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Pasadena – Altadena:
Pet of the Week

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Walking SM … The Social Side
Sierra Madre Police Blotter

Arcadia · Monrovia · Duarte:
Arcadia Police Blotter

Best Friends / The World:
Happy Tails
Christopher Nyerges
Out to Pastor
Katnip News!
SGV Humane Society

Food, Drink & More:
Chef Peter Dills
Table for Two
Looking Up

Education / Good Life:
Senior Happenings

F. Y. I. :

Section B:
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Arts and More:
Jeff's Book Pics
All Things
Family Matters
The Missing Page
The Joy of Yoga

Opinion … Left/Right:
Blair Bess
Dick Polman
Michael Reagan
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Peter Dills
Bob Eklund
Marc Garlett
Lori A. Harris
Chris Leclerc
Christopher Nyerges
Joan Schmidt
Rev. James Snyder
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 SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 2018 

Local Area 
News Briefs

Museum of California Art Set to Close

Arroyo Seco Weekend 
Lineup Includes Neil Young

 In a surprise move, the 
Pasadena Museum of California 
Art Board of Directors voted 
Monday to close down the well 
know local institution –when 
the current exhibition seasons 
end on October 7.

 Although no official reason 
was given for the closing, staff, 
including Director Susana Smith 
Bautista, said the Museum had 
financially been struggling for 
years. All nine full time and 12 
part time employees will lose 
their jobs officials said. 

 In a statement from Board 
Chairman Jim Crawford, he 
said “After sixteen years of 
presenting art and design 
through exhibitions that 
explore the unique cultural 
dynamic of California, the 
board of directors would like 
to thank all of the museum 
members, donors, contributors, 
lenders, and especially our 
hard working, dedicated staff 
who have made this wonderful 
adventure possible.” 

 PMCA first opened in 2002 
and had been a part of Art Night 

 Crawford also said “Please 
enjoy our current exhibitions 
that just opened last Sunday: 
Judy Chicago’s Birth Project: 
Born Again, Grafton Tyler 
Brown: Exploring California, 
and Brody Albert: Strata, 
and come to all of the great 
programming that we have 
planned for you.”

 Judy Chicago’s Birth Project: 
Born Again; Between 1980 and 
1985, artist Judy Chicago (b. 
1939) and a team of 150 female 
needleworkers completed 
eighty-four textile and needle 
media works that analyzed 
the interrelationships among 
motherhood, maternity, 
femaleness, and gender.

 Grafton Tyler Brown: 
Exploring California; Grafton 
Tyler Brown (1841-1918) was 
a painter, graphic designer, 
and lithographer in the 19th 
century. A talented artist and 
entrepreneur, Brown was the 
only documented African 
American in his field in the 
western United States at the 

 Brody Albert: Strata; Brody 
Albert: Strata focuses on unseen 
sites, both intimate and public, 
throughout California, and the 
communities that inhabit them. 
Los Angeles-based artist Brody 
Albert presents three works, 
expanding beyond the gallery 
walls of the PMCA Project 
Room and into the Museum’s 
lobby and stairwell.

 For more information about 
the exhibits visit: pmcaonline.

Man stabbed during 
home invasion robbery

Police are asking for the 
public’s help after releasing a 
sketch of one of two suspects 
wanted for a home invasion 
robbery and stabbing Sunday 
that left a Pasadena man with 
multiple stab wounds.

 According to police and 
news reports, two suspects 
broke into a home in the 
1900 block of East Villa Street 
just before 2 a.m. A man and 
woman were in the home at 
the time. The woman was 
in bed while her boyfriend 
worked on his computer. 

 The suspects demanded 
money and valuables, steeling 
cash, a computer, cellphones, 
and the woman purse. During 
the robbery, the man was 
struck in the head with a gun 
and stabbed multiple times 
with a knife. 

 The woman described one 
of the men as dressed in back 
with a bandana across his face. 
Police are looking for a 19 to 
24 year-old male Black, 5 feet 
11 inches. No description of 
the other suspect was given. 

 The man was taken to a 
nearby hospital in stable 
condition. The woman was 
not hurt. 

 Anyone with information 
should call Detective Barry 
Glockson (626) 744-7312, or 
anonymously through Crime 
Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.

