Mountain Views News, Pasadena Edition [Sierra Madre] Saturday, June 9, 2018

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, June 9, 2018 

Crowell Public Library Events

Library to Host 710 Digital 
Storytelling Workshop

Metro to Hold SR-710 
Draft EIR Public Hearing

Coloring Relaxation Hour for 

Saturdays, 1 pm: Jun 9, Jul 7, 
Aug 4

Come join us for an hour of 
relaxation, meditation, and 
coloring! Often seen as an 
activity just for kids, Adult 
Coloring is now a favorite 
among many adults to help 
destress, focus, and contemplate 
their busy days. Spend an hour 
with us revisiting your favorite 
childhood activity along 
with treats and tea. Supplies 
will be provided but feel free 
to bring your own coloring 
books and pencils as well. No 
pre-registration required, but 
please only adults 18 and over. 

Creative Writing Workshop

Sunday, 2 pm: Jun 10

Are you a writer looking to 
sharpen your skills or gain 
inspiration for your current 
project? Or are you someone 
who loves to write creatively as 
a hobby? Spark your creativity 
with creative writing prompts 
and activities. Feel free to share 
your work with others in a 
non-judgmental environment. 
No registration is required, but 
must be 18 years or older to 

Journey into Pu-erh Tea

Sunday, 2 pm: Jun 17

If you are interested in 
learning about Puerh tea, 
Jeffrey McIntosh, Tea Master-
intraining, will present a 
program covering its historic 
and geographic origins, 
ecological cultivation, health 
benefits, cultural evolution, and 
relevance from past to present 
time. The program consists 
of an informative lecture 
followed by an interactive 
traditional Chinese tea 
ceremony. Attendees will leave 
with a deeper appreciation 
of simplicity, subtlety, and 
pure enjoyment of the present 

Braille Institute: Coping Skills 
for Sight Loss

Mondays, 10:30 am: Jun 18 
& 25 Sight loss can be caused 
by macular degeneration, 
glaucoma, cataracts or diabetic 
retinopathy. On Monday, June 
18 and 25, the Braille Institute 
will offer the latest information 
on adapting to visual changes 
and which assistive devices 
might be appropriate for

individuals. Practical day-
to-day applications will be 
presented such as organizing 
and identifying money 
and marking and labeling 
household items. Attendees 
will learn about resources 
for getting around town and 
assistance with orientation and 

Get Your Blood Pressure 
and Glucose Checked By a 
Huntington Hospital Outreach 

Wednesday, 10 am: Jun 
20 Huntington Hospital 
Community Outreach nurses 
want to empower all members 
of the community to enjoy the 
healthiest lifestyle possible. 
They offer free blood pressure 
and glucose screenings. Be sure 
to fast two hours before having 
your glucose checked.

 Mindfulness with Ron Serven

Saturday, 2 pm: Jun 23 This 
exciting workshop will teach 
you how to

be present in your life and not 
just a spectator from afar. All 
participants will learn how to 
become more self-aware, how 
to be more aware of how you 
live your life and connect

to others, and how to integrate 
mindfulness into your life as 
well as learn the basics and 
benefits of meditation. 

Independence Day Blood Drive

Monday, 10 am–4 pm: Jul 
2 Celebrate our country’s 
independence by putting the 
red in red, white and blue! 
Giving blood at the library is 
safe and easy. Donors often 
feel a fulfilling sense of pride 
in knowing they are part of a 
lifesaving team. To schedule 
an appointment, log onto and enter 
the sponsor code: CROWELL. 
To make an appointment by 
phone, text the Red Cross Rep 
at (626) 437-7893.

 Many great stories exist 
regarding the 710 Extension 
Freeway Fight and the Library 
wants to hear them, preserve 
them, and celebrate them. 
The South Pasadena Library 
is seeking stories that reflect 
the full spectrum of public or 
behind-the-scenes activities 
that opposed the 71 Freeway 
extension. The Library hopes 
to gather stories about the 710 
Extension fight and the shining 
legacy of community activism 
and engagement that grew out 
of that struggle. The Library 
wants to hear from long-time 
residents and their families, 
newcomers, artists, community 
activists, nonprofit organization 
members, and civic leaders. 
Only 15 community members 
can sign up to participate.

 Community members can sign 
up for the Library’s two-day 
workshop to digitally record 
their stories. Participants will 
learn the elements of great 
digital storytelling. They will 
also learn how to prepare a 
narration script, record their 
voiceovers, and digitize images. 
The two-day workshop for 
signed-up participants only 
will be conducted by California 
Listens, a project sponsored 
by the California State Library 
and led by Berkeley-based 
StoryCenter. It will take place 
in the South Pasadena Library 
Community Room on Friday, 
June 29 and Saturday June 30 
from 9 am to 5 p.m. on both 

 During the two-day workshop 
in the Library Community 
Room, each participant will 
create their own 2 to 4 minute 
video using their own personal 
and family images, videos, and 
archival materials. The videos 
created will become part of 
a statewide archive of stories 
about various aspects of life 
in the Golden State. They 
will also, of course, be made 
available to the South Pasadena 

 It is necessary for participants 
to sign up and commit to 
attending on both days. 
Lunch and refreshments 
will be provided. Spaces are 
very limited so interested 
individuals are asked to sign 
up as soon as they can by going 
to https://www.storycenter.
org/southpasadena/. For 
more information contact 
Steve Fjeldsted, sfjeldsted@ or Joe 

 “In the 21st Century, the 
library is becoming a place 
where the public expects to 
be able to not only check out 
stories, but to also check them 
in. Oral history, community 
journalism, digital storytelling, 
and other participatory media 
efforts have become a critical 
part of the engagement process 
for many libraries,” shared 
Joe Lambert, StoryCenter’s 
Founder and Executive 
Director and director of the 
California Listens project. “In 
working with local libraries, 
we have seen how hungry 
community members are for 
the opportunity to share the 
stories of their experiences, 
their causes, their struggles and 

 South Pasadena Library 
Director Steve Fjeldsted 
added. “South Pasadena 
has a wonderful history of 
community involvement, and 
a great collection of citizens, 
each with a unique story to 
share. This digital storytelling 
project is a chance for local 
folks to create a brief, lasting 
narrative for their family, their 
neighbors, and for their legacy 
as important parts of South 
Pasadena history.”

Metro officials announced 
this week they will hold the 
next meeting in June dealing 
with historic properties within 
Pasadena and new information 
as it relates to a recirculated 
Draft Environmental Impact 
Report/Supplemental Draft 
Environmental Impact 
Statement. The meeting will be 
held at Maranatha High School 

 Following the circulation 
of the SR-710 North Study 
Draft Environmental Impact 
Report/ Environmental 
Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) 
in March 2015, Caltrans 
reviewed comments received 
concerning potential impacts 
of the build alternatives on 
cultural resources within the 
study area. As a result, Caltrans 
has completed further analysis 
and identified an adverse effect 
to historic properties within 
the Cities of Pasadena, South 
Pasadena and unincorporated 
East Los Angeles. Based 
on this new information, a 
Focused Recirculated Draft 
EIR/Supplemental Draft EIS 
has been prepared for public 
review and comment, in 
accordance with the California 
Environmental Quality Act and 
National Environmental Policy 

 A public hearing will be 
held to receive comments 
specifically pertaining to the 
new information provided in 
the Focused Recirculated Draft 
EIR/Supplemental Draft EIS. 

 The hearing wil be Wednesday, 
June 13 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m., 
presentation at 6:30 p.m. 
Maranatha High School - 
Student Service Center is 
located169 S St John Av. Free 
onsite parking is available in the 
underground school parking 
lot. For more information visit: 

Summer Reading Program 
marches in Festival of Balloons 

 Families interested in marching as part of the Summer 
Reading Program group in the South Pasadena Festival 
of Balloons Parade on July 4th should meed at 10:30 am 
on the Diamond Avenue side of the Library. Children are 
encouraged to walk for the Library to help motivate others to 
read. Marchers may bring water bottles, sunscreen, wagons, 
and strollers. Other wheeled vehicles are not permitted. 
Each child must be accompanied by an adult.

