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Arcadia · Monrovia · Duarte:
Christopher Nyerges

Best Friends:
Happy Tails
Katnip News!
SGV Humane Society

The Good Life:
Senior Happenings

Food & Drink:
Chef Peter Dills
Table for Two

F. Y. I. :

Section B:

Arts and More:
Jeff's Book Pics
All Things
Family Matters

John L. Micek
Dick Polman
Tom Purcell
The Funnies

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F. Y. I. :

Jeff Brown
Deanne Davis
Peter Dills
Marc Garlett
Katie Hopkins
Chris Leclerc
Christopher Nyerges

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Air Quality 
Monitoring for 
Devil’s Gate

Pasadena to hold Egg Bowl

On a motion by Supervisor 
Kathryn Barger, Tuesday 
the Board of Supervisors 
has approved a plan 
to provide air quality 
monitoring for the Devil’s 
Gate Reservoir Restoration 

 In conjunction with the 
Community Advisory 
Committee, Supervisor 
Barger is working with 
the La Cañada Flintridge 
Parents for Healthy 
Air, the California Air 
Resources Board (CARB), 
and the South Coast Air 
Quality Management 
District (AQMD) to adopt 
strategies to address the 
concerns surrounding air 
quality, environmental 
health, traffic, and the 
safety of diesel trucks.

 The motion directs the 
Department of Public 
Works to retain a consultant 
to identify and place air 
quality monitoring devices 
at the project site and work 
with CARB and AQMD 
to interpret the data. The 
results will be made public 
and used to evaluate any 
potential next steps.

 “Public safety and 
health continues to be 
our top priority, and 
I appreciate the input 
of our community and 
concerned parents who 
have been instrumental 
in the development of 
this important air quality 
monitoring strategy,” said 
Supervisor Barger.

 The city will again host one of 
the largest egg hunts in the area, 
April 20, featuring over 80,000 
colorful eggs spewed across the 
Rose Bowl Stadium field. 

 All hunts will take place on 
the Rose Bowl Stadium field. 
No registration is required. All 
egg hunts are free of charge. 
No baskets will be provided, 
but buckets can be purchased 
for $3.00. No large bags and/
or other large containers will be 
allowed onto the field.

11:30 a.m. – Egg Hunt All Ages

12:45 p.m. – Egg Hunt All Ages

2:00 p.m. – Egg Hunt All Ages

 Egg hunts are for children 
only. In order to keep our 
participants safe, no parents 
will be allowed on the field 
during the egg hunt. Parents 
with children under 4 are 
welcome to accompany their 
little ones onto the field, only in 
the area marked 0-6.

 Free activities and lessons will 
be offered by the following 
community organizations: 

Armory Center for the Arts

Mission: Renaissance Fine Art 


Pasadena Fire Department

Pasadena Police Department

Pasadena Public Library

Pasadena Water & Power

The Huntington

Lakeshore Learning Store

Options for Learning

ReDiscover Center


Ronald McDonald House

Stratford School

Southern California Children’s 

Optima Family Services

New York Life

AM870 the Answer

Sri Lanka Foundation


 Free rides to and from the 
Egg Bowl will be offered on 
Pasadena Transit Route 51 
Saturday buses from 7 a.m. to 
4 p.m. Route 51 will run every 
22 minutes, and 11 minutes 
between 10:30 a.m. and 2:20 
p.m. The route travels between 
Old Pasadena & Memorial 
Park Gold Line Station along 
Fair Oaks to the Rose Bowl. 
The Rose Bowl Stadium is a 
5-minute walk from the nearest 
Pasadena Transit bus stop. View 
the route map and schedule 
Those who take advantage of 
the free rides will be entered 
in a raffle to win great prizes 
from Pasadena Transit and 
the Human Services and 
Recreation Department. Free 
parking is available in Lot F for 
people who drive to the event.

 For more information visit 

Council to Look at YWCA Building Uses

 The Pasadena city council is 
set to discuss, Monday night, 
the redevelopment of the long 
vacant YWCA building and 
other city-owned parcels in the 
historic Civic Center. 

