Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, September 29, 2018

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Mountain View News Saturday, September 29, 2018 

Tournament Announce Rose 
Parade Equestrian Groups

Finalists Selected for 2019 Royal Court

Son Charged 
with Mother’s 

Pasadena police arrested a 
man Monday night for the 
alleged stabbing death of 
his mother after receiving a 
call from him admitting to 
the killing.

 According to police, they 
received a 911 call from a 
man, later identified as Alex 
Evans, shortly after 9 p.m. 
saying he killed his mother. 
Police found Katrina Kay 
Evans in their home in the 
1100 block of Mentor Ave. 
lying on the floor with 
multiple stab wounds. She 
was pronounced dead at the 
scene by paramedics.

 Alex Evans was charged by 
the District Attorney with 
the murder. 

 Police did not give a motive 
for the attack. 

 Alex Evans is being held 
on $2 million bail. His 
arraignment has been set 
for Oct. 10.

 Equestrians participating in 
the Rose Parade showcase a 
variety of breeds as well as 
unique tack and costumes. 
All riders must have previous 
parade riding experience. In 
addition to riding in the five 
and a half mile-long Rose 
Parade route on Tuesday, 
January 1, these equestrian 
groups are invited to take 
part in Equestfest presented 
by Wells Fargo, which will 
take place on Saturday, 
December 29, 2018, at the 
Los Angeles Equestrian 
Center. During Equestfest, 
groups perform trick riding, 
drills, dancing and roping 
skills, and attendees can 
walk through the stables and 
speak with the riders. 

The equestrian groups 
selected are (listed 

1st Cavalry Division, Horse 
Cavalry Detachment (Fort 
Hood, Texas)

Blue Shadows Mounted Drill 
Team (Castaic, California)

Budweiser Clydesdales (St. 
Louis, Missouri)

Calgary Stampede 
Showriders (Strathmore, 
Alberta, Canada)

California Highway Patrol 
(Sacramento, California)

Gold Rush Fire Brigade 
(Pilot Hill, California)

Hawaii Pa’u Riders 
(Waimanalo, Hawaii)

Los Hermanos Banuelos 
Charro Team (Altadena, 

Mini Therapy Horses 
(Calabasas, California)

Parsons Mounted Cavalry 
(College Station, Texas)

Scripps Miramar Ranch (San 
Diego, California)

Spirit of the West Riders 
(Leona Valley, California)

The New Buffalo Soldiers 
(Shadow Hills, California)

The Norco Cowgirls Rodeo 
Drill Team & Little Miss 
Norco Cowgirls Jr. Drill 
Team (Norco, California)

The Valley Hunt Club 
(Pasadena, California)

United States Marine Corps 
Mounted Color Guard 
(Barstow, California)

US Forest Service Pack Mules 
Celebrate Smokey Bear’s 
75th (Vallejo, California)

Wells Fargo Stagecoaches 
(San Francisco, California)

 The Tournament of Roses 
is a volunteer organization 
that hosts America’s New 
Year Celebration with the 
Rose Parade presented by 
Honda, the Rose Bowl Game 
presented by Northwestern 
Mutual 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,” 
on Tuesday, January 1, 2019, 
followed by the 105th Rose 
Bowl Game. 

Before the final round of 
interviews, the 44 finalists for 
the 2019 Royal Court were 
made available Wednesday, to 
the media, for a group photo on 
the front steps of Tournament 

 Applicants from 24 Pasadena 
area schools participated in the 
interview process and seven of 
the 44 finalists will be named 
to the 2019 Royal Court on 
October 1. The 2019 Royal 
Court will serve as ambassadors 
of the Tournament of Roses, the 
Pasadena community, and the 
greater Los Angeles area.

 Volunteer members of the 
Tournament of Roses’ Queen 
and Court Committee made its 
selections based on a number 
of criteria including public 
speaking ability, academic 
achievement, youth leadership, 
and community and school 

The 44 Royal Court Finalists 

First row, from left: Faith van 
Haaster, Arcadia High School; 
Katia Khanlian, AGBU Vatche 
and Tamar Manoukian High 
School; Briana Anderson, 
John Muir High School; 
Pourobee Saha, Arcadia High 
School; Helen Rossi, Flintridge 
Preparatory School; Linzi Qi, 
Arcadia High School; Julia 
Bridges, La Cañada High 
School; Brook Acosta, Mayfield 
Senior School; Cecilia Trejo, 
Pasadena High School; Elysee 
Vielma, Mayfield Senior School.

