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

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Mountain View News Saturday, August 31, 2019 


Foothill Municipal Water District (FMWD) is hosting a California Friendly and Native Plant Landscaping Class 
on September 21, 2019 from 9AM to 12 Noon at the La Cañada Presbyterian Church located at 626 Foothill 
Blvd. in La Cañada Flintridge. Attendees will learn a hands-on approach to converting their yard into climate-
appropriate and low-water-use landscapes through principles of watershed designs. This class will cover California 
native plants selection, building a healthy living soil sponge, holding rainwater within the property, and 
controlling irrigation systems.

“This is a great way to kick-start a landscape transformation project,” said Nina Jazmadarian, FMWD General 
Manager. “Customers can take advantage of the increased incentive offered by Metropolitan Water District of 
Southern California of $2 per square foot for turf removal as well.”

Metropolitan revamped its Turf Replacement Program by increasing the incentive to $2 per square foot for up to 
5,000 square feet for homes and 50,000 square feet for commercial projects including schools and parks.

“As weather patterns become more extreme, it’s important to be more efficient with water use especially outdoors 
where 65% of a typical homeowner’s water use goes, “said Richard Atwater, FMWD Board President and Metropolitan 
representative. “By replacing a thirsty lawn with plants that use less water, customers are preparing for 
those extremes in weather.

To RSVP for the class, please contact Michael Le at or (818) 790-4036. To apply for turf replacement 
incentives, please visit and look for “Turf Replacement Program.”

Foothill Municipal Water District provides imported water to Crescenta Valley Water District, La Cañada Irrigation 
District, Liberty Utilities, Valley Water Company, Lincoln Avenue Water Company, Las Flores Water 
Company and Rubio Cañon Land & Water Association. Kinneloa Irrigation District, another retail agency, takes 
no water from Foothill.

THE GAVEL FOR 2019-2020

Pat Coulter succeeds Dorothy Keane, professor 
emeritus at Cal State LA, as president 
of the League of Women Voters Pasadena 
Area. Coulter will preside over her first all-
member meeting Sept. 5 with a program on 
“Do Elections Still Work:” 

Acknowledging Keane’s accomplishment 
of increasing members by 25 percent with 
people of all ages, genders and ethnicities, 
Coulter says, “My hope is to foster even 
more diversity, equity and inclusion, education 
and action.” 

Former president and CEO of the Urban 
League of Philadelphia for 13 years, she was 
the first woman to lead the 85-year-old affiliate. 
She is also the first African-American 
to head the Pasadena Area League of Women 

Coulter also served on numerous commissions, 
nonprofit boards and task forces in 
Philadelphia and won scores of awards, including 
CBS News Radio Women’s Achievement 
Award. She also is in the Knoxville 
College Alumni Hall of Fame. 

She holds a bachelor of science in music education from Knoxville College, and a masters 
in education from the University of Louisville. She completed the Harvard Business 
School’s Strategic Perspectives in Non-Profit Management and received an honorary 
doctorate of humane letters from Peirce College in Philadelphia.

Prior to heading the Urban League, she worked in business management for career professional 
services firms such as Lee Hecht Harrison and executive search firm Salveston 
Stetson Group . Under her leadership as founding executive director of the eastern region 
of INROADS, a national leadership development organization, the region became 
the company’s largest.

She moved to California in late 2014, and joined the League of Women Voters Pasadena 
Area in 2015. She is senior adviser to the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Fore of the 
California league as well as a member of the state league nominating committee. 

She has served as founding chair of the immigration committee formed in 2017 and 
president elect in 2018 

“She brings a vast wealth of experience in developing people and organizations to their 
full potential,” says Keane. “We are so fortunate to have someone with such an impressive 
record of improving communities.”


Join us on Tuesday, September 10 from 9:30-11:30am at the Arcadia Community Center, 365 Campus Drive 
for Metro’s Older Adult Transportation Pop-Up and learn everything there is to know about using public 
transportation. Hosted by LA County Metro, this event will include information on the On the Move Riders 
program, all about TAP cards, trip planning, and resource tables. To sign-up for this free event, call 626.574.5130.

About Arcadia

Nestled along the rolling foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and Angeles National Forest, Arcadia is a 
charming, family-oriented community with a population of just over 57,000. Located only 13 miles east from 
downtown Los Angeles, regional transportation networks like the Metro Gold Line connect Arcadia as a premier 
residential, shopping, and entertainment destination in the San Gabriel Valley. Arcadia is known for its top-rated 
schools, iconic landmarks, and serene neighborhoods. Arcadia is an award-winning community having been 
twice named as the Best City in California in which to Raise Kids and the 2017 Most Business Friendly City in 
Los Angeles County. With the conveniences and amenities of a full-service, mid-size city, Arcadia’s “Community 
of Homes” provides a quality of life that will go Above & Beyond your expectations.

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USC Trojan Affiliates 
invites the community to 
attend its second annual 
USC Merchandise Pop 
Up Sale on Saturday, 
October 5, 2019 at 929 
Buena Vista Street, 
South Pasadena, from 
10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. 

A wide assortment 
of merchandise will 
be available at very 
discounted prices. 
There will be clothing, 
items for the home and 
garden, and collectibles 

 For further 
information contact Aleta Blanc at

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