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Katnip News!
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Table for Two
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VOLUME 12 NO. 36

Local Area 
News Briefs

Royal Court Selection 
Process Begins Today

Police Investigate 
Crime Spree

 The Pasadena Police 
Department announced 
last week they are actively 
investigating several gang-
related incidences that have 
occurred within the city 
over the past month. The 
PPD is following multiple 
leads as it seeks to bring the 
perpetrators to justice. Over 
the past couple of months, 
30 gang members have been 
arrested for various crimes, 
including ten felony drug 
violations, and the PPD has 
seized 11 firearms, bringing 
the year to date firearm 
recoveries to 160 they said. 

 According to officials, the 
PPD is utilizing all available 
resources for a more robust 
deployment of police officers 
in the community, city parks 
and business districts and is 
enhancing its enforcement 
efforts. Among the initiatives 
officers are conducting high 
visibility policing efforts, 
bicycle officers patrolling 
neighborhoods under 
the newly reconstituted 
Neighborhood Action 
Team, gang intervention 
officers conducting in-home 
visits and outreach at local 
hotspots, enhanced Parole 
and Probation compliance 
checks, the strategic 
deployment of plain clothes 
officers and police volunteers, 
as well as partnerships with 
non-profit organizations, 
respected clergy members, 
the Police Chief’s Advisory 
Council, City Council District 
Liaisons and stakeholders in 
our commercial districts to 
help keep the City safe.

 Keeping Pasadena safe 
requires a community 
effort and any persons with 
information on criminal 
activity can provide 
information to the PDD 
anonymously, by calling 
“Crime Stoppers” at (800) 
222-TIPS (8477).

Residents Give Input on Next Police Chief

Pictured : 2018 Royal Court

 The 2019 Tournament of 
Roses Royal Court selection 
process has began with initial 
interviews today and Monday 
at the Tournament of Roses 
Tournament House.

 Royal Court members 
experience countless 
benefits; becoming part of 
an organization dedicated 
to hands-on volunteerism, 
discovering opportunities 
to connect with and give 
back to the local community, 
developing public speaking 
skills, and growing self-

 “One of the many benefits 
of being a member of the 
Royal Court was how many 
inspiring people I met and 
their stories about how much 
the Tournament of Roses and 
the Rose Parade meant to 
them.” recalls 2018 Rose Queen 
Isabella Marez. “It was a special 
experience because of how 
many doors it has opened for 
me but most importantly it has 
shown me what I am made of 
as a young woman and owning 
who I am with confidence as I 
start a new journey into the real 

 The 2019 Royal Court will 
attend nearly 100 community 
and media functions, serving 
as ambassadors of the 
Tournament of Roses, the 
Pasadena community, and the 
greater Los Angeles area.

 All are encouraged to apply 
and participate in one of the 
initial interview sessions 
at Tournament House on 
Saturday, September 8 or 
Monday, September 10. 
Participants are selected 
based upon a combination 
of qualities, including 
public speaking ability, 
youth leadership, academic 
achievement, and community 
and school involvement.

 All individuals who participate 
in the initial interview sessions 
will receive a ticket for two 
people to attend the Royal Ball, 
a semi-formal dance hosted by 
the Tournament of Roses at the 
Pasadena Convention Center 
on September 14.

 The Royal Court application, 
eligibility requirements, and 
additional information can be 
found at: tournamentofroses.

 The grand finale for the Royal 
Court will be riding on the 
Royal Court float in the 130th 
Rose Parade presented by 
Honda and attending the 105th 
Rose Bowl Game presented by 
Northwestern Mutual, both on 
Tuesday, January 1, 2019.

The public got a chance 
Thursday night to give input 
into what they think the most 
important qualities potential 
candidates for the city’s next 
police chief should have. Many 
said all candidates should be 
familiar with Pasadena. 

 Some of the top priorities the 
community wanted to see in 
a chief included, dealing with 
homelessness, people that might 
be mentally ill, gang violence, 
public trust, and knowing the 
city’s history among other 
things. They also wanted 
someone with strong leadership 
and someone visible in the 
community, “Not afraid to get 
out and attend local events.” 

 City Manager Steve Mermell 
said the meetings will help put 
together a flyer, job description 
and then help screen candidates. 
It will also be used in the 
candidate interview process he 

 The search is being done by 
Teri Black & Company, LLC. 

“This can help her recruit people 
she might recommend apply or 
help her decide who shouldn’t 
apply,” Mermell said. “So one of 
the benefits of using a recruiter 
like Teri, she doesn’t just do the 
mechanics of the recruitment, 
she’ll go out and help so identify 

 Mermell said they also plan 
to have a panel of community 
members, professional people 
and department employees, 
“whether we have separate 
panels or we mix them up a 
little, I have yet to figure that 

 Mermell said they will most 
likely not revile the names of 
any of the finalists, “the goal is to 
always maintain confidentiality 
during the process.” 

 Mermell also said he is the 
hiring authority for the next 

 Two other meetings, similar to 
Thursday’s are being held today, 
one at 9:30 a.m. Villa-Parke 
Community Center Auditorium 
and a second at 11:30 a.m. at 
Jackie Robinson Community 
Center Auditorium.

 Mermell said anyone who 
would like to offer input but 
cannot attend the meetings can 
do so online at cityofpasadena.

 Black said they hope to have 
the position filled by the end of 
the year.

City Urges 
Patience in 

from the 
Pacific Asia 

 USC PAM presents Ceremonies 
and Celebrations: Textile 
Treasures from the USC Pacific 
Asia Museum Collection, 
drawn from the museum’s 
extraordinary collection of over 
2,700 costumes and textiles 
from China, Korea, Japan, 
India, the Himalayas 
and Southeast Asia. 
The exhibition runs 
September 14, 2018 
through January 6.

