Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, December 1, 2018

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Mountain View News Saturday, December 1, 2018 

A Noise Within Announces 
Two New Board Members

Final 710 EIR

Tunnel Alternative 
Not Named 
Preferred Alternative

 The California Department 
of Transportation (Caltrans) 
Last week released the Final 
Environmental Impact 
Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) 
for the SR 710 North Project. 
The final report identifies 
the Transportation 
System Management/
Transportation Demand 
Management Alternative 
as the Preferred Alternative 
out of the four build options, 
including a freeway tunnel.

 “The final EIR is a historic 
step in the right direction,” 
said Assemblymember 
Chris Holden. “I look 
forward to working with 
all my colleagues in the 
legislature to support 
local efforts to improve 
mobility, and pass policies 
to affirmatively remove the 
tunnel option from any 
future consideration.”

 In April 2017, the Los 
Angeles Metro Board of 
Directors passed a motion 
recognizing the lack of 
funds needed to construct a 
single bore freeway tunnel, 
and instead recommended 
the Transportation 
System Management/
Transportation Demand 
Management Alternative 
for the 710 North Study 
Area while allocating 
remaining measure R 
funds for new mobility 
improvement projects in 
the designated area.

 Holden first pursued a 
state level solution early in 
2017, and advocated that LA 
Metro move away from the 
tunnel option. Legislation 
previously introduced 
by Holden included 
provisions that would give 
greater local control to 
future developments, and 
specified that State Route 
710 is only from Route 1 to 
Route 10.



 A Noise Within (ANW), the 
acclaimed classical repertory 
theatre company, announced 
Tuesday two new board 
members from Pasadena, who 
joined the Board of Directors 
this fall after being nominated 
for positions and voted on by the 
full Board last spring. This fall, 
LA Philharmonic Association 
Executive Director Gail Samuel 
and former Mayor of Pasadena 
William “Bill” Joseph Bogaard.

 A Noise Within Producing 
Artistic Director, Julia 
Rodriguez-Elliott said, “We are 
thrilled to add these two new 
members to the A Noise Within 
board. Gail Samuel has an 
incredible depth of knowledge 
about nonprofit arts being at 
the helm one of the largest, 
most important, and influential 
performing arts companies 
in the world. No one knows 
Pasadena or our organization 
better than Bill Bogaard, who 
was instrumental in helping 
us find and realize our new 
home – which is now already 
seven years old. He has been 
an important part of the last 
decade of growth that we have 
experienced as an organization.”

 Gail Samuel currently serves 
as Executive Director of the 
Los Angeles Philharmonic 
Association. In this post, Samuel 
oversees operations at the 
Hollywood Bowl; programming 
of jazz, world music, 
orchestral pops and pop/rock 
presentations by the Association 
at both the Hollywood Bowl 
and Walt Disney Concert 
Hall; and management of the 
Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, 
public relations, community 
affairs, marketing and human 

 Samuel’s tenure at the Los 
Angeles Philharmonic began 
25 years ago when she joined 
the Orchestra Operations 
department. Over the course of 
her career she has held a variety 
of critical positions, most 
recently as Acting President and 
Chief Executive Officer during 
the search process for the 
new CEO. Previous positions 
include Chief Operating Officer, 
which included management of 
the Hollywood Bowl and the 
Philharmonic orchestra and 
concert production; and Vice 
President and General Manager, 
Philharmonic and Production, 
managing the orchestra as 
well as all concert production, 
touring, and media activities.

 Gail Samuel studied violin and 
earned undergraduate degrees 
in music and psychology and 
an MBA from the University 
of Southern California. She 
has served on the Board 
of Councilors for the USC 
Thornton School of Music since 
2009. Gail is married to Bill 
Christian. They have two sons, 
Sam and Orlando. Sam has 
appeared in a number of ANW 
productions including Ah, 
Wilderness, A Christmas Carol 
and A Raisin in the Sun.

