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07.11.19 | VOLUME 37| NUMBER 28

opinion ....................................................................3

Letters ........................................................5 Guest Opinion ..............................................6

news ........................................................................7

On Guard

Planned Parenthood in Pasadena beefs up security

as abortion debate hits closer to home.

— Mary Reinholz

feature ................................................................... 21

Times of Change

Readers have welcomed PW’s alternative voice over the past 35 years

life .........................................................................34

Restaurant Review ......................................34

Advice ......................................................36

Bulletin .....................................................36

Home .......................................................37

Arts ........................................................................39

Into the Night .............................................42

Calendar....................................................46

Film ..........................................................48

classifieds .............................................................. 49

8 days ....................................................................54

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WEB EXCLUSIVE

Good Citizenship: Grants to help Pasadena libraries improve immigration resources

ABOUT THE COVER: Photo Illustration by Stephanie Torres

Tunnel Closed

Bill would aid nonprofit tenants in buying Caltrans

surplus properties.

— André Coleman

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Dear PUSD Employees, Families,

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I hope you are having a productive

and restful summer break.

The PUSD team is busy preparing

for the start of the school year so

that our faculty, staff and schools

will be ready to welcome students

when the new school year begins

on Aug. 12, 2019.

Although the start of each new

school year is one of my favorite

times because it is filled with

optimism, hope and excitement, I

will have to miss this special time with you this year since I am

scheduled for a planned surgery in late July and will be on medical

leave recuperating for several weeks.

Dr. David Verdugo, the former superintendent of Paramount

Unified School District and a veteran leader who has served more

than 43 years in K-12 education and mentored and coached aspiring

superintendents across the country, will lend his experience

and expertise in guiding PUSD until I return.

Dr. Verdugo’s leadership as interim superintendent will be invaluable

as we resolve important issues facing our school district

at one of the busiest times of the school year. He will support our

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Officer Dr. Elizabeth Blanco.

I am so proud of our team and the thoughtful and caring way

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My family and I truly appreciate your well wishes and kind

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TEACH THE CHILDREN

A great way to set a positive

example for your kids is to obey

society’s rules.

While dropping off or picking

up your kids at school, don’t

stop or park in the red zones, in

front of private driveways or on

top of crosswalks. It’s a violation

of the law.

If there are no spaces, park

on the next block. By having

kids walk a bit, it would also be

a positive step toward reducing

childhood obesity

Your kids will follow your

example, but if that’s not

enough incentive, the price of

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ticket.

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VIA EMAIL

BLESSING IN DISGUISE

Re: “Rejection Hurts:

Replace that critical inner

voice with one that has more

supportive and positive

opinions,” June 6

Ashley wrote to Patti

Carmalt-Vener about her sadness,

maybe depression, about

her lack of an athletic scholarship,

and, as always, Patti gave

her excellent psychological

advice. But, it seemed to me

that Ashley needs practical

advice and this is where I come

in for Ashley and others in her

position.

Ashley, the rejection is a

blessing in disguise. This is not

a disaster. Here’s some practical

advice and options. First,

decide what you plan to do

after graduating from college. If

you don’t know, maybe wait

before going and get some real

life experience. Then,

1. There are many great

community colleges that you

can attend for little or nothing.

At the end of two years,

you can transfer to a four-year

college if you want. And you

may be able to work part-time

as well.

2. The job market right now

is the best it has been in decades.

Take advantage and try

to find an entry-level job with a

company that will pay for you

to get a college degree while

you gain experience.

3. If you can’t find a great

company in your area, find a

job and save like crazy. At the

end of a year or two, when

you apply to colleges, let them

know that you could not afford

college before, and you still

can’t, although you have now

saved money from working full

time, and still dream of college

if you can get financial aid.

4. Forget about having fun

for a while. Prepare yourself

for applying to college. Take

practice SAT exams. Check out

the free online Khan Academy

and other online courses. Look

into different careers. Do

you know what you want to

do? Many students who graduate

from college are unemployable

with student loans. Do

some research so this doesn’t

happen to you.

This has been a great

learning experience for you.

You concentrated on athletics,

but you didn’t seem to

have a career plan. Athletics

are great, but if you want a

job at the end of college, it’s

tough going unless you are at

the very top. Focus on a long

term career plan, rather than

just someone interested in an

athletic scholarship.

~ PATRICIA BOURDEAU

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•GUEST OPINION•

BY LYNDA LIN GRIGSBY

TRUTH HURTS

WOULD WE CARE MORE IF THE IMMIGRATION CRISIS WERE FICTION?

Here is a fundamental truth about being parents: we want to keep our families

safe. There are many other tenets painted in broad strokes that some may

look at and say, “Hey, that does not apply to me.” But parents, of sound minds,

protect their families.

So as parents, should we be asking ourselves why a young father would

purposely wade into perilous waters with his toddler daughter? What would

move him to tell her to trust him, hang on tight and swallow the fear that was

likely coursing through both their bodies?

The answer is he was trying to protect his family.

By now you have seen the picture — harrowing as it is — of the bodies of

Salvadoran migrant Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez and his nearly 2-year-old

daughter, Valeria, lying on the bank of the Rio Grande surrounded by reeds

and beer cans. In death, Valeria’s arm is still embracing her protector.

You have seen the pictures of the border detention centers, so crowded

there doesn’t seem to be one inch of floor space.

The pictures are a punch in the gut. It is also a reminder for any immigrant,

like myself, how lucky we are to have made it across our own rivers, oceans

and deserts alive.

My own family’s journey to America came as a result of war. We were one of

the many families, called the boat people of Vietnam, who got on a boat with a

guide we did not completely trust just in the hope of making it to another land

where the people would see our desperation and invite us in. Along the way,

my family faced the threat of disease and attack by pirates who knew the boat

people carried valuables.

Many people died, but my family landed in a refugee camp in Malaysia

where I was born. When I was roughly the age of Valeria, my family received

paperwork to build a new future. America welcomed us. For this, I am

eternally grateful and proud to be a naturalized citizen.

But my heart is breaking.

I asked my dad why he thought it was a good idea to put his wife and two

young sons in a boat across an ocean with so much uncertainty and danger?

“Well,” he said, drawing in a deep breath. “What could I do? What choice

did I have?”

Surely, Oscar felt the same way when he stood on one side of the river and

asked Valeria to take his hand. They got in the water and made it across with

her holding tight. On the other bank, he told her to stay there and wait while he

went across again to get her mom. But you know what happens when you tell

toddlers to stay put — they are wired to run away, whether in a parking lot, a

park or on the banks of a river.

My heart is breaking.

If we leave politics aside and create a fictional tale, could we better

understand? What if Oscar and Valeria are being chased by a fire-breathing

dragon or a herd of the undead? Behind them the monsters are getting closer,

the flames from the lips nearly touching their clothes. They could hear the

gnashing of zombie teeth. And across the river stands the castle of Camelot or

the gates of Alexandria.

In a fictionalized story or a popular show like “The Walking Dead,” surely

Oscar and Valeria’s story would be valorized. Their descent into the Rio

Grande River would be shot in slow motion, and perhaps end with triumphant

closeup of fingertips grasping the reeds on the other side. And we, as viewers,

would cheer.

But, as we know, reality here is far grimmer than post-apocalyptic society.

What if in fiction we could change the ending? Let’s say Oscar successfully

swam back to get his wife and found Valeria waiting for them on the safe bank.

They would embrace through soaked clothes and tears and turn around to

face the gates.

In this story, like in the popular AMC show, they would be met with doubt

and fear. Maybe the people behind the gate would suspiciously watch them

through their doorbell camera device.

But there would always be a conversation among the people. Should we let

them in? Who are we as a society if we turn them away?

Maybe it is time for us, the people, to have that conversation. ■

Lynda Lin Grigsby is a freelance writer living in Pasadena. Contact her at llgrigsby@gmail.com.

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• NEWS •

PASADENA | ALHAMBRA | ALTADENA | ARCADIA | EAGLE ROCK | GLENDALE | LA CAÑADA | MONTROSE | SAN MARINO | SIERRA MADRE | SOUTH PASADENA

TUNNEL CLOSED

BILL WOULD AID NONPROFIT TENANTS

IN BUYING CALTRANS SURPLUS

PROPERTIES

SHAKING THINGS UP

EARTHQUAKE APP WARNING

THRESHOLDS TO BE LOWERED

AFTER RECENT TREMORS

NO TALKING

IRAN SAYS IT HAS NO INTEREST IN

DISCUSSIONS WITH US

P. 8

P. 8

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WEB EXCLUSIVE

ON GUARD

PLANNED PARENTHOOD IN PASADENA BEEFS UP SECURITY AS

ABORTION DEBATE HITS CLOSER TO HOME

BY MARY REINHOLZ

Anew wave of out-of-state legislation banning abortion with

few exceptions triggered massive protests across the country

recently, including one that drew about 400 pro-choice advocates

to the steps of Pasadena City Hall. There, on the evening of

May 21, proponents held signs reading “Stop the Bans,” and “We

Won’t Go Back” as they affirmed their support for Roe V. Wade,

the landmark US Supreme Court decision that struck down a

Texas statute against abortion as a violation of the right to privacy

and due process.

The rally was organized by Planned Parenthood of Pasadena and

the San Gabriel Valley, an 85-year-old affiliate of the New York based

national nonprofit. It’s funded in part by Title X, the federal family

planning grant program, and offers (besides abortion) screenings

for cervical cancer and STDs, birth control pills and sex education

plus a wide range of other health care services for mostly low income

patients — male, female and transgender.

Unlike other affiliates, Planned Parenthood of Pasadena has

not been targeted for violence by extremist anti-abortion activists

over the years, but there have been minor “trespassing” incidents,

said Julianne Hines, vice president of external affairs. However,

she seemed to suggest that things could change because of the new

restrictive laws and a surfeit of incendiary rhetoric about abortion

in the Trump era, including by the president himself.

According to the National Abortion Federation, there have

been increased attacks and harassment aimed at abortion clinics

nationwide following the 2016 election of once pro-choice President

Trump (who falsely claimed at a Wisconsin rally in late April that

both mothers and doctors can legally decide to “execute babies”

after a failed abortion).

Hines made it plain that she views Alabama’s near total ban on

abortion last month as “absolutely a political attack on women and

their ability to get health care. And they’re doing this in defiance

GOOD CITIZENSHIP

GRANTS TO HELP PASADENA

LIBRARIES IMPROVE

IMMIGRATION RESOURCES

The California State Library has awarded

the Pasadena Public Library a local Library

Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant

of $62,000 to help improve citizenship and

immigration resources at Pasadena Central

Library and the La Pintoresca and Villa Parke

branch libraries.

“Libraries try to provide resources on

everything including immigration, which is

a very complex issue,” said Melvin Racelis,

senior librarian at La Pintoresca Branch

Library in a prepared statement. “Recently

there has been increased interest in this topic.

As librarians, it is important that we serve

the informational needs of immigrants in our

community, as well as anyone else interested

in the citizenship process.”

The three library sites will implement

“citizenship corners” that will provide visitors

access to materials to help them understand

US citizenship and related processes. These

informational resources will be available for

checkout.

Bilingual educational workshops in English

and Spanish will also be available at the three

library sites, in partnership with outside organizations,

to address a variety of immigrant

needs. Additionally, library staff will receive

training from the Department of US Citizenship

and Immigration Services (USCIS) to

help them better assist patrons with questions

on the citizenship process.

Per a city ordinance, city employees cannot

question a person’s immigration status.

“It is just providing resources to help

people with the project. Nobody is going to

be asking about their status,” Racelis told the

Pasadena Weekly. “They are free to ask for

help, but we are not going to procure personal

information from these folks.”

Some of the information will be available

for check out which will require a library card,

Racelis said.

To further prepare for the test, the Pasadena

Human Services and Recreation Department

offers a citizenship class at Villa Parke

Community Center for adults over 50. The

class provides a basic overview of US history

and government.

Funding for this grant is provided by the

US Institute of Museum and Library Services

under the provisions of the Library Services

and Technology Act, administered in California

by the State Librarian.

For more information, contact Racelis at

(626) 744-7268 or mracelis@cityofpasadena.

net; or Catherine Hany at (626) 744-4207 or

chany@cityofpasadena.net.

WEEKLY WEATHER

THU

91°

FRI

94°

SAT

96°

SUN

95°

CONTINUED ON PAGE 8

MON

94°

TUE

92°

WED

88°

— André Coleman

THU

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BRIEFS

TUNNEL CLOSED

BILL WOULD AID NONPROFIT

TENANTS IN BUYING CALTRANS

SURPLUS PROPERTIES

BY ANDRÉ COLEMAN

Decades in the making, the last remnant of an extension of the

710 freeway is finally on its deathbed.

Anthony J. Portantino

The Assembly Transportation Committee recently passed

Senate Bill 7, which allows the purchase of surplus properties occupied at their current use

value and prohibits Caltrans from implementing a tunnel or surface freeway option to extend

the freeway.

The bill was authored by state Sen. Anthony J. Portantino, D-La Cañada Flintridge, who

said in a written statement that the bill is also a potential legislative fix for the state to return

surplus freeway stubs back to cities located in the freeway corridor, namely Pasadena,

South Pasadena and Los Angeles.

“The formal end of the 710 has been 60 years in the making and I am very excited to see

it one step closer to happening,” Portantino said. “I am particularly pleased to be following

through on the commitment I made two years ago when negotiating the end to the 710 tunnel

threat. The hope then was that the EIR (environment impact report) certification would

move us all in a new and collaborative direction that would take the freeway off the table and

protect the nonprofits in the corridor. Today, that reality is within reach.”

The possibility of a 710 extension into Pasadena has been on the table for decades, but

has been opposed for generations by people living in Pasadena, South Pasadena and the

LA neighborhood of El Sereno. In the 1950s and 1960s Caltrans began buying empty lots,

houses and apartments along the proposed route.

In 2012, after the surface option for the freeway extension was taken off the table, LA

County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) and Caltrans officials announced

they wanted to build either a six-lane highway along portions of West Pasadena or a 6.3-mile

tunnel from the end of the 710 Freeway in Alhambra to Pasadena, but those ideas were also

eventually nixed.

Now tenants in those homes are expecting deals on the purchase of those properties,

many of which need massive amounts of work.

The Ronald McDonald House and Arlington Gardens are Caltrans-owned properties.

“The Pasadena Ronald McDonald House and Arlington Gardens are two nonprofits that

are very interested in seeing SB 7 pass. We are grateful to Senator Portantino for his support

of our mission and those of the other nonprofits in our community. SB 7 is critical to the

future success of all of us in Caltrans-owned properties,” said Megan Foker, board co-chair

of the Pasadena Ronald McDonald House and Michelle Matthews, executive director of the

Arlington Garden in a joint prepared statement. n

SHAKING THINGS UP

EARTHQUAKE APP WARNING THRESHOLDS TO BE

LOWERED AFTER RECENT TREMORS

BY ANDRÉ COLEMAN

Developers of ShakeAlertLA, a phone app connected to the US Geological Survey’s (USGS)

earthquake early warning system sensors, said they would lower the app’s alert threshold.

“Our goal is to alert people who might experience potentially damaging shaking, not just

feel the shaking,” said Robert de Groot, a spokesman for the USGS’s ShakeAlert system,

which is being developed for California, Oregon and Washington.

The announcement came in the wake of two major earthquakes registering magnitude

6.4 and magnitude 7.1 that struck Southern California last week near Ridgecrest in San

Bernardino County, about 154 miles northeast of Los Angeles, according to the USGS.

The app is designed to warn residents of an earthquake registering magnitude 5.0 or

above, or one that could cause potentially damaging shaking in Los Angeles County.

Despite the size of the earthquakes, the tremors registered beneath the warning

threshold in Los Angeles County.

“The tremors were well above magnitude 5,” de Groot told the Pasadena Weekly on

Monday. “But the expected shaking for the Los Angeles area was level three,” he said,

referring to a different scale used to assess damage.

A revision of the magnitude threshold down to 4.5 was already under way, but the

shaking intensity level threshold would remain at four, which means even under the change

Los Angeles County residents would not have received an alert.

De Groot said he fears that if there are too many alerts, people become desensitized to

them.

“If people get saturated with these messages, it’s going to make people not care as

much,” he said.

ShakeAlert would eventually cover the entire west coast and is about 70 percent

complete, according to Gov. Gavin Newsom.

Eventually the system will send out alerts over television and cellphones, the same

system used by amber alerts, to areas prior to earthquakes.

The state is partnering with the federal government to build the statewide earthquake

warning system, with the goal of turning it on by June 2021. The state has already spent at

least $25 million building it, including installing hundreds of seismic stations throughout the

state, according to the USGS.

President Donald Trump has twice threatened to pull the funding to the project which is

sponsored by one of his fiercest critics Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank).

This year, Newsom requested $16.3 million to finish the project, which included money

for stations to monitor seismic activity, and $7 million for education. The state Legislature

approved the funding last month, and Newsom signed it into law. n

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of the American people. Most American people

support abortion. They don’t want Roe overturned,”

she continued, apparently referring to national polls

like one on CBS News citing 69 percent support for

Roe in the US.

“Our number one concern is the safety of our

patients,” Hines said. “We will continue to fight for

them in the courts, in the legislatures and in the

courts of public opinion.”

In addition, Hines said, both staff and patients

at the two Planned Parenthood buildings on

Lake Avenue will be undergoing safety training

and beefing up security measures. Hines noted she

has been particularly concerned about safety at

Planned Parenthood of Pasadena ever since after

“Colorado Springs.” She was alluding to a 2015

shootout in which a 57-year-old man with an assault

rifle murdered three people and injured nine others

at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs

during a five-hour gun battle with police.

Thus far, most of the pro-life protests at Planned

Parenthood of Pasadena have largely been peaceful,

among them a recent “vigil” during the Lenten season

by a religiously inspired anti-abortion group called 40

Days for Life, which is based in Texas.

Hines recalled only a “handful” of activists

arriving on any given day and said there were no

serious disruptions. “But some of our patients have

complained,” she said. “They want health care, not

people yelling at them. Our patients are smart and they

knew these people are there to judge them and to try

and prevent them from coming to Planned Parenthood.

They know they’re trying to shame them.”

Jill Davis, 68, a Pasadena anti-abortion activist

who claims Planned Parenthood fosters a sexually

permissive lifestyle, acknowledged undergoing “a

couple of abortions” in her younger days before

“being saved by Jesus” at a church. She acted as

a leader of a second 40 Days vigil in front of the

Planned Parenthood affiliate which ended on April

14. She said about 45 to 50 people in total showed

up over the 40 days, setting up tables with literature

on family issues and promotional material on the

film, “Unplanned,” a box office hit based on a book

by Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood

employee turned anti-abortion activist.

Many of Davis’ counterparts at the vigil were

older women like herself, she said: “Our whole thing

being there was (as) mothers, older women who have

more experience and can teach younger women how

to love their husbands and children. Whenever I’d

see a young boy or young woman going in there (to

Planned Parenthood), I’d just say hi and try to get

their eye and find out what’s going on in their lives.”

She believes her group “influenced” many Planned

Parenthood patients but noted that others resisted

overtures and “they threw condoms at us because it’s

a controversial life and death issue.” Davis said her

group did not file a report with the Pasadena Police

THE COUNT

As of Monday, 4,149 days after the war in Afghanistan ended …

2,248

American military

service members

(0 more

than last week)

were reported

killed in Afghanistan

since

the war began in

2001, according to

The Associated Press.

3

ISIS militants were

killed in Baghdad

on Sunday in

US airstrikes,

according to

FOX News, which

reported the

US-led airstrike was

conducted on an ISIS

hideout.

Department, but “we did file a report of a gal in a VW

who came up and shoved our table over. We have her

license plate and picture, but we’re not vindictive. We

want to bless her.”

Pasadena police Lt. Art Chute, who’s in charge

of the department’s events/counterterrorism unit,

said he hadn’t heard anything about the incidents

that Davis described and noted there had been

“no problems” reported to him at the vigil by Sgt.

Anthony Burgess, who was in contact with both sides

of the abortion debate at Planned Parenthood of

Pasadena.

California decriminalized abortion several years

before Roe V. Wade and is considered by some prochoice

advocates as one of the most progressive

states in the country on reproductive rights for

women. “California’s law is very strong — most

other states are not nearly as comprehensive,”

said Elizabeth Booth Nash, a state policy analyst

for the Guttmacher Institute in Washington, DC, a

research organization that supports abortion. “Under

California’s Medicaid program, abortion is provided

in health insurance. Abortion has to be covered. That

is a huge financial advantage,” she observed, noting

that a “typical abortion” costs $500.

Nationally, abortion rates have been declining in

recent years. By 2014, Nash said, there were 926,000

abortions nationwide, a drop from about 1 million in

2011. She attributes the decline to increased “access

to contraceptives,” including abortion medications,

people delaying marriage and the “closing of

(abortion) clinics” — the latter often due to hundreds

of restrictive state laws passed since 1973.

In contrast, California may be getting a bold new

law that will require health centers at state public

universities and colleges to offer female students

abortion pills to end unwanted pregnancies for up

to the first 10 weeks and to do so by Jan. 1, 2023.

But first the College Student Right to Access Act,

or Senate Bill 24, introduced by State Sen. Connie

Leyva and passed in the senate, has to get approved

by the state Assembly and then signed by Gov. Gavin

Newsom. Former Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a similar

bill last year.

Leyva has been working on the bill for three years.

A spokesman, Sergio Reyes, said it does not require

any campus health center to provide free abortion

pills, though they are allowed to if they choose

to. Each campus health center currently decides what

care is offered at no cost, what care is provided for

cash pay, and what insurance or government program

they bill. A private funders consortium has already

raised the $10,290,000 for the cost of readiness for the

CSU and UC student health centers.

Leyva said in a telephone interview that she felt

a sense of urgency about the bill because “women’s

rights are under attack and right wing legislators

across the country are emboldened by a president

who wants to take women back 100 years.” n

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residents were killed when

a roadside bomb exploded

in Baghdad

on Saturday,

according to FOX

News. Despite

repeated military

operations in some

areas, ISIS militants are

still hiding rugged areas near the

border with Iran.

0

interest is what Iran says it has in

talks with the US. Iran has

begun mining uranium

used to build a nuclear

weapon as tensions

continue to ramp up,

according to FOX.

— Compiled by

André Coleman

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Times of Change

READERS HAVE WELCOMED PW’S ALTERNATIVE VOICE OVER THE PAST 35 YEARS

Rick Cole

BY CARL KOZLOWSKI

It was a whole different world in 1984, as America faced the

waning days of the Cold War with Russia and Los Angeles

played host to the entire planet as the home of the Summer

Olympics. Pop culture had one of its greatest years ever with

Bruce Springsteen and Prince delivering landmark albums

and “Ghostbusters” and “The Karate Kid” leading a summer of

enduring film favorites.

Amid this cultural maelstrom the Pasadena Weekly was born,

launching in January that year as a scrappy upstart seeking to

provide a fresh, progressive perspective on the city’s news and

arts scene. In the intervening 35 years, we’ve proudly earned a

slew of awards, helped shine a spotlight on scandals that needed

to be exposed and touted the good and even great among our

citizenry and leadership.

And through it all, we’ve had the pleasure of covering and

working with an esteemed and colorful cast of civic-minded

characters who make the Crown City a royal pleasure to live

and work in. So we’ve asked a few of our favorite folks for their

thoughts on the long, strange trip it’s been in making it to 2019

and beyond.

“I was cofounder of the Weekly, and it was a time when weeklies

were emerging all over the country as an alternative to the

daily newspaper, usually with more in-depth coverage of issues

and more on culture, entertainment and dining than the typical

newspaper,” says Santa Monica City Manager Rick Cole, who also

served 12 years on the Pasadena City Council in the late ’80s and

early ’90s, including a term as mayor from 1992 to 1994.

“I thought there was room for another voice in Pasadena and

I think we found it,” Cole says. “I have a degree in journalism but

hadn’t been a working journalist, since I was a young kid when

we started.

“I found that I love Pasadena and one role that I felt I could

play was creating a richer and more varied journalistic voice for

the city,” he adds. “I was happy to see it go forward when I focused

instead on serving the community in the role of an elected

office. Given the titanic changes in journalism over the past 35

years, I think that the survival of an alternative community voice

is something we can all take pride in.”

That opinion was echoed by another longtime beloved Pasadenan,

former Mayor Bill Bogaard, the city’s first elected mayor

in the modern era. Having served the city on its Board of City

Directors, which is what the council was called up to 1993, from

1978-86, and again after being elected mayor in 1999, he has seen

the city undergo plenty of changes that the Weekly has helped

residents keep abreast of.

“The Pasadena Weekly and its predecessors created a whole

new level of news coverage in the Pasadena area, and I am grateful

for its current and complete reporting of local events,” says

the four-term mayor.

“The city has changed significantly during 35 years and we are

better informed about those changes because of the Pasadena

Weekly,” Bogaard says

One famously feisty voice for justice in the Crown City is Bill

Paparian, who served on the council from 1987-99 and continues

to serve the city’s residents as a top defense attorney. He credits

the Pasadena Weekly with keeping a sharp focus on some of the

less positive aspects of the city scene.

“The Weekly has been a consistent voice of the community

since the Star-News has become more of a regional paper and

the Pasadena Now is so unreliable,” says Paparian. “The Weekly

is the only source of good coverage in the community. It’s been

fearless in its coverage of the demise of the Pasadena Police

Department, consistently covers hard issues and literally on

Thursday morning I’m online reading its news. I don’t wait for it

on the street.”

One key player for most of the Weekly’s run has been Ellen

Snortland, who has provided a valuable feminist perspective

on life and a never-ending array of issues since launching her

“Consider This” column near the dawn of the 1990s under former

Weekly owner Jim Laris.

“’Consider This’ has been a huge blessing since it’s given me

a public platform; it’s also been maddening to have a consistent

voice and platform to ‘bite’ the hands that have squeezed us in

the San Gabriel Valley,” says Snortland. “Thank goodness for

Kevin Uhrich, Andre Coleman and [frequent contributor] Justin

Chapman; male allies if ever there were any. I’m considered

heretical in many circles.

“My editors and publishers have been anomalies and give

a glimpse at the way it could be if the media world was more

diverse and egalitarian,” she adds. “Generally, mainstream

gatekeepers, editors and publishers, are mostly cis white men

and they had to have some pretty secure sense of themselves to

publish me, which apparently most of them didn’t.”

But perhaps the final word on this is best left to Ann Erdman,

who served as the city’s beloved public information officer and

director of public affairs over the course of a 21-year run from

1991 to 2012. While she wasn’t in Pasadena for the Weekly’s

founding, she quickly realized that it was an indispensable

source of news for all.

“I know from talking to various people at the time, it was a

rebel newspaper when it was founded and when I did arrive in

1991, I familiarized myself with all the Pasadena-area media,”

Erdman recalls. “I saw the Weekly evolve under different editors

and one of my very favorite things about the Weekly was the longrunning

‘Garfield Grapevine’ column, which had the best gossip

on the government. It really was a must read for everybody.

“Later the Pasadena Star-News had some pretty drastic

downsizing, but the Weekly is still covering City Hall better than

anyone else,” she concludes. “Now the Weekly is the best-reported

coverage of City Hall and midtown and in my opinion the only

source in print media that is able to do that. For the future, I

see the Pasadena Weekly proudly here and not going anywhere,

certainly changing from time to time. The Pasadena Weekly is a

critical source of Pasadena news.” ■

Ellen Snortland

Bill Paparian

Ann Erdman

Bill Bogaard

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A Weekly by Any Other Name

THE PASADENA WEEKLY CELEBRATES ITS 35TH — WAIT, MAKE THAT 90TH — ANNIVERSARY

BY JUSTIN CHAPMAN

The Pasadena Weekly, which you are currently reading, is

35 years old this year in its modern form. But predecessors

to the same paper actually date back much further than is

commonly known — to 1929, to be exact.

Back then, according to a timeline provided by UC Riverside’s

Center for Bibliographical Studies and Research and original

copies from the Altadena Historical Society’s collection, the

paper was known as the Altadena Press. The weekly paper was

established by C.F. Hoffman, who published it every Thursday

morning at his press at 2708 N. El Molino Ave., Altadena (an area

that is now technically Pasadena), and later at 2686 N. Lake Ave.,

Altadena.

Its first issue was published on Nov. 21, 1929, and its final

issue was published April 27, 1944. The paper’s masthead read

“The community of deodars” and “Let the folks back east know

of the most delightful place in all the world. Send them the

Altadena Press.” Later it read “This paper will tell the story to

inquiring friends in the frozen east.” The paper was known as

“the first real Altadena newspaper.”

One of the main stories in the paper’s first year and throughout

the decades to follow was Pasadena’s attempt to annex

Altadena.

‘THE WEEKLY WITH A MOUNTAIN BEHIND IT’

Starting in 1932 and throughout the depression and war

years, the Altadena Press continued under editor-publisher

Grayson M. “Mac” McCarty at 750 E. Mariposa St. and later 870

E. Mariposa St., Altadena. McCarty had previously served on

the staff of the New York Herald-Tribune, the Chicago Tribune

and newspapers in Paul’s Valley, OK, and Houston, Dallas,

Fort Worth and Mineral Wells, Texas. In 1917, he enlisted in the

National Guard and fought in France, and later served as director

of the Altadena Chamber of Commerce. After he passed

away on May 14, 1943, his widow Janie B. McCarty took over as

publisher and editor.

The paper heavily covered Altadena’s contribution to the war

effort at the time, complete with ads for war bonds and comic

strips mocking the Nazis and Japanese imperialists. “We of The

Altadena Press feel we must forgo the luxury of indulging in

affairs that have no bearing on the course of the war,” reads a

March 9, 1944, editorial. “By that we mean we will not advocate

the expenditure of public funds on projects that can safely await

the war’s end. To do otherwise, would be to slow the coming of

victory.”

In the March 2, 1944, issue, McCarty announced the sale of

the paper to Harry W. Smith, a Canadian who had previously

served as a reporter for the San Bernardino Sun, managing editor

of a weekly, associate editor of Desert Magazine and special

correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor. Smith and

his wife Helen served as publishers of the Altadena Press and

changed the name to the Altadenan. Smith also served as editor.

The credits read, “Continuation of Altadena Press” and “Your

right to know is the key to all your liberties.”

The first issue of the paper known as the Altadenan, which

was also a weekly published on Thursdays, was published May

4, 1944, at Smith’s press at 2396 N. Lake Ave., Altadena. In 1960,

the Pasadena Mail was sold to Smith, who merged it with his

paper and renamed it the Altadenan-Pasadenan. Its first issue

under that name was published on Oct. 1, 1960.

In May 1976, Smith sold the paper to publisher Richard S.C.

Redman, who also owned the Sierra Madrean, according to an

article in the Los Angeles Times on May 23, 1976. Redman kept

the paper’s offices at 2396 N. Lake Ave., Altadena, and named

his wife Sue Redman as editor. Smith stayed on as a consultant.

The masthead read “The weekly with a mountain behind it.” Its

coverage included Pasadena’s attempt to annex Altadena.

