Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, April 28, 2018

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Mountain View News Saturday, April 28, 2018 

Final Candidate Identified 
in PCC President Search

Local Briefs

Council to Hear Homeless Count Numbers 

 A staff report released Thursday, 
by the city’s Housing and Career 
Services Department, shows that 
the homelessness count rose 18 
percent in Pasadena over last 
year with 677 people having no 
place to live on a given night 
compared to 575 during last 
year’s count.

 The city council is set Monday 
night to hear the full results of 
the 2018 count conducted the 
evening of January 23 and the 
morning of January 24. 

 “The sharpest Increases were 
seen among those living on the 
streets, in parks, encampments, 
vehicles, or other places not 
meant for human habitation,” 
Housing and Career Services 
Director William Huang wrote. 
“During the 2018 Homeless 
Count, 462 people were living on 
the streets, or 68 percent of the 
total homeless population. That 
number is 33 percent higher 
than the number of unsheltered 
persons in 2017 [347].”

 While this one-night count 
offers a snapshot of homelessness, 
the number of people who are 
homeless on any given night 
fluctuates throughout the year 
Huang said.

 City staff also noted that “people 
living on the streets are our 
neighbors.” Half (50 percent) of 
respondents living on the street 
were living in Pasadena when 
they most recently lost their 
housing, up slightly from 2016 
(48 percent). “The homeless 
population in Pasadena is getting 
older.” Between 2016 and 2018, 
there was a 65 percent increase 
in the number of persons over 
age 50 who were homeless; from 
153 in 2016 to 253 in 2018.

 Although the report is 
information only the council may 
discuss solutions such as; more 
supportive housing is needed 
to offset recent increases in 
homelessness, especially among 
the elderly; supportive housing is 
a cost-effective intervention that 
offers long-term support to high-
needs individuals; and these 
individuals are often intensive 
and costly users of public 
services, particularly health care.

 The full count report will be 
available at pasadenapartnership.

 The city council meets 6:30 
p.m. in the council chamber, 
Pasadena City Hall 100 North 
Garfield Avenue, Room S249.

Gold Line Back on 

One of two finalists for the 
position of Superintendent-
President of Pasadena City 
College has dropped out 
—the school announced 

 “Following the appointment 
of Dr. Byron Clift Breland as 
interim chancellor of the San 
Jose Evergreen Community 
College District, he has 
withdrawn his name from 
consideration for the 
leadership of Pasadena City 
College,” PCC Spokesperson 
Alex Boekelheide said.

 The final candidate selected 
by the Board of Trustees is Dr. 
Cliff Davis, vice chancellor 
of the Ozark Technical 
Community College System 
in Springfield, Mo., and 
president of the Ozarks 
Technical College Table 
Rock campus. 

 Dr. Davis’ previous 
experience includes 
leadership roles in 
advancement, student affairs, 
and strategic planning, and 
service as the executive 
director of the OTC 
Foundation. He previously 
worked in administration at 
Missouri State University.

 He earned his master’s 
and bachelor’s degrees from 
Missouri State and holds a 
doctorate in instructional 
leadership with an emphasis 
in higher educational 
administration from 
Lindenwood University in 
St. Charles, Mo.

 The Board of Trustees of the 
Pasadena Area Community 
College District are selecting 
a superintendent/president 
to succeed Rajen Vurdien, 
who announced his 
retirement effective June 30, 
2018. A decision is expected 
in late May.

 “We had many fine 
candidates,” Dr. Anthony 
Fellow, president of the 
PCC Board of Trustees, 
said. “We were particularly 
impressed by Dr. Davis’ 
tremendous experience in 
college leadership and very 
stable professional record. 
He is also passionate about 
student success!”

 Fellow said he especially 
wanted to thank the initial 
screening committee. “These 
14 members of the PCC 
community have provided 
valuable insight on the 
applicants for this position, 
and the board,” he said.

 The forums will take place 
May 7. Further details are 
as follows Monday, May 7 
at noon to 1 p.m. and 5 to 
6 p.m. at PCC’s Creveling 
Lounge. The forums are open 
to students, faculty, staff, and 
the general public.

 For more information visit:

 As of press time Friday, the 
Metro Gold Line was running 
every 20 minutes and expected 
to be in full service by today 
after an overturned FedEx 
truck early Thursday morning 
led to a two day closer of the 
Gold Line after the truck 
landed on the train tracks near 
Lake Ave. 

