Mountain Views News, Pasadena Edition [Sierra Madre] Saturday, November 3, 2018

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Mountain View News Saturday, November 3, 2018 

Five Things to Know About 
the InSight Mars Landing

ANW Production of Charles 
Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

Craftsman Weekend

 Pasadena Heritage Craftsman Weekend In its 27th year, 
Pasadena Heritage will present the Annual Craftsman Weekend 
on November 9-11, 2018. The Weekend will feature house tours of 
notable Craftsman properties, along with bus and walking tours of 
the surrounding neighborhoods. Other events scheduled include 
a Show and Sale with exhibitors of antique and contemporary 
furniture and decorative arts, a silent auction, workshops and 
presentations. In addition, Pasadena Heritage will be offering 
exclusive receptions at historic locations throughout the weekend. 

 For tickets and information, please visit:
CraftsmanWeekend or contact them at Pasadena Heritage, 651 
South St. John Avenue, or call 626.441.6333. 

Pet of the 



 Since October is National 
Pit Bull Awareness Month, 
we would like to highlight 
Biggie (A467297) this week! 
He is an adorable 2-year-
old not-so-small Pit Bull 
who was found as a stray in 
Arcadia at the beginning 
of the month. He is a good 
boy who knows how to sit 
on command, knows how 
to shake with both paws 
and responds well to clicker 
training. He just wants a little 
bit of praise and some ear 
scratches in return. Come 
to the Pasadena Humane 
Society & SPCA and meet 
Biggie and his other Pit Bull 
friends today. 

 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-and-
wellness exam from VCA 
Animal Hospitals, as well 
as a goody bag filled with 
information about how to 
care for your pet.

 View photos of adoptable 
pets at pasadenahumane.
org. 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.


 Every Mars landing is a 
knuckle-whitening feat of 
engineering. But each attempt 
has its own quirks based on 
where a spacecraft is going 
and what kind of science the 
mission intends to gather.

 On Nov. 26, NASA will try 
to safely set a new spacecraft 
on Mars. InSight is a lander 
dedicated to studying the deep 
interior of the planet – the first 
mission ever to do so.

 Here are a few things to know 
about InSight’s landing.

Landing on Mars is hard

 Only about 40 percent of the 
missions ever sent to Mars – 
by any space agency – have 
been successful. The U.S. is the 
only nation whose missions 
have survived a Mars landing. 
The thin atmosphere – just 1 
percent of Earth’s – means that 
there’s little friction to slow 
down a spacecraft. Despite 
that, NASA has had a long and 
successful track record at Mars. 
Since 1965, it has flown by, 
orbited, landed on and roved 
across the surface of the Red 

InSight uses tried-and-true 

 In 2008, NASA’s Jet Propulsion 
Laboratory in Pasadena, 
California, successfully landed 
the Phoenix spacecraft at Mars’ 
North Pole. InSight is based 
on the Phoenix spacecraft, 
both of which were built by 
Lockheed Martin Space in 
Denver. Despite tweaks to its 
heat shield and parachute, 
the overall landing design 
is still very much the same: 
After separating from a cruise 
stage, an aeroshell descends 
through the atmosphere. The 
parachute and retrorockets 
slow the spacecraft down, and 
suspended legs absorb some 
shock from the touchdown.

InSight is landing on “the 
biggest parking lot on Mars”

 One of the benefits of InSight’s 
science instruments is that they 
can record equally valuable 
data regardless of where they 
are on the planet. That frees 
the mission from needing 
anything more complicated 
than a flat, solid surface (ideally 
with few boulders and rocks). 
For the mission’s team, the 
landing site at Elysium Planitia 
is sometimes thought as “the 
biggest parking lot on Mars.”

InSight was built to land in a 
dust storm

 InSight’s engineers have built a 
tough spacecraft, able to touch 
down safely in a dust storm if 
it needs to. The spacecraft’s 
heat shield is designed to be 
thick enough to withstand 
being “sandblasted” by dust. 
Its parachute has suspension 
lines that were tested to be 
stronger than Phoenix’s, in case 
it faces more air resistance due 
to the atmospheric conditions 
expected during a dust storm.

