Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, December 30, 2017

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Mountain View News Saturday, December 30, 2017 
Mountain View News Saturday, December 30, 2017 
Rose Parade 
and Rose 
Bowl Safety

 City Officials provided 
important public safety and 
security information for 
attendees planning to be in 
Pasadena for the Rose Parade 
and the Rose Bowl Game New 
Year Day. 

“Although our event is global, 
our number one priority is the 
safety and security of all of our 
guests, our participants, our 
volunteers and our staff,” said 
David Eads Chief Executive 
Officer of the Pasadena 
Tournament of Roses. 

 Pasadena Fire chief Bertral 
Washington said that those 
planning to camp out on the 
parade route should dress 
warm with layers of clothing, 
bring water and alcoholic 
drinks are not allowed.

 He said firefighters will be 
stationed along the route all 

 “We will be looking for 
hazardous situations as well as 
things like bonfires [that are 
not allowed],” he said. “These 
fires can easily catch other 
things on fire.” 

Small store bought barbeques 
are allowed Washington 
said. They must be one foot 
off the ground, 25 feet away 
from building and a fire 
extinguisher must be on hand. 
Tents and sofas are also not 
allowed along the route. He 
also said not to bring pets that 
can become frightened.

 Pasadena Chief of Police 
Phillip Sanchez said drones 
are not allowed at the parade 
or football game. He also said 
the Rose Bowl has a “clear bag” 
policy before entering. 
Sanchez said the parade route 
will close to traffic early this 
year. See Page 3 for a map and 
more information. 

 “Starting at 10 p.m. on Dec. 
31 we will close Colorado 
Blvd. from… “Orange Grove 
Blvd. all the way east up Sierra 
Madre Blvd. to Paloma Street, 
he said.

 He said “If you see something 
say something” by calling 
police (626) 744-4241 or 
emergencies, call 9-1-1. 

Pet of the 

Are you looking for a 
young, energetic dog? Meet 
Squishy (A444885), an 
active, 2-year-old terrier 
mix. Squishy loves to play 
with all toys, but especially 
enjoys rope toys. Our 
volunteers report that he 
already knows his sit and 
down commands. After 
a long walk in the park, 
Squishy settles down and 
enjoys belly rubs. Our staff 
recently took him for a 
hike and he loved the fresh 
mountain air. Squishy is 
looking for an active new 
family who will continue 
his obedience and manners 

 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 
A444885 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

Pictured: (Top) the parade banner float announcing the paradetheme, ““Making a Difference;” (middle) Kiwanis International 
“Racing to Serve Children” Phoenix Decorating; (bottom) 
Underground Service Alert of Southern California (DigAlert) 
“Making it Safe for All” Fiesta Floats; (Right) A duck for the 
Northwestern Mutual float, “Letting Kids be Kids” Fiesta Floats 

Celebrate the Birth 
of the Cheeseburger

During Cheeseburger Week 
from January 7th to January 
12th, Pasadena honors Lionel 
Sternberger’s genius in being the 
first to put cheese to hamburger 
and serve it at the Rite Spot in 
Pasadena in 1924.

 Legend has it that, in 1924, 
teenaged Lionel Sternberger 
burned a hamburger patty at his 
father’s roadside stand, The Rite 
Spot at 1500 West Colorado 
Street in Pasadena. Rather 
than throw out the burger, and 
risk the ire of his father, young 
Sternberger covered his mistake 
with a piece of cheese and 
served it to a customer, who 
was delighted. The Aristocratic 
Burger, a Hamburger with 
Cheese, appeared on the menu 
of the Rite Spot through the 
1940s. This is the first verified 
instance of a cheeseburger 
being served to a customer.

Forty of Pasadena’s favorite 
restaurants, lounges and burger 

joints offered their signature 
burgers, some special creations 
and deals during Pasadena 
Cheeseburger Week.

 Some, such as El Portal offer 
specially created burger for 
Cheeseburger Week. 
Pie ‘n Burger, The Counter, Dog 
Haus and Dog Haus Biergarten 
and others offer special deals 
for Cheeseburger Week.

