Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, August 25, 2018

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Mountain View News Saturday, August 25, 2018 

Tournament President 
Gerald Freeny Honored

to Close

In an abrupt move 
Wednesday, officials of 
Lowe’s, the parent company 
of Orchard Supply Hardware, 
said they plan to close all 
Orchard stores, including 
locations in Pasadena and 
South Pasadena. 

 All 99 Orchard Supply 
Hardware, as well as the 
distribution facility that 
services those stores across 
the country are expected to 
close within months, “by the 
end of fiscal 2018,” they said.

 “While it was a necessary 
business decision to exit 
Orchard Supply Hardware, 
decisions that impact our 
people are never easy,” said 
Marvin R. Ellison, Lowe’s 
president and CEO. “We will 
be providing outplacement 
services for impacted 
associates, and they will be 
given priority status if they 
choose to apply for other 
Lowe’s positions,” 

 Company officials said it was 
unclear how many employees 
will be affected. 

 Ellison said the decision 
to exit Orchard Supply 
Hardware was part of Lowe’s 
Business Outlook. The 
announcement was made 
during their “Lowe’s Reports 
Second Quarter Sales and 
Earnings Results.” 

 As of Friday the Orchard 
Supply Hardware website was 
replaced with a single banner 
saying, “Store Closing Sale. 
Prices Slashed, 10-30 percent 
off.” Items can no longer be 
purchased on the website. 

 The Pasadena Orchard store 
is located 3425 E. Colorado 
Blvd and the South Pasadena 
store is at 452 Fair Oaks Ave.

About two-dozen PETA (People 
for the Ethical Treatment of 
Animals) protesters took to the 
Pasadena office of Automobile 
Club of Southern California 
Wednesday to urge the 
company to end its promotions 
of SeaWorld. 

 “We’re urging the company 
to cut ties with SeaWorld and 
join the ranks of dozens of 
other companies that have 
stopped supporting SeaWorld, 
Taco Bell, South West and Jet 
Blue [airlines],” Katerina 
Davidovich said.

 Davidovich said “By promoting 
SeaWorld they are promoting 
animal abuse.”

 AAA listens to their members 
she said, “So we really hope that 
anyone that’s a member of AAA 
will recognize that SeaWorld is 
incredibly cruel and ask them to 
cut ties.”

 According to Davidovich over 
40 Orcas have died along with 
800 other marine mammals 
at SeaWorld. The website list all the 
Orcas in a time line starting in 
1971, including the parks most 
famous Orca Shamu. 

 Davidovich said they will 
continue to protest AAA, “as 
long as there are promoting 

 In 2016 the state put a 
complete ban on the breeding 
of killer whales in captivity, 
SeaWorld has also said they stop 
conducting theatrical shows, 
also part of the Orca Protection 
and Safety Act. 

 Davidovich said the act is 
a great first step, “Orcas and 
other animals are still being 
imprisoned at SeaWorld so we 
still have a long way to go.”

 She said there goal would to 
be get SeaWorld to release all 
the animals in their parks into 
seaside sanctuaries, “Where 
they could dive deep and 
swim further and have some 
resemblance of a natural life, 
while still benefitting from 
human care when needed.”

PETA Protests 

Freeny, Photo by D. Lee/MVNews

 The Pasadena Tournament 
of Roses and community 
partners hosted, Wednesday 
night, an open house in honor 
of Gerald Freeny, the first 
African-American President 
of the Tournament of Roses. 
Over 400 community 
members attended the event 
to recognize Freeny and 
learn more about the 2019 
Tournament of Roses.

 “I am honored to be a part 
of this community,” Freeny 
said. “And I’m so humbled 
to have the opportunity to 
serve as President of the 
Tournament of Roses. As 
we continue to evolve as an 
organization, I look forward 
to promoting volunteerism, 
diversity and community 

 Freeny is providing 
leadership for the 130th Rose 
Parade on Tuesday, January 
1, 2019.

 In a statement officials said 
Freeny has been a volunteer 
member of the Tournament 
of Roses Association since 
1988. In addition to his 
many years of service in the 
Tournament of Roses, his 
community involvement has 
included; president of the San 
Gabriel chapter of NOBLE 
(National Organization of 
Black Law Enforcement 
Executives), the Pasadena 
Police Foundation Board, 
Pasadena Police Citizens 
Academy, Pasadena Rose 
Bowl Aquatics Board, 
University Club, Pasadena 
YMCA Board, Black Support 
Group at Cal State LA, Urban 
League Board of Governors, 
United Way Fundraising 
Committee, Toast Masters 
and the Pasadena NAACP. 
Freeny has been on the 
Advisory Board of the Rose 
Bowl Legacy Foundation 
since 2016, and is also a 
member of Legacy’s Museum 

 He attended Pasadena 
Christian School and 
John Muir High School in 
Pasadena, and received a 
bachelor’s degree in business 
administration and finance 
from California State 
University, Los Angeles. 
Freeny is a member of both 
the Kappa Alpha Psi and 
Gamma Zeta Boulé of Sigma 
Pi Phi fraternities and First 
Historic Lutheran Church. 

