Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, December 3, 2022

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Mountain View News Saturday, December 3, 2022 

Man who 
Pleads Guilty 

An Inland Empire man, who 
admitted firing BB guns at the 
Planned Parenthood facility 
in Pasadena nearly a dozen 
times, agreed Wednesday to 
plead guilty to violating the 
federal Freedom of Access to 
Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act.

 According to the Department 
of Justice, Richard Royden 
Chamberlin, 54, a former 
Altadena resident, also 
admitted that he was carrying 
a loaded .22-caliber handgun 
during one of the attacks 
and agreed to plead guilty to 
being a felon in possession of 
a firearm and ammunition, 
according to a plea agreement 
filed today in United States 
District Court. 

 Chamberlin acknowledged 
driving past the Planned 
Parenthood facility in 
Pasadena and fired his BB 
gun at the clinic on at least 11 
occasions between June 2020 
and May 2021. In his plea 

 Beginning on June 27, 
2020, Chamberlin’s attacks 
involved him firing BB 
pellets through the window 
of his car. The attacks caused 
physical damage to the clinic, 
including shattered windows, 
and also served to intimidate 
the staff of the clinic, 
Chamberlin admitted in the 
plea agreement.

 On March 29, 2021, an 
employee of the clinic heard 
an object hit her office 
window. The next day at 8:30 

a.m. while the clinic was 
open and receiving patients, 
Chamberlin again drove 
by and fired his BB gun at 
the front entrance. No one 
was injured in any of the 
On May 7, 2021, the 
Pasadena Police Department 
stopped Chamberlin while 
he was driving away from the 
clinic following yet another 
BB gun attack. At this time, 
Chamberlin possessed eight 
BB guns, including BB guns 
designed to look like assault 
rifles. On the front passenger 
seat of his vehicle, police 
found a backpack containing 
a .22-caliber pistol, which 
was loaded with 10 rounds of 

 During a subsequent search 
of his home, authorities 
recovered thousands of 
rounds of ammunition, gun 
powder, a dozen additional 
BB guns, a black cylinder 
resembling a suppressor, 
a Polymer 80 gun-making 
kit, various gun parts 
and multiple documents 
identifying and referring to 
Planned Parenthood.

 Chamberlin agreed to plead 
guilty to one count of being 
a felon in possession of a 
firearm and ammunition, a 
felony offense that carries 
a statutory maximum 
penalty of 10 years in federal 
prison, and one count of 
forcible interference with 
the obtaining and provision 
of reproductive health 
services, a misdemeanor 
offense punishable by up to 
one year in prison. A date 
for Chamberlin to appear in 
court to formally enter the 
guilty pleas has not yet been 

 Although the Tournament of 
Roses reached an agreement 
Wednesday with the College 
Football Playoff to continue 
hosting a playoff football game 
on New Year’s Day at 2 p.m., 
the exact details were not made 
public. The move comes after 
the CFP announced a newly-
expanded 12-team playoffduring the 2024-2025 season. 

According to College Football 
Playoff officials for the 2024 and 
2025 expanded seasons, the 
four quarterfinal games and two 
Playoff Semifinal games will be 
played in bowls on a rotating 
basis. The 2024 quarterfinals will 
take place in the Fiesta Bowl, 
Peach Bowl, Rose Bowl and 
Sugar Bowl, while the Cotton 
Bowl and Orange Bowl will host 
the Playoff Semifinals. The 2025 
quarterfinals will take place 
in the Cotton Bowl, Orange 
Bowl, Rose Bowl and Sugar 
Bowl, while the Fiesta Bowl and 
Peach Bowl will host the Playoff 
Semifinals. Specific dates for 
all quarterfinal and semifinal 
games will be announced at a 
later time.

 Although Tournament officials 
did not make a comment about 
the expansion, Pasadena city 
officials did. 

“The City of Pasadena is 

thrilled that the Tournament 
of Roses has reached an 
agreement with the College 
Football Playoff (CFP) that will 
ensure the Rose Bowl Game 
will be a part of the expanded 
CFP in 2024-25 and 2025-26 
at the Rose Bowl Stadium on 
New Year’s Day,” city officials 
said. “The City and the Rose 
Bowl Operating Company will 
continue to support and partner 
with the Tournament to provide 
a world-class experience for the 
participating teams, fans and 
global audience.” 