Second row, from left: Ashley 
Hackett, John Muir High School; 
Cynthia Hill, John Muir High 
School; Isabella Vinci, Mayfield 
Senior School; KC Young, John 
Marshall Fundamental High 
School; Katherine Choi, San 
Marino High School; Sasha 
Torres, Mayfield Senior School; 
Alyssa Cole, Flintridge Sacred 
Heart Academy; Natalia Talleda, 
La Cañada High School; Ashley 
Slocum, Mayfield Senior School.

Third row, from left: Row 3: 
McKenzie Minto, Polytechnic 
School; Divine Johnson, 
Pasadena High School; Gabriela 
Tavera, Maranatha High School; 
Helena Simpson, Arcadia High 
School; Audrey Sirois, La Salle 
High School; Sophie Woodman, 
La Salle High School; Samantha 
Grijalva, La Salle High School; 
Sydné Piatek, Pasadena City 
College; Emily Truong, La 
Cañada High School; Lily 
Brogdon-Mitchell, Mayfield 
Senior School.

Fourth row, from left: Row 4 
From Left: Caroline Ivankovich, 
Mayfield Senior School; Hope 
Ferguson, Temple City High 
School; Margaret Chang, 
Arcadia High School; Sherry 
Ma, San Marino High School; 
Rucha Kadam, La Cañada 
High School; Sophie Blaisdell, 
Polytechnic School; Lauren 
Baydaline, Westridge School; 
Gwendalynn Stilson, La Cañada 
High School; Klarissa Barriga, 
Alverno Heights Academy.

Top row, from left: Row 5 
From Left: Anaise Nugent, La 
Salle High School; Caroline 
Finnegan, Flintridge Sacred 
Heart Academy; Lauren Shain, 
Mayfield Senior School; Micaela 
McElrath, Westridge School; 
Steviana Perry, San Marino 
High School; Louise Siskel, 
Sequoyah High School.

Seven of the 44 finalists will be 
named to the 2019 Royal Court 
Monday. The Rose Queen 
Announcement and Coronation 
Ceremony is set for October 23 
at 5:30 p.m. at the Pasadena 

Photo by D. Lee / MVNews

Free ‘Harvest 
Concert’ in 
South Pas

Two Authors 
Selected for 
One City, 
One Story

 A free concert showcasing 
Allensworth, a soulful 
Southern California 
quintet, will be presented 
on Thursday, at 5:30 
p.m. in the Library Park 
outside the Community 
Room. The ‘Harvest 
Concert’ is presented by 
the South Pasadena Public 
Library, South Pasadena 
Arts Council (SPARC), 
Supervisor Kathryn 
Barger, LA County Arts 
Commission, and the 
Friends of the South 
Pasadena Public Library. 
The ‘Harvest Concert’ will 
take the place of the “End 
of Summer Concert” that 
has been presented by the 
community partners each 
year for almost a decade.

 Audience members are 
encouraged to bring lawn 
chairs or blankets for sitting 
on the lawn. The Library 
Community Room is 
located at 1115 El Centro 

 For more information visit: 

 Pasadena Public Library 
will feature not just one but 
two One City, One Story 
selections this year, extending 
the community reading 
celebration through summer 
2019. The 2019 One City, 
One Story selection is In the 
Distance by author Hernán 
Díaz. The 2019 One City, 
One Story Summer Edition 
selection is The Ballad of 
Huck & Miguel by author 
Tim DeRoche, illustrated by 
Daniel González.

 Penniless and alone in 
California, a young Swedish 
boy travels East on foot in 
search of his brother in In the 
Distance. Driven back over 
and over again on his journey 
through vast expanses, Håkan 
meets naturalists, criminals, 
religious fanatics, Indians 
and lawmen, and his exploits 
turn him into a legend. Díaz 
defies the conventions of 
historical fiction and genre, 
offering a probing look at the 
stereotypes that populate our 
past and a portrait of radical 

One City, One Story 
community programs will 
be held throughout March, 
beginning with a conversation 
with Díaz on Thursday 
evening, March 7, 2019. Event 
details will be announced in 
the near future.

 The Ballad of Huck & 
Miguel, is a retelling of Mark 
Twain’s The Adventures of 
Huckleberry Finn. In it, 
author Tim DeRoche dares 
to imagine that Huck Finn 
is alive today. Chased by his 
vengeful and psychotic father, 
Pap, Huck escapes down the 
concrete gash that is the Los 
Angeles River with his friend 
Miguel, an illegal immigrant 
who has been falsely accused 
of murder. 

 For more information, visit: 
com/onecityonestory or call 
(626) 744-7076.

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.

 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 needs.

 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. 

