Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, January 20, 2018

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Mountain View News Saturday, January 20, 2018 
Mountain View News Saturday, January 20, 2018 
Lookingfor BurglarySuspect 

Pasadena police are asking 
for the public’s help locating 
a hot prowl burglary suspect 
who entered a home earlier 
this month.

 According to police, on 
Wednesday, January 10, at 
approximately 7:45 a.m., a 
resident returned home and 
interrupted the depicted 
suspect during a burglary 
in the 200 block of South 
Catalina Avenue. The 
resident heard additional 
voices upstairs, which led 
him to believe there was 
more than one suspect.

 The suspect appears to 
have entered the residence 
through an unlocked 
window. The resident was 
not injured during the 
burglary. The investigation 
is ongoing and no 
additional information is 
being released at this time. 

 The suspect is described 
as Black male, 6’-1”/athletic 
build, short black “buzz” 
cut hair and brown eyes. 
The suspect had a clean 
appearance. Approximately 
20 to 30 years old.

 Anyone with information 
should call Detective Chris 
Burchett at (626) 7447088 
or Pasadena Police at 

(626) 744-4241. To provide 
information anonymously, 
you may call “Crime 
Stoppers” at (800) 222-TIPS 
Pet of the 

Snowball (A448097)
is a lovable bunny. Our 
volunteers love spending 
time with him because he is 
very inquisitive and not shy 
at all. When you open his 
kennel door he hops right 
up to you and sniffs you. 
He enjoys being petted, 
especially between the ears. 
If you give him attention for 
a few minutes he will show 
you how happy he is and 
do a few binkies in a row. 
Snowball and his pals are 
available for adoption at the 
Pasadena Humane Society. 

 The adoption fee for 
rabbits is $35. All rabbits 
are spayed or neutered and 
microchipped 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 
A448097, 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 

Parade Theme, New President Revealed

 Celebrating music newpresident picks ‘The Melody ofLife,’ as parade theme. 

 The Pasadena Tournament of Roses Board of 
Directors announced Friday Gerald Freeny as 
President for the 2018-2019 Tournament year. 

According to officials, Freeny will provide 
leadership for the 130th Rose Parade and the 
Rose Bowl Game on Tuesday, January 1.

 Annually, the parade is presented by Honda and 
the football game by Northwestern Mutual.

Also announced was “The Melody of Life” as 
the Pasadena Tournament of Roses theme to 
encourage creativity in float entries, marching 
bands and equestrian participants. 

“The 2019 theme, ‘The Melody of Life,’ celebrates 
music, the universal language,” shared Freeny. 
“Music has the power to not only bring us together 
but take us back to memories and moments as 
nothing else can. Rhythm, melody, harmony and 
color all come together to create the soundtrack 
that defines our lives.”

 In an announcement, officials said, Freeny has 
been a volunteer member of the Tournament 
of Roses Association since 1988. In addition to 
his many years of service in the Tournament of 
Roses, his community involvement has included; 
president of the San Gabriel chapter of NOBLE 
(National Organization of Black Law Enforcement 
Executives), the Pasadena Police Foundation 
Board, Pasadena Police Citizens Academy, 
Pasadena Rose Bowl Aquatics Board, University 
Club, Pasadena YMCA Board, Black Support 
Group at Cal State LA, Urban League Board of 
Governors, United Way Fundraising Committee, 

TOR President Gerald Freeny 

Toast Masters and the Pasadena NAACP. Freeny 
has been on the Advisory Board of the Rose 
Bowl Legacy Foundation since 2016, and is also a 
member of Legacy’s Museum Committee.

 He attended Pasadena Christian School and 
John Muir High School in Pasadena, and received 
a bachelor's degree in business administration 
and finance from California State University, Los 
Angeles. Freeny is a member of both the Kappa 
Alpha Psi and Gamma Zeta Boulé of Sigma Pi 
Phi fraternities. Gerald resides in Altadena with 
his wife, Trina, and their daughter, Erica.

 For more information about the game and 
parade visit:

Pasadena Man Charged withConspiring to Illegally ObtainTechnology Sent to China 

Federal authorities this 
morning arrested two men, 
one from Pasadena on federal 
charges that allege a scheme to 
illegally obtain technology and 
integrated circuits with military 
applications that were exported 
to a Chinese company without 
the required export license.

 Kiet Ahn Mai, 63, of Pasadena, 
and Yi-Chi Shih, 62, an electrical 
engineer who is a part-time Los 
Angeles resident, were arrested 
this morning without incident 
by federal agents.

 Shih and Mai, who previously 
worked together at two different 
companies, are named in a 
criminal complaint unsealed 
this morning that charges them 
with conspiracy. 

 The complaint alleges that 
the men conspired to illegally 
provide Shih with unauthorized 
access to a protected computer 
of a United States company that 
manufactured specialized, high-
speed computer chips known 
as monolithic microwave 
integrated circuits (MMICs). 
The conspiracy count also 
alleges that the two men engaged 
in mail fraud, wire fraud and 
international money laundering 
to further the scheme. 