The College Football Playoff 
matches the No. 1 ranked 
team vs. No. 4, and No. 2 vs. 
No. 3 in semifinal games that 
rotate annually among six bowl 
games – the Goodyear Cotton 
Bowl, Vrbo Fiesta Bowl, Chick-
fil-A Peach Bowl, Capital One 
Orange Bowl, Allstate Sugar 
Bowl and Rose Bowl Game. 

Pasadena Mayor Victor Gordo 
also made a statement that the 
city was closely monitoring 
the situation to keep their 
contractual agreements intact. 

 According to city documents, 
the Tournament of Roses holds 
the rights to the Rose Bowl game 
but the city owns and oversees 
the Rose Bowl Stadium.

 This year’s Rose Bowl Game 

City Meeting & Workshop 
For Rotating Art Program 

The Pasadena Cultural Affairs 
Division announced Monday 
they will facilitate a virtual, 
public community meeting & 
artist workshop on Wednesday, 
December 7, at 1p.m. This will 
serve as an opportunity for the 
public and potential applicants 
to learn more about the 
Rotating Public Art Program 
and application requirements. 
Meeting details and the virtual 
meeting link will be provided 
on the City’s Cultural Affairs 

 The City’s Cultural Affairs 
Division is excited to embark 
on the fourth iteration of 
its Rotating Public Art 
Program and is now accepting 
applications from professional 
artists and artist teams through 
January 15, 2023. Series IV 
of the Rotating Program 
will include eight sculptural 
artworks to be installed at 
existing City-owned sites in 
each City Council District. 
This opportunity is open artists 
based in California and seeks 
submissions of existing, loaned 
artwork, as well as proposals 

for new commissioned, site-
responsive artworks in a 
variety of styles, materials, and 
approaches from a diverse pool 
of artists.

 Established in 2011, the 
Rotating Public Art Program 
is intended to complement 
the permanency of both the 
Private Development and 
Capital Public Art Programs by 
placing artworks throughout 
the City that activate unusual 
locations, transforming small, 
often unnoticed areas into 
exciting destinations for visitors 
and residents to discover. By 
presenting original artworks 
at established locations, the 
program encourages residents 
and visitors to circulate 
throughout the City and 
experience the entirety of each 

 For more information 
about this opportunity and 
submission details, visit: or 
contact Corey Dunlap, Public 
Art Coordinator, Planning 
& Community Development 
Department: (626) 744-7547. 

Tournament Reaches Deal with CFP over 
Future of the Rose Bowl Game after 2024 

will be played in its traditional 
format Monday, January 2, 2023, 
at 1 p.m. featuring the champion 
from the Pac-12 Conference 
against the champion from the 
Big Ten Conference. 

 The game and Rose Parade 
are played on Monday because 
of the Tournament’s “Never on 
Sunday” a tradition since 1893, 
the first year the Rose Parade fell 
on a Sunday, and the tradition 
remains to this day. 

Talk: Music 
of Ancient 

 Composer and educator 

Christopher Garcia will lead 

a free presentation about 

the indigenous instruments 

and music of pre-Columbian 

civilizations and perform 

on some of the instruments 

Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 2 p.m. 

at the Pasadena Senior Center. 

 The historic region of ancient 

Mesoamerica – the modern-

day region from southern 

Mexico to northern Costa 

Rica – was populated by Aztec, 

Olmec, Zapotec, Maya and 

Toltec civilizations. 

 The best-known instruments 

were flutes, whistles and 

ocarinas, all made of clay, and 

drums, some made of wood, 

and others of clay. Voices were 

important components of the 

ritualistic music. Much of the 

music and instruments were 

played at ceremonial events. 

Some instruments are still 

heard today in the indigenous 

music of various regions 

and cultures with roots in 


 To register for the Dec. 7 

presentation and performance 

visit: pasadenaseniorcenter.

org and click on Lectures & 

Classes, then Informational 

Lectures or call 626-795-4331. 

