Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, March 19, 2022

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Mountain View News Saturday, March 19, 2022 


Disturbing video of the death of a man in Altadena at the hands of 
the California Highway Patrol nearly two years ago was made publicTuesday after a federal judge ordered the video unsealed. 

The California Attorney General’s office had opposed the video’s 

The 17.5 minute long cell phone footage, taken in March of 2020, 
shows Edward Bronstein of Burbank kneeling on a mat in the Altadena 
station as officers demand he give a court ordered sample of his 

An officer threatens Bronstein to provide his arm or end up face down 
on the mat. “I just need a minute,” Bronstein then says. Six officers then 
flip Bronstein on his chest with one officer’s knee on his neck. 

At one point Bronstein starts repeatedly yelling, “I can’t breath.” He then 
appears unconscious at 4 minutes into the video as a nurse continues todraw blood from him. Bronstein stays face down on the mat for another 
5 minutes untilan officer rolls him over, lifeless. The nurse then tries to 
revive him, at one point, repeatedly slapping him in the face. 

A judge had ordered the release of the video as part of a federal lawsuit 

filed against the CHPin December of 2020 according to Michael Carrillo 

Edward Bronstein 

an attorney for the family. 

The State Attorney General’s office sought to block the video’s release although last January a Federal Judge granted the 

request that it be made public. Attorney General Rob Bonta appealed the court but was denied a stay March 10, 2022. 

According to reports the LACounty Coroner’s Office, Bronstein’s cause of death was “acute methamphetamine intoxication 

during restraint by law enforcement.” 

Bronstein was originally taken into custody by CHP 
officers March 31, 2020 for possible 
DUI. Attorney, Luis Carrillo said that at the time of the George Floyd tragedy, on May 25, 
2020, there was no idea this had also happened to Bronstein two months earlier. 

The federal lawsuit alleges excessive force, violation of civil rights. The family is also 
asking that the officers, and those involved, be charged criminally. The lawsuit names officers 
Carlos Villanueva, Christopher Sanchez-Romero, Darren Parsons, Diego Romero, Dusty 
Osmanson, Eric Voss, Justin Silva, Dionisio Fiorella, Marciel Terry and Sergeant Michael 

 LA County District Attorney’s Office said the matter is under review. 

City WarnedOrdinance 
Violates State 
Housing Law

 The State Department of 

Justice warned Tuesday, in 
a public letter, that Pasadena 
officials are in violation of State 
housing laws after adopting an 
urgency ordinance December 
6, that Attorney General Rob 
Bonta said is designed to 
circumvent Senate Bill (SB) 
9 by exempting “landmark 

 According to Bonta, the city’s 
Ordinance does not satisfy 
the legal requirements for 
urgency ordinances under the 
Government Code. He said it 
fails to identify “a significant 
quantifiable, direct, and 
unavoidable impact, based on 
objective, identified written 
public heath or safety standards, 
policies, or conditions. 

 Bonta further said that the 
city’s Ordinance prohibits the 
development of SB 9 projects in 
the city’s landmark districts. He 
said “landmark district” does 
not appear in the text of SB 9, 
“it exempts only landmarks, 
historic properties, or historic 

 Bonta said his office “is aware 
of local efforts to create new 
‘landmark districts’ in Pasadena 
to avoid SB 9. Pasadena 
currently has 23 landmark 

 In the letter, addressed to 
Pasadena Mayor Victor Gordo, 
Bonta informed the city it had 
30 days from March 15, to take 
prompt action to repeal and/
or amend the ordinance to be 
consistent with state law. 

 According to Bonta the 
purpose of SB9 is to allow 
multifamily housing projects, 
up to four units on existing 
single-family lots through a lot 
split. SB9 was passed to address 
the state’s housing crisis.

 Gordo noted that the city’s 
efforts regarding housing 
policies have been progressive 
and responsive to the housing 
crisis. “ We remain committed 
to doing our part to help 
address the state’s housing 
issues,” he said. 

