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Peter Dills Knows 

Here are Super Facts about Sundays Super Bowl Game… 

'It has been said, after all, that Americans eat more than 1.2 
billion chicken wings, 11 million slices of Domino's pizza, 11.2 
million potato chips, 8.2 million pounds of tortilla chips, and 
all sorts of other delicious but caloric fare, especially when their 
teams lose. 

Um, 11.2 million potato chips? Or, is that 11.2 million pounds of 
potato chips? That's still just a pound of potato chips for every 
30 Americans - not that impressive. 1.2 billion chicken wings, 
on the other hand -that's 4 for every American, seems like a lot 
to me. There are only 2 drumsticks per chicken so that is almost 
600 million chickens. That’s impossible!! Or is it? 

But hold on, I have more. Now these are mind-boggling. 

We know a lot of beer will be consumed, but how much? So much that we would need five 
Rose Bowl Stadiums (not to mention bathrooms) to hold all the beer. My research tells me 325 
million gallons of beer. Ninety-nine bottles of beer on the wall? How about 30 million bottles 
at 12 oz! Speaking of Pizza, the 11 million pizza slices would cover the Rose Bowl 22000 times! 
For me I’ll go with Domenico’s in on Washington. 

Get them early. That is, buy your avocados early because we will go through 80 million avocados 
to make all sorts of Guacamole. I like mine spicy and chunky! 

No matter what you decide to eat or drink, be responsible. Super Bowl Sunday is also in the 
top five of DUI arrests. 

Stomachache? You better believe it. Anti-acid relief pills sales double the following Monday. 

Chiefs 30 Eagles 38 You read it here first. 

ALL THINGS By Jeff Brown 


Beautiful Lavender Heart Sachets for Your Sweetheart, Daughter, Mother, Loved one.

Lovingly Hand Made By Julie with Organic Lavender. 

Special price, found now only at Mary’s Market.- Sierra Madre Canyon 


The Arcadia Police Department would like to offer our residents some residential burglary prevention 

• When you’re away, make it look like you are home. Consider leaving lights, a television 
or radio on. 
• If you have an alarm, turn it on when you leave. 
• Install surveillance cameras. Many residents have a camera at their front door. We 
would also recommend additional cameras on the side and rear of your residence.
• Consider using a window or door stop/pin or placing something in the window/door 
track to prevent them from sliding open.
• Secure side gates with a heavy-duty lock. 
• Don’t allow mail or newspapers to stack up. If you plan to be away for some time, arrange 
for a trusted person to collect these items, or have the services stopped until you return.
• Know your neighbors and their vehicles, report suspicious persons/vehicles. 
• Consider installing a safe to secure valuable items. If you choose to install a safe, make 
sure it is properly secured to prevent thieves from taking the whole safe containing your 
• Many of our recent burglaries target master/primary bedrooms. Consider storing valuables 
in another location in your home.
• There are companies who sell a film you can affix to a sliding glass door or window, that 
will hold the glass intact, deterring a criminal from gaining access if they attempt to shatter 
the door or window. 
These are just a few tips to help prevent crime. One of the most important things we rely on is 
you. It’s important to be aware of your surrounds and neighborhoods. If you see someone or 
something suspicious, don’t wait to call us. Call us as soon as possible. If you believe it’s a life or 
death emergency, call 9-1-1. If not, call our Dispatch Center at (626)574-5121. The quicker you 
call, the quicker we can respond.
Remember, If you SEE something, SAY something 

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 In a first, The Pasadena Tournament of Roses 
Association recently announced that City employee 
Ruth Martinez-Baenen (pictured) will serve as the 
Association’s President in 2031. She will provide 
leadership for the 142nd Rose Parade and 117th Rose 
Bowl Game on January 1, 2031. 

“This is the first time that a long-time City employee has been selected to serve as 
President of the Tournament of Roses Association,” Assistant City Manager, Nicholas 
Rodriguez said.

 Martinez-Baenen has volunteered as a “white suiter” for the Tournament of Roses for 
over 26 years. She has served as Chair for a number of Tournament committees including 
Decorating Places, Post Parade, Queen & Court, and University Entertainment, among 
others. Her selection as future Association President will afford her the opportunity to 
select the theme and Grand Marshal of the Rose Parade as well as visit each of the band 
entries from around the globe.

 Martinez-Baenen has worked for the City of Pasadena for over 23 years in the capacity 
of a Project Manager in the City’s Economic Development Division. As a Project 
Manager she serves as a business concierge to city businesses and helped to launch 
the City’s Business Legacy Program. In 2011, she was voted Best Public Employee in 
Pasadena Weekly’s Annual “Best of Pasadena” Poll. 


Applications will be accepted from now through February 23.

 The Pasadena Tournament of Roses Foundation is now accepting applications forits 2023 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 2022totaled nearly $200,000, which funded 19 organizations in the San Gabriel Valley.
The grants supported new and ongoing programs benefiting children, teens, adultsand seniors. From nonprofits offering animal therapy to special needs children, toorganizations providing technical skills to underserved students and dance therapy forseniors diagnosed with Parkinson’s and multiple sclerosis.

 The 2023 grant cycle will be structured 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 upto $10,000. The Foundation will also require applicants to include information on howtheir 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, SanGabriel, San Marino, Sierra Madre, South Pasadena, and Temple City. As in previousyears, grants will be given in the categories of Performing and Visual Arts, Sportsand Recreation, and Education (Early Childhood Education, Literacy and Science,
Technology, Engineering and Math) programs.

 The Tournament of Roses Foundation is a tax-exempt, non-profit public benefitcorporation established to receive and manage contributions from the Pasadena 
Tournament of Roses Association, its supporters and the public. The 17-memberboard of directors is comprised of community leaders and Tournament Members,
appointed by the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association. Organizations orindividuals interested in contributing or inquiring about the grants process shouldcontact the Foundation by calling (626) 449-4100 or visiting the Tournament of Roseswebsite at:

 To apply for the 2023 grant cycle, eligible organizations should visit the Tournamentof Roses Foundation page: The website will direct users to a welcome page

with instructions on how to begin the application process.

 Applications will be accepted through February 23, at 5 p.m. The Foundation’s Board

of Directors will make the final grant selections at its annual spring meeting, and

applicants will be notified of their funding status via email in April 2023. 

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