“This case outlines a scheme to 
secure proprietary technology, 
some of which was allegedly 
sent to China, where it could be 
used to provide companies there 
with significant advantages 
that would compromise U.S. 
business interests,” said United 
States Attorney Nicola T. 
Hanna. “The very sensitive 
information would also benefit 
foreign adversaries who could 
use the technology to further 

or develop military applications 
that would be detrimental to 
our national security.”

 The victim company’s 
proprietary semiconductor 
technology has a number 
of commercial and military 
applications, and its customers 
include the Air Force, Navy 
and the Defense Advanced 
Research Projects Agency. 
MMICs are used in electronic 
warfare, electronic warfare 
countermeasures and radar 

 “The FBI, working jointly 
with our law enforcement 
partners, remains committed 
to bringing to justice those who 
seek to illegally export some 
of our nation’s most sensitive 
technologies to the detriment 
of our national security 
and hard-working United 
States companies,” said Paul 
Delacourt, Assistant Director in 
Charge of the FBI’s Los Angeles 
Field Office. “Rest assured, the 
FBI will continue to diligently 
pursue any and all leads that 
involve the illegal exportation 
of U.S. technology which will 
cause harm to our long-term 
national security interests.”

 If convicted of the charges 
in the criminal complaint, 
Mai would face a statutory 
maximum sentence of five years 
in federal prison, and Shih 
could be sentenced to as much 
as 25 years in prison.

 This case is being investigated 
by the Federal Bureau of 
Investigation; the U.S. 
Department of Commerce, 
Bureau of Industry and Security, 
Office of Export Enforcement; 
and IRS Criminal Investigation.


Sunday, January 7th

8:18 AM – A grand theftoccurred in the 1900 block of 
Meadowbrook Road. Stolen: 
2:00 PM – A vehicle vandalism 
occurred in the 2200 block of 
N. Lincoln Avenue. Vehicle 
damage: scratch driver’s side 
Monday, January 8th

7:20 PM – A vehicle was 
reported stolen from the 300 
block of E. Woodbury Road. 
Vehicle described as a black 
1998 Nissan Frontier. Vehicle 
was recovered approximately 20 
minutes later in the same area. 
5:50 PM – An assault with a 
deadly weapon and domestic 
incident occurred in the 1600 
block of Morada Place. Suspect 
was taken into custody.
6:00 PM – A burglary from a 
garage occurred in the 3100 
block of Fair Oaks Avenue. 
Suspect(s) entered the garage 
by prying the door. Stolen: LG 
stainless steel stackable washer/
dryer, Bosch power tool, and 
miscellaneous construction 
Tuesday, January 9th

12:00 PM – A residential 
burglary occurred in the 
2600 block of Glen Avenue. 
Suspect(s) entered the residence 
by shattering the window. 
Stolen: unknown. 
12:00 PM – A package theft 
occurred in the 1900 block of 
Garfias Drive. Stolen: package 
containing electric saw and 
other hardware. 

12:30 PM – A residential 
burglary occurred in the 3100 
block of Rubio Road. Suspect(s) 
entered the residence by prying 
the door. Stolen: unknown. 
Wednesday, January 10th

11:00 AM – A petty theft from 
an unlocked vehicle occurred 
in the 1000 block of W. Palm 
Street. Stolen: red Coach 
wallet containing credit cards, 
currency, and keys.
5:55 PM – A residential 
burglary occurred in the 1200 
block of Rubio Canyon Drive. 
Suspect(s) entered the residence 
by shattering the glass door. 
Stolen: green jewelry box, black 
and brown jewelry pouch, and 
miscellaneous costume jewelry. 
Thursday, January 11th

8:00 PM – A theft from an 
unlocked vehicle occurred in 
the 2000 block of Lewis Avenue. 
Stolen: white and red canvas 
bag, black stethoscope, pink 
stethoscope, and purple leather 
Friday, January 12th

1:25 PM – An assault with a 
deadly weapon occurred in the 
100 block of W. Harriet Street. 
Suspect was taken into custody. 
11:00 PM – A domestic violence 
incident occurred in the 2000 
block of Beverly Road. Suspect 
not in custody. 
Recent Thefts 
of GardeningEquipment

The Pasadena Police 
Department is alerting 
residents of recent thefts 
of gardening equipment 
from the back of pick-up 
trucks. While you and your 
workers are maintaining 
the yards of our community, 
some of your equipment is 
left unattended.

 This creates the 
opportunity for thieves to 
steal your tools from the 
unattended work trucks. 
In some isolated cases the 
thieves are stealing the 
entire work truck with the 
Safety tips to deter 
thieves from stealing your 

1. Secure your equipment 
in the back of your work 
trucks through some kind 
of locking device and or 
heavy duty cables which 
are not easily cut. 
2. Have a person with your 
work truck at all times. 
3. Carry a list of serial 
numbers for large items 
such as lawn mowers, leaf 
blowers, trimmers…etc. 
4. Take a picture of your 
equipment, if it is stolen 
you may be able to identify 
equipment through 
5. Etch your name and an 
identifying symbol on your 
Free Concert

 The Tuesday Musicale of 
Pasadena will present a free 
concert on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 
at 12:30pm in the Pasadena 
Central Library, 285 E. 

