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

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Mountain View News Saturday, March 3, 2018 
Mountain View News Saturday, March 3, 2018 
In Altadena 
2013 Murder 

The Board of Supervisors 
unanimously approved 
a motion reestablishing 
a $20,000 reward for 
information leading to the 
arrest and/or conviction 
of a suspect or suspects 
responsible for the murder 
of Marcus Nieto (pictured 

 Nieto’s body was discovered 
on the Altadena Crest 
horse trail by two riders on 
horseback on February 16, 
2013. Investigators have 
confirmed that Marcus 
Nieto left his residence 
to visit an acquaintance 
in Pomona but may have 
returned to the Covina/
Azusa area at some point 
before he went missing. The 
Medical Examiner-Coroner 
has determined the mode 
of death to be a homicide. 
The $20,000 reward offer 
approved by the Board 
in April, 2014 has since 

The motion was brought by 
Supervisor Kathryn Barger. 
According to reports, Barger 
said after vital information 
led to the arrest of Michael 
Spengler for Nieto’s murder, 
she wanted a witness that 
provided the information to 
be able to collect the reward.

 Nieto was killed by blunt 
force trauma to the head. 
He was found dead on a 
horse trail by two riders 
Feb. 17, 2013. 

 Spengler is currently 
awaiting trial in an unrelated 

 Anyone with information 
contact Sergeant Robert 
Gray at (323) 890-5500. 

Pet of the 

Pastel (A449244) is a cute 
8-week-old bunny available 
for adoption here at the 
Pasadena Humane Society. 
Pastel is here with two 
littermates, who are also 
looking for their forever 
homes. They like to hop 
around their kennel, eat 
alfalfa hay and timothy 
hay, and cuddle together. 
If you are looking to adopt 
a baby bunny, come to the 
Pasadena Humane Society 
and talk to an adoptions 
counselor today.

 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.

 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. 

 For more information 
visit:pasadenahumane.orgor call 626.792.7151. 

City to Look at Traffic Calming

Measures Along Orange Grove 

By Dean Lee

 The city’s Departmentof Transpiration is set tohold meetings this monthover results of the traffic 
study along Orange GroveBoulevard from Allen Avenue 
to Sierra Madre Villa that 
could reduce the number of 
lanes allowing for a bufferedbike lane.

 According to staff, “LivableOrange Grove Boulevard” 
will study the restriping oftraffic lanes from two in each 
direction to one free-flow 
lane in each direction, one 
two-way left turn lane andone buffered bike lane in each 
direction between Lake Ave. 
and Sierra Madre Villa Ave.

 “This type of road 
reconfiguration has been 
shown to reduce crashes and 
fatalities, reduce speeding,
and increase the safety andnumber of bicyclists,” they 
said. “Other pedestrian safetyimprovements such as high-
visibility crosswalks, ADA-
compliant ramps and curb 

extensions are being studied aswell. The project also includes 
urban design elements thatcelebrate the street’s history.”

 According to the study, anaverage of 1,936 cars driveOrange Grove Blvd. daily at orabove 40 mph. Over the pastten years, 418 traffic collisionsalong Orange Grove Blvd. 
east of Lake Ave. have injured309 people and killed three,
the study shows. There areapproximately 672 homes eastof Lake Avenue. They said 
over the years, Orange Grove 
Blvd. has also become used 
more as an alternative to the 
210 freeway.

 The city has confirmed onemeeting March 22 at PasadenaCity College/Foothill CampusMulti-Purpose Room 3035 E.
Foothill Boulevard.

 The meeting will be held 6:30

p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 
A second meeting hasyet to be announced. ForMore information visit: 

Pasadena Symphony

Continues 90th Season 

 The Pasadena Symphony one of the most captivating 
continues its 90th season on pianists of his generation. 
Saturday, March 24th with Since his debut at age 
Rachmaninoff Rhapsody 16 with the Los Angeles 
on a Theme of Paganini at Philharmonic and Esa-
Ambassador Auditorium Pekka Salonen, von Oeyen 
with performances at 2pm has been hailed worldwide 
and 8pm. Music Director for his brilliant technique, 
David Lockington will elegant interpretations and 
lead this mesmerizing balanced artistry.
program filled with mystery To learn more about von 
and intrigue, opening Oeyen and the concert’s 
with Alexander Miller’s themed program, arrive early 
contemporary puzzle for Insights, a pre-concert 
overture Scherzo Crypto, discussion with Music 
and closing with an even Director David Lockington 
more cryptic work – the that begins one hour prior to 
Enigma Variations of Elgar. curtain.
The program centers around All concerts are held at 
a classic Rachmaninoff Ambassador Auditorium, 
melody, with his virtuosic 131 South St. John Ave, 
Rhapsody on a Theme of with both matinee and 
Paganini performed by evening performances 
brilliant pianist Andrew von at 2pm and 8pm. Single start at $35 and may 
Winner of the prestigious be purchased online at 
Gilmore Award, Von Oeyen pasadenasymphony-pops.
promises a spellbinding org or by calling (626) 793performance 
7172. A limited number of 
of Rachmaninoff ’s tickets will be available at the 
romantic blockbuster, box office on the day of the 
having established himself as concert. 

