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Table for Two
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VOLUME 12 NO. 40

Local Area 
News Briefs

Tournament of Roses Royal Court Selected

Caltech Chemist Wins 
Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Suspect Wanted in 
Jewelry Heist 

Pasadena police released 
images Thursday of a man 
wanted for armed robbery 
after stealing $6,000 worth 
of jewelry from Macy’s on S. 
Lake Ave. 

 According to a police 
statement, a suspect described 
as a black man in his 20s, 
around 5 feet 10 inches tall 
and 155 pounds (pictured 
above), pointed a handgun 
at a sales representative after 
acting as if he was going to 
make a purchase of several 
pieces of jewelry. He ordered 
the employee put the jewelry 
in a black bag and walked out 
of the store around 7 p.m. 
Sunday night. 

 Police also described the 
man as wearing a white 
striped shirt and a red 
bandana. Anyone with 
information should call 
police at (626)744-4241 or 
anonymous at (800)222-

 Frances Arnold, the 
Linus Pauling Professor 
of Chemical Engineering, 
Bioengineering and 
Biochemistry, has won 
the 2018 Nobel Prize 
in Chemistry for “the 
directed evolution of 
enzymes,” according to the 
award citation. Directed 
evolution, pioneered 
by Arnold in the early 
1990s, is a bioengineering 
method for creating new 
and better enzymes in 
the laboratory using the 
principles of evolution. 
Today, the method is used 
in hundreds of laboratories 
and companies that make 
everything from laundry 
detergents to biofuels to 
medicines. Enzymes created 
with the technique have 
replaced toxic chemicals in 
many industrial processes.

 Arnold shares the prize 
with George P. Smith of the 
University of Missouri in 
Columbia, who developed 
a “phage display” method 
for evolving proteins, and 
Sir Gregory P. Winter 
of the MRC Laboratory 
of Molecular Biology 
in Cambridge, United 
Kingdom, who used 
phage display for evolving 
antibodies. One half of the 
prize, which comes with an 
award of 9 million Swedish 
krona (about $1 million), 
goes to Arnold, with the 
other half shared by Smith 
and Winter. 

 “Frances’s work on directed 
evolution is a beautiful 
example of an enterprise 
that has both deep scientific 
significance and enormous 
practical consequences,” says 
David A. Tirrell, Caltech’s 
provost, the Carl and Shirley 
Larson Provostial Chair, and 
the Ross McCollum-William 
H. Corcoran Professor of 
Chemistry and Chemical 
Engineering. “Through 
decades of commitment to 
exploring a powerful idea, 
Frances has transformed the 
fields of protein chemistry, 
catalysis, and biotechnology. 
She has changed the way we 
think about things and the 
way we do things.”

 “Directed evolution has 
transformed how we make 
proteins and how we think 
about new protein catalysts,” 
says Jacqueline K. Barton, 
Caltech’s John G. Kirkwood 
and Arthur A. Noyes 
Professor of Chemistry 
and the Norman Davidson 
Leadership Chair of the 
Division of Chemistry and 
Chemical Engineering. 
“Through this work, she has 
broadened the repertoire of 
nature’s catalysts.”

 “Life—the biological 
world—is the greatest 
chemist, and evolution is her 
design process,” says Arnold. 
“I may not be the best 
chemist but I do appreciate 

 This story has been edited 
for space, read the full text 

Written by Whitney Clavin /

From left to right; Helen Susan Rossi, Rucha Kadam, Lauren Michele Baydaline, Micaela Sue 
McElrath, Sherry Xiaorui Ma, Louise Deser Siskel, Ashley Symone Hackett. Photo D. Lee/MVNews.

 The Tournament of Roses 
selected Monday morning the 
seven members of the 2019 
Royal Court. Applicants from 
24 Pasadena area schools 
participated in the interview 
process. 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 involvement, 
Tournament officials said. 

 Officials added that the 
Royal Court will attend 
nearly 100 community and 
media functions, serving as 
ambassadors of the Tournament 
of Roses. The grand finale for 
the 2019 Royal Court will ride 
on a float in the 130th Rose 
Parade and attending the 105th 
Rose Bowl, both on Tuesday, 
January 1, 2019.

 The seven members of the 2019 
Royal Court are (in alphabetical 

 Lauren Michele Baydaline is 
a senior at Westridge School 
and lives in South Pasadena. 
She is currently Secretary of 
the Associated Student Body, 
Founder and Head of Every 
Body Affinity, Head of book 
club, 3rd year Peer 
to Peer, Volunteer in 
Reading Rocks program 
at Hillsides, and a Camp 
Counselor at YMCA 

 Ashley Symone Hackett 
is a senior at John Muir 
High School and lives in 
Pasadena. She is currently 
a member of the Black 
Student Union, Pasadena 
Panthers Youth Cheer and 
Dance, John Muir Pep 
Squad, Secretary of the 
Associated Student Body, 
a dance trainer with Los 
Angeles Country Tiny 
Tots, activities leader with 
the VA of Greater Los 
Angeles, and youth leader 
at Metropolitan Baptist 

 Rucha S. Kadam is 
a senior at La Cañada 
High School and lives 
in La Cañada Flintridge. She 
is currently a member of the 
LCHS Varsity soccer team, 
Assistance League of Flintridge, 
Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) 
Space Academy, 2018 Miss La 
Cañada Flintridge Royal Court, 
Local Control Accountability 
Plan (LCAP) Board, Parent 
Teacher Student Association 
(PTSA), California Scholarship 
Federation (CSF), Treasurer of 
LCHS Associated Student Body 
(ASB), Hackademia Director, 
and LCUSD Technology and 
Computer Science Intern.

