Mountain Views News, Pasadena Edition [Sierra Madre] Saturday, March 10, 2018

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Mountain View News Saturday, March 10, 2018 

Schiff Honoring Victimsof Sumgait Pogrom

 Last week, Rep. Adam Schiff 
(D-CA), Vice-Chair of the 
Congressional Armenian 
Caucus, submitted a statement 
to the Congressional Record 
honoring the lives of those lost 
in the pogrom thirty years ago. 
Schiff ’s full statement is below: 
“Mr. Speaker, I rise to 
commemorate the 30th 
anniversary of the pogrom 
against the Armenian residents 
of the town of Sumgait, 
Azerbaijan. On February 
27 1988, and for three days 
following, Azerbaijani mobs 

become a direct conflict between 

assaulted and killed Armenians. 

Armenia and Azerbaijan which 

The violence left hundreds of 

took thousands of lives and 

Armenian civilians dead and 

dislocated millions more. The 

injured, women and girls were 

anniversary of Sumgait is a 

raped, and some victims were 

reminder of the consequences 

burned alive. Thousands were 

when aggression and hatred 

forced to flee their homes, 

grow unchecked.

leaving behind their belonging.

 “Mr. Speaker, this April we will 

 “The pogroms came about 

mark the 103rd Anniversary of 

as the result of years of 

the Armenian Genocide, an 

vicious, racist anti-Armenian 

event the Turkish government, 

propaganda by Azerbaijani 

Azerbaijan’s closest ally, 

authorities, dehumanizing 

goes to great lengths to 

Armenians. Azerbaijan 

deny. We must not let such 

authorities made little effort 

crimes against humanity go 

to punish those responsible, 

unrecognized, whether they 

instead attempting to cover 

occurred yesterday or 30 years 

up the atrocities in Sumgait 

ago or 100 years ago. Today, 

to this day, and denying the 

let us pause to remember the 

government role in instigating 

victims of the atrocities of the 

the killings. Indeed, even today, 

Sumgait pogroms. Mr. Speaker, 

racist propaganda against 

it is our moral obligation to 

Armenia and Armenians is 

condemn crimes of hatred and 

prevalent in Azerbaijan.

to remember the victims, in 

 “The assault on ethnic 

hope that history will not be 

Armenian civilians in Sumgait 


helped touch off what would 

Pet of the 

 Vanilla (A409032) is 
a 2-year-old guinea pig 
searching for a new home. 
She came to PHS when 
her owner moved to a new 
place that does not allow 
pets. They report she’s a 
very cuddly girl. Vanilla a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. 
loves to be petted (except to 5 p.m. Tuesday through 
under her chin) and sit in Friday; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
your lap. Her favorite snacks Saturday.
include cilantro and grape Pets may not be available 
tomatoes. Vanilla needs for adoption and cannot be 
regular nail trims and was held for potential adopters 
a frequent visitor to the by phone calls or email.
Pasadena Humane Society Beginning March 22, the 
Nail Trimming Clinic. Pasadena Humane Society 

The adoption fee for guinea & SPCA is hosting a fee-
pigs is $10. Stop by our waived “Sweet 16” adoption 
Shelter Shop on the way event to celebrate the 2018 
home to get your guinea pig NCAA March Madness 
pellets, treats and timothy Tournament. Learn more 
hay.about adopting a pet or 

 View photos of adoptable sponsoring a pet adoption 
pets at
org. Adoption hours are 11 marchmadness.

Jump into Pasadena’sSummer Fair Event Today 

 Summer Fair is today from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Central Park, 275 

S. Raymond Ave., to learn what fun, free and low-cost options are 
available for children, teens and families this summer provided by 
the city of Pasadena. 
Among the many summer offerings are anime, art classes, book 
discussions, camps, computer labs & classes, concerts, crafts, 
creative writing, dance, discovery days, game days, health and 
fitness classes, martial arts, movie nights, music, Parks After 
Dark, recreational swim, sports, STEAM Programs, story times, 
Summer Reading Program, swimming lessons and wellness 
programs. Programs run June through August. Some programs 
may require either resident or non-resident fees.

