Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, January 19, 2019

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Mountain View News Saturday, January 19, 2019 

Police Fire 
at Fleeing 

Farber Elected President 
of Tournament of Roses

 The Pasadena Tournament 
of Roses Board of Directors 
announced Friday Laura 
Farber as President for the 
2019-2020 Tournament 
of Roses year. Farber will 
provide leadership for the 
131st Rose Parade and the 
106th Rose Bowl Game on 
Wednesday, January 1, 2020. 

 Farber announced “The 
Power of Hope” as the 
Pasadena Tournament of 
Roses theme to encourage 
creativity in float entries, 
marching bands and 
equestrian participants. 
“With hope – anything, in 
fact, everything is possible,” 
shared Farber. “Hope is more 
than simply the possibility 
of fulfillment. Hope is 
dignity and respect, joy and 
happiness, aspiration and 
achievement. Hope never, 
ever quits. Through hope, we 
can aspire to be our best and 
in turn inspire those around 
us to reach higher.”

 Farber has been a volunteer 
member of the Tournament 
of Roses Association since 
1993 and was elected to 
the Executive Committee 
in 2012. Throughout her 
extensive Tournament career, 
Farber has served on and 
chaired various committees 
including Decorating Places, 
Formation Area, Judging and 
Membership Development. 

 In addition to her many 
years of service in the 
Tournament of Roses, her 
civic activities include being 
a member of the Rose Bowl 
Legacy Foundation Advisory 
Board and the Rose Bowl 
Legacy Foundation Museum 
Committee, member of the 
board of directors of the non-
profit Clazzical Notes, a four-
year member of the board 
of directors for the YWCA, 
a member of the school 
site council for Marengo 
Elementary School in South 
Pasadena, and an officer of 
the South Pasadena Middle 
School Booster Club. 

 Born in Buenos Aires, 
Argentina, Farber’s native 
language is Spanish. She 
earned her bachelor’s degree, 
cum laude, with departmental 
highest honors, in 1987 from 
University of California, Los 
Angeles and her juris doctor, 
cum laude, in 1990 from 
Georgetown University.

Pasadena Police, last, week 
released information about 
an officer Involved shooting 
that ended with no Injuries 
and a suspect in custody.

 According to Pasadena 
police, on January 11, at 
approximately 4:36 p.m., 
in the 1800 block of North 
Raymond Avenue, Pasadena 
Police officers attempted 
to contact Brandon Green 
on an outstanding drug 

 As officers approached on 
foot, Green took off running 
with officers in pursuit. 
During the foot chase, the 
suspect produced a handgun 
which led a Pasadena Police 
Department (PPD) officer to 
fire shots. Though uninjured, 
the suspect fell to the ground 
and was taken into custody 
without further incident. A 
firearm was recovered at the 
scene. Neither the involved 
officer, the suspect, nor any 
member of the community 
was injured during the 

 As per department 
protocol, a review of the 
officer-involved shooting 
has commenced, officials 

 “This incident clearly 
shows the ongoing 
dangers of policing and 
the extraordinary efforts 
of our officers to keep our 
community safe,” said 
Chief of Police John Perez. 
“We should continue to 
support our officers as we 
conduct our investigation 
and the difficult work 
ahead. The officers faced 
tremendous danger, and 
their courageous actions 
should be commended.”

 The suspect, Brandon 
Green, a 29-year-old 
African-American and 
Pasadena resident, was 
booked at the Pasadena jail 
for assault on a peace officer 
and the outstanding warrant, 
with bail set at $126,000.

 Anyone with information 
should call the Pasadena 
Police Department at (626) 
744-4241 or anonymously, 
call “Crime Stoppers” by 
dialing (800) 222-TIPS 

Mayor’s State of the City Moves Up the Board

 Using a lighthearted 
presentation theme of 
popular board games, such as 
“Monopoly” and “Scrabble,” 
Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek 
talked city finances Thursday 
night during his annual State of 
the City. 

