Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, May 12, 2018

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Mountain View News Saturday, May 12, 2018 

City to Honor 
Fallen Police, 

Pasadena Bike Week

Is Back for a Tenth Year


 City officials and biking 
enthusiasts are gearing up for 
this weeks bike week invents 
that includes the popular 
“Bike to Work” Thursday 
with free goodies handed out 
at City Hall. 

 According to city staff, 
the event is sponsored by 
the city of Pasadena and 
organized by C.I.C.L.E. 
(Cyclists Inciting Change 
thru Live Exchange) a local 
bike advocacy non-profit. 
They said this marks the 10th 
year celebrating bicycling in 
Pasadena. It coincides with 
May National Bike Month. 
Anyone can join. All you 
need is a bicycle and willing 
to have fun riding it. 

 The week’s festivities include 
on Monday, May 14th, 
the always-popular Taste 
of Pasadena. Participants 
ride their bikes from the 
Playhouse District to Old 
Town and sample bites from 
Pasadena restaurants along 
the way. Please RSVP on 

 On Wednesday, May 16th it’s 
Women’s Bike Night. Women 
and women-identified take a 
tour of Pasadena with a slow 
paced, comfortable ride to 
Pasadena Cyclery where 
they can learn about bicycle 
gear and join bicycle themed 
games and ends with a night 
bonding at one of Pasadena’s 
popular restaurants. Meet at 
Memorial Park, 6:30pm.

 Thursday, May 17th is Bike 
to Work Day. C.I.CL.E. and 
Pasadena Complete Streets 
Coalition will be in front of 
Pasadena City Hall passing 
out Cliff Bars and coffee from 
6:00 – 9:00 am to celebrate 
all bicycle commuters. Stop 
by and say hello during 
your commute. On the way 
home, join other bicycling 
commuters as we give high 
fives to all who rode their 
bikes to work at the Bike 
Happy Hour Party. Meet at 
Congregation Ale House, 
300 S. Raymond Ave. 5:00-

 Friday is the Bike-In 
Movie Night at the Paseo. 
Participants tour the city 
on their bikes to our final 
destination--the Paseo and 
enjoy a movie under the stars 
with free popcorn, hot drinks 
and treats. This year’s feature 
is The Way Way Back, a 
comedy where a pink bicycle 
makes an appearance. Meet 
at Caltech Y, 505 S. Wilson 
Ave. 7:00pm.

 Saturday, May 19th, 
Pedal with Your Pet Pedal 
Party closes out the week’s 
festivities. Dress up your pet 
and tour Pasadena on your 
bike. There’s a best pet outfit 
contest and the winner will 
receive a fun pet-themed 
gift basket from one of Bike 
Week Pasadena’s sponsors. 
Afterwards there’s a ride to 
a Pasadena gastropub for 
free dogs and beer. You don’t 
need a pet to join the fun! 
Meet at Caltech Y, 505 S. 
Wilson Ave. 7:00pm.

 For more information visit: 

 Officials are set to host 
a Pasadena Police and 
Fire Memorial Thursday 
morning in front of city hall. 
This is the 7th year that City 
Officials, Police and Fire 
personnel and community 
members will honor 
Pasadena’s first responders 
who died in the line of duty 
serving the people that live, 
work and visit in Pasadena.

 The program will include 
brief speeches from, Mayor 
Terry Tornek, Police Chief 
John Perez and Fire Chief 
Bertral Washington. A joint 
police and fire color guard 
team will present the Colors. 
Deputy Fire Chief Jon 
Trautwein will play T.A.P.S., 
firefighter Todd Witt will 
perform Amazing Grace on 
bagpipes. Monet Bagneris 
(daughter of City Attorney 
Michelle Bagneris) will 
sing the National Anthem 
and Pasadena High School 
Choir will also perform. 

 The event will also include 
the Presentation of Colors, 
the National Anthem, 
the ceremonial law 
enforcement 21-gun salute, 
fire service ringing of the 
bell, and Taps by the United 
States Marine Corp. Family 
members of the fallen 
heroes will be honored with 
a public reading of their 
family member’s name. To 
date, seven Pasadena police 
officers and 10 firefighters 
have lost their lives serving 
the Pasadena community. 

 During 2017 in the United 
States, 135 police officers 
died in Line of Duty Deaths 
(46 by gunfire) and 69 
firefighters fell to on-duty 

 The event, in association 
with National Police Week, 
is open to the public. 
Community members are 
encouraged to attend to pay 
tribute to the public safety 
personnel who willingly 
risk their lives every day in 
service to others.

