Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, May 26, 2018

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Mountain View News Saturday, May 26, 2018 

Metro to 
Hold SR-
710 Public 

Playhouse Centennial 
Celebration Block Party

Fuller to Move out of Pasadena

By Dean Lee

 After 70 years in Pasadena, 
Fuller President Mark 
Labberton announced 
Wednesday that the 

Theological Seminary will 
move its main campus to 
Pomona by 2021.

 “Wider access to Fuller’s 
scholarship is a critical 
element in this time of 
transformation,” he said in 
a statement to faculty and 
staff. “As we innovate new 
applications of technology 
and vocation formation, 
distance is not an obstacle to 
forming local leaders around 
the globe.”

 Fuller communications 
manager Britt Vaughan said 
that the new campus will 
be smaller,”Our residential 
community has been 
smaller and so this area is no 
longer necessary, or size is 

 Vaughan said the new 
location will be four acres, 
as opposed to the 13 acres 
in Pasadena. The campus is 
between Walnut Street and 
Union Street near Los Robles 

 “There’s a slight caveat to 
that because Pomona has 
density zoning that we can 
build up, so we don’t need a 
larger area,” he said.

 He said the move will help 
with building a new campus, 
“Some of the things here have 
been restrictive.”

 The campus is home to 
Ford Place Historic District, 
a residential subdivision of 
10 buildings created in 1902, 
on the National Register of 
Historic Places.

 He also said the decision to 
sell the campus had not been 
finalized, “This hasn’t gone to 
market yet.”

 Vaughan said they were 
being represented by real 
estate broker CBRE. 

 “They are looking at it in 
different ways, either one 
buyer or separate it with 
multiple buyers, so there are 
a possibility of any number 
of things,” he said adding 
that they plan to work with 
city officials. 

 “We met with the Mayor 
[Terry Tornek] last Tuesday,” 
he said. 

 Vaughan said the Pasadena 
campus severs about 1,200 
students. He said there were 
another 3,000 Fuller students 
between two regional 
campus in Houston Texas 
and Phoenix Arizona and 
online studies. 

 Vaughan said the faculty 
and staff were excited about 
the move,”It’s a whole new 
start for us, it’s going to be a 
brand new future for us, its 
going to let us build a new 
theological future.”

Metro officials announced 
this week they will hold the 
next meeting in June dealing 
with historic properties 
within Pasadena and new 
information as it relates 
to a recirculated Draft 
Environmental Impact 
Report/Supplemental Draft 
Environmental Impact 
Statement. The meeting will 
be held at Maranatha High 
School . 

 Following the circulation 
of the SR-710 North Study 
Draft Environmental 
Impact Report/ 
Environmental Impact 
Statement (EIR/EIS) in 
March 2015, Caltrans 
reviewed comments 
received concerning 
potential impacts of the 
build alternatives on 
cultural resources within 
the study area. As a result, 
Caltrans has completed 
further analysis and 
identified an adverse effect 
to historic properties 
within the Cities of 
Pasadena, South Pasadena 
and unincorporated East 
Los Angeles. Based on this 
new information, a Focused 
Recirculated Draft EIR/
Supplemental Draft EIS has 
been prepared for public 
review and comment, 
in accordance with the 
California Environmental 
Quality Act and National 
Environmental Policy Act. 

 A public hearing will be 
held to receive comments 
specifically pertaining 
to the new information 
provided in the Focused 
Recirculated Draft EIR/
Supplemental Draft EIS. 

 The hearing wil be 
Wednesday, June 13 from 6 
p.m.-8 p.m., presentation at 
6:30 p.m. Maranatha High 
School - Student Service 
Center is located169 S 
St John Av. Free onsite 
parking is available in 
the underground school 
parking lot. For more 
information visit: dot. 


 Pasadena Playhouse 
announced this week more 
entertainment and participants 
for the Playhouse Block Party, 
the State Theatre’s Centennial 
celebration in partnership 
with the Playhouse District 
Association. This all-day 
event, free to the public, is 
from 12-noon to 10:00 p.m. on 
Saturday, June 9 on El Molino 
Ave. at Colorado Blvd. There 
will be more than twenty 
performances on two different 
stages – a Main Stage and a 
Kids’ Stage -- during the course 
of the day, in addition to activity 
booths hosted by some of 
Pasadena’s most celebrated arts 
organizations, theatre tours, a 
silent disco, and more. 

