Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, August 13, 2022

MVNews this week:  Page 6

Mountain View News Saturday, August 13, 2022 

Local Area 
News Brief 

Suspect Arrested 
After Hours-long 

Los Angeles County Sheriff 
officers arrested a barricaded 
suspect Tuesday morning 
after a nearly seven hour 
standoff at an East Pasadena 
CVS Pharmacy/Trader 
Joe’s in the 3000 block of 
Huntington Drive.

 According to sheriff 
investigators, the incident 
began around 12:40 a.m. 
when police got a report of 
a suspect that barricaded 
themselves inside the 
building. The incident ended 
hours later.

 “SWAT operation for an 
armed, barricaded, assault 
with a deadly weapon suspect 
in a CVS store in Pasadena has 
concluded,” the LASD Special 
Enforcement Bureau tweeted 
just before 8 a.m. “Suspect in 
custody. Huntington Drive 
reopened. Neighborhood 

 The department also released 
video (pictured above) of 
the operation as officers, in 
tactical duty gear, entered the 

 No other information was 
given or what the suspect was 
doing in the building. 

 The CVS Pharmacy/Trader 
Joe’s is located at the boarder 
between Pasadena and San 

Reward Renewed 

in Murder of 
13-year-old Boy

 The Los Angeles County 
Board of Supervisors 
approved Tuesday extending 
the $20,000 reward offered 
for information leading to 
the identification and arrest 
of the person involved in the 
murder of 13-year-old Iran 

 “Iran was playing video 
games in his bedroom when 
he was hit by a stray bullet 
that tragically ended his 
life,” said Supervisor Barger. 
“The grief and loss felt by his 
family, friends, teachers and 
community is unimaginable. 
I’m extending this $20,000 
reward with the hope that 
those involved in this 
shooting will be identified 
and prosecuted. Justice for 
Iran and his family must be 

 According to Pasadena 
police, on Nov. 21, 2021 
at approximately 6:12 
p.m., officers from the 
Pasadena Police Department 
responded to a residence 
in the 900 block of N. 
Raymond Avenue regarding 
a person who had been 
struck by gunfire. Officers 
located Moreno, a resident 
of Pasadena, suffering from 
a gunshot wound. The victim 
was unresponsive and officers 
immediately began providing 
emergency, lifesaving medical 
care. Moreno died at a nearby 

 At the time investigators said 
they did not think Moreno 
was the target. 

 To report information 
related to this shooting, 
contact the Pasadena Police 
at (626) 744-4241. 

City Council to Look at Future of 710 Stub 

 After the California 
Transportation Commission 
approved the relinquishment of 
a portion of the embattled 710 
Freeway extension earlier this 
year, the Pasadena city council 
is set Monday to hear land use 
considerations for the future 
of the former 710 Freeway 

 The agenda item “Planning 
Process for the Relinquished 
710 Property” is listed as 
information only and the 
council will not vote. 

 The approximate 40-acre area 
runs between Union Street on 
the north, Columbia Street on 
the south, St John Avenue on 
the west and Pasadena Ave on 
the east.

 The reports list essential 
considerations that include, 
among others; 
Land Use: 
-Form and scale of future 
-Mix of uses (housing, 
commercial, open space, 
mobility hub) 

-Affordable housing 
-Consider the need for parksand emergency services

-Mobility network must 
connect users to existing 
freeway system 
-Consideration of multi-modal 
transportation options 
-Balance land use and 
engineering solutions with 
mobility options

Engineering and Utilities: 

-Understand the feasibility 
(cost and engineering) of fillingin the ditch to reestablish a 
homogenous topography withsurrounding property-Explore filling in only portionsof the ditch as may be required 
to implement engineering 

- Identify the different outcomes 
of land use and mobility 
depending on final topography 
-Understand special factors 
presented by engineering 
solutions that may impact 
utilities to serve future 
According to the staff report 
the City Manager’s Office 
will serve as project lead and 
work collaboratively to ensure 
sharing of vital information 
and to provide guidance across 

 “The relinquishment represents 
a once in a lifetime opportunity 
to re-stitch the fabric of our 
community that was torn apart 
by the State and establish a new 
vision for its future,” Acting 
Assistant City Manager David 
Reyes states in the report.