 The entry, descent and 
landing sequence also has some 
flexibility to handle shifting 
weather. The mission team 
will be receiving daily weather 
updates from NASA’s Mars 
Reconnaissance Orbiter in the 
days before landing so that 
they can tweak when InSight’s 
parachute deploys and when it 
uses radar to find the Martian 

After landing, InSight will 
provide new science about 
rocky planets

 InSight will teach us about the 
interior of planets like our own. 
The mission team hopes that 
by studying the deep interior 
of Mars, we can learn how 
other rocky worlds, including 
Earth and the Moon, formed. 
Our home planet and Mars 
were molded from the same 
primordial stuff more than 
4.5 billion years ago but then 
became quite different. Why 
didn’t they share the same fate?

 When it comes to rocky 
planets, we’ve only studied one 
in detail: Earth. By comparing 
Earth’s interior to that of Mars, 
InSight’s team members hope 
to better understand our solar 
system. What they learn might 
even aid the search for Earth-
like exoplanets, narrowing 
down which ones might be able 
to support life. So while InSight 
is a Mars mission, it’s also much 
more than a Mars mission.

 You can read more about how 
the science of the mission is 
unique here. A press kit released 
today includes additional 
information on the mission.

 JPL manages InSight for 
NASA’s Science Mission 
Directorate. InSight is part of 
NASA’s Discovery Program, 
managed by the agency’s 
Marshall Space Flight Center in 
Huntsville, Alabama. Lockheed 
Martin Space in Denver 
built the InSight spacecraft, 
including its cruise stage and 
lander, and supports spacecraft 
operations for the mission.

 A number of European 
partners, including France’s 
Centre National d’Études 
Spatiales (CNES) and the 
German Aerospace Center 
(DLR), are supporting the 
InSight mission. CNES 
provided the Seismic 
Experiment for Interior 
Structure (SEIS) instrument, 
with significant contributions 
from the Max Planck Institute 
for Solar System Research 
(MPS) in Germany, the Swiss 
Institute of Technology (ETH) 
in Switzerland, Imperial 
College and Oxford University 
in the United Kingdom, and 
JPL. DLR provided the Heat 
Flow and Physical Properties 
Package (HP3) instrument, 
with significant contributions 
from the Polish Space Agency 
(CBK) and Astronika in 
Poland. Spain’s Centro de 
Astrobiología (CAB) supplied 
the wind sensors.

 Read more about InSight at:

 This is an illustration showing 
a simulated view of NASA’s 
InSight lander about to land on 
the surface of Mars. This view 
shows the underside of the 
spacecraft. Credit: NASA/JPL-

 A Noise Within (ANW), the 
acclaimed classical repertory 
theatre company, continues 
the cherished holiday tradition 
of presenting its well-loved 
production of Charles Dickens’ 
A Christmas Carol this year, 
onstage for the seventh holiday 
season. This time-honored 
tale of forgiveness plays 17 
performances only, Saturday, 
December 1 through Sunday, 
December 23, 2018. After the 
show, audience members are 
invited to enjoy a cup of cider 
and take photos with the cast.

 This season, ANW is 
expanding the opportunities 
for members of the community 
to enjoy classical theatre by 
offering a Relaxed Performance 
of A Christmas Carol on 
Saturday, December 8 at 11am. 
Relaxed Performances provide 
an inviting environment for 
those living with Autism 
Spectrum Disorder (ASD), 
Developmental Delay, 
Neuromuscular Disorder, 
Sensory Integrative 
Dysfunction, Attention Deficit 
Disorder and Disorders 
of Social Interaction and 
Communication. And all the 
production quality audiences 
expect from A Noise Within 
is still in place, with light 
and sound levels adjusted 
to create a sensory-friendly 
environment for all attending. 
A Noise Within is partnering 
with Ivor Weiner, Professor of 
Special Education at California 
State University Northridge, to 
ensure best practices for our 
Relaxed Performances.

 Co-Producing Artistic Director 
Geoff Elliott, who adapted the 
play from the novella, will co-
direct with Julia Rodriguez-
Elliott this masterpiece 
about the redemptive and 
transformative power of love. 
In this production, hailed as 
“enchantment” by LA Weekly, 
Dickens’ poignant tale is 
matched by evocative original 
music by composer Ego Plum.

