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Drive by Shooting Kills Two – Two Seriously Injured


Outbreak of shootings believed to be gang related


n Friday, Jan. 6 at about 11:53 p.m., Pasadena Police Officers responded to a call of a shooting in the 100 Block of W. Claremont St. Officers located the scene of the shooting and an African American male victim age 23 was found lifeless in the 70 block Pepper St. Within minutes Pasadena Fire Paramedics at Station 36 (1140 N. Fair Oaks Ave.) reported that they were treating a second gunshot victim described as an African American female, 38. She was taken to a local area hospital in critical condition. Contemporaneous to the shooting, a single vehicle collision occurred at the intersection of California Blvd., and St. John Ave. Officers responded and discovered two additional gunshot victims at the scene of the collision. The third gunshot victim, an African American male, 23 was lifeless in the car suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The fourth gunshot victim, an SEE PAGE 10

Makeshift memorial complete with a baseball cap, kerchief, candles and Hennesy bottles mark the spot on Claremont Street near Fair Oaks where two men lost their lives in a drive-by shooting Saturday morning. - Photo by Terry Miller

Pasadena City Council Debates Police Staffing in Wake of Recent Shootings BY GUS HERRERA The Pasadena City Council’s first meeting of the year began with a special briefing from Police Chief Phillip Sanchez regarding the recent shootings on Jan. 6 and 7 that left two dead and three more

injured. In the following days, Pasadena PD ramped up its patrols, subsequently arresting “10 armed suspects, believed to be connected to local street gangs,” according to a statement released

on Jan. 9. The arrests were made over the span of three days, without incident, and, in each case, police seized multiple loaded firearms. SEE PAGE 10

Judge Orders PUSD to Stop Withholding Documents On Madison Principal Juan Ruelas

The Pasadena Unified School District’s defense of embattled Madison Elementary School principal Juan Ruelas took a major hit yesterday when a Superior Court Judge ordered it to produce 24 complete documents concerning Ruelas,

which PUSD had been trying to keep portions of secret. Yesterday was the trial of a Public Records Act lawsuit brought by Pasadena resident Pablo Alvarado, the Executive Director of the National Day Laborers Organizing Network

(“NDLON”), and the Citizens Committee for Equality and Justice at Madison (“CCEJAM”), the organization of teachers, parents and community members who has been fighting for 1 ½ years SEE PAGE 11

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Pasadena Police Seize Nine Firearms and Arrest Multiple Armed Suspects In response to the Jan. 6, double homicide and the injuring of two others, the Pasadena Police have increased patrols throughout the city. Despite a strong police presence, on Jan. 7, a fifth person was shot and expected to recover. Pasadena Police detectives believe the shootings are gang related and have a nexus to the communities of Duarte and Altadena. In an effort to identify and arrest the suspect(s) responsible for the murders and to prevent potential retaliatory shooting, Pasadena Police Chief Phillip Sanchez deployed additional officers. Since the Jan. 6 double homicide Pasadena patrol, and Special Enforcement officers have arrested 10 armed suspects, believed to be connected to local street gangs. On Jan. 7, at approximately 4:40 p.m., Pasadena Gang Enforcement Officers conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle with two occupants. One of the suspects fled from the car and a foot chase ensued. Ultimately, both suspects were arrested and were in possession of loaded firearms at the time of their arrests. A

third suspect was arrested in relation to this investigation. All are believed to be members of gangs. Suspects: - Doncell Hannah, Male African American 23., Pasadena Resident- In Custody - Michael Robertson, Male African American 31, Pasadena Resident- In Custody - Richard Isham, Male African American 31, Pasadena Resident- In Custody On Jan. 8, at approximately 7:10 p.m., Pasadena Gang Enforcement Officers stopped a suspicious looking vehicle which resulted in the arrests of three suspects, armed with a loaded handgun and a loaded assault rifle. Suspects: - Richard Toney, Male African American 26, Duarte Resident- In Custody - Marcus Momon, Male African American 32, Pasadena Resident- In Custody - Kaquann Offutt, Male African American 27, Pasadena Resident- In Custody On Jan. 9, at approximately 2:11 a.m., Pasadena Patrol Officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle with four occupants. The occupants were all armed with loaded handguns and

a loaded assault rifle and total of five firearms were seized at the time of the arrests of the four suspects. Suspects: - Randy Broadnax, Male African American 29, Pasadena Resident- In Custody - Marvin Evans, Male African American 30, Los Angele Resident- In Custody - Derek Brown, Male African American 31, Pasadena Resident- In Custody - Dwayne Ellis, Male African American 33, Pasadena Resident- In Custody “I am extremely proud of the men and women of the Pasadena Police Department who have worked tirelessly in the pursuit of these predators and others like them who live within our community,” said Sanchez. “These arrests and seizures serve as a vivid reminder that high capacity weapons are in the hands of criminals. I am hopeful that through robust police enforcement strategies, along with information sharing among law enforcement organizations, we will arrest those persons responsible for the recent murders and bring them to justice.”

Upper San Gabriel Valley MWD Board Of Directors Reorganizes for 2017

At the first board meeting of 2017, the Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District (Upper District) Board of Directors conducted its annual reorganization of officers. Director Ed Chavez was elected as President and Director Alfonso “Al” Contreras will serve as Vice President. Director Anthony Fellow, Ph.D., was elected to serve as Secretary and Director Charles M. Treviño as Treasurer. Referencing his colleagues and the year ahead, Director Chavez stated, “With five consecutive years of unprecedented drought, we face many challenges moving forward as we continue to provide a reliable,

affordable, and sustainable water supply to the San Gabriel Valley. It is going to require a strong and unified leadership. I look forward to continue working with my fellow Directors as we tackle these issues.” Director Chavez, an educator, is a former Board Member of the Bassett Unified School District, Mayor and Councilmember of the City of La Puente, and three-term member of the California State Assembly representing the 57th District. During his tenure with Upper District, Director Chavez previously served as the Board’s Secretary/ Treasurer from 2009 to 2012 and Vice President in 2013 and 2014. Director

Chavez represents Division 3 which includes all, or parts of, Avocado Heights, City of Industry, Hacienda Heights, La Puente, and South El Monte. Director Contreras was first elected to the Board in 2002 and served two consecutive four-year terms. In addition to being elected Vice President, Director Contreras will serve as the alternate representative to WQA, chair of Upper District’s Administration & Finance Committee, and vice chair of the Water Policy Committee. For more information about Upper District, please visit our or call (626) 443-2297.

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Dreams for Our Children CEO Jesse Dillon COO Andrea Olivas Editorial Editor Terry Miller Managing Editor Amelia Lucero Photographer Terry Miller Contributors Greg Aragon Susan Motander May S. Ruiz Gus Herrera Katta Hules Mary Mcnulty Kayla Hodge Emily G. Peters Columnists Dorothy Denne Pam Fitzpatrick Project Manager Jacob Bigley Graphics/Production Jorge Arroyo Digital Media Advertising Sales Fred Bankston José Luis Correa Distribution Supervisor Edward Davis Legal Advertising Annette Reyes Business Accounting Vera Shamon


A Monrovia Community Public Art Project Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr To honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and all of his contributions to establishing a better society here in America, the City is coordinating a two-part community public art project centered around the theme of, Dreams for our Children. The first part of the project relates to creating Dream Trees for Monrovia. This January, stop by the Library, Community Center, or City Hall, and pick up a Dreams for our Children tag. Adults are then invited to write or draw your hopes for our children on the tags, while children are encouraged to illustrate their dreams for the future. Then, we’ll be asking everyone to either return their tag to the Library, or to swing by the Library during the Friday Night Family Street Fair on Jan. 13 to hang your tag on a Dream Tree. The second part of the project is focused on the development of community artwork. Are you an artist who feels passionate about the theme, Dreams for our Children? Are you interested in having your artwork displayed? We are seeking art to display at the Library from

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Jan. 13 – Jan. 20. This temporary installation opportunity is to focus on the theme, Dreams for Our Children, and to celebrate Dr. King. An art open house will also be held on Jan. 16 from 4 p.m. to 7

p.m., for artists to present their work. If you are interested in participating, guidelines for the program include: -All art submission requests must be submitted via

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email -All submission requests must be identified with the artist's name, address, email, and phone number. Include a basic description

of technique and/or brief description with each art submission request. You may submit scanned photos, original sketches, color copies or mock-ups as attachments to the email. -If your artwork is selected for the community art display, you will be notified by telephone or email with further information, including where to drop off the art. -All artwork must be completed and ready before the art display deadlines. -Collaborative Artwork: -For collaborative projects, it is the responsibility of the submitting artist to obtain permission from each participant prior to submission. -Multiple Submission Guidelines: -We will accept multiple submissions of artwork but may not choose all pieces for display. -The application deadline is Thursday, Jan. 5 (10:59pm Pacific Time). -Art display drop off deadline: Jan. 12. -For additional information please contact Lisa LaBrie at

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Assembly member Chris Holden.