 Bill Bogaard is the former 
mayor of the City of Pasadena. 
He was elected in 1999 and was 
the first directly elected mayor 
for Pasadena since the 1940’s. 
He was the longest serving 
mayor in Pasadena’s history. The 
Mayor is a graduate of Loyola 
Marymount University in Los 
Angeles. He graduated from 
the University of Michigan Law 
School after serving as a U.S. Air 
Force Captain in Los Angeles 
and Casablanca, Morocco.

In the private sector, Mayor 
Bogaard engaged in private 
law practice, handling financial 
transactions and mergers and 
acquisitions, and then served 
as Executive Vice President 
and General Counsel of First 
Interstate Bancorp, a financial 
services holding company. 
He has taught law at the 
University of Michigan and 
USC Law School. In 1997, the 
City of Pasadena granted him 
its highest civic recognition, 
the Arthur Noble Award. 
Mayor Bogaard has also 
received Loyola Marymount’s 
Distinguished Alumni Award.

 Mayor Bogaard was 
instrumental in helping ANW 
secure the site for its permanent 
home in Pasadena.

City Council to Discuss Street Vending 

 By Dean Lee 

 The Pasadena city council will 
take up the issue of legalizing 
street vending, Monday night, 
ahead of a state law that will allow 
the sale of food or merchandise 
on public sidewalks, parks 
or other pedestrian pathway 
anywhere in California. 

 Senate Bill 946, signed into 
law by Governor Jerry Brown, 
prohibits local jurisdictions 
from banning or regulating 
sidewalk vending “unless 
restrictions are related to health, 
safety or welfare concerns.” 

 The bill is set to talk effect 
January 1.

 According to a city staff report, 
there is an “immediate need 
to amend the PMC [Pasadena 
Municipal Code]… to regulate 
sidewalk vending that may take 
place around the Rose Parade 
and Rose Bowl Game. 

 The council will also discuss 
setting up a new permit 
category that allows the display 
of goods within the pubic right-
a-way, something currently now 
allowed. They will also look at 
regulations that will prohibit 
venders within the immediate 
areas of farmers’ markets, swap 
meets, and temporary events in 
the city, including the Central 
Arroyo and the entire Rose 
Parade route.

The council will also look at 
the need to continue heath 
permitting of food vendors 
but due away with a limit of 
operating for a maximum of 
four hours a day in city parks.

 According to City Manager 
Steve Mermell the regulations 
are needed at events that 
“contribute to Pasadena’s unique 
character within the larger 
southern California community 
and ensuring the vitality of these 
events is of overriding concern 
to the welfare of the city.” 

 City staff also said that city 
revenues could increase with an 
influx of new business licenses 
and permits although they 
might be offset by city costs 
related to enforcement and 
other city services related to 

 Senate Bill 946 gives protection, 
to low-income and immigrant 
communities, from challenges 
they might face as a result of a 
criminal record that could arise 
from illegal vending according 
to the city staff report. 

 The city council meets at 6:30 in 
the Council Chamber, Pasadena 
City Hall 100 North Garfield 
Avenue, room S249.


to Honor 

Gerald Freeny

 The Pasadena Chamber 
of Commerce will honor 
2019 Tournament of Roses 
Association President 
Gerald Freeny at the annual 
President’s Breakfast at the 
Hilton Pasadena on Thursday, 
December 6. Breakfast 
begins at 7:30 a.m. followed 
by a festive celebratory 
program. Chamber members 
and friends will hear Mr. 
Freeny discuss The Melody 
of Life, the theme for the 
2018 Tournament. Honored 
special guests include the 
Royal Court, as well as past 
Tournament presidents, local 
community and civic leaders.

 Gerald Freeny is the first 
African-American to serve as 
President of the Tournament 
of Roses. He is also a cancer 
survivor and organ transplant 

Mr. Freeny has been a 
volunteer member of the 
Tournament of Roses 
Association since 1988. 
In addition to his years of 
service to the Tournament, 
Mr. Freeny’s community 
involvement has included: 
president of the San Gabriel 
chapter of NOBLE (National 
Organization of Black Law 
Enforcement Executives), the 
Pasadena Police Department 
Foundation Board, Pasadena 
Rose Bowl Aquatics Center 
Board, University Club, 
Pasadena YMCA Board and 
the Pasadena NAACP. Mr. 
Freeny is on Advisory Board 
of the Rose Bowl Legacy 
Foundation and is a member 
of Historic First Lutheran 

 Mr. Freeny attended Pasadena 
Christian School and John 
Muir High School and 
received a bachelor’s degree in 
business administration and 
finance from California State 
University, Los Angeles.

