Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, October 19, 2019

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, October 19, 2019 

Local Area 
News Briefs

Rose Parade Gets Trio as Grand Marshals

 Police asking 
for Help Finding 
4-year-old’s Killer


 Spanning three Latina 
generations, Rita Moreno, Gina 
Torres and Laurie Hernandez 
were named Monday morning 
as the Tournament of Roses 
2020 Grand Marshals — the trio 
then danced up a storm led by 
Moreno (pictured above right to 

 The announcement was made 
by President Laura Farber. 

 Moreno credits span more 
than six decades, beginning on 
Broadway at age 13. She has 
received an Academy Award, 
a Tony Award, two Emmy 
Awards, and a GRAMMY 
among many others.

 Torres well-known for her 
roles on Suits, Alias, Firefly and 
Westworld, has also won a list 
of awards including National 
Hispanic Media Coalition’s 
Award for Outstanding 
Performance in a Television 
Series and the Visionary Award 
from the LA Femme Film 

 Hernandez earned Olympic 
Gold and Silver medals as 
a member of the 2016 U.S. 
Olympic Women’s Gymnastics 
Team. Her grandparents are 
Puerto Rican, making her the 
first U.S. born Latina to make 
the U.S. Olympic team since 

 The three will ride in the 131st 
Rose Parade themed “The Power 
of Hope” and join in the pre-
game celebration of the 106th 
Rose Bowl Game, both are held 
on January 1, 2020.

Photo by D. Lee/MVNews

 Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau 
investigators are asking for 
the public help find those 
responsible for the 2016 
shooting death of Four-
year-old Salvador Esparza 
III in Altadena.

 According to investigators, 
the shooting occurred July 
5, 2016 as Salvador stood in 
the doorway of a residence 
on the 300 block of 
Figueroa Drive, Altadena. 
An unknown suspect 
fired numerous rounds 
in the direction of the 
dwelling, fatally striking 
little Salvador in the head 
and injuring a 27-year-old 
male. The suspect was 
on foot and fled the scene 
southbound on Olive 
Avenue; he got into a black 
vehicle, which continued 
the flight southbound on 
Olive Avenue.

 The victims were 
transported to a local 
hospital, where Salvador 
was pronounced dead and 
the second victim was 
treated for his injury.

 Although investigation 
led detectives to believe the 
shooting was gang-related, 
Salvador was the intended 
target. The shooting 
suspect was described only 
as a Black male.

 You could recive the 
$20,000 reward offered by 
the Los Angeles County 
Board of Supervisors for 
information leading to the 
arrest and conviction of 
the person(s) responsible 
for this tragic murder.

 Please help bring peace to 
his family, and do the right 

 Your tips regarding the 
shooting incident, the 
suspect’s identities and/
or suspect’s location could 
help investigators. Please 
call Homicide Bureau 
Sergeant Recchia or 
Detective O’Brien at (323) 

 If you want to remain 
ANONYMOUS, call 800-
222-8477,or by using the 
website: lacrimestoppers.

Business and 

South Pasadena Arts Crawl 
Partner with LitFest Pasadena

Free journal 
stenciling craft and 
journaling workshops

The South Pasadena Library 
is set to partner with LitFest 
Pasadena to present a LitFest 
Pasadena “experience” in the 
Library Community Room 
during the South Pasadena 
Arts Crawl tonight.

 LitFest veteran Camari 
Carter-Hawkins will offer her 
COMBCHELLA journaling 
workshop in two parts. Camari 
is the author of Death by 
Comb and Write Back to You: 
A Journal for Writing Yourself 
Back into Your Life. She will 
lead two workshops, guiding 
people through writing to find 
their way back to their creative 
self. Workshops are from 5-6 
p.m. and 7-8 p.m. Bring your 
favorite journal and pen or 
use one of the blank journals 
generously provided by the 
Friends of the South Pasadena 
Public Library.

 “I want you to help you find 
your “creative” again,” Carter-
Hawkins said. “Let’s work 
towards getting that back 
with some guided, intentional 
journaling. Journaling is an 
excellent solo practice, but 
it’s better with a community! 
The Write Back to You guided 
workshop connects you with 
your creative, helps you identify 
your intentions, and will flesh 
out your mission statements - 
and yes, there is more than one 
mission inside of you! Come 
discover - or uncover - your 
aspirations and begin your 
journey to realizing them.”

 Session One (5-6 p.m.): We 
will focus all on you - your 
intentions, your inner thoughts, 
and your potential.

 Session Two (7-8 p.m.): We 
will focus on the why and make 

 Between 4-9 p.m. anyone can 
drop-in for a hands-on craft 
activity. Decorate the cover 
of your blank journal with 
stencils, while supplies last.

 The Library Community Room 
is located at 1115 El Centro 
Street in South Pasadena. For 
more information about LitFest 
Pasadena visit: litfestpasadena.

 The Pasadena Chamber of 
Commerce invites leaders 
of business and industry 
in Pasadena to be part of 
a discussion on our local 
economy, their industries 
and the future of business in 
Pasadena at the sixth Pasadena 
Business and Economic 
Summit on Tuesday, October 
22, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 
p.m. at The University Club at 
175 North Oakland Avenue in 

 The program will center on 
the local economy and answer 
the question, “Will Pasadena’s 
Prosperity Endure”?