 “Music is universal - it 
transcends the barriers of 
language, religion, race, 
culture, or ideological beliefs 
and culture.” she said. “Music 
can bring together people by 
connecting them through the 
feelings that all humans share 
with each other. Music has the 
ability to evoke our most raw 
and powerful emotions. Music 
can draw out experiences and 
memories that unify us, despite 
our differences. Music can have 
an immense impact on our 

 Sherry Xiaorui Ma is a senior 
at San Marino High School 
and lives in Temple City. She 
is currently Editor-in-Chief of 
the San Marino High School 
Titanian Yearbook, President 
and Founder of the Make-
A-Wish Club, and a Varsity 
Basketball Manager.

 Micaela Sue McElrath is a senior 
at Westridge School and lives in 
Pasadena. She is currently an 
afterschool volunteer tutor with 
Stars, Vice President of the 12th 
grade class at Westridge School, 
3rd year Peer to Peer Counselor, 
and a Teacher Assistant in a 4th 
grade classroom. 

 Helen Susan Rossi is a senior 
at Flintridge Preparatory School 
and lives in La Cañada Flintridge. 
She is currently a member or 
the Cooking Club, Diversity 
Club, Flint Leadership Club, 
and a Flintridge Prep Senior 
Leader. Helen’s community 
activities include National 
Charity League of Glendale, 
Senior Girl Scout, Troop 7331, 
Hathaway Sycamores Tutor, 
Arthritis Foundation Intern 
and Arthritis Foundation 2018 
Youth Honoree.

 Louise Deser Siskel is a senior at 
Sequoyah High School and lives 
in San Marino. She is currently 
a member of the Debate Team, 
and Judicial Committee at 
Sequoyah High School, YMCA 
Youth and Government, and 
researching breast cancer under 
Dr. Shehla Pervin at Charles R. 
Drew University of Medicine 
and Science.

 The announcement and 
coronation of the 101th Rose 
Queen and presentation of the 
2019 Royal Court is on Tuesday, 
October 23, at 5:30 p.m. at the 
Pasadena Playhouse.

 Man Found Dead 
Outside the Rose Bowl

 Pasadena police are still 
looking for a suspect after a 
man was found dead Monday 
night from multiple stab 
wounds, near his car, out side 
the Rose Bowl.

 According to police 22-year-
old Demetrio Tapia Jr., was 
found dead just after 10 p.m. 
in Parking lot K. Witnesses 
told police that Tapia and 
the attacker got into an 
altercation. Police also do not 
think the attack was random. 
The feud may have started on 
social media police said.

 Anyone with information 
should call police at 
(626)744-4241 or anonymous 
at (800)222-TIPS. 

13 Years

 The 13th Annual Pasadena 
ARTWalk returns to the 
Playhouse District on 
Saturday, October 13th. 
Pasadena’s largest urban 
art fair highlights over 
75 of the best Southern 
California visual artists 
showcasing painting, 
sculpture, watercolor, 
photography, ceramics, 
jewelry, drawings, and 

 This free event open to 
all ages will take place on 
Green Street and Madison 
Avenue in Pasadena from 
11am to 6pm. In addition 
to the juried show and sale, 
Pasadena ARTWalk offers 
art enthusiasts a feast for 
the senses with a public 
art, galleries, and artist 
exhibitions throughout the 

 There is something for 
everyone with hands-
on craft activities giant 
games, the popular spun 
chairs, guided tours, dinign 
deals, and live musical 

 The Pasadena ARTWalk is 
San Gabriel Valley’s largest 
urban art fair. The Pasadena 
ARTWalk features 
participating visual artists 
in a festival atmosphere, 
an ArtStroll, hands-on 
activities, entertainment, a 
guided walking tour and a 
lot more.

 The Playhouse District 
Association is a property 
based business district 
encompassing 32 blocks 
in the heart of Downtown 
Pasadena incorporated in 

 For more information on 
the Pasadena ArtWalk visit 
org/artwalk or call 



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Pasadena Heritage 
Craftsman Weekend


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 Pasadena Heritage 
Craftsman Weekend In 
its 27th year, Pasadena 
Heritage will present the 
Annual Craftsman Weekend 
on November 9-11, 2018. 
The Weekend will feature 
house tours of notable 
Craftsman properties, 
along with bus and walking 
tours of the surrounding 
neighborhoods. Other 
events scheduled include 
a Show and Sale with 
exhibitors of antique and 
contemporary furniture 
and decorative arts, a silent 
auction, workshops and 
presentations. In addition, 
Pasadena Heritage will be 
offering exclusive receptions 
at historic locations 
throughout the weekend. 

 For tickets and 
information, please visit:
CraftsmanWeekend or 
contact them at Pasadena 
Heritage, 651 South St. John 
Avenue, or call 626.441.6333. 


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The Friends of the 
Pasadena Public Library 
are set to host their 
monthly book sales Oct. 
13 at the Central Library. 
The sales are held on the 
east patio.

 Organizers said, for 
$5, you can fill a paper 
grocery bag with books. 
With the exception of 
white-tagged “premium” 
books, every title will be eligible 
for the bargain sale from 9 a.m. 
to noon in the West Patio of the 
library at 385 W. Walnut St., 
Pasadena. The sale is hosted 
by The Friends of the Pasadena 
Public Library.

 Books include lots of fiction 
and non-fiction books for all 

 These sales are a main source 
of revenue, so we really 
count on and appreciate your 
business. All of our workers are 
volunteers, and the proceeds 
from the sales are used to 
support library programs.

 Interested in donating books 
or working as a Friends of 
the Library volunteer? Visit: 

Book Sales 









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