Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, March 14, 2020

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, March 14, 2020 

Ill with 

TofR New Senior Director 
of Community Relations

 The Pasadena Tournament 
of Roses announced 
Monday the selection of 
Carlos Illingworth as the 
new Senior Director of 
Community Relations for 
the Pasadena Tournament of 
Roses Association.

 In this role, Illingworth 
will not only lead the 
Association’s commitment 
to community relations, but 
also will serve as Executive 
Director of the Pasadena 
Tournament of Roses 

 Illingworth brings to the 
Tournament of Roses 15 
years of experience, having 
most recently served as 
Director of Public Affairs 
and Communications at 
Coca-Cola North America, 
where he represented 
the beverage company in 
California and Nevada, 
overseeing stakeholders 
relations, government 
affairs, communications 
and local community 
giving. Prior to Coca-Cola, 
Carlos led external affairs 
for Albertsons, Vons and 
Pavilions, where he was 
originally based at their 
Arcadia offices. In addition 
to overseeing community 
and government relations, 
he directed the grocery 
chain’s charitable giving 
and volunteer program, 
while chairing The Vons 
Foundation and The 
Albertsons Foundation. He 
started his career as a field 
representative for members 
of the California Legislature.

 “We are thrilled to welcome 
Carlos to the Tournament 
family,” said Eads. “With 
his depth of experience and 
network of relationships 
with community leaders 
across our region and 
beyond, we are confident 
that he will help us broaden 
and deepen our impact in 
the community.”

 A native of Los Angeles, 
Illingworth grew up in 
the San Gabriel Valley 
and received a BA in 
Communications from Cal 
State L.A., where he was 
twice elected student body 
president. A past president 
of the Cal State L.A. Alumni 
Association and current 
member of the President’s 
Council, Illingworth has 
also held leadership roles 
in numerous business and 
nonprofit organizations, 
including the San 
Gabriel Valley Economic 
Partnership, where he 
completed a term as Chair of 
the Board of Directors.

 “As someone with deep roots 
in the region, I am honored 
to join an organization with 
such a rich history,” said 
Illingworth. “I am looking 
forward to the opportunity 
of leveraging the strength of 
the Tournament’s brand and 
130 years of service to the 

Unrelated Caltech 
student, tested, not 
ill with COVID-19.

 The City of Pasadena 
Public Health Department 
(PPHD) confirmed 
Wednesday the first case of 
novel coronavirus disease 
(COVID-19) in a Pasadena 

 According to city heath 
officials the individual 
had close contact with a 
confirmed case outside 
of Pasadena and has been 
in quarantine since the 
exposure occurred. The 
individual is recovering 
and is being followed by 
PPHD, they said. 

 To maintain patient 
confidentiality, no other 
details will be shared on 
this individual.

 They added that the 
department is following 
up directly with those who 
have had close contact with 
this individual and may 
be at risk for COVID-19 
infection. Close contacts 
are informed on how to 
assess and monitor for 
signs and symptoms of 
illness and are quarantined.

 “We have been preparing 
and are ready to manage 
COVID-19 cases in 
Pasadena, in close 
coordination with our 
healthcare partners,” 
said Dr. Ying-Ying Goh, 
PPHD director and health 
officer. “We will continue 
to recommend our 
community implement 
individual and community 
mitigation measures to 
reduce the risk of spread of 
illness.” The 
laboratory results for the 
Caltech student confirmed 
the student is not ill with 
COVID-19. The student’s 
evaluation was unrelated 
to the first confirmed case 
of COVID-19 in Pasadena.

 Stay connected to the City 
of Pasadena for the latest 
information on COVID-19 
online at: cityofpasadena.


All Non Essential City Events Canceled

 Pasadena officials announced 
Thursday the cancellations 
all of its “non-essential” city-
sponsored events and activities 
until further notice. 

 They defined “non-essential” 
events and activities to include 
recreational events and classes, 
educational and cultural events, 
census events, Community 
Police Academy Kids Safety 
Academy, Police Activities 
League (PAL) center activity, 
and community excursions. 

 Officials added that they are 
not, presently, directing the 
cancellation of any events or 
activities sponsored by third 
parties, although the they are 
reaching out to the coordinators 
and providing current 
guidelines by the California 
Department of Public Health 
regarding mass gatherings. 

 The Rose Bowl Stadium 
announced shortly after that 
they are canceling all public and 
private events through March. 
At press time, most museums, 
including the Huntington and 
USC Pacific Asia Museum 
have closed. Schools, included 
Pasadena City College, Art 
Center and Caltech have 
limited or canceled all classes. 
The Pasadena Unified School 
District also, Friday, decided to 
cancel all classes. 

 Officials also noted that the 
Pasadena Senior Center is 
an independent, third-party 
organization, not operated by 
the city of Pasadena, and the 
center took its course of action, 
see story below, with respect 
to its own events; "the city will 
assist the Senior Center in 
every way possible with their 

 City staff said, the decision to 
cancel city-sponsored events “is 
consistent with what appears to 
be emerging as the ‘best practice’ 
and the manner in which cities 
and other public and private 
institutions throughout the state 
are responding to COVID-19 
public health concerns.”

 For a complete list 
cancelled events, please visit: The 
city is monitoring related 
developments continuously, and 
will continue the cancellations 
indefinitely until the situation 
changes. Therefore, the decision 
of when to reschedule any event 
has not yet been made.