 Pasadena City Hall is 
located at 100 N. Garfield 

City Looks to Change Fireworks Laws

 The Pasadena city council is 
set Monday night to discuss 
amending the city’s municipal 
code to hold property owners 
and tenants responsible for 
the sale, usage, or discharge 
of fireworks on their land. 

 “The Pasadena Fire 
Department has found that 
enforcement of the City’s 
Fireworks Ordinance is 
being hampered by property 
owners and tenants who allow 
fireworks to be possessed, 
sold, used or discharged 
on their property but claim 
that they are unaware of the 
activity,” the city staff report 
reads. “The Municipal Code 
currently provides that 
violation of the Fireworks 
Ordinance is a misdemeanor, 
and this ordinance provides 
that violations could be 
prosecuted as an infraction 
or misdemeanor.” 

 City officials also said the 
changes would allow for 
greater enforcement power 
and prosecution. 

 “This would help to reduce 
the risk to members of the 
public from such dangerous 
activities that injure or kill 
numerous people throughout 
the country.”

 The staff report also states the 
allowing for the prosecution 
to be categorized as either an 
infraction or a misdemeanor 
allows the City Prosecutor 
to resolve cases in a more 
efficient manner and allow 
for a greater collection of 
fines, fees and disposal costs.

 “Fines would be a maximum 
of $500 for an infraction and 
$1 ,000 for a, misdemeanor,” 
they said. “There would be 
no cap on costs related to 
disposal or other expenses. 
The offending party would be 
liable for the entirety of such 

 If approved, the new 
amendments would be in 
place by the Fourth of July 

 City staff has also maintained 
that the safest way to enjoy 
fireworks is attending 
Americafest at the Rose Bowl 
Stadium (pictured above). 
The event includes a Family 
Fun Zone, performances and 
world-renowned fireworks. 
For more information visit:

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

Fire Stations 
Get Drought-

 Pasadena Water and Power 
officials announced this 
week that they partnered 
with the Pasadena 
Fire Department and 
the Pasadena Housing 
Department to remove all 
available turf and install 
drought-tolerant gardens 
at all the fire stations in 
Pasadena. To celebrate 
Water Awareness Month, 
PWP will officially unveil 
the project at the Drought-
Tolerant Demonstration 
Garden and Fire Station 
Open House on Saturday, 
May 19. 

 The family-friendly event 
will take place from 9 a.m. 
to 12 p.m. at Fire Station 
37 (3430 E. Foothill Blvd). 
PWP and Pasadena Fire 
Department will join 
forces to present a water 
conservation-themed open 
house including activities 
such as landscape design 
demonstrations, a plant 
scavenger hunt for kids, 
station tours, raffle prizes, 
a meet and greet with 
firefighters, and more. 

 “Our fire stations and 
team work closely with the 
community,” said Fire Chief 
Bertral Washington. “This 
was a great opportunity 
to showcase the beauty of 
drought tolerant gardens 
and demonstrate how 
easy it can be transform 
outdoor space and achieve 
water savings.” A combined 
total of 9,961 square feet of 
turf was removed at Fire 
Stations 32, 33, 36, 37 and 
38, which is estimated to 
save more than 448,245 
gallons of water per 
year. The installations 
were completed through 
a partnership with the 
Pasadena Housing 
Department Maintenance 
Assistance and Services 
for Homeowners (MASH) 

 The garden is part of PWP’s 
larger commitment to 
maximizing water savings 
at City of Pasadena facilities 
through the Community 
Demonstration Gardens 
project. PWP has installed 
prominent signage that 
educates visitors on the 
features of a drought-
tolerant garden. The signs 
highlight the variety of 
California-native plants, the 
design plan, and the water-
conservation measures 
used in the garden. 

 To learn more, 

PPHD Marijuana Health 
Education Campaign

Free Monthly Events at 
Pasadena Senior Center


 The Pasadena Public Health 
Department (PPHD) has 
launched a campaign to 
inform the public about the 
health effects of cannabis, 
commonly known as 

 The goal of the local 
educational campaign is to 
raise awareness about the 
health effects of cannabis use, 
and the legal consequences 
of cannabis consumption 
while driving which can 
impair driving abilities. The 
ads are focused on reaching 
youth and marijuana users, 
and will be placed inside 
Pasadena Transit buses.