 “We thought that this would be 
the best play for us to introduce 
our Relaxed Performances 
to our public, welcoming 
new audience members and 
their families into our live 
performance experience. 
Annually remounting our 
acclaimed presentation of 
Charles Dickens’ A Christmas 
Carol allows families to 
once again take a supremely 
theatrical journey and 
celebrate the transformative 
power of forgiveness during 
the holidays,” says Elliott. 
Julia Rodriguez-Elliott adds, 
“Ebenezer Scrooge’s rebirth 
from miserly curmudgeon 
to the epitome of love and 
generosity affirms our faith 
in the potent goodness of 
humanity during this beloved 
time of year.”

 Tickets for A Christmas Carol, 
starting at $25, are available 
online at www.anoisewithin.
org and by phone by calling 
626-356-3121. Pay What You 
Can night is Friday, December 
14 at 8pm. Sunday Rush 
tickets are available on Sunday, 
December 9 at 7pm.

 Anyone in the community 
is open to attend our fully 
inclusive experience for A 
Christmas Carol with the 
understanding that this 
performance is “Hush-Free,” 
and that there will be a certain 
level of sound and movement 
throughout the show. If you 
have any questions or to see if 
this performance is right for 
you and your family, please feel 
free to contact Alicia Green 
at 626-356-3104 or agreen@


Sunday, October 14th

2:00 PM – A residential 
burglary occurred in the 
1400 block of La Solana 
Drive. Suspects(s) entered the 
residence by shattering the 
sliding door. Stolen: various 
jewelry articles.

5:00 PM – A vehicle vandalism 
occurred in the 2100 block 
of E. Washington Boulevard. 
Vehicle damage: shattered 

Monday, October 15th

11:10 PM – A domestic violence 
incident occurred in the 2800 
block of Sterling Place. Suspect 
was taken into custody. 

Tuesday, October 16th

6:55 AM – A petty theft from a 
business occurred in the 2400 
block of Lake Avenue. Stolen: 
blue backpack.

8:00 PM – A vehicle vandalism 
occurred in the 300 block of W. 
Harriet Street. Vehicle damage: 
two tires.

Wednesday, October 17th

6:40 PM – Imani Spicer, 22 years 
old of Pomona was arrested in 
the area of Woodbury Road 
and Fair Oaks Avenue for 
vehicle vandalism.

Thursday, October 18th

4:00 PM – A domestic violence 
incident occurred in the 1300 
block of N. Altadena Drive. 
Suspect was taken into custody.

Friday, October 19th

5:00 PM – A petty theft 
occurred in the 400 block 
of Concha Street. Stolen: 
constructions items – nails, 
screws, white extension cord, 
white timer, and light.

Saturday, October 20th

4:00 PM – An assault with a 
deadly weapon occurred in 
the 700 block of W. Mountain 
View Street. Suspects were 

Sunday, October 21st

10:30 AM – A grand theft from 
an unlocked vehicle occurred 
in the 80 block of W. Pine Street. 
Stolen: firearm and remote 
control car with accessories.

9:44 PM – An assault with 
a deadly weapon occurred 
in the 2100 block of Lincoln 
Avenue. Victim sustained a 
non-life threatening wound. 
Investigation is on-going. 

Monday, October 22nd

11:45 AM – A residential 
burglary occurred in the 
700 block of Crosby Street. 
Suspect(s) entered the 
residence via unknown means. 
Stolen: unknown. 

Tuesday, October 23rd

10:30 PM – A vehicle burglary 
occurred in the 2100 block of 
Lincoln Avenue. Suspect(s) 
entered the vehicle by 
shattering the window. Stolen: 
blue leather wallet, gray 
Michael Kors backpack, and 
credit cards.

Thursday, October 25th

3:03 AM – A commercial 
burglary occurred in the 500 
block of W. Woodbury Road. 
Suspect(s) entered the location 
by shattering the glass door. 
Stolen: currency.

4:04 PM – Angelo Preyer, 41 
years old and Kierra Phillips, 
26 years old of Altadena were 
arrested in the area of Fair Oaks 
Avenue and Figueroa Drive 
for possession of a controlled 

6:40 PM – A domestic violence 
incident occurred in the 1000 
block of Hollygrove Lane. 
Suspect was taken into custody. 

Friday, October 26th

4:00 PM – A grand theft from 
an unlocked vehicle occurred 
in the 1200 block of Boston 
Street. Stolen: (5) black Dell 

10:00 PM – A vehicle vandalism 
occurred in the 3100 block of 
E. Villa Knolls Drive. Vehicle 
damage: shattered windows. 