 “We got to lighten things up 
a little,” he said, to a chuckling 
crowd, showing city hall as part 
of the board game “Life.” The 
event programs, handed out at 
the door, were giant Monopoly 
trading cards. 

 Tornek stayed positive as he 
thanked Pasadena voters for 
passing both Measures I and J.

 “Fiscal Year 20 should have an 
$11million surplus, and looking 
further ahead you’ll see that 
because of Measure I, the city 
will continue to be in good shape 
through FY 24 with income 
projected to exceed expenses,” 
he said. Incidentally,... if 
Measure I had not passed —a 
deficit of $2.3 million in FY 
20 that would have ballooned 
to a $13 million shortfall by 
FY 24. This would have meant 
imposing draconian cuts in 
order to maintain a balanced 
budget and a very different kind 
of speech tonight.”

 He said his proposal is to 
fund urgent capital projects, 
including, $2.5 million Colorado 
Street Bridge suicide barriers, 
$20.8 million for High Voltage 
Series Street Light Conversion, 
$120 million for fire station 
improvements and design for 
new facilities and other projects, 
a total of $166 million. 

 Tornek noted that Measure 
J will share one-third of the 
revenue raised from Measure I.

 “The City Council has 
entered into a serious and 
unprecedented dialogue with 
the PUSD Board to see how we 
can use this $7 million per year 
to make a significant difference,” 
he said.

 The mayor’s speech came 
on the 25-year anniversary of 
the 6.7 magnitude Northridge 
Earthquake, and also as the 
city looks to mandate “soft 
story” building retrofits by the 
property owners.

 ”We inventoried all of our 
building, we have a draft 
ordinance that is in preparation, 
there have been public 
discussions with building 
owners, I expect that will be 
coming to the council by April 
if not sooner,” he said. “This is 
contentious because it means 
the property owners are going 
to have to spend money on these 
buildings to make them safer.”

 Unreinforced “soft story” 
buildings were a major factor 
in the devastation during the 
Northridge quake, January 17, 
1994 that cost $42 billion in 
total damages. 

 Pasadena City Manager Steve 
Mermell said that they expect 
some of the retrofit costs will 
burden tenants with rent 

 “A lot of the cities that have 
done this already have sone 
kind of rent control, which 
Pasadena doesn’t have,” he said. 
“You should assume that the 
owners of the building will bare 
the cost.”

 Mermell also said they would 
continue looking at programs, 
used by other cities like Los 
Angeles, for seismic retrofit cost 

 Tornek also noted non-
budgetary issues included Metro 
allocating $105 million to build 
a grade separation of the Gold 
Line and California Boulevard. 
He also said that with the 710 
freeway gap project abandoned, 
“This [the ditch] is a legacy 
land use planning effort with 
all kinds of legal, design and 
planning issues, but it will result 
in recapturing approximately 50 
acres in the heart of our city for 
productive uses. To get a head 
start on what will take decades 
to complete, the city manager 
has a assembled a staff task force 
to begin to define the issues.” 

 The speech was held in 
Pasadena High School’s new 
Tom Hamilton Gymnasium.

to speak at 
Civic League

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 


 LA Opera Talk: The 
Diva – Monday, Jan. 21, 
at 1 p.m. An LA Opera 
community educator 
will lead a celebration of 
famous operatic sopranos 
past and present.

 Mediation and Dispute 
Resolution – Thursday, 
Jan. 24, from 10 to 11:45 
a.m. Learn how to resolve 
conflicts without going 
to court. Appointments 
are required by calling 

 Five Wishes/Advance 
Directives – Thursday, Jan. 
24, at 10 a.m. Do you know 
what kind of care you want 
if you become seriously 
ill? By filling out a simple 
form, you can tell your 
family and friends about 
your healthcare wishes 
ahead of time and spare 
them the uncertainty 
and confusion that 
can be associated with 
trying to make decisions 
without such a directive. 
Learn how a healthcare 
power of attorney is used 
in California and how 
to communicate your 
wishes with a concise 
yet comprehensive 
document. This class will 
highlight Five Wishes, the 
advance directive used 
by most physicians and 
health plans. Attendees 
will receive forms at no 
cost. Presented by Vitas 
Innovative Hospice Care.

