Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, January 28, 2023

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Mountain View News Saturday, January 28, 2023 

Local Man 
Charged withPossessingMachine Gun

 A Pasadena man who 
allegedly sympathizes with theanti-government extremist 
“Boogaloo” movement was 
charged Thursday in a federalcriminal complaint alleginghe brandished a loaded 
“ghost gun” near a South LosAngeles high school late lastyear, the Justice Departmentannounced.

 According to investigatorsIsaac Aaron Morgan Loftus,
26, was charged with one countof possession of a machinegun, a felony offense thatcarries a statutory maximumsentence of 10 years in federalprison.

 Loftus has been in state 
custody since his arrest in lateNovember.

 According to an affidavitfiled on January 23 with thecomplaint, around lunchtime 
on November 22, 2022, lawenforcement received a call 
about an armed individual 
in the vicinity of ThomasJefferson High School in 
South Los Angeles who waswearing a tactical vest andcargo pants. A witness toldlaw enforcement that the 
individual – later identified as 
Loftus – had pointed a firearmat two passing motorists.

 Loftus, who at first refusedto obey multiple commandsto stop and attempted to walkaway from officers, eventuallycomplied with officers’ 
requests, was detained andhandcuffed and later arrested,
the affidavit states.

 Law enforcement allegedlyremoved a 9mm handgun withno serial number – commonlyknown as a “ghost gun” – one 
which contained one round in 
the chamber and six rounds in 
the magazine, from a holster 
on Loftus’s front right hip area.
The holster was decorated with 
symbols commonly associatedwith the Boogaloo movement,
according to the affidavit.

 The “Boogaloos” are a looselyorganized anti-governmentextremist movement.

 On Loftus’s person, officersallegedly also recovered twoheavy duty zip ties, a tacticalplate carrier, a pocketknifewith a three-inch blade, ablack knife with a four-inch 
fixed blade, and two key fobsfor a Honda Clarity that hadbeen reported stolen froma car dealership earlier inthe day. The Honda also hadbeen involved in a hit-andrun 
accident that same day,
located approximately five 
blocks from where Loftus was 

 Law enforcement searched 
the Honda and found a loaded 
9mm “ghost gun” in the glovecompartment and a toolboxcontaining the upper and 
lower receiver of a nearly 12inch 
AR-style rifle, a drop-
in auto sear – designed forconverting a semiautomaticfirearm into a fully automaticmachine gun – dozens ofrounds of various calibers of 
ammunition, approximately23 magazines, and a silencer,
according to the affidavit.

 During a search of Loftus’sresidence, law enforcement 
allegedly found firearms andfirearms cases, dozens of 
additional auto sears, and alarge U.S. flag with symbolsconsistent with the Boogalooideology.

 Loftus is prohibited underCalifornia law from possessingfirearms.

 The FBI, the Bureau ofAlcohol, Tobacco, Firearmsand Explosives, and the Los 
Angeles Police Departmentinvestigated this matter. 

City to Commemorate Jackie Robinson 

 Pasadena is set to celebrate Ebbets Field. The event will 
the city’s most Iconic also include a free showing 
sports figures as the Parks, of the movie “42” and a 
Recreation and Community biographical documentary 
Services Department invites on Jackie Robinson. Birthday 
the public to celebrate the cake will be served beginning 
104th birthday of famed at 1 p.m. 
baseball player and civil rights Community members are 
activist Jackie Robinson. encouraged to join City

 The event will take place employees in wearing a Jackie 
Tuesday from 11 a.m. - 4 Robinson baseball jersey or 
p.m., at Jackie Robinson shirt, or simply the number 
Community Center (JRCC), 42, Robinson’s jersey number. 
1020 N. Fair Oaks Ave. According to city officials,

 The birthday celebration will Jackie Robinson lived in 
include self-guided tours of Pasadena from 1922-47, 
Jackie Robinson memorabilia where he learned to play 
at JRCC. This exhibit is on sports. While living in 
loan from Pasadena’s Baseball Pasadena, he attended John 
Reliquary and features a Muir High School, where 
Grays jersey, Negro League he excelled in baseball, 
baseball items, historical football, track and basketball. 
photos, and a model of Robinson went on to attend 

Tournament Foundation Now 
Accepting Grant Applications 

Applications will beaccepted from nowthrough February 23.