In 1977, Redman began publishing the Altadenan-Pasadenan

through a company called Altadenan Publishing Co. at the

same offices. That company also began publishing an expanded,

subscription-only addition called the Chronicle on Nov. 10, 1977,

for 25 cents. The Altadenan-Pasadenan and the Chronicle ran

until Dec. 29, 1983.

‘CONTINUING BUT BROADENING A TRADITION STARTED IN 1929’

In late 1983 or early 1984, the paper was purchased by Pasadena

Media, Inc., an investment group that included future Pasadena

mayor and current Santa Monica City Manager Rick Cole,

attorney and chairman Pierce O’Donnell, the late social activist

Marvin Schachter, publisher Edward Matys, editor-in-chief Steve

Coll, managing editor Dick Lloyd and business manager and assistant

editor Larry Wilson, who now serves as public editor of

the Pasadena Star-News.

Pasadena Media continued publishing at 2396 N. Lake Ave.,

Altadena, but changed the name of the paper from the Altadenan-Pasadenan

and the Chronicle to Altadena: The Weekly.

The first issue of that version was Jan. 5-12, 1984, with the masthead

reading “Debut edition” and “Incorporating the Altadenan/

Pasadenan & the Chronicle.”

In that first issue, publisher Matys wrote, “We are pleased

today to present the Greater Pasadena area a ‘new newspaper,’

continuing but broadening a tradition started in 1929.”

The cover story of its first issue was about those who slept

overnight along the Rose Parade route on New Year’s Eve and

the cops who tried to wrangle them, and its feature arts and

entertainment story was about the resurrection of the Pasadena

Playhouse. In its second issue, the cover story was about Pasadena’s

attempt to annex Altadena.

Pasadena Media also published Nine to Nine, a newspaper

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covering the business community in downtown Pasadena.

The Weekly cost 50 cents and was published under variations

of its name for several years in the mid to late ’80s, such as the

Altadena Weekly, Pasadena: The Weekly and the Pasadena/Altadena

Weekly. Under the credits, it read, “The Pasadena/Altadena

Weekly honors the past and does not fear the future.”

Later in 1984, Coll and Matys left the paper and Frank Kilpatrick

became president and publisher. In 1986, Pasadena Media moved

the paper’s offices to 300 S. Raymond Ave. #12, Pasadena, the first

time in its history that the paper was produced in Pasadena. In

1987, the Pasadena/Altadena Weekly became part of O’Donnell’s

12-paper group, National Media, Inc.

James Vowell became editor-in-chief and Pamela Fisher became

managing editor and later editor. Cartoonist Matt Groening’s comic

strip “Life in Hell” made its first appearance in the paper in these

early years, before “The Simpsons” cemented his legendary status.

In 1987, Vowell left the paper to return to the LA Reader.

‘THE PASADENA PAPER PEOPLE ACTUALLY READ’

In January 1988, National Media sold the Weekly to Riordan-

Laris Publications, a company owned by LA lawyer Richard Riordan,

who went on to be LA’s mayor, and longtime Pasadenan and

Downtown News Group founder and president Susan Laris. Laris

served as publisher and editor, and Marc Porter Zasada served as

executive editor.

Six months later, in July 1988, the paper was sold again for an

undisclosed amount to Pasadena Publications, a company owned

by Marge Wood and Jim Laris, Susan’s ex-husband. Jim became

editor and co-publisher along with Wood, his new wife. Shirley

Manning later became editor and Dan Hutson later became managing

editor. The paper’s offices were moved to 155 S. El Molino Ave.

#101, Pasadena.

Starting in April 1989, Pasadena Publications published both the

Altadena Weekly and the Pasadena Weekly as two separate issues

for the Altadena and Pasadena communities. However, in its July

27-Aug. 2, 1989 issue, Laris and Wood announced they were ceasing

publication of the Altadena Weekly after just 16 issues. They continued

to publish the Pasadena Weekly (PW).

Bill Evans took over as managing editor of PW in 1991. In 1992,

PW became “The Alternative Voice of Pasadena, Glendale and the

San Gabriel Valley” and launched several new columns. In January

1996, PW proclaimed itself “The Pasadena Paper People Actually

Read,” a dig at the Star-News. In 1997, William Campbell served as

editor and former editor Paula Johnson became associate publisher.

At the end of 1997, Laris put the paper up for sale. The last issue

of PW to be published by Laris was on June 26, 1998. That month,

Laris sold the paper to the Tribune Company’s LA Times, which

added it to its Times Community News Division chain of newspapers.

The Times initially kept Campbell as editor, but soon made several

staff changes. Judith Kendall, former publisher of the Glendale

News-Press, was appointed publisher of PW, and Bill Lobdell, editor

of the Costa Mesa/Newport Beach Daily Pilot, was appointed

editor. Those two were soon replaced by Joe Pan as publisher and

Mary Emerson as editor, who simultaneously edited the Times’

now-defunct San Gabriel Valley Edition. Both publications were

based in PW’s current office at 50 S. DeLacey Ave. #200, Pasadena.

Kevin Uhrich was brought on as editor in 1999, a position he

serves in to this day. He had previously worked as a reporter at the

Simi Valley Enterprise and LA Daily News in the 1980s and the

Pasadena Star-News, LA Times, LA Reader and LA Weekly in the

1990s. In 1994, Uhrich was banished from the Star-News after

leading a union movement in the newsroom that rubbed management

the wrong way.

Uhrich actually wrote his first story for PW on July 26, 1996,

under the headline “Scathing Ruling Raises Questions in Kings

Villages Case.” Under Uhrich’s stewardship, PW has become a

truly progressive alternative newsweekly that actually breaks

news and covers important stories that other local news outlets

ignore. He has also mentored countless young reporters such as

this author, who has written for PW since January 2005.

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The Tribune Company sold PW to Southland Publishing in

January 2001. Southland was founded in 1998 after converting from

its former name Ventura Newspaper, Inc., which published the Ventura

County Reporter, having purchased it from Nancy Cloutier in

1997. That company grew out of the Sylmar-based Valley Business

Printers, owned by Michael Flannery, a conservative businessman

who stayed out of editorial decisions of the decidedly left-leaning

papers.

David Comden, who started out selling display ads for the San

Diego Reader in 1983 and later served as general manager of the

Sacramento News & Review, took over as publisher of VC Reporter

in 1998 and eventually would become Southland’s vice president.

Bruce Bolkin serves as Southland’s president.

Over the years, in addition to VC Reporter and PW, Southland

would acquire San Diego Citybeat (previously SLAMM magazine),

LA Citybeat/Valleybeat (defunct since 2009), the Argonaut, LA

Downtown News (also owned by early PW owner Susan Laris)

and others, as well as start monthly magazines Arroyo, Ventana,

Verdugo and others.

Southland was able to survive while other alternative papers in

Southern California died off in part because it has its own presses,

a critical asset.

“The two greatest expenses for a newspaper are personnel and

printing costs,” Comden told LA Weekly in 2003. Southland’s press

printed LA Weekly for a while until it started its own LA paper in

2003: LA CityBeat/ValleyBeat.

Southland’s papers, including PW, are also unafraid to take a

stand on controversial issues. In 2005, for example, PW became the

first news outlet to call for the impeachment of President George

W. Bush. Uhrich told LA Weekly in 2003 that Comden “pushed [PW]

to be edgier” after Southland took over the paper. What was once

a “quasi-alternative” paper quickly became a true-blue alternative

newsweekly that “frequently scoop[ed] the local dailies.”

“When [Comden] came in, in his first week,” Uhrich told LA

Weekly, “he pulls me aside as he’s addressing the group, and says,

‘How come you guys don’t have editorials?’ I say, ‘Newspaper

people don’t have opinions about things.’ And he says, ‘You better

start getting opinions.’”

Publishers have come and gone during Uhrich’s 20-year reign

of terror at PW, including Dale Tiffany, Jon Guynn and now Dina

Stegon. Reporters Joe Piasecki and André Coleman were brought

into the PW newsroom in 2001 and 2004, respectively, and both

would eventually become deputy editors under Uhrich. Piasecki

now serves as editor of Southland’s Argonaut. Rounding out the

current staff is longtime arts editor Carl Kozlowski.

For the past two years, the Altadena Historical Society has been

working on digitizing its extensive bound newspaper collection,

including the many variations of this paper over the past 90 years.

Here’s to another 90 years for the weekly that’s free every Thursday.


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The Sounds of History

PASADENA HITS A TRANSITION POINT IN ITS STORIED MUSICAL LIFE

BY BLISS BOWEN

Jazz pianist Stan Kenton led his

orchestra at the Pasadena Civic

Auditorium and other venues in

1943-’44, a period when Pasadenans could

escape the pressures of WWII at supper

clubs and dance to big band jazz. But by

1984, when the Pasadena Weekly was

launched with grit and hope, Old Town

Pasadena was routinely described as a red

light district.

Few vestiges remain from those days:

Freddie’s 35er bar (which has dropped

the “Freddie’s”), Le Sex Shoppe (now

Romantix), the Crown City pawnshop at

Colorado and Raymond that kept many

a musician afloat during lean months …

not much more. Hard-partying Pasadenaraised

rockers Van Halen were ruling the

charts with their “1984” album and singles

“Jump” and “Panama,” but the Crown City

was hard to see in their rearview mirror.

Change, however, was looming.

Artists had been decamping to Old

Town since the ’70s, attracted by space

to create and rents they could afford.

A resourceful, bohemian community

evolved and gradually proved a magnet

for kindred spirits. By the end of that

decade the homey Espresso Bar & Café,

tucked into an alley off Raymond Avenue,

was providing a cheap place to mainline

caffeine, play chess, jawbone about

astrophysics or history, and savor original

art, spoken word and live music. The

E-Bar soon became a beloved institution,

as did Tuesday’s Espresso Yourself Night

with lipsticked host Maurice Illinois,

whose checkered sartorial flair rivaled

David Lindley’s. Regulars included future

Hollywood director Tim Burton and

pre-“Simpsons” creator Matt Groening,

and musicians like Gwendolyn, Severin Browne, 8 Ball Blaines, James Intveld,

Alfred Johnson, Kilgore Trout, Possum Dixon, Mike Watt, and the teenage Rubberband

— later known as the pop-savvy Moore Brothers.

Toe’s Tavern opened in 1988 and fast became a rocking destination for bands

like Agent Orange (featuring local bassist Sam Bolle), the Blasters, Thelonious

Monster, and Dave Wakeling. Snotty Scotty & the Hankies held their album release

party there in November that year. After first galvanizing audiences at the

Ice House on the 54th anniversary of Elvis’ birthday, Jan. 8, 1989, hard-touring

reggae-comedy-rockers Dread Zeppelin

occasionally rocked Toe’s until the audience

was sweating almost as much as

Tortelvis. In 1992, Oingo Boingo’s rhythm

section, bassist John Avila and drummer

Johnny “Vatos” Hernandez, gave a memorable

Halloween concert with their side

project, Food for Feet, featuring guitarist

Michael Tovar; a grainy video can still be

seen on YouTube. (Contemporary videos

of Avila’s jazz-singing daughter Leila,

continuing family tradition, can also be

found there.)

By the mid-’90s, Vatos could also be

spotted drumming, often with a metal

pyramid on his head, at eclectic Sunday

afternoon jams at Dodsworth Bar & Grill

on the corner of Colorado Boulevard and

Fair Oaks Avenue. Street musicians were

not uncommon. At night, music could be

heard spilling out of Old Town clubs and

restaurants like the Baked Potato, John

Bull Pub, Moose McGillycuddy’s, Q’s,

Roccoco, Tommy Tang’s and Twin Palms

from blues, jazz, R&B, rock, salsa, soul

and swing acts.

Upstream headlined reggae nights at

Billy’s Dugout below Domenico’s while,

across the courtyard, a dragon exhaled

smoke above the bar at Art Jong’s Old

Towne Pub, where the AllStars (later

Cid) reigned as house band (a post later

assumed by Snotty Scotty & the Hankies)

and a sign by the window warned bands

they’d get kicked off the suitcase-sized

stage if they sucked. Pasadena-raised

R&B legends Don & Dewey, aka Don

“Sugarcane” Harris and Dewey Terry,

resurfaced to promote a local show like

old-school pros. Other performers from

the mid- and late-’90s: Justo Almario,

Anny Celsi’s Annyland, the Banda Brothers, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Brother

Yusef (aka the Fattback Bluesman), Café R&B, Elliott Caine, the Congregation,

Dave Shelton and Frank Simes’ Crimson Crowbar, Debra Davis, Susie Hansen,

Hillbilly Soul Surfers, Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca, Mercy & the Merkettes,

Rob Rio, Poncho Sanchez, Soulpoet, Lightnin’ Willie & the Poor Boys. Former

PW Managing Editor Bill Evans fronted his own lively soul/rock cover band,

Rev. Bill and the Believers; he conducted a roundtable with musicians active in

the local scene, which they dubbed “da Soup.”

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But that bubbling music scene lost its fizz as Old Town became more corporate

and live music grew scarce.

In 1997 Santa Anita Race Track hosted a bluegrass festival featuring an

up-and-coming San Diego trio called Nickel Creek. By that time local music

lovers were commuting to Hollywood or the Westside to hear acoustic music

— including the late Ron Stockfleth, who launched the Acoustic Music Series

in part to avoid crosstown freeway traffic. From 1992 until not long before his

death in 2004 he booked concerts (mostly at Neighborhood Church on Orange

Grove) by the likes of Dave Alvin, Peter Case, Iris DeMent, Mary Gauthier,

Janis Ian, Laurel Canyon Ramblers, Chris Smither, Ralph Stanley — and, in

an inspired change of pace, gracious Afro-Peruvian diva Susana Baca. Meanwhile,

local fiddler Tom Sauber and his multi-instrumental son Patrick were

among the roots musicians performing at Cajun and contra dances at the War

Memorial Hall in South Pasadena, and Covina favorite son Rick Shea was touring

with Dave Alvin’s Guilty Men when not fronting his own trio at Bob Stane’s

Coffee Gallery Backstage in Altadena or Sierra Madre’s Buccaneer Lounge.

Stane shepherded the legendary Ice House during its folk heyday throughout

the 1960s and most of the ’70s. In 1998, he and Ash Grove impresario Ed

Pearl sat down with the PW at the CGB to discuss how their legendary clubs

helped make LA music history alongside Doug Weston’s Troubadour in West

Hollywood. (Weston was too ill to participate, and died not long after.) They

traded stories and insider wisdom, and talked about what was needed (“deep

pockets”) Snotty Scotty & the Hankies to survive as more music venues

around Pasadena closed. Most of the clubs cited above are gone.

At the Ritz-Carlton Huntington Hotel (now the Langham), Chef Denis was

booking terrific Saturday night blues concerts by the likes of the Delgado

Brothers, Janiva Magness, Rick Holmstrom, and Deacon Jones. Until a couple

of years before his death in 2006, veteran jazz musician Jimmy Maddin could

be found weekly at his Capri Lounge in Glendale, performing standards and

sharing entertaining tales about Hollywood and Old Pasadena’s glory days.

Pasadena Jazz Institute founder Paul Lines hosted hundreds of local jazz concerts

until throwing a three-day farewell bash in 2009.

Into the first decade of the 2000s and beyond, longtime Poo-Bah Record

Shop buyer, sometime band booker and original free spirit Richard Reese

could still be found enthusiastically talking up local shows by the likes of Ace

Farren Ford’s Mystery Band, Old Californio, Quazar and the Bamboozled, Ukefink,

Mario Lalli’s Fatso Jetson, the Hubcaps, and Ben Vaughn. Reese’s death

at 84 in 2018 and the 2017 loss of former Beachwood Sparks/the Tyde/Painted

Hills guitarist Josh Schwartz to ALS at 45 sent sad ripples throughout the local

music community.

2017 was also the year that, after 14 years of presenting free Americana,

jazz, pop and international concerts in the Memorial Park bandshell (across

Raymond from the long-gone Perkins Palace), Levitt Pavilion Pasadena became

the Pasadena Pavilion for the Performing Arts, and ceased hosting free

concerts throughout summer. The Old Pasadena Management District and

the Playhouse District Association placed the Make Music Pasadena summer

festival on hiatus that summer too; Scott Hildebrandt had already retired his

Rose City Rocks festival.

But South Pasadena’s Eclectic Festival has continued. So has Brad Colerick’s

Wine & Song songwriter series, now housed at the Arroyo Seco Golf

Course’s Blue Guitar room; local favorites it has showcased since 2009 include

]Tony Gilkyson, Charlie Hickey, Claire Holley, Tim Tedrow & Terry Vreeland,

Brett Perkins, Ed Tree, and David Zink. It’s a pillar of Pasadena’s acoustic music

community, which is also supported by the Pasadena Folk Music Society

(founded as the Caltech Folk Music Society in 1983 by grad students Simon

Davies and Brian Toby), J.C. Hyke’s Tuesday night showcases at Matt Denny’s

in Arcadia, and Bob Stane’s Coffee Gallery Backstage, which in recent years

has hosted Pasadena-raised critical darling Phoebe Bridgers, Conjunto Los

Pochos, I See Hawks in LA, Caroline Spence, Jim Stubblefield and Incendio.

Greater Pasadena’s home to a lively community of musicians, but notwithstanding

Old Town venues like the hardy Old Towne Pub and Edwin Mills, and

courtyard concerts at One Colorado, its roster of performance stages is not as

robust. As Downtown LA nightlife becomes ever more dynamic with the opening

of more live music venues, it feels like Pasadena is once again at a transition

point. ■

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Those Championship

Seasons

YOU MIGHT SAY PW GOT BETTER WITH AGE

BY KEVIN UHRICH

Looking back during my time here, I tend to think of all the people I came to

know and love and the stories that we shared. So it seems natural that there

were no better times for me and many others over the past 20-plus years

than when we were producing simply terrific journalism — stories that could

have appeared in any magazine in the country, with many going on to win top

industry honors. So many awards from competing in national, state and regional

contests that memories of the few hard times there have been here truly are

fleeting by comparison.

Maybe that’s being too generous, because there have been more than a few

dark days, like when we had to report on the death of friends and colleagues, and

take salary cuts at the height of the Great Recession, reminding us this really is a

business.

But all that gloom seemed to fade away as we entered awards season at the

start of each year, confident in knowing that we were bound to win something for

all of our hard work the previous year.

GENERAL EXCELLENCE

It was more than likely that the initial intent of the founders of what we know

today as the Pasadena Weekly back in 1984 was not to go out and win awards for

their efforts.

But good things tend to happen when talented people get together for a righteous

common purpose, and in the case of PW, the plan was always to produce

the best community newspaper possible on a weekly basis.

To that end, this unanticipated byproduct of dedication to the basic directive

— winning awards — was achieved under no less than four separate sets of

owners.

For those outstanding efforts on the part of reporters, feature writers, illustrators,

photographers, graphic artists, as well as editors, publishers and advertising

folks, PW staffers have won dozens of first, second and third place plaques and

trophies, as well as numerous certificates of achievement, honorable mentions,

and other accolades from outside the profession.

From investigative reporting, news reporting, breaking news reporting, news

feature writing, entertainment writing, personality profiles, photography, graphic

arts and illustrations to classified and display advertising, it seems there was no

part of the paper that missed winning some type of award over the years from

the LA Press Club, the California Newspaper Publishers Association (CNPA) and

the Association of Alternative Newsmedia (AAN).

I know it is poor form to boast, but I can’t help but look back with pride over

the past two decades as editor, a period during which the PW won more awards

from more respected journalistic organizations than at any other time in the

modern-day paper’s 35 years in business.

With CNPA, we won a total of 20 top awards from 1984 to 2009, and another

five from 2010 to 2014, the year the paper dropped out of the Sacramento-based

organization due to financial constraints.

When it came to AAN, which we joined the year after Southland Publishing

bought the paper from the LA Times, beginning in 2004 we started winning

awards. Three years later, we won first and second place awards the same year,

2007, respectively, one for a somewhat critical story I had penned about Project

Censored, and the latter for a series

of stories former Deputy Editor

Joe Piasecki had written about the

plight of LA County foster kids aging

out of the system. In the end, we

would win a total

of seven AAN

awards before

dropping out of

that organization.

There were

two years that

stand out in

my mind, 2010

and 2011, not

so much for

the awards

that our writers and artists richly

deserved, but for the simply

outstanding journalism that

we produced from our South

DeLacey Avenue office in Old

Pasadena.

In 2010, they received top

CNPA honors for coverage of

the previous summer’s Station

Fire. In addition, the paper was

named as a blue-ribbon finalist

in the general excellence

category, as were an investigative report and a

breaking news story.

As we reported at the time, the paper received a first-place award among

weekly papers with circulations higher than 25,001 for the Sept. 3, 2009 story

“Fire on the Mountain,” detailing the devastation caused by the worst brushfire in

Los Angeles County history, written by then-City Hall Reporter André Coleman,

former Deputy Editor Jake Armstrong, as well as Joe, who by then had returned

to his alma mater USC to get his master’s degree and was a contributing editor on

the project.

In the general excellence category, judges recognized the paper’s Jan. 8, 15 and

22, 2009 editions for their “breadth of story selection and general news coverage.”

As our story points out, Armstrong’s investigative piece, “Just Too High,”

examined grossly disproportionate marijuana arrest rates in California and

Pasadena, where African Americans are three times more likely than whites to

be arrested for pot-related offenses. Piasecki wrote the story “Hater Nation,” another

Press Club favorite in 2010, after PW received a letter threatening President

Barack Obama.

“I’ve been blessed with some wonderful and talented people, not all of whom

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Honor Roll

THERE’S A NAME FOR GREATNESS: YOURS

THANK YOU PUBLISHERS, EDITORS, REPORTERS, WRITERS, ARTISTS, PHOTOGRAPHERS, ILLUSTRATORS, AD REPS, ACCOUNTANTS,

COMPANY EXECS AND ALL WHO HELPED IN CREATING THE PASADENA WEEKLY

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Linda Abdanan

Gigi Abrantes

Philip Accas

Susan Acker

Steven Acosta

Edrea Adams

Janet Aird

Jonathan Alcorn

Steve Alcorn

Gina Alexander

Jennifer Alfred

Joey Alkes

John Allen

Juan Alvarado

Michael Alvarez

Sarah Amador

Ani Amirkhanian

Rene Amy

Paul Andersen

Dianne Anderson

January Anderson

Talin Anderson

Tom Anderson

Katherine Andrews

Ross Anthony

Vibiana Aparicio-Chamberlin

Teena Apeles

Steve Appleford

Danny Arnold

Jake Armstrong

Rick Arthur

Jefferson Asbury

Deborah Ashe

Chuck Atkins

Rob Atkinson

Brad Auerbach

Kathleen August

Kevin Ausmus

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Ann Babcock

Lee Baca

Jenine Baines

Andrea Baker

Merrill Balassone

Kristina Balian

Kent Bancroft

Fred Bankston

Anne Louise Bannon

Ross Barker

Lesley Bargar

Michelle Barnes

Jodi Barr

Ric Barrick

Lynda J. Barry

Rochelle Bassarear

Catherine Bauknight

Mary Cogswell Baum

Bob Baxter

Nikki Bazar

Joe Beauvais

Max Beck

Roy Begley

Jake Belcher

Laura Bell

Joanna Dehn Beresford

Karolann Bergman

Molly Berman

Lenise Bernardino

Michael Bertino

Robert Bertoldi

Debbie Beyer

Ellen Biasin

Sophia Bicos

Mercedes Blackehart

Sally Blake

Phil Bonney

Bliss Bowen

Dave Blumenkrantz

Bill Bogaard

Claire Bogaard

Bruce Bolkin

Samantha Bonar

Martin Booe

Jenna Bordelon

Martin Bose

Kathy Braidhill

Chris Bray

Brandon Bridges

Jody Brookens

Gale Brown

Ivy Brown

Mike Brown

Meredith Brucker

Patti Brugman

Terry Burke

Martin Burns

Douglas R. Burrows

Colin Burton

Kathy Busse

Rey Bustos

Karen Butts

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April Caires

Callahan

Chris Calvert

William Campbell

David Caplan

Sallyann Capuano

James Carbone

Sara Cardine

Patti Carmalt-Vener

Cynthia Carr

Agnes Carrera

Philip Carrera

Lisa Carroll

Derek Carter

Ryan Carter

Victor Cass

Gus Castaneda

Perla Castillo

Hadley Catalano

Cris Cerdeña

Dean Chamberlain

Nyrie Chaparian

Galvin Chapman

Justin Chapman

Lisa Chase

Bettina Monique Chavez

Jenn Chavez

Scarlet Cheng

Joan Chickillo

Art Chippendale

Glenda Chiu

Dae Kyung Choi

Merlin Chowkwanyun

Liz Churchville

Brenda Clarke

Rachel Clement

Michele Clemens-Silence

Paul Clinton

Rick Cole

André Coleman

Sheila Mendes Coleman

Steve Coll

Michael Collins

David Comden

Susan Compo

Mario Conner

Chris Conrad

Leslie Cooper

Cynthia Copeland

Rev. Dr. Jerry Cornelius

Jill Covell

Jim Cox

Jay Cribas

Greg Critser

David Crowe

Candice Cruickshank

Scott Cruickshank

Stephanie Cuadra

Patricia Cunliffe

Jaymee Cuti

Erik Cyree

David Czamaske

D

Wendy Da

Ivy Dai

Laura Daltry

Susan Darley

Alton Davis

Jo Davis

Nancy Davis

Brian Deagon

Aria Dean

Sherry Simpson Dean

Jerry De Castro

Jacqui Deelstra

Des Delgadillo

Alicia Dhanifu

Edwin Diaz

Heather Downie

Peter Dreier

Michael Driscoll

Jennifer Duclett

Michael Duggan

Alan Duignan

Lisa Dulyea

Dakota Dunbar

Natalie Dunbar

Spencer Dunbar

Kevin Dunn

Lisa Dupuy

Simone Dupuy

Tina Dupuy

Anthony Durham

Sam Durkey

Will Durst

Caroline Dyer

E

David Ebershoff

Robert Echeverria

Andrea Edmonds

Charles Edwards

Megan Edwards

Donald Emero

Mary W. Emerson

John W. Emmons

Erica English

Larry Enright

Ann Erdman

Randy Ertll

Lee Esbenshade

Rachel Esquibel

John Esther

Maricela Estrada

Bill Evans

Dan Evans

Linda Evans

Vic Everett

Tommy Ewasko

F

Curtis Fallgren

James Farr

Mick Farren

Rick Federman

Mario Felix

Dave Felt

Devon Fenimore

Elsie Figueroa

Pamela Fisher

Jim Findlay

Tracy Fink

Teri Lyn Fisher

Michael Flannery

Lizanne Fleming

Evan Fletcher

Christopher Floch

Kerry Flynn

Micah Flores

Erik Forrester

Jacqueline Fox

Molly Freedenberg

Diana Friedland

Dan Frosch

Jon Frosch

Greg Fry

Karl Frye

D.G. Fulford

Tim Furey

G

Carolyn Gan

Sean Gallagher

Tom Gapen

Evelyn Garcia

Marina Garcia

Richard Garcia

Ken Garduno

Erin Garrovillas

Brian T. Gaughan

Steven Gaydos

David Geary

Jean Gerard

Max Gerber

Charles Gerencser

Ben Gerhardt

Michael Germana

Rebecca Gertmenian

Page Getz

Maryam Ghovanlou

Jackie Gibson

Caryn Gilbert

Tony Gleeson

Linda Glover

Vanessa Gomez

Martín González

Margie Goodhart

Sarah Goodrum

Barry Gordon

Scott Gordon

Larry Goren

Brenda Govine-Ituarte

Janet Gray

Steve Greenberg

Lynda Lin Grigsby

Kim Grinolds

Matt Groening

John Grula

Yvonne Guerrero

Katherine Guillen

Angela Gunn

Javier Gutierrez

Jon Guynn

Elizabeth Guzman

H

Jennifer Hadley

Marc Haeffele

Sara Hahn

Lisa Hallett

Jessica Hamlin

Grady Harp

Lois Harrell

Aaron Harris

Michael Hart

Paul Hartsock

Katja Hauser

Rebecca Haussling

Yvonne Hawker

Shirley Hawkins

Tom Hayden

Molly Hayes

Lori Haycox

Liz Hedrick

Daniel Heimpel

David Helfrey

Peter Henne

Kevin Henry

Amblin Her

M. Eileen Hickey

Toby Hicks

George Hierro

Carolyn Hiler

Mary Hill

Darius Hines

Isaiah Hinnerichs

Steve Hochman

B.T. Hodges

Stephanie Hoenig

Jackie Hogue

Larry Hogue

Lauren Holland

Heather Holmes

Kim Holmes

Shiva Homaeirad

Dale Hoppert

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Matt Hormann

Alice Horrigan

Sue Horton

Maryam Hosseinzadeh

Tim Hughes

Travis Hunter

Andi Hulser

Evan Hurd

Linda Hutchinson

Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Dan Hutson

David Hwang

Kay Hwangbo

I

Sunny Ing

J

Jennifer Jackman

Colin Jacob

Chip Jacobs

Jamie Jacobs

Julie Jaskol

Joe Jennison

Chuck Jensvold

Cristol Johnson

Betty Johnson

Hillary Johnson

Paula Johnson

Bob Jones

Hillary Jones

Dennis Jopling

Tom Joyce

K

Yumi Kanegawa

Michael Kardos

Rebecca Karpeles

Jan Kasl

Ken Kawamoto

Jeff Keating

Loretta Keller

Bob Kelly

Leigh Kennicott

Judith B. Kendall

Steven Kent

Rashi Kesarwani

Joe Kevany

Thomas Kidd

Frank S. Kilpatrick

Anne Kim

Myung Kim

Caroline Kimbel

Marla King

Stephanie Kinnear

Tulsa Kinney

Zina Klapper

Andy Klein

Julie Klima

Lucinda Michele Knapp

Bruce Koeppel

Rachel Kousser

Aleisha Kropf

Carl Kozlowski

Kim Kozakowski

Nicole Knight

G.D.K. Kualsa

Kurt Kuester

Dean Kuipers

Titania Kumeh

Kay Kusumoto

Rebecca Kueins

L

Lynn Laguna

Melanie Lakie

Linda Lam

Steve Lamb

Leslie Lamm

Jim Laris

Mike Laris

Sue Laris

Ruth Larkin

Linda LaRoche

John Larsen

Zachary Latty

Floyd Lawrence

Stephen C. Laxineta

Teresa Lazazzera

Anthony Le

Eunho Lee

Fred Lee

Nigey Lennon

Jenny Lens

Jess Leon

Leslie Nia Lewis

Jon Lewis-Katz

Jake Lifson

Seymour Linden

Erica Lindquist

Ashley Lindstrom

Sieg Lindstrom

Lauren Lipton

Philip Littell

Dick Lloyd

Erin Loomis

Bill Lobdell

Frank Lopez

Jaime Lopez

Marianne Love

Tracy Lowe

Alaine Lowell

Kristy Lucero

Patrick Lund

Laura Lugar-Beiler

Suzanne Lummis

Patrick Lund

Joe Lusnia

Julie Anne Luton

Rebecca Lynch

M

Dave MacCormack

Jack Mackey

Kelly Madison

George Mahlberg

John C. Mahoney

Sheryl Manalang

Melody Malmberg

Frank Manis

Shirley Manning

Steve Marble

Don S. Margolin

David Mark

Henry Mark

Carla Marroquin

Marva Marrow

Linda Martin

Tracie D. Martin

Mark Martinez

Nicole Martinez

Ron Matson

Jon Matsumoto

J.C. Matsuura

Edward J. Matys

Joe Mavilia

Duette Maxon

Neil McAnally

Bill McBee

Gary McCarthy

Meta McCullough

Monica McGregor

Sally McKissick

Ralph McKnight

June Mears

Amy Mednick

Joseph Mehler

Bernard Melekian

Phil Mendez

Joseph Mendoza

Rick Mendoza

Tom Mertz

Gary Miereanu

Calvin Milan

Melissa Miles

Monty Miles

Lisa Miller

Dennis Miser

Rick Mitchell

Michael Molinski

Russell Mondy

Jana J. Monji

Luis Montoya

Inman Moore

Theresa Moreau

Terry Morgan

Aisha Mori

Patricia Morice

Joe Mullich

Ron Mulligan

Megan Munro

Bobbi Murray

N

Jack Nadelle

Michael Nagami

Hannah Naiditch

Deborah Nakamoto

Yvonne Napier

Phil Neery

Bryce Nelson

Robert M. Nelson

Carolyn Neuhausen

Robin Neuwirth

Kara Nichols

Natalie Nichols

Vivian Nguyen

Christopher Nyerges

O

Johnny O’Donnell

Pierce O’Donnell

Dan O’Heron

Aliene O’Malley

Kris Okershauser

Phillip Oliver

Julie Olson

Rochelle Ordaz

Nathan Ota

Ann Otto

Sona Ovasapian

George Ozuna

P

Stefano Paltera

Joe Pan

Marlene Panoyan

Aldo Panzieri

Bill Paparian

Sue Paterno

Cristina Pena

Grace Perisco

Dan Perkins

Scott Phelps

Gary Phillips

Joe Piasecki

Stephanie Piechowski

Aaron Piña

Ethan Pines

Marry Pivazian

Sarah Pizzaruso

Bobby Pollier

Danny Pollock

Sherrice Porter

Heather Posey

Midge Poynter

Archana Prakash

Patrick Prather

Amanda Price

Ron Prichard

Aaron Proctor

Kyle Prough

R

Ifsha Rahman

Christopher Rainone

Ted Rall

Roopa Raman

Ed Rampell

Quint Randle

Charles Rappleye

Duke Raul

Sharon Redman

Brenda Rees

George Regas

Mary Reinholz

William Relling Jr.