 Tickets to the President’s 
Breakfast are $75 each. 
Corporate tables of ten are 
$750. Guests must RSVP in 

 Anyone who would like 
an invitation, can call 
the Chamber office for 
information or to purchase 
tickets at (626) 795-3355, 
email leanne@pasadena- or visit:
node33 to RSVP and pay 



 The Pasadena Unified 
School District (PUSD) 
issued, last week, a request 
for qualifications (RFQ) from 
parties and/or individuals 
interested in acquiring the 
District’s headquarters through 
a property exchange. With 
the release of the RFQ, PUSD 
begins a two-phase process that 
will result in the selection of 
an interested party with whom 
it can exchange the District’s 
current headquarters for 
revenue-producing properties 
The two-stage approach helps 
to both streamline the process 
and to gather information 
about interested parties.

“The introduction of the RFQ 
is a milestone for Pasadena 
Unified and represents the next 
step in making the most of our 
assets to benefit students and 
learning,” said Superintendent 
Brian McDonald.

 The District property is 
located at 351 S. Hudson 
Avenue in Pasadena. It consists 
of approximately 4.5 acres of 
real property and includes 
office buildings currently 
used to house the District’s 
administrative staff and Rose 
City High School. The District’s 
administrative offices and Rose 
City High School would move 
to other district-owned sites.

Responses to the RFQ must 
be submitted by December 21, 
2018, at 2:00 p.m. The RFQ and 
more information can be found 

 After reviewing responses 
to the RFQ, the District will 
issue a Request for Proposals 
that establishes specific 
requirements for the district 
property to qualified parties. 
The anticipated exchange of 
property must comply with 
state law (Education Code 
17536, et seq.) and be approved 
by the Board of Education.

For additional information, 
interested parties should contact 
the District’s representative:

Sam Manoukian, CCIM at RE/

333 E. Glenoaks Blvd. Suite 100, 

Dir: 818-547-6324 Fax: 818-

Email: remaxglendale@msn.

 Interested parties are advised 
that contacting district 
officials, employees, and/or 
representatives may result in 

PUSD District 

Pet of the 

Free Monthly Events at 
Pasadena Senior Center

There is something for 
everyone in December 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 


 Stay Connected with 
Social Media – Tuesdays 
and Thursdays, Dec. 4 to 
27, from 9 to 11 a.m. Learn 
how to keep in touch with 
family and friends via email, 
Skype, Facebook and other 
forms of social media during 
a 30-minute, one-on-one 
session with instructor Edison 
Samuel. You’ll choose which 
applications you want to 
learn. Bring a laptop or use 
one of the onsite computers. 
If you have an email 
address, bring it and your 
password. Sign up at the 
Welcome Desk or by calling 

 Screening Mimis Film 
Discussion Club – Tuesdays, 
Dec. 4 and 18, at 1:30 p.m. 
Diehard film fans are invited 
to watch a movie the first 
and third Tuesday of every 
month, preceded by a 
presentation about the film’s 
hidden history and followed 
by lively discussion. Dec. 4: I 
Walked with a Zombie (1943, 
NR) starring Frances Dee and 
Tom Conway. A nurse travels 
to a sugar plantation on a 
Caribbean island to care 
for a seemingly comatose 
woman, then decides to 
take her patient to a native 
voodoo practitioner. Dec. 
18: The Red Violin (1998, 
R) starring Carlo Cecchi 
and Samuel L. Jackson. A 
perfect red-colored violin 
inspires passion, making its 
way through three centuries, 
several owners and many 
countries, and eventually 
ending up at an auction 
where it may find a new 

 Holiday Desserts – Thursday, 
Dec. 6, at 10 a.m. Get 
ready for holiday baking 
with healthy and tasty new 
dessert recipes and learn 
how to make traditionally 
high-sugar desserts healthier 
and lower in carbs. Presented 
by Regal Medical.

