Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, March 24, 2018

MVNews this week:  Page A:5

Mountain View News Saturday, March 24, 2018 
Mountain View News Saturday, March 24, 2018 
$20,000Reward In 
Of Motorist

Supervisor Kathryn Barger 
introduced a motion before the 
Board of Supervisors Tuesday, 
asking for a $20,000 reward 
for the person(s) responsible 
for dropping a boulder from 
the overpass at Orange Grove 
Boulevard in Pasadena onto 
the 134 freeway resulting in 
the death of Cristopher Lopez.

 On Tuesday, March 13, at 
approximately 8:55 p.m., 
Guadalupe Gutierrez was 
driving with her husband, 
Cristopher Lopez, their 
4 year-old daughter and 
Mrs. Gutierrez’ mother 
westbound in the HOV lane, 
at approximately 70 miles per 

 When the car passed under 
Orange Grove Boulevard 
in Pasadena, a 30-pound 
boulder crashed through 
the windshield hitting Mr. 
Lopez who was seated in the 
passenger seat. Mrs. Gutierrez 
drove her husband directly to 
Glendale Adventist Medical 
Center. Despite the efforts 
of emergency personnel, 
Mr. Lopez succumbed to his 
injuries and was pronounced 
deceased at the hospital. Mr. 
Lopez is survived by his 
expectant wife Guadalupe and 
their daughter. 

CHP investigators are 
seeking witnesses who may 
have noticed any suspicious 
person(s) or activities around 
the area of Orange Grove 
Boulevard and State Route 134 
freeway on the evening of the 

 Anyone with any information 
should call Crime Stoppers 
Hotline 1-800-222-8477. 

Pet of the 

Cody (A411530) is an 
11-year-old lab mix seeking 
a home. Cody is a friendly 
boy who loves meeting new 
people. Once outside of his 
kennel, he is calm, loves to 
go for walks, and will show 
off his “sit”, “down” and 
“stay” commands. Over 
the past couple of years, 
Cody has bounced from 
home to home after his 
original owner died. His 
previous adopter reports 
that he now suffers from 
separation anxiety. Sweet 
Cody is looking for an 
understanding new owner 
and a stable home to call his 

 Cody’s adoption fee is 
reduced to $100 because he 
has earned his blue ribbon 
(he knows his “sit,” “down,” 
and “stay” commands.) 
The regular adoption fee 
for dogs is $130. All dogs 
are spayed or neutered, 
microchipped, and 
vaccinated before going to 
their new home. Cody also 
qualifies for our Seniors 
for Seniors program, 
waiving his adoption fee for 
adopters age 60 and over. 

New adopters will receive 
a complimentary healthand-
wellness 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. 

Residents Call for Transparency forNew Power Plant Above Pasadena

The city of Glendale’s the Linda Vista~Annandale 
Planning Commission voted 2 Association. She alleged the 
to 1 Wednesday night against projects secrecy was illegal. 
adopting a Mitigated Negative “To breakdown these four 
Declaration that would have projects and have them all float 
allowed the construction of a around in different universes 
12-megawatt power generation and somehow they’ll come 
facility southeast of Pasadena back together someday. That 
above the Arroyo Seco. They is not permitted under CEQA 
also voted 2 to 1 in favor of a full [California Environmental 
Environmental Impact Report Quality Act].” 
for the project after many in the Other speakers made note 
audience demanded it. of the projects proximity to 

 Of the 34 speakers only one Art Center in Pasadena, Kids 
was a resident of Pasadena Space and the Aquatic Center in 
although the project is less than Brookside Park. 
a mile from Pasadena’s Linda At issue was the projects 
Vista neighborhood and the Proposed Mitigated Negative 
Rose Bowl.Declaration. Many of the 

