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 SATURDAY, JULY 7, 2018 

VOLUME 12 NO. 27

Beat the 

to Discuss 

City Employee Uses Vehicle 
to Intimidate, Block, Driver

Now is the time to prepare 
for what weather officials 
predict to be record breaking, 
triple-digit heat for parts of 
Southern California. The City 
wishes to remind everyone 
to take precautions against 
the heat and stay connected 
to the City for any alerts and 

 Pasadena Fire Department 
Officials urge extra care when 
using landscaping equipment 
as sparks from such 
equipment or vehicles can 
ignite brush fires. Remember 
to discard cigars, cigarettes 
and other smoking devices 
properly; use extra caution 
with barbecues—always have 
someone watching both the 
barbecue and the swimming 
pool when in use.

 Pasadena residents and 
businesses with any power 
emergencies should call 
Pasadena Water and Power 
Department at (626) 744-
4673. For water-related 
emergencies, call (626) 744-
4138. Sign up for PWP’s 
Outage Management System 
to get up-to-date alerts on your 
phone and by email regarding 
any power outages by visiting

 Pasadena Public Safety and 
Health Officials also offer 
the following reminders 
and precautions during hot 

 If possible, stay indoors in an 
air conditioned environment, 
especially the young and 
the elderly. If your home 
or apartment is not air 
conditioned, consider going 
to an enclosed shopping 
mall, a public library or a 
designated cooling center.

Remember to check on 
your neighbors, family and 
friends—especially the 
elderly—to make sure they 
are OK. Take them extra 
water or a cool beverage.

Never leave anyone 
unattended in closed vehicles, 

 Under mounting opposition, 
the Pasadena city council is 
set Monday night to hold a 
public hearing to move forward 
with demolishing 29 existing 
structures along 3200 East 
Foothill Blvd., currently Space 
Bank mini-storage.

 According to the city staff 
report, Pasadena Gateway, 
LLC, has proposed a planned 
“8.53 acre project site... and 
construction of eight separate 
residential and mixed-use 
buildings, subterranean 
and above-ground parking 
structures, and landscaping. 
The proposed buildings would 
include a total of 550 apartment 
units and 9,800 square feet of 
retail and restaurant space.” 

 Three of the buildings would 
be four stories, five of the 
buildings would be five stories, 
and all buildings would have a 
maximum height of 60 feet. The 
proposed project would include 
approximately two acres of 
combined on-site recreational 
and open space amenities 
consisting of a public park in the 
center portion of the site, two 
courtyards, a dog park, a paseo, 
a fitness center, two clubhouses, 
and a retail court. Housing units 
would be intermixed on each 
level and would consist of 165 
studio units, 165 one-bedroom 
units, 192 two-bedroom units, 
and 28 three-bedroom units, 
the staff report reads. 

 According to city staff, the site 
has been occupied by the Space 
Bank Mini Storage Facility 
since 1978 and, prior to that, 
was a U.S. Naval Ordnance Test 
Station (NOTS). All buildings 
were constructed between 1930 
and 1950. 

 The site is highly contaminated 
having been used for research, 
testing, and assembly of 
torpedoes and other weapon 
systems. The project includes 
remediation required by, and at 
the direction of, the California 
Department of Toxic Substance 
Control (DTSC). 

 City staff is also recommencing 
the site be re-zoned to Planned 
Development mixed use.

 Opponents to the project 
argue that it will create more 
“pollution, greater traffic 
congestion, living beyond the 
means to produce water and 
electricity, waste management, 
and infrastructure erosion.”

 They also argue that the 
current site has an important 
historic role, including that 
under CalTech, the nation’s jet 
propulsion industry was partly 
born there. Under the Navy, 
the property played a significant 
role in winning World War II.

 The council meets Monday 
at 6:30 in Council Chamber, 
Pasadena City Hall

100 North Garfield Avenue, 
Room S249. 

 City officials said Friday that 
they are now investigating a 
situation in which a Pasadena 
Building and Safety employee 
used a department vehicle 
Tuesday to block drivers in a 
Target parking lot, not allowing 
them to leave after a driving 
dispute on Hudson Ave. 

 In a video uploaded to 
YouTube, the unidentified city 
employee can be heard using 
intimidating language and 
changing his tone a number of 
times. He first asks the other 
driver why she slammed on 
her breaks and then later says, 
“I’m stressed too because you’re 
almost running me down.” 