 Textiles are tactile, 
colorful objects that play 
an integral role in the 
lives of people across 
Asia. They are made with 
care and display a variety 
of techniques, colors, 
and materials that reveal 
a great deal about the 
cultures from which they 
originate. Often times, 
the processes in which 
they were made and the 
motifs embellished into 
their surfaces directly 
relate to belief and power 
in Asian communities. 
The finest textiles are 
reserved for ceremonies 
and celebrations marking 
special occasions, and 
specific style, color, or 
motifs function as visual 
cues to the nature of such 
ceremonies, as well as the 
social status of a person 
or people involved.

 With select examples 
across Asia, Ceremonies 
and Celebrations 
explores interesting ideas 
that connect these vast 
regions together. The 
exhibition is divided into 
four thematic sections: 
the first focuses on the 
connection between 
gender and textile 
production and the way 
that textiles are used to 
identify gender roles 
in society. The second 
idea that is explored 
in the exhibition is the 
role of textiles as a signifier 
of one’s status. The third 
theme illustrates the unique 
relationship between textiles 
and religions across Asia. The 
final section looks at textiles 
worn or used in marking 
ceremonies and life transitions, 
including birth, weddings, and 
death. Textiles help to identify 
religious practitioners and add 
beauty to religious spaces and 
rituals. By looking at textiles 
from these perspectives, rather 
than by their geographical 
associations, visitors will be 
able to see the creativity and the 
diversity of Asian textiles, while 
connecting meanings behind 
textiles from vastly different 
localities, and learn about why 
these textiles were made with 
such special care and used in 
specific purposes.

 Some of the highlights of the 
exhibition will be the imperial 
dragon robes worn by China’s 
emperors and imperial family 
during the Qing dynasty (1644-
1911). These robes feature nine 
powerful dragons, the symbol 
of the Emperor, embroidered 
or woven across the front and 
back of the silk robes. The 
yellow robes were the rarest 
of all, since the color yellow, 
symbolizing the sun, was worn 
exclusively by the Emperor. One 
such yellow robe, worn by the 
Guangxu Emperor (1875-1908) 
as a boy, will be on display in 
our galleries.

 Also included in the exhibition 
are magnificent whal-ot 
(wedding robes) from Korea, 
a recent gift to the museum, 
and Japanese kimono and kesa 
(Buddhist priest robes), some 
dating to the Edo period (1603-
1868). From Southeast Asia, 
Indonesian ikat textiles, and 
pineapple-fiber, or Piña cloth 
from the Philippines will be on 
display. From South Asia and 
the Himalayan region, visitors 
can see colorful tunics and 
elegant silk robes from India.

 For more information visit: 

 South Pasadena city leaders 
said last last week they 
welcome the two separate, 
independent investigations 
being conducted by the L.A. 
County Sheriff’s Department 
and District Attorney’s office 
into the officer-involved 
shooting on August 30, and 
caution against preliminary 
judgements about the 

 “We believe our officers 
acted appropriately under a 
tragic set of circumstances,” 
said South Pasadena City 
Manager Stephanie DeWolfe. 
“We are asking the public 
to respect the investigative 
process and allow the 
Sheriff’s Department and 
D.A.’s office to gather and 
release the facts.”

 The city is working closely 
and willingly with the 
investigating agencies, 
DeWolfe said. 

“We look forward to 
hearing the results of the 
investigation,” DeWolfe said. 
“In the meantime, we are 
asking the public to be patient 
and wait until the facts of the 
case are confirmed before 
making judgements about 
the incident.”

 The Sheriff’s Department is 
the lead agency on the case 
and will be coordinating 
the release of all public 
information concerning the 
August 30 shooting. The 
public is encouraged to visit 
the Sheriff’s Department 
web site. 

 DeWolfe, on behalf of the 
South Pasadena City Council, 
expressed condolences for all 
those affected by the tragedy. 
“It is very unfortunate and 
sad that the August 30 
incident involving one of our 
residents, Vanessa Marquez, 
ended tragically with the 
loss of her life. Our thoughts 
are with her family, friends, 
colleagues and fans during 
this difficult time.”

Museum of History Presents 
California Women Artists 

 The Pasadena Museum of 
History will sowcase Something 
Revealed; California Women 
Artists Emerge, 1860-1960. 
The exhibition stands to 
dispel the misconception 
that women were limited 
in their subject matter and 
demonstrate that women, 
especially here in California, 
have historically made their 
mark in a male dominated 
world. The exhibition will run 
September 29 through March 
31, showing a long history of 
excellence in female-created 
art and prove that women 
could and did contribute to the 
evolution of style, technique, 
and exploration in the world of 

 This exhibition of more than 
200 pieces will showcase just 
a fraction of the countless 
number of women who were 
working in the arts beginning in 
the mid-nineteenth century in 
California. From traditional to 
abstractions, focusing on works 
produced between the mid-
1800s through the 1950s, the 
exhibition presents an eclectic 
array of oil paintings, works 
on paper, ceramics, metalcraft, 
textiles and sculpture. The 
exhibition, loosely divided 
into themes, will explore the 
wide breadth of what women 
could and did accomplish as 
they overcame any notion that 
their art was in anyway inferior 
to their male counterparts. 
Curated by Maurine St. 
Gaudens and accompanied 
by her four volume book, 
Emerging from the Shadows; 
A Survey of Women Artists 
Working in California, 1860-
1960, this exhibition will 
stimulate conversations and 
shatter any preconceived 
notions of the limitations of art 
created by women.

 The museum is located 
470 W. Walnut St. Pasadena. 
For more information visit:

 The exhibition will open 
September 29



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