Mountain Views News, Pasadena Edition [Sierra Madre] Saturday, April 15, 2017

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, April 15, 2017 

South Pasadena Arts Council 
present ‘Lun*na Menoh’

Annual Spring 
Green Expo

South Pasadena Beautiful 
Annual 2017 Garden Tour

Off the Rails-

The Gold Line offers some 
fun getaways, destinations 
and events along the Metro 
that standout to us here at 
the Mountain Views News. 
The fair for Metro is $1.75 
one way and you need to 
remember to have a TAP 
card (available at the train 

 Metropolitan Water 
District is hosting their 10th 
annual Spring Green Expo 
on April 20, from 8:30 am 
to 1:30 pm at 700 North 
Alameda St. LA (Next to 
Union Station).

 Take the Metro Gold Line 
to the Union Station stop.

 Open to the public and 
free to attend, the program 
is an opportunity to 
highlight innovators of 
environmentally friendly 
services that save water and 
promote sustainability. The 
event will include a series 
of seminar presentations to 
educate attendees on the best 
and most promising ideas 
and solutions to conserve 
and protect water supplies.


 Today SPARC will present, an 
evening of experimental and 
classical music, Lun*na Menoh 
and Saori Mitome (Les Sewing 
Sisters) in South Pasadena 
at Burke- Triolo Studios, 
538 Mission Street, for new 

 SPARC welcomes back 
experimental artist, designer 
and musician Lun*na Menoh 
for her new performance 
of Maurice Ravel’s Bolero, 
re-imagined using sampled 
sewing machine noise and 
found sound.

 Opening Act: Les Sewing 
Sisters Lun*na Menoh and Saori 
Mitome are Les Sewing Sisters. 
They create the combination of 
sewing machine music (noise), 
dress-making and women 
working together, using twisted 
language and action. Vocals, 
Spoken words and music made 
by sewing machines.

“We As A Sewing Machine”

Tickets: $55 online

 $65 at door (A limited number 
of tickets may be available at 
the door.)

 Doors Open at 6:30pm, 
hors d’oeuvres and drinks, 
music by DJ Black Rabbit. 
Raffle 6:30 -8:30 pm. Drawing 
9:00 pm. Must be present to 
win. Performances begin at 
8:00 pm. Dessert following 

Lectures and Conferences 
at the Huntington Library


 This year’s garden tour 
marks its 47th year and will 
be featuring sustainable, 
southern California 
landscapes on April 30 from 
1 to 4 pm. All are invited to 
enjoy the gardens graciously 
shared by residents invoking 
a new water-wise way of life. 

 The self-guided tour 
showcases six beautiful 
gardens in the Monterey 
Hills and surrounding area. 
Participants are encouraged 
to finish the tour by 
visiting the South Pasadena 
Community Garden Open 
House, located at 1028 
Magnolia Street.

 Begin the tour at the 
Japanese inspired yard 
at 1831 Via Del Rey. The 
designer used a black pine 
tree trained to mimic a 
bonsai tree complimenting 
a gorgeous Japanese lantern. 
Many aromatic jasmine 
and juniper plants were 
used creating a calming 
landscape. (front yard only)

 At the hill-top home, located 
at 562 Camino Verde, the 
front garden features a 
well-engineered bioswale 
increasing the infiltration 
of rain water, replenishing 
groundwater and reducing 
storm water pollution. The 
site’s existing rock was also 
recycled into a lovely low 
wall and dry-stream bed.

 Across the street, 565 
Camino Verde, visit the 
sensational colors and 
pollinators at the garden of 
Edwin TomYoy. Turning 
trash into treasure, this 
stunning landscape features 
many unusual succulents 
and low water plans, as 
well as upcycled material 
promoting a vibrant 
ecosystem. The lush garden 
attracts many insects and 
birds, including a resident 
hummingbird family.

