Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, December 7, 2019

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, December 7, 2019 

Castle Green 
Holiday Tour

Live on Green! Festival at the 
Pasadena Convention Center

The wonder of Pasadena’s 
golden era awaits, as the 
Castle celebrates the holidays. 
This year’s Holiday Tour will 
be on Sunday.

 Built in 1898, the Castle 
was designed by architect 
Frederick I. Roehrig with 
influence of Moorish, Spanish 
and Victorian elements, 
and has turn of the century 
glamour and charm. Today, 
the Castle has become one of 
the most cherished historic 
buildings in Pasadena.

 Bring your family and friends 
and enjoy your own Self-
Guided tour of the magnificent 
building; including over 25 
private condominiums, the 
Penthouse and our iconic 
Bridge. You will take a step 
back in time at the historic 
Castle Green while roaming 
the 120 year old halls and 

 Our preferred caterers will 
be providing delicious holiday 
bite size treats (while supplies 

Gates open at 1:00 pm – the 
event goes until 5:00 pm. 
Please note that there will be 
no elevator service. For more 
information and tickets online 

Tickets will also be available 
the day of at the gate at $35.00 

N8tive Hoop


 Live on Green!, a three-day 
event celebrating thousands 
of inspiring stories of hope 
will take place December 
29-31 at the Pasadena 
Convention Center. Featured 
Dance Groups Include Native 
American Hoop Dancers 
N8tive Hoop, Sue B. Dance 
Company, Ballet Folklorico 
Los Angelitos Youth Dance 
Group and Mariachi Nuevo 
Amancer Group.

 Operation HOPE pavilion 
visitors will be entertained 
and engaged by inspiring 
stories of HOPE from 
organizations including the 
National Women’s History 
Alliance – celebrating 
the diverse and historic 
accomplishments of women 
and the Pasadena NAACP 
– celebrating its 100th 
anniversary. The HOPE 
Squad organization will be 
sharing vital information for 
kids and parents about its 
incredibly successful peer to 
peer teen suicide prevention 

 The Los Angeles Museum 
of the Holocaust will share 
touching, heart-warming 
survivor stories produced 
by student film makers, 
while the ANCA-WR and 
Armenian artists from 
throughout Southern 
California will present a 
moving, uplifting “Tribute of 
Thanks to America.” These 
are just a few of the groups 
who will be fostering hope 
through their participation.

 The free family festival 
brings to life the history, 
artistry and pageantry of the 
iconic Rose Parade and Rose 
Bowl Game with displays, 
memorabilia, photo-ops, 
virtual tours, meet & greets 
and the opportunity to 
experience what it is like to 
drive a Rose Parade float by 
climbing into the driver’s seat 
of one.

 At the “Let Us Entertain 
You” stage guests will enjoy 
a jam-packed line up of 
non-stop entertainment 
that includes jazz, pop, rock, 
and country performances 
along with traditional folk 
and choral along with dance 
performances that range 
from the Native American 
Hoop Dancers N8tive 
Hoop to the precision-
like tap dancing of the Sue 
B. Dance Company. And 
you won’t want to miss the 
performances by the Ballet 
Folklorico Los Angelitos 
Youth Dance Group or the 
Mariachi Nuevo Amancer 

 You’ll want to visit the 
Eubanks Equestrian 
pavilion where the history 
of equestrians in the Rose 
Parade is shared highlighting 
all the riders and performers, 
different breeds of horses, 
tack and wardrobes.

 On the Culinary Cues 
stage you’ll enjoy Celebrity 
Chef and cookbook author, 
Jamie Gwen, GE’s Great 
American Grandma— Ally 
Phillips, who’ll be sharing 
her Bohemian Bold style, 
Chef Saul Jauregui and 
Chef / Restauranteur Zov 
Karamardian along with a 
host of others.

 This year in the Coaches’ 
Challenge Family Fun Zone 
kids of all ages will have the 
opportunity to experience 
the first ever WeatherFest 
event in Southern California 
hosted by Plan!t Now in 
partnership with NOAA 
and the National Weather 
Service. Our littlest visitors 
can also enjoy a variety of 
games, crafts and activities. 
Don’t miss out on our 
Inflatable Zone, toddler play 
area, face painting, balloon 
twisting and a new Kids 
Cooking Camp!

 Mark your calendars now 
and be sure to SAVE THE 
DATES for the 3 full days of 
fun ahead! We are a quick 
walk from the Metro Gold 
Line, Del Mar Station. Take 
a break for a delicious meal 
at one of the dozens of 
restaurants that surround 
the event and come back for 
more FREE fun until closing 
each day!

Start the party early with 
fun-filled days of discovery 
and entertainment from 
10:00AM to 6:00PM on 
December 29th to December 
30th and from 10:00AM to 
4:00PM on December 31st!

 For directions and a 
schedule of events visit:

View of east Colorado Street 
1900's (PMH Collection)


Join The Pasadena Museum 
of History for a free event 
this Sunday with holiday 
cheer and a vintage vibe as 
they celebrate the season 
with the opening of the 
exhibit Starting Anew: 
Transforming Pasadena, 
1890-1930. The event will 
take place 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

 The event will also feature 
vintage music performed by 
historian/showman Galen 
Wilkes. Don’t miss a peek 
into the Fenyes Mansion 
adorned with touches of 
Edwardian style holiday 
décor. Be sure to visit the 
Finnish Folk Art Museum 
for more traditional holiday 
festivities, hosted by The 
Finlandia Foundation. Drop 
by the Museum Store for a 
treasure trove of unique and 
thoughtful gift items for your 
holiday shopping. There will 
also be refreshments.