Roseann Renzullo

Georgina Reyes

Thelma T. Reyna

Drew Reynolds

Matt Reynolds

Mary Richards

Janice Ridenour

Julie Riggott

F. Daniel Rigney

Rayne Roberts

Doug Robertson

Rod Rodriguez

Joe Rohde

Lionel Rolfe

Andres Romero

Nancy Rommelmann

Mary Dee Romney

Chad Rooney

Stephanie Rosencrantz

David Rosenstein

Joe Rossi

Philip Ruddy

Hillarie Rudolph

Kenneth Todd Ruiz

Scott Rupp

Rebecca Rumbo

John Russell

S

Michelle Said

Robin Salzer

Michael Saltzman

Carla Sameth

Javier Sanchez

Julieta Santana

Dan Santat

Joey Santos

Erik Sapin

Ambrosia Sarabia

Pam Savic

Alexander Sawyer

Paul Sawyer

Marvin Schachter

Peter Scheer

Dana Scheslinger

Terri Schlichenmeyer

Hank Schlinger

Judy Scholtz

Megan Sebestyen

Judy Seckler

M. John Seeley

Melanie Seidner

Cathy Seipp

Kate Selders

Jolie Selten

Martha Shaak

Tina Sheely

Sally Sheklow

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Lawrence Wilson

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Steven Wolf

Marge Wood

Lynn Woods

Quinton Wright

Angela Wu

Lance Wyndon

Y

Eric Yahnker

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Mathieu Young

Marcos Yrigoyen

Z

Michele Zack

Gregory Zajac

Mard Porter Zasada

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Kathryn Zirbel

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REMEMBERING FAMILY, FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES WHO MADE OUR LIVES BETTER

(IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER)

ROY BEGLEY

Writer/Activist/Entertainer

BILL “BIB” BIBBIANI

Educator/Administrator/School Board Member

JOHN CALLAHAN

Cartoonist

GREG CRITSER

Writer/Author

MICK FARREN

Writer/Author/Musician

TOM HAYDEN

Writer/Author/Activist/Lawmaker

JACKIE HOGUE

Writer/Activist/Community Leader

META MCCULLOUGH

Writer/Activist/Community Leader

RALPH MCKNIGHT

Writer/Activist/Community Leader

PATRICIA MORICE

Ad Executive/Doo Dah Parade Enthusiast

HANNAH NAIDITCH

Writer/Social Critic

DAN O’HERON

Dining Critic/Sports & News Reporter

CHARLES RAPPLEYE

Writer/Author/Editor/Publisher

TIM RHAMBO

Activist/Community Leader

LIONEL ROLFE

Writer/Author/Editor/Reporter

STEPHANIE ROSENCRANTZ

Ad Executive

PAUL SAWYER

Minister/Activist/Writer/Author

MARVIN SCHACHTER

PW Founder/Publisher/Writer/Activist

CATHY SEIPP

Writer/Reporter

CAMERON TURNER

Columnist/TV and Radio Commentator

JACK UHRICH

Humanist/Activist/Writer

JAMES VOWELL

PW Publisher/Editor

LA Reader Publisher /Editor

GINA ZAMPARELLI

Concert Promoter /Activist/Writer

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• LIFE •

THE GOLDEN HOUR

MOM AND DAD MUST BE ALLOWED TO

BOND ALONE WITH THEIR NEWBORN IN

THE FIRST CRITICAL MINUTES OF LIFE

“TEARS OF JOY ARE LIKE THE SUMMER RAIN DROPS PIERCED BY SUNBEAMS."- HOSEA BALLOU

BULLETIN BOARD

NEWS AND NOTES FROM

OUR COMMUNITY

HOME SALES

RECENT HOME SALES

IN THE GREATER

PASADENA AREA

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RESTAURANT

REVIEW

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dining

&nitelife

Pasadena Weekly’s Dining Directory is a paid advertisement

and is provided as a service to our readers.

To advertise in the Dining Directory, call (626) 584-1500.

Average price per entree

$ up to $10

$$ $11–15

directory

$$$ $16-25

$$$$ $25+

Cafe Chimichurri

181 E. Glenarm St., Ste. 110,

Pasadena

(626) 744-2777

Beer and Wine/

Major Cards Accepted

Brazilian

Blowout

GREAT FOOD, INCREDIBLE STAFF

AND FAIR PRICES WILL HAVE YOU

RETURNING AGAIN AND AGAIN TO

CAFE CHIMICHURRI

BY SIMONE DUPUY

PHOTOS BY DANNY LIAO

“ T

he Girl from Ipanema” plays softly over the PA as I look

through a green, yellow and blue rhombus in the entryway

into the elevated dining room. There is no question we are

about to indulge in some excellent Brazilian food here at Pasadena’s Cafe

Chimichurri.

Owner John Yoo is no stranger to Brazilian fare; in fact, diners may even

have followed him here from Paseo Colorado’s popular South American

barbecue spot, Porto Alegre, which he recently closed after a rent hike.

After being open just a few weeks, Cafe Chimichurri is already doing a

bang-up business. While meat is Yoo’s area of expertise, it is no surprise

that the highlight here is the chimichurri. The staff takes great care with

this heavenly concoction; it is completely hand-chopped, not stuck in a

food processor or anything of the like. The result is a wholly satisfying

sauce devoid of muddy or astringent vegetal flavors that might tarnish the

namesake of the cafe.

The problem is, you will want to put this chimichurri on everything. This

may not seem to be an issue at first, but the cafe’s other offerings are so tasty

on their own it feels sacrilegious to just drown them all in fresh, garlicky,

herby goodness. I wanted everything on the menu both with and without

this magical green dressing, but there’s just not enough real estate in my

BONNIE B’S SMOKIN BBQ

1280 N. Lake Ave., Pasadena,

(626) 794-0132 bonniebssmokin.com $$

From Tulsa Oklahoma to Southern Cal. with a touch

of New Orleans soul comes Bonnie B’s Bar B Que

Heaven. Our 45-year-old traditional recipes are made

with love. Try our new sweet pea’s double Fried

burger made with our own sauces, soul bowl and

homemade peach cobbler. Voted best BBQ & Soul

food in Pasadena for our ribs, collard greens and

Slim's Mac & Cheese. We are thankful and appreciate

Pasadena.

CAMERON’S SEAFOOD

1978 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena

(626) 793-3474 Camerons4fish.com $$

Since 1984, Cameron’s Seafood has been serving

its freshest seafood, and has become a landmark

in Pasadena. Cameron’s brings the ocean home

with their fresh catch being cooked over mesquite

wood grills that burn all day long.Enjoy the very best

Seafood, Steaks, Salad & Pasta! Voted Best Seafood

in Pasadena Weekly for 27 years! Now you can order

on-line: camerons4fish.com.

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Average price per entree

$ up to $10 $$$ $16-25

$$ $11–15 $$$$ $25+

EL PORTAL

695 E. Green St., Pasadena

(626)795-8553

Elportalrestaurant.com $$

Pasadena Weekly readers have been

rewarding El Portal with the title of Best

Mexican Food in the city for years. This

charming little hacienda with brick walls,

festive colors, fine art and a California

elegant courtyard brings the authentic

cuisine of Mexico and the Yucatan region

to your table.

HILL STREET CAFÉ

1004 Foothill Blvd., La Canada Flintridge

818-952-1019 hillstreetcafelacanada.com $$

Hill Street Café is celebrating over 25 years of

serving the community quality meals made of

quality ingridients. we want to thank all of you

who stuck with us during the remodeling process

and we want to welcome back everyone else. in

our recent remodel, we have added an outdoor

patio, a bar and more dining area, we have created

a relaxed ambience with a touch of modern but

still retaining our extensive menu, our friendly

service and most important a family atmosphere.

KABUKI JAPANESE RESTAURANTS

88 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena,

(626) 568-9310

3539 E. Foothill Blvd., Pasadena,

(626) 351-8963 kabukirestaurants.com $$

When you walk into a Kabuki you won’t be overwhelmed

with Asian decor and music. What you will

encounter is a casual atmosphere with today’s hottest

music playing, people smiling and our friendly staff

welcoming you through the doors. Look for the Red

Mask. Come eat, drink and have fun!

TOPS WALNUT

1792 E. Walnut St., Pasadena

(626) 584-0244 topsburger.com $

At TOPS on Walnut & Allen, we maintain the original

taste from 60 years ago. My father wanted to create

food as close to homemade as possible. Our primary

goal and focus is on taste, quality, freshness, cleanliness

in our service and experienced staff. Most of

our staff have been with us for more than twenty

years. We invite you to come to TOPS on the corner

of Walnut & Allen and taste the difference! Meet our

staff and experience what quality service should be.

The same quality service that has made us #1.

MARGARITA’S

155 S. Rosemead Blvd., Pasadena

(626) 449-4193 margaritaspasadena.com $$

At Margaritas Mexican Restaurant, our family

has been sharing our authentic Mexican dishes

with the wonderful people of Pasadena since

1977. Guests enter our warm, inviting space and

leave as family -- with plenty of burritos, tortas,

tostadas, fajitas, and more to be had in between!

Our dishes incorporate and pay homage to

the rich flavors of bustling mercados, corner

taquerias, and seaside palapas. So visit us, eat

to your heart's content at our mouthwatering

lunch buffet, sip on a refreshing margarita, and

feel at home.

SHANDONG DUMPLINGS

80 N. Fair Oaks Ave. Pasadena

626-578-9777

227 W. Valley Blvd, 168 A, San Gabriel

626-308-3777 $

Shandong Dumplings is your Reader Recommended

Winner for BEST DUMPLINGS in the

2018 Reader’s Poll! We have been a cornerstone

in the greater Pasadena community and are well

known for our outstanding cuisine, excellent

service and friendly staff. Recognized for our

modern interpretation of classic dishes and

insistence on using only the highest quality,

freshest ingredients. Open for Lunch and Dinner

daily and until 2am Wed-Sat.

TOM'S FAMOUS FAMILY

RESTAURANT

1130 E. Walnut St. Pasadena

626-577-7717 tomsfamous.com $

Please come and enjoy homemade breakfast

lunch and dinner all made from scratch and

FRESH. Nothing is ever served or made from a

can. We pride ourselves as being the cleanest

store with the best quality food and BEST

service in town. Thank you PASADENA!!!!!

ZELO GOURMET PIZZAS

328 E. Foothill Blvd.Arcadia

626-358-8298 myzelopizza.info $$

It’s the cornmeal crust that makes this pizzeria stand

out from the rest. This locally owned establishment’s

signature dish is the fresh, corn, balsamic-marinated,

oven-roasted red onion pie. Zelo Pizzeria has expanded

the dining room to better serve you, so come

in and give Zelo Pizzeria a try.

BRAZILIAN BLOWOUT

stomach. My recommendation: put it on the meat Yoo

takes such pride in. Maybe a dollop on your eggs if

you’re having brunch. Absolutely dip your bread. But

please, eat your beans and rice the way God intended

(which, here, is the way the chef intended): naked.

It being early afternoon during my visit, both

brunch and lunch options were fair game. I opted

for the lunch platter special with Scottish salmon

prepared with Brazilian rub and Gouda cheese.

Though the Gouda’s location on my plate remains

a mystery to me, the salmon arrived piping hot and

expertly prepared. The rub had a subtle sweetness to it

that complimented the fish nicely and offered a mellow

companionship to the almost spicy garlic punch of the

chimichurri. However good it was, though, the fish

was far from being the star of the dish.

Feijoda. Brazilian black beans. The best beans

I have experienced in recent memory. Perhaps

ever. Every bite had a hefty piece of bacon or

hunk of Brazilian sausage and was absolutely

brimming with a whirlwind of spices all dancing

together with sex appeal to rival samba. Really,

these beans are more like a complex stew all their

own than just a side. And you can order them on

their own. And you should. There are actually

tons of delectable add-ons at a diner’s fingertips

here. Golden beets in goat cheese and citrusy

balsamic reduction, seasoned chicken hearts for

the adventurous, hearts of palm modestly dressed

in olive oil and pepper, grilled avocado with

chimichurri to name a few — it would be easy to

build a diverse, flavorful, affordable smorgasbord.

Still, the self-contained balance on my lunch

platter was admirable; each component had

something unique to offer. The salmon was a home

base: safe and succulent and good. The beans (we

covered this) and rice (flavorful from high quality

water, salt, onion, garlic and olive oil) and farofa (a

sort of seasoned, very fine bread crumb) all together

brought a little more excitement and texture. The

collared greens — sauteed just right and bursting

with oniony, garlicky, invitingly bitter flavors — were

there to snap you back from your comfort food

vacation and cleanse the palate for another round.

My date chose from the brunch menu the

picanha steak and eggs, which came with

“buttered home fries,” which sounds unassuming,

but wow was that the undersell of the century.

These potatoes, more scalloped than home-frylike

to me, were intensely delicious. Though they

had the equivalent decadence of pounds upon

pounds of cheese and cream, our waiter assured

us that the indulgent flavors came only from

clarified butter and two varieties of high-quality

salt. People often say they like lobster when, really,

they just like dipping stuff in butter. To me, this

is disrespectful to both butter and lobster. On

the opposite end of the spectrum, these humble

tubers somehow offer up the greatest reverence

to both potatoes and butter. It’s easy to make

fine foods taste good, but it’s hard to make the

common potato a fine food. Cafe Chimichurri did

it and then shrugged it off like it was nothing. Oh,

and the steak and eggs were, of course, excellent,

especially with the chimichurri.

Not only is the food incredible and the staff oh so

friendly and attentive — the prices here are very fair.

It is easy to tell that the ingredients are of very high

quality and the kitchen staff is expert, yet, a couple

mimosas, two meals, lots of pão de queijo (Brazilian

cheesy bread balls) and crostini with chimichurri

only set me back 35 bucks. Plus, we had leftovers.

Speaking of mimosas, never in my life have I seen a

deal as good as Cafe Chimichurri’s $9.95 bottomless

mimosa (classic orange juice or Brazilian style

with pineapple juice). Get there before 1:30 to take

advantage of it.

On my next visit — and there will be a next

visit as I have yet to work my way through the

menu — I will be bringing plenty of friends. We

will require one order of every side dish, maybe a

few extra orders of potatoes and feijoda, perhaps

some Rabanada (Brazilian French toast made

with brioche) and fresh fruit to share. There will

be bottomless mimosas all around: Brazilian or

traditional, I won’t discriminate. I will break the

record for most pão de queijo eaten in one sitting. I

will befriend the wait staff so that when they cater

my wedding, we will all be old chums. In short, I’m

comin’ for ya, Cafe Chimichurri.

A version of this story first appeared in our

June, 14, 2018 edition.

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•ADVICE•

BY PATTI CARMALT-VENER

THE

GOLDEN

HOUR

MOM AND DAD MUST BE ALLOWED TO BOND ALONE WITH THEIR

NEWBORN IN THE FIRST CRITICAL MINUTES OF LIFE

Dear Patti,

In about a month, my son Michael and his wife Andrea are having their first

child, a baby girl, and I’m thrilled. I’m going to be a grandfather!

My ex-wife and I divorced when Michael was four. I had full custody and

became a single father, raising him by myself until he reached adulthood.

Being a father is the most fulfilling experience of my life and I’m extremely

pleased that Michael will soon experience the joys of fatherhood himself.

Since the pregnancy, my son has reunited with his mother Cathy, from

whom he had been estranged for many years. Cathy has grown close to Michael

and Andrea, as well as to Andrea’s mother. The two mothers-in-law have

become very involved in preparing for the arrival of their new grandchild by

creating a beautiful nursery, which is great.

Recently Michael said that the hospital has a rule that for the first hour right

after their child is born, called the golden hour, no one is allowed in to see the

baby except for the parents. Both mothers-in-law are upset and have called it a

ridiculous regulation. Cathy in particular is eager to make up for the time she

lost with Michael by being there the minute her grandchild is born.

I empathize with Cathy’s position, and of course I can’t wait to meet the

baby myself, however, I’m sure the hospital has a good reason for mandating

this. Maybe if you could explain the psychology behind this rule I could help

them better understand.

— Stan

Dear Stan,

Many hospitals are aware of current research concerning attachment and newborns

and are creating rules to support this process. In the study of child development,

one important idea is the concept of the “critical period of development,”

defined as the specific time when an experience has the greatest impact on positive

growth. A critical period for parent/infant attachment and bonding is in the

first hour or two after birth, when most babies are in what’s called the “quiet alert

state.” Attachment has been described as the affectional bond between parent and

child which arises as a result of interaction. Parental bonding behavior includes

cuddling, touching, kissing, talking, soothing, smiling, nurturing, rocking, and

prolonged eye contact. When the newborn is in a quiet alert state right after birth,

the early responses of both parent and baby synchronize, eliciting a back and

forth interaction that allows the attachment and bonding to begin.

John Bowlby, a renowned British psychiatrist, did definitive research on the

phenomenon of attachment. His research says that if attachment is successfully

achieved between parent and child, the child will exhibit confidence, self-reliance,

maturity, and the ability to form enduring relationships throughout life. An infant

who fails to attach may become an unstable adult who will have difficulty forming

and maintaining relationships and being a competent parent.

Konrad Lorenz, an Austrian zoologist, studied newly hatched ducklings and

discovered that they attached to and followed the first object they saw. He called

this process “imprinting” and discovered that there is a critical period during

which it occurs. Neonatal researchers Marshall Klaus and John Kennell applied

Lorenz’s discovery of imprinting to research on human bonding. They concluded

that in order for development of the child to be optimal, the parents must have

close contact with the infant during the first few hours of life.

Some modern hospitals support the process of attachment by establishing the

golden hour, when new parents have the opportunity to form this critical bonding

with their newborn child in his or her first hour of life. Although it can be frustrating

for other family members who are required to wait an extra hour to meet the

baby, the benefits to the infant’s development may make it worthwhile.

It might be optimal for a few family counseling sessions for all involved, as

the blending of a family can be complicated and sometimes difficult, as well as

rewarding and exciting. Congratulations to you and your family! n

Patti Carmalt-Vener, a faculty member with the Southern California Society for Intensive Short Term

Psychotherapy, has been a psychotherapist in private practice for 23 years and has an office in Pasadena.

Contact her at (626) 584-8582 or email pcarmalt@aol.com. Visit her website, patticarmalt-vener.com.

Bulletin Board

By Carl Kozlowski

ETERNALLY ENTERTAINING’

The Baseball Reliquary inducts the newest members

of its Shrine of the Eternals Sunday

One of Pasadena’s most colorful annual events

returns to the Pasadena Central Library on Sunday,

when the Baseball Reliquary inducts its 21st class of

luminaries to the Shrine of the Eternals. The reliquary

is an alternative Baseball Hall of Fame overseen by

longtime Pasadena resident Terry Cannon and honors

colorful influential figures who might otherwise be

overlooked by history.

This year’s class includes former Houston Astros

star pitcher J. R. Richard, who was the first National League pitcher in history to throw 300

strikeouts in a season, and then repeated the feat the following year in addition to winning

74 games in just four seasons with the then-hapless team. He suffered a stroke in 1980,

ending his career and beginning a downward slide into homelessness, from which he has

since made a remarkable rebound.

Also included is Billy Beane, the maverick former general manager of the Oakland

A’s who applied a unique set of statistics to create a world-champion team from highly

improbable and inexpensive athletes in a method that was depicted in the book and movie

“Moneyball.”

Finally, one of women’s softball’s greatest athletes, Lisa Fernandez, was elected in her

19th year on the ballot.

The ceremony, which features numerous humorous and historic surprises in addition

to speeches from the inductees, takes place at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Donald R. Wright

Auditorium of the Pasadena Central Library, 285 E. Walnut St., Pasadena. Admission is

free. Call (626) 791-7647.

MOVIE MEMORIES

Alex Film Society celebrates its 25-year history with

first-ever fundraiser

The Alex Film Society has been screening classic

films in Glendale’s historic Alex Theatre for the past 25

years is celebrating that landmark Saturday night with

a n epic fundraiser called “Thanks for the Memories!

Celebrating Film, People & Glendale History,” co-hosted

by the Glendale Historical Society. The evening features

a potpourri of live entertainment, Laurel and Hardy

and Donald Duck film shorts, newsreels and movie star

gossip.

There will also be a pre-show reception at the Alex Theatre’s courtyard no-host bar,

featuring the jazz of the Kenton Youngstrom Trio playing the American Songbook. The

main event will be hosted by Adam Felber, the host of NPR’s “Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!”

and will also feature veteran silent film accompanist Cliff Retallick playing a classic organ.

The pre-show reception starts at 6 p.m. The main event is at 7:30 p.m. at the Alex

Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. Tickets are $30. Call (818) 243-2539 or visit

alextheatre.org/events.

FRIGHT FEST

Unbound Productions presents “First Stab III” staged

readings July 20-21 at Pasadena Central Library

Unbound Productions is known for its Halloween

Wicked Lit series of short plays based on the works of

classic horror writers such as Edgar Allen Poe and H.P.

Lovecraft. They’ll be providing a weekend of free bonus

performances on July 20-21 when they present “First

Stab III,” comprised of staged readings of four plays

adapted from classic literature.

The script-in-hand readings will include “Jack O’

The Lanterns” adapted by Susannah Myrvold from the

traditional folktale and directed by Shaina Rosenthal, and Ryunosuke Akutagawa’s “Hell

Screen” performed back-to-back at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 20. Meanwhile, “The Bell,” adapted

from Mark Twain’s “The Thumbprint and What Became of It” by Angie Hobin, and directed

by Allison Bergman, and Paul Millet’s adaptation of Johann Ludwig Tieck’s “Wake Not the

Dead,” directed by McKerrin Kelly, will be performed at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 21.

“First Stab III” will be performed at the Donald R. Wright Auditorium

inside the Pasadena Central Library, 285 E. Walnut St., Pasadena. Visit

unboundproductions.org. n

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HOME SALES

RECENT

HOME CLOSINGS IN THE

PASADENA WEEKLY FOOTPRINT

source: CalREsource

ADDRESS PRICE BDRMS.SQ. FT.YR. BUILTPREV. PRICE PREV. SOLD

ALHAMBRA

1816 West Grand Ave. 6/26/19 $1,130,000 4 2,894 1925 $800,000 11/2/12

405 North 3rd Street 6/27/19 $1,110,000 4 2,132 1928

704 North Curtis Ave. 6/28/19 $828,000 2 1,592 1938 $596,000 8/7/06

2417 Hagen Drive 6/26/19 $765,000 3 1,757 1948

2019 La Paloma Ave. 6/27/19 $713,000 4 1,942 1940

1604 South Ethel Ave. 6/28/19 $681,500 4 1,192 1926

846 South Westboro Ave. 6/25/19 $566,000 2 906 1945

310 South Westboro Ave. 6/27/19 $550,000 2 1,079 1925

1218 Edith Ave. #C 6/25/19 $416,000 2 528 1926 $65,000 5/1/91

ALTADENA

2010 Midwick Drive 6/26/19 $2,500,000 5 3,699 1922 $2,000,000 9/23/14

1005 Parkman Street 6/25/19 $1,090,000 4 1,960 1925 $715,500 11/7/08

805 New York Drive 6/25/19 $887,000 2 1,355 1947 $485,000 3/18/13

104 East Mariposa Street 6/28/19 $800,000 3 1,530 1926 $545,500 10/21/08

1150 Gravelia Street 6/28/19 $758,000 4 1,226 1973

743 East Palm Street 6/24/19 $610,000 2 576 1945 $350,000 6/11/18

ARCADIA

909 North Santa Anita Ave. 6/24/19 $1,150,000 4 1,896 1949

1029 Encino Ave. 6/26/19 $1,109,000 3 1,776 1956 $761,000 11/26/07

2849 Doolittle Ave. 6/27/19 $840,000 5 2,926 2005 $143,000 3/1/88

1102 East Birchcroft Street 6/26/19 $750,000 3 1,599 1948 $240,000 3/8/02

2853 Weidermeyer Ave. 6/27/19 $684,000 3 1,476 1949 $241,000 2/5/02

5422 Marshburn Ave. 6/25/19 $665,000 3 1,212 1950 $279,000 11/4/03

594 South 3rd Ave. #2 6/24/19 $648,000 3 1,341 1978 $613,000 4/25/16

EAGLE ROCK

4949 Genevieve Ave. 6/28/19 $965,000 4 2159 1941 $550,000 7/12/07

2330 Yosemite Drive 6/25/19 $919,000 5 1882 1908

4336 Toland Way 6/25/19 $910,000 4 1856 1930

1042 Glen Arbor Ave. 6/25/19 $850,000 3 2055 1950 $415,000 11/2/10

4846 Glacier Drive 6/27/19 $699,000 3 1241 1912 $325,000 2/18/10

4828 Shelby Place 6/24/19 $588,500 1 400 1949 $400,000 1/16/07

4347 Toland Place 6/25/19 $560,000 2 728 1924

GLENDALE

3000 North Verdugo Road 6/25/19 $1,250,000 4 2,177 1950 $718,000 3/7/19

206 Allen Ave. 6/25/19 $1,215,000 2 2,068 1920 $230,000 7/16/98

1919 Canada Blvd. 6/24/19 $930,000 4 2,594 1931

1109 Green Street 6/28/19 $915,000 3 1,503 1929 $688,000 6/6/16

1858 Caminito Del Cielo 6/24/19 $900,000 2 2,146 1990 $825,000 4/28/16

1600 Marion Drive 6/28/19 $850,000 3 1,250 1963 $654,500 3/3/16

348 Salem Street 6/26/19 $750,000 2 1,302 1911 $405,000 1/23/12

2505 Montrose Ave. #102 6/26/19 $750,000 3 1870 2008 $550,000 8/11/09

649 West California Ave. 6/24/19 $740,000 4 1,588 1923

342 Myrtle Street #104 6/26/19 $727,500 3 1,450 2015 $699,000 2/12/16

1734 North Verdugo Road #16 6/28/19 $650,000 2 1,501 1980 $475,000 5/29/08

120 South Everett Street #5 6/26/19 $563,000 2 1,251 1982 $217,000 8/1/02

350 Burchett Street #114 6/25/19 $480,000 2 1,207 1984 $160,000 1/1/92

1043 Thompson Ave. #15 6/25/19 $479,000 2 940 1986 $398,000 4/18/07

1523 East Windsor Road #104a 6/28/19 $400,000 2 802 1978 $329,000 7/22/05

1517 East Garfi eld Ave. #101 6/28/19 $362,000 1 708 1975 $190,000 11/9/09

1517 East Garfi eld Ave. #92 6/26/19 $316,000 1 708 1975 $230,000 8/4/04

2143 Montrose Ave. #212 6/28/19 $315,000 1 968 1979 $156,000 7/18/00

LA CANADA

5525 Stardust Road 6/26/19 $2,400,000 4 3,004 1958 $1,245,000 3/1/06

4730 Hayman Ave. 6/27/19 $2,310,500 4 3,258 1954 $1,900,000 2/8/17

933 Coral Way 6/28/19 $1,815,000 5 3,231 1956 $530,000 4/26/00

5025 Ocean View Blvd. 6/28/19 $1,560,000 3 2,296 1963 $880,000 2/25/05

2104 Normanton Drive 6/28/19 $1,165,000 3 1,888 1961

PASADENA

1112 Wellington Ave. 6/28/19 $3,150,000 3 3473 1912 $1,716,000 10/12/11

1010 Old Mill Road 6/28/19 $2,550,000 5 2909 1922 $1,720,000 6/30/11

112 South Orange Grove Blvd. #208 6/28/19 $2,050,000 2 2530 2016 $1,678,045 5/25/16

1313 North Hill Ave. 6/28/19 $1,798,000 5000 1924

1590 Oakdale Street 6/27/19 $1,615,000 4 3034 1923

85 Glen Summer Road 6/28/19 $1,560,000 4 2301 1947 $1,512,000 8/17/16

745 La Loma Road 6/25/19 $1,245,000 4 1757 1908

1098 North Los Robles Ave. 6/25/19 $1,200,000 5 2949 1938

1573 North Hill Ave. 6/27/19 $1,195,000 2 2047 1924 $525,000 3/24/17

2186 Las Lunas Street 6/24/19 $1,090,000 3 2058 1952 $695,000 9/21/10

3696 Yorkshire Road 6/28/19 $1,070,000 3 2048 1947 $810,000 12/12/18

1465 Washburn Road 6/24/19 $1,031,000 3 1218 1958 $660,000 1/25/13

1851 Fiske Ave. 6/25/19 $950,000 3 1789 1948 $740,000 4/5/17

125 Hurlbut Street #107 6/27/19 $900,000

3576 Thorndale Road 6/26/19 $890,000 2 1241 1938 $805,000 6/6/14

1131 South Orange Grove Blvd. 6/27/19 $870,000 2 1618 1964 $800,000 2/21/17

525 South Oakland Ave. #5-b 6/27/19 $835,000 3 1707 1964 $575,000 11/1/13

801 Lomora Ave. 6/25/19 $822,000 3 1325 1949

397 Wenham Road 6/28/19 $820,000 2 1162 1942 $510,000 12/24/08

1089 Rocton Drive 6/25/19 $805,000 3 1660 1990 $675,000 6/9/16

630 South Orange Grove Blvd. #4 6/26/19 $786,000 2 1871 1964

3815 Sycamore Street 6/25/19 $780,000 2 1277 1930

861 Wright Ave. 6/28/19 $736,000 4 1280 1904 $267,500 8/2/02

1203 South Orange Grove Blvd. 6/28/19 $725,000 2 1429 1960 $435,000 5/20/09

347 Barthe Drive 6/27/19 $670,000 5 1850 1954

SAN MARINO

1450 Westhaven Road 6/24/19 $2,993,500 3 2207 1952 $1,846,000 6/3/16

1710 Rubio Drive 6/27/19 $1,728,000 3 1973 1940 $1,251,000 6/1/06

2285 Longden Drive 6/28/19 $1,360,000 2 1434 1947

SIERRA MADRE

247 North Mountain Trail 4/30/19 $1,080,000 6 3008 1926

90 East Grandview Ave. 5/1/19 $803,500 2 1260 1924 $600,000 1/26/06

SOUTH PASADENA

1233 Brunswick Ave. 6/28/19 $1,600,000 4 2292 1963 $1,615,000 7/25/17

2002 Oak Street 6/27/19 $1,335,000 3 1309 1924

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• ARTS •

FAIRNESS VS JUSTICE

ANTAEUS THEATRE COMPANY GIVES

BERTOLT BRECHT’S ‘THE CAUCASIAN

CHALK CIRCLE’ TIMELY REVIVAL

FILM | THEATER | BOOKS | MUSIC | COMMUNITY | LISTINGS

‘DAY’ OF INFAMY

CARLA SAMETH RECALLS HER

BRUTAL ASSAULT BY LA COUNTY

SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES IN ‘ONE DAY ON

THE GOLD LINE’

COMEDY COLLISION

‘STUBER’ BLENDS ACTION AND

COMEDY WITH ACE CASTING TO TAKE

AUDIENCES ON A WILD RIDE

P.42

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Sinbad

P.49

GET YOUR OWN...