 “I only found out about this public were concerned about 
whole situation a few days ago,” fire, earthquakes, noise and air 
said, Nina Chomsky, President quality. 
of the Linda Vista~Annandale “We are always concerned 
Association. “I discovered in about fire in the Linda 
my research that the city didn’t Vista~Annandale area,” 
bother to notify me or Council Chomsky said. “We have open 
member Steve Madison of this canyons, we have the narrow 
proposed project or the Linda streets... and add 90,000 people 
Vista~Annandale Association.” at the Rose Bowl for an event 

 She went on, “It looks like panicked to get out.” 
there is a whole plan to redo One resident were so far as 
Glendale’s power operations, to relate the project and air 
we know about the expansion pollution to adding more than 
idea [of the landfill] then we 1000 cars on the freeway every 
have this proposal and we have hour every day of the year. 
two more projects and they’re According to a Glendale city 
all related? how could they not staff report they are proposing a 
be?” 12 megawatt power generation 

 Chomsky noted that she facility (utility and transmission 
was not speaking on behalf of facility) that will utilize landfill 

JPL to Host John Muir 
Engineering Events 

John Muir’s Engineering 
and Environmental Science 
Academy’s Advisory Board 
hosted a special evening 
celebrating their business 
partners at Jet Propulsion 
Laboratory. The event was also 
presented to recruit potential 
new business partners and 
advisory board members for the 
academy. Annie Richardson, 
EESA Advisory Board member 
and Jet Propulsion Laboratory 
employee organized a reception 
and tour of the campus.
Amy Foell, workforce 
development director for the 
Pasadena Chamber helped 
recruit potential business 
partners for the event and 
presented those in attendance 
with information and materials 
to encourage them to volunteer 
to support the students. 

The group observed the clean 
room where engineers are 
building the Mars 2020 rover 
and a control room where the 
center communicates with 
satellites in orbit around the 

 A highlight of the evening was 
a showcase of student work 
from the academy at John 
Muir. Students from each grade 
level in the academy displayed 
their projects and shared the 
benefits of having engineers and 
scientists involved with their 
“Interacting with, and getting 
advice and support from, 
business partners helps the 
students understand the 
application of what they are 
learning in the classroom,” said 
Pasadena Chamber Workforce 
Development Director Amy 
Foell. “The business partners 
benefit by seeing their work 
through the perspective of a 
young person, being of service 
to our future engineers as well 
as providing insights to those 
considering an engineering 

 Ms. Foell organizes advisory 
committees for a number of 
academies in the Pasadena 
Unified School District. If 
you are interested in joining 
an advisory board, coaching 

students on projects or hosting 
an intern please reach out 
to Amy Foell, Workforce 
Development Director at 
the Pasadena Chamber of 
Commerce. amy@pasadenachamber.
org or 626-795-3355. 
Upcoming events with the 
Engineering & Environmental 
Science Academy are:

 April 5 Summer 
2018 Internship Applicant 
Interviews: 4:00 to 6:00PM 
JMHS LibraryApril 10 Engineering 
and Environmental Science 
Academy Advisory Board 
MeetingMay 8 EESA Advisory 
Board Meeting: 3:30 to 5:30 
May TBD Mid-month 

-Senior Project Review 
Competition: Time TBD, 
JMHS LibraryMay 21 Medallion Awards 
Dinner: 6:00 to 8:00PM JMHS 
LibraryMay 18-20 Solar Cup Race: 
Temecula, CA 
Supporting the Engineering 
and Environmental Science 
Academy at john Muir High 
School in PUSD is one of many 
work-based learning initiatives 
undertaken by the Pasadena 
Chamber with our community 
partners. Those efforts include 
summer intern placements, 
job shadowing for high school 
students in other college and 
career academies, classroom 
speakers from the business 
community and mentoring.
If you would like to volunteer 
your time, host and intern, 
be a job shadow location or 
mentor a local student, visit:
signup and fill out the brief 
volunteer form. 

