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VOLUME 12 NO. 07 
VOLUME 12 NO. 07 
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 saxophone.

 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 

Pg. 4 
NEWS Pg. 3 
Pg. 7 
Pg. 10 
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) 

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 guilty.

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 Gutierrez.

 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 5.

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

(800) 222-TIPS. 
Art Auction Supports
the Humane Society

 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 year.

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

 Martin, who died last 

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 
Marching Band (Mercer Island, 
Munford High School Band 
(Munford, TN)
Na Koa Ali`I - Hawai`i All-State 
Marching Band (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 

Rose Parade Drumhead 
showcased at the Remo 
booth at this year’s NAMMshow Jan. 28. Photo by D.

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. 

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 recommendation. 

 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-line 
application at 
For more information about 
NAMM visit: nammfoundation. 
org and 

 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 event. 
The event will be held at 
Altadena Town & Country 
Club, 2290 Country Club Dr., 
8am-9:30am, complimentary 
Continental Breakfast will be 
For more information call 
Judy Chuto Be Guest 
at Power 
One City, One StoryCommunity Conversation 

Nathalia Holt, author of 
the 2018 selection “Rise 
of the Rocket Girls”

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, Pasadena. 

 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 

at PAM: 

 Join author Nida Elley 
and the USC Pacific Asia 
Museum Pakistan Arts 
Council for high tea and a 
conversation about the new 
book Austenistan Sunday, 
March 4 from 2:00 PM - 5:00 

Inspired by Jane Austen 
and set in contemporary 
Pakistan, Austenistan is a 

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 

 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. 

collection of seven stories; 
romantic, uplifting, witty, 
and heartbreaking by turn, 
which pay homage to the 
world’s favourite author in 
their own uniquely local 
way. The writers, including 
journalists, editors, 
lawyers and medical health 
professionals, are largely 
based in Pakistan and are all 
members of the Jane Austen 
Society of Pakistan (JASP). 
USC Pacific Asia Museum 
is located 46 North Los 
Robles Ave. for more visit: 

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