10:00 PM – A vehicle burglary 
occurred in the 3200 block 
of Villa Highlands Drive. 
Suspect(s) entered the vehicle 
by shattering the window. 
Stolen: black Sony camera with 
tripod, black wheel locks, and 
vehicle manual.

Free Monthly Events at 
Pasadena Senior Center


 There is something for 
everyone in September 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 

 A Matter of Balance – 
Tuesdays, to Nov. 20, from 1 
to 3 p.m. Are you concerned 
about falling? Learn how to 
reduce the fear of falling and 
increase balance, activity levels, 
confidence and independence 
during this eight-week, 
interactive workshop that 
combines discussion, video 
and exercise. Reservations are 
required: 626-685-6732. 

 Friday Movie Matinees – 
Fridays, Nov. 9 and 16, at 1 
p.m. Everyone enjoys watching 
movies and the pleasures they 
bring. Nov. 9: Mamma Mia! 
Here We Go Again (2018, PG-
13) starring Amanda Seyfried 
and Meryl Streep. Five years 
after the events of 2008’s 
Mamma Mia!, Sophie prepares 
for the grand reopening of the 
Hotel Bella Donna on a Greek 
island as she learns more 
about her mother’s life. Nov. 
16: On Golden Pond (1981, 
PG-13) starring Henry Fonda 
and Katharine Hepburn. On 
summer vacation at their cabin 
on a lake in New England, a 
cranky retired professor with 
memory problems and his 
understanding wife agree to 
look after the 13-year-old son 
of their daughter’s (Jane Fonda) 

 Flu Shot Clinic – Wednesday, 
Nov. 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 
p.m. According to the Centers 
for Disease Control and 
Prevention, adults 65 and older 
are at greater risk of serious 
complications from the flu 
compared with younger adults 
because human immune 
defenses become weaker 
with age. Appointments are 
recommended by calling 626-
795-4331; walk-ins will also be 

 Health Insurance Counseling 
and Advocacy – Wednesdays, 
Nov. 7, 14 and 28, at 10 
a.m. Receive counseling and 
advocacy on issues related to 
Medicare, Medigap, Medicare 
Part D and Cal MediConnect. 
Appointments are required by 
calling 626-795-4331. Presented 

 Healthy Holiday Desserts 
– Thursday, Nov. 8, at 10 
a.m. Learn how to make 
healthier, low-carb versions of 
traditionally high-sugar treats. 
Presented by Regal Medical.

 Mediation and Dispute 
Resolution – Thursday, Nov. 
8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Learn 
how to resolve conflicts without 
going to court. Appointments 
are required by calling 

 Armchair Travel: Portugal 
– Thursday, Nov. 8, from 2 
to 4 p.m. Travel to Europe’s 
westernmost country without 
buying a plane ticket. Annie 
Laskey, events director at the 
Pasadena Senior Center, will 
share stories and photos of 
her recent travels to Lisbon 
and the ancient city of Évora, 
a UNESCO World Heritage 
site still partially enclosed by 
medieval walls. 

 Opening Reception for 
Watercolor and Mixed Media 
Exhibition – Thursday, Nov. 8, 
from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Studies 
show that creative activities 
improve brain function in older 
adults. Pasadena Senior Center 
art students, with skill levels 
from beginner to professional, 
will showcase some of their 
works, which will be on 
display through December. 
Complimentary wine and food 
will be provided, and a harpist 
will perform. Some of the 
paintings will be for sale.

 Founded in 1960, the 
Pasadena Senior Center is an 
independent, donor-supported 
nonprofit organization that 
offers recreational, educational, 
wellness and social services to 
people ages 50 and older.

Pet CPR & First 
Aid Workshop

 You might be able to save 
your pet’s life in an emergency 
with the right training. The 
Pasadena Humane Society 
invite you to take our 
5-hour Pet CPR & First-Aid 
certification course, co-led by 
certified Pet CPR, First Aid & 
Care Instructor, Learn how 
to identify and treat a variety 
of possible emergencies and 
illnesses, including rescue 
breathing, CPR, how to 
manage choking, bleeding, 
and shock incidents, and how 
to prepare a first aid kit. Upon 
completion, participants will 
be given a 2 year certificate, 
Pet Tech web emblem, and 
will be placed on the Pet Tech 
International database. Cost: 
$85 - Proceeds of ticket sales 
will be donated to PHS. PHS 
is located 361 S. Raymond 
Ave. For more call 626-792-

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