 Goldenvoice’s Arroyo Seco 
Weekend Festival today and 
tomorrow line up includes 
tonight headlines Neil Young 
+ The Promise Of The Real 
and Jack White with Sunday 
headliners Kings Of Leon 
and Robert Plant and the 
Sensational Space Shifters, 
as well as a food lovers’ 
paradise. Festival goers can 
find an array of sought-
after dishes and award-
winning restaurants from 
Los Angeles and Pasadena’s 
impressive culinary 
communities. The selection 
offers a wide range of 
cuisine, from classic Italian 
dishes; authentic Mexican; 
Korean BBQ; to gluten-
free and vegan options 
celebrating Los Angeles’ 
melting pot of a food scene. 
Newest additions to the 
food and beverage program 
include Los Angeles staples 
Wexler’s Deli and Barrel 
& Ashes, along with the 
beloved Burritos La Palma, 
and the new and exciting 
Chilola’s Fine Filipino Tacos 
by Chef Michael Hung, and 
Chef Michael Mina’s Cal 
Mare, and more.

 Pasadena’s acclaimed 
Kidspace Museum returns 
to the festival with a tent of 
activities to keep children 
entertained. This year make 
your own box guitar, jam 
with the interactive drum 
circle lead by Rhythm Child, 
add to the collaborative art 
project and create your own 
crafts and concert buttons 
at the Kidspace Family 
Jam. And, for the first time, 
Arroyo Seco Weekend 
welcomes Pasadena’s The 
Huntington Library, Art 

Music Under 
the Stars

Saturday, July 7

Gates open at 6:00 pm, concert 
begins at 8:00pm

Larry Blank, conductor

Maximo Marcuso, vocalist

Christina Saffran, vocalist

Lisa Vroman, vocalist

JPL Chorus with the Donald 
Brinegar Singers 

 Continue your July 4th 
celebration with our annual free 
Music Under the Stars concert 
on Saturday, July 7 at Pasadena 
City Hall’s Centennial Square. 
Presented with sponsorship 
support from Bank of America, 
Music Under the Stars will 
illuminate the night sky with 
treasured songs penned by 
iconic American composers 
John Williams, John Philip 
Sousa and more. Celebrate 
America with old-fashioned 
favorites like Birth of the Blues, 
Stars and Stripes Forever, and 
Hymn to the Fallen, along with 
Broadway Hits Somewhere and 
Some Enchanted Evening.

 Arrive early for pre-concert 
family fun with picnicking, 
gourmet food trucks, a 
musical instrument petting 
zoo, and more! Admission to 
this event is free and guests 
are encouraged to bring a 
picnic, blanket and low-back 
chairs. Rental chairs will also 
be available for purchase. 
For more information visit: 
or call 626.793.7172. 

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Innovate Pasadena to 
Celebrate Five-years

Friends In Deed Backpack 
and School Supply Drive

Summer vacation has started 
for the kids in our community 
and we hope they have a nice 
break. Here at Friends In Deed, 
we are already thinking about 
the upcoming school year and 
getting the students in our food 
pantry community started out 
on the right foot. 

 From Tuesday, July 24 to 
Friday, July 27, we will hold 
our annual back-to-school 
backpack and school supply 

 For our pantry clients, the 
Back-To-School Backpack 
and School Supply Drive is 
our most important event. 
The start of a new school year 
is exciting, but it can also be 
scary and intimidating for kids 
that don’t have the necessary 
backpack and school supplies.

 Our families in the Friends 
In Deed community struggle to 
make ends meet every month. 
Bring on the new school year, 
new clothes and shoes for their 
ever growing children, fees for 
school programs and projects, 
and a backpack full of essential 
items, and a family’s stress level 
can grow exponentially. And, 
as we all know, kids compare 
themselves to other kids. So, 
our goal is to help them feel 
confident that they’ve got a nice 
back pack full of the supplies 
they need for a successful and 
enjoyable new school year. It’s 
a privilege to help our Friends 
In Deed kids and their families 
this way.

 Of course, we don’t make this 
happen all by ourselves. Every 
year, you, our Friends In Deed 
supporters, make the Back-to-
School Backpack and School 
Supply Drive a big success. Last 
year we distributed more than 
300 backpacks and we expect 
to do the same this year. Please 
join us in this effort!

 If you would like to help out: 

 Please deliver empty backpacks 
and any supplies to Friends In 
Deed, between Tuesday, July 24 
and Friday, July 27.

