Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, December 29, 2018

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Mountain View News Saturday, December 29, 2018 

Rose Floats Get Final Preparations

Week Returns

Rose Parade Safety Tips

As the 130th Rose Parade 
approaches on Tuesday, Jan. 
1, 2019, Pasadena’s Fire and 
Police departments are issuing 
the following safety tips for 
the thousands of overnight 
campers who will line the route 
on New Year’s Eve. The parade 
route will be a safer place if 
everyone follows the rules and 
regulations intended for the 
safety of all parade-goers.

What You Can Do:

• Overnight camping is 
permitted only on the night of 
Monday, December 31st.

• A position on the sidewalk 
may be maintained along the 
parade route beginning at Noon 
Dec. 31, 2018. All persons and 
property, such as blankets, 
chairs and personal items, must 
remain on the curb until 11 p.m. 
At that time, spectators may 
move out to the blue “Honor 
Line” but not past it.

• Small, professionally 
manufactured barbecues 
elevated at least 1 foot off the 
ground are allowed on the 
parade route as long as they 
are 25 feet from buildings and 
other combustibles. A fire 
extinguisher must be readily 

• Minors under the age of 18 
may be on the parade route 
from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. only if 
they are supervised by an adult.

• Dress for cold weather! 
Children and seniors may need 
extra layers of clothing to avoid 
hypothermia. Remember hats 
and gloves.

• Drink healthy fluids and 
consume nourishing meals to 
avoid dehydration.

• “If You See Something, Say 
Something!” Report suspicious 
activities and packages to 
emergency authorities along 
the parade route.

• In case of emergency, call 9-1-
1 and know the cross streets 
from where you are calling. For 
a non-emergency, call (626) 

What You Can’t Do

• Appearance in the parade 
is prohibited for any entries/
marchers who have not been 
approved by the Pasadena 
Tournament of Roses. Stay off 
the street and do not pass the 
blue “Honor Line.”

• Tents, sofas and boxes of any 
type that can be used as stools 
or seats are prohibited along the 

• Unoccupied chairs are not 
allowed and will be removed 
from the parade route.

• Bonfires are strictly prohibited 
and considered “illegal burns.”

• ALL Fireworks are prohibited 
except as part of scheduled 
official events.

• No items may be sold along 
the parade route without a City 

• Selling space along the parade 
route, other than grandstand 
seating, is illegal.

• It is illegal to buy, sell or give 
away horns on the parade route.

• No public areas—sidewalks, 
curbs, gutters, streets, ramps—
may be cordoned or roped off.

• No ladders or scaffolding may 
be used as elevation for viewing 
the activities.

• Pets are not recommended 
along the parade; keep them 
safe at home!

• Throwing any object into the 
parade; or at passing vehicles 
or pedestrians the night before 
the parade is dangerous and 
prohibited. Violators can be 
cited and property seized.

• Unauthorized vehicles 
obstructing emergency travel 
lanes or parked in restricted 
areas will be towed; at owners’ 
expense. No exceptions.

• Open containers of alcohol 
are illegal on public streets, 
sidewalks and all other public 
areas. Violators may be cited or 

• Sale, possession and use 
of illegal drugs will not be 

 Enhanced security measures 
will be in effect on the parade 
route. Pasadena Police Officers 
will resolve problems quickly 
and remove from the scene 
anyone violating the law or 
disturbing the peace. Also, 
police canine teams will be 
patrolling Colorado Boulevard.

 Colorado Boulevard will once 
again close to motor vehicles 
earlier than in prior years for 
the staging of the January 1, 
Tournament of Roses Parade. 
Colorado Blvd. will close 
beginning at 10:00 pm on 
Monday, December 31, and 
will remain closed through the 
conclusion of the staging and 
clean-up following the parade. 
The parade route will re-open 
by 2:00 pm on Tuesday.

 If you plan to host an event, 
viewing party, or anticipate 
vendor deliveries, and your 
property’s access is via Colorado 
Blvd., please let your guests and 
vendors know that they must 
arrive prior to 10:00 pm or 
park in areas without restricted 
parking and walk in.

 The Pasadena Fire Department 
responds to more than twice the 
number of calls on parade day 
than on average days. These calls 
include reports of hypothermia, 
illegal burning, miscellaneous 
medical issues, assaults and 
alcohol-related incidents.

 For more information about 
Rose Parade safety, rules and 
regulations, visit: visitpasadena.
police or call the Pasadena Fire 
Department at (626) 744-7276.

 During Cheeseburger 
Week from January 6th to 
January 11th, Pasadena 
honors Lionel Sternberger’s 
genius in being the first to 
put cheese to hamburger and 
serve it at the Rite Spot in 
Pasadena in 1924. Forty of 
Pasadena’s favorite restaurants, 
lounges and burger joints 
offer their signature burgers, 
some special creations and 
great deals during Pasadena 
Cheeseburger Week.

