Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, May 11, 2019

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Mountain View News Saturday, May 11, 2019 

After Dark Multi-Chamber 
Mixer at Noor in Pasadena


Regular City Council Meeting

 17 Chambers of 
Commerce from 
throughout the San 
Gabriel Valley join with 
the Pasadena Chamber 
for an evening of fun, 
networking and more.

Noor event space in the Paseo 
hosts the 2nd annual SGV 
After Dark multi-chamber 
mixer on Thursday, May 16th 
from 5pm to 8pm. Guests can 
mix and mingle with members 
of neighboring Chambers 
in the beautiful Noor event 
space, which is specially 
decorated for the event. Noor 
also provides entertainment 
and much more. Enjoy great 
food and drink from Noor and 
El Cholo.

 A $10 admission gets one 
drink ticket, food samples and 
a chance to win one of many 
opportunity prizes provided 
by the participating chambers.

 Noor is at 300 East Colorado, 
on the second floor of The 
Paseo. 90 minutes of free 
parking is available in The 
Paseo lot off Marengo Avenue 
between Colorado Boulevard 
and Green Street. (Bring 
parking receipt with you for 
validation.) 21 and over only, 
please. $10 per person at the 
door. Guests can avoid the 
line and register early through 

 Hosted by the Pasadena 
Chamber with our friends from 
Alhambra, Altadena, Arcadia, 
Claremont, El Monte/South El 
Monte, Glendora, Monrovia, 
Montebello, Pomona, Regional 
San Gabriel Valley (Diamond 
Bar/Walnut), Rosemead, San 
Gabriel, San Marino, Sierra 
Madre, South Pasadena, 
Temple City, Whittier Area.

 The Pasadena Chamber 
of Commerce and Civic 
Association is a professional 
business organization. Since 
the earliest days of Pasadena, 
the Chamber has played a major 
role in the development of 
this internationally renowned 
city. Since 1888, when the 
organization was founded 
as the Board of Trade, the 
Chamber’s primary purpose 
has been the enhancement of 
both the business climate and 
the quality of life in Pasadena. 
The Pasadena Chamber 
of Commerce serves 1400 


Public Meeting 6:30 P.M. 

Council Chamber, Pasadena City Hall

100 North Garfield Avenue, Room S249 

McAustin, Tyron Hampton, Terry Tornek, Andy Wilson)

Meets May 14 at 4:00 p.m., Pasadena City Hall, 100 N. 
Garfield Avenue, Room S249 (Council Chamber, 2nd Floor)'

Tyron Hampton, Steve Madison, Gene Masuda) 

Meets May 15 at 6 p.m. Pasadena City Hall, 100 N. Garfield 
Avenue, Room S249 (Council Chamber, 2nd Floor)

COMMITTEE (Chair Victor Gordo, Tyron Hampton, Steve 
Madison, Andy Wilson) 

Meets May 21, at 5:30 p.m. Pasadena City Hall, 100 N. 
Garfield Avenue, Room S245/S246 (Council Conference 
Room, 2nd Floor)

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

May 20 (Special Joint City Council/Finance Committee 
Meeting to commence at 2:30 p.m.)., 100 N. Garfield Avenue, 
Room S249 (City Hall Council Chamber, 2nd floor)

Tornek, Steve Madison, Gene Masuda)

Meets May 28 at 6:00 p.m., Pasadena City Hall, 100 N. 
Garfield Avenue, Room S245/S246 (Council Conference 
Room, 2nd Floor)

626 Golden Streets is 
Back 'Mission to Mission' 
May 19

On Sunday, May 19, Metro, in collaboration with the 
City, will be hosting the 626 Golden Streets – Mission 
to Mission Ciclovia from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 The free event will include a five-mile route of car 
free streets for people to bike, walk, run, skate, dance, 
and play from the Mission Street Gold Line station in 
South Pasadena, through the City of Alhambra, to the 
Mission in San Gabriel.

 The family friendly event will include art, music, food, 
and entertainment. For more information please visit:


Casting Complete 
for Gather: Surprising 
Stories & Other Mischief

Portantino’s Statement 
on Governor’s Revise 

Don Cole Artwork Shown 
at South Pasadena Library

The enthusiastic audiences 
totaling almost 600 who 
attended the Library Carnegie 
Stage Concert during the 
Eclectic Music Festival were 
treated to two separate 
dynamic performances by 
jazz divas Julia Vari and 
Luciana Souza (accompanied 
by pianist Otmaro Ruiz) as 
well as a rollicking set by the 
David Plenn Band. Those in 
attendance attending were 
also able to enjoy the free 
refreshments provided by 
the Woman’s Club of South 
Pasadena and experience 
the eye-catching artwork of 
Don Cole. Don and and his 
abstract paintings lined the 
back wall behind where the 
Woman’s Club volunteers 
were stationed.