Karen Hofmann Named 
President/CEO of ArtCenter 

 First Woman President 
in College’s 90 plus Year 

 ArtCenter College of Design’s 
Board of Trustees announced 
today that, after an extensive 
international search and a 
unanimous vote, ArtCenter has 
named educator and industrial 
designer Karen Hofmann as 
its next president and chief 
executive officer. Hofmann, an 
ArtCenter alumna, is the sixth 
president and first woman to 
hold the position in the 90 plus 
year history of the College.

 Following a career in product 
design, automotive design, 
and consumer and design 
research, Hofmann returned to 
the College in 2002 to assume 
increasing responsibilities in 
education, first as an instructor, 
then chair of the Product Design 
department beginning in 2010. 
Hofmann was named provost of 
ArtCenter in 2018 and, for the 
last four years, has helped lead 
the College through significant 
cultural and operational 

 In making the announcement, 
Su Hale, chair of the Board of 
Trustees, said, “Throughout 
the search process, the Board 
was impressed with Karen’s 
vision for balancing ArtCenter’s 
legacy with a commitment 
to redefining art and design 
education for our students and 
faculty, and the professional 
industries that employ our 
graduates. It was critical to the 
board that our next president 
understand the importance of 
diversity, equity and inclusion 
to lead ArtCenter’s students 
and faculty, as well as remain 
relevant in a global world,” 

 Hale continued. “Given Karen’s 
experience as our current 
provost, and also as a member of 
the LGBTQIA+ community, she 
displays a deep understanding 
of ArtCenter’s commitment to 
make advancements in access, 
affordability and inclusion 
as outlined in the College’s 
strategic agenda.” 
Hofmann said, “These are 
unprecedented times not only 

Karen Hofmann 

for ArtCenter students, faculty, 
staff, and leadership but also for 
artists and designers. Yet there 
are silver linings and incredible 
opportunities to reassess, 
rethink and rebuild meaningful 
academic experiences to 
empower the future generation 
of creatives who will shape our 

 “ArtCenter is the ideal 
institution to do that work, and 
I am profoundly honored to 
serve in this role and help the 
College do just that,” she said.

 Hofmann’s role as president 
is effective July 1. She will 
work closely with current 
ArtCenter president Dr. Lorne 

M. Buchman (who announcedhis retirement in March 2021)
on a transition plan, includingan interim strategy to fulfill theprovost’s responsibilities and 
initiate a comprehensive searchfor a new provost over the nextfew months. 
Buchman, who steps into 
the role of president emeritus 
upon his retirement, said, “I am 
thrilled to know that ArtCenter 
is in such capable hands. It has 
been an honor to work with 
Karen these last several years, 
and I’m confident she has the 
vision and essential skills to lead 
this venerable institution. She 
will do a great job.”

 For more information about 
Hofmann, visit: 

'Water is Life' 
Art Contest

 Pasadena Water and Power 
(PWP) is now accepting 
submissions for the 2022 
Academic Scholarship and theannual “Water is Life” Student 
Art Contest. As a community-
owned utility, PWP takes pridein empowering local youththrough educational programsand activities. The goal is to 
encourage environmental 
stewardship, resource 
mindfulness, and community 
investment through creative 
· 2022 Academic ScholarshipDeadline April 4PWP is currently accepting 
essays and applications for the 
2022 Academic Scholarship.
The deadline to submit is 
April 4, 2022. Each year, PWPhonors two outstanding highschool seniors in Pasadena 
with a scholarship to a two-
or four-year accredited, postsecondary 
institution for the 
upcoming academic year. 
The first place scholarshipsis $5,000, and second placeis $2,500. To apply, studentsmust write a 300-500 word 
essay about a topic related 
to the utility industry. Thisyear’s essay prompt focuseson equitable access to coreservices, like water and 
power, and the impact that 
access has on furtheringthe field of STEM (Science,
Technology, Engineering andMath). To learn more aboutthe scholarship program, 
please visit 
· “Water is Life” Art Contest 
All K-12 students attendingschool in Pasadena may nowsubmit artwork for the 2022 
"Water is Life” Art Contest. 
All entries must be submitted 
by June 30, 2022. Both digital 
and hand-drawn/paintedartwork are welcome! Students 
can download the contest 
guidelines and required posterinformation card at PWPweb. 
com/ArtContest. Sponsoredby PWP and the MetropolitanWater District of Southern 
California (MWD), each 
year participating students 
submit artwork portraying a 
water-wise theme, along with 
a short message about waterconservation.

