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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

Arcadia · Monrovia · Duarte:
Arcadia Police Blotter
Monrovia Police Blotter

Best Friends and More:
The Missing Page
Happy Tails
The Joy of Yoga
Letter to the Editor
Katnip News!
SGV Humane Society

Food & Drink:
Chef Peter Dills
Table for Two

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

John L. Micek
Tom Purcell
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
Rev. James Snyder
Keely Totten

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 SATURDAY, MAY 12, 2018 

VOLUME 12 NO. 19

City to Honor 
Fallen Police, 

Pasadena Bike Week

Is Back for a Tenth Year

 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 fatalities. 

 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 Ave. 

 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. 

 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. 

 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 
on when and where to 
meet, contact C.I.CL.E. on 
facebook/cicle.org or their 
website: cicle.org. 

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 

 “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 costs.” 

 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 

 “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) program. 

 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, visit: PWPweb.

PPHD Marijuana Health 
Education Campaign

 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 http://bit.do/
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 



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Altadena Library to Hold 
Book Sale Next Weekend


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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 

 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 

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

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





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