Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, August 31, 2019

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, August 31, 2019 

Labor Day 

NASA Invites Students to 
Name Mars 2020 Rover

City Hall and many City 
services will be closed on 
Monday, in observance of 
Labor Day.

 City Council will not meet 
on Sept. 2. The next City 
Council meeting will take 
place on Monday, Sept. 9.

 Pasadena Fire and Police 
Departments will continue 
to be staffed for all patrol, 
jail, fire, paramedic and 
other emergency services. 
For life-threatening 
emergencies, always 
dial 9-1-1. If you see 
something, say something. 
Report suspicious activity 
to Pasadena Police 
Department at (626) 744-

 For any power-related 
emergencies, call Pasadena 
Water and Power (PWP) 
at (626) 744-4673. For 
water-related emergencies 
call (626) 744-4138. PWP’s 
Customer Service Call 
Center will be closed for the 
holiday, but customers can 
still access their accounts 
and make payments by 
phone at (626) 744-4005 or 
online at www.PWPweb.

 The City’s Municipal 
Services Payment Center 
at City Hall will be closed 
on Labor Day.

 During the week of Sept. 
2, refuse and recycling 
services will be postponed 
one day. Monday pickup 
will occur on Tuesday; 
Tuesday pickup on 
Wednesday; Wednesday 
pickup on Thursday; 
Thursday pickup on 
Friday; and Friday pickup 
on Saturday. There will be 
no bulky item pickups on 
Monday or Saturday.

 The Citizen Service 
Center will be closed Sept. 
2 and will resume regular 
hours on Tuesday, Sept. 3.

 All Pasadena public 
libraries will be closed in 
observance of Labor Day 
on Sunday and Monday, 
Sept. 1 and 2, and will 
return to regular schedules 
on Tuesday, Sept. 3.

 Pasadena Transit bus 
service and Dial-A-Ride 
transportation will not 
operate on Labor Day. 
Normal service will 
resume on Tuesday, Sept. 
3. All parking meters not 
posted as “No Parking” 
will be free and time 
limits will not be enforced. 
Violations for overnight 
parking, red curb parking, 
“No Parking” zones, and 
blocking fire hydrants will 
continue to be enforced. 
Regular enforcement 
resumes Sept. 3.

 All recreation and 
community centers 
operated by the City’s 
Human Services and 
Recreation Department 
will be closed on Labor Day, 
but all parks will be open 
for picnics and festivities. 
No site reservations are 
accepted on holidays.

 Stay connected to 
the City of Pasadena at:

 Red rover, red rover, send 
a name for Mars 2020 right 
over! NASA is recruiting help 
from students nationwide to 
find a name for its next Mars 
rover mission.

 Starting last week, K-12 
students in U.S. public, 
private and home schools 
can enter the Mars 2020 
Name the Rover essay 
contest. One grand prize 
winner will name the rover 
and be invited to see the 
spacecraft launch in July 
2020 from Cape Canaveral 
Air Force Station in Florida.

 The Name the Rover 
contest is part of NASA’s 
efforts to engage students in 
the STEM enterprise behind 
Mars exploration and 
inspire interest in science, 
technology, engineering and 

 The Mars 2020 rover 
is a 2,300-pound 
(1,040-kilogram) robotic 
scientist that will search for 
signs of past microbial life, 
characterize the planet’s 
climate and geology, collect 
samples for future return to 
Earth, and pave the way for 
human exploration of the 
Red Planet.

 “Our Mars 2020 rover 
has fully taken shape over 
the past several months, as 
the project team installed 
various components onto 
the chassis: the computer 
brain and electronics; 
wheels and mobility system; 
robotic arm; remote sensing 
mast; the seven science 
instruments; and finally, 
the sample caching system,” 
said George Tahu, Mars 
2020 program executive. 
“All that’s missing is a great 

 To enter the contest, students 
must submit by Nov. 1 their 
proposed rover name and 
a short essay, no more than 
150 words, explaining why 
their proposed name should 
be chosen. The essays will be 
divided into three groups, 
by grade level — K-4, 5-8, 
and 9-12 — and judged 
on the appropriateness, 
significance and originality 
of their proposed name, and 
the originality and quality 
of their essay, and/or finalist 
interview presentation.

 Fifty-two semifinalists will 
be selected per group, each 
representing their respective 
state or U.S. territory. Three 
finalists then will be selected 
from each group to advance 
to the final round.

 As part of the final selection 
process, the public will have 
an opportunity to vote 
online on the nine finalists in 
January 2020. NASA plans to 
announce the selected name 
on Feb. 18, 2020 — exactly 
one year before the rover 
will land on the surface of 

 For complete contest and 
prize details, visit: mars.nasa.

Register to be a Judge

 NASA is seeking 
volunteers to help judge 
the thousands of contest 
entries anticipated to pour 
in from around the country. 
U.S. residents over 18 years 
old who are interested in 
offering approximately five 
hours of their time to review 
submissions should register 
to be a judge at:

Chick-fil-a Touts Second Pasadena Location

By Dean Lee

 In a contentious meeting 
Thursday night, a representative 
from Chick-fil-a gave an 
overview of a possible new 
second location in Pasadena on 
Lake Ave. –at the now occupied 
Carl’s Jr. restaurant. 