 According to the city staff report 
and analysis conducted by 
professional consultants, “The 
economic analysis indicates 
that while the YWCA building 
is appealing and historically 
significant, it is expected to cost 
more to rehabilitate than the 
revenues from any of the reuse 
options studied will support. 
The analysis therefore focused 
on whether there is sufficient 
additional building area 
under the various scenarios to 
generate sufficient revenues to 
support the rehabilitation of the 

 Possible uses identified in the 
staff report include: 

• Hotel reuse of the YWCA site 
is possibly feasible but would 
rely on aggressive revenue 
projections and the ability to 
provide parking offsite. Note: 
the analysis did not consider the 
payment of ground rent.

• Reuse as private office at both 
the YWCA site and the Water 
& Power site is likely feasible 
if subterranean parking can 
be minimized and/or offsite 
parking available.

• Reuse of the YWCA as 
City offices is possible but is 
estimated to initially cost 20 
percent - 50 percent more 
than current City leasing costs 
per square foot (without and 
with subterranean parking, 
respectively) Note: This 
translates to a financial gap of 
$23.4 million assuming all off-
site City offices were relocated 
to the Building.

• Reuse of the vacant Water 
& Power site as offices for the 
Water & Power Department and 
perhaps one other department 
depending on setback, is 
possible but is estimated to 
initially cost 10 percent - 30 
percent more than current City 
leasing costs per square foot 
(without and with subterranean 
parking, respectively) Note: 
This translates to a financial gap 
of $3.5 million.

• Market-rate residential reuse 
of the YWCA site is feasible 
if subterranean parking can 
be minimized and/or offsite 
parking available.

• Affordable housing reuse 
of the YWCA site would be 
a function of public funds 
available to support such reuse. 
Initial estimates suggest such 
reuse could require $20 - $36 
million in public funds. 

 The city council meets at 6:30 
p.m. Monday in the Council 
Chamber, Pasadena City Hall

100 North Garfield Avenue, 
Room S249. 


County to 

 The Board of Supervisors 
has approved a motion by 
Supervisors Kathryn Barger 
and Hilda L. Solis Tuesday 
directing county agencies to 
develop a plan to streamline 
contracting processes with 
local cities to ensure more 
efficient delivery of homeless 
services and resources through 
Measure H.

 “Combatting the crisis of 
homelessness in Los Angeles 
County is a task that cannot 
be tackled by one entity alone,” 
Supervisor Barger said. “Just as 
every individual’s experience 
of homelessness is unique, 
the set of solutions created to 
address the issue, as well as 
the stakeholders involved in 
implementing those solutions, 
must be appropriately 

 Los Angeles County is 
currently collecting and 
allocating an unprecedented 
level of resources to combat 
homelessness. Distributing 
these resources has met some 
challenges in the contracting 
process. There are also 
opportunities to improve 
communication and data 
sharing mechanisms with 
cities, Continuums of Care, 
and Councils of Governments. 

 “Today’s Board motion will 
streamline the way the County 
contracts with our cities in 
the delivery of local homeless 
services, and it will improve the 
County’s communication with 
cities,” Supervisor Solis said. 
“Enhanced communications 
and a streamlined contracting 
process will lead to innovative 
Countywide solutions that 
will allow us to offer our 
most vulnerable residents 
permanent housing.”

 Today’s action directs the 
CEO Homeless Initiative and 
the Los Angeles Homeless 
Services Authority to enhance 
their efforts to engage cities 
and Continuums of Care 
and to support their unique 
solutions including prevention, 
rapid rehousing, outreach, 
and enhanced services for 
transitional age youth.

 There will be a report back in 
45 days with recommendations 
on the enhancement, including 
regular listening sessions and 
communication mechanisms 
for a meaningful exchange 
of information, including 
city-level data on Measure-H 
funded services. 

Road Work 


 La Pintoresca Branch 
Library will close for 
Heating, ventilation, and air 
conditioning maintenance

Tuesday, April 9 through 
Thursday, April 11

The branch will reopen

Friday, April 12 at 9 a.m.

