Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, April 10, 2021

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Local Area 
News Brief 

enjoy it.”

 The Blinn House is the only 
known Maher residential 
structure built west of the 
Mississippi River. 

Photo by D.Lee/MVNews

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 Police Release 
new Information 
in Double Murder 

Pasadena police are askingfor the public’s help, afterreleasing new information 
on the vehicle, in finding asuspect involved in a shootinglast year at Villa Parke that left 
two people dead and another 

 The vehicle has been 
described as a newer model,
white Mercedes Benz, withblack rims (as depicted in theabove photograph).

 According to police 
investigators, on Tuesday, 
December 1, 2020 at 
approximately 2:58 p.m., 
Pasadena Police Officers 
responded to the 300 blockof Parke St. regarding a 
report of a shooting. Officers 
arrived on scene and located 
three victims in the northeast 
portion of Villa Parke. Twovictims succumbed to injuriesand the third victim survived. 
All three victims were struck 
by gunfire.

 Pasadena Police Departmentis urging anyone with 
information regarding the 
double murder or vehicle 
of interest to contact the 
Pasadena Police at 626744-
4241 or Homicide 
Investigators at (626)7444511. 
Or anonymously bycalling “Crime Stoppers” bydialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477),

 Police Arrest 
Shooting Suspects

 Pasadena police announced 
Wednesday the arrested 
two suspects wanted in 
connection to a shooting into 
an occupied vehicle in East 
Pasadena, in March, that left 
a man dead and a woman 

 According to police Evan 
Roland Bynum - 26 year-old 
Los Angeles Resident, and 
Dante Dejuan Ward - 33 year-
old Irvine Resident, were 
both arrested Friday April 2 
for the alleged shootings.

 Additional evidence was also 
found after search warrants 
were served at various 

 Investigators said that on 
March 13, at approximately 

8:56 p.m., officers arrived 
on scene and located two 
victims inside a parked 
vehicle. The male victim a 
23-years old, Azusa residenthad been struck numerous 
times by gunfire while thefemale victim a 19-years old,
Duarte resident sustained 
only minor injuries. Pasadena 
Fire Department Paramedicsarrived on scene and 
transported both victims toa local hospital. The malevictim arrived at the hospitalin critical condition and 
would later succumb to his 
The female was treated for 
non-life-threatening injuries 
and was released.

 Bynum and Ward ran from 
the location following the 
shooting police alleged.

 Both were charged Tuesday 
with murder and attempted 
murder. Bynum is being held 
on $4,090,000 bail and Ward’s 
bail was set at $3,140,000.

 Pasadena Police is urging 
anyone with information 
to call (626) 744-4241 or 
anonymously at (800) 222TIPS 

Blinn House 
to Become 

 In a joint statement, the 
ownership transfer for the 
Edmund Blinn House in 
Pasadena by the Women’s City 
Club to Pasadena Heritage 
was finalized last week. The 
move came after members of 
the Women’s City Club voted 
to dissolve the organization in 
May. The Women’s City Club 
had operated as a non-profit 
organization out of the home 
for 75 years. 

 Blinn House is set to become 
the new headquarters for 
Pasadena Heritage. 

 “It was a very difficult decision 
for us to dissolve the Club after 
so many years, and it was with 
much thought and careful 
consideration that we decided 
Pasadena Heritage should take 
over the historic house.” Said 
Suzanne Burger, President of 
the Women’s City Club. “We feel 

NASA Invites Public to Take 
Flight with Mars Helicopter 

confident they will take the best 
care of it and be able to continue 
many of its fine traditions as 
well as bring the resources to 
maintain the restoration and 
preservation of the building.”

