Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, November 17, 2018

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Mountain View News Saturday, November 17, 2018 

Society Helps 
Woolsey Fire 

Doo Dah Parade to 
Crank it up Sunday

Matched to Help 
Animals Rescued 

 In response to the fast-
growing Woolsey wild fire, 
Pasadena Humane Society 
& SPCA officials announced 
Monday they have assisted 
LA County-Agoura Shelter 
in evacuating and housing 
its shelter animals.

 Humane Society officials 
said they have taken in 15 
dogs and 12 cats, 5 rabbits, 
4 hamsters, and 2 mice 
over the weekend. “We 
anticipate more homeless 
pets to arrive this week,” 
they said.

 Humane Society officials 
also said they mobilized 
staff and volunteers to 
provide additional support 
at the shelter to care for the 
influx of animals. Animal 
control officers have 
deployed to the field to 
assist LA Animal Services 
at Taft High School and 
Pierce College in order 
to provide support for 
evacuated animals. 

 Officials are urging 
supporters to make a 
donation to assist them 
in providing life-saving 
services and support 
such as veterinary care, 
medication, food, blankets 
and more.

 The Woolsey Fire first 
ignited Nov. 8 in Simi Valley 
then burned in Ventura 
and Los Angeles counties, 
including a mandatory 
evacuation of the entire city 
of Malibu. 

 As of Monday 
170,000 residents had 
been evacuated. The 
fire remained under 




 On Doo Dah day, dozens 
of inventive, if zany, art cars 
and floats will accompany 
a legion of revelers past 
the mom-n-pop shops 
along East Pasadena’s shady 
tree-lined streets with a 
memorable cast of local 
eccentrics, disruptors, 
pundits, mutant art cars, 
lone wolves, steam punks, 
makers and merrymakers.

 The parade starts at 11 a.m. 
along Colorado Boulevard 
(between Altadena Dr. and 
San Gabriel Blvd.) in East 
Pasadena (start location: 
2627 E. Colorado Blvd.

 Entries are open to 
everyone. This year’s lineups 
includes the Nut Camp, 
Trashion Show, The Pony 
Baloney Express, Bildge 
Rat, Code Blue DeFibs, 
Black Sabbitch, Flying Baby 
Homerun Border Crossing, 
Nordic Men, Murrugun 
the Sword Swallower, 
Kilt Brigade, Radioactive 
Chickenheads, D.J. Sparlkle 
Pony, Toaster Car, The Army 
of Toy Soldiers, The Eye, The 
Billionaires, Saucers from 
Bakersfield, Danse Macabre, 
Free Thought Society, 
Unich Band, Aloha Oy Vey 
Marching Ukelele Band, 
Cyclops, Bearded Ladies, 
Count Smokula, Partying 
Parrotheads, Murrugun 
the Mystic, Unicorn Palace, 
Man as Giraffe, Heuristicus, 
The Butler, Recumbent 
Revolution, L.A. Derby 
Dolls, Let’s Paint and March 
TV, Zucchini Patrol, and 
Doo Dah’s 2018 Royals, 
among many others. Secret 
Santa, Doo Dah’s take on the 
North Pole icon, will close 
the conga line and ring in the 
holiday season. And… not a 
rose will be harmed in the 
making of this parade.

 Plenty of street parking is 
available ~ Parade route is 
also just west of the Sierra 
Madre Villa Gold Line 
Station (at Colorado Blvd. 
and Sierra Madre Villa). 
City busses go directly to 
the area and Uber or Lyft. 
Come early! Bring a lawn 
chair! Visit the local eateries, 
popular food trucks along 
the parade route, and buy a 
new Doo Dah t-shirt. Stick 
around for the after parties 
all within close walking 

 Known as the twisted 
sister of the conventional 
Rose Parade, the Occasional 
Pasadena Doo Dah Parade 
began as a grassroots event 
in 1978 to gain national 
attention for its eccentric 
and, often, irreverent satire

 Official Doo Dah After-
Party: American Legion, 179 
N. Vinedo St. (2 blocks from 
Parade at Vinedo & Walnut) 
immediately following the 
event. Bands, dancing, cheap 
food and drinks!! $5 cover 
(supports a Legion charity).

