Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, December 16, 2017

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Mountain View News Saturday, December 16, 2017 
Mountain View News Saturday, December 16, 2017 
PWP Warns 
of Recent 

 Scammers disguising 
themselves as Pasadena 
Water and Power (PWP) 
employees are attempting 
to extort money from 
customers, threatening 
to shut off service unless 
a payment is made 
Customers can request 
identification, employer 
name, and a call back 

 Call PWP at (626) 744-4005 
to verify the legitimacy of 
the caller or Pasadena Police 
at (626) 744-4241 to report 
a fraudulent paymentIn the last two weeks, 
customers have reported 
two different scams. One 
of the attempts “spoofing”, 
a technique to falsify the 
telephone number so it 
appears as if calls are coming 
from another source, like 
PWP. The other uses a non-
PWP phone number, but 
replicates PWP’s recorded 
customer service message so 
that callers believe they are 
speaking with a real PWP 
employee. While spoofing 
is a common fraud attempt, 
PWP alerts customers to 
be especially vigilant of 
this type of identity theft. 
Recognize that scammers 
are becoming more clever 
and bold. 
Customers can protect 
themselves by becoming 
familiar with how PWP 
resolves bill-related issues. 
Customers with delinquent 
accounts will always receive 
a “Final Notice” from 
PWP by U.S. mail before 
any phone contact from 
PWP is made. While bill 
payments are accepted over 
the phone, PWP encourages 
customers to use the secure 
online payment system or 
make a payment in person 
at the City Hall Municipal 
Services counter.

 To learn more about how 
to avoid potential scams, 

Pet of the 

Curious Carter (A446939) 
is a super friendly kitty 
hoping to pounce into a 
home before the new year. 
You’ll often find this sweet 
boy at the front of his kennel 
seeking attention from 
shelter visitors. He likes 
to reach his paw through 
the kennel bars as if to say, 
“Take me!” Carter is an 
energetic young cat who 
loves to play. He’s dreaming 
of a home with lots of kitty 

 The adoption fee for cats 
is $75. All cats are spayed 
or neutered, microchipped, 
and vaccinated before being 

 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 
A446939, 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 

train then struck the Toyota 

Car Collides Camry. 
Pasadena fire Public 

with Gold 

Information Officer Lisa 
Derderian said the train was 

Line Train

carrying around 30 to 35 

passengers at the time. No 

 An 82-year-old man one on the train was reported 
suffered only minor injuries hurt. Firefighter escorted the 
after his car collided with a riders off the train. 
Gold Line train Thursday She said Pasadena police 
morning near the Del Mar had contacted the Rail 
Station. Pasadena fire cut the Operation Center (ROC) to 
roof off the car to free the halt all train services. Delays 
trapped driver. only lasted 10 to 15 minutes 

 According to a police report, according to Metro officials. 
the man had driven under The driver of the vehicle 
the railroad crossing arms was transported to a local 
onto the train tracks around area hospital complaining of 

9:30 a.m. A northbound pain to his thigh. 
Metro Needs Applicantson Measure M Committee

 The Los Angeles County operations and labor, 
Metropolitan Transportation construction, business, 
Authority (Metro) announced architecture, engineering and 
Monday that they are searching the legal expertise brought by 
for two individuals to serve on a retired judge. The committee 
the Measure M Independent reviews all Measure M related 
Taxpayer Oversight Committee audits and holds an annual 
to help provide government public hearing to report on 
accountability and transparency the results of the audits. The 
for county residents and committee then prepares and 
taxpayers. An essential part shares an annual report of the 
of the process is to organize audits and public comments 
the seven-member oversight with the Metro Board of 
committee that will monitor Directors.
Measure M. The committee also 

 The Metro Board formally reviews all proposed debt 
approved the initial seven-financing and any proposed 
member committee in June. amendments to the Measure 
Two positions have become M ordinance, including the 
vacant in recent weeks. Metro ballot measure’s expenditure 
is looking for someone with plan. The committee reviews 
expertise in transit operations the comprehensive program 
and labor practices as well as assessment of the expenditure 
an individual with expertise plan and makes findings and 
in management of large-scale provides recommendations for 
construction projects. improving the program.

 These two vacancies are “As we grow our transportation 
important positions that require system across the county, we 
expertise and knowledge of will do so in a transparent, 
specific fields. Those interested fiscally responsible manner. 
in applying can go to encourage interested 
projects/itoc-individuals to become part of 
measurem/ for more criteria. this committee to help ensure 

 As outlined by the Measure that taxpayer dollars are spent 
M ordinance, the committee effectively and efficiently,” 
includes experts in public said Metro CEO Phillip A. 
finance and budget, transit Washington. 