 Guide Dogs – Thursday, 
Jan. 24, at 12:30 p.m. 
Learn how Guide Dogs 
of America trains dogs 
to be paired with people 
who are blind, meet 
some of the dogs and 
see a demonstration of 
their intelligence and 

 Food Bank – Friday, Feb. 
1, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. 
Low-income individuals 
60 and older will receive 
one box of food (two 
boxes for couples). Proof of 
income and a California 
ID are required. Boxes are 
heavy, so bring a personal 
shopping cart.

 Friday Movie Matinees – 
Fridays, Feb. 1, 8 and 15, at 
1 p.m. Everyone enjoys the 
experience of watching 
movies and the pleasures 
they bring. Feb. 1: Colette 
(2018, R) starring Keira 
Knightly and Dominic 
West. At the beginning 
of the 20th century, a 
Parisian convinces his 
young wife to ghostwrite 
successful books under his 
name, leading to disputes 
over creative ownership 
and gender roles. The film 
is based on true events. 
Feb. 8: A Star is Born 
(2018, R) starring Bradley 
Cooper and Lady Gaga. 
A seasoned musician 
discovers natural talent 
in a woman who has 
given up on her dream 
of becoming a successful 
singer, then helps her 
advance her career 
while his alcoholism sends 
his own career into a 
downward spiral. Feb. 15: 
Tea with the Dames (2018, 
NR). In this documentary 
film, four legends of the 
British stage and screen 
– Dame Maggie Smith, 
Dame Judi Dench, Dame 
Aileen Atkins and Dame 
Joan Plowwright – spend 
a weekend in the country 
as they reminisce and 
discuss everything from art 
to aging to love. 

 Screening Mimis Film 
Discussion Group – 
Tuesdays, Feb. 5 and 
19, 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. Feb. 5: The 
Gods Must Be Crazy (1980, 
PG) starring N!xau and 
Marius Weyers. After a 
Coke bottle thrown from 
a passing plane lands in 
the middle of his village, 
a Kalahari bushman 
believes it to be a gift 
from the gods. Feb. 19: 
Touching the Void (2003, 
R). This documentary film 
recreates the adventures of 
two young mountaineers 
who set off in 1985 to climb 
the treacherous west face 
of the Siula Grande in the 
Peruvian Andes

 For more information visit: 
org 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 

 The Woman’s Civic 
League of Pasadena’s 
monthly luncheon will be 
on Monday, February 4th 
at noon at the Women’s 
City Club, 160 N. Oakland, 
Pasadena. Free parking 
behind the Clubhouse on 
Madison. guest speaker: 
Victoria-Buxton Pacheco 
is a Registered Dietitian 
and has a B.A. & M.A. in 
Nutrition and recently, 
completed & published a 
nutrition textbook. She 
has a Certificate in Adult 
Weight Management with 
the Academy of Nutrition 
and Dietetics so she will 
be focusing on Energy 
Balance and Weight 
Control: Healthy Body, 
Healthy Mind. Cost for 
lunch is $25 at the door. 
Lunch reservations must 
be made by 8pm January 
30th. To make luncheon 
reservations, call 626-888-
9404. There is no cost to 
attend the ‘program only’ 
beginning at 12:30pm. For 
more information visit: and for 
more information about 
joining The Woman’s Civic 
League contact Membership 
Chairman Lela Bissner at

Tibetan Monks to Create a 
Sand Mandala at Museum


 USC Pacific Asia Museum 
is set to host Tibetan monks 
from the Drepung Gomang 
Monastery. They will spend one 
week creating a Sand Mandala, 
a Tibetan Buddhist tradition 
that involves the creation and 
destruction of paintings made 
from colored sand. Once 
completed, it is ritualistically 
dismantled to symbolize the 
Buddhist belief in the transitory 
nature of material life.

