Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, May 7, 2022

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Mountain View News Saturday, May 7, 2022 

in Murder 
of Altadena 

The Los Angeles CountyBoard of Supervisorsapproved a motion Tuesdayto extend and increase the 
reward amount offered for 
information leading to theidentification and arrest 
of the person involved inthe murder of four-yearold 
Salvador Esparza III inAltadena. 
The motion was made bySupervisor Kathryn Barger.
Esparza was shot while 
standing on the porch of ahome in unincorporatedAltadena on July 5, 2016.
Emergency respondersfound him lying on theporch with a single gunshotwound to his head.

 “My heart aches forSalvador’s family, their 
loss is unimaginable,” 
Barger said. “This innocentpreschooler was robbed of 
his potential and future. 
I’ve doubled the reward 
amount from $25,000 to 
$50,000 with the hope thatit will lead to the arrest 
of the perpetrator of thisterrible crime.”

 Pasadena Mayor

Victor Gordo shared his 
sentiments as well. “Thank 
you, Supervisor Barger, for 
your leadership and supportin not only extending, butalso increasing the rewardmonies to help identify and 
arrest those responsible 
for the death of 4 year-old 
‘Chavita’ Esparza. I am 
appealing to the public tostep up and provide neededinformation to help us 
solve the horrific killing ofthis innocent little boy.”

 The murder is beinginvestigated by the Los 
Angeles County Sheriff ’s 
Department (LASD). 
Sergeant Dominick 
Recchia, a member of 
LASD’s Homicide Bureau, 
encouraged anyonewith information to stepforward. 

“Any bit of information 
related to this shootingis helpful and can be themissing link to solving thismurder. We protect theidentity of all individualswho provide tips, so pleasedon’t hesitate to contact 
us. We won’t rest until the 
person responsible for 
this senseless murder is 

 LASD investigatorsbelieve the suspect is a 
gang member, and that 
the shooting was gang-
related. Investigators alsobelieve that the young boyand his family were not theintended target.

 To report a tip or provideinformation call (323) 8905500. 

Huntington Hospital Changes Name

 Huntington Hospital in 
Pasadena announced Tuesday 
that they are re-introducing 
themselves to the community, 
changing their name to 
Huntington Health. They also 
announced a new affiliation 
with Cedars-Sinai.

 “As our services have grown 
over the years, our care has 
expanded far beyond our 
hospital walls,” said President 
and CEO of Huntington Health 
Lori Morgan. “From primary 
care to emergency care – all 
delivered with excellence and 
compassion – Huntington 
Health offers a full spectrum of 
care options to help keep our 
community healthy. And with 
our affiliation with Cedars-
Sinai, Huntington Health is 

well-positioned to ensure 
world-class care for years to with Cedars-Sinai Health 
come.” System further strengthens 

 The hospital, its physician Huntington’s ability to provide 
group, and all of its outpatient the San Gabriel Valley with 
programs and locations will accessible, coordinated, high-
now be under the umbrella of quality care, close to home. 
Huntington Health, an affiliate The affiliation enables many 
of Cedars-Sinai, officials said in different types of collaborations 
a press statement. between Cedars-Sinai and 
The recent affiliation Huntington on clinical services, 

Lake Avenue Church to 
Install New Senior Pastor

 Members of the Lake Avenue 
Church announced Wednesday 
that the Reverend Dr. Mathew 
John (pictured) is set to be 
formally installed as the new 
senior pastor of Pasadena’s Lake 
Avenue Church on Sunday, 
May 15, at the 9:30 a.m. service. 
A reception will follow the 

 “Matthew brings a unique, 
innovative perspective that 
both builds on the legacy of 
the church and also integrates 
new ideas,” Church Chair Dan 
Crichton said. “This will enable and theology. 

Lake Avenue to continue its 

 Having resided in four 

rich tradition of service to the 

countries, he has had first-

local community and beyond. 

hand experience with different 

We look forward to celebrating 

worldviews and hopes to 

the Lord’s faithfulness to Lake 

use his unique experiences 

Avenue Church as we mark this 

to minister to Lake Avenue 

significant milestone in our 

Church’s diverse family, the 

125-year-old history.” 

local community, and the 

John is an electrical engineer 

world. Prior to accepting the 

from India who pursued a 

senior pastor position, John was 

corporate career in Kuwait, 

Pastor of Missional Outreach at 

then transitioned from 

the church. 

technology to theology in 

 In selecting John, the church’s 

Canada. He earned a Master 

Pastoral Search Committee felt 

of Theological Studies degree 

that his unconventional career 

from the University of Toronto 

path had well prepared him to 

and a Ph.D. in Intercultural 

lead in such a time as this. 

Studies with a specialization 

 For more information about 

in film and theology from 

Fuller Theological Seminary 

 Lake Avenue Church is located 

in Pasadena. He has authored 

at 393 N. Lake Avenue in 

multiple books in the fields of 

Pasadena, at the corner of Lake 

world religions, world cinema 

Avenue and the 210 Freeway. 

