Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, December 28, 2019

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, December 28, 2019 


The List that you’ve been waiting for

1. I resolve to drink more water when I drink.

- Translation – add more ice to my drinks

2. I resolve to send back cold food, even if I’m starving.

Translation – No Mr. Nice Guy

3 I resolve to ask to be moved if there are screaming kids 
next to me.

Translation – “Two things I can’t stand crying women and 
crying babies.”

4. I resolve to send back my meat if its not cooked to my 

Translation – I want more perfection in 2020

5. I resolve to order a Grande at Starbucks instead of a Venti 
to save


Translation – Watch out Starbucks a big dip in the stock in 

6. I resolve to smoke more cigars this year.

Translation – I always smoke with my friends.

7. I resolve to ask the dumb question, is it really a Champagne 

or a Sparkling Wine Brunch?

Translation – It is always a Sparkling Wine Brunch

8. I resolve to ask, is it really World Famous?

Translation – Never World Famous, often people in the 

don’t know the place.

9. I resolve to tip 10% if the service warrants it.

Translation - Yeah right - I know I am a coward when it 
comes to

stiffing these waiters, even when they deserve it.

10. I resolve to cook one meal a week at home.

Translation – One more than I am now!

Bonus When ordering to-go food I will have my order ready 
before getting on the phone!

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Fire and Police Issue 
Rose Parade SafetyTips

TABLE FOR TWO by Peter Dills

 As the 131st Rose Parade® 
presented by Honda approaches 
on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, 
Pasadena’s Fire and Police 
Departments are issuing the 
following safety tips for the 
thousands of overnight campers 
who will line the route on New 
Year’s Eve. The parade route will 
be a safer place if everyone follows 
these rules and regulations:

What You Can Do:

Overnight camping is permitted 
only on the night of Tuesday, Dec. 

A position on the sidewalk may 
be maintained along the parade 
route beginning at noon, Dec. 31. 
All persons and property, such 
as blankets, chairs and personal 
items, must remain on the 
curb until 11 p.m. At that time, 
spectators may move out to the 
blue “Honor Line” but not passed 

Small, professionally-
manufactured barbecues elevated 
at least 1 foot off the ground are 
allowed on the parade route as 
long as they are 25 feet from 
buildings and other combustibles. 
A fire extinguisher must be readily 

Minors under the age of 18 may 
be on the parade route from 10 
p.m. to 5 a.m. only if they are 
supervised by an adult.

Dress for cold weather! Children 
and seniors may need extra layers 
of clothing to avoid hypothermia. 
Remember hats and gloves.

Drink healthy fluids and consume 
nourishing meals to avoid 

“If You See Something, Say 
Something®.” Report suspicious 
activities and packages to 
emergency authorities along the 
parade route.

In case of emergency, call 9-1-1 
and know the cross streets from 
where you are calling. For non-
emergencies, call (626) 744-4241.

What You Can’t Do:

Appearance in the parade is 
prohibited for any entries/
marchers who have not been 
approved by the Pasadena 
Tournament of Roses®. Stay off 
the street and do not pass the blue 
“Honor Line.”

Tents, sofas, and boxes of any type 
that can be used as stools or seats 
are prohibited along the route.

Unoccupied chairs are not allowed 
and will be removed from the 
parade route.

Bonfires are strictly prohibited and 
considered “illegal burns.”

ALL fireworks are prohibited 
except as part of official scheduled 

No items may be sold along 
the parade route without a City 

Selling space along the parade 
route, other than grandstand 
seating, is illegal.

It is illegal to buy, sell or give away 
horns on the parade route.

No public areas—sidewalks, curbs, 
gutters, streets or ramps—may be 
blocked or roped off.

No ladders or scaffolding may be 
used as elevation for viewing the 

Pets are not recommended along 
the parade; keep them safe at 

Throwing any object into the 
parade—or at passing vehicles 
or pedestrians the night before 
the parade—is dangerous and 
prohibited. Violators will be cited 
and their property will be seized.

Unauthorized vehicles obstructing 
emergency travel lanes or parked 
in restricted areas will be towed at 
owners’ expense. No exceptions.

Open containers of alcohol are 
illegal on public streets, sidewalks 
and all other public areas. Violators 
will be cited or arrested.

For your safety and for the safety 
of others, please remember 
the City’s no-smoking policies 
[Pasadena Municipal Code section 
8.78.071 (A) 4] prohibits smoking 
in outdoor public gathering 
events/special events/parades/
fairs. This policy includes the use 
of cannabis and vaping devices 
(aka e-cigarettes). The public is 
advised to NOT use any vaping 
products. The Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention (CDC) 
has reported 2,142 lung injury 
cases associated with the use of 
vaping products, with 42 deaths in 
24 states. To get help quitting, call 
1-844-8-NO-VAPE or visit http:// 
To quit smoking cigarettes, call 

Enhanced security measures 
will be in effect on the parade 
route. Pasadena police officers 
will resolve problems quickly and 
remove anyone from the scene 
who violates the law or disturbs 
the peace. Police canine teams 
will also be patrolling Colorado 

Colorado Boulevard will once 
again close to motor vehicles 
earlier than in prior years for 
the staging of the Rose Parade®. 
Colorado Boulevard will close 
beginning at 10 p.m. on Tuesday, 
Dec. 31, 2019 and will remain 
closed through the conclusion of 
the staging and clean-up following 
the parade. The parade route will 
re-open by 2 p.m. on Wednesday, 
Jan. 1, 2020.

