Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, September 17, 2022

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Mountain View News Saturday, September 17, 2022 

City set toCelebrate 

 The City of Pasadena 
and the Latino Heritage 
Committee announced 
Firday Pasadena’s 24th 
annual Latino Heritage 
Celebrations lineup, 
including the much-
anticipated parade and 
festival Saturday, Oct. 1. 

 The month-long family-
friendly activities and 
celebrations take place 
Through Oct. 28.
Fiestas Patrias 
Friday, Sept. 16, 5-9 p.m.
Villa Parke, 363 E. Villa St.

 The grand fiesta is back! 
Join the Parks, Recreation 
and Community 
Services Department 
in commemorating the 
independence of 18 Latin 
American countries. This 
lively family celebration 
features the parade of flags, 
children’s activities, and 
crowning of the queen 
and court by City officials. 
Food will be available for 
Latino Heritage Parade 
and Festival 
Saturday, Oct. 1, 10 a.m.-4 

See story right for all theinformation. 
Chocolate Skull MakingSaturday, Oct. 8, 2-5 p.m.
Villa Parke, 363 E. Villa St.

 Día de los Muertos 
(Day of the Dead) sugar 
skull craft. Participants 
will follow step-by-step 
instructions to create a 
fun and unique chocolate 
calavera. Supplies will be 
provided and registration 
is required. 

Paint and Aguas Frescas

Saturday, Oct. 8, 2-5 p.m.
Villa Parke, 363 E. Villa St.

 Join us for Paint and Aguas 
Frescas! Participants ages 
16 and older will create 
their very own painting, 
under the instruction of an 
experienced artist, while 
enjoying a tasty cantarito 
of agua fresca! Art kits and 
aguas will be provided. 
Movie in the Park, “Vivo” 
Friday, Oct. 14, 7 p.m.
Tournament of Roses 
Association Grounds 
391 S. Orange Grove Blvd.

 Bring your blanket and 
lawn chairs and enjoy the 
movie “Vivo.” Registration 
is encouraged.
Dia de los Muertos 
Friday, Oct. 28, 5-9 p.m.
Villa Parke, 363 E. Villa St. 

Join friends and neighbors 
at Villa Parke Community 
Center to celebrate 
Dia de los Muertos 
(Day of the Dead). The 
Parks, Recreation and 
Community Services 
Department is teaming 
up with Armory Center 
for the Arts and Pasadena 
Community Job Center 
to commemorate the 
century-old holiday with 
dance performances; arts 
& crafts; food available for 
purchase; and “ofrendas,” 
altars honoring the lives of 
the deceased.

 Visit: https://www.
rec/ to register for 
these events and activities. 
Or for more information 
on any of the events, call 
(626) 744-6530. 

Wiggle Waggle Walk at the Rose Bowl 

 Grab your walking shoes and 
a leash for the 24rd Wiggle 
Waggle Walk at Brookside Park 
at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena 
on Sunday, September 18. 
Pasadena Humane hopes to 
raise $250,000 from the event, 
which will be used for food, 
shelter and medical care for the 
more than 12,000 homeless pets 
they care for every year. As of 
Friday, they have already raised 

 Animal lovers are encouraged 
to fundraiser for the animals by 
registering as an individual or 
as part of a team on the Wiggle 
Waggle Walk website and asking 
family, friends and co-workers 
for donations. Supporters who 

just a desire to help animals. For 

are unable to attend the event 

safety reasons, cats and other 

can still donate via the Walk 

non-canine critters are not 


allowed at the

 So far, the team, “Let’s Wag 


More Bark Less” lead the 

 “The Wiggle Waggle Walk & 

donations with $22,100 raised. 

Run is our biggest fundraiser of 

Team “KFI Wake Up Call 

the year, with proceeds helping 

Wigglers” are second raising 

to save the lives of thousands of 


animals in our community with 

 The top individual fundraiser 

programs such as foster care, 

Caroline Reed has raised 

kitten nursery, animal ICU, 

$16,188 and second is JoAnn 

wildlife rehabilitation, spay/ 

Turovsky with $13,00 raised. 

neuter, adoptions and animal 

 Participants can choose to 

rescue,” organizers said. 

walk a 1- or 3-mile loop around 

 Pre-registration closed Friday, 

the Rose Bowl or stay behind 

the registration fee is $65 at the 

to enjoy vendor booths at 


Brookside Park. Attendees do 

 Check-in opens at 8:00 a.m.

not need a dog to join the fun— 

Latino Heritage Parade &
Festival Scheduled For Oct. 

