Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, April 20, 2024

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Mountain View News Saturday, April 20, 2024 

Police Seek 
Suspect in 

Sexual Assault

Ken Burns’ Pianist Schwab 
to Perform at Senior Center

 Enjoy an afternoon filled 
with the enchanting music of 
renowned pianist Jacqueline 
Schwab, in “Making Music 
with Ken Burns,” at the 
Pasadena Senior Center on 
Saturday, May 11, from 1:30 
to 3:00 p.m.

 Famously known, Schwab 
appeared on the oft-
aired soundtracks of Ken 
Burns’ films, including his 
Grammy-winning Civil War, 
Baseball, Lewis and Clark, 
Mark Twain, The War and 
The National Parks, as well 
as the PBS documentary The 
Irish in America and others.

 Schwab will present her 
unique interpretation 
of composer Jay Ungar’s 
timeless Ashokan Farewell, 
along with beloved vintage 
American classics like Be 
Thou My Vision and Take 
Me Out to the Ballgame, 
alongside some hidden gems 
from the era. 

 Sharing insights into Ken 
Burns’ distinctive approach 
to incorporating music 
into his documentaries to 
evoke emotions, enhance his 
narrative, and shed light on 
historical events that resonate 
with us today; Schwab will 
also highlight a selection 
of her own compositions 
inspired by immigrant music 
reflecting the rich tapestry of 
cultural diversity in America.

 The performance is $10 
for PSC members and 
$12 for non-members. 
To register, please go to, 
then click on Activities & 
Events. Advance reservations 
are suggested.

 As a donor-supported 
nonprofit, the center operates 
without any local, state or 
federal funding and provides 
more services to older adults 
in the San Gabriel Valley 
than any other organization. 
The Center is located at 85 E. 
Holly Street in Pasadena.

To learn more, visit: or 
call 626-795-4331. 

Pasadena police released 
a photo Tuesday of a man 
wanted in connection with an 
attempted sexual assault and 
kidnaping in East Pasadena. 
Police are asking for the 
public’s help to catch the 

 According to police, last 
Saturday, at approximately 
8:40 p.m., Pasadena Police 
received a call of a sexual 
assault, outside a business on 
Sierra Madre Villa Avenue, 
north of Foothill Boulevard. 
The victim was sitting in her 
vehicle when a male suspect 
entered her car. The suspect 
threatened the victim with a 
knife and forced her to drive 
to another location where he 
sexually assaulted her. The 
victim managed to fend off 
the suspect and called 911. 
The suspect immediately fled 
the area. The suspect in the 
photo above is described as 
a Black male, approximately 
30 to 40 years old, 6 feet tall, 
heavy set, wearing a black 
face-covering, a gray hooded 
rain jacket, light blue jeans, 
black shoes, and armed with a 
folding knife. The suspect also 
has a distinctive raspy voice 
and is possibly a transient. 

 Anyone with information 
asked to call (626) 744-4241 
or anonymously by contacting 
“Crime Stoppers” at (800) 
222-TIPS (8477).

City Begins 710 Stub Oral History Project


 According to officials, as of 
Monday, the city of Pasadena 
has begun the oral history 
component of the Historic 
Project for the 710 Stub Master 
Plan. The oral history portion, 
one of three parts, aims to 
capture and acknowledge the 
diverse stories of community 
members displaced by the 
SR 710 Freeway construction 
project they said.

 According to people involved , 
in order for Caltrans to create the 
path for the planned 710 in the 
1960s and the 1970s, thousands 
of residents, local businesses, 
and community institutions 
were displaced through the 
eminent domain process.

 City officials are inviting former 
residents and family members 
of those personally impacted by 
the 710 construction to share 
their experience via an online 
oral history survey, which 
includes a Community Input 
Tool. The tool and survey are 
designed to capture data, stories, 
and lived experiences in an 
engaging manner. These stories 
and perspectives are important 
to compiling a comprehensive 
narrative of experiences from 
residents who were impacted 
by the construction of the 
710. “The city is committed 
to the inclusivity of its diverse 
community and understands 
that every story will contribute to 
the rich tapestry of the Historic 
Project’s oral history,” they said.

 The online survey will open for 
submissions on Monday, April 
29, and will close on Sunday, 
June 30. The survey will be 
available in a variety of languages 
including English, Japanese, and 
Spanish. It will cover a wide 
range of topics including, but not 
limited to:

- Family and personal 
experiences with the SR 710 
Freeway Construction

- Historical significance of the 
freeway construction on the 
Pasadena community 

- Environmental, social, and 
economic impacts of the 
construction project

 The information collected 
in the survey will be analyzed 
and used to select candidates 
for preliminary interviews 
conducted by an experienced 
historian. For more information 
or to get started visit

 An Initiative Capturing 
Stories Shaped by The 
State Route 710 (SR 710) 
Freeway Construction

City Public Hearing for 
Water Rates Adjustments

Given Award 
from Arts 

 The Pasadena City Council 
is set to hold a public hearing 
on June 3 at 5:30 p.m. to 
consider the adoption of 
adjustments to the existing 
water rates and rate structure. 
The public is encouraged to 
participate. Pasadena Water 
and Power (PWP) mailed 
a public hearing notice to 
water customers. The notice 
includes a recommended 
rate structure redesign and 
adjustment information as 
well as details regarding the 
public hearing.

 "PWP is committed to 
providing reliable and 
high-quality water to the 
community and is proposing 
the water rate adjustments to 
help cover rising operating 
costs and provide funding 
for critical improvements to 
water infrastructure."

