Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, September 22, 2018

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Mountain View News Saturday, September 22, 2018 

Tax Return 
Shut Down

Tournament of Roses 
Announces Float Judges

Opens the 

New Bechtel 

Caltech’s newest undergraduate 
residence, the 211-bed Bechtel 
Residence—named for Caltech 
life trustee Stephen D. Bechtel 
Jr.—officially opened its doors 
to students on Monday.

 The first new undergraduate 
housing facility to open on 
campus in more than two 
decades, Bechtel is a multiuse 
residence that will house 
undergraduates from all class 
levels along with two faculty in 
residence, a half-dozen graduate 
resident associates, and a 
residential life coordinator. The 
beds in Bechtel will now make 
it possible for Caltech to offer 
all of its undergraduates the 
opportunity to live on campus 
throughout all four years of 
their education.

 “Completion of the Bechtel 
Residence is a milestone in our 
efforts to provide on-campus 
housing for all our students and, 
most importantly, creates a new 
model of residential experience 
for this millennium,” says Joe 
Shepherd, the vice president 
for student affairs and Allen V. 
C. Davis and Lenabelle Davis 
Leadership Chair.

 The 95,000-square-foot 
residence, composed of six 
distinct but interconnected 
structures arranged around an 
expansive interior courtyard, 
was intentionally designed to 
promote interaction among its 
residents. Although all of the 
student rooms are singles, nearly 
all have been set up in apartment 
or suite configurations with 
anywhere from four to 12 
rooms in each shared space. The 
residence also has a 400-person 
dining hall, community 
lounges, and a kitchen on each 
floor; in addition, there are 
four study rooms and multiple 
laundry facilities throughout 
the complex.

 “This thoughtfully and 
beautifully designed new 
building provides new 
opportunities to enrich 
and enhance the Caltech 
undergraduate experience,” 
says Antonio Rangel, the Bing 
Professor of Neuroscience, 
Behavioral Biology, and 
Economics, who will be living 
in Bechtel with his family as the 
new head faculty in residence. 
“Take for instance, the full 
whiteboards in every suite—
what a great tool for student 

 By providing the additional 
space needed to house all 
undergraduates on campus, 
Bechtel also has freed up 
Caltech-owned off-campus 
apartments and houses for 
graduate student use. Both the 
ability to house all undergrads 
on campus and the ability to 
provide more space for graduate 
students have been longtime 
goals for enhancing residential 

 Work on Bechtel, which is 
situated at the north end of 
campus alongside Avery on 
Moore Walk, began in 2016.

Written by Shayna Chabner 

 A federal court has 
issued last week an order 
that permanently bars a 
tax return preparer who 
operated offices in Pasadena 
– as well as other cities in 
California, Colorado and 
Kansas – from preparing 
federal income tax returns, 
United States Attorney 
Nick Hanna announced 

 Maria Del Consuelo 
Vazquez is the subject of a 
permanent injunction filed 
Monday by United States 
District Judge Fernando 
M. Olguin. In Monday’s 
order, Judge Olguin also 
prohibited Vazquez from 
owning a tax return 
preparation business.

 Vasquez operated tax 
preparation business in 
Pasadena; Corona; Santa 
Ana; Brighton, Colorado; 
and Hutchinson, Kansas 
under a Nevada corporation 
she called MCV Business 
Network, Inc. In recent 
years, Vazquez filed 
thousands of tax returns for 
clients under her IRS-issued 
Preparer Tax Identification 
Number (PTIN).

 According to a lawsuit 
filed by federal prosecutors 
on July 13 and testimony 
presented to the court, 
Vazquez substantially 
inflated or completely 
fabricated charitable 
contributions and 
unreimbursed employee 
business expenses to 
illegally generate federal 
income tax refunds for her 
clients or to substantially 
understate clients’ tax 

 “Vazquez prepared and 
filed a total of 9,216 tax 
returns from January 1, 
2015 to May 21, 2018 with 
her PTIN,” Judge Olguin 
wrote. “Based on the average 
deficiency of $2,830.29 
from her audited returns, 
that suggests Vazquez’s 
fraudulent returns have 
resulted in harm of over 
$26 million to the United 
States from January 1, 2015 
to present.”

left to right; Preston Bailey, Michael E. Berry, and Kimberly Oldis

 The Tournament of Roses has 
announced Teusday they have 
selected Preston Bailey, Michael 
E. Berry, and Kimberly Oldis to 
be float judges for the 130th Rose 
Parade. The judges will grant 
awards based on many criteria 
including creative design, floral 
craftsmanship, artistic merit, 
computerized animation, 
thematic interpretation, floral 
and color presentation and 
dramatic impact.

