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

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, June 15, 2019 

San Marino Annual 

4th of July Celebration

Foundation Welcomes 
New Board Members

'Sanctuary II' Art Exhibit 
on View in the Library 
Community Room 5-9 p.m.

 The Pasadena Educational 
Foundation announced 
last week the election of 
four new members to our 
board of directors Lorena 
Yépez Hernandez, Roberto 
Hernandez, Robyn Mizes, and 
Linda Morales. PEF is led by 
a diverse group of volunteer 
board members who are deeply 
rooted in our community, 
committed to the mission of the 
organization, and passionate 
about public education and 
our Pasadena Unified schools. 
Board members are business 
and civic leaders, educators, 
parents, and professionals who 
collectively work to make a 
better future for our students 
and our community. The board 
provides leadership for carrying 
out our mission to support, 
enhance, and supplement 
the programs, initiatives, and 
priorities of the PUSD.

 “All four individuals 
demonstrate a great 
commitment to our 
community and our schools. 
Their expertise, leadership, and 
professional knowledge will be 
a great asset to our board of 
directors. We are honored that 
Lorena, Roberto, Robyn, and 
Linda have chosen to serve on 
our board and look forward 
to their contributions,” Kathy 
Onoye, PEF Board President 

Lorena Yépez Hernandez – 
Currently a Project Manager at 
Katherine Padilla & Associates. 
Lorena Yépez Hernández has 
over 15 years of experience in 
community engagement, crisis 
management, construction 
mitigation, fundraising, 
and marketing. Lorena has 
developed and implemented 
outreach programs for public, 
private and non-profit sectors. 
Her experience spans in a variety 
of areas such as transportation, 
women advocacy issues, senior 
care and case management, 
healthcare and education. 
She has extensive experience 
working with local government 
and successfully executing 
fundraising events. She is an 
active community volunteer 
and supporter of the Pasadena 
Unified School District as a 
member of the Local Control 
and Accountability Plan Parent 
Advisory Committee for PUSD 
and San Rafael Elementary 
School’s PTA President.

 Roberto Hernandez – 
Principal of Pasadena High 
School, Roberto Hernandez 
is a highly-respected and 
collaborative leader, with 
experience as both a middle 
and high school principal and 
elementary school teacher. He 
joined the Pasadena Unified 
from Sheldon Early College 
High School in Texas. He has 
taught fifth and sixth grade 
bilingual Math, Science, 
Reading, and Social Studies and 
served as an English Learner 
Instructional Specialist/Coach. 
He earned a B.A. in History 
from Texas A&M University 
and holds an M.S. in Education 
Administration from the 
University of Houston-Clear 

Robyn Mizes – Robyn Mizes 
comes from a family of 
teachers, going back many 
generations; as a result she feels 
very deeply about investing in 
and supporting public schools. 
Robyn received her B.A. from 
Occidental College, with a 
major in Psychology and a 
minor in Education, followed 
by an MBA from UCLA with a 
combined focus in Marketing 
and Human Resource 
Management. After graduating 
from UCLA, she became a 
Human Resources consultant. 
Now that her children are 
grown, she is able to pursue 
her passion for helping people, 
especially within the education 
environment. This will be her 
fourth-year volunteering with 
the same teacher at Longfellow 
Elementary School, and her 
second year volunteering with 
the Reading Partners program, 
also at Longfellow Elementary. 
She has been an active 
volunteer with the Pasadena 
Educational Foundation, 
serving on the Teacher Grants 
and Community Engagement 
& Advocacy committees.

 Linda Morales – Linda 
Morales owns and operates 
Con Cariño an elderly care 
residential facility in Pasadena. 
Through Con Cariño, Linda 
offered several PUSD students 
internships and job shadowing 
opportunities. Linda has a 
Master’s degree from Pacific 
Oaks College in mental health–
with a specialty working 
with families impacted by 
dementia–and a BS from 
the University of California, 
Berkeley. She has also worked 
as an investigator within the 
Probate / Conservatorship 
Department of the Los Angeles 
Superior Court. A graduate 
of Pasadena High School, she 
served on the Advisory Board 
of Blair High School’s Health 
Careers Academy.