BY JOHN SOLLENBERGER

FUNKIN’

FUNNY

CLEAN-COMEDY LEGEND SINBAD BRINGS LAUGHS

AND A LIVE BAND TO THE ROSE FRIDAY NIGHT

BY CARL KOZLOWSKI

There are few comedians who can last decades in the touring

business without going on autopilot with their performances

and merely plow through their greatest bits. Yet Sinbad— who

shot to fame in the 1980s on the “Star Search” talent competition

series and the sitcom “A Different World” – takes pride in performing

a completely different show every single night he takes the

stage.

Part of that stems from his unparalleled ability to tell funny stories

and interact with his audiences to great effect. But in recent

years, he’s also embraced his lifelong love of music and has been

performing fun funk songs with a live band during his shows. On

Friday, he’ll be presenting both sides of his talents at The Rose in

Pasadena.

“To really succeed, whether in sports, plays or music, you have

to have a style,” says Sinbad. “I like telling stories, and my dad was

a preacher so I really noticed the parables in the Bible. I think you

can say more with stories because stories are more real. Richard

Pryor and Robin Williams were storytellers. Who’s the popular cat

at work? The guy who can tell great stories.

“I do a different show every night,” he continues. “Some nights I’m

just bored and ask the audience, “What do you want me to talk about?”

You see me five different nights, you’ll see five different shows.”

Born David Adkins in Benton Harbor, Michigan, Sinbad first

jumped into standup comedy while stationed at McConnell Air

Force Base in Wichita, Kansas in 1981. He would often travel

downtown to perform stand-up comedy and was a comedian/ emcee

in the base’s talent contest, but that mischievous spirit nearly

landed him a dishonorable discharge for various infractions,

including going AWOL. He claims he was finally discharged “for

parking my car in the wrong position.”

As he hit Hollywood, Sinbad quickly decided to perform clean

comedy, and the decision paid off by making his act suitable for

television. He defeated fellow future-famous comic Dennis Miller

along the way to landing a second place finish on his season of

“Star Search,” and scored his three-season role of Coach Walter

Oakes on the Bill Cosby-produced “World” a couple of years later.

“I didn’t work clean because I was the son of a preacher, and

I was dirty when I started,” recalls Sinbad. “My dad came to a

show one night and the comics ahead of me were so dirty it wasn’t

funny. I brought high energy and made people laugh and they

didn’t even realize it was clean.

“I put myself up against anyone — I can take a dirty joke and

make it dirtier or cleaner,” he adds. “I’m a technician. Hollywood

says that being clean is being soft. On the road I was just a comic,

CONTINUED ON PAGE 40

FUN FLICK

The Old Pasadena

Summer Cinema

series presents

“Clueless”

(1995) at 8:30

p.m. Friday at

One Colorado,

41 Hugus Alley,

Pasadena.

Free. Visit

oldpasadena.org/

summercinema.

HISTORICAL

DOCUMENTARY

Free films screen

at 1 p.m. on

select Fridays

at Pasadena

Senior Center,

85 E. Holly

St., Pasadena.

Friday’s film is

the documentary

“Apollo 11”

(2019), starring

astronaut Buzz

Aldrin, about the historic first moon landing in

July 1969. Call (626) 795-4331 or visit pasadenaseniorcenter.org.

SWINGING CATS

Jack’s Cats Trio

plays music of

the 1930s and

’40s starting at

7 p.m. Saturday

at Edwin Mills by

Equator, 22 Mills

Place, Pasadena.

No cover. Call

(626) 564-8656

or visit edwinmills.com.

FREE JAZZ

The Pasadena

Playhouse District

free summer

jazz series

presents free

jazz concerts

from 5 to 7 p.m.

Sundays in Vroman’s

courtyard,

695 E. Colorado

Blvd., Pasadena.

Sunday’s concert

features Latin jazz with the Lorenzo Grassi Trio.

Visit playhousedistrict.org.

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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 39

but then I get to Hollywood and they made me the

family man, the all American. I’m not really that guy,

but give me an opportunity and I’ll take it and go toe

to toe with anyone.”

Indeed, Sinbad ran with the opportunity to be

both a family-friendly comic and an African-American

role model. He earned praise for presenting a

positive portrayal of black fatherhood in the Fox

sitcom “The Sinbad Show,” an image he fought hard

to portray because of his own life as a devoted father

to two children and long-lasting marriage.

The sitcom lasted for one season, but he was

quickly propelled to the big screen, earning starring

roles in movies including “Houseguest,” “First Kid”

and “Jingle All the Way” throughout the 1990s. The

legendary Quincy Jones tapped him to be the host of

the now-defunct UPN network’s late-night talk show

“Vibe,” making him only the second African-American

late-night talk show host, following Arsenio Hall.

While his movie-star run ended in the 2000s,

Sinbad has continued to pack clubs and theaters with

his stand-up act and earned a sitcom comeback last

season with a regular role on the Fox sitcom “Rel” as

the title character’s father.

One other show of interest that he was involved in

was competing on a season of “Celebrity Apprentice”

under Donald Trump. His experiences there led to

some interesting recollections of the president.

“I go further back with him than that, because I

used to perform at Trump Casinos in the ’80s,” he recalls.

. “He’s always been a jerk and selfish. New Yorkers

let him get away with too much, like a baby that

doesn’t get corrected and it grows up a nightmare.

“’The Apprentice’ was supposed to be a joke, picking

a guy who was bankrupt multiple times and letting

him tell people they’re fired,” he adds. “I should

have never done the show but they said it was for

charity. But you get on, and charity was the last thing

on his mind. He just loves the fights and to stir things

up, and to get entertainers he thinks are over around

him, so he can act like he’s better than us.”

Sinbad has emerged victorious in life, with a

three-decade marriage and a ranking among Comedy

Central’s top 100 comics of all time. He loves performing

what he calls “Funkedy/Jazzedy” with his

band including a horn section, but he has learned to

play guitar, bass, trombone and trumpet himself in

addition to currently learning keyboards and how to

use “a foot pedal mixed with deejay technology” to

play many instruments himself.

“The key to lasting is that you look at great athletes

like LeBron James, musicians like Quincy Jones,” he says.

“I think you keep honing it, never stop. I will outwork

you, even in my music. I don’t think I ever catch people on

music but I will out entertain you.

“The good thing about this age if you’re not dead

or a drug addict, all those hours make it easier when

you walk out on stage, so that you can deliver with

ease and not in a wheelchair,” he concludes. “I’m not

jaded. How can I mutate without losing me? How can

you be relevant in this time without losing your own

style? That’s the question to always answer.” n

Sinbad performs at 9 p.m. Friday, July 12, at the Rose, 245 E.

Green St., Pasadena. Tickets are $38 to $68. Call (888)645-5006

or visit wheremusicmeetsthesoul.com.

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•INTO THE NIGHT•

BY BLISS BOWEN

Gabriela Bonet and Liza Seneca

Fairness

vs Justice

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ANTAEUS THEATRE COMPANY GIVES BERTOLT BRECHT’S

‘THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE’ TIMELY REVIVAL

Indifference has never been a

common response to Bertolt

Brecht, and Antaeus Theatre

Company’s new production of

the unconventional German playwright’s

“The Caucasian Chalk

Circle” is unlikely to change that.

With its play-within-a-play structure

and provocative themes, the

nonprofit company’s staging of

the 1944 classic is likely to spark

animated discussion.

The play’s basic framework

is this: In the aftermath of World

War II, farmers haggle over rights

to Nazis-abandoned land and

whose plan will be most beneficial

to the community; using

scenes and songs, they act out

a parable that recalls a Chinese

folk tale called “Chalk Circle” as

well as King Solomon’s biblical

judgment on two mothers claiming

the same child. In that play

within the larger play, a young

kitchen maid named Grusha

rescues a noblewoman’s abandoned

baby from being murdered

during wartime and raises him

as her own, until his birth mother

reappears to claim him and

his inherited estate. Multiple

plotlines converge. Suffice to say

that anyone looking for timely

commentary on capitalism,

fascism, economic inequality,

social injustice, violence, culture

clashes and/or judicial impropriety

will find it.

“What is the difference between

fairness and justice? That

is what we’re trying to investigate,”

says director Stephanie

Shroyer.

She calls it an “eternal question”

in notes she composed

for the play’s program. Brecht

“demands” that attention be paid

to “the reverberating evidence

that justice, fairness and moral

responsibility reside in the imperfect

container that is humankind.”

“Brecht brought in the imperfection

and the contradiction

of all human beings … the one

person we can find that is just [is]

probably going to be an imperfect

individual who happens on

justice in a particular moment,”

Shroyer observes. “The judge

in the play exhibits lechery, and

he’s kind of a Robin Hood figure

[but] a very flawed individual. He

makes a decision that is just, but

the question of fairness is the dividing

point for anyone watching.

‘Does he deserve to make that

judgment? Look at what an awful

person he is.’ How resonant that

sounds today.”

Grusha, portrayed by Liza

Seneca, is equally complex —

a grounded, “fully realized”

survivor, per Seneca, tough yet

compassionate, and not a saint.

“She does a really good thing,

but that doesn’t mean she’s a

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•NITELIFE•

Guitar Madman

CONTROVERSIAL TED NUGENT ROCKS THE ROSE

PHOTO: Jenny Graham

FAIRNESS VS JUSTICE

CONTINUED FROM PAGE 42

perfect person,” Seneca says. “We see her

struggle [when she] decides to leave her

son with a family that can take care of

him and the first thing she feels is relief.

I’m glad that’s in the play because it’s so

human. We think, ‘Ooh, a mother should

be 100 percent fawning over her child 100

percent of the time,’ but that’s not human

or reality.”

Brecht, who died in 1956, often outraged

Nazi officials and sought refuge

throughout Europe after Hitler took control

of Germany in 1933; from 1941 through

1947, he lived in the United States. Plays

like 1938’s “Fear and Misery of the Third

Reich” and 1941’s “The Resistible Rise of

Arturo Ui” were openly anti-fascist and

1939’s “Mother Courage and Her Children”

became a particular classic of the era.

His notorious distancing effect arises

from combining Marxist politics with the

theory of “epic theater” and his way of

challenging audiences to engage intellectually

rather than emotionally. But the

quandary on which “The Caucasian Chalk

Circle” turns — i.e., which mother is “real”

and has the truest claim to the child — is

more emotional than other Brecht vehicles.

Seneca notes “little pockets and scenes

that are incredibly human and real” that

audiences can hook into.

“I think it will be a love-it-or-hate-it experience.

I always hope to be part of projects

that people will either love or hate; the

worst response is, ‘That was nice, where

shall we go drink?’ … This celebrates what

theater is capable of when the audience

and actors willingly suspend their disbelief

together and allow themselves to go on a

real epic journey.”

Brecht wrote lyrics but did not reach

out to frequent collaborator Kurt Weill

(with whom he created 1928’s “The Threepenny

Opera”) for this play, so cast members

have introduced melodies and play an

Liza Seneca and Steve Hofvendahl

eclectic range of instruments: accordion,

banjo, duduk (Armenian woodwind instrument),

harmonium, piano, ukulele, violin,

and a tonbak (a Persian drum) made by

one actress’s brother. Actors with musical

skills were cast intentionally, including

violinist and prime musical leader

Turner Frankosky, and Shroyer says the

16-member ensemble’s diverse accents —

Armenian, Dutch, Farsi, German, Polish,

Russian, Spanish — enhance musicality as

well as a sense that “the world is present.”

“It’s a thrilling collaborative process. I

had no idea we were going to do this going

in,” says Seneca, who considers herself

a “musical person” because she grew up

playing piano and singing, but not a composer.

“That’s such a different skill set,” she

notes. “But what’s exciting is you realize

things you’re capable of, qualities you

didn’t necessarily identify in yourself,

when you have to rise to the occasion.”

One song has a main character singing,

“Times change, times change.” But because

of the nature of the circle they — and we

— exist in, they really don’t. As Shroyer

points out, the chalk circle fable recounted

within the play depicts a different culture

in a different century, but is “virtually the

same story” as the chronicle of King Solomon

in the Old Testament.

“We keep revisiting the same things,

and that nature of a circle. We think we’re

doing something new, but are we just

leading up to where we were? Is it just that

there are different players in the story?

I think that’s why people are constantly

interested in it.” n

Bertolt Brecht’s “The Caucasian Chalk Circle” runs

through Aug. 26 at Antaeus Theatre Company’s

Kiki & David Gindler Performing Arts Center, 110 E.

Broadway, Glendale; $15-$35. Box office: (818) 506-

1983. antaeus.org/shows/the-caucasian-chalk-circle

“MOTOR CITY MADMAN” TED NUGENT DELIVERS HIS GUITAR-SHREDDING INSANITY JULY 19 AT

THE ROSE.

Nugent boasts a long career, having come to fame in the late 1960s with the Amboy Dukes, with the

psychedelic hit “Journey to the Center of the Mind.” He went on from there to produce albums with songs

including “Stranglehold,” “Cat Scratch Fever,” and was part of the super group Damn Yankees, which hit

with the song “High Enough.”

Nugent has been critically heralded as one of the top six-string slingers in the country. His shows verge

on spectacle. He once shot an arrow from the stage into an old guitar during a concert, highlighting his

well-known penchant for hunting wild game. Of course, the man has not been without controversy. His

high-profile allegiance to the Second Amendment, his more recent support for Donald Trump and his longstanding

place on the NRA Board of Directors has put him in the crosshairs of rancorous debate nationwide.

But love him or hate him, he is nonetheless one of the most powerhouse rock guitarists of the past 50

years.

Visit tednugent.com.— John Sollenberger

Doors open at 6 p.m. and Nugent plays at 9 p.m. Friday at The Rose, 245 E. Green St., Pasadena. Tickets are $58 to

$98. Call (888) 645-5006 or visit wheremusicmeetsthesoul.com.

Rootsy Friday

CROWN CITY BOMBERS ROCK THE MIXX

ROOTS ROCKERS CROWN CITY BOMBERS DELIVER THE OLD SCHOOL GOODS FRIDAY NIGHT AT

THE MIXX.

The band has been performing for more than a decade, with the sounds that built rock and roll. In

addition to rockabilly, the band tips its hat to R&B, 1950s and ’60s rock, and also has a repertoire of

original music. The Bombers celebrate influences from the early years of rock, such as Elvis, Eddie

Cochran and Roy Orbison, and later advocates of the rockabilly sound, including the Stray Cats. The

style has led to numerous gigs at car shows and other big events.

The expert musicianship, coupled with a flamboyant live show, complete with period costumes,

makes them a foot-stomping crowd pleaser.

Visit facebook.com/pg/ccbomers. — John Sollenberger

Music starts at 8 p.m. Friday at The Mixx, 443 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. No cover. Call (626) 500-0021 or

visit themixxclub.com.

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•CALENDAR•

‘Day’ of Infamy

CARLA SAMETH RECALLS HER BRUTAL ASSAULT BY LA COUNTY SHERIFF’S

DEPUTIES IN ‘ONE DAY ON THE GOLD LINE’

On December 28, 2009, Carla Sameth

was just another passenger minding her

business while riding the Metro Gold Line

train when a group of LA County Sheriff’s

deputies asked to see her rail pass. When

she couldn’t find it easily, they asked

her to get off the train — and while she

was being searched suddenly had her

head slammed into a concrete column

three times by a female deputy simply for

complaining that the pat-down she was

administering was hurting her.

The result was a total nightmare in

which longtime Pasadena resident Sameth

suffered a severely broken nose and

other head injuries, only to be subjected to

further verbal cruelty by the deputies. But

she was able to strike back later thanks to

the fact she was a skilled and professional

writer.

She soon wrote a cover story about

her experience for Pasadena Weekly

and wound up receiving a $199,000

settlement from LA County for her ordeal.

Ten years later, Sameth is revisiting that

experience, and sharing plenty of other

memorable meditations on race, culture

and family, in the new memoir “One Day

on the Gold Line.”

She will sign and discuss the tome

Wednesday at the Last Bookstore in Los

Angeles in downtown LA, and on August

29 with Weekly editor Kevin Uhrich at

Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena.

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memoir a good number of years ago from

when I first started trying to have a child

after repeat miscarriages,” says Sameth.

“I wanted to write about embarking on

contemporary parenting and motherhood,

single parenthood, blended family and all

the issues involved. I thought as a reader

I was looking for those stories — on

pregnancy loss and later on with the issue

of addiction which my teenage son had

dealt with and overcome.

“It was suggested I write a memoir

of linked essays as opposed to an essay

collection, and I really focused on it the

last couple of years,” she adds. “The title

is metaphorical, about the sheriff incident

but also of the aspiration of looking to

build family and have this great idea of

happy chaos. The Gold Line represents

the aspiration, but the reality is not always

pretty.”

Sameth’s book covers a wide range

of topics, reflecting the diverse array of

experiences that have defined her life. She

has a bi-racial son from a past marriage,

but later married a woman and identifies

as queer. Sameth has also worked

in public relations and teaches creative

writing at the Los Angeles Writing Project

(LAWP) at Cal State LA and with Southern

New Hampshire University (SNHU).

She was recently selected to be a

2019 “Pride Poet” participating in the city

of West Hollywood’s One City One Pride

LGBTQ Arts Festival. Sameth is a member

Carla Sameth

of the Pasadena Rose Poets who present

“poetry within reach and in unexpected

places.”

She was the co-founder of the

Pasadena Writing Project and has

taught creative writing to incarcerated

youth through WriteGirl. She played an

instrumental role in building a career and

education outreach program for Latinas

at Women at Work, and her goal is to give

a voice to those who might not otherwise

have one and to offer hope for change.

“It’s really important when we go into

these places, as a reader and writer to

let the light in, resilience and joy,” says

Sameth. “A lot of people commented on

that essay and I had people for years come

up to me of every ethnicity, background,

older, younger, homeless who had gone

through similar experience with law

enforcement and that It was really helpful

to read it. It broadened their idea of how

this could happen to anyone.” n

Carla Sameth will discuss and sign “One Day

on the Gold Line” at 7:30 p.m. Wed. at The Last

Bookstore, 453 S. Spring St., Los Angeles. Call

(213) 488-0559.

She will also sign and discuss the book with PW

Editor Kevin Uhrich at 7 p.m. Aug. 29 at Vroman’s

Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Call

(626) 449-5320.

The book may be ordered on Amazon, found at

independent bookstores across Los Angeles and

at carlasameth.com/books.

Thursday July 11 through Wednesday July 17

PLEASE NOTE: Deadline for Calendar submissions

is noon Wednesday of the week before the issue

publishes. Send to johns@pasadenaweekly.com

THURSDAY

Antaeus Theatre Company

Kiki & David Gindler Performing Arts Center

110 E. Broadway, Glendale

(818) 506-1983, antaeus.org

The company presents the 1944 Betolt Brecht

satirical comedy of love, war and justice, “Caucasian

Chalk Circle,” opening at 8 p.m. tonight, July 11. It’s

the story of a humble kitchen maid named Grusha,

in the Caucasus Mountains of the nation of Georgia.

She risks her life to rescue an abandoned baby

from civil war. When the baby’s aristocratic mother

returns to claim him, the social order of a violent,

corrupt world is put on trial. It continues at 8 p.m.

Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays and 8 p.m.

Mondays and Tuesdays through Aug. 26. Tickets

are $35.

The Blue Guitar

Arroyo Seco Golf Course

1055 Lohman Lane, South Pasadena

blueguitar.club

The club presents the Tim Fenton Trio at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $12 general admission, $17 for table

seating.

Crowell Public Library

1890 Huntington Drive, San Marino

(626) 300-0777, crowellpubliclibrary.org

The scientifically proven virtual dementia tour takes

guests from the beginning to the late stages of

Alzheimer’s disease, helping to build awareness in

individuals caring for those with dementia, starting

at 7 p.m. Healthcare practitioner Zoila Castellanos

presents the tour.

Descanso Gardens

1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge

(818) 949-4200, descansogardens.org

Descanso’s annual Music on the Main live jazz series

features Abe Lagrimas, Jr. from 6 to 7:30 p.m.,

included in Descanso admission of $9 general admission,

$6 for students and seniors, $4 for children

5 to 12, free for those 4 and younger.

Music on the Green

The Alhambra

1000 S. Fremont Ave., Alhambra

(626) 300-5000, thealhambra.net

Music on the Green features Elvis tribute artist

Danny Memphis, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Free.

Pasadena Public Library, Hastings Branch

3325 E. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena

(626) 744-7262, pasadenapubliclibrary.net

In a STEAM class for teens and adults, guests can

attend an introductory session on 3D printing by

creating and printing a project, with all materials

provided, at 5 p.m. Call to sign up.

Pasadena Senior Center

85 E. Holly St., Pasadena

(626) 795-4331, pasadenaseniorcenter.org

Innovative Hospice Care offers information on

Five Wishes, the advance directive used by most

doctors and health plans, at 10 a.m. A free Braille

class meets from noon to 2 p.m. every Thursday,

combining educational programming and speakers

with a support group for seniors with low vision.

Cultural Thursday’s Great American Songwriters

continues with a discussion and performance of

works by American composer Irving Berlin, with

pianist Bob Lipson and commentator and performer

Saul H. Jacobs offering a fun, interactive experience,

starting at 2 p.m.

Vroman’s Bookstore

695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena

(626) 449-5320, vromansbookstore.com

Gregg Segal discusses and signs “Daily Bread: What

Kids Eat Around the World” at 7 p.m.

FRIDAY

Arcadia Performing Arts Center

188 Campus Drive, Arcadia

(626) 821-1781, arcadiapaf.org

The annual International Dance Festival invites

guests to dance to styles from around the world,

enjoy music, karaoke and international food from 5

to 9 p.m. Free.

Institute of Culinary Education

521 E. Green St., Pasadena

(888) 718-2433, ice.edu

Couples are invited to a hands-on cooking class,

Couples Pizza, as they learn to make fresh ricotta

and a quick-rise pizza, and options for a dessert

pizza, and then enjoy the pizza with an appropriate

selection of wines. It runs from 6 to 10 p.m. Cost

is $250. Register at https://www/eventbrite.com/e/

couples-pizza-wine-bar-tickets-63306738158.

Norton Simon Museum

411 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena

(626) 449-6840, nortonsimon.org

A film, “Le Bonheur” (1965) is the story of a young

man in suburban Paris who appears to live a happy

life with his wife and two small children, but takes a

mistress. It screens from 5:50 to 7:30 p.m., included

in Norton Simon admission of $15 for adults, $12

for seniors, free for students, those 18 and under

and members.

Old Pasadena Summer Cinema

One Colorado

41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena

oldpasadena.org/summercinema

Friday’s free film is “Clueless” (1995) at 8:30 p.m.

Pasadena Senior Center

85 E. Holly St., Pasadena

(626) 795-4331, pasadenaseniorcenter.org

Free films screen at 1 p.m. on select Fridays. This

Friday’s film is “Apollo 11” (2019).

SATURDAY

All Saints Church Legal Clinic

Jackie Robinson Center

1020 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena

(626) 796-1172, allsaints-pas.org

All Saints hosts a free legal aid clinic from 9 a.m. to

noon, including advice on housing, public benefits,

family law, expungements, bankruptcy, consumer

debt and other issues. Call Ada Ramirez at (626)

583-2734 or email gramirez@allsaints-pas.org.

Those unable to attend can call Public Counsel at

(213) 385-2977.

Norton Simon Museum

411 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena

(626) 449-6840, nortonsimon.org

A guided tour visits works reflecting fashion in the

art of the museum and the Frick Collection from 1

to 2 p.m. Marlon Martinez and the Jazz Marlonius

Quartet perform a jazz concert, “Freedom in the Moment”

from 6 to 7 p.m. included in Norton Simon

admission of $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, free for

students, those 18 and under and members.

Old Pasadena Summer Cinema

Central Park

141 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena

oldpasadena.org/summercinema

The free series presents “The Lego Movie” (2014)

at 8:30 p.m.

Old Pasadena Summer Cinema

One Colorado

41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena

oldpasadena.org/summercinema

The free series presents “Monsters, Inc.” (2001) at

8:30 p.m.

Pasadena POPS Summer Concert Series

Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic

Garden

301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia

(626) 793-7172, pasadenasymphony-pops.org

Conductor Michael Feinstein and the POPS present

“Rhapsody in Blue,” featuring songs of the

Gershwin era and the jazz age. Guest vocal soloists

are Tony Yazbeck and Patti Austin. Guest pianist is

Frederick Hodges. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and the

concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 and up.

Pasadena Public Library, Central Branch

285 E. Walnut St., Pasadena

(626) 744-4066

pasadenapubliclibrary.net

College-bound students can take a mock SAT test

from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Call to sign up.

Pasadena Public Library, Lamanda Park Branch

140 S. Altadena Drive, Pasadena

(626) 744-7266, pasadenapubliclibrary.net

A free Zumba class for all ages offers ways to lose

weight, increase cardio strength, improve coordination

and gain self-esteem, starting at 11 a.m.

Rotary Club of Altadena Summer Concert Series

Farnsworth Park

568 E. Mount Curve Ave., Altadena

(626) 798-6335, altadenarotary.com

The summer series features Motown and funk by

the Blue Breeze Band, starting at 7 p.m. Free.


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Saddle Up LA AIDS Fundraising Ride

LA Horse Rentals Stables

1840 Riverside Drive, Glendale

(888) 208-8081, saddleupla.org

The annual ride and fundraiser to fight AIDs, by The Life Group

LA offers 75 horses for riders to choose from, first-come,

first-served. Attendees may also bring their own horses. The ride

follows a trail through the mountains of Griffith Park. Check-in

is 3:30 p.m., and the ride starts at 5 p.m., returning at 7:30

p.m. Registration cost is $65 to $125. Register on the website.

Following the ride, guests can attend an optional barbecue dinner

at 8 p.m. at Pickwick Gardens, 1001 W. Riverside Drive, Burbank.

Dinner tickets are $50 in advance at thelifegroupla.org. A limited

number of dinner tickets will be available at the door for $60.

Guests do not have to ride to attend the dinner.

Vroman’s Bookstore

695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena

(626) 449-5320, vromansbookstore.com

Cindy Lin discusses and signs “The Twelve” at 2 p.m.

SUNDAY

California Philharmonic Orchestra

Walt Disney Concert Hall

111 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles

(323) 850-2000, calphil.com

CalPhil celebrates Bastille Day with a concert of French music,

including excerpts from “Les Misérables by Calude-Michel

Schönberg,” “Symphonie Fantastique” by Berlioz and Saint-

Saëns’ “Organ” Symphony. Guest performers are Philip Smith,

Anne Martinez and Randal Keith, with the CalPhil Chorale. A talk

by Maestro Victor Vener starts at 1 p.m., and the concert starts at

2 p.m. Tickets are $37.50 to $140.

The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens

1151 Oxford Road, San Marino

(626) 405-2100, huntington.org

Visual artist Tang Qingian demonstrates the art of Chinese calligraphy

and discusses his recent series of ink paintings, “An Offering

to Roots,” along with curator Phillip Bloom at 2:30 p.m. Free.

Maki Mae Concert

Cleaver Hall

535 W. Roses Road, San Gabriel

(626) 941-6418, makimae.com

Maki Mae, 12-language soprano and genre-defying violinist

performs 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for students, $40 for VIP.

Pasadena Playhouse District Summer Jazz Series

Vroman’s Bookstore

695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, playhousedistrict.org

The Playhouse District presents free jazz concerts from 5 to 7 p.m.

Sundays in Vroman’s courtyard. Sunday’s concert features Latin

jazz with the Lorenzo Grassi Trio.

Soulful Sunday Brunch

The Rose

245 E. Green St., Pasadena

(888) 645-5006, wheremusicmeetsthesoul.com

Enjoy a live Motown-style band, gospel choir and mouthwatering

brunch from $29 to $58. The $18.50 general admission does

not include brunch. Brunch starts at 10 a.m. and music starts at

11 a.m.

Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden

270 Arlington Drive, Pasadena

(626) 399-1721, japanesegardenpasadena.com

Storrier Stearns offers tea talks and tastings, a workshop to learn

about the traditions of Japanese tea and a discussion by tea expert

Patti Harrison on the history of Japanese tea. The garden is open

from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the tea workshop runs from 2 to 3

p.m. Garden admission is $7.50 and the workshop is an additional

$10. Registration is required for the workshop.

Summer of Brahms Chamber Music Festival

South Pasadena Library Community Room

1115 El Centro St., South Pasadena, summerofbrahms.com

The New Hollywood String Quartet and Friends of the South

Pasadena Public Library’s festival of works by Brahms closes at

7:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $40.