 Unofficial Doo Dah After-
Parties: PooBah Records, 
one of Pasadena’s favorite 
independent music stores, 
will feature live in-store 
performance and DJ. 
PooBah is located at 2636 E. 
Colorado Blvd., right on the 
parade route.

The famous Colorado Bar, 
located right next door at 
2640 E. Colorado Blvd. will 
feature live bands, along with 
salty chips and drinks.

 For more information go to:

PCC Names Candidates for Next President 

 The Pasadena City College 
Board of Trustees announced 
last week they have named three 
California community college 
leaders as final candidates in 
the search for the college’s next 

 In an email to the campus Nov. 
9, board president Anthony 
Fellow said the members of 
the board believed one of the 
candidates would be “the leader 
we need to continue PCC’s 
outstanding trajectory.”

Officials said the candidates are:

 Erika A. Endrijonas, Ph.D., 
has been president of Los 
Angeles Valley College since 
August 2014. Previously, she 
was executive vice president and 
accreditation liaison officer at 
Oxnard College for five years, 
and prior to that, she served 
nine years at Santa Barbara City 
College as dean of educational 
programs. Dr. Endrijonas 
has served on the statewide 
California Community College 
boards of the Chief Instructional 
Officers, the Chief Student 
Services Officers, and the 
Association for Occupational 
Education. She currently serves 
as the Western State Conference 
CEO representative to the 
California Community College 
Athletic Association board and 
as the co-chair of the national 
LGBTQ Presidents in Higher 
Education board.

 Kimberlee S. Messina, Ed.D., 
served as the vice president of 
instruction and institutional 
research and interim president 
at Foothill College from 2011-
2016 before joining the San 
Mateo County Community 
College District as the interim 
vice chancellor of educational 
services and planning. As 
vice chancellor, her primary 
focus has been on strategic 
planning, student equity, 
and the development and 
implementation of guided 
pathways. Dr. Messina’s career 
path includes service as an 
adjunct faculty member, a 
tenured Spanish instructor, 
a two-term academic senate 
president, and an instructional 
dean of science, technology, 
engineering, and mathematics 
at Santa Rosa Junior College.

 J. Arturo Reyes, Ed.D., has 
served as superintendent/
president of Mendocino College 
in Ukiah since 2013. His prior 
experience includes service 
as executive vice president of 
academic and student affairs at 
the Solano Community College 
District, interim president and 
vice president of academic 
affairs at San José City College, 
and dean of academic affairs, 
economic development, and 
workforce development at the 
Chancellor’s Office. He was a 
full-time tenure-track Spanish 
professor and athletic coach at 
Cosumnes River College before 
serving as the college’s dean of 
humanities and social sciences 
for seven years.

 Each candidate will host open 
forums in Creveling Lounge 
Nov. 27–29, at noon and 5:30 
each day, so that the college 
and community will have a 
chance to learn more about 
their experiences and hear their 
vision for PCC. 

 The board expects to publicly 
announce a final candidate at its 
Dec. 12 baord meeting.

NASA’s ARIA Maps State 
Wildfires from Space

Wins Digital 
City Award

Pasadena recently was 
named as one of the “Top 
Ten” digital cities in the 
nation by The Center for 
Digital Government. This 
is the fourth time Pasadena 
has been recognized as a 
technologically progressive 
and innovative city when 
compared to other cities of 
similar population size.

 Pasadena ranked sixth 
in the 2018 survey for 
cities with a population 
between 125,000 – 249,999 

 “Pasadena continues 
to invest in many 
technology initiatives to 
improve citizen services, 
enhance transparency 
and encourage citizen 
engagement,” said Phillip 
Leclair, Chief Information 
Officer for the City’s 
Department of Information 

 “The survey’s focus 
on transparency, cyber 
security and enhancing 
digital services aligns 
directly with the City’s 
digital strategy. This award 
is a great honor and an 
outstanding achievement 
for the City.”

