Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, December 9, 2017

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Mountain View News Saturday, December 9, 2017 
Mountain View News Saturday, December 9, 2017 
Mayor’s Stateof City EventJanuary 16

Pasadena Mayor Terry 
Tornek will present his 
annual State of the City 
Address on Tuesday, 
January 16, at the Pasadena 
Unified School District’s 
Marshall Fundamental 
High School, 990 N. Allen 

 The event will be held in 
the Eagles’ new gymnasium. 
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. 
The program will be from 
7-8 p.m. with Mayor 
Tornek providing financial 
information about the City 
as well as several other 
important updates on City 

 On-site parking, including 
disabled parking, plus 
additional on-street parking 
will be available. 

Spanish translation and 
closed captioning services 
will be provided. Light 
refreshments will be served 
following the Mayor’s 

 Pasadena Media, at, will be 
there to record the event 
for broadcast on KPAS, 
the City’s government 
cable access television 
channel, and also streamed 
on the City’s website at

 For more information, 
contact Rhonda Stone, 
(626)744-7210, or email: 

Pet of the 

Meet Max (A446840), an 
enthusiastic, one-year-old 
husky mix. This beautiful, 
blue-eyed pup is super treat 
motivated. Our volunteers 
have used tasty treats to 
teach Max his sit, down and 
stay commands. Fun-loving 
Max really enjoys playing 
with toys—he’ll run around 
the play yard chasing balls, 
plushies and rope toys. If 
you’re looking or an active, 
young dog, consider Max. 

 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 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 
A446840, 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

Council to Discuss New Election Cycles

 The Pasadena city council is 
set Monday night to discuss 
adopting a resolution that would 
transition the timing of city 
elections to occur on statewide 
even-year election dates to 
comply with the California 
Voter Participation Rights Act 

 The Resolution reads, in part, 
“Consistent with the California 
Voter Participation Rights Act 
and the requirements of the City 
Charter of the City of Pasadena, 
the city will submit a charter 
amendment for voter approval 
to amend provisions in Article 
XII of the Pasadena City Charter 
and change future municipal 
election dates held in odd-
numbered years to consolidate 
and occur on statewide election 
dates held in even-numbered 


 The amendment would go to 
the voters June 5, at the next 
statewide election. 

 In November staff and the 
League of Women Voters 
Pasadena Area organized a 
community forum, of the 20 
to 25 people that attended 10 
suggested continuing utilizing 
Primary and General Election 
Format (Run-off Elections) on 
Statewide Election Dates. Four 
said to Utilize Plurality Voting 

- March Statewide Primary and 
three wanted to Utilize Plurality 
Voting - November Statewide 
Staff also said opportunities for 
public comment and feedback 
will continue to be available 
for those interested at future 
meetings, as well as on the 

Oklahoma And Georgia to
Play in the Rose Bowl Game 

The No. 2 CFP-ranked 
Oklahoma Sooners, champion 
of the Big 12 Conference, and 
the No. 3 CFP-ranked Georgia 
Bulldogs, champion of the 
SEC Conference, have been 
selected to play in the College 
Football Playoff Semifinal at the 
Rose Bowl Game presented by 
Northwestern Mutual at 1 p.m. 
PT/4 p.m. ET, on January 1, 
2018, at the Rose Bowl Stadium.

 “The Tournament of Roses 
is excited to host Oklahoma 
and Georgia at this year’s 
Playoff Semifinal at the Rose 
Bowl Game,” said Rose Bowl 
Management Committee 
chairperson Scott Jenkins. “The 
opportunity to host two of the 
top teams in the country will 
make for a thrilling game. We 
are pleased to welcome the 
teams and the fans from both 
schools to the Granddaddy of 
Them All.”

 This year’s College Football 
Playoff at the Rose Bowl Game 
presented by Northwestern 
Mutual will be the first-time 
in history that the Oklahoma 
Sooners have played the 
Georgia Bulldogs.

 Oklahoma won its third 
straight and 11th overall Big 
12 Championship against TCU 
Saturday, 41-17, and finished 
the season 12-1 overall and 
8-1 in conference play. The 
Sooners will make their second 
appearance in the Granddaddy 
of Them All. Oklahoma 
defeated Washington State, 3414, 
on January 1, 2003.

