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Community Calendar:
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Altadena Crime Blotter
Letter to the Editor
Pet of the Week

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Sierra Madre:
Walking SM … The Social Side

Arcadia · Monrovia · Duarte:
Arcadia Police Blotter
Monrovia 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:
Golden Words: Dr. Dan's College Corner
Senior Happenings

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Section B:

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
The Funnies

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Peter Dills
Bob Eklund
Marc Garlett
Dan Golden
Lori A. Harris
Chris Leclerc
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SATURDAY, JULY 28, 2018 

VOLUME 12 NO. 30

Local Area 
News Briefs

SIP-tember Cocktail 
Celebration Kick-off

 Pasadena Shooting 
Victim Identified 

SIP-tember: A Celebration 
of the Cocktail kicks off with 
a mixology demonstration 
at White Horse Lounge in 
Old Pasadena on Tuesday, 
at 6:30pm. Mixologists from 
White Horse Lounge will 
demonstrate creation of 
three cocktails which will 
be tasted by the patrons at 
the event who will choose 
which drink is their favorite. 
The kick-off event is free, but 
RSVPs are required through 
EventBrite. Only 100 tickets 
are available for the event. 
White Horse Lounge is at 
41 South De Lacey Avenue 
in Pasadena for this fun, 
educational and very tasty 
FREE event. Parking is 
available at the city structure 
just south of the restaurant.

 The SIP-tember Kick-off 
hosted by White Horse 
Lounge begins the SIP-
tember Cocktail Bracket 
Challenge. 32 drinks enter 
the head-to-head online 
competition. Only one will be 
named Pasadena’s Cocktail 
of the Year 2018. Drinks are 
randomly entered in a head-
to-head bracket challenge. 
Voting in the first three 
rounds is online at www.
com/vote and is live August 
1, 2018. 

 Drinks being offered for 
the SIP-tember Cocktail 
Bracket Challenge include 
special margaritas, new 
interpretations of traditional 
cocktails and some 
specially created drinks 
from some of Pasadena’s 
premiere mixologists. 
New participants this year 
include Mi Piace and Ichi 
Gyo Ichi Et in Old Pasadena, 
Roy’s Hawaiian, Trejo’s 
Cantina and The Mixx in 
the Playhouse District and 
Foothill in east Pasadena. 
We are very pleased to 
welcome the Otis Bar at La 
Grande Orange Cafe back 
to competition along with 
local favorites White Horse 
Lounge, Bistro 45, Fleming’s 
Prime Steakhouse and 
Wine Bar, The Taproom at 
the Langham Huntington 
Hotel, El Cholo, Ruth’s Chris 
Steak House, Vertical Wine 
Bistro, True Food Kitchen, 
Lucky Baldwin’s Trappiste 
Pub and Del Frisco’s Grille. 
For full information on 
participants and drinks, visit: 

 Taking part in the SIP-
tember Cocktail Bracket 
Challenge for 2018 are:

Mi Piace

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse 
and Wine Bar

Bistro 45


White Horse Lounge

The Mixx

Roy’s Hawaiian

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

True Food Kitchen

Vertical Wine Bistro

Lucky Baldwin’s Trappise 

Trejo’s Cantina

La Grande Orange - Otis Bar

Taproom at the Langham 
Huntington Hotel Pasadena

Fleming’s Prime Steak 
House and Wine Bar

El Cholo

Del Frisco’s Grille

 Pasadena Restaurant 
Week events are presented 
by the Pasadena Chamber 
of Commerce with our 
restaurant members. SIP-
tember and the Taste of 
Pasadena are generously 
supported by Gold Sponsors 
the City of Pasadena, The 
Sierra Family of Dealerships 
and Wells Fargo.

 Kick-off event to feature 
cocktail tutorials by 
White Horse Mixologists, 
Friendly competition for 
favorite cocktail of the 

 Police on Friday were still 
looking for the suspects 
who shot and killed 35-year-
old Luis Arita near the 300 
block of East Villa Street. 
Arita was found dead early 
Tuesday around 1:25 a.m. in 
a parked vehicle after being 
shot multiple times according 
to Pasadena police. He was 
pronounced dead at the scene. 
Arita, from Los Angeles, had 
ties to Pasadena. 

 There was no description 
of suspects or a motive. 
According to reports, Arita 
may have been sleeping in his 
mother’s car, after being given 
permission by her. 

 Anyone with information is 
being asked to call Pasadena 
police at (626) 744-4241. Or 
Anonymous through Crime 
Stoppers (800) 222-TIPS or at 

Metro to Improved 210 Freeway Barriers

 After a series of crashes on the 
210 freeway over the last two 
years, involving cars and trucks 
landing on the Gold Line tracks, 
Metro announced last week 
plans to install taller stronger 
barriers and a detection system 
on six miles of right-of-way 
down the middle of the 210 
Freeway in Pasadena and 

 According to Metro officials, 
the barrier replacement project 
is expected to cost $11 million 
to design. They gave no actual 
cost of the construction and 
installation of the barriers. The 
designs are expected to be ready 
in June, next year. The new 
barriers are expected to be two 
feet taller than the current 32 
inch K-rails. They will also have 
reinforced bar to keep vehicles 
from crashing onto the tracks. 

 “The design is very complex 
for this project, we are finding 
that there are very restricted 
areas... we’re working closely 
with Caltrans,” said Metro 
Chief Program Management 
Officer Richard Clarke. “Given 
the limited area some of this 
work to install the barriers may 
involve shutting down a lane or 
two on the 210.”

 Clarke said traffic simulations, 
involving shutting lanes, is 
currently underway.

