Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, June 30, 2018

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Mountain View News Saturday, June 30, 2018 

Local Area 
News Briefs

Fourth of July Festival 
of Balloons Schedule

 Men arrested after 
shooting in Old Pasadena

Police arrested two men 
early Thursday morning for 
alleged assault with a deadly 
weapon after one of them shot 
into a group, during a fight, 
in a parking lot behind the 
100 block of East Colorado 

 According to police, at 
around 1:40 a.m., officers saw 
a man pull a gun from the 
trunk of a car and fire towards 
people fighting. The suspect 
ran, ditching the gun, but was 
caught by other officers on 
Colorado Boulevard. Officers 
also arrested another man as 
the fight broke up. Police said 
they also recovered a gun. 

 The City of South Pasadena 
is celebrating its 37th annual 
Festival of Balloons.

Kiwanis Club Pancake 

Location: South Pasadena 
Fire Station, 817 Mound 
Avenue (enter on Hope 
Street, between Fremont 
Avenue and Mound Avenue). 
Time: 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Pancake Breakfast Tickets, 
Day of: $8.00 per person, 
kids under 6 years old eat for 

Opening Ceremony

Location: South Pasadena 
Library Community Room – 
lawn, 1115 El Centro Street. 
Time: 10:30 a.m.


Location: Mission Street, 
from Diamond Avenue to 
Garfield Park. Time: 11:00 

Celebration at Garfield 

Location: Garfield Park, 
1750 Mission Street. Time: 
12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Details: Games, food, and 

Fireworks Show

Location: South Pasadena 
High School, 1401 Fremont 

Time: 9:00 p.m. (Gates open 
at 5:30 p.m.)

Details: Food vendors will be 
on site at the show. Pets are 
not allowed

- Stadium - Alcohol and glass 
bottles are not allowed in the 

- Field - Only water is 
permitted on the field, no 
food. Rounded bottom 
chairs only on the field 
(narrow legs/feet of camping 
chairs will damage the turf).

Fireworks Tickets, Day of 
(July 4, 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 
p.m.): $10.00 per person. 
Kids under 3 years old are 

 - At the Pancake Breakfast 
(7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.)

 - At Diamond & 
Mission / City Hall / Fair 
Oaks & Mission (11:00 a.m. 
to finish of Parade)

 - At Garfield Park (12:00 
p.m. to 3:00 p.m.)

Fireworks Tickets, At the 
Gate (July 4, 5:30 p.m. to 3:00 
p.m.): $13.00 per person. 
Kids under 3 years old are 

 For more information 
visit: (South 
Pasadena Festival of 

Thousands to Attend Americafest

 Pasadena Residents 
may have experienced 
discolored water

More than a ton 
of explosives 
make for 
the largest 
event ever held 
in Rose Bowl 


Recognized as one of the 
country’s largest and longest 
running Fourth of July fireworks 
shows, the Rose Bowl will host 
its 92nd annual AmericaFest 
celebration on Wednesday, with 
a spectacular nighttime display of 
more than a ton of fireworks.

 Thousands of special effects 
fireworks will be launched from 
the stadium as part of the Rose 
Bowl daylong family-friendly 

 “As always, the Rose Bowl 
AmericaFest celebration will 
feature the largest fireworks 
display in the western United 
States, but this year’s show will 
be even more entertaining with 
a new musical act as well as 
time-tested fan favorites,” said 
Darryl Dunn, Rose Bowl general 
manager. “This year will be the 
biggest and most exciting show 
in all of Southern California.”

 This year’s audience will see 
a special performance by the 
world’s premiere Michael Jackson 
tribute artist, Michael Knight. 
Knight’s years of meticulous 
focus and study of every Michael 
Jackson nuance showcases how 
polished his tribute is to his 
childhood hero. Knight sings 
every lyric, dances every iconic 
step and holds an amazing 
resemblance to the original king 
of pop. Also featured will be 
thrilling motorcycle stunts by 
TNT Freestyle Motocross and 
live music from Ocean Park 


12:00 PM – Parking Lots Open

2:00 PM – Family Fun Zone- 
Area H Opens

5:00PM – Field Viewing 
Experience Reception Doors 

5:30 PM – Doors Open

7:00 PM – Performances Begin

9:00 PM – Fireworks Begin 

 The Rialto-California based 
company Pyro Spectaculars by 
Souza will once again produce 
the Southland’s largest fireworks 
show at the Rose Bowl.