Virtual Town Hall Meeting onNext Pasadena Police Chief 

The City of Pasadena announced and directs the overall public 
that they are inviting the public safety program of the City in the 
to attend a virtual community enforcement of law and order 
town hall meeting Wednesday and in the prevention of crime; 
to share thoughts about the coordinates assigned activities 
characteristics, experience and with other departments and 
background they would like to outside agencies. This includes 
see in the city’s next police chief. ensuring the department 
The City has selected the firm provides courteous and 
of Koff & Associates to conduct expedient customer service 
the search for the next Police to the public and City 
Chief. The meeting from 5:30 department staff and assumes 

p.m. to 7 p.m. will be facilitated full management responsibility 
by Frank Rojas, Recruitment for all department services and 
Manager. activities. 
According to Interim City For more information for 
Manager Cynthia Kurtz, “It’s those unable to attend and 
important for the new City would like to provide input and 
Manager and City Council to feedback, please contact Frank 
know what qualities our citizens Rojas, Recruitment Manager, 
believe a Chief of Police must Koff & Associates, at (510) 495possess 
to best serve the interests 0448, or via email at frojas@ 
of our city and our community. 
What we hear will bear heavily For more information on 
in our selection process.” how to join the Zoom meeting

 Appointed by the City Visit: By 
Manager, the Police Chief Telephone call (669) 900 – 6833, 
plans, organizes, coordinates, Webinar ID: 864 5988 0033. 

research, clinical trials and 

 The hospital is also home to the 
largest emergency department 
and only level-II trauma center 
in the San Gabriel Valley.

 For details on Huntington 
Health, an affiliate of Cedars-
Sinai, visit their website: 

ArroyoParkwayPWP Projectto beginMonday 

Pasadena Water and Power 

(PWP) announced that a

major water infrastructure

project is scheduled to 

begin Monday along Arroyo

Parkway. The project

will replace the existing 

over 90-year-old, 8-inch 

water main to increase the 

reliability and quality of

water service. Construction 

work will span from 

Glenarm Street to Cordova 

Street, and is expected to be

completed in June 2023.

During the project, residents

and businesses located 

between Glenarm Street 

and Cordova Street may

be impacted. Construction

work will be contained to 

approximately one block at

a time between Glenarm 

and Cordova Streets to help

minimize any impacts.

Construction will 

intermittently affect water

service. Notices of any water

interruptions will be given

at least 48 hours in advance. 

Efforts will be taken to keep

such inconveniences to a 


Work will occur Monday

through Friday, 9 a.m. to

4 p.m. Crews will use a

variety of heavy equipment

including excavators, 

backhoes, loaders, and 

construction trucks, which 

may cause additional 

noise and dust in the area. 

Signs and delineators 

will be used to minimize 

the impact of traffic flow

along Arroyo Parkway.

At least one driving lane

will be accessible in both 

directions, and access to 

driveways will be provided.

Please observe and adhere 

to posted no parking zones,

construction signs, and 

traffic flaggers.

For more information, call 

PWP Water Distribution 

at (626) 744-4456 or 


ArroyoParkwayProject. T 

Pasadena Tournament of 
Roses Reveals 2023 Poster 

The Pasadena Tournament 
of Roses Association 
unveiled the official 2023 
poster Tuesday, which willbe used for the 134th Rose 
Parade themed, “Turning theCorner.” 
The Winner, Valerie Roen,
submitted the winningdesign pictured right.
According to officials, In 
January, the Association 
announced it would conduct 
its first-ever design contestto create the theme poster.
Overwhelmed with the both 
the quantity and quality 
of entries in the contest, 
President Amy Wainscott 
was not able to select justone design, as the innovativeideas and creative conceptsfrom across the United States 
and around the world far 
surpassed her expectations.
The final artwork was 
inspired by eight designfinalists and the primarycontributor to the posterwas selected as the winner of 
$1000 and a VIP Rose Parade 
guest package.
Traditionally, the Presidentunveils a poster when the 

theme is announced. This 
year, Wainscott did not 
reveal a poster, but instead 
announced the poster design 
“Whether that corner is 
actual—like the one at the 
famous turn, signaling theparade’s start, or figurativelike the unlimited potentialthat each new year brings—
we all enjoy the opportunityof a fresh start. Turning a 
corner means rising above 

– alone, or with family,
friends and community, – itmeans realizing dreams andpursuing possibility,” said 
President Wainscott. “This 
year, as we turn the cornertogether, we share in the 
hope, beauty and joy of what2023 will bring.” 
Join us on Monday, January2, 2023, to experience the 
awe and wonder of the floats, 
bands and equestrian unitsof the 134th Rose Parade 
presented by Honda.
The Tournament of Roses 
has had a “Never on Sunday”
tradition since 1893, the first 
year the Rose Parade fell ona Sunday, and the traditionremains to this day. 
Dine At Sorriso May 22to Support Senior Center 

Anyone who dines at Sorriso Ristorante & Bar, 119 E. Colorado 
Blvd. in Pasadena for brunch or lunch Sunday, May 22, from 11 

a.m. to 3 p.m. will have an opportunity to help support the PasadenaSenior Center. 
The restaurant, which features a tapas menu as well as entree saladsand main courses, will donate 15 percent of that day’s profits to 
Pasadena Senior Center on behalf of everyone who prints out aflyer from the PSC website and brings it to Sorriso. Proceeds willbenefit programs, activities and services of the Pasadena SeniorCenter. 
To download the flyer, visit andclick on Dine Out & Benefit PSC. Diners may eat at the restaurantor order takeout. 
Anyone who cannot dine at Sorriso Ristorante & Bar on May 22will still have an opportunity to support the center by and clicking on Donation &
For more information visit the PSC website or call 626-795-4331. 
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