Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, January 6, 2018

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Mountain View News Saturday, January 6, 2018 
Rose Parade 
Makes the 

 This year’s Rose Parade 
Monday morning turned 
out, with a few exceptions, 
the exact image the world 
knows it for –lots of 
sunshine, flowers, horses 
and music.

 Pasadena Mayor Terry 
Tornek (Pictured middle 
right) road with a smile on 
his face down Colorado 
Blvd., along with his family, 
in a vintage jitney bus. The 
jitney is also well known to 
Pasadena’s Doo Dah parade. 

 La Canada-Flintridge 
self-built float “Panda-
Monium, (pictured right 
top) ‘’ won the Bob Hope 
Humor Award for most 
whimsical and amusing 
float. The UPS Store Inc., 
“Books Bring Dreams to 
Life, (pictured left middle) 
won the Extraordinaire 
Trophy Award for most 
extraordinary float. 
Rose Queen Isabella Marez 
of Altadena and her court 
(pictured middle lower 
left) waved to the crowd in 
typical fashion. 

 RFD-TV/Ag PhD’s float 
A “Salute to Farmers” 
(pictured bottom) was the 
only float towed through 
TV corner (Orange Grove 
and Colorado blvd. The 
parade stopped for about 
10 minutes. Another float, 
city of Carson, with a large 
treasure chest and fountain 
veered from the marker (a 
red painted line) coming 
within inches of the crowd. 
A few other floats, including 
the Cal Poly Universities 
Rose Float “Dreams Take 
Flight” (see float viewing 
page. 3) reported being 
damaged by a low hanging 
wire near the end of the 5.5 
mile route. 

 Tournament of Roses 
President, Lance Tibbet, 
and his family, road down 
the parade in a 1929 
Packard Modal 633. Actor 
and humanitarian Gary 
Sinise, known for his 
portrayal of Lt. Dan Taylor 
in the film Forrest Gump, 
road, with his family, in a 
1919 Dodge Brothers as the 
parade’s Grand Marshal. 

Pet of the 
Gabriela (A448817) is a 
darling 7-month-old kitten 
up for adoption. This all gray 
girl is quite affectionate. She 
enjoys being petted and will 
rub her head against your 
hand. After a few moments 
of getting to know you, 
Gabriela will begin to purr. 
She’s quite the playful girl, 
and she’s looking for a new 
home with lots of kitty 
toys. Stop by the Neely Cat 
Center to meet her today. 
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 
A448817, 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 
VIDA Class is Open forEnrollment for February

The Los Angeles County incorporates physical fitness 
Sheriff ’s Department Vital training, impulse control, 
Intervention & Directional life skill training, emotional 
Alternatives Academy management techniques, 
(VIDA) is currently parent-teen and conflict 
accepting applications for resolution. Participants are 
the spring class. The 16 referred to VIDA through 
week academy will start on the Juvenile Courts, 
February 14, 2018 and will schools or by their parents. 
graduate June 9, 2018. VIDA is an opportunity 

 The VIDA Academy is for participants to work 

designed for “at-risk” youth with law enforcement and 

between the ages of 11 and other community-based 

17 to learn how to make organizations to create 

better life choices and take positive influences in their 

responsibility for their lives that will encourage 

future. VIDA is designed them to succeed. 

to redirect “at-risk” youth For More visit: or 

with issues such as defiance, call the Altadena VIDA 

anger, failing grades, coordinator at (661) 753

truancy, family discord and 6293 and ask for Deputy 

substance abuse. VIDA Soukup. 


Monday, December 25th

6:00 AM – A grand theft froma vehicle occurred in the 4000 
block of Chaney Trail. Stolen: 
black Thule cargo box, blacksleeping bag, and gray headrests.
8:15 PM – Michael Robertson, 
32 years old of Altadena wasarrested in the 2100 block of 
Fair Oaks Avenue for assault 
with a deadly weapon.
10:00 PM – A battery occurredin the 1600 block of Homewood 
Drive. Suspect identified 
however, not in custody.
Tuesday, December 26th

9:00 PM – A vehicle vandalism 
occurred in the 2000 block 
of GalbrethRoad. Suspect(s) 
etched the vehicle. 
10:19 PM – A vehicle vandalism 
occurred in the 2000 block 
of GalbrethRoad. Suspect(s) 
scratched the vehicle. 
Wednesday, December 27th

5:30 AM – A residential 
burglary occurred in the 
2200 block of MidwickRoad. 
Suspect(s) entered the residenceby shattering the glass door.
Stolen: unknown. 
11:28 AM – A domestic batteryoccurred in the 1200 block of 
Sonoma Drive. Suspect was 
taken into custody.
2:29 PM – A residential 
burglary occurred in the 1000block of Alta Pine Drive. 
Suspect(s) entered the residence 
by shattering the glass door.
Stolen: unknown. 

