Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, March 23, 2019

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Mountain View News Saturday, March 23, 2019

Mountain View News Saturday, March 23, 2019 

Weather Wise


Regular City Council Meeting

6-Day Forecast Pasadena Ca.



Public Meeting 6:30 P.M. 

Council Chamber, Pasadena City Hall

100 North Garfield Avenue, Room S249 

FINANCE COMMITTEE (Chair Mayor Terry Tornek, Victor Gordo, John J. Kennedy, Margaret McAustin)

Meets March 25 at 4:00 p.m., 100 N. Garfield Avenue, Room S249 (City Hall Council Chamber, 2nd floor)

MUNICIPAL SERVICES COMMITTEE (Chair Margaret McAustin, Tyron Hampton, Terry Tornek, Andy Wilson)

Meets March 26 at 4:00 p.m., Pasadena City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Avenue, Room S249 (Council Chamber, 2nd Floor)'

LEGISLATIVE POLICY COMMITTEE (Chair Terry Tornek, Steve Madison, Gene Masuda)

Meets March 26 at 6:00 p.m., Pasadena City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Avenue, Room S245/S246 (Council Conference Room, 2nd Floor)

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE (Chair Victor Gordo, Tyron Hampton, Steve Madison, Andy 

Meets April 16, at 5:30 p.m. Pasadena City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Avenue, Room S245/S246 (Council Conference Room, 2nd Floor)

PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE (Chair John J. Kennedy, Tyron Hampton, Steve Madison, Gene Masuda) 

Meets April 17 at 6 p.m. Pasadena City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Avenue, Room S249 (Council Chamber, 2nd Floor)

 Sun Sunny Hi 70s Lows 60s 

 Mon: Sunny Hi 70s Lows 60s

 Tues: Ptly Cldy Hi 70s Lows 50s

 Wed: Ptly Cldy Hi 70s Lows 50s

 Thur: Sunny Hi 70s Lows 50s

 Fri: Sunny Hi 70s Lows 50s

Forecasts courtesy of the National Weather Service

Sierra Madre 
Woman’s Club 
550 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. 2019: 112 Years 
Founded February 23, 1907 – “Living the Volunteer Life” in Friendship 
Member of General Federation of Women’s Clubs & 
Wistaria Elegance 
Sierra Madre’s Best Fashion Show & Luncheon 
Featuring Magnolia Boutique’s Fashions 
Money Hat & Loads of Prizes 
Social Hall @ 695 W. Sierra Madre Blvd 
(Enter parking lot from Michillinda) 
Saturday, March 23, 11 a m 
Tickets - $35 
RSVP 355-2016 by 3/16 
Or buy directly @ Wistaria Shop thru 3/16 
Proceeds Support Our 2019 Academic Scholarships 


Regular City Council Meeting

Next meeting April 17

Meetings are held on the first and third Wednesday 
of the month, at 7:30 p.m., in the Amedee O. “Dick” 
Richards, Jr., Council Chambers, located at 1424 
Mission Street. 

Community Meeting on City Budget

Sunday at 2 p.m.

South Pasadena Senior Center

1115 El Centro St.

Please join us for an important community meeting 
on the City's five-year budget forecast. The meeting 
will include an informational presentation and a 
discussion on options to close an anticipated budget 

Planning Commission Special Meeting

Monday at 8 p.m.

Amedee O. "Dick" Richards, Jr. Council Chamber

1424 Mission Street

Staff Liaison: David Bergman, Interim Planning 
and Building Director

Phone (626) 403-7223


Regular Council Meeting

The Altadena Town Council meets on the third Tuesday of each 
month at 7:00 p.m. in the Altadena Community Center located at 730 
E. Altadena, Dr. (directly west of Altadena Sheriff’s Station). Altadena 
Town Council meetings are recorded and televised during the month 
on Charter cable channel.


City Council Regular Meeting -Budget Presentations

Wednesday, March 29 at 8 a.m. 

Barth Community Room Crowell Public Library 1890 Huntington Dr. 
The City Council Meeting will now be recorded by video and posted to 
youtube. Visit: for more.

New South Pasadena City 
Hall Art Gallery Exhibits

San Marino Free Bulky 
Item Pick-up Scheduled

 The South Pasadena Arts 
Council presents Childhood 
101 - Photographs by Kathleen 
Laraia McLaughlin and A Day in 
the Life - Plein-Air Paintings by 
Laurie Hendricks at the SPARC 
Gallery at South Pasadena City 

 In Childhood 101, South 
Pasadena-based photographer 
and educator Kathleen Laraia 
McLaughlin who is known 
for her “compassionate and 
curious lens,” documents the 
playful activities of her two 
sons and their friends at their 
South Pasadena home, in their 
backyard, on the road, and 
around town, remembering 
her own treasured outdoor 
playtime as a child. A Fulbright 
Senior Scholars, and recipient 
of the, IREX IARO Grant from 
the National Endowment for 
the Humanities, and a Houston 
Center for Photography 
Fellowship McLaughlin has 
exhibited nationally and 
internationally. Her images are 
in permanent collections at 
the Museum of Photographic 
Art in San Diego, Western 
Virginia Museum of Art, and 
the U.S. Embassy in Bucharest. 
Childhood 101 runs through 
June 30, in the 2nd floor SPARC 
Gallery at South Pasadena City 