 Celebrate the 24th annual 
Pasadena Latino Heritage 
Parade and Festival on 
Saturday, Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. to 
4 p.m. This event is sponsored 
by the City of Pasadena Parks, 
Recreation and Community 
Services Department and the 
Pasadena Latino Heritage 

 The parade and festival have 
showcased Latino history and 
culture through its mission; 
to promote and provide 
educational cultural programs 
to the residents of Pasadena 
and surrounding cities. This 
year’s theme “De Colores // An 
Array of Colors” recognizes 
the rich diversity in the Latino 
culture and promises to enrich 
the community by bringing 
together family and friends, 
warmth and culture, as well as 
values and tradition. 

 More than 2,000 participants 
and spectators are expected to 
attend the parade and festival. 
The parade begins at 10 a.m. 
at Los Robles Avenue and 
Prescott Street, heads south on 
Los Robles and ends at Villa 
Parke Community Center, 363 

E. Villa Street. Immediately 
following the parade, a festival 
featuring live entertainment bylocal groups and headliner LaSonora Dinamita with Vilma 
Diaz, educational booths, freeactivities for children, and foodavailable for purchase.
The parade’s Grand Marshal isLiliana Pérez, Cultural AffairsDirector for the Los AngelesChargers and the CommunityGrand Marshal is Yoland 
Trevino, founder and ExecutiveDirector of Pasadena/AltadenaCoalition of Transformative 
Leaders (PACTL). Pérez’s role 
with the Chargers involves 
building strategic partnershipswithin California’s dynamic and 
versatile economic, cultural and 
social sectors. Prior to joiningthe Chargers, Pérez worked 
in the public sector, holdingsenior leadership roles in theoffices of six Speakers of theCalifornia Assembly, includingthen-Speaker Emeritus of 
the California Assembly, 
Antonio R. Villaraigosa. Shehas been recognized for heradvocacy work on behalf of 
marginalized populations 
including the LGBTQ 
community, immigrants, and 

women and remains passionate 
about social justice, civil rights 
causes and is active with 
numerous organizations. Born 
in Guadalajara, Mexico, Pérez 
immigrated to Los Angeles in 
1971 and attended California 
State University, Northridge. 
A true Angelina, Pérez enjoys 
the City’s culturally rich food 
offerings and social events as 
well as spending time with 
her mother, partner and three 
rescue fur babies. 

 Community Grand Marshal 
Yoland Trevino has been 
recognized nationally and 
internationally for her 
innovative programs. She 
developed a community-
based mental health model 
comprised of mental health 
professionals who engaged 
natural community leaders 
and trained them to become 
paraprofessionals. She has 
served on many educational 
committees, including the 
Clinton Administration’s 
Domestic Policy Council. After 
working in education, health 
psychology, family support, 
and community development 
for 25 years, Mrs. Trevino 
founded Transformative 
Collaborations International 
(TCI). In addition, she is the 
former Global Council Chair 
of the United Religions 
Initiative, an organization in 
more than 78 countries. She 
holds two masters degrees from 
Pacific Oaks College – one 
in Human Behavior and one 
in Psychology. Mrs. Trevino 
was born in Guatemala and 
immigrated to the United 
States in 1966 as a child. She 
is married, the mother of 
two adult professionals, and 
grandmother to two college 

 For more information visit: 

at Brookside Park. The Walk 
begins at 9:00 a.m. and festivities, 
including vendor booths, team 
photos, food trucks, music and 
more, will continue until 11 

a.m. Brookside Park is located 
at 360 North Arroyo Blvd in 
For more information and to 
register, visit wigglewagglewalk. 

Pictured: Wiggle Waggle 
Walk Poster Dog " Bronco." 

Library tooffer Free 
Flu Shots

 COVID Moderna 
vaccines will also be 

 Pasadena Public Library 
will offer free flu shot and 
COVID Moderna vaccine 
clinics in partnership with 
Pasadena Public Health 
Department. Vaccine 
supplies are limited and 
available on a first-come, 
first-served basis. Masks are 
required. Please wear short 
Huntington Health 
Community Outreach

 Free flu shots will be 
offered to those ages nine 
and older. Children under 
18 years must have their 
parents’ consent and be 
accompanied by a parent/
guardian. Not for persons 
with an allergy to eggs or 
previous influenza vaccine, 
Guillian-Barré syndrome, 
or serious illness or fever on 
the day of vaccination.
Tuesday, Sept. 27 | 2 - 4 p.m. 
| Hastings Branch LibraryPasadena Public Health 