 Verizon is the presenting 
sponsor of the Business and 
Economic Summit 2019 
which features a discussion of 
the economic health and the 
future of business in Pasadena. 
The Pasadena Business 
and Economic Summit is 
generously underwritten by the 
City of Pasadena. Wells Fargo 
sponsors the 2019 Business 
and Economic Summit.

 Somjita Mitra, director 
of the Institute for Applied 
Economics at the Los 
Angeles County Economic 
Development Corporation will 
provide an economic overview 
with insights into trends and 
issues that may impact our 
economy in the future.

 The Pasadena Business 
and Economic Summit will 
feature special presentations 
will be made by Michael Ross, 
chief executive officer of the 
Pasadena Center Operating 
Company that oversees the 
Pasadena Convention Center, 
Pasadena Convention and 
Visitors Bureau and the 
Pasadena Civic Auditorium. 
Mr. Ross will discuss tourism, 
restaurants, business travel 
and factors that impact 
Pasadena’s hospitality industry. 
Principle and Founder of Lee 
and Associates Colleen Carey 
will examine Pasadena’s retail 
and office environment and 
highlight factors that could 
impact the vacancy rates 
for office space, retail and 
restaurants in Pasadena. 

 Cost to attend the second 
Pasadena Business and 
Economic Summit is $50 and 
includes the program, lunch 
and parking. Tickets can be 
purchased online at: pasadena-

Camari Carter-Hawkins

Doo Dah’s Queen Tryouts

 The ‘Other’ Queen in Pasadena’s parade town will be 
selected at Tryouts Sunday Oct, 20. Individuals of all 
genders, shapes, ages, and persuasions, will be testing their 
fate to become Queen of the Pasadena Doo Dah Parade. 
Contestants will face equally-costumed judges, who include 
many former queens, veteran parade entrants, tryout 
supporters and the curious public.

 The town-hall setting with long tables in beer-fest style, 
hot sandwiches, “Calvin Banks and the Tellers,” and Doo 
Dah House Band, “New Astroturf,” will set the mood for the 
lively Queen selection caucus.

 Previous candidates have included Count Smokula, Mr. 
Peculiar, Xexchron with Theramin, Sabrina the Stimulus 
Package, Rooby Breastnut, Dolla A Holla, Queen Vee, and 
Ms. Land & Ms. Sea. Last year, Judges selected Armond 
Anderson Bell, otherwise known as “Queen Imani Phoenix” 
who won over 30 judges hearts with her passion and Aretha 
Franklin impersonation.

 Each Queen Hopeful will have but a few minutes to WOW 
the Judges. Microphone and drumroll, provided. They will 
be ready to show and tell us why they should be Queen, 
often accompanied by a ring of loyal hecklers! People can 
buy their way into being judges by purchasing two beers for 
the parade organizers!

 There is a $5.00 Cover charge for all who enter although 
the first 20 Queen Contestants to arrive get in free.

 The 42st Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade will be 
held on Sunday, November 24, stepping off at 11:00am on 
the streets of East Pasadena.

 For more information visit: 

Tournament of Roses SIP & 
SAVOR Pasadena Returns

 Pasadena’s favorite 3-day food 
and wine festival, Tournament 
of Roses SIP & SAVOR 
Pasadena, returns for its second 
year. This year, SIP & SAVOR 
Pasadena will once again bring 
some of Southern California’s 
favorite eateries and culinary 
brands, along with wines and 
craft brews from throughout 
the Golden State to Pasadena’s 

 Notable vendors from the 
event’s inaugural year included 
local favorites like Lucille’s 
Smokehouse Bar-B-Que and 
The Crack Shack, along with 
curated cocktails from Ketel 
One Family-Made Vodka and 
Don Julio.

 In addition to the array 
of delectable restaurants, 
fine wines and craft brews, 
Tournament of Roses SIP 
boasts a fantastic lineup 
of live entertainment and 
activities for the whole family. 
Last year’s event featured a 
variety of musical groups 
including performances by the 
GRAMMY® Award-winning, 
Mariachi Divas, along with 
games and activities from 
local organizations such as, 
Pasadena’s Kidspace Children’s 

 The event takes place in 
Parking Lot I at the legendary 
Rose Bowl Stadium in 
Pasadena from December 28-
30 (Hours: 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 
p.m., Early Entry at 12:00 
p.m. for VIP ticket holders). 
Early Bird pricing ranges from 
General Admission ($40) to 
VIP packages ($100). General 
Admission includes five food 
and/or beverage tastings with 
the option to purchase more. 

 Early Bird ticket pricing is 
available through today. Tickets 
can be purchased online at:

 Coffee with the City 
Manager and Mayor

 Join South Pasadena 
City Manager Stephanie 
DeWolfe and Mayor 
Marina Khubesrian for 
a casual conversation 
over coffee. It will be an 
opportunity for members 
of the community to 
drop-in, ask questions 
and discuss City issues. 
Location :Lost Parrot 
Café - 1929 Huntington 
Dr, South Pasadena. For 
more information visit: or 
call (626) 403-7200 .

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