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

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Mountain View News Saturday,March 17, 2018 
Mountain View News Saturday,March 17, 2018 

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 California Highway Patrol 
deputies now believe that 
a large boulder that killed 
a man in a vehicle Tuesday 
night on the 134 Freeway in 
Pasadena was intentionally 
dropped from the Orange 
Grove Boulevard overpass. 
They are looking for anyone 
that may have witnessed the 
suspect or suspects to come 

 According to investigators, 
Christopher Lopez, 23, 
was killed when a 30 to 
35-pound boulder smashed 
through the windshield 
of the Toyota Corolla he 
and his family were riding 
in shortly before 9 p.m. 
The boulder hit the car as 
they passed under Orange 
Grove Boulevard traveling 
westbound in the carpool 
lane. Lopez was in the 
passenger seat.

 “He didn’t deserve 
this. My daughter didn’t 
deserve this,” said his wife 
Guadalupe Gutierrez as 
she made a plea for the 
public’s help. Gutierrez, 
pregnant, was driving the 
car. The couple’s 4-year-old 
daughter and Gutierrez’s 
mother were also in the 
car. No one else was injured 
CHP deputies said.

CHP Lt. Chuck Geletko 
said the incident was an 
“intentional act,” and 
that anyone who threw a 
boulder of that size would 
know it would seriously 
harm anyone driving on the 

 Gutierrez drove her 
husband to Glendale 
Adventist Medical Center 
where he died less than an 
hour later. 

Pet of the 

King (A451811) is onestellar dog. This 8-year-oldShepherd mix is an easygoing, calm guy. He enjoysattention from everyone hemeets. He walks well on leash 
and already knows trainingcommands including “sit” 
and “shake.” Plus, he gotalong great with both smalland large dogs on a shelterfield trip. King is lookingfor an owner who can helphim lose weight under theguidance of a veterinarian.
He came to Pasadena 
Humane via Redlands 
Animals Shelter where he 
had been waiting for a newhome since October of last 
year. Let’s hope he finds onereal soon.

 The adoption fee for dogsis $130. All dogs are spayed 
or neutered, microchipped,
and vaccinated before goingto their new home. Kingqualifies for our Seniors forSeniors program, waivinghis adoption fee for adoptersage 60 and over.

 New adopters will receive acomplimentary health-andwellness 
exam from VCA 
Animal Hospitals, as wellas a goody bag filled withinformation 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 throughFriday; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Pets may not be availablefor adoption and cannot beheld for potential adoptersby phone calls or email.

 **Beginning March 22, thePasadena Humane Society& SPCA is hosting a fee-
waived “Sweet 16” adoptionevent to celebrate the 2018 
NCAA March Madness 
Tournament. Learn more 
about adopting a pet orsponsoring a pet adoption 

Pasadena Metro Bike Share in Jeopardy

With a cost of over $1.3 as fiscally prudent,” Dock said.
million to the city, no current Although no action was 
title sponsorship, and with only taken on the information item, 
eight percent fare box recovery committee members decided 
—as part of a two-year plan — that the city should work with 
the city’s Municipal Services Metro to save the program, 
Committee looked at options including looking at local 
Tuesday that included removing sponsorship such as Kaiser 
Metro’s Bike Share network Permanente. 
completely from the city. Metro Principal Transportation 

 Pasadena Director of Planner Jenny Cristales-
Transportation Fred Dock Cevallos said winter was lowest 
said during negotiations with turnout for bike riding. She said 
Metro in 2015, it was estimated they expect the numbers to 
that a title sponsorship could go up in summer. Committee 
generate between $516,000 to Member Tyron Hampton noted 
$750,000 per year and it was that three stations were still not 
also estimated fare box recovery installed including the Allen 
would be 60 percent at best. Gold Line station popular with 

 “Unless… Metro modifies Pasadena City College students.
the terms of any subsequent Mayor Terry Tornek and 
[Memorandum of Committee Members suggested 
understanding] MOU to be looking at possibly having the 
more favorable to the city, it is city create its own program 
unlikely that continued support similar to Santa Monica or Long 
for the bike share system in Beach. 
Pasadena can be recommended Hampton also suggested 

Police Arrest Suspect DubbedThe ‘Glass Man Burglar’

