Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, June 16, 2018

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Mountain View News Saturday, June 16, 2018 

County to 
Retain Eaton 

Golf Course

Reminder: All Fireworks 
Are Illegal in Pasadena

L.A. County Supervisor 
Kathryn Barger said 
Monday that after some 
discussion about a possible 
transfer to the city of 
Pasadena, the County of 
Los Angeles will retain 
ownership of the Eaton 
Canyon Golf Course, and 
will work to ensure that the 
facility is maintained at the 
highest possible standard.

 “Our new reputable 
operator at the course 
has enabled us to not 
only provide a valuable 
recreational resource for 
the community but also 
attract a new clientele for 
the future,” said Supervisor 

 Course management, 
maintenance and the 
overall quality of the facility 
has improved dramatically 
under CourseCo., who will 
continue as the operator 
through a contract with 
Los Angeles County 
Department of Parks and 

 “I am very encouraged by 
the input I have received 
by all of the stakeholders 
and I support giving our 
golf course an opportunity 
to succeed and flourish,” 
Barger added. “I want to 
invite the community to 
utilize this course as much 
as possible. Your patronage 
as regular golfers and diners 
at the restaurant helps keep 
the facility vital and helps us 
attract a new generation of 

 Pasadena City Manager 
Steve Mermell had said in 
March that city officials 
were in talks with the 

 “The county approached 
the city and said they were 
interested in transferring 
[Eaton Canyon Golf 
Course] —and if the city 
was interested in taking it 
over as a golf course?” he 
said. “We are interested in it 
as a park only.”

 In recent weeks, residents 
in the area had opposed the 
transfer and had asked the 
county and Barger to keep 
the golf corse. 


 The City of Pasadena recently 
amended the municipal code 
holding property owners 
and tenants responsible for 
permitting the possession, sale, 
usage or discharge of fireworks 
on their property. The 
ordinance change allows for the 
prosecution of fireworks-related 
offenses and for the demand 
of of payment for all costs 
associated with the safe disposal 
of confiscated fireworks. 
The City maintains a zero 
tolerance enforcement policy 
for fireworks and Pasadena’s 
police and firefighters are 
teaming up for special fireworks 
enforcement patrols before 
and during the Fourth of July 
holiday. Violators are subject 
to arrest; having their vehicles 
impounded; and serving up to 
one year in jail and fines up to 

 Statistics show that fireworks 
are among the most dangerous 
of all consumer products. 
Even hand-held sparklers, 
which many consider safe, are 
dangerous and can reach 1,200 
degrees Fahrenheit, causing 
serious burns or fires. National 
Fire Protection Association 
statistics reveal that 90 percent 
of all fireworks-related injuries 
are caused by so-called “safe 
and sane” fireworks which are 
illegal in Pasadena.

 The City of Pasadena invites 
you to celebrate the Fourth of 
July responsibly and join us for 
the 92nd annual “Americafest,” 
one of the best family-friendly 
celebrations and professional 
fireworks shows in Southern 
California at the Rose Bowl 
Stadium. For ticket and event 
information, please visit www.

 Due to the potential for fire 
hazards and injuries, Pasadena 
police and fire personnel will 
staff checkpoints around the 
stadium to search for and 
seize any fireworks. Parking 
enforcement officers will ensure 
that vehicles illegally parked in 
Pasadena’s hillside areas on July 
4th are impounded.

 The Pasadena Fire Department 
will be applying Phos-Chek on 
Monday, July 2nd to brush 
areas around the Arroyo area. 
The main ingredients of this fire 
retardant are phosphates and 
fertilizers to help prevent plants 
from burning and to re-vegetate 
burned wildland areas.

 Pasadena’s Fire Chief Bertral 
Washington, Interim Police 
Chief John Perez and Public 
Health Officer Dr. Ying-Ying 
Goh urge everyone to make 
safety their top priority and 
offer the following reminders:

 Celebrate responsibly and 
always designate a driver.

 Stay hydrated, drink water or 
other nutritious fluids before 
becoming thirsty; limit alcohol 
& sugary drinks.

 If outdoors, remember to use 
sunscreen, wear a brimmed hat 
and seek shade, if needed.

 Fight the Bite, use bug spray/
repellant to protect against 

 Many areas of the City, 
including outdoor areas, are 
designated as “No Smoking” 
zones. Smoking anything in 
“No Smoking” areas is strictly 
prohibited. Always make sure 
that whatever you smoke in an 
official smoking area is fully 
extinguished before disposing 
in an appropriate trash 

 Always have someone tending 
the barbecue and watching the 
swimming pool when in use.

Call 9-1-1 for all life-threatening 

Call (626) 744-4241 for all other 
public safety needs.