 In 1924, as legend has it, 
teenaged Lionel Sternberger 
burned one side of a 
hamburger patty at The Rite 
Spot, his father’s roadside 
stand in Pasadena, rather than 
throw away the spoiled burger, 
he masked his mistake with a 
piece of cheese and served it to 
a very appreciative customer. 
Sternberger’s achievement is 
the first verified instance of 
someone serving a hamburger 
with cheese. Over the years, 
Sternberger perfected his 
Aristocratic Burger, much to 
the delight of customers at 
The Rite Spot. Sternberger’s 
culinary achievement 
has been documented by 
Hamburger America, the Los 
Angeles Times and even Time 
magazine in its obituary of 

 To celebrate Sternberger’s 
culinary masterpiece, 
Pasadena restaurants are 
offering specials, unique 
creations and the tried and 
true. Patrons can experience 
the Zacatecas Burger from 
El Portal and Yahaira’s, the 
K-POP from Dog Haus and 
Dog Haus Biergarten, sliders 
at Vertical Wine Bistro, the 
Impossible Burger at Umami or 
the traditional, and nationally 
recognized cheeseburger at Pie 
‘n Burger. New participants for 
20-19 include 1919 Café at The 
Huntington, Trejo’s Cantina, 
Foothill and the New School 
of Cooking.

 Patrons can experience a 
terrific burger experience, 
from top-of-the-line fine 
dining experiences to 
burger stands and lounges. 
Those wanting a variety of 
experiences can organize a 
cheeseburger crawl or follow 
one of the pre-planned themed 

 Information on venues, 
specials, cheeseburger crawls 
and more can be found at:

Pictured (top) volunteers 
prepare Honda’s five satellite 
units, that will surround the 
main “Celebration of Dreams" 
float entry that will lead the 
130th Rose Parade. The 25-
foot tall float will be shaped like 
a giant birthday cake. In the 
background is the 2019 Rose 
Parade opening banner float. 
The company said "In keeping 
with Honda's commitment to 
the environment, the float will 
be powered by a specially 
configured low-emission, 
Honda hybrid powertrain. The 
Parade's theme banner float 
will also be powered by Honda 
hybrid technology." 

 Pictured (bottom) is Kiwanis 
International float theme is 
"Helping Kids Rock Their 
Future ," a giant jukebox spilling 
out records.

Photos By D. Lee/MVNews


 Los Angeles County 
Sheriffs, Altadena Station, 
are advising residents that 
Millard Campground 
Closed Due to the 
government shutdown 
Millard campground will 
be closed and Chaney Trail 
gate to remain locked for 
the foreseeable future. 
People will still be able to 
hike in the forest, however 
the facilities within the 
forest will be limited if at 

 Please call (818) 899-1900 
for current conditions 
and open/closed status. 
Interagency Pass or 
Adventure Pass is required 
for vehicles parked at this 

 They also noted that the website will 
not be updated during the 

Kool & the Gang to 
‘Stellabrate Good Times’

 Stella Rosa announced 
they will again be making an 
appearance in the Rose Parade, 
after the successful debut of its 
first wine float in 2014. 

 This time, in keeping with 
the theme “Melody of Life”, the 
55-foot long Stella Rosa float 
(pictured above) will feature 
the legendary Grammy-award 
winning band Kool & the Gang, 
which has influenced the music 
of generations and will fittingly 
be celebrating their 50th year. 
Adding to the excitement of 
this collaboration, Kool & the 
Gang will be singing their hit 
“Celebrate Good Times” with a 
twist, changing it to “Stellabrate 
Good Times.” Accompanying 
the band will be a troupe of fifty 
dancers dancing to Kool & the 
Gang, along the five-mile route. 

 Since the Riboli family 
created Stella Rosa 15 years 
ago, it has become the number 
one imported Italian wine 
in the country, and earned 
Shanken’s Impact Hot Brand 
five consecutive years, and 
been named a Blue Chip brand 
four consecutive years. To 
thank all their loyal customers 
through the years, the Riboli 
family is also giving back by 
incorporating a “Wish Upon 
a Stella Rosa” campaign, in 
line with the magical genie at 
the top of the float, appearing 
from a sculpted wine bottle 
and soaring over bountiful 
vineyards of Northern Italy. 
The campaign is focused on the 
holiday spirit of granting wishes. 
Fans from across the country 
can submit three wishes online 
at: with a 
short description as to why they 
should be chosen. Winners will 
be chosen based on creativity 
and more importantly, on how 
the granted wish will impact 
and improve their life. 

 “The Stella Rosa brand is an 
important part of my family’s 
historic San Antonio Winery 
in Los Angeles, and we couldn’t 
be prouder to participate in the 
world-renowned Rose Parade a 
second time,” said vice president 
Steve Riboli. “Having Kool & 
the Gang perform on our float, 
while being able to give back 
just adds to the excitement!”

