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Lori A. Harris
Chris Leclerc
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VOLUME 12 NO. 10 
VOLUME 12 NO. 10 
Local Area 
News Briefs

 Officers in Altadena 
Altercation Reassigned 

its mission to “Encourage 
Two Pasadena police officers 

 The 16th Annual Golden Pasadena Area Youth to be 
have been reassigned from 

Badge Awards Dinner will be Good Citizens through a 
the city’s gang enforcement 

held on Thursday, March 22 at Partnership with the Pasadena 
unit and placed on desk 

Noor in Paseo Colorado. This Police Department.” The goal is 
jobs following an ongoing 

year’s Golden Badge Awards to reach youth at an early age in 
investigation into a traffic 

will be presented to Abel support of their development 
stop in November that led to 

Ramirez of El Portal Restaurant by fostering positive attitudes 
a violent arrest of Christopher 

and Sindee Riboli of Sharp toward authority figures, while 
Ballew during a traffic stop in 

Seating for their commitment providing a safe and stable 
Altadena according to reports 

to supporting the youth of environment after school 

Mars.”women who launched America 

Pasadena. The PAL Service to do homework, socialize 
In December, Pasadena 

 Author Nathalia Holt “I was so thrilled that I was into space on International 

Award will be presented to a and participate in structured 
Police Chief Phillip Sanchez, 

(pictured middle) discussed her selected for this because it is a Women’s Day was perfect.

product of the PAL Program, summer activities.
said the department was 

experiences writing Rise of the nonfiction book, so much of the She added that the in selecting 

Officer Roxanne Haines. The PAL Center is located at 
investigating the incident 

Rocket Girls Thursday night book takes place in Pasadena, the work the committee’s 

 The PAL program n average of The Salvation Army Recreation 
and both Zachary Lujan and 

to an audience full of past and it just feels right,” Holt said. criteria include that the book 

85 students participates daily in Center, 960 East Walnut Street.
Lerry Esparza would remain 

current JPL employees —the “…It’s fun to come back and to and author should have some tie 

the after school program, with The program enjoys the 
on duty.

famed laboratory, in the 1940s see some of the women that I to Pasadena and should appeal 

an average of 110 members support and leadership of 
Late last month the Altadena 

and 50s, was the setting for her profiled in the book. I feel lucky to many members of society: 

actively participating during Chief Phillip Sanchez, whose 
Town council sent Sanchez 

book. that I got to know them, spend women, men, teens, readers or 

the summer program. There is commitment to enhancing the 
and city officials a letter 

 For the first time in its 16 year time with them.” non-readers. The book should 

a waiting list of more then 200, lives of Pasadena Area youth is 
requesting that Lujan and 

history, Pasadena’s One City, Catherine Hany, also inspire a conversation. 

the proceeds from the event resolute.
Esparza stop any police 

One Story Selection Committee, Communications for the Hany said that many of the 

are dedicated to reducing the The event will include auctions 
business in Altadena. 

this year, chose a nonfiction Pasadena Public Library said One City One Story events 

waiting list by increasing PAL and a raffle drawing courtesy 
The officers stopped Ballew 

book, “Rise of the Rocket Girls: everything aligned, and that center on Science, Technology, 

programs.of Pasadena jeweler Mimi et 
Nov. 9 initially for driving 

The Women Who Propelled Us, having Holt’s author event Engineering and Mathematics 

 The PAL Center offers an Cie. The event begins at 6:00 
with tinted windows and 

from Missiles to the Moon to discussing the true story of the (STEM). For a full list of events 

array of activities designed p.m. with cocktails followed by 
missing a front license plate. 

see page 3. 

to enhance the educational, dinner at 7:00 p.m. For more 
An altercation between 

athletic, and artistic experience information and tickets visit 
Lujan, Esparza and Ballew 

of young people. PAL or call (626) 
left Ballew with a black eye 

continuously strives to realize 791-1225.


and a broken leg. Video of 
the incident by a bystander 

Civic League 

Sandra Chen Lau to run

went viral. Civil rights 
activists had demanded the 


for PCC Board of Trustees

officers by placed on leave. 
Demonstrators had disrupted 

 Pasadena resident Sandra 
Mayor Terry Tornek’s State of 

 The Woman’s Civic League of 

Chen Lau, a museum executive 
the City Address January 16 

Pasadena’s monthly luncheon 

and non-profit development 

will be on Monday, April 2nd 

specialist at JPL who helped 

over policing issues. 

consultant, announced today 

at 12 noon at the Women’s 

create the Pi Day Challenge.

 Ballew was arrested for 

that she will run for a seat on the 

City Club, 160 N. Oakland, 

 In previous years, Pi in the 

assault on a police officer 

Pasadena City College Board 

Pasadena. Free parking behind 

Sky featured problems about 

although the Los Angeles 

of Trustees in the election on 

the Clubhouse on Madison. 

how NASA space probes gather 

County District Attorney 

June 5th. 

This year the group has chosen 

information about objects in 

failed to file the charges. 