When calling for help, speak 
calmly, give accurate location 

Pasadena Playhouse Celebrates 100


 Just a week after the city 
celebrated a birthday, the 
Pasadena Playhouse, the State 
Theatre of California, held a 
block party Saturday for its 
centennial that included the 
theatre’s Artistic Director 
Danny Feldman and Mayor 
Terry Tornek (pictured above 
second left) unveiling a cake. 
“Last week we cut a 
cake over at the Museum of 
History celebrating the city’s 
132 birthday and today we’re 
celebrating the Playhouse 
hundredth birthday.” Tornek 
said. “The great thing about 
this is that in addition to 
celebrating our history, and 
the fact that we have done 
so many things so well, so 
long, but its what’s going to 
happen, its celebrating what 
we are going to be doing 
in the future, I don’t think 
there is a better example 
of that then our Pasadena 

 Feldman (pictured above 
second right) noted that 
a little over a year ago the 
theatre received a grant 
from the state for $1 million, 
“that helped refurbish the 
buildings,” he said.

 California State 
Assemblymember Chris 
Holden (pictured above 
center) said, “When we said 
to the State of California... 
100 years, we are going to be 
marking the anniversary for 
the playhouse, the state has 
to do something, to support 
it. Do you know, they didn’t 
even know that it was a state 
landmark, historic theatre. So 
they go back in there records 
and find it... when they did 
that, it made it a lot easier to 
get the $1 million.” 

 According to officials, 
Pasadena Playhouse is 
one of the most prolific 
organizations in the history 
of American theater, having 
commissioned over 550 new 
works, produced upwards of 
1,200 shows, spearheaded 
over 500 world premieres, 
developed several shows that 
went on to Broadway, and 
welcomed more than one 
million audience members. 

 As a community center, it has 
been the recipient of well over 
a million hours of service by 
more than 12,000 volunteers. 
The well known Friends of 
the Pasadena Playhouse has 
been instrumental in the 
running of the theatre both 
backstage, front of house, and 
administratively. For more 
than thirty years, Pasadena 
Playhouse ran a famed and 
fully accredited college -- 
more than 30,000 students 
received arts education and 
access programs. 
For more information visit:

Bridge Party

 Join Pasadena Heritage 
for the celebration at the 
Colorado Street Bridge 
Party Saturday, July 14 from 
6:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. 
Stroll along one of the most 
beautiful bridges as you 
enjoy an evening of music, 
dancing, vintage cars, free 
kids activities, and festive 
foods and beverages. 

 Old favorites will return 
and new attractions are 
being added to make a night 
to remember. There will be 
live music on three stages, 
which will offer groups 
such as Vin Piz Flyer Band, 
Dilemma, Jimbonaries, 
Upstream, Mercy and 
the Merkettes, and Art 
Deco Entertainment. 
Our display of vintage 
automobiles is always a 
hit, and this year the new 
joins the old with a display 
of state of the art Teslas 
joining a 1948 Porsche, a 
1957 23 Window Bus, and 
a 1957 Bel Air. Youngsters 
will be entertained in 
the children’s area with 
balloons, face painting, 
drum circles, a rock wall 
and more. 

 Guests have the rare 
opportunity to stroll along 
the Bridge on foot, enjoying 
food from vendors such 
as Mijares Mexican 
Restaurant, Robin’s 
Wood Fire BBQ, 
DogHaus, Pam’s 
Sweet Shack and 
Funnel Cakes, and 
beers from Craftsman 
Brewing and Eagle 
Rock Brewery. Specialty 
cocktails, and wine will also 
be available. The Colorado 
Street Bridge has been 
threatened numerous times 
in its one hundred and 
five year history, and for 
the last 41 years, Pasadena 
Heritage has been its 
leading champion. To 
save and restore this iconic 
structure, the organization 
conducted letter-writing 
campaigns, constant 
lobbying and national 
publicity efforts. Pasadena 
Heritage’s famous summer 
event on the spectacular 
span first highlighted the 
need to repair it. After many 
years of effort, the Bridge 
was saved, seismically 
upgraded and restored 
to its original grandeur 
– a feat that is celebrated 
biennially and what has 
become a much anticipated 
community event. Join us 
this year and become a part 
of the tradition! 

 For more information: 

That’s Entertainment: 
Gershwin to Sondheim

June 23, 2018 at the LA County 

Gates open at 5:30pm for 

Concert begins at 7:30pm.

Michael Feinstein, conductor

Tom and Erika Girardi Chair

Liz Callaway, Aaron Lazar & 
Brighton Thomas, soloists

 Say hello to summer as Michael 
Feinstein kicks off the POPS 
season at the Arboretum with a 
blockbuster program covering 
hits from Gershwin, Sondheim, 
and everything in between. 
Hear your favorites from Porgy 
and Bess and An American in 
Paris to Company and Follies, 
plus popular standards and 
vintage archival surprises with 
Nice Work if You Can Get It, 
S’Wonderful and Being Alive 
just to name a few. 

 The POPS welcomes two 
Sondheim alum to the stage 
for this Broadway-infused 
season opener. Emmy-winner 
Liz Callaway, who got her 
Broadway start in Merrily We 
Roll Along and went on to 
star in Miss Saigon, Baby and 
Cats among others, will sing 
alongside Drama Desk nominee 
Aaron Lazar, who has just been 
slotted to star in the national 
tour of Dear Evan Hansen.