 Pasadena Police arrested a man Tires, 2480 E. Foothill Blvd., in 
last month dubbed the “Glass Pasadena. While the suspect got 
Man Burglar” in Pasadena. away on foot, Officer Calderon 
According to police Kevin arrested Gabrielle Girotti-
Michael Guerrero was arrested Valdez, 22, of Pasadena. On 
February 25th, in connection February 16th, the Los Angeles 
with a burglary crew that County District Attorney’s 
eluded police in Pasadena, Office filed felony Commercial 
Glendale and Arcadia until Burglary charges against 
he was arrested by a proactive Girotti-Valdez. Girotti-Valdez 
Pasadena patrol officer.took a plea deal and is currently 

 The suspect in the surveillance serving time in jail.
photo was dubbed the “Glass On February 25th, 2018, at 
Man Burglar” due to his method about 3:00 AM, Pasadena Patrol 
of removing panes of glass, saw Guerrero walking east on 
intact, from business doors in Colorado Blvd., in the area 
order to gain entry, had stolen of Michigan Avenue wearing 
over $50,000 worth of Urb-E distinct clothing. Guerrero was 
motorized scooters, computers, taken into custody without 
scratchers, and cigarettes from incident and was found to be in 
closed businesses during the possession of burglary tools.
early morning hours. The On February 28th, 2018, the 
suspect was known to work Los Angeles County District 
with accomplices. Detectives Attorney’s Office filed 13-felony 
suspect Guerrero of always counts including charges of 
removing the panes of glass. Commercial Burglary and 

 A break in the case came on Possession of Burglary Tools. 
February 14 when Pasadena Guerrero’s arraignment was set 
Patrol Officer Mario Calderon for February 28th, 2018. His 
rolled up on the suspect and bail was set at $220,000. The 
his crew breaking into Just investigation is ongoing. 

Hop into Pasadena’s EggBowl and Celebrate Spring 

 Celebrate spring by hopping 
your way through Pasadena’s 
FREE Egg Bowl and SpringFestival Saturday, March 31, 
2018, at the Rose Bowl Stadium, 
1001 Rose Bowl Dr. This is the 
fourth year the Egg Bowl willbe held at the historic stadium, 
and more than 6,000 people areexpected to attend. 80,000 eggswill line the historic Rose Bowl 
Stadium field.

 The excitement will begin witha special ticketed Bunny Brunchin the Terry Donahue Pavilion,
Stadium Club Lounge. Tickets 
are required for the brunch andtickets will not be sold at the event, 
but the Egg Bowl egg hunts andspring festival are free and opento the public. Take photos withthe bunny, access an exclusiveegg hunt before the event opensto the public, enjoy pancakes,
eggs, sausages and more. The 
public can purchase advancetickets online at 
One lucky Bunny Brunch ticketholder will win a free Rose Bud 
membership, the official kids 
club of the Rose Bowl Stadium. 
Three separate FREE egg huntsfor kids ages 0 to 12 will beginat 11:30 a.m. The second set 
of egg hunts will start at 12:45

p.m. and the last at 2:00 p.m.
No registration is required,
admission is free. All egg huntsare the same. Remember to bringyour best egg hunting basketor purchase a $3 bucket forPasadena’s largest egg hunt. 
Hop over to the Spring Festivalfeaturing free family activities, 
games, performances includinga bubble artist, a puppet show 

and the Wilson Marching Band,
arts and crafts, face painting(nominal fees apply), food forsale and more from 11 a.m. to 3 

p.m. Scheduled exhibitors at thefestival include, Armory Centerfor the Arts, The Huntington,
Lakeshore Learning Store, 
Options for Learning, MissionRenaissance Fine Art, Pasadena 
Educational Foundation, 
PlayLab, Ronald McDonald 
House, Stratford School, 
Southern California Children’s 
Museum, the Sri Lanka 
Foundation and the Pasadena 
Tournament of Roses. 
Take advantage of our summerday camp preview sale at thisyear’s Egg Bowl. There is a 
nominal fee for face paintingand limited supplies of bucketsand commemorative Egg Bowlbackpacks will be available forpurchase as well.

 Free rides to and from the EggBowl and Festival will be offered 
on Pasadena Transit Route 51 
Saturday buses from 7 a.m. to 4

p.m. The route travels betweenOld Pasadena & Memorial 
Park Gold Line Station alongFair Oaks to the Rose Bowl. 
The Rose Bowl Stadium is a 
5-minute walk from the nearest 
Pasadena Transit bus stop. Viewthe route map and schedule Riders willalso be entered in a raffle to 
win great prizes! Free parking isavailable in Lot F for people whodrive to the event. 
For more information about 
the spring Egg Bowl visit: or call (626)

moving the underperforming 

stations to other parts of the 

The lowest performing stations 

are Fair Oaks/Hammond with 

279 rides and Pasadena Central 

Library with 391 rides. Top 

performing stations include 

Memorial Park Station with 

1,695 rides and the Rose Bowl 

with 1,425 rides. The city saw 

26,527 total rides since launch. 