 Metro shut down both 
directions of the line around 
1:30 a.m. when the accident 
was first reported. 

 According to police and news 
reports, a hit-and-run driver 
stuck a FedEx big rig causing a 
second FedEx truck to slam into 
it. The first truck then hit the 
center divider and overturned 
onto the tracks. The driver of 
the car is still being sought. 

 At the time, the 210 freeway 
was shut down as crews cleaned 
up and removed the truck from 
the tracks. 

 One of the FedEx drivers was 
taken to a nearby hospital with 
minor injuries. 

The cash is under investigation. 

 Photo Courtesy Of Union Station Homeless Services

Memorial Day 
BBQ and Dance 

Screening Mimis 
Film Club to 
Premiere May 1

Hastings Gets Grant from 
the California State Library

 Memorial Day is a time to 
honor our nation’s military 
heroes. A Memorial Day 
barbecue and dance Monday, 
May 28, at the Pasadena Senior 
Center, 85 E. Holly St., from 
noon to 2:30 p.m. Doors open 
at 11:45 a.m.

 Lunch will include hamburgers 
and hot dogs, with vegetarian 
options available by request, 
and all the trimmings, plus 
apple pie. 

 Then kick up your heels and 
dance to favorites of days gone 
by the Great American Swing 

 The cost is only $10 for 
members and $12 for non-
members of the Pasadena 
Senior Center. Make 
reservations online or at the 
Welcome Desk no later than, 
May 25.

 For more information visit or 
call (626) 795-4331.

 Beginning in May, the new 
Screening Mimis Film Club 
will meet the first and third 
Tuesday of every month at 3 
p.m. in the Scott Pavilion at the 
Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. 
Holly St., to watch provocative 
films followed by lively 

Classics, film noir, cult films, 
documentaries, shorts, foreign 
films, animated films and more 
will be selected democratically 
by club members. Each 
screening will be researched 
and its hidden history presented 
prior to each viewing. Popcorn 
and other refreshments will be 

 The first film on Tuesday, May 
1, will be “Ramona” (1936, NR) 
directed by Henry King and 
starring Loretta Young and 
Don Ameche. A young woman 
who is half native American 
and was raised by a wealthy 
family falls in love with a native 
American employee of the 
household, and he with her, 
against both families’ wishes. 

 Anyone 50 and older is invited 
to join the club for only $5 a 
month. You do not have to be a 
member of the Pasadena Senior 
Center to attend. For more 
information about the club or 
to join, email mmeovary@aol.

 For more information about 
the programs and services of 
the Pasadena Senior Center, 
or call (626) 795-4331.

Free 2nd Sunday @ PAM: 
Celebrate Mothers


 Pasadena Public Library’s 
Hastings Branch announced this 
week they received a Maximizing 
Learning Spaces aka “How to 
MacGyver Your Library” grant 
from the California State Library. 
This grant provided assistance 
from design experts to help 
staff evaluate the current library 
layout and offer suggestions 
for moveable furniture to 
create a more flexible space 
for various programming 
and event activities at the 
branch. A conceptual building 
improvement plan was created 
which allows library space to be 
adapted to events and activity 
use with ease. 

 The Hastings Branch 
Associates are fundraising to 
secure matching funds for the 
MacGyver grant. An ongoing 
raffle fundraiser is being held at 
the library. Raffle items include; 
original artwork, gift certificates, 
tickets to A Noise Within and the 
2019 Rose Parade, an Amazon 
Fire HD8, admission passes to 
Kidspace and the Huntington 
Library and Gardens, and more.

 A FUNdraiser for the MacGyver 
Grant will be held on Tuesday, 
May 1 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. 
at California Pizza Kitchen, 99 
N. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena. 
Twenty percent of your bill 
will be donated to the Hastings 
MacGyver matching grant 
fund, when you mention the 
FUNdraiser to your server or 
bring in the flyer.

 Hastings Library Associates is 
the official support organization 
of the Pasadena Hastings Branch 
Library and are affiliated with 
The Friends of the Pasadena 
Public Library. The group raises 
funds to support the library. 
Past projects include the “cozy 
book” furniture in the children’s 
area, the butterfly garden and 
materials for the Home School 
Collection. The Associates meet 
at 6 p.m. on the 3rd Tuesday 
of each month in the Hasting 
Branch Library’s Community 
Room. All are welcome to attend 
the meetings.