MONDAY

Cancer Support Community

76 E. Del Mar Blvd., Ste. 215, Pasadena

(626) 796-1083, cscpasadena.org

Dermatologist Dr. Janice DaVolio demonstrates how to make a

home-made skin lotion for makeup for cancer patients, using

five simple ingredients from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Free, but call for

reservations.

Descanso Gardens

1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge

(818) 949-4200, descansogardens.org

The “Shine a Light” exhibition by artist Carole Kim, Descanso’s

first artist-in-residence includes a diverse array work including

digital metal prints, micro video projections, window treatments

and a multimedia installation, on view from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Monday, continuing daily through Oct. 27 in the Sturt Haaga

Gallery.

Institute of Culinary Education

521 E. Green St., Pasadena

(888) 718-2433, ice.edu

A Grilling 101 class teaches ways to modify cooks’ grilling

techniques, depending on the medium used, and discusses how

dry rubs and sauces are used as guests make New York strip

steaks, shrimp skewers, grilled Portobello mushrooms, grilled

assorted vegetables and pineapple. It runs from 6 to 10 p.m.

Cost is $125. Register at https;//www.eventbrite.com/e/grilling-

101-tickets-63311518456.

Vroman’s Bookstore

695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena

(626) 449-5320, vromansbookstore.com

Terry Moore discusses and signs “66 on 66: A Photographer’s

Journey” at 7 p.m.

TUESDAY

Descanso Gardens

1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge

(818) 949-4200, descansogardens.org

Descanso’s annual World Rhythms world music series features

flamenco dancer, singer and choreographer Briseyda Zárate from

6 to 7 p.m., included in Descanso admission of $9 general admission,

$6 for students and seniors, $4 for children 5 to 12, free for

those 4 and younger.

Pasadena Public Library, Central Branch

285 E. Walnut St., Pasadena

(626) 744-4066, pasadenapubliclibrary.net

College-bound students can take a mock ACT test from 2 to 5:30

p.m.

Vroman’s Bookstore

695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena

(626) 449-5320, vromansbookstore.com

Kimi Eisele discusses and signs “The Lightest Object in the

Universe” at 7 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

HireLive Job Fair

Hilton Pasadena

168 S. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena, hirelive.com

The fair offers numerous major employers with a wide array

of sales and management positions, free for job-seekers, from

9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring 10 to 15 resumes and dress business

professional.

One Colorado

41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena

(626) 564-1066, onecolorado.com

Sushi Roku hosts July Wine Wednesdays. Wednesday features

wine and whiskey tasting, starting at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $15. Guests

receive a ticket redeemable at the restaurant for $15 off a bottle

of sake for their dinner. Live music is by GG’s Jazz Knights. The

music is free.

Pasadena Public Library, Central Branch

285 E. Walnut St., Pasadena

(626) 744-4066, pasadenapubliclibrary.net

Free films screen at 1 p.m. Wednesdays. Wednesday’s film is

“The Mighty Macs” (2009).

Sierra Madre Playhouse

87 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre

(626) 355-4318

sierramadreplayhouse.org

The Playhouse series of classic movie musical screenings presents

“42nd Street” (1933), starring Ruby Keeler, Warner Baxter,

Dick Powell, Ginger Rogers, Bebe Daniels and George Brent,

starting at 8 p.m. Admission is $10 per film.

The Rose

245 E. Green St., Pasadena

(888) 645-5006

wheremusicmeetsthesoul.com

Make your own music with karaoke in the Lobby Lounge at The

Rose Wednesday through Saturday night.

Vroman’s Bookstore

695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena

(626) 449-5320

vromansbookstore.com

Jasmine Guillory discusses and signs “The Wedding Party” at 7

p.m.

Wine & Song Americana Singer/Songwriter Music Series

Arroyo Seco Golf Course

1055 Lohman Lane, South Pasadena

blueguitar.club

Brad Colerick’s weekly music series features the Bum Steers and

Aireene Espiritu at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 general admission, $17

for table seating. n

07.11.19 | PASADENA WEEKLY 47


PW OPINION PW NEWS PW LIFE PW ARTS

•FILM•

BY CARL KOZLOWSKI

Comedy Collision

‘STUBER’ BLENDS ACTION AND COMEDY WITH ACE

CASTING TO TAKE AUDIENCES ON A WILD RIDE

As someone who relies on Uber to get around,

I can attest that plenty of odd things happen

while on those rides. Whether enduring the

odd — from smelling fragrant snacks and hearing

foreign-language conversations of my fellow Uber pool

passengers to the maddening inability of the majority

of drivers to communicate with even a modicum of

English, I’ve long thought that there could be a hilarious

movie to be made about the Uber experience.

That film has arrived.

“Stuber” stars the highly unlikely but utterly terrific

odd couple combo of former pro wrestler turned actor

Dave Bautista of “Guardians of the Galaxy” fame, and

rising star Kumail Nanjiani, who starred in the biggest

indie hit of 2018 and scored an Oscar nomination for

co-writing the movie “The Big Sick.” They make a winning

pair in what should be a huge hit that could well

become a modern action-comedy classic along the lines

of “Lethal Weapon.”

The movie’s title refers to the title character, a Pakistani-American

sporting goods store clerk named Stu

who is broke and forced to drive for Uber the second

he’s off work. His obnoxious jerk of a boss thus calls

him Stuber, and the good-natured but put-upon Stu also

can’t seem to work up the nerve to declare his love for

the girl of his dreams or know how to say no when she

asks him to co-sign the business loan for her spin-cycle

gym for women called Spinster.

Stu’s minding his business on another aimless

evening when he gets a ride order from Vic (Bautista), a

burly undercover cop who’s trying to race to two disparate

destinations. First, he’s received word that a heroin

dealer named Teijo (Iko Uwais) that he’s been trying

to bring down for years is doing a major drug deal that

night and he wants to be there to bust him. Second, his

daughter has an important showing of her sculptures at

her art gallery the same night and he’s promised to be

there no matter what.

Complicating things further is the fact that Vic just

had laser surgery on his eyes and is going to be blind

for the next 12 hours as he recovers. After he hilariously

crashes his car while attempting to drive anyway,

he calls an Uber for the first time in his life. Stu shows

up and an insane night of personal and professional

misadventures begins. Turns out Stu has an agenda of

his own: the girl he loves has finally realized she wants

to have sex with him, and he’s determined to make it to

her no matter what happens with Vic.

“Stuber” is a genuinely entertaining and inventive

throwback to the great buddy-cop comedies of the

1980s, while layering in hilarious twists in the details of

the film throughout. One prime example occurs when

Stu shoots a bad guy in the leg and freaks out, begging

Vic to take the villain to a hospital. Vic winds up leading

him to an animal hospital because he’s taken possession

of the criminal’s dog since it was force-fed heroin

packets as a means of hiding them and the criminal “is

an animal anyway.”

Other improbable locales include a shootout in a hot

sauce factory and an interrogation at a strip club that

turns out to have male strippers, along with clientele

who keep trying to stuff dollar bills down Vic’s clothing

as he storms through the club. Both Vic and Stu need

to learn various aspects of being a man, as Vic realizes

he’s been a terrible father and Stu decides he’s done being

a doormat for everyone around him.

The increasing emotional sensitivity of the asswhooping

Vic and the slow-burning fury of the mildmannered

Stu results in hilarious banter throughout

and surprising actions from each character as they

evolve along the way. Director Michael Dowse made a

splash back in 2011 with the indie cult classic comedy

“Goon” — about a slow-witted bouncer who becomes a

semi-pro hockey star because of his sheer willingness

to beat the tar out of his opponents — and he utilizes

his gift for combining bruising action and outrageous

comedy throughout here.

Nanjiani steps up to the plate and hits a home run as

Stu, in a role that with any justice will make him a very

big star after a lengthy career in excellent supporting

roles. Bautista also builds off his “Guardians” turn as

he applies the same gentle giant mode as Drax half the

time and full-on Schwarzenegger-style action heroics

the other half.

The only slight downside to this wildly entertaining

movie — easily the funniest film so far this year — is

that the action scenes in a couple of places, including

the opening of the film, are too violently jarring. But

anytime it seems that “Stuber” might be losing its sense

of direction, its sense of humor keeps it on course. n

“STUBER”: A

Dave Bautista and Kumail Nanjiani in “Stuber“

FLICK FINDER

SHOWTIMES

Friday July 12 to Thursday July 18 Note: Times are p.m., and daily, unless otherwise

indicated. All times are subject to change without notice.

PASADENA

ACADEMY 6

1003 E Colorado Bl, (626) 229-9400.

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Tues. only, 7:30 p.m.

IPIC THEATERS AT ONE COLORADO

PASADENA

42 Miller Alley, (626) 639-2260.

Annabelle Comes Home Fri.-Tues., 10 p.m.;

Wed. 10:15 p.m.

Between Me and My Mind Wed. only, 7:15

p.m.

Crawl Fri. 12:15, 2:45, 4:30, 5:15, 7:15, 7:45,

10:30 p.m.; Sat. 12 noon, 2:30, 4:30, 5:15,

7:15, 7:45, 10:30 p.m.; Sun. 12 noon, 2:35,

4:30, 5:15, 7:15, 7:45, 10:30 p.m.; Mon.-Tues.,

12 noon, 2:40, 4:30, 5:15, 7:15, 7:45, 10:30

p.m.; Wed. 12 noon, 2:40, 4:30, 5:15, 7:30,

7:45, 10:30 p.m.; Thurs. 11:50 a.m., 2:30, 5:10,

7:45, 10:30 p.m.

The Cure: Anniversary 1978-2018 Live in

Hyde Park Sun. only, 3:15 p.m.

The Lion King Thurs. only, 6, 6:30, 7, 9:15,

9:45, 10:15 p.m.

Spider-Man: Far From Home Fri.-Sat., 12:15,

12:45, 3:30, 4, 7, 7:30, 10:15, 10:45 p.m.; Sun.

12 noon, 12:15, 3:40, 6:45, 7, 10, 10:15 p.m.;

Mon.-Tues., 12:15, 12:45, 3:30, 4, 7, 7:30,

10:15, 10:45 p.m.; Wed. 12:15, 12:50, 3:30,

4:15, 7, 10, 10:15 p.m.

Toy Story 4 Fri.-Sat., 12:15, 1:30, 3:15, 6:15, 9

p.m.; Sun. 12:15, 1:30, 3, 6:15, 9 p.m.; Mon.-

Wed., 12:15, 1:30, 3:15, 6:15, 9 p.m.

Yesterday Fri. 12:45, 3:45, 6:45, 9:45 p.m.; Sat.

12:30, 3:45, 6:45, 9:45 p.m.; Sun. 12:15, 3:25,

6:30, 9:30 p.m.; Mon. 12:30, 3:45, 6:45, 9:45

p.m.; Tues. 12:30, 3:40, 6:45, 9:45 p.m.; Wed.

12:30, 3:45, 6:45, 9:45 p.m.

LAEMMLE’S PLAYHOUSE 7

673 E Colorado Bl, (626) 844-6500.

Between Me and My Mind Wed. only, 7:30

p.m.

Chesley Bonestell: A Brush With the Future

Mon. 7:30 p.m.; Tues. 1 p.m.

Clarence Clemons: Who Do I Think I Am?

Thurs. only, 7:30 p.m.

One Nation, One King Sun. only, 7 p.m.

ARCLIGHT PASADENA 14

280 E Colorado Bl, (626) 568-8888.

Crawl Sat.-Sun., 10:30 a.m., 2:30, 4:30, 8:30,

10:30 p.m.

The Lion King Thurs. only, 6, 8:30, 11 p.m.

The Lion King 3D Thurs. only, 6:30, 9, 11:30

p.m.

Stuber Fri. 2, 8 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 10 a.m., 2, 4,

8, 10 p.m.

GLENDALE

PACIFIC GLENDALE 18

The Americana at Brand,

322 Americana Way, Glendale (818)

551-0218.

Aladdin Fri.-Wed., 11 a.m., 1:15, 4:15, 7:15,

10:15 p.m.

Annabelle Comes Home Fri.-Sat., 11:15 a.m.,

2, 5, 8:25, 11:05 p.m.; Sun.-Wed., 11:15 a.m.,

2, 5, 8:25, 10:55 p.m.

Avengers: Endgame Fri.-Wed., 1:05, 4:30 p.m.

Crawl Fri.-Sat., 11:05 a.m., 1:45, 4, 7:05, 8:05,

9:15, 10:45, 11:50 p.m.; Sun. 11:05 a.m., 1:45,

4, 7:05, 9:15, 10:10, 11:30 p.m.; Mon.-Wed.,

11:05 a.m., 1:45, 4, 7:05, 8:05, 9:15, 11 p.m.

John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum Fri. 4:15,

7:10, 10:20 p.m.; Sat. 4:15, 7, 10:20 p.m.; Sun.

4:15, 7:10, 10:40 p.m.; Mon.-Wed., 4:15, 7:10,

10:20 p.m.

The Lion King Thurs. only, 6, 7, 8:45, 9:45,

11:30 p.m.

The Lion King 3D Thurs. only, 8, 10:45 p.m.

Men in Black: International Fri.-Wed., 1:30

p.m.

Midsommar Fri. 11:15 a.m., 2, 5:15, 8:30,

10:10, 11:35 p.m.; Sat. 11:15 a.m., 2, 5:15,

8:30, 10, 11:35 p.m.; Sun. 11:15 a.m., 2, 5:15,

8:25, 10:55 p.m.; Mon.-Wed., 11:15 a.m., 2,

5:15, 8:25, 10:10 p.m.

Rocketman Fri.-Wed., 10:45 a.m., 5 p.m.

The Secret Life of Pets 2 Fri.-Wed., 10:45 a.m.,

2:45 p.m.

Spider-Man: Far From Home Fri.-Sat., 10:30

a.m., 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12 noon, 12:30, 1,

1:30, 2, 2:30, 3, 3:30, 4, 4:30, 5, 5:30, 6, 6:30,

7, 7:30, 8, 8:30, 9, 9:30, 10, 10:30, 11, 11:30,

12 midnight; Sun. 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 11:30

a.m., 12 noon, 12:30, 1, 1:30, 2, 2:30, 3, 3:30,

4, 4:30, 5, 5:30, 6, 6:30, 7, 7:30, 8, 8:30, 9,

9:30, 10, 10:30, 11, 11:30 p.m.; Mon. 11 a.m.,

11:30 a.m., 12 noon, 12:30, 1, 1:30, 2, 2:30, 3,

3:30, 4, 4:30, 5, 5:30, 6, 6:30, 7, 7:30, 8, 8:30,

9, 9:30, 10, 10:30, 11 p.m.; Tues.-Wed., 10:30

a.m., 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12 noon, 12:30, 1,

1:30, 2, 2:30, 3, 3:30, 4, 4:30, 5, 5:30, 6, 6:30,

7, 7:30, 8, 8:30, 9, 9:30, 10, 10:30, 11 p.m.

Spider-Man: Far From Home 3D Fri.-Wed.,

11:45 a.m., 7:45 p.m.

Stuber Fri. 10:45 a.m., 12:10, 2:30, 4:50, 6:15,

7:30, 9:50, 11:45 p.m.; Sat. 10:45 a.m., 11:45

a.m., 2:05, 4:25, 6:15, 7:30, 9:50, 11:45 p.m.;

Sun. 10:45 a.m., 12:10, 2:30, 4:50, 6:10, 7:30,

8:30, 9:50, 10:45, 11:30 p.m.; Mon. 10:45 a.m.,

11 a.m., 12:10, 2:30, 4:50, 6:10, 7:30, 9:45,

11:05 p.m.; Tues. 10:45 a.m., 12:10, 2:30, 4:50,

6:10, 7:30, 9:45, 11:05 p.m.; Wed. 10:45 a.m.,

12:10, 2:30, 4:50, 6:10, 7:30, 9:45, 11 p.m.

Toy Story 4 Fri.-Sat., 10:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 12

noon, 1, 1:45, 2:30, 3:30, 4:15, 5, 6, 6:45, 7:30,

8:30, 9:15, 10, 11 p.m.; Sun.-Wed., 10:30 a.m.,

11:15 a.m., 12 noon, 1, 1:45, 2:30, 3:30, 4:15,

5, 6, 6:45, 7:30, 8:30, 9:15, 10 p.m.

Yesterday Fri.-Sat., 11:15 a.m., 2:35, 5:20,

8:25, 10:55 p.m.; Sun. 11:15 a.m., 2:35, 5:20,

8, 10:50 p.m.; Mon.-Wed., 11:15 a.m., 2:35,

5:20, 8:25, 10:40 p.m.

UA LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE

1919 Verdugo Bl, (818) 952-1940.

Crawl Fri.-Thurs., 12 noon, 2:30, 4:50, 7:20,

9:50 p.m.

The Lion King Thurs. only, 6, 6:15, 6:30, 9:15,

10 p.m.

The Lion King 3D Thurs. only, 9:30 p.m.

ARCADIA

AMC SANTA ANITA 16

Westfield Shoppingtown Mall,

400 Baldwin Ave, (888) 262-4386.

Crawl Fri.-Wed., 9:45 a.m., 12:15, 2:45, 5:15,

7:35, 10 p.m.

Easy Rider Sun. 4, 7 p.m.; Wed. 4, 7 p.m.

The Lion King Thurs. only, 5, 6, 6:30, 7:15,

8:30, 9, 9:30, 10:15, 11:30, 12 midnight, 12:30

a.m.

The Lion King 3D Thurs. only, 6:15, 7:30, 8,

9:15, 10:30, 11, 12:15 a.m.

The Lion King: The IMAX 2D Experience

Thurs. only, 7, 10, 1 a.m.

Met Summer Encore: Aida (2015) Wed. only,

7 p.m.

Sound! Euphonium: The Movie — Our Promise:

A Brand New Day Mon. only, 7 p.m.

Stuber Fri.-Thurs., 10:45 a.m., 1:30, 4:15, 7,

9:45 p.m.

Toy Story 4 Sat. only, 10 a.m.

ALHAMBRA

EDWARDS ALHAMBRA RENAISSANCE

STADIUM 14 & IMAX

1 E. Main Street, 626-300-0107.

Crawl Fri.-Thurs., 11:45 a.m., 2:15, 4:40, 7:05,

9:35 p.m.

The Lion King Thurs. only, 6, 6:45, 7:30, 8, 9,

9:45, 10:30 p.m.

The Lion King 3D Thurs. only, 6:30, 9:30 p.m.

The Lion King: An IMAX 3D Experience Thurs.

only, 10 p.m.

The Lion King: The IMAX 2D Experience

Thurs. only, 7 p.m.

Met Summer Encore: Aida Wed. only, 1, 7 p.m.

The Secret Life of Pets Tues.-Wed., 10 a.m.

Smallfoot Tues.-Wed., 10 a.m.

Stuber Fri.-Thurs., 10:55 a.m., 1:40, 4:25, 7:10,

9:55 p.m.

48 PASADENA WEEKLY | 07.11.19


Business Directory

Notice OF PetitioN TO ADMINisteR

estAte OF:

ANGeliNA G. BARAJAS

CASE No.19STPB04131

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent

creditors, and persons who may otherwise

be interested in the WILL or estate, or

both of ANGELINA G. BARAJAS.

A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed

by CHRISTINA ERICKSON-TAUBE in the

Superior Court of California, County of LOS

ANGELES.

THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that

CHRISTINA ERICKSON-TAUBE be appointed

as personal representative to administer the

estate of the decedent.

THE PETITION requests authority to administer

the estate under the Independent Administration

of Estates Act . (This authority will allow

the personal representative to take many

actions without obtaining court approval.

Before taking certain very important actions,

however, the personal representative will be

required to give notice to interested persons

unless they have waived notice or consented

to the proposed action.) The independent adestate

Sales

ESTAte SAle

Friday, July 12 @10am-Sunday,

July 14 ending @3pm

485 Flower Street, Pasadena

Electronics, cds, dvds, clothing,

jewelry, kitchen items and refrigerator.

ClothiNG/Accessories

Custom-made Adorable Baby

Clothes Featuring the Lovbugz

Characters Buy at: www.zazzle.com/

lovbugz

ESTATE JEWELRY

JEWelRY (VINTAGE)

Miscellaneous Items

#1 - String of Pearls - $24.99

#2 - Silver Bracelet - $12.99

#3 - Vintage German

Miniature (ceramic) - $9.99

#4 - Vintage Gold/F Swank

Cufflinks - $4.99

#5 - 14K Diamond Ring

$99.99

#6 - Silver Earrings - $6.99

#7 - Vintage Hummel

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PASADENA GleN COMMUNitY

seRVices DistRict

Notice OF ADOPtioN OF PROPoseD

FINAL BUDGet FOR FiscAL YEAR

2019-2020 &

Notice OF PLAciNG FiscAL YEAR

2019-2020 DIRect AssessMENts

ON TAX Roll

REGulAR MeetiNG OF THE BOARD OF

DIRectoRS

1820 PASADENA GleN RD.

PASADENA, CA 91107

Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 7:00 p.m.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE GEN-

ERAL MANAGER OF THE DISTRICT HAS

PREPARED A PROPOSED FINAL BUDGET

FOR THE DISTRICT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2019-

2020. THE PROPOSED FINAL BUDGET FOR

FISCAL YEAR 2019-2020 IS AVAILABLE

FOR INSPECTION AT 1820 PASADENA

GLEN ROAD, CALIFORNIA 91107.

NOTICE IS ALSO GIVEN THAT THE BOARD

OF DIRECTORS OF THE DISTRICT WILL

CONDUCT A HEARING ON THE PROPOSED

FINAL BUDGET ON TUESDAY, JULY 23,

2019, COMMENCING AT 7:00 P.M., AT THE

HOME LOCATED ABOVE. ANY PERSON

MAY APPEAR AT THE TIME OF THE HEAR-

ING AND BE HEARD REGARDING ANY ITEM

IN THE PROPOSED FINAL BUDGET, OR RE-

GARDING THE ADDITION OF OTHER ITEMS.

FOLLOWING THE HEARING, THE BOARD OF

DIRECTORS MAY ADOPT THE PROPOSED

FINAL BUDGET AS THE DISTRICT’S FINAL

BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2019-2020.

NOTICE IS ALSO GIVEN THAT THE GEN-

ERAL MANAGER OF THE PASADENA GLEN

COMMUNITY SERVICE DISTRICT HAS

FILED WITH ITS BOARD OF DIRECTORS A

REPORT THAT DESCRIBES THE CHARGES

FOR EACH AFFECTED PARCEL OF REAL

PROPERTY WITHIN THE DISTRICT. A PUB-

LIC HEARING HAS BEEN SCHEDULED FOR

TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2019, AT 7:00 O’CLOCK

P.M., IN THE HOME LOCATED AT 1820 PAS-

ADENA GLEN RD., CALIFORNIA 91107, AT

WHICH TIME THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

WILL HEAR AND CONSIDER ANY OBJEC-

TIONS, OR PROTESTS TO THE REPORT AND

CONSIDER (i) ADOPTING THE REPORT; (ii)

DIRECTING THE DISTRICT SECRETARY TO

FILE SAID REPORT WITH THE LOS ANGE-

LES COUNTY AUDITOR; AND (iii) REQUEST-

ING THE COUNTY AUDITOR TO PLACE THE

FISCAL YEAR 2019-2020 DIRECT ASSESS-

MENTS ON THE TAX ROLL. THE DIRECT

ASSESSMENTS PROVIDE FUNDING AND

ADMINISTRATION FOR THE CONSTRUC-

TION AND MAINTENANCE OF STREET

ROADS FOR FIRE ENGINE ACCESS AND

STORM WATER CULVERTS TO DIVERT THE

FLOW OF WATER AND MUD AWAY FROM

Figurine - $69.99

#8 - Silver Spoon - $3.99

#9 - Vintage Seiko Watch

(hers) - $9.99

#10 - Vintage Turquoise Ring

(his) - $9.99

#11 - Older Pearl Broche

-$9.99

#12 - Vintage Cuckoo Clock

Black Forest - $199.99

#13 - Vintage Broche

(beautiful) - $4.99

#14 - Vintage German Travel

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RESIDENCES.

IF APPROVED THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

WILL DIRECT THE DISTRICT SECRETARY

TO FILE SAID REPORT WITH THE LOS AN-

GELES COUNTY AUDITOR AND REQUEST

THE AUDITOR TO PLACE THE FISCAL YEAR

2019-2020 DIRECT ASSESSMENTS ON THE

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Pasadena Weekly, 7/4/19, 7/11/19

ORDER TO SHOW CAuse FOR CHANGE

OF NAME Case No.19stcP02450

SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUN-

TY OF LOS ANGELES. Petition of EDWIN

CLINTON BASHAM for Change of Name. TO

ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1.) Petitioner:

Edwin Clinton Basham filed a petition with

this court for a decree changing names as

follows: a.) Edwin Clinton Basham to Clinton

Edwin Basham 2.) THE COURT ORDERS that

all persons interested in this matter appear

before this court at the hearing indicated

below to show cause, if any, why the petition

for change of name should not be granted.

Any person objecting to the name changes

described above must file a written objection

that includes the reasons for the objection

at least two court days before the matter is

scheduled to be heard and must appear at

the hearing to show cause why the petition

should not be granted. If no written objection

is timely filed, the court may grant the petition

without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING:

Date: 8/13/19. Time: 10:30 AM. Dept.: 44

Room: 418. The address of the court is 111

N. Hill St. Los Angeles, Ca 90012. A copy of

this Order to Show Cause shall be published

at least once each week for four successive

weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the

petition in the following newspaper of general

circulation, printed in this county: Pasadena

Weekly. Original filed: June 18, 2019. Judge

Edward B. Moreton Jr., Judge of the Superior

Court. PUBLISH: Pasadena Weekly 7/4/19,

7/11/19, 7/18/19, 7/25/19

ORDER TO SHOW CAuse FOR CHANGE

OF NAME Case No.19GDCP00229

SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA,

COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES. Petition of

SEUNGAE YANG for Change of Name. TO

ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1.) Petitioner:

Seungae Yang filed a petition with this court

for a decree changing names as follows: a.)

Seungae Yang to Christy Seungae Yang 2.)

THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested

in this matter appear before this court

at the hearing indicated below to show cause,

if any, why the petition for change of name

should not be granted. Any person objecting

to the name changes described above must

file a written objection that includes the reasons

for the objection at least two court days

before the matter is scheduled to be heard and

must appear at the hearing to show cause

why the petition should not be granted. If no

written objection is timely filed, the court may

grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE

MORLIN ASSET MANAGEMENT, LP,

A Delaware Limited Partnership as Agent

for the JOINT MANAGEMENT COUNCIL,

an unincorporated association, will receive

qualifications packages from general contractors

wishing to become pre-qualified for an available

bidding opportunity at Los Angeles Union

Station. It is the intent of this Joint Management

Council to select a firm that will provide

construction services at Los Angeles Union Station

at the best overall value. In order to be fully

considered for prequalification and subsequent

bidding opportunities, please proceed to

the RFIQ questionnaire at: https://forms.gle/

M5EEA4EKeKExKfATA. Completed forms are due

on or before close of business by July 22, 2019.

Submissions received after 5:00pm on July 22,

2019 will be rejected.

OF HEARING: Date: 9/4/19. Time: 8:30 AM.

Dept.: D. The address of the court is 600 East

Broadway Glendale, CA 91206. A copy of

this Order to Show Cause shall be published

at least once each week for four successive

weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the

petition in the following newspaper of general

circulation, printed in this county: Pasadena

Weekly. Original filed: June 18, 2019. Darrell

Mavis, Judge of the Superior Court. PUB-

LISH: Pasadena Weekly 7/4/19, 7/11/19,

7/18/19, 7/25/19

Notice OF INteNtioN TO SELL

boNDS Not TO EXceeD $12,625,000*

citY OF PASADENA, CAliFORNIA

electRIC REVENue REFUNDING

BONDS, 2019 SERIES

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of

Pasadena (the ìCityî) intends to receive electronically

transmitted bids until 9:30 a.m., Pacific

time on July 22, 2019 through the use of

an electronic bidding service offered by Ipreo

LLC and the ParityÆ bid delivery system, for

the purchase of all of the above-captioned

bonds (the ìBondsî) dated as of the date of

delivery thereof, and maturing on such dates

as described in the related Notice Inviting

Bids (the ìNoticeî). Bids for less than all of the

Bonds will not be accepted. The City reserves

the right to postpone the time or date established

for the receipt of bids and/or to modify

or amend the Notice as more fully described

in the Notice.

NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN that

electronic copies of the Notice and the Preliminary

Official Statement issued in connection

with the sale of the Bonds, may be

obtained from the City’s financial advisor,

Public Resources Advisory Group, 11500

West Olympic Boulevard, Suite 502, Los Angeles,

California 90064, Attention: Edmund

Soong (telephone (310) 477-8487; fax (310)

477-0105), or can be obtained online at http://

www.munios.com/.

Date: July 11, 2019

/s/ Matthew Hawkesworth

Director of Finance

City of Pasadena

* Preliminary amount to be as set forth in the

Notice Inviting Bids, subject to adjustment as

provided therein.

ORDER TO SHOW CAuse FOR CHANGE

OF NAME Case No.19bbcP00236

SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUN-

TY OF LOS ANGELES. Petition of GEORGE

AMADEUS RIVERA, for Change of Name. TO

ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1.) Petitioner:

George Amadeus Rivera filed a petition with

this court for a decree changing names as

follows: a.) George Amadeus Rivera to Mark

Amadeus Rivera 2.) THE COURT ORDERS

that all persons interested in this matter appear

before this court at the hearing indicated

below to show cause, if any, why the petition

for change of name should not be granted.

Any person objecting to the name changes

described above must file a written objection

that includes the reasons for the objection

at least two court days before the matter is

scheduled to be heard and must appear at the

hearing to show cause why the petition should

not be granted. If no written objection is timely

filed, the court may grant the petition without

a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date:

8/23/19. Time: 8:30 AM. Dept.: A. The address

of the court is, 300 East Olive Burbank,

CA 91502. A copy of this Order to Show Cause

shall be published at least once each week for

four successive weeks prior to the date set for

hearing on the petition in the following newspaper

of general circulation, printed in this

county: Pasadena Weekly. Original filed: July

8, 2019. Darrell Mavis, Judge of the Superior

Court. PUBLISH: Pasadena Weekly 7/11/19,

7/18/19, 7/25/19, 8/1/19

ORDER TO SHOW CAuse FOR CHANGE

OF NAME Case No.19GDCP00207

SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA,

COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES. Petition of RO-

SAMARIA BECERRA MERCADO, for Change

of Name. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1.)

Petitioner: Rosamaria Becerra Mercado filed

a petition with this court for a decree changing

names as follows: a.) Rosamaria Becerra Mercado

to Rosemarie Becerra-Ayala b.) Rosemary

Becerra Ayala to Rosemarie Becerra-Ayala

2.) THE COURT ORDERS that all persons

interested in this matter appear before this

court at the hearing indicated below to show

cause, if any, why the petition for change of

name should not be granted. Any person objecting

to the name changes described above

must file a written objection that includes the

reasons for the objection at least two court

days before the matter is scheduled to be

heard and must appear at the hearing to show

cause why the petition should not be granted.

If no written objection is timely filed, the court

may grant the petition without a hearing.

NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: 8/14/19. Time:

8:30 AM. Dept.: D. The address of the court

is, 600 East Broadway, Room 279 Glendale,

CA 91206. A copy of this Order to Show Cause

shall be published at least once each week for

four successive weeks prior to the date set for

hearing on the petition in the following newspaper

of general circulation, printed in this

county: Pasadena Weekly. Original filed: May

29, 2019. Darrell Mavis, Judge of the Superior

Court. PUBLISH: Pasadena Weekly 7/11/19,

7/18/19, 7/25/19, 8/1/19

ORDER TO SHOW CAuse FOR CHANGE

OF NAME Case No.19GDCP00251

SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA,

COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES. Petition of PI-

ETRO MICHAEL MARCHIONE, for Change

of Name. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS:

1.) Petitioner: Pietro Michael Marchione filed

a petition with this court for a decree changing

names as follows: a.) Pietro Michael Marchione

to Peter Michael Marchione 2.) THE

COURT ORDERS that all persons interested

in this matter appear before this court at the

hearing indicated below to show cause, if any,

why the petition for change of name should

not be granted. Any person objecting to the

name changes described above must file a

written objection that includes the reasons

for the objection at least two court days before

the matter is scheduled to be heard and must

appear at the hearing to show cause why the

petition should not be granted. If no written

objection is timely filed, the court may grant

the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF

HEARING: Date: 9/18/19. Time: 8:30 AM.

Dept.: E. The address of the court is, 600 East

Broadway Glendale, CA 91206. A copy of

this Order to Show Cause shall be published

at least once each week for four successive

weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the

petition in the following newspaper of general

circulation, printed in this county: Pasadena

Weekly. Original filed: June 28, 2019. Darrell

Mavis, Judge of the Superior Court. PUB-

LISH: Pasadena Weekly 7/11/19, 7/18/19,

7/25/19, 8/1/19

ORDER TO SHOW CAuse FOR CHANGE

OF NAME Case No.19GDCP00260

SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA,

COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES. Petition of

ANDREA BLIZZARD, for Change of Name. TO

ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1.) Petitioner:

Andrea Blizzard filed a petition with this court

for a decree changing names as follows: a.)

Andrea Blizzard to Angel Andrea Epps 2.) THE

COURT ORDERS that all persons interested

in this matter appear before this court at the

hearing indicated below to show cause, if any,

why the petition for change of name should

not be granted. Any person objecting to the

name changes described above must file a

written objection that includes the reasons

for the objection at least two court days before

the matter is scheduled to be heard and must

appear at the hearing to show cause why the

petition should not be granted. If no written

objection is timely filed, the court may grant

the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF

HEARING: Date: 8/28/19. Time: 8:30 AM.

Dept.: E. The address of the court is, 600 East

Broadway Glendale, CA 91206. A copy of

this Order to Show Cause shall be published

at least once each week for four successive

weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the

petition in the following newspaper of general

circulation, printed in this county: Pasadena

Weekly. Original filed: July 2, 2019. Darrell

Mavis, Judge of the Superior Court. PUB-

LISH: Pasadena Weekly 7/11/19, 7/18/19,

7/25/19, 8/1/19

Bulk Sales Notices

Notice OF SAle OF ABANDONED

PROPERTY

Notice Is Hereby Given That Pursuant To

Sections 21700-21716 Of The Business And

Professions Code, Section 2328 Of The UCC,

Section 535 Of The Penal Code And Provisions

Of The Civil Code, ALLEN AVENUE

SELF STORAGE PASADENA, 234 N. ALLEN

AVE PASADENA CA 91106, County Of Los

Angeles, State Of California, Above Address

Will Sell, To Satisfy Lien Of The Owner,

At Public Sale. Auction To Be Conducted

Through Online Auction Services of WWW.

LOCKERFOX.COM, with bids opening On Or

After July 18th, 2019 And Ending On Or After

July 25th, 2019 12:00pm.

The Personal Goods Stored Therein by the

Following May Include, but are not limited to:

MISC. HOUSEHOLD GOODS, PERSONAL

ITEMS, FURNITURE, CLOTHING AND/OR

BUSINESS ITEMS ETCÖ

Aunjel Adams

Purchases Must Be Made in Cash and Paid

at the time of Sale. All Goods are Sold as is

and must be Removed within 72 Hours of

the time of Purchase. Allen Ave Self Storage-

Pasadena Reserves the Right to Retract Bids.

Sale is Subject to Adjournment.

Pasadena Weekly 7/11/19, 7/18/19

Notice OF SAle ABANDONED

PERSONAL PROPERTY

Notice is hereby given that the undersigned

intends to sell the personal property described

below to enforce a lien imposed on

said property pursuant to the California Self

Storage Act. Items will be sold at www.storagetreasures.com

by competitive bidding ending

on July 16, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Property has

been stored and is located at A-1 Self Storage,

2300 Poplar Blvd., Alhambra, CA 91801 Sale

subject to cancellation up to the time of sale,

company reserves the right to refuse any

online bids.

Property to be sold as follows: misc. household

goods, computers, electronics, tools,

personal items, furniture, clothing, office

furniture & equipment, sporting goods, etc.;

belonging to the following:

Alma Delia Ramirez

Shirley Robles

Alma Delia Ramirez

Auction by StorageTreasures.com

800-213-4183

Pasadena Weekly 7/4/19, 7/11/19

Notice OF SAle OF ABANDONED

PROPERTY

Notice Is Hereby Given That Pursuant To

Sections 21700-21716 Of The Business And

Professions Code, Section 2328 Of The UCC,

Section 535 Of The Penal Code And Provisions

Of The Civil Code, PSA SELF STORAGE

8000 ARTSON ST. ROSEMEAD 91770 & PSA

SELF STORAGE 600 SOUTH GARFIELD AVE.

ALHAMBRA 91801 County Of Los Angeles,

State Of California Will Sell By Competitive

Bidding The Following Units at the two sites

listed below: Auction to Be Conducted

through Online Auction Services of WWW.

LOCKERFOX.COM, with bids opening on or

after 9:00 am on, July 5th, 2019 and closing

on or after 12:00pm, July 12th, 2019

The Personal Goods Stored Therein by the

Following May Include, but are not limited to:

MISC. HOUSEHOLD GOODS, PERSONAL

ITEMS, FURNITURE, CLOTHING AND/OR

BUSINESS ITEMS/FIXTURES.

PSA ROSEMEAD, 8000 ARTSON ST. ROSE-

MEAD, CA 91770

Mendez, Samantha

Schwartz, Jeffrey

Orozco, Israel

Lopez, Octavio

Cao, Jiezhous

PSA ALHAMBRA, 600 SOUTH GARFIELD

AVE. ALHAMBRA, CA 91801

Anthony House

Ashley Lara

Purchases Must Be Made in Cash and Paid at

the time of Sale. All Goods are Sold as is and

must be Removed within 24 Hours of the time

of Purchase. PSA Self Storage-Rosemead

Reserves the Right to Retract Bids. Sale is

Subject to Adjournment.

Pasadena Weekly 7/4/19, 7/11/19

Notice OF Public LIEN SAle

Notice is hereby given per Section 21700

et seq. of the California Business & Professions

Code that the Undersigned, ARROYO

PARKWAY SELF STORAGE, located at 411

S. Arroyo Pkwy. Pasadena, County of Los

Angeles, California, will conduct a Public Lien

Sale of the personal property described below

at 9:00AM on the 26th day of July, 2019. The

Undersigned will accept cash bids to satisfy

a lien for past due rent and incident incurred.

The items to be sold are generally described

as follows:

Office & home furniture, area rugs/carpet,

tools, tool boxes, clothing, shoes, mattress,

bedframe, bedding, cabinets, boxes, sealed

boxes, bags, bikes, toys, artificial trees, flowers,

music albums, CD’s, DVD’s, videos, music

instruments, artwork, pictures, luggage,

household appliances, products and supplies,

kitchen supplies, sewing machines and

supplies, craft supplies, sporting and exercise

equipment, stereo equipment, speakers, television,

office equipment and supplies, computer

equipment/parts/soft-ware & hardware,

fax machines/printers, communications and

electronic equipment, books, file cabinets,

maintenance and construction tools, dollies,

storage containers, cabinets, miscellaneous

decorations, hats, purses, shelves, promotional

merchandise and products, office supplies

,other commercial, personal and household

items, stored by the following persons:

NAME OF ACCOUNT

Nancy Denise Middleton

Auctioneer’s Name: Jim O’ Brien

Auctioneer’s Telephone#:

(951) 681-4113

Bond#: 10067768

Publish Pasadena Weekly

7/11/19, 7/18/19

SuMMons

-IN THE JUVENile COURT FOR

WilliAMsoN COUNTY, TENNessee

AT FRANkliN, IN RE: ELISHA FAitH

DYER, DelbeRT AND ANGelA

HARDIN, PetitioNERS vs. SARAH

eliZAbetH COTTON AND MAURice

DYER, RESPONDENts. ORDER FOR

seRVice BY PublicAtioN

It appearing to the Court that diligent effort has

been made to serve the Respondent, MAU-

RICE DYER, to no avail so that ordinary process

of law cannot be served upon him; and

It is therefore ORDERED that service of process

upon Respondent shall issue by publication,

and he is hereby required to appear

and answer or otherwise defend against the

Petition for Dependency and Neglect filed

by Petitioners with 30 days after the date of

the last publication of this notice, otherwise

a default judgement will be entered against

said Respondent in open court for the relief

demanded in the Petition for Dependency

and Neglect. It is therefore ordered that service

of process shall issue against the above

Respondent, MAURICE DYER, by publication

in a newspaper of general circulation serving

Los Angeles, California, once weekly for a

period of four (4) consecutive weeks. Filing

may be made at the Juvenile Court of Williamson

County, Tennessee, 408 Century

Court, Franklin, Tennessee 37064, Docket

No.34323.

Pasadena Weekly, 6/20/19, 6/27/19, 7/4/19,

7/11/19

Probate Notices

Notice OF PetitioN TO ADMINisteR

estAte OF GERALD LAYloN

CRAWFORD

Case No.19stPB03566

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent

creditors, and persons who may otherwise

be interested in the will or estate, or both,

of GERALD LAYLON CRAWFORD

A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by

Briana Casay in the Superior Court of California,

County of LOS ANGELES.

THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests

that Briana Casay be appointed as personal

representative to administer the estate of the

decedent.

THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will

and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate.

The will and any codicils are available for examination

in the file kept by the court.

THE PETITION requests authority to administer

the estate under the Independent Administration

of Estates Act. (This authority will allow

the personal representative to take many

actions without obtaining court approval.

Before taking certain very important actions,

however, the personal representative will be

required to give notice to interested persons

unless they have waived notice or consented

to the proposed action.) The independent administration

authority will be granted unless

an interested person files an objection to the

petition and shows good cause why the court

should not grant the authority.

A HEARING on the petition will be held on July

25, 2019 at 8:30 AM in Dept. No. 29 located at

111 N. Hill St., Los Angeles, CA 90012.

IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition,

you should appear at the hearing and state

your objections or file written objections with

the court before the hearing. Your appearance

may be in person or by your attorney.

IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent

creditor of the decedent, you must file your

claim with the court and mail a copy to the

personal representative appointed by the

court within the later of either (1) four months

from the date of first issuance of letters to a

general personal representative, as defined in

section 58(b) of the California Probate Code,

or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal

delivery to you of a notice under section

9052 of the California Probate Code.

Other California statutes and legal authority

may affect your rights as a creditor. You may

want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable

in California law.

YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court.

If you are a person interested in the estate, you

may file with the court a Request for Special

Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory

and appraisal of estate assets or of any

petition or account as provided in Probate

Code section 1250. A Request for Special

Notice form is available from the court clerk.

Petitioner: Briana Casay

BRIANA CASAY

294 BELLA VISTA AVE

PASADENA CA 91107

CN961465 CRAWFORD Jun 20,27, Jul 4,

2019

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50 PASADENA WEEKLY | 07.11.19

ministration authority will be granted unless

an interested person files an objection to the

petition and shows good cause why the court

should not grant the authority.

A HEARING on the petition will be held in this

court as follows: 07/25/19 at 8:30AM in Dept.

79 located at 111 N. HILL ST., LOS ANGELES,

CA 90012

IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition,

you should appear at the hearing and state

your objections or file written objections with

the court before the hearing. Your appearance

may be in person or by your attorney.

IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent

creditor of the decedent, you must file your

claim with the court and mail a copy to the

personal representative appointed by the

court within the later of either (1) four months

from the date of first issuance of letters to a

general personal representative, as defined in

section 58(b) of the California Probate Code,

or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal

delivery to you of a notice under section

9052 of the California Probate Code.

Other California statutes and legal authority

may affect your rights as a creditor. You may

want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable

in California law.

YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court.

If you are a person interested in the estate, you

may file with the court a Request for Special

Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory

and appraisal of estate assets or of any

petition or account as provided in Probate

Code section 1250. A Request for Special

Notice form is available from the court clerk.

Attorney for Petitioner

JASON A. FETCHIK - SBN 227832

DRISKELL & GORDON

180 N. GLENDORA AVENUE, SUITE 201

GLENDORA CA 91741

6/27, 7/4, 7/11/19

CNS-3266873#

PASADENA WEEKLY

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER

ESTATE OF:

LILA FLUSFEDER

CASE No.19STPB04881

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent

creditors, and persons who may otherwise

be interested in the WILL or estate, or

both of LILA FLUSFEDER.

A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed

by STEVEN C. GOLDBERG, ALAN JAY in the

Superior Court of California, County of LOS

ANGELES.

THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that

STEVEN C. GOLDBERG AND ALAN JAY be

appointed as personal representative to administer

the estate of the decedent.

THE PETITION requests the decedent’s WILL

and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate.

The WILL and any codicils are available for

examination in the file kept by the court.

THE PETITION requests authority to administer

the estate under the Independent Administration

of Estates Act . (This authority will allow

the personal representative to take many

actions without obtaining court approval.

Before taking certain very important actions,

however, the personal representative will be

required to give notice to interested persons

unless they have waived notice or consented

to the proposed action.) The independent administration

authority will be granted unless

an interested person files an objection to the

petition and shows good cause why the court

should not grant the authority.

A HEARING on the petition will be held in this

court as follows: 08/02/19 at 8:30AM in Dept.

67, ROOM 614 located at 111 N. HILL ST., LOS

ANGELES, CA 90012

IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition,

you should appear at the hearing and state

your objections or file written objections with

the court before the hearing. Your appearance

may be in person or by your attorney.

IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent

creditor of the decedent, you must file your

claim with the court and mail a copy to the

personal representative appointed by the

court within the later of either (1) four months

from the date of first issuance of letters to a

general personal representative, as defined in

section 58(b) of the California Probate Code,

or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal

delivery to you of a notice under section

9052 of the California Probate Code.

Other California statutes and legal authority

may affect your rights as a creditor. You may

want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable

in California law.

YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court.

If you are a person interested in the estate, you

may file with the court a Request for Special

Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory

and appraisal of estate assets or of any

petition or account as provided in Probate

Code section 1250. A Request for Special

Notice form is available from the court clerk.

In Pro Per Petitioner

STEVEN C. GOLDBERG

3680 GIDDINGS RANCH RD.

ALTADENA CA 91001

7/4, 7/11, 7/18/19

CNS-3268778#

PASADENA WEEKLY

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER

ESTATE OF GERALDINE ANNE BERLEN

Case No.19STPB05997

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent

creditors, and persons who may otherwise

be interested in the will or estate, or both,

of GERALDINE ANNE BERLEN

A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by

Rosanne Berlen in the Superior Court of California,

County of LOS ANGELES.

THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that

Rosanne Berlen be appointed as personal

representative to administer the estate of the

decedent.

THE PETITION requests authority to administer

the estate under the Independent Administration

of Estates Act. (This authority will allow

the personal representative to take many

actions without obtaining court approval.

Before taking certain very important actions,

however, the personal representative will be

required to give notice to interested persons

unless they have waived notice or consented

to the proposed action.) The independent administration

authority will be granted unless

an interested person files an objection to the

petition and shows good cause why the court

should not grant the authority.

A HEARING on the petition will be held on July

30, 2019 at 8:30 AM in Dept. No. 29 located at

111 N. Hill St., Los Angeles, CA 90012.

IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition,

you should appear at the hearing and state

your objections or file written objections with

the court before the hearing. Your appearance

may be in person or by your attorney.

IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent

creditor of the decedent, you must file your

claim with the court and mail a copy to the

personal representative appointed by the

court within the later of either (1) four months

from the date of first issuance of letters to a

general personal representative, as defined in

section 58(b) of the California Probate Code,

or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal

delivery to you of a notice under section

9052 of the California Probate Code.

Other California statutes and legal authority

may affect your rights as a creditor. You may

want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable

in California law.

YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court.

If you are a person interested in the estate, you

may file with the court a Request for Special

Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory

and appraisal of estate assets or of any

petition or account as provided in Probate

Code section 1250. A Request for Special

Notice form is available from the court clerk.

Attorney for petitioner:

DONALD J HROMADKA ESQ

SBN 53784

HROMADKA & GAULKE

11661 SAN VICENTE BLVD

STE 410

LOS ANGELES CA 90049-5112

CN962122 BERLEN Jul 11,18,25, 2019

Trustee Sales

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS

No.CA-19-853361-BF Order No.:

DS7300-19001454

YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF

TRUST DATED 12/23/2005. UNLESS YOU

TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROP-

ERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE.

IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE

NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST

YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.

A public auction sale to the highest bidder

for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or

national bank, check drawn by state or federal

credit union, or a check drawn by a state or

federal savings and loan association, or savings

association, or savings bank specified

in Section 5102 to the Financial Code and

authorized to do business in this state, will be

held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will

be made, but without covenant or warranty,

expressed or implied, regarding title, possession,

or encumbrances, to pay the remaining

principal sum of the note(s) secured by the

Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges

thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances,

under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest

thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the

Trustee for the total amount (at the time of

the initial publication of the Notice of Sale)

reasonably estimated to be set forth below.

The amount may be greater on the day of sale.

BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS

THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor

(s): Linda J Simpson, as Trustee of the Linda

J Simpson 2002 Revocable Trust Recorded:

1/30/2006 as Instrument No. 06 0217572 of

Official Records in the office of the Recorder

of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of

Sale: 7/25/2019 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale:

Behind the fountain located in Civic Center

Plaza, located at 400 Civic Center Plaza,

Pomona CA 91766 Amount of unpaid balance

and other charges: $205,030.26 The purported

property address is: 2969 N MOUNT

CURVE AVE, ALTADENA, CA 910011768

Assessor’s Parcel No.: 5842-002-028 Legal

Description: Please be advised that the legal

description set forth on the Deed of Trust is in

error. The legal description of the property secured

by the Deed of Trust is more properly set

forth and made part of Exhibit “A” as attached

hereto. A portion of Lot 2 of Tract No 813 in

the City of Altadena, as per Map recorded in

Book 17 Page 182 of Maps, in the Office of

the County Reorder of said County, shown as

a strip marked ‘Not a part of this Tract’ lying

between Block ‘G’ and ‘J’ on the Map of Tract

No 6954, recorded in Book 75 Page 54 et seq

of said Map records, described as follows

All that Portion of said Strip, 60 feet wide, lying

between the Northwesterly prolongation

of the East and West lines respectively of Lot

17 in Block ‘G’ of said Tract 6954. NOTICE TO

POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering

bidding on this property lien, you should

understand that there are risks involved in

bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding

on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing

the highest bid at a trustee auction does

not automatically entitle you to free and clear

ownership of the property. You should also be

aware that the lien being auctioned off may be

a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at

the auction, you are or may be responsible

for paying off all liens senior to the lien being

auctioned off, before you can receive clear

title to the property. You are encouraged to

investigate the existence, priority, and size

of outstanding liens that may exist on this

property by contacting the county recorder’s

office or a title insurance company, either of

which may charge you a fee for this information.

If you consult either of these resources,

you should be aware that the same lender

may hold more than one mortgage or deed

of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROP-

ERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this

notice of sale may be postponed one or more

times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee,

or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the

California Civil Code. The law requires that

information about trustee sale postponements

be made available to you and to the

public, as a courtesy to those not present at

the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale

date has been postponed, and, if applicable,

the rescheduled time and date for the sale of

this property, you may call 916-939-0772 for

information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit

this Internet Web site http://www.qualityloan.

com, using the file number assigned to this

foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-19-853361-

BF. Information about postponements that

are very short in duration or that occur close

in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately

be reflected in the telephone information

or on the Internet Web site. The best way to

verify postponement information is to attend

the scheduled sale. The undersigned Trustee

disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of

the property address or other common designation,

if any, shown herein. If no street address

or other common designation is shown,

directions to the location of the property may

be obtained by sending a written request to the

beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first

publication of this Notice of Sale. If the sale

is set aside for any reason, including if the

Trustee is unable to convey title, the Purchaser

at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of

the monies paid to the Trustee. This shall be

the Purchaser’s sole and exclusive remedy.

The purchaser shall have no further recourse

against the Trustor, the Trustee, the Beneficiary,

the Beneficiary’s Agent, or the Beneficiary’s

Attorney. If you have previously been

discharged through bankruptcy, you may

have been released of personal liability for

this loan in which case this letter is intended

to exercise the note holders right’s against the

real property only. Date: Quality Loan Service

Corporation 2763 Camino Del Rio South San

Diego, CA 92108 619-645-7711 For NON

SALE information only Sale Line: 916-939-

0772 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan.

com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext

5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA-

19-853361-BF IDSPub #0154023 7/4/2019

7/11/2019 7/18/2019

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS

No.CA-19-852822-CL Order No.:

DS7300-19001307

YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF

TRUST DATED 8/17/2007. UNLESS YOU

TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROP-

ERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE.

IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE

NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST

YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.

A public auction sale to the highest bidder

for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state

or national bank, check drawn by state or

federal credit union, or a check drawn by a

state or federal savings and loan association,

or savings association, or savings bank

specified in Section 5102 to the Financial

Code and authorized to do business in this

state, will be held by duly appointed trustee.

The sale will be made, but without covenant

or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding

title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay

the remaining principal sum of the note(s)

secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest

and late charges thereon, as provided in the

note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed

of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and

expenses of the Trustee for the total amount

(at the time of the initial publication of the

Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be

set forth below. The amount may be greater

on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT

TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT

DUE. Trustor(s): Kimberly J. Bulgarelli and

Timothy D. Bulgarelli, wife and husband

as joint tenants Recorded: 8/28/2007 as

Instrument No. 20072006203 of Official

Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS

ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale:

8/1/2019 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: Behind

the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza,

located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona

CA 91766 Amount of unpaid balance and

other charges: $204,415.46 The purported

property address is: 454 N CRAIG AVE,

PASADENA, CA 91107 Assessor’s Parcel

No.: 5744-022-010 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL

BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on

this property lien, you should understand that

there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee

auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on

the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a

trustee auction does not automatically entitle

you to free and clear ownership of the property.

You should also be aware that the lien

being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you

are the highest bidder at the auction, you are

or may be responsible for paying off all liens

senior to the lien being auctioned off, before

you can receive clear title to the property. You

are encouraged to investigate the existence,

priority, and size of outstanding liens that may

exist on this property by contacting the county

recorder’s office or a title insurance company,

either of which may charge you a fee for this

information. If you consult either of these resources,

you should be aware that the same

lender may hold more than one mortgage

or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO

PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown

on this notice of sale may be postponed one

or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary,

trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g

of the California Civil Code. The law requires

that information about trustee sale postponements

be made available to you and to the

public, as a courtesy to those not present at

the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale

date has been postponed, and, if applicable,

the rescheduled time and date for the sale of

this property, you may call 916-939-0772 for

information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit

this Internet Web site http://www.qualityloan.

com, using the file number assigned to this

foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-19-852822-

CL. Information about postponements that

are very short in duration or that occur close

in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately

be reflected in the telephone information

or on the Internet Web site. The best way to

verify postponement information is to attend

the scheduled sale. The undersigned Trustee

disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of

the property address or other common designation,

if any, shown herein. If no street address

or other common designation is shown,

directions to the location of the property may

be obtained by sending a written request to the

beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first

publication of this Notice of Sale. If the sale

is set aside for any reason, including if the

Trustee is unable to convey title, the Purchaser

at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of

the monies paid to the Trustee. This shall be

the Purchaser’s sole and exclusive remedy.

The purchaser shall have no further recourse

against the Trustor, the Trustee, the Beneficiary,

the Beneficiary’s Agent, or the Beneficiary’s

Attorney. If you have previously been

discharged through bankruptcy, you may

have been released of personal liability for

this loan in which case this letter is intended

to exercise the note holders right’s against the

real property only. Date: Quality Loan Service

Corporation 2763 Camino Del Rio South San

Diego, CA 92108 619-645-7711 For NON

SALE information only Sale Line: 916-939-

0772 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan.

com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext

5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA-

19-852822-CL IDSPub #0154496 7/11/2019

7/18/2019 7/25/2019

Fict. Business Names

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATE-

MENT FILE No.2019148169

Type of Filing: Original The following

person(s) is (are) doing business as: FACIL-

ITY ENVIROMENTS; 530 S. Lake Ave., #295

Pasadena, CA 91101. COUNTY: Los Angeles.

REGISTERED OWNER(S) Ellen L. Chess, 530

S. Lake Ave., #295 Pasadena, CA 91101. THIS

BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY an Individual.

The registrant commenced to transact business

under the Fictitious Business Name or

names listed above on: 05/1991. I declare

that all information in this statement is true

and correct. /s/: Ellen L. Chess. TITLE:

Owner. This statement was filed with the LA

County Clerk on: May 29, 2019. NOTICE in

accordance with subdivision (a) of Section

17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally

expires at the end of five years from the date

on which it was filed in the office of the county

clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of

Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after

any change in the facts set forth in the statement

pursuant to Section 17913 other than a

change in the residence address of a registered

owner. a new Fictitious Business Name

statement must be filed before the expiration.

The filing of this statement does not of itself

authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious

Business Name in violation of the rights of

another under federal, state, or common law

(see Section 14411 et seq., business and professions

code). Publish: Pasadena Weekly.

Dates: 6/20/19, 6/27/19, 7/4/19, 7/11/19

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATE-

MENT FILE No.2019160179

Type of Filing: Original. The following

person(s) is (are) doing business as: OS-

TEOSTRONG SOUTH PASADENA. 630

Mission Street Ste. A South Pasadena, CA

91030, 560 West Main Street C-241 Alhambra,

CA 91801. COUNTY: Los Angeles.

REGISTERED OWNER(S) Bone Hackers LLC,

560 West Main Street C-241 Alhambra, CA

91801. State of Incorporation or LLC: California.

THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY

a Limited Liability Company. The registrant

commenced to transact business under the

fictitious business name or names listed

above on: 06/2019. I declare that all information

in this statement is true and correct. /s/

Ricardo Ayala. TITLE: Manager, Corp or LLC

Name: Bone Hackers LLC. This statement

was filed with the LA County Clerk on: June

11, 2019. NOTICE in accordance with subdivision

(a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name

statement generally expires at the end of five

years from the date on which it was filed in the

office of the county clerk, except, as provided

in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it

expires 40 days after any change in the facts

set forth in the statement pursuant to Section

17913 other than a change in the residence

address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious

Business Name statement must be filed

before the expiration. The filing of this statement

does not of itself authorize the use in this

state of a fictitious business name in violation

of the rights of another under federal, state,

or common law (see Section 14411 et seq.,

Business and Professions code). Publish:

Pasadena Weekly. Dates: 6/20/19, 6/27/19,

7/4/19, 7/11/19

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATE-

MENT FILE No.2019162725

Type of Filing: Original. The following

person(s) is (are) doing business as: OBJECT

& DAWN. 6931 Kittyhawk Ave., Apt. 302 Los

Angeles, CA 90045, 13428 Maxella Ave.,

#223 Marina del Rey, CA 90292. COUNTY:

Los Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Object

& Dawn LLC, 6931 Kittyhawk Ave., Apt.

302 Los Angeles, CA 90045. State of Incorporation

or LLC: California. THIS BUSINESS

IS CONDUCTED BY a Limited Liability Company.

The registrant commenced to transact

business under the fictitious business name

or names listed above on: 04/2019. I declare

that all information in this statement is true

and correct. /s/ Michael Long. TITLE: Partner,

Corp or LLC Name: Object & Dawn LLC. This

statement was filed with the LA County Clerk

on: June 13, 2019. NOTICE in accordance

with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious

Name statement generally expires at the

end of five years from the date on which it was

filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as

provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920,

where it expires 40 days after any change in

the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to

Section 17913 other than a change in the residence

address of a registered owner. a new

Fictitious Business Name statement must be

filed before the expiration. The filing of this

statement does not of itself authorize the use

in this state of a fictitious business name in

violation of the rights of another under federal,

state, or common law (see Section 14411 et

seq., Business and Professions code).

Publish: Pasadena Weekly. Dates: 6/20/19,

6/27/19, 7/4/19, 7/11/19

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATE-

MENT FILE No.2019159328

Type of Filing: Original. The following

person(s) is (are) doing business as: LUCID

AVIATION RESOURCES. 410 Raymondale

Dr., Unit 12 South Pasadena, CA 91030.

COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED

OWNER(S) Lucid Rabbit LLC, 410 Raymondale

Dr., Unit 12 South Pasadena, CA 91030.

State of Incorporation or LLC: California. THIS

BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY a Limited Liability

Company. The registrant commenced

to transact business under the fictitious business

name or names listed above on: N/A. I

declare that all information in this statement

is true and correct. /s/ Lord Nicolas. TITLE:

President, Corp or LLC Name: Lucid Rabbit

LLC. This statement was filed with the LA

County Clerk on: June 11, 2019. NOTICE in

accordance with subdivision (a) of Section

17920, a Fictitious Name statement generally

expires at the end of five years from the date

on which it was filed in the office of the county

clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of

Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after

any change in the facts set forth in the statement

pursuant to Section 17913 other than a

change in the residence address of a registered

owner. a new Fictitious Business Name

statement must be filed before the expiration.

The filing of this statement does not of itself

authorize the use in this state of a fictitious

business name in violation of the rights of

another under federal, state, or common law

(see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions

code). Publish: Pasadena Weekly.

Dates: 6/20/19, 6/27/19, 7/4/19, 7/11/19

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATE-

MENT FILE No.2019162938

Type of Filing: Original. The following

person(s) is (are) doing business as: BINGE!

CREATIVE, BINGE! NETWORK SOLUTIONS.

204 Yale Ave., Ste. B Claremont, CA 91711,

463 S. Oakland Ave., Apt. #7 Pasadena,

CA 91101. COUNTY: Los Angeles. Articles

of Incorporation or Organization Number:

4272852. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Binge!

Inc., 463 S. Oakland Ave., Apt. #7 Pasadena,

CA 91101. State of Incorporation or LLC:

California. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED

BY a Corporation. The registrant commenced

to transact business under the fictitious

business name or names listed above on:

06/2019. I declare that all information in this

statement is true and correct. /s/ Joseph Bartucca.