 The 2019 Tournament of Roses 
President Gerald Freeny will 
announce the award-winning 
floats the morning of January 
1, 2019, on the front steps of 
Tournament House.

About the 2019 Rose Parade 
Float Judges

 Preston Bailey was named one 
of the best wedding planners in 
the world by Vogue Magazine 
and has been globally-celebrated 
for his unique ability to 
transform ordinary spaces into 
lush, theatrical environments. 
As a premier event designer, he 
has established a client roster 
that includes celebrities, royal 
families, CEO’s and athletes. 

 Michael E. Berry is the longest 
serving President/CEO in the 
history of the Kentucky Derby 
Festival, one of the nation’s 
largest civic celebrations. 
Beginning his career at Festival 
in 1986, following service as 
an Assistant to Kentucky’s 
Governor, Mike’s experience 
has been thirty-two years in 
the making. Mike oversees the 
planning and production of 
the award-winning celebration 
with nearly seventy events on 
the Festival’s official schedule. 

 Kimberly Oldis AIFD has been 
involved in the floral industry 
for over 44 years, including 
21 years as a member of The 
American Institute of Floral 
Designers. Kim serves as the 
Past President for the AIFD 
National Board. She previously 
held many elected offices in the 
North Central and North West 
Regional Chapters of AIFD. 

 Kim was involved with the 
Rose Parade from 2005 – 
2010 as a Rose Parade float 
designer with Charisma Floats. 
For more information, visit

Signs Suicide 

 Governor Jerry Brown 
this week signed SB 972, 
suicide prevention legislation 
authored by Senator Anthony 
J. Portantino, D–La Cañada 

 “I would like to thank 
Governor Brown for signing 
SB 972 and his support on this 
important issue. As a father 
and a legislator, the safety of 
our children continues to be 
a priority. My hope is to foster 
an open dialogue about suicide 
and to help prevent these 
horrific tragedies. If one life 
can be saved through this bill 
then all of our efforts will have 
been worth it,” commented 
Senator Portantino.

 Senator Portantino is a strong 
advocate for suicide prevention 
and mental health policy. SB 
972 requires public, charter, 
and private schools that 
serves pupils from 7 - 12 and 
higher education to print the 
National Suicide Prevention 
Hotline telephone number on 
student identification cards. 
Adolescent suicide and self-
inflicted injury are a serious 
social and public health 
concern. According to the 
Center for Disease Control 
and Prevention, suicide is the 
second leading cause of death 
among young people ages 15-

 SB 972 is supported by 
the American Academy 
of Pediatrics California, 
American Foundation for 
Suicide Prevention, California 
Academy of Child & Adolescent 
Psychiatry, California Catholic 
Conference, California Junior 
Leagues’ State Public Affairs 
Committee, Pal Alto Mid-
Peninsula Junior League, 
California School Boards 
Association, California 
School Nurses Organization, 
California State PTA, County 
Behavioral Health Directors 
Association, Disability Rights 
California (DRC), Hathaway–
Sycamores, Hacienda La 
Puente Unified School 
District, High School Parent 
Engagement Group, Mental 
Health America of California 
(MHAC), Pacific Clinics, and 
Special Education Local Plan 
Area (SELPA) Administrators 
of California

Free Monthly Events at 
Pasadena Senior Center

Free Flu Clinics Offered.

 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.

 Mobile Clinic: Metro TAP 
Cards – Tuesday, Sept. 
25, from 12:30 to 2:30 
p.m. Bus tokens are no 
longer offered by Metro, 
and tokens already 
in circulation will be 
accepted only through 
next year. Reloadable 
TAP cards are now used 
on all buses, the Gold Line 
and other forms of Metro 
public transportation. 
Get a senior reduced-fair 
Metro TAP/identification 
card at this mobile clinic. 
Applicants must be 62 or 
older with valid ID. Photos 
for TAP cards will be taken 
during this event and 
temporary cards will be 
issued that day so you can 
begin riding immediately.