 Performances will include 
Culture Clash (presenting 
Bordertown Now at the 
Playhouse May 30 – June 24), 
Athletic Garage Dance Center, 
Ballet Folklorico Quetzal, 
Blue13 Dance Company, Bob 
Baker Marionettes, Creating 
Arts Company, Los Angeles 
College of Music, Makoto 
Taiko, Nine O’Clock Players, 
Pasadena City College Theatre 
& Opera, PCDA (Professional 
Child Development Associates) 
Youth Choir, Pasadena Civic 
Ballet & Musical Theatre, 
Pasadena Conservatory of 
Music, Pasadena Dance Theatre, 
Pasadena Master Chorale, and 
School of Rock Pasadena. The 
evening will end with headliner 
bands California Feetwarmers, 
Caught A Ghost, and Boogaloo 
Assassins. A full schedule of 
events can be found at www.

 Throughout the day, guests 
can experience interactive 
and immersive activity 
booths and games created 
by community partners and 
local art organizations. These 
include Kidspace Children’s 
Museum, Armory for the Arts, 
Metaforyou, MUSE/IQUE, 
Pasadena Dance Theatre, 
Pasadena Museum of California 
Art, Pasadena Museum of 
History, Pasadena Public 
Library, Pasadena Symphony 
& POPS, Pasadena Walking 
Tours, Rogue Artists Ensemble, 
Shumel Arts Council, Side 
Street Projects, Sierra Madre 
Playhouse, Akabeko Project, 
Surrogate Gallery Projects, and 
USC Pacific Asia Museum. In 
addition, special guided tours 
of the Playhouse District and 
of the Playhouse itself will be 
available, including backstage 
access and production 
departments, rarely seen by the 

 Midway through the day, 
producing artistic director 
Danny Feldman will take the 
stage with Pasadena Mayor 
Terry Tornek and other 
community leaders for a short 
presentation to honor the legacy 
of the Pasadena Playhouse, the 
second oldest regional theatre 
in the country.

 Pasadena Playhouse 
Producing Artistic Director 
Danny Feldman said, “Our 
team has assembled all things 
Pasadena for our block party -- 
live music and performances on 
two outdoor stages, interactive 
exhibits, food, libations, guided 
tours, and much, much more. 
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.”

 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.”

 For more information visit:

Photo by D. Lee/MVNews

Police to 
Focus on 
Bicycle & 

Olympian to Olympian

 Traffic Enforcement 
Operations Planned 
for Pasadena

Pasadena Police Department 
will step up Bike and 
Pedestrian Safety Enforcement 
Operations today with focused 
enforcement on collision 
causing factors involving 
motorists, pedestrians and 

 Extra officers will be on duty 
patrolling areas where bike and 
pedestrian traffic and crashes 
occur in an effort to lower 
deaths and injuries. 

 Officers will be looking for 
violations made by drivers, bike 
riders and pedestrians alike 
that can lead to life changing 
injuries. Special attention will 
be directed toward drivers 
speeding, making illegal 
turns, failing to stop for signs 
and signals, failing to yield to 
pedestrians in cross walks or 
any other dangerous violation.

 Additionally, enforcement 
will be taken for observed 
violations when pedestrians 
cross the street illegally or fail 
to yield to drivers who have 
the right of way. Bike riders 
will be stopped and citations 
issued when they fail to follow 
the same traffic laws that apply 
to motorists. All riders are 
reminded to always wear a 
helmet – those under 18 years 
of age must wear helmets by 
law. Pedestrians should cross 
the street only in marked 
crosswalks or at corners.

 Bicycle and pedestrian 
fatalities are rising in 
California as more people use 
these non-motorized means 
of transportation. Locally, 
Pasadena Police Department 
has investigated 374 fatal and 
injury collisions involving 
pedestrians and bicyclists 
during the past three (3) years. 
In 2016, California witnessed 
867 pedestrians and 147 
bicyclists killed, accounting 
for more than 28 percent of all 
traffic fatalities.

 Funding for this program is 
provided by a grant from the 
California Office of Traffic 
Safety through the National 
Highway Traffic Safety 


 Lauren Gibbs, a member of 
the USA Women’s Bobsled 
Team that won the Silver 
Medal at the 2018 Winter 
Olympics in PyeongChang, 
South Korea, will be joined in 
conversation by John Naber, 
the swimming champion 
who won four gold medals 
and one silver medal at the 
1976 Summer Olympics 
in Montreal, Canada. The 
program is scheduled Friday, 
June 8, from 11 a.m. to noon 
in the Scott Pavilion at the 
Pasadena Senior Center, 
followed by a reception.

 Gibbs, the daughter of 
Pasadena Senior Center 
Executive Director Akila 
Gibbs, was a champion 
volleyball and track and 
field athlete in high school 
at Westridge School for Girls 
in Pasadena and captained 
the volleyball team at Brown 
University in Providence, 
Rhode Island.

