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Christopher Nyerges
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Chef Peter Dills
Table for Two

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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,, 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 St.,

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

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 Showcase

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

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 Constance

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 Attorney

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

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

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 Out

Pasadena City College Foothill Campus, 7:00 PM, 3035 E. Foothill 
Blvd. Pasadena Ca. 91107

February 23 We Are One – Community Line Dance

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

March 8 Art Night

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

March 10 Celebrating Women: Afternoon Tea

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

March 17 Praise Dance & Song Jubilee

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

 Black History Parade and Festival Participation Opportunities

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 residents.

 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 3.

 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-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 

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

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

Free E Waste 

 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, 
PublicWorks or call (626) 744-

Community Meetings 
Regarding Draft Urban 
Wildlife Management Plan

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 visit www.
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. 


Rotary Foundation to Award 
Health-Related Grants


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

 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 

 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, 
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.


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BoldPas: A Day of Art & Play


 The annual BoldPas Call for Submissions has been 
announced. Artists in the greater Los Angeles area 
are encouraged to submit proposals by March 15, for 
consideration; six of the 12 event installations will be 

 The third annual BoldPas: A Day of Art & Play in Old 
Pasadena returns Saturday, June 8, in the commercial 
and historic heart of Pasadena. The free event encourages 
the community to experience art in myriad ways within 
the district’s unique downtown alleyways. The selected 
temporary art installations are bold – in color, scale, 
materials, and concept. Many of them incorporate a 
component of interactivity.

 Visitors will once again have the opportunity to meet 
selected and commissioned artists who remain on site 
throughout the event to engage with the public.

 Check out #BoldPas on social media and follow @
oldpasadena on Instagram and Facebook for event updates. 







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