Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, October 20, 2018

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Mountain View News Saturday, October 20, 2018 

Reception for Watercolor 
and Mixed Media Exhibition

City Looks 
to Give 
More Tenant 

The Pasadena city council is 
set Monday night to discuss 
stepping up the city’s Tenant 
Protection Ordinance after a 
number of tenants spoke out 
publicly recently after being 
given abrupt 60-day notice 
to vacate an 18-unit complex 
without any warning. 

 Many said they did not have 
money to move, or any place 
else to go, having lived at the 
building at 120 S. Roosevelt 
Ave for decades. The evictions 
came after the owner’s death. 
The daughter became the new 
landlord and ordered all the 
current tenants, including 
families on Section 8 housing, 

The council will look at 
a number of potential 
modifications to the TPO to 
expand the applicability

of the ordinance, including: 

 Option 1: Modify the TPO 
to require landlords to pay 
relocation benefits, regardless 

the reason for tenancy 
termination, to all income-
eligible tenants in good 
standing and

who have maintained tenancy 
for a continuous period of 1 0 
years or longer. 

 Option 2: Modify the TPO 
to eliminate or increase the 
maximum household income 

Currently, tenant income 
eligibility is capped at 140% of 
the Los Angeles County Area

· Median Income (“AMI”); 
for a two-person household, 
the annual income limit is 

 Option 3: Expand the TPO 
to cover situations in which 
landlords evict tenants in 
order to

perform property upgrades 
and subsequently re-rent the 
units at higher cost. According 
to staff, “This option would 
have protected the tenants at 
102 S. Roosevelt Ave.”

 Option 4: Expand the·TPO to 
cover tenants who voluntarily 
vacate a unit after

notification of a large rent 
hike which exceeds a specified 
percentage increase. 

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

100 North Garfield Ave. 

 By law, the public will be given 
an opportunity to comment on 
the issue. 

 The public is invited to 
the opening reception for 
the fifth annual exhibition of 
watercolor and mixed media 
artworks Thursday, Nov. 8, 
from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the 
Pasadena Senior Center, 85 
E. Holly St.

 The artists are students ages 
50 and older, from beginners 
to advanced, in art classes at 
the center. Awards will be 
presented in recognition of 

 Complimentary food and 
wine will be provided, and a 
harpist will perform. Some 
of the artworks will be for 
sale; proceeds from a few will 
be donated to the Pasadena 
Senior Center to help fund 
vital services and programs. 
Purchase of artworks is not 
required to attend the event.

 According to a report 
published in the Journal 
of Aging Studies, creative 
activities for older adults 
improve brain function 
and encourage a sense 
of competence, purpose 
and growth, all of which 
contribute to aging well.

 The exhibition will remain 
in place through December. 
For more information call 
626-795-4331 or visit: 

org. You may also contact 
Barbara Medford, the art 
class instructor, at 626-529-

Chaka Khan Selected as Grand Marshal

By Dean Lee 

 Singer, songwriter, and 
philanthropist Chaka Khan will 
be the 2019 Grand Marshal and 
in a first for the Tournament of 
Roses, as the Grand Marshal 
will perform as part of the 
parade’s Opening Spectacular. 
The announcement was made 
Wednesday morning by 
Tournament President Gerald 

 “I’m loving it,” Freeny said. “I 
think it’s going to bring more 
entertainment to the parade, 
and wake everybody up at 8 
o’clock on New Year’s Day.” 

 After her performance, Chaka 
Khan will ride in the 130th Rose 
Parade, themed “The Melody of 
Life” and join in the pre-game 
celebration of the 105th Rose 
Bowl Game, both, held on 
January 1.

 Freeny said “Chaka is one of 
the most celebrated musicians 
with a rich musical legacy. 
As a singer, songwriter, actor, 
author, philanthropist, and 
entrepreneur, Chaka has 
influenced generations of 
entertainers. She has the rare 
ability to sing in seven music 
genres, including R&B, pop, 
rock, gospel, country, world 
music and classical.”

 Freeny also noted that 
throughout her legendary career, 
Chaka has released 22 albums 
and ten #1 Billboard magazine 
charted songs. However, the 
song that propelled her to 
stardom was the 1984 chart-
topping, GRAMMY award-
winning song, “I Feel For You,” 
written and first performed by 
Prince he said.

 “To think that I would ever be a 
part of something like this, who 
knew, I’m very honored...” she 
said joking. “I hope you like me.. 
I’m thinking now about a ‘rose 
hairpiece’ something purple.” 

 In 1999 she established the 
Chaka Khan Foundation 
which educates, inspires and 
empowers children to achieve 
their full potential. Through the 
Chaka Believes Program, the 
foundation gives children in Los 
Angeles who are at risk, either 
through poverty or through 
health issues like autism, the 
ability to achieve their dreams 
and give back to the community. 