 The Pasadena Tournament 
of Roses Foundation is now 
accepting applications for its2023 grant program. Since 
its inception in 1983, the 
Foundation has invested over 
$4 million in more than 700 
Pasadena-area organizations.
The grant awards in 2022 totalednearly $200,000, which funded 
19 organizations in the SanGabriel Valley.
The grants supported new andongoing programs benefiting 
children, teens, adults and 
seniors. From nonprofits offeringanimal therapy to special needschildren, to organizations 
providing technical skills to 
underserved students and dance 
therapy for seniors diagnosedwith Parkinson’s and multiplesclerosis.

 The 2023 grant cycle will bestructured as follows – Tier 1: 
a one-year grant for $35,000,
Tier 2: a one-year grant for$15,000 and Tier 3: several one-
year grants for up to $10,000.
The Foundation will also 
require applicants to include 
information on how their 
program will be delivered.

 Eligible applicants are 
organizations with 501(c)(3)
status, as of the submissiondeadline, February 23, 2023,
that serves one or more of 
the following communities: 
Alhambra, Altadena, Arcadia,
La Cañada Flintridge, Monrovia,
Pasadena, San Gabriel, San 
Marino, Sierra Madre, SouthPasadena, and Temple City. Asin previous years, grants willbe given in the categories of 
Performing and Visual Arts, 
Sports and Recreation, and 
Education (Early Childhood 
Education, Literacy and Science,
Technology, Engineering and 

Math) programs.

 The Tournament of Roses 
Foundation is a tax-exempt, nonprofit 
public benefit corporationestablished to receive and 
manage contributions from 
the Pasadena Tournament 
of Roses Association, its 
supporters and the public. The17-member board of directors 
is comprised of community 
leaders and Tournament 
Members, appointed by the 
Pasadena Tournament of Roses 
Association. Organizations 
or individuals interested in 
contributing or inquiring aboutthe grants process should contactthe Foundation by calling

(626) 449-4100 or visiting theTournament of Roses website 
To apply for the 2023 grantcycle, eligible organizationsshould visit the Tournament of 
Roses Foundation page:
foundation/. The website willdirect users to a welcome pagewith instructions on how to 
begin the application process.

 Applications will be acceptedthrough February 23, at 5 p.m. 
The Foundation’s Board of 
Directors will make the final 
grant selections at its annualspring meeting, and applicantswill be notified of their fundingstatus via email in April 2023. 

UCLA before joining the 
Dodgers in 1947. Throughouthis life, Robinson contributedto the civil rights movementand was the first African 
American to play MajorLeague Baseball and becomevice president of a majorAmerican corporation.

 Jackie Robinson CommunityCenter was named after this 
trailblazer and is located in 
the neighborhood where 
Robinson grew up. It wasdedicated in his name on 
June 2, 1974.

 For more information 
about this event, call JackieRobinson CommunityCenter at (626) 744-7300. 

Senior Center 
Day Concert

 Having a sweetheart is 
not a requirement to get 
into the swing of an early 
Valentine’s Day concert and 
dance Saturday, Feb. 11, at 

1:30 p.m. at the Pasadena 
Senior Center, 85 E. Holly 
Friendship and romance 

will fill the Scott Pavilion 

where the Great American 

Swing Band will perform 

music from the Big Band 

era and other periods 

that is sure to bring back 

memories and compel 

some participants to kick 

up their heels on the dance 


 The cost is only $7 for 

members of the Pasadena 

Senior Center and $10 for 

nonmembers of all ages. 