5:50 PM – A vehicle burglaryoccurred in the 2200 block of 
Lincoln Avenue. Suspect(s) 
entered the vehicle via 
unknown means. Stolen: 
purple Longchamp tote bag,
silver Macbook Air, medication, 
and green Giorgio Armani 
prescription glasses.
Friday, December 29th

9:00 AM – A residential 
burglary occurred in the 
2900 block of Casitas Avenue. 
Suspect(s) entered the residencevia the unsecured door. Stolen: 
documents and currency.
10:08 AM – A vehicle was 
reported stolen from the 600block of Pine Street. Vehicle 
described as a silver 2001 Lexus 
ES300. Vehicle was recovered 
by Hawthorne PD on 12/29/17.
Saturday, December 30th

8:45 AM – A vehicle was 
reported stolen from the 
2600 block of Boulder Road. 
Vehicle described as burgundy2009 Jeep Wrangler. Vehicle 
4:40 PM – A petty theft occurredin the 3300 block of Lincoln 
Avenue. Stolen: gray and redMotorola Z-Droid cellphone.
5:44 PM – Ray Ramirez, 31 yearsold of Altadena was arrested in 
the 2200 block of Crary Streetfor possession of narcotics. 
Get a behind-the-scenes 
look at Pasadena’s famed 
Tournament of Roses Parade 
as the Pasadena Museum 
of History hosts an evening 
January 23 with longtime 
Tournament Volunteer and 
2004 President Michael K. 
Riffey. The event will be held 
from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Riffey will share stories from 
his book about the hard work, 
drama, and fun that go in to 
making the Tournament of 
Roses Parade one of the “gotta 
see” events on the nation’s TV 
schedule. He will introduce the 
Royal Court, float designers 
and builders, equestrian 
units, band members, and the 
amazing Tournament of Roses 

 Tickets: Members $10; 
General $15. Tickets include 
entrance to the Galleries 
starting at 5:00 pm and a 
wine and cheese reception. 
Advanced ticket purchase is 
recommended. Tickets may 
be available at the door for an 
additional $5 charge.

 Pasadena Museum of History 
is located at 470 W. Walnut 
Street. For more information 
visit or 
call 626.577.1660. 

Older Women 
3x3 Basketball

 Registration is open and all 
skill levels are invited for the 
next season of the Pasadena 
Senior Center 3x3 Basketball 
League for women ages 40 and 

 Games will be played Sundays, 
Jan. 7, 14, 21, and 28 and Feb. 
4, and 25 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. 
in the Braun Athletic Center 
at Caltech. The registration fee 
is only $35 per player.
Please note time and location 
subject to change. Please call 
ahead to confirm.

 For more information and 
to register contact Oma Soto 
at or 
call 323-320-0948. 

Society Event 

Pints for Paws @ Mt. Lowe 
Brewing Co., Thursday,
January 11 from 6:00 p.m. to

9:00 p.m.
Join us for our monthly
installment of Pints for Paws 
at Mt. Lowe Brewing Co., 
to benefit the Pasadena 

Humane. Enjoy locally-
brewed, craft beer for a good 
cause as a portion of the 
proceeds will go to support 
the animals. Bring your friends 
and dogs because they are 
allowed to join the party 
inside! There will be a food 
truck on-site and staff will be 
handing out swag. 

Rose Parade and Rose 
Bowl by the Numbers 

Pasadena city officials released 
statistics Thursday on this year’s 
Rose Parade and Rose Bowl 
game as it relates to the efforts 
involved by all city departments. 

 According to city officials 
during the two-day period, the 
Pasadena Police Department 
reported receiving 1,828 calls 
into its Dispatch Center. Of 
those calls, 771 resulted in patrol 
units responding as a “call for 
service.” Many of the remaining 
calls were either duplicates or 
information-only from people 
telling police officials the “See 
Something, Say Something” 
public information campaign 
motivated them to call.

 Pasadena Police made nine 
arrests during the enforcement 
period. Three alcohol-related 
misdemeanors and one arrest 
on an outstanding warrant 
occurred on the parade 
route while five additional 
misdemeanor arrests occurred 
at the game, attended by more 
than 92,000 people. The 10 

p.m. New Year's Eve closure 
and barricade deployment for 
the 5.-mile parade route was 
successful, with no public safety 
problems reported. 
The Pasadena Fire Department 
reported treating 38 people at 
the parade or at related events, 
including 18 transported to 
the hospital and 20 who were 
treated on scene and released. 
The Red Cross had about 130 
people stop at their aid stations 
for minor assistance. At the 
football game, nearly 500 
medical contacts were made 
with the public by firefighters 
and paramedics, including 53 
persons needing medical aid, 
with 18 taken to the hospital 
and 35 treated and released on 

 The Pasadena Public Health 
Department’s Public Health 
Emergency Preparedness 
Program staff worked closely 
with its health counterparts 
from the federal, state and 
county levels to monitor for 
health risks during the events; 
none were reported. The 
Department also inspected 
and permitted about 120 
food vendors for the parade, 
football game and pre- and 
post-parade events. The Health 
Department’s “unlicensed 
vendor” detail deployed with 
police and found only one 
unlicensed food vendor who 
was cited.