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Pasadena Playhouse Gets Axe in State Budget Assembly member Chris Holden expressed severe disappointment with Governor Brown’s latest budget proposal. “I’m most disappointed in the one million dollar one-time cut in funding for the renovation of the Pasadena Playhouse that already passed in Fiscal Year 20162017 Budget. This cut is especially deep as the Playhouse, the official State The-

ater of California, celebrates its 100th Anniversary. The playhouse has already committed funds they were promised to the renovation project and it is disingenuous of Governor Brown to take it away six months later. This action sets bad precedent for future budget negotiations and breeds public distrust among tax payers.”

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POLICE BLOTTERS ARCADIA Jan. 7 At 11:03 a.m., officers responded to a residence in the 200 block of N. Shamrock regarding the violation of a restraining order. The parent of the subject being protected by the restraining order called police and reported that his daughter's ex- boyfriend was at the location with his daughter. Officers arrived and located the subjects inside the residence. They arrested the male subject for violation of the restraining order.

At 11:29 a.m., loss prevention from a business in the 1600 block of S. Mountain called police to report two male suspects attempting to commit fraud. The suspects selected merchandise from inside the store and were attempting to return the merchandise for credit. After the transaction was completed, one suspect was detained by officers, but the second fled the store on foot. Officers gave chase and eventually detained the suspect near Shamrock and Duarte Road. He was arrested and taken into custody without further incident. At 7:08 p.m., a vandalism incident was reported in the area of Magnolia and Huntington. A female and male subject who are boyfriend and girlfriend were involved in a verbal argument that escalated. The boyfriend punched the windshield of the victim’s vehicle, causing damage. The suspect was located driving away from the area and his vehicle was stopped by officers. He was arrested for the vandalism. Jan. 8

At 10:38 a.m., a commercial burglary was reported at

a business in the 900 block of W. Huntington. The manager of the business called police to report the front door of the business was unlocked and the store safe was open. Merchandise was taken from the safe. No suspects were located and the investigation is continuing. At 11:31 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the 300 block E. Walnut regarding a theft of vehicle parts. The victim reported that someone had cut the catalytic converter off her Toyota Camry sometime during the night. The investigation is continuing.

At 6:29 p.m., a residential burglary was reported in the 1400 block of Pilgrim Way. The resident left the location at 6:00 p.m., locking and setting the alarm. The alarm company notified police of an activation to the rear door and interior motion. Officers arrived and discovered the rear door had been forced open. No suspects were located and nothing was found missing. The investigation is continuing. At 8:08 p.m., officers responded to a residence in the 500 block of E. Foothill regarding a burglary. The victim left the location at 4:30 p.m., securing the doors to the residence. The victim returned to find the kitchen window had been forced open and electronic items were missing. The investigation is continuing.


Jan. 6 At about 11:52 p.m., Pasadena Police Officers responded to a call of a shooting in the 100 block of West Claremont Street. On arrival, officers located an African

American male, 23 years old, lifeless in the 70 block of Pepper Street. Within minutes of the initial shots fired call, Pasadena Fire Paramedics at Station 36 (1140 N. Fair Oaks Ave.) reported that they were treating a second gunshot victim described as an African American female, 38. She was taken to a local hospital in critical condition.

Contemporaneous to the shooting, a single vehicle collision occurred at the intersection of California Boulevard and St. John Avenue. Officers responded and discovered two additional gunshot victims at the scene of the collision. The third gunshot victim, an African American male, 23, was lifeless in the car suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The fourth gunshot victim, an African American male who was also a passenger in the vehicle, sustained a non-life threatening gunshot wound and was transported to a local hospital. Pasadena Police detectives responded to the incident and are investigating. The motive is not known at this time, however, the shooting does not appear to be random. Unfortunately, potential witnesses were uncooperative with the investigating officers refusing to provided suspect(s) information. Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to call Pasadena Police at (626) 7444241, or you may report information anonymously at (insert key word Pasadena). Jan. 7

At about 1:40 p.m. Pasadena Police officers were providing extra service due to the recent uptick in shootings in the community. While on patrol in the 1000 block of Raymond Ave., PPD observed a suspect armed with a gun stand next to a


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vehicle. The suspect entered the car and the driver proceeded on Raymond Avenue. The officers requested assistance and attempted an enforcement stop near Fair Oaks and Montana Street. However, as the vehicle slowed, without warning the passenger jumped from the car and fled on foot. PPD officers chased the suspect on foot and could clearly see he was armed with a gun. The suspect ran down a driveway of a nearby apartment and handed the firearm to a third person. Officers quickly contacted the two suspects and arrested them. The loaded gun was recovered. The driver of the suspect car originally observed by the officers was arrested without incident at the scene of the traffic stop. Officers recovered a loaded firearm from the vehicle. The suspects (Donnell Hannah, 23, male, Pasadena Res; Michael Robertson, 31 male, Pasadena Res; and Richard Isham, 31 Black Male Pasadena Res) were all transported to the jail and booked for various charges. At about 4:45 p.m. Pasadena Police officers responded to Claremont and Fair Oaks Avenue regarding a GSW victim. On arrival officers located a Black Male Adult, 25 Pasadena Res, suffering from a single gunshot wound to the leg. The victim was uncooperative and refused to provide any information about the suspect(s) to the officers. The victim was transported to a local area hospital for medical treatment. The investigation is ongoing. The recent up tick of shootings in our community appears to be gang related, however, police detectives and officers are attempting to confirm this theory. The shootings do not appear to be random. In response to

the shootings, the Pasadena Police Department deployed extra officers who were assigned to patrol the impacted areas. PPD detectives are working closely with other law enforcement agencies to identify the suspect(s) and Mutual Aid Area C was notified and placed on standby.

The Pasadena Police Department will maintain this posture for the immediate future. Community members are encouraged to call the Pasadena Police Department if they see suspicious activity. For emergencies, please call 9-1-1. Non-emergencies can be reported to 626-744-4241.


A report of a stolen vehicle was reported from the driveway of a home in the 400 block of Santa Anita Ct. between the hours of 6 p.m. on Jan. 2 and 6 a.m. on Jan.3. The vehicle is a Black, 2014 Mini Cooper.

At 7:49 a.m. Officers were dispatched to the 00 block of Monterey Lane regarding a theft from a vehicle report. The victim informed the officers that sometime between the hours of 6 p.m. on Jan. 2 and Tuesday Jan. 3 at 7 a.m., unknown suspect(s) had broken into her locked vehicle parked in the driveway. The suspect(s) possibly used a screwdriver to force the door lock open and enter the vehicle. Missing are personal items and a small amount of cash. At 5:58 p.m., a hit and run occurred in the rear parking lot in the 00 block of Sierra Madre Bl. Responding officers conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle. After the investigation, officers determined

that the driver was DUI. He was arrested and transferred to Pasadena Jail where he was booked. Case referred to Pasadena DA’s office for filing consideration Jan. 4

A resident in the 500 block of Grove St. was contacted by a neighbor at about 5:00 p.m. that the front door to her residence was wide open. It appears that unknown suspect(s) entered the residence through a rear door by smashing through the glass apparently using a blunt object. Case to Detectives Jan. 5

At about 11:02 a.m., the SMPD received an assist call from the Arcadia Police Department regarding burglary suspects fleeing a location in the area of Grandview Ave and Santa Anita Ave. As officers from both departments cordoned off the area, a resident called her neighbor in the 1900 block of Vista Ave. to inform her that there were two suspects in her backyard. The resident called SMPD dispatch and reported that the suspects were in her back yard. The suspects were seen running from the location when they were apprehended and taken into custody without further incident. The suspects were transported to Arcadia Jail and booked. A case of See Something Say Something by a vigilant Sierra Madre resident. Jan. 6

SMPD dispatch received call at about 8:30 a.m. that someone trimming a tree had fallen. Arriving officers were told that the person cutting the branches had fallen from the tree striking the ground. Efforts by SMFD to revive the victim were unsuccessful and he succumbed to his injuries.