TITLE: President, Corp or LLC Name:

Binge! Inc. This statement was filed with the

LA County Clerk on: June 13, 2019. NOTICE

in accordance with subdivision (a) of Section

17920, a Fictitious Name statement generally

expires at the end of five years from the date

on which it was filed in the office of the county

clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of

Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after

any change in the facts set forth in the statement

pursuant to Section 17913 other than a

change in the residence address of a registered

owner. a new Fictitious Business Name

statement must be filed before the expiration.

The filing of this statement does not of itself

authorize the use in this state of a fictitious

business name in violation of the rights of

another under federal, state, or common law

(see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions

code). Publish: Pasadena Weekly.

Dates: 6/20/19, 6/27/19, 7/4/19, 7/11/19

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATE-

MENT FILE No.2019163381

Type of Filing: Original The following

person(s) is (are) doing business as: AP-

INITECH, APINI TECHNOLOGY, APINI

TECH; 615 W. Montecito Ave., Sierra Madre,

CA 91024. COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGIS-

TERED OWNER(S) Konstantin Zamuruyev

and Nina Zamuruyev, 615 W. Montecito Ave.,

Sierra Madre, CA 91024. THIS BUSINESS

IS CONDUCTED BY a Married Couple. The

registrant commenced to transact business

under the Fictitious Business Name or names

listed above on: N/A. I declare that all information

in this statement is true and correct. /s/:

Konstantin Zamuruyev. TITLE: Husband. This

statement was filed with the LA County Clerk

on: June 14, 2019. NOTICE in accordance

with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious

Name Statement generally expires at the

end of five years from the date on which it was

filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as

provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920,

where it expires 40 days after any change in

the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to

Section 17913 other than a change in the residence

address of a registered owner. a new

Fictitious Business Name statement must be

filed before the expiration. The filing of this

statement does not of itself authorize the use

in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in

violation of the rights of another under federal,

state, or common law (see Section 14411 et

seq., business and professions code).

Publish: Pasadena Weekly. Dates: 6/20/19,

6/27/19, 7/4/19, 7/11/19

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATE-

MENT FILE No.2019161853

Type of Filing: Amended. The following

person(s) is (are) doing business as: MC-

COY PRODUCTIONS; 10707 Magnolia Blvd.

North Hollywood, CA 91601. COUNTY: Los

Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Ronald D.

McCoy and Cynthia E. McCoy, 28611 Vista

Madera Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275.

THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY a General

Partnership. The registrant commenced

to transact business under the Fictitious Business

Name or names listed above on: N/A. I

declare that all information in this statement

is true and correct. /s/: Ronald D. McCoy.

TITLE: General Partner. This statement was

filed with the LA County Clerk on: June 12,

2019. NOTICE in accordance with subdivision

(a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name

Statement generally expires at the end of five

years from the date on which it was filed in the

office of the county clerk, except, as provided

in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it

expires 40 days after any change in the facts

set forth in the statement pursuant to Section

17913 other than a change in the residence

address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious

Business Name statement must be filed before

the expiration. The filing of this statement

does not of itself authorize the use in this state

of a Fictitious Business Name in violation

of the rights of another under federal, state,

or common law (see Section 14411 et seq.,

business and professions code). Publish:

Pasadena Weekly. Dates: 6/20/19, 6/27/19,

7/4/19, 7/11/19

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATE-

MENT FILE No.2019161400

Type of Filing: Original The following

person(s) is (are) doing business as: WORD

ON THE TABLE; 850 N. Marengo Ave., Apt. #7

Pasadena, CA 91103. COUNTY: Los Angeles.

REGISTERED OWNER(S) Latisha Robinson,

850 N. Marengo Ave., Apt. #7 Pasadena, CA

91103. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY

an Individual. The registrant commenced to

transact business under the Fictitious Business

Name or names listed above on: N/A. I

declare that all information in this statement is

true and correct. /s/: Latisha Robinson. TITLE:

Owner. This statement was filed with the LA

County Clerk on: June 12, 2019. NOTICE in

accordance with subdivision (a) of Section

17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally

expires at the end of five years from the date

on which it was filed in the office of the county

clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of

Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after

any change in the facts set forth in the statement

pursuant to Section 17913 other than a

change in the residence address of a registered

owner. a new Fictitious Business Name

statement must be filed before the expiration.

The filing of this statement does not of itself

authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious

Business Name in violation of the rights of

another under federal, state, or common law

(see Section 14411 et seq., business and professions

code). Publish: Pasadena Weekly.

Dates: 6/20/19, 6/27/19, 7/4/19, 7/11/19

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATE-

MENT FILE No.2019160797

Type of Filing: Original The following person(s)

is (are) doing business as: TERSIUM; 239

S. Marengo Ave., Unit 303 Pasadena, CA

91101. COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED

OWNER(S) Ricardo Casanova-Guzman and

Aida P. Casanova, 239 S. Marengo Ave., Unit

303 Pasadena, CA 91101. THIS BUSINESS

IS CONDUCTED BY a Married Couple. The

registrant commenced to transact business

under the Fictitious Business Name or names

listed above on: 06/2019. I declare that all

information in this statement is true and correct.

/s/: Ricardo Casanova-Guzman. TITLE:

Owner. This statement was filed with the LA

County Clerk on: June 12, 2019. NOTICE in

accordance with subdivision (a) of Section

17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally

expires at the end of five years from the date

on which it was filed in the office of the county

clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of

Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after

any change in the facts set forth in the statement

pursuant to Section 17913 other than a

change in the residence address of a registered

owner. a new Fictitious Business Name

statement must be filed before the expiration.

The filing of this statement does not of itself

authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious

Business Name in violation of the rights of

another under federal, state, or common law

(see Section 14411 et seq., business and professions

code). Publish: Pasadena Weekly.

Dates: 6/20/19, 6/27/19, 7/4/19, 7/11/19

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATE-

MENT FILE No.2019147537

Type of Filing: Amended. The following

person(s) is (are) doing business as: E &

F TRUCKING; 8001 Somerset Blvd., Suite

204 Paramount, CA 90723. COUNTY: Los

Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Ernesto

Clemente, 6531 San Luis Street Paramount,

CA 90723. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED

BY an Individual. The registrant commenced

to transact business under the Fictitious

Business Name or names listed above on:

07/2014. I declare that all information in this

statement is true and correct. /s/: Ernesto

Clemente. TITLE: Owner. This statement was

filed with the LA County Clerk on: May 28,

2019. NOTICE in accordance with subdivision

(a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name

Statement generally expires at the end of five

years from the date on which it was filed in the

office of the county clerk, except, as provided

in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it

expires 40 days after any change in the facts

set forth in the statement pursuant to Section

17913 other than a change in the residence

address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious

Business Name statement must be filed before

the expiration. The filing of this statement

does not of itself authorize the use in this state

of a Fictitious Business Name in violation

of the rights of another under federal, state,

or common law (see Section 14411 et seq.,

business and professions code). Publish:

Pasadena Weekly. Dates: 6/20/19, 6/27/19,

7/4/19, 7/11/19

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATE-

MENT FILE No.2019168757

Type of Filing: Amended. The following

person(s) is (are) doing business as: JNB

FORECLOSURES; 4600 West 142nd Street

Hawthorne, CA 90250. COUNTY: Los Angeles.

REGISTERED OWNER(S) Sandy Yee

Quan, 4600 West 142nd Street Hawthorne,

CA 90250. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED

BY an Individual. The registrant commenced

to transact business under the Fictitious Business

Name or names listed above on: N/A. I

declare that all information in this statement is

true and correct. /s/: Sandy Yee Quan. TITLE:

Owner. This statement was filed with the LA

County Clerk on: June 17, 2019. NOTICE in

accordance with subdivision (a) of Section

17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally


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expires at the end of five years from the date

on which it was filed in the office of the county

clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of

Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after

any change in the facts set forth in the statement

pursuant to Section 17913 other than a

change in the residence address of a registered

owner. a new Fictitious Business Name

statement must be filed before the expiration.

The filing of this statement does not of itself

authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious

Business Name in violation of the rights of

another under federal, state, or common law

(see Section 14411 et seq., business and professions

code). Publish: Pasadena Weekly.

Dates: 6/20/19, 6/27/19, 7/4/19, 7/11/19

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATE-

MENT FILE No.2019171319

Type of Filing: Original. The following

person(s) is (are) doing business as: TOZ

CONSTRUCTION. 3865 Fairmeade Rd.

Pasadena, CA 91107, 728 Glenmore Blvd.

Glendale, CA 91206. COUNTY: Los Angeles.

REGISTERED OWNER(S) Helix Construction

LLC, 3865 Fairmeade Rd. Pasadena, CA

91107. State of Incorporation or LLC: California.

THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY

a Limited Liability Company. The registrant

commenced to transact business under the

fictitious business name or names listed

above on: 05/2019. I declare that all information

in this statement is true and correct. /s/

Alan Lee. TITLE: Member, Corp or LLC Name:

Helix Construction LLC. This statement was

filed with the LA County Clerk on: June 18,

2019. NOTICE in accordance with subdivision

(a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name

statement generally expires at the end of five

years from the date on which it was filed in the

office of the county clerk, except, as provided

in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it

expires 40 days after any change in the facts

set forth in the statement pursuant to Section

17913 other than a change in the residence

address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious

Business Name statement must be filed

before the expiration. The filing of this statement

does not of itself authorize the use in this

state of a fictitious business name in violation

of the rights of another under federal, state,

or common law (see Section 14411 et seq.,

Business and Professions code). Publish:

Pasadena Weekly. Dates: 6/27/19, 7/4/19,

7/11/19, 7/18/19

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATE-

MENT FILE No.2019170154

Type of Filing: Amended. The following

person(s) is (are) doing business as: MARE-

MEL INSTITUTE FOR SOCIAL TRANSFOR-

MATION THROUGH TECHNOLOGY, MARE-

MEL LEARNING NETWORK, MAREMEL

INSTITUTE, MAREMEL MEDIA. 407 Concord

Ave. Monrovia, CA 91016, PO Box 682

Monrovia, CA 91017. COUNTY: Los Angeles.

REGISTERED OWNER(S) Maremel Institute

LLC, 407 Concord Ave. Monrovia, CA 91016.

State of Incorporation or LLC: California. THIS

BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY a Limited Liability

Company. The registrant commenced

to transact business under the fictitious

business name or names listed above on:

05/2006. I declare that all information in this

statement is true and correct. /s/ Gigi L. Johnson.

TITLE: President, Corp or LLC Name:

Maremel Institute LLC. This statement was

filed with the LA County Clerk on: June 17,

2019. NOTICE in accordance with subdivision

(a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name

statement generally expires at the end of five

years from the date on which it was filed in the

office of the county clerk, except, as provided

in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it

expires 40 days after any change in the facts

set forth in the statement pursuant to Section

17913 other than a change in the residence

address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious

Business Name statement must be filed

before the expiration. The filing of this statement

does not of itself authorize the use in this

state of a fictitious business name in violation

of the rights of another under federal, state,

or common law (see Section 14411 et seq.,

Business and Professions code). Publish:

Pasadena Weekly. Dates: 6/27/19, 7/4/19,

7/11/19, 7/18/19

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATE-

MENT FILE No.2019150470

Type of Filing: Original. The following

person(s) is (are) doing business as: BEST

WESTERN PASADENA ROYALE INN AND

SUITES. 3600 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena,

CA 91107. COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGIS-

TERED OWNER(S) Grand Park Inn, Inc., 3600

E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107. State

of Incorporation or LLC: California. THIS

BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY a Corporation.

The registrant commenced to transact

business under the fictitious business name

or names listed above on: 02/1999. I declare

that all information in this statement is true

and correct. /s/ Erika Hsu. TITLE: Secretary,

Corp or LLC Name: Grand Park Inn, Inc. This

statement was filed with the LA County Clerk

on: May 30, 2019. NOTICE in accordance

with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious

Name statement generally expires at the

end of five years from the date on which it was

filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as

provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920,

where it expires 40 days after any change in

the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to

Section 17913 other than a change in the residence

address of a registered owner. a new

Fictitious Business Name statement must be

filed before the expiration. The filing of this

statement does not of itself authorize the use

in this state of a fictitious business name in

violation of the rights of another under federal,

state, or common law (see Section 14411 et

seq., Business and Professions code).

Publish: Pasadena Weekly. Dates: 6/27/19,

7/4/19, 7/11/19, 7/18/19

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATE-

MENT FILE No.2019158609

Type of Filing: Original The following

person(s) is (are) doing business as:

THETECHYNANA; 1290 Wynn Road Pasadena,

CA 91107. COUNTY: Los Angeles.

REGISTERED OWNER(S) Katherine K. Warren,

1290 Wynn Road Pasadena, CA 91107.

THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY an Individual.

The registrant commenced to transact

business under the Fictitious Business Name

or names listed above on: 06/2019. I declare

that all information in this statement is true

and correct. /s/: Katherine K. Warren. TITLE:

Owner. This statement was filed with the LA

County Clerk on: June 10, 2019. NOTICE in

accordance with subdivision (a) of Section

17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally

expires at the end of five years from the date

on which it was filed in the office of the county

clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of

Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after

any change in the facts set forth in the statement

pursuant to Section 17913 other than a

change in the residence address of a registered

owner. a new Fictitious Business Name

statement must be filed before the expiration.

The filing of this statement does not of itself

authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious

Business Name in violation of the rights of

another under federal, state, or common law

(see Section 14411 et seq., business and professions

code). Publish: Pasadena Weekly.

Dates: 6/27/19, 7/4/19, 7/11/19, 7/18/19

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATE-

MENT FILE No.2019173638

Type of Filing: Original The following

person(s) is (are) doing business as: R. COR-

DOVA ART; 8840 Huntington Dr., Apt. 2 San

Gabriel, CA 91775, PO Box 2011 Arcadia, CA

91077. COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED

OWNER(S) Rachel Cordova Gallonio, 8840

Huntington Dr., Apt. 2 San Gabriel, CA 91775.

THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY an Individual.

The registrant commenced to transact

business under the Fictitious Business Name

or names listed above on: N/A. I declare that

all information in this statement is true and

correct. /s/: Rachel Cordova Gallonio. TITLE:

Owner. This statement was filed with the LA

County Clerk on: June 20, 2019. NOTICE in

accordance with subdivision (a) of Section

17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally

expires at the end of five years from the date

on which it was filed in the office of the county

clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of

Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after

any change in the facts set forth in the statement

pursuant to Section 17913 other than a

change in the residence address of a registered

owner. a new Fictitious Business Name

statement must be filed before the expiration.

The filing of this statement does not of itself

authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious

Business Name in violation of the rights of

another under federal, state, or common law

(see Section 14411 et seq., business and professions

code). Publish: Pasadena Weekly.

Dates: 6/27/19, 7/4/19, 7/11/19, 7/18/19

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATE-

MENT FILE No.2019151187

Type of Filing: Original The following

person(s) is (are) doing business as: WATER-

LILY121; 4355 Hammel St. Los Angeles, CA

90022. COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED

OWNER(S) Lillian Michelle Samaniego Martinez,

4355 Hammel St. Los Angeles, CA

90022. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED

BY an Individual. The registrant commenced

to transact business under the Fictitious Business

Name or names listed above on: N/A. I

declare that all information in this statement

is true and correct. /s/: Lillian Michelle Samaniego

Martinez. TITLE: Owner. This statement

was filed with the LA County Clerk on:

May 31, 2019. NOTICE in accordance with

subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious

Name Statement generally expires at the end

of five years from the date on which it was filed

in the office of the county clerk, except, as

provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920,

where it expires 40 days after any change in

the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to

Section 17913 other than a change in the residence

address of a registered owner. a new

Fictitious Business Name statement must be

filed before the expiration. The filing of this

statement does not of itself authorize the use

in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in

violation of the rights of another under federal,

state, or common law (see Section 14411 et

seq., business and professions code).

Publish: Pasadena Weekly. Dates: 6/27/19,

7/4/19, 7/11/19, 7/18/19

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATE-

MENT FILE No.2019163816

Type of Filing: Original The following

person(s) is (are) doing business as: GREEN

GROWS LANDSCAPING; 5763 W. 74th Street

Los Angeles, CA 90045, PO Box 2832 Culver

City, CA 90231. COUNTY: Los Angeles.

REGISTERED OWNER(S) Delia Martin, 5763

W. 74th Street Los Angeles, CA 90045. THIS

BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY an Individual.

The registrant commenced to transact business

under the Fictitious Business Name or

names listed above on: 06/2019. I declare that

all information in this statement is true and

correct. /s/: Delia Martin. TITLE: Owner. This

statement was filed with the LA County Clerk

on: June 14, 2019. NOTICE in accordance

with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious

Name Statement generally expires at the

end of five years from the date on which it was

filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as

provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920,

where it expires 40 days after any change in

the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to

Section 17913 other than a change in the residence

address of a registered owner. a new

Fictitious Business Name statement must be

filed before the expiration. The filing of this

statement does not of itself authorize the use

in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in

violation of the rights of another under federal,

state, or common law (see Section 14411 et

seq., business and professions code).

Publish: Pasadena Weekly. Dates: 6/27/19,

7/4/19, 7/11/19, 7/18/19

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATE-

MENT FILE No.2019172524

Type of Filing: Original. The following

person(s) is (are) doing business as: LIVE

& CREATE; 4755 Templeton St., #2210

Los Angeles, CA 90032. COUNTY: Los

Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Claudia

Monique Rossi, 4755 Templeton St., #2210

Los Angeles, CA 90032. THIS BUSINESS IS

CONDUCTED BY an Individual. The registrant

commenced to transact business under the

Fictitious Business Name or names listed

above on: 06/2019. I declare that all information

in this statement is true and correct. /s/:

Claudia Monique Rossi. TITLE: Owner. This

statement was filed with the LA County Clerk

on: June 19, 2019. NOTICE in accordance

with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious

Name Statement generally expires at the

end of five years from the date on which it was

filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as

provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920,

where it expires 40 days after any change in

the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to

Section 17913 other than a change in the residence

address of a registered owner. a new

Fictitious Business Name statement must be

filed before the expiration. The filing of this

statement does not of itself authorize the use

in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in

violation of the rights of another under federal,

state, or common law (see Section 14411 et

seq., business and professions code).

Publish: Pasadena Weekly. Dates: 6/27/19,

7/4/19, 7/11/19, 7/18/19

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATE-

MENT FILE No.2019147340

Type of Filing: Amended. The following

person(s) is (are) doing business as: PA-

CIFIC CONSTRUCTION SERVICES; 22628

Figueroa St., #28 Carson, CA 90745. COUN-

TY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S)

Mario Sandoval Lagunas, 2660 E. 22st Place

Carson, CA 90810, Mario Alejandro Sandoval-Aguilar,

22628 Figueroa St., #28 Carson,

CA 90745. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED

BY a General Partnership. The registrant

commenced to transact business under the

Fictitious Business Name or names listed

above on: 04/2016. I declare that all information

in this statement is true and correct. /s/:

Mario Alejandro Sandoval-Aguilar. TITLE:

Partner. This statement was filed with the LA

County Clerk on: May 28, 2019. NOTICE in

accordance with subdivision (a) of Section

17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally

expires at the end of five years from the date

on which it was filed in the office of the county

clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of

Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after

any change in the facts set forth in the statement

pursuant to Section 17913 other than a

change in the residence address of a registered

owner. a new Fictitious Business Name

statement must be filed before the expiration.

The filing of this statement does not of itself

authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious

Business Name in violation of the rights of

another under federal, state, or common law

(see Section 14411 et seq., business and professions

code). Publish: Pasadena Weekly.

Dates: 6/27/19, 7/4/19, 7/11/19, 7/18/19

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATE-

MENT FILE No.2019171311

Type of Filing: Original. The following

person(s) is (are) doing business as: SUNNY

SPOT/THE LITTLE FRIEND. 822 Washington

Blvd. Marina del Rey, CA 90292. COUNTY:

Los Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) 822

W Washington LP, 822 Washington Blvd.

Marina del Rey, CA 90292. State of Incorporation

or LLC: California. THIS BUSINESS IS

CONDUCTED BY a Limited Partnership. The

registrant commenced to transact business

under the fictitious business name or names

listed above on: 04/2019. I declare that all information

in this statement is true and correct.

/s/ David Reiss. TITLE: General Partner, Corp

or LLC Name: 822 W Washington LP. This

statement was filed with the LA County Clerk

on: June 18, 2019. NOTICE in accordance

with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious

Name statement generally expires at the

end of five years from the date on which it was

filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as

provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920,

where it expires 40 days after any change in

the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to

Section 17913 other than a change in the residence

address of a registered owner. a new

Fictitious Business Name statement must be

filed before the expiration. The filing of this

statement does not of itself authorize the use

in this state of a fictitious business name in

violation of the rights of another under federal,

state, or common law (see Section 14411 et

seq., Business and Professions code).

Publish: Pasadena Weekly. Dates: 6/27/19,

7/4/19, 7/11/19, 7/18/19

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATE-

MENT FILE No.2019177191

Type of Filing: Original. The following

person(s) is (are) doing business as: LAWN

RESTORATION SERVICES; 2656 Van Buren

Place Los Angeles, CA 90007, PO Box 7748

Los Angeles, CA 90007. COUNTY: Los Angeles.

REGISTERED OWNER(S) Paul C. Bukowski,

2656 Van Buren Place Los Angeles,

CA 90007. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED

BY an Individual. The registrant commenced

to transact business under the Fictitious

Business Name or names listed above on:

06/2019. I declare that all information in this

statement is true and correct. /s/: Paul C.

Bukowski. TITLE: Owner. This statement was

filed with the LA County Clerk on: June 25,

2019. NOTICE in accordance with subdivision

(a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name

Statement generally expires at the end of five

years from the date on which it was filed in the

office of the county clerk, except, as provided

in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it

expires 40 days after any change in the facts

set forth in the statement pursuant to Section

17913 other than a change in the residence

address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious

Business Name statement must be filed before

the expiration. The filing of this statement

does not of itself authorize the use in this state

of a Fictitious Business Name in violation

of the rights of another under federal, state,

or common law (see Section 14411 et seq.,

business and professions code). Publish:

Pasadena Weekly. Dates: 6/27/19, 7/4/19,

7/11/19, 7/18/19

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATE-

MENT FILE No.2019158564

Type of Filing: Original. The following

person(s) is (are) doing business as: HAR-

LEMAN LENDING TEAM, LOWEST RATE

MORTGAGE LENDING; 309 East Silva Street

Long Beach, CA 90805. COUNTY: Los

Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Michael

Harleman, 309 East Silva Street Long Beach,

CA 90805. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED

BY an Individual. The registrant commenced

to transact business under the Fictitious

Business Name or names listed above on:

06/2019. I declare that all information in this

statement is true and correct. /s/: Michael

Harleman. TITLE: Owner. This statement was

filed with the LA County Clerk on: June 10,

2019. NOTICE in accordance with subdivision

(a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name

Statement generally expires at the end of five

years from the date on which it was filed in the

office of the county clerk, except, as provided

in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it

expires 40 days after any change in the facts

set forth in the statement pursuant to Section

17913 other than a change in the residence

address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious

Business Name statement must be filed before

the expiration. The filing of this statement

does not of itself authorize the use in this state

of a Fictitious Business Name in violation

of the rights of another under federal, state,

or common law (see Section 14411 et seq.,

business and professions code). Publish:

Pasadena Weekly. Dates: 6/27/19, 7/4/19,

7/11/19, 7/18/19

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATE-

MENT FILE No.2019177573

Type of Filing: Amended. The following

person(s) is (are) doing business as: CAF…

SANTO. 221 S. Spruce St. Montebello, CA

90640. COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED

OWNER(S) CafÈ Santo Inc., 221 S. Spruce St.

Montebello, CA 90640. State of Incorporation

or LLC: California. THIS BUSINESS IS

CONDUCTED BY a Corporation. The registrant

commenced to transact business under

the fictitious business name or names listed

above on: N/A. I declare that all information in

this statement is true and correct. /s/ Guadalupe

P. Castaneda. TITLE: CEO, Corp or LLC

Name: CafÈ Santo Inc. This statement was

filed with the LA County Clerk on: June 25,

2019. NOTICE in accordance with subdivision

(a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name

statement generally expires at the end of five

years from the date on which it was filed in the

office of the county clerk, except, as provided

in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it

expires 40 days after any change in the facts

set forth in the statement pursuant to Section

17913 other than a change in the residence

address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious

Business Name statement must be filed

before the expiration. The filing of this statement

does not of itself authorize the use in this

state of a fictitious business name in violation

of the rights of another under federal, state,

or common law (see Section 14411 et seq.,

Business and Professions code). Publish:

Pasadena Weekly. Dates: 7/4/19, 7/11/19,

7/18/19, 7/25/19

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATE-

MENT FILE No.2019178772

Type of Filing: Original. The following

person(s) is (are) doing business as: {SYNDI-

CATE}. 18 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Unit A Sierra

Madre, CA 91024, 433 Highland Pl Monrovia,

CA 91016. COUNTY: Los Angeles. Articles

of Incorporation or Organization Number:

201800810521. REGISTERED OWNER(S)

Straightedge Coffee, LLC, 433 Highland Pl

Monrovia, CA 91016. State of Incorporation

or LLC: California. THIS BUSINESS IS CON-

DUCTED BY a Limited Liability Company. The

registrant commenced to transact business

under the fictitious business name or names

listed above on: N/A. I declare that all information

in this statement is true and correct. /s/

Alexander Novack. TITLE: President, Corp or

LLC Name: Straightedge Coffee, LLC. This

statement was filed with the LA County Clerk

on: June 26, 2019. NOTICE in accordance

with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious

Name statement generally expires at the

end of five years from the date on which it was

filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as

provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920,

where it expires 40 days after any change in

the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to

Section 17913 other than a change in the residence

address of a registered owner. a new

Fictitious Business Name statement must be

filed before the expiration. The filing of this

statement does not of itself authorize the use

in this state of a fictitious business name in

violation of the rights of another under federal,

state, or common law (see Section 14411 et

seq., Business and Professions code).

Publish: Pasadena Weekly. Dates: 7/4/19,

7/11/19, 7/18/19, 7/25/19

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATE-

MENT FILE No.2019174917

Type of Filing: Original The following

person(s) is (are) doing business as: LSUN

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT; 1215 Medford

Rd. Pasadena, CA 91107. COUNTY: Los

Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Li Sun,

1215 Medford Rd. Pasadena, CA 91107. THIS

BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY an Individual.

The registrant commenced to transact business

under the Fictitious Business Name or

names listed above on: N/A. I declare that all

information in this statement is true and correct.

/s/: Li Sun. TITLE: Owner. This statement

was filed with the LA County Clerk on: June

21, 2019. NOTICE in accordance with subdivision

(a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name

Statement generally expires at the end of five

years from the date on which it was filed in the

office of the county clerk, except, as provided

in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it

expires 40 days after any change in the facts

set forth in the statement pursuant to Section

17913 other than a change in the residence

address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious

Business Name statement must be filed before

the expiration. The filing of this statement

does not of itself authorize the use in this state

of a Fictitious Business Name in violation

of the rights of another under federal, state,

or common law (see Section 14411 et seq.,

business and professions code). Publish:

Pasadena Weekly. Dates: 7/4/19, 7/11/19,

7/18/19, 7/25/19

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATE-

MENT FILE No.2019177026

Type of Filing: Original The following

person(s) is (are) doing business as: SAV-

ICK STRAD PAD; 9620 Wornom Ave. Sunland,

CA 91040, PO Box 4202 Sunland, CA

91041. COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED

OWNER(S) Arlene Mutterstein, Joe Savickas,

9620 Wornom Ave. Sunland, CA 91040. THIS

BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY Copartners.

The registrant commenced to transact business

under the Fictitious Business Name or

names listed above on: 06/2019. I declare

that all information in this statement is true

and correct. /s/: Arlene Mutterstein. TITLE:

Owner. This statement was filed with the LA

County Clerk on: June 25, 2019. NOTICE in

accordance with subdivision (a) of Section

17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally

expires at the end of five years from the date

on which it was filed in the office of the county

clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of

Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after

any change in the facts set forth in the statement

pursuant to Section 17913 other than a

change in the residence address of a registered

owner. a new Fictitious Business Name

statement must be filed before the expiration.

The filing of this statement does not of itself

authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious

Business Name in violation of the rights of

another under federal, state, or common law

(see Section 14411 et seq., business and professions

code). Publish: Pasadena Weekly.

Dates: 7/4/19, 7/11/19, 7/18/19, 7/25/19

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATE-

MENT FILE No.2019157493

Type of Filing: Original The following

person(s) is (are) doing business as: EM-

PIRE LASHES & WAXING; 915 West Foothill

Boulevard Suite J Claremont, CA 91711, 111

Castleton Dr. Claremont, CA 91711. COUN-

TY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S)

Mireya Doud Crisci, 111 Castleton Dr.

Claremont, CA 91711. THIS BUSINESS IS

CONDUCTED BY an Individual. The registrant

commenced to transact business under the

Fictitious Business Name or names listed

above on: N/A. I declare that all information in

this statement is true and correct. /s/: Mireya

Doud Crisci. TITLE: Owner. This statement

was filed with the LA County Clerk on: June

7, 2019. NOTICE in accordance with subdivision

(a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name

Statement generally expires at the end of five

years from the date on which it was filed in the

office of the county clerk, except, as provided

in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it

expires 40 days after any change in the facts

set forth in the statement pursuant to Section

17913 other than a change in the residence

address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious

Business Name statement must be filed before

the expiration. The filing of this statement

does not of itself authorize the use in this state

of a Fictitious Business Name in violation

of the rights of another under federal, state,

or common law (see Section 14411 et seq.,

business and professions code). Publish:

Pasadena Weekly. Dates: 7/4/19, 7/11/19,

7/18/19, 7/25/19

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATE-

MENT FILE No.2019174931

Type of Filing: Original The following

person(s) is (are) doing business as: BLUE

AARDVARK MEDIA; 1362 W. Paseo Del Mar

San Pedro, CA 90731, 1621 W. 25th St. #400

San Pedro, CA 90732. COUNTY: Los Angeles.

REGISTERED OWNER(S) Jeniffer Mcmullen,

1362 W. Paseo Del Mar San Pedro,

CA 90731. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED

BY an Individual. The registrant commenced

to transact business under the Fictitious Business

Name or names listed above on: N/A. I

declare that all information in this statement

is true and correct. /s/: Jeniffer Mcmullen. TI-

TLE: Owner. This statement was filed with the

LA County Clerk on: June 21, 2019. NOTICE

in accordance with subdivision (a) of Section

17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally

expires at the end of five years from the date

on which it was filed in the office of the county

clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of

Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after

any change in the facts set forth in the statement

pursuant to Section 17913 other than a

change in the residence address of a registered

owner. a new Fictitious Business Name

statement must be filed before the expiration.

