Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, September 8, 2018

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Mountain View News Saturday, September 8, 2018 

Royal Court Selection 
Process Begins Today

Police are 
Crime Spree

Residents Give Input on Next Police Chief

The public got a chance 
Thursday night to give input 
into what they think the most 
important qualities potential 
candidates for the city’s next 
police chief should have. Many 
said all candidates should be 
familiar with Pasadena. 

 Some of the top priorities the 
community wanted to see in 
a chief included, dealing with 
homelessness, people that might 
be mentally ill, gang violence, 
public trust, and knowing the 
city’s history among other things. 
They also wanted someone with 
strong leadership and someone 
visible in the community, “Not 
afraid to get out and attend local 

 City Manager Steve Mermell 
said the meetings will help put 
together a flyer, job description 
and then help screen candidates. 
It will also be used in the 
candidate interview process he 

 The search is being done by Teri 
Black & Company, LLC. 

 “This can help her recruit 
people she might recommend 
apply or help her decide who 
shouldn’t apply,” Mermell said. 
“So one of the benefits of using 
a recruiter like Teri, she doesn’t 
just do the mechanics of the 
recruitment, she’ll go out and 
help so identify candidates.”

 Mermell said they also plan 
to have a panel of community 
members, professional people 
and department employees, 
“whether we have separate 
panels or we mix them up a little, 
I have yet to figure that out.” 

 Mermell said they will most 
likely not revile the names of 
any of the finalists, “the goal is to 
always maintain confidentiality 
during the process.” 

 Mermell also said he is the 
hiring authority for the next 

 Two other meetings, similar to 
Thursday’s are being held today, 
one at 9:30 a.m. Villa-Parke 
Community Center Auditorium 
and a second at 11:30 a.m. at 
Jackie Robinson Community 
Center Auditorium.

 Mermell said anyone who 
would like to offer input but 
cannot attend the meetings can 
do so online at cityofpasadena.

 Black said they hope to have the 
position filled by the end of the 

 The Pasadena Police 
Department announced 
last week they are actively 
investigating several gang-
related incidences that have 
occurred within the city 
over the past month. The 
PPD is following multiple 
leads as it seeks to bring the 
perpetrators to justice. Over 
the past couple of months, 
30 gang members have been 
arrested for various crimes, 
including ten felony drug 
violations, and the PPD has 
seized 11 firearms, bringing 
the year to date firearm 
recoveries to 160 they said. 

 According to officials, the 
PPD is utilizing all available 
resources for a more robust 
deployment of police 
officers in the community, 
city parks and business 
districts and is enhancing 
its enforcement efforts. 
Among the initiatives 
officers are conducting high 
visibility policing efforts, 
bicycle officers patrolling 
neighborhoods under 
the newly reconstituted 
Neighborhood Action 
Team, gang intervention 
officers conducting in-
home visits and outreach 
at local hotspots, enhanced 
Parole and Probation 
compliance checks, the 
strategic deployment 
of plain clothes officers 
and police volunteers, as 
well as partnerships with 
non-profit organizations, 
respected clergy members, 
the Police Chief’s 
Advisory Council, City 
Council District Liaisons 
and stakeholders in our 
commercial districts to help 
keep the City safe.

 Keeping Pasadena safe 
requires a community 
effort and any persons with 
information on criminal 
activity can provide 
information to the PDD 
anonymously, by calling 
“Crime Stoppers” at (800) 
222-TIPS (8477).

 The 2019 Tournament of 
Roses Royal Court selection 
process has began with initial 
interviews today and Monday 
at the Tournament of Roses 
Tournament House.

 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 self-

 “One of the many benefits 
of being a member of the 
Royal Court was how many 
inspiring people I met and 
their stories about how much 
the Tournament of Roses and 
the Rose Parade meant to 
them.” recalls 2018 Rose Queen 
Isabella Marez. “It was a special 
experience because of how 
many doors it has opened for 
me but most importantly it has 
shown me what I am made of 
as a young woman and owning 
who I am with confidence as I 
start a new journey into the real 

 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 

 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. 
Pictured : 2018 Royal Court

Photo by D. Lee MVNews


 USC PAM presents 
Ceremonies and Celebrations: 
Textile Treasures from the 
USC Pacific Asia Museum 
Collection, drawn from the 
museum’s extraordinary 
collection of over 2,700 
costumes and textiles from 
China, Korea, Japan, India, the 
Himalayas and Southeast Asia. 
The exhibition runs September 
14, 2018 through January 6.

