Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, October 5, 2019

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, October 5, 2019 

Swap at 
the Library

Tournament of Roses Picks Royal Court

City’s Free Fall ArtNight

The Altadena Library 
is set to hold a free 
Halloween costume swap, 
Bring a costume, take a 
costume, in Community 
Room at the Main Library 
Saturday Oct. 12 from 2 
p.m. to 4 p.m.

 It’s almost that spooky 
time of year – Halloween 
is right around the corner 
Are you tired of paying 
for overpriced Halloween 
costumes that your kids 
grow out of the second 
Halloween is over? 
Join us for our family-
friendly, super affordable 
Halloween Costume Swap! 
Bring in your old costumes 
(only clean and in good 
repair), and take home a 

 Halloween fun included.

 All-Ages Welcome, 
Preschool (Infants - 5 
Years Old), Elementary 
(Kindergarten - 5th 
Grade), Adults

 A costume donation is 
highly suggested. Bring a 
costume, get a costume. 
We strongly encourage 
bringing in your donated 
costume(s) before the 

 Interested in volunteering 
for this fun, family event? 
Email our Volunteer 
Coordinator at volunteer@ to sign 

 The main Altadena 
Library is located 600 E. 
Mariposa Street. 

 Enjoy an evening in beautiful 
Pasadena exploring 20 
prestigious arts and cultural 
institutions showcasing 
diverse works of art, music 
and dance by the best the 
city’s creative community 
has to offer Friday, from 6 
p.m. to 10 p.m. This free 
event will delight those 
of all ages and interests. 
Experience memorable 
visual and performing arts 
and participate in hands-
on, interactive activities—all 

 The theme at City Hall 
for this fall’s ArtNight is 
Rocky Horror Picture Show. 
Attendees are encouraged 
to dress as their favorite 
character and sing alongside 
Theatre Americana 
performers on the steps of 
City Hall. Those stopping by 
City Hall will also enjoy face 
painting, live music, and a 
photo booth.

 Other ArtNight offerings 
include an 80s dance party 
complete with Keith Haring-
inspired interactive artwork 
at Day One celebrating the 
30th anniversary of Coming 
Out Day; Broadway music, 
music trivia, and Drag 
Queen Story Time and 
Bingo at Pasadena Public 
Library; open mic and an 
opportunity for kids to 
design their own book at Red 
Hen Press; 

 The Tournament of Roses 
announced Monday the seven 
members of the 2020 Royal 
Court. They will serve as 
ambassadors of the Tournament 
of Roses, the Pasadena 
community, and the greater 
Los Angeles area and will each 
receive a $7,500 educational 

 Applicants from 45 Pasadena 
area schools participated in the 
interview process and volunteer 
members of the Tournament 
of Roses’ Queen and Court 
Committee selected the Royal 
Court based on a number 
of criteria including public 
speaking ability, academic 
achievement, youth leadership, 
and community and school 

 The grand finale for the 2020 
Royal Court will be riding 
on a float in the 131st Rose 
Parade and attending the 106th 
Rose Bowl Game, both on 
Wednesday, January 1, 2020.

 The seven members of the 2020 
Royal Court are: Pictured from 
left to right: Rukan Saif, Mia 
Thorsen, Emilie Risha, Reese 
Rosental Saporito, Michael 
Wilkins, Camille Kennedy, and 
Cole Fox.

 The Announcement and 
Coronation of the 102nd Rose 
Queen and Presentation of the 
2020 Royal Court is on Tuesday, 
October 22 at the Pasadena 

Photo by D. Lee /MVNews 

Historic Memorandum of 
Understanding Between 
California and Armenia

App Challenge 
Open Sign-ups 

(Cont. Page 3)

 Deadline to register 
and submit app 
online is November 1

Attorneys to Offer Free 
Mandatory Sexual 
Harassment Training

Employee Training 
and Manager Training 
limited to 50 people each 

 California law newly requires 
an employer who employs five 
or more employees, including 
temporary or seasonal 
employees, to provide at least 
two hours of sexual harassment 
training to all supervisory 
employees and at least one hour 
of sexual harassment training to 
all nonsupervisory employees 
by January 1, 2020, and once 
every two years thereafter.

location for the event: Women’s 
City Club.

Time: Employee Training at 
1:30pm; Manager Training 

 Pasadena Chamber of 
Commerce member Hunt 
Ortmann Palffy Nieves 
Darling & Mah, Inc. provides 
interactive, in-person training 
to satisfy the requirements 
under California law in an 
informative and informal 
format for all employers. We 
have training sessions for 
both supervisory and non-
supervisory employees. 

 Hunt Ortmann will provide 
free sexual harassment 
training one session each 
for both supervisory and 
non-supervisory employees 
to Pasadena Chamber of 
Commerce members on a 
first come, first- served basis 
on October 15. Attendance is 
limited to the first fifty people 
who register for each session. 
Registration must be by each 
employee of a Chamber 
member and not by Chamber 
member only.

 The training will include an 
introduction to Federal and 
California law concerning 
sexual harassment, 
discrimination, retaliation and 
bullying. We include humorous 
examples designed to break 
up and balance the serious 
nature of the presentation. We 
will also focus on elements 
of those claims, handling 
complaints, investigations, and 
legal liability. We conclude 
the training with a series of 
hypotheticals designed to 
inspire animated discussion.

