Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, September 14, 2019

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, September 14, 2019 

Local Area 
News Briefs

Latino Heritage Parade 
& Festival Set for Oct. 19

Pasadena set for 
Climate Strike

On September 20, three 
days before the UN Climate 
Summit in New York City, 
young people and adults 
will strike in Pasadena and 
all across the US and world 
to demand transformative 
action be taken to address 
the climate crisis. 

 The Climate Strike will 
start at 8:30 a.m. on the 
steps of Pasadena City Hall 
100 Garfield Ave.

 Organizers said will be 
one of the largest climate 
mobilizations in US 
history. “We, as a global 
society, are at a crossroads. 
We have a decision to 
make. Are we going to 
choose money or power, 
or are we going to choose 
the future? This strike is 
an invitation to choose us. 
Choose the kids, choose 
humanity, choose the 

 They are demanding, 
A Green New Deal, 
Respect of Indigenous 
Land and Sovereignty, 
Environmental Justice, 
Protection and Restoration 
of Biodiversity and 
Implementation of 
Sustainable Agriculture. 

 "The climate crisis is 
the largest threat of our 
time, and we’re counting 
on our collective power 
to demand immediate 
and decisive action," 
Organizers said. "This is 
our opportunity to move 
beyond the traditional 
climate bubble and expand 
the table of who is involved 
in this movement."

 To learn more or receive 
updates visit: strikewithus.

 Join the free family fun at 
Pasadena’s 21th annual Latino 
Heritage Parade and Festival on 
Saturday, October 19.

 More than 2,000 participants 
and visitors are expected at this 
year’s event that begins with the 
Parade at 10 a.m. at the corner 
of Washington Park, heads west 
to North Los Robles Avenue, 
then turns down on Villa 
Street, culminating at Villa 
Parke’s Multi-Purpose Field 
with cultural activities, food, 
music, and dance from noon 
to 4 p.m. This year’s theme 
“Latinos in the

21st Century” celebrates 
the Latino Community’s 
accomplishments in the U.S.

 Street closures and temporary 
no parking zones on Prescott 
Street, Los Robles Avenue and 
Villa Street will be in effect 
from 8:30 a.m. through 2 p.m. 
Street closures will be lifted as 
soon as the parade clears the 

 The Festival features live 
entertainment, information 
and resource tables, fun 
activities for children and tasty 
food for purchase. A special 
feature in the Community 
Center this year includes the 
Kids Lecture, Art exhibit from 
recognized artists promoting 
cultural diversity awareness 
and a “Hall of Success” with 
interesting stories of Latino 
achievements. Outside, on 
the festival’s stage, a special 
ceremonial presentation at 
1 p.m. will honor this year’s 
Parade Grand Marshal, Laura 
Farber and Community Grand 
Marshal Cynthia Olivo

 Laura Farber is a renowned 
lawyer Cumlaude with 
department highest honors 
from UCLA and earned her 
juris doctor from Georgetown 
University and the first 
LatinaWoman elected as 2020

Tournament of Roses President 
for the 2019-2020. In addition 
to her many years of service 
in the Tournament of Roses, 
she has volunteered in various 
nonprofit organizations 
worldwide, including the 
American Bar Association.

 Dr Cynthia Olivo is The 
Pasadena City College Vice 
President of Student Services, 
serving 30,000 diverse 
students, as granddaughter of 
migrant farm-workers, raised 
by a single mom, first in her 
family to go to college and third 
generation Mexican American/
Chicana, she has been a 
longtime advocate for minority, 
low income and first generation 
college students.

 Cynthia Olivo earned her BA 
in Psychology and a Master of 
Science in Counseling from

California State University 
San Bernardino, and a 
Ph.D. in Education with an 
emphasis in Urban Leadership 
from Claremont Graduate 
University. Updates will be 
posted at

Humane Society to Hold Fur-tastic Fundraiser



 Grab your walking shoes 
and a leash for the 21th 
Annual Wiggle Waggle Walk 
at Brookside Park at the Rose 
Bowl on Sunday, September 
29. Thousands are expected 
to take part in the walk. 