 The Center for Digital 
Government is a national 
research and advisory 
institute on information 
technology policies and 
best practices in state and 
local government.

 Information about the 
Digital City Award is at 

Pet of the 

 California continues to be plagued by wildfires — including 
the Woolsey Fire near Los Angeles and the Camp Fire in 
Northern California, now one of the deadliest in the state’s 
history. NASA satellites are observing these fires — and the 
damage they’re leaving behind — from space.

 The Advanced Rapid Imaging and Analysis (ARIA) team at 
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, 
produced new damage maps using synthetic aperture radar 
images from the Copernicus Sentinel-1 satellites. The first 
map shows areas likely damaged by the Woolsey Fire as 
of Sunday, Nov. 11. It covers an area of about 50 miles by 
25 miles (80 km by 40 km) — framed by the red polygon. 
The color variation from yellow to red indicates increasing 
ground surface change, or damage.

 The second map (above) shows damage from the Camp 
Fire in Northern California as of Saturday, Nov. 10. It depicts 
an area of about 55 miles by 48 miles (88 km by 77 km) and 
includes the city of Paradise, one of the most devastated 
areas. Like the previous map, red areas show the most severe 
surface change, or damage. The ARIA team compared the 
data for both images to the Google Crisismap for preliminary 

 Although the maps may be less reliable over vegetated 
terrain, like farmland, they can help officials and first 
responders identify heavily damaged areas and allocate 
resources as needed.

 More information about ARIA is available here: aria.jpl.

WCC Thanksgiving Dinner

Each year the Women’s City Club gather at one large WCC family 
table to pause and give thanks for the many wonderful blessings in 
all of our lives. 

In gratitude, we also bring nonperishable food items to donate 
to women and families in need in our local community and are 
partnering with the Pasadena Jaycees for their Operation Gobbler, 
which will assemble baskets to distriubute at Friends in Deed. 

This year’s dinner will feature a delectable Thanksgiving dinner by 
our very own Chef Pedro Simental paired with a wine tasting by 
Villa Maria Estate, New Zealand’s most awarded wine. In addition, 
we will feature the peaceful music by Jeff Gold.

The diner event is $60 Members / $75 Non Members and starts at 
6:30pm - Cocktails - 7pm Dinner

RSVP to: Women’s City Club of Pasadena (626) 796-0560 or email:

Free Monthly Events at 
Pasadena Senior Center

 Bear (A468293) loves 
the great outdoors and 
just can’t wait to go out 
and sniff the world. She 
gets so excited when 
she sees the leash that 
her tail starts wagging 
and begs to go out. 
Treat motivated and 
already trained to know 
sit, shake, down and 
stay, Bear is a 3-year-old 
black Labrador Retriever 
mix who would love 
to be your outdoorsy 

 The adoption fee for 
dogs is $130. All dogs 
are spayed or neutered, 
microchipped, and 
vaccinated before 
going to their new 

 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. Saturday.

 Pets may not be 
available for adoption 
and cannot be held for 
potential adopters by 
phone calls or email.

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, 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: 

 Health Insurance 
Counseling and Advocacy 
– Wednesdays, Nov. 28, at 10 
a.m. Receive counseling and 
advocacy on issues related 
to Medicare, Medigap, 
Medicare Part D and Cal 
MediConnect. Appointments 
are required by calling 626-
795-4331. Presented by HICAP. 

 Live Longer and Stronger – 
Thursday, Nov. 29, at 10 a.m. 
Explore the challenges to living 
fully as you age. Dr. Bonnie 
Olsen, a clinical psychologist 
at Keck Medicine of USC, will 
help participants identify the 
key ingredients that lead to 
productive, engaging and 
well-balanced lives. She will 
share examples that will inspire 
participants to develop goals 
for achieving more satisfying 
balance in physical health, 
cognitive stimulation and 
social engagement.

