Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, May 25, 2019

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, May 25, 2019 

Day Closures 

Tillamook Yum Bus to 
Scoop Up Chalk Festival

Pasadena residents and 
businesses are reminded 
that City Hall and many city 
services and administrative 
business offices will be closed 
on Monday, in observance of 
Memorial Day, a national day 
of remembrance for the brave 
men and women of the U.S. 
military who died in the line 
of duty. Specific closures and 
exceptions are noted below.

 Pasadena Police and 
Fire Departments will be 
staffed for all patrol, jail, 
fire, paramedic and other 
emergency services, but not 
business or administrative 
offices. If you see something, 
say something; report 
suspicious activity to 
Pasadena Police at (626) 744-
4241. For life-threatening 
emergencies, dial 9-1-1.

 The city council will not 
meet on Monday, May 27. 
The next regularly scheduled 
council meeting is at 6:30 
p.m. on June 3.

 Pasadena residents and 
businesses with any power 
emergencies should call the 
Pasadena Water and Power 
(PWP) Department at (626) 
744-4673. For water-related 
emergencies, call (626) 
744-4138. PWP’s regular 
Customer Call Center will 
be closed for the holiday, but 
customers can access their 
accounts and pay bills online 
at or by 
calling (626) 744-4005.

 The city’s Municipal Services 
Payment Center at City Hall 
will be closed, as will the 
Parking Office at 221 E. Walnut 
St. Pasadena Public Health 
Department’s Immunization 
Clinic will be closed. Visit
PublicHealth for more 

 The City’s Citizen Service 
Center (CSC) will be open 
from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on 
Monday, May 27, and will 
return to normal hours, 7:30 
a.m. to 5 p.m., on Tuesday, 
May 28. CSC is available via 
the web and by calling (626) 

 The City WILL have trash 
collection on Monday, May 
27. There will be no delay 
in trash, recycling and yard 
waste collection.

 Pasadena Transit bus 
service and Dial-A-Ride 
transportation will not 
operate on Memorial Day, but 
will resume regular service 
May 28. All parking meters 
not posted as a “No Parking” 
zone will be free on May 
27 and time limits will not 
be enforced. Violations for 
overnight parking, red curb 
parking, “No Parking” zones 
and blocking fire hydrants 
will be enforced. All regular 
enforcement resumes May 28.

 All Pasadena Public Libraries 
will be closed on Sunday, May 
26, and Monday, May 27, with 
normal hours resuming May 
28. All Community Centers 
operated by the Human 
Services and Recreation 
Department will be closed, 
but all parks will be open for 
picnics, fun and play. No site 
reservations are accepted for 
the holiday.

 The city of Pasadena wishes 
everyone a safe holiday. 
Please celebrate responsibly 
as we remember the brave 
men and women who made 
the ultimate sacrifice for our 


 The Paseo, together with 
Light Bringer Project, 
a non-profit Pasadena-
based arts organization, 
announced they will again 
host the annual Pasadena 
Chalk Festival from 10 a.m. 
to 7 p.m. on Father’s Day 

 The event is free to attend 
and open to the public.

 More than a quarter of a 
century in the making, the 
Pasadena Chalk Festival 
has become a coveted 
family-friendly event 
attracting thousands of 
art-appreciating fans to 
The Paseo to celebrate the 
history and centuries-old 
artistry of street painting. 
This year’s event will shine 
a spotlight on the talents of 
nearly 600 chalk artists who 
will work simultaneously, 
using more than 25,000 
sticks of pastel chalk, to 
create hundreds of life-sized 
murals. Blick Art Materials 
will provide the chalk for the 
artists to use to create their 
murals at the festival as well 
as new, unpainted 12” x 12” 
canvases for artists to use to 
create paintings for the art 
gallery and silent auction.

 “We’re incredibly grateful 
for the generosity shown to 
the Light Bringer Project 
and our mission each year 
during the Pasadena Chalk 
Festival,” says Thomas 
Coston, President, Light 
Bringer Project. “The festival 
is a worthy community 
event showcasing some truly 
inspirational pieces of art. It 
also provides a wonderful 
opportunity for the public 
to learn about the programs 
and services we deliver to 
underserved public school 
children throughout Los 
Angeles County.”