 Georgia won its 13th SEC 
Championship against 
Auburn, 28-7, and finished the 
season 12-1 overall and 7-1 
in conference. The Bulldogs 
will also make their second 
appearance in the Rose Bowl 
Game but the first since 1943. 
Georgia defeated UCLA, 9-0, in 
their first appearance, with all 
nine points scored in the fourth 

 Pre-game festivities on January 
1, will begin at 1 p.m. PT (4 p.m. 
ET). The game will be televised 
nationally on ESPN.
Tickets for the College Football 
Playoff Semifinal at the Rose 
Bowl Game presented by 
Northwestern Mutual are 
currently available online at or by 
calling Ticketmaster at 1-800653-

 In addition to the Ticketmaster 
sale, PRIMESPORT serves 
as the Official Fan-to-Fan 
Ticket Exchange, Hospitality 
and Corporate Travel Package 
Provider for the Rose Bowl 
Game®. Package offerings 
through PRIMESPORT can 
be catered to include official 
Rose Bowl Game tickets, 
Rose Parade tickets, pre-game 
hospitality at the Official Rose 
Bowl Hospitality Village, tours 
of float decorating spaces, post-
parade luncheon and more. For 
full details on package options, 

For more information 


Sunday, November 26th

12:45 AM – A domestic 
violence incident occurred 
in the 2600 block of Lincoln 
Avenue. Suspect was 
5:40 PM – A shoplifting 
incident occurred in the 
2500 block of N. Fair Oaks 
Avenue. Suspect was 
Monday, November 27th

12:00 PM – A residential 
burglary occurred in the 
1700 block of E. Mendocino 
Street. Suspect(s) entered 
the residence via unknown 
means. Stolen: multi-color 
designer rug. 
Thursday, November 30th

3:00 PM – A grand theft(telephone scam) occurred 
in the 2400 block of E. 
Washington Boulevard. 
Stolen: currency. 
5:00 PM – A residential 
burglary occurred in the 
1800 block of Coolidge 
Avenue. Suspect(s) entered 
the residence by cutting 
the window screen. Stolen: 
designer handbags and 

Friday, December 1st

7:00 AM – A domestic 
violence incident occurred 
in the 600 block of W. 
Altadena Drive. Suspect has 
been identified. 
7:30 PM – A commercial 
burglary occurred in the 
1900 block of N. Lake 
Avenue. Suspect(s) entered 
the location by shattering 
the glass door. Stolen: Casio 
cash register and currency. 
Saturday, December 2nd

12:51 PM – A commercial 
burglary occurred in the 2100 
block of Fair Oaks Avenue. 
Suspects entered the location 
by shattering the front glass 
door. Suspects described 
as (2) males. Stolen: cash 
register, currency, and tablet. 
CVPRA webpage. 
According to city staff the 

resolution also states that 

the Pasadena Unified School 

District (PUSD) is considering 

its own plan separately from the 

city council, with the board of 

education scheduled to consider 

adoption of the PUSD’s plan to 

comply with CVPRA at thier 

Dec. 14 .oard meeting. 

Police 22nd 
Toy Drive

 The Pasadena Armenian 
Police Advisory Council 
(PAPAC) will hold its’ 22nd 
Annual Christmas Toy 
Drive at the Pasadena Police 
Department Thursday 
at 9:00 a.m. in the police 
department lobby. 

 A light breakfast will 
be served during a brief 
Christmas program. All 
are welcome to attend and 
enjoy the festivities. 

 PAPAC was established in 
1995 to help bridge the gap 
between the Pasadena Police 
Department and the local 
Armenian Community. 
Since that time, PAPAC has 
established itself as a nonprofit 
(501c3) organization 
and has coordinated several 
fundraising events over 

 This year’s toy drive 
will serve as the 22nd 
consecutive year that 
PAPAC has helped make the 
holiday special for children 
within our community. 

 Anyone who would like to 
donate a toy can drop it off 
at the police department to 
Lt. Clawson prior to the toy 
drive or they can bring it to 
the lobby d uring the event. 
Toys will be distributed to 
the following charitable 

 The Door of Hope 
Villa Parke Community 
The Pasadena Salvation 
The Pasadena Harambee 

Free Christmas 
Tree Recycling 

 Make tree recycling a 
part of your post-holiday 
tradition. The City offers 
an easy way for you to 
“Go Green” with your 
Christmas tree. Thanks to 
your help, the City last year 
collected more than 10,000 
trees for recycling, saving 
valuable landfill space 
and generating protective 
landscaping mulch.

Drop off your tree from 7 

a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday Dec. 
26, 2017 until Thursday, 
Jan. 4 at: 
• Easton Blanche Park, 
3100 E. Del Mar Blvd., 
parking lot on Millicent 
• Robinson Park, 1081 N. 
Fair Oaks Ave., parking lot 
on Morton Street 
From Jan. 2-12, 2018, 
residents can also place 
trees at curbside for 
recycling. Christmas trees 
will be collected on your 
normal service day.

 Remember, all ornaments, 
lights and stands must 
be removed. Flocked 
and fire retardant treated 
trees are acceptable. For 
more information, call the 
Citizen Service Center at 

(626) 744-7311 or online at 
Remember, no bulky 
pickup now to Jan. 20. 

Tournament Names Parade 
Opening and Closing Show 

The Tournament of Roses 
announced Thursday that the 
talent for the Opening Show 
presented by Honda and the 
Closing Show presented by 
Wells Fargo for the 129th 
Rose Parade will be Todrick 
Hall and Andy Grammer.