 Stress and Chronic Conditions 
– Thursday, Oct. 11, at 10 a.m. 
Stress can affect people 
of all ages, genders and 
circumstances and can lead 
to physical and psychological 
health issues. Learn how stress 
can harm your health, and 
what to do about it. Presented 
by Anthem Blue Cross.

 LA Opera Talk: Hansel and 
Gretel – Monday, Oct. 15, at 1 
p.m. An LA Opera community 
educator will lead guests 
through the enchanting 
opera Hansel and Gretel 
composed by Engelbert 
Humperdinck with libretto 
by his sister. Based on the 
beloved tale by the Brothers 
Grimm, the opera follows a 
young brother and sister who 
get lost in the woods where 
they discover a full-sized 
gingerbread house festooned 
with candy and other sweets, 
but soon meet the owner 
of the house – a witch who 
proceeds to turn Gretel into a 
servant and begins to fatten 
up Hansel for the oven.

 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.

Professionals Invite Seniors, 
Family for Guidance Event

 The Altadena Realty Group 
and community professionals 
will gather on October 9th to 
guide senior citizens and their 
families through questions of 
moving, selling their home or 
navigating life changes.

 The free event titled “Moving 
on Up,” will bring together 
financial, senior housing, 
relocation experts and more to 
address the the following: What 
to do with the equity from your 
home after the sale. Taking 
the confusion out of finding 
the right senior community. 
How to overcome the fear and 
anxiety when facing a major life 
change. How to navigate and 
prepare for a move from your 
long time home.?

 Altadena Realty Group (ARG) 
says among its invited guest 
speakers is a Psychoanalyst 
whose expertise involves 
introducing people to tools to 
combat fears people encounter 
when moving through big life 
change will be there. Doug 
Colliflower, partner at ARG, 
says “Someone who is moving 
from their family home that 
they’ve been living in for 50 
years will be experiencing a 
huge life change.”

 The event is free and open 
to all. It’s aimed to help 
seniors and their families find 
resources and services that can 
assist them with navigating a 
long awaited move.

 Doug Colliflower and C. 
Jake bring their combined 35 
years of hands-on, real estate 

 Colliflower says “It’s a huge 
process, with lots of different 
tentacles and moving parts, it’s 
not something that anybody 
can tackle by themselves. Part 
of what we do in our real estate 
business is help people get the 
resources that they need to 
navigate all the challenges that 
they could encounter during 
such a large life change.”

 Date: Tuesday, October 9th, 
2018 Time: 9:00am - 10:45am

 Doors open at 8:30am (Light 
Breakfast and Coffee provided). 
Registration is required and 
seating is limited Location: 
Altadena Community Center 
730 E. Altadena Drive.

Pet of the 

Nugget (A463691) is a 
spunky little black kitten 
searching for a home. Can 
you believe he was found 
all alone in Monrovia? 
Now that he has been at 
the Pasadena Humane 
Society over a month 
gaining weight and a feisty 
personality, he’s ready 
for a home. He’s super 
adorable as he prances 
and tumbles around 
during playtime. He also 
really enjoys being petted 
and cuddled. Come give 
Nugget the home he 
deserves today. 

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

 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 

Get Ready 
to Wiggle 


Sunday, September 16th 

4:00 PM – A grand theft 
occurred in the 800 block of 
E. Sacramento Street. Stolen: 
2006 Toyota Prius catalytic 

Monday, September 17th 

3:30 PM – A grand theft 
occurred in the 1700 block 
of Atchison Street. Stolen: 
2004 Toyota Prius catalytic 

9:00 PM – A grand theft 
occurred in the 400 block 
of Alberta Street. Stolen: 
2005 Toyota Prius catalytic 

Tuesday, September 18th 

12:09 AM – A vehicle was 
reported stolen from the 
1800 block of Lake Avenue. 
Vehicle described as a black 
1999 Honda Civic. 

2:00 AM – A grand theft 
occurred in the 100 block of 
E. Woodbury Road. Stolen: 
2007 Toyota Prius catalytic 

7:00 PM – A residential 
burglary occurred in the 
3100 block of Highview 
Avenue. Suspect(s) entered 
the location via the garage 
side door. Stolen: 2008 
Zhong motor scooter. 

9:30 PM – A petty theft 
occurred in the 2200 block of 
Crary Street. Stolen: credit 

Wednesday, September 19th 

9:30 AM – A vehicle burglary 
occurred in the 4000 block 
of Chaney Trail. Suspect(s) 
entered the vehicle by 
shattering the window. 
Stolen: blue and white 
Patagonia purse. 

Friday, September 21st 

11:30 AM – A battery 
occurred in the 1500 block of 
N. Altadena Drive. Suspect 
has been identified. 

 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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