Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, September 18, 2021

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, September 18, 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 awnings, and lighting to 
spaces, public art, and a improve comfort, safety, and 
continuous tree canopy; the overall experience of 
leveraging access to the north Lincoln Avenue; and 

Arroyo Seco and visitors • An eclectic variety of 
to the Rose Bowl; and 

residential, commercial, 

encouraging multi-modal office, and incubator 
connectivity including shared spaces for south 

walking, biking, and transit Lincoln Avenue; related by 
along an enhanced public common building heights 
realm throughout Lincoln and landscaped setbacks; 

new vertical mixed-use on 

• A main street providing the west side with housing, 
local amenities and small smaller spaces for retail 
business opportunities and commercial services; 

within walking distance of and creation of a hub for 
residential neighborhoods research and development/ 
and the PUSD community; commercial flex uses on 

a pedestrian-focused the east side, building off of 
commercial core that builds existing uses providing jobs 

upon, rather than replaces, to local residents. 
the existing character of Monday’s votes would 
historic storefronts and adopt then Environmental 
local businesses; as well Impact Report and approve 
as increased ground floor the General Plan Map and 

transparency, shading, Text Amendments, Specific 

through both trees and Plan Amendment, and 

Pasadena SymphonyMoonlight Sonata Gala 

Join the Pasadena Symphony exclusive performance befitting 
Association for an evening of this enchanted night of music 
celebration and reconnection and community. 
on Saturday, September 25, The event will honor two 
2021 as they host their annual longtime Pasadena Symphony 
Moonlight Sonata Gala, back Association supporters as 
live and-in person surrounded outstanding luminaries -
by the beauty of Pasadena City Community Luminary Robert 
Hall. The festivities will kick Michero and Artistic Luminary 
off with an elegant courtyard Polly Sweeney. Michero will 
reception, followed by a luxe be recognized for his longtime 
dinner, auction and program Board service to the Pasadena 
filled with music and dancing Symphony Association and his 
under a starry sky in Centennial charitable contributions to the 
Square. Pasadena community. Polly 

 Music from the Pasadena Sweeney will be honored for her 
Youth Symphony Orchestras contributions to the orchestral 
will usher guests into community of Los Angeles, and 
Centennial Square with a visionary work for the Pasadena 
warm welcome, and iconic Los Symphony and POPS. 
Angeles meteorologist Dallas Tickets to the Moonlight 
Raines and his wife Dannie Sonata Gala are limited. 
will host the evening’s program Individual tickets start at $275 
as guests enjoy a sumptuous and may be purchased by 
dinner courtesy of Parkway visiting PasadenaSymphony-
Grill. To top off the elegant or by contacting Zoë 
affair, legendary jazz musician Jones, Development Associate 
Patti Austin will perform an at zjones@PasadenaSymphonyintimate 
set of standards in an or 626.793.7172 x27. 

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:
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. 

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 

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. 

Power line Tree Trimmingto begin in San Marino

 City officials announced Avenue between Huntington 
that Southern California Drive and Monterey Road, Los 
Edison (SCE) annual power Flores Avenue and Buena Vista 
line clearance tree pruning Street. 
program in San Marino will be According to officials, SCE 
performed starting at the end contractors sometimes clear 
of September through October. power lines in excess of 10 feet 
SCE will notify residents to meet clearance requirements 
several days in advance if they set by the California Public 
are planning to prune their Utilities Commission (CPUC). 
trees they said. Very few tree species grow 

 According to a statement, fast enough to require that 
parts of San Marino that will much clearance they said. 
be affected are Areas 67 to SCE contractors do not prune 
72 on the following streets: or shape the entire tree. SCE 
Lombardy Road between contracts out the pruning with 
Santa Anita Avenue and San Utility Tree Service. Every year, 
Gabriel Boulevard, Santa Anita City staff receives calls from 
Avenue between Winston and residents who are unhappy 
California avenues, Robles with the pruning that SCE 
Avenue between Santa Anita contractors have done on their 
and Sierra Madre avenues, trees. Some residents prefer 
Kenilworth Drive, Sierra Madre to have their trees pruned by 
Avenue, California Avenue a tree-care company of their 
between Allen and Sierra Madre own choosing in order to meet 
avenues, Oak Knoll Avenue CPUC requirements. Those 
between Huntington Drive who prefer to have their trees 
and Monterey Road, Old Mill pruned by their own contractor 
Road between Los Robles and can call SCE’s Vegetation 
El Molino avenues, El Molino Inspector Gerry Avila at (626) 
Avenue between Old Mill Road 260-0630 or Luis Perez at (805) 
and Wilson Avenue, Wilson 393-0104 for information on 
Avenue between Granada and SCE requirements. For more 
Los Robles avenues, Garfield information, visit: 

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