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EARTH — POWER OF THE PLANET — RARE EARTH Saturday, January 14, 2017 ▪ 4 PM Discussion Leader: Christopher Spalding, Ph.D. student Caltech Division of Geological & Planetary Sciences

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More Rain On the Way According to NWS A second storm is forecast to continue through early Friday, according to the National Weather Service. This storm will result in much cooler temperatures and could bring an inch or two of snow down to 4,000 feet. Nearly a foot of snow could fall above

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5,000 feet, according to the Weather Service. A half-inch to an inch and a half of rain is forecast to fall around Southern California. Possible debris flows could develop in recent burn areas, according to forecasters.

The Great TB Epidemic and Sierra Madre This is a talk you don’t want to miss! On Thursday evening, Jan. 19 at 7 p.m., the Sierra Madre Historical Preservation Society presents Historian Michele Zack (the author of our award-winning history of Sierra Madre), who will be telling us about the massive TB epidemic that hit the United States at the turn of the last century, and its enormous impact on Sierra Madre. Afflicted people at that time flooded to warm, dry cli-

mates, and our town’s boosters enthusiastically advertised for them to come here, not yet knowing that TB was contagious. Sufferers came in droves. This is a dramatic story, involving population shifts, economic impacts, major medical discoveries, and of course the personal, human element, with hopeful sufferers and weary caretakers. Life in Sierra Madre was affected at every level.

Free Arcadia Senior Seminars Arcadia Senior Services is hosting free informational seminars on various topics concerning seniors at the Arcadia Community Center, 365 Campus Drive. The topics and dates are as follows:

Learn LA Metro and Senior Discount Sign-ups Presented by LA Metro Thursday, Jan. 12 at 1:30 p.m. Golf – Improving your Game and Reducing Injury Presented by United Integrated Health-

care Thursday, Jan. 19 at 1:30 p.m. To RSVP for either of these seminars or for more information, please call Arcadia Senior Services at (626) 574-5130.

U2 Confirms Rose Bowl Gig May 20 Yarns of U2 coming back to the Rose Bowl were dashing through the snowy social media sites last week. Now, apparently the Irish rockers have confirmed that they will perform at the iconic Rose Bowl in late May. Live Nation, the promoter, says that tickets will go on sale next week. The rumors started when US fan site @U2 said they had been tipped by a reliable source that U2 and Live Nation will make a major live announcement Monday, Jan. 9, that may include a May 20 performance at the Rose Bowl. Around Christmas the band’s Bono said… “Next year is going to be a big year for the U2 group,” Bono said. “We have ‘Songs of Experience’ coming, and to honor 30 years of ‘The Joshua Tree,’ we have some very special shows coming, very


Bono and U2 rocked the Rose Bowl in 2009. They’ll be back May 20. – Photo by Terry Miller

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Send your letters to Reader Hopes Everyone Takes Beacon Contributor to Heart (1/5/17 Issue) I hope everyone has taken Robyn Dutton’s advice and gone vegan for Veganuary—the month formerly known as January (“Why Every Millennial (Even You!) Should Go Meat-free For January,” 1/5). Trust me; it’s great advice. I’ve been vegan for 24 years, so I can attest that there’s plenty to eat without eating meat, eggs, and dairy products. I enjoy a variety of great-tasting vegan meals, including oatmeal with almond milk and blueberries, black bean and corn chili, APY* pasta primavera, curried vegetables, hummus wraps, falafel sandwiches, lentil and spinach soup, vegan chicken salad, and more. By eating tasty vegan meals, you can help stop animal suffering; combat climate change, conserve resources; and reduce your risk for heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and other common chronic illnesses. And once you see how easy it is to eat vegan in Veganuary, you’ll want to extend your efforts throughout the year, which will have an even greater impact. PETA will be happy to provide Sierra Madre Weekly readers with free recipes, product suggestions, information on vegetarian-friendly restaurants, and more. Visit www. and check out PETA’s “How to Go Vegan” page for helpful tips and to order a free vegan starter kit. - Sincerely, Heather Moore, PETA Foundation 501 Front St. Norfolk, VA 23510 941-330-6430


Reader Brave’s the Cold in Heed of Recent Beacon Feature (1/5/17 Issue)

Your recent article featuring Dr. Adam Kendall prompted me, along with my wife, to brave the cold and hear him perform at last Friday night’s Monrovia Street Festival. What a rewarding experience! To say that Dr. Kendall’s music entranced us is an understatement. Here

is a man who is visibly rich in spirit, and deeply content with his life and work -- how fortunate we Monrovians are to have him as our neighbor! Your newspaper was the magnet that drew us to downtown Monrovia to see Dr. Kendall dressed in his formal tuxedo, and hear his beautiful music. Thanks to you, we will now be among his groupies. - David Quintero Monrovia

More Gracious Words for Dr. Kendall (1/5/17 Issue)

So touching. We do enjoy coming to the farmer’s market to listen to Dr. Kendall and petting sweet Barney. -IP MonroviaWeekly

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I have had the honor of watching and listening to him. What a wonderful human being. God bless him. - Lisa Errickson MonroviaWeekly

Reader Dissapointed With Budweiser ‘Equestrians Set To Ride in 2017 Rose Parade®’ (7/28/16 Issue)

It is shameful what Budweiser does to their horses. They mutilate them…hacking off their tails…healthy tissue and bone that the horse actually needs and uses, just amputated and thrown away. Sickening. This kind of mutilation is called “tail docking”. The average adult horse has 18 vertebra in their tails…Budweiser cuts off 15 of those leaving the animal with just a tiny, useless stub. Some of these horses are forced to live with chronic or phantom pain throughout their life. Imagine you are covered with mosquitos or wasps…but cannot move your arms to brush them off. That is what these horses have to deal with. Their tail is gone so they are not able to even brush away flies. Docking of horses’ tails was originally performed for safety reasons when horses were harnessed for activities such as hauling, logging or pulling carriages (Tozzini, 2003). The rationale given for this was to

prevent possible difficulties in controlling a horse whose tail had tangled in the harness or reins (Tozzini, 2003; Lefebvre et al, 2007). However, not all draught horses are docked and the inconsistent application of the practice implies that these horses can be managed adequately without the need to remove the tail. Simple and practical alternatives, such as plaiting or bandaging the tail, are available if necessary. The Animal Welfare Council of Belgium conducted a review and concluded that tail docking was not necessary for draft horses; consequently it supported a national ban. Docking has also been described as cosmetic in the veterinary literature. Fourteen US states have banned it along with five Canadian provinces and 11 countries. I have more information here: http://briarle2. The AAEP policy states, in part, that: “The American Association of Equine Practitioners is opposed to the alteration of the tail of the horse for cosmetic or competitive purposes.” From the United States Humane Society: “We agree that unless medically indicated for the horse’s health, this procedure is unnecessary and limits natural movement of the tail, to the extent that it cannot be used to fend off flies and biting insects and prevents horses from displaying mental and physiological states of mind.” – Marty Irby, Senior Director of Rural Outreach and Equine Protection, The Humane Society of the US. Please, stop supporting this cruelty toward horses. As long as you showcase them, Budweiser will continue to mutilate their horses. - Briar Lee Mitchell, EdD PasaedenaIndependent


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DIY Emoji Pillows (Jan. 12 @ 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Live Oak Library, 4153-55 E. Live Oak Ave.) Come express yourself by making a cute emoji pillow. These pillows make great decorations for your room or fun gifts for friends or siblings. Afterwards, play a scavenger hunt game in our teen area and win a free book to take home. This teen program is designed for ages 12-18 and is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Live Oak Library. -ARCADIA

2017 Burger and Brewfest (Jan. 14 @ 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., 285 W. Huntington Drive Arcadia, CA 91007) As if a day at the races at this Los Angeles landmark wasn’t thrilling enough, Santa Anita Park is adding the perfect combination of gourmet burgers and craft beers. Enjoy both while watching world-class Thoroughbred racing right from the trackside apron with special access for event attendeesEnjoy the gorgeous view of the San Gabriel mountains and the thundering hooves of Thoroughbred horses with this package at The Great Race Place. Head over to for more. -ARCADIA

Discovery Day (Jan.12 @ 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., Allendale Branch Library 1130 S. Marengo Ave.) Discover what the staff at Allendale has in store for you! Build something, make something and learn something. A fun adventure awaits - don’t miss out. This event is for teens only and the cost is free. For more information, go to library or call (626)7447260. -PASADENA Friday (Jan. 13)

