Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, August 4, 2018

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Mountain View News Saturday, August 4, 2018 

Local Area 
News Briefs

Applications Available 
for 2019 Royal Court

Fire Forces 

 Dozens of seniors were 
evacuated Monday afternoon 
after an apartment fire on the 
six floor of a high-rise living 
facility complex broke out in 

 According to officials, an 
electrical fire, contained to 
a single unit, was reported 
shortly before 2:30 p.m. in the 
200 block of Cordova St. Two 
people were evacuated for 
injuries at the scene. 

 Around 50 firefighters, from 
four surrounding city fire 
debarments were called to the 
sene. The fire was knocked 
down quickly. 

 A total of 26 people were 
evacuated, eight were 
displaced from their units.

 Applications for the 2019 
Tournament of Roses Royal 
Court are now available on the 
Tournament of Roses website. 
The Tournament of Roses invites 
young women to become a part 
of history, make lifelong friends, 
and become an inspiration for 

 Royal Court members 
experience countless 
benefits; becoming part of an 
organization dedicated to hands-
on volunteerism, discovering 
opportunities to connect with 
and give back to the local 
community, developing public 
speaking skills, and growing 

 The 2019 Royal Court will 
attend nearly 100 community 
and media functions, serving as 
ambassadors of the Tournament 
of Roses, the Pasadena 
community, and the greater Los 
Angeles area.

 All are encouraged to apply and 
participate in one of the initial 
interview sessions at Tournament 
House on Saturday, September 
8 or Monday, September 10. 
Participants are selected based 
upon a combination of qualities, 
including public speaking ability, 
youth leadership, academic 
achievement, and community 
and school involvement.

 All individuals who participate 
in the initial interview sessions 
will receive a ticket for two 
people to attend the Royal Ball, 
a semi-formal dance hosted by 
the Tournament of Roses at the 
Pasadena Convention Center on 
September 14.

 The Royal Court application, 
eligibility requirements, and 
additional information can be 
found at: tournamentofroses.

 The grand finale for the Royal 
Court will be riding on the Royal 
Court float in the 130th Rose 
Parade presented by Honda and 
attending the 105th Rose Bowl 
Game presented by Northwestern 
Mutual, both on Tuesday, January 
1, 2019.

 The Tournament of Roses 
is a volunteer organization, 
935 volunteer members of the 
association will help organize the 
130th Rose Parade themed “The 
Melody of Life,” 

Home Goes 
Up in Flames 


By Dean Lee

 Pasadena fire units responded 
Wednesday night to a house 
fire that gutted, what was a 
130-year-old Victorian-style 
home, at 30 W Mountain Street 
in Northwest Pasadena. Arson 
investigators later made an 
arrest of a 38-year old man from 
Pasadena in connection to the 

 According to Acting City 
Public Information Officer, Lisa 
Derderian, “Officers contacted 
witnesses at the scene who 
described a possible subject 
last seen in the building before 
it caught on fire. One of the 
witnesses who was still at the 
scene saw the same subject from 
earlier standing in the crowd at 
the location and pointed him 
out to the arson investigator.”

 Kristoffer Eugene Caldwel was 
arrested at the scene. 

 The blaze started inside the 
longtime vacant, two-story 
Victorian home around 10:15 
p.m. When firefighters arrived 
they found flames shooting 
from the second story according 
to Derderian.

 After a second alarm was 
requested, over 40 fire personnel 
knocked the fire down in 
less than 45 minutes. South 
Pasadena Fire Department, and 
Alhambra Fire Department 
both helped protect nearby 
homes and businesses. 

 No injuries were reported 
Derderian said.

 City officials said Thursday 
they plan to move quickly to 
make the property safe, most 
likely demolishing what is left 
on the destroyed home.

 The same home caught fire last 
September, in what police said 
was also arson. Investigators are 
looking at whether or not the 
fires are related.

Superconference to 
Take Over Pasadena

 The popular website, 
Hackaday, read by engineers, 
makers and inventors that 
celebrates hardware and 
hardware hacks, announced 
Thursday the fourth annual 
Hackaday Superconference 
to take place Nov. 2-4 at the 
Supplyframe DesignLab in 

 “We perpetually include 
first-time presenters 
and fresh, only-seen-
here content. It’s been an 
incredible ride to watch 
this conference grow 
in popularity year after 
year,” said Sophi Kravitz, 
Supplyframe’s director of 

 The Hackaday 
Superconference is a 
gathering of hardware 
hackers, engineers, 
designers and devotees who 
converge for one weekend 
to share knowledge, watch 
industry expert talks, join 
the hardware hacking 
village and participate in 
one-of-a-kind workshops. 
Previous speakers include 
Anouk Wipprecht, Samy 
Kamkar and Syd Mead.