Don’t Relyon the Luck 
o’ the Irish 

St. Patrick’s Day is one of the 
most popular holidays in the 
United States. The holiday 
is heavily celebrated by most 
with friendly pinches of 
those not wearing something 
green, bangers n’ mash, and 
the toasting of green beer. 
Sadly, all this merry-making 
can lead to dangerous driving 
conditions as party-goers 
head home. 

Pasadena Police Department 
will deploy additional officers 
on special DUI Saturation 
Patrols specifically to stop and 
arrest drivers showing signs of 
alcohol or drug impairment 
during the hours of 6:00 
PM and 3:00 AM tonight. In 
recent years, California has 
seen an increase in drug-
impaired driving crashes. 
DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze. 
If you take prescription 
drugs, particularly those 
with a driving or operating 
machinery warning on 
the label, you might be 
impaired enough to get a 
DUI. Marijuana use can also 
be impairing, especially in 
combination with alcohol or 
other drugs, and can result in 
a DUI. 

Pasadena Police Department 
recommends the following 
safe alternatives to drinking 
and driving:

 First: Always remember to 
plan ahead. If you plan to 
drink, plan for a sober driver to 
take you home. Is it your turn 
to be the designated driver? 
Take that role seriously—your 
friends are relying on you.

 There are many other ways 
to ensure a safe ride home 
besides relying on a friend. 
The OTS DDVIP app is now 
available for free download 
on iOS and Android devices. 
The app offers enhanced 
features, allowing users to 
search all participating bars 
and restaurants throughout 
California. Additionally, the 
app users can easily order a 
sober ride from Uber, Lyft or 

 Have a friend who is about to 
drink and drive? Take the keys 
away and make arrangements 
to get them home safely.

 Always remember to report 
drunk drivers - call 911. 

Bus Adventure 

Climb aboard for an Esotouric 
bus adventure. 
The Crown City masquerades 
as a calm and refined retreat, 
where well-bred ladies glide 
around their perfect bungalows 
and everyone knows what fork 
to use first. But don’t be fooled 
by appearances. Dip into 
the confidential files of old 
Pasadena and meet assassins 
and oddballs, kidnappers and 
slashers, black magicians and 
all manner of maniac in a 
delightful little tour you won’t 
find recommended by the 
better class of people.

 For more information and 
tickets visit: 

Pasadena Police Chief 
Sanchez to Retire in April 

Without giving much of a 
reason, Police Chief Phillip 
Sanchez announced he will 
retire, effective April 18. Sanchez 
made the announcement in a 
letter to City Manager Steve 

“The decision to step away 
from serving my community 
is a difficult one which took 
much deliberation and careful 
thought,” Sanchez wrote. “For 
the past eight years I have had 
the honor of leading one of the 
nation’s finest law enforcement 
agencies, comprised of heroic 
men and women who serve 
with distinction in keeping 
our city safe putting on the 
Pasadena police uniform 
everyday has truly been a 
humbling experience.”

 Sanchez is leaving the 
department at a time of 
controversy. Last week former 
Pasadena Lt. Vasken Gourdikian 
was indicted for selling guns 
illegally last year and falsifying 
government forms. He pled 
not guilty and is free on bond. 
It was also revealed that a 
second (unidentified) Pasadena 
police officer is also under 
investigation in the case. 

 Late last month the Altadena 
Town council sent Sanchez 
and city officials a letter over a 
violent traffic stop in November 
requesting that Pasadena 

officers Zachary Lujan and 
Lerry Esparza stop any police 
business in Altadena. They also 
asked the department to stop 
proactively patrolling Altadena 
until doing a review of their use 
of force procedures.

 The officers stopped Ballew 
Nov. 9 initially for driving 
with tinted windows and 
missing a front license plate. 
An altercation between Lujan, 
Esparza and Ballew left Ballew 
with a black eye and a broken 
leg. Video of the incident by 
a bystander went viral. Civil 
rights activists had demanded 
the officers be placed on leave.

