Mountain Views News     Logo: MVNews     Saturday, November 8, 2014

MVNews this week:  Page B:1







By Joan Schmidt

 Begin with an outstanding Volunteer 
Organization - the Volunteer Center of San Gabriel 
Valley - and add 250 really dedicated volunteers of 
ALL AGES who want to really make a difference- 
and you have 24 projects completed! 

 Without funding, there could be no projects. Main 
Sponsor was Thrivent Financial; other sponsors 
include RAB Electric, Monrovia Firefighters 
Association, CODA, and John and Katie Watson. 
The great food and refreshments were provided 
by Wendy’s, Monrovia’s Starbucks and Brookdale 
Senior Living. 

 The Volunteer Groups included both Monrovia’s 
Kiwanis and Rotary Clubs, Monrovia Youth 
Commission, Monrovia Teen Advisory, Mark 
Keppel High “Green Project”, Monrovia Fire 
Department, Calvary Chapel Church, All Nations 
Church, Rebuild Together, Remax Realty Arcadia, 
Paniagua Construction, Western Fencing, Foothill 
Unity Center, First Evangelical Church, Life 
Church, Thrivent Financial, Monrovia Public 
Works, Monrovia Community Services, Pasadena 
City College, Seikos Auto, Lecata Family, Monrovia 
City Council, Monrovia Community Services 
Commission. It was great to see Duarte Deputy City 
Manager Karen Herrera and Deputy Art Valenzuela 
and youth from Duarte’s Pamela Park helping.

 Service projects were many! The front of the 
Foothill Unity Center building was painted and 
angels were colored for the “Angel Holiday Give-a-
way.” Some Outdoor City improvements included 
removal of dead plants, replant, mulch, and pull 
weeds at the Community Center, Library Park, 
Youth Center, Grand Avenue Park and Mary 
Wilcox Park; also cleanup at various city parking 
lots. Smoke detectors were checked and installed 
at the Community Center. (Division Chief Ryan 
Phillips and MFD). At Leven Oaks Senior Center, 
volunteers planted flowers, did crafts and played 
games. Raina Martinez and the Foothill Unity 
Center collected and bagged food for Monrovia 
and Pasadena residents and Gloria Huss collected 
dog food. Private residence projects included 
installation of hand rails, repair of gates and front 
doors, back and front yard cleanup, tree trimming 
and painting houses. 


Foothill Municipal Water District would like 
to thank residents in its service area for their 
conservation efforts and urges to continue 
reducing demands on potable water. Demands for 
September continue to drop in comparison to the 
same period in 2013 with a 12% reduction. This 
follows the trend in conservation that the District 
has experienced since the State implemented 
mandatory conservation measures. 

 FMWD Board President Richard Atwater stated, 
“This savings of over 70 million gallons shows the 
effort our residents have made to conserve water 
even with the above-normal temperatures that 
we have experienced. The savings in one month is 
enough for about 300 homes in our service area for 
one year.”

 The past three months of decreases in water 
use result in a decline of almost 25% in per capita 
water use since 2006. 

 FMWD is the imported water provider for 
seven agencies located in the City of La Cañada 
Flintridge and the unincorporated communities 
of La Crescenta and Altadena.

 “Although we have not had an allocation this 
year, we anticipate a water allocation from our 
supplier, the Metropolitan Water District of 
Southern California, if conditions do not improve. 
This would trigger cutbacks of water deliveries to 
Foothill’s retail agencies,” said General Manager 
Nina Jazmadarian. “To make this allocation 
easier, we offer rebates through Metropolitan, a 
wide range of incentives for reducing water use 
in and around the home. These devices make 
water savings permanent and help maintain and 
increase our long-term trend in conservation.”

 For a list of all water-saving rebates offered, 
please visit or www. Residents and 
businesses must register and prequalify for rebates 
prior to starting any work.

 Foothill Municipal Water District provides 
imported water to Crescenta Valley Water District, 
La Cañada Irrigation District, Mesa Crest Water 
Company, Valley Water Company, Lincoln Avenue 
Water Company, Las Flores Water Company and 
Rubio Cañon Land & Water Association. Kinneloa 
Irrigation District, another retail agency, takes no 
water from Foothill. 


Ret. Federal Court Judge Dikran Tevrizian Re-joins the Board of the Pasadena Armenian 
Genocide Committee

Pasadena, CA -- Continuing a wave of positive 
momentum, the Pasadena Armenian Genocide 
Memorial Committee announced today that 
Retired Federal Court Judge Dikran Tevrizian has 
rejoined the Board of Directors of the local non-
profit. Judge Tevrizian was the first Federal Court 
Judge in US history of Armenian ancestry and 
widely regarded throughout California as a civic 
leader of impeccable reputation. 
“I am extremely pleased and honored that Judge 
Tevrizian has returned to our Board for the home 
stretch of this important project. Judge Tevrizian is 
one of the most admired and respected Armenian 
Americans in our country and to have him add 
his name, support and work ethic to our project 
continues to showcase our positive momentum 
and wide support from the Armenian American 
Community,” commented Interim-Board Chair 
Bernard Melekian. 

 The Pasadena Armenian Genocide Memorial 
Committee is in the final plan check stages with 
the City of Pasadena and will be breaking ground 
shortly. The memorial project is deeply symbolic 
of the events of 99 years ago and appropriately 
respects the memories of the fallen martyrs and 
their descendants. Judge Tevrizian joins a board 
with exciting new leadership under Former 
Pasadena Police Chief Melekian’s Chairmanship 
and the addition of Geragos and Geragos as legal 
counsel. The Board includes: Sandra Siraganian, 
Shoghig Yepremian, Greg Afsharian, David 
Gevorkyan and Retired State Assemblymember 
Anthony Portantino. Its non-profit fiscal agent is 
the Community Foundation of the Verdugos. 

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