 For more information visit: 

Text Line 

Meet the People Behind 
NASA’s InSight Mars Lander

The Pasadena Public Health 
Department (PPHD) has 
partnered with the Crisis 
Text Line to bring awareness 
around emotional well-being 
and mental health. Crisis Text 
Line is a national not-for-
profit agency providing free, 
24/7 crisis support via text 
messages. Trained counselors 
help bring individuals 
experiencing crisis to a calmer 
state of mind and help create a 
plan to stay safe and healthy. 
Crisis Text Line has processed 
over 72 million messages to 
date, dealing with issues such 
as depression, anxiety, and 
thoughts of suicide.

 “The partnership with Crisis 
Text Line is another way 
Pasadena is working to reduce 
stigma around mental health 
and to encourage all who 
are experiencing emotional 
distress to reach out for 
help,” said Michael Johnson, 
Director of Public Health. 
“By allowing individuals to 
text with a live, trained Crisis 
Counselor at any time, people 
can receive critical assistance 

 According to the National 
Institute of Mental Health, 
18.3% of adults in the U.S. 
lived with a mental health 
illness in 2016. However, less 
than 50% of those individuals 
received treatment.

 “We are proud to partner 
with the Pasadena Public 
Health Department to bring 
lifesaving support at your 
fingertips,” said Liz Eddy, 
Director of Communication 
for Crisis Text Line.

 Those experiencing crisis 
are encouraged to text LA 
to 741741 or reach a Crisis 
Counselor through Facebook 
Messenger at
crisistextline. Counselors 
are available 24/7 and will 
respond quickly to help the 
texter out of their moment of 
crisis and to start creating a 
safety plan. This service is free 
and confidential. For more 
information regarding Crisis 
Text Line, visit: crisistextline.


 Join League of Women Voters 
Sunday 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. for their 
annual friend-raiser fund-raiser 
Ice Cream Social.

The event will be held at 65 
South Grand Avenue

(outdoor patio and the dining 

 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 League.

 Note the opportunity levels for 

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 tickets)

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.Karen@ 

 For more information visit:

League of 
Voters Ice 
Cream Social

Troy Hudson Ravi Prakash and Marleen Sundgaard

 A new series of videos 
introduces some of the people 
leading NASA’s InSight, the 
agency’s next mission to Mars.

 “Behind the Spacecraft” profiles 
the men and women working on 
the first mission ever dedicated 
to studying Mars’ deep interior. 
The InSight spacecraft is on 
its way to a Nov. 26 landing on 
the Red Planet. All the videos 
are available today and will be 
spotlighted on social media 
each week over the next three 

 The InSight profiles include:

· Troy Hudson, a scientist turned 
engineer with space art tattoos

· Marleen Sundgaard, the 
daughter of migrant workers 
who was inspired to look to the 

· Ravi Prakash, a spacecraft 
engineer who applied his skills 
to combat international poverty

 After landing on Mars, InSight 
will use a seismometer to detect 
quakes inside the planet, and 
place a probe up to 16 feet (5 
meters) under the surface to 
measure the heat escaping 
from its depths. InSight stands 
for Interior Exploration Using 
Seismic Investigations, Geodesy 
and Heat Transport.

 InSight is an international 
mission that includes 
participation from several 
European agencies and 
institutions, including France’s 
National Center for Space 
Studies (CNES) and the German 
Aerospace Center (DLR). 
Important figures from these 
collaborators are also profiled 
in the “Behind the Spacecraft” 

 Two videos also focus on Mars 
Cube One, or MarCO, the first 
pair of CubeSats to attempt the 
journey to Mars. These “Meet 
MarCO” videos share the 
personalities of young engineers 
working to demonstrate 
how miniaturized spacecraft 
technology can be used on 
future missions. MarCO is a 
unique, standalone mission of 
its own, unrelated to the InSight 
mission’s success.

 The entire video series was 
produced by NASA 360 at the 
National Institute of Aerospace 
in collaboration with the 
agency’s Langley Research 
Center in Hampton, Virginia.

 To watch all the videos visit: jpl. . 

Pet of the 

Free Monthly Events at 
Pasadena Senior Center

 There is something for 
everyone in August 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 noted.