 Don Cole earned a Masters 
in Fine Arts degree from Art 
Center College of Design and 
taught there after graduating. 
He is currently Director of 
Photography at the Fowler 
Museum at UCLA. His 
commercial images have 
appeared on more than 50 
book covers. Don has served 
as principle photographer 
for more than 60 books. His 
photographs have appeared 
in: L.A. Times, N.Y. Times, 
National Geographic, African 
Arts Magazine, Outdoor 
Photographer, American 
Indian Art Magazine, Arts 
& Architecture, and the 

 Early in his art career, 
Cole created mixed media 
photographs by painting 
onto the film. His interests 
in painting and photography 
evolved into combining both 
mediums onto raw canvas. 
During this period, his work 
became less about depicting 
reality and more about the 
subconscious. As so many 
learned, Don Cole’s abstract 
paintings can create a pathway 
to the subconscious, evoking 
a feeling, emotion or prompt 

 Pasadena Playhouse, the 
State Theater of California, 
is pleased to announce that 
casting is complete for Gather: 
Surprising Stories & Other 
Mischief. Academy and Tony 
Award Nominee John C. Reilly 
and an amazing ensemble 
of actors will craft a spirited 
evening of Story Theater, which 
Reilly has created with Patrick 
Murphy, who will also direct. 
The production will play Friday, 
May 24 through Saturday, June 
22, in the Carrie Hamilton 
Theatre of the Pasadena 

 Tickets for Gather are now 
on sale to the public and 
can be purchased online at, by 
phone at 626-356-7529, and 
in person at the Pasadena 
Playhouse Box Office, 39 South 
El Molino Avenue, Pasadena, 
CA 91101. 

 The casting is completed 
with Alicia Adams (co-
founder and Artistic Director 
of The Bootleg Theater and 
co-founder of The Evidence 
Room), Larry Bates (Theatre 
credits include Youngblood in 
SCR and Pasadena Playhouse’s 
production of Jitney (NAACP 
Theatre Award, LADCC 
Award), TV: Matthew Weiner’s 
The Romanoffs and Big Little 
Lies among others), Michael 
Dunn (numerous productions 
at The Bootleg Theater, New 
York: Bloody Bloody Andrew 
Jackson), Amie Farrell 
(Playwrights Horizons, Geffen 
Playhouse, Shakespeare 
Festival LA among others), 
Mary Grill (TV: Veep, Young 
Sheldon, The Mindy Project, 
Mad Men, among others), 
Max Kleinman (Trashcan 
Shakespeare’s As You Like It, 
The Nina Variations with Will 
Play For Food), Chris Schultz 
(International tours of 1984 
and The Trial of the Catonsville 
Nine with The Actors’ Gang), 
Amy Pietz (Theatre: Sweat 
(Mark Taper Forum), Stupid 
Fucking Bird (Boston Court-
Ovation Award, LA Drama 
Critics Circle Award) among 
many others, regular TV 
roles include: Hit The Road, 
No Tomorrow, The Nine 
Lives of Chloe King, Aliens 
in America), and Madeline 
Wagner (sketch comedy and 
original characters at UCB, 
Lyric Hyperion, and other 
comedy venues, performer 
with STORY PIRATES among 

 About Gather: Surprising 
Stories & Other Mischief

 In Gather: Surprising 
Stories & Other Mischief, 
audiences will be transported 
to wondrous worlds full 
of legendary creatures and 
colorful characters in a magical 
experience for young and old. 
Traditional folklore including 
such well-known tales as The 
Bremen Town Musicians as 
well as contemporary pieces 
such as War Game will spring 
to life side by side.

 John C. Reilly has been acting 
in theater since he was a child 
and has been acting in films 
for the last 30 years. He is an 
alumnus of DePaul University 
where he met his mentor and 
friend Patrick Murphy who 
he collaborates with here for 
Gather: Surprising Stories and 
Other Mischief. He is honored 
to be working here at the 
legendary Pasadena Playhouse 
with Danny Feldman and the 
whole creative team.

 Some notable films he has 
appeared in include Casualties 
of War, State of Grace, 
Hard Eight, Boogie Nights, 
Magnolia, The Thin Red Line, 
The Perfect Storm, Gangs of 
New York, Chicago, The Hours, 
A Prairie Home Companion, 
Talladega Nights, Walk Hard, 
Step Brothers, Cyrus, Wreck It 
Ralph, Kong: Skull Island, The 
Sisters Brothers and Stan and 

 Proposes two years free 
community college tuition


 Senator Anthony Portantino 
said he is optimistic about 
the Governor’s 2019-
2020 May revised budget, 
specifically on public and 
early education.

 “I applaud Governor 
Newsom for his efforts to 
focus on our most vulnerable 
early education students. 
The earlier we invest on 
our children the better they 
perform throughout their 
academic lives. Education is 
the most important issue for 
the 25th Senate District and I 
am glad this budget includes 
an increase on per pupil 
funding. Although there is 
more work for the Senate 
Budget Committee to do, 
the Governor’s May revise 
budget sets the table nicely 
for those conversations to 
be productive,” commented 
Senator Portantino.