 Pyro Spectaculars by Souza has 
been family operated for five 
generations and has provided 
fireworks entertainment at the 
Rose Bowl Stadium for more than 
35 years. Known worldwide for 
extraordinary firework displays, 
Pyro Spectaculars produces 
shows for NFL Super Bowls, 
the Olympic Games and major 
events throughout the world.

 For more information visit: 

 City officials form the 
Pasadena Water and Power 
said that as part of routine 
adjustments to the city’s 
water supply, that involved 
calibrating disinfectants, as 
part of balancing imported 
and local water supplies, 
water could be discolored. 

 Officials said that running 
the faucet for five to 10 
seconds would flush out 
any discoloration. They said 
the water is safe and exceeds 
drinking water standards 
set by the Federal EPA and 
state regulations. 

 According to city records, 
about 41 percent of the 
water supply is groundwater 
from the Raymond 
Groundwater Basin and 
is pumped out of 16 deep 
wells located throughout 
Pasadena, 58 percent of 
the water is imported 
from the Metropolitan 
Water District of Southern 
California (MWD) and 
consists of a blend of water 
from Northern California 
and the Colorado River. 
The remaining one 
percent is purchased from 
neighboring water agencies.

 For more information 

Transit to 
Start Sunday 

 Service changes affecting 
most Pasadena Transit routes 
will go into effect on July 1, 

 Specific changes include:

 Sunday service will operate 
from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on 
Routes 10, 20, 31/32, 40 & 5

 Weekday service is being 
added on Route 20 from 1:00 
p.m. to 5:00 p.m., with a bus 
operating about every 18 

 Minor schedule adjustments 
are being made on Routes 10, 
20, 31/32, 40 & 51/52

 After 10 years, Sunday service 
is returning to Pasadena 
Transit as part of a three-
year, $772,507 Federal Transit 
Administration, Job Access 
Reverse Commute grant. 
This new Sunday service will 
help close a mobility gap in 
this popular local service on 
Routes 10, 20, 31/32, 40 and 51. 
Also, additional service will be 
provided during the weekdays 
on the very popular Route 20; 
the added service is funded by 
Measure M funds. Measure M 
was passed in November 2016 
and is a half-cent sales tax to 
fund transportation project 
in Los Angeles County in 

 Riders on most routes will 
notice schedule adjustments 
to improve on-time arrival 
performance. Adjustments 
were based on customer and 
driver feedback and analysis 
of actual route travel times. 
Many of the scheduled “stop 
times” on this route have been 
shifted—in some cases by 
several minutes—so all riders 
are advised to check updated 
schedules on the City’s 

 For more information on 
these service changes, please 
visit or 
call (626) 744-4055.

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 

 Screening Mimis Film Club 
– Tuesdays, July 3 and 17, at 
3 p.m. What used to require 
a monthly fee is now free! 
Classics, film noir, cult films, 
documentaries, shorts, foreign 
films, animated films and more 
are selected democratically by 
club members. Each screening 
is researched and its hidden 
history presented prior to each 
viewing. Lively discussions and 
Q&A follow each screening. 
Popcorn and other refreshments 
are provided. The film club is 
scheduled the first and third 
Tuesdays of every month. Email for more 

 A Toast to the Joys of 
Music – Tuesdays, July 3 to 
31, 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.

 Domino Club – Thursdays, 
July 5 to 26, at 1 p.m. 
Rollicking games of chicken 
foot dominoes will have you 
laughing as the tiles cascade! 
This game is easy enough for 
beginners yet challenging 
enough for seasoned players. 
For more information call Vicki 
Leigh at (928) 478-4654.

 Friday Movie Matinees – 
Fridays, July 6, 13 and 20, at 
1 p.m. Everyone enjoys the 
experience of watching movies 
and the pleasures they bring. 
July 6: “The Great Debaters” 
(2007, PG) starring Denzel 
Washington and Kimberly 
Elise. At a small African 
American college in the 1930s, 
a professor forms a student 
debate team that goes on to 
beat Harvard University in the 
national debate championships. 
The film is based on true 
events. July 13: “An Ordinary 
Man” (2017, R) starring Ben 
Kingsley and Hera Hilmar. An 
infamous Bosnian Serb war 
criminal who has spent years 
on the run, blending in to one 
new surrounding after another, 
discovers his new maid in a new 
location is a secret agent hired to 
protect him. July 20: “Chicago” 
(2002, PG) starring Richard 
Gere and Catherine Zeta-Jones. 
Two female murderers, one a 
small-time chorus girl and the 
other a major Vaudeville star, 
find themselves on death row 
together and fight for the fame 
inside that will keep them from 
the gallows in 1920s Chicago 
with the help of a hotshot 
attorney and a scheming prison 