Photo by D. Lee /MVNews

Pasadena Police Warn 
of Phone Scams to Solicit 
Personal Information

 In the past couple days, 
several Pasadena residents 
reported receiving phone calls 
from a telephone number that 
legitimately returns to the 
Pasadena Police Department. 
The unknown caller told the 
residents they either owed 
money to the IRS, had an open 
fraud case with Pasadena PD, or 
they were the victim of identity 
theft. Each time the caller tried 
to solicit personal information 
such as driver’s license 
numbers, credit card numbers, 
or Social Security information. 
In the examples above, the 
scammers were able to alter the 
phone number that appeared 
on the resident’s caller ID 
screen making it look as if the 
police were indeed calling. This 
is not the case. This is called 
“Spoofing.” Do not provide any 
personal information over the 

 Tips to Avoid Telephone Scams:

Be careful of callers claiming 
you won money, a prize, or a 
vacation package.

Hang-up on all suspicious calls.

Be careful with caller ID. 
Scammers can alter the number 
via spoofing.

Do your homework before you 
respond to any caller with your 
personal information. Research 
or validate business deals, 
charitable organizations, or 
packages independently from 
the information the caller has 
given you.

Do not be pressured into giving 
any information over the 

Do not say “yes” over the 
phone to an unknown caller. 
Scammers record “yes” 
responses to use as evidence 
that you agreed to a financial 

Do not provide any personal 
information to a caller such 
as a credit card number, 
bank account information, or 
information about relatives or 

Do not send money if requested 
payment using a prepaid debit 
card or a wire transfer.

 If you believe you have been 
scammed out of money call the 
Pasadena Police Department at 
(626) 744-450. Or anonymously, 
at“Crime Stoppers” by dialing 
(800) 222-TIPS (8477).

Pet Safety

Ween this 

 The Pasadena Humane Society 
is urging pet owners to include 
their pets as they prepare for 
holiday festivities. Strangers in 
costumes, the repeated ringing 
of the doorbell and abundant 
sweets pose special challenges 
for many pets on Halloween 
night. Help keep your pets safe 
by considering the following:

Trick-or Treat: Trick-or-treating 
is for humans only. While it 
may be tempting to take Fido 
along for the candy hunt, rest 
assured they are best left at 
home. Strange costumes and 
lots of neighborhood activity 
might scare an otherwise calm 

Sweet Tooth: Keep candy out 
of your pet’s reach. All forms 
of chocolate can be toxic to cats 
and dogs. If your pet does ingest 
candy, contact your veterinarian 

Canine Costumes: Costumes 
aren’t for everyone. If your 
pet wears a costume, remove 
dangling pieces that may be a 
hazard to them. If your pet does 
not like its costume, then do not 
force it on him or her.

Safe Haven: The safest place for 
all pets on Halloween night is 
in your home. Keep your pet 
safe in the back room during 
peak trick-or-treating hours, or 
during parties, as the costumed 
visitors and loud noises can 
frighten them. Playing soothing 
music may help them stay calm. 
Walk your dog before the trick-
or-treating starts and bring cats 
inside well before dark. If your 
dog is a door-dasher, be sure 
to keep them safely confined in 
your home.

Identification: Make sure your 
pet is wearing a current ID tag 
and their microchip has up-
to-date contact information. If 
your pet does get lost, please 
visit Pasadena Humane Society 
or your local animal shelter 
daily to look for him or her. 
adopt to see pictures of the 
animals in our care.

Keep your pets away from 
dangerous decorations: Be 
aware of which decorations 
pose threats. Some hazards are 
obvious, like lit candles (fire 
hazards and toxic to birds if 

Doorbell Damage Control: 
Excessive ringing of the 
doorbell can make some dogs 
bark and raise their stress levels. 
Consider leaving a note on your 
door that asks trick-or-treaters 
to lightly knock rather than ring 
the doorbell.

“Halloween can be one of the 
scariest holidays for our pets,” 
said Jack Hagerman, Vice 
President of Communications 
at Pasadena Humane Society 
& SPCA. “Be sure to take 
precautions for your pets to 
ensure the entire family has a 
spook-tacular evening.”

In related new: Halloween 
Community Event: For two-
legged family members, the 
Pasadena Humane Society is 
hosting Howlin’ Halloween on 
Sunday, October 28 from 1:00 
p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at its Raymond 
Avenue location. Activities will 
include Halloween-inspired 
crafts, trivia games with 
giveaways, candy, and more! 
Costumes are welcome, but 
please leave your pets at home.

 Mills Alley in Old Pasadena 
welcomes pooches of all 
sizes and shapes, from 9:30 
a.m. to 11:30 a.m., for this 
Sunday’s Growl-o-ween. One 
requirement though: They 
must be dressed in their finest, 
funniest, or scariest Halloween 
costumes! Join in a doggy 
costume parade and contest 
with awards in four categories: 
Best Small, Medium, Large 
Dogs and Best Group, and 
enjoy vendors and giveaways 
during the morning event 
at The Dog Bakery. RSVP 
online at sreach 
"Growl-o-ween" or by phone 
(626) 440-0443 to reserve a 
space and your doggy goody 

Free Monthly Events at 
Pasadena Senior Center

Pet of the 

Week 2018

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. 

 Friday Movie Matinees – 
Fridays, at 1 p.m. Everyone 
enjoys watching movies and 
the pleasures they bring. 
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. 