 The May 2019-2020 Revise 
includes the following line 
items above the Governor’s 
May Revised Budget:

-Includes total funding of 
$101.8 billion ($58.9 billion 
General Fund.

-$42.9 billion other funds) for 
all K-12 education programs.

-Proposition 98 funding is 
$81.1 billion for 2019-2020.

-Allocates a $696.2 million 
ongoing Proposition 98 
General Fund for special 

-Includes an $89.8 million 
one-time non-Proposition 
98 General Fund to provide 
an estimated 4,500 loan 
assumptions (repayments) 
of up to $20,000 for newly 
credentialed teachers to work 
in high-need schools for at 
least four years.

-Includes total funding of 
$36.6 billion ($20.6 billion 
General Fund and local 
property tax and $16 billion 
other funds) for all higher 
education entities in 2019-

-Proposes 2 years free 
community college tuition, 
the May Revision maintains 
funding for two free years of 
community college tuition 
for first-time full-time 
students as well as significant 
increases in funding for the 
California State University 
and University of California 
to prevent tuition increases 
in the budget year.

-The budget invests in 
K-12 schools by providing 
approximately $5,000 more 
per pupil than 8 years 
ago, including additional 
investments to assist students 
with the greatest needs.

-It also increases the 
ongoing funding for Special 
Education by almost $200 
million compared to the 
January budget proposal.

-Building upon the 
investment of $15 million 
ongoing General Fund to 
address student food and 
housing insecurity, the May 
Revision proposes $3.5 
million ongoing General 
Fund to support rapid 
rehousing of homeless and 
housing insecure students.

NASA InSight Detects Likely ‘Quake’ on Mars

 NASA’s Mars InSight lander 
has measured and recorded 
for the first time ever a likely 
“marsquake.” The faint seismic 
signal, detected by the lander’s 
Seismic Experiment for Interior 
Structure (SEIS) instrument, was 
recorded on April 6, the lander’s 
128th Martian day, or sol. This 
is the first recorded trembling 
that appears to have come from 
inside the planet, as opposed to 
being caused by forces above the 
surface, such as wind. Scientists 
still are examining the data to 
determine the exact cause of the 

 “InSight’s first readings carry 
on the science that began with 
NASA’s Apollo missions,” said 
InSight Principal Investigator 
Bruce Banerdt of NASA’s Jet 
Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) 
in Pasadena, California. “We’ve 
been collecting background noise 
up until now, but this first event 
officially kicks off a new field: 
Martian seismology!”

 The new seismic event was too 
small to provide solid data on the 
Martian interior, which is one 
of InSight’s main objectives. The 
Martian surface is extremely quiet, 
allowing SEIS, InSight’s specially 
designed seismometer, to pick up 
faint rumbles. In contrast, Earth’s 
surface is quivering constantly 
from seismic noise created by 
oceans and weather. An event of 
this size in Southern California 
would be lost among dozens of 
tiny crackles that occur every day.

 “The Martian Sol 128 event 
is exciting because its size and 
longer duration fit the profile 
of moonquakes detected on the 
lunar surface during the Apollo 
missions,” said Lori Glaze, 
Planetary Science Division 
director at NASA Headquarters.

 NASA’s Apollo astronauts 
installed five seismometers that 
measured thousands of quakes 
while operating on the Moon 
between 1969 and 1977, revealing 
seismic activity on the Moon. 
Different materials can change 
the speed of seismic waves or 
reflect them, allowing scientists to 
use these waves to learn about the 
interior of the Moon and model 
its formation. NASA currently 
is planning to return astronauts 
to the Moon by 2024, laying the 
foundation that will eventually 
enable human exploration of 

 InSight’s seismometer, which 
the lander placed on the planet’s 
surface on Dec. 19, 2018, will 
enable scientists to gather similar 
data about Mars. By studying the 
deep interior of Mars, they hope 
to learn how other rocky worlds, 
including Earth and the Moon, 


Regular City Council Meeting

Next meeting May 15

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. 

Planning Commission

Tuesday at 6:30 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

Cultural Heritage Commission

Thursday at 6:45 p.m.

City Council Chamber

1424 Mission Street

Staff Liaison: Darby Whipple, Senior Planner

Phone: (626) 403-7228

The Return of South Pasadena 
Community Baseball Night

 The South Pasadena Community Services Department 
and the Parks & Recreation Commission are happy to 
announce the return of the Community Dodger Night on 
Monday, June 17th at 7:10 p.m. The Dodgers will be playing 
against the San Francisco Giants. Get a group together and 
join your community for a night of baseball. Tickets are $45 
at the Preferred Loge Box and $46 for the All You Can Eat 
Pavilion. Tickets must be purchased now through Friday, 
May 31.

 For more information or the buy tickets visit:

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