Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, July 13, 2019

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Mountain View News Saturday, July 13, 2019 

Takes Effect

World Cup 

Principals of Webster and 
Mckinley Schools Named

Officials announced 
Thursday that the City of 
Pasadena Tenant Protection 
Ordinance (TPO) has been 
modified to provide greater 
tenant protections. The new 
protections take effect today. 

 The ordinance, which was 
adopted in 2004 and amended 
in 2017, requires landlords to 
provide relocation benefits 
to tenants who are displaced 
under specific circumstances. 
The recently modified TPO 
now covers situations in 
which a change in property 
ownership has occurred 
within 18 months prior to 
the tenant being issued a 
notice of eviction, tenancy 
termination, or rent increase 
which exceeds 5% plus the 
percentage annual change 
in the Consumer Price 
Index. Other circumstances 
which require landlords 
to pay relocation benefits 
to displaced tenants are: 
demolition, conversion to 
condominium, or permanent 
removal of the unit from the 
rental market; occupancy 
by the landlord or landlord’s 
family member; government 
order to vacate; or the 
displacement of tenants 
from housing owned by 
educational institutions 
under certain situations. 
Multifamily rental properties 
with two or more units on a 
single parcel are subject to 
TPO. Single-family homes 
and condominium units are 
exempt from TPO.

 To be eligible for TPO 
relocation benefits, tenants 
must be in good standing 
with incomes not exceeding 
140% of the Los Angeles 
County area median income. 
The current annual gross 
income limit for a household 
of four persons is $102,340. 
TPO benefits consist of a 
relocation allowance and a 
moving expense allowance. 
For a 2-bedroom unit, 
the current relocation 
allowance is $4,478. The 
moving expense allowance 
is currently $1,338 for adult 
households and $4,033 for 
households with dependents, 
disabled or senior members. 
In addition, qualified tenants 
may be eligible for increased 
TPO benefits if they have 
maintained a continuous 
period of tenancy in their 
rental units for at least 10 

 For more information, visit 
the Tenant Protection section 
of the Housing Department 
website at: cityofpasadena.
net/housing/ or contact the 
Housing Rights Center at 
(626) 799-0211.

By Dean Lee

 Local dignitaries and former 
teammates unveiled a Women’s 
World Cup statue in front of 
the Rose Bowl Wednesday 
to commemorate the 20th 
anniversary of the World Cup 
win in 1999 by the United States 
women’s national soccer team. 
The statue memorializes Brandi 
Chastain in bronz, tearing 
off her shirt on her knees in 
triumph after scoring the a final 
penalty kick to defeat China . 

 “The importance of the 1999 
victory to sports and to women 
cannot be overstated;” Pasadena 
Councilmember Margaret 
McAustin said. “Without the 
work done by the 1999 Women’s 
World Cup team, victory in 
2019 simply wouldn’t have been 

 The game played July 10, 
1999, filled the Rose Bowl, over 
90,000 people, to watch the 
United States play China. At the 
time, it was the largest crowd for 
a women’s sporting event. 

 “This what you see behind us 
[Women’s World Cup statue], 
this is not for one person.” 
Chastain said. “Its for every little 
soccer player out there, and for 
that moment, I hope that every 
soccer player who puts on cleats, 
has a moment like that.”

 When explaining the story 
behind the iconic pose, 
Chastain said “You can’t possibly 
understand what a childhood 
dream feels like until you 
actually live it, and the response 
you have are raw emotion,”

 Last Sunday the current U.S. 
women’s soccer team won the 
2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup 
defeating the Netherlands, 2-0, 
in France.

 In related news

 The World Cup, U.S. Soccer 
last week announced a five-
game Victory Tour. The 2019 
USWNT Victory Tour, kicks off 
on Saturday, August 3rd when 
the USA hosts the Republic of 
Ireland at the Rose Bowl. It will 
be the USA’s first game on home 
soil after winning the 2019 FIFA 
Women’s World Cup in France. 
The match will be broadcast 
on ESPN2 and the ESPN App 
starting at 7 p.m. PT.

 General Tickets went on sale 
this morning at: ticketmaster.
com / 

 This will be the fifth U.S. 
Women’s match at the Rose 
Bowl and first in 17 years. It 
will be the third match at the 
Rose Bowl since the USA won 
the groundbreaking 1999 FIFA 
Women’s World Cup at the 
historic venue two decades ago.




 Pasadena Unified 
School District (PUSD) 
Superintendent Brian 
McDonald announced 
Thrusday he has named 
Kristin Forrest as principal 
of Webster Elementary 
School and Germaine 
Nesbitt as principal of 
McKinley School. 

