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Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast - Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018 Details on page 5



VOLUME 12 NO. 37




Steps Down

2019 One City, One Story 
Selection to be Revealed

 In a surprising move, Pasadena 
Humane Society President and 
CEO, Julie Bank (pictured right), 
resigned abruptly September 7. 
Humane Society staff and the 
public were notified Tuesday 
in a letter. The move come just 
weeks before the organization’s 
biggest fundraising event the 
Wiggle Waggle Walk (see page 2 
for more details).

 Bank told the Humane Society 
Board of Directors she wanted 
to pursue other opportunities. 
Bank also wrote a local column 
that ran weekly in the Pasadena 
Star-News and San Gabriel 
Valley Tribune. She told the 
paper’s staff she resigned to 
spend more time with family. 

 The statement from the Board 
of Directors reads, “Julie has 
accomplished a great deal 
since she assumed leadership 
of our shelter in early August 
2016. In two short years, she 
has increased our adoption 
rate, solidified relationships 
with key industry and non-
profit partners throughout 
the U.S., and navigated 
our organization through 
challenging circumstances. Julie 
has directed a lot of positive 
changes at PHS, and for that, we 
are grateful.

 As we look to the immediate 
future, PHS has appointed Vice 
President of Administration, 
Ruthie Hughes, as interim CEO. 
We will continue to provide 
all of our many services and 
programs to the communities 
we serve. Our commitment to 
the community and animals in 
our care remains unchanged 
while the Board conducts a 
search for a new CEO.

 Julie helped us accomplish 
many of our goals, and we wish 
her the best of luck as she looks 
for the next big challenge to 
tackle. Please join us in thanking 
her for her service.”

 Humane Society Director 
of Communications Jack 
Hagerman gave little 
information on Bank’s 
departure. He did say the next 
steps will be a search for a 
permanent President. They 
will identify a search firm and 
conduct a nationwide search.

 Construction started this 
week with the temporary 
installation of chainlink 
fencing along the entire 
Colorado Street Bridge as a 
way to stop a wave of suicides 
this year. The move comes 
after police talked a woman 
down from jumping off the 
bridge, that started Sept. 2, 
after 14 hours of negotiations.

 The fencing will remain until 
a permanent suicide deterrent 
system is installed in 2021. 

 City Manager Steve Mermell 
authorized $295,932 as part 
of declaring an emergency 
allowing for the purchase 
and construction, without 
competitive bidding, 
as allowed in Pasadena 
Municipal Code according to 

 According to reports 
there have been nine suicide 
deaths, at the bridge last year 
and at least three this year, 
including Aug. 28 when the 
body of a man was found 
under the bridge from an 
apparent suicide.

 According to Mermell’s 
staff report to be discussed 
by the city council Monday 
night, it states “currently, 
staff is developing the 
Request for Proposals for 
professional services for the 
environmental, design and 
construction documentation 
for a suicide deterrent 
system... The environmental 
and design phase of the 
project will begin in 2019 
and be completed in 2020. 
Construction of the final 
installation will be completed 
in 2021. The project will 
include permanent vertical 
barrier treatments along both 
sides [of the bridge] and each 
end of the bridge.” 

 The city council meets at 6:30 
p.m. in the council chamber, 
Pasadena City Hall

100 North Garfield Avenue. 

Michelle Perera

 Pasadena Public Library’s 
17th One City, One Story book 
selection will be announced on 
Thursday, Sept. 27 at 5:30 p.m. 
in Pasadena Central Library’s 
Fountain Courtyard, 285 E. 
Walnut St.

 During the presentation, 
Mayor Terry Tornek and 
Michelle Perera, director of 
the Pasadena Public Library 
system, will announce the book 
selection and unveil a poster-
size version of the book cover.

 A 14-member community 
committee chose the novel. Last 
year’s selection was “Rise of the 
Rocket Girls,” by Nathalia Holt, 

 Pasadena’s annual community 
reading celebration, One 
City, One Story is designed 
to broaden and deepen an 
appreciation of reading and 
literature in the community, 
engage participants in 
dialogue and bring Pasadenans 
together by promoting greater 
understanding of differing 
points of view.

 Each year, thousands of 
people read the same book and 
participate in related events, 
including a conversation with 
the author, film series, book 
discussion groups, exhibitions, 
lectures and other activities.

 One City, One Story events 
will be scheduled throughout 
March 2019, highlighted by 
the community dialogue with 
the author on Thursday, March 
7.The full calendar will be
announced in the near future.

 For more information, visit:
onecityonestory or call (626) 

Plan Meeting

 The City of Pasadena will 
be conducting a community 
meeting to seek comment 
and public review of the 
draft update to the City 
of Pasadena Local Hazard 
Mitigation Plan (LHMP). 
The meeting will take place 
at 7:00 pm on Monday, 
September 17 at Villa Parke 
(Conference Room 131A), 
363 E. Villa Street, Pasadena. 
The Plan will then be open 
for public review and 
comment at: cityofpasadena.
net/fire/ beginning Tuesday, 
September 18 through 
close of business Tuesday, 
September 25. A hardcopy 
of the draft updated 
LHMP will be available at 
Fire Administration, 215 
N. Marengo Ave., #195, 

 The California Office 
of Emergency Services 
(CalOES) and Federal 
Emergency Management 
Agency (FEMA) requires 
that the LHMP be reviewed, 
updated and submitted for 
approval at least once every 
five years. The City must 
have an approved LHMP 
to maintain eligibility for 
State and Federal Hazard 
Mitigation grant programs. 
The LHMP’s list of hazards 
includes earthquakes, floods, 
fires and windstorms. It also 
addresses man-made hazards 
such as hazardous material 
accidents, gas pipeline 
ruptures, and homeland 
security threats. The purpose 
of the City’s LHMP is to 
identify goals, objectives, 
and mitigation strategies 
for reducing the impact 
of the hazards. Mitigation 
strategies should address 
findings in in the LHMP and 
can be based on working 
knowledge, best practices, 
and innovative ideas.