The filing of this statement does not of itself

authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious

Business Name in violation of the rights of

another under federal, state, or common law

(see Section 14411 et seq., business and professions

code). Publish: Pasadena Weekly.

Dates: 7/4/19, 7/11/19, 7/18/19, 7/25/19

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATE-

MENT FILE No.2019157219

Type of Filing: Original The following

person(s) is (are) doing business as: GOSSI

JEWELS; 10013 Rutledge Pl. Sun Valley, CA

91352. COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED

OWNER(S) Anoush Pogossian, 10013 Rutledge

Pl. Sun Valley, CA 91352.. THIS BUSI-

NESS IS CONDUCTED BY an Individual. The

registrant commenced to transact business

under the Fictitious Business Name or names

listed above on: 06/2019. I declare that all information

in this statement is true and correct.

/s/: Anoush Pogossian. TITLE: Owner. This

statement was filed with the LA County Clerk

on: June 7, 2019. NOTICE in accordance with

subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious

Name Statement generally expires at the end

of five years from the date on which it was filed

in the office of the county clerk, except, as

provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920,

where it expires 40 days after any change in

the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to

Section 17913 other than a change in the residence

address of a registered owner. a new

Fictitious Business Name statement must be

filed before the expiration. The filing of this

statement does not of itself authorize the use

in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in

violation of the rights of another under federal,

state, or common law (see Section 14411 et

seq., business and professions code).

Publish: Pasadena Weekly. Dates: 7/4/19,

7/11/19, 7/18/19, 7/25/19

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATE-

MENT FILE No.2019182165

Type of Filing: Original. The following

person(s) is (are) doing business as: ATP

COMMERICIAL DEVELOPMENT. 177 E. Colorado

Blvd., Suite 200 Pasadena, CA 91105.

COUNTY: Los Angeles. Articles of Incorporation

or Organization Number: 2200643. REG-

ISTERED OWNER(S) American Team Realty

Properties, Inc., 177 E. Colorado Blvd., Suite

200 Pasadena, CA 91105. State of Incorporation

or LLC: California. THIS BUSINESS IS

CONDUCTED BY a Corporation. The registrant

commenced to transact business under

the fictitious business name or names listed

above on: 05/2019. I declare that all information

in this statement is true and correct. /s/

Sandra Erika Alvarez. TITLE: President, Corp

or LLC Name: American Team Realty Properties,

Inc, LLC. This statement was filed with

the LA County Clerk on: July 1, 2019. NOTICE

in accordance with subdivision (a) of Section

17920, a Fictitious Name statement generally

expires at the end of five years from the date

on which it was filed in the office of the county

clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of

Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after

any change in the facts set forth in the statement

pursuant to Section 17913 other than a

change in the residence address of a registered

owner. a new Fictitious Business Name

statement must be filed before the expiration.

The filing of this statement does not of itself

authorize the use in this state of a fictitious

business name in violation of the rights of

another under federal, state, or common law

(see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions

code). Publish: Pasadena Weekly.

Dates: 7/4/19, 7/11/19, 7/18/19, 7/25/19

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATE-

MENT FILE No.2019181571

Type of Filing: Original The following

person(s) is (are) doing business as: A-

TEAM TAX AND ACCOUNTING, A-TEAM

TAX & ACCOUNTING; 1950 Starvale Rd.

Glendale, CA 91207. COUNTY: Los Angeles.

REGISTERED OWNER(S) Ani Yaralian, 1950

Starvale Rd. Glendale, CA 91207. THIS BUSI-

NESS IS CONDUCTED BY an Individual. The

registrant commenced to transact business

under the Fictitious Business Name or names

listed above on: N/A. I declare that all information

in this statement is true and correct. /s/:

Ani Yaralian. TITLE: Owner. This statement

was filed with the LA County Clerk on: June

28, 2019. NOTICE in accordance with subdivision

(a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name

Statement generally expires at the end of five

years from the date on which it was filed in the

office of the county clerk, except, as provided

in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it

expires 40 days after any change in the facts

set forth in the statement pursuant to Section

17913 other than a change in the residence

address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious

Business Name statement must be filed before

the expiration. The filing of this statement

does not of itself authorize the use in this state

of a Fictitious Business Name in violation

of the rights of another under federal, state,

or common law (see Section 14411 et seq.,

business and professions code). Publish:

Pasadena Weekly. Dates: 7/4/19, 7/11/19,

7/18/19, 7/25/19

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATE-

MENT FILE No.2019176566

Type of Filing: Amended. The following

person(s) is (are) doing business as: PASA-

DENA MOVING AND STORAGE. 1905 S.

Mountain Ave. Monrovia, CA 91016. COUN-

TY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S)

Monterey Properties, Inc., 1905 S. Mountain

Ave. Monrovia, CA 91016. State of Incorporation

or LLC: California. THIS BUSINESS IS

CONDUCTED BY a Corporation. The registrant

commenced to transact business under

the fictitious business name or names listed

above on: 01/1993. I declare that all information

in this statement is true and correct. /s/

Tom F. Schiffilea. TITLE: President, Corp or

LLC Name: Monterey Properties, Inc. This

statement was filed with the LA County Clerk

on: June 25, 2019. NOTICE in accordance

with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious

Name statement generally expires at the

end of five years from the date on which it was

filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as

provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920,

where it expires 40 days after any change in

the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to

Section 17913 other than a change in the residence

address of a registered owner. a new

Fictitious Business Name statement must be

filed before the expiration. The filing of this

statement does not of itself authorize the use

in this state of a fictitious business name in

violation of the rights of another under federal,

state, or common law (see Section 14411 et

seq., Business and Professions code).

Publish: Pasadena Weekly. Dates: 7/11/19,

7/18/19, 7/25/19, 8/1/19

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATE-

MENT FILE No.2019175037

Type of Filing: Original. The following

person(s) is (are) doing business as: HOL-

LYWOOD SPECTACLES OPTICAL. 454 W.

Colorado St. Glendale, CA 91205. COUNTY:

Los Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Hollyspectacles

LLC, 454 W. Colorado St. Glendale,

CA 91205. State of Incorporation or LLC:

California. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED

BY a Limited Liability Company. The registrant

commenced to transact business under


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the fictitious business name or names listed

above on: N/A. I declare that all information in

this statement is true and correct. /s/ Sean Villacrucis.

TITLE: Member, Corp or LLC Name:

Hollyspectacles LLC. This statement was filed

with the LA County Clerk on: June 21, 2019.

NOTICE in accordance with subdivision (a) of

Section 17920, a Fictitious Name statement

generally expires at the end of five years from

the date on which it was filed in the office of

the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision

(b) of Section 17920, where it expires

40 days after any change in the facts set forth

in the statement pursuant to Section 17913

other than a change in the residence address

of a registered owner. a new Fictitious Business

Name statement must be filed before the

expiration. The filing of this statement does not

of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious

business name in violation of the rights

of another under federal, state, or common

law (see Section 14411 et seq., Business and

Professions code). Publish: Pasadena Weekly.

Dates: 7/11/19, 7/18/19, 7/25/19, 8/1/19

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATE-

MENT FILE No.2019184571

Type of Filing: Original. The following

person(s) is (are) doing business as: AVANT

ALLERGY. 9808 Venice Blvd., #600 Culver

City, CA 90232. COUNTY: Los Angeles.

REGISTERED OWNER(S) Sandra A. Ho, MD

Professional Corporation, 9808 Venice Blvd.,

#600 Culver City, CA 90232. State of Incorporation

or LLC: California. THIS BUSINESS

IS CONDUCTED BY a Corporation. The registrant

commenced to transact business under

the fictitious business name or names listed

above on: N/A. I declare that all information in

this statement is true and correct. /s/ Sandra

A Ho. TITLE: President, Corp or LLC Name:

Sandra A. Ho, MD Professional Corporation.

This statement was filed with the LA County

Clerk on: July 3, 2019. NOTICE in accordance

with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious

Name statement generally expires at the

end of five years from the date on which it was

filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as

provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920,

where it expires 40 days after any change in

the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to

Section 17913 other than a change in the residence

address of a registered owner. a new

Fictitious Business Name statement must be

filed before the expiration. The filing of this

statement does not of itself authorize the use

in this state of a fictitious business name in

violation of the rights of another under federal,

state, or common law (see Section 14411 et

seq., Business and Professions code).

Publish: Pasadena Weekly. Dates: 7/11/19,

7/18/19, 7/25/19, 8/1/19

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATE-

MENT FILE No.2019185517

Type of Filing: Original. The following

person(s) is (are) doing business as: DEEP

ROOT IRRIGATION PRODUCTS. 4909 Algoma

Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90041. COUNTY:

Los Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Deep

Root Irrigation Products, 4909 Algoma Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90041. State of Incorporation

or LLC: California. THIS BUSINESS IS

CONDUCTED BY a Corporation. The registrant

commenced to transact business under

the fictitious business name or names listed

above on: 05/2018. I declare that all information

in this statement is true and correct. /s/

Julian Koziak. TITLE: Managing Member,

Corp or LLC Name: Deep Root Irrigation

Products. This statement was filed with the

LA County Clerk on: July 3, 2019. NOTICE

in accordance with subdivision (a) of Section

17920, a Fictitious Name statement generally

expires at the end of five years from the date

on which it was filed in the office of the county

clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of

Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after

any change in the facts set forth in the statement

pursuant to Section 17913 other than a

change in the residence address of a registered

owner. a new Fictitious Business Name

statement must be filed before the expiration.

The filing of this statement does not of itself

authorize the use in this state of a fictitious

business name in violation of the rights of

another under federal, state, or common law

(see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions

code). Publish: Pasadena Weekly.

Dates: 7/11/19, 7/18/19, 7/25/19, 8/1/19

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATE-

MENT FILE No.2019186039

Type of Filing: Original. The following

person(s) is (are) doing business as: CUS-

TOM SALON SOLUTIONS. 914 E. Walnut

Ave. Burbank, CA 91501. COUNTY: Los

Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Elite

Formulas, Inc., 914 E. Walnut Ave. Burbank,

CA 91501. State of Incorporation or LLC:

California. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED

BY a Corporation. The registrant commenced

to transact business under the fictitious business

name or names listed above on: N/A. I

declare that all information in this statement

is true and correct. /s/ Dougla Denton. TITLE:

Largest Spa in Pasadena

• Six Therapists

every day

• 7 Massage

Rooms

• Many Repeat

Customers

Open 9:30amuntil

Late!

754 N Lake Ave | 626-460-8333

President, Corp or LLC Name: Elite Formulas,

Inc. This statement was filed with the LA

County Clerk on: July 5, 2019. NOTICE in

accordance with subdivision (a) of Section

17920, a Fictitious Name statement generally

expires at the end of five years from the date

on which it was filed in the office of the county

clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of

Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after

any change in the facts set forth in the statement

pursuant to Section 17913 other than a

change in the residence address of a registered

owner. a new Fictitious Business Name

statement must be filed before the expiration.

The filing of this statement does not of itself

authorize the use in this state of a fictitious

business name in violation of the rights of

another under federal, state, or common law

(see Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions

code). Publish: Pasadena Weekly.

Dates: 7/11/19, 7/18/19, 7/25/19, 8/1/19

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATE-

MENT FILE No.2019170207

Type of Filing: Original The following

person(s) is (are) doing business as: RAN-

CHO CONSUELO ALPACAS, RCJ ALPACAS;

1043 Heritage Oaks Dr. Arcadia, CA 91006,

PO Box 1555 Sierra Madre, CA 91025.

COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED

OWNER(S) Aleksandar Jakovljevic, 1043

Heritage Oaks Dr. Arcadia, CA 91006. THIS

BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY an Individual.

The registrant commenced to transact business

under the Fictitious Business Name or

names listed above on: 06/2019. I declare that

all information in this statement is true and

correct. /s/: Aleksandar Jakovljevic. TITLE:

Owner. This statement was filed with the LA

County Clerk on: June 17, 2019. NOTICE in

accordance with subdivision (a) of Section

17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally

expires at the end of five years from the date

on which it was filed in the office of the county

clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of

Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after

any change in the facts set forth in the statement

pursuant to Section 17913 other than a

change in the residence address of a registered

owner. a new Fictitious Business Name

statement must be filed before the expiration.

The filing of this statement does not of itself

authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious

Business Name in violation of the rights of

another under federal, state, or common law

(see Section 14411 et seq., business and professions

code). Publish: Pasadena Weekly.

Dates: 7/11/19, 7/18/19, 7/25/19, 8/1/19

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATE-

MENT FILE No.2019181951

Type of Filing: Original The following

person(s) is (are) doing business as: PEACE-

FUL SPACES; 829 W. Mariposa St. Altadena,

CA 91001, PO Box 92578 Pasadena, CA

91109. COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGISTERED

OWNER(S) Annie Walden, 829 W. Mariposa

St. Altadena, CA 91001. THIS BUSINESS IS

CONDUCTED BY an Individual. The registrant

commenced to transact business under the

Fictitious Business Name or names listed

above on: N/A. I declare that all information

in this statement is true and correct. /s/: Annie

Walden. TITLE: Owner. This statement

was filed with the LA County Clerk on: July

1, 2019. NOTICE in accordance with subdivision

(a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name

Statement generally expires at the end of five

years from the date on which it was filed in the

office of the county clerk, except, as provided

in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it

expires 40 days after any change in the facts

set forth in the statement pursuant to Section

17913 other than a change in the residence

address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious

Business Name statement must be filed before

the expiration. The filing of this statement

does not of itself authorize the use in this state

of a Fictitious Business Name in violation

of the rights of another under federal, state,

or common law (see Section 14411 et seq.,

business and professions code). Publish:

Pasadena Weekly. Dates: 7/11/19, 7/18/19,

7/25/19, 8/1/19

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATE-

MENT FILE No.2019186688

Type of Filing: Original The following

person(s) is (are) doing business as: GPK

SALES; 324 S. Beverly Dr., Unit 187 Beverly

Hills, CA 90212. COUNTY: Los Angeles.

REGISTERED OWNER(S) Sharline Liu, 324 S.

Beverly Dr., Unit 187 Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY an Individual.

The registrant commenced to transact

business under the Fictitious Business Name

or names listed above on: N/A. I declare that

all information in this statement is true and

correct. /s/: Sharline Liu. TITLE: Owner. This

statement was filed with the LA County Clerk

on: July 8, 2019. NOTICE in accordance with

subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious

Name Statement generally expires at the end

of five years from the date on which it was filed

in the office of the county clerk, except, as

provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920,

where it expires 40 days after any change in

the facts set forth in the statement pursuant

to Section 17913 other than a change in the

residence address of a registered owner. a

new Fictitious Business Name statement

must be filed before the expiration. The filing

of this statement does not of itself authorize

the use in this state of a Fictitious Business

Name in violation of the rights of another under

federal, state, or common law (see Section

14411 et seq., business and professions

code). Publish: Pasadena Weekly. Dates:

7/11/19, 7/18/19, 7/25/19, 8/1/19

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATE-

MENT FILE No.2019188209

Type of Filing: Original. The following

person(s) is (are) doing business as: GO FOR

BROKE STRATEGIES; 319 W. Mariposa St.

Altadena, CA 91001-4723. COUNTY: Los

Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Kenneth

K. Fujimoto, 319 W. Mariposa St. Altadena,

CA 91001-4723. THIS BUSINESS IS CON-

DUCTED BY an Individual. The registrant

commenced to transact business under the

Fictitious Business Name or names listed

above on: N/A. I declare that all information

in this statement is true and correct. /s/:

Kenneth K. Fujimoto. TITLE: Owner. This

statement was filed with the LA County Clerk

on: July 9, 2019. NOTICE in accordance with

subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious

Name Statement generally expires at the end

of five years from the date on which it was filed

in the office of the county clerk, except, as

provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920,

where it expires 40 days after any change in

the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to

Section 17913 other than a change in the residence

address of a registered owner. a new

Fictitious Business Name statement must be

filed before the expiration. The filing of this

statement does not of itself authorize the use

in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in

violation of the rights of another under federal,

state, or common law (see Section 14411 et

seq., business and professions code).

Publish: Pasadena Weekly. Dates: 7/11/19,

7/18/19, 7/25/19, 8/1/19

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATE-

MENT FILE No.2019176849

Type of Filing: Amended. The following

person(s) is (are) doing business as: GEN-

ERAL CAMERA REPAIR; 2218 E. Colorado

Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107. COUNTY: Los

Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Brian

Greco, Sabrina Ann Coghlan, 1284 Westlyn

Place Pasadena, CA 91104. THIS BUSINESS

IS CONDUCTED BY a General Partnership.

The registrant commenced to transact business

under the Fictitious Business Name or

names listed above on: 03/1964. I declare

that all information in this statement is true

and correct. /s/: Sabrina Ann Coghlan. TITLE:

Partner. This statement was filed with the LA

County Clerk on: June 25, 2019. NOTICE in

accordance with subdivision (a) of Section

17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally

expires at the end of five years from the date

on which it was filed in the office of the county

clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of

Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after

any change in the facts set forth in the statement

pursuant to Section 17913 other than a

change in the residence address of a registered

owner. a new Fictitious Business Name

statement must be filed before the expiration.

The filing of this statement does not of itself

authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious

Business Name in violation of the rights of

another under federal, state, or common law

(see Section 14411 et seq., business and professions

code). Publish: Pasadena Weekly.

Dates: 7/11/19, 7/18/19, 7/25/19, 8/1/19

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATE-

MENT FILE No.2019172938

Type of Filing: Original. The following

person(s) is (are) doing business as: LOVELY

REBEL APPAREL; 25986 Sand Canyon

Rd. Santa Clarita, CA 91387. COUNTY: Los

Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Rebecca

Leavitt, 25986 Sand Canyon Rd. Santa Clarita,

CA 91387. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED

BY an Individual. The registrant commenced

to transact business under the Fictitious Business

Name or names listed above on: N/A. I

declare that all information in this statement is

true and correct. /s/: Rebecca Leavitt. TITLE:

Owner. This statement was filed with the LA

County Clerk on: June 19, 2019. NOTICE in

accordance with subdivision (a) of Section

17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally

expires at the end of five years from the date

on which it was filed in the office of the county

clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of

Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after

any change in the facts set forth in the statement

pursuant to Section 17913 other than a

change in the residence address of a registered

owner. a new Fictitious Business Name

statement must be filed before the expiration.

The filing of this statement does not of itself

authorize the use in this state of a Fictitious

Business Name in violation of the rights of another

under federal, state, or common law (see

Section 14411 et seq., business and professions

code). Publish: Pasadena Weekly. Dates:

7/11/19, 7/18/19, 7/25/19, 8/1/19

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATE-

MENT FILE No.2019183191

Type of Filing: Original. The following

person(s) is (are) doing business as: LEABA-

NOS; 6720 E. Crescent Street Los Angeles,

CA 90042. COUNTY: Los Angeles. REGIS-

TERED OWNER(S) Learie Bain, 554 E. Benwood

Street Covina, CA 91722. THIS BUSI-

NESS IS CONDUCTED BY an Individual. The

registrant commenced to transact business

under the Fictitious Business Name or names

listed above on: 07/2002. I declare that all information

in this statement is true and correct.

/s/: Learie Bain. TITLE: Owner. This statement

was filed with the LA County Clerk on: July 2,

2019. NOTICE in accordance with subdivision

(a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name

Statement generally expires at the end of five

years from the date on which it was filed in the

office of the county clerk, except, as provided

in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it

expires 40 days after any change in the facts

set forth in the statement pursuant to Section

17913 other than a change in the residence

address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious

Business Name statement must be filed before

the expiration. The filing of this statement

does not of itself authorize the use in this state

of a Fictitious Business Name in violation

of the rights of another under federal, state,

or common law (see Section 14411 et seq.,

business and professions code). Publish:

Pasadena Weekly. Dates: 7/11/19, 7/18/19,

7/25/19, 8/1/19

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATE-

MENT FILE No.2019179921

Type of Filing: Original. The following

person(s) is (are) doing business as: SIGNS

SUPPLIES; 4901 Patata St., Suite 104 Cudahy,

CA 90201. COUNTY: Los Angeles.

REGISTERED OWNER(S) Jesus Martinez,

6921 Sherman Way Apt. A Bell, CA 90201,

Fernando Espinoza, 4901 Patata St., Suite

104 Cudahy, CA 90201. THIS BUSINESS IS

CONDUCTED BY a General Partnership. The

registrant commenced to transact business

under the Fictitious Business Name or names

listed above on: 06/2019. I declare that all information

in this statement is true and correct.

/s/: Fernando Espinoza. TITLE: Partner. This

statement was filed with the LA County Clerk

on: June 27, 2019. NOTICE in accordance

with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious

Name Statement generally expires at the

end of five years from the date on which it was

filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as

provided in subdivision (b) of Section 17920,

where it expires 40 days after any change in

the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to

Section 17913 other than a change in the residence

address of a registered owner. a new

Fictitious Business Name statement must be

filed before the expiration. The filing of this

statement does not of itself authorize the use

in this state of a Fictitious Business Name in

violation of the rights of another under federal,

state, or common law (see Section 14411 et

seq., business and professions code).

Publish: Pasadena Weekly. Dates: 7/11/19,

7/18/19, 7/25/19, 8/1/19

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATE-

MENT FILE No.2019185473

Type of Filing: Original. The following

person(s) is (are) doing business as: AMS-

CUD, AMSCUD WATERSPORTS; 2115 Sherwood

Rd. San Marino, CA 91108. COUNTY:

Los Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S)

Michael Pranolo, 2115 Sherwood Rd. San

Marino, CA 91108. THIS BUSINESS IS

CONDUCTED BY an Individual. The registrant

commenced to transact business under the

Fictitious Business Name or names listed

above on: N/A. I declare that all information

in this statement is true and correct. /s/: Michael

Pranolo. TITLE: Owner. This statement

was filed with the LA County Clerk on: July 3,

2019. NOTICE in accordance with subdivision

(a) of Section 17920, a Fictitious Name

Statement generally expires at the end of five

years from the date on which it was filed in the

office of the county clerk, except, as provided

in subdivision (b) of Section 17920, where it

expires 40 days after any change in the facts

set forth in the statement pursuant to Section

17913 other than a change in the residence

address of a registered owner. a new Fictitious

Business Name statement must be filed before

the expiration. The filing of this statement

does not of itself authorize the use in this state

of a Fictitious Business Name in violation

of the rights of another under federal, state,

or common law (see Section 14411 et seq.,

business and professions code). Publish:

Pasadena Weekly. Dates: 7/11/19, 7/18/19,

7/25/19, 8/1/19

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATE-

MENT FILE No.2019186292

Type of Filing: Original. The following

person(s) is (are) doing business as: LOLA

DANGER REFILL SERVICE; 225 N. Rose

Street #310 Burbank, CA 91505. COUNTY:

Los Angeles. REGISTERED OWNER(S) Tracy

Larson, 225 N. Rose Street #310 Burbank,

CA 91505. THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED

BY an Individual. The registrant commenced

to transact business under the Fictitious

Business Name or names listed above on:

07/2019. I declare that all information in this

statement is true and correct. /s/: Tracy Larson.

TITLE: Owner. This statement was filed

with the LA County Clerk on: July 5, 2019.

NOTICE in accordance with subdivision (a) of

Section 17920, a Fictitious Name Statement

generally expires at the end of five years from

the date on which it was filed in the office of

the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision

(b) of Section 17920, where it expires

40 days after any change in the facts set forth

in the statement pursuant to Section 17913

other than a change in the residence address

of a registered owner. a new Fictitious Business

Name statement must be filed before the

expiration. The filing of this statement does

not of itself authorize the use in this state of

a Fictitious Business Name in violation of the

rights of another under federal, state, or common

law (see Section 14411 et seq., business

and professions code). Publish: Pasadena

Weekly. Dates: 7/11/19, 7/18/19, 7/25/19,

8/1/19

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATE-

MENT FILE No.2019163823

Type of Filing: Original. The following

person(s) is (are) doing business as:

GRACEKAYLA.COM; 1626 N. Altadena Dr.

Pasadena, CA 91107. COUNTY: Los Angeles.

REGISTERED OWNER(S) Mike Kazandjian,

1626 N. Altadena Dr. Pasadena, CA 91107.

THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY an

Individual. The registrant commenced to

transact business under the Fictitious Business

Name or names listed above on: N/A. I

declare that all information in this statement is

true and correct. /s/: Mike Kazandjian. TITLE:

Owner. This statement was filed with the LA

County Clerk on: June 14, 2019. NOTICE in

accordance with subdivision (a) of Section

17920, a Fictitious Name Statement generally

expires at the end of five years from the date

on which it was filed in the office of the county

clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of

Section 17920, where it expires 40 days after

any change in the facts set forth in the statement

pursuant to Section 17913 other than a

change in the residence address of a registered

owner. a new Fictitious Business Name

statement must be filed before the expiration.

The filing of this statement does not of itself

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THOSE CHAMPIONSHIP SEASONS

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were recognized, but are nonetheless great writers and reporters and editors

who certainly deserve recognition,” I was quoted saying.

Those journalists at the time also included Carl Kozlowski (who won an

award for feature writing from CNPA in 2005 and an honorable mention from

the Press Club in 2011), Chip Jacobs and Justin Chapman, as well as veteran Music

Editor Bliss Bowen and Calendar Editor John Sollenberger, “who routinely

break entertainment-related stories. Also contributing to the paper’s overall

success in 2009 was former Art Director Joel Vendette and former PW Copy Editor

John Seeley.”

Also in 2010, the Press Club awarded Jacobs a first-place award for a personality

profile he had written the previous year about a mysterious smog creditbroker

who exploited the state’s air pollution market. Joe also won first-place

honors for his report on a local woman’s struggles in keeping her home from

predatory lenders. Current Deputy Editor Andre Coleman took home a secondplace

prize for his story on the officer-involved shooting death of a local man,

while Tina Dupuy won second place for investigative reporting with her story on

a place posing as a pregnancy clinic that was really a religious oriented operation

aimed at dissuading women from having abortions.

Piasecki, who is now managing editor of another of our sister papers, The

Argonaut, and former PW Deputy Editor Jake Armstrong were also named as

Blue Ribbon finalists with CNPA for stories they had written the previous year.

The following year, Joe repeated as a first-place winner with the Press Club

with his story “The story behind the stories,” about the launch of the new literary

magazine, Slake, started by former LA Weekly editors Laurie Ochoa and Joe

Donnelly.

Jake took home an award for investigative reporting category for an outstanding

follow-up story he had reported about on the disproportionate number

of African Americans being arrested for marijuana-related crimes, and Michael

Collins also won in that category with his exposé on NASA’s use of monkeys for

testing of radiation exposure in space. With CNPA, Jake’s story, “Blunting Inequity,”

came in third, and another story of his won an honorable mention.

Along with the seven awards from AAN during our limited membership, and

25 from the Press Club since the late 1990s and early 2000s, we have also won

25 awards from CNPA since 1985, one of those a second-place award for display

advertising in 1995, the other also a second place, this time for classified advertising

in 1996, according to CNPA’s Simon Birch.

JUST LAST MONTH

On June 30, longtime PW columnist Ellen Snortland took home a first-place

Press Club award for her work last year, and present PW Deputy Editor André

Coleman was recognized as a third place finalist for Journalist of the Year for

papers with less than 50,000 circulation. In the spirit of full disclosure, I came

in second to Ellen in the column category for a piece that I had written on the

subject of, ironically, full disclosure, only on the part of police and government

agencies.

As indicated previously, this is by no means an exhaustive or definitive list.

With the help of Birch, and the Press Club and AAN’s websites, along with

my own memory and limited record keeping, I’ve come up with more than

55 awards from those three organizations over the past three decades — not

including other civic awards bestowed upon staffers for their civic engagement

and other meritorious works.

For all of the above, and so much more, I am both proud and thankful to be

associated with the greatest group of newspaper people that a journalist could

ever hope to work with. ■

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8Antaeus Theatre Company, at the Kiki & David Gindler Performing Arts Center, 110 E.

Broadway, Glendale, presents the 1944 Betolt Brecht satirical comedy of love, war and justice

“Caucasian Chalk Circle,” opening at 8 p.m. tonight. It’s the story of a humble kitchen maid

named Grusha, in the Caucasus Mountains of the nation of Georgia. She risks her life to rescue an

abandoned baby from civil war. It continues through Aug. 26. Tickets are $35.

THURSDAY 07.11.19

FRIDAY 07.12.19

CHOICE EVENTS

FOR THE WEEK OF

07.11–07.18

BY JOHN SOLLENBERGER

Arcadia Performing Arts Center, 188 Campus Drive, Arcadia presents the annual International Dance

Festival, as guests dance to styles from around the world, enjoy music, karaoke and international food, from 5 to 9

p.m. Free. Call (626) 821-1781 or visit arcadiapaf.org.

SATURDAY 07.13.19

SUNDAY 07.14.19

MONDAY 07.15.19

TUESDAY 07.16.19

WEDNESDAY 07.17.19

THURSDAY 07.18.19

Pasadena POPS Summer Concert Series at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and

Botanic Garden, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia presents “Rhapsody in Blue,” featuring songs of

the Gershwin era and the jazz age. Guest vocal soloists are Tony Yazbeck and Patti Austin. Guest

pianist is Frederick Hodges. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are

$25 and up. Call (626) 793-7172 or visit pasadenasymphony-pops.org.

California Philharmonic Orchestra at Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave.,

Los Angeles, celebrates Bastille Day with a concert of French music, including excerpts from

“Les Misérables” by Calude-Michel Schönberg, plus works by Berlioz and Saint-

Saëns. Guest performers are Philip Smith, Anne Martinez and Randal Keith, with the

CalPhil Chorale. A talk by Maestro Victor Vener starts at 1 p.m., and the concert starts

at 2 p.m. Tickets are $37.50 to $140. Call (323) 850-2000 or visit calphil.com.

Vroman’s Bookstore, 696 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena presents Terry Moore discussing

and signing “66 on 66: A Photographer’s Journey,” featuring photos \Moore’s

taken traveling the legendary highway since the 1960s, starting at 7 p.m. Call (626) 449-

5320 or visit vromansbookstore.com.

Descanso Gardens’ annual World Rhythms world music series features flamenco dancer,

singer and choreographer Briseyda Zárate from 6 to 7 p.m., included in Descanso admission

of $9 general admission, $6 for students and seniors, $4 for children 5 to 12, free for

those 4 and younger. Call (818) 949-4200 or visit descansogardens.org.

The Sierra Madre Playhouse, 87 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, series of classic movie

musical screenings presents “42nd Street” (1933), starring Ruby Keeler, Warner Baxter,

Dick Powell, Ginger Rogers, Bebe Daniels and George Brent, starting at 8 p.m. Admission

is $10 per film. Call (626) 355-4318 or visit sierramadreplayhouse.org.

The Blue Guitar at Arroyo Seco Golf Course, 1055 Lohman Lane, South Pasadena

presents Louie Cruz Beltran performing Latin jazz, salsa and music from the Great

American Songbook, starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20. Visit blueguitar.club.

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