 She caught the eye of Elana 
Meyers Taylor, who was on 
the silver medal-winning U.S. 
Women’s Bobsled Team at 
the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, 
Russia, and wanted to try 
again in 2018. They teamed 
up, with Taylor as the pilot 
and Gibbs as the brakeman. 
They won a gold medal at the 
2015-2016 Bobsled World 
Cup in St. Moritz in the 
Swiss Alps and a silver medal 
at the 2017-2018 Bobsled 
World Cup in Lake Placid, 
events that served as part 
of the selection process for 
the 2018 Winter Olympics. 
Gibbs’s and Taylor’s future 
plans are to qualify again for 
the U.S. National Bobsled 
Team and make another 
attempt for the gold medal at 
the 2022 Winter Olympics in 

 John Naber, a resident of 
Pasadena, captained the 
swim team at Woodside High 
School in California’s San 
Mateo County and earned 
a swimming scholarship to 
USC, leading the university 
to four national titles from 
1974 to 1977 and earning 
10 NCAA individual titles. 
As a member of the U.S. 
Men’s Swimming Team at 
the Summer Olympics in 
Montreal, he set four new 
world records in 100-meter 
and 200-meter backstroke 
competitions and was 
America’s most decorated 
athlete at those ’76 summer 

 The June 8 event is free and 
open to the public, regardless 
of age or membership status 
with the Pasadena Senior 

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

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 

 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 alancolville@charter.

 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 Chin.

 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 

 Friday Movie Matinees – 
Fridays, June 1, at 1 p.m. 
Everyone enjoys the experience 
of watching movies and the 
pleasures they bring. June 1: 
“Phantom Thread” (2017, R) 
starring Daniel Day-Lewis and 
Vicky Krieps. The life of an 
aging, renowned dress designer 
at the center of 1950s British 
society is disrupted by a young, 
strong-willed woman who soon 
becomes a fixture in his life as 
his muse and lover. 

 Lost Memories – Tuesday, 
June 5, from 1 to 3 p.m. 
Follow the Ramirez family in 
a four-episode telenovela-style 
miniseries as they confront 
the challenges of Alzheimer’s 
disease when Grandma Gloria 
begins to show signs of memory 
loss. There will be a discussion 
after each episode about the 
warning signs, diagnosis 
process, disease progression 
and challenges a family can 
face before they are able to 
come together. Each episode is 
between seven and 10 minutes 
long. RSVPs are required: call 
(626) 685-6732. Presented by 
the Alzheimer’s Association. 

 Disaster Preparedness – 
Thursday, June 7, at 10 a.m. 
Are you prepared for the next 
major earthquake and other 
potential disasters? Learn how 
to create a disaster kit, make 
disaster plans and how to get 
the special training you need 
before the next disaster occurs. 
Presented by Lisa Derderian, 
emergency coordinator for the 
Pasadena Fire Department.

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

 The Pasadena Senior Center 
is an independent nonprofit 
agency that offers recreational, 
educational, wellness and social 
services to people ages 50 and 

 Max (A448137) is a 2-year-
old miniature pinscher who 
arrived to the Pasadena 
Humane Society last week 
and has bonded very 
quickly with our volunteers 
and staff here. He likes 
attention and especially 
enjoys treats. He will follow 
commands without much 
prompting in an attempt 
to get to the treats quickly. 
He is energetic and friendly, 
and has enjoyed playing 
with other dogs and toys 
on Wiggle Waggle Wagon 
field trips. Find out more 
about him by visiting 

 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.

Dungeon Master Training 
with Actor Wil Wheaton

 Have you ever wanted to 
play Dungeons and Dragons 
but never had a dungeon 
master to facilitate play? Join 
the Altadena Library for 
Dungeon Master Training 
with Wil Wheaton, creator of 
the TableTop webseries for 
an inside look at the game.

2:00pm - Mechanics of Being 
a Dungeon Master

3:30pm - Fundamentals of 
Being a Storyteller

5:00pm - Practice Your New 

 Wil Wheaton is an actor, 
blogger, voice actor and 
writer. He is known for his 
portrayals of Wesley Crusher 
on the television series Star 
Trek: The Next Generation 
and a fictionalized version 
of himself on The Big Bang 
Theory. Wil is also the co-
creator and host of the 
YouTube board game show 

 This program is designed 
for teens and adults. The 
Main Library is located 600 
E. Mariposa Street. For more 
information call (626) 798-

Movies in 
the Park

 The South Pasadena 
Community Services 
Department is screening two 
movies at Garfield Park this 

June 22 - Despicable Me 3

August 10 - Coco

Attendees are encouraged to 
bring blankets and low seat 
lawn chairs.

 Movies begin 8:15pm (dusk)
Garfield Park 625 1/2 Stratford 
Avenue. For more information, 
please contact the Recreation 
Office - 626-403-7380

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