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PASADENA CRIME BLOTTER South Pas Creative Writing In-Person Storytimes ReturnsProse Workshop for Teens to South Pasadena Library

The critical events, Aug. 7 August 8, 2021 at 8:42pm: 
to Aug. 15, detailed below Pasadena Officers conducted South Pasadena library staff in the Children’s Room is 
are merely a snapshot of a traffic stop on a vehicle announced Thursday their mandatory and capacity is 
the calls received to the for vehicle code violations plans to offer outdoor in-person limited. 
Storytimes this fall, weather For more information about

Police Communications in the area of Montana St. 

permitting, between September other upcoming free library

Center every day. Your and Navarro Ave. Officers 

21 and November 20. Join the children’s programs, visit:

police department strives to discovered the driver was 

children’s librarians near the

better serve the Pasadena on active parole, and the 

picnic table patio on the Oxley or call Children’s Services at community. Under Police passenger a convicted felon. Street side of Library Park for (626) 403-7358. The LibraryChief John Perez, the Both driver and passenger age appropriate stories, finger is open Mondays through 
principles of the “Pasadena were detained. A search plays, flannel boards, and songs Thursdays, 1:00–7:00 p.m. 
Way” will forever have of the vehicle revealed a presented on the following and Fridays and Saturdays, 
a lasting impact on all loaded firearm in the trunk schedule: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. To 

employees who serve in the of the vehicle. The firearm Preschool Storytimes for 3 to be notified about library 
organization, as we continue was an unregistered (Ghost Teens in grades 9-12 are COVID-19 at large events. 5 year-olds - Tuesdays from programs and services, sign 

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. up to receive informational
to police with compassion gun) with an extended invited to participate in Individuals are encouraged 

Toddler Storytimes for 1 to emails from the library at

and best intentions. magazine. The driver and a creative writing prose not to attend if they are 

3 year-olds - Thursdays from

August 7, 2021 at 1:33am: passenger were arrested and workshop with South not vaccinated, and anyone 

10:30 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. librarynews.Pasadena Officers responded transported to the PPD jail Pasadena’s Poet Laureate, experiencing the symptoms Family Storytimes for all ages The South Pasadena Public 
to the 600 block of Mar Vista for booking. Ron Koertge on October of COVID-19 should not - Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. – Library is operating in 
Ave. regarding a call of shots August 10, 2021 at 4:14pm: 20. The program is being attend. Refreshments will 11:00 a.m. compliance with the current 
fired in the area. Officers Pasadena Officers responded presented by South not be served. Guests should Attendees will be seated on the County of Los Angeles 
arrived on scene and saw to the area of Lake Ave. and Pasadena Public Library’s sanitize hands frequently grass and should plan to bring a Department of Public Health 
evidence of a shooting in an Belvidere St. regarding a Teen Advisory Board and stay with members of blanket to sit on, sunscreen, bug Order, issued August 23, 2021. 
apartment complex located disturbance involving a (TAB) and is sponsored by their own households as spray, and water. All attendees All persons, except children 
two years or older are asked under 2, must cover their

along the 600 block of N. bus driver and a combative the Friends of the South much as possible. 

to wear masks and stay and sit nose and mouth at all times

Mar Vista Ave. No victims person attempting to enter Pasadena Public Library. Upon request made no 

with the members of their own when inside the facility and 

were injured. the bus. Initially, the bus The workshop will be held later than four (4) business 

household. After Storytime, are encouraged to sanitize

August 7, 2021 at 1:09pm: driver refused to allow from 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. days before the event, 

visit the Children’s Room to hands frequently. Anyone

Pasadena Officers responded entry to the subject, but in the Library Community the City will provide a browse and borrow materials. experiencing the symptoms of 
to the call of a robbery did moments later. Once Room at 1115 El Centro reasonable accommodation Because the safety of young COVID-19 should not attend 
at a bus bench in the 800 on the bus, the suspect Street, South Pasadena, CA, for a qualified person with unvaccinated visitors is a high library events or enter the 
block of N. Lake Ave. The continued to be combative 91030. Pre-registration for disability to have equal priority, physical distancing library building. 
victim was approached by and assaulted the driver. The the program is required access to the event. Please call 
the suspect, who asked to suspect exited the bus and and can be found at the (626) 403-7312 or fill out the Governor Signs Portantino’splay the victim’s guitar. The fled before officers’ arrival. Library’s Eventbrite page at City’s request form available 
victim refused to allow the August 14, 2021 at at: Gun Hunting License Bill 
suspect to take the musical 1:15am: Pasadena Officers register. For questions or and email the form to qualifies as an unarmed 
instrument, at which time responded to the area of more information about the Human Resources at HR@ Governor Gavin Newsom, last civilian to prompt independent 