Celebrate One City, One Story

Chosen from a field of thought-
provoking nominees, the bookselection for Pasadena’s 16th 
One City, One Story communityreading celebration is Rise of theRocket Girls by author NathaliaHolt.

 This national bestseller has 
sparked an intriguing blend 
of book discussions, films, 
lectures, exhibits and activities 
for kids throughout March, 
encouraging the community tojoin in conversation about thebook. Hosted by Pasadena PublicLibrary, all events are free andopen to the public. 

Monday, March 5, 11 a.m. 
Lamanda Park Branch Library
140 S. Altadena Dr. 
Tuesday, March 6, 6:30 p.m.
Hastings Branch Library 3325 E.
Orange Grove Blvd.
Saturday, March 10, 10:30 a.m.
Hill Avenue Branch Library 55 S. 

Hill Avenue 
Saturday, March 24, 10:30 a.m.
Allendale Branch Library 1130 S.
Marengo Ave.
Saturday, March 24, 11 a.m. 
Linda Vista Branch Library 1281
Bryant St.
Sunday, March 25, 2 p.m.
Central Library/Sunroom 285 E.
Walnut St.

 In the 1940s and 50s, when the 
newly minted Jet Propulsion 
Laboratory needed quick-
thinking mathematicians to 
calculate velocities and plottrajectories, they didn’t turn tomale graduates. Rather, theyrecruited an elite group of youngwomen who, with only pencil,
paper and mathematical prowess,
transformed rocket design,
helped bring about the firstAmerican satellites, and made the 
exploration of the solar systempossible.
For more visit: cityofpasadena. call (626) 744-7076. 

Egg Bowl

 The annual Pasadena EggBowl is back and better 
than ever! Bring yourfamily for a hoppin’ goodtime March 31 from 11 

a.m. to 3 p.m. as you huntfor eggs on the Rose Bowlfield. Don’t forget to skipthe lines and sign up forthe all-you-can-eat brunchat 
St. Patrick’s 
Day Lunchand Dance

 Sure and begorrah, follow 
the rainbow to the pot of gold 
at the St. Patrick’s Day lunch 
and dance Saturday, March 
17, from noon to 2 p.m. at the 
Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. 
Holly St.

 The Scott Pavilion will 
come alive with shamrocks, 
leprechauns and the luck of the 
Irish as the National Charity 
League San Marino Chapter 
hosts homemade treats and 
sandwiches prepared by 
member mothers and their 

 The Great American Swing 
Band will perform musical 
favorites for listening pleasure 
and dancing.

 The cost is only $10 for 
members and $12 for nonmembers 
of the Pasadena 
Senior Center. Reservations 
may be made at the Welcome 
Desk or by calling 626-7954331 
no later than Wednesday, 
March 14.

 The Pasadena Senior Center 
is an independent nonprofit 
agency that offers recreational, 
educational, wellness and 
social services to people ages 
50 and older in a welcoming 

PUSD LotteryResults 
Now Online

First lottery results for 

Pasadena Unified School 

District’s 2018-19 Open 

Enrollment-School Choice 

are available online at and 

have also been mailed to 


 Students offered placement 

at a school or program via the 

first lottery must complete 

registration with all the 

necessary documents at the 

school they were selected to 


 Registration for students 

selected in the First Lottery 

takes place March 1-16, 2018.

 Applications for the the 

Second Lottery of 2018-2019 

Open Enrollment/School 

Choice will be accepted 

online April 2-6, 2018. The 

Second Lottery is open to 

both families who live within 

PUSD and families who 

reside outside of PUSD. Non-

PUSD families families may 

submit online applications of 

interest for PUSD’s signature 

programs April 2-6, 2018. 

 For more information 

contact the Office of 

Enrollment, Records & 

Permits at 626.396.3639.

Space Tech ConferenceReturns to Pasadena

Confirmed Speakersfrom SpaceX, Intelsat,
NASA and ESA. 

The groundbreaking and 
exciting Space Tech Conference 
returns to the Pasadena 
Convention Center (May 22 – 
24) with a new agenda format, 
packing three days of powerful 
insights, thought leadership 
and future trends into a 
comprehensive program not to 
be missed! View the full agenda 

 “It’s been an excellent show, 
we’ve been very busy. Next 
year we’ll come back, because 
I found it very helpful as far as 
the number of businesses that 
we’ve met here, both large and 
small - but mainly working 
with the small businesses - 
a lot of innovation, a lot of 
good companies,” said Robert 
Medina, NASA Armstrong 
Small Business Specialist for 

 Designed to support 
commercial, military, 
government and academic 
organizations navigate the 
opportunities and challenges of 
doing business in an increasingly 
complex landscape with themes 
running over the three days 
focusing on Launch Systems 

– Addressing the Changing 

to Prevent 

 Supervisor Kathryn Barger 
announced that the Board of 
Supervisors has unanimously 
approved a motion she coauthored 
with SupervisorJanice Hahn to enhance the 
role of the county’s School 
Threat Assessment Response 
Team (START) program. 