 Close by, 809 Flores De 
Oro, sits a uniquely designed 
corner using the grey and 
blue colors of large agaves 
and low water dymondia 
groundcover. The calming, 
formal garden features 
clean lines, soothing water 
features, and colorful 

 Head down the hill to 2043 
Berkshire Avenue, to visit 
the exotic Australian garden 
featuring stunning grevilleas 
and repurposed railroad 
wood planks. This cottage-
style garden has many 
lovely ornamental grasses, 
salvias and other low water 
perennials in shades of red 
and purple.

 You won’t want to miss 
the grand design of the last 
house on our tour at 1532 
Ramona Avenue where West 
coast living is at its best. 
The low water garden has 
been designed with an eye 
for texture and color. Turf 
has been eliminated, and the 
front yard is now a tapestry 
of flowering succulents, low-
water shrubs and more. 

 Finish the tour at South 
Pasadena’s own vibrant 
Community Garden. The 
garden will be open from 
1:30 - 4:30 at 1028 Magnolia 

 A lively plant swap will take 
place at 565 Camino Verde. 
Bring a plant and take home 

 For more information visit

San Marino Declares April as 
National Donate Life Month

East Asian Garden Lecture - The Lives of a Memorial 
Building: from Nara and Beyond

Apr 25 at 7:30 p.m.

 Some of the oldest timber structures that survive in Japan 
are a group of small buildings built in Nara in the eighth 
century to commemorate important patrons of Buddhism. 
Jun Hu, assistant professor of art history at Northwestern 
University, will explore the meanings and functions of this 
peculiar architectural typology, tracing its origins in China 
and its development as a feature of Japanese Buddhist 
architecture. Free; no reservations required. Rothenberg 

 The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical 
Gardens is located 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino. For 
more information call 626-405-2100.

 The following proclamation 
now recognizes April as 
National Donate Life Month in 
the city of San Marino. The city 
council proclaimed the month 
Wednesday night as a way 
encourage all Californians to 
check “YES” to being an organ 
donor when applying for or 
renewing their driver’s license 
or I.D. card 

 The proclamation reads;

WHEREAS, organ, tissue, 
marrow and blood donation 
are life-giving acts recognized 
worldwide as expressions of 
compassion to those in need;

WHEREAS, more than 118,000 
individuals nationwide and 
more than 21,000 in California 
are currently on the national 
organ transplant waiting list, 
and on average, 22 people die 
each day while waiting due to 
the shortage of donated organs;

WHEREAS, more than 600,000 
units of blood per year are 
needed to meet the need in 

WHEREAS, at any given time, 
6,000 patients are in need of 
volunteer marrow donors;

WHEREAS, a single individual’s 
donation of the heart, lungs, 
liver, kidneys, pancreas and 
small intestine can save up to 
eight lives; donation of tissue 
can save and heal the lives of up 
to 50 others; and a single blood 
donation can help three people 
in need;

WHEREAS, millions of lives 
each year are saved and healed 
by donors of organs, tissues, 
marrow and blood;

WHEREAS, over twelve million 
Californians have signed up 
with the state-authorized 
Donate Life California Registry 
to ensure their wishes to be 
organ and tissue donors are 

RESOLVED that in recognition 
of National Donate Life Month, 
the month of April 2017 is 
hereby proclaimed “DMV/
Donate Life California Month” 
in the City of San Marino, 
and in doing so we encourage 
all Californians to check 
“YES!” when applying for or 
renewing their driver’s license 
or I.D. card, or by signing up 
at or

South Pasadena Eggstravaganza

 Spring is near and we’re 
excited to hop over to Garfield 
Park (adjacent Tennis Courts) 
- 1000 Park Avenue for the 
annual Spring Eggstravaganza 
event today. Join us for food, 
games, inflatables, pictures 
with the our bunny, egg hunt, 
and more!

 Tickets are available online for 
$5 per child. Tickets purchased 
online will be available for 
pickup at the Recreation Office 
(815 Mission Street), April 10-
14 (10am-6pm).

Tickets will also be available at 
the event for $8 per child.

