Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, September 11, 2021

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, September 11, 2021 

in Rash of 
‘Hot Prowl’ 

 Pasadena police arrested 
a teen suspect last week 
in connection to a eight 
residential burglaries and 
around a dozen thefts from 
vehicles, all in the Washington 
Park neighborhood.

 According to police, on 
September 2, after officers 
received calls on two home 
invasions, they found a 
suspicious teenager hiding 
on a porch close to the recent 

 After investigators found 
clothing that matched what 
was worn by the burglar, a 
stolen gun along with items 
reported stolen, officers 
arrested the teen who’s name 
is being withheld due to age. 

 Police said the suspect 
entered unlocked doors 
while, residents were home 
(hot prowl), and then would 
seal purses, wallets and keys 
to cars. The suspect would 
also rummage through and 
steal valuables from other 
unlocked vehicles in the same 
area according to police.

 All of the thefts took place 
between Aug. 29 and Sept. 2. 
No one was injured during 
the burglaries according to 

 The teen, from Nevada, has 
family in Pasadena although 
it was not known if the teen 
was visiting or staying with 

 On Tuesday, the Los Angeles 
County District Attorney’s 
Office filed charges including 
illegal possession of a firearm 
and four counts of burglary.

Anyone with information 
is asked to call the Pasadena 

Police at 626-744-4501. Or 

anonymously though Crime 
Stoppers at 800-222-8477. 

Public LibraryAuthors & their 
Journeys Series 

Alex Espinoza: StillWater Saints

 Still Water Saints 
chronicles a momentous 
year in the life of Agua 
Mansa, a largely Latino 
town beyond the fringes of 
Los Angeles and home to 
the Botánica Oshún, where 
people come seeking 
charms, herbs, and candles. 
Above all, they seek the 
guidance of Perla Portillo, 
the shop’s owner. Perla has 
served the community for 
years, arming her clients 
with the tools to overcome 
all manner of crises, large 
and small.

 Alex Espinoza is the Tomás 
Rivera Endowed Chair of 
Creative Writing at the 
University of California 
Riverside. Born in Tijuana, 
Mexico, and raised in 
the San Gabriel Valley, 
he graduated from UCR 
in 2001 with a bachelor’s 
degree in creative writing. 
His newest book, Cruising: 
An Intimate History of 
a Radical Pastime, was 
published in June 2019. To 
attend Still Water Saints 
sign up here. 
Wednesday, Sept. 15 

• 5 p.m. • Zoom Visit:
PasadenaPublicLibrary.netfor more information. 
City to Finalize Lincoln Ave. Specific Plan 

The city council is set 
Monday afternoon to vote 
on adopting a resolution 
approving the recommended 
Lincoln Avenue Specific Plan 
that would radically enhance 
Lincoln Ave. near the Rose 
Bowl Stadium.

 According to the city staff 
report, The specific plan area 
is located a half-mile east of 
the Arroyo Seco in north 
Pasadena and generally 
consists of properties 
fronting Lincoln Avenue 
between Forest Avenue on 
the south and the northern 
City boundary, just north of 
Montana Street.

 If approved, the 
recommended Lincoln 
Avenue Specific Plan ( LASP) 
vision includes: 

• A horizontal and 
vertical mix of uses 
unified by complementary 
development standards; 
dotted with modest 
community gathering 
spaces, public art, and a 
continuous tree canopy; 
leveraging access to the 
Arroyo Seco and visitors 
to the Rose Bowl; and 
encouraging multi-modal 
connectivity including 
walking, biking, and transit 
along an enhanced public 
realm throughout Lincoln 
• A main street providing 
local amenities and small 
business opportunities 
within walking distance of 
residential neighborhoods 
and the PUSD community; 
a pedestrian-focused 
commercial core that builds 
upon, rather than replaces, 
the existing character of 
historic storefronts and 
local businesses; as well 
as increased ground floor 
transparency, shading, 
through both trees and 
awnings, and lighting to 
improve comfort, safety, and 
the overall experience of 
north Lincoln Avenue; and

• An eclectic variety of 
residential, commercial, 
office, and incubator 
shared spaces for south 
Lincoln Avenue; related by 
common building heights 
and landscaped setbacks; 
new vertical mixed-use on 
the west side with housing, 
smaller spaces for retail 
and commercial services; 
and creation of a hub for 
research and development/ 
commercial flex uses on 
the east side, building off of 
existing uses providing jobs 
to local residents. 
Monday’s votes would 
adopt then Environmental 
Impact Report and approve 
the General Plan Map and 
Text Amendments, Specific 
Plan Amendment, and 

Pasadena SymphonyMoonlight Sonata Gala 

Join the Pasadena Symphony 
Association for an evening of 
celebration and reconnection 
on Saturday, September 25, 
2021 as they host their annual 
Moonlight Sonata Gala, back 
live and-in person surrounded 
by the beauty of Pasadena City 
Hall. The festivities will kick 
off with an elegant courtyard 
reception, followed by a luxe 
dinner, auction and program 
filled with music and dancing 
under a starry sky in Centennial 

 Music from the Pasadena 
Youth Symphony Orchestras 
will usher guests into 
Centennial Square with a 
warm welcome, and iconic Los 
Angeles meteorologist Dallas 
Raines and his wife Dannie 
will host the evening’s program 
as guests enjoy a sumptuous 
dinner courtesy of Parkway 
Grill. To top off the elegant 
affair, legendary jazz musician 
Patti Austin will perform an 
intimate set of standards in an 

exclusive performance befitting 
this enchanted night of music 
and community.

 The event will honor two 
longtime Pasadena Symphony 
Association supporters as 
outstanding luminaries -
Community Luminary Robert 
Michero and Artistic Luminary 
Polly Sweeney. Michero will 
be recognized for his longtime 
Board service to the Pasadena 
Symphony Association and his 
charitable contributions to the 
Pasadena community. Polly 
Sweeney will be honored for her 
contributions to the orchestral 
community of Los Angeles, and 
visionary work for the Pasadena 
Symphony and POPS.

Tickets to the Moonlight 
Sonata Gala are limited. 
Individual tickets start at $275 
and may be purchased by 
visiting PasadenaSymphonyPops.
org or by contacting Zoë 
Jones, Development Associate 
at zjones@PasadenaSymphonyPops.
org or 626.793.7172 x27. 

We Shall 
Never Forget ARemembrance 
& Tribute

 To commemorate the 
twentieth anniversary of 
September 11, the San Marino 
Fire and Police Departments, 
along with the Verdugo Fire 
Communications Center 
hosted a brief ceremony, in 
front of San Marino Fire 
Station 91, in honor of all 
those who lost their lives that 

 “Twenty years ago America 
suffered a devastating 
tragedy in which nearly 3,000 
innocent Americans were 
killed at the World Trade 
Center, at the Pentagon, and 
at Shanksville, Pennsylvania,” 
officials said. “During those 
attacks, 411 emergency 
workers in New York City 
who responded to the World 
Trade Center died. This 
included: 343 firefighters 
of the New York City Fire 
Department, 37 police 
officers of the Port Authority 
of New York and New Jersey 
Police Department, 23 police 
officers of the New York 
City Police Department 
and 8 emergency medical 
technicians and paramedics 
from private emergency 
medical services.”

 The annual remembrance 
ceremony was observed 
simultaneously by all 44 fire 
stations within the Verdugo 
dispatch system, including 
all station in Pasadena and 
Sierra Madre among others. 
The tribute began at 6:45 a.m. 
and concluded at 7:00 a.m. 

Zoning Code Map and Text 
Amendments for the project. 

 In 2018, the City initiated 
the “Our Pasadena -Putting 
the Plan in Motion” program 
to review and update 
Pasadena’s specific plans 
and implement the General 
Plan Land Use Element. 
The update to the LASP is 
the first of eight plans to be 
presented for consideration 
to the City Council. 

