do you know the land nowfamous for the Rose Parade, 
Rose Bowl Game, JPL and 
Caltech was once occupied 
by several Native American 
tribes, and that the first white 
settlers came from Indiana? 
Learn all about the fascinating 
history of Pasadena. Presentedby Pasadena Heritage.

Festival of Talents – Saturday,
Dec. 9, at 10 a.m. If you like 
to sing solo, duet, trio or in 
a group, dance, play an 
instrument, tell stories of jokes, 
do acrobatics, magic tricks 
or martial arts, bring your 
talent, imagination, familyand friends to this very special 
event! Light refreshments will 
be served. Deadline to register 
is Wednesday, Dec. 6. ContactMira Mataric at mira016@ or 626-578-0470. 

For more information visit 
org or call 626-795-4331. 
Founded in 1960, the 
Pasadena Senior Center is 
an independent nonprofit 
organization that offers 
recreational, educational, 
wellness and social services 
to people ages 50 and older 
in a welcoming environment. 
Services are also provided 
for frail, low-income and 
homebound seniors.

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