 Free flu shot and Moderna 
vaccines are available to 
those six months and older. 
Children under 18 years 
must be accompanied by a 
Monday, Oct. 3 | 2 - 4:30 

p.m. | La Pintoresca BranchLibraryThursday, Oct. 6 | 2 - 4:30
p.m. | Hill Avenue BranchLibraryMonday, Oct. 10 | 2 - 4:30 
p.m. | Linda Vista BranchLibraryThursday, Oct. 13 | 2 - 4:30
p.m. | San Rafael BranchLibraryMonday, Oct. 17 | 2 - 4:30
p.m. | Allendale BranchLibraryThursday, Oct. 20 | 2 - 4:30
p.m. | Lamanda Park Branch 
LibraryMonday, Oct. 24 | 2 - 4:30
p.m. | Santa Catalina Branch 
LibraryFor more information visit: 
Police Release Video, Audio 

of Officer Involved Shooting 

By Dean Lee

Pasadena police publicly 
released graphic video Tuesday 
of an officer involved shooting 
July 30, in the 600 block of 
North Lake Avenue, of a 
man wanted in connection of 

 The video shows, former 
Pasadena resident, Adam 
Youines (pictured) holding a 
handgun to his head before 
being shot multiple times by 
multiple officers after being 
barricaded in the parking lot of 
a strip mall at the intersection the primary responsibilities 
of N. Lake Ave. and Orange of the pursuit to the Pasadena 
Grove Boulevard shortly before Police Department,” they said. 

2:30 a.m. “The Pasadena PD pursued 
Officers can be heard asking the vehicle throughout various 
Youines to put down his areas of the city before the 
weapon and surrender. The suspect pulled into a small 
standoff lasted eight minutes, shopping center.” 
with Youines on the phone with Youines’ erratic actions, 
Pasadena police Dispatch. At including driving on the wrong 
one point he tells the dispatcher side of the road at high rates 
he wants to die. of speed and running traffic 

 “I’m done,” he said. “Done, lights, lasted approximately 35 
shoot me, shoot me…,” he minutes spanning several city 
says in audio also released by blocks as well as segments of 
Pasadena Police. the 210 freeway. 

 Youines jerks the heavily The shooting is actively being 
damaged white minivan investigated by the Pasadena 
towards police seconds before Police Department Robbery 
being shot. and Homicide Detectives, the 

 According to police, the Los Angeles County District 
Monrovia Police Department Attorney’s Office and the City 
advised Pasadena Police of Pasadena. Anyone with 
Dispatch, they were pursuing a information about this case is 
vehicle that had been carjacked encouraged to call Pasadena 
in the City of Pasadena. Police at (626)- 744-4241 or 

“After approximately 18 anonymously by calling “Crime 
minutes of pursuing the vehicle, Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222Monrovia 
police relinquished TIPS (8477). 

City of Pasadena Names

New Interim Health Officer 

Dr. Eric Handler has 
been contracted to serve as 
interim health officer for the 
City of Pasadena, effective 
immediately. He will serve as 
interim health officer while 
Pasadena Public Health 
Director and Health Officer 
Dr. Ying-Ying Goh participates 
in a 12-month prestigious 
fellowship in Washington, D.C.

 Handler is a retired public 
health consultant. His prior 
work experience, education 
and training makes him 
highly qualified to perform 
the functions and duties of 
a health officer. His primary 
duties will include supporting 
the response to public health 
emergencies, monitoring trends 
in population health, providing 
clinical consultation to public 
health staff, and interpreting 
federal and state public health 
policy and guidance.

 “Pasadena Public Health 
Department is excited to have 
Dr. Handler join us, especially 
as we continue to respond to 
COVID-19 and now MPX,” 
states Interim Director of Public 
Health Manuel Carmona. 
“Dr. Handler has a long and 
distinguished career in public 
service and has demonstrated 
the ability to successfully 
perform health officer duties 
for the City.”

 Handler was appointed by 

the Orange County Board of 
Supervisors as the county’s 
health officer from 2006-19. 
Prior to his work in Orange 
County, he served as the 
deputy secretary for Children’s 
Medical Services in the 
Florida Department of Health 
from 1996-2000. In addition, 
Handler served as the chief 
medical officer for the Florida 
Department of Children and 
Families between 2000-03. 

A native of Los Angeles, 
Handler received his bachelor 
of arts degree and master’s of 
public health (MPH) from 
the University of California, 
Los Angeles (UCLA), and he 
received his medical degree 
from Chicago Medical School. 
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