Magical Music 
at the Mill

The Old Mill Foundation 
announced that Magical

Music at the Mill, chamber 
music under the stars, will 
return to The Old Mill in 
summer. Each evening will 
feature a different music 
ensemble performing on 
the Pomegranate Patio 
surrounded by the Mill’s 
beautiful pomegranate trees 
and lush gardens. In addition 
to enjoying the fine music, 
concertgoers are invited 
to view the building, learn 
about its history, and view 
the latest California Art 
Club exhibition in the Mill’s 

Saturday, June 30*

Saturday, July 14*

Saturday, August 25*

*The grounds of the Old 
Mill open at 7 pm, and the 

begin at 8 pm.

Ticket Information:

Tickets $24/ea., OMF 
Members $20/ea., or $50 for 
the series.

For more information and to 
make reservations contact the 
Old Mill by phone (626)449-
5458, Tuesdays–Fridays, 
12–4 pm or visit old-mill.
org. The Old Mill is located 
at 1120 Old Mill Road, San 
Marino, 91108.

Voter Information at the 
South Pasadena Library


 In preparation for the 
upcoming state-wide election 
on Tuesday and the November 
midterm elections, the South 
Pasadena Public Library has 
both print and online voter 
resources available, including 
the Easy Voter Guide from 
the League of Women Voters. 
Created in collaboration with 
the California State Library, the 
aim of the Guide is to “make 
nonpartisan information 
about why you should vote, 
how to vote and what’s on 
the ballot as accessible to 
as many Californians as 
possible.” The Library has free 
copies in English, Spanish, 
Chinese, and Korean available 
at the Reference Desk. Easy 
Voter Guides can also be 
accessed online at www. or through 
the Voter Information page 
of the Library’s website at
voterinfo. There you will also 
find links to information on 
voter registration, polling 
places, ballot measures, and 
more. For more information, 
please visit us at the Library or 
contact the Reference Desk at or 
(626) 403-7350.

 The library is located at 1100 
Oxley Street, hours are Monday 
10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.; Tuesday, 
Wednesday, Thursday 11:00 
a.m.–9:00 p.m.; Saturday 10:00 
a.m.–5:00 p.m.; and Sunday 
1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

San Marino Fourth of July 
Event Pre-sale Wristbands


 The community of San Marino 
is invited to attend the City’s 
annual Fourth of July event on 
Wednesday, July 4 at Lacy Park. 
The celebration will include food 
booths, a fun zone, a community 
parade, entertainment, and a 
fireworks display at 9 p.m. All 
guests will need a wristband to 
enter the park.

 The Virginia Road entrance 
to Lacy Park will open at 7 a.m. 
No one will be allowed to enter 
via St. Albans Road until 3 p.m. 
Guests may reserve areas using 
blankets and chairs; no stakes or 
ropes will be permitted.

 Pre-sale wristbands will be 
available to San Marino residents 
for $5 each. Proof of residency 
is required and residents must 
present an identification card 
with their address or a utility 
bill. Pre-sale wristbands will be 
available for non-residents for 
$15 each. Children ages 2 years 
and under are free.

Wristbands can be purchased 
Monday, June 11 through 
Tuesday, July 3 at the Recreation 
Department, Monday through 
Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 
p.m., and at City Hall, Monday 
through Thursday from 7 
a.m. to 2 p.m. and Friday 
from 7 to 11 a.m. Wristband 
sales begin at Crowell Public 
Library on Monday, June 18, 
Monday through Thursday 
from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday 
and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 
5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 
5 p.m. Wristbands purchased 
on Wednesday, July 4 are $20 
each, regardless of residency. 
Children 2 years and under are 
free. For more information, call 
(626) 943-2627.

 The Rotary Club of San Marino 
will present its Annual Fourth 
of July Parade. Children on 
decorated bikes accompanied 
by an adult are invited to 
participate. Bikes parade in a 
special section at the front and 
no registration is needed. Bands 
are also welcome. If you would 
like to drive a vehicle in the 
parade, registration is required. 
For more information, call 
(626) 440-1959.

Movies in 
the Park

 The South Pasadena 
Community Services 
Department is screening two 
movies at Garfield Park this 

June 22 - Despicable Me 3

August 10 - Coco

Attendees are encouraged to 
bring blankets and low seat lawn 

 Movies begin 8:15pm (dusk)

Garfield Park

625 1/2 Stratford Avenue

For more information, please 
contact the Recreation Office - 

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