Sunday, December 3rd

3:00 AM – A theft from an 
unlocked vehicle occurred in 
the 300 block of E. Palm Street. 
Stolen: San Diego Chargers 
blue jersey, blue Michael Jordan 
shoes, and blue/tan Michael 
Jordan shoes. 
6:40 AM – Crawford Torbjorn, 
30 years old of Altadena was 
arrested in the 2700 block of 
Callecita Drive for battery. 
5:00 PM – A theft from an 
unlocked vehicle occurred in 
the 1900 block of Pepper Drive. 
Stolen: blue/black Datrek golf 
bag and clubs, Garmin GPS, 
and a laser range finder. 
7:00 PM – A vehicle vandalism 
occurred in the 1500 block of 
E. Atchison Street. Damage: 
driver’s side rear view mirror 
and driver’s side door. 
Monday, December 4th

5:05 PM – Maria Munoz, 60 
years old of Pasadena was 
arrested in the 700 block of E. 
Altadena Drive for shoplifting. 
Tuesday, December 5th

1:30 AM – A package theftoccurred in the 3500 block 
of GlenroseAvenue. Stolen: 
Amazon package containing 
light bulbs, toy drone and 
11:00 AM – A vehicle was 
reported stolen from the 300 
block of W. Harriet Street. 
Vehicle described as a black 
2008 Nissan Sentra. 
11:45 AM – A vehicle was 
reported stolen from the 1700 
block of N. Allen Avenue. 
Vehicle described as a white 
2000 Chevrolet Astro Van. 
Vehicle was recovered by 
Pasadena PD on 12/5/2017 at 

3:00 pm. 
12:30 PM – A residential 
burglary occurred in the 1400 
block of La Solana Drive. 
Suspect(s) entered the residence 
by shattering the glass door. 
Stolen: jewelry box, rustic Jade 
necklace, and leather necklace 
with pearls.
Wednesday, December 6th

3:18 PM – A residential 
burglary occurred in the 2900 
block of Zane Grey Terrace. 
Suspect entered the residence 
by shattering the glass door. 
Stolen: unknown. 
Thursday, December 7th

4:32 PM – A package theftoccurred in the 1900 block of N. 
Hill Avenue. Stolen: Amazon 
package containing Lysol 
Friday, December 8th

7:50 AM – A vehicle was 
reported stolen from the 1200 
block of Sonoma Drive. Vehicle 
described as a beige 2011 Jaguar 
XJL. Vehicle was recovered by 
LASD Altadena on 12/9/2017. 
1:20 PM – A theft from a 
business occurred in the 2200 
block of Lincoln Avenue. 
Stolen: black Samsung Galaxy 
Note 8. 
10:00 PM – A theft from an 
unlocked vehicle occurred in 
the 200 block of Jaxine Drive. 
Stolen: vehicle registration and 
black backpack.
Photo courtesy of Pasadena Fire

Sheriff Shares 
Mail Theft 
Safety tips 

 Altadena Sheriff ’s Station 
deputies remain on the 
lookout for package thefts, 
and offer advice to residents 
to avoid becoming a victim of 
the ‘porch pirates.’ 

 Altadena Sheriff ’s Station is 
taking steps to help prevent 
package thefts during the 
holiday season, with patrol 
deputies increasing patrol 
checks in neighborhoods 
and detectives are working 
hand-in-hand with the U.S. 
Postmaster to investigate local 
mail theft.

 Altadena Sheriffs are also 
asking for residents’ help to 
report any incidents of theft 
or other suspicious behavior. 
If you see a crime in progress, 
please use 911 to report. If 
you have information about 
mail thefts that have occurred 
in Altadena area, please 
contact our Detective Bureau 
at (626) 798-1131. 

 The following tips may 
prevent residents from being 
victim to mail and package 

 Use the letter slots inside 
your Post Office for your mail, 
or hand it to a letter carrier. 
Pick up your mail promptly 
after delivery. Don’t leave it in 
your mailbox overnight.
Don’t send cash in the mail.

