Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, January 26, 2019

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Mountain View News Saturday, January 26, 2019 

Police Stop 
Burglary Spree 

Black History Celebrations


 Celebrate Black History 2019 
in Pasadena by attending 
the parade and other special 
events, lectures and activities 
run through Sunday, March 
17. The City and volunteer 
Black History Parade & Festival 
Planning Committee present 
a full schedule of events in 
celebration of the achievements 
by black Americans and 
in recognition of African-
Americans in U.S. History.

 Pasadena’s Black History 
Month Parade is one of the 
largest in the U.S. Pasadena 
media, www.pasadenamedia.
tv, will record the parade in 
its entirety for broadcast on 
KPAS, the City’s government 
TV station. A list of the events 
follows. All events are free 
unless otherwise noted.

January 31 Red, Black & 
Green Honors Gala

The Rose,6:00 PM, 245 E. Green 

Feb 1 – 28 Observation 
in Black, 2019 – A Pictorial 
Celebration of Black History 

Pasadena Central Library, 
Humanities Wing, 285 E. 
Walnut St.

February 9 Miss Black 
Pasadena Pageant

Westerbeck Hall at Pasadena 
City College, 5:00 PM, 1570 E. 
Colorado Blvd.

February 10 Black Film 

Jackie Robinson Community 
Center, 3:00 PM, 1020 N. Fair 
Oaks Ave.

February 16 37th Annual 
Black History Parade & Festival

Ends at Robinson Park 
Recreation Center, 10:00 AM, 
1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave.

February 17 Events by 
Jacqueline Presents Gospel & 
Jazz Sunday Brunch at Hotel 

Hotel Constance Pasadena, 2:00 
PM., 928 E. Colorado Blvd.

February 17 35th Annual 
Black History Program with 
Special Guest Speaker Jackie 
Lacy, LA County District 

Altadena Baptist Church, 
5:00 PM, 791 E. Calaveras St. 
Altadena, CA

February 21 N.O.B.L.E. 
Black Fire Fighters Association, 
Pasadena Black Employee 
Association Black History 

Pasadena Senior Center, 7:30 
AM, 85 E. Holly St.

February 22 Chocolate 
Story Time

La Pintoresca Library, 4:00 PM., 
1355 Raymond Ave.

February 22 Senior Night 

Pasadena City College Foothill 
Campus, 7:00 PM, 3035 E. 
Foothill Blvd. Pasadena Ca. 

February 23 We Are One – 
Community Line Dance

Jackie Robinson Community 
Center, 2:00 PM, 1020 N. Fair 
Oaks Ave.

March 8 Art Night

Jackie Robinson Community 
Center, 6:00 PM, 1020 N. Fair 
Oaks Ave.

March 10 Celebrating 
Women: Afternoon Tea

Jackie Robinson Community 
Center, 3:00 PM., 1020 N. Fair 
Oaks Ave.

March 17 Praise Dance 
& Song Jubilee

Metropolitan Baptist Church, 
3:00 PM., 2283 N. Fair Oaks 

 Black History Parade 
and Festival Participation 

Pasadena is proud to host one 
of the largest Black History 
Month parades in the U.S.A., 
set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 
February. Call (626) 744-
7300 for information about 
the honors Gala, sponsorship 
opportunities, vendor booths, 
and parade entries.

 Police announced yesterday 
that they are now asking for 
the public’s help identifying a 
third suspect involved at least 
10 commercial burglaries that 
occurred on the morning of 
January 5 along Colorado 
Boulevard in the Eagle Rock 
area of Los Angeles and 
Northwest Pasadena.

 According to police, Los 
Angeles County Sheriff’s 
Department deputies from 
the Compton Station detained 
two occupants of a vehicle, 
last week, suspected in the 
involvement of a commercial 
burglary committed in 
Pasadena. Police arrested Juan 
Manuel Morales and Kiyonte 
Levell Sowell, both are adult 
teenagers and Los Angeles 

 After the suspects’ arrest, 
Pasadena Commercial 
Burglary Detective Kourtney 
Zilbert, conducted further 

 On Thursday, the Los Angeles 
County District Attorney’s 
Office filed 10 counts of 
second-degree commercial 
burglary against both Morales 
and Sowell. The arraignment 
for both suspects was held on 
Thursday, January 24. Morales’ 
bail has been set at $200,000, 
and Sowell’s bail has been set 
at $100,000. Their preliminary 
hearing has been set for March 

 The Pasadena Police 
Department is seeking the 
public’s help in identifying a 
third commercial burglary 
suspect pictured above.