the suspect displayed a Del Mar Bl. and Oak Knoll workshop, please contact week, signed Senate Bill 715, a investigations of officer 
firearm in his waistband and Ave. regarding a call of shots TAB Librarian, Anne The South Pasadena measure authored by Senator involved shootings by the 
told the victim he was going fired. The caller stated that Armacost, at aarmacost@ Public Library is located at Anthony Portantino which Attorney General’s Office. The 

enacts important gun purchase measure would authorize the

to take it. The suspect took a group of individuals were or at 1100 Oxley Street in South 

safeguards and expands state prosecutor to investigate

the loss and fled. Officers did arguing next to a vehicle (626) 403-7358. Pasadena. Information about 

independent review of tragic and gather facts in an incident 

not locate the suspect. where the shots were heard. The event will be held in current Library Abridged 

police shootings. involving a shooting by a

August 7, 2021 at 6:19pm: Officers arrived on scene the Library Community service is available on the “This has been a two year peace officer that in

resultsPasadena Police Officers and located the group and Room in compliance with Library at: southpasadenaca. effort and hopefully this can the death of a civilian if there 
conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle. Evidence of a the current County of gov/libraryabridged. The help victimized families have a is a reasonable dispute as 
an illegally parked vehicle shooting was located in Los Angeles Department South Pasadena Public moment of healing. I strongly to whether that civilian was 
in the area of Fair Oaks Ave. the middle of the street in of Public Health Order, Library is open on Mondays believe that if the provisions of armed. Existing law, AB 1506, 
and Peoria St. The driver was addition to a firearm located issued August 23, 2021. All through Thursdays 1:00 in this bill were in effect in 2019, authorizes the state prosecutor 
in possession of narcotics in plain view underneath persons, except for children p.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Fridays and the tragedy that took place in the to investigate only an officer 

Poway synagogue would have involved shooting of an

and cooperated with the the vehicle in question. The under 2, must cover their Saturdays 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 

been prevented,” commented unarmed civilian.

officer’s request to exit the suspect(s) responsible for nose and mouth at all times p.m. To be notified about 

Senator Portantino. “Recently, Last year, a Pasadena Police 

vehicle. During their contact the shooting were arrested when inside the facility. The service changes, sign up to 

the Pasadena community came Department officer fatally

with the vehicle’s occupants, and transported to Pasadena Library is also observing the receive informational emails to and shot

together commemorate tragically civilianit was learned the passenger City Jail. No victims were best practices recommended from the librar at: the one year since Anthony Anthony McClain. It is beingpossessed a firearm. Officers injured. by the County to lower McClain’s death and SB 715 disputed whether Mr. McClain 
safely recovered the firearm August 14, 2021 at 10:52pm: the risk of the spread of librarynews. will also address the need was armed and therefore the 
and the passenger was Pasadena Officers were on for the type of independent incident was not eligible for a 
arrested for the weapons routine patrol in the area of Workers to Be Protected from investigation in similar DOJ investigation. Under SB 

incidents. I thank the Governor 715, incidents such as this tragic

violation as well as an Hammond St. and Lincoln 
outstanding warrant. Ave. when they conducted a Heat Stress Under New Rules for signing this important shooting would be eligible for 

public safety measure into law.” the same review included in AB

August 8, 2021 at 2:35am: traffic stop for vehicle code Establish a Heat Work 

SB 715 addresses concerns 1506. Assemblymember Kevin

Pasadena Officers responded violations. Officers contacted Department of Labor Group within the National 

related to the tragic synagogue McCarty (D –Sacramento)to the 1100 block of S. the driver, who exhibited initiative modeled after Advisory Board on Labor shooting in Poway. Under authored AB 1506 and is a co-

Pasadena Ave. regarding signs of alcohol impairment. Rep. Judy Chu legislation “The threat of climate change current law, when transferring author of SB 715. 
an individual who was The investigation revealed has created new dangers or purchasing a firearm with During his time in the 
breaking windows of the the driver was under the The Department of Labor for workers everywhere, a hunting license there is no Assembly, the Senator 
residence while armed with influence of alcohol and was announced Monday a from farms to warehouses verification process during successfully banned the open 
a knife. Officers arrived on subsequently arrested for new initiative to protect to delivery trucks, all of the 10-day background check carry of handguns and rifles in 
scene, contacted the suspect DUI. A firearm was located process to ensure the validity California and as Senator, he

workers from the risk of which have seen workers 

of the license. The bill closes raised the general gun purchase

in front of the location, and inside of the vehicle. heat stress. Due to climate injured or worse because 

the loophole that led to the age in California to 21. In

quickly detained him. Upon August 15, 2021 at 9:10pm: change, more workers, both of a lack of basic heat stress 

synagogue shooting that left 2019, Governor Newsom also

further investigation, it was Pasadena Officers responded indoors and outdoors, are protections,” said Rep. Chu. 

