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Inside this Week:

Community Calendar:
Local City Meetings

Pasadena – Altadena:
Altadena Crime Blotter
Pet of the Week

South Pasadena / San Marino:

Sierra Madre:
Walking SM … The Social Side

Arcadia · Monrovia · Duarte:
What's Going On
Arcadia Police Blotter

Best Friends / The World:
Happy Tails
Christopher Nyerges
Out to Pastor
Katnip News!
SGV Humane Society

Food, Drink & More:
Chef Peter Dills
Table for Two
Looking Up

Education / Good Life:
Senior Happenings

F. Y. I. :

Section B:

Arts and More:
Jeff's Book Pics
All Things
Family Matters
The Missing Piece
The Joy of Yoga

Peter Funt
Rich Manieri
Tom Purcell
The Funnies

Legal Notices (1):

Legal Notices (2):

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Legal Notices (4):

F. Y. I. :

Jeff Brown
Deanne Davis
Peter Dills
Bob Eklund
Marc Garlett
Lori A. Harris
Chris Leclerc
Christopher Nyerges
Joan Schmidt
Rev. James Snyder
Keely Totten

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VOLUME 12 NO. 42

City Looks 
to Give 
More Tenant 

Reception for Watercolor 
and Mixed Media Exhibition

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 

 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, out. 

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 of

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 

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

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 $72,590. 

 Option 3: Expand the 

 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 626-529-5484.

Chaka Khan Selected as Grand Marshal

 Singer, songwriter, and 
philanthropist Chaka Khan will 
be the 2019 Grand Marshal and 
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 

 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

Typhus Prevention and 
Response Plan Approved

 The Board of Supervisors has 
approved a motion Teusday by 
Supervisors Kathryn Barger 
and Janice Hahn directing 
the Los Angeles County 
Department of Public Health 
to develop a countywide typhus 
prevention and response plan, 
in coordination with Pasadena 
Public Health Department and 
the Long Beach Department of 
Health and Human Services.

 A related item on the 
agenda, also by Supervisors 
Barger and Hahn, called for 
the development of a pilot 
program to prevent the spread 
of disease among the homeless 

 “It is simply inhumane to 
stand by while people are living 
in dangerous conditions,” 
Barger said. “While efforts to 
address the typhus outbreak 
are underway, there is a need 
for a strategic public health 
solution to this component of 
the homelessness crisis.”

 The motion includes a 
report back in 45 days with a 
countywide typhus prevention 
and response plan, and 
“Housing for Public Health” 
pilot program.

Ween this 

Pet Safety

Pasadena Police Warn 
of Phone Scams to Solicit 
Personal Information

 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 

 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 

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 dog.

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 immediately.

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.

 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 

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).

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 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 









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