 Sample Classes for Summer 
– Monday and Tuesday, July 
9 and 10, from 8:30 a.m. 
to noon. Whether you’re 
interested in taking a fitness 
course, learning a new language 
or pursuing a new hobby, come 
to Class Tasting events, meet 
the instructors and sit in on 
free mini-versions of fee-based 
summer courses. Each sample 
class lasts 30 minutes; regular 
classes begin July 16.

 Case Management – 
Wednesday, July 11, from 9:30 
to 11:30 a.m. Get assistance 
from YWCA Intervale 
with referrals for advocacy, 
counseling, food banks, home-
delivered meals, homemaking 
and personal care, medical 
equipment, Social Security, 
supplemental income, Medi-
Cal, CalFresh, transportation, 
and utility payments. Appoints 
are required: call (626) 795-
4331. This service is offered in 
English and Spanish.

 Scenic Walkers Club – 
Wednesdays, July 11 to 25, 
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.

 Hypertension: The Silent 
Killer – Thursday, July 12, 
at 10 a.m. Kathy Eastwood 
RN, a Huntington Hospital 
community outreach nurse, 
will explain the many ways to 
prevent or manage high blood 

 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.

Pet of the 

 Due to the potential for fire 
hazards and injuries, Pasadena 
police and fire personnel will 
staff checkpoints around the 
stadium t o 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, 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 pr otect 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 emergencies.

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

• When calling for help, speak 
calmly, give accurate location 

In Related 
News: Fireworks 
are Illegal in 

Max (A460360) is a friendly, 
4-year-old Chihuahua 
who’d love a new home. 
Max enjoys going for walks 
in the park and hanging 
out with volunteers. He’s 
very treat motivated and 
eager to learn. Sadly, Max 
came to the Pasadena 
Humane Society & SPCA, 
along with his 14-year-
old doggie sister, Nana 
(A460359), because his 
owner could no longer 
care for him. Max is ready 
and waiting for his second 
chance. Could it be with 

 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 
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.

Repair Café 
at the 

Senior Center

 This month, Assemblymember 
Chris Holden recognize the 
important role nonprofits 
play in the state. Holden said 
for over 100 years, nonprofit 
organizations have been at the 
forefront of important social 
movements including women’s 
suffrage, the free speech 
and black liberation of the 
1960’s, and the need for better 
environmental protections 
across the country. Today, 
nonprofits include world-class 
hospitals and universities, arts 
and cultural organizations that 
manage meaningful programs 
for children and families, and 
outdoor-focused groups that 
share a special appreciation for 
our parks and beaches.

 There are currently over 80,000 
nonprofits that help drive our 
economy, lead innovation, 
and champion hope and 
opportunity in California.

 In commemoration of non-
profit month, he recognized 
Pasadena’s Flintridge Center 
from the 41st Assembly District. 
Established in 1986, the 
Flintridge Center works with 
formerly incarcerated adults 
and at risk youth to break the 
cycle of poverty and violence 
so they can find pathways to 
employment. Working with a 
network of service providers 
and public agencies to change 
lives and create healthy and 
safe communities, I believe 
Flintridge Center’s successful 
reintegration services should be 
modeled throughout the state.

Honors Local 

Throw It Away? No Way! 
Saturday, July 14, from 10 
a.m. to 1 p.m. Come to the 
Repair Café where tinkers, 
tailors and blade sharpeners 
will be on hand to repair 
your appliances, electronics, 
clothing, toys, tools, knives, 
jewelry and other items for 
free. There also will be a 
seed and seedling swap, 
gardening advisor, music 
for your enjoyment and the 
Really Free Market with 100 
percent off everything – take 
away items and/or donate 
items. All are welcome! 
For more information or 
to volunteer as a repairer, 
email contact@repair- This is 
a Zero Waste event hosted 
by Transition Pasadena 

Pasadena Senior Center, is 
located 85 E. Holly St.

 Nonprofit Flintridge 
Center recognized.

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