 Participants can choose 
to walk a 1- or 3-mile loop 
around the Rose Bowl or 
stay behind to enjoy vendor 
booths at Brookside Park. 
Attendees do not need a dog 
to join the fun—just a desire 
to help animals. In addition 
to the walk and a vendor 
expo full of vendors, there 
will be a photo booth, animal 
demonstrations, food trucks, 
and team photos. This year’s 
event emcee will be Kacey 
Montoya of KTLA News.

 Pasadena Humane Society’s 
goal is to raise $225,000 to 
care for the nearly 12,000 lost 
and abandoned animals they 
take in annually—and they 
are over half of the way there, 
organizers said. 

 Sign up as an individual 
or form or join a team. 
Customize your fundraising 
page with a photo of your 
best four-footed friend and 
your story about why the 
Pasadena Humane Society is 
important to you, and then 
email you page to friends, 
family and co-workers.

 Registration is $35 per 
person and includes a 
bandana for your dog and 
official participant bib for 
you. Online registration 
closes at noon on Friday, 
September 27. Day of 
registration is $50 per 
person and opens at 8 a.m. 
on Sunday, September 29 at 
Brookside Park.

 There are also prizes that 
range from a cool t-shirt, dog 
leash, PHS socks, and on-
trend waist pack, to a chance 
to win either a ride along 
with a PHS Animal Control 
Officer or a professional 
photography session for you 
and your pet. 

 Check-in opens at 8:00 
a.m. at Brookside Park. The 
Walk begins at 9:00 a.m. 
and festivities, including 
vendor booths, team photos, 
food trucks, and music, will 
continue until noon. 

 Brookside Park is located 
at 360 North Arroyo Blvd in 

 For more information or 
register at wigglewagglewalk.

 Community walk-a-thon 
for Pasadena Humane 
Society & SPCA

Free Teen 
Book Festival

 Pasadena Public Library 
kicks off their sixth annual 
free teen book festival, 
Pasadena Loves YA, on 
Saturday, Sept. 21 from 
noon to 4 p.m. at Central 
Library, 285 E. Walnut St. 
Doors open at 11 a.m. No 
registration required. The 
first 200 attendees will 
receive a free tote bag. Book 
sales provided by Vroman’s 

 The event features four 
themed author panels; Out 
of the Ashes, moderated by 
Nicole Mainardi, A Curse of 
Thorns; Against All Odds, 
moderated by Catherine 
Linka, What I Want You 
To See; Rebels and Rebirth, 
moderated by Jennifer 
Brody, The Continuum 
Trilogy; and Expectation 
vs. Reality moderated 
by Gretchen McNeil, 

 Young Adult authors will 
participate in a series of 
panels, answer audience 
questions and sign books. 
Authors include; Julie 
Berry, Lovely War; Demetra 
Brodsky, Dive Smack; Dana 
L Davis, The Voice in My 
Head; Clare Di Liscia, 
Neliem; Alexa Donne, 
Brightly Burning; Maurene 
Goo, Somewhere Only 
We Know; Mary McCoy, 
I, Claudia; Maura Milan, 
Eclipse the Skies; Derek 
Milman, Swipe Right for 
Murder; Lauren Morrill, 
Better Than the Best Plan; 
Abdi Nazemian, Like a Love 
Story; Christine Riccio, 
Again, but Better; Caitlin 
Seal, Twice Dead; Andrew 
Smith, Rabbit & Robot; and 
Amy Spalding, The Summer 
of Jordi Perez (And the Best 
Burger in Los Angeles).

 Following the last panel 
there will be a Book Blitz 
free giveaway of 300+ new 
or upcoming YA books.

 For more information, 

Pasadena 2019 Finalists for 
Most Business-Friendly City

Pasadena Society of 
Artists Exhibition on Now

 The Pasadena Society of 
Artists is proud to present more 
than 70 artworks in our Artist’s 
Choice Exhibition through 
September 28 at White’s Fine 
Art Gallery located at 2414 
Honolulu Avenue in Montrose. 