 The draft updated LHMP is 
a demonstration of the City’s 
commitment to reducing 
the impact of disasters. 
Participation in the planning 
process will help ensure the 
successful implementation of 
the City’s LHMP and enable 
the City to be better prepared 
for future disasters.

 For further information 
please contact Deputy Chief 
Jon Trautwein, Pasadena 
Fire Department at 626-744-

Casting for the Play 
Wonderful Winter of Oz


 Lythgoe Family Panto (LFP) in 
association with the Pasadena 
Civic Auditorium, announces 
Kermit The Frog as the Wizard 
of Oz and Marissa Jaret Winokur 
(Celebrity Big Brother Winner 
and Hairspray) as Glinda in 
their newest production – The 
Wonderful Winter Of Oz at the 
Pasadena Civic Auditorium, 
(300 East Green Street, 
Pasadena CA 91101) which 
will play a strictly limited 
engagement from December 14 
through December 30.

 The production will be 
directed by Bonnie Lythgoe 
and choreographed by 
Napoleon and Tabitha D’umo 
(NappyTabs), with book by 
Kris Lythgoe and Michael 
Orland (American Idol) 
serving as musical arranger 
and supervisor. Casting is 
by executive producer Becky 
Lythgoe. Additional casting 
will be announced at a later 

 An updated version of the 
beloved classic, in the style of a 
traditional British family Panto, 
The Wonderful Winter Of Oz 
features family-friendly magic, 
with a comedic twist, dancing 
(with “So You Think You Can 
Dance” alumni), contemporary 
music and more.

 “We are so excited to welcome 
Kermit and Marissa to the 
Lythgoe Family along with 
more talented star names yet 
to be announced. We know 
Pasadena is in for a great family 
show!” said Kris Lythgoe.

 Marissa Jaret Winokur said, 
“I have taken my son Zev to 
the Pasadena Panto for years 
as it’s the perfect introduction 
to theater for children, keeping 
the whole family entertained 
with comedy and pop songs. It’s 
also been a dream to perform 
alongside Kermit the Frog, 
only the Lythgoes could make 
that happen and I am looking 
forward to creating some magic 
with them, somewhere over the 

 There will also be a special 
student matinee on December 
14, servicing over 2,000 Title 
One school children who will 
be introduced to the magic of 
live theatre for the very first 

 Tickets start at $40 and Family 
Four Packs for just $99 can 
be purchased at the Pasadena 
Civic Auditorium, online 
or by calling 800-982-2787. 
Golden Tickets, which allow 
the ticket holder (children 
ages 4 – 12 only) a special on-
stage experience during the 
production, are available for an 
additional $75.00 each. 

 Featuring Kermit the 
Frog as the Wizard of Oz 
and Tony Award Winner 
Marissa Jaret Winokur as 

 NASA has many Earth-
observing instruments 
keeping tabs on Hurricane 
Florence --including its 
Multi-angle Imaging 
(MISR). MISR passed 
over the hurricane 
Thursday, as it 
approached the eastern 
coast of the U.S. and 
captured the storm in 3D.

 MISR carries nine 
cameras that observe 
Earth at different angles, 
and it takes about seven 
minutes for all the 
cameras to observe the 
same location. The 3D 
stereo anaglyph combines 
two of MISR’s camera 
angles. You will need red-
blue 3D glasses, with the 
red lens placed over the 
left eye, to view the effect. 
The anaglyph shows high 
clouds associated with 
strong thunderstorms 
in the eyewall of the 
storm and individual 
thunderstorms in the 
outer rain bands. These 
smaller storms can spawn 

 At the time the imagery was 
acquired, Florence was a large 
Category 2 hurricane with 
maximum sustained winds of 
105 mph (169 kph). The center 
of the storm was about 145 miles 
(230 kilometers) southeast of 
Wilmington, North Carolina. 
Coastal areas had already begun 
to experience tropical-storm-
force winds, and millions of 
people across multiple states 
were under evacuation orders.

 MISR was built and is managed 
by NASA’s Jet Propulsion 
Laboratory in Pasadena, 
California, for NASA’s Science 
Mission Directorate in 
Washington. The instrument 
flies aboard the Terra satellite, 
which is managed by NASA’s 
Goddard Space Flight Center 
in Greenbelt, Maryland. The 
MISR data were obtained from 
the NASA Langley Research 
Center Atmospheric Science 
Data Center in Hampton, 
Virginia. JPL is a division of 
Caltech in Pasadena.

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Pasadena’s 3rd Annual 
Coming Out Day Gala



 Join the Pasadena 
Library as they 
commemorate the city’s 
efforts to celebrate 
and foster an inclusive 
community and mark 
the 30th anniversary of 
National Coming Out 
Day on the front steps 
of the library. There will 
be raffles, music, resource 
tables, food trucks, photo 
booths, games and speakers. 
All ages welcome. Co-
sponsoredby the Pasadena 
Public Health Department.
Thursday, Oct. 11 • 6:30-
8 p.m. • Central Library/
Walnut Street steps & lawn





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