Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, November 9, 2019

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Mountain View News Saturday, November 9, 2019 

City Officials 
Veterans Day 

New Exhibition Looks at 
Pasadena’s Early History

Pasadena City Hall and 
many city services and 
administrative business 
offices will be closed 
Monday in observance 
of Veterans Day, a day to 
honor the brave men and 
women who have served in 
the U.S. armed forces. The 
public is invited to attend 
a Veterans Day ceremony 
in front of City Hall 
beginning at 10:30 a.m.

 Specific Veterans Day 
closures and exceptions 
are noted below.

 Pasadena Police and 
Fire Departments will be 
staffed for all patrol, jail, 
fire, paramedic and other 
emergency services, but not 
business or administrative 
offices. If you see 
something, say something; 
report suspicious activity 
to Pasadena Police at 
(626) 744-4241. For life-
threatening emergencies, 
dial 9-1-1.

 Pasadena residents and 
businesses with any power 
emergencies should call 
Pasadena’s Water and 
Power (PWP) Department 
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 access their accounts 
and make payments by 
phone at (626) 744-4005 or 
online at:

 The City’s Citizen Service 
Center (CSC) will be open 
from 8 a.m. to noon on 
Monday, and will return to 
normal hours, 7:30 a.m. to 
5 p.m., on Tuesday. CSC is 
available via the web and 
by calling (626) 744-7311. 
Residents with City trash 
and recycling service will 
be on their regular pickup 
schedule for Monday, 
including any previously 
scheduled pickups for 
bulky items.

 Both Pasadena Transit 
and Pasadena Dial-a-Ride 
services will operate on 
normal schedule Monday. 
All parking meters will 
be free, and parking time 
limits will not be enforced; 
however, violations for 
overnight parking, red 
curb parking, “No Parking” 
zones and blocking fire 
hydrants will be enforced. 
All regular enforcement 
resumes Tuesday.

 All Pasadena Public 
Library sites and the 
city’s recreation and 
community centers will 
be closed on Sunday, and 
Monday. All parks will 
be open for picnics, fun 
and play; however, no site 
reservations are accepted 
for the holiday. City 
Council will not meet on 
Monday. The next Council 
meeting is scheduled for 
Monday, Nov. 18.

Fenyes Mansion

Tournament Spreads Hope Across the City


 The Pasadena Museum of 
History is set to open a new 
exhibition Wednesday looking 
at how Pasadena came to be. 

 Starting Anew: Transforming 
Pasadena, 1890 – 1930 will 
explore the city’s private and 
public sector development 
by examining themes such 
as: Why did people come to 
Pasadena? Why did they choose 
to stay? What local, national, 
or international influences 
served as a catalyst for the city’s 
remarkable transformation?

 The forty years between 1890 
and 1930 were a dynamic 
time in Pasadena’s history. The 
area changed rapidly from a 
small agricultural community 
to a renowned winter resort 
and bustling young city. 
Newcomers came for many 
reasons. They were taken by 
the region’s natural beauty and 
the opportunities associated 
with its growth and potential. 
It was an appealing place to 
launch a new venture, or in 
some cases, to start over. The 
railroad provided convenient 
and affordable transportation 
to the appropriately nicknamed 
“Crown City.” Pasadena 
was changing significantly, 
fashioned by a rapidly 
burgeoning population 
and its hopes, dreams, and 

 Historic images, documents, 
artwork, clothing, and 
ephemera, many selected from 
the Museum’s collection – 
along with research compiled 
over decades by scholars, 
PMH staff, and volunteers 
– will illustrate the scope 
of these vibrant decades 
in Pasadena’s history. The 
exhibition will also feature the 
legacy of Museum benefactors 
Eva and Aldalbert Fenyes. 
After arriving in Pasadena 
as newlyweds in 1896, this 
sophisticated couple quickly 
embraced the city as their new 
home. They purchased real 
estate, developed businesses, 
and contributed to the cultural 
and artistic development of 
Pasadena. Their 1906 Beaux 
Arts mansion is an important 
component of the exhibit story 
line, providing visitors with 
a glimpse into what life was 
like on Pasadena’s Landmark 
Millionaire’s Row in the early 

 The Pasadena Museum of 
History is located 470 W. Walnut 
St. For more information visit: or 
call 626.577.1660. 

 Officials including The 
Tournament of Roses, in 
partnership with the city of 
Pasadena, unveiled a large 
bold colorful symbolic HOPE 
sign Friday that will travel to 
multiple destinations in the city 
before its last stop as part of the 
post parade float viewing Jan, 1 
and Jan 2.

 Tournament of Roses President 
Laura Farber (pictured above 
right) said the 2020 theme, “The 
Power of Hope,” celebrates the 
influence of hope. With hope 
anything, in fact, everything is 
possible she said. 

 “My family came to this 
county under very difficult 
circumstances because of what 
was happening in their home 
counties,” Farber said. “It was 
not a time that people like to 
talk about... there were some 
horrible things going on, but 
they had no choice, they had 
to leave... and this country 
represented a beacon of hope, 
hope for freedom of expression, 
of speech, religion, economics 
and educational opportunities... 
this theme is about the hope 
that our American’s New Year’s 
celebration brings. We are much 
more than a parade and game.”

 Vice Mayor of Pasadena Tyron 
Hampton (pictured above left) 
said “We want to make sure 
the parade is not just a place 
or something down on Orange 
Grove Blvd. But something 
that embodies the whole 

 Hampton went on to talk about 
big changes in the leadership of 
The Tournament of Roses as it 
relates to diversity and hope.