 The City of San Marino 
will hold its Annual 
Fourth of July Celebration 
on Thursday, July 4 at 
Lacy Park (1485 Virginia 
Road). The community 
is invited to attend this 
patriotic event, which 
will feature food booths, 
fun zone, a community 
parade (read details below), 
stage entertainment, and 
a fireworks display at 
approximately 9 pm.

You will need a wristband to 
enter at all times.

 The Virginia Road entrance 
to the park will open at 7 am. 
(No entrance will be allowed 
via St.

Albans Road before 3 pm.)

 Guests wearing wristbands 
may reserve areas using 
blankets and chairs -- no 
stakes or ropes will be 

Annual Fourth of July 
Parade presented by the 
Rotary Club of San Marino!

 Young children on decorated 
bikes and accompanied by 
an adult, are welcome and 
encouraged to participate in 
our hometown parade. Bikes 
parade in a special section at 
the front, and no registration 
is needed. Bands are also 
welcome. If you would like to 
drive a vehicle in the parade, 
registration is required. For 
more info, call (626) 440-
1959. 4th of July Celebration 
Info Visit the city website at:

 More than 500 visitors 
experienced the “Sanctuary” 
Art Exhibit during its highly 
successful run in the South 
Pasadena Public Library 
during the last week of 
March 2018. Since then, 
the exhibit, which debuted 
in South Pasadena, has 
traveled to other areas. 
By popular request, a 
Sanctuary II Art Exhibit has 
been co-curated by Jimmy 
O’Balles, Mario Hernandez, 
and Vanessa Acosta and 
it will be showcased in 
the Library Community 
Room through today 
from 5-9 p.m. Sanctuary 
II will present important 
works by approximately 30 
highly accomplished artists 
expressing love, hope, and 
solidarity with their art on 
the timely theme.

 The Library Community 
Room is located at 1115 El 
Centro Street. Admission 
is free and no tickets or 
reservations are necessary. 
Free parking is available 
after noon at the Mission 
Meridian Parking Garage 
located at 805 Meridian 
Avenue adjacent to the 
Metro Gold Line Station, 
only one block from the 

 The South Pasadena City 
Council, on October 4, 2017, 
unanimously introduced 
an ordinance declaring 
South Pasadena a “safe 
and welcoming city for 
immigrants.” The council 
passed the ordinance in an 
effort to protect the rights 
and privacy of all residents.

South Pasdena Fourth of 
July Festival of Balloons

 “To the Moon and Beyond 
- 50 Years of Exploring 
America’s Freedom”

The City of South Pasadena 
is celebrating its 38th annual 
Festival of Balloons.


Kiwanis Club Pancake 

Location: South Pasadena 
Fire Station, 817 Mound 
Avenue (enter on Hope 
Street, between Fremont 
Avenue and Mound Avenue)

Time: 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Pancake Breakfast Tickets, 
Day of: $8.00 per person, 
kids under 6 years old eat for 

Pancake Breakfast Tickets, 
Presale (Beginning 6/20): 
$8.00 per person, kids under 
6 years old eat for free.

- South Pasadena Fire 
Station, 817 Mound Avenue

- South Pasadena Senior 
Center, 1102 Oxley Street

- Bristol Farms, 606 Fair 
Oaks Avenue

- Charlie’s Coffee House, 266 
Monterey Road

- Dinosaur Farm, 1510 
Mission Street

- Jones Coffee Roasters, 1006 
Mission Street

- Mission Framing, 1501 
Mission Street

- Re-Imagine Your Home, 
1518 Mission Street

- UPS Store, 1107 Fair Oaks 

- South Pasadena-San 
Marino YMCA, 1605 
Garfield Avenue 

Event Picture 1

Opening Ceremony

Location: South Pasadena 
Library Community Room 
– lawn, 1115 El Centro Street

Time: 10:30 a.m.


Location: Mission Street, 
from Diamond Avenue to 
Garfield Park

Time: 11:00 a.m.

Download the Parade 
Registration Packet (please 
follow the submission 
instructions in the packet).

Celebration at Garfield Park

Location: Garfield Park, 
1750 Mission Street

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Details: Games, food, and 
activities Event 

Picture 3 

Fireworks Show

Location: South Pasadena 
High School, 1401 Fremont 

Time: 9:00 p.m. (Gates open 
at 5:30 p.m.)