 Tell your Post Office when 
you’ll be out of town, so they 
can hold your mail until you 

 Report all suspected mail 
theft to the Sheriff ’s Station 
and the Postal Inspector.
Connect with your neighbors 
on the social network and 
form a neighborhood watch 
where you can watch each 
other’s mailboxes (and 

 Some homeowners use video 
surveillance cameras to detect 
motion in front of residence. 
If you are expecting a package, 
use a tracking number to 
follow your package’s status 
and request that your package 
delivery requires a recipient 


 Utilize mail or text 
notifications regarding the 
status of your delivery; and 
consider purchasing a locking 
parcel delivery box that can 
be bolted down or otherwise 
Consider in-store delivery or 
have packages delivered to 
a reputable package pickup 
location, such as Amazon 
Locker or other business that 
accepts package deliveries. 
Residents could also request 
that the delivery service 
leaves your packages at a side 
door, back door, an enclosed 
porch or other area where the 
package will be out of sight.

 If permissible, have your 
packages delivered to your 
Royal TeaParty at theLibrary 

 Future kings, queens, 
princes and princesses, 
come dressed in your fineryfor a very special visit from 
the 2018 Tournament of 
Roses Rose Queen and 
Royal Court. The court will 
share their favorite princess 
stories and recent New 
Year’s experiences. Bring a 
camera and a smile to pose 
with royalty.
Saturday, Jan. 13 • 2-3:30 

p.m. • Hastings Branch 
3325 east Orange Grove 
Pasadena Fire Offers 
Christmas Tree Guidelines

Fire Departmentrequires regulations for

the use of Christmas 
trees in areas of 
public assemblage

 Christmas trees are among 
the most flammable items 
in homes and businesses at 
this time of year. A dry tree 
may literally explode and be 
consumed by fire in a matter 
of seconds. 

 When the trees are placed 
in any area where the public 
may gather, the California 
Code of Regulations requires 
that they be treated with a 
flame-retardant solution 
or process approved by the 
State Fire Marshal. 

 The Pasadena Fire 
Department requires that 
the following regulations be 
observed regarding the use 
of Christmas trees in areas of 
public assemblage, including 
schools, institutions, retail 
stores, public areas in hotels, 
apartment houses, and office 

• Flame retardant, applied 
by an operator licensed by 
the California State Fire 
Marshal’s Office, is required 
for all holiday trees in public 
• Per the fire code, trees and 
other decorations cannot 
block or obstruct any exit 
way or pedestrian path of 
• The tree shall bear a tag 
approved by the California 
State Fire Marshal’s Office 
indicating the date, type 
of retardant, name of the 
concern that applied the 
retardant and the license 
• Candles are prohibited on 
trees and wreaths. 
• Wreaths must be properly 
treated with a flame retardant 
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 
approved by the State Fire 
Marshal’s Office and so 

• The support device that 
holds the tree is an upright 
position must be of a type 
that is stable and of adequate 
size to avoid tipping over 
of the tree and capable of 
containing enough water to 
cover at least two inches of 
the tree stem. 
• The bottom of the trunk 
must be immersed in at least 
two inches of water at all 
times. Immediately prior to 
immersion, the trunk must 
be cut off at least one inch 
above the original cut. 
• No readily combustible 
materials may be placed on, 
under or within four feet of 
the maximum horizontal 
projection of any tree, 
including live specimens. 
• No tree or decoration may 
be displayed in a way that 
impedes or affects any exit. 
• No tree may be displayed 
for more than 30 days. 
• Only use electrical lights 
that are UL listed for use 
on indoor trees. The Fire 
Department recommends 
that low-heat mini-lights be 
used for all trees. 
For more information call 

(626) 744-4655. 
on Millicent Way

• 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 
Free Events Roundup at thePasadena Senior Center

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

Stay Connected 
with Social Media – 
Tuesdays and Thursdaysto 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 Skypeto Facebook and other 
forms of social media. 
Bring a laptop or use ofthe onsite computers.
If you have an email 
address, bring it along 
with your password.
Sign up at the Welcome 
Desk or call 626-7954331 
for a 30-minute 
A Toast to the Joys ofMusic – 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. Stop 
by 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 Stonesand many more.

 Scenic Walkers Club 

– Wednesdays to Dec.
27, at 10 a.m. Enjoy a 
series of leisurely walks 
in the great outdoors 
at locations throughoutthe west San Gabriel 
Valley. Alan Colville will 
give you a list of items 
to bring, let you knowwhat to expect, provide 
detailed itineraries and 
arrange transportation. 
For more information 
or to sign up, email 
Domino Club – 
Thursdays, to Dec, 28,
at 1 p.m. New and 
experienced players 
will enjoy a rollicking 
version of Chicken Foot 
Dominoes that will have 
everyone cracking up! 
For more information 
call Vicki Leigh at 928478-
4654. 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.

Presented by Metro.

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