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Table for Two

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 SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 2018 

VOLUME 12 NO. 17

Local Briefs

Council to Hear Homeless Count Numbers 

Final Candidate Identified 
in PCC President Search

Gold Line Back on 

 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.

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

 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.

Hastings Gets Grant from 
the California State Library

 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 discussions.

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, 

 For more information about 
the programs and services of 
the Pasadena Senior Center, 
visit: pasadenaseniorcenter.
org 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.



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 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:


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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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