Details: Food vendors will 
be on site at the show. Pets 
are not allowed

- Stadium - Alcohol and 
glass bottles are not allowed 
in the stadium.

- Field - Only water is 
permitted on the field, no 
food. Rounded bottom 
chairs only on the field 
(narrow legs/feet of camping 
chairs will damage the turf).

Fireworks Tickets, Presale 
(Beginning 6/20): $10.00 per 
person. Kids under 3 years 
old are free:

 - South Pasadena Fire 
Station, 817 Mound Avenue

 - South Pasadena Senior 
Center, 1102 Oxley Street

 - Bristol Farms, 606 Fair 
Oaks Avenue

 - Charlie’s Coffee House, 
266 Monterey Road

 - Dinosaur Farm, 1510 
Mission Street

 - Jones Coffee Roasters, 
1006 Mission Street

 - Mission Framing, 1501 
Mission Street

 - Re-Imagine Your Home, 
1518 Mission Street

 - UPS Store, 1107 Fair Oaks 

 - South Pasadena-San 
Marino YMCA, 1605 
Garfield Avenue

Fireworks Tickets, Day of 
(July 4, 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 
p.m.): $10.00 per person. 
Kids under 3 years old are 

 - At the Pancake Breakfast 
(7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.)

 - At Diamond & Mission 
/ City Hall / Fair Oaks & 
Mission (11:00 a.m. to finish 
of Parade)

 - At Garfield Park (12:00 
p.m. to 3:00 p.m.)

Fireworks Tickets, At the 
Gate (July 4, 5:30 p.m. 
to 3:00 p.m.): $13.00 per 
person. Kids under 3 years 
old are free:

Crowell Library Programs

Making Space, Clutter Free

Saturday, 2 pm: Jun 22 
Decluttering expert Tracy 
McCubbin returns to 
Crowell Library to offer more 
revolutionary help to anyone 
who has repeatedly tried to 
break free from clutter’s 
mysterious hold. Discover 
the lasting happiness waiting 
for you sans clutter! Tracy 
will also be signing copies 
of her new book, Making 
Space, Clutter Free: The 
Last Book on Decluttering 
You’ll Ever Need. Her past 
appearances at Crowell 
Library have brought SRO 
crowds, so come early.

Adult Craft Hour

Saturday, 2 pm: Jul 20

Come and spend a lazy 
summer afternoon at an arts 
and craft hour especially for 
our adult patrons! Nothing 
is a better stress reliever than 
some time spent creating. 
The library will provide all 
the materials, just bring 
yourself and creativity! 
Registration is required for 
this program beginning on 
June 24th-July 13th. We will 
not be able to honor same 
day registration for this 
program. Sign up early.

Virtual Dementia Tour

Thursday, 7 pm: Jul 11

Zoila Castellanos, a 
professional from the 
memory care community, 
will conduct a “Virtual 
Dementia Tour” at Crowell 
Library. Participants 
will experience the 
overwhelming effects of 
trying to perform everyday 
tasks for one living with 
memory loss, building 
sensitivity along the way. 
Covering all the stages of 
the disease process, the 
VDT combines scholarly 
resources with a patented 
simulation toolkit that 
enables participants to 
experience the physical and 
mental challenges facing 
those with dementia and 
Alzheimer’s disease.

Creative Writing Workshop

Sunday, 2 pm: Jul 14

Are you a writer looking 
to sharpen your skills or 
gain inspiration for your 
current project? Or are 
you someone who loves to 
write creatively as a hobby? 
Spark your creativity with 
creative writing prompts 
and activities. Feel free 
to share your work with 
others in a non-judgmental 
environment. No 
registration is required, but 
must be 18 years or older to 

Dakim BrainFitness for 

 Dakim is an ideal way for 
people in their 50’s and up to 
keep their brain sharp. Think 
of it as a fun and engaging 
personal trainer for the 
brain. This clinically tested 
computer based program 
has a touch screen that 
anyone can use. It features 
more than 300 hours of vivid 
graphics, music, humor, 
movie clips, stories, and 
trivia, people can sign up for 
30 minute sessions or drop 
in without an appointment. 
Whether you are sharp as 
a tack or you are currently 
experiencing some cognitive 
decline, the system adjusts 
to one of 5 levels, based on 
your performance. First-
timers should sign up for an 
orientation to see what it

is about. Call 626-300-0777 
to make an appointment.

