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Community Calendar:
Local City Meetings

Pasadena – Altadena:
Pet of the Week

South Pasadena / San Marino:

Sierra Madre:
Easter Message
Walking SM … The Social Side
Sierra Madre Police Blotter

Arcadia · Monrovia · Duarte:
Arcadia Police Blotter

Education & Youth:

Best Friends and More:
Happy Tails
The Joy of Yoga
The Missing Page
Katnip News!
SGV Humane Society

Food & Drink:
Chef Peter Dills
Table for Two
Julie's Favorite Family Recipes
The Funnies

The Good Life:
… This and That
Senior Happenings

The World Around Us:
Looking Up
Christopher Nyerges
Out to Pastor

F. Y. I. :

Section B:

Arts and More:
Jeff's Book Pics
All Things
Family Matters
Sean's Shameless Reviews

Opinion … Left/Right:
Peter Funt
Joe Guzzardi
Dick Polman
Tom Purcell
The Funnies

Legal Notices (1):

Legal Notices (2):

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Newspaper Fun:
Newspaper Fun!

F. Y. I. :

Jeff Brown
Pastor Bryant Cuffy
Deanne Davis
Peter Dills
Bob Eklund
Marc Garlett
Katie Hopkins
Sean Kayden
Chris Leclerc
Christopher Nyerges
Rev. James Snyder
Keely Totten

Recent Issues:
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Issue 11
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Issue 6
Issue 5
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VOLUME 11 NO. 15


on Legalized


Public Hearings on Burbank 
Elementary PUSD Property

The city of Pasadena is holding 
two more meeting this week on 
whether any activities related to 
medicinal, and nonmedicinal, 
marijuana should be allowed 
within the city of Pasadena.

 The next meeting will be 
Tuesday night from 6 p.m. to 
8 p.m. at the Pasadena City 
Hall Basement – S018 Training 
Room 100 N. Garfield.

 Another meeting will be held 
Thursday night from 6 p.m. 
to 8 p.m. at AGBU Vatche 
and Tamar Manoukian High 
School Auditorium 2495 East 
Mountain Street.

 All meetings are an “open-
house” style format. City staff 
answered questions and talked 
one-on-one to collect input 
at the first meeting held last 
Tuesday at the Pasadena Senior 
Center. The content of all 
meetings will be the same city 
staff said. 

 They said the meetings were 
needed after the voters of the 
State of California passed 
Proposition 64, in November, 
the Adult Use of Marijuana Act 
(AUMA) which established 
a comprehensive system 
to legalize nonmedicinal 
(recreational) marijuana 
products for use by adults 21 
years and older, and to tax 
the growth and retail sale of 
marijuana for nonmedicinal 
use. The cultivation, processing, 
manufacturing, distribution 
and sale of both medicinal and 
nonmedicinal marijuana are 
currently prohibited citywide.

 After gathering information 
at all the meetings, staff will 
prepare draft regulations 
pertaining to the retail sales, 
manufacturing, processing, 
cultivation and distribution 
of marijuana, which will 
then be presented to the 
Planning Commission and 
the City Council at separately-
noticed public hearings.

 For more information contact: 
Guille Nuñez, Management 
Analyst IV at (626) 744-7634 or

 The Pasadena Unified 
School District, 7-11 
Surplus Property Advisory 
Committee will hold two 
meetings, open to the public 
in April and May about the 
former Burbank Elementary 
School property located at 
2046 Allen Ave.

 The Committee will meet 
in regular session on April 
21 and May 10 at 7 p.m. at 
PUSD’s Education Center, 
351 S. Hudson Ave., Room 
229, Pasadena. Two public 
hearings on the Committee’s 
establishment of a priority 
list for use of property are 
scheduled for Friday, April 
21 at 9 a.m. at Burbank 
Elementary School, located 
at 2046 Allen Ave., Altadena, 
and on Wednesday, April 
26, at 7 p.m at PUSD’s 
Education Center, 351 S. 
Hudson Ave. Room 229, 
Pasadena. Information, 
meeting dates, and meeting 
agendas are posted here.

 State law requires that prior 
to the sale, lease, or rental 
of more than 30 days of 
any excess real property, a 
governing board of a school 
district must appoint an 
Advisory Committee to 
advise in the development 
of District-wide policies 
and procedures about the 
use or disposition of school 
buildings or space in school 
buildings that is not needed 
for school purposes. PUSD’s 
7-11 Committee, which 
was established in early 
February 2017, will deliver 
a final report of its findings 
to the District’s Board of 
Education. The Board will 
then decide what to do with 
the property.

 As part of its property 
assessment process, the 
Committee meets several 
times in public sessions 
to determine whether the 
district should declare the 
former Burbank Elementary 
School site as surplus. 
Burbank Elementary 
School closed in 2012 as a 
result of declining student 
enrollment. The site is 
currently used to house the 
district’s Early Education 
and Mental Health Services 
programs, and a private 

 The priorities for uses of 
the Burbank property are:

 Lease the Burbank property 
pursuant to state law

 Status Quo: take no action 
and maintain current use of 
the Burbank property

 Sell the Burbank property 
pursuant to state law

 Exchange the Burbank 
property pursuant to state 

 For additional information, 
contact Jessica Frazier, at or 
626.396.5850 ext. 89184

Shriners Children's Medical Center to Open

 Shriners Hospitals for Children 
held a dedication ceremony 
Thursday —including the rarely 
seen Masonic ritual laying of the 
cornerstone— and announced 
that the Los Angeles facility will 
be moving in June to the brand 
new state-of-the-art medical 
center located in Pasadena. 