 Staff also said that there 
are currently a number of 
transitional mobility projects 
being considered that will 
allow for the continued safe 
vehicular access in and around 
the former710 State right-ofway. 
These projects are expected 
to go before the Transportation 
Advisory Commission and to 
City Council in September.

 They also advise the council to 

Pasadena Chorale OpensAuditions for 22-23 Season 

The Pasadena Chorale 
announced Monday that 
they are opening new singer 
auditions for the 2022-2023 
season. The Pasadena Chorale 
is an auditioned community 
chorus dedicated to excellent 
choral singing and to providing 
free performances and 
educational programming to 
the community. The deadline 
for new singer applications is 
Aug. 31.

 Pasadena Chorale has a two-
part audition process. The first 
part, open to all, is an online 
submission. The second part, 
by invitation, is a live quartet 
audition after attending a 
Chorale rehearsal. This process 
has been created to encourage 
excellent singers who may 
not be comfortable singing 
alone at an audition, or may 
not have access to rehearsal 
accompanists, to participate in 
the audition process.

 “This is an exciting time to be in 
a choir,” says Jeffrey Bernstein, 
the Chorale’s Founding Artistic 

and Executive Director. “This 
season we’re continuing our 
post-COVID revival with four 
concerts to move audiences 
with the beauty of unified 
choral singing. Performing in 
great acoustic spaces we’ll be 
singing gems of the repertoire 
by Josquin, Vaughan Williams 
and Brahms and exploring new 
music by diverse and young 

 The Chorale welcomes singers 
of all backgrounds and actively 
seeks to assemble a group of 
excellent singers that reflects 
our greater community — 
diverse in race, ethnicity, 
gender identity, belief, sexual 
orientation, age, and physical 
ability. Singers with low voices 
are particularly encouraged to 

 At this time, Pasadena Chorale 
is requiring all personnel to be 
fully vaccinated and boosted 
against COVID-19. Singers who 
audition will be asked to upload 
proof of full vaccination before 
attending any rehearsals. 

consider establishing multiple 
Task Forces in September 
to oversee use/planning and 
work related to the displaced 

Any Task Forces created 
should have stated Principles/ 
Policies, which include: 
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion: 
Social Justice: And Sustainable/
Green Development, staff said.

The council meets at 4:30 

p.m. solely by Zoom. For moreinformation, including publiccomments visit: cityofpasadena.
Photo: The ConnectingPasadena Project. 

Library OffersFree Health 

 Pasadena Public Library 

officials announced 

Wednesday that they have 

partnered with Huntington 

Health, an affiliate of 

Cedars-Sinai, to provide 

free monthly health 

screenings. This month, the 

Hastings Branch Library, 

3325 E. Orange Grove Blvd. 

on Tuesday, from 10 a.m. to 

noon to consult with trained 

health care professionals. 

No appointment necessary. 

Additional dates are noted 



Nurses on-site can check 

your blood pressure, 

administer a blood 

glucose screening, and 

offer referrals and health 

education. A minimum 

two-hour fasting period is 

required for blood glucose 


 Screening tests can often 

help detect potential health 

problems before you begin 

to notice any warning 

signs or symptoms. Early 

screening tests for blood 

pressure and blood glucose 

can alert you to potential 

health concerns before 

they become severe, 

creating an opportunity 

for the early introduction 

of life-improving care. By 

partnering with Huntington 

Health, the Pasadena 

Public Library is able to 

connect our community 

with a vital resource to help 

foster a healthier and more 

informed society. 

 The Pasadena Public 

Library is an information 

center for the Pasadena 

community in order to 

preserve and encourage 

the free expression of ideas 

essential to an informed 


 For more information visit:

or call (626) 744-7076. 

