Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, February 17, 2018

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Mountain View News Saturday, February 17, 2018 
Mountain View News Saturday, February 17, 2018 
Local Area 
News Briefs

 Man Pleads Not 
Guilty to Murder, 

 A suspect alleged to 
have killed his wife and 
dismembering her body 
in a shuttered eatery 
in Pasadena before 
transporting the remains, 
in a suitcase, on the Gold 
Line to Los Angeles, in 
late January, entered a plea 
in court Thursday of not 

 According to police, 
Los Angeles firefighters 
responding to a trash fire 
on Feb. 1 and discovered 
human remains in a burned 
suitcase around 1:30 a.m., 
later identified as Tiana 
Alfred, the wife of Valentino 

 The Los Angeles County 
District Attorney’s Office 
charged Gutierrez with 
murder and arson Feb. 6. 

 Police believe Alfred had 
been killed Jan. 31 in the 
abandoned Dona Rosa 
Bakery and Taqueria, 577 S. 
Arroyo Parkway. 

 Gutierrez is being held 
on $2.17 million bond. His 
next court hearing is April 

Man Stabbed 
Outside Popular 
Fast Food Place

 Police on Friday were still 
looking for three possible 
gang members after a man 
was pushed and stabbed from 
behind outside a Pasadena fast 
food restaurant Thursday.

According to reports, a 
22-year-old victim was 
approached outside Burger 
King in the 700 block of North 
Lake Ave around 3:30 p.m. 
The suspects asked “Where 
you from?” before pushing 
down and stabbing the victim. 
The man drove himself to the 
hospital. The three suspects 
also drove away from the 
scene. No description was 

 Anyone with information 
can call Pasadena PD at (626)- 
744-4241, or anonymously at 

(800) 222-TIPS. 
Pet of the 

Bitsy (A450413) is a snuggly 
4-year-old Chihuahua mix 
who came to the Pasadena 
Humane Society as a stray. 
Bitsy has quickly become 
a volunteer favorite due to 
her loving personality. She’s 
a lap dog who loves tummy 
rubs. Bitsy knows her “sit” 
command and is happy to 
show it off for you. She got 
along with large and small 
dogs while out on a field 
trip with our Wiggle Waggle 
Wagon. Bitsy is carrying 
some extra weight and is 
hoping for a family that can 
provide her with regular 
exercise and a healthy diet. 
If you are looking for a little 
lovebug, stop by and meet 

 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-andwellness 
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. Saturday.

 Pets may not be available 
for adoption and cannot be 
held for potential adopters 
by phone calls or email.

Rose Parade 

By Dean Lee

 The Pasadena Tournament 
of Roses announced last 
week 20 of the marching 
bands that will participate in 
the 130th Rose Parade. The 
bands will travel to Pasadena 
from across the United 
States and around the world, 
including Canada, Costa 
Rica, Japan, Puerto Rico, and 
Sweden officials said. 

 Marching Percussion 
Manager for Remo Drums, 
and Liaison for the 
Tournament of Roses, Mark 
Branson said the bands 
are notified 16 months in 
advance of participating, 
“This allowed them to attend 
this year’s parade and see 
the process, get an idea 
of what is needed such as 
fundraising to support all 
necessary funds for travel 
and accommodations.”

 Branson said Remo donates 
all, about 1,000, logoed 
drumheads in the parade. He 
made the comments at this 
year’s National Association of 
Music Merchants (NAMM) 
show in Anaheim. Branson 
said they do not start the 
drumhead design process, 
based on the parade theme, 
until August, with the final 
design being unveiled at this 
year’s Bandfest December 29. 
Branson said they add “with 
music” to the Tournament’s 
theme banner, this year’s 
graphic a keyboard and 

 Representatives at Yamaha 
Corporation of America 
were enthusiastic about the 
theme “The Melody of Life,” 
announced just days before 
NAMM in late January. 
Yamaha has a long history 
with the Tournament of 
Roses. NAMM Itself had 
floats in the parade more 
than six times, winning 
the President’s Trophy for 
excellence in 2009. 

 The 20 bands selected are: 
Alabama State University 
Mighty Marching Hornets 
(Montgomery, AL)
All-Izumo Honor Green 
Band (Izumo, Japan)
Banda Escolar de Guayanilla 
Puerto Rico (Guayanilla, 
Puerto Rico)
Banda Municipal de Acosta 
(Acosta, San José, Costa Rica)
Calgary Stampede Showband 
(Calgary, Alberta, Canada)
Cavalcade of Bands Honor 
Band (Mid-Atlantic Region)
Florida A&M University, 
The Incomparable Marching 
“100” (Tallahassee, FL)
Flower Mound High School 
Band (Flower Mound, TX)
Lincoln-Way Marching Band 
(Frankfort, IL)
Los Angeles Unified School 
District – All District High 
School Honor Band (Los 
Angeles, CA)
Mercer Island High School 

Art Auction 
Supportsthe Humane 

 Show your love for the 
animals during the Pasadena 
Humane Society & SPCA’s 
“Art from the Heart” 
event, an online auction of 
paintings by local artist Gail 
Martin. The auction started 
Valintin’s Day, February 14 
through midnight, Sunday. 
Proceeds will help provide 
food, shelter, and veterinary 
care for the more than 11,000 
animals PHS takes in every 

 The paintings, comprised 
largely of landscapes, were 
generously donated to the 
shelter by Martin’s estate. 
The auction features eight 
categories: Ireland, Mexico, 
Aspen, California, San 
Gabriel Valley, Untitled 
Landscapes and Seascapes, 

(Kaneohe, HI)
Pacific Crest Drum & Bugle 
Corps (Diamond Bar, CA)
Pasadena City College 
Tournament of Roses Honor 
Band & Herald Trumpets 
(Pasadena, CA)
Pickerington Marching Band 
(Pickerington, OH) 
Royal Swedish Cadet Band 
(Karlskrona, Sweden)
The Lassiter High School 
Marching Trojan Band 
(Marietta, GA)
The Salvation Army 
Tournament of Roses Band 
(Long Beach, CA)
United States Marine Corps 
West Coast Composite Band 
(San Diego, CA)

 Officials said bands are 
selected based on a variety 
of criteria including 
musicianship, marching 
ability and entertainment 
or special interest value. In 
order to be considered, band 
representatives submitted 
detailed applications, 
which included photos, 
video footage and letters of 

 Bandfest events are 
scheduled for December 29 
and 30, 2018 at Pasadena 
City College. 

 Remo has been a part of the 
Rose Parade since at least 
1983, Branson said. 
Bands can apply for 
consideration for the 2020 
Rose Parade through an on-

Rose Parade Drumhead 
showcased at the Remo booth 
at this year’s NAMM showJan. 28. Photo by D. Lee/

and Flowers (all unframed) 
along with a grouping of 
framed paintings. The 
canvases range in size from 
9x12 to 16x20.

 Martin, who died last 
October at age 87, grew up 
in Hawaii. She majored in art 
at Mills College and earned a 
master's degree in fine arts at 
the Instituto Allende, in San 
Miguel de Allende, Mexico. 
She taught high school art in 
Pasadena beginning in the 
late 1950s.

 Martin loved the outdoors 
and was a devotee of plein 
air painting. Martin’s favorite 
subjects were California and 
Hawaiian landscapes and 
seascapes. She also loved 
dogs and horses, and her last 
dog, an Australian Shepherd 
named Jamie, was adopted 
from PHS.

 Winning bidders will be 
notified this week to make 
arrangements to receive their 
paintings. The paintings 
must be picked up at the 
Pasadena Humane Society, 
361 S. Raymond Avenue. 

Marching Band (Mercer 
Island, WA)
Munford High School Band 
(Munford, TN)
Na Koa Ali`I -Hawai`i 
All-State Marching Band 
line application at 
For more information 
about NAMM visit: and 

Judy Chuto Be Guest 
at Power 

 The Altadena Chamber 
is honored to have 
Representative Chu as 
special guest at the February 
22 Power Breakfast. Ms. Chu 
will address the meeting 
attendees on important 
legislative issues coming 
from Washington D.C. that 
impact the businesses and 
citizens of Altadena.

 Judy Chu was elected 
to the U.S. House of 
Representatives in July 
2009. She represents 
the 27th Congressional 
District, which includes 
Pasadena and the west San 
Gabriel Valley of southern 

 Representative Chu 
currently serves on the 
powerful House Ways 
and Means Committee, 
which has jurisdiction 
over legislation pertaining 
to taxes, revenues, Social 
Security, and Medicare. 
In that Committee, Rep. 
Chu is a member of the 
Subcommittees on Health 
and Human Resources, 
giving her oversight over 
healthcare reform and 
crucial safety net programs.

 She also serves on the 
House Small Business 
Committee, which has 
oversight of the Small 
Business Administration, 
and is a member of 
the Subcommittee on 
Economic Growth, Tax and 
Capital Access.

 Chamber Members can 
attend at no charge. Nonmembers 
are $8 or a 10 
percent discount for new 
Chamber memberships 
who sign up during the 

 The event will be held 
at Altadena Town & 
Country Club, 2290 
Country Club Dr., 8am9:
30am, complimentary 
Continental Breakfast will 
be served. 

For more information call 

Friends of 
the Altadena 
Library Pop-
Up Book Sale 

On Saturday, February 
24 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 
p.m., stop by the main 
library’s parking lot for 
a pop-up book sale with 
the Friends of Altadena 
Library. You’ll find amazing 
bargains on fiction, nonfiction, 
children’s books, 
movies, and more!! All 
proceeds support the 
Friends’ mission to enrich 
the programs and materials 
offered at the Altadena 
Library District. The Main 
Library is located 600 E. 
Mariposa Street, Altadena. 
For more information visit: or call 

(626) 798-0833. 
One City, One StoryCommunity Conversation 

To celebrate the 16th year 
of Pasadena’s One City, One 
Story community reading 
project, the public is invited to 
a conversation with Nathalia 
Holt, Ph.D. author of this year’s 
selected novel Rise of the Rocket 
Girls, Thursday, March 8, at 7 

p.m. in the All Saints Church 
Sanctuary, 132 N. Euclid Ave, 
Holt will discuss her 
experiences writing Rise of the 
Rocket Girls. A question and 
answer session led by Pasadena 
Public Library Director Michelle 
Perera will immediately follow. 
Attendees are encouraged to 
bring their copies of Rise of the 
Rocket Girls for the author to 
sign following the discussion. 
Holt’s books will be available 
for sale and signing following 
the program. The event is free 
and open to the public. Fee-
based event parking is available 
in surrounding parking f One 
City, One Story Community 
Conversation acilities. Free 
parking is available at Pasadena 
Central Library, 285 E. Walnut 

Rise of the Rocket Girls is 
the riveting true story of the 
women who launched America 
into space. In the 1940s and 
50s, when the newly minted Jet 
Propulsion Laboratory needed 
quick-thinking mathematicians 
to calculate velocities and plot 
trajectories, they didn’t turn to 
male graduates. Rather, they 
recruited an elite group of 
young women who, with only 
pencil, paper and mathematical 
prowess, transformed rocket 
design, helped bring about the 

first American satellites, and 
made the exploration of the 
solar system possible. 

 For the first time, Rise of the 
Rocket Girls tells the stories 
of these women -- known as 
“human computers”-- who 
broke the boundaries of both 
gender and science. Based 
on extensive research and 
interviews with all the living 
members of the team, Rise of 
the Rocket Girls offers a unique 
perspective on the role of 
women in science -- both where 
we’ve been, and the far reaches 
of space to which we’re heading.

 Holt is a science writer and 
author of Cured: The People 
who Defeated HIV, also a 
New York Times bestseller. 
Her work has appeared in 
numerous publications, 
including The New York 
Times, The Los Angeles Times, 
The Atlantic, Slate, Popular 
Science and Time. She has 
trained at the Ragon Institute 
of MGH, MIT and Harvard 
University, the University 
of Southern California and 
Tulane University. She lives 
with her husband and their two 
daughters in Boston, Mass.