 Summer Fair is presented by the city of Pasadena and other 
departments. For more information, visit: pasadenapubliclibrary.
net or 

Pasadena’s One City, OneStory Community Events

• Lecture - Meet Tracy Drain, a Key Part of Development and 
Mission Operations at JPL
Systems engineer and deputy chief engineer for the Juno Mission 
to Jupiter at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Tracy Drain’s work 
has provided valuable contributions on this and other missions. 
Hear the story of her trajectory to JPL, the missions she has 
worked on, and her advice to young girls, anywhere in the world, 
who yearn to dare mighty things.
Thursday, March 22, 7 p.m., Central Library/Donald Wright 
Auditorium, 285 E. Walnut St.
• Lecture - Eyes on the Universe: Southern California’s Leadership 
in Astronomy Today
Dr. John Mulchaey, director of the Carnegie Observatories, 
will discuss the history and accomplishments of the Carnegie 
Saturday, March 24, 11 a.m., Linda Vista Branch Library, 1281 
Bryant St.
• Lecture - Caltech’s Architectural Heritage
Discover the rich architectural history that abounds on the 
Caltech campus, presented by author Romy Wyllie and followed 
by a question and answer session. Books will be available for sale 
and signing.
Thursday, March 29, 7 p.m., Central Library/Donald Wright 
Auditorium, 285 E. Walnut St.
• Family Activity - Let's Go LEGO®
This is a fun "free-play" program where children are provided with 
an open-ended prompt to encourage imaginative building and 
playing with LEGO®s and Duplos. For ages 2-10. Accompanying 
parents and caregivers are encouraged to participate, too! 
Tuesdays, March 13 & 27, 3-4:30 p.m., Lamanda Park Branch 
Library, 140 S. Altadena Dr.
• Family Activity - E-Textiles
How smart is what you’re wearing? Hack it to be much smarter 
with E-Textiles. Using conductive thread and soft circuits, you’ll 
make a fabulous creation with sensors that respond to you. For 
ages 10-18.
Tuesday, March 13, 3 p.m., Allendale Branch Library, 1130 S. 
Marengo Ave.
Monday, March 26, 3-5 p.m., La Pintoresca Branch Library, 1355 
N. Raymond Ave. (To sign up, call (626) 744-7268.)
• Family Activity - STEAM Team Club
Explore the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts 
and Mathematics) concepts through creative, innovative projects 
based on fun STEAM-related challenges. For ages 9-12. To sign 
up, call (626) 744-7262.
Wednesday, March 14, 4 p.m., Hastings Branch Library, 3325 E. 
Orange Grove Blvd.
• Family Activity - Kids Coding Club
Dive into computer coding with the Kids Coding Club! Each 
session we will explore a different way to use computer coding 
with games, art, robotics and more. For ages 8-12. To sign up, call 
(626) 744-4225.
Thursday, March 15, 4 p.m., Central Library/Innovation Lab, 285 
E. Walnut St. 
• Family Activity - Preschool STEAM
Join us as we have fun exploring and discovering with science, 
technology, engineering, art and math! Wear clothes you don’t 
mind getting messy in. For ages 2-6.
Monday, March 26, 10:30 a.m., Central Library/Studio on 4th, 
285 E. Walnut St. 
• Family Activity - Teen STEAM
Explore the world of robotics by making a talking toy! For ages 
12+. To sign up, call (626) 744-7272. 
Tuesday, March 27, 4 p.m., Santa Catalina Branch Library, 999 E. 
Washington Blvd.
• E-Textiles: Stroke Sensors 
How smart is a piece of fur? You can hack it to be much smarter 
with E-Textiles. Using conductive thread and soft circuits, you’ll 
make a fabulous creation that responds to touch. For ages 11+. To 
sign up, call (626) 744-7262.
Thursday, March 29, 4-6 p.m., Hastings Branch Library, 3325 E. 
Orange Grove Blvd.
Saturday, March 24, 10:30 a.m. at Allendale Branch Library 1130 
S. Marengo Ave.
Saturday, March 24, 11 a.m. at Linda Vista Branch Library 1281 
Bryant St. 
Sunday, March 25, 2 p.m. at Central Library/Sunroom 285 E. 
Walnut St. 
The March film selections complement and expand on the themes 
of the One City, One Story selection, Rise of the Rocket Girls.
Central Library/Donald Wright Auditorium • 285 E. Walnut St.
Presented by The Friends of The Pasadena Public Library.
March 14 • 1 p.m.
American Experience: Fly Girls (1999) TV-PG & NOVA: DNA: 
Secret of Photo 51 (2003) TV-PG
March 21 • 1 p.m.
American Experience: Rachel Carson (2017) TV-PG
March 28 • 1 p.m.
Hidden Figures (2016) PG
Pasadena Public Library’s annual One City, One Story program is 
designed to broaden and deepen an appreciation of reading and 
literature in the community, engage participants in dialogue and 
bring Pasadenans together by promoting greater understanding 
of differing points of view. The novel is available for check-out at 
all Pasadena public libraries and for sale at local bookstores.
For more information, visit
onecityonestory or call (626) 744-7076. 
PUSD No Boundaries 13: 
Student Art Showcase