 Everyday precautionary 
measures to prevent the spread 
of COVID-19 have proven 
effective in prior pandemics 
officials said. Protect yourself 
and others from getting sick by 
following guidelines at:

 City officials also confirmed 
reports that Pasadena Mayor 
Terry Tornek is currently on 
a week-long trip to Pasadena’s 
sister city, Dakar-Plateau, 
Senegal in Africa. He will return 
Thursday. Officials said Tornek 
was monitoring the situation in 
Pasadena closely. 


Libraries to 
Stay Open

 In light of the recent 
reports about coronavirus 
(COVID-19), the Altadena 
Libraries are taking special 
precautions to limit the risk of 
infection in our community, 

Canceling all library-sponsored 
programs and outreach until 
Monday, April 6

Sanitizing all surfaces at 
both libraries at an increased 
frequency of once per hour

Prohibiting all toys, virtual 
reality equipment, and video 
game consoles from public use

Requiring all staff to wear 
protective gloves, changing 
them every hour

Encouraging patrons to avoid 
use of our public computers 
if possible (Please bring your 
own devices when possible, 
and sanitize your hands 
before and after using our 
public computers if absolutely 

No longer accepting donations 
of books, movies, or other 
materials to the Friends of the 
Altadena Library during this 

 Both the Main Library and 
Bob Lucas Memorial Branch 
are currently remaining open 
during normal operating 
hours, but for the health and 
safety of all of our patrons, “we 
ask that community members 
experiencing even mild cold 
or flu symptoms refrain from 
visiting the Altadena Libraries. 
If you do not have access to 
the internet from home, we 
encourage you to come check 
out a mobile hotspot so that 
you have access to up-to-date 
information online in the 
coming days.”

 The library website will 
be updated with reliable 
information and links to local 
resources, and staff encourages 
you to stay educated, remain 
calm, and be prepared. For 
the latest updates on the 
coronavirus (COVID-19), 
please refer to the following:

California Department of 
Public Health

Centers for Disease Control 
and Prevention

Los Angeles County 
Department of Public Health

 “We appreciate your support 
in helping keep our community 

Asia Museum to Temporarily 
Close Beginning Sunday

Senior Center Will Limit 
Access Due to COVID-19


 USC Pacific Asia Museum 
(USC PAM) will temporarily 
close to the public beginning 
this Monday, March 16 
through Tuesday, April 14th, 
until further notice as the 
region works to minimize 
the spread of coronavirus 

 “We are committed 
to following the 
recommendations of USC 
and local health officials, 
including the Los Angeles 
County Department of 
Public Health.”

 Temporary closure, March 
16 – April 14, 2020, impacts 
the following areas:

Our galleries and Shop@
PAM museum gift store will 
close to the public.

USC PAM’s public programs 
are cancelled or postponed.

Guided School Group Visits 
are cancelled or postponed.

 The public is invited to 
explore our collections online 
at https: pacificasiamuseum.

 They will continue to update 
the public through email 
as well as updating their 
website and communicating 
through social media; 
Instagram, Twitter, and 
Facebook. If you have any 
specific questions please feel 
free to email: info@pam.usc.

 All special events 
canceled through 
April 14

Libraries to 
Stay Open


 With an abundance of caution, 
the Pasadena Senior Center 
is operating on a limited basis 
in the face of the COVID-19 
Coronavirus until further 

 Certain programs that allow 
for social distancing of three 
feet between each person 
will continue for now. These 
include weekday hot lunches, 
vital social services and certain 
classes and activities.

 Classes and activities that have 
been put on hold are all clubs, 
a caregiver support group, tap 
dancing, international folk 
dance, open line dancing, 
ballroom dancing, ballroom 
dance party, Ready/Set/Bank, 
Braille class, Rediscovering 
Hope, tai chi, Alexander 
technique, chair aerobics, 
Scrabble, chess, Bolly X Lit, 
sewing, learning Spanish 
through acting, and social 
media/smart phones class.

 Older adults, especially 
those who are 80+ and/or 
have compromised immune 
systems, are most vulnerable 
for contracting the virus.

 “This center is the largest 
gathering place for older adults 
in the community. We want to 
balance providing vital services 
with protecting the people who 
pass through these doors every 
day,” said Akila Gibbs, executive 
director of the Pasadena Senior 
Center. “This center is a lifeline 
for older adults who are 
otherwise socially isolated and 
live alone. Not coming here can 
become a health issue for them, 
so we will be vigilant in staying 
in touch with them.”

 Updates will be provided on 
the Pasadena Senior Center 
website on a regular basis, and 
an email that is distributed 
weekly to 5,000 members 
and stakeholders will include 
updates as well.

 “We will monitor the situation 
closely and remain in regular 
contact with officials at the 
Pasadena Public Health 
Department,” Gibbs added. 
“Additional operational 
adjustments will be decided as 

 For more information 
about the center’s response 
to the virus issue, visit www. and 
click on COVID-19 Safety 
Information or call 626-795-

 City officials announced 
Fryday that all Pasadena 
Public Library programs and 
events at all locations have 
been cancelled until further 

 They are also temporarily 
suspending the following 

STEAM Kits checkouts

Innovation Lab Open Hours

Homework Help

Children’s play spaces

 Additionally, the Law 
Library Open Hours at 
Central Library are cancelled 
through the end of March.

 Friends of the Pasadena 
Public Library’s Used 
Bookstore is closed and are 
not accepting donations of 
used books until further 

 The library buildings and 
phone services remain open 
and we continue to lend 
books, media, and periodicals. 
Our public computer stations 
also remain open.

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