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Boys andGirls Club 
to be 

Male Bear Dies after being Hit by SUV 

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 The Los Angeles County 
Board of Supervisors 
unanimously approved a 
motion Friday, by Supervisor 
Kathryn Barger, to allocate 
$135,000 to renovate the 
Mackenzie-Scott Clubhouse 
at the Boys and Girls Club of 

 “I welcome any opportunity 
to support the heartfelt work 
of the Boys and Girls Club 
of Pasadena, which inspires 
children and youth and 
provides quality programs to 
promote academic success, 
healthy living, leadership 
development and character 
growth,” said Supervisor 
Kathryn Barger.

 The Boys and Girls Club 
of Pasadena serves more 
than 2,000 kids and teens 
in the Pasadena area each 
year. The Mackenzie-Scott 
Clubhouse, located in 
Northwest Pasadena, has 
been in continuous operation 
for nearly 50 years and 
provides children and youth 
with a safe and fun place to 
call their own. The proposed 
renovations will enhance 
the existing clubhouse with 
replaced flooring, resurfaced 
gym walls, ceiling repairs, and 
upgraded electrical systems. 
This funding was allocated 
through excess funds 
available through Proposition 
A to the Fifth Supervisorial 

 The Boys and Girls Club 
of Pasadena has been an 
essential part of the Pasadena 
community for decades, 
fulfilling their mission to 
enable all young people, 
especially those most in need, 
to reach their full potential 
as productive, caring and 
responsible citizens. 

Legislationto ExpandOutreach to 
Passes Senate

 Assemblymember ChrisHolden’s legislation,
AB 349, which would 
require the Departmentof General Services (DGS)
and other state agenciesand departments, to 
expand outreach to smallbusinesses, particularlythose owned byindividuals that identify asLGBTQ, racial minorities, 
or women, passed the 
Senate Governmental 
Organization Committee.

“This bill is about 
ensuring equity and a justCOVID-19 recovery,”
said AssemblymemberChris Holden. “We 
know communities 
of color continue to 
be disproportionallyimpacted by COVID-19with higher rates of 
unemployment, reduced 
access to healthcare, andultimately higher death 
rates. This bill will bringeconomic opportunitiesto these communities who 
are also hit the hardest.” 

 A Sierra Madre woman 
in her 70s suffered minor 
injuries after hitting a 
500-pound bear crossing 
the road near Eaton CanyonWednesday night

 Pasadena Public 
Information Officer Lisa 
Derderian said hitting a bear 
that weighs a quarter ton is 
like hitting a tree. There was 
major damage to the vehicle 
she said. 

 The male bear died from 
injuries after being struck 

Holden Names ChapCare

2021 Nonprofit of the Year 

around 8:30 p.m. crossing 
Altadena Drive. The bear was 
moved out of the roadway by 
a Pasadena Humane officer. 
Pasadena public works later 
removed the bear Thursday 

 Derderian said that the 
incident was sad and that 
bears, in the area, are known 
as part of the environment. 

Officials from Pasadena 
Humane cautioned that 
bears will start to roam 
more as the weather starts 

For the 41st AssemblyDistrict’s 2021 Nonprofit ofthe Year, AssemblymemberChris Holden has chosen to 
honor ChapCare, a nonprofitorganization that providesprimary healthcare services to 
countless under-insured and 
uninsured residents of the San 
Gabriel Valley.

“ChapCare plays an integral 
part in making healthcare 
services accessible to low-
income community members,”
said Assemblymember ChrisHolden. “ChapCare is now 
a national model that has 
successfully demonstrated how 
a public-private municipalpartnership can help transform 
the healthcare landscape of 
local communities.”

 ChapCare providescomprehensive primaryhealthcare services includingmedical, dental, and behavioralhealth services to almost 
16,000 patients per year.
ChapCare also offers free health 

Library Dollar Book Sale Today 

priced at a dollar. No book is 

Buy used books for a dollar priced at more than a dollar. 
or less at the Dollar Book Sale Proceeds from the sale 
starting at 10 a.m. Today. The of books benefit the South 
book sale is sponsored by the Pasadena Public Library. Funds 
Friends of the South Pasadena raised by the nonprofit Friends 
Public Library. group enable the library to 

 Books, DVDs and CDs for purchase enriching items and 
children and adults will be sold online services and to sponsor 
between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. in programs for kids and adults. 
the Library Community Room. The event will be at the Library 

 Hardcovers will be two for a Community Room, 1115 El 
dollar, and paperbacks four for Centro St. Masks required for 
a dollar. Oversize books are entry. 

insurance enrollment assistance 
through its Covered CaliforniaNavigator Grant. Their Certified 
Enrollment Counselors assist 
community members to enrollin health insurance plansavailable under the Affordable 
Care Act (ACA).

“For over 23 years, ChapCarehas strategically responded to 
meet the changing needs ofthe communities we serve,”
said Margaret Martinez, MPH, 
ChapCare’s Chief Executive 
Officer. “Most recently,
ChapCare quickly transformedits service delivery model duringthe COVID pandemic to safelyprovide healthcare services 
via telehealth, and initiated 
COVID testing and vaccine 
services in the communities 
we serve. We would like to 
thank AssemblymemberHolden for this great honor,
which not only recognizesour organization, but also ourdedicated employees who allowus to serve the community eachday.” 

to warmup although said it 
is uncommon for bears to be 
hit by cars. 