 On the program will be 
a trio by Menotti played 
by Linda Tajima, violin, 
Emily Denney, Clarinet, 
and Louise Earhart, piano; 
Diana Briscoe, soprano, 
will sing arias by Richard 
Rogers and Richard 
Warner; Joyce Pan, violinist, 
will play violin solos for 
unaccompanied violin by 
Bach, Paganini, and Ysaye; 
and then Nancy Sensenbach 
and Nancy Chen will play 
Preludes by Gershwin and 
Randall Compton for pianoFour-Hands. 

 The concert is 
handicapped accessible. 
For more information 

Embattled Board to Discuss 
Bylaws, Brown Act Training

By Dean Lee

 After numerous open 
meeting violation allegations 
and the issue being discussed 
at their last meeting, the 
Altadena Library Board of 
Trustees is set Monday night 
to again discuss Brown Act 
board training as it applies 
to their meetings. The board 
last met Nov. 27.

 At issue, was a previous 
Oct. 28 board meeting where 
Trustees publicly said that 
Altadena residency was 
required to speak during 
public comment, going so 
far as to put, “Citizens of 
Altadena may address the 
Board regarding any item of 
Library business on or not 
on the agenda.” 

 The Brown Act states that 
any member of the “public” 
can address the legislative 
body and to deny comment 
is unconstitutional. The 
privilege is protected by law. 

 “I’m glad to see I didn’t 
need to provide my passport, 
prove my citizenship, nor was 
a required to demonstrate 
that I live in Altadena,” said 
local activist Rene Amy at 
the Nov. 27 meeting. “I think 
that’s good, and I’m glad to 
see that foolishness, is gone.” 

 Members of the public have 
also expressed concern over 
secretive and serial meetings, 
as the entire board has been 
witnessed, and recorded, 
openly discussing library 
business before and after 
public meetings. People also 
familiar with the situation 
have said, and received, 
emails circulated between all 
board members, a violation 
of the Brown Act known as 
“daisy-chain” meetings.

 Monaca Hubbard a 
founding member of 
Neighbors Building a Better 
Altadena said, at the Nov. 
27 meeting, their group 
(NBBA) was appalled at the 
rude and disrespectful tone 
exhibited, at the Oct.28 and 
Oct. 23 meetings, towards 
the public and library staff, 
she also alleged they tried 
to change previous meeting 
minutes,” without the 
legislative process.”

 Hubbard also complained 
about restricted public 
comment and the 
requirement of stating a 
current address of residency 
in Altadena to speak.
Former trustee Mark 
Mariscal along with Amy, 
also expressed concern over 
the lack of documentation 
at meetings associated with 
action items, including 
the hire of an independent 
auditor focused on forensic 
accounting and fraud 
investigation. When asked, 
current board President John 
McDonald, said he had a 
few “unanswered questions” 
about the library’s finances. 
Although McDonald said 
they would further discuss 
the issue, it had not been 
included in Monday’s 
agenda. The board is set to 
discuss Final Draft of the 
Annual Financial Report. 

 On Tuesday, less than 
a week before the next 
meeting, board members 
also requested that they 
evaluate, in closed session, 
the performance of District 
Director Mindy Kittay 
something Kittay said she 
was unaware they planned. 

 Trustee Armando Zambrano 
had criticized Kittay and 
library staff for the rundown 
condition of the Bob Lucas 
Branch library. He said all 
the attention, through recent 
renovations, was being given 
to the Main Library. He 
expressed concern over not 
painting the outside of the 
Bob Lucas Branch.

 Kittay said Friday that 
she was going to request 
any evaluation of her job 
performance be done open 
to the public, “I don’t know 
what they are going to do?”

 The Board of Library 
Trustees regular meeting will 
be held Monday at 5 p.m. 
starting with closed session. 
Kittay said she expects the 
board to recess back into 
open session around 5:45 

p.m. advising members of the 
public, wishing to addend, to 
show up then. The meetings 
are held in the community 
room of the main library, 600 
East Mariposa Street. 
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 
Domino Club – Thursdays to 
Jan. 25, at 1 p.m. If you’ve never 

played Chicken Foot dominoes 
before, or even if you have, 
come join the fun as Vicki Leigh 
leads participants in a rollicking 
version of the game that is 
easy enough for beginners yet 
challenging enough for more 
seasoned players. Oh, and 
please excuse the laughter every 
Thursday…it’s contagious! For 
more information call Vicki at 

 How to Read Your Lab 
Reports – Thursday, Jan. 25, 
at 10 a.m. Many times your 
doctor will run blood tests and 
not bother to tell you what they 
mean. Dr. DeLu will explain 
how to read your results. Some 
of the tests he will cover include: 
CBC, Chem 7, Chem 13, 
thyroid, vitamin D, urinalysis 
(blood, sugar, proteins), fasting 
blood sugar; and both good and 
bad cholesterol. Also, he will 
explain what a compounding 
pharmacy is and what services 
they provide. Presented by 
Dr. Henry DeLu of Farma 

 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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