 Textiles are tactile, colorful 
objects that play an integral role 
in the lives of people across Asia. 
They are made with care and 
display a variety of techniques, 
colors, and materials that reveal 
a great deal about the cultures 
from which they originate. 
Often times, the processes in 
which they were made and 
the motifs embellished into 
their surfaces directly relate 
to belief and power in Asian 
communities. The finest textiles 
are reserved for ceremonies and 
celebrations marking special 
occasions, and specific style, 
color, or motifs function as 
visual cues to the nature of such 
ceremonies, as well as the social 
status of a person or people 

 With select examples 
across Asia, Ceremonies 
and Celebrations explores 
interesting ideas that connect 
these vast regions together. 
The exhibition is divided into 
four thematic sections: the 
first focuses on the connection 
between gender and textile 
production and the way that 
textiles are used to identify 
gender roles in society. The 
second idea that is explored 
in the exhibition is the role 
of textiles as a signifier 
of one’s status. The third 
theme illustrates the unique 
relationship between textiles 
and religions across Asia. The 
final section looks at textiles 
worn or used in marking 
ceremonies and life transitions, 
including birth, weddings, and 
death. Textiles help to identify 
religious practitioners and add 
beauty to religious spaces and 
rituals. By looking at textiles 
from these perspectives, rather 
than by their geographical 
associations, visitors will be 
able to see the creativity and the 
diversity of Asian textiles, while 
connecting meanings behind 
textiles from vastly different 
localities, and learn about why 
these textiles were made with 
such special care and used in 
specific purposes.

 Some of the highlights of the 
exhibition will be the imperial 
dragon robes worn by China’s 
emperors and imperial family 
during the Qing dynasty (1644-
1911). These robes feature nine 
powerful dragons, the symbol 
of the Emperor, embroidered 
or woven across the front and 
back of the silk robes. The 
yellow robes were the rarest 
of all, since the color yellow, 
symbolizing the sun, was worn 
exclusively by the Emperor. One 
such yellow robe, worn by the 
Guangxu Emperor (1875-1908) 
as a boy, will be on display in 
our galleries.

 Also included in the exhibition 
are magnificent whal-ot 
(wedding robes) from Korea, 
a recent gift to the museum, 
and Japanese kimono and kesa 
(Buddhist priest robes), some 
dating to the Edo period (1603-
1868). From Southeast Asia, 
Indonesian ikat textiles, and 
pineapple-fiber, or Piña cloth 
from the Philippines will be on 
display. From South Asia and 
the Himalayan region, visitors 
can see colorful tunics and 
elegant silk robes from India, 
as well as highly meaningful 
and richly decorated cloth from 
the kingdom of Bhutan in the 

 For more information visit: 

from the 
Pacific Asia 

City Urge 
Patience in 

 South Pasadena city leaders 
said last last week they 
welcome the two separate, 
independent investigations 
being conducted by the L.A. 
County Sheriff’s Department 
and District Attorney’s office 
into the officer-involved 
shooting on August 30, and 
caution against preliminary 
judgements about the 

 “We believe our officers acted 
appropriately under a tragic 
set of circumstances,” said 
South Pasadena City Manager 
Stephanie DeWolfe. “We are 
asking the public to respect 
the investigative process and 
allow the Sheriff’s Department 
and D.A.’s office to gather and 
release the facts.”

 The city is working closely 
and willingly with the 
investigating agencies, 
DeWolfe said. 

“We look forward to 
hearing the results of the 
investigation,” DeWolfe said. 
“In the meantime, we are 
asking the public to be patient 
and wait until the facts of the 
case are confirmed before 
making judgements about the 

 The Sheriff’s Department is 
the lead agency on the case 
and will be coordinating 
the release of all public 
information concerning the 
August 30 shooting. The 
public is encouraged to visit 
the Sheriff’s Department web 
site for an official account 
of the incident along with 
ongoing updates at this link. 

