Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, August 17, 2019

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, August 17, 2019 

Local Area 
News Briefs

Local Philanthropists 
Donate $7 Million to 
Huntington Hospital 

Car Lands on Gold 
Line Tracks

A vehicle landed on the Gold 
Line tracks Thursday evening 
after a two-car crash that 
propelled one of the cars over 
the center barrier at Sierra 
Madre Boulevard. The crash 
was reported shortly after 6 

 “One vehicle is over the 
wall, on the Goldline tracks 
and involved with fire,” 
Pasadena Fire Department 
officials said at the time of 
the crash. “Occupants are 
being assessed for potential 
treatment and transport.”

 Trains were shut down in 
both directions and two 
lanes of the westbound 210 
freeway. Everything reopened 
hours later.

Officials said the fire was 
quickly put out and the driver 
transported to a nearby 
hospital with minor injuries. 
At press time it was unclear 
the cause of the crash.

Hundreds Rally Outside Court of Appeals 

By Dean Lee

 Groups from as far away as 
Boston, rallied outside the Ninth 
Circuit US Court of Appeals in 
Pasadena Wednesday morning, 
as lawyers inside argued why 
a preliminary injunction 
protecting Temporary Protected 
Status for six countries should 
remain in place. 

 The groups started a 1.5 mile 
march from All Saints Church 
at 7 a.m., and ended at around 
8:30 a.m. at the Federal Court 
house, where Congresswoman 
Judy Chu, among others spoke.

 “We are fighting cruelty of the 
Trump administration which 
would end the Temporary 
Protected Status of immigrants 
from El Salvador, Haiti, 
Nicaragua, Sudan,” Chu said. 
“And his [Trump] executive 
order which would take them 
away from a country [the 
United States] where they built 
their lives.” 

 Chu said that Temporary 
Protected Status came about as 
a way to provide a safe home for 
those who are facing political 
instability or disaster. 

 “This is not just a nightmare for 
those of TPS, it’s a nightmare for 
the children and it’s a nightmare 
for our whole community who 
will loose these incredible 
residents,” she said. 

 Chu also made note that “TPS 
is legal immigration.”

 According to U.S. Citizenship 
and Immigration Services, 
on Oct. 3, 2018, in Ramos v. 
Nielson, the U.S. District Court 
for the Northern District of 
California enjoined DHS from 
implementing and enforcing 
the decisions to terminate 
Temporary Protected Status 

 Other countries spared from 
termination included Nepal and 

 The U.S. currently provides 
TPS to over 300,000 foreign 
nationals including, 195,000 
from El Salvador, 57,000 from 
Honduras and 46,000 from 
Haiti among others. 

 The rally was organized by 
Pasadena Community Job 
Center, The National TPS 
Alliance and Pasadenans 
Organizing for Progress among 

 “You go to El Salvador, you 
go to communities that suffer 
the consequences of civil war, 
you go to communities that 
haven’t been recovered, and 
we’re talking about the 1980s, 
said Pablo Alvarado co-director 
of the National Day Laborer 
Organizing Network. “ Entire 
communities where people fled 
because that bombardment 
because of the armed conflict 
and they haven’t come back 
to those places yet, simply the 
counties are not safe to return.”

 Alvarado, who himself left 
El Salvador 30 years ago, 
said National Day Laborer 
Organizing Network runs 
Pasadena Community Job 
Center. He estimated about 100 
workers in Pasadena are under 
Temporary Protected Status.


 Huntington Hospital 
in Pasadena announced 
Wednesday that local 
philanthropists, Terri and 
Jerry Kohl have made a gift 
of $7 million to support 
the expansion of its new 
Huntington Heart and 
Vascular Center.

 “Terri and Jerry Kohl have 
been longtime supporters of 
Huntington Hospital,” said 
Jane Haderlein, Senior Vice 
President, Philanthropy and 
Public Relations, Huntington 
Hospital. “Through their 
extraordinary generosity, 
we are able to provide the 
community with state-of-
the-art cardiac facilities for 
generations to come.”

 The Kohls are particularly 
aware of the importance of 
high-quality heart care, given 
that three of their family 
members (including Jerry) 
have received heart-related 
services at Huntington 
Hospital. Jerry is also a 
participant in our cardiac 
rehabilitation program, 
which pro-vides physician-
supervised exercise and 
other important services that 
support heart health. The 
couple have made generous 
contributions to Huntington 
Hospital over the years — 
including an investment in 
advanced robotic surgery 

 “You hope you’re never 
going to need it,” says Jerry, 
on the subject of hospital 
care. “We live in this 
community and we want 
good care, so we think it’s 
im-portant to do our share 
to help support that.”

 Other significant gifts 
to Huntington Hospital 
from the Kohls have made 
a difference to the work 
of our surgical suites and 
the Emergency & Trauma 

 Terri and Jerry met in 
elementary school in 
Monterey Park and started 
dating in high school. Since 
then, they have remained 
partners both in life and in 
business. While their school 
friends were spending dates 
at the movies, Terri and Jerry 
were starting a boutique that 
catered to fellow classmates. 
Today their company, 
Brighton Collectibles, has 
grown to operate 180 stores. 
The com-pany’s products are 
also sold in more than 4,000 
additional fine specialty 
boutiques and online stores.

 For more information 
about philanthropy at 
Huntington Hospital, visit: 

Suspect Car Phishing 
in Altadena


Sold Out

 Although George Takei will 
be signing his graphic memoir, 
“They Called Us Enemy” 
Tuesday night at Vroman’s 
Bookstore, organizers said , as 
of Friday, the event sold out. 