 Hypertension: The 
Silent Killer – Thursday, 
Sept. 27, at 10 a.m. Dr. 
Jean Bodenheimer and 
Physician Assistant Kenneth 
Koyadomari will explain 
the many ways to prevent 
or manage high blood 
pressure. Presented by 
Anthem Blue Cross.

 A Matter of Balance – 
Tuesdays, Oct. 2 to Nov. 
20, from 1 to 3 p.m. Are 
you concerned about 
falling? Learn how to 
reduce the fear of falling 
and increase balance, 
activity levels, confidence 
and independence during 
this eight-week, interactive 
workshop that combines 
discussion, video and 
exercise. Reservations are 
required: 626-685-6732.

 Screening Mimis 
Film Discussion Club – 
Tuesdays, Oct. 2 and 16, 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. Oct. 2: The 
Triple Echo (1972, R) starring 
Glenda Jackson and Oliver 
Reed. A British soldier during 
World War II wanders onto 
a woman’s farm where 
they fall in love and he 
decides to desert, but to 
escape the detection of 
military police, he disguises 
himself as a woman. Oct. 
16: Once Were Warriors 
(1994 R) starring Rena 
Owen and Temuera 
Morrison. In New Zealand, 
a family descended from 
Maoris lives in a slum where 
the father’s alcoholism has 
affected his relationship 
with his wife and scarred 
their teenaged children 

 Caregiver Support Group – 
Wednesdays, Oct. 3 and 17, 
from 1 to 2:30 p.m. If you are 
a caregiver for a loved one, 
you may be neglecting 
your own well-being due 
the stress of day-to-day 
tasks that ensure your 
loved one is comfortable, 
safe and provided for. This 
support group is intended 
to provide a meaningful 
time for caregivers to focus 
on their own feelings and 

 Essential Long-Term 
Planning – Thursday, Oct. 
4, at 10 a.m. Learn how a 
properly structured estate 
through lifetime gifting 
and trust planning can 
ensure your loved ones’ 
future goals and well-
being. Presented by Hanna 
Chang and Jonathan 
Poon of New York Life.

 Friday Movie Matinees – 
Fridays, Oct. 5, 12, 19 and 
26, at 1 p.m. Everyone 
enjoys watching movies 
and the pleasures they 
bring. Oct 5: Youth (2014, 
R) starring Michael Caine 
and Rachel Weisz. A retired 
orchestra conductor on 
vacation receives an 
invitation from Queen 
Elizabeth II to perform for 
Prince Philip’s birthday. Oct. 
12: I Feel Pretty (2018, PG-
13) starring Amy Schumer 
and Michelle Williams. A 
woman who struggles with 
deep feelings of insecurity 
believes she is a confident 
and fearless supermodel 
after awaking from an 
accident. Oct. 19 – Won’t 
You Be My Neighbor? (2018, 
PG-13). This documentary 
takes an intimate look at 
the life, lessons and legacy 
of America’s favorite 
neighbor, Mr. Rogers. Oct. 
26: Overboard (2018, PG-
13) starring Anna Faris and 
Eugenio Derbez. In this 
remake of the 1987 original, 
a rich, spoiled playboy from 
Mexico’s wealthiest family 
mistreats a single mom 
he has hired to clean his 
yacht, then falls overboard, 
wakes up with amnesia 
on the Oregon coast and 
is unwittingly subjected to 
payback from the woman.

 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 

 Fight the flu by getting a free vaccine at clinics offered by the 
Pasadena Public Health Department. The influenza vaccine will 
be provided at various Pasadena locations, listed below, on a first-
come, first-served basis while supplies last.

 The vaccine will be available to everyone ages 6 months and older 
at no cost. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 
Remember to wear short sleeves. For more details about the clinics, 
call (626) 744-6121 or visit:

Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m., Villa-Parke Community 
Center, 363 E. Villa. St.

Thursday, Oct. 18, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m., Santa Catalina Branch Library, 
999 E. Washington Blvd.

Wednesday, Oct. 24, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Jackie Robinson Community 
Center, 1020 N. Fair Oaks Ave.

Thursday, Oct. 25, 12 p.m. – 2 p.m., La Pintoresca Branch Library, 
1355 N. Raymond Ave.

Thursday, Nov. 1, 12 p.m. – 2 p.m., Allendale Branch Library, 1130 
S. Marengo Ave.