 DeWolfe, on behalf of the 
South Pasadena City Council, 
expressed condolences for all 
those affected by the tragedy. 
“It is very unfortunate and sad 
that the August 30 incident 
involving one of our residents, 
Vanessa Marquez, ended 
tragically with the loss of her 
life. Our thoughts are with her 
family, friends, colleagues and 
fans during this difficult time.”

Free Monthly Events at 
Pasadena Senior Center

 There is something for 
everyone in September 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, Sept. 14 and 21, 
at 1 p.m. Everyone enjoys 
watching movies and the 
pleasures they bring. Sept. 14: 
The Leisure Seeker (2017, R) 
starring Donald Sutherland 
and Helen Mirren. A 
runaway couple goes on an 
unforgettable journey in their 
beloved old RV and, along the 
way, recapture their passion 
for life and their love for each 
other. Sept. 21: Book Club 
(2018, PG-13) starring Diane 
Keaton and Jane Fonda. The 
lives of four older women are 
turned upside down when 
they decide to tackle Fifty 
Shades of Grey, and in the 
process they inspire each 
other to make their next 
chapter in their lives the best 

 Chiropractic for Good 
Health – Thursday, Sept. 13, 
at 10 a.m. A safe, effective and 
non-invasive technique called 
Quantum Neurology can 
uncover hidden neurological 
weaknesses in the nervous 
system resulting from brain 
or spinal cord injuries, 
accidents and strokes. Learn 
more about this technique 
and whether it may be right 
for you. Presented by Dr. 
Nazee Rofagha.

 Book Discussion: Love Soup 
for Seniors – Friday, Sept. 14, 
at 11 a.m. Born in 2015 when 
author John L. Feeny met 
Ann on social media, Love 
Soup for Seniors encourages 
improved health and lust 
for life, and that happiness 
is sustainable. Presented by 
John L. Feeny. Books will be 
available for sale and signing; 
a portion of proceeds will 
be donated to the Pasadena 
Senior Center. 

 LA Opera Talk: Verdi’s 
Don Carlo – Monday, Sept. 
17, at 1 p.m. An LA Opera 
community educator will lead 
guests through Don Carlo, 
one of Giuseppe Verdi’s most 
dramatic and complex grand 
operas that is set in the 16th 
century during the Spanish 
Inquisition and based on 
actual historical figures. Don 
Carlo, son of King Philip 
II of Spain, loses Elizabeth 
de Valois, his fiancée, to 
his father in an arranged 
marriage to end a war 
between Spain and France. 
The broken-hearted Don 
Carlo realigns his sympathies 
and turns against the Spanish 
Inquisition, resulting 
in Philip II ordering his 
rebellious son to be thrown 
in prison with the possibility 
of the death penalty. Verdi’s 
masterful opera includes rich 
orchestrations, thundering 
choruses and an endless 
flow of rapturous arias and 
duets in an enthralling tale of 
morality and mortality.

 Room to Rent: Home Share 
Workshop – Tuesday, Sept. 18, 
at 6 p.m. For any homeowner 
thinking about renting out 
a room, this workshop will 
explain how to list your space 
and find a good renter to 
share your home. Topics will 
include finding an online site 
that suits your needs, what 
type of home partners you 
are seeking, safe practices 
and how to spot a scam, 
how to set up your rental 
agreement and more. There 
will be optional follow-up 
networking sessions. RSVP 
at the Welcome Desk or by 
calling (626) 795-4331.

 Screening Mimis Film 
Discussion Club – Tuesdays, 
Sept. 18, at 3 p.m. Diehard 
film fans are invited to watch 
a movie the first and third 
Tuesday of every month, 
preceded by a presentation 
about the film’s hidden 
history and followed by lively 
discussion. Sept. 4: Infamous 
(2006, R) starring Toby 
Jones and Sandra Bullock in 
director Douglas McGrath’s 
film about Truman Capote’s 
first-hand research for his 
book In Cold Blood. Sept. 
18: Two Women (1960, 
NR) starring Sophia Loren 
and Jean-Paul Belmondo 
in director Vittorio de 
Sica’s film about a widow 
and her teenaged daughter 
who struggle to survive the 
ravages of World War II in 

 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.

