Mountain Views News, Pasadena Edition [Sierra Madre] Saturday, March 9, 2019

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Mountain View News Saturday, March 9, 2019 

Chamber Set for Annual 
Spring Golf Tournament

Rose Queen Louise Siskel 
Honored at State Capitol

TofR President Laura Farber 
District Woman of the Year

Senator Anthony Portantino 
honored Rose Queen Louise 
Deser Siskel of San Marino 
Monday as the 25th State 
Senate District 2019 Women 
of the Year.

 “I am very honored and 
excited that Louise has to 
come to Sacramento to 
represent our district. She 
has distinguished herself 
as an amazing leader, not 
just displaying poise while 
the entire world watched 
her in the Rose Parade but 
through her trailblazing 
leadership. She embraced 
the responsibility of being 
selected Rose Queen 
with a bold civic agenda, 
impressed everyone who has 
encountered her during this 
past year and exemplified 
intelligence, confidence 
and maturity,” commented 
Senator Portantino.

 The California State 
Legislature first recognized 
March as Women is History 
Month in 1987 and has 
continued the tradition. 
Each year, members of the 
State Legislature recognize 
the exceptional women 
in their district with a 
celebration commemorating 
their accomplishments 
and positive impact on 
our communities. This 
year, Senator Portantino is 
honored that Ms. Siskel has 
agreed to proudly represent 
the 25th Senate District.

 “I am grateful to Senator 
Anthony Portantino for 
nominating me for the 
California Legislative 
Women’s Caucus Woman of 
the Year award. I feel lucky to 
be honored among a group 
of truly dedicated women 
who make the world a more 
kind and welcoming place. 
This year, as the 101st Rose 
Queen, I had the opportunity 
to promote scientific 
research, education, and 
inclusion. This recognition 
encourages me, and I hope 
will encourage others, to 
advocate for these values,” 
added Louise Deser Siskel.

 Through Louise’s leadership, 
young women in the LGBTQ 
and Jewish communities 
have a new and dynamic 
role model. The California 
State Senate LGBTQ Caucus 
and the California State 
Senate Jewish Caucus also 
recognized Louise for her 
accomplishments as well.


 Join Pasadena Chamber of 
Commerce members, business 
and community leaders for the 
annual Pasadena Chamber of 
Commerce Golf Tournament 
on Friday, April 5, 2019, at 
Brookside Golf Club. Shotgun 
start is at 8am following the 
putting contest. Registration 
begins that morning at 7am. 
Light breakfast prior to play, 
on-course drinks and more 
included in the cost to play.

 Anyone wishing information 
or who wants to sign up to play 
or sponsor the tournament 
can call the Chamber at 626-
795-3355 or email leanne@ 
Information and sign up forms 
are posted at www.pasadena-

 Golfers of all abilities are 
welcome. The Tournament can 
only accommodate 144 golfers, 
so register early to ensure a 
place. The Chamber holds a 
raffle, sells mulligan packages, 
hosts putting, longest drive and 
closest to the pin contests and 
adds a few special nuances to 
play, making the tournament 
fun for everyone. Raffle prizes 
may include iPad minis, a 
flat screen TV and items 
donated by Chamber members 
including dinner at some of 
Pasadena’s favorite restaurants, 
and much more.

 Sierra Family of Dealerships is 
donating a new car as the prize, 
should any golfer be skilled (or 
lucky) enough to get a hole-in-
one on the designated hole.

 All golfers get golf, a cart, gifts, 
on-course snacks and a hosted 
cocktail reception and awards 
ceremony. You can sign up as a 
single, two, three or foursome. 
Cost for golfers is $200 each 
or foursomes for $800. The 
cocktail reception costs $50.

 Corporate Center Pasadena 
is the Gold Sponsor of 
the Pasadena Chamber of 
Commerce Golf Tournament. 
First Choice Bank, IUOE, 
Local 12 (International Union 
of Operating Engineers and 
Parsons Corporation are Silver 


 As part of an annual 
celebration of Women’s 
History Month in the State 
Capitol, Assemblymember 
Chris Holden recognized 
Tournament of Roses 
President and South 
Pasadena resident Laura 
Farber as the 41st Assembly 
District’s Woman of the Year. 

 “I am thrilled to announce 
Laura Farber as Woman 
of the Year for the 41st 
Assembly District,” said 
Assemblymember Holden. 
“As the first Latina and third 
woman to serve as President 
of the Tournament of Roses, 
Ms. Farber will offer an 
important perspective and 
approach to the historic 

 Ms. Farber has been a 
volunteer member of the 
Tournament of Roses 
Association since 1993 and 
was elected to the Executive 
Committee in 2012. 
Throughout her extensive 
Tournament of Roses career, 
she has served on and 
chaired various committees. 
Ms. Farber is also a leader 
in many organizations 
such as the American Bar 
Association and the recipient 
of numerous awards for 
her work as an attorney. In 
addition to her many years 
of service in the Tournament 
of Roses, she also serves as 
a member of the Board of 
Directors of the YWCA, a 
school site council member 
for Marengo Elementary 
School in South Pasadena, 
and an officer in the South 
Pasadena Middle School 
Booster Club.