 During the 2019 Pasadena 
Chalk Festival, there will be 
music and entertainment 
with a number of must-
attend events and attractions, 

 Kids Make Art: Saturday 
and Sunday, June 15th and 
16th, from noon to 5 p.m. 
near El Cholo

18th Annual Pasadena 
Police Classic Car Show: 
Sunday, June 16th

Animation Alley: Animation 
art and animators in action 
in the Lower Theatre Court

Chalk of Fame: Movie-
themed chalk art in the 
Upper Theatre near ArcLight 

Artist Gallery: Affordable 
small painted canvases and 
other merchandise for sale 
near the main stage

 Silent Auction: Art auction 
near the main stage with 
proceeds benefitting the 
Light Bringer Project

 Artist Awards Ceremony: 
Takes place at the conclusion 
of the festival Sunday, June 
16th, at 7 p.m. Participating 
artists and shopping center 
visitors will select the most 
outstanding murals for a 
variety of awards including 
The Paseo People’s Choice 
Award; Best in Festival; 
and 1st, 2nd and 3rd place 
winners. New this year: 
Artists will compete for a 
total of $5,000 in cash prizes.

 Sponsored by the Tillamook 
County Creamery 
Association, a farmer-
owned dairy cooperative, 
the 2019 event will focus on 
fundraising with donations 
as well as proceeds from 
art gallery sales and a 
silent auction benefitting 
the Light Bringer Project’s 
arts education program for 
underserved youth.

 Tillamook Yum Bus: During 
the festival, ice cream-loving 
ambassadors will scoop up 
tasting flights of Tillamook’s 
premium ice cream at the 
Tillamook Yum Bus and ice 
cream tent.

City Proclaims Gun Violence Awareness

 Mayor Terry Tornek along 
with the city council issued a 
proclamation Monday night 
to recognizing June 7 through 
June 9 as National Gun 
Violence Awareness Weekend 
in Pasadena.

 “Gun violence touches 
every segment of our society 
and impacts people of all 
ages.” Tornek read from the 
document. “It increases the 
probability of death in incidents 
of domestic violence; raises the 
likelihood of fatalities by those 
who intend to injure others, 
and among those who attempt 
suicide; it places children and 
young people at increased risk 
of physical harm and injury; 
and disproportionately affects 
communities of color,” 

 The proclamation was received 
by Peace Over Violence, 
a nonprofit organization 
dedicated to building healthy 
relationships, families and 
communities free from sexual, 
domestic and interpersonal 

 Just minutes after the 
proclamation was delivered, 
Police Chief John Perez updated 
the council over a police 
involved shooting last week that 
left a man dead 1500 block of 
Glen Avenue.

 “Police received a call [May 
18] about 6:30 p.m. of a man 
with a rifle and a tactical 
vest...,” Perez said. “This 
indecent is tremendously tragic 
for the family as well as our 
community... I am hopeful that 
the investigation will confirm 
that the officers made the best 
possible decisions, considering 
the terrible set of circumstances 
they faced.”

 Daniel Warren of Pasadena 
was found dead in the backyard 
of the home, it was unclear 
if Warren took his own life 
or shot by police. The Los 
Angeles County Sheriff’s 
Department and the Pasadena 
Police Department are both 
investigating the shooting Perez 

 Pasadena National Gun 
Violence Awareness events 

Friday, May 31, 1 – 2:30 p.m: 
Speaker Series Feat. San Gabriel 
Moms Demand Action

Join the San Gabriel Valley 
Moms Demand Action as they 
discuss their organization’s 
gun violence prevention efforts 
and accomplishments at Jackie 
Robinson Community Center, 
1020 N. Fair Oaks Ave. This 
event is part of a monthly 
speaker series. For more 
information, call (626) 744-

Thursday, June 6: Wear Orange 

The city is encouraging the 
public to wear orange in support 
of the gun violence prevention 
movement. Free orange 
lapel ribbons, stickers and 
informational pamphlets will be 
distributed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
at the following locations:

Jackie Robinson Community 
Center, 1020 N. Fair Oaks Ave.

Robinson Park Recreation 
Center, 1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave.

Victory Park Recreation Center, 
2575 Paloma St.

Villa Parke Community Center, 
363 E. Villa St.

 For more information visit: or call the 
Citizen Service Center, 7:30 
a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through 
Friday at (626) 744-7311.

Police Ask 
Drivers and 
Bicyclists to 

the Road

 Although May is National 
Bike Safety Month, and almost 
over, the Pasadena Police 
Department reminds drivers 
and bicyclists to share the road 
safely all year round.

 “It’s not just cars using the 
road but also people on bikes, 
motorcycles and walking,” 
Pasadena Police Department 
Lieutenant Mark Goodman 
said. “The road belongs to 
everyone, and we all share 
responsibility in making sure 
we get where we are going 

 Bicycle riders must follow 
the same rules of the road as 
drivers, including stopping 
at stop signs, yielding to 
pedestrians, and not riding 
distracted or under the 
influence of alcohol or drugs. 
California law requires drivers 
to allow at least three feet of 
space when passing a bicycle.

 “With warmer weather, there 
will be more people out on 
bikes, so it is important that 
drivers anticipate more bike 
riders and exercise caution 
around them,” Lt. Goodman 
said. “The same goes for bike 
riders. Be safe, know the law 
and follow it.”

