Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, June 15, 2019

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Mountain View News Saturday, June 15, 2019 

All Fireworks 
Are Illegal in 

Tournament Announces 
2019 Grant Awards

Police and firefighters 
team up for special 
enforcement patrols

 The City of Pasadena 
amended its municipal 
code last year to hold 
property owners and tenants 
responsible for permitting 
the possession, sale, usage or 
discharge of fireworks on their 
property. The code allows for 
the prosecution of fireworks-
related offenses and for the 
demand of payment for all 
costs associated with the 
safe disposal of confiscated 
fireworks. The City maintains 
a zero tolerance enforcement 
policy for fireworks and 
Pasadena’s police and 
firefighters are teaming 
up for special fireworks 
enforcement patrols before, 
during and after the Fourth 
of July holiday. Violators are 
subject to arrest; having their 
vehicles impounded; and 
serving up to one year in jail 
with fines up to $50,000.

 Statistics show that 
fireworks are among the most 
dangerous of all consumer 
products. Even hand-held 
sparklers, which many 
consider safe, are dangerous 
and can reach 1,200 degrees 
Fahrenheit, causing serious 
burns or fires. National 
Fire Protection Association 
statistics reveal that 90 
percent of all fireworks-
related injuries are caused 
by so-called “safe and sane” 
fireworks which are illegal in 

 The City of Pasadena 
invites you to celebrate the 
Fourth of July responsibly 
and join us for the 93rd 
annual “Americafest,” one 
of the best family-friendly 
celebrations and professional 
fireworks shows in Southern 
California at the Rose Bowl 
Stadium. For ticket and event 
information, please visit

 Due to the potential for fire 
hazards and injuries, Pasadena 
police and fire personnel will 
staff checkpoints around 
the stadium to search for 
and seize any fireworks. 
Parking enforcement officers 
will ensure that vehicles 
illegally parked in Pasadena’s 
hillside areas on July 4th are 

 The Pasadena Fire 
Department will be applying 
Phos-Chek on Tuesday, July 
2nd to brush areas around 
the Arroyo area. The main 
ingredients of this fire 
retardant are phosphates and 
fertilizers to help prevent 
plants from burning and to 
re-vegetate burned wildland 

Fourth of July reminders:

Celebrate responsibly and 
always designate a driver.

Stay hydrated, drink water 
or other nutritious fluids 
before becoming thirsty; limit 
alcohol & sugary drinks.

If outdoors, remember to use 
sunscreen, wear a brimmed 
hat and seek shade, if needed.

Fight the Bite, use bug spray/
repellant to protect against 

Many areas of the City, 
including outdoor areas, are 
designated as “No Smoking” 
zones. Smoking anything in 
“No Smoking” areas is strictly 
prohibited. Always make sure 
that whatever you smoke 
in an official smoking area 
is fully extinguished before 
disposing in an appropriate 
trash container.

Always have someone 
tending the barbecue and 
watching the swimming pool 
when in use.

 Call (626) 744-4241 to report 
illegal fireworks and other 
suspicious activities. 

 The Pasadena Tournament 
of Roses Foundation is 
proud to announce its 
2019 grant awards totaling 
$200,000 presented to 
23 organizations in the 
San Gabriel Valley. These 
grants will support new 
and ongoing programs 
benefiting children, teens, 
adults and seniors. Since its 
inception, the Tournament 
of Roses Foundation has 
funded over $3 million in 
charitable contributions on 
behalf of the Tournament of 
Roses Association. 

 New this year are three 
$25,000 grant awards 
to support sustainable 
programs by investing in 
people. One of these new 
grants, a two-year grant, 
was awarded to Pasadena 
Educational Foundation 
to fund their Summer 
Academic Support for Low 
Performing Middle School 
Students program. The 
other two grants are single-
year grants for $25,000.00 
and were awarded to the 
PTA California Congress of 
Parents Teachers & Students 
Inc., Blair High School to 
fund the Blair Aquatics 
program and the Boys & 
Girls Club of the Foothills 
to fund their Think Digital 
STEM Education program. 

 Twenty other community 
programs received grants in 
the categories of Performing 
and Visual Arts, Sports and 
Recreation, and Education 
(Early Childhood Education, 
Literacy and Science, 
Technology, Engineering 
and Math). A complete 
list of 2019 Tournament 
of Roses Foundation grant 
recipients, along with brief 
descriptions, can be found 

 The Tournament of 
Roses Foundation is a 
tax exempt, non-profit 
public benefit corporation 
established to receive and 
manage contributions 
from the Pasadena 
Tournament of Roses 
Association, its supporters 
and the general public. 
The 17-member board of 
directors is comprised of 
community leaders and 
Tournament members, 
appointed by the Pasadena 
Tournament of Roses 
Association. Organizations 
or individuals interested in 
making a contribution or 
inquiring about the grants 
process should contact the 
Foundation by calling (626) 

Pasadena Will Be Celebratin’ Cityhood

 Dust off yer boots and pony 
on over to yahoo!! Happy 
Birthday Pasadena! Our 
frontier town is celebratin’ 
133 years of cityhood and 
we’re havin’ the Official Party 
fer the whole community. 
Come on by for a rip-roaring 
time at this shindig with a 
free exhibition, foot-stompin’ 
entertainment, and delicious 
birthday cake, plus crafts and 
special activities for the small 