 “It is my pleasure to 
welcome Germaine Nesbitt 
to PUSD and to promote 
Kristin Forrest as principal,” 
said Superintendent Brian 
McDonald. “I am confident 
that, with their leadership 
and vision, they will build 
upon the strengths of 
McKinley and Webster 

 Kristin Forrest brings more 
than 20 years of experience 
as an educator to her new 
position as principal of 
Webster Elementary School, 
which serves students in 
kindergarten through fifth 
grade. She has served as 
an Instructional Coach 
at Sierra Madre Middle 
School and Pasadena High 
School in 2018-2019 and at 
Jefferson Elementary School 
from 2013-2018, where 
she was also the school’s 
Language Development 
Resource Teacher. She has 
previously worked at Eliot 
Middle School and Jackson 
Elementary School and 
began her career as a third 
grade teacher at Longfellow 
Elementary School. 

 “I am honored to serve 
as principal of Webster 
Elementary School. I am 
proud to have taught in the 
Pasadena Unified School 
District for the past 22 years 
and to also be the parent 
of three PUSD alumni,” 
said Ms. Forrest. “I look 
forward to fostering strong 
relationships among staff, 
teachers, parents, and 
community members to 
benefit our students. I am 
confident that together we 
will guide our students to be 
the innovators and critical 
thinkers of the future.” 

 Ms. Forrest has a Bachelor 
of Arts degree in Sociology 
from the University of 
California, Los Angeles; a 
Multiple Subject Teaching 
Credential from California 
State University Los Angeles; 
and an Administrative 
Credential in Educational 
Leadership from Cal Poly 

 Germaine Nesbitt is the 
new principal of McKinley 
School, which serves 
students in kindergarten 
through eighth grade. 
She joins PUSD from 
The School of Arts and 
Enterprise, a 6-12th grade 
school in Pomona where 
she served as Director 
since 2013. Ms. Nesbitt has 
20 years of experience as 
an instructional leader in 
project-based learning, and 
was a math and business 
teacher for 10 years. She also 
helped develop a middle 
school STEAM (Science, 
Technology, Engineering, 
Arts and Math) program. 

 “I am excited to be a part of 
the McKinley School team 
and prepare our students 
for the 21st century creative 
economy,” said Ms. Nesbitt. 
“The McKinley staff has 
continually demonstrated a 
commitment to excellence 
and dedication to student 
growth and development. 
I believe that the arts 
positively impact student 
achievement. I’m committed 
to continue to promote arts 
access for all students and to 
provide a safe and supportive 
environment for students to 
excel academically and feel a 
sense of belonging. I believe 
every student counts!”

 Ms. Nesbitt began her 
career in education in 
1992 as a special education 
support staff member in 
the Morgan Hill Unified 
School District. Prior to 
becoming an educator, Ms. 
Nesbitt worked in financial 
management and marketing 
for Fortune 100 and 500 
companies, including GTE 
and First Texas Bank. She 
has a Bachelor of Arts degree 
in Business Administration 
from Cal Poly Pomona; 
a Master of Arts in 
Educational Administration 
from California State 
University, San Bernardino; 
and an Administrative 
Services Credential from 
the University of California, 
Irvine, and California State 
University, San Bernardino,

Brandi Chastain, photo courtesy of City of Pasadena

Rotary Club 
Kicks off 

 With its newly appointed 
President, Scott Vandrick, 
the Pasadena Rotary Club 
looked to start its “Centennial 
Year” off in grand fashion 
at their noon luncheon last 
week. Pasadena Rotary will 
look to begin a year long 
celebration of each decade of 
the club’s successes beginning 
with the 1920s every second 
Wednesday at the University 
Club in Pasadena. A highlight 
of this coming year will be 
Pasadena Rotary’s Centennial 
Ball in on Saturday, October 
19 which funds will be raised 
to double the club’s local and 
international financial support 
of community organizations 
around the globe, a major 
gift to Rotary International 
in its fight against polio and 
a major commemorative 
project partnering with a select 
homeless organization.