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 


 California Legislation that 
Affects Seniors – Thursday, 
Jan. 10, at 10 a.m. Significant 
progress has been made in 
expanding services for older 
adults in the past five years, but 
recent state budget cuts have led 
to cost-cutting measures. Learn 
more at this informative talk 
presented by Wise & Healthy 

 Cultural Thursdays – 
Thursdays, Jan. 10 and 17, at 
2 p.m. Jan. 10: Pianist Bob 
Lipson and commentator/
singer Saul H. Jacobs will lead 
a musical journey through the 
life and works of George and Ira 
Gershwin. Jan. 17: Musicians 
from the Pasadena Symphony 
and Pops will perform in 

 Improvisation for Lifeskills 
PLAYshop – 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. 

 Screening Mimis Film 
Discussion Club – Tuesday, Jan. 
15, at 1:30 p.m. Diehard film 
fans are invited to watch Sinbad 
the Sailor (1947, NR) starring 
Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and 
Maureen O’Hara. An ocean of 
adventure awaits Sinbad as he 
sets out in search of the fabled 
lost treasure of Alexander the 
Great. The film will be preceded 
by a presentation about the 
film’s hidden history and 
followed by a lively discussion. 

 Chair Yoga – Wednesday, 
Jan. 16, at 1 p.m. Improve your 
balance and confidence through 
gentle yoga exercises while 
sitting in a chair or standing 
and using a chair for support. 

 My Gift to You: The Importance 
of Planning Ahead – Thursday, 
Jan. 17, at 10 a.m. What to do 
when a loved one passes away 
is a difficult topic to discuss, 
and most families spend fewer 
than five minutes talking 
about it. This can cause them 
to be completely unprepared 
and overwhelmed by all the 
details that must be handled. 
A representative from Forest 
Lawn will explain how you 
and your loved ones can plan 
ahead to maneuver through 
this emotional and financial 

 For more information visit: 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. 
Services are also provided 
for frail, low-income and 
homebound seniors.

Royal Court 
Visit with 
Future Royals

 The 2019 Rose Queen 
and her Princesses will share 
their favorite princess stories 
and recent Tournament 
experiences as members of the 
Royal Court on Saturday, Jan. 
12, 2019 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. 
at Pasadena Public Library’s 
Hastings Branch, 3325 E. 
Orange Grove Blvd.

 Future Kings, Queens and 
Princesses are invited to come 
dressed in their finery for 
this special visit. Parents are 
encouraged to bring a camera 
and take photos of their own 
prince or princess with the 
Royal Court.

 For more information, 
contact Diane Walker at (626) 

 Rexi (A468001) is a 
4-year-old puppy who 
perks up as soon as you 
walk up to her kennel and 
will bounce up and down 
in excitement. She takes 
treats very gently from 
your hand and likes to be 
petted. Belly rubs are her 
favorite! She tends to lean 
into your arms for hugs 
and will lick your face to 
show how grateful she is 
to be around you. Rexi 
is looking for a new best 
friend today.

 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, December 16th 

8:45 PM – Clinton Sico, 50 
years old of Altadena was 
arrested in the 200 block of 
Ventura Street for drunk in 

Tuesday, December 18th 

7:30 AM – A residential 
burglary occurred in the 
200 block of W. Calaveras 
Street. Suspect(s) entered 
the residence via the front 
door. Stolen: currency. 

8:00 PM – A petty theft 
from an unlocked vehicle 
occurred in the 200 block of 
E. Calaveras Drive. Stolen: 
vehicle registration. 

Wednesday, December 19th 

12:00 AM – A domestic 
violence incident occurred 
in the 2200 block of Glenrose 
Avenue. Suspect was 

7:00 PM – A petty theft 
from an unlocked vehicle 
occurred in the 1700 block 
of Veranada Street. Stolen: 
black phone charger, vehicle 
registration and currency. 

Thursday, December 20th 

11:00 AM – A petty theft 
from an unlocked vehicle 
occurred in the 1200 block of 
Sunny Oaks Circle. Stolen: 
brown leather wallet, black 
Samsung Galaxy, checks and 

Friday, December 21st 

10:00 AM – A vehicle 
burglary occurred in the 600 
block of Mendocino Street. 
Suspect(s) entered the 
vehicle via unknown means. 
Stolen: brown Michael Kors 

7:20 PM – A domestic 
violence incident occurred 
in the 700 block of E. Pine 
Street. Suspect was taken 
into custody. 

8:30 PM – Jorge Tellez, 27 
years old of Duarte was 
arrested in the 2200 block of 
Lincoln Avenue for drunk in 

10:22 PM – A residential 
burglary occurred in the 
2400 block of Highland 
Avenue. Suspect(s) entered 
the garage via the window. 
Stolen: black Bodyglove 
wetsuits, drum set and a bag 
containing cymbals. 

Police on the 
Lookout for 
DUI Drivers

 Pasadena police officials 
announced that they will 
be on the lookout for 
impaired drivers during the 
holiday. Whether you are 
out celebrating with friends 
at your favorite restaurant or 
enjoying a holiday party at a 
residence, please find a safe 
way home. Remember that 
averting a holiday tragedy 
starts with all of us. DO NOT 
drink and drive. Authorities 
said “make the smart choice 
- go safely and arrive at your 
destination safe and sound.”

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