If you plan to host a New Year’s Eve 
event, viewing party, or anticipate 
vendor deliveries, and your 
property’s access is via Colorado 
Boulevard, please let your guests 
and vendors know that they must 
arrive before 10 p.m. or park in 
areas without restricted parking 
and walk in.

Pasadena Fire Department 
responds to more than twice the 
number of calls on parade day than 
any other day. These calls include 
reports of hypothermia, illegal 
burning, miscellaneous medical 
issues, assaults and alcohol-related 

 The Pasadena Convention and 
Visitors Bureau will staff its special 
Visitor Hotline at (877) 793-9911 
now until Dec. 31 from 8 a.m. to 
5 p.m., Monday - Friday; closed 
New Year’s Day.



With more and more Baby 
Boomers reaching retirement 
age each year, our country is 
undergoing an unprecedented 
demographic transformation 
that’s been dubbed “The Greying 
of America.” This population 
shift stands to affect many 
aspects of life, especially your 
relationships with aging parents 
and other senior family members.
By 2060, the number of 
Americans aged 65 and older is projected to nearly double 
from 52 million in 2018 to 95 million, which will account for 
24% of the total population. And as early as 2030, the number 
of those 65 and older is expected to surpass the number of 
children (those under age 18) for the first time in history.

Coinciding with the boom in the elderly population, the number 
of Americans suffering from Alzheimer’s and other forms of 
dementia is expected to increase substantially as well. The Centers 
for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that the number of Americans 
with Alzheimer’s disease will double by 2060, when it’s expected 
to reach 14 million—more than 3% of the total population. 
A decline in financial capacity

Although Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of dementia 
in older adults, it’s not the only one. In fact, the National 
Institute on Aging estimates that nearly half of all Americans 
will develop some form of dementia in their lifetime. And 
while the cognitive decline brought on by dementia affects 
a broad array of mental functions, many people aren’t aware 
that one of the first abilities to go is one’s “financial capacity.” 
Financial capacity refers to the ability to manage money and 
make wise financial decisions. Yet cognitive decline brought on by 
dementia often develops slowly over several years, so a diminished 
financial capacity frequently goes unnoticed—often until it’s too 

“Financial capacity is one of the first abilities to decline as 
cognitive impairment encroaches,” notes the AARP’s Public 
Policy Institute, “yet older people, their families, and others 
are frequently unaware that these deficits are developing.” 
Ironically, studies have also shown that the elderly’s confidence 
in their money management skills can actually increase as 
they get older, which puts them in a perilous position. As 
seniors begin to experience difficulty managing their money, 
they don’t realize they’re making poor choices, which makes 
them easy targets for financial exploitation, fraud, and abuse.
Watch for red flags over the holidays

Now that we’re in the peak of the holiday season, you’re likely 
spending more time with your aging parents and other senior 
relatives. This provides an ideal opportunity to be on the 
lookout for signs that your loved ones might be experiencing 
a decline in their financial capacity. The University of 
Alabama study “The Warning Signs of Diminished Financial 
Capacity in Older Adults” identified six red flags to watch for: 

1. Memory lapses: Examples include missing appointments, failing 
to make a payment—or making multiples of the same payment—
forgetting to bring documents or where documents are located, 
repeatedly giving the same orders, repeatedly asking the same 

2. Disorganization: Mismanaging financial documents, and losing 
or misplacing bills, statements, or other records.

3. Declining checkbook management skills: Forgetting to record 
transactions in the register, incorrectly or incompletely filling out 
register entries, and incorrectly filling out the payee or amount on 
a check.

4. Mathematical mistakes: A declining ability to do basic oral or 
written math computations, such as making change.

5. Confusion: Difficulty understanding basic financial concepts 
like mortgages, loans, or interest payments, which were previously 

6. Poor financial judgment: A new-found interest in get-rich-quick 
schemes or radical changes in investment strategy.

Managing diminished financial capacity

If you notice your parents or other senior family members displaying 
any of these behaviors, you should take steps to protect them from 
their own poor judgment. It’s vital to address their cognitive decline 
as early as possible, not only to prevent financial mismanagement 
and exploitation, but also to ensure their overall health and safety.
There are several estate planning tools that can be put in place 
to help your aging parents and other senior family members 
protect themselves and their assets from the debilitating 
effects of dementia and other forms of incapacity. In part 
two of this series, we’ll discuss the specific planning tools 
available for this purpose, and provide some guidance on how 
to address this sensitive subject with your elderly loved ones. 

Dedicated to empowering your family, building your wealth and 
defining your legacy,

A local attorney and father, Marc 
Garlett is on a mission to help 
parents protect what they love most. 
His office is located at 55 Auburn 
Avenue, Sierra Madre, CA 91024. 
Schedule an appointment to sit 
down and talk about ensuring a legacy of love and financial security 
for your family by calling 626.355.4000 or visit 
for more information.

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