 Congresswoman Judy Chu 
(pictured above speaking) said 
“Now you have this facility 
that will help children… even 
more with this state of the art 
specialty outpatient medical 
center with three fitting rooms 
for prosthetics and orthotics 
and with this collaboration with 
Huntington Hospital that will 
allow patients to you operating 
rooms at Pasadena premier 
heath care institution, now 
children will be helped so many 
more times over.” 

 According to officials, Shriner 
for Children Medical Center in 
Pasadena 909 S. Fair Oaks Ave. 
will be the first facility in the 
Shriners Hospitals for Children 
network to be created specifically 
to meet the rigorous demands of 
our rapidly-changing health care 
system. Opening in June, the 
new medical center represents 
a significant departure from the 
concepts that define traditional 

 To celebrate the transition, 
the Los Angeles Shriners 
Hospital leadership, national 
and local patient ambassadors 
alongside the California Grand 
Lodge, Imperial Board and 
the Chairman of the Board 
performed the traditional 
cornerstone ceremony. They 
included Christopher Smith, 
Imperial Potentate of Shriners 
International. Smith is the 
highest-ranking Shriners in 
the world and also serves as 
the Chairman of the Board of 
Directors for Shriners Hospital 
for Children. David Doan, 
Chairman of the Board of 
Governors of Shriners Hospitals 
for Children – Los Angeles soon 
to be Shriners for Children 
Medical Center. Lou Lazatin, 
Administrator of the Shriners 
Hospitals for Children – Los 
Angeles soon to be Shriners for 
Children Medical Center.

LitFest Pasadena Expands 
For a Weekend of Events

to Host 

Assistance League of 
Pasadena is holding a 
Prospective Member 
Coffee at 10:30 a.m. on 
Friday, April 28, at its 
chapter office located at 820 
E. California Boulevard in 

 Assistance League of 
Pasadena is an active, 
dedicated, diverse group of 
individuals. It is a chapter 
of Assistance League, 
a national non-profit 
organization formed in 
1935. Over 26,000 member 
volunteers in 120 chapters 
nationwide operate 
community programs 
that impact more than 1.5 
million people each year.

 The Pasadena chapter has 
been serving the needs of 
the Pasadena community 
since 1941. It has five major 
philanthropic programs, 
and these programs 
are supported through 
membership donations, 
grants, and the chapter’s 
thrift shop (Treasure Fair). 
Membership is open year 
round to both residents and 
non-residents of Pasadena, 
and informational coffees 
are held throughout 
the year to provide an 
opportunity to learn more 
about the organization.

 Interested individuals 
must RSVP by contacting 
the Assistance League of 
Pasadena office at 626-
449-2068 or alpasadena@ To learn more 
about the organization’s 
philanthropic programs 
and thrift shop, please visit 

LitFest Pasadena, the city and 
Southland’s free literary 
arts festival, celebrates 
its sixth year with 
a weekend of events, 
authors’ panels and 
readings on May 20 and 

 LitFest will unfold again 
on the sidewalks and in 
the storefronts, corridors 
and unique venues of 
the highly walkable 
Playhouse District. 
Vroman’s Bookstore and 
the Pasadena Playhouse 
will serve as anchor 
points, as the festival 
continues its legacy of 
featuring Pulitzer Prize 
winners, L.A.’s most 
diverse and exciting 
authors, and eclectic 
discussion panels. Here 
are a few highlights:

 Renowned food critic 
Jonathan Gold will 
lead a panel exploring 
The Legacy of Julia 
Child, Pasadena’s own 
legendary chef, writer 
and television celebrity. 
This event is also co-
sponsored by the L.A. 
Times Food Bowl.

Gary Phillips will 
moderate Sunshine Noir, 
a panel of crime and 
mystery writers who 
will unearth a trove of 
crime, danger, mystery 
death and, even evil, in 
the land of sunshine, surf 
and optimism.

 Sci-Fest L.A. joins 
LitFest this year, treating 
audiences to dramatic 
readings of the works 
of finalists competing 
for the Roswell Award 
which will be presented live 
and in-person. A Tomorrow 
Prize will also be presented to 
outstanding emerging writers of 
our L.A. County high schools.

 Also featured at LitFest will 
be The Humor & Heartbreak of 
L.A. with panelists Nina Revoyr, 
Lian Dolan, Christopher Noxon, 
Dana Johnson, moderated by 
David Ulin; Writing Indigenous 
California from island of Blue 
Dolphins to an American 
Genocide, featuring Luis 
Rodriguez with panelists Greg 
Sarris, Dr. Melissa Leal, Rose 
Davis, moderated by Shonda 

Prominent California African-
American authors will discuss 
Writing in the Time of Black 
Lives Matter with Altadena 
novelist and LitFest co-founder 
Jervey Tervalon We are also 
pleased to welcome Brooke 
Binkowski, Managing Editor of 

 The Pasadena Public Library 
joins LitFest for the first time as 
the Donald Wright Auditorium 
will host Flights of Fantasy Story 
Theatre with a storytime entitled 
“It’s all how you look at it.” This 
will be followed by a creative 
crafts workshop for young 
adults and children, provided by 
Reiyukai America.

LitFest Pasadena is presented 
by Light Bringer Project and 
Literature for Life.

For more information on 
participating as a sponsor, 
community partner or 
volunteer, call Patricia Hurley 
at (626) 590-1134 or by email 
Author spokesperson Jervey 
Tervalon can also be reached 
at (626) 827-5491 or by email



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