 The council meets at 4:30 

p.m. both in the CouncilChamber, Pasadena City Hall, 
and by videoconference/
teleconference. Duringthe meeting, members ofthe public may provide 
live public comment bysubmitting a speaker cardprior to the start of public 
comment on that item, at:
Selection Process Beginsfor the 2022 Royal Court 

2020 Royal Court 

Rose queen and court 
hopefuls lined up outside the 
Tournament of Roses house this 
morning as the initial interview 
sessions, for the seven member 
court, began starting at 10 a.m. 

 The 2022 Royal Court 
members will each receive a 
$7,500 educational scholarship 
and serve as ambassadors of 
the Tournament of Roses, the 
Pasadena community and the 
greater Los Angeles area.

 All those who applied will 
participate in one of the 
initial interview sessions at 
Tournament House today 
and Monday. Participants 
are selected based upon a 
combination of qualities, 
including public speaking 
ability, youth leadership, 
academic achievement, 
and community and school 

 Royal Court members 
experience countless 
benefits; becoming part of 
an organization dedicated 
to hands-on volunteerism, 
discovering opportunities 
to connect with and give 
back to the local community, 
developing public speaking 
skills, and growing self-
confidence. The Rose Queen 

Power line Tree Trimmingto begin in San Marino 

 City officials announced 
that Southern California 
Edison (SCE) annual power 
line clearance tree pruning 
program in San Marino will be 
performed starting at the end 
of September through October. 
SCE will notify residents 
several days in advance if they 
are planning to prune their 
trees they said.

 According to a statement, 
parts of San Marino that will 
be affected are Areas 67 to 
72 on the following streets: 
Lombardy Road between 
Santa Anita Avenue and San 
Gabriel Boulevard, Santa Anita 
Avenue between Winston and 
California avenues, Robles 
Avenue between Santa Anita 
and Sierra Madre avenues, 
Kenilworth Drive, Sierra Madre 
Avenue, California Avenue 
between Allen and Sierra Madre 
avenues, Oak Knoll Avenue 
between Huntington Drive 
and Monterey Road, Old Mill 
Road between Los Robles and 
El Molino avenues, El Molino 
Avenue between Old Mill Road 
and Wilson Avenue, Wilson 
Avenue between Granada and 
Los Robles avenues, Garfield 

and Royal Court are iconic 
traditions, steeped in the 
Pasadena Tournament of Roses’ 
history and will continue as a 
treasured legacy. 

 All individuals who participate 
in the initial interview sessions 
receive two tickets to attend the 
Royal Ball, a semi-formal dance 
hosted by the Tournament of 

 Those who are selected for the 
Royal Court, are required to be 
fully vaccinated and provide 
proof of vaccination during the 
application process.

 Royal Court Finalists will 
be announced September 
28 with the formal Royal 
Court Announcement 
October 5. The 2022 Rose 
Queen Announcement and 
Coronation Ceremony is for 
October 26 at 6 p.m. in front of 
the Tournament House. 

 Royal Court requirements and 
additional information can be 
found at: tournamentofroses. 

 The 2022 Royal Court will 
ride down Colorado Blvd. on 
the Royal Court float in the 
133rd Rose Parade and attend 
the 108th Rose Bowl Game, 
both to happen on Saturday, 
January 1. 

Avenue between Huntington 
Drive and Monterey Road, Los 
Flores Avenue and Buena Vista 

 According to officials, SCE 
contractors sometimes clear 
power lines in excess of 10 feet 
to meet clearance requirements 
set by the California Public 
Utilities Commission (CPUC). 
Very few tree species grow 
fast enough to require that 
much clearance they said. 
SCE contractors do not prune 
or shape the entire tree. SCE 
contracts out the pruning with 
Utility Tree Service. Every year, 
City staff receives calls from 
residents who are unhappy 
with the pruning that SCE 
contractors have done on their 
trees. Some residents prefer 
to have their trees pruned by 
a tree-care company of their 
own choosing in order to meet 
CPUC requirements. Those 
who prefer to have their trees 
pruned by their own contractor 
can call SCE’s Vegetation 
Inspector Gerry Avila at (626) 
260-0630 or Luis Perez at (805)
393-0104 for information on 
SCE requirements. For moreinformation, visit: 

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