South Pasadena Library toCelebrate Ray Bradbury 

Join local artist Tim Carey 
and sculptor Christopher 
Slatoff August 20 at the South 
Pasadena Library for an 
evening celebrating author Ray 
Bradbury and his influence on 
visual artists. Carey will give 
an illustrated talk about his 
stunning fused glass triptych 
Live Forever! which was 
installed in the Library’s Ray 
Bradbury Conference Room 
in 2020. Following Carey’s 
talk, filmmaker John Sasser’s 
short documentary Father 
Electrico: Ray Bradbury Lives 
Forever! will be screened. 
The documentary captures 
sculptor Slatoff ’s work with 
Ray Bradbury to create an 
autobiographical monumental 
work. The presentations will 
be followed by a lively Q&A 
with Carey, Slatoff, and Sasser. 
Refreshments will be provided 
by the Friends of the South 
Pasadena Public Library.

 South Pasadena-based artist 
Tim Carey studied traditional 
drawing and painting at Art 
Center College of Design. For 
more than 15 years has been 
working with the medium of 
glass, first at the historic Judson 
Studios, and now as the owner 
of Tim Carey Studio, where his 
mission is to bring glass into the 
forefront as an image making 
medium, and to enliven the 
world around us with light and 

 John Sasser began his career 
in filmmaking in 2005, working 
on a project with Mr. Sci-Fi 
himself, Forrest J. Ackerman. 
Thru Ackerman he met and 
befriended Ray Bradbury, who 
would call him into service 
crafting the short documentary 
Father Electrico: Ray Bradbury 
Lives Forever!, about the 
creation of a statue with 
renowned sculptor Christopher 
Slatoff. He worked as producer 
on a short Stephen King film 
and as a director-for-hire on 
another short film, The App. 
He has several other projects 
written or in development for 
future films and series.

 Christopher Slatoff studied 
at the Ecole des Beaux Arts 

in France and earned a BA 
in sculpture from California 
State University Long Beach. 
Slatoff has always focused on 
the human figure in his work, 
and now specializes in public 
art. His monumental sculptural 
work can be seen at Pepperdine 
University, Fuller Theological 
Seminary, the Port District of 
Dan Diego, Our Lady of the 
Angeles Cathedral and many 
other locations. Slatoff has 
taught art at Cal State Long 
Beach, Art Center College of 
Design, and Fuller Theological 

 Ray Bradbury (1920-2012) was 
a prolific and beloved author of 
novels, essays, plays and poems 
and a mentor to young writers 
and creators. He was a life-long 
user of libraries as well as an 
outspoken and articulate public 
library advocate. Bradbury 
lived in Southern California 
for more than 75 years and 
in his later years many of his 
plays were performed at South 
Pasadena’s own Fremont Center 
Theatre. The Library’s Ray 
Bradbury Collection, hosted 
in the Conference Room and 
local history archive, contains 
ephemera, photos, first edition 
Bradbury books, and vintage 

 The event will take place at 7:00 

p.m. in the Library Community 
Room 1100 Oxley Street, SouthPasadena. 
For more information visit: 

Altadena Library Touch& Go: An Art Exhibition

 The Altadena Library invites 
the public to check out the 
work of artists Jacqueline 
Bell Johnson, Alison Chen, 
Carmen Mardónez, Ariana 
Page Russell, and Rebecca 
Potts Aguirre at the Main 
Library through August 30. 
Touch & Go is an exhibition and the varied visual and 
of art as an act of connection. physical evidence of that 
Feminism, politics, making. 

motherhood, memory, and Meet the artists and learn 

the artists’ lived experience, more about their work 
environment, and during the closing reception 
community can be found as and art talk in the afternoon 
common thematic threads. of Saturday, August 27 in the 

The artists engage in tactile Main Library Community 
dialogues of these themes Room. Light refreshments 
through the acts of making will be provided. 

Mountain Views News 80 W Sierra Madre Blvd. No. 327 Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 Office: 626.355.2737 Fax: 626.609.3285 
Email: Website: