Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, May 16, 2020

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, May 16, 2020 

Station to 
Stay Open

Non-essential Retail Opens 
for Curbside Pickup Only

Although Alex Villanueva, 
Sheriff of Los Angeles 
County, announced 
Wednesday that the 
Altadena station would 
now not close, he did say 
the station’s staff would 
merge with the Crescenta 
Valley Sheriff Station. 

 Villanueva said that 
deputies would continue 
to report to the Altadena 
station, with their patrol 
cars and gear still being 
housed there. He did 
say that administrative 
staff would merge with 
Crescenta Valley. A 
captain’s position would 
also be eliminated, he said. 

 Villanueva came under 
scrutiny at Tuesday’s Los 
Angeles County Board 
of Supervisor’s meeting 
when the supervisors 
voted unanimous to stop 
Villanueva from closing 
both Altadena and the 
Marina del Rey station. 

 Villanueva said that the 
board can allocate an 
annual budget, although, 
it is up to him on how to 
spend it, ““They don’t have 
the authority,” he said. 

 Villanueva also stated 
that he works for the 
public and not the Board 
of Supervisors.

 The reversal not to close 
the Altadena station came 
after Altadena Town 
Council Chair Billy Malone 
and Altadena Chamber 
of Commerce President 
Doug Colliflower, along 
with Assemblymember 
Chris Holden and 
Supervisor Kathryn Barger 
all sent out letters last week 
condemning the move.

 Pasadena’s Safer at Home 
order was modified last 
week to allow non-essential 
retail to reopen for curbside 
pickup. Dog grooming, dog 
boarding, and car washes are 
also allowed to operate with 
modifications. City officals 
aske to please continue to 
be mindful of wearing a face 
covering and maintaining 
physical distancing of at least 
six feet while supporting our 
local businesses.

 Before visiting a business, 
call the store or check 
their social media/website 
for available goods, as 
well as instructions for 
curbside pickup. It is still 
recommended that those 
with underlying medical 
conditions and those ages 65 
and older refrain from retail 
curbside pickup, as they 
continue to be safer at home.

Rose Bowl Loop Reopens to Recreation


 The city of Pasadena reopened 
the Rose Bowl loop Wednesday 
for pedestrians, runners and 
cyclists. Officals warned those 
using the loop must follow 

- Practice physical distancing 
and provide at least six feet of 
space at all times.

- Face coverings should be 
worn—even when exercising—
as long as your airflow is not 

- Gather with members of the 
same household only.

- Alert one another when 
passing by and allow room to 
safely pass.

- Users must also take their 
trash with them to protect other 
loop users, staff and wildlife.

Staff will be positioned along 
the loop to make sure users are 
abiding by the guidelines listed 

 “We hope people will do the 
right thing and keep each other 
safe while enjoying the loop. 
If we see a lot of people not 
keeping a safe distance from 
each other or not following 
the other safety guidelines 
recommended by health 
officials, we’ll have to recalibrate 
and consider closing the loop 
again,” said Public Information 
Officer Lisa Derderian.

 The loop is open from 6 a.m. 
to 7:30 p.m., and parking is 
available in Lot I. Parking is 
limited to 90 minutes and will 
be strictly enforced. The loop 
is closed to vehicular traffic, 
except for vehicles accessing 
the COVID-19 testing site and 
Brookside Golf Course, which 
are guided through by traffic 
monitors she said.

Along with golf courses, tennis 
and pickle ball courts, shooting 
and archery ranges, equestrian 
centers, model airplane areas, 
community gardens, and 
bike parks, were reopened 
throughout LA County 
provided the facility implements 
any physical distancing protocol 
approved by the health officer 
prior to operation.

 For more information about 
what is open in Pasadena visit:

 Officials say there is a 
possibility of large crowds 
over the weekend.

Pasadena POPS Reschedules 
2020 Summer Concert Series


 Due to the guidelines issued by 
government authorities during 
the Covid-19 pandemic, the 
Pasadena POPS has regrettably 
made the difficult decision to 
reschedule the 2020 Summer 
POPS Series at the Los Angeles 
County Arboretum to Summer 

 “As we all work in phases to 
re-open our community, we 
accept that large-scale events 
like ours are just not yet ready 
to resume,” says CEO Lora 
Unger. “We live to present 
these concerts, but the safety 
and well-being of our patrons, 
musicians, guest artists, staff 
and countless volunteers 
remains our priority.” 

 All subscriptions and single 
tickets have been transferred to 
the rescheduled 2021 dates:

June 19, 2021 - Sway With Me: 
Latin Rhythm and Swing

July 10, 2021 - Road to Motown

July 24, 2021 - Fleetwood Mac: 
A Tribute 

August 14, 2021 - Michael 
Feinstein Sings Sinatra’s 

August 28, 2021 - 100 Years of 

 The Live at the Arboretum 
concert with Sara Evans, 
originally scheduled for June 
27, 2020 has been postponed to 
June 26, 2021.

 Rolling over tickets to the 2021 
season ensures the Pasadena 
POPS’ ability to bring back this 
treasured concert series to the 
community. Ticketholders also 
have the option to donate the 
return of their tickets, the value 
of which is fully tax deductible. 
The Pasadena POPS is a non-
profit arts organization and 
this support directly helps 
them continue to impact lives 
through the transformative 
power of music and music 
education as we all navigate our 
recovery and relaunch.

 The Pasadena Symphony and 
POPS performs in two of the 
most extraordinary venues in 
the United States: Ambassador 
Auditorium, known as the 
Carnegie Hall of the West, 
and the luxuriant Los Angeles 
Arboretum & Botanic Garden. 
Internationally recognized, 
conductor, David Lockington, 
serves as the Pasadena 
Symphony Association’s Music 
Director, with performance-
practice specialist Nicholas 
McGegan serving as Principal 
Guest Conductor. The multi-
platinum-selling, two-time 
Emmy and five-time Grammy 
Award-nominated entertainer 
dubbed “The Ambassador of 
the Great American Songbook,” 
Michael Feinstein, is the 
Principal Pops Conductor, who 
succeeded Marvin Hamlisch 
in the newly created Marvin 
Hamlisch Chair.

 A hallmark of its robust 
education programs, 
the Pasadena Symphony 
Association has served the 
youth of the region for over five 
decades through the Pasadena 
Youth Symphony Orchestras 
(PYSO), comprised of five 
performing ensembles with 
over 300 gifted 4th-12th grade 
students from more than 50 
schools all over the Southern 
California region. The PYSO 
has toured internationally at 
prestigious venues in New York, 
Vienna, and most recently San 
Jose, Costa Rica. They regularly 
perform throughout Southern 
California and have appeared 
on the popular television show 

 Patrons may also contact 
the box office staff to discuss 
alternate ticketing options via 
an online customer service 
portal pasadenasymphony-

and single tickets to the 2021 
POPS season are currently 
on sale, starting at $25 via:
tickets/ or by calling the box 
office at 626-793-7172.

Library Offers 
Free Films

 Pasadena Public Health 
Department officials 
announced last week that 
they identified a cluster of 
COVID-19 cases among 
attendees of a birthday party. 
Through contact tracing, the 
PPHD disease investigation 
team discovered more than 
five laboratory-confirmed 
COVID-19 cases and many 
more ill individuals.

 Contact tracing is the 
process of identifying 
individuals who may have 
come into contact with 
an infected person and 
collecting information about 
these contacts. The party was 
attended by a large number 
of extended family members 
and friends after the Safer at 
Home Order was issued. The 
index case, or the first patient 
in the outbreak identified 
with the disease, was 
coughing and not wearing 
a face covering at the party. 
Guests were also not wearing 
face coverings or practicing 
social distancing. As a result, 
COVID-19 spread among 
party attendees.

 “This is an example of how 
good contact tracing can 
identify disease clusters and 
tell us more about the spread 
of disease in our community,” 
said Dr. Matthew Feaster, 
PPHD epidemiologist. 
“We’re grateful to our large 
team of public health nurses, 
case investigators, and 
contact tracers who help 
track the virus and prevent 
the disease from spreading 
to other members of our 

 “Pasadena residents who 
stay home keep themselves 
and their loved ones 
protected from COVID-19,” 
said Dr. Ying-Ying Goh, 
director and health officer 
of PPHD. “Although we are 
moving forward with small 
modifications to the Safer 
at Home Order, gatherings 
of people who do not live 
in the same household are 
still prohibited. The virus 
remains highly contagious. 
Social distancing, frequent 
hand washing, and wearing 
face coverings remain our 
best defenses against the 
further spread of COVID-19 
in our community.”

 It is still recommended 
that those with underlying 
medical conditions and 
those ages 65 and older do 
not participate in public 
recreation or retail curbside 
pickup, and continue to be 
safer at home.

 Pasadena residents 
experiencing symptoms, 
even mild symptoms, are 
encouraged to get tested 
for COVID-19. Recently, 
the Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention 
(CDC) expanded known 
coronavirus symptoms to 
include fever, chills, repeated 
shaking with chills, muscle 
pain, headache, sore throat, 
and new loss of taste or smell, 
cough, and shortness of 
breath or difficulty breathing. 
Free COVID-19 testing is 
available at the Rose Bowl 
and ChapCare’s Kathryn 
Barger Health Center. 
Appointments are required. 
Register at: cityofpasadena.

5 COVID-19 
Cases Linked 
to a Single 
Birthday Party

 Pasadena library invites 
residents to join our new 
movie series at home, available 
through hoopla. To access it go 
to Create 
a login complete with email 
and password. Then select 
“Pasadena Public Library.” 
Finally, enter your 14-digit 
library card number.

 Enjoy a movie the whole 
family can enjoy, along with 

The Perfect Game (2009) PG 
– CC

The incredible true story of 
the underdog foreign Little 
League team who inspired 
two nations, beat the odds, 
and overcame hardships and 
bigotry to compete in the 1957 
Little League World Series.

Where the Red Fern Grows 
(1974) G – CC

A boy yearning for two 
Redbone Hound dogs faces 
adventure, suspense, tragedy 
and ultimately, love and loyalty 
of family and friendship to 
realize his dream.

Finding Rin Tin Tin (2007) PG 
– CC

The true story of the legendary 
German Shepherd found by 
an American pilot in France 
during World War I, who 
became the most famous 
animal star in Hollywood 

Madeline: Lost in Paris (2001) 
G – CC

When a long-lost uncle from 
Vienna pays a surprise visit, 
Madeline’s dreams of family 
life seem wonderfully fulfilled 
– until she finds herself in the 
middle of an unscrupulous 

Bee Team (2018) NR – CC

When the hive is in trouble, 
it’s Zip and Zap, the super 
amazing Bee Squad Squadron, 
buzzing to the rescue to solve 
one honey of a mystery!

Jungle Book (2016) PG

The story of Mowgli, an 
orphaned human boy who, 
guided by his animal guardians, 
sets out on a journey of self-
discovery while evading the 
threatening Shere Khan. 

in Officer 

 Pasadena police officials 
released the name of a suspect 
killed during a police involved 
shooting last week that left a 
police officer injured after a 
47-year-old suspect got out 
of a vehicle with a handgun 
prompting police to opened 

 The suspect was identified 
Sunday as Lloyd Nelson Jr. 

 According to police and 
reports, the officer-involved 
shooting happened May 8 
shortly before 4 p.m. near 
Allen Avenue and Corson 
Street after what was 
described as a reckless slow 
speed chase. 

 Police used a PIT maneuver 
to stop Nelson after 
attempting to pull him over in 
a 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage for 
a vehicle code violation. 

 The officer was transported 
to a nearby hospital with a 
leg injury and underwent 
surgery. The suspect was 
pronounced dead at the 

 Police said three firearms 
were found inside Nelson’s 

 No other information was 
given. The intersection was 
closed for hours during the 

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