 The Blinn House at 160 N. 
Oakland Avenue is listed on the 
National Register of Historic 
Places, both individually and as 
a contributor to the Ford Place 
Historic District. The house 
is also a Pasadena Cultural 
Landmark and is listed on the 
California Register of Historical 

 The Blinn House was designed 
in 1905 by renowned Chicago 
architect George Washington 
Maher who also designed the 
Blinn’s home in Chicago. Maher 
was recognized as one of the 
finest architects in Chicago, 
along with Burnham & Root, 
Frank Lloyd Wright and Louis 

 “We are excited and very 
grateful for the opportunities 
this historic place will provide 
for our organization,“ added 
Sue Mossman, Executive 
Director. “We look forward to 
the time when we can welcome 
our members and supporters, 
the greater community, and 
other organizations back into 
the house to experience and 

NASA is targeting no earlierthan Sunday, for IngenuityMars helicopter’s first attemptat powered, controlled flighton another planet. To mark amonth of Ingenuity flights, the 
agency will host several events 
to bring people along for theride.

 A livestream confirmingIngenuity’s first flight is targeted 
to begin around 3:30 a.m. 
Monday, on NASA Television,
the NASA app, and the agency’swebsite, and will livestream 
on multiple agency social 
media platforms, including theJPL YouTube and Facebook 

 Ingenuity arrived at Mars’Jezero Crater Feb. 18, attached tothe belly of NASA’s Perseverance 
rover. The helicopter is a 
technology demonstration with 
a planned test flight duration 
of up to 31 days (30 Marsdays, or sols). The rover willprovide support during flightoperations, taking images,
collecting environmental data,
and hosting the base stationthat enables the helicopter tocommunicate with mission 
controllers on Earth.

 The flight date may shift 
as engineers work on the 
deployments, preflight checks, 

and vehicle positioning of bothPerseverance and Ingenuity. 
Timing for events will be 
updated as needed, and thelatest schedule will be available 
on the helicopter’s Watch 
Online webpage:

 A series of informal talks,
titled, “Taking Flight: How GirlsCan Grow Up to Be Engineers,” 
will take place Thursday, April15; Thursday, April 22; andThursday, April 29; at 4 p.m.
each day, with exact dates andtimes based on Ingenuity’sfirst flight. The talks will focuson helping girls chart a path 
to engineering and provideinvitations to special events forgirls and women interested inthe field.

 NASA’s Ingenuity Mars 
Helicopter technologydemonstration is supported byNASA’s Science, Aeronautics 
Research, and Space Technologymission directorates. JPL,
which is managed for NASA byCaltech in Pasadena, California,
built and manages operationsfor Ingenuity and the Mars 2020Perseverance rover.

 More information about 
the helicopter, is available at: 

Reopenfor Limited 

Pasadena Public Library ispleased to announce that it willreopen three library sites forin-person Express Service inApril. This is the beginning of 
a phased in-person reopeningfor Pasadena’s libraries. 
Central Library will reopenon Thursday, April 15 withlimited hours. Hastings and LaPintoresca branch libraries will 
reopen on Tuesday, April 20also with limited hours. 
With Pasadena enteringthe orange tier of the State’sBlueprint for a Safer Economy,
libraries have been cleared 
to safely reopen at a reducedcapacity, while requiring facecoverings and maintainingsix feet physical distance for 
Here are the public healthsafety guidelines you can 
expect when you plan yourvisit to any of the PasadenaPublic Libraries: 

• Wear a face covering overyour nose and mouth at alltimes 
• Maintain a distance of at least 
six (6) feet from other librarypatrons or staff at all times
• Avoid entering the libraryif you are experiencing anyCOVID-19 related symptomsor feeling sickFor anyone who is unable tomeet the above requirements,
library staff will make everyattempt to assist patron’s needsonline, via phone, etc.
Central Library, Hastings andLa Pintoresca branch libraries 
will offer limited one-hour 
Express Service in additionto their popular curbside andphone/chat services. Patronswill be able to browse the 
collections check out materials, 
reserve and use publiccomputers, and access Wi-Fias well as printing and copyingservices. Patrons will still be 
able to attend virtual programs;
contact library staff via phoneat (626) 744-4066, option 7,
email at ask@cityofpasadena. 
A limited number of patronswill be allowed in the libraries 
at any one time. There is noseating available except forADA seating and computer 
use. Patrons two years andolder are required to wear amask over their mouth and 
nose at all times while visitingthe library and observe six feetphysical distancing.
Curbside service will continue 
at five branch libraries: 
Allendale, Lamanda Park, 
Linda Vista, San Rafael and 
Santa Catalina. The curbside 
pickup program is just forlibrary holds. 
Mountain Views-News Saturday, April 10, 2021 