 Meet the artists and learn 
about their artwork at the 
Opening Reception today, 4 
p.m. to 6 p.m. Refreshments 
and hors d’oeuvres will be 
served. In addition, PSA will 
host a silent auction of small 
works for Theatre of Hearts 
before and during the Opening 

 Gallery hours are Tues.–Sat., 9 
am to 5 pm. The gallery can be 
contacted at 818-957-4071 or at

 Presenting artists include 
Andrea Abonyi, Michael 
Childs, Patti Coyle, Alison 
Davies, Rick Drobner, Martin 
Ehrlich, Mims Ellis, Mina Ho 
Ferrante, David Grigsby, Laura 
Henneforth, Karen Holgerson, 
Dorothe Horttor, Leah Knecht, 
Sonali Kolhatkar, Joanna Kos, 
Robert I Kutner, Patricia Lee, 
Jim Marshall, Peter McDonald, 
Emily Nunez, Debbi Swanson 
Patrick, Victor Picou, Rebecca 
Harvey Pollack, Margaret Raab, 
S. A. Smith, Tsvetelina Valkov, 
Marian Westall, and Bryn 

 Artwork includes abstract, 
representational, landscapes, 
drawings, fantasy, and more.

 PSA will manage all sales of 
the silent auction with 100% of 
funds being donated to Theatre 
of Hearts. Bidding will start at 
$20, and pieces will be marked 
with a “buy it now” price to 
encourage purchases. The 
auction runs from 3 p.m. to 6 
p.m., today.

 Founded in 1925, the Pasadena 
Society of Artists is one of the 
area’s original professional 
artist groups. 

 For more information visit:

 The Los Angeles County 
Economic Development 
Corporation (LAEDC) 
today announced the 
finalists, that includes 
Pasadena, for its 2019 Most 
Business-Friendly City in 
LA County Award. Along 
the Pasadena, the cities 
of Bellflower, Gardena, 
Lancaster, Norwalk, and 
Rosemead are finalists 
for the population 50,000 
and over category, and the 
cities of Duarte, La Mirada, 
Monrovia, San Gabriel, 
and Santa Fe Springs are 
finalists in the population 
under 50,000 category. A 
winner from each category 
will be announced live at the 
24th Annual Eddy Awards, 
Thursday, November 7, at 
JW Marriot at LA Live.

 Business-friendly programs 
and services are a critical 
factor in job-creation. 
The finalists were selected 
through independent 
review by a panel of blue 
ribbon judges, based on the 
following criteria:

-Demonstrated priority 
commitment to economic 
development and quality 

-Excellence in programs 
and services designed to 
facilitate business entry, 
expansion, and retention

-Competitive business tax 
rates and fee structures

-Availability of economic 

-Effective communication 
with and about business 

 The Eddy Awards were 
introduced by LAEDC 
in 1996 to celebrate 
exceptional contributions to 
economic development in 
the L.A. region, consistent 
with LAEDC’s focus on 
advancing opportunity 
and prosperity for all. The 
Eddy Awards gala dinner, 
where our region’s leaders 
come together, includes 
California’s only “business-
friendly city” award, 
highlighting programs and 
services that foster job-
creation. This is LAEDC’s 
only fundraiser, and an 
opportunity for civic-
minded organizations to 
support our public-benefit 

 For more information or 
tickets, goto:

WinePas Fall Food 
& Wine Crawl

 The first WinePas Fall 
Food & Wine Crawl event, 
set for Thursday night 
from 6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m., 
will feature an evening 
of wine tasting, gourmet 
bites, and special shopping 
opportunities inside some 
of Old Pasadena’s favorite 
restaurants and retailers. 
Participants can also find 
exclusive discounts at 
all participating retailers 
on the crawl tour. The 
event benefits Pasadena 
Educational Foundation 
and our city’s teachers and 

Featured restaurants: 

Bone Kettle

The Cellar



The Pan

We Olive & Wine Bar

Participating businesses: 

Finn & Willow

Gold Bug 



Whimsy Pasadena

Must be 21or over to 
participate, two event time 
slots are available. See more 
information and purchase 
tickets at: 

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