 In addition to recognizing 
Laura Farber as the 
41st Assembly District’s 
Woman of the Year, 
Assemblymember Holden 
will recognize a Woman of 
Distinction from each city 
in the 41st Assembly District 
at his Annual Spring Open 
House on Thursday, March 
28, 2019.

 Women of Distinction 
from throughout the 
district include Monica 
Hubbard (Altadena), Shelly 
Vander Veen (Claremont), 
Sabina Sullivan (La Verne), 
Christine Geltz (Monrovia), 
Dianne Cullinane M.D., 
(Pasadena), Diane Williams 
(Rancho Cucamonga), 
Laurie Brandler (San Dimas), 
Nancy Shollenberger (Sierra 
Madre), Laura Farber (South 
Pasadena) and Beatrice 
Casagran (Upland). Over 
70 nominations were sent to 
Assemblymember Holden 
for the honor.

 “The 2019 Women of 
Distinction are passionate 
leaders who improve the 
lives for thousands of 
individuals and families 
in the 41st Assembly 
District and beyond,” said 
Holden. “They demonstrate 
exceptional leadership that 
all of us should aspire to 

Holden’s District Office 
is located at 600 North 
Rosemead Blvd, Pasadena 
CA 91107. To RSVP for the 
Spring Open House, email 

Pet of the 

 Cookie (A472816) is a 
4-year-old brown tabby 
who is a little shy at first, 
as you can see, but is very 
affectionate. Volunteers say 
once they approach slowly 
and she gains trust, she 
comes up to you and allows 
you to pet her. She was 
unfortunately turned in with 
a sister, Ginger (A472817), 
when their owner needed to 
move and couldn’t care for 
them any longer. They would 
prefer to be adopted together 
so they are a little bit more 
confident upon entering 
their new home. Visit Cookie 
and Ginger at the Pasadena 
Humane Society & SPCA. 

 The adoption fee for cats 
is $90. All cats are spayed 
or neutered, microchipped, 
and vaccinated before being 

 New adopters will receive a 
complimentary health-and-
wellness exam from VCA 
Animal Hospitals, as well 
as a goody bag filled with 
information about how to 
care for your pet.

 View photos of adoptable 
pets at pasadenahumane.
org. Adoption hours are 11 
a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. 
to 5 p.m. Tuesday through 
Friday; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

 Pets may not be available 
for adoption and cannot be 
held for potential adopters 
by phone calls or email.

Free Monthly Events at 
Pasadena Senior Center

 There is something for 
everyone in December at the 
Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. 
Holly St.

 You do not have to be a 
member to attend. Some events 
require advance reservations as 


 Tax Time – Wednesdays 
and Fridays through April 
12 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. 
Representatives from the 
AARP Foundation’s Tax-
Aide program will assist 
low- to middle-income filers 
in preparing their federal 
income tax returns. There is 
no age limit. Appointments are 
required: 626-795-4331.

 Friday Movie Matinees – 
Fridays, 15 and 22, at 1 p.m. 
Everyone enjoys movies and 
the pleasures they bring. 
March 15: “The Wife” (2018, 
R) starring Glenn Close and 
Jonathan Pryce. A man with 
an acclaimed and prolific body 
of work is about to be awarded 
the Nobel Prize for Literature 
when he must confront the fact 
that he and his wife, after 40 
years of marriage, have shared 
compromises, secrets and 
betrayals. March 22: “Sinbad 
the Sailor” (1947, NR) starring 
Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and 
Maureen O’Hara. An ocean of 
adventure awaits Sinbad as he 
sets out in search of the fabled 
lost treasure of Alexander the 

 Mimis Film Discussion 
Group – Tuesdays at 1:30 
p.m. Diehard film fans are 
invited to watch a movie the 
first and third Tuesday of 
every month, preceded by a 
presentation about the film’s 
hidden history and followed 
by lively discussion. Popcorn 
will be provided. March 19: 
“The Italian Job” (1969, G) 
starring Michael Caine and 
Noël Coward. A team of some 
of England’s most notorious 
criminals devises an intricate 
plan to hijack gold bullion from 

 Sages and Seekers – Tuesdays 
to April 30, from 3 to 4:15 
p.m. In tribal cultures, elders 
have a vital role as keepers of 
memories and wisdom, and 
younger members learn from 
them. Sages and Seekers is an 
intergenerational program that 
brings together teens and older 
adults to share experiences. 
On a one-on-one basis, sages 
describe highlights of their lives 
and what they have learned 
from their experiences, and 
seekers weave that knowledge 
into essays honoring the sages.