Pasadena Couple Gives$5 Million to LA Opera 

 One of the largest singlegifts to the company 

The LA Opera Orchestra 
announced Wednesday thatPhilanthropists Terri and 
Jerry Kohl have made a $5 
million gift and pledged achallenge grant in support ofthe LA Opera Orchestra andthe company’s post-COVIDrecovery, part of which willbe used to fund an upcomingproduction of Oedipus Rexby Igor Stravinsky.
According to officials, thechallenge grant has beendesigned to raise money forthe company’s endowment,
ensuring long-term supportfor the orchestra. This 
gift, in recognition of theunique hardships that artistsare facing as a result ofCOVID-19 shutdowns, is the 
largest pandemic-era gift thecompany has received to dateand makes the Kohls amongthe largest donors in LAOpera history.
“We are extremely touchedby and grateful for the 
generous, heartfelt and 
meaningful support from 
Terri and Jerry, which 
comes at a critical moment 
for the company,” said LAOpera President and CEOChristopher Koelsch. “Ourstage has been regretfullydark for a year, and whilewe have been able to provideour orchestra some level of 
financial support as well asperformance opportunities 
through our On Now digitalprogramming, this gift willhelp to ensure that we areable to return to pre-COVIDlevels of employment andartistic strength as soon as itis safe to do so.” 
In recognition of the gift, 
the company has named 
Terri and Jerry Kohl soleunderwriters of the LA OperaOrchestra, officially calling itthe “LA Opera Orchestra,
generously underwritten byTerri and Jerry Kohl.” 
“I cannot think of anyonein our community who hasdemonstrated such care 
and support for orchestral 
musicians,” said LA Opera 

Board Chair Marc Stern. 
“Terri and Jerry’s support ofLA Opera’s orchestra will notonly be transformative forthe future of the company,
it will also be a powerfulaffirmation of the excellence,
artistry and individual 
worth of each member 
of the orchestra, many ofwhom play for orchestrasand ensembles throughoutSouthern California.” 
Made up of 62 core musicians,
the LA Opera Orchestra 
can encompass as manyas 100 players, depending 
on repertory. Led since 
2006 by James Conlon, thecompany’s Richard Seaver 
Music Director, the group islauded for its consummate 
musicianship, distinctive 
sound, and versatility.
Players in the orchestra alsofill principal positions withother distinguished SouthernCalifornia symphony 
orchestras, ensembles and 
chamber groups, and themusicians are regularlyheard in Hollywood film,
television and recording 
sessions. Additionally,
many are regarded as theregion’s leading instrumentalinstructors. Their work with 
LA Opera has been honoredtwice in recent years bythe Recording Academy,
winning Grammy Awardsfor Best Opera Recording forRise and Fall of The City ofMahagonny (2008) and TheGhosts of Versailles (2016).
In advance of LA Opera’sreturn to public performancesat the Dorothy Chandler 
Pavilion in September, 2021,
the orchestra will next be 
heard in the upcoming 
company premiere of 
Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex, 
a work chosen both for the 
complexity of its orchestralscoring and for its thematic 
resonance. Conducted byJames Conlon and directed 
by Matthew Diamond increative collaboration with 
Manual Cinema, the opera iscurrently being planned foroutdoor performances in theearly summer of 2021.

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