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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
… This and That

Arcadia · Monrovia · Duarte:
Arcadia Police Blotter
Monrovia Police Blotter

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

Food & Drink:
Chef Peter Dills
Table for Two

Education / Good Life:
Senior Happenings

F. Y. I. :

Section B:

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

Opinion … Left/Right:
A Word from the Publisher
Tom Purcell
Michael Reagan
The Funnies

Legal Notices (1):

Legal Notices (2):

Legal Notices (3):

Legal Notices (4):

2019 Rose Parade:

Jeff Brown
Deanne Davis
Peter Dills
Marc Garlett
Susan Henderson
Katie Hopkins
Chris Leclerc
Christopher Nyerges
Rev. James Snyder
Keely Totten

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Rose Parade 
Makes the 

Rose Parade and Rose 
Bowl by the Numbers

This year’s Rose Parade 
Monday morning turned 
out, with a few exceptions, 
the exact image the world 
knows it for –lots of sunshine, 
flowers, horses and music.

 Pasadena Mayor Terry 
Tornek (Pictured middle 
right) road with a smile on 
his face down Colorado 
Blvd., along with his family, 
in a vintage jitney bus. The 
jitney is also well known to 
Pasadena’s Doo Dah parade. 

 La Canada-Flintridge self-
built float “Panda-Monium, 
(pictured right top) ‘’ won the 
Bob Hope Humor Award for 
most whimsical and amusing 
float. The UPS Store Inc., 
“Books Bring Dreams to Life, 
(pictured left middle) won the 
Extraordinaire Trophy Award 
for most extraordinary float. 

Rose Queen Isabella Marez 
of Altadena and her court 
(pictured middle lower left) 
waved to the crowd in typical 

 RFD-TV/Ag PhD’s float 
A “Salute to Farmers” 
(pictured bottom) was the 
only float towed through 
TV corner (Orange Grove 
and Colorado blvd. The 
parade stopped for about 
10 minutes. Another float, 
city of Carson, with a large 
treasure chest and fountain 
veered from the marker (a 
red painted line) coming 
within inches of the crowd. A 
few other floats, including the 
Cal Poly Universities Rose 
Float “Dreams Take Flight” 
(see float viewing page. 3) 
reported being damaged by 
a low hanging wire near the 
end of the 5.5 mile route. 

 Tournament of Roses 
President, Lance Tibbet, and 
his family, road down the 
parade in a 1929 Packard 
Modal 633. Actor and 
humanitarian Gary Sinise, 
known for his portrayal of Lt. 
Dan Taylor in the film Forrest 
Gump, road, with his family, 
in a 1919 Dodge Brothers as 
the parade’s Grand Marshal. 

 Pasadena city officials released 
statistics Thursday on this 
year’s Rose Parade and Rose 
Bowl game as it relates to the 
efforts involved by all city 

 According to city officials 
during the two-day period, the 
Pasadena Police Department 
reported receiving 1,828 calls 
into its Dispatch Center. Of 
those calls, 771 resulted in 
patrol units responding as a 
“call for service.” Many of the 
remaining calls were either 
duplicates or information-
only from people telling police 
officials the “See Something, Say 
Something” public information 
campaign motivated them to 

 Pasadena Police made nine 
arrests during the enforcement 
period. Three alcohol-related 
misdemeanors and one arrest 
on an outstanding warrant 
occurred on the parade 
route while five additional 
misdemeanor arrests occurred 
at the game, attended by more 
than 92,000 people. The 10 
p.m. New Year's Eve closure 
and barricade deployment 
for the 5.-mile parade route 
was successful, with no public 
safety problems reported.

 The Pasadena Fire Department 
reported treating 38 people at 
the parade or at related events, 
including 18 transported to 
the hospital and 20 who were 
treated on scene and released. 
The Red Cross had about 130 
people stop at their aid stations 
for minor assistance. At the 
football game, nearly 500 
medical contacts were made 
with the public by firefighters 
and paramedics, including 53 
persons needing medical aid, 
with 18 taken to the hospital 
and 35 treated and released on 

 The Pasadena Public Health 
Department’s Public Health 
Emergency Preparedness 
Program staff worked closely 
with its health counterparts 
from the federal, state and 
county levels to monitor for 
health risks during the events; 
none were reported. The 
Department also inspected 
and permitted about 120 
food vendors for the parade, 
football game and pre- and 
post-parade events. The Health 
Department’s “unlicensed 
vendor” detail deployed with 
police and found only one 
unlicensed food vendor who 
was cited.

 Crews from the Public Works 
Department were also out in 
force. The Department assisted 
law enforcement by providing 
the physical barricades at 21 
dedicated cross streets and 
protective water barriers for an 
additional 59 streets along the 
parade route. In all, the Public 
Works Department deployed 
about 6,500 barricades 
throughout the City; installed 
14,500 temporary No Parking 
signs; placed more than 100 
catch basin covers to prevent 
storm drain contamination; 
and painted about 10 miles of 
blue honor lines and six miles 
of the pink float-driver center 
route line.

 The Public Works Department 
had 112 workers using eight 
dump trucks, eight skip loader/
backhoes, eight street sweepers 
and 10 pick-up trucks to collect 
about 94 tons of trash from 
the parade, post-parade and 
outside areas of the Rose Bowl 
Stadium—a 25 percent increase 
over 2017. More than 20 tons 
of clean cardboard and more 
than 8,500 beverage containers 
were recycled.