 The video starts with a male 
city employee yelling forcefully 
at the other driver, a woman 
with a child in the car “You’re in 
violation and I’m sick and tired 
of people doing what you’re 
doing... You need to learn how 
to drive,” he said but later tried 
to reason with her. 

 The city employee could also be 
heard arguing with bystanders, 
while on a cellphone with 
police, as witnesses continued 
to ask him to move the vehicle 
clearly marked “Pasadena 
Building and Safety.” 

 Another driver, not involved, 
can be seen standing by his car, 
unable to leave. The employee 
moved the city car, while still 
on his cellphone, after two 
Target security show up. 

 At one point he calls a 
bystander “stupid.”

 The employee also yells at 
Target security, “Who are you?” 
as they tell him to step away 
from the lady's window. Target 
security can be heard saying, 
You got to stop harassing her... 
for your own safety, step away.” 

 The two security stand firm 
between him and the lady's 

 The video ends with the city 
employee driving away. 

 Pasadena police confirmed 
they received a call from the 
employee during the incident 
but both he and the other 
lady were gone when officers 

City 'Parks 
After Dark'

The City’s popular Parks After 
Dark Program is in full swing 
and continues with many more 
fun activities for youth and 
families on Thursday, Friday 
and Saturday evenings from 5 
p.m. – 10 p.m. through August 


-Armory Center for the Arts 
Activity from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 
p.m. at Villa-Parke

-Men’s Basketball from 6:30 p.m. 
–10:00 p.m. in the Washington
School Gym

-Recreational Swimming from 
7:00 p.m.– 10:00 p.m. at Villa-


-Adult Soccer from 5:00 p.m. – 
10:00 p.m. at Villa-Parke

-Women’s Indoor Soccer from 
5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. in the 
Washington School Gym

-Zumba from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 
p.m. in the Washington School 

-Friday Night Boxing Sparring 
–Youth from 6:00 p.m.– 7:00
p.m. at Villa-Parke

-Recreational Swimming from 
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Villa-

-Friday Night Boxing Sparring – 
Adult from 7:00 p.m.– 9:00 p.m. 
at Villa-Parke

-Ice Cream Social from 8:00 
p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Villa-Parke


-Adult Soccer from 5:00 p.m. – 
10:00 p.m. at Villa-Parke

-Aztec Dance Celebration 
Saturday, July 28 from 7:00 p.m. 
–9:30 p.m. at Villa-Parke

Movies in the Park

-Despicable Me 3, Thursday, July 
12 at 7:30 p.m. at Villa-Parke

-Princess and the Frog, 
Friday, July 13 at 7:30 p.m. at 
Victory Park

 Coco, Thursday, July 19 at 7:30 
p.m. at Villa-Parke

- My Little Pony, Thursday, July 
26 at 7:30 p.m. at Villa-Parke

-Moana, Friday, July 27 at 7:30 
p.m. at Victory Park

-LEGO NINJAGO, Thursday, 
August 2 at 7:30 p.m. at Villa-

-Early Man, Thursday, August 9 
at 7:30 p.m. at Villa-Parke

Concerts in the Park

-Jazz it Up! Saturday, July 7 
from 5:30 p.m.– 7:30 p.m. at 
Washington Park

-80’s Vibes Saturday, July 
21from 5:30 p.m.– 7:30 p.m. in 
Central Park

- Latin Fiesta! Saturday, August 
11 from 5:30 p.m.– 7:30 p.m. at 

 For more visit: cityofpasadena.

South Pasadena Library 
Summer Arts Crawl Event

More Than 200 Attend 
Chamber Inaugural Gala

 The Pasadena Chamber 
of Commerce and Civic 
Association hosted its 
annual Inaugural Gala at the 
Langham Huntington Hotel 
in Pasadena. More than 200 
community and business 
leaders joined Congresswoman 
Judy Chu and State Senator 
Anthony Portantino, Pasadena 
Assistant City Manager Julie 
Gutierrez and Fire Chief 
Bertral Washington who 
attended with his wife Cheri 
and Glendale City Council 
Member Paula Devine. Also in 
attendance were Pacific Oaks 
College and Children’s Center 
President Patricia Breen, 
Hollywood Burbank Airport 
Executive Director Frank 
Miller, future Tournament of 
Roses Presidents Laura Farber 
and Mark Leavens along with 
leaders of business and industry 
in Pasadena.

 Pasadena Chamber CEO Paul 
Little recognized event Gold 
Sponsors Kaiser Permanente 
and Well Fargo with a special 
presentation. Also recognized 
were Silver Sponsors Athens 
Services, California Institute of 
Technology & Jet Propulsion 
Laboratory, Hollywood 
Burbank Airport, Huntington 
Memorial Hospital, Pacific 
Oaks College and Children’s 
Center, Parsons Corporation, 
Pasadena Tournament of Roses 
Association, Sierra Family 
of Dealerships and Southern 
California Gas Company.

 During the dinner program, 
local businesses were 
recognized as Corporate 
Citizen of the Year. Pasadena 
Ronald McDonald House 
was named Small Business 
Corporate Citizen of the Year.

 California Linen Services was 
awarded the Corporate Citizen 
of the Year in the Large Business 
category. Company President 
Andrew O’Neil accepted 
the award. In recognizing 
California Linen Services, Mr. 
Little remarked on the loyalty of 
both customers and employees 
as well as the 80 years of 
excellent customer service 
California Linens has provided 
to Southern California.

 Karl Bird, acquisitions 
department manager at NASA/
Jet Propulsion Laboratory was 
sworn in as chair of the Pasadena 
Chamber of Commerce 
Board of Directors for 2018-
19.He presented outgoing
Chair Robin McCarthy with 
a plaque commemorating her 
service as chair during the 
previous year. Congresswoman 
Chu and Mr. Daly presented 
commendations and gave Ms. 
McCarthy certificates on behalf 
of Mr. Portantino, Assembly 
Member Chris Holden and the 
Pasadena City Council.

Virtuoso Goh Kurosawa

LA Watercolorist Pete Morris

 A live concert performance by Goh Kurosawa and an exhibit 
of drawings and paintings by Pete Morris will be showcased in 
the Library Community Room on Saturday, July 21 from 7 p.m. 
to 10 p.m. as part of the South Pasadena Summer Arts Crawl. 
The popular thrice yearly event is a fun “Night on the Town,” not 
only for South Pasadena residents, but also for the art and music 
lovers it attracts from all around the surrounding area. The Arts 
Crawl presents a wide variety of live music performances, 
art galleries, and other arts events in multiple venues, all 
within short walking distance of each other. 

 The free event will open at 6:00 p.m. when more than 40 of 
Morris’s stunning artworks of LA people and scenes will be 
on display. At 7:00 p.m. a documentary about Pete’s life and 
artwork will be screened and Goh Kurosawa will present a 
dynamic solo guitar set at 7:30 p.m.

 Pete Morris is a local watercolorist who draws and paints 
almost every day. He teaches art at Creative Arts Group 
in Sierra Madre, Arlington Gardens in Pasadena, Storrier 
Stearns Japanese Garden in Pasadena, and for the City of 
Monterey Park. Two of Pete’s books, “Riding the Metro: 
Sketches of My Commute” and “Curbside L.A.: Street Level 
Watercolor Sketches of Los Angeles Neighborhoods” are 
available to be checked out from the Library collection.

 Kurosawa and Morris recently returned from a tour of 
Japan where they performed onstage together and are 
looking forward to sharing the spotlight again. Morris was 
last seen on the Library Carnegie Stage during the 2017 
Eclectic Music Festival when he painted Calvin Joe and 
the Orange Grove Rangers while they played live onstage. 
During Kurosawa’s Arts Crawl performance Pete will do 
a live painting for the audience of Kurosawa’s virtuoso 
musical performance.

 In Los Angeles, Kurosawa produces “Brilliant Strings, 
a long-running live music and watercolor show. He also 
regularly conducts workshops and seminars at universities 
and schools and frequently travels throughout the Pacific 
Northwest doing shows, particularly in the Seattle and 
Portland areas. Having performed in a wide range of 
settings and festivals since 2005, Goh has also performed 
in Japan, Taiwan, Brazil, France, Canada, Myanmar, and 
Mexico. Later this year, Kurosawa is going to perform 
in Havana, Cuba for an event supported by the Japanese 

 The Library Community Room exhibit and concert 
venue at 1115 El Centro Street will be open on July 21 
from 6 pm to 8:30 pm for the Arts Crawl event. The free 
event is sponsored by South Pasadena Public Library 
and the Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library. 
Refreshments will be served and autographed CDs and 
books will be available for purchase.

 Free parking is available in the South Pasadena Unified 
School District lot at 1020 El Centro Street (entrance from 
Fairview Avenue between El Centro and Mission) and after 
noon at the Mission Meridian Parking Garage located at 
805 Meridian Avenue adjacent to the Metro Gold Line 
Station, only one block from the Library.

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