 Laurie Hendricks, a California 
plein-air painter and a champion 
of California Impressionism, 
teaches painting classes at her 
South Pasadena studio, and has 
taught courses and workshops 
in Croatia, Greece, Provence, 
Tuscany, Normandy, and 
the Cotswolds. Interpreting 
the natural world in a vivid 
chromatic palette, Hendricks 
often features California’s varied 
landscapes in her work—rolling 
foothills, rugged coastline, 
brush-covered mountains, 
and undulating deserts. Her 
paintings, including portraits 
and still lives, are collected 
nationally and abroad. She is an 
artist member of the California 
Art Club, the Laguna Plein- 
Air Painters, the Oil Painters 
of America and the American 
Impressionist Society, and 
from 2012 to 2018, Hendricks 
operated her own gallery in 
South Pasadena. A Day in the 
Life runs through May 5 at 
South Pasadena City Hall, 1414 
Mission St.

 A free bulky item pick-up day is scheduled for Saturday, July 
13th. Please call the City’s trash hauler, Athens Services, to make 
an appointment if you have bulky items you would like removed. 
Athens’s customer service number is (888) 336-6100.

 “Bulky” items are those that are oversized or overweight, such as 
stoves, refrigerators (Freon free), water heaters, washing machines, 
furniture, sofas, mattresses, box springs and large rugs.

Library Salutes Women’s 
History Month Honoring 
Former Mayor

Chamber Set for Annual 
Spring Golf Tournament


 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@pasadena- Information 
and sign up forms are posted 
at www.pasadena-chamber.

 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 Sponsors.

The Women’s History Month Display on Dorothy 
Cohen showcases a mere sampling of her many 
impressive awards


 South Pasadena’s storied history, both past 
and present, has benefitted greatly from the 
monumental contributions of women. Presently, 
South Pasadena has two women on its City 
Council: Councilmember Diana Mahmud and 
Mayor Marina Khubesrian, MD. Previously, 
South Pasadena has been led by other female 
Mayors: Alva Lee Arnold (1919-2004 and Mayor 
from 1983 to 1984), Evelyn Fierro (Mayor in 
1992), Dorothy Cohen (1926-2018 and Mayor 
from 1996-1997 and 2000-2001), Diana Mahmud 
(Mayor from 2013-2014). Dr. Marina Khubesrian 
initially served as Mayor for the 2013-2014 term.

 Dorothy Cohen won both major statewide 
awards for volunteers at the California Library 
Association Annual Conference in Pasadena in 

 Dorothy Cohen, former Mayor of South 
Pasadena passed away last year at age 92. Dorothy 
had devoted half of her very full life to the City 
of South Pasadena, and was especially devoted 
to the Library during her last years. Dorothy, a 
Co-Founder of the Friends Bookstore served as 
its volunteer coordinator for 35 years. On St. 
Patrick’s Day, March 17, 2018, a fittingly lively 
memorial for Dorothy was convened in the 
Library Community Room with a full house of 
family, friends, and associates, expressing their 
admiration, love, and reflections.

 Memorial donations in Dorothy’s honor be 
made to the Friends of the South Pasadena Public 
Library Dorothy’s family also donated Dorothy’s 
personal book collection, to the Friends 
Bookstore. The family also donated the dozens 
of framed awards and proclamations Dorothy 
amassed through the years to the Local History 
Archives of the South Pasadena Public Library. 
A sampling of the awards are being used for a 
“Remembering Dorothy Cohen” display in the 
case inside the Library’s main entrance during 
March for “Women’s History Month.” 

Pasadena Symphony Takes 
on Mahler’s Epic 'Titan'

 The Pasadena Symphony 
returns to Ambassador 
Auditorium tonight 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 

 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 Lounge.

 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: pasadenasymphony-pops.
org or by phone at (626) 793-
7172, with a small amount of 
tickets available at the venue 
box office on the day of each 

Community Input 
Requested: Next Year’s 
Priority Initiatives

 The San Marino budget process for Fiscal Year 
2019-2020 is currently underway, and City Council 
is considering what special projects – or priority 
initiatives – staff should dedicate time and/or financial 
resources to (in addition to their standard operating 
tasks) next year. 

 Using the City’s 8 “Critical Success Factors” as a 
framework, City Council has identified 21 initiative 
ideas to consider further. These 21 options are still in 
the idea phase; they are not fully fleshed out plans. 
Before making any final decisions and turning them 
into fully planned initiatives, City Council is interested 
in hearing which initiative ideas community members 
think are the most important. 

 If you have clarifying questions about any of the 
potential initiative ideas, please feel free to call us at 
(626) 300-0781 or email CityManagerOffice@ To take the survey visit: 

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