 Again in 2018, patrons can 
vote for your favorites in the 
Cheeseburger Challenge. Who 
makes your favorite lunch 
counter burger? Who serves 
your favorite turkey burger? 
Who makes your favorite veggie 
burger? Who serves the best 
beverage with a burger? You 
decide during Cheeseburger 
Week, January 7th through 
January 12th.

 Check out all the participants 
and see what everyone has on the 
menu for Cheeseburger Week 
at: pasadenarestaurantweek.


Sunday, December 17th

9:00 AM – A vehicle vandalism 
occurred in the 2800 block of 
N. Marengo Avenue. Suspect(s) 
broke the vehicle’s side view 
5:00 PM – A battery occurred 
in the 800 block of Mountain 
View Street. Suspect has been 
identified as the victim’s brother. 
Monday, December 18th

11:45 AM – A residential 
burglary occurred in the 100 
block W. Mariposa Street. 
Suspect(s) entered the residence 
by removing the kitchen 
window screen. Stolen: black 
Asus laptop, black Fitbit, gray 
Toshiba TV, and a beige safe. 
Tuesday, December 19th

6:20 PM – Elvis Cabral, 37 years 
old of Altadena was arrested in 
the 100 block of E. Woodbury 
Road for possession of a 
controlled substance. 
11:00 PM – A residential 
vandalism occurred in the 3500 
block of Canon Boulevard. 
Suspect(s) damaged the gate. 
Wednesday, December 20th

6:00 PM – A grand theft from 
an unlocked vehicle occurred 
in the 4400 block of El Prieto 
Road. Stolen: black Gucci 
handbag, black Rawlings duffle 
bag, blue knife, silver iPod 
nano, and firearm. 
9:30 PM – A petty theft from an 
unlocked vehicle occurred in 
the 4100 block of Aralia Road. 
Stolen: black wallet 

Thursday, December 21st

1:44 PM – A vehicle was 
reported stolen from the 100 
block of W. Harriet Street. 
Vehicle described as a gray 2012 
Dodge Grand Caravan. 
5:45 PM – A vehicle burglary 
occurred in the area of 
Woodbury Road and Raymond 
Lane. Suspect(s) entered the 
vehicle by shattering the rear 
window. Suspects described as 
three males. Stolen: unknown. 
Friday, December 22n

1:50 PM – A vehicle burglary 
occurred in the 1800 block of 
E. Altadena Drive. Suspect(s) 
entered the vehicle via unknown 
means. Stolen: Echo chainsaw, 
Husqvarna weed trimmer and 
tree trimmer. All items orange/ 
gray in color. 
4:00 PM – A package theftoccurred in the 1900 block 
of Harding Avenue. Stolen: 
package containing full size bed 
10:00 PM – Steve Blackmon, 
54 years old of Palmdale 
was arrested in the area of 
Woodbury Road and Raymond 
Avenue for possession of a 
concealed firearm. 
Saturday, December 23rd

3:30 AM – A residential burglary 
occurred in the 2200 block of 
Midlothian Drive. Suspect(s) 
entered the residence via the 
unsecured rear door. Stolen: 
silver HP Spectra laptop.

Officers are 

out EnforcingDUI Laws 

Office of Traffic 
Safety and LawEnforcement Remind 
Public That DUI 
Doesn’t Just mean 

 This New Year’s weekend, 
Pasadena PD is partnering withPolice, Sheriffs and the CHP 
across the state to stop impaireddrivers and help save lives. Theholiday high-visibility DUI 
enforcement campaign runs 
throughout the weekend.

 Driving Under the Influence ofDrugs – state and local officialsare reiterating the message that“DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” 
The message takes on increasedimportance with the state setto begin licensing commercialnonmedical marijuana sales 
on January 1, 2018, under 
provisions of Proposition 64,
the Adult Use of Marijuana Act.