 Anyone with information 
sould call (626) 744-3862. Or 
anonymously by dialing (800) 
222-TIPS (8477); or by using 
the website lacrimestoppers.

Reopening of Robinson Park Center

 The city’s Department 
of Human Services and 
Recreation is set this morning 
to hold the Grand Reopening 
of Robinson Park Recreation 
Center (RPRC), from 10 
a.m.-2 p.m. The event will 
begin with a ceremonial 
ribbon cutting and will 
continue with tours of the 
new, state-of-the-art facility.

 “We are excited to return 
high-quality recreation 
programming for all ages 
and abilities to Robinson 
Park Recreation Center. 
Recreation programming 
improves neighborhood 
quality of life and well-
being, strengthens public 
safety and brings people 
together. We look forward to 
welcoming the community 
back to the Center and to 
our programming,” states 
Department of Human 
Services and Recreation 
Director Brenda Harvey-

 Harvey-Williams also said 
seasonal activities planned 
for the RPRC include arts 
and crafts, dance, adult 
fitness classes, yoga, summer 
day camp, aquatics, and 
youth enrichment classes 
such as guitar and drawing, 
and more.

 According to city staff, the 
Robinson Park Recreation 
Center Renovation Project 
began construction in 
May 2017 and included 
the demolition and 
reconstruction of the 
Recreation Center’s 
approximately 9,000-square-
foot multipurpose room, 
administrative offices, 
kitchen, open courtyard, 
restrooms, and conference 
room as well as an 
approximately 4,900-square-
foot addition of fitness and 
dance rooms, storage, and 
common areas. The building 
is fully accessible and includes 
energy efficient lighting, 
audio-visual technology and 
security upgrades, and new 
drought tolerant landscaping. 
In addition to the Recreation 
Center improvements, the 
existing 7,300-square-foot 
gymnasium at Robinson 
Park underwent renovations 
that included extensive 
structural upgrades, 
aesthetic improvements, 
and the installation of a new 
hardwood court.

 Robinson Park Recreation 
Center is located 1081 N. Fair 
Oaks Ave. 

 For more information on 
current programming or to 
register, visit: cityofpasadena.

Community Meetings 
Regarding Draft Urban 
Wildlife Management Plan

Free E Waste 

 The City of Pasadena Public 
Health Department (PPHD) 
will be presenting information 
at two community meetings 
regarding a draft Urban 
Wildlife Management Plan. 
The Plan provides general 
guidance to members of the 
public to prevent or minimize 
human/wildlife interactions, 
and provides guidance for 
the City on responding to 
human/wildlife interaction. 
The Plan addresses health and 
safety issues regarding human 
interactions with coyotes, 
bears and mountain lions, as 
well as smaller animals such as 
squirrels and opossums. 

 The community meetings 
will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. as 

Wednesday, January 30, 2019, at 
Frostig School Auditorium (971 
N. Altadena Dr.)

Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 
at Blair Middle School, Room 
135 (1135 S. Euclid Ave.)

 The Plan is currently in draft 
form and is subject to changes 
and City Council approval later 
this year. The Plan is also under 
California Environmental 
Quality Act (CEQA) review and 
will have a separate comment 
period for that compliance. If 
you would like to review the Plan 
and provide any feedback please 
UWMP-comments. Comments 
may be provided in writing 
to Michael Johnson, Director 
of Public Health, 1845 N. Fair 
Oaks. Please provide feedback 
and/or comments of the Plan 
on or before Friday, March 1. 

Residents can safely dispose 
of electronic waste and 
have personal and business 
documents shredded at the 
City’s popular free e-waste 
event from 9 a.m. to 3 
p.m., Saturday, February 9. 
The event will be held in 
Parking Lot I outside the 
Rose Bowl Stadium near 
Brookside Park, 360 North 
Arroyo Boulevard. 

 Shredding trucks and 
e-waste collection sites will 
be arranged at different 
stations in Parking Lot I. 
Look for signs directing 
you to the event. Motorists 
and bicyclists are advised to 
use caution while traveling 
through the area.

 E-waste items include 
computers, keyboards, 
printers, monitors, laptops, 
docking stations, scanners, 
shredders, fax machines, 
computer mice, telephones, 
televisions, flat screens, 
VCRs, DVD players, PDAs, 
cassette players, tape drives, 
stereos and household 
batteries. Many of these 
products have parts that 
can be recycled.

 Public Works is also 
helping residents prevent 
identity theft by providing 
free paper shredding 
during the event. The public 
can bring a maximum of 
three (3) legal-size boxes 
for shredding. Sensitive 
documents such as receipts, 
checks, pre-approved 
credit applications, credit 
card statements, outdated 
tax returns, pre-printed 
envelopes, return address 
labels and business cards are 
items that can be shredded.