 Visit USC Pacific Asia Museum 
with your mom, grandma or 
other special woman in your 
life and make her a gift! Enjoy 
free admission, an artmaking 
activity inspired by Chinese art 
in the collection, and story time 
for the whole family.

at 12:00pm - 4:00pm: Make a 
vase as a gift for mother.

at 1:00pm: Storytime with 
Sunny - Hear stories of China 
and mothers in the Silk Road 

Sunday, May 13, from 11:00 a.m. 
admission free all day.

USC PAM is Southern 
California’s only museum 
exclusively devoted to the arts 
of Asia and the Pacific, and the 
only U.S. university museum 
dedicated to the subject. Since 
1971, the museum’s mission 
is to further intercultural 
understanding through the arts 
of Asia and the Pacific Islands.

Pacific Asia Museum is located 
46 North Los Robles Ave.

For more information visit:

Pet of the 

Free Monthly Events at 
Pasadena Senior Center

There is something for everyone 
in May 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 noted.

 A Toast to the Joys of Music 
– Tuesdays, May 1 to 29, 
from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tom 
Campbell returns to play 
his guitar and sing covers of 
traditional country, country 
rock, blues, folk, gospel and 
classic rock music made famous 
by The Grateful Dead, Vince 
Gill, Merle Haggard, B.B. King, 
Willie Nelson, Elvis Presley, The 
Rolling Stones and others.

Taxi Vouchers – Tuesday, May 
1, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Qualified 
low-income adults who are 
50 and older and live in the 
Pasadena area will receive two 
vouchers for taxi rides. Proof of 
income and a California ID are 
required. Quantities are limited.

 Bus Tokens – Tuesday, May 1, 
at 1 p.m. Qualified low-income 
adults who are 50 and older and 
live in the Pasadena area will 
receive 10 bus tokens. Proof of 
income and a California ID are 
required. Quantities are limited 
to the first 65 people.

 Scenic Walkers Club – 
Wednesdays, May 2 to 30, at 
10 a.m. Join members of the 
Pasadena Senior Center’s Scenic 
Walkers Club for walks to scenic 
local places to enjoy the great 
outdoors and get some exercise. 
For more information, including 
where to meet up each week, 
contact Scenic Walkers Club 
coordinator Alan Colville at

 Domino Club – Thursdays, 
May 3 to 24, at 1 p.m. Rollicking 
games of chicken foot dominoes 
will have you laughing as the 
tiles cascade! This game is 
easy enough for beginners yet 
challenging enough for seasoned 
players. For more information 
call Vicki Leigh at (928) 478-

 Seasonal Allergies – Thursday, 
May 3, at 10 a.m. It’s allergy 
season! If you or someone you 
know suffers from allergies, 
learn more about it, including 
testing options. Presented by 
Dr. Karl von Tiehl, an allergist/

 Food Bank – Friday, May 
4, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Low-
income individuals 60 and older 
will receive one box of food, and 
couples will receive two boxes. 
Proof of income and a California 
ID are required. Boxes are heavy, 
so please bring a personal 
shopping cart.

 Friday Movie Matinees 
Fridays,, at 1 p.m. Everyone 
enjoys the experience of 
watching movies and the 
pleasures they bring. May 4: 
"The Shape of Water" (2017, 
R) starring Sally Hawkins and 
Michael Shannon. At a top-
secret research facility during 
the early 1960s Cold War, a 
lonely janitor and her coworker 
discover the biggest secret of all: 
a highly classified experiment 
that involves an amphibious 
creature held in captivity. 

 FREE/SKATE – Friday, May 4, 
at 3:30 p.m. MUSE/IQUE guest 
artists will explore what happens 
when sublime live music and 
dazzling ice skating come 
together away from the world of 
sport of competition. RSVP at 
the Welcome Desk or by calling 
(626) 795-4331. All guests will 
receive complimentary tickets 
to the FREE/SKATE concert led 
by MUSE/IQUE artistic director 
Rachael Worby Sunday, May 
6, at 7 p.m. at the Pasadena Ice 
Skating Center.

 For more information visit 
or call (626) 795-4331.

 Founded in 1960, 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 environment. 
Services are also provided 
for frail, low-income and 
homebound seniors.