 In an effort to educate 
drivers and bicyclists on using 
roadways safely, Pasadena 
Police Department will have 
extra officers on patrol Friday, 
looking for violations made 
by drivers and bicyclists that 
increase the risk of crashes. 
Such violations include failing 
to yield, speeding, improper 
turning, riding a bike on the 
wrong side of the road or not 
obeying stop signs or signals.

 Pasadena Police Department 
suggests following these tips to 
ensure the safety of everyone 
using roadways:

Drivers should look behind 
them before making a turn at 
an intersection, especially if 
crossing into a designated bike 

Drivers should use extra 
caution backing up or leaving 
a parking space.

Bicyclists should go with the 
flow of traffic and let faster 
traffic pass.

Bicyclists should make 
themselves visible and wear 
brightly colored clothing.

Bicyclists are advised to use 
lights from dusk to dawn 
(front white light and rear red 
flashing light or reflectors).

Bicyclists should always wear 
a helmet and use hand signals 
when turning or stopping.

Both drivers and bicyclists 
should avoid distractions like 
using their cell phone.

Five Named ‘Teachers Of 
Excellence’ By Rotary Club

(Photo left to right: Amber Plummer: Patricia Fontenot-Hughes; 
Mary Lou Byrne, Pasadena Rotary Club President; Elizabeth 
Najera-Bustillos, Cynthia Macias; and Veronica Alcantar)

 The Pasadena Unified 
School District (PUSD) today 
announced the five recipients of 
the 2019 Teachers of Excellence 
Award presented annually by 
the Rotary Club of Pasadena 
to educators who excel in their 
profession. The 2019 Teachers 
of Excellence were honored at a 
luncheon last week.

 The 2019 honorees are 
Veronica Alcantar of Jackson 
Dual Language/STEM, 
Patricia Fontenot-Hughes of 
Washington STEAM Magnet, 
Cynthia Macias of McKinley 
School, Elizabeth Najera-
Bustillos of Blair School, and 
Amber Plummer of Eliot Arts 

 “I am pleased to partner 
with the Rotary Club of 
Pasadena for the annual 
Teachers of Excellence to 
recognize exceptional teachers 
who demonstrate exemplary 
professionalism and go the 
extra mile for the students of 
the Pasadena Unified School 
District,” said Superintendent 
Brian McDonald. 
“Congratulations to the 2019 
Teachers of Excellence!”

 The Teachers of Excellence 
is a collaborative program of 
the Rotary Club of Pasadena 
and PUSD. The Rotary Club 
invites all schools to nominate 
teachers for this honor 
and a selection committee 
composed of principals, UTP, 
parents, previous winners, and 
Rotarians reviews the entries. 
The five teachers are awarded 
$1,500, and $500 is presented 
to each recipient’s school. 
PUSD’s Teacher of the Year is 
selected from the five Teachers 
of Excellence.

 The Teachers of Excellence 
awards program fosters 
excellence in teaching in the 
Pasadena Unified School 
District. It demonstrates the 
Pasadena Rotary’s commitment 
to public schools and to 
exceptional teachers who 
deserve special recognition.

 The luncheon was held May 


Regular City Council Meeting



Public Meeting 6:30 P.M. 

Council Chamber, Pasadena City Hall

100 North Garfield Avenue, Room S249 

LEGISLATIVE POLICY COMMITTEE (Chair Terry Tornek, Steve Madison, Gene Masuda)

Meets May 28 at 6:00 p.m., Pasadena City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Avenue, Room S245/S246 (Council Conference Room, 2nd Floor)

FINANCE COMMITTEE (Chair Mayor Terry Tornek, Victor Gordo, John J. Kennedy, Margaret McAustin)

Meets June 3 (Special Joint City Council/Finance Committee Meeting to commence at 2:30 p.m.)., 100 N. Garfield Avenue, Room 
S249 (City Hall Council Chamber, 2nd floor)

MUNICIPAL SERVICES COMMITTEE (Chair Margaret McAustin, Tyron Hampton, Terry Tornek, Andy Wilson)

Meets June 11 at 4:00 p.m., Pasadena City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Avenue, Room S249 (Council Chamber, 2nd Floor)'

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE (Chair Victor Gordo, Tyron Hampton, Steve Madison, Andy 

Meets June 18, at 5:30 p.m. Pasadena City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Avenue, Room S245/S246 (Council Conference Room, 2nd Floor)

PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE (Chair John J. Kennedy, Tyron Hampton, Steve Madison, Gene Masuda) 

Meets June 19 at 6 p.m. Pasadena City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Avenue, Room S249 (Council Chamber, 2nd Floor)

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