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Community Calendar:
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Pasadena – Altadena:
Pet of the Week

South Pasadena / San Marino:

Sierra Madre:
Walking SM … The Social Side
Sierra Madre Police Blotter

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Arcadia Police Blotter
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Best Friends and More:
The Missing Page
Happy Tails
The Joy of Yoga
Katnip News!
SGV Humane Society

Food & Drink:
Chef Peter Dills
Table for Two
Recipe of the Week

Education & Youth:

The Good Life:
Senior Happenings

The World Around Us:
Looking Up
Christopher Nyerges
Out to Pastor

F. Y. I. :

Section B:

Arts and More:
Jeff's Book Pics
All Things
Family Matters
Business Today

F. Y. I. :

Opinion … Left/Right:
Joe Guzzardi
John L. Micek
Michael Reagan
The Funnies

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Jeff Brown
Deanne Davis
Peter Dills
Bob Eklund
Marc Garlett
Lori A. Harris
Chris Leclerc
Christopher Nyerges
La Quetta M. Shamblee
Rev. James Snyder
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 SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 2018 

VOLUME 12 NO. 15

Police Stop 

Spend an Intimate Evening 
with Author Danzy Senna

The Open Book Series 
presents a very special literary 
salon featuring Danzy Senna in 
conversation with Chris Terry, 
on Thursday, May 17, from 
7:00 – 9:00 pm at Jones Coffee 
Roasters in Pasadena. Mingle at 
a hosted happy hour, then enjoy 
a spirited exchange about race, 
gender and identity between 
Senna, breakout author of 
Caucasia and New People, and 
moderator Terry. Afterwards, 
join Senna for a book signing 
and dessert reception. At Open 
Book, it’s never just an event, 
it’s an experience.

 Terry describes Senna’s book, 
Caucasia, as “a formative read” 
for him as a young man. His 
debut novel, Zero Fade, was 
on the American Library 
Association’s Best of 2013 list. 
His second novel, Magical 
Negroes (to be published in 
2019), is a supernatural satire 
about a mixed-race punk rock 
musician who is trying to win 
his Black Card — his credibility 
as a black person. Terry is 
currently a PEN Center USA 
Artist in Residence.

 To purchase tickets, go to
open-book. The ticket price 
of $65/$35 Student/Educator 
includes pre-program reception 
with beer/wine and appetizers; 
post-program dessert, coffee, 
and conversation; and ongoing 
support of Pasadena Literary 
Alliance grantees.

 Jones Coffee is located at 
693 S Raymond Ave, for 
more information about the 
coffeehouse call (626) 564-

 Men suspected of 
at least four school 

 Pasadena Police arrested two 
men, Tuesday, suspected of at 
least four school burglaries 
committed within the past 
two weeks in Pasadena. 

 According to police, officers, 
Lieutenant Pete Hettema and 
Sergeant Rudy Lemos, stoped 
Jesus Martinez Galarza, 20 and 
Freddy Solorio, 19, both from 
Pasadena after a disturbance 
in the 300 block of South 
Lake Avenue. Witnesses 
positively identified the two 
men from video surveillance 
from a commercial burglary 
1000 block of East Green 
Street. Both were arrested 
and booked for commercial 

 Pasadena Commercial 
Burglary Detective Thomas 
Blanchard questioned the 
two men and obtained 
statements under Miranda 
implicating their involvement 
in the school burglaries. On 
April 10, Detectives served 
search warrants at Galarza 
and Solorio’s residences 
in Pasadena. During the 
investigation, Officers 
recovered loss from the school 
burglaries and commercial 
burglary including laptop 
computers and cell phones.

 On Thursday, the Los Angeles 
County District Attorney’s 
Office filed 12-felony 
counts on both Galarza and 
Solorio including charges of 
Commercial Burglary and 
Felony Vandalism. Galarza 
and Solorio’s bail was set at 
$120,000. The investigation 
is ongoing.

 Anyone with information 
about this case is encouraged 
to call Pasadena Police 
at (626)- 744-4241 or 
anonymously by calling 
“Crime Stoppers” (800) 222-
TIPS (8477).

Playhouse to Celebrate Centennial

 The Pasadena Playhouse 
announced this week plans 
celebrating the State Theatre 
of California’s centennial in 
partnership with the Playhouse 
District Association. Plans 
include an all day Playhouse 
Block Party June 9 from 12-
noon to 10 p.m. on El Molino 
Avenue at Colorado Blvd. Free 
to the public. 

 The Playhouse Block Party will 
include exhibits, food, libations, 
guided tours, a kids’ zone, . Two 
outdoor stages– a Main Stage 
and a Kids’ Stage - will feature 
entertainment from community 
arts partners throughout the 

 Event organizers said 
beginning at noon, families can 
enjoy activities in the Kids’ Zone 
centered around a stage erected 
in the Playhouse Courtyard. 
In late afternoon and early 
evening, the focus will shift to 
a “street party” feel with live 
music and bands, food, drink, 
and more fun. 

 Performances on the two 
stages already scheduled include 
Culture Clash (presenting 
Bordertown Now at the 
Playhouse May 30 – June 
24), The Legendary Ice 
House Comedy Club, 
Bob Baker Marionettes, Nine 
O’Clock Players, Pasadena 
Civic Ballet, Ballet Folklorico, 
Makoto Taiko (drumming), 
PCDA (Professional Child 
Development Associates) Youth 
Choir, and School of Rock 

 Pasadena Playhouse Producing 
Artistic Director Danny 
Feldman said, “We wouldn’t be 
here today without the support 
of our community. Since our 
founding in 1917 we have been 
fortunate to be supported by the 
people of Southern California, 
a community that truly values 
the power of theater. For our 
Centennial celebration we 
wanted to throw a free party 
for thousands of people to say 
thank you.”

 Playhouse District Association 
Executive Director Brian 
Wallace said, “Our partnership 
with Pasadena Playhouse 
reflects what is great about 
our community – the drive to 
promote the Playhouse District 
as Pasadena’s home for arts 
and culture. We are excited to 
welcome everyone to enjoy 
what’s great about this area 
and hope the event encourages 
many repeat visits to all of our 
great destinations here.”

 Pasadena Playhouse, one of 
the most prolific theaters in 
American history with a legacy 
of profound theatrical impact 
and courageous new work, is 
celebrating its Centennial with 
this Block Party in partnership 
with the Playhouse District 

 Pasadena Playhouse is one 
of the most prolific drama-
producing organizations in the 
history of American theater, 
having commissioned over 550 
new works, produced upwards 
of 1,200 shows, spearheaded 
over 500 world premieres, 
developed several shows that 
went on to Broadway, and 
welcomed more than one 
million audience members. 

 As a community center, it has 
been the recipient of well over 
a million hours of service by 
more than 12,000 volunteers. 
The well known Friends of the 
Pasadena Playhouse has been 
instrumental in the running of 
the theatre both backstage, front 
of house, and administratively. 
For more than thirty years, 
Pasadena Playhouse ran a famed 
and fully accredited college 
-- more than 30,000 students 
received arts education and 
access programs. 

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April is Distracted Driving 
Laws Awareness Month

 Pasadena Police Department 
are joining law enforcement, 
this month, throughout the 
state to step up enforcement 
along with awareness efforts by 
the California Office of Traffic 
Safety (OTS) to discourage 
distracted driving. Officers 
will have a special emphasis 
this month on enforcing all 
cell phone and distracted 
driving laws. The goal is to 
increase voluntary compliance 
by drivers, but sometimes 
citations are necessary for 
motorists to better understand 
the importance of driving 
distraction, the department 

 Pasadena Police will be 
deploying extra traffic officers 
with grant-funded resources 
on Friday, April 20 and Friday, 
April 27 on city locations 
with higher numbers of traffic 
collisions. Violators will be 
stopped and cited with fines set 
at $162 for first time offenders. 

 “Smart phones are part of 
everyone’s lives now. Texting, 
phone calls and posting on social 
media are nearly addicting,” 
said Interim Pasadena Police 
Chief John Perez. “But doing 
these things can have deadly 
consequences while driving 
on our city’s street. Changing 
these dangerous habits will 
help make our roadways safer 
for everyone.”

 Traffic officers have issued 
hundreds of thousands of 
citations over the past three 
years to those texting or 
calling on a hand-held cell 
phone. Recent legislation now 
makes it illegal to use your 
smartphone’s apps will driving. 
Still, everyone has seen other 
drivers on a device driving in 
a dangerous manner next to 
them during a commute or a 
trip around town.

 Since 2011, OTS has conducted 
an observational study of 
handheld cell phone use every 
year. “This year’s study on the 
use of handheld cell phones 
and texting shows a decrease 
over past years; however, more 
work needs to be done to target 
those who were observed to 
still be breaking the law,” said 
OTS Director Rhonda Craft. 
“The best way to put an end 
to distracted driving is to 
educate all Californians about 
the danger it poses. We will 
do this through enforcement 
and education efforts like our 
new advertising campaign 
“Just Drive”, reminding drivers 
to put down their phones and 
focus on the road.”

 Preliminary 2017 data also 
shows nearly 22,000 drivers 
were involved in distracted 
driving collisions in California, 
a decline from the more than 
33,000 drivers involved in 
distracted driving collisions in 
2007, the last full year before 
the hands-free law went into 

 Pasadena police are giving the 
following Safety Tips:

If you receive a text message or 
need to send one, pull over and 
park your car in a safe location, 
but ‘never’ on a freeway. Once 
you are safely off the road, it is 
safe to text.

 Designate your passenger as 
your “designated texter.” Allow 
them access to your phone to 
respond to calls or messages.

Do not engage in social media 
scrolling or messaging while 

 Cell phone use can be habit-
forming. Struggling to not text 
and drive? Put the cell phone 
in the trunk or back seat of 
your vehicle until you arrive at 
your final destination.

 This campaign is funded by 
a grant from the California 
Office of Traffic Safety, through 
the National Highway Traffic 
Safety Administration. 



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