one person dead, where the signed Senator Portantino’sdetermined that the suspect to the 1200 block of Summit subject to dangerously high “This is not just in hot places perpetrator of the shooting was SB 172. The bill enacted a 
was attending a family party Ave. regarding a verbal temperatures, including in like Southern California. able to purchase a rifle, despite slate of significant provisions 
when he became combative dispute between a male and parts of the country where More and more parts of the being under 21 and not having related to firearms storage by 
and family members forcibly female. Initial information heat stress has not typically country are experiencing a valid hunting license. The broadening criminal storage 
removed him from the party. provided to Pasadena been a problem and therefore record high temperatures validity of the hunting license crimes, adding criminal storage 
August 8, 2021 at 4:59pm: Dispatch was that the male not something many that threaten worker safety. used to facilitate the purchase offenses to those offenses that 
was not verified because can trigger a 10-year firearm

Pasadena Officers responded possibly had a BB gun. employers are prepared for. But we can help. Saving a 

existing law did not require ban, and creating an exemption

to the 1700 block of El Sereno Officers arrived on scene As a result, hundreds have worker’s life can be as simple 

such verification during the 10-to firearm loan requirements

Ave. in regards to an assault. and observed what appeared died and thousands injured as requiring breaks for shade 

day background check process. for the purposes of preventing

The victim was sitting in her to be a weapon in the male’s in recent years. That is why and water. But we know SB 715 also clarifies what suicide.backyard when the suspect pocket. The officers detained Rep. Judy Chu introduced that too many employers 
(a family member) threw a the male and recovered H.R. 2193, the Asuncion do not protect their workers 
rock at the victim, causing an actual firearm from the Valdivia Heat Illness and unless required to, even 
minor injury. The suspect suspect without incident. Fatalities Prevent Act to when failing to keep workers 
fled the residence and was No injuries occurred and require the Occupational safe costs the business in 
detained in the area by the suspect was arrested for Safety and Health lost time. That is why I 
responding officers. weapons charges. Administration (OSHA) introduced the Asuncion 

to establish an enforceable Valdivia Heat Illness andAltadena's Taste of ‘Dena federal standard to protect Fatalities Prevention Act. 
workers. The Department Named for Asuncion

This year’s Taste of offerings.
‘Dena, the Altadena Library Last year’s Taste of ‘Dena was of Labor initiative will begin Valdivia, a farmworker 
Foundation’s annual fundraiser presented as an online watch this process by: who needlessly died after 
that celebrates our libraries party in September 2020, Noticing a new rule-making working too long in high 
and community with a night preceded by a digital silent process for indoor/outdoor temperatures without a 
of wine tasting, delicious bites auction and mystery wine pull. heat standards for workers, a rest or water break, this bill 
from area restaurants, a silent Thanks to the generosity of our first step in creating a federal would require OSHA to 
auction will be held tonight community, this year’s Taste of 

heat standard implement rules to protect

from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in ‘Dena raised over $20,000 to 

Immediately implementing workers from heat stress,

the Altadena Main Library. help purchase a mobile library 

unannounced inspections which is exactly what the

Every year the Altadena unit. This unit will provide 

of workplaces when the heat Biden Administration

Library Foundation gathers roaming access to Wi-Fi, 
our community for an evening books, technology, outreach goes over 80 degrees has done today. This new 
of celebration. Hundreds programs, and whatever Creating a National process is historic and 
gather to honor the Altadena else our creative library staff Emphasis Program on heat, will unquestionably mean 
Library District’s commitment can imagine. For more visit: which will identify certain fewer worker deaths while 
to serving its community industries at high risk for improving productivity. I 
and to raise critical funds to The Library is located 600 E. heat issues and develop know because I have seen it 
support library operations and Mariposa Street in Altadena. 

strategies for them work in California, where 
I introduced the country’s 
first worker protections 
from heat stress. Since 
then, you can see the 
impact in things like the 
ubiquitous shade tents alongfarms, as well as improved 
productivity. I will continue 
to fight for Congress to 
pass a comprehensive 
federal standard, but 
today I’m grateful to the 
Biden Administration and 
Secretary of Labor MartyWalsh for responding to our 
repeated calls for action bybeginning this process to 
protect workers from heat 

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