 Friday Movie Matinees – 
Fridays, Aug. 10, 17 and 24, 
at 1 p.m. Everyone enjoys 
watching movies and the 
pleasures they bring. Aug. 
10: I Can Only Imagine (2018, 
PG-13) starring J. Michael 
Finley and Madeline Carroll. 
The film tells the inspiring 
true story behind MercyMe’s 
beloved, chart-topping song 
that has brought hope and 
the power of forgiveness to 
so many. Aug. 17: The Pursuit 
of Happyness (2006, PG-13) 
starring Will Smith and Thandie 
Newton. A talented, often 
unemployed single father 
struggles to make ends meet 
while raising his young son 
after they are evicted from 
their San Francisco apartment 
with nowhere to go. Aug. 24: 
Downsizing (2017, R) starring 
Matt Damon and Kristin Wiig. 
When scientists discover how 
to shrink humans down to 
five inches tall as a solution to 
overpopulation, a man and 
his wife decide to get small 
and move to a downsized 
community, a choice 
that triggers life-changing 

 Screening Mimis Film Club 
– Tuesdays, Aug. 7 and 21, 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 
is provided. The film club is 
scheduled the first and third 
Tuesdays of every month. 
Email for 
more information.

 Free Summer Concerts for 
All Ages – Mondays at 6 p.m. 
through Sept. 3. Summer 
concerts sponsored by the 
Pasadena Senior Center have 
moved from Memorial Park to 
the air-conditioned comfort 
of the center’s Scott Pavilion. 
Aug. 6: Janet Klein and Her 
Parlor Boys will perform jazz, 
ragtime, blues and novelty 
songs popular from 1900 to 
1930. Aug. 13: Pam Kay and 
the Tap Chicks will entertain 
with energetic dance routines, 
Vaudeville-style comedy and 
clever costumes. Aug. 20: 
Lisa Haley and the Zydekats 
will play lively Cajun Zydeco 
music with plenty of Louisiana 
spice. Aug. 27: Leah Zeger will 
perform spirited Gypsy jazz 
and beloved standards. Sept. 
3: The Great American Swing 
Band will feature the sounds 
of Big Band, rhythm and blues, 
jazz and Dixieland.

 Health Insurance Counseling 
– Wednesdays, Aug. 8 and 15, 
at 10 a.m. Trained counselors 
will provide unbiased 
information about Medicare, 
Med-gap, Medicare 
Advantage, Medicare Part 
D and Cal Medi-Connect. 
Appointments are required; 
call (626) 795-4331.

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

 frFounded 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.

 Ernie (A461155) is one 
amazing dog. He is a 
3-year-old pit bull who 
is energetic and active. 
He has gone out with our 
Wiggle Waggle Wagon 
crew a few times and loves 
meeting new people, even 
kids! He likes playing with 
toys, but he absolutely 
loves laying in your lap. If 
you’re looking for a hiking 
or running buddy who 
will not hesitate to cuddle 
and take a nap with you 
afterward, come meet 
Ernie at the Pasadena 
Humane Society & SPCA.

 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 


Monday, July 23rd 

10:00 AM – A battery occurred 
in the 400 block of Crosby 
Street. Suspect has been 

12:00 PM – A vehicle burglary 
occurred in the 3600 block of 
Fair Oaks Avenue. Suspect(s) 
entered the vehicle via 
unknown means. Stolen: red 
cosmetic bag. 

Tuesday, July 24th 

1:30 PM – A vehicle burglary 
occurred in the 2100 block of 
Lincoln Avenue. Suspect(s) 
entered the vehicle by shattering 
the window. Stolen: blue/white 
leather purse, wallets, credit 
cards, gift cards, and currency. 

Wednesday, July 25th 

3:30 PM – A vehicle vandalism 
occurred in the 2100 block 
of Lincoln Avenue. Vehicle 
damage: shattered window. 

3:45 PM – A vehicle vandalism 
occurred in the 2100 block 
of Lincoln Avenue. Vehicle 
damage: shattered window. 

Thursday, July 26th 

9:00 PM – A commercial 
burglary occurred in the 2200 
block of Lincoln Avenue. 
Suspect(s) entered the location 
by shattering the rear glass 
door. Stolen: various brand 
frame glasses - Prada, Fendi, 
Versace, and Ray Ban. 

Friday, July 27th 

1:00 AM – A domestic violence 
incident occurred in the 2100 
block of Summit Avenue. 
Suspect was taken into custody. 

6:20 PM – Jose Rojas, 38 years 
old of Altadena was arrested in 
the area of Sacramento Street 
and Raymond Lane for public 

Saturday, July 28th 

8:00 AM – A residential 
burglary occurred in the 
2000 block of Allen Avenue. 
Suspect(s) entered the residence 
by shattering the front glass 
door. Stolen: jewelry.

Filing Period 
for Altadena 
Library Board 

 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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