 The event will take place 
June 30 at the Pasadena 
Museum of History 

The Festivities

1:00 TO 4:00 PM

FUN! High tail it over to 
the Entertainment Corral for 
trick ropin’, line dancing’, and 
rousing Western tunes.

hay while the sun shines 
and visit the Event Partner 
Outposts and Finnish 
Folk Art Museum fer fun 
and fascinatin’ interactive 
experiences sure to delight 
young ‘uns and cowpokes 
of all ages. Punch yer Pony 
Express Passport at all 10 

ADVENTURE! Yer invited 
to come explore an authentic 
reproduction of a Wells 
Fargo Concord Stagecoach, 
one of America’s most 
legendary vehicles. Come ‘n’ 
have a look at the stagecoach 
and imagine what it was like 
to travel coast to coast with 
other adventurers, mail, and 

CRITTERS! Whoa! Those 
are some right smart ponies 
on display in the Giddy Up: 
Children Take the Reins 
exhibit. Carousel horses 
and toy critters look mighty 
purdy sittin’ there on display. 
Yer gonna love it!

CREATE! Top off yer Sunday 
best with a genuine cowboy 
hat custom made by yer very 
own hands under the expert 
guidance of Art 2 Go’s “Miss 
Helen, the Fastest Crafter in 
the West.”

2:00 PM

DOWN! Mayor Terry 
Tornek, will lead all of us 
townsfolk in a birthday 
serenade to our City. Have a 
look-see at the splendiferous 
Birthday Cake baked up 
special for this occasion by 
Baja Ranch Supermarket 
before the ceremony, then 
chow down on the sweet 
goodness. We won’t stop 
servin’ ‘til all buckaroos have 
their fill! (2:30 to 4:00)!

 The museum is located 
470 W. Walnut St. Pasadena. 
For more information 
call 626.577.1660 or visit:


Police Department Annual 
Fathers Day Car Show

 Join the Pasadena Police 
Department for their 18th 
annual Fathers Day Car Show 
Sunday from, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., 
at The Paseo_. There will be 
food, live music, raffle prizes, a 
silent auction for a ride-along 
in a police helicopter, and lots 
more to enjoy! Register now at: .

 The event is partnered with the 
27th annual Pasadena Chalk 
Festival -the extraordinary 
work of nearly 600 talented 
chalk artists. Free and open to 
the public, the event takes place 
from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today 
and Sunday.

Registration for the 
Pasadena Humane Society 
& SPCA’s 2019 Wiggle 
Waggle Walk is now open! 
For a limited time, we’re 
offering special early bird 
pricing, so sign up today 
and join in raising lifesaving 
funds for animals in need 
throughout Pasadena and 
10 other service cities!

 The 21st annual walk 
will take place Sunday, 
September 29th from 8 a.m. 
to 11 a.m. at Brookside Park 
at the Rose Bowl. They hope 
you’ll be back to enjoy all 
the excitement whether as 
an individual walker, a team 
captain, or as a member of a 

 The goal this year is to raise 
$225,000 to help provide 
food, shelter, veterinary 
care, and other services 
to the more than 11,000 
animals who come through 
PHS’ doors every year.

 Early bird registration 
(before midnight on July 
31st) is just $25 per person 
and includes a bandana and 
participant bib. There are 
also great prizes for reaching 
fundraising milestones 
including a t-shirt, leash, 
socks, waist pack, and more.

 Fetch all the facts 
and register today at

City Welcomes Mayor

of Newest Sister City


 Officials from the City 
of Pasadena and Dakar-
Plateau, Republic of Senegal, 
will formalize their sister 
city relationship when 
the mayor and delegation 
from Dakar-Plateau visit 
the Pasadena City Council 
Chambers on Monday, June 
17, at 6:30 p.m. Both cities 
hope to foster cross-cultural 
understanding, friendships, 
educational exchanges, and 

 While in Pasadena, Dakar-
Plateau Mayor Alioune 
Ndoye and dignitaries will 
take part in commerce and 
business discussions. They 
will also visit schools, local 
museums, cultural centers, 
and a historical church. They 
will explore Caltech, and visit 
the Tournament of Roses 
House and iconic Rose Bowl 

 This is Pasadena’s first 
sister city on the continent 
of Africa. To further 
commemorate the occasion, 
Mayor Terry Tornek is 
holding a reception open to 
the public in honor of Mayor 
Ndoye and his delegation 
on Tuesday, June 18, from 
4 - 6 p.m., in the City Hall 
courtyard, 100 N. Garfield 

 Pasadena’s Sister City 
Committee is driven by 
grassroots volunteers 
as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) 
organization. Most of the 
organization’s programs 
are financed through 
fundraising efforts of 
its members. For more 
information on Pasadena’s 
sister city relationship with 
Dakar-Plateau, contact Elisia 
Farmer at (310) 625-0268 or 
Lena Kennedy at (626) 625-
1925, or follow Pasadena-
Africa Sister Cities on 


Regular City Council Meeting



Public Meeting 6:30 P.M. 

Council Chamber, Pasadena City Hall

100 North Garfield Avenue, Room S249 

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

Meets June 25 at 6:00 p.m., Pasadena City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Avenue, Room S245/S246 (Council Conference Room, 2nd Floor)

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

Meets July 9 at 4:00 p.m., Pasadena City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Avenue, Room S249 (Council Chamber, 2nd Floor)'

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

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

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

Meets July 22 at 4:00 p.m., 100 N. Garfield Avenue, Room S249 (City Hall Council Chamber, 2nd floor)

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