 Garcia shares his 

personal experiences with 

the indigenous music, 

instruments, culture and 

history of Mesoamerica at 

universities, concert halls 

and other venues in the U.S., 

Canada, Europe and Southeast 


 The center is an independent, 

donor-supported nonprofit

organization that has served 

older adults for more than 60 

years. During the pandemic, 

doors are open Mondays 

through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. 

to 4:30 p.m. for social services 

as well as the library, Sy Graff 

Fitness Center, computer lab 

and limited occupancy for 

events. Rooms are sanitized 

after each use. 

 In accordance with Pasadena 

Public Health Department 

guidelines, proof of COVID 

vaccination is required for 

everyone who uses the fitness 

center or attends onsite 

activities indoors. Masks are 


Pasadena Chamber to 
Honor Amy Wainscott 
and Tournament of Roses 

The Pasadena Chamber 
of Commerce Board 
of Directors invites the 
community to attend the 
President’s Breakfast at the 
Pasadena Hilton on Tuesday, 
December 6, at 7:30 a.m. 
Chamber members and 
friends will hear Tournament 
of Roses President Amy 
Wainscott discuss her 
experience during the year 
leading up to the 2023 
Rose Parade and Rose Bowl 
Game. She will discuss 
topics and share ideas and 
decisions behind Turning 
the Corner, the theme for 
the 2023 Tournament, with 
honored special guests the 
Royal Court, as well as 
Tournament presidents past, 
present and future. 

A highlight of the breakfast 
is a chance to hear Wainscott 
share her experiences as 
President of the Tournament 
during a pandemic year. 
We will also hear about her 
choice of Gabby Giffords 
as Grand Marshall for 2023 
and more.

 Tickets to the President’s 
Breakfast are $75 each. 
Corporate tables of ten 
are $1,000. Queen and 
Court Sponsorships are 
SOLD OUT. Valet parking 
is included in the cost of 
breakfast and sponsorship. 

 Throughout her extensive 
Tournament career, 
Wainscott has served 
on various committees 
including Post Parade, 
Formation Area, Decorating 
Places and Music. In 
2008, she was appointed a 
Tournament Committee 
Chair and lead Coronation/
VIP Tailgate, Float Entries, 
Queen & Court and was the 
first woman to chair Parade 
Operations. She was elected 
a Tournament Director in 
2011 and to the Executive 
Committee in 2014. 

 In addition to her many years 
of service in the Tournament 
of Roses, Wainscott worked 

briefly for the City of 
Pasadena before making a 
career in the construction 
industry in the Pasadena 
area. She was a member of 
the steering committee for 
the original Rose Bowl Press 
Box Renovation in 1992, 
working for the construction 
management company. 
After 16 years as a general 
contractor specializing in 
residential construction 
and remodeling, Wainscott 
retired from the construction 
industry. She remains active 
in real estate investment and 
property management. 

 Wainscott was born 
and raised in Eagle 
River, Wisconsin. A true 
“Cheesehead,” she is a 
diehard Green Bay Packers 
and Wisconsin Badgers fan. 
After moving to California 
at age 18, Wainscott studied 
administration of justice at 
Pasadena City College and 
construction management 
at Cal Poly Pomona. She and 
her husband have six children 
and two grandchildren. 
Wainscott’s hobbies include 
golf, reading, traveling and 
spending time at her family’s 
vacation home in Wisconsin.

 For information, or to 
purchase tickets, please call 
the Chamber office at (626) 
795-3355 or email leanne@ or 

City of South Pasadena 
Holiday Cheer Program

 The City of South Pasadena Senior Center invites the 
community to help bring cheer to senior residents this 
holiday season! The South Pasadena Senior Center is 
accepting donations of gift cards to local businesses and 
store bought and pre-packaged sweets.

 Donations can be dropped off starting November 14, 2022 
through December 16, 2022 at the South Pasadena Senior 
Center, located at 1102 Oxley Street, between the hours of 

8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Suggested donations include gift cards of $10 to $25 in 
value, gift certificates for Senior Center programs, cookies, 
and chocolates.

 For more information, please contact the South Pasadena 
Senior Center at (626) 403-7360 or at seniorcenter@ 

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