Hollywood Burbank Airport 
Banner PUSD Contest Winners


Three Pasadena High School 
students are winners of the 
Hollywood Burbank Airport 
2018 Tower Banner Student 
Art Contest. Suhey Alias was 
awarded first place, Alyce 
Broughton second place, and 
Jasmine Preciado was awarded 
third place.

 The contest is held annually 
for high school students in 
the Pasadena, Burbank, and 
Glendale school districts. Each 
year, first, second, and third 
place winners are selected from 
each of the three districts. This 
year’s contest had 235 entries.

Students were joined by parents 
and PHS art teacher Alicia 

 This is the eleventh year the 
Airport Authority has 
sponsored the Contest. Each 
year, the Airport Authority 
chooses a different aviation 
theme for the contest. This 
year’s theme was “Takeoff to a 
New Beginning.”

 Each school district determines 
which submissions are its top 
three entries. The arts and 
culture commissions from each 
city then consider the three 
entries and make the final 
award of the first place winners 
from their school districts, 
based on the judging criteria set 
forth in the Airport Authority’s 
contest rules.

 The winning artwork from 
each school district is enlarged 
to a size of 16 feet by 26 feet for 
an approximately three-month 
display on the Hollywood 
Burbank Airport terminal 
tower, where it is seen by nearly 
a million travelers and Airport 
visitors as they arrive and 

 Lobo (A453205) is 
a beautiful brindle pit 
bull looking for a loving 
home. This two-year-old 
is a volunteer favorite; he 
greets each visitor with a 
wagging tail. He is super 
friendly and affectionate, 
and is generous with his 
face licks. He listens well 
to commands, knowing his 
“sit,” “down,” and “shake.” 
He likes time in the social 
yard, running around and 
playing with a tennis ball. 
Come visit Lobo today 
at the Pasadena Humane 

 The adoption fee for dogs 
is $130. All dogs are spayed 
or neutered, microchipped, 
and vaccinated before going 
to their new home. 

 New adopters will receive a 
complimentary health-and-
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.

 Join community members, 
Pasadena residents, civic, 
business, student and 
educational leaders, and the 
interfaith community for the 
45th annual Pasadena Mayor’s 
Interfaith Prayer Breakfast, 
“Mending the Hearts and 
Minds of Our Youth.”

Hosted by Friends In Deed, 
the breakfast will be held 
Thursday, May 3

from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the 
Pasadena Convention Center, 
300 E. Green Street. Niki Elliott, 
Ph.D., Co-Director, Center 
for Neurodiversity, Learning 
and Wellness, University of 
La Verne will be the keynote 
speaker. Tickets are available 

Funds Approved for Gold Line Foothill Extension

 State funds were approved for the Metro Gold 
line Foothill Extension and Orange/Red Line 
to Gold Line Bus Connector Assemblymember 
Chris Holden announced Thursday. Both projects 
are expected benefit the foothill communities and 
the Greater Los Angeles Area. These projects 
have been approved to receive grants from 
the Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program 
(TIRCP), which receives its funding from both 
the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund and Senate 
Bill 1 he said.

 “When we connect communities, everyone 
thrives,” Holden said, Chair of the Assembly 
Select Committee on Regional Transportation 
Solutions. “Increasing public transportation 
options will reduce global warming pollution, 
promote economic development, create healthier 
communities, and - for those riding the new bus 
and rails lines - an enjoyable commute. I want to 
thank CalTrans for their work and assistance in 
continuing to move forward the goals of the region 
and increasing sustainable connectivity.”

 The Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension would 
extend the Gold 12.3 miles from Azusa to 
Montclair. The Metro Orange/Red Line to Gold 
Line Bus Rapid Transit Corridor is a 17.3 mile 
new dedicated rapid bus route that creates a key 
regional connection between the San Fernando 
Valley and San Gabriel Valley.

 Assemblymember Holden played an instrumental 
role in bringing the Gold Line to the San Gabriel 
Valley and has since championed the Gold Line 
Extension. This legislative session, Holden has 
supported grant funding requests to CalTrans 
from the Los Angeles County Metropolitan 
Transportation Authority, Metro Gold Line 
Foothill Extension Construction Authority, 
and the San Bernardino County Transportation 
Authority for both the Gold Line Bus Connectors 
and the Gold Line Foothill Extension.

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