 In the days leading up to 
the events, Public Works also 
removed 37 traffic signals 
poles, masts or street lights; 
temporarily installed 17 others 
such devices; and placed 
about 1,500 temporary traffic 
signs, orange cones and traffic 
lane delineators. Crews will 
now spend several more days 
putting it all back together for 
normal traffic flows throughout 

 GT-5, the City’s new natural 
gas-fired turbine generator at 
the Glenarm Power Facility 
operated by Pasadena Water 
and Power, was in use for about 
34 hours, from noon on Dec. 31 
to 10 p.m. Jan. 1, to help ensure 
all local electric needs were 
efficiently met.

 Crews from the City’s 
departments of Transportation, 
Information Technology 
and Water & Power were 
also on scene to assist in 
numerous support roles at 
various locations, monitoring 
everything from traffic flows 
and data/Internet needs to 
plumbing, security cameras 
and stadium lights.

 Pasadena’s police and fire 
departments were assisted 
in providing comprehensive 
public safety protection by the 
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s 
Department; the Federal 
Bureau of Investigation; U.S. 
Department of Homeland 
Security; U.S. Secret Service; the 
U.S. Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco 
& Firearms; U.S. Customs; the 
California National Guard; 
U.S. Coast Guard; California 
Highway Patrol; Los Angeles 
Port Police; the Glendale Police 
Department and many other 
police departments within 
the greater law enforcement 
community of Southern 

More Than 
a Parade

 Get a behind-the-scenes 
look at Pasadena’s famed 
Tournament of Roses Parade 
as the Pasadena Museum 
of History hosts an evening 
January 23 with longtime 
Tournament Volunteer and 
2004 President Michael K. 
Riffey. The event will be held 
from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

 Riffey will share stories from 
his book about the hard work, 
drama, and fun that go in to 
making the Tournament of 
Roses Parade one of the “gotta 
see” events on the nation’s TV 
schedule. He will introduce the 
Royal Court, float designers 
and builders, equestrian 
units, band members, and the 
amazing Tournament of Roses 

 Tickets: Members $10; 
General $15. Tickets include 
entrance to the Galleries 
starting at 5:00 pm and a 
wine and cheese reception. 
Advanced ticket purchase is 
recommended. Tickets may 
be available at the door for an 
additional $5 charge.

 Pasadena Museum of History 
is located at 470 W. Walnut 
Street. For more information 
visit or 
call 626.577.1660.

Let Freedom Ring: A Day 
Of Readings From Dr. King

 All Saints Church will observe Martin Luther King Jr. 
Day with “Let Freedom Ring: our second annual daylong, 
community reading of Dr. King’s speeches, sermons and 
writings. the church is located 132 N Euclid Ave. 

From All Saints’ rector Mike Kinman:

 Like most Americans, I grew up knowing the Rev. Dr. 
Martin Luther King by the sound bites.

 “I have a dream.”

 “Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do 

 “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

 About 15 years ago, a friend gave me “A Testament of 
Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches of Martin 
Luther King, Jr.” It sat on a shelf for a while, and then, 
on King’s birthday, I pulled it down and decided I would 
spend an hour or so reading it.

 I opened the book … and didn’t put it down for hours.

 “Let Freedom Ring” was born. We used A Testament of 
Hope and the extensive collection of the King Papers Project 
at Stanford, contacted the King Center for permission for a 
public reading, and set up a simple structure. A large book 
of readings would be at the front of the church – first at 
the lectern and eventually in the pulpit from where King 
preached. People would sign up for half-hour shifts to 
read … but at any time, someone could walk up indicate 
they want to take over reading, and just take over. We’d ask 
people to read for no more than 5 minutes if someone was 
waiting, and if there was a gap, the shift leader would be 
there to make sure the reading continued.

 We advertised it as a complement of reflection to the 
King National Day of Service activities taking place in the 
community. And people came.

 They came for a half hour, for two hours, for the entire 
day. They read and they listened. School groups came after 
doing service projects and then had conversations about 
how what they had done and what they heard were related.

 The idea of getting “celebrity readers” to draw more people 
in was floated and quickly dismissed. This was about the 
people. When Senator Claire McCaskill showed up to read, 
she waited her turn like everyone else.

 Attendance grew every year, and it became one of the 
signature events of the year at Christ Church Cathedral … 
and other churches around the country began to pick it up.

 And this year, we’re bringing it to All Saints. On Monday, 
January 15, from 9 am – 5 pm, we will be hosting “Let 
Freedom Ring.” Thanks to the translating skills of Antonio 
Gallardo, we’ll have the option of reading in Spanish as well 
as English … it will be streamed live online.



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Older Women 
3x3 Basketball


Registration is open and all 
skill levels are invited for the 
next season of the Pasadena 
Senior Center 3x3 Basketball 
League for women ages 40 and 

 Games will be played Sundays, 
Jan. 7, 14, 21, and 28 and Feb. 
4, and 25 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. 
in the Braun Athletic Center at 
Caltech. The registration fee is 
only $35 per player.

Please note time and location 
subject to change. Please call 
ahead to confirm.

 For more information and to 
register contact Oma Soto at or call 








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