 So bring a picnic, grab a seat 
or a spot on the lawn, and soak 
in the lush surroundings of the 
Arboretum. Tickets start at just 
$25 and are selling fast with 
table seats nearly sold out. Buy 
your tickets today by calling the 
box office at (626)-793-7172 or 
by visiting: pasadenasymphony-

In Related News: Playhouse 
Awarded Arts Education Grant

Pet of the 


 The California Arts Council 
announced Tuesday its plans 
to award $15,300 to Pasadena 
Playhouse, The State Theater 
of California as part of its Arts 
Education: Exposure program.

 As a segment of the California 
Arts Council Arts Education 
grant opportunities, Exposure 
grants support attendance at 
performances and exhibitions 
for students who may otherwise 
have limited access to these 
experiences. The impact of 
student attendance at these 
events is complemented by pre- 
and post-attendance activities.

 Danny Feldman, Producing 
Artistic Director of Pasadena 
Playhouse, says, “At Pasadena 
Playhouse, we believe that 
theater not only has the power 
to change lives but also to build 
stronger communities. Through 
Community@Play, Pasadena 
Playhouse provides thousands 
of underserved students access 
and exposure to an enriching 
professional theater experience. 
Community@Play serves 
participants of all ages by 
removing the barrier of cost and 
partners with Title I schools, at-
risk youth and social service 

 Pasadena Playhouse, The State 
Theater of California, is one of 
113 grantees chosen for the Arts 
Education: Exposure program. 
The award was featured as part 
of a larger announcement from 
the California Arts Council.

 “Studies have shown that 
projects like the Pasadena 
Playhouse’s Community@Play 
that offer real-world, authentic 
interaction with the arts have 
a rewarding effect on learning 
ability,” said Nashormeh Lindo, 
California Arts Council Chair. 
“These early life experiences 
can spark interests, provoke 
thought, and build a student’s 
capacity for success. The path 
of what’s possible is widened 
by every opportunity to step 
outside the familiar.”

Bronson (A459074) is a 
very affectionate, lovable 
dog. He is a good side kick, 
and likes to be only a few 
paws away at all times. He 
has been on a few Wiggle 
Waggle Wagon field trips 
and volunteers report he 
is energetic and friendly to 
people of all ages. He loves 
going for walks, runs, and 
is looking for a new best 
friend. Come visit Bronson 
at the Pasadena Humane 
Society today. 

 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 

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 

 Friday Movie Matinees – 
Fridays, June 22, at 1 p.m. 
Everyone enjoys the experience 
of watching movies and the 
pleasures they bring. June 
22: “The Awful Truth” (1937, 
NR) starring Irene Dunne 
and Cary Grant. Unfounded 
suspicions lead a married 
couple to begin divorce 
proceedings, whereupon they 
start undermining each other’s 
attempts to find new romances. 

 Healthy Summer Snacks – 
Thursday, June 21, at 10 a.m. 
Summer is almost here! Learn 
about healthy snacks you can 
make at home as alternatives 
to store-bought snacks that 
are high in fat, sodium and 
bad carbs. Presented by Regal 
Medical Group.

 Mail Fraud – Thursday, June 
28, at 10 a.m. Older adults 
should be vigilant about a 
number of scams intended to 
deplete their life savings. Learn 
how to protect yourself from 
mail fraud. Presented by the 
U.S. Postal Service.

June 29, at 3:30 p.m. Guest 
artists from MUSE/IQUE will 
explore the music of Leonard 
Bernstein and his enormous 
impact on the American 
sound. A limited number of 
complimentary tickets will be 
available to the LIMITLESS/
LENNY concert Saturday, June 
30, led by MUSE/IQUE musical 
director Rachael Worby. 
Register at the Welcome Desk 
or by calling (626) 795-4331.

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

Founded in 1960, the Pasadena 
Senior Center is an independent, 
nonprofit organization 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. 

Tournament of Roses 
Foundation Grant Awards


 The Pasadena Tournament of 
Roses Foundation announce 
the 2018 grant awards totaling 
$200,000 presented to 33 
civic, educational and cultural 
organizations in the San 
Gabriel Valley. Two of the 33 
organizations funded are first-
time grant recipients. These 
organizations are: K9 Youth 
Alliance, and the San Gabriel 
Valley Choral Company.

 “We believe it’s not just the 
girls who benefit, but the 
entire Pasadena community,” 
said Molly Snow - Executive 
Director, Girls on the Run of 
Los Angeles County

 Since its inception, the 
Tournament of Roses 
Foundation has funded 
over $3 million in charitable 
contributions on behalf of 
the Tournament of Roses 
Association. The Foundation 
assists charities in the greater 
Pasadena area by funding sports 
and recreation, visual and 
performing arts, and volunteer 
motivation and leadership 
development. These grants will 
help support new and ongoing 
programs benefiting children, 
teens, adults and seniors.

 The complete list of 2018 
Tournament of Roses 
Foundation grant recipients can 
be found at: tournamentofroses.

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