 Medicare Resource Fair 
and Lecture – Wednesday, 
Oct. 24, from 9 a.m. to 1 
p.m. The Medicare open 
enrollment period for 2019 is 
this coming Oct. 15 to Dec. 
7. Get the information you’ll 
need to make informed 
decisions about the medical 
and prescription plans that 
are best for your needs. 
Representatives from a variety 
of health care plans will be on 
hand to provide information 
and answer questions about 
Medicare plans and services. 
At noon, a one-hour lecture 
will provide an overview of 
2019 Medicare issues, options 
and changes.

CAR/TUNES – Wednesday, 
Oct. 24, at 4 p.m. There was 
a time when the only things 
on your mind were a full 
tank of gas, your favorite 
song on the radio and the 
endless possibilities of the 
open road. Guest performers 
from MUSE/IQUE will explore 
the dreams and memories 
of a simpler time. A limited 
number of ticket vouchers will 
be available to people who 
attend this event and sign up 
at the Welcome Desk for the 
Oct. 28 CAR/TUNES concert at 
Art Center College of Design’s 
hillside campus.

 Pasadena Financial 
Planning Day for All Ages 
– Saturday, Oct. 27, from 10 
a.m. to 2 p.m. This seminar 
will include workshops with 
topics related to avoiding 
the avalanche of student 
debt, changes to the 2018 
federal tax code, how to 
invest your 401K and how 
to avoid the three biggest 
retirement planning mistakes. 
In addition to the workshops, 
you can discuss your financial 
questions one-on-one with 
a certified financial planner. 
People of all ages are 
welcome. Presented by the 
Financial Planning Association 
San Gabriel Valley.

 Halloween Treats at the 
Coffee Bar – Wednesday, Oct. 
31, from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Don 
your finest Halloween apparel 
and come to the Pasadena 
Senior Center coffee bar for 
free coffee, hot apple cider, 
festive candy and other treats. 
DJ Joe will entertain in the 
lounge area with an eclectic 
mix of tunes. 

 Founded in 1960, the 
Pasadena Senior Center 
is an independent, donor-
supported nonprofit organi–
zation that offers recreational, 
educational, wellness and 
social services to people ages 
50 and older.

Oreo (A466510) is a cute 
lovable Chihuahua. She 
starts off a little shy and 
hesitant, but she flourishes 
quickly into a loving lap 
dog. She gets along 
well with small dogs and 
people of all ages. She likes 
to be petted and held and 
she doesn’t mind being 
rocked like a baby, either! 
She is calm and mellow 
and looking for a loving 
new home. Come visit her 
at the Pasadena Humane 
Society & SPCA. 

 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 
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 

 Kicking off today through 
Oct. 28 Connect Week is 
a nine-day festival that 
highlights Pasadena’s 
incredible interconnections 
between technology, design, 
innovation, and sustainable 
economic growth. Participants 
can take in talks, workshops, 
and social events hosted 
in venues across Pasadena, 
including locales right here in 
our district like Neon Retro 
Arcade, Kings Row, and Cross 
Campus; many events are open 
to kids! Come meet and learn 
from our local entrepreneurs, 
engineers, investors, 
scientists, educators, business 
people, and designers. The 
Innovate Pasadena website:, 
has a complete schedule of all 


Sunday, October 7th 

12:05 AM David Castaneda, 
50 years old of Los Angeles 
was arrested in the 1900 
block of Lake Avenue for 
drunk in public. 

9:26 AM A residential 
vandalism occurred in the 
500 block of Figueroa Street. 
Damage: shattered window. 

6:00 PM A vehicle was 
reported stolen from the 
1500 block of Valencia 
Avenue. Vehicles was 
recovered by LAPD Foothill 
Division on 10/8/18. 

Monday, October 8th 

12:05 AM A vehicle was 
reported stolen from the 
area of Fair Oaks Avenue and 
Harriet Street. Vehicle was 
recovered by LASD Altadena 
on 10/8/18. 

7:00 PM A grand theft from 
a vehicle occurred in the 200 
block of W. Loma Alta Drive. 
Stolen: water tank, pressure 
washer, Yamaha generator, 
and locks. 

Thursday, October 11th 

10:12 PM Houston 
Rodriguez, 40 years old 
of Pasadena was arrested 
in the area of Washington 
Boulevard and Allen Avenue 
for possession of a controlled 

Friday, October 12th 

1:45 AM A vehicle burglary 
occurred in the 1900 block of 
Oakwood Street. Suspect(s) 
entered the vehicle via 
unknown means. Stolen: 
white iPhone 6. 

12:03 PM A vehicle was 
reported stolen from the 
2100 block of E. Washington 
Boulevard. Vehicle was 
recovered by LASD Altadena 
on 10/13/18.


for all Ages

 Children’s Librarians read 
age-appropriate stories and 
share fingerplays, songs, 
flannelboard stories, and 
book-related videos with 
children in a group setting. 
The next storytime will be 
Oct. 30 from 7:15 p.m. to 7:45 
p.m. In the Library Children’s 
Room 1100 Oxley Street, 
South Pasadena.

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