Pet of the 

Macho (A271176) is an 
8-year-old domestic 
shorthair in need of a loving 
family. He is a very sweet cat 
who spends most of his day 
in his cat tower or snuggled 
up with his roommates 
(he currently resides in a 
staff office). He meows for 
attention and will curiously 
come up to meet you. He 
head bumps you to pet him 
and purrs and rubs against 
you. Despite being 20 
pounds he still loves to jump 
onto chairs and work desks 
to sniff around and find a 
better napping spot. Come 
meet Macho today at the 
Pasadena Humane Society! 

 The adoption fee for cats 
is $75. All cats are spayed 
or neutered, microchipped, 
and vaccinated before being 

 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. 

 Pets may not be available 
for adoption and cannot be 
held for potential adopters 
by phone calls or email.


Sunday, August 26th 

3:25 AM – Maria Ahumada, 
25 years old of Los Angeles 
was arrested in the 300 block 
of Mountain View Street for 
drunk in public. 

11:00 PM – A battery occurred 
in the 2900 block of El Nido 
Drive. Suspect was taken into 

Monday, August 27th 

9:30 PM – A vehicle vandalism 
occurred in the 2200 block 
of Navarro Avenue. Vehicle 
damage: spray painted. 

9:30 PM – A residential 
vandalism occurred in the 
2100 block of Navarro Avenue. 
Damage: spray painted wall. 

Tuesday, August 28th 

12:44 PM – A vehicle was 
reported stolen from the 2100 
block of Lincoln Avenue. 
Vehicle described as a black 
2013 Honda Fit. Vehicle was 
recovered by CHP. 

4:20 PM – A battery occurred 
in the 2900 block of El Nido 
Drive. Suspects were taken into 

Wednesday, August 29th 

5:30 PM – A petty theft 
occurred in the 2300 block of 
N. Lake Avenue. Stolen: black 
Samsung Galaxy. 

Thursday, August 20th 

9:00 AM – Cyril Waite, 62 years 
old of Altadena was arrested 
in the 3100 block of Lincoln 
Avenue for vandalism and 

3:40 PM – Danny Collazo, 
28 years old of Pasadena was 
arrested in the 2000 block of N. 
Fair Oaks Avenue for possession 
of a controlled substance. 

Friday, August 31st 

1:00 PM – A residential burglary 
occurred in the 300 block of 
W. Altadena Drive. Suspect(s) 
entered the residence via the 
rear window. Stolen: unknown. 

5:15 PM – Jolie Gledhill, 48 years 
old of Pasadena was arrested 
in the area of Washington 
Boulevard and Altadena Drive 
for being under the influence of 
a controlled substance. 

7:04 PM – Michael Soos, 59 
years old of Altadena was 
arrested in the area of Roosevelt 
Avenue and Garfias Street 
for possession of a controlled 

Saturday, September 1st 

12:50 AM – Abigail Sanchez, 
25 years old of Pasadena was 
arrested in the 400 block of 
Woodbury Road for drunk in 

Get Ready 
to Wiggle 

 Grab your walking shoes 
and a leash for the 20th 
Annual Wiggle Waggle Walk 
at Brookside Park at the Rose 
Bowl in Pasadena on Sunday, 
September 30. The Pasadena 
Humane Society & SPCA 
(PHS) hopes to raise $200,000 
from the event, which will 
be used for food, shelter and 
medical care for the more than 
12,000 homeless PHS cares for 
every year.

 Early bird registration is $20 
and includes a Wiggle Waggle 
Walk t-shirt, bib number and 
bandana for your dog. After 
September 11, the registration 
fee will be $25. Pre-registration 
is encouraged, but Walkers 
may also register at the event. 

 For more information 
and to register, visit

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