To register or for more 

information, visit: 


org and click on Events 

& Activities, then Special 

Events or call 626-795


 In addition to online 

classes, onsite events and 

other activities, members 

and nonmembers of the 

Pasadena Senior Center 

are encouraged to visit 

the website regularly for a 

quarterly online magazine, 

free food delivery for older 

adults in need, COVID 

updates specifically for 

older adults and more. 

 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 optional. 

Pasadena Chorale set 
to Present Pange LinguaMass of Josquin Desprez 

Calling fans of Renaissancemusic. The Pasadena Chorale 
will present the Pange LinguaMass of Josquin Desprez 
for two performances only:
Saturday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m.
and Sunday, March 5 at 2:30

p.m. The concerts will be at theAltadena Community Church.
The program will also include 
a setting of the Pange Linguahymn by Los Angeles composerPaul Gibson, Josquin’s belovedAve Maria, and selections 
sung by the Student Singersof the Pasadena Chorale, atreble choir of dedicated and 
talented middle schoolers from 
Blair Middle School, OctaviaButler Middle School, and the 
Pasadena Waldorf School. 
“Josquin’s Pange Lingua Massis a gorgeous and astonishingpiece, a tapestry woven 
with human voices and no 
instruments,” said Chorale 
founding artistic director JeffreyBernstein. “At the Altadena 
Church our audience will feel 
almost as if they’re inside themusic.” 
Bernstein continued, “As a 
choral musician I’ve always beendrawn to Renaissance music. 
The music sounds unfamiliar 
to modern ears, and yet there’ssomething compelling and 
deeply human about it. A masssetting by Josquin is like asymphony by Beethoven or afilm score by Hans Zimmer: a 

great emotional journey craftedby a composer at the height of 
his powers. It’s a feast for theears and the soul.”

 Tickets for the performanceon Saturday, March 4 at 7:30

p.m. are available on a “ListenFirst, Then Give” basis. The 
performance on Sunday, March5 at 2:30 p.m. is a benefit concertfor the Chorale, and tickets forthat concert are $25. Seating islimited for both performances. 
For the safety of all inattendance, the Pasadena 
Chorale strongly encouragesmasking and full vaccinationagainst COVID-19.

 Ticket reservations and 
donations for Pange LinguaMass of Josquin Desprez can bemade at

 During its dozen years of 
service to the community, theChorale has presented over 
one hundred performances 
and enjoyed collaborations 
with the Pasadena Playhouse,
MUSE/IQUE, the Los AngelesPhilharmonic, the Los AngelesChamber Orchestra, and theGamble House. In 2017 the 
Pasadena Chorale was awarded 
second place in the AmericanPrize in Choral Performance.

 The Chorale also offers a robust 
education program at no cost toparticipating students. 
For more information about the 
program visit: PasadenaChorale. 

Fentanyl Crisis Information atthe Pasadena Public Library

 Fentanyl’s devastating effect is heard almost daily throughout ourcountry and in our local community. Overdoses from syntheticopioids (e.g., fentanyl) and methamphetamine are increasing, asare the numbers and rates of deaths from overdoses related to these 

 In response to community concerns, Tim McDonald, ActingDirector of Libraries and Information Services, and the departmentwill host a series of presentations by Huntington Health emergencyphysician Edwin Peck, M.D., and pharmacist Evan Adintori whowill share their experiences with the current fentanyl overdosecrisis. Each hour-long information session will be followed by a 
question-and-answer opportunity. Presented in partnership withHuntington Health, an Affiliate of Cedars Sinai.

 Information sessions will be presented at three library locationsthroughout the city:

• Saturday, January 28, 11 :00 a.m., Lamanda Park Branch Library,
140 S. Altadena Dr. 
• Saturday, February 11, 11 :00 a.m., Linda Vista Branch Library,
1281 Bryant St.
• Saturday, February 25, 11 :00 a.m., Santa Catalina Branch Library,
999 E. WashingtonBlvd. 
For more information on upcoming programs and services, visit: 

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