 As part of the project, Caltrans 
has already installed new “speed 
limit 55” signage for tucks and 
signs that say truck drivers must 
stay in the right two lanes. 

 In April, two big rigs collided 
sending a FedEx truck onto the 
tracks and spilling packages on 
the tracks. In January, a car and 
pickup truck crashed flipping 
the car over onto the Gold Line 
tracks. In December of 2016 a 
big rig crashed onto the tracks 
blocking both tracks between 
Allen and Sierra Madre Station. 
And in March of 2016 a big 
rig overturned, caught on fire, 
and melted the tracks near the 
Madre 210 off-ramp. 

 Photo, Gold Line at Lake Station, by 
D. Lee /MVNews

The Japanese Blossom from 
Taproom at the Langham 
Huntington Hotel

 Pasadena Firefighter 
Suffers Heat Exposure 
During Apartment Fire 

 A Pasadena firefighter 
suffered heat exposure 
during an apartment fire 
Tuesday afternoon in 
Northwest Pasadena that 
claimed the lives of three 
small pets, two guinea pigs 
and a bird.

 According to reports, 
the fire, reported Tuesday 
afternoon, was contained 
to a single upstairs unit of 
a six unit dwelling in on 
West Montana Street. The 
fire was extinguished just 
after 3:30 p.m. 

 According to Pasadena 
Fire officials, other pets, 
including a dog, were saved. 
All the other occupants of 
the building were also all 
accounted for although 
one person was evaluated 
by paramedics at the scene. 
Firefighters encountered 
overcrowded conditions in 
the apartment.

League of 
Voters Ice 
Cream Social

NASA’s Jet Propulsion 
Laboratory in Pasadena, 
California, has long been a 
home to Mars exploration. 
But on Monday night, July 
30, several JPL scientists 
and engineers will bring 
the excitement of exploring 
Mars to the nearby Griffith 
Observatory in Los Angeles.

These “Martians” will 
interact with the 
public during a 
free observatory 
stargazing party for 
the Red Planet’s closest 
approach to Earth 
since 2003.

 The event will be 
held Monday, from 
10 p.m. to 2 a.m. PDT 
(Tuesday). Weather 
permitting, telescopes 
staffed by observatory 
employees and local 
volunteers will offer 
visitors viewing 
opportunities of Mars 
during its closest 

 On Monday night 
Earth and Mars 
will be 35.8 million 
miles (57.6 million 
kilometers) from each 
other, the closest they 
have been since the 
historic 34.6-million-
mile (55.6 million 
kilometers) close 
approach in August 
2003. The moment 
of closest approach 
is 12:45 a.m. PDT, 
Tuesday, July 31. By a 
celestial coincidence, 
at the moment of 
closest approach, Mars 
will be at its very best 
position for viewing 
through a telescope 
from Los Angeles. It 
crosses the meridian 
and appears highest 
in the southern sky at 
that time. The next similar 
close approach won’t happen 
until September 11, 2035, 
when Mars will be 35.4 
million miles (56.9 million 
kilometers) away. Unlike 
the Sun or Moon during an 
eclipse, Mars will not change 
appearance during the close 

 Details of the Griffith 
Observatory event, including 
parking and transportation 
information, can be found 
at: griffithobservatory.

 For those who want 
to watch the Mars close 
approach event from home, 
Griffith Observatory will 
broadcast live from 10 p.m. 
PDT Monday, July 30, to 
1:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 
31.JPL guests will join
the Griffith Observatory 
programming team, led 
by observatory Curator 
Laura Danly, to provide 
commentary and the latest 
news about Mars. Griffith 
Observatory will stream the 
event live at:

 The live feed will also be 
carried by NASA and JPL at 
these sites: and

 More information on Mars 
close approach is at: mars.

 Griffith Observatory is 
owned and operated by 
the City of Los Angeles, 
Department of Recreation 
and Parks. The Observatory 
is located on the south slope 
of Mount Hollywood in 
Griffith Park.

JPL’s Martians 
Are Coming 
to Griffith 

Join League of Women 
Voters for their annual 
friend-raiser fund-raiser Ice 
Cream Social.

 Enjoy delicious gourmet 
Fosselman’s ice cream and 
refreshing sorbet in waffle 
cones with chocolate sauce 
and fruit toppings. There will 
be a Dixieland Band, a Silent 
Auction (tickets to Pasadena 
Playhouse, a mountain 
home vacation, many more), 
$100 Money Hat Raffle, and 
best of all a chance to visit 
with amazing people and 
introduce your family to the 

 Note the opportunity levels 
for sponsorship:

Banana Split : $250 and above 
(includes 6 tickets)

Chocolate Sundae with all 
the toppings: $100 -$249 
(includes 4 tickets)

Double Scoop Ice Cream 
Cone: $50 - $99 (includes 2 

Gourmet Ice Cream Cone: 
$25 - $49 (includes 1 ticket)

The tickets you purchase will 
be available at the Welcome 
Table at the event.

LWV-PA is a 501c3 
organization, so donations 
are tax deductible.

 Also, they are accepting 
contributions to the Silent 
Auction. If you would like 
to donate, please contact 
Karen Roberson at Roberson. 

 For more information visit:



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Filing Period for Altadena 
Library Board Elections


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 Four seats will be up for 
election on the Altadena 
Library Board of Trustees 
in the upcoming General 
Election on November 6, 
2018. The filing period for 
candidates began Monday 
and the last day to file is 
Friday, August 10. For 
more information on 
how to run, visit: LAVote.
net and click “Current & 
Upcoming Elections” under 
the dropdown menu titled 
“Voting & Elections.”




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