 “It has taken more than 35 
years to convince the vastmajority of the public that 
driving under the influenceof alcohol is dangerous, illegaland socially unacceptable,” saidRhonda Craft, Director of the 
Office of Traffic Safety. “Withmore dying on our roadwaysevery day, we can’t afford to 
take that long when it comesto driving under the influenceof prescription medications, 
marijuana, illicit drugs and 
even some over-the-counter 

 In addition to marijuana, adriver could be subject to aDUI arrest if they are underthe influence of pres criptionmedications like sleep aids,
tranquilizers, barbiturates, 
opiates and other pain killers,
anti-depressants, and even 
over-the-counter allergy or 
cough medications.

Plan your sober ride homebefore the party begins thisholiday weekend. Drivers 
are encouraged to downloadthe Designated Driver VIP,
or “DDVIP,” free mobile appfor Android or iPhone. The 
DDVIP app helps find nearbybars and restaurants that 
feature free incentives for the 
designated sober driver, fromfree non-alcoholic drinks to 
free appetizers and more. Theapp has social media tie-ins andeven a tab for the non-DD to 
call Uber, Lyft or Curb. 

Float Viewing Moves
Out from Pasadena

 Rose Parade goers wishing to 
get a firsthand look at the floats 
being decorated this weekend 
will not find them in Pasadena 
this year —as most of them are 
now being build and housed in 
Irwindale and Azusa.

 Mike Hogelund a staff member 
for Phoenix Decorating 
Company said the biggest 
change is having everyone in 
one location. 

 “Now we are all under one 
roof, all the equipment, supplies 
are all here… that makes it a lot 
easier,” he said. They will also 
need to have the floats ready a 
little earlier, it could take four 
to six hours to move them to 
Pasadena Hogelund said.

 As for viewing, because this 
is the first year, he said there 
are a few things they need to 
work out. The Float Plaza has 
no catwalk to view from above. 
All the viewing is done with 
barricades that run throughout 
the warehouse. He also said 
they are running shuttles from 
the Gold Line, about two miles 

 Although reports suggest 

the move out of Pasadena was 
financial, Tournament of Roses 
officials declined to comment 
only saying that the new float 
barn “Rose Float Plaza South” 
at 5400 Irwindale Ave was 
bigger and accommodates more 

Hogelund estimated the new 
location to be about the size of 
two football fields. He said 17 
of the 43 floats are being done 
there. Fiesta Floats, down the 
street in Azusa houses 14 floats 
and five others are self built in 
the cities of Burbank, South 
Pasadena, Downey, La Canada 
Flintridge and Sierra Madre. 

 A few of the floats can still 
be viewed at the Rosemont 
Pavilion 700 Seco St. near 
the Rose Bowl stadium along 
with the parade vehicles being 
decorated by FTD florists. 
Fiesta Floats does not have float 

 This year’s parade themed, 
“Making a Difference” rolls 
down Colorado Blvd. at 8 a.m. 
For more information or to get 
tickets to view the floats visit: 

Humane Society Preparesfor a Busy New Year's Eve

 The New Year is one of the in mind by creating a “pet zone” 
busiest times for animal shelters away from the human revelry. 
around the country. Loud Choose a quiet space in your 
noises, fireworks, and even home with your pet’s favorite 
gunshots cause frightened pets toys and treats and try playing 
to run away in search of safe soft music to help ease nerves. If 
shelter. The Pasadena Humane you can’t lock the door, remind 
Society & SPCA is asking pet guests not to enter with sign on 
owners to keep their pets safe the door.
this holiday by providing the Food and Drink: It’s always 
following to stick to pet food as any 

 Identification: Current change in your pet’s diet can 
identification is your pet’s best cause tummy trouble. Never 
ticket home. Make sure your give your pet alcohol! Have a 
pet is wearing a collar with veterinarian on speed dial in 
current ID tag and dog license. the event your pet gets into 
Microchip your pet, and be some party snacks.
sure the information on the PHS animal control officers 
microchip is updated when will be on the lookout for lost 
you move or get a new phone and scared pets throughout the 
number.extended holiday. If your pet gets 

 Noise: Fireworks, banging pots lost, visit the Pasadena Humane 
and pans and loud screams are Society & SPCA daily and fill 
all common ways to ring in the out a lost report in our office. 
New Year. If your pet is sensitive Regularly check the animal 
to sounds, try playing calming listings on pasadenahumane.
music, essential oils, or pick org. The online list is updated 
up a Thundershirt at the PHS hourly.
Shelter Shop.The Pasadena Humane Society 