 Pasadena Public Library’s 
annual One City, One Story 
program is designed to broaden 
and deepen an appreciation 
of reading in Pasadena by 
engaging the community in 
dialog around a single literary 
work. For more information on 
this year’s One City, One Story 
activities, visit cityofpasadena. call (626) 744-7076. 

Free February Events at
Pasadena Senior Center

 There is something foreveryone in February at the 
Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. 
Holly St. You do not have to bea member to attend. Some events 
require advance reservations asnoted.

 Tax Time – Wednesdaysand Fridays to Apr. 13, from9 to 11 a.m. Representativesfrom the AARP Foundation’s 
Tax-Aide program will assistlow- to middle-income filers in 
preparing their federal incometax returns. There is no age limit.
Appointments are required: 

Tech It Up! The Basicsand Benefits of Technology

– Mondays to Feb. 26, from 3to 4:30 pm. (the Feb. 19 will becanceled due to the holiday).
Learn the basics and advantagesof technology you can use in youreveryday life. Each class will havea specific focus on a commonapplication of technology, itsbenefits, disadvantages, basic 
setup and instructions alongwith other helpful hints. Feb. 5:
What are apps? Feb. 12: Twitter;
Feb. 26: Amazon. Presented 
by Jade Myer, a Pasadena 
community Gold Award GirlScout candidate. 
A Toast to the Joys ofMusic – Tuesdays, to Feb. 27,
from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tom 
Campbell will play guitar andsing songs in the Senior CenterLounge. Stop by and enjoy hiscovers of traditional country,
country rock, blues, folk, gospeland classic rock originallymade famous by Willie Nelson,
Merle Haggard, Vince Gill, ElvisPresley, B.B. King, Neil Young,
The Grateful Dead, The RollingStones and many more.

 Savvy Caregivers – Tuesdays,
Feb. 6 to March 13, from 1 to 3 

p.m. Caregivers will learn basicknowledge and skills neededto care for family memberswho have been diagnosedwith Alzheimer’s disease and 
other dementias. Presented 
by Alzheimer’s Greater Los 
Angeles. Registration is required:
Scenic Walkers Club – 
Wednesdays to Feb. 28, at 10 

a.m. Join this new group fora series of leisurely walks toenjoy the great outdoors and getsome exercise. Alan Colville will 
give you a list of items to bring,
let you know what to expect,
provide detailed itineraries andarrange transportation. For moreinformation or to sign up,
Diabetes Workshop –
Fridays, to March 16, from

9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Whether 
you or someone you care aboutis diabetic or pre-diabetic, thisseries will encourage you tomake lifestyle changes while 
learning more about yourdiabetes and how it affects yourhealth. Workshop topics includediet, exercise, medication issues, 
managing complications and 
the impact of diabetes on eyes,
teeth and feet. Reservations are 
required: 626-685-6732. 
LA Opera Talk: “Orpheus 
and Eurydice” – Monday, 
Feb. 26, at 1 p.m. An LA 
Opera community educator 
will lead guests through 
the opera “Orpheus and 
Eurydice,” Christoph Gluck’s 
groundbreaking opera that 
bridges the musical worlds 
of Handel and Mozart with 
ornate vocal lines and flowingmelodies that forever changedthe face of opera. Orpheus isgranted permission to travel tothe underworld to rescue his 
wife Euridice on the condition 
that he will not look at her until 
they are back on Earth. Formore information visit www. or call

(626) 795-4331.
Elder Abuse –Thursday,
Feb. 22, at 10 a.m. Elder abuse 
is a crime, and all seniors should 
know their rights. Protect 
yourself by learning what to doin the event you or someone youlove is being abused. Presentedby Adult Protective Services,
Pasadena Office. 

The Pasadena Senior 
Center is an independent, 
nonprofit organization that 
offers recreational, educational, 
wellness and social services to 
people ages 50 and older in awelcoming environment.

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