 To prevent campus violence 
through early identification 
and intervention of at-risk 
youths and young adults, the 
Department of Mental Health 
created START in 2009 to 
partner with the Federal 
Bureau of Investigation to 
develop a regional approach 
to targeted school violence.

 “Early identification and 
intervention are vital in our 
mutual effort to identify and 
prevent possible incidents 
of school violence,” said 
Supervisor Barger. “We 
cannot ignore the red flags 
and we must actively seek out 
troubled young people and 
get them the help they need 

Landscape of the Launch 
Industry; Satellite Systems - 
Emerging Technologies and 
Drivers of Demand; and Future 
Programs – Moving from Low 
Earth Orbit to a Deep Space 
Gateway and Beyond.

 A keynote panel on the first 
day (Launch Systems Day) 
consisting of, among others, 
Dan Hart, CEO at Virgin 
Orbit and Joshua Brost, Senior 
Director, Governmental 
Business Development at 
SpaceX, means that attendees 
will have an insight into what 
type of launch vehicle is most 
feasible for commercial, civil, 
military and crewed missions. 
This keynote panel brings 
together private launchers and 
governmental organizations to 
discuss the economic feasibility 
of future launch systems.

 Taking place on the 
exhibition floor, the free-toattend 
Open Tech Forum 
includes 35+ technical 
presentations exploring 
aerospace manufacturing & 
design, propulsion, thermal 
management, additive 
manufacturing, materials, 
electronics and testing 

 The Pasadena Convention 
Center is located 300 East Green 
Street. For more information 

before a tragedy occurs.” 

START is currently staffed 
with 10 clinicians working 
with local law enforcement 
to respond to reports of 
potential school violence. 
In the past year, START 
conducted interventions 
with 127 students and in 
the past week START has 
received 63 referrals. Since 
the deadly shooting at 
Marjory Stoneman Douglas 
High School, local law 
enforcement have intervened 
in credible threats of violence 
against schools in Whittier, 
Long Beach, Santa Clarita, 
Inglewood, Bellflower, Los 
Angeles, and Cerritos.

 “I have no doubt that 
START has saved lives,” 
said Supervisor Hahn. “But 
they are stretched thin. 
In a county of 10 million 
residents, we need more 
than 10 people working on 
this issue. We need to give 
them the resources they 
need to take every single 
threat seriously because our 
children’s lives are at stake.”

 County staff will provide 
a report back to the 
Board in 30-days with 
recommendations including 
program expansion. 

Free February Events at
Pasadena Senior Center 

There is something for 
everyone in March at the 
Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. 
Holly St. You do not have to be amember to attend. Some events 
require advance reservations asnoted. 

Friday Movie Matinees – 
Fridays at 1 p.m. Everyoneenjoys movies and the pleasures 
they bring. March 9: “Loving 
Vincent” (2017, PG-13) with the 
voice talents of Douglas Booth 
and Jerome Flynn. Animated 
in an oil-painting style, the 
film depicts a young man who 
travels to the last hometown of 
painter Vincent van Gogh to 
deliver the troubled artist’s final 
letter and ends up investigating 
the van Gogh’s final days 
there. March 16: “Groundhog 
Day” (1993, PG) starring Bill 
Murray and Andie MacDowell. 
A weatherman finds himself 
inexplicably reliving the same 
day over and over again. 

Tech It Up! The Basics andBenefits of Technology – 
Mondays to March 26, from3 to 4:30 p.m. Do you everfeel lost during conversationsabout social media, apps andtechnology? During this four-
week program, learn how touse some popular travel apps. 

March 5: airbnb. March 12: Uber 
and Lyft. March 19: Maps/GPS.
March 26: Yelp and Expedia.
Presented by Jade Myer, a 
Pasadena community Gold 
Award Girl Scout candidate. 

Arthritis Foundation 
Exercise Program – Mondaysand Wednesdays to April 11, at11 a.m. Using low-impact andlow-intensity exercises, seniorswith arthritis can increase their 
flexibility, range of motion andmuscle strength during this 
six-week program that can bemodified for each person’s need,
whether sitting, standing or onthe floor. Register by calling626-685-6732. 

Prevent Prescription DrugAbuse – Thursday, March 8,
at 10 a.m. The opioid epidemichas become a very real problemacross the nation. Learn more 
about it, how to keep track ofyour prescription drugs andwhere to dispose of them safely.
Presented by Catalina Gonzalezof Day One.

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 awelcoming environment. 

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