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Inaugural San Gabriel Mission ‘Blessing of the Cars’

San Gabriel Mission's inaugural Car Show last weekend included approximately 100 entries of cars, trucks and motorcycles on Aug. 24, on mission's school grounds. Admission, parking and entertainment were free. Also there were about 20 vendors selling food and gift items. (Photo: San Gabriel Mission Pastor Rev. Bruce Wellems, CMF (on left) and mission Priest Rev. Tony Diaz, CMF blessing a car. )

Metrolink to make stop at the L.A. County Fair Metrolink will offer safe, affordable service directly to the L.A. County Fair beginning this weekend and continuing on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the month of September. Metrolink's San Bernardino Line trains will add a special stop at the Pomona Fairplex, while a free shuttle will transport passengers to the main entrance. Metrolink riders with a monthly pass can ride all Metrolink trains at no additional cost on the weekends. Others can take advantage of the $10 Weekend Day Pass, which allows them to ride Metrolink trains either Saturday or Sunday for one low fare. Riders can transfer to and from other Metrolink lines, along with Metro rail and most buses with the $10 Weekend Day Pass. This year the L.A. County Fair is offering all

Metrolink riders a special $10 admission ticket on weekends. Regular weekend fair admission tickets for adults, ages 13 and over, is $19, children ages 6-12 is $12, while seniors, 60 and over is $15. Vehicle parking on weekends is an additional $15 or $30 for valet. Fair goers are encouraged to "UNLEASH YOUR INNER FAIR!" by indulging in food galore and shopping, while enjoying the many entertainment acts and other attractions. The L.A. County Fair will also feature animal competitions, art exhibits, carnival games, the big Ferris wheel and much more. Metrolink representatives will be staffing the Fairplex station during train service operations to assist passengers. For details on Metrolink's L.A. County Fair schedule and promotion, please visit

Household hazardous waste and e-waste roundup in Sierra Madre This year’s event will be held on Saturday, August 31 at the Mariposa Avenue Parking Lot. From 9:00am to 2:00pm, residents are welcome to bring their household hazardous waste and electronic waste items for proper disposal at no charge. Items accepted include: paint, thinner, brake fluid, household and car batteries, pool chemicals, motor oil, expired pharmaceuticals, anti-freeze, fluorescent light

bulbs, computer monitors, televisions, printers, and other electronic items. The Mariposa Parking Lot is located south of the downtown businesses on W. Sierra Madre Blvd., between S. Hermosa Ave. and S. Baldwin Ave. For additional information contact the Public Works Department at 626-355-7135 or the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts at 888-CLEAN-LA. Or visit

Pasadena High football coach has work cut out for him With the Pasadena High football team finishing with a 1-9 record a year ago, first-year coach Doug Bledsoe knows he has his work cut out. “We’re coming in, trying to turn the program around,” Bledsoe said. “We feel that Pasadena has a great tradition, history of football. We, obviously, want to be ringing the bell at the end of the season.” Much of the building program is mental, Bledsoe said. “The main thing is we have to set a foundation about the culture of the program,” he said. “We’re going to do things the way that I was brought up with some good football coaches. We’re going to instill discipline and character in this team. And also belief. The kids got to believe in themselves. We believe we have some of the best talent in the area, especially with some of the top Pop Warner programs in the area. We feel if we start winning, we can be a

By Shel Segal national power.” Alejandro Figueroa, who Expected to anchor stands at 6-foot-5 and 270 the team at quarterback pounds. is sophomore Tyrek “We expect him to do Adams, who is 6-foot-3, some really good things 190 pounds. for us as far as blocking “The future is bright and catching,” Bledsoe with him,” Bledsoe said of said of Figueroa. Adams. “He’s a kid who Leading the way has a great arm. He had a on the offensive line great passing league this should be juniors Gabriel summer. And great legs. Mondragon and Michael He can run. He’s an all- Jean-Giles, while doing the around football player. job on the defensive line And he’s tough. He’s is expected to be Camillo got a lot of spirit. He’s Casas, who is 5-foot-11, stepping up as a leader 265 pounds. and each day he’s getting “He’ll be our better and better.” anchor at the nose tackle Playing running back position,” Bledsoe said of for the Bulldogs should be Casas. “He’s a good size. juniors Elijah Trejo and We expect him to do a lot Joseph Thomas. of big things for us as far “We think we have as leading the way there.” the best one-two punch In fact, Bledsoe said coming back in the he is expecting the entire league,” Bledsoe said. defensive squad to be Leading the way stepping it up. at wide receiver is “Defense is going to expected to be the 6-foot- be our strength,” he said. 2, 190-pound Jonathan “Everything starts first and Fluker, who transferred to foremost with defense. Pasadena from Blair High. We think we have the And doing the job at tight best linebacker core in the end should be senior area.”

Playing linebacker for Pasadena should be Ryan Mitchell, his cousin Charles Myles, speedster Walter Martinez and Corey Caine. And leading the way in the defensive secondary should be freshman Canaan Chandler. “We expect him to be a four-year starter at the cornerback position,” Bledsoe said of Chandler. “He has fantastic speed.” While Burbank and Muir are expected to lead the Pacific League this year, Bledsoe said don’t count out the Bulldogs. “We’ll surprise everybody,” he said. “Our talent is as good as anybody in the league. The main thing is to get our kids believing it. Once we get our first win we’re not going to lose ever again. The talent is that good.” (Shel Segal can be reached at ssegal@ Follow him via Twitter @ sports_beacon.)

The smart card - Do you have one? As you shop for school supplies, Pasadena Public Library wants to be sure you have the most important one – a library card. This simple piece of plastic gives you free access to a treasure trove of books,

eBooks, databases, subject guides, encyclopedias, test preparation materials, homework help, Wi-Fi and Internet access, and much more. Just what you need, to help you out this school year.

Don’t have one? Your first library card is free. And during the month of September, you can replace your lost or damaged library card free of charge at any local Pasadena library.

For more information on how to sign up for a library card, visit the any one of Pasadena’s ten library sites in person or go to http://cityofpasadena. net/library/library_cards_ my_account/library_cards.

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