Nov. 30, at 3:30 p.m. Guest 
performing artists from 
MUSE/IQUE will explore 
how music, when paired 
with words, can evoke 
deep wells of memory and 
unite a crowd of people in 
a single, shared emotion. 
Participants who register in 
advance at the Welcome 
Desk and attend this event 
will be eligible for a limited 
number of tickets for the 
Dec. 2 MUSE/IQUE concert.

 Improvisation for Lifeskills 
PLAYshop – Fridays, Dec. 
14 and Jan. 11, from 10 
a.m. to noon. Tap into your 
natural, creative talents while 
enhancing your health and 
well-being. This series will focus 
on improv techniques, theater 
games and creative drama 
to increase your spontaneity, 
memory, focus and interactive 
social and communication 
skills in a fun, playful and 
creative environment. Sign 
up at the Welcome Desk 
or by calling 626-795-4331. 
Presented by Trisha Jauchler, 
founder and director of On 
Bright Wings and Theatre on 
the Threshold.

For more information visit www. or 
call 626-795-4331. Founded 
in 1960, the Pasadena Senior 
Center is an independent, 
donor-supported nonprofit 
organization that offers 
recreational, educational, 
wellness and social services to 
people ages 50 and older in a 
welcoming environment.


Monday, October 29th 

6:41 AM – A battery 
occurred in the 600 block of 
W. Woodbury Road. Suspect 
has been identified. 

9:00 PM – A petty theft 
from an unlocked vehicle 
occurred in the 400 block 
of W. Mendocino Street. 
Stolen: parking pass, black 
sunglasses, black leather 
jacket and cologne. 

Tuesday, October 30th 

2:34 PM – A residential 
burglary occurred in the 
2400 block of N. Lincoln 
Avenue. Suspect(s) entered 
the residence via unknown 
means. Stolen: (2) pairs 
of Nike Air Jordan’s and 

Wednesday, October 31st 

9:10 PM – Javier Conrado, 
35 years old of Lancaster was 
arrested in the area of Fair 
Oaks Avenue and Montana 
Street for being under the 
influence of a controlled 

Thursday, November 1st 

9:00 PM – A domestic 
violence incident occurred 
in the 400 block of Athens 
Street. Suspect was taken 
into custody. 

Friday, November 2nd 

7:02 PM – An assault with 
deadly weapon occurred 
in the 2200 block of N. 
Glenrose Avenue. Suspect 
has been identified. 

Saturday, November 3rd 

12:30 AM – A vehicle was 
reported stolen from the 300 
block of Ventura St. *Vehicle 
was recovered by LASD 

7:30 AM – A vehicle was 
reported stolen from the 
1700 block of E. Mendocino 
Street. Vehicle described as a 
red 2011 Honda Civic. 

6:39 PM – An assault with 
a deadly weapon occurred 
in the 2100 block of N. 
Raymond Avenue. Suspect 
was taken into custody. 

9:30 PM – A grand theft 
from a motorcycle occurred 
in the 2200 block of Navarro 
Avenue. Stolen: blue Electra 
saddlebag, black Corbin 
saddle, and blue Harley 
Davidson tail bag.

Pet CPR & First 
Aid Workshop

 You might be able to save 
your pet’s life in an emergency 
with the right training. The 
Pasadena Humane Society 
invite you to take our 
5-hour Pet CPR & First-Aid 
certification course, co-led by 
certified Pet CPR, First Aid & 
Care Instructor, Learn how 
to identify and treat a variety 
of possible emergencies and 
illnesses, including rescue 
breathing, CPR, how to 
manage choking, bleeding, 
and shock incidents, and how 
to prepare a first aid kit. Upon 
completion, participants will 
be given a 2 year certificate, 
Pet Tech web emblem, and 
will be placed on the Pet Tech 
International database. Cost: 
$85 - Proceeds of ticket sales 
will be donated to PHS. PHS 
is located 361 S. Raymond 
Ave. For more call 626-792-

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