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Best Friends and More:
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Chef Peter Dills
Table for Two

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Looking Up
Christopher Nyerges
Out to Pastor

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VOLUME 11 NO. 48 
Rose Parade 
Route to 
Close Earlyfor Safety

Jackie Robinson Rose Bowl Statue Unveiled

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 

 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 

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 

Pg. 4 
Pg. 3 
Pg. 7 
Pg. 10 
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 

 Firefighter Jones is 
survived by his wife of 
almost 35-years, Renette; 
His daughters Ashlee, 
Olivia and Jillian Louise 

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 

 “The legendary courage and 
competitiveness of Jackie 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 

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 missed.” 

 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. 
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 merchants.

 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 noon. 

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 
VOLUME 11 NO. 48 


 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 

 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 
personal indoor 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 

Beauty for Paws atthe Humane Society

 Join 1202 Salon & Spa for 
Beauty for Paws, a benefit 
to promote the humane 
treatment of animals held 
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 is located at 361 S. 
Raymond Ave. Pasadena 
for more information call 
626-792-7151 or visit: 

Copies of the adopted 
changes to Pasadena’s local 
laws are available from the 
City Clerk’s Office, (626) 
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 

 Call Pasadena’s Citizen 
Service Center, 7:30 a.m. 
to 5 p.m., Monday through 
Friday at (626) 744-7311 or 
go online at cityofpasadena.
to report suspected illegal 
marijuana businesses. 

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