 Egg Hunt Schedule 11:30 a.m. 
to 2:00 p.m.

 2 yr and under - 12:15pm 

 3 to 4 yo - 12:30pm

 5 to 6 yo - 12:45pm

 7 yrs and up - 1:00pm

 For more information contact 
the City of South Pasadena 
at (626) 403-7200 or visit 

Doggy Day...
with Cats Too

 Bring you four-legged friend 
to Garfield Park! Families 
as well as their dogs and cats 
will enjoy activities including 
arts and crafts, and live music. 
If you get hungry, food and 
drinks will be available for 
purchase. There will also be 
a performance showcasing 
wonderful dogs by Disc Dogs 
of Southern California.

 The event will be April 29 from 
10:00 am - 1:00 pm at Garfield 
Park (adjacent Tennis Courts) 
1000 Park Avenue.

Provide Input on 

Metro’s FY18 Budget


 Have your say in Metro’s 
financial planning! 
Metro’s annual budget sets 
transportation priorities 
across LA County for the 
coming year. As Metro 
begins to put together its 
budget for 2018 fiscal year, 
effective July 1, 2017 through 
June 30, 2018, the agency 
seeks input. 

Comment Online

 Metro’s interactive budget 
tool includes a short survey 
to guide our budget, set 
priorities, allocate dollars 
and provide feedback. 

 Comment In-Person

 Comments on the budget 
can also be provided in 
person at any of the regional 
Service Council Meetings:

 San Fernando Valley 
Service Council Wednesday, 
May 3, 6pm. Rose Goldwater 
Community Center 6600 
Topanga Canyon Bl, Canoga 
Park, CA 91303 

 Westside/Central Service 
Council Wednesday, 
May 10, 5pm Metro 
Headquarters 3rd Floor 
Gateway Conference Room 
One Gateway Plaza, Los 
Angeles, CA 90012 

 Gateway Cities Service 
Council Thursday, May 
11 at 2pm Salt Lake Park 
Community Center 3401 
E Florence Av, Huntington 
Park, CA 90255 

 South Bay Service Council 
Friday, May 12 at 9:30am

Inglewood City Hall 1 W 
Manchester Bl, Inglewood, 
CA 90301 

San Gabriel Valley Service 
Council Monday, May 8 at 

Metro Division 9 building 
(next to El Monte Station) 
3rd Floor Conference Room 
3449 Santa Anita Av, El 
Monte, CA 91731 

The Metro Board of 
Directors will also hear 
comments on the proposed 
budget at a public hearing:

Budget Public Hearing

Wednesday, May 17 at 1pm 
Metro Headquarters, Board 
Room One Gateway Plaza 
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Comment by Mail

The deadline for written 
comments is Friday, May 12 
at 5pm.

Send comments by mail or 
email to:

Attn: FY18 Budget


One Gateway Plaza, 99-24-1

Los Angeles, CA 90012



 Explorers returns for 3 
fun-filled weeks in July

 Summer is around the 
corner and we’re gearing up 
for another amazing season of 
Huntington Explorers Camp! 
Our 2017 program is filled 
with hands-on fun for children 
ages 5-12.

 Huntington Explorers Camp 
runs for three consecutive 
weeks, July 10 - 28, from 9 a.m. 
to 4 p.m. daily. Campers can 
register for a single week or 
multiple weeks. We’ll focus on 
a range of topics that emphasize 
active learning, design-based 
thinking and most of all, fun! 
Our Instructors are expert 
artists and makers, who use 
the Huntington collections as 
inspiration for engaging art 
and science-based activities. 
Campers will explore the 
Huntington’s gardens, library, 
and galleries and become 
incredible inventors, botany 
buddies, super storytellers, and 

 Registration will open on April 
7. Members’ Price: $350.00 
per week. Non-Members’ 
Price: $400.00 per week.

 The Huntington is located 
1151 Oxford Road, San Marino. 
For more call 626-405-2100.

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