 Hunt Ortmann’s Employment 
Law Group provides a full 
range of services to clients 
including drafting and revision 
of employee handbooks, 
employment contracts, 
independent contractor 
agreements, and separation 
agreements; advice and 
counseling on personnel issues; 
handling of wage and hour 
issues including representation 
in class actions, DIR and DLSE 

 This training satisfies the 
California requirement.

 Women’s City Club is located 
160 N Oakland Ave.

 For more information or 
to sign up visit: pasadena-

Pictured, Portantino back row middle


 State Senator Anthony 
Portantino accompanied 
Governor Gavin Newsom 
(Pictured signing left) and 
Prime Minister Nikol 
Pashinyan (Pictured right) last 
week as the Governor and 
Armenian Foreign Minister 
Zohrab Mnatsakanyan signed 
a historic Memorandum 
of Understanding (MOU) 
between California and 
Armenia. Included in the 
comprehensive MOU is the 
formal establishment of the 
first California International 
Trade Desk in Yerevan. 
Senator Portantino is proud 
to have introduced legislation 
to establish a California Trade 
Office in Armenia’s Capital 
City and to have worked with 
the Governor’s office on the 
MOU in preparation of the 
historic New York meeting 
between the Prime Minister 
and the Governor. Former 
Glendale Mayor and current 
Commissioner for Diaspora 
Affairs, Zareh Sinanyan was 
also in New York for the historic 
MOU signing. Sinanyan had 
joined Portantino earlier in 
the year in the Trade Office 
effort. Following the signing of 
the MOU, Senator Portantino 
and Governor Newsom met 
privately for forty minutes with 
Prime Minister Pashinyan to 
discuss increased cooperation 
between California and 

From Governor Newsom:

 Through today’s agreement, 
California will establish a Trade 
and Services Desk in Armenia to 
be utilized by trade and tourism 
delegations and California’s 
trade representative for Europe 
and Eurasia to encourage trade 
and investment by Californian 
and Armenian businesses. The 
Trade and Services Desk will 
foster economic cooperation 
and development by assisting 
entrepreneurs in connecting 
with their counterparts to 
engage in various trade and 
commercial activities.

 The Yerevan Desk is the 
first proposed Desk in the 
Governor’s international trade 
strategy to further economic 
ties between California and 
the world’s economies. The 
Yerevan desk will be the central 
trade office for all of California’s 
trade efforts in Europe. It 
firmly establishes Armenia 
as an important partner for 

 Governor Newsom and 
Foreign Minister signed the 
Trade Desk Memorandum 
of Understanding at the 
Armenian Mission to the 
United Nations in New York 
City. The historic MOU 
agreement was consummated 
on September 24th. The 
successful establishment of 
the Trade Desk caps a year-
long effort by Portantino 
to formalize trade between 
California and Armenia. The 
fact that Yerevan is the first 
California International Trade 
Desk to be established is a 
recognition of the impact of 
the Velvet Revolution, the 
importance of the California/
Armenia relationship and the 
significant presence Diaspora 
Armenians have in California. 
The MOU signing follows on 
the heels of the Prime Minister’s 
successful visit to Los Angeles 
and Glendale.

 “I am ecstatic to have 
helped launch this historic 
trade opportunity between 
California, Armenia and 
Europe," Portantino said. "To 
have it set up in Yerevan is of 
particular importance to me 
and proud Armenian American 
constitutes in the 25th Senate 
District. I am very grateful 
to Governor Newsom for his 
bold vision and for making it 

 Congressmember Judy 
Chu is taking part in the 
annual Congressional App 
Challenge for middle and 
high school students living 
in the 27th Congressional 
District. This event as been 
established to encourage 
students across the country 
to explore STEM, coding and 
computer science through 
hands on experience. The 
winning apps are eligible 
to be displayed in the 
US Capitol Building and 
featured on the House of 
Representatives Website. 
The winning students 
are also invited to the 
#HouseofCode Capitol Hill 
Reception in Washington, 
D.C. Additionally, each 
winner will get $250 in 
Amazon Web Services 
credits. Students can 
participate by registering 
as an individual or with a 
team of four students on 
the Congressional App 
Challenge Portal. The 
deadline for students to 
register and submit their 
app online is November 
1. The app students create 
can be used with any 
programming language and 
any platform. The judging 
of the submissions will then 
take place in November 
and the winning app will be 
announced in December. 
More information on 
the Congressional App 
Challenge, or to sign 
up, can be found at: 

Caught in 
DUI Warrant 

 Some think if they don’t 
show up for a court hearing, 
the police won’t have the 
manpower to go find them. If 
your violation is a DUI, don’t 
count on it. On Thursday, 
Sept. 26, Pasadena Police 
Department officers fanned 
out across the city in search 
of high-risk DUI offenders. 
Four people with outstanding 
misdemeanor DUI warrants 
were located and arrested 
without incident during this 

 “Anyone with a missed DUI 
court date should contact 
the court on their own and 
work to set a new appearance 
date,” said Pasadena Police 
Department Lieutenant Mark 
Goodman. “If you don’t, 
that warrant is not going to 
disappear, and you could end 
up in jail.”

 Special DUI warrant service 
operations, along with 
regularly scheduled high-
visibility DUI enforcement, 
such as DUI checkpoints, 
have a deterrent effect on 
those who disregard driving 
safety and abuse alcohol 
and drugs. Pasadena Police 
Department places a high 
priority on lowering deaths 
and injury with the goal of 
removing impaired drivers 
and increasing awareness of 
the dangers of driving under 
the influence of drugs and 

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