 The exhibit features historic 
images, documents, artwork, 
clothing, and ephemera, 
many selected from the 
Museum’s collection – along 
with research compiled 
over decades by scholars, 
museum staff, and volunteers 
– illustrate the scope of these 
vibrant decades in Pasadena’s 
history. The exhibition 
also features the legacy of 
Museum benefactors Eva 
and Adalbert 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 1900s.

 Starting Anew is dedicated 
to the memory of Pasadena 
Museum of History Project 
Archivist Julie A. Stires 
and Pasadena Museum of 
History Volunteers Sid Gally 
and Carol Watson.

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


of History 
Open House

Christmas in 
Hawaii with 
“Kimo” West


 Grammy-nominated ‘slack 
key’ guitar artist Jim “Kimo” 
West brings his annual 
Hawaiian Holiday Show to 
the Coffee Gallery Backstage 
Tonight along with traditional 
hula dancers and special 

 Drawing on material from 
his two acclaimed holiday 
slack key CD’s, Kimo will 
present his island-style take 
on holiday classics along with 
storytelling and some mighty 
fine guitar playing. Kimo was 
recently nominated in the 
61st Grammy Awards and 
he is a four-time Han Hoku 
Hanohano ( the Hawaiian 
‘Grammy” ) Awards nominee 
as well as a two-time recipient 
of the LA Treasures Award. 
Additionally, his work with 
musical satirist, “Weird 
Al” Yankovic has resulted 
in a Billboard #1 CD, five 
Grammy’s and many gold and 
platinum sales awards not to 
mention many world tours.

 The show starts at 7: p.m. the 
Coffee Gallery Backstage is 
located 2029 N. Lake Ave.

Altadena. For reservations call 
626.798.6236. No payment 
necessary when you make 
telephone reservations.

Tis the Season 
for Holiday 
Scam Calls

 Due to an increase in 
fraudulent calls, Pasadena 
Water and Power (PWP) 
wants to advise you to be 
especially vigilant about scam 
calls demanding payment for 
your utility bill.

PWP will never call customers 
asking them to make payment 
over the phone. If you receive 
one of these calls, be advised 
that scammers are attempting 
to solicit money or personal 
information from you. They 
may demand that customers 
go to a nearby convenience 
store, like Rite Aid or CVS, 
and purchase gift cards in 
order to make a payment.

It’s helpful to know the 
legitimate ways that PWP will 
contact you. If a utility bill is 
delinquent, PWP will inform 
the customer by mailing a 
notice to the account holder 
address. Two delinquency 
notifications will be sent 
to a customer before their 
electric or water service 
is disconnected for non-

Customers are always welcome 
to call the PWP Customer 
Service line at (626) 744-4005 
to make a payment. This is 
a secure and valid way to 
access your account and is not 
the same as a representative 
calling customers to demand 
immediate payment.

Here are some recent scam 

• An unidentified caller 
is claiming to be a PWP 
representative threatens to 
turn off water or electric 
service unless immediate 
payment is made over the 

• A scammer is using 
spoofing technology to make 
PWP’s Customer Service 
number, (626) 744-4005, 
appear as their contact 
information or calling from 
a toll free number (866) 305-
4992. Additional information 
is available at:

Cathy Billings Named South 
Pasadena Library Director


 Cathy Billings, associate 
library director since 2017, has 
been named as the City’s new 
library director, City Manager 
Stephanie DeWolfe announced 
last week.

Billings succeeds longtime 
director Steve Fjeldsted, who 
retired in June.

Billings has more than 30 years 
of experience in library science. 
Prior to joining the South 
Pasadena team, she served as 
Senior Library, Arts & Culture 
Supervisor for the City of 
Glendale’s art and music library, 
the Brand Library & Art Center.

“Cathy’s extensive experience 
and knowledge of the South 
Pasadena community make her 
a perfect fit to take over the top 
library post,” DeWolfe said.

Billings holds a Master’s degree 
in Library and Information 
Science from the University 
of Washington. Her career has 
included stints at a nuclear 
research facility library in 
Switzerland, the New York-
based Center for Fiction, and 
the National Gallery of Art in 
Washington, D.C.

“It is a privilege to be given the 
opportunity to lead a team of 
staff who are so inspired by their 
work and committed to meeting 
the needs of South Pasadena 
library users,” Billings said. “I am 
eager to continue the progress 
we have made in implementing 
the recommendations from the 
Library Operations Study and 
2017-2022 Strategic Plan.”

Billings continued: “My goal is 
to ensure the South Pasadena 
Public Library continues to be a 
cornerstone of community life. 
In the coming months I look 
forward to further engagement 
with the individuals and groups 
that the library serves.”

In her time as associate director, 
Billings helped implement 
significant improvements to 
the South Pasadena Library, 
including an upgraded public 
catalog interface, a Facebook 
page, automated email due-
date reminders, new Summer 
Reading Program software, a 
new public service desk and new 
public computer workstations, 
and a self-check kiosk.


at the Senior 

 Oh what fun it is to attend the 
annual Christmas luncheon at 
the Pasadena Senior Center, 85 
E. Holly St.

 On Wednesday, Dec. 25, from 
noon to 2 p.m. the center’s 
Scott Pavilion will be adorned 
with jolly décor and overflow 
with holiday spirit as guests 
feast on a fun and festive meal 
with their families and friends. 
Doors will open at 11:45 a.m.

 Live music of the season will 
be performed, and Santa will be 
on hand to spread Christmas 

 The cost is only $10 for 
members of the Pasadena 
Senior Center and $12 for non-
members of all ages. Prepaid 
reservations must be made at 
the Welcome Desk or at www. no 
later than Saturday, Dec. 21.

 For more information call 
(626) 795-4331.

Cathy Billings

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