 Over the decades, Pasadena 
Rotary’s signature projects 
have included local efforts 
like Bikes for Christmas, Shop 
With a Cop and Teachers 
of Excellence. Pasadena 
Rotary has also raised 
thousands of dollars and spent 
countless volunteer hours for 
international causes like home 
builds in Mexico, funding 
heart surgeries for children in 
India, Ethiopia Health Aid and 
more. Pasadena is the oldest 
Rotary Club in the San Gabriel 
Valley, chartered on March 18, 

 Scott Vandrick is an alumnus 
of UCLA with 30 years of 
nonprofit experience including 
the Santa Monica AIDS 
Project, Teen Peer Education 
Program with the Santa Monica 
School District and Executive 
Director of the Alisa Ann 
Ruch Burn Foundation where 
Senator Barbara Boxer named 
Scott a Healthcare Champion 
of California for his work 
with the Burn Foundation. 
Scott currently serves as the 
Chief Development Officer 
of the Pasadena Symphony 

 Pasadena Rotary is the oldest 
Rotary club in the San Gabriel 

'The Real Me' Art Exhibition 
at Armory Center for the Arts

 Experience “The Real Me” 
at this year’s Adaptive Art 
Exhibition. The Human 
Services and Recreation 
Department’s Adaptive 
Art class offers adults with 
disabilities the opportunity to 
express their creativity, explore 
different art materials and 
techniques and, in the process, 
find their inner artist. Each 
member of the class has created 
a heartfelt work that illustrates 
their notion of “The Real Me.” 
The show is on exhibit 12-5 
p.m. in the Community Room 
at Armory Center for the Arts, 
145 N. Raymond Avenue, until 
August 17 (closed Tuesdays). 
Admission is free.

 A special reception is 
scheduled for Saturday, July 
20, from 3 - 5 p.m., at Armory 
Center for the Arts. Admission 
to the reception is free and 
several of the artists will be 
present with their artwork. 
Booklets of the exhibit will be 
available for a suggested $10 
tax-deductible donation to the 
Pasadena Recreation and Parks 
Foundation. This year’s cover 
art, titled “All About Me,” is by 
artist Mark Anderson of San 
Marino. He uses vibrant shades 
of red, gold and green in his 
depiction of his authentic self.

 For more information 
about Pasadena’s Adaptive 
and Inclusive Recreation 
(PAIR) Program for people 
with disabilities, visit
humanservices. The program 
includes specialized classes, 
inclusion services, excursions 
and partnerships with local 
community organizations.

Drive Smart 
and Age Well

 The California Highway Patrol 
(CHP) will have a presentation 
on safe driving for seniors on 
Friday, July 19, 2019 from 10:30 
- 11:30 a.m. The CHP’s mission 
is to provide the highest level 
of safety, service, and security 
to the people of California. 
To that end, addressing 
senior driver safety is a high 
priority for the CHP. Over the 
past six years, the CHP has 
placed an emphasis on the 
roadway safety and mobility of 
California’s seniors through a 
variety of programs, including 
a statewide older driver 
public awareness presentation 
throughout the state. This 
informative class will provide 
relevant information to senior 
drivers. Location: South 
Pasadena Senior Center 1102 
Oxley St. To RSVP please call 
(626) 351-1917

Funding Approved for One 
Arroyo Seco Trail Project

The Board of Supervisors 
unanimously approved 
$500,000 recommended by 
Supervisor Kathryn Barger 
for the One Arroyo Seco 
Trail Project in Pasadena. 

 In partnership with the 
city of Pasadena, the project 
will provide improvements 
including trail development, 
safety and wayfinding 
enhancements, footpaths, 
seating, signage, an open 
nature classroom, and an 
overlook area with parking.

 “The Arroyo is a 
valued recreational and 
environmental resource for 
our community and our 
region,” said Supervisor 
Kathryn Barger. “I’m grateful 
for the opportunity to work 
in partnership with the city 
of Pasadena to provide the 
funding for this project 
to further our mission to 
expand access to trails across 
our county.”

 Listed on the National 
Register of Historic Places, 
the Arroyo Seco consists of 
nearly 22 miles of trails and 
supports a vast and thriving 
natural ecosystem of native 
plants and wildlife species. 

Women in Science Panel

 Join the Altadena Library Saturday, 
August 10, from 2p.m. to 3 p.m. for 
a panel discussion celebrating the 
achievements of a group of talented 
scientific innovators. Moderated by 
Dr. Claire Newman, eight women 
will discuss their unique journeys 
to where they are today, making an 
impact in the fields of astrophysics, 
engineering, biology, and chemistry. 
Audience Q&A will follow.

