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VOLUME 11 NO. 49 
VOLUME 11 NO. 49 
Tournament Names Parade 
Opening and Closing Show 

Council to Discuss New Election Cycles

Mountain Views News 80 W Sierra Madre Blvd. No. 327 Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 Office: 626.355.2737 Fax: 626.609.3285 Email: Website: 

Mayor’s State 
of City EventJanuary 16

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Pg. 3 
Pg. 7 
Pg. 10
statewide election. 

 In November staff and the 
League of Women Voters 
Pasadena Area organized a 
community forum, of the 20 
to 25 people that attended 10 
suggested continuing utilizing 
Primary and General Election 
Format (Run-off Elections) on 
Statewide Election Dates. Four 
said to Utilize Plurality Voting 

- March Statewide Primary and 
three wanted to Utilize Plurality 
Voting - November Statewide 
Staff also said opportunities for 
public comment and feedback 
will continue to be available 
for those interested at future 
meetings, as well as on the 
CVPRA webpage.

 According to city staff the 
resolution also states that 
the Pasadena Unified School 
District (PUSD) is considering 
its own plan separately from the 

city council, with the board of 
education scheduled to consider 
adoption of the PUSD’s plan to 
comply with CVPRA at thier 
Dec. 14 .oard meeting. 

Police 22nd 
Toy Drive 

 The Pasadena Armenian 
Police Advisory Council 
(PAPAC) will hold its’ 22nd 
Annual Christmas Toy 
Drive at the Pasadena Police 
Department Thursday at 9:00 

a.m. in the police department 
A light breakfast will 
be served during a brief 
Christmas program. All are 
welcome to attend and enjoy 
the festivities. 

PAPAC was established 
in 1995 to help bridge the 
gap between the Pasadena 
Police Department and the 
local Armenian Community. 
Since that time, PAPAC has 
established itself as a nonprofit 
(501c3) organization 
and has coordinated several 
fundraising events over years. 

 This year’s toy drive will 
serve as the 22nd consecutive 
year that PAPAC has helped 
make the holiday special 
for children within our 

Anyone who would like to 
donate a toy can drop it off 
at the police department to 
Lt. Clawson prior to the toy 
drive or they can bring it to 
the lobby d uring the event. 
Toys will be distributed to 
the following charitable 

 The Door of Hope 

Villa Parke Community 
The Pasadena Salvation Army 

 The Pasadena Harambee 

Free Christmas 
Tree Recycling

 Make tree recycling a part of 
your post-holiday tradition. The 
City offers an easy way for you to 
“Go Green” with your Christmas 
tree. Thanks to your help, the 
City last year collected more 
than 10,000 trees for recycling, 
saving valuable landfill space and 
generating protective landscaping 

 Drop off your tree from 7 a.m. 
to 2 p.m., Tuesday Dec. 26, 2017 
until Thursday, Jan. 4 at:

• Easton Blanche Park, 3100 E.
Del Mar Blvd., parking lot on 
Millicent Way
• Robinson Park, 1081 N. FairOaks Ave., parking lot on Morton 
From Jan. 2-12, 2018, residents 
can also place trees at curbside for 
recycling. Christmas trees will be 
collected on your normal service 

 Remember, all ornaments, lights 
and stands must be removed. 
Flocked and fire retardant 
treated trees are acceptable. 
For more information, call the 
Citizen Service Center at (626) 
744-7311 or online at www.

 Remember, no bulky pickup 
happens now Jan. 20. 

 The Tournament of Roses 
announced Thursday that 
the talent for the Opening 
Show presented by Honda 
and the Closing Show 
presented by Wells Fargo for 
the 129th Rose Parade will 
be Todrick Hall and Andy 

 The Tournament of 
Roses’ theme, “Making A 
Difference,” motivated every 
note of this year’s Opening 
Show. YouTube sensation 
and Broadway star, Todrick 
Hall, leads a spectacular 
cast and crew of over 100 
dancers and musicians 
through a mesmerizing, 
heart-racing celebration. 
Todrick is a new kind of star, 
known for his versatility in 
the performing arts, Todrick 
is a multifaceted artist and 
entertainment powerhouse. 
The Opening Show shares 
the simple secret of why 
generations of Rose Parade 
fans are drawn to America’s 

Andy Grammer 

Celebrate International 
UN Human Rights Day 

On Sunday, join Pasadena 
Mayor Terry Tornek to learn 
more about what’s being done 
to protect and defend human 
rights in our community and 
how you can get involved.

 Mayor Tornek and the United 
Nations Association Pasadena 
Chapter will hold its 10th 
Annual Human Rights Day 
Celebration 2-4 p.m., Sunday, 
at the Pasadena Central Library, 
Donald Wright Auditorium, 
285 E. Walnut St., near City 
Hall. The event will focus on 
a celebration of human rights 
and dignity with a Celebrating 
Diversity Panel and interactive 
community-building activities.

“Human rights are 
fundamental to all of us. How 
we treat others and how others 

Todrick Hall 

New Year Celebration.

 The finale of this year’s 
Rose Parade is the Closing 
Show presented by Wells 
Fargo and features multi-
platinum, selling pop artist 
and songwriter Andy 
Grammer. The first male 
pop star in a decade, since 
John Mayer, to reach the Top 
10 at Adult Pop Radio on his 
first two singles, Grammer 
has taken the music world 
by storm with a succession 
of anthemic pop hits. This 
street filling performance 
will have you singing and 
dancing along to Andy’s new 
hit “Smoke Clears” from 
his latest album and fan 
favorite “Good to Be Alive.” 
Andy’s music drives home 
an empowering message 
and will no doubt leave you 
feeling inspired.

 Join the Tournament 
on Monday, January 1, 
with Todrick and Andy to 
experience the floats, bands 
and equestrians as they 
parade down Colorado Blvd. 

treat us are reflections of our 
society and sets the tone for 
what we can achieve in life,” 
Mayor Tornek said. “I hope you 
will take time to join us as we 
celebrate our human diversity 
and human rights.”

 The panel features civil rights 
attorney Skip Hickambottom; 
Pauline Field, founder and chair 
of 50/50 Leadership; Friends 
in Deed representative Donna 
Byrns; and Aaron Saenz, San 
Gabriel Valley LGBTQ Center 
Board President.

 All are welcome to this free 
event. Light refreshments will 
be served. Free parking at the 
Central Library is available 
on first come basis. For more 
information, call, (626) 7447210. 

Pasadena Mayor Terry 
Tornek will present his 
annual State of the City 
Address on Tuesday, 
January 16, at the Pasadena 
Unified School District’s 
Marshall Fundamental 
High School, 990 N. Allen 

 The event will be 
held in the Eagles’ new 
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. 
The program will be from 
7-8 p.m. with Mayor 
Tornek providing financial 
information about the City 
as well as several other 
important updates on City 

 On-site parking, including 
disabled parking, plus 
additional on-street 
parking will be available.

 Spanish translation 
and closed captioning 

 The Pasadena city council is 
set Monday night to discuss 
adopting a resolution that would 
transition the timing of city 
elections to occur on statewide 
even-year election dates to 
comply with the California 
Voter Participation Rights Act 

 The Resolution reads, in part, 
“Consistent with the California 
Voter Participation Rights Act 
and the requirements of the City 
Charter of the City of Pasadena, 
the city will submit a charter 
amendment for voter approval 
to amend provisions in Article 
XII of the Pasadena City Charter 
and change future municipal 
election dates held in odd-
numbered years to consolidate 
and occur on statewide election 
dates held in even-numbered 

 The amendment would go to 
the voters June 5, at the next 

services will be provided. 
Light refreshments will 
be served following the 
Mayor’s address.

 Pasadena Media, at, will 
be there to record the event 
for broadcast on KPAS, 
the City’s government 
cable access television 
channel, and also streamed 
on the City’s website at

 For more information, 
contact Rhonda Stone, 
(626)744-7210, or email: 

Oklahoma and Georgia to
Play in the Rose Bowl Game

The No. 2 CFP-ranked 
Oklahoma Sooners, champion 
of the Big 12 Conference, and 
the No. 3 CFP-ranked Georgia 
Bulldogs, champion of the 
SEC Conference, have been 
selected to play in the College 
Football Playoff Semifinal at 
the Rose Bowl Game presented 
by Northwestern Mutual at 1 

p.m. PT/4 p.m. ET, on January 
1, 2018, at the Rose Bowl 
“The Tournament of Roses 
is excited to host Oklahoma 
and Georgia at this year’s 
Playoff Semifinal at the Rose 
Bowl Game,” said Rose Bowl 
Management Committee 
chairperson Scott Jenkins. 
“The opportunity to host two 
of the top teams in the country 
will make for a thrilling game. 
We are pleased to welcome the 
teams and the fans from both 
schools to the Granddaddy of 
Them All.”

 This year’s College Football 
Playoff at the Rose Bowl Game 
presented by Northwestern 
Mutual will be the first-time 
in history that the Oklahoma 
Sooners have played the 
Georgia Bulldogs.

 Oklahoma won its third 
straight and 11th overall Big 
12 Championship against TCU 
Saturday, 41-17, and finished 
the season 12-1 overall and 
8-1 in conference play. The 
Sooners will make their second 
appearance in the Granddaddy 
of Them All. Oklahoma 
defeated Washington State, 3414, 
on January 1, 2003.

Georgia won its 13th SEC 
Championship against Auburn, 
28-7, and finished the season 

12-1 overall and 7-1 in 
conference. The Bulldogs 
will also make their 
second appearance in the 
Rose Bowl Game but the 
first since 1943. Georgia 
defeated UCLA, 9-0, in 
their first appearance, 
with all nine points scored 
in the fourth quarter.

 Pre-game festivities on 
January 1, will begin at 1 

p.m. PT (4 p.m. ET). The 
game will be televised 
nationally on ESPN.
Tickets for the College 
Football Playoff Semifinal 
at the Rose Bowl Game 
presented by Northwestern 
Mutual are currently 
available online at www. or by 
calling Ticketmaster at 
In addition to the 
Ticketmaster sale, 
as the Official Fan-to-
Fan Ticket Exchange, 
Hospitality and Corporate 
Travel Package Provider 
for the Rose Bowl Game®. 
Package offerings through 
catered to include official 
Rose Bowl Game tickets, 
Rose Parade tickets, 
pre-game hospitality at 
the Official Rose Bowl 
Hospitality Village, tours 
of float decorating spaces, 
post-parade luncheon 
and more. For full details 
on package options, visit

 For more information 
visit: tournamentofroses. 

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