 Friday Movie Matinees 
– Fridays, Dec. 7 at 1 p.m. 
Everyone enjoys watching 
movies and the pleasures 
they bring. Dec. 7: The 
Children Act (2018, R) starring 
Emma Thompson and Stanley 
Tucci. With her marriage at a 
breaking point, a judge must 
decide the case of a 17-year-
old boy who refuses a life-
saving blood transfusion on 
religious grounds. 

 Improvisation for Lifeskills 
PLAYshop – Fridays, Dec. 7 
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 

 Tree Trimming Party and 
Holiday Treats – Monday, 
Dec. 10, from 8:30 11 a.m. 
Help decorate the Pasadena 
Senior Center’s Christmas tree 
while enjoying holiday music. 
There will be free coffee, hot 
cocoa and festive treats at 
the Coffee Bar.

For more information visit 
org or call 626-795-4331.

 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.

 Nikee (A466206) is a 
calm, mellow 7-year-old 
brindle Pit Bull mix. He’s 
always happy to see you 
with his tail wagging and 
enjoys long walks in the 
park where he can watch 
the squirrels. He walks 
nicely on a loose leash, 
enjoys singing with the fire 
engine sirens, and curls 
into you to be petted and 
gives kisses. He’s been at 
the Pasadena Humane 
Society for 2 months so we 
thought he might need 
to be wearing business 
professional attire to find 
the right home. What do 
you think? 

 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. Saturday.

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


Sunday, November 18th 

8:30 PM – A vehicle was 
reported stolen from the 
2600 block of Fair Oaks 
Avenue. Vehicle described as 
a 2009 Honda Accord. Vehicle 

Monday, November 19th 

10:00 AM – A grand theft 
from a vehicle occurred in the 
area of Mar Vista Avenue and 
Woodbury Road. Stolen: two 
red and white Stihl chainsaws. 

Tuesday, November 20th 

5:00 PM – A vehicle burglary 
occurred in the 900 block of E. 
Poppyfields Drive. Suspect(s) 
entered the vehicle via the 
unsecured window. Stolen: 
khaki purse and documents. 

8:00 PM – A robbery occurred 
in the 200 block of E. Altadena 
Drive. Suspect is the victim’s 
ex-boyfriend. Stolen: silver 
Samsung cellphone. 

Wednesday, November 21st 

8:31 AM – A vehicle was 
reported stolen from the 100 
block of E. Sacramento Street. 
Vehicle described as a green 
1999 Jeep Cherokee. Vehicle 

6:30 PM – Assault with a Deadly 
Weapon occurred in the 400 
Block of Figueroa Drive. One 
suspect was arrested. 

Thursday, November 22nd 

11:30 AM – A battery 
occurred in the 10 block of 
E. Manor Street. Suspect has 
been identified as the victim’s 

Friday November 23rd 

22:22 PM – A vehicle was 
reported stolen from 1800 
block of Layton Street. Vehicle 
described as a black 2006 
Toyota Matrix. 

Saturday, November 24th 

6:30 PM – A petty theft from an 
unlocked vehicle occurred in 
the 800 block of E. Sacramento 
Street. Stolen: black tool bag and 
red Milwaukee power drills. 

7:00 PM – A grand theft from 
an unlocked vehicle occurred in 
the 800 block of E. Sacramento 
Street. Stolen: orange Michael 
Kors wallet, rose gold iPad, and 

8:00 PM – A petty theft from an 
unlocked vehicle occurred in 
the 700 block of E. Sacramento 
Street. Stolen: brown Louis 
Vuitton wallet containing 
personal documents.

 The 30th 

 Join The Pasadena Library 
for Kwanzaa: A Celebration 
of Family, Community & 
Culture. Enjoy music, stories 
and tasty dishes prepared by 
members of the Pasadena 
Alumnae Chapter of 
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. 
Thursday, Dec. 27 • 11 a.m.-1 
p.m. • La Pintoresca Branch 
located 1355 N Raymond 
Ave, Pasadena.

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