 No Boundaries 13, the as well as the unlimited 
13th annual showcase of creative potential of students 
Pasadena Unified School in PUSD.
District (PUSD) student Pasadena Unified is an 
art, opened Friday and runs official partner of ArtNight 
through Sunday, at First Pasadena, the March 9 
United Methodist Church, citywide free evening of art, 
located at 500 E. Colorado music, and entertainment as 
Blvd. Hundreds of artwork Pasadena’s prominent arts 
by K-12 students will be on and cultural institutions 
view during the three days of open their doors.
the exhibition. No Boundaries 13, 

 The exhibition is open today celebrated during National 
from 1 to 4 p.m., and Sunday Arts Education Month, is 
from 3 to 6 p.m. Admission made possible in partnership 
is free.with the City of Pasadena’s 
“No Boundaries recognizes Division of Cultural 
the artistic talents of PUSD Affairs and the Pasadena 
students and demonstrates Educational Foundation. 
the quality of arts education In-kind support is provided 
in our schools,” said by First United Methodist 
Superintendent Brian Church and the Pasadena 
McDonald.Museum of California 

 The title “No Boundaries” History.
refers to the exhibit’s Parking lot entry on Green 
objective of showcasing Street. For more information 
student artwork without visit: or call 
limits in size or media, 626.396.3600 x88129. 

PWP Annual Scholarshipfor High School Seniors

 Pasadena Water and 
Power is now accepting 
applications for its annual 
Educational Scholarship. 
One high school senior from 
Pasadena will be chosen 
to receive a $5,000 award 
towards college expenses. 
The program is open to 
students from both public 
and private schools. Students 
must submit an application, 
academic transcripts, 
and write an essay on the 
topic of sustainability. 
Applicants must live within 
PWP’s service territory, be 
currently enrolled as a high 
school senior in the City 
of Pasadena, and provide 
proof of acceptance for skills, come up with a new 
the 2018-19 school year at technology or invention that 
an accredited two-year or will allow Pasadena residents 
four-year post-secondary or businesses to become 
institution. The deadline more energy and/or water 
to submit an application is efficient. Choose one area 

Monday, April 16. of focus: energy or water 
Essay Topic: A renewable Take into consideration 
resource is defined as a cost, sustainability and 
resource that is replaced accessibility of your 
naturally and can be used technology or invention 
again in the environment. Drawings and/or diagrams 