gas to generate renewable 
energy at 2.2 acre area located at 
southern portion of a 535 acre 
site (Scholl Canyon Landfill) 
that is located in the SR (Special 
Recreation) Zone. The Project 
includes the construction of 
two 1,000 square foot modular 
office buildings, a 60,000 gallon 
fire water tank, a 10,000 gallon 
water storage tank, a two-thirds 
of mile natural gas pipeline 
system, four 840 square-foot 
engine generator enclosures 
with 40-foot tall exhaust stacks 
that are three-feet in diameter, 
40-foot tall flare stack, retaining 
walls (up to 23-feet tall) and 
a 384 square-foot power 
distribution center. 



on Healthy


 Seniors 50 and older will fine-
tune their lives, health, safety, 
relationships and more at the 
free Pasadena Conference 
on Healthy Aging scheduled 
Saturday, April 28, from 8 a.m. 
to 1:30 p.m. on the campus of 
First Church of the Nazarene 
of Pasadena, 3700 E. Sierra 
Madre Blvd. 

The conference will begin with 
a keynote address by Dr. Laura 
Mosqueda, interim dean and 
professor of family medicine 
and geriatrics at USC’s Keck 
School of Medicine. The title 
of her presentation will be 
“Aging with Purpose: Grace, 
Meaning and Joy.”

 Workshop topics will range 
from medical marijuana to 
senior cyber safety. There also 
will be workshops on the latest 
updates on Medicare, financial 
security, caregiver support and 
more, plus demonstrations, 
health screenings and an 
exhibitor hall.

 While there is no cost 
to attend the conference, 
registration is required. Visit or 
call 626-685-6730 to register 
or for more information. Free 
lunch will be provided to 
registered participants. 

Arts and 
Talk and Tour 

 Explore some of the stories 
behind Pasadena’s inspiring 
and multifaceted history 
and learn about several of 
the improbable people who 
propelled Pasadena into the 
21st century and beyond 
Friday, April 20, at 11 a.m. 
when a talk at the Pasadena 
Senior Center, 85 E. Holly St., 
will be followed by a tour of the 
Pasadena Museum of History’s 
new exhibition “Dreaming the 
Universe: The Intersection of 
Science, Fiction and Southern 
California.” The event will 
be presented by Julia Long, 
founder of Pasadena Walking 

 The cost for members of the 
Pasadena Senior Center is 
only $10. Transportation to 
the museum is not included, 
and there will be an additional 
cost to enter the museum ($9 
general admission and $8 
students and senior citizens).

 Sign up for the talk only, 
the museum visit only or 
the combined talk and 
museum tour by stopping 
by the Welcome Desk at 
the Pasadena Senior Center 
or calling 626-795-4331. 
For more information visit 

Orange Grove ProjectMeeting Canceled

 Hundreds of Pasadena 
residents joined Mayor Terry 
Tornek, Councilmembers 
Gene Masuda and Margaret 
McAustin, and City staff, 
Thursday, to discuss the 
proposed Orange Grove 
Boulevard. “Road Diet” 
project. Over 100 of the 
attendees provided public 
comment. There will 

be time for additional impacts of the project 
public comment before as it has been proposed. 
any decisions are made; These concerns have been 
however, for the reasons taken to heart by the City 

set forth below, the second representatives. 
community meeting that was Given delays caused by 
scheduled for March 28 has 

the water transmission 

been postponed until further line project, City staff has opportunity to develop 

 As was discussed at the greater community dialog 
meeting, the proposed and to work toward an 
timing for the resurfacing approach that is more 

of Orange Grove Boulevard, likely to be accepted by the 

which would necessarily community. Additional 
precede any restriping of information will be shared as 

the street to implement a it becomes available. 
“Road Diet”, is expected to be “We are grateful to all 
postponed for approximately those who participated at 
twelve months to allow time the meeting, or made their 

for the Water and Power thoughts known previously. 