Bee-Luther-Hatchee Opening Night (Jan. 13 @ 8 p.m., Sierra Madre Playhouse 87 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.) Sierra Madre Playhouse presents Bee-Luther-Hatchee the play. Shelita Burns, editor at a New York publishing house, is searching for Libby Price, an African-American woman who has lived a drifting life across the U.S. and has composed a prize-winning memoir. Shelita wants to present Libby with her award. Shelita’s joy in discovering Libby’s work turns to feelings of betrayal when she learns shocking facts about the author. For more information go to -SIERRA MADRE

Author Presentation: For the Love of Money - Sam Polk (Jan. 14 @ 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Altadena Library District, 600 E. Mariposa St.) Join the Altadena library for an engaging author discussion of Sam Polk’s book, For the Love of Money. In 2014, a former hedge fund trader’s New York Times Sunday Review front page article about wealth addiction instantly went viral. This is Polk’s unflinching memoir about coming of age on Wall Street, fighting to overcome the ghosts of his past - and the radical new way he now defines success. Books will be available for purchase and signing. -ALTADENA Spencer Davis Group Arcadia Blues Club (Jan. 14 @ 7 p.m. – 11:30 p.m., Arcadia Blues Club 16 E. Huntington Drive) Come over for a great night of blues featuring the Spencer Davis Group. Food is available from 7 p.m. until midnight. There is something for everyone. Free Parking available on the


EDITOR’S PICK OF THE WEEK Snotty Scotty’s 66th Birthday Tribute Show Jan. 13

Snotty Scotty’s 66th Birthday Tribute Show (Jan. 13 @ Route 66 Roadhouse & Tavern, 1846 E. Huntington Drive) Sierra Madre Sue made a promise to Snotty Scotty and she says she’s not intending to break that promise now that he’s gone. The party will be featuring members of The HANKIES, HORSES ON ASTROTURF, and Special Guests GET YOUR KICKS AT ROUTE 66! ROADHOUSE, that is… For more information call (626) 357-4210. -DUARTE

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Events street and behind Denny’s. For more information visit -ARCADIA Sunday (Jan. 15)

International Make-Up Artist Trade Show 2017 (Jan. 15 @ 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E. Green Street) What better place to connect with working make-up artists than the historical hub for film and TV productions? International Make-Up Artist Trade Show (IMATS) established the world’s first-ever make-up artist show in Los Angeles in 1997. Here you can learn from and network with thousands of make-up artists working in film, TV, fashion and red carpet. For more information go to -PASADENA Unity Celebration (Jan.15 @ 10 a.m., Kidspace Children’s Museum, 480 N. Arroyo Blvd.) Celebrate the message of Martin Luther King, Jr. with fellow community members. Build new worlds in the Imagination Workshop, add your handprints to a giant peace mural, share your hope for the world on the “dream boards,” and help create a communal unity chain and see how far it can be stretched together around the entire museum over the course of the holiday weekend. For more information call (626) 4499144. -PASADENA Monday (Jan. 16)

A New Look for LA Walk (Jan. 16 @ 10 a.m., Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive) Cassy Aoyagi of FormLA Landscaping, the design team behind the Center Circle low-water garden, will discuss LA’s unique outdoor water management. Even

in drought, Los Angeles can have slide and runoff producing rainfall. This course will cover water catchment and management strategies including permeable paving, bioswales, rain gardens, infiltration and rain barrels. For more information call (818) 949-4200. -LA CANADA Tuesday (Jan. 17)

Art for Tots (Jan. 17 @ 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive) Enjoy garden activities designed for young children and their accompanying adults, including an art project and story time. Public admission to the Gardens is free of charge the third Tuesday of the month. -LA CANADA Memory Loss and Alzheimer’s Disease (Jan. 17 @ 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly Street.) Learn what can be done to help yourself and those you love deal with memory loss during a fourpart series on brain health. Cost is free. For more information go to or call (626) 685-6730. -PASADENA Wednesday (Jan. 18 )

National Winnie the Pooh Day (Jan. 18 @ 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Rosemead Library 8800 Valley Blvd.) Creator of Winnie the Pooh, A.A. Milne is celebrating his 132 birthday. There will have many Winnie the Pooh books available for you to check out during our program. The library will be playing a Winnie the Pooh Trivia and learning how to draw Winnie the Pooh. This event is for children 5 - 12 years old. For more information please call (626) 573-5220. -ROSEMEAD

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Find Piquing Curiosities at the Rose Bowl Flea Market story and photos By Vanessa Quintanilla


n the second Sunday of every month, the Pasadena Rose Bowl opens its doors for the flea market. This month, the Rose Bowl hosted its event on Jan. 8. From typical carnival food to the most unusual knick-knacks, this flea market had it all! A myriad of vendors sell antique items like iron welding displays, furniture, clothes, and vinyl records. Is fashion more of you’re thing? Consider visiting the clothing vendors at this flea market. With countless clothing racks, you just might be able to find a t-shirt similar to that favorite one you’d wear as a teenager. Film cameras, typewriters, and childhood stuffed animals were one-of-a-kind findings. Although you should shop smart, pass up an excellent offer, and you may never come across the same one again. While cruising through the stands, I noticed some common patterns: the practice of material preservation, and an urgency to produce environmentally friendly products. Just like vintage hunters, the vendors at the Rose Bowl Flea Market are passionate about preserving vintage


1) Cara Myers and her assistant work the Bones in the Ruff booth. 2) Find a place to sit while you enjoy a quick bite to eat at the flea market.

pieces. So passionate, they’ve decided to recreate items with a twist, and sell them. I saw bathroom sinks made out of oak barrels, jewelry made from salvaged material, beverage coasters made using pieces of album covers, and so much more. One visitor mentioned he goes to the Rose Bowl Flea Market every month because he enjoys finding antique wall

decor to hang in his garage. As a dog lover and a huge advocate of small businesses, I headed straight towards the Bones in the Ruff booth. There, Cara and her male assistant immediately greeted me. Since launching Tippy’s Biscuit Business: Bones in the Ruff in November 2016, Cara Myers has found tremendous success selling her doggy biscuits at this flea market (as


well as on “People in the surrounding communities care a lot about their ‘furbabies,’ too,” she said. Her biscuits are made from simple, all-natural ingredients. At her booth, Cara offered four different flavors: original, peanut butter, chicken and beef. Of course, I took home a mixed variety bag for my dogs. If human food piques your interest, consider sup-

porting vendors like the Norte Dame High School Band. Some of their proceeds go towards funding the band’s expenses. Whether you’re on a hunt for something new, something old or something unique, one thing’s for sure: there’s something for everyone at the Rose Bowl Flea Market! (What may be unsought by one, might also be

what someone else has been in search for their whole life.) And if you’re a smart shopper—like me—you’ll stay till the end of the event to see if you can haggle for most attractive succulent plants that remain on display. The next flea market will be held on Feb. 12. Visit the Rose Bowl Flea Market website for more details.

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‘Simple Love,’ the New Single Sensation by Emiko Releases on Jan. 17 On the heels of her last single “Call To Arms,” comes international recording artist Emiko’s latest success, “Simple Love.” Taking a sharp left from her dalliance with slick pop, a warm, ardent ovation to love in its purest form will pull at your heartstrings and stay with you. But make no mistake, despite the departure in style, this is Emiko, through and through, coming full circle. Her signature rich chord progressions and sweeping melodic style are intact to take you on a journey into a story you think you know, or wish you did. The talents of producer and fellow Hammond Organ artist Ric Cabot Podmore, illuminate the music with angelic harmonies and robust strings to accompany her skills both vocally and on the piano. It will sonically fill your soul with a longing for this kind of Simple Love. "It's about the purest form of love you can feel," says Emiko. "I wrote it for my son. Plain and simple.” "When I heard 'Simple Love', I knew immediately

Emiko. - Courtesy photo by Matt Grashaw

it was going to be pivotal point for Emiko's career and that it needed to be delivered in a very unique and

intimate way," says Podmore of the production. Limited advance copies of the track have already garnered tremendous acclaim from industry insiders including: "This is the most genuine track I have ever heard from Emiko" Steve Lillywhite, multiple Grammy Award winning producer (U2, Jason Mraz, The Rolling Stones). "Perfectly brilliant. Amazing! I love it!" Matt Barker, UK radio presenter For press inquiries and advance copies of the single, contact Adrienne Borgersen. Pre release available at www.emikomusic. com for a limited time. Official worldwide release on iTunes, Amazon, Pandora and more, Jan. 17. Emiko endorses Hammond Organ, Alesis, Gibson Guitars, Baldwin Pianos, On-Stage Stands Blue Microphones, Lampifier, and StarrLabs Technologies. Follow Emiko at @ emikomusic (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube)