 Diabetes Workshop – 
Mondays, March 11 to April 
15, from 1 to 3 p.m. If you 
or someone you care about 
is diabetic or pre-diabetic, 
this series encourage you to 
make lifestyle changes while 
learning more about your 
diabetes and how it affects your 
health. Registration is required: 

 Health Insurance Counseling 
and Advocacy – Wednesdays, 
March 13 and 20, at 10 
a.m. Trained professionals 
will provide counseling and 
advocacy on issues related to 
Medicare, Medicare Advantage, 
Medicare Part D, Medigap 
and Cal MediConnect. 
Appointments are required: 
626-795-4331. Presented by 

 Prescription Drug Abuse 
Prevention – Thursday, March 
14, at 10 a.m. The opioid 
epidemic has become a very 
real issue across the nation, 
including in local communities. 
Learn more about it, how to 
keep track of your prescription 
drugs and where to dispose 
of them safely. Presented by 
Catalina Gonzalez of Day One.

 Cultural Thursday: Great 
American Songwriters – 
Thursday, March 14, at 2 p.m. 
The six-part Great American 
Songwriters series continues 
with a focus on Cole Porter, 
composer of iconic American 
standards such as “Anything 
Goes,” “Begin the Beguine,” 
“Don’t Fence Me In,” “I Get 
a Kick Out of You,” I Love 
Paris,” “I’ve Got You Under 
My Skin,” “Just One of Those 
Things,” “Night and Day,” 
“You’re the Top” and many 
more. Join pianist Bob Lipson 
and commentator/performer 
Saul H. Jacobs for this fun, 
interactive program.

 Health Fair – Friday, March 
15, from 9 to 11 a.m. Services 
include glucose, blood pressure, 
hearing, stroke and thyroid 
screenings as well as health 
and community resources. 
Call 626-685-6732 for more 

 LA Opera Talk: “The 
Clemency of Titus” – Monday, 
March 18, at 1 p.m. An LA 
Opera community educator 
will take participants through 
one of Wolfgang Amadeus 
Mozart’s many operas, “The 
Clemency of Titus,” which 
he composed in 1791, the last 
year of his life. The universal 
concepts of loyalty, friendship, 
betrayal and forgiveness 
surround power players seeking 
glory in ancient Rome where 
the emperor Titus reigns.

 For more information visit: or 
call 626-795-4331.

 Founded in 1960, the 
Pasadena Senior Center is an 
independent, donor-supported 
nonprofit organization that 
offers recreational, educational, 
wellness and social services 
to people ages 50 and older in 
a welcoming environment. 
Services are also provided 
for frail, low-income and 
homebound seniors.

Pasadena Symphony Takes 
on Mahler’s Epic 'Titan'


 The Pasadena Symphony 
returns to Ambassador 
Auditorium on Saturday, March 
23 with a program of epic 
proportions as Music Director 
David Lockington leads an 
oversized orchestra for Mahler’s 
monumental “Titan” Symphony 
No. 1. Mahler’s First Symphony 
tops off a grandiose program 
with Mozart’s fantastical Piano 
Concerto No. 21 performed 
by International Beethoven 
Piano competition winner and 
Colburn artist Rodolfo Leone.

 Mahler’s gloriously sonorous 
“Titan” Symphony is epic in all 
proportions, from its massive 
orchestration to sprawling form 
and range of emotion. Scored 
for an expanded orchestra, 
Lockington thinks “Titan” will 
make quite an impact in the 
intimate setting of the Pasadena 
Symphony’s home venue. “The 
Ambassador Auditorium is 
a fabulous space, and one of 
the things that’s great about it 
is its intimacy. It’s not a huge 
auditorium, so you’re very close 
to the stage, and Mahler’s First 
Symphony is going to blow 
the roof off. To hear Mahler in 
this auditorium is going to be 
a really special experience.” – 
David Lockington

 To learn more about the music, 
arrive early for Insights, a pre-
concert discussion with Music 
Director David Lockington 
beginning one hour prior to 
each performance. Or grab a 
bite or a drink in the Symphony 

 The Pasadena Symphony 
offers matinee and evening 
performances at 2:00pm 
and 8:00pm at Ambassador 
Auditorium, located at 131 
South St. John Ave in Pasadena. 
Single tickets start at $35 
and are available online at: 
or by phone at (626) 793-7172, 
with a small amount of tickets 
available at the venue box office 
on the day of each performance.

Prayer Breakfast Keynote Speaker

Friends In Deed announced that this year’s Mayor’s Prayer 
Breakfast Keynote Speaker Dr. Thomas F. Rosenbaum 
President of Caltech

Thomas Rosenbaum is the ninth president of Caltech 
and Professor of Physics. He is an expert on the quantum 
mechanical nature of materials and will be speaking on the 
subject of “Faith and Science” at the 46th Annual Pasadena 
Mayor’s Interfaith Prayer Breakfast, Thursday May 9th.

 See announcement below

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