 On November 9, 2016, 
California voters approved 
Proposition 64, known as 
the “Adult Use of Marijuana 
Act” or “AUMA”, which 
legalized the recreational 
use and small-scale personal 
cultivation of cannabis 
for individuals age 21 and 
older. On January 2, 2018, 
the proposition allowed 
for the sale and taxation 
of recreational marijuana. 
Although the sale of 
cannabis continues to be 
prohibited in Pasadena, 
education to protect the 
health of Pasadena residents 
is necessary due to the 
availability of cannabis from 
sources outside of Pasadena 
and home-grown or home-
made cannabis products. 

 City Health Officer Dr. 
Ying-Ying Goh said, “Of 
the 11th grade students at 
Pasadena Unified School 
District, 26% self-reported 
having had tried marijuana, 
according to the 2016-2017 
California Healthy Kids 
Survey. There is substantial 
evidence of the association 
between cannabis use and 
increased risk of motor 
vehicle crashes, including 
in states that have legalized 
recreational marijuana. We 
want to educate everyone 
in our community, and 
especially youth, about 
the health risks related to 
marijuana use.”

 The current campaign 
was developed with input 
from several local youth 
organizations, including 
the Pasadena Cigarette 
Stompers, Day One, 
Pasadena Youth Council, 
PPHD Youth Advisory 
Board, and Rose City High 
School students. 

 For facts and resources to 
make safe and informed 
decisions on cannabis 
use, visit
letstalkcannabis. For more 
information about the media 
campaign, call the PPHD 
Substance Abuse Prevention 
and Control Program at 
(626) 744-6042.

 Since 1892 PPHD has 
worked to promote and 
protect the health of the 
greater Pasadena area. Visit 
the department online at

 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 to May 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.

 Scenic Walkers Club – 
Wednesdays to May 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 
to May 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-

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

May 18: “Coco” (2017, PG) 
with the voice talents of 
Anthony Gonzalez and Gael 
García Bernal. Despite his 
family’s baffling generations-
old ban on music, young 
Miguel aspires to be an 
accomplished musician and 
enters the Land of the Dead 
where he meets an array of 
extraordinary characters 
who help him unlock the 
real story behind his family 

 Hoarding and Clutter 
– Thursday, May 17, at 
10 a.m. Hording disorder 
affects between two and five 
percent of the population. 
Learn about the symptoms 
and possible causes of this 
newly identified clinical 
disorder and resources 
available for people who 
want to get treatment. 
Presented by Mary DeVan, 
a licensed social worker and 
therapist who specializes in 
the disorder.

 LA Opera Talk: In Love 
with Mozart – Monday, 
May 21, at 1 p.m. An LA 
Opera community educator 
will explore the reasons 
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 
has been beloved by people 
from all walks of life for 
more than 200 years.

 Estate Planning Basics, 
Part 1 – Thursday, May 
24, at 10 a.m. Learn the 
basic facts everyone should 
know about trusts, wills and 
probate issues. Presented by 
the Law Offices of Geoffrey 

 Estate Planning Basics, 
Part 2 – Thursday, May 
31, at 10 a.m. Learn the 
basic facts everyone should 
know about estate taxes, 
conservatorships and 
durable powers of attorney. 
Presented by the Law Offices 
of Geoffrey Chin.

 For more information visit 
org 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. 

Pet of the 

Dexter (A455155) is a 
9-year-old Puggle who is 
as friendly as can be. This 
Pug/Beagle mix is a loving 
and happy dog, according 
to his former owner. Sadly, 
Dexter made his way to the 
Pasadena Humane Society 
& SPCA when his owner 
could no longer care for 
him. They wrote that he gets 
along well with people of all 
ages and other pets. If you 
are looking for a happy-go-
lucky dog, ask for Dexter. 

 The adoption fee for dogs 
is $130. All dogs are spayed 
or neutered, microchipped, 
and vaccinated before 
going to their new home. 
Dexter qualifies for our 
Seniors for Seniors program, 
making his adoption fee 
free for adopters age 60 
and over. 

 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.

Altadena Library to Hold 
Book Sale Next Weekend

 From Friday, May 18, 
through Sunday, May 20 , 
the community is invited 
to explore the thousands of 
items available for sale at 
the Friends of the Library’s 
Annual Book Sale!

 On Friday from 3:00pm to 
7:00pm , Friends can enjoy 
access to our Members-
Only Pre-Sale (Not officially 
a Friend? No worries - join 
at the door for $10!). The 
doors open to the public on 
Saturday from 10:00am to 
4:00pm and on Sunday from 
1:00pm to 4:00pm.

 All proceeds support 
the Friends’ mission of 
supporting the Altadena 
Library District with 
funding for library materials 
and cultural and educational 

Altadena Library is located 
600 East Mariposa Steet. For 
more call (626) 798-0833.

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