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All arrests were made by the Pasadena Gang Enforcement section and eight out of the 10 arrestees are residents of Pasadena. According to Chief Sanchez, “Pasadena Police Detectives and Gang Officers are working extended hours to identify evidence, witnesses, or persons connected with the shootings.” The chief also informed the council and mayor that the department is currently spending “between $16,000 and $20,000 to deploy the officers” for the extra service required under these circumstances. All incidents are still pending further investigation and the “Pasadena PD will maintain … current deployment strategies for the immediate future,” said Chief Sanchez. It is believed that the shootings are gangrelated and retaliatory in nature. Upon conclusion of the police chief’s comments, deliberation over how best to proceed split into two general schools of thought – the first of which supported the police’s increased activity and sought to ultimately provide the chief with the resources necessary to con-

tinue. “I fully support and appreciate the extra patrols on the streets and manpower devoted to the investigations,” said Mayor Terry Tornek. Council Member Victor Gordo got straight to the point, asking the chief, “Are you comfortable that you have the overtime budget and resources that you need to properly … staff the police patrols in our city, in situations such as this?” “Well Mr. Gordo, I don’t have the overtime budget for that … ” responded Chief Sanchez. As the issue of police staffing was not officially on the evening’s agenda, Gordo requested that the subject be formally agendized as an action item, either for the city council or finance committee, so that the city may “provide the overtime budget that’s needed to properly staff patrols and the special enforcement section, as the chief deems necessary.” City Manager Steve Mermell revealed that the current total budget for the police department is approximately $71 million and that proper funding might be a matter of moving

around “certain line items … that [are] within [city] staff’s authority.” “If there’s a need to increase the budget to address this need, we’ll certainly bring this back,” concluded Mermell. On the other side of the coin, certain council members did not see additional policing as a solution to the underlying problem. “I am hoping that the community will rise up and demand and offer solutions from ourselves, and where appropriate government, as we deal with the root causes of this type of violence and the resolution of conflict in a nonviolent manner,” said Council Member John Kennedy in a statement released Monday. “What other things can we do besides policing? Everything is not a policing issue, otherwise we’re going to look at you, Chief [Sanchez], to solve all the problems in the City of Pasadena,” argued Council Member Tyron Hampton.” Council Member Andy Wilson invoked a much more fundamental response, calling upon the residents of Pasadena to re-invigorate neighborhood

watch programs, “As much as we’re eager to make sure we have sufficient staffing, the citizenry of this city is our first defense … I ask the public to continue to take on that role so [the police] can fry some bigger fish.” Several speakers during public comment also spoke out against additional policing - Attorney Dale Gronemeier argued in favor of “smart solutions, not kneejerk reactions” and suggested that the city focus its efforts on maintaining and properly training its officers, rather than increasing the police budget and potentially drawing funds away from other city programs/departments. Local activist Jasmine Abdullah Richards had a much different perspective on the police’s increased activity, claiming that officers were “antagonizing people as if [it] was an occupied area … pulling over everyone.” “Give us resources in Northwest Pasadena, stop treating these kids as criminals – the whole community is grieving – what you see as a thug, I see as a baby trying to find his way,” she said.

Public Invited to Mayor Tornek’s State of the City Event The public is invited to attend Mayor Terry Tornek’s State of the City address Wednesday, Jan. 18 at the Pasadena Unified School District’s Washington STEAM Magnet Academy Gymnasium, 1505 N. Marengo Ave. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. following a brief Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to dedicate the new school gymnasium, a joint project by the City and the Pasadena Unified School District. The Mayor’s formal program begins at 7 p.m. Mayor Tornek will deliver his annual State of the City message with a review of the City’s finances, real estate development within Pasadena and the future of the Arroyo Seco. A brief Q-and-A with the audience will follow. Vice Mayor Gene Masuda will serve as emcee for the evening, and students from the Washington STEAM Magnet Academy will also participate in the program.

Prior to the State of the City program, the public is invited to join officials from the City and the Pasadena Unified School District to dedicate the new multi-purpose gymnasium. Please avoid wearing high heels in order to protect the new gymnasium floor. Parking is available at school, by entering off of Penn Street and on surrounding surface streets. Please allow extra time to park, especially if there is inclement weather. The best route to approach the school is from Raymond Avenue. KPAS, the City’s cable TV station operated by Pasadena Media, will record the event for broadcast. KPAS is available on Ch. 3 for Charter cable subscribers and Ch. 99 for AT&T Uverse subscribers. A video stream is also available on the City’s website, www., and at Pasadena Media,

A single rose is placed on Kings Village fence near the site where two men were shot to death. - Photo by Terry Miller



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African American male who was also a passenger in this vehicle sustained a non-life threatening gunshot wound and was transported to a local area hospital. According to Phillip Sanchez, Pasadena Chief of Police said the investigation is being thwarted as many of the witnesses will not cooperate with investigators. “The recent uptick of shootings in our community appears to be gang related, however, police detectives and officers are attempting to confirm this theory. The shootings do not appear to be random,” Police Chief Phillip Sanchez said in an email. “In response to the shootings, the Pasadena Police

Department deployed extra officers who were assigned to patrol the impacted areas,” the chief said. “PPD detectives are working closely with other law enforcement agencies to identify the suspect(s) and Mutual Aid Area C was notified and placed on standby.” Sanchez added. Los Angeles Coroner identified the dead as Antoine Dewayne Sutphen Jr. and Ormani Dajan Duncan, both 24 and from Pasadena. Both died following the late-night shooting near Fair Oaks Avenue and Claremont Street. Read Pasadena Council Member John Kennedy’s statement following the shootings on

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2017 Closures, Reminders for Pasadena

Pasadena resion regular weekday dents and businesses schedules. All on-street are reminded that parking meters will be City Hall and many free Jan. 16, and time City services will be limits will not be enclosed Monday, Jan. forced. Parking meter 16 in observance of enforcement will reMartin Luther King Jr. sume Tuesday, Jan. 17. Day. Specific closures, City-owned parking reminders and exceplots and garages will be tions are listed below. open Jan. 16, and reguThe Pasadena Fire lar parking rates will and Police departbe enforced. Violations ments will continue to for red curb parking, provide patrol, jail, fire, overnight parking and paramedic and other blocking fire hydrants emergency services will continue to be isduring the holiday. For sued. life-threatening emerAll Pasadena Pubgencies, remember to lic Library sites will always call 9-1-1. “If MLK. be closed Sunday and - Courtesy photo You See Something, Say Monday, Jan. 15 – Something” by calling the customers can access their 7311, Jan.16, with regular schedPasadena Police Depart- accounts and pay their bills Citizen-Service-Center, will ules resuming Tuesday, Jan. ment at (626) 744-4241 for online at www.PWPweb. be closed Jan. 16 for the 17. non-emergencies. com or by phone at (626) holiday, but will be openAll community centers Pasadena residents 744-4005. The City’s Mu- Saturday, Jan. 21 from 8 operated by the City’s Huand businesses with power nicipal Services Payment a.m. to 2 p.m. man Services and Recreemergencies should call Center at City Hall will be Refuse and recycling ation Department will be the Pasadena Water and closed. collection will be delayed closed. All parks will be Power (PWP) Department The City Council will by one day during the week open for picnics, fun and at (626) 744-4673 and for not meet on Monday, Jan. of Jan. 16 – Jan. 21. The play, but no site reservawater-related emergen- 16. The Council’s next reg- bulky item pickup program tions are accepted for the cies call (626) 744-4138. ularly scheduled meeting is is on hiatus until Feb. 6. holidays. PWP’s regular Customer Jan. 23. On Monday, Jan. 16, The City wishes all resService Call Center will be Pasadena’s Citizen Pasadena Transit and Dial- idents a safe and enjoyable closed for the holiday, but Service Center, (626) 744- A-Ride buses will operate Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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to get Ruelas removed as Madison’s Principal. Their lawsuit sought complete copies of 30 documents they requested concerning which PUSD produced incomplete records. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James C. Chalfant ordered PUSD to produce complete documents for 24 of the 30 documents that Alvarado and CCEJAM sought. The biggest win for Alvarado and CCEJAM was getting the complete investigation report for Patricia Guzman, the teacher’s union representative at Madison. At the start of the 20152016 school year, Ruelas accused Guzman of abusing one of her students and induced the PUSD higher-ups to remove Ruelas from the classroom based on that allegation. Ruelas’ allegation was first made after Guzman had complained to the teachers union and