 Event participants will be 
required to show proof of 
Pasadena residency and 
the duration of the event 
is subject to truck capacity. 
The event is sponsored by 
the City’s Department of 
Public Works. For more 
information about the free 
e-waste collection and 
document shredding event, 
visit www.cityofpasadena.
net/PublicWorks or call 
(626) 744-7311.

Free Monthly Events at 
Pasadena Senior Center

Pet of the 

 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 


 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. 

 Keep Your Heart Healthy – 
Thursday, Feb. 7, at 10 a.m. 
Come learn at least five 
habits you can incorporate 
into your lifestyle to keep 
your heart health the best 
it can be. Presented by 
Huntington Hospital.

 Cultural Thursday – 
Thursday, Feb. 7, at 2 p.m. 
A.R. Gurney’s play Love 
Letters, a finalist for the 1990 
Pulitzer Prize for Drama, will 
star Tom Laskey as Andrew 
and Sandy Mansson as 
Melissa. The two characters 
sit side by side as they read 
the notes, letters and cards 
they exchanged over the 
course of 50 years while they 
led separate lives.

 Rediscovering Hope – 
Thursdays, Feb. 7 to 28, at 3 
p.m. Rediscovering Hope is 
a support group for anyone 
grieving the death of a loved 
one. For more information 
call licensed clinical social 
worker Jody Casserly at 626-
918-2273, ext. 7455.

 Home Share Workshop: 
Room to Rent – Tuesday, 
Feb. 12, at 11 a.m. For any 
homeowner thinking about 
renting out a room, this 
workshop will explain how 
to list your space and find 
a good renter to share your 
home. Topics will include 
finding an online site that 
suits your needs, what type 
of home partners you are 
seeking, safe practices, 
how to spot a scam, 
how to set up your rental 
agreement and more. 
There will be optional 
follow-up sessions. RSVP at 
the Welcome Desk or by 
calling 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.

Meet Patches (A470134), 
a 7-year-old domestic 
shorthair who found his 
way to Pasadena Humane 
when his owner had to 
move to an apartment 
that didn’t allow pets. 
He came in a bit shy and 
wouldn’t approach the 
kennel when visitors came 
around. In the last month, 
however, he has slowly 
come out of his shell and 
now will hop out of his 
bed when a visitor comes 
by. He likes to be pet from 
head to tail and head 
bump your hand for more. 
He’s looking for someone 
with pets, treats, and the 
offer of a forever home. 

 The adoption fee for 
cats is $90. All cats are 
spayed or neutered, 
microchipped, and 
vaccinated before being 

 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.

Rotary Foundation to Award 
Health-Related Grants

 The Rotary Club of 
Pasadena Foundation is 
accepting applications for 
2019 grants from nonprofit 
organizations that serve 
Pasadena-area residents.

 Each grant, which will 
range from $1,000 to 
$4,000, will be awarded for 
health-related programs 
and services, including 
prevention programs that 
encourage exercise, food 
planning and preparation, 
and healthy sleep patterns; 
education programs about 
health practices intended 
to prevent diabetes, 
heart disease and other 
serious medical issues; and 
direct services such as flu 
shots, oral examinations, 
physical examinations, 
blood pressure checks and 
hearing tests.

 Application packets must 
be received no later than 
5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11. 
Late submissions will not be 

 For a printable 2019 
grant application, official 
guidelines and other 
information about the 
application process, visit: and 
click on Empowering Your 
Community and then 
Community Grants. 

 With the motto Service 
Above Self, Rotary Club of 
Pasadena is an association 
of business and community 
leaders. In Pasadena and 
worldwide, members and 
volunteers build goodwill 
and peace, provide 
humanitarian service and 
encourage high ethical 
standards in all vocations.


Sunday, January 13th

7:45 PM – A vehicle burglary 
occurred in the 500 block of 
Crosby Street. Suspect(s) 
entered the vehicle via 
unknown means. Stolen: 
case containing CD’s.

Monday, January 14th

8:00 AM – A vehicle was 
reported stolen from the 
2400 block of Lincoln 
Avenue. Vehicle described as 
a white 2012 Lincoln MKS. 
Vehicle was recovered by 
CHP Altadena on 1/14/2019.

Tuesday, January 15th

9:00 AM – A residential 
burglary occurred in the 
70 block of Reever Way. 
Suspect(s) entered the 
residence by shattering the 
window. Stolen: unknown.

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