Department to install a Pasadena’s engaged and 
proposed 3.5 mile water informed citizenry is one 
transmission line from of things that makes our 

Sunset Avenue to Sierra community so special,” 
Madre Boulevard. In other stated City Manager Steve 
words, any decision on the Mermell“Road Diet” is likewise being A copy of the presentation 

postponed.provided at yesterday’s 

 While the intent of the meeting and project updates 
proposed “Road Diet” is to can be found at the project 

enhance safety, it is clear website located at http://
that there are many concerns saferstreets.cityofpasadena. 
regarding the potential net 

Free Monthly Events atPasadena Senior Center

 There is something foreveryone at the PasadenaSenior Center, 85 E. Holly St

You do not have to be a 
member to attend. Some 
events require advance 
reservations as noted. 

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 first10 amendments that were 
ratified in 1791 and outline 
the basic rights and freedomsof American citizens. 
Presented by Carol Cheadle.
Please RSVP at the Welcome 
Five Wishes/Advance 
Directives – Thursday,
March 29, at 10 a.m. Do youknow what kind of care youwant if you become seriouslyill? By filling out a simple form,
you can tell your family andfriends about your healthcarewishes ahead of time and 
spare them the uncertaintyand confusion that can be 
associated with trying to 
make decisions without such 
a directive. Learn how a 
healthcare power of attorneyis used in California and 
how to communicate yourwishes with a concise yetcomprehensive document. 
This class will highlight FiveWishes, the advance directive 
used by most physicians andhealth plans. Attendees willreceive forms at no cost. 
Presented by Vitas InnovativeHospice Care.

 A Toast to the Joys ofMusic – Tuesdays, April 3to 24, from 9:30 to 11:30 

a.m. Tom Campbell returnsto play his guitar and singcovers of traditional country, 
country rock, blues, folk, 
gospel and classic rock musicmade famous by The GratefulDead, Vince Gill, Merle 
Haggard, B.B. King, WillieNelson, Elvis Presley, TheRolling Stones and others.
Scenic Walkers Club – 
Wednesdays, April 4 to 25,
at 10 a.m. Join members of 
the Pasadena Senior Center’s 
Scenic Walkers Club for 
walks to scenic local placesto enjoy the great outdoorsand get some exercise. For 
more information, includingwhere to meet up each week,
contact Scenic Walkers Club 
coordinator Alan Colville at

Rental Scams – Thursday,
April 5, at 10 a.m. The stress 
of finding an apartment or 
granny flat to rent is almostinevitable due to the search, 
competition, upfront money.
Sometimes the rental process 
goes from aggravating to 
illegal. While the majority ofrental listings are legitimate,
rental scams are widespread.
Come learn about the most 
recent scams and how to 
avoid them. Presented byColdwell Banker. 

Domino Club – 
Thursdays, April 5 to 26, at1 p.m. If you’ve never playedChicken Foot dominoes 
before, or even if you have,
come join the fun as VickiLeigh leads participants ina rollicking version of thegame that is easy enough forbeginners yet challengingenough for seasoned players.
The accompanying laughteris contagious! For more 
information call Vicki Leighat 928-478-4654. 

Friday Movie Matinees – 
Fridays at 1 p.m. Everyone 
enjoys the experience of 
watching movies and the 
pleasures they bring. April

6: “Murder on the Orient 
Express” (2017, PG-13)
starring Kenneth Branaghand Penélope Cruz. Thirteenstrangers are stranded on alavish European train whereeveryone is a suspect as thecelebrated detective Hercule 
Poirot races against time 
to solve the mystery beforethe murderer strikes again.
Friday, April 6, at 3:30 p.m.

Guest artists will explore 
the human body – the 
original musical instrument,
harnessing heart rhythmsthrough listening and seeingharmonies, body percussionand movement. RSVP at 
the Welcome Desk or bycalling 626-795-4331. All 
class participants will receivecomplimentary tickets to theHUMAN/INSTRUMENTconcert led by MUSE/IQUEartistic director Rachael 
Worby Sunday, April 8, at 5 

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

Mountain Views News 80 W Sierra Madre Blvd. No. 327 Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 Office: 626.355.2737 Fax: 626.609.3285 Email: Website: