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VOLUME 12 NO. 02 
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of 
comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge andcontroversy.”
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 
VOLUME 12 NO. 02 
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of 
comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge andcontroversy.”
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 
State of the 
City Event

to Close 

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

The public is invited to 
attend Mayor Terry Tornek’s 
State of the City address 
Tuesday, at the Pasadena 
Unified School District’s 
John Marshall Fundamental 
School Gymnasium, 999 N. 
Allen Ave.

 The event will be held in the 
Eagles’ new gymnasium. 
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The 
Mayor’s formal program 
begins at 7 p.m.

 Mayor Tornek will deliver 
his annual State of the City 
message with a review of 
the City’s finances, as well 
as updates on several issues 
about the City’s economy and 
the status of the Arroyo Seco 
area. A brief Q-and-A with 
the audience traditionally 

 Vice Mayor John J. Kennedy 
will serve as emcee for the 
evening and students from 
John Marshall will also 
participate in the program.

 Spanish translation and 
closed captioning services 
will be provided. Light 
refreshments will be served 
following the Mayor’s address.

 Parking is available on either 
side of the school, off Allen 
Avenue. Please allow extra 
time to park, and then walk 
to the gym, especially if there 
is inclement weather.

 KPAS, the City’s cable 
TV channel will record the 
event available on Ch. 3 for 
Charter cable subscribers 
and Ch. 99 for AT&T U-verse 
subscribers. A video stream 
will also be available on 
the City’s website, and at 

 For more information, 
contact Rhonda Stone, 

(626) 744-7210 or rstone@ 
After months of speculation, 
officials at Albertsons confirmed 
Thursday that the Vons Market 
on Allen Ave. and Washington 
Blvd. will permanently close in 

 The Vons market at 1390 
Allen Ave. has been there 41 
years. Rumors, last year that 
the property owners wanted 
to build condominiums on the 
property ended when Stater 
Bros. Markets also announced 
Thursday that the site will 
soon become a Stater Bros. 

 According to the Stater Bros. 
Markets, the new supermarket 
will feature:

 A Full Service Fresh Meat 

Pasadena Half Marathon& 5K 

 Pasadena Half 
Marathon & 5K begins 
at the Rose Bowl but 
winds its way through 
Old Pasadena on Sunday 
January 21. Come enjoy 
the picturesque course 
through beautiful 
Pasadena, passing 
landmarks like the 
Colorado Street Bridge, 
Old Pasadena and Cal 
Tech University before participants. 
a majestic finish on the The two-day Health 
field at the world-famous & Fitness Expo, Friday 
Rose Bowl.and Saturday, is free 

Pg. 4 
Pg. 3 
Pg. 7 
Pg. 10 
The Pasadena Half and open to the public 
Marathon & 5K Health and takes place at the 
and Fitness Expo Pasadena Convention 
will feature the latest Center. 
developments in sports, The Half Marathon is 
fitness, and nutrition. In sold out; limited spaces 
addition, it is the home remain for the 5K event. 
of Packet Pick-Up for For more information 
all half-marathon & 5K visit: pasadenahalf.com. 

Towne Singers SpringConcert Rehearsal

 Love to Sing--Come join the Towne Singers. The 
Towne Singers is a non-audition choir. We are in 
need of male voices, but welcome all to join this 
wonderful family of musicians. Rehearsals for the 
upcoming spring concert begin Monday, January 
22nd. The 2018 Spring Concert, “Music of American 
Heritage”, is Sunday, May 20th.

 Rehearsals are held Mondays, 7:15p thru 9:30p at 
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1757 N Lake 
Avenue, Pasadena 91104. 

 Please contact Merrily Hake, Membership 
Coordinator, via email (merrilyhake@earthlink.
net) with questions and new member orientation 
information. New member orientation sessions are 
held prior to the first two rehearsals (1/22 and 1/29) 
at 6:30p.

 The Towne Singers is an organization supported, 

All Pasadena do-ityourselfers 
are reminded to 
safely recycle both their used 
oil and oil filters—and get a 
new oil filter for free—today 
from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Auto 
Zone Auto Parts, 550 N. 
Lake Ave. If you can’t make 
that one, the next Oil Filter 
Exchange Event is scheduled 
from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 
24, 2018 at O’Reilly Auto 
Parts, 919 N. Lake Ave. 
Just bring your used oil 
filter and get a free new oil 
filter, limited to three (3)
per person, while supplies 
last. Oil Filter Exchange 
Events help protect the 
environment by promoting 
proper recycling of used oil 
and oil filters. The program 
is coordinated for the 
City by the Public Works 
Department in cooperation 
for local businesses. 
Residents are encouraged 
to bring their used oil to 
the events as well. Or, if 
you want your used oil 
picked up directly from your 
residence, please schedule an 
appointment by contacting 
the Pasadena Citizen Service 
Center at (626) 744-7311. 
In addition, a list of 
certified oil and oil filter 
collection centers located in 
Pasadena is online at: www. 
Pasadena’s Oil Filter 
Exchange Events are made 
possible by a grant from 
the California Department 
of Resources, Recycling 
and Recovery (CalRecycle), 
Free Oil 
Filter and 
Department with Stater Bros. 
famous certified Meat Cutters 
ready to serve you.
A Full Service Fresh Seafood 
Department with friendly 
seafood experts to assist with 

 FujiSan Handcrafted Sushi 
made in-house daily

 A Full Service Deli including 
Cleo & Leo exclusive recipe and 
always fresh hand-breaded fried 
chicken, specialty sandwiches 
and wraps in addition to a full 
line of prepared party trays

Full Service Hot Bakery with a 
full selection of Artisan breads 
and rolls, specialty single serve 
desserts, Cleo and Leo line of 
classic cakes and in-house cake 
decorators to assist with all 
special occasion needs 

 A Relaxing Seating Area with 
USB charging outlets and access 
to free Wi-Fi

 Floral Department for that 
special gift of fresh flowers, 
plants or floral arrangementsGarden Fresh Produce 
Department featuring more 

than 1,000 items with expanded 
organic selections and fruit cut 
fresh daily

 Energy-efficient LED lighting 
in addition to glass doors on 
refrigerated cases to reduce 
energy consumptionA décor scheme reflecting 
Pasadena's rich history

 “We are delighted to welcome 
Stater Bros. to the City of 
Pasadena. Stater Bros. Markets 
provides products and services 
consistent with the high level of 
quality the community expects,” 
Pasadena City Councilmember 
Margaret McAustin said. 