Community partners for the 
event included the Pasadena 
Community Coalition, the 
Armenian Community 
Coalition, the League of 
United Latin American 
Citizens (LULAC) and the 
Organization of Chinese 
Americans – Greater Los 
Angeles (OCA-GLA).

 The Tournament of Roses 
is a volunteer organization 
that hosts America’s New 
Year Celebration with the 
Rose Parade, the Rose 
Bowl Game, and a variety 
of accompanying events. 
935 volunteer members of 
the association will drive 
the success of 130th Rose 
Parade themed “The Melody 
of Life,” followed by the 
105th Rose Bowl Game. 
For more information, 
visit: tournamentofroses.

Police DUI 

Labor Day

 The Pasadena Police 
Department has started 
participating in a high-
visibility national enforcement 
campaign, “Drive Sober or 
Get Pulled Over.”

 Pasadena Police Department 
will have a special emphasis 
during this 18-day 
mobilization to enforce all 
traffic violations by deploying 
DUI Saturation Patrols. 

 During this extended 
period, Police and Sheriff’s 
Departments statewide, 
along with the California 
Highway Patrol, will increase 
the number of officers on the 
road to stop suspected drunk 
or drug impaired drivers and 

 The campaign started last 
night and runs through the 
Labor Day holiday weekend, 
which is one of the deadliest 
times of year in terms of 
alcohol-involved traffic 
deaths. One-third of all traffic 
deaths involve drunk drivers. 

 Pasadena Police Department 
will show zero tolerance for 
impaired driving or riding and 
joins efforts by the California 
Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) 
to educate drivers that “DUI 
Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” 
If you take prescription 
drugs, particularly those 
with a driving or operating 
machinery warning label, 
you may be impaired enough 
to get a DUI. Marijuana 
can also be impairing and 
result in a DUI, especially in 
combination with alcohol or 
other drugs.

 To avoid a DUI Pasadena 
Police Department has a few 

- Use public transportation or 
a ride sharing service to get 

- Have a friend or family 
member who is about to 
drive buzzed or impaired? 
Take the keys away and make 
arrangements to get them 
home safely.

- Report drunk drivers – call 

Kids Clubs Launch at 
Local Humane Society

Pet of the 

 The Pasadena Humane Society 
& SPCA announced Wednesday 
they have officially launched 
clubs for kids and teens ages 7 
to 17. The new Kids for Animals 
Clubs meet at the PHS campus 
in Pasadena and offer hands-
on learning opportunities with 

 Each Kids for Animals 
Club session includes weekly 
meetings that incorporate an 
engaging humane education 
topic and craft or game activity 
geared towards animals. Club 
members may also participate 
in special on- and off-site PHS 
events and other kid-related 
activities. Teen Club members 
will also work alongside trained 
staff and volunteers in our 
dog, cat and rabbit enrichment 

 “Our community is full of 
young people want to help 
animals,” said Julie Bank, 
President/CEO of the Pasadena 
Humane Society & SPCA. 
“Our new clubs give kids 
the opportunity to make a 
difference for animals in a safe 
and educational environment.”

 Kids and Teen Club participants 
are automatically enrolled in 
the Kids for Animals program, 
a community engagement 
program for kids and young 
adults under 18. Kids for 
Animals fills a critical need by 
providing opportunities for 
kids of all ages to get involved 
with animals and starts a 
movement of kids being kind to 

 Other ways to become a Kid 
for Animals include attending 
one of the other shelter 
activities the Pasadena Humane 
Society offers for children. 
There are monthly Animal 
Adventurer programs from 
kids 8 to 12, weeklong summer 
camps for children 9 to 12, and 
shelter tours and presentations 
for schools, scouts and other 

 Registration is now open 
for all Kids for Animals 
Clubs. The clubs are divided 
into three groups to ensure 
age-appropriate activities. 
Children ages 7-11 and ages 
12-14 will meet after school 
on Wednesdays. Registration 
for each 15-week session is 
$180 and includes a t-shirt, ID 
badge, crafting materials and a 
community service certificate. 
Teens age 15 to 17 must attend 
a Teen Club orientation with 
a parent or guardian. Once 
enrolled, they may sign up 
for staff supervised volunteer 
shifts offered Thursday through 
Sunday in the afternoon.