Wednesday, Nov. 7, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Pasadena Senior Center, 85 
E. Holly St.

NOTE: Pre-registration required for this clinic. Call (626) 795-
4331 for details.

 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends 
that everyone ages 6 months and older get the vaccine annually.

 Vaccines will also be available at the PPHD Travel & Immunization 
Clinic. Call (626) 744-6121 for hours and availability.

Pet of the 


Sunday, September 9th 

1:30 AM – An attempt vehicle 
theft occurred in the area of 
Woodbury Road and Spaulding 
Avenue. Suspects described as 
two male Hispanic juveniles 
approximately 5 feet 5 inches 
and 95-105 pounds. 

9:30 PM – A battery occurred 
in the 3900 block of Fair Oaks 
Avenue. Suspect has not been 

10:00 PM – A petty theft from 
a vehicle occurred in the 300 
block of Laun Street. Stolen: car 

Monday, September 10th 

12:00 AM – A grand theft from 
a vehicle occurred in the 1200 
block of Boston Street. Stolen: 
catalytic converter. 

1:00 AM – A petty theft from 
a vehicle occurred in the 1800 
block of New York Drive. 
Stolen: car battery. 

Tuesday, September 11th 

12:00 PM – A residential 
burglary occurred in the 
2500 block of Berendo Street. 
Suspect(s) entered the location 
by shattering the rear sliding 
door. Stolen: jewelry and 

2:00 PM – A domestic violence 
incident occurred in the 
2200 block of E. Washington 
Boulevard. Suspect was taken 
into custody. 

2:09 PM – A residential 
burglary occurred in the 3400 
block of Rubio Crest Drive. 
Suspect entered the residence 
by shattering the rear sliding 
door. Stolen: none. 

Wednesday, September 12th 

10:56 AM – A residential 
burglary occurred in the 
4000 block of Chaney Trail. 
Suspect(s) entered the location 
via the rear door. Stolen: black 
Toshiba desktop. 

4:15 PM – Elvis Cabral, 38 years 
old of Altadena was arrested in 
the 100 block of E. Woodbury 
Road for being under the 
influence of a controlled 

Thursday, September 13th 

10:20 AM – A vehicle was 
reported stolen from the 3300 
block of N. Marengo Avenue. 
Vehicle described as a blue 2016 
Hyundai Sonata. 

2:38 PM – A residential burglary 
occurred in the 1200 block of 
E. Calaveras Street. Suspect(s) 
entered the location via the rear 
door. Stolen: unknown. 

6:50 PM – An assault with a 
deadly weapon occurred in the 
area of Fair Oaks Avenue and 
Montana Street. Suspect(s) have 
not been identified. 

Friday, September 14th 

5:00 PM – Oscar Bell, 42 years 
old of Pasadena was arrested in 
the 2100 block of N. Raymond 
Avenue for drunk in public. 

10:45 PM – An attempt 
residential burglary occurred 
in the 500 block of W. Harriet 
St. Suspect(s) attempted to 
enter the residence by cutting 
the window screen. Stolen: 

11:19 PM – A shoplifting 
incident occurred in the 2400 
block of Lincoln Avenue. 
Suspect described as a female 
Black, 20 years old, 5 feet 7 
inches and 200 pounds. Stolen: 
wine, beer, and chips. 

Saturday, September 15th 

1:30 AM – Mukiri Ordonez, 
21 years old of Altadena was 
arrested in the 200 block of E. 
Altadena Drive for assault with 
a deadly weapon. 

5:30 PM – Michael Bell, 50 
years old of Altadena was 
arrested in the 600 block of W. 
Ventura Street for possession of 
a firearm. 

10:30 PM – A domestic violence 
incident occurred in the 900 
block of New York Drive. 
Suspect was taken into custody.

Cici (A466048) is as cute 
as a button! She is a 
2-year-old dachshund 
who has only been at 
the Pasadena Humane 
Society & SPCA for a few 
days but has become an 
instant volunteer favorite. 
She went out with our 
Wiggle Waggle Wagon 
team this weekend and 
enjoyed exploring a new 
area and new people. 
She enjoys going for walks 
and is a very curious 
girl. She loves just resting 
comfortably in your lap. 
Come visit Cici today.

 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 email.

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 16, 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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