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Superintendent McDonald about unrelated issues with Ruelas. Hours later Ruelas claimed that he had observed Guzman abusing her student – even though he had not immediately reported the alleged abuse as required by law. When Guzman objected to her suspension the next day, Ruelas added an insubordination charge as a ground for the suspension. PUSD hired an outside investigator who supported the charge of insubordination but found that the evidence did not support Ruelas’ allegation that Guzman abused one of her students. After 6 months on suspension, PUSD returned Guzman to the classroom with no discipline other than a letter of reprimand for insubordination. For more details see:

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Pasadena Unified 2017-18 Open Enrollment-School Choice Is Jan. 12 – Feb. 3, 2017 tive and designed to give students an advantage,” said Superintendent Brian McDonald. “Whether it’s our celebrated dual language programs, science or

arts-focused schools, or enhanced athletics facilities, PUSD schools offer choices that support the concurrent pursuit of excellence in academics and athletics so students develop into well-rounded individuals prepared for college and careers.” PUSD is accepting applications for its newest Dual Language Immersion Program (DLIP) in French, which begins with kindergarten-2nd grade in 2017-2018. PUSD-resident families of entering kindergarten students (who must be five years old by Sept. 1, 2017) can complete applications online. Non-PUSD families with entering kindergarten and both PUSD and non-PUSD families with entering first and second

grade students must complete Intent to Enroll applications at the Language Assessment & Development Department (LADD), Room 209, 351 South Hudson Avenue, January 12 through February 3, 2017, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Open EnrollmentSchool Choice selection is by random lottery, with notifications of the first lottery issued on February 27. Registration for students selected in the first lottery takes place in early March. Online applications for a second lottery, which includes outof-district applications, will occur in early April. For a calendar of dates and more information, visit An information session, PUSD Should Be Your First

Choice!, is scheduled Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017 at 6 p.m. in the Board Room at the Pasadena Unified Education Center, 351 S. Hudson Ave., Pasadena. Families with school-age children are invited to this essential introduction to the unique education options tailored to children’s learning needs and interests from kindergarten through high school. Chief Academic Officer Dr. Shawn Bird will spotlight the innovative programs, rigorous academics, highly-educated teachers, and world-class partnerships that are engaging PUSD students and families. For any questions call the Communications Office, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday at (626) 396-3606.

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Highlights Next Generation Science Standards Efforts to better prepare students for college and careers State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today saluted the innovative science instruction taking place at Edna Brewer Middle School in the Oakland Unified School District—instruction that will be coming to all of California’s public schools as a result of recent efforts to dramatically enhance and modernize science education. “As a former science teacher, I couldn’t be more excited by the learning

I saw today in Jeri Johnstone’s eighth grade integrated science class,” Torlakson said. “It’s hands-on, interactive, and collaborative. Students and teachers ask lots of questions and work like scientists. These are the kinds of skills needed for success in high school, college and the modern workplace.” The Oakland Unified School District is one of eight school districts and two charter school management organizations

participating in the early implementation of California’s next Generation Science Standards adopted by the State Board of Education (SBE) in 2013. “I want to thank all the innovative, creative, and dedicated science teachers in California for working to improve science education. It’s a huge effort, but it will be well worth it when we see students who are thinking like scientists and fully engaged in their lessons,” Torlakson said.

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Trust the Cooks at Pasadena Sandwich Company By Emily G. Peters


ike a slice of vintage New York, Pasadena Sandwich Company’s Fink family has been serving up old schooldeli specialty sandwiches in the San Gabriel Valley for over 20 years. With a sandwich-making pedigree spanning three generations, this landmark shop has deep roots in LA cuisine. Inspired by his LA restaurateur father, Bert Fink and his wife Doris got the ball rolling in the 1950s by selling homemade meats and salads at their Pomona deli. Their son, Steve, followed suit by opening Pasadena Sandwich Company in 1995—an instant neighborhood hit. Though Steve Fink passed away in 2010 from the rare condition Amyloidosis, his legacy of creating truly mouthwatering sandwiches and memorable experiences lives on in his children: current PSC owners Meghan, Jon, Kaytee and Nicole Fink. That legacy has meant serious commitment to the sandwich-making craft. All the meats used in PSC’s sandwiches are roasted and

prepared right on the premises, along with a rotation of freshly made salads, meats and cheeses available by the pound. Among their awardwinning sandwiches are favorites like the “Trust the Cook”—a one-of-a-kind chameleon that changes each time it’s made, inspired by Steve Fink’s habit of asking customers if they “trusted the cook” when asking for his menu recommendations. Another, “The Big Steve,” is a delicious corned beef, turkey, swiss and cheddar behemoth named for the founder, with its proceeds donated to the Stephen E. Fink Memorial Fund supporting the research and treatment of Amyloidosis. At the shop, you get the sense that the people eating here have been loyal regulars for years. The Fink family and staff have created the kind of warmhearted atmosphere that boosts your spirit the moment you step inside the door. To Meghan Fink, who has worked at PSC for ten years, their success is married to community support. “Being a family-owned and operated business re-

The popular “Big Steve” sandwich, named for the Fink children’s father and Pasadena Sandwich Company founder, Stephen Fink. Proceeds from the sandwich go towards the Stephen E. Fink Memorial Fund for Amyloidosis research and treatment. - Photo by Emily G. Peters

quires a lot of hard work when you’re not part of corporate America with an endless marketing budget,” she said. “We get to know our customers until they’re our friends and extended family, reminding them how

grateful we are when they choose a small business over a chain.” That “love thy neighbor” approach is manifested in their community involvement. PSC hosts blood drives, bone marrow

registry days and more to help those suffering from Amyloidosis. In partnership with the local fire department and Pasadena Unified School District, they created Pasadena Share a Meal, an event serving hundreds on

Thanksgiving Day. At Christmas, their Sharing Joy event works with the Westin Pasadena to bring community support to Families in Transition in the Pasadena area. Although the owners of PSC consider giving back to the community an honor and privilege, the gift goes both ways. Their goal of honoring their father, community and craft is visible in every person touched by their outreach and the quality of their cooking. “Real food is essential to our wellness,” said Meghan Fink. “We will continue to serve our community the best way we know how: with gratitude, love and kindness.” And we hope you’re hungry. Pasadena Sandwich Company is located at 259 Sierra Madre Villa Ave #102. For catering and other requests, contact the PSC crew at 626-578-1616 | www. | and scope out your next sandwich on Facebook and Instagram @PasadenaSandwichCompany or Twitter @ PasSandwichCo.




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burger joint that prides itself on their excellent standards of quality and service, is Hook Burger (3453 E. Foothill Blvd.) This small restaurant chain in Pasadena offers a unique selection of burgers, sandwiches, and salads. Since this location always appears busy, I decided to review it. When walking up to the restaurant, I instantly noticed that the architecture had a modernized theme. As I entered, the theme remained consistent with the brown leather booths and sleek wooden tables. This establishment was very well kept, especially the restrooms, which were clean and spacious. Although Hook Burger was busy, they provided indoor and outdoor seating options. After reviewing the menu, I decided to go light and order the Veggie Burger. Of course, no burger is complete without fries so

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1) A very light and colorful Veggie Burger. 2) The crispy and golden brown onion rings.

I ordered some, along with onion rings. The service was fast, and my meal came shortly after.

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colorful, while the smell of the fries and onion rings were enticing. The burger included

a grilled black bean veggie patty, melted jack cheese, fresh avocado, tomato, lettuce, cucumber, red onion, and chipotle mayo. In addition, it was served on a freshly baked whole-wheat bun. The burger was visually stunning! As I took my first bite, a rush of flavor hit my mouth. The black bean veggie patty was complimented by the sharp taste of the melted jack cheese and the richness of the avocado. The assortment of vegetables enhanced the burger with its freshness and crunch. The chipotle mayo elevated the burger with its creamy texture and spice while the whole-wheat bun was fluffy and light. In addition, the fries were delicious. They were warm, crunchy, and thin making them light enough to leave me wanting more. As for the onion rings, they

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It starts with fingers, tapping. You don’t know why, you just do it. It’s an impulse you have, like an electric charge travelling through your limbs, seeking an outlet. In the end, it’s all about the flow. You’re banging beats on school books, on playground equipment, on the windows of the bus. Bap-bubba-bap-bubba-bap-bap-bap. It was always with you. This is how it began for young Todd Washington, growing up in the inner city of Boston. “Rhythm was the source of what inspired me,” says Washington, looking back on those early years.

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were a different story. As I bit into it, I tasted something strange. It was almost like a fishy after taste. I suspected the oil that the onion rings were cooked in was the probable cause of this. So I kindly went to the service counter and asked for a replacement after explaining the taste. Several minutes later, the waitress returned with what appeared to be the same onion rings, only two shades darker. When biting into the new batch, the strange taste was still there and my onion rings were now double fried. I was disappointed because I gave them a second chance to redeem themselves, but they failed. Overall, this is a definite go-to burger hot spot. The prices are affordable, the establishment is clean, and the burgers are delicious.

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What to Wear: Millennial Edition By Robyn Dutton


ho, what, wear? The last question, being the most important, is the century long debate of women everywhere… “but what will I wear?” Long gone are the days where you can show up to class in sweatpants, pajamas or yoga pants. As a member of the workforce, you will be required to dress appropriately for the office, meetings and gatherings. As a 20-something or 30-something, you will also probably find there will be no less than five engagements on every major holiday this year, and you will probably have to find a new dress for some upcoming nuptials. Whatever the occasion and whoever may be attending, we want to make sure you’re always on que. ¬Some general tips to start off with… if you have poor eyesight, invest in a good pair of glasses that fit your face and make you look sophisticated. Tom Ford has incredible glasses and although they are pricey, your insurance may cover a portion of it. For women, the little things are the big things, so keep your hair tidy and your nails groomed. They will be noticed and I bet you’ll also feel like a million bucks in doing so. No one likes wearing four inch heels and no one likes to see you failing to walk in them either. For the men, get creative with your socks, you can wear funky colors and patterns, but make sure they are the appropriate length. Never wear ankle socks with dress pants. When it comes to dressing for work, know your audience. The dress code varies vastly depend-

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ing on whether you work at a law firm, google or a startup. If you aren’t sure, ask your hiring manager before your first day. You may find yourself in business formal, business casual or causal. Business formal means you should wear some version of a suit – a skirt suit or pant suit where the top and bottom should match and be dark in color. Business casual means you can wear

queen isn’t knocking down your door anytime soon. Ladies, that means floor length gowns and for men, a tuxedo with white shirt, white vest and white bow tie. “Black

dress pants or a skirt with a blouse or button down top. The colors can vary and you can get a little more creative to add personal flare. Casual is probably the one that most people are familiar with. It can include jeans, sweaters and sneakers even, this is your chance to be comfortable and showcase your personality. Be prepared for when your friend says “I do.” If

you open the invitation and it says “White Tie” – get out your nicest outfit that you saved for having tea with the queen. This is your opportunity to wear it, since the

Tie” on the other hand, as probably put two and two together, means almost the same thing except men can wear a black bow tie. “Formal” or “Black Tie Optional” offers a little bit of breathing room, with ladies opting for a cocktail dress and men repping a formal dark suit, white shirt and conservative tie. “Semiformal” means a dressy skirt and top or cocktail dress for women and a light or dark suit for men. “Casual”- my favorite one - implies the event will be laid-back and most likely held on the beach or an outdoor location, men can wear dress pants with a button-down shirt and women can toss on their favorite sundress with wedges or sandals. Now that you’re set for all major occasions, hit the mall and pick quality over quantity. If your outfit feels risky, it most likely is, so stick with items that make you feel confident and comfortable. Remember, as Bianca Frazier once said, “Dress how you want to be addressed.”

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2017-2018 California Budget Outlined

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Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. recently proposed a balanced state budget that eliminates a projected $2 billion deficit and bolsters the state’s Rainy Day Fund while continuing to invest in education, health care expansion and other core programs. In a letter to the Legislature, the Governor explained that while this year’s budget “protects our most important achievements,” it is also “the most difficult that we have faced since 2012” and “uncertainty about the future makes acting responsibly now even more important.” Significant details of the Governor’s 2017-2018 State Budget include: Keeping the Budget Balanced The budget proposes $3.2 billion in solutions to ensure a balanced budget. By tempering spending growth rather than cutting existing program levels, these actions minimize the negative effects on Californians. The solutions include adjusting Proposition 98 spending, recapturing unspent allocations from 2016 and constraining some projected spending growth. In total, General Fund spending remains flat compared to 2016-2017. Bolstering State Reserves Proposition 2 establishes a constitutional goal of having 10 percent of tax revenues in the state’s Rainy Day Fund. With a $1.15 billion deposit in the budget, the Rainy Day Fund will total $7.9 billion by the end of 2017-2018, 63 percent of the constitutional target. While a full Rainy Day Fund might not eliminate the need for further spending reductions in case of a recession or major federal policy changes, saving now would allow the state to soften the magnitude and length of necessary cuts. Increasing Education Funding K-14 funding is expected to grow to $73.5

billion in 2017-2018, up 55 percent – or $26.2 billion – from 2011-12. For K-12 schools, funding levels will increase by about $3,900 per student in 2017-2018, over 2011-2012 levels. This reinvestment provides the opportunity to correct historical inequities in school district funding with continued implementation of the Local Control Funding Formula. Continuing Health Care Expansion Under the optional expansion provisions of the federal Affordable Care Act, the budget increases enrollment of this MediCal population to 4.1 million Californians, with the state’s General Fund share of cost increasing from $888 million to nearly $1.6 billion. Counteracting Poverty California has an extensive safety net for the state’s residents who live in poverty. Since 2012, the General Fund has invested about $18 billion annually to help those in poverty. The budget continues to fund: -The rising state minimum wage, which is scheduled to increase to $11 per hour in 2018 and $15 per hour over time. -California’s Earned Income Tax Credit. -The first cost-of-living adjustment for Supplemental Security Income/State Supplementary Payment recipients since 2005. -The repeal of the maximum family grant rule in CalWORKs, which denied

aid to children who were born while their parents were receiving aid. -Increases in child care and early education provider rates and children served totaling $837 million. Strengthening Transportation Infrastructure Annual maintenance and repairs of California’s highways, roads and bridges are billions of dollars more than can be funded annually within existing revenues. The budget reflects the Governor’s transportation package, first proposed in September 2015, which would provide $4.2 billion annually to improve the maintenance of highways and local roads, expand public transit and strengthen critical trade routes. Combating Climate Change The state has appropriated $3.4 billion in capand-trade auction proceeds to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, with funding prioritized in disadvantaged communities. With volatility in recent auctions due in part to uncertainty about the program’s post-2020 future, the Administration proposes two-thirds urgency legislation to confirm the program’s continued authority beyond 2020. Assuming approval, the budget proposes $2.2 billion in expenditures from auction proceeds, with a continued emphasis on low-income and disadvantaged communities.



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Public Notices NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Pursuant to the California Self Service Storage Facility Act (B&P Code 21700 ET seq.) the undersigned will sell at public auction on Monday January 30, 2017 Personal property including but not limited to furniture, clothing, tools and/or other household items located at: Stor America – Arcadia 5630 Peck Rd., Arcadia, CA 91006 2:30 pm Arredondo, Jorge Watson, Thresa A. Rueda, Ofelia B. Ponce, Juan D. Fernandez, Jose Rincon Garcia, Mary L. Terry, Tyjana N. Zelada, Andres O. Addiss, Gary D. Sharp, Preston A. Duarte, Kristina G. Maccalla Jr., Eric C. Nolasco, Kayla A. Zappen, Joseph W. Ko, Hung Nin Estrada, Anita Campo, Carol A. Olivas, Starlett A. All sales are subject to prior cancellation. All terms, rules and regulations are available at time of sale. Dated this 12th, of January and 19th, of January 2017 by StorAmerica – Arcadia, 5630 Peck Rd., Arcadia, CA. 91006 (626) 303-3000 Fax 1/12, 1/19/17 CNS-2963821# ARCADIA WEEKLY NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Pursuant to the California Self Service Storage Facility Act (B&P Code 21700 ET seq.) the undersigned will sell at public auction on Monday January 30, 2017 personal property including but not limited to furniture, clothing, tools and/or other household items located At: StorAmerica – Duarte 2250 Central Ave Duarte CA 91010 1:00 pm Paredes, Nenita S. Williams, Ron Delfin, Vivian V Palomera, Maria J. Mcgrath Jr., Don L. Lam, Phong Q. All sales are subject to prior cancellation. All terms, rules and regulations are available at time of sale. Dated this12th, of January and 19th, of January 2017 by