 Crews from the Public Works 
Department were also out in 
force. The Department assisted 
law enforcement by providing 
the physical barricades at 21 
dedicated cross streets and 
protective water barriers for an 
additional 59 streets along the 

parade route. In all, the Public 
Works Department deployed 
about 6,500 barricades 
throughout the City; installed 
14,500 temporary No Parking 
signs; placed more than 100 
catch basin covers to prevent 
storm drain contamination; 
and painted about 10 miles of 
blue honor lines and six miles 
of the pink float-driver center 
route line.

 The Public Works Department 
had 112 workers using eight 
dump trucks, eight skip loader/
backhoes, eight street sweepers 
and 10 pick-up trucks to collect 
about 94 tons of trash from 
the parade, post-parade and 
outside areas of the Rose Bowl 
Stadium—a 25 percent increase 
over 2017. More than 20 tons of 
clean cardboard and more than 
8,500 beverage containers were 

 In the days leading up to 
the events, Public Works also 
removed 37 traffic signals 
poles, masts or street lights; 
temporarily installed 17 others 
such devices; and placed about 
1,500 temporary traffic signs, 
orange cones and traffic lane 
delineators. Crews will now 
spend several more days putting 
it all back together for normal 
traffic flows throughout town.

GT-5, the City’s new natural 
gas-fired turbine generator at 
the Glenarm Power Facility 
operated by Pasadena Water 
and Power, was in use for about 
34 hours, from noon on Dec. 31 
to 10 p.m. Jan. 1, to help ensure 
all local electric needs were 
efficiently met.

 Crews from the City’s 
departments of Transportation, 
Information Technology 
and Water & Power were 
also on scene to assist in 
numerous support roles at 
various locations, monitoring 
everything from traffic flows 
and data/Internet needs to 
plumbing, security cameras and 
stadium lights.

Pasadena’s police and fire 
departments were assisted 
in providing comprehensive 
public safety protection by the 
Los Angeles County Sheriff ’s 
Department; the Federal 
Bureau of Investigation; U.S. 
Department of Homeland 
Security; U.S. Secret Service; the 

U.S. Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco 
& Firearms; U.S. Customs; the 
California National Guard; 
U.S. Coast Guard; California 
Highway Patrol; Los Angeles 
Port Police; the Glendale Police 
Department and many other 
police departments within 
the greater law enforcement 
community of Southern 
More Than 
a Parade

Free January Events at
Pasadena Senior Center 

 There is something for 
everyone in January 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 Toast to the Joys of Music – 
Tuesdays to Jan. 30, 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 
Stones and many more.

Scenic Walkers Club – 
Wednesdays to Jan. 31, at 10 

a.m. Join this new group for a 
series of leisurely walks to enjoy 
the great outdoors and get some 
exercise. Alan Colville will give 
you a list of items to bring, 
let you know what to expect, 
provide detailed itineraries 
and arrange transportation. 
Destinations this month will 
include Descanso Gardens, 
Lower Arroyo Seco, Los 
Angeles County Arboretum 
and Botanic Garden and Eaton 
Canyon Natural Area. For more 
information or to sign up, email
Friday Movie Matinees – 

Fridays, Jan. 12 and 19, at 1 

p.m. Movies provide a window 
to a wider world that broadens 
our perspectives. Jan. 12: “Lost 
in Paris” (2017, NR) starring 
Fiona Gordon and Dominique 
Abel. Fiona visits Paris for the 
first time to assist her myopic 
Aunt Martha. Catastrophes 
ensue, mainly involving Dom, 
a homeless man who has yet to 
have an emotion or thought he 
was afraid of expressing. 
Energy Efficient Tips – 
Thursday, Jan. 11, at 10 a.m. 
Learn about energy efficiency 
tips, ways to save money on 
your electric bill, common 
energy misconceptions, and 
information about rebates 
for things such as new 
energy efficiency appliances, 
retrofitting homes, and many 
other items. Presented by San 
Gabriel Valley Council of 

 For more information visit 
www.pasadenaseniorcenter.orgor call (626) 795-4331.

Founded in 1960, the 
Pasadena Senior Center is 
an independent, nonprofit 
organization that offers 
recreational, educational, 
wellness and social services 
to people ages 50 and older 
in a welcoming environment. 
Services are also provided 
for frail, low-income and 
homebound seniors. 

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