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Best Friends / The World:
Happy Tails
Christopher Nyerges
Out to Pastor
Katnip News!
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Chef Peter Dills
Table for Two
Looking Up

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Section B:

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VOLUME 12 NO. 46

Society Helps 
Woolsey Fire 

Doo Dah Parade to 
Crank it up Sunday

Donations Matched to 
Help Animals Rescued 
from Wildfires

 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 




PCC Names Candidates for Next President 

 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 

 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 distance.

 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 

 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: 

 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

Bricks LA: LEGO Convention

 Bricks LA is an annual family-
friendly convention that will 
take place at the Pasadena 
Convention Center on January 
5, 2019 to January 6, 2019. 
Come share your love of LEGO 
and discover hundreds of fan 
created models in over 19,000 
square feet of display space. 
Shop the vendor area with new, 
used, and vintage LEGO sets, 
minifigures, jewelry, gifts, and 
unique brick accessories. Learn 
about the brick community and 
building techniques in panels 
and discussions. Be inspired to 
build your own creations in the 
play area.


Adults | $5.00

Children under 5 | Free

 As a registered attendee, you 
will have exclusive access to 
private events. Several themed 
categories will be available for 
you to show your very own 
LEGO creation. Get in on 
giveaways and participate in 
building competitions. Meet 
and hang out with friends and 
other fellow LEGO enthusiasts 
at the after hours festivities, and 
receive a swag bag. Must be 18 
years old.

 Early Bird VIB Registration | 

Hours of Operation

January 5, 2019 at 9:00 AM to 
5:00 PM

January 6, 2019 at 9:00 AM to 
4:00 PM

 Parking at the convention 
center is $15 per day for up 
to 16 hours or $21 per day 
for in and out privileges. The 
subterranean parking structure 
is shared with the Sheraton 

 The Metro Gold Line runs 
from Downtown Los Angeles 
or Azusa to Pasadena. There 
are two train station within 
walking distance.

 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 validation.

 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.

 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 residents.

 “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 Technology.

 “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 

 Information about the 
Digital City Award is at http: 



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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: events@womenscityclufofpasadena.com







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