 Indoors: The safest place for ocated at 361 S. Raymond 
your pets on New Year’s Eve is Avenue will close on New Year’s 
inside your home. Dogs and Eve at 3:00 p.m. and reopen on 
cats scared by loud noise are Tuesday, January 2 at 9:00 a.m. 
more likely to run away.Animal control officers will be 

 Party Animal: Are you available around the clock for 
throwing a New Year’s Eve animal-related emergencies, 
party this year? Keep your pets call 626.792.7151 for assistance. 

Nicholas Mcgegan to beSymphony Guest Conductor

 Join the Pasadena Symphony 
and Principal Guest Conductor 
Nicholas McGegan as he takes 
you on a wonderful adventure 
with Baroque Around the 
World, on January 20, 2018 
at Ambassador Auditorium. 
Highly regarded as “one of 
the finest baroque conductors 
of his generation” (London 
Independent), the two-time 
Grammy nominee will jump 
start the new year as only he can 
with his historical performance 
practice bringing a wealth 
of experience to this exotic 
Baroque repertoire, ranging 
from the finest Cleopatra operas 
to quintessential Bach. “He’s 
a dynamo, a true animator, 
an energiser and an ignition 
point from which music can 
take off and take wing” (Herald 
Scotland). Don’t miss this 
chance to witness the “King” 
of Baroque interpretation at his 
finest, as he applies his special 
craft to the genius of these two 
Baroque masters.

 For the symphony's entrée 
to the new year, Colburn artist 
Blake Pouliot will join principal 
oboist Lara Wickes for Bach's 
Concerto for Violin and Oboe. 
Grand prize winner of the 
2016 Orchestra Symphonique 
de Montreal (OSM) Manulife 
Competition, the twenty-threeyear-
old “Pouliot has the whole 
package the look, charisma 
and talent." (The Toronto Star) 
Soprano Sherezade Panthaki 
will also take the stage to invoke 
the fabled queen of the Nile with 
heart-rending Cleopatra arias 
from Handel, Graun, Mattheson 
and Hasse. An acknowledged 
star in the early-music field, 
Panthaki has developed strong 
collaborations with many of 
the world's leading interpreters 
including Nicholas McGegan. 
Her international success has 
been fueled by superbly honed 

musicianship and passionately 
informed interpretations, 
"mining deep emotion from 
the subtle shaping of the lines" 
(New York Times).

 Bookended by Telemann’s 
Overture des nations anciens 
et modernes and Rameau’s 
Les Indes Galantes, these two 
young soloists promise to bring 
together an absolutely riveting 
performance of a varied 
program of music, all in the 
masterful hands of Conductor 
Nicholas McGegan.

 The Pasadena Symphony 
provides a quintessential 
experience specially designed 
for the music lover, the social 
butterfly or a date night out, 
and the inner epicurean in 
us all. For those who want to 
learn more about the music, 
join us for Insights – a free 
pre-concert dialogue with 
Conductor Nicholas McGegan, 
which begins one hour prior 
to each performance. Patrons 
who plan to arrive early 
can also enjoy a drink or a 
bite in the lively Sierra Auto 
Symphony Lounge, yet another 
addition to the carefree and 
elegant concert experience the 
Pasadena Symphony offers. A 
posh setting along Ambassador 
Auditorium’s beautiful outdoor 
plaza, the lounge offers 
uniquely prepared menus from 
Claud &Co for both lunch and 
dinner, a full bar and fine wines 
by Michero Family Wines, plus 
music before the concert and 
during intermission.

 Performances on January 20, 
2018 take place at both 2:00pm 
and 8:00pm at Ambassador 
Auditorium, located at 131 
South St. John Avenue, 
Pasadena, CA. Subscriptions 
start at $99 with single ticket 
prices starting at $35. Tickets 
may be purchased online at 
pasadenasymphony-pops.orgor by calling (626) 793-7172. 

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