 According to reports, John 
Perez, Deputy Police Chief will 
become interim chief starting 
Monday. Sanchez will remain 
with the department until April. 

Eyes On The Universe 

Leadership InAstronomy Today

 Dr. John Mulchaey, Director 
of the Carnegie Observatories, 
will discuss the history and 
accomplishments of the 
Carnegie Observatories on 
Saturday, March 24, 11 a.m. at 
Pasadena Public Library’s Linda 
Vista Branch, 1281 Bryant St.

 Mulchaey is the 11th director 
of the historic department, 
founded in 1904. He has 
been with Carnegie for more 
than 20 years and has been 
intricately involved in research 
and telescope development 
during his tenure. As the leader 
of Carnegie Observatories 
he follows in the footsteps of 
such astronomical giants as 
George Ellery Hale and Horace 

His focus at Carnegie has 
been on groups and clusters 
of galaxies, elliptical galaxies, 
dark matter—the invisible 

material that makes up most of 
the universe—active galaxies, 
and black holes. He studies 
galaxy groups to understand 
the processes that affect most 
galaxies during their lifetimes.

Mulchaey works extensively 
with space-based, X-ray 
telescopes, and the 
extraordinary optical Magellan 
telescopes at Carnegie’s Las 
Campanas Observatory in 
the Atacama desert of Chile. 
Both types of telescopes play 
a role in delving deeper into 
the nature of galaxy groups. 
Join us to learn more about 
galaxies as well as other projects 
currently underway at Carnegie 
2018: Year of Science is 
sponsored by the Linda 
Vista Library Associates. 
For more information on 
this and other upcoming 
science programming events 
planned, contact Robin Reidy 
at (626) 744-7278 or rreidy@ or Deborah 
Takahashi at (626) 744-7278 
or dtakahashi@cityofpasadena. 

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 a 
member to attend. Some events 
require advance reservations as 

Friday Movie Matinees – 
Fridays at 1 p.m. Everyoneenjoys movies and the pleasures 
they bring. March 30: “Good 
Night, and Good Luck” (2005, 
PG) starring David Strathairn 
and George Clooney. Broadcast 
journalist Edward R. Murrow 
decides to try and bring 
down U.S. Senator Joseph 
McCarthy during the senator’s 
communism witch hunt. 

Tech It Up! The Basics and 
Benefits of Technology – 
Mondays to March 26, from 
3 to 4:30 p.m. Do you ever 
feel lost during conversations 
about social media, apps and 
technology? During this four-
week program, learn how to 
use 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 

Arthritis Foundation 
Exercise Program – Mondays 
and Wednesdays to April 11, at 
11 a.m. Using low-impact and 
low-intensity exercises, seniors 
with arthritis can increase their 
flexibility, range of motion and 
muscle strength during this 
six-week program that can 
be modified for each person’s 
need, whether sitting, standing 
or on the floor. Register by 
calling 626-685-6732.

LA Opera Talk – Monday, 
March 19, at 1 p.m. An LA 
Opera community educator 
will discuss “Finding the 
Perfect Woman in 19th Century 


ClearCaptions Phones – 
Thursday, March 22, at 10 

a.m. Learn how seniors with 
any form of hearing loss can 
live healthier, happier and more 
independent lifestyles with free 
ClearCaptions phones, which 
allow you to see every word 
said during a telephone call. 
Presented by Steve Soiferman, 
an ADA ClearCaptions 
Understanding the Bill of 
Rights – Monday, March 26, 
at 1 p.m. The U.S. Constitution 
has 27 amendments. Learn 
about the Bill of Rights, the 
first 10 amendments that were 
ratified in 1791 and outline the 
basic rights and freedoms of 
American citizens. Presented 
by Carol Cheadle. Please RSVP 
at the Welcome Desk. 

Five Wishes/Advance 
Directives – Thursday, March 
29, at 10 a.m. Do you know 
what kind of care you want if 
you become seriously ill? By 
filling out a simple form, you 
can tell your family and friends 
about your healthcare wishes 
ahead of time and spare them 
the uncertainty and confusion 
that can be associated with 
trying to make decisions 
without such a directive. Learn 
how a healthcare power of 
attorney is used in California 
and how to communicate 
your wishes with a concise yet 
comprehensive document. This 
class will highlight Five Wishes, 
the advance directive used by 
most physicians and health 
plans. Attendees will receive 
forms at no cost. Presented by 
Vitas Innovative Hospice Care.

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

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