 Derderian also said that the 
area around Eaton Canyon 
and Altadena Drive has 
frequent wildlife sightings, 
being near the San Gabriel 

 According to news reports, 
in early June, two other bears 
were hit and killed near 
Photo: Bear casually strolling upChantry Road, by Max Leonov. 

Wiggle WaggleWalk Returns to 
Brookside Park 

Registration for PasadenaHumane’s 2021 WiggleWaggle Walk & Run is nowopen. Join fellow animallovers at Brookside Park on 
Sunday, September 19 for 
our biggest fundraiser of 
the year.

This year participantscan choose to walk or run 
around the iconic Rose 
Bowl Stadium—with or 
without their dog—andall finishers will receive a 
medal along with t-shirt,
bib, and bandana. Walkers 
and runners alike can also 
enjoy a festival in the parkwith vendor booths, food 
trucks, demonstrations,
agility course, costume 
contest, and more. For a 
limited time, we’re offering 
Early Bird Registrationpricing.

Don’t forget to shareyour personal fundraisingpage with your family, coworkers, 
and friends as 
there are some paw-someprizes available for thosewho participate. If you can’tmake it in person, sign up 
to walk or run virtuallyand join in on the fun fromhome.

 For more information 
about, or to sign up, WiggleWaggle Walk & Run visit: 

Senior Center Director 
Named To National Senior 
Games Association Board 

Annie Laskey, director of 
events for the Pasadena Senior 
Center and manager of the 
Pasadena Senior Games, hasbeen named to the National 
Senior Games Association 
Board of Directors as Pacific 
region representative.

The region encompassesAlaska, Arizona, California,
Hawaii, Idaho, Montana,
Nevada, Oregon, Utah andWashington, and is a way for all 
regional coordinators to shareideas and concerns. Other 
board delegates representthe Great Lakes, northeast,
southeast and west regions.

The nonprofit NSGA 
motivates active adults to 
lead healthy lifestyles throughthe senior games movementthat has become popularthroughout the U.S. Since 1987 
the organization has producedthe National Senior Games,
a 20-sport competition heldevery other year for men andwomen 50 and older. It is the 
largest multisport event in theworld for older adults. 

Due to COVID-19, seniorgames throughout the country,
including Pasadena, were 
canceled in 2020 and 2021. It is 
anticipated they will resume in 
2022. Athletes in annual state 
games compete to advanceto NSGA competitions everyother year. The next NationalSenior Games is scheduled for 
May 2022 in Fort Lauderdale,

A relative newcomer to the 
senior games movement,
Laskey was a quick learner 
when she joined the Pasadena 

Library Receives Grant Awardfrom California Humanities 

 California Humanities has 
announced the recent round 
of Humanities For All Quick 
Grant awards. The Altadena 
Library District has been 
awarded $3,412 for its project 
entitled “Shared Landscapes: 
Mapping Teen Altadena.” 

 The Humanities For All 
Quick Grant is a competitive 
grant program of California 
Humanities that supports 
locally-initiated public 
humanities projects that 
respond to the needs and 
interests of Californians, 
encourage greater public 
participation in humanities 
programming, particularly 
by new and/or underserved 
audiences, and promotes 
understanding and empathy 
among all our state’s peoples 
in order to cultivate a thriving 

 The “Shared Landscapes” 
project is a teen-generated 
digital and print story map 
that documents the human 
geography young people create 
and inhabit in Altadena and 
the greater San Gabriel Valley. 
In the first phase of the project, 
teens will use technology to 
create audio, visual, and written 
records of specific locations 

Senior Center staff in 2017. She 
assumed management of thePasadena Senior Games and 
has been active on the board 
of the California Senior Games 
Association for four years.

“I am not an athlete myselfand hadn’t participated in 
sports since I was a kid,” saidLaskey. “The camaraderie,
focus, generosity, talent andgrit shown by Pasadena SeniorGames athletes was instantlyapparent to me, and I havebeen a strong and enthusiasticsupporter ever since.”

Laskey has been involved withnonprofits as an employee,
board member and volunteer 
all her adult life. She earned 
her bachelor’s degree in 
theater from the University ofCalifornia, Santa Barbara withan emphasis on directing andran a summer theater in Culver 
City in the 1990s. Before beinghired by the Pasadena SeniorCenter, she managed the 
Los Angeles Conservancy’saward-winning Walking Tour 
programs. She also is active inthe vintage dance community.

The Pasadena Senior Games,
with competitive athletic 
events held in Los Angeles,
Ventura and San Diegocounties, was founded in 1994by the late Cynthia Rosedale 
who was director of events and 
volunteers at the center. 

For more information about 
the National Senior Games 
Association, visit:
For more information about 
the Pasadena Senior Games,
visit: pasadenaseniorcenter.orgor call 626-795-4331. 

associated with meaningful 
experiences. In the second 
phase, a teen editorial board 
will create digital and print 
maps that plot the submitted 
locations and integrate the 
accompanying documentation. 
Project Director Isabelle Briggs 
says, “I hope the public will 
use these maps in exploring a 
new emotional and memorial 
geography, and I hope they 
serve as a reminder that our 
inhabited landscapes share rich 
overlapping meanings.” The 
project will officially begin in 
August 2021 and run through 
into 2022. Teens interested in 
participating in any phase of 
the project are encouraged to 
reach out the Project Director 
or any member of the Altadena 
Library District. 

 “These projects will bring the 
complexity and diversity of 
California to light in new ways 
that will engage Californians 
from every part of our state, 
and, will help us all understand 
each other better,” said Julie Fry, 
President & CEO of California 

A complete list of all 
Humanities For All Quick 
Grants can be found at: calhum.