 The opening blessing ceremony 
will take place tomorrow 
at 12:00pm and the closing 
dissolution ceremony will take 
place on Saturday, January 26 at 

 Museum visitors will be able 
to observe the creation of the 
mandala during regular public 
open hours:

Sunday, January 20th, from 
12:00 pm

Wednesday, January 23rd, from 
11:00 am

Thursday, January 24th, from 
11:00 am, Free admission 5-8PM

Friday, January 25th, 2019 11:00 

Saturday, January 26th, 2019 
11:00 am

 Closed on Mondays and 

 Viewing is free with museum 

 USC Pacific Asia Museum is 
located 46 North Los Robles 

 Public Transportation, take the 
Metro Gold Line to Memorial 
Park Station. From there, it is 
about a .5 mile walk east to the 
USC Pacific Asia Museum.

Pet of the 

Aries (A469666) is a sweet 
9-year-old dog with an 
attitude of a puppy. He's 
a little shy when you first 
meet him, and tends to 
hide in his den when there 
is a lot of noise, but he 
warms up quickly. He likes 
the attention of others, 
especially volunteers who 
come into his kennel with a 
lot of treats, and likes to be 
petted. He’s an obedient 
dog who knows the sit 
and down commands 
and knows shake! 

 The adoption fee for 
dogs is $140. 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, January 6th

10:00 PM – A vehicle burglary 
occurred in the 1700 block of 
N. Craig Avenue. Suspect(s) 
entered the vehicle via the 
unlocked door. Stolen: blue/
white tennis rackets, black 
toolbox and a black video 

Monday, January 7th

10:00 AM – A residential 
burglary occurred in the 
2900 block of Casitas 
Avenue. Suspect(s) entered 
the residence by removing 
the window screen. Stolen: 
diamond ring, silver bracelet 
and a black coin purse.

2:07 PM – An assault with 
a deadly weapon occurred 
in the 500 block of Devirian 
Place. Suspect has been 

9:14 PM – An assault with 
a deadly weapon occurred 
in the 200 block of W. Palm 
Drive. Suspect was taken into 

10:08 PM – Jorge Espinoza, 
22 years old of Pasadena was 
arrested in the 2100 block 
of Lincoln Avenue for being 
under the influence of a 
controlled substance.

Tuesday, January 8th

8:00 AM – A shoplifting 
incident occurred in the 3000 
block of Lincoln Avenue. 
Stolen: beer, sandwich and a 
water bottle.

9:45 AM – A commercial 
vandalism occurred in the 
2900 block of El Nido Drive. 
Suspect was taken into 

10:00 PM – A petty theft from 
an unlocked vehicle occurred 
in the 1700 block of La Paz 
Road. Stolen: miscellaneous 
hair products.

Thursday, January 10th

8:30 PM – A vehicle 
vandalism occurred in the 
200 block of Acacia Street. 
Vehicle damage: shattered 

Friday, January 11th

9:40 PM – An assault with 
a deadly weapon occurred 
in the area of Loma Alta 
Drive and Tanoble Drive. 
Investigation is on-going.

Saturday, January 12th

3:55 AM – A domestic 
violence incident occurred in 
the 900 block of N. Weimar 
Avenue. Suspect has been 

Senior Co-
and Creative

 Cohousing, a unique housing 
model that began in Denmark 
and is growing in the U.S. brings 
adults ages 50+ together to 
imagine and design their own 
small communities. The model 
has surged in recent years as 
more and more baby boomers 
retire and look to downsize to 
a more community-oriented 
and environmentally-friendly 

 Alexandria Levitt, Senior 
Housing Specialist and 
Gerontologist, USC MS 2011, 
will discuss Senior Cohousing 
on Thursday, Jan. 24, 7 p.m. 
at Pasadena Central Library’s 
Donald Wright Auditorium, 
285 E. Walnut St. Learn about 
what’s involved, successful 
communities already created, 
and how to make it happen 
here. For more information, 
contact Christine Reeder at 
(626) 744-7076.

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