About the Panelists: Apryl Boyle

 Los Angeles native, surfer, sailor, 
skater, and SCUBA diver; Apryl 
Boyle’s undergraduate degree 
from the University of Tampa is 
a double major of marine science 
& chemistry. Her Master’s degree 
is in Biomedical Science from 
the department of Biostatistics, 
Bioinformatics, and Epidemiology 
at the Medical University of South 
Carolina. She started at Clearwater 
Marine Aquarium in Florida before 
working with NOAA and then went 
on to work/volunteer with host of 
non-profits. These include the South 
Carolina Aquarium, Roundhouse 
Aquarium, California Science 
Center, Heal the Bay, Surfrider 
Foundation, LA Maritime Institute, 
Heal the Bay, Waterfront Education, 
and the Shark Angels. She’s focused 
her research and advocacy work 
on sharks and has been featured 
on Discovery Channel, National 
Geographic, and other international 
media. Apryl is working to create 
Citizen Scientists and advocates 
for ocean and shark conservation. 
She is based in Los Angeles and 
is an independent researcher and 
advocate that founded a shark 
conservation non-profit called El 
Porto Shark. Their mission is ocean 
and shark conservation through 
research, education, and action.

Anne Chomyn: Anne received 
her B.S. in Physics from Drexel 
University and her Ph.D. in 
Biology from Caltech. She worked 
at Caltech for most of her career, 
in collaboration with her late 
husband, Professor Giuseppe 
Attardi, studying the function of 
mitochondrial DNA in mammalian 
cells. She is Senior Research 
Associate Emerita of Caltech.

 After retiring, Anne represented her 
census tract on the Altadena Town 
Council for two years. As liaison 
for the Town Council, she worked 
with Altadena Heritage on the 2016 
Parks Needs Assessment. She also 
volunteered at Triangle Park, the 
joint project of Altadena Heritage 
and Amigos de Los Rios. Anne 
has also worked with Neighbors 
Building a Better Altadena. She is 
Chair and founding member of the 
Altadena Town Council Filming 
Committee and founding member 
of the Altadena Town Council 
Safe Streets Committee. Brittney 
Cooper: Brittney is an Earth and 
Space Science MSc student at York 
University interested in planetary 
atmospheres. She is a science 
collaborator and member of the 
Environmental Science Theme 
Group (ENV) on Mars Science 
Laboratory (Curiosity Rover), and 
her recent work focuses on the 
optical and radiative properties of 
Martian water ice clouds.

Nicole DePasquale: Nicole 
DePasquale has known she wanted 
to be an engineer since she was 
12 years old. She has always been 
interested in space (and aliens), but 
she didn’t know it could be a career 
option until her two middle school 
science teachers, Mrs. Whitney 
and Mrs. Elliot, encouraged her 
to pursue her studies at a STEM-
specialized high school. She 
graduated with a BS Aerospace 
Engineering with a concentration 
in Astronautics and a minor in 
Applied Mathematics from Embry- 
Riddle Aeronautical University in 
Daytona Beach, FL in 2013. Nicole 
currently works for Boeing in El 
Segundo, CA and works on satellites 
as an Autonomy Engineer. Her 
favorite planet is Saturn. Decker 
French: A Hubble Postdoctoral 
Fellow at Carnegie Observatories 
in Pasadena. Before this, French 
completed a PhD in Astronomy 
and Astrophysics at Steward 
Observatory, University of Arizona 
and my undergraduate degrees at 
MIT. French study galaxy evolution 
and tidal disruption events using 
multi-wavelength observations.

Dr. Tara Gomez-Hampton

 Tara Gomez-Hampton, Ph.D., is a 
professional scientist who works as a 
Medical Affairs Manager at Biosense 
Webster, a Johnson and Johnson 
Company, where she assesses safety 
for new product development.

 Tara graduated with a B.S. in 
Molecular Biology and Highest 
Departmental Honors from UCLA 
in 2005. At UCLA, Tara was a part 
of the research team that discovered 
the last unknown enzyme essential 
for the production of Vitamin 
C in plants! She continued her 
education as a graduate student 
at the California Institute of 
Technology, where she earned her 
Ph.D. in Biology in 2011. Dr. Claire 
Newman | Moderator

 Claire grew up in a small English 
village devouring as many sci-fi/
fantasy TV shows and books as 
possible and writing down lots of 
ideas for her own stories. Following 
a project on wind turbines in high 
school she developed an interest 
in atmospheric physics, which 
she studied at the University of 
Oxford at undergrad and graduate 
level before becoming a postdoc 
at Caltech. She now co-owns a 
small planetary research company 
based in Pasadena. Her mystery/
fantasy novel “The Matchmaker” 
was published in 2018. Dr. Marie 
Ygouf: Ygouf is an astrophysicist 
working on planets that orbit 
other stars than our sun. Ygouf’s 
current work consists in improving 
the performance of telescopes 
for exoplanet science. Ygouf is 
currently preparing observations 
of exoplanets with the future NASA 
James Webb Space Telescope 
(JWST) project (Hubble Space 
Telescope successor) that will be 
launched in space in 2021.

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