StorAmerica, 2250 Central Ave Duarte, Ca. 91010 office (626) 930-0036 Fax (626) 930-1396 1/12, 1/19/17 CNS-2963818# ARCADIA WEEKLY NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF BULK SALE (Division 6 of the Commercial Code) Escrow No. 003975-FD (1) Notice is hereby given to creditors of the within named Seller(s) that a bulk sale is about to be made on personal property hereinafter described. (2) The name and business addresses of the seller are: Armis, LLC, a California Limited Liability Company 314 South Myrtle Avenue, Monrovia, CA 91016 (3) The location in California of the chief executive office of the Seller is: 314 South Myrtle Avenue, Monrovia, CA 91016 (4) The names and business address of the Buyer(s) are: Armis, LLC, a California Limited Liability Company, 17777 Ventura Blvd., Unit 210, Encino, CA 91316 (5) The location and general description of the assets to be sold are N/A of that certain business located at: 314 South Myrtle Avenue, Monrovia, CA 91016. (6) The business name used by the seller(s) at said location is: N/A (7) The anticipated date of the bulk sale is January 31, 2017 at the office of Better Escrow Service, 3115 West Olive Avenue, Suite 1 Burbank, CA 91505, Escrow No. 003975-FD, Escrow Officer: Fredric Danelian. (8) Claims may be filed with Same as "7" above. (9) The last date for filing claims is January 30, 2017. (10) This Bulk Sale is subject to Section 6106.2 of the Uniform Commercial Code. (11) As listed by the Seller, all other business names and addresses used by the Seller within three years before the date such list was sent or delivered to the Buyer are: "NONE" Dated: January 4, 2017 TRANSFEREES: Armis, LLC, a California Limited Liability Company S/ By: Ruvin Feygenberg, Managing Member S/ By: Josef Mamaliger, Managing Member 1/12/17

CNS-2963675# MONROVIA WEEKLY NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF BULK SALE (UCC Sec. 6105) Escrow No. 51152-LM NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a bulk sale is about to be made. The name(s), business address(es) of the Seller(s), are: Educational Programs, Inc., 940 West Duarte Road, Monrovia, CA 91016 Doing Business as: Serendipity Early Care And Education Center All other business name(s) and address(es) used by the Seller(s) within the past three years, as stated by the Seller(s), is/are: None The location in California of the Chief Executive Officer of the Seller(s) is: None The name(s) and address of the Buyer(s) is/are: Sunland Arcadia Montessori, Inc., 27912 Alaflora Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 The assets being sold are generally described as: Furniture, fixtures, equipment, inventory of supplies, business, leasehold, leasehold improvements, goodwill, covenant not to compete, trade name, phone numbers, domain name and website and are located at: 940 West Duarte Road, Monrovia, CA 91016 The bulk sale is intended to be consummated at the office of: Penn Escrow, Inc., 1818 W. Beverly Blvd., Suite 103, Montebello, CA 90640 and the anticipated sale date is 01/31/17 The bulk sale is subject to California Uniform Commercial Code Section 6106.2 NO The name and address of the person with whom claims may be filed is: Penn Escrow, Inc., 1818 W. Beverly Blvd., Suite 103, Montebello, CA 90640 and the last date for filing claims by any creditor shall be 01/30/17, which is the business day before the sale date specified above. Dated: 1/3/2017 Buyer(s) Sunland Arcadia Montessori, Inc. By: S/ Hissanka S. Gunasekara, President By: S/ Harshini Gunasekara, Secretary 1/12/17 CNS-2963877# MONROVIA WEEKLY

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Turnovers and Fast Breaks Help Bulldogs Smoke Apaches 68-42 STORY AND PHOTO By Christian Romo


asadena junior Jesse Watkins (20) lied on his stomach in front of the bench pretending to swim, surrounded by teammates jumping out of their seats and howling towards midcourt. But it wasn’t a hard foul that got Watkins to the ground, just a routine steal leading to a transition dunk. At least in this game, all the steals and dunks seemed routine. Building off a defense that allowed only 13 firsthalf points, the PHS Bulldogs (10-5) beat the Arcadia Apaches (8-7), 68-42, Monday night in Arcadia. Junior Bryce Hamilton, the Bulldog’s leading scorer, asserted an inside presence that thwarted the Apache frontcourt. Though stifling enough for a comfortable victory, Hamilton sought more effort from his team’s defense. “We gave them single digit quarters [in the first half ], but in the second half we gave up too many points. It’s unacceptable,” he said. Sophomore Darius Brown (2) had a similar assessment: “I think we gave up too many points in the second half…we need to play better defense, but overall, it was a good performance.” PHS coach Tony Brooks wasn’t as critical of the team as his players were. “There are some excellent things that we did, but I’m looking for consistency, determination, and executing the game plan every second of every minute of the game.” Though he says the defense got complacent as the game progressed, he highlighted his players’ unselfish offense. “When we were able to extend, we were looking for each other for easy bas-

Jesse Watkins (20) sizes up an Arcadia Apache defender.

kets, and not just falling in love with the three-point line.” Arcadia second-year coach Donte Bell criticized his team’s effort and performance. “They didn’t execute right, didn’t box out, didn’t follow the game plan,” he said. Ar-

cadia’s offense picked up in the second half, more than doubling their first half output, but it wasn’t nearly enough against the defending Pacific League champions. “We’re a good team when we give effort, but when we come out like this with lackluster effort,

this is what the outcome is going to be.” Late in the third quarter, a PHS steal found a transitioning Brown, who set up an alley-oop dunk off the backboard for sophomore Darius Mason (3). The Bulldogs stole the ball again on the next

possession, and this time Hamilton set up his own dunk, thrilling the visiting crowd and sending Watkins swimming off the bench. “In practice, we do a lot of fast break drills,” said Brown, “so whenever we get the steal, everybody wants to see a dunk.”

– Photo by Christian Romo

With the win, the Bulldogs improved to 3-0 in league play, while the Apaches fell to 1-2. PHS continues their road trip at Burbank this Wednesday at 5 p.m., while Arcadia hopes to bounce back hosting Muir this Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.


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COVINA $460,000 Traditional home situated on a quaint cul-de-sac street with living room, fireplace, spacious kitchen, marble counters, open floor plan offering a view of the backyard and swimming pool. Two bedrooms with Jack and Jill bathrooms tucked away from the other bedroom. RV parking with a drain. Multi-zone a/c with two controllers. Bonus room with fireplace, ductless air conditioning. Hardwood flooring throughout. Laundry area. Two car attached garage. G264) CENTURY 21 VILLAGE REALTY 626-355-1451



2 story townhome located within a well maintained gated community!!! 3 bedroom, one and half bathroom, very Bright and airy. All bedrooms are on upper level. New Paints, main floor with spacious living, dining and kitchen. Washer & dryer hookup inside the unit. An additional approx. 300 sq ft private enclosed patio perfect for BBQ and outdoor activities, 2 cars parking. Community pool and park area. Call Stephen Leung (626-664-4833 (C1183) CENTURY 21 LUDECKE, INC (626) 445-0123






Excellent opportunity to own this one of a kind hard to find, duplex corner lot built in 2004, each unit has 4 bedroom 2 bath. Just a few minutes from down town LA, ideal for someone who wants live in one and rent the one. Call Brendan Ranurez 626-353-2233. (W1803) CENTURY 21 LUDECKE INC 626-445-0123

This is truly and entertainment home. Adjacent to the property is a storage/office room, and the other side is another room. The kitchen is newly painted with new lighting fixtures next to huge laundry room. The living room is bright with huge picture window from top to bottom. Master suite has a fireplace, and a master bath with an oversize Jacuzzi bath tub. Central air and heating. Call Maureen Twyman (626)216-7353. (M6221) CENTURY 21 LUDECKE, INC (626) 445-0123

POMONA $550/MONTH Small yard fenced and paved very centrally located, next to FWY ideal for parking use, small gardening or landscaping company, no utilities on the property all utility services are on the street.Call Brendan Ramirez 626-353-2233.(M1) CENTURY 21 LUDECKE INC 626-445-0123

CENTURY 21 Village Realty Sierra Madre 626.355.1451 CalBRE# : 01360317

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