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Mountain Views-News Saturday, November 7, 2015 





The Baseball Reliquary will present the Los Angeles 
premiere of Hano! A Century in the Bleachers, a 
documentary film chronicling the extraordinary 
life and times of Arnold Hano, one of the most 
prolific writers of the 20th century, on Sunday, 
November 15, at 2:00 p.m., at the Donald R. Wright 
Auditorium, Pasadena Central Library, 285 E. 
Walnut St., Pasadena, California. The free screening 
will be followed by a panel discussion with the 
film’s producer and director Jon Leonoudakis, and 
esteemed writers Chris Epting, Ron Rapoport, and 
John Schulian, who were interviewed for the film. 
DVDs of Hano! A Century in the 
Bleachers will be available for sale 
and signing by the filmmaker.

 You may not know the name, 
but you’ve probably read him at 
some point over the past sixty 
years. Between 1955 and 2013, 
Arnold Hano authored twenty-
seven books, which collectively 
sold over one million copies, and 
penned 500 magazine articles. 
Hano! A Century in the Bleachers 
is the untold story of a man who is 
arguably the “Babe Ruth of writers.” 
But this is not just a tale about a 
writer. It’s the journey of a man 
who lives what he believes, fighting 
social injustices and lending a hand 
to the less fortunate. After almost 
a century, Hano has demonstrated 
how one person can make the 
world a better place.

 Hano’s fingerprints are on the 
pages of 20th century American 
culture. He wrote one of baseball’s 
most iconic books, A Day in the 
Bleachers, his spirited account of attending Game 
One of the 1954 World Series, where Willie Mays 
made one of the greatest catches in baseball history. 
As a freelancer, he wrote profiles and stories for The 
New York Times, The Saturday Evening Post, Sport, 
Sports Illustrated, TV Guide, The Los Angeles 
Times, Esquire, Seventeen, Good Housekeeping, 
and other periodical staples of the day. As a result, 
Hano interviewed a constellation of sports, TV, 
and movie stars, including Marlon Brando, Mickey 
Rooney, Carol Burnett, Willie Mays, Roberto 
Clemente, and Muhammad Ali.

 In 1963, Hano pulled off a rare double play: 
he was voted Magazine Sportswriter of the Year 
by his peers and awarded the prestigious Sidney 
Hillman Memorial Award for his incisive piece 
on the mistreatment of migratory farmworkers in 
California’s Central Valley.

 Hano is a transplanted New Yorker, currently 
living in Laguna Beach, California, who has brought 
a strong social conscience to his journalism. He 
successfully battled racism and land developers in 
Laguna Beach in the 1960s and early 1970s. When 
Lyndon Johnson proposed new hydroelectric dams 
in the Grand Canyon, Hano’s article in the New York 
Times Magazine helped defeat it. When Disney 
wanted to build a resort development at Mineral 
King in the Sequoia National Forest, Hano’s article 
about the project was cited in a Supreme Court 
decision, saving hundreds of trees and pristine land 
enjoyed by hikers today. As a sportswriter, Hano 
championed the efforts of Latino ballplayers to 
gain full acceptance in the major leagues in the late 
1950s and early 1960s. He wrote profiles of Orlando 
Cepeda, Roberto Clemente, and other Latino stars 
for Sport magazine, describing the struggles they 
faced, the stereotypes they encountered among 
sportswriters, and the racism that persisted in major 
league baseball long after Jackie Robinson broke the 
color barrier in 1947.

 Hano has also taught writing at the University 
of Southern California, Pitzer College, and the 
University of California, Irvine.

 This singular American story is told through the 
perspectives of Arnold Hano, as well as prominent 
sportswriters such as George Vecsey, Ray Robinson, 
John Schulian, and Al Silverman, and baseball greats 
Orlando Cepeda and Felipe Alou. The 53-minute 
film was shot on location in Los Angeles, Phoenix, 
San Francisco, and New York.