 Register and learn more at

Event: What is a Theremin?

Join The Pasadena Museum 
of History for a special 
presentation, Sept. 2 at 1 
p.m., by Ed Sussman – artist, 
technician, and theremin 
musician – who will present 
the history of this remarkable 
instrument that was invented 
over 100 years ago. You very 
well might have heard the 
music in science fiction 
movie sound tracks, but now 
experience it live!

 This unique instrument is 
played without touching it. 
See how it works and then 
try it yourself. This will be 
a fun and educational event 
for both kids and adults and 
an otherworldly musical 
finale on the closing day of 
Dreaming the Universe!

 The museum is located 
470 W. Walnut St. Pasadena. 
For more information visit:

 Are you looking for a 
jogging buddy? Look 
no further than Felix 
(A463969), an athletic one-
year-old terrier mix. Felix is 
all about fun. He loves to 
play with toys and enjoys 
a good dog treat. Felix is 
also a straight A student. 
He already knows his sit, 
down, stay and shake 
commands. If you are 
looking for an exuberant 
young dog, ask for Felix.

 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.

*** Grab your leashes and 
your best four-legged 
friend! The 20th Annual 
Wiggle Waggle Walk 
will take place Sunday, 
September 30 at Brookside 
Park at the Rose Bowl. Help 
us raise money to provide 
food, shelter, medical care 
and other services to the 
thousands of animals—
domestic, exotic, wildlife 
and livestock—who come 
to the Pasadena Humane 
Society & SPCA each 
year. Register online at

PUSD Seeks 

Measure TT 


 The Pasadena Unified School 
District (PUSD) Board of 
Education seeks applicants 
to fill five (5) vacant seats 
on its Measure TT Citizens 
Oversight Committee. The 
volunteer committee is 
responsible for monitoring 
project management and 
expenditures for the $350 
million local school facilities 
bond passed by voters in 
November 2008.

 State law requires that the 
members of the Citizens 
Oversight Committee include 
parents, representatives from 
the business community, 
senior citizen groups, taxpayer 
organizations, and individuals 
experienced in finance and 

 Applicants must complete 
an application and provide a 
resume. The application and 
resume must be submitted 
no later than 4:00 p.m. on 
September 6, 2018. Mail 
your application and resume 
to Nelson Cayabayab, Chief 
Facilities Officer, Pasadena 
Unified School District/DSC, 
740 W. Woodbury Road, 
Pasadena, CA 91103 or via 
email to Nadia Zendejas at

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.

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. 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 

Guide Dogs of the Desert 
– Thursday, Aug. 30, at 10 
a.m. Since 1972, Guide 
Dogs of the Desert has 
made a difference in the 
lives of people who are 
blind or visually impaired. 
Come learn about the 
more than 1,400 client/dog 
teams across the nation 
that are enjoying richer, 
fuller and more productive 

For more information 
visit www. 
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 


Monday, August 13th

9:00 AM – A residential burglary 
occurred in the 300 block of E. 
Las Flores Drive. Suspect(s) 
entered the residence via the 
window. Stolen: unknown.

12:00 PM – An attempt 
residential burglary occurred in 
the 700 block of E. Palm Street. 
Suspect(s) attempted to enter 
the residence by prying the 
door lock.

12:20 PM – A residential 
burglary occurred in the 2000 
block of Holliston Avenue. 
Suspect(s) entered the residence 
by shattering the glass door. 
Stolen: currency.

Tuesday, August 14th

10:43 PM – Jan Villespin, 22 
years old of Pasadena was 
arrested in the 1000 block of E. 
Palm Street for being drunk in 

Wednesday, August 15th 

No significant incidents. 

Thursday, August 16th

2:50 AM – An assault with a 
deadly weapon occurred in the 
300 block of Ventura Street. 
Victim was not injured.

4:00 AM – A commercial 
burglary occurred in the 2600 
block of N. Fair Oaks Avenue. 
Suspect(s) entered the location 
by prying the metal gate links. 
Stolen: personal documents.

9:35 PM – Oscar Bell, 42 years 
old of Pasadena was arrested in 
the 20 block of E. Woodbury 
Road for being drunk in public.

Friday, August 17th

8:00 PM – A vehicle vandalism 
occurred in the 2100 block 
of Lincoln Avenue. Vehicle 
damage: shattered window.

Saturday, August 18th

8:14 PM – A domestic violence 
incident occurred in the 2100 
block of Alta Pasa Drive. 
Suspect was taken into custody.

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