 “I’m proud to be part of a 

Club 21 and Shepherd’s Door 

our solar system, how scientists 

Ballew also filed a lawsuit in 

generation of women stepping 

as their very worthy grant 

March 14 is Pi Day, a celebration search for planets around other 

late December against the 

forward to provide new 

recipients. A presentation will 

of the beloved number known stars, and how astronomers 

Police Department. 

leadership. I decided to run 

be made at the luncheon. Cost 

as pi. JPL is celebrating Pi predict the occurrence of solar 

Pg. 4 
Pg. 3 
Pg. 7 
Pg. 10
because I believe so strongly 

for lunch is $25 at the door. 

Day with the fifth annual eclipses. The new problems will 

in PCC and its mission. I’m 

Lunch reservations must be 

“Pi in the Sky” illustrated be posted online on March 9, 

an example of a student whose 

made by March28th. There is 

Pacific Oaks College. I currently 

math challenge, featuring and solutions will be posted 

life was turned around by 

no cost to attend the ‘program 

serve on the PCC Foundation 

pi-related space problems on March 15. You can find 

community college, and I want 

only’ beginning at 12:30pm. 

Board, and on PCC’s Pacific 

that you can do at home.the previous years’ challenge 

future students (including 

For more information visit our 

Islander Advisory Council. I’m 

Pi is often abbreviated problems online as well.

my own two kids) to have the 

website at www.wclpasadena.

also Associate Vice President 

as 3.14 (which is why The challenge is geared toward 

same opportunities I had – or 

org and to make luncheon 

of the Japanese American 

Pi Day is celebrated students in grades 5 through 


reservations, call 626-888-9404. 

National Museum and serve 

on March 14, or 3/14), 12, and JPL offers additional 

 “PCC is an excellent school but, 

on Pasadena’s Northwest 

but there are actually resources for teachers and 

it also has serious problems. 


an infinite number educators who want to use the 

Yet another President resigned 

“As a Trustee, my goals will be 

of digits in pi. Using problems in the classroom. Paul Stein 

recently. We’re now looking 

simple: Work to rebuild campus 

computer programs, But Lutz said adults love trying 

at six presidents in less than 

morale and stability. Focus 

mathematicians have out the problems as well, and in Concert

ten years – seven, if there’s 

on success for all students – 

calculated trillions of everyone should attempt the 

another interim appointment! 

including returning veterans. 

those digits so far.challenge even if they aren’t 

Meanwhile, the college was 

And build for the future within 

 Pi can be used to derive familiar with space exploration.

recently on academic probation 

a strong framework of fiscal 

characteristics of a circle “The Pi in the Sky problems 

for two years, at risk of losing 


or a sphere, such as give people a little glimpse 

its accreditation.”

 “I’m pleased that so many 

circumference or surface into what goes on at JPL,” Lutz 

 “I am well-prepared to address 

college and community leaders 

area. Scientists and said. “And that’s empowering, 

these issues and to provide 

have already endorsed my 

engineers at NASA’s Jet because it shows people that 

the leadership PCC needs. 

campaign. And I look forward 

Propulsion Laboratory, they can understand some of 

For over a decade I worked 

to talking with voters about 

Pasadena, California, the magic that goes into space 

in higher education, helping 

my plans and dreams for the 

frequently use pi to learn exploration.”

run successful development 

amazing community asset that 

about moons, planets, Pi belongs to a special class of 

campaigns at UCLA, USC and 

is Pasadena City College.” 
bodies, and to track the numbers.” These numbers Philharmonic violinist, will solo 
orbits of satellites and contain an infinite number with the Crown City Symphony, 
spacecraft.of digits that do not repeat or March 17 at 2:00pm at the 

 The “Pi in the Sky” show any pattern, and they Altadena Community Church, 
challenge, created by cannot be represented as a 943 E. Altadena Dr., Altadena 
JPL’s Education Office, ratio of two integers. (Integers and March 18, at 2:00pm at 
features math problems include all whole numbers, the First Baptist Church of 
that illustrate how pi can as well as their negative Pasadena, 75 N. Marengo. Mr. 
be used to learn about all counterparts, such as -1, -2, -3, Stein will perform the “Poeme” 
kinds of curious features etc.) Pi enthusiasts regularly by Chausson. Also on the 
of the universe, including use Pi Day as an opportunity to program will be Overture to 
earthquakes on Mars, test their memorization skills, “Rosemunde” by Schubert, and 
helium rain on Jupiter, because the random nature of “Morceau Symphonique” by 
and planets orbiting the digits makes them difficult Cesar Franck. Dr. Paul Sherman 
other remember. Members of the is the conductor. Both concerts 

“All of the problems in the public are encouraged to share are free and handicapped 
‘Pi in the Sky’ challenge photos and stories from their accesible. 
are real problems that JPL Pi Day celebration activities Stein will also perform 
scientists and engineers through the Education website Thursday, April 5 at Crowell 
solve using pi,” said Ota at Library in San Marino. 
Lutz, a senior education day-whats-going-round. See page 2 for details. 

stars and other spherical numbers known as “irrational Paul Stein, retired Los Angeles 

One City, One Story Author Welcomed 

By Dean Lee 

Police Activities LeagueGolden Badge Awards

Pi Day, theNASA Way

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