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Watering days will The 

Pasadena City

depend on even or 


odd numbered street unanimouslyaddresses. approve d 
a proposal 
last week to implement the Level 2 
Water Supply Shortage Plan under the 
Pasadena Municipal Code and to establish 
a voluntary water reduction target of 
15 percent which aligns with the state’s 
reduction goal. 
According to a statement, as part of 
the Pasadena Municipal Code, the Level 
2 Water Supply Shortage Plan restricts 
outdoor watering to two days per week 
from April to October and one day per 
week from November to March. 
To balance the water demand on the city’s 
water system and to prevent all properties 
from watering on the same days, the 
following alternating watering schedule 
was approved: 
Even-numbered street addresses are 
limited to watering only on Mondays and 
Thursdays with Odd-numbered street 
addresses limited to watering only on 
Tuesdays and FridaysAs the water supply situation throughout 
the state of California continues to worsen, 
with less rain forecasted and water sources 
dwindling, Pasadena is poised to take the 
necessary steps to preserve its limited 
water supplies to meet the community’s 
drinking water needs. 
“We are not looking for lawns to go 
brown. Often, over watering occurs when 
the homeowner does not realize they had 

a broken sprinkler head or the duration 
of their watering is too long. We are 
hoping to educate customers that outdoor 
water use makes up more the majority 
of an average household’s water use. A 
good amount of water can be saved by 
replacing leaks, using efficient sprinkler 
heads, or installing drip irrigation,” said 
City Manager Steve Mermell. “Having 
our own water and power utility helps 
us to understand community needs. The 
City recently introduced the Water Savers 
Team, which consists of water conservation 
specialists who visit locations throughout 
town where there have been reports of 
water waste and help evaluate households 
on how they can improve their outdoor 
watering situation,” Mermell added. In the 
past three months, the PWP Water Savers 
have reached more than 3,000 customers.

 In addition to educating customers, 
Pasadena Water and Power (PWP)
has plans to collaborate with its largest 
commercial water irrigation customer to 
determine if an efficient water use plan 
can be established to help meet the city’s 
water conservation target.

Approximately 60 percent of Pasadena’s 
water comes from imported water sources 
supplied by the Metropolitan Water 
District—which they also declare a Water 
Supply Alert. The move to “alert” status is 
a call for the region to safeguard storage 
reserves and for water agencies to do their 
part to reduce water use.

 For more information and additional 
water saving tips, visit


 Pasadena Symphony announces its 94th season with an exhilarating schedule of 
seven concerts, running October 16, 2021 through April 30, 2022. Alongside a stellar 
program of celebrated classical works and guest artists, the symphony introduces seven 
conductors who will serve as Artistic Partners, each bringing a new and diverse voice 
to the podium and the Pasadena community. The annual Composers Showcase for the 
2021-22 season will feature works by both emerging and established contemporary 
composers at each concert, including one world premiere by Brett Banducci. Music 
Director David Lockington will be on a leave of absence for the season. All concerts 
take place at Pasadena’s Ambassador Auditorium with both matinee and evening 
performances at 2pm and 8pm. The season also includes the annually sold-out 
Holiday Candlelight Concert on Saturday, December 18, 2021 with both 4pm and 7pm 
performances at All Saints Church.

 “We are excited to finally bring our full orchestra back to work indoors this October 
to our home at the acoustically exquisite Ambassador Auditorium,” says Lora Unger,
CEO adding “we’ll be welcoming the community back to indoor concerts safely, 
ensuring all are vaccinated both in the audience and on stage. This season’s lineup of 
conductors, guest artists and featured composers represents a diversely powerful voice 
of the future of classical music and we’re honored to bring the joy of live music back to 
the concert hall where it belongs.” 

Conductor Joseph Young and violinist Randall Goosby kick off the 2021/22 season on 
October 16 with Beethoven Symphony No. 7 and Brahms Violin Concerto, and Anna 
Rakitina leads the orchestra on November 13th with Dvorák’s Symphony No. 9 “New 
World” alongside Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with pianist Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner. 
Conductor Jenny Wong will ring in the holidays with the orchestra at its annual HolidayCandlelight Concert on December 18. Performance specialist Nicholas McGegan 
returns to lead the orchestra’s annual Baroque concert on January 22 with Vivaldi’s 
Gloria and Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5; Lidiya Yankovskaya and virtuoso 
violinist Chee-Yun bring Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto and Romeo and Juliet to the 
stage on February 12; Brett Mitchell and pianist Aldo López-Gavilán perform Greig’s 
Piano Concerto and Mozart Symphony No. 40 on March 19; and Keitaro Harada and 
Valentina Lisitsa close the season on April 30 with Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3 and 
Beethoven Symphony No. 5.

 Fostering the future of classical music is integral to the Pasadena Symphony’s mission 
and the 2021-22 season will usher in the second annual Composers Showcase, featuring 
the best and brightest contemporary composers on each symphony concert. Jessie 
Montgomery’s Banner opens the season on October 16, with Nkeiru Okoye’s Voices 
Shouting Out on November 13, Gabriella Smith’s Brandenburg Interstices on January22, Gabriela Franks’ Elegia Andina on February 12, Adam Shoenberg’s Finding Rothko 
on March 19 and on April 30, the orchestra will perform the world premiere of In 
Nomine by Brett Banducci.

 Audiences can enjoy a drink or a bite in the lively outdoor Symphony Lounge, yet 
another addition to the carefree and elegant concert experience the Pasadena Symphony 
offers. A posh setting at Ambassador Auditorium’s beautiful outdoor plaza, the Lounge 
offers uniquely prepared menus for both lunch and dinner and a full service bar before 
the concert and during intermission.

 All Symphony series concerts take place at Ambassador Auditorium, 131 S. St. John 
Avenue, with performances at 2pm and 8pm. Tickets starting at $35 purchased online 
at or by calling (626) 793-7172. 


For the period of Sunday, August 15th through Saturday, August 21st, the Police Department 
responded to 1,117 calls for service, of which 124 required formal investigations. The followingis a summary report of some of the major incidents handled by the Department during this 

Sunday, August 15:

1. At 8:43 a.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 00 block of West Las Flores 
Avenue regarding a burglary report. While the residents were away, unknown suspect(s) 
entered the home between July 31st and August 7th by breaking a window. The loss is 
2. At 9:18 p.m., officers responded to the 900 block of Coronado Drive regarding an 
assault with a deadly weapon that had just occurred. An investigation revealed an adult son 
stabbed his elderly mother in the chest over a family dispute. The victim was transported 
to Huntington Memorial Hospital for treatment and the suspect, a 48-year-old male from 
Arcadia, was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 
3. At 11:42 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 2500 block of Lee Avenue 
regarding a battery report. The officer investigated a verbal dispute between a husband and 
wife, which resulted in a minor physical altercation. The husband, a 44-year-old male from 
Arcadia, was determined to be the primary aggressor and was therefore arrested and transported 
to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 
Monday, August 16:

4. At 10:53 a.m., officers responded to A&K Construction, located at 41 East Duarte 
Road, regarding a burglary investigation. Sometime between August 15th at 12:00 p.m. and 
August 16th at 10:45 a.m., unidentified suspect(s) forced entry into the business, they stole 
computers, power tools, and pointed the surveillance cameras towards the ceiling.
5. At 9:55 p.m., an officer responded to the intersection of First Avenue and Santa Clara 
Street regarding a vandalism report. The victim discovered someone shattered the windshield 
to his Toyota Corolla sometime between 8:00 p.m. and 9:52 p.m. on August 16th. It 
does not appear that the suspect entered the vehicle or stole any of the victim’s property. 
Tuesday, August 17:

6. At 8:06 a.m., an officer responded to Avis Rent A Car, located at 112 North First 
Avenue, regarding an embezzlement report. The officer determined the suspect rented a 
car and failed to return it. The company made multiple attempts at locating the vehicle and 
contacting the suspect, but the 28-year-old female from Arcadia failed to respond or return 
the vehicle. The suspect is outstanding as of August 24th.
7. At 10:09 a.m., an officer responded to Big Lots, located at 610 Las Tunas Drive, regarding 
a robbery report. Surveillance footage revealed that while the suspect attempted to 
flee the location with stolen property, the Hispanic female struck a store employee with a 
piece of luggage and fled eastbound on Las Tunas Drive. The suspect is described as an adult 
female with long red hair, and seen wearing a red bandana, a black tank top, and black pants. 
8. At 11:58 a.m., officers were patrolling the wash area located near Santa Clara Street 
and Second Avenue when they located a trespassing subject. The suspect, a 36-year-old local 
male transient, had been given multiple warnings and opportunities to relocate but failed to 
do so. The suspect was cited and released in the field. 
9. At 9:56 p.m., an officer responded to 400 South Baldwin Avenue regarding a stolen 
vehicle report. The victim stated he lost his keys in the mall and, upon returning to his 2005 
Infiniti FX35, he discovered it had been stolen from the parking lot. The vehicle was located 
in Rancho Cucamonga later that evening and was returned to the owner. 
Wednesday, August 18:

10. At 6:06 a.m., officers responded to Western Rooter, located at 136 East Santa Clara 
Street, regarding a vehicle burglary report. Surveillance footage captured a suspect pry open 
an exterior storage compartment of a company vehicle with an unknown tool and fled with a 
pipe wrench and work boots. The suspect is described as a 25 to 30-year-old Hispanic male, 
approximately 5’5”, 180 pounds, and seen wearing dark-colored clothing. 
11. At 6:39 a.m., an officer responded to the 100 block of El Dorado Street regarding a 
grand theft report. Surveillance footage revealed a suspect entered the victim’s unlocked 
vehicle and fled with wireless “ear buds”. The suspect is described as a male wearing a black 
clothing with a white mask, glasses, carrying a backpack, and a skateboard. 
Thursday, August 19:

12. At 8:01 a.m., an officer responded to Eagle Nails, located at 529 East Live Oak Avenue, 
regarding a commercial burglary report. Surveillance footage captured the suspect 
smash the front glass door before entering the business and stealing miscellaneous nail salon 
items. The suspect is described as a black or Hispanic male with dreadlocks, wearing a t-
shirt, shorts, white socks, and dark-colored tennis shoes. 
Friday, August 20:

13. At 9:06 a.m., an officer responded to the 200 block of West Longden Avenue regarding 
a mail theft report. The victim discovered someone had forced open her mailbox and the 
suspect may have stolen her mail. 
14. At 10:14 p.m., an officer responded to the 500 block of San Luis Rey Road regarding 
a woman laying in the street. Upon contacting the female, the officer detected a strong odor 
of alcohol emitting from her breath and body. The suspect, a 35-year-old female from San 
Jose, was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 
Now, more than ever, many are struggling to 
pay their bills and stay in their homes. The 
Homelessness Prevention and Diversion 
program aims to help individuals and 
families make ends meet, keep a roof over 
their heads, and maintain essential services. 
Short term rental assistance 
Paying housing application fees 
Paying security deposits 
Paying utility bills 
Moving costs 
Food assistance 
and more 
This program is only available for Arcadia residents. 
For more information, please contact Erik Deurmeier 
at 626.734.3971 or 
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