South Pasadena Starts 
Summer Reading Program

 Get ready to be entertained 
at this year’s themed Summer 
Reading Program, “Show 
Time at the Library,” which 
runs through August 3, at the 
South Pasadena Public Library! 
This year, children, teens, 
and adults are welcome to 
join in the show at the annual 
Summer Reading Program. 
Participation in the program 
is free thanks to a generous 
grant from the Friends of the 
South Pasadena Public Library, 
and contributions from other 
community-spirited businesses 
and individuals.

 The entertaining Wonderful 
Wednesday programs 
include such acts as the 
New Hollywood String 
Quartet presenting a Brahms 
concert for kids, a SPACE art 
workshop, STEMup4Kids 
hands-on science program, 
jugglers, magicians, and more. 
The Wonderful Wednesday 
presentations will be at 3 p.m. 
in the Library Community 
Room starting June 19th.

 Other fun events include 
Storytimes for preschoolers, 
toddlers, and families; Barks 
and Books; Craft Tuesdays; 
Family Game Days; and the 
Tween Writing Camp.

 Visit: for 
a list of all programs.

 The Summer Reading 
Program is a nine-week, 
parent-supervised event 
designed to make reading fun 
and to encourage participants 
to further explore the world 
of reading. Readers may read 
as many or as few minutes as 
they want and they can earn 
prize incentives or opportunity 
drawing tickets for achieving 
goals each week. Beginning 
June 3, participants in the 
Summer Reading Program 
are encouraged to sign up 
in person in the Library’s 
Children’s Room or online 
at www.southpasadenaca.
gov/beanstack. Those signing 
up online should visit the 
Children’s Room afterward to 
pick up their Summer Reading 
Program packet and to choose 
the free book they get just for 

 The library is located at 1100 
Oxley Street, and the Library 
Community Room is at 1115 
El Centro Street. Library hours 
are Sunday 1 p.m.-5 p.m.; 
Monday and Friday, 10 a.m.-
6 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday, 
Thursday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. and 
Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Find 
us on Facebook at facebook.

50th Anniversary of the Apollo 
Moon Landing Celebration


 Join the Pasadena Library 
in celebrating the anniversary 
of the historic Apollo Moon 
Landing. See the sun in a way 
you have never have before 
through a solar telescope and 
enjoy other fun astronomy 
activities. Presented by 
Sidewalk Astronomers and 
Carnegie Observatories. 

Saturday, July 20 • 3:30-5 p.m. • 
La Pintoresca Branch

Family Movies Science Fiction 

Honoring the 50th anniversary 
of the first moon landing. 

Destination Moon (1950) NR

The first major U.S. science 
fiction film to deal realistically 
with the subject of spaceflight 
and the dangers inherent in 
human space travel in accurate 
technical detail and the 
possible difficulties landing on 
and safely returning from the 
moon. Received the Academy 
Award for best Visual Effects, 
the Retro Hugo Award for Best 
Dramatic Presentation and the 
Bronze Bear. 

Three Scifi Pioneers Discuss 
Making the First Great Space 
Movie (1950)

Enjoy this rare kinescope 
recording. A live TV 
interview with three giants 
in science fiction—George 
Pal, Robert A. Heinlein and 
Chesley Bonestell — on the set 
of the pioneering space movie, 
Destination Moon.

Countdown (1968) NR

Based on the novel The Pilgrim 
Project by Hank Searls, the 
film focuses on two astronauts 
vying to be the first American 
to walk on the Moon as part 
of a crash program to beat the 
Soviet Union. Desperate to 
reach the moon first, NASA 
sends an astronaut and shelter 
separately to the moon, one-
way. The astronaut must find 
the shelter to survive. Starring 
James Caan and Robert Duvall, 
directed by Robert Altman. 

Saturday, June 22 • 2 p.m. • 
Central Library/Donald Wright 

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