 The Tournament of 
Roses’ theme, “Making A 
Difference,” motivated every 
note of this year’s Opening 
Show. YouTube sensation 
and Broadway star, Todrick 
Hall, leads a spectacular cast 
and crew of over 100 dancers 
and musicians through a 
mesmerizing, heart-racing 
celebration. Todrick is a 
new kind of star, known 
for his versatility in the 
performing arts, Todrick 
is a multifaceted artist and 
entertainment powerhouse. 
The Opening Show shares 
the simple secret of why 
generations of Rose Parade 
fans are drawn to America’s 
New Year Celebration. 

Andy Grammer 

Todrick Hall 

The finale of this year’s Rose 
Parade is the Closing Show 
presented by Wells Fargo 
and features multi-platinum, 
selling pop artist and 
songwriter Andy Grammer. 
The first male pop star in a 
decade, since John Mayer, to 
reach the Top 10 at Adult Pop 
Radio on his first two singles, 
Grammer has taken the 
music world by storm with 
a succession of anthemic 
pop hits. This street filling 
performance will have you 
singing and dancing along 
to Andy’s new hit “Smoke 
Clears” from his latest album 
and fan favorite “Good to 
Be Alive.” Andy’s music 
drives home an empowering 
message and will no doubt 
leave you feeling inspired.

 Join the Tournament 
on Monday, January 1, 
with Todrick and Andy to 
experience the floats, bands 
and equestrians as they 
parade down Colorado Blvd. 

Celebrate International 
UN Human Rights Day 

On Sunday, join Pasadena reflections of our society and 
Mayor Terry Tornek to learn sets the tone for what we can 
more about what’s being done achieve in life,” Mayor Tornek 
to protect and defend human said. “I hope you will take time 
rights in our community and to join us as we celebrate our 
how you can get involved.human diversity and human 

 Mayor Tornek and the United rights.”
Nations Association Pasadena The panel features civil rights 
Chapter will hold its 10th attorney Skip Hickambottom; 
Annual Human Rights Day Pauline Field, founder and chair 
Celebration 2-4 p.m., Sunday, of 50/50 Leadership; Friends 
at the Pasadena Central Library, in Deed representative Donna 
Donald Wright Auditorium, Byrns; and Aaron Saenz, San 
285 E. Walnut St., near City Gabriel Valley LGBTQ Center 
Hall. The event will focus on Board President.
a celebration of human rights All are welcome to this free 
and dignity with a Celebrating event. Light refreshments will 
Diversity Panel and interactive be served. Free parking at the 
community-building activities.Central Library is available 

 “Human rights are fundamental on first come basis. For more 
to all of us. How we treat others information, call, (626) 744and 
how others treat us are 7210. 

Free Events Roundup at thePasadena Senior Center

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

 Friday Movie Matinees 

– Friday at 1 p.m. 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 subtitles. 

Stay Connected with 
Social Media – Tuesdays 
and Thursdays to Dec. 28, 
from 9 to 11 a.m. Learn how 
to keep in touch with familyand friends via the Internet. 
Choose which application 
you would like to learn, from 
Skype to Facebook and 
other forms of social media. 
Bring a laptop or use of the 
onsite computers. If you 
have an email address, bring 
it along with your password. 
Sign up at the Welcome 
Desk or call 626-795-4331 for 
a 30-minute one-on-session. 

A Toast to the Joys of 
Music – Tuesdays to Dec.
28, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. 
Tom Campbell will play 
guitar and sing songs in the 
Senior Center Lounge. Stopby and enjoy his covers of 
traditional country, country 
rock, blues, folk, gospel and 
classic rock originally made 
famous by Willie Nelson, 
Merle Haggard, Vince Gill, 
Elvis Presley, B.B. King, Neil 

Young, The Grateful Dead,
The Rolling Stones and many 

 Scenic Walkers Club – 
Wednesdays to Dec. 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, letyou know what to expect, 
provide detailed itineraries 
and arrange transportation.
For more information or to 
sign up, email alancolville@ 
Nutrition for Healthy Eyes –
Thursday, Dec. 14, at 10 a.m.
Do you know which vitamins 
are best for your eyes andwhich nutrients are most 
important for healthy vision? 
Learn how to keep your eyeshealthy. Presented by Regal 
Medical Group.

Health Fair – Friday,
Dec. 15, from 9 to 11 a.m. 
Services include glucose, 
blood pressure and hearing 
screenings as well as 
counseling and health/ 
community resources. 
For more information call 

Riding on Public 
Transportation – Thursday,
Dec. 21, at 10 a.m. Learn all 
there is to know about public 
transportation in Los Angeles 
County, including all the 
fun things to do during the 
holidays, without the hassle 
of fighting traffic. Presentedby Metro.

For more information 
visit www. 
or call 626-795-4331.

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