Examples of renewable are encouraged (attached 
resources include solar to application or included 
energy, greywater, below) Part 2: How would 
hydropower, recycled water you ensure that your new 

and wind power, to name a technology or invention is 
few. Keep in mind that often embraced by the Pasadena 
times renewable resources community?
incorporate the use of both For more information 

water and energy. Part 1: send an email at: 
Using your educational PWPcommunications@ 
experience and research 

Free March Events at the 
Pasadena Senior Center

 There is something for 
everyone in March 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 noted. 
Friday Movie Matinees – Opera community educator 

Fridays at 1 p.m. Everyone will discuss “Finding the 
enjoys movies and the Perfect Woman in 19th 

pleasures they bring. March Century Opera.” 

16: “Groundhog Day” (1993, ClearCaptions Phones – 
PG) starring Bill Murray Thursday, March 22, at 10 
and Andie MacDowell. A a.m. Learn how seniors with 
weatherman finds himself any form of hearing loss can 
inexplicably reliving the live healthier, happier and 
same day over and over again. more independent lifestyles 
March 30: “Good Night, and with free ClearCaptions 
Good Luck” (2005, PG) phones, which allow you to 
starring David Strathairn see every word said during 
and George Clooney. a telephone call. Presented 
Broadcast journalist Edward by Steve Soiferman, an ADA 

R. Murrow decides to try ClearCaptions specialist.
and bring down U.S. Senator Understanding the 
Joseph McCarthy during the Bill of Rights – Monday, 
senator’s communism witch March 26, at 1 p.m. The 
U.S. Constitution has 27 
Tech It Up! The Basics amendments. Learn about 

and Benefits of Technology the Bill of Rights, the 

– Mondays to March 26, first 10 amendments that 
from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Do were ratified in 1791 and 
you ever feel lost during outline the basic rights 
conversations about social and freedoms of American 
media, apps and technology? citizens. Presented by Carol 
During this four-week Cheadle. Please RSVP at the 

program, learn how to use Welcome Desk. 
some popular travel apps. Five Wishes/Advance 
March 5: airbnb. March 12: Directives – Thursday, 
Uber and Lyft. March 19: March 29, at 10 a.m. Do 

Maps/GPS. March 26: Yelp you know what kind of care 
and Expedia. Presented you want if you become 
by Jade Myer, a Pasadena seriously ill? By filling out 
community Gold Award a simple form, you can tell 
Girl Scout candidate. your family and friends 
Arthritis Foundation about your healthcare 
Exercise Program – wishes ahead of time and 
Mondays and Wednesdays spare them the uncertainty 
to April 11, at 11 a.m. and confusion that can be 
Using low-impact and low-associated with trying to 
intensity exercises, seniors make decisions without 
with arthritis can increase such a directive. Learn how a 
their flexibility, range of healthcare power of attorney 
motion and muscle strength is used in California and 
during this six-week program how to communicate your 
that can be modified for wishes with a concise yet 
each person’s need, whether comprehensive document. 
sitting, standing or on the This class will highlight 
floor. Register by calling Five Wishes, the advance 
626-685-6732. directive used by most 
Cal-Med Connect physicians and health plans. 

Thursday, March 15, at Attendees will receive forms 
10 a.m. Cal-Med Connect at no cost. Presented by Vitas 

is a State of California Innovative Hospice Care.
insurance program that Founded in 1960, the 
combines Medicare and Pasadena Senior Center is 

Medi-Cal into one plan to an independent, nonprofit 
provide additional benefits organization that offers 
for managed medical recreational, educational, 
care. Specific benefits and wellness and social services 
eligibility are among the to people ages 50 and older in 

topics that will be discussed a welcoming environment. 
during this program. Services are also provided 
Presented by Health Net.for frail, low-income and 

LA Opera Talk – Monday, homebound seniors. 
March 19, at 1 p.m. An LA 

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