 “Its important that we can’t 
forget where we have come 
from and we can’t take steps 
backwards, we can only take 
steps forward,” he said. “As of 
last year, we had our first African 
American President of The 
Tournament of Roses Gerald 
Freeny... and this year we have 
our first Latina president of the 
Tournament Laura Farber.” 

 Along with Farber, the three 
2020 Grand Marshals, Rita 
Moreno, Gina Torres and Laurie 
Hernandez are also Latinas 
spanning six decades.

 After being highlighted in La 
Pintoresca Park the HOPE sign 
will be next displayed at Paseo 

 The 131st Rose Parade takes 
place Wednesday, January 
1, 2020, followed by the 
106th Rose Bowl Game. For 
more information, visit:

Photo by D. Lee/MVNews

at Pasadena 
Senior Center

Pasadena Police Officers 
Join Fight Against Cancer 
With “No-Shave November”


 Pasadena Police Department 
is proud to participate in 
“No-Shave November,” a 
fundraising opportunity to 
bring greater awareness and 
support for cancer research. 
No-Shave November is about 
setting aside razors for 30 
days and letting hair—which 
many cancer patients lose—
grow wild and free. The money 
typically spent on shaving and 
grooming will be donated to 
cancer charities and facilities 
like St. Jude Children’s Research 
Hospital, Fight Colorectal 
Cancer and the Prevent Cancer 

 Pasadena Police Chief John 
Perez wants to give Police 
Department employees the 
opportunity to participate in 
this fundraiser stating, “By 
supporting this cause, members 
of the Pasadena Police 
Department are joining in the 
fight against cancer. Together, 
we are a formidable opponent 
against this illness.”

Employees participating in 
No-Shave November have each 
made a minimum contribution 
of $50 at: 
Anyone can visit the same 
website to donate on behalf 
of survivors or loved ones by 
mentioning their name in 
the comments section of the 
donation form. To donate 
on behalf of Pasadena Police 
Department, simply go to:, click 
on Member, and search for 
‘Pasadena Police.’ We thank you 
for any support you can offer!

Turkey Giveaway Plus 
Job and Resource Fair


 Councilmember John Kennedy 
(pictured) invites the public 
to his annual Thanksgiving 
Turkey Giveaway and Job and 
Resource Fair on Wednesday, 
Nov. 13, from 6 – 8:30 p.m. 
at Robinson Park Recreation 
Center, 1081 N. Fair Oaks 
Ave. The event will be held in 
the multi-purpose room and 
gym. There will be one turkey 
allotted per household, while 
supplies last.

 The job and resource fair 
will feature a mixture of at 
least 50 potential employers 
and providers of important 
information, exemplifying what 
it means to be a community.

 “The more we fill our hearts 
with gratitude, the more we 
experience the true meaning 
of Thanksgiving. Knowing the 
incredible number of residents 
the turkey giveaway event 
attracts, we have added the 
job and resource fair to give 
constituents the opportunity 
to network with key employers 
and obtain information 
essential to them personally 
and professionally.”

 For more information, contact 
Susana Porras at (626) 744-4738 

 Membership in the 
Pasadena Senior 
Center is not required

 Gobble gobble! The 
Pasadena Senior Center, 
85 E. Holly St., will offer a 
traditional turkey feast with 
all the trimmings Thursday, 
Nov. 28, at noon. They’ll 
even do all the cooking and 
cleanup, so all anyone has to 
do is come!

 Diners will sit comfortably 
at beautifully decorated 
tables and enjoy a delicious, 
traditional Thanksgiving 
meal in a festive and fun 
atmosphere, accompanied 
by piano music performed 
by Morey Wolfson.

 Prepaid reservations must 
be received at the Welcome 
Desk no later than Tuesday, 
Nov. 26. The cost is only $10 
for members and $12 for 
non-members of all ages.

 For more information visit 
org or call (626) 795-4331.

 Founded in 1960, the 
Pasadena Senior Center 
is an independent, donor-
supported nonprofit 
organization that offers 
recreational, educational, 
wellness and social services 
to people 50 and over in a 
welcoming environment. 
Services are also provided 
for frail, low-income and 
homebound seniors.

City to Host Workshop on 
Accessibility Requirements


 The City of Pasadena is hosting 
a free workshop for Pasadena 
business owners interested in 
learning about federal and state 
accessibility requirements and 
resources. “The ABCs of ADA 
for Businesses” workshop will 
be held on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 
the Rococo Room, 70 W. Union 

 Attendees can select one 
of two time slots: 8– 10 a.m. 
or 2– 4 p.m. Both sessions 
will cover what is required 
of businesses under the 
Americans with Disabilities 
Act (ADA) as it pertains to 
physical accessibility, effective 
communications and general 
nondiscrimination. Business 
owners will also learn about 
resources and tools available 
to achieve greater business 
accessibility, including the 
California Certified Access 
Specialist program (CASp) and 
financial resources for small 

RSVP for this free workshop at:

 Parking is available at 30 E. 
Union St. in the One Colorado 
public parking structure 
(southeast corner of Fair Oaks 
Avenue and Union Street).

 For questions, accessibility 
information, or to request 
an accommodation, please 
call the City of Pasadena 
Economic Development Office 
at (626)744-4660.

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