Until then, other nearby 
libraries are:

Santa Catalina Branch Library

999 E. Washington Blvd. • (626) 

Monday – Thursday & 
Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Friday 2 – 6 p.m.

Central Library

285 E. Walnut St. • (626) 744-

Monday – Thursday 

9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Friday & Saturday 

9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Sunday 1 – 5 p.m.

 Customer holds for pick-
up will be available at Santa 
Catalina during the closure.

 If you have any questions, call 
(626) 744-4066.

at the La 

Hosts 10th 

 New York Drive Roadway 
Improvement Project

 Phase 1 - South Side 
Construction Begins 
Monday (Altadena Drive 
to Allen Avenue)

 Los Angeles County 
Public Works is pleased to 
inform you that work on 
the north side is nearing 
completion. Work on the 
south side is anticipated to 
begin Monday. Following 
work along the south side, 
Sully-Miller Contracting 
Company will begin 
roadway reconstruction in 

Work to be Completed: 
Construction and 
reconstruction of curbs, 
gutters, sidewalks, and 

Where: New York Drive 
between Altadena Drive 
and Allen Avenue

Working Hours: Weekdays 
between 7 a.m. and 3:30 
p.m. What to Expect:

New York Drive will be 
closed to non-local traffic

Local traffic and driveway 
access will be maintained

Detour signage has been 
installed to direct traffic

Parking may be 
restricted. Temporary 
“NO PARKING” signs 
may be posted along the 
construction route at least 
1 day prior to the arrival of 
the work crew. 

 For more details and 
updates on construction, 
please visit the 
continuously updated 
online interactive map 
on our project website at:

 Pasadena’s restaurant 
community opens its doors 
to guests from throughout 
Southern California for the 
tenth Pasadena Restaurant 
Week. The Pasadena Chamber 
is organizing the event which 
takes place from Monday, May 
6th to Friday, May 10th.

Pasadena’s favorite, most unique 
and finest dining destinations 
offer prix fixe menus, special 
meals and deals during 
Pasadena Restaurant Week. 
Return to an old favorite or try 
someplace new. 

 Taste the best Pasadena has 
to offer at unbeatable prices. 
Pasadena Restaurant Week 
is a great opportunity to visit 
Pasadena favorites such as 
Green Street Restaurant, 
The Terrace at the Langham 
Huntington Hotel, Ruth’s Chris 
Steak House, Roy’s Hawaiian, 
La Grande Orange, Fleming’s 
Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar, 
Clearman’s Northwoods Inn, 
El Cholo, True Food Kitchen, 
Meat District Company, New 
School of Cooking, Sorriso, 
Bar Celona, Leberry Bakery, 
Foothill and many more.

Those interested can get all 
the restaurant, menu, pricing 
and cuisine information on 
your iPhone or Android smart 
phone. Download the Pasadena 
Restaurant Week mobile 
application at the App Store 
or Google Play. Everyone who 
downloads the app is entered for 
a chance to win delicious prizes 
during Pasadena Restaurant 

 The list of participant 
restaurants is updated 
as information becomes 
available. Menus and prices 
will be posted online at www.

Depending on the venue and 
menu offered, meals will be 
priced at either $27, $36 or $45 
for dinner or $15, $20 or $25 for 
lunch. (Some prices may vary.) 
Alcoholic beverages, gratuity 
and tax are not included in 
the price unless specified by 
the individual restaurants in 

Pasadena Restaurant Week 
is presented by the Pasadena 
Chamber of Commerce. 

Over 150 Distracted Driving 
Citations Issued on April 1

 Officers assigned to Pasadena 
Police Department’s Traffic 
Section conducted enforcement 
at various locations, which 
ran from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. The 
program netted a total of 165 
citations, 89 of which were for 
texting and driving. Twenty-
four people were cited for failing 
to use a hands-free device while 
talking on a cell phone. Fifty-
two people were cited for other 
violations observed by officers 
during the operation, and one 
person was found to be driving 
unlicensed. The Vehicle Code 
prohibits texting while driving. 
Examples of this are in-car 
Bluetooth systems that connect 
to a cell phone held in place by 
a cup holder or other device to 
keep a phone secure. 

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