 Although, most of the 
information given by Jennifer 
Daw the Development Lead for 
Chick-fil-a was statistics on the 
company, she did say the new 
location would focus on drive-
thru, with no inside seating at 

 Councilmember Victor Gordo, 
who held the meeting, said he 
had to hold judgment on the 
proposal. He said at the time, 
nothing was in front of the city 

 “I don’t know, at this point, 
whether this matter will be 
appealed by the proponents or 
neighbors, we don’t know,” he 
said. “It would be improper for 
me to say, ‘yah I support this or 
I don’t... so don’t expect that I 
will form an opinion.” 

 Daw said they expected to 
file for a permit with the city, 
to rebuild a Chick-fil-a at the 
location 790 N Lake Ave. by 
year's end. She also said they did 
not have an operator yet for the 
new location.

 Many residents at the meeting 
were against the project and, 
some, Chick-fil-a altogether.

 Some commented they did 
not want Chick-fil-a’s bigotry 
in their neighborhood. Daw 
said more than once that it is 
illegal, as a business, for then to 
discriminate against anyone. 

It was brought up over and 
over that within a block of the 
location, there are three other 
eateries specializing in chicken, 
including, Popeyes chicken, 
Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles 
and KFC (Kentucky Fried 

 City staff said that under the 
North Lake Specific Plan, the 
location does not need to be 
food related at all. It was density 
and height, they said. 

 “There was a lot of concern 
that if we allow mixed use 
development on that stretch 
of the avenue between 
Mountain Avenue and Orange 
Grove Boulevard that state 
density bonus will allow over-
development of that stretch,” 
Gordo said. 

 He said, to a laugh, the area is 
know as “Fast Food Garden.” 

 Daw said that although their 
plan would be to tear down the 
Carl’s Jr., they are limited. Any 
new building would need to be 
the same square footage. She 
said their plan was to double 
the drive-thru with workers 
walking down the line taking 
orders. She said there would 
even be an option to order 
online and pick in up through 
the drive-thru. 

 Gordo said ironically, the city 
codes say that 50 percent of the 
business would need to be walk-
up. “I don’t see how they’re 
going to accomplish that, the 
way the plans are showing."

Tours of the 

Tours of the Pasadnea 
Tournament of Roses 
Tournament House have 
concluded for the year. The last 
free public tours was Thursday. 
Tours of Tournament House, 
the operating headquarters 
for the Pasadena Tournament 
of Roses Association, which 
produces the annual Rose 
Parade and the Rose Bowl 
Game, will resume in February 

 Displays related to the Rose 
Bowl Game, Rose Queen 
and Royal Court, and Grand 
Marshals make up most of 
the décor. Guided tours 
allow visitors to see the 21-
room Italian-Renaissance-
style mansion designed and 
built by architect G. Lawrence 
Stimson and his father 
George W. Stimson. Well-
versed in the organization’s 
history and details of the 
house, Tournament of Roses 
volunteer members from its 
Heritage Committee lead each 

 Located at 391 S. Orange 
Grove Blvd., the house was 
once the home of chewing gum 
mogul William Wrigley Jr. 
and his wife, Ada. After Ada’s 
death in 1958, the Wrigley 
family presented the property 
to the city of Pasadena, with 
the request it become the base 
of operations for the Pasadena 
Tournament of Roses. The 
Wrigley family had long 
enjoyed the Rose Parade as 
it unfolded just beyond their 
front yard.

Pasadena Heritage Bus Tours

 Saturday, September 
28, 9 a.m. - noon, 1- 4 
p.m. Madison House, 
651 S. St. John Ave., 

Concerts in the Park

Altadena grand finale free summer concert

 The Who Tribute featuring special guests selected by Sheriff’s 
Support Group of Altadena 

 The concert has been made possible by the generous support 
of community sponsors including MonteCedro, The Rotary 
Club of Altadena, Supervisor Barger, Los Angeles County 
Arts Commission, Linda Seyffert - Podley Real Estate, Riedon, 
Altadena Town & Country Club, Morgan Stanley - The Pasadena 
Complex, and David Campbell D.D.S.

 Held in a beautiful amphitheater with comfortable bench seating, 
the evening concerts under the shade trees of the arena provide 
easy to watch concerts with acoustics that reach the audience. 
Concessions sell snacks such as water and cookies, and there are 
often opportunities to purchase the artists’ CDs or get on their 
mailing lists. Bring sweaters as it can get cool at night.

 For more information about the band call 714-920-9088.

During this unique event on 
September 28, guests have 
the choice of three different 
bus tours that explore 
Pasadena’s architectural 
heritage and history. The 
Bungalow Courts and 
Garden Apartments Bus 
Tour explores Pasadena’s 
innovation in housing from 
the early 20th Century - 
the charming and widely 
popular bungalow courts 
in their many architectural 
expressions. Garden 
Apartments were the next 
trend in multi-family 
housing and Pasadena 
has exceptional examples, 
beautifully designed by 
notable architects. Many 
are listed on the National 
Register of Historic Places.

 A second bus tour will 
explore the extensive 
influence of Spanish and 
Mexican architecture 
on Pasadena’s built 
environment, from the Civic 
Center, to Caltech, Colorado 
Boulevard commercial 
structures, and our many 
beautiful Spanish Colonial 
Revival residences (a style of 
home that Pasadena helped 

 The third tour, formerly 
known as “Off the Beaten 
Path” is now called “Before 
and After.” Back by popular 
demand, this tour explores 
historically significant but 
often overlooked people, 
places, and things. This 
tour is a “must-take” for 
architectural buffs and 
novices alike. Discover parts 
of Pasadena that you never 
knew or understood, and

reimagine people and places 
that you thought you fully 

 For more information call 

Spanish architecture Caltech

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