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 SATURDAY, MAY 26, 2018 

VOLUME 12 NO. 20

Metro to 
Hold SR-
710 Public 

Fuller to Move Out of Pasadena

Playhouse Centennial 
Celebration Block Party

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:

 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 

 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 public.

 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 

 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

 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 

 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.

 Traffic Enforcement 
Operations Planned for 

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

 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 Administration.



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with Wil 

 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 

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 TableTop.

 This program is designed 
for teens and adults. The 
Main Library is located 600 
E. Mariposa Street. For more 
information call (626) 798-0833. 









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