 For those with a ticket, 
they have outlined the event 

· This is a graphic memoir 
signing only. Tickets for 
this event are available on 

· Everyone must have an 
Eventbrite ticket to join the 
line. All tickets include one 
copy of They Called Us Enemy 
to be picked up the day of the 
event at check in. Additional 
copies of They Called Us 
Enemy will be available for 
purchase the day of the event.

· George will NOT be 
personalizing books. (We 
previously had it listed that 
George would personalize. But 
due to the amount of people 
attending, we are cancelling 
personalizations in order to 
make sure George will be able 
to get through everyone.)

· Photos from the line are OK, 
posed photos are absolutely 
NOT okay. 

· George will be signing copies 
of They Called Us Enemy 
ONLY and will NOT sign any 
Star Trek items or any other 

· After check in – signing line 
placement will be first come, 
first serve.

 George Takei is known 
around the world for his 
founding role as Hikaru Sulu, 
helmsman of the Starship 
Enterprise, in the acclaimed 
television series Star Trek. But 
Takei’s story goes where few 
stories have gone before. From 
a childhood spent with his 
family wrongfully imprisoned 
in Japanese American 
internment camps during 
World War II, to becoming one 
of the country’s leading figures 
in the fight for social justice, 
LGBTQ rights, and marriage 
equality, Mashable named 
Takei the #1 most-influential 
person on Facebook, with 10.4 
million likes and 2.8 million 
followers on Twitter. 

 If there are any questions 
about the event, please 
call Vroman’s Bookstore at 
(626)449-5320 or email us at 

 The Los Angeles County 
Sheriff, Altadena Station, is 
looking for a suspect after a 
video surfaced of a person 
trying car door handles 
during the early morning 
hours Monday night in 
the 400-block of Athens. 
According to police, A video 
was provided by a citizen 
showing an unknown person 
car phishing. They appear to 
be walking down the street 
attempting to check car doors 
to see if they are unlocked. 

 “Please remain vigilant and 
secure your vehicles and 
belongings.“ Police said.

 The video shows, a possible 
female wearing a light gray 
hoodie dark pants and 
UGG style sheepskin boots, 
walking, first checking both 
front and back doors on 
an SUV and then again on 
another vehicle. 

 The video also shows a red or 
brown Chrysler PT Cruiser 
slowly pacing the suspect, 
possibly a getaway car.

 Anyone with information is 
aked to call 626-798-1131. 

 If you wish to remain 
anonymous, call “LA Crime 
Stoppers” by dialing 800-
222-TIPS (8477), using your 
smartphone by downloading 
the “P3 MOBILE APP” on 
Google play or the App 
Store, or using the website: 

Bio Collaborative Incubator 
Announces Board Member

New Air Quality Monitoring 
Announced for Devil’s Gate

Pasadena Bio Collaborative 
Incubator (PBC), a high tech 
incubator for early stage 
start-ups and a regional 
workforce development 
magnet for scientists 
seeking wet lab competency, 
announced the election of 
Erika A. Endrijonas, Ph.D., 
the current Superintendent/
President of Pasadena City 
College to its Board of 

 “We are very pleased to 
have Dr. Endrijonas on our 
team and believe she will 
provide wise counsel to the 
board and to management”, 
said PBC Chairman and 
former Pasadena mayor Bill 
Bogaard. Bud Bishop, PBC 
President, remarked “We 
are grateful that she has 
accepted this responsibility 
and believe she will be a 
valuable contributor to our 
future. Very importantly, 
she will strengthen our 
relationship with Pasadena 
City College.”

 Dr. Endrijonas has a 
strong background in 
administrative leadership for 
the California Community 
College System and is deeply 
committed to its mission. 
She is recognized as a strong 
manager and is experienced 
in communicating with 
multiple stakeholder groups, 
community organizations 
and political leaders.

 Background on PBC: PBC 
was established in 2004 by the 
City of Pasadena, Pasadena 
City College, and California 
State University Los Angeles 
to work collaboratively with 
Pasadena’s higher education 
institutions, entrepreneurs, 
investors and other 
stakeholders to provide high 
tech workforce development 
and incubate early stage 
bioscience start-ups. More 
information is available at:

 In an effort to continuously 
ensure the highest level of safety 
on the Devil’s Gate Reservoir 
Restoration Project, Supervisor 
Kathryn Barger Friday directed 
the Department of Public 
Works to confer with the 
California Air Resources Board 
(CARB) on implementation of 
tail pipe emission monitoring 
of sediment hauling trucks. 
An agreement was reached 
between the County and CARB 
she said.

 “In launching Phase II of our 
air quality strategy, I ordered 
this additional high level of 
truck emissions monitoring as 
an extra level of prevention to 
ensure trucks hauling sediment 
from the construction site are 
in full compliance with the 
project’s stringent standards,” 
Barger said. “Vital emissions 
data will be collected and 
necessary corrective actions 
will be taken. I want to ensure 
that community concerns are 
fully addressed and that every 
possible safeguard is in place 
to protect public safety and the 

Tonight: Space Party 
& Movie Night

 Put on your favorite Star 
Wars costume and join us at 
the Main Library tonight, at 
6 p.m. for Altadena Library 
‘s end-of-summer bash. The 
evening will start inside the 
Main Library with a children’s 
movie, Nerf battle for teens, 
and a portable planetarium 
experience for all ages 
provided by the Carnegie 
Observatories. At 7:30 p.m., 
head outside to the parking 
lot for lawn games, a photo 
booth, treats from Kona Ice 
shaved ice truck, a costume 
contest, and a showing of 
“Rogue One: A Star Wars 
Story!” Remember to bring 
a comfy camping chair or 
blanket to sit on.

 The Main Library is located 
600 E. Mariposa Street. For 
more call 626-798-0833. 

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