 According to Vons website, this 
will leave two remaining stores 
open in Pasadena one at 2355 
E Colorado Blvd, and at 155 
California Blvd. There is also a 
Pavilions, a division of Safeway 
Inc. at 845 E California Blvd. 

Martin Luther King, Jr.
Day Closures Reminders 

 Pasadena residents and 
businesses are reminded 
that City Hall and many 
City services will be closed 
Monday, in observance of 
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

 The City Council will 
not meet on Monday. The 
Council’s next regularly 
scheduled meeting is 
Monday. Jan. 22. 

 Pasadena residents and 
businesses with power 
emergencies should call 
Pasadena’s Water and 
Power (PWP) Department 
at (626) 744-4673 and for 
water-related emergencies 
call (626) 744-4138. PWP’s 
Customer Service Call 
Center will be closed, 
but customers can access 
their accounts and make 
payments by phone at 

(626) 744-4005 or online at 
The Municipal Services 
Payment Center, the Permit 
Center and the Citizen 
Service Center, www. 
Center will all be 
closed, and resume regular 
hours on Tuesday.

 Refuse and recycling 
collection will be delayed 
by one day during the week 
of Jan. 15-20. Bulky item 
pickup program service does 
not resume until Feb. 5.

 On Monday, Pasadena 
Transit and Dial-A-Ride 
buses will operate on regular 
weekday schedules. All on-
street parking meters will be 
free, and time limits will not 
be enforced. Parking meter 
enforcement will resume 
Tuesday, City-owned 

2018 – NEW 


California is a very special placeto live. As evidenced by recentpolitical events, we appear to be ina world of our own. As we beginanother year in the Golden State,
let’s be mindful of the changes inour laws that will hopefully helpimprove the quality of life for us all: 


A prospective employer will 
no longer be able to decide howmuch money to offer you byasking what you made at your lastjob. Under Assembly Bill 168, thesalary history of job applicantscan only be disclosed voluntarily.
Supporters say the law could helpwomen closethe persistent gender 
pay gap.

Assembly Bill 1008 aims to 
improve employment prospects 
for formerly incarcerated job 
seekers by banning the box on 
applications that asks about 
criminal conviction history.
Employers will still be able toconduct a background check 
once a conditional offer has 
been made, but the law, which 
is part of a national ban-the-boxmovement, is meant to give formerconvicts a better opportunity to beconsidered on their merits before 
they are judged for past mistakes. 


Get ready for a new era of votingin California: Senate Bill 450, 
which passed in 2016, does awaywith neighborhood polling placesand replaces them with electionsconducted primarily by mail. It 
represents another effort to boostsagging voter participation. Underthe system, which Sacramento isamong the first counties to adopt,
every registered voter will receivea mail ballot. Drop-off locationswill be available up to four weeksbefore election day, and temporaryregional “vote centers” will open10 days ahead of time to register 

parking lots and garages 
will be open Monday and 
regular parking rates will 
be enforced. Violations for 
red curb parking, overnight 
parking and blocking fire 
hydrants will continue to be 

 All Pasadena Public Library 
sites will be closed Sunday 
and Monday, with regular 
schedules resuming Tuesday.

All community centers 
operated by the City’s 
Human Services and 
Recreation Department will 
be closed. All parks will be 
open for picnics, fun and 
play, but no site reservations 
are accepted for the holidays.

 Pasadena Fire and Police 
departments will continue 
to provide patrol, jail, fire, 
paramedic and all other 
emergency services. Always 
call 9-1-1 for life-threatening 
emergencies. For all other 
non-emergencies, call (626) 
744-4241. Remember, “If 
You See Something, Say 


voters and accept ballots. 

Job leave 

Californians enter 2018 with 
expanded protections to take timeoff from work. Under Senate Bill 63, 
nearly 2.8 million workers at smallbusinesses with between 20 and 
49 employees are now guaranteedup to 12 weeks of unpaid parentalleave within the first year of theirchild’s birth, adoption or foster 
care placement. (Workers at 
larger businesses with at least 50employees already received thisbenefit.)

Assembly Bill 908 also boostsstate compensation for workerstaking paid leave to temporarilycare for a family member, to 60percent of their regular wages from55 percent, and up to 70 percentfor the lowest earners. 

Drug prices

Fueled by widespread anger 
over soaring prescription drugprices, lawmakers went to 
battle with the pharmaceuticalindustry. Senate Bill 17 requiresmanufacturers to notify the stateat least 60 days before dramaticallyincreasing the price of most drugs.

Health insurers will also have 
to report how much prescriptiondrugs are contributing to the costof their plans, including annualhikes to premiums. (In December,
the pharmaceutical industry filedsuit in federal court, challengingthe law as a violation of interstate 
commerce and free speech 

Assembly Bill 265 also prohibitsdiscount coupons for brand-
name drugs, which can lowerhow much patients pay out-
of-pocket. Critics contend the 
coupons build customer loyaltyto more expensive medications,
ultimately costing insurers 
more and potentially driving uppremiums.
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