 Hano! A Century in the Bleachers is produced 
and directed by award-winning filmmaker 
Jon Leonoudakis, one of the producers of the 
internationally-acclaimed music documentary, 
The Wrecking Crew. His previous documentaries, 
The Day the World Series Stopped and Not Exactly 
Cooperstown, are in the permanent collection of 
the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in 

 The screening is supported, in part, by a 
grant from the Los Angeles County Board of 
Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts 
Commission. For further information, contact 
the Baseball Reliquary by phone at (626) 791-7647 
or by e-mail at; or visit 
the Web sites for the Baseball Reliquary at http://, or the film’s Web site 

Come down and join Arcadia Recreation 
Department’s staff for an indoor game night at the 
Arcadia Community Center, 365 Campus Drive in 
Arcadia from 6-11pm. The fee is $8 per person and 
includes pizza dinner. Dinner is served at 7pm, so 
make sure to be there early!. Participants will enjoy 
activities such as basketball, dodge ball, movie 
nights, raffles, tournaments and more!. Advance 
registration is required. No registration will be 
taken on site. Teen Night is for middle school 
teens ages 11-14. Registration for Teen Night can 
be done on-line at, by fax, 
626.821.4370 or by coming into the Recreation 
Office, 375 Campus Drive, Arcadia, CA 91007. For 
more information please call 626.574.5113!

About the City of Arcadia

Nestled in the foothills of the San Gabriel 
Mountains, Arcadia is an 11.38 square mile 
community with a population of just over 56,000. 
Located approximately 20 miles east of downtown 
Los Angeles, Arcadia is known for combining small-
town charm with the conveniences and amenities 
of a mid-size city. Arcadia is a full-service charter 
city governed by a five-member City Council, 
elected at large. Recognized for exceptional 
education and recreation opportunities and 
beautiful neighborhoods, Arcadia is also defined 
as the “Community of Homes” and has twice been 
designated the “Best City in California in which to 
Raise Kids” by Business Week Magazine.


Come join the Towne Singers and “Hear the Bells” 
as they ring in a festive holiday choral concert 
inspired by the joyous sounds of holiday bells. This 
90-member choir will present a beautiful blend of 
holiday music under the direction of Lance Merrill 
and accompanied by Ben Mason. The special tones 
of an 11-member handbell choir and a visit from 
Santa mark a wonderful start to the 2015 holiday 

The Towne Singers present “Hear The Bells” 

Date: Saturday, 12/5 

Time: 5:00 pm 


First United Methodist Church 

500 E. Colorado Blvd. - Pasadena

Email: Phone: (818) 


Tickets ~ 


Adult – $20 

Child (3 to 10 years) - $10 

At Door: 

Adult – $25 

Child ( 3 to 10 years) - $12 

Group Rate: 

$15 per ticket for 10 or more
The Towne Singers is an organization supported, 
in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of 
Supervisors through Los Angeles County Arts 

Thanksgiving is so quickly approaching and 
we are working diligently to prepare for our 
Thanksgiving distribution event. Please keep our 
families in mind as you are out shopping for your 
family celebration. These are specific items that we 
are in need of for our family food boxes that will 
be distributed.


Grocery Gift Cards

Green Beans 

Mac and Cheese 


Dinner Rolls

Pies (Apple, Cherry, Pecan, and Pumpkin)

Green Beans 

Mac and Cheese 


Donated food items may be dropped off at either 

Monrovia: 415 West Chestnut Avenue, Monrovia, 
CA 91016, Phone: 626-358-3486

Pasadena: 191 North Oak Avenue, Pasadena, CA 
91107, Phone: 626-584-7420


The California Department of Insurance is alerting seniors and their advocates to be on their guard against improper sales 
practices during insurance open enrollment period. Here are a few tips to remember: 

 Check with the 
California Department of 
Insurance to ensure any sales 
representative has a 


 Unsolicited sales calls 
are prohibited. 

 Never give out personal 
information over the 

 Keep a record of who 
you spoke with and the 
information you provided. 

 Beware of cross-selling 
which is when someone 
approaches you for one 
purpose but then tries to 
sell you something else. 

 Take your time and 
don’t feel pressured to make a 
quick decision. 

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