The building of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals 29th District
is adjacent to the Western Justice Center and is perhaps even more elegant. If you live in and about Pasadena, visiting this building will be a grand treat your eyes.
Back to the Western Justice Center, I don't know who were the interior designers but they have done a splendid job. Everything is beautiful there. The photo below is that of the entrance hall. I love the salmon/rose wall color, the pictures and ohh, that staircase.
Here's a snapshot of the ceiling tiles, and I totally forgot to take pictures of the beautiful rugs and so many other things. I think you get the picture.
The meeting last night, justice related naturally, was to support the plight of 7 Iranian Baha'is who have been wrongly incarcerated since over a year ago. Congressman Adam Schiff, Mayor Bogart, and Pasadena Police Chief, Bernard Melekian, were there to speak in support of these people and to encourage all citizens to act when they see injustice. Police Chief Melekian who is of Armenian descent spoke of Hitler and the Jewish problem. He reminded us that before the planning of the final solution Hitler asked "Who remembers the Armenians?" He was right. No one remembered them, as no one remembered the Jews. Rejected by everyone, they felt expelled from history. This, he said, is what moves him to stand in support of the Baha'is. The Honorable Judge Dorothy Nelson of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals was the master of ceremony and she herself is truly inspiring. I have to admit that I was pleased to get a first hand impression of our city and government officials and to realize that a lot of good is done everywhere. This morning I saw the report of last night's event in our own local Pasadena paper.
Anyhow, as you might have guessed Ollie wanted to attend, he feels the need to show his presence everywhere, he stands for justice, he fights evil, etc. And as on another occasion, this happened.He attempted to get his way by playing cute,.... and it did not work.
So he sat outside and pointed his ears towards the meeting room so he could eavesdrop. What a useful creation, rotatable ears! I wish I had those.
Augustus stayed home, he thought it was more dignified to remain at home because he knew that I would give him a report when I returned.
Well, what can one say. Maybe the only thing to do is to pray for unity...to stand for justice...to not become complacent.
This prayer, so beautiful, was said at the opening of the session.