 Please avoid all red and all 
blue backpacks. 

This is very important to us.

 Backpacks should be sturdy 
enough to handle the crazy 
amount of books kids heft 
around, especially our high 
school students.

 The supplies needed are 
recommended by the Pasadena/
Altadena area schools and the 
list is attached.

 We will fill them and begin 
distributing on Tuesday, July 

 If you have any questions, 
contact Tim at the Food Pantry 
or 626-797-6072). 

 Thank you for helping us 
make sure the students, in 
our community, kick off the 
upcoming school year on the 
right foot.

 Chubbs the Cat Finds 
a New Home

 Chubbs, the now internet 
famous, 29 pound stray 
cat from Altadena, has 
been adopted from the 
Pasadena Humane Society 
by Yvette and Ruben Viola 
of Monrovia. The couple had 
recently lost their 14-year-old 
cat, Mooshoo, a PHS alum. 

 This month marks a 
momentous and celebratory 
occasion as Innovate Pasadena 
celebrates its 5-Year 
Anniversary and new 
resources are launched 
to attract further 
investment, business and 
talent to the city.

 On Wednesday, 
June 27th, Innovate 
Pasadena will celebrate 
its 5-Year anniversary. 
As a volunteer-led, 
nonprofit organization, 
Innovate Pasadena 
has helped to connect 
and grow Pasadena’s 
thriving innovation 
community through 
initiatives that support 
entrepreneurship and 
STEAM education, and 
attract businesses and 
capital to Pasadena. 
The milestone will be 
celebrated with a tech 
and innovation mixer 
at CTRL Collective, a 
co-working space, and 
will feature sustainably-
sourced foods from 
Mary Lee Kitchen, local 
brews from Craftsman 
Brewing, and giant 
games provided by Joy 
Mode. The public is 
invited to help celebrate. 
RSVP’s are required: ip- 
The event is from 6:00 
PM-8:30 PM at CTRL 
Collective, 45 South 
Arroyo Parkway.

 To further promote 
Pasadena as a premiere 
location for business, 
the City of Pasadena 
Economic Development 
Team recently developed 
a new ad campaign 
aimed at attracting and 
retaining business and talent. In 
tandem with the ad campaign, 
a content-rich website has 
launched with features to help 
site selectors and prospective 
companies and talent explore, 
grow and connect with the 
City of Roses. Part call to 
action and part tagline, www. 
features content such as key 
industries, demographics, 
economic indicators, business 
workforce, and fast facts for 

 In addition to Innovate 
Pasadena and Economic 
Development’s efforts, the 
Pasadena Convention and 
Visitors Bureau has partnered 
with Caltech, the Jet Propulsion 
Laboratory (JPL) and the 
City of Pasadena to showcase 
Pasadena as a destination 
for science and technology 
meetings. The Pasadena 
Convention and Visitors 
Bureau recently worked closely 
with the Planetary Society and 
Bill Nye the Science Guy on a 
citywide video (https://youtu.
be/44UHulpBilY) focusing 
on Pasadena’s innovative 
spirit at institutions such 
as Caltech, JPL, ArtCenter 
College of Design, Mount 
Wilson Observatory and 
Kidspace Children’s Museum. 
The Pasadena Convention 
and Visitors Bureau attracts 
meetings and conventions to 
Pasadena to spur tourism. In 
July, the CVB will welcome 
two scientific meetings, the 
Council of Engineering and 
Scientific Society Executives 
(CESSE) and COSPAR, the 
world’s largest international 
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Fourth of July 



 Celebrate our nation’s 
independence with a Fourth 
of July luncheon Wednesday, 
July 4, from noon to 2 p.m. at 
the Pasadena Senior Center, 85 
E. Holly St. Doors will open at 
11:45 a.m. The Scott Pavilion 
will be decorated colorfully for 
the occasion as everyone enjoys 
a red, white and blue menu of 
marinara sauce over spaghetti 
with blueberry cobbler plus 
turkey meatballs, salad and bread.

 Entertainment and music for 
dancing will be provided by the 
Great American Swing Band.

 The cost is only $10 for members 
of the Pasadena Senior Center 
and $12 for non-members of all 
ages. Pre-paid reservations can 
be made at the Welcome Desk 
or online no later than Monday, 
July 2. For more information visit or call 
(626) 795-4331.


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