 Individual customer bill 
impacts will vary based on 
customer type, water meter 
size, and amount of water 
used. To help customers 
estimate potential impacts 
the proposed adjustments 
may have on their water bill, 
PWP developed an online 
“bill estimator,” which is 
a simplified version of all 
billing inputs (actual bills 
may vary). The intent is to 
provide customers with a 
general sense of how their 
household budgets might be 
impacted based on individual 
projections of their water 
use. The bill estimator also 
shows the changes proposed 
to be effective for sewer and 
refuse services from the City 
of Pasadena Public Works 

 Community meetings 
regarding the PWP water 
rate adjustments will be held:

Wednesday, April 24 at 6 p.m.

Virtual, RSVP: PWPweb.

Wednesday, May 1 at 6:30 

Victory Park Recreation 
Center, 2572 Paloma Street

Thursday, May 23 at 2 p.m.

Robinson Park Recreation 
Center, 1081 N. Fair Oaks 

Public Hearing:

Monday, June 3 at 5:30 p.m.

City Council Chambers, 
100 North Garfield Avenue, 
Room S249

 For more information 


 To celebrate 140 years of 
service, the Pasadena Public 
Library system is planning 
a year-long celebration 
highlighting the past, present 
and future through the 
contributions of trailblazers, 
innovators, and future 
thinkers with events at each 
of its 10 library branches.

 Celebrate an innovative artist 
and 140 Years of Growth this 
morning starting at 10 a.m., 
at Hastings Branch Library, 
3325 E. Orange Grove Blvd. 
Community members of 
all ages are invited to learn 
about native pollinators from 
Pasadena Water and Power 
and receive a native plant, 
while supplies last. Create 
butterfly-themed crafts then 
attend the ribbon cutting of 
“Calm a Little Soul” by artist 
Karen Reitzel, moderated by 
the Pasadena Cultural Affairs 

 The artwork “Calm a Little 
Soul” by artist Karen Reitzel 
was first exhibited in 2018 
as part of the third iteration 
of the City’s Rotating Public 
Art Program. Following 
her untimely passing in 
2021, the artist’s husband 
has generously donated the 
sculpture to the Hastings 
Branch Library, where it will 
pay homage to the nearby 
butterfly garden and inspire 
visitors for years to come.

About Rotating Public Art 

 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 exhibition.

 Since first opening its 
doors in 1884, The Pasadena 
Public Library has served the 
community with free and 
open places to commune, 
connect, learn, read and 
belong. Pasadena Public 
Library has spent 140 years 
shaping the past, sculpting 
the present, and building 
toward a brighter future.

 Throughout 2024, Pasadena 
Public Library will host a 
feature program at each 
branch location, from 
January through October, 
release limited edition 
merchandise, hold a 14-
book reading challenge 
celebrating 14 decades of 
library service, collect and 
feature community stories 
of what the library means to 
you, and broadcast videos of 
interviews with library staff. 
These monthly vignettes 
will offer a glimpse into how 
the people of Pasadena have 
shaped our library from 
the beginning and continue 
to guide our growth into 
the future. For more visit:

140 Years of 
Library Service

 California Arts Advocates 
and California for the Arts, 
last week, honored Senator 
Anthony Portantino with 
the 2024 Legislative Art 
Star Award. The award was 
presented to the Senator in 
Sacramento in recognition of 
his leadership on SB 1116, the 
Equitable Payroll Fund and for 
being a long time champion of 
the arts community.

 “Senator Portantino has been 
a consistent and passionate 
advocate for arts and culture 
throughout his tenure in the 
California State Legislature, 
said Julie Baker, CEO 
Californians for the Arts and 
California Arts Advocates. 
“When he saw a problem 
in the performing arts and 
the need for investment, he 
stepped up and authored a bill 
to support the sector. And not 
only did he ensure its passage, 
he also ensured funding for it. 
We applaud his dedication to 
arts and culture.”

 SB 116 was signed into 
law by Governor Newsom 
in 2022. It established the 
Equitable Payroll Fund (EPF), 
a grant program designed to 
support live performances – 
and workers –by providing 
substantial reimbursements of 
payroll expenses. The program 
includes both production and 
non-production employees 
and administrative staff. Last 
year’s budget negotiated by 
Senator Portantino included 
$11.5 million to fund this 

 California Arts Advocates 
(CAA) provides advocacy 
services for California’s arts 
community. CAA is a sister 
organization to Californians 
for the Arts, is a nonprofit that 
helps promote awareness of 
the arts and provides programs 
and services. 

Police Shoot 
Man in OIS

 Pasadena police shot and 
killed a man last week after a 
short police chase that ended 
with the suspect forcibly 
entering two occupied 
residences in the Madison 
Heights neighborhood.

 According to police, last 
Saturday at 8:39 p.m., 
officers spotted an occupied 
suspicious vehicle parked 
facing the wrong way on a one 
way street on Hudson Avenue 
near Del Mar Boulevard. 

 The vehicle, a white pick-up 
truck, was. As officers were 
conducting their investigation 
and conversing with the driver, 
identified as 36-year-old 
Ricardo Guade Andradeas, 
suddenly sped off. The suspect 
narrowly missed striking an 
officer with his truck. 

 A short vehicle pursuit ended 
when Andradeas crashed 
into the front yard of a home 
located in the 800 block of 
Arden Road. The Andradeas 
fled from his vehicle and 
ran into the residential 
neighborhood. Officers 
established a containment 
and organized a search team 
to conduct yard-to-yard 

 While fleeing, Andradeas 
forcibly entered two occupied 
residences in the 700 block 
of Oak Knoll Circle. As a 
K9 pursued Andradeas , he 
produced a handgun. After 
refused to comply with orders 
to drop it, an officer-involved 
shooting occurred police said.

 Andradeas sustained gunshot 
wounds and was transported 
to a local hospital. He was later 
pronounced dead. 

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