 Both programs are open tostudents attending private orpublic school in Pasadena,
and students must be residents 
within PWP service territoryto qualify. Learn more aboutthese programs, and other 
PWP educational offerings, 
by visiting 

Pasadena Public Health 
Director Goh Honored 
as Woman of the Year 

State Assemblymember 
Chris Holden announced 
Thursday that he has 
chosen, Dr. Ying Ying 
Goh (pictured), the City of 
Pasadena’s Director of Public 
Health and Health Officer, as 
the 41st Assembly District’s 
Woman of the Year. 

 “I am thrilled to have Dr. 
Ying Ying Goh as Woman 
of the Year for the 41st 
Assembly District,” said 
Assemblymember Holden. 
“Her dedication in the face 
of overwhelming pressure 
is admirable and deserves 
to be acknowledged, Dr. 
Goh has worked tirelessly 
to get resources to the 
City of Pasadena and to its 

 Goh serves as the City 
of Pasadena’s Director of 
Public Health and Health 
Officer, and is responsible 
for the overall planning, 
administration and 
operation of the Pasadena 
Public Health Department. 
In this dual role, Goh 
also provides medical 
supervision and direction 
for city health services 
and programs, and has 
the authority to declare 
public health emergencies 
and quarantines. Prior to 
appointment as Director of 
Public Health, Goh served 
in various capacities at the 
Pasadena Public Health 
Department, as the City’s 
Health Officer/Deputy 
Director and also as the 

Arroyo Seco Golf CourseTemporarily Closed

The Arroyo Seco Golf 7380. or visit: arroyosecogc.

Course and driving range com. 

in South Pasadena are 

temporarily closed due to 

wind damage to poles and

netting within the driving

range and golf course. The 

city is working to make

repairs as soon as possible.

The facility will remain 

temporarily closed until 

repairs are completed. For

further information, contact 

the Community Services 

Department at 626-403

Department’s Medical 
Director for Programs 
and Research, securing 
new grant funding and 
managing programs 
related to diabetes care 
management and childhood 
obesity prevention. Her 
professional experience 
includes clinical pediatric 
practice; management of a 
California Endowment task 
force to improve healthcare 
access and quality in Los 
Angeles County; design 
and implementation of a 
case management program 
for seniors with chronic 
conditions, and research 
to improve nutrition and 
physical activity for youth. 
Goh earned a bachelor’s 
degree at Stanford 

 In addition to recognizing 
Dr. Ying Ying Goh as the 
41st Assembly District’s 
Woman of the Year, Holden 
will recognize a Woman 
of Distinction from each 
city in the 41st Women of 
Distinction from throughout 
the district include 
Juanita West-Tillman 
(Altadena), Cher Ofstedahl 
(Claremont), Chief Colleen 
Flores (La Verne), Maritza 
Flores-Travanti (Monrovia), 
Elizabeth McSwain, 
(Rancho Cucamonga), 
Marilyn Sparks (San 
Dimas), Bertha Aguirre 
(Sierra Madre), Cathy 
Billings (South Pasadena) 
and Kim Anthony (Upland). 
Over 150 nominations were 
sent to Assemblymember 
Holden for the honor. 

 “The 2022 Women of 
Distinction are dedicated 
leaders who improve the 
lives for thousands of 
individuals and families in 
the 41st Assembly District 
and beyond,” said Holden. 
“They demonstrate the 
power of giving to others and 
community empowerment, I 
am honored to be amongst a 
high caliber of professionals.” 

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