Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, August 22, 2020

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, August 22, 2020 

to Resume

Senior Center to Show Civil 
Rights Documentary Free

At Monday’s city council 
meeting, the council voted 
to resume enforcement of the 
overnight parking ordinance, 
daytime street sweeping as 
well as the development of a 
other parking programs as 
listed below. 

- Overnight enforcement to 
resumed Tuesday. Warnings 
to be issued for two weeks, 
with citations to resume 
September 1st.

·Sale of emergency
COVID-19 overnight 
parking permits that would 
allow vehicles not otherwise 
qualified per section 10.44.20 
the Pasadena Municipal 
Code to park on street. 
Permits will be valid for 90 
day increments, and can be 
renewed until the end of the 
City’s safer at home order. 
The fee for this permit will be 
tied to General Fee Schedule 
Fee 804 - Thirty Day Parking 
Permit, and will sell for 
$73.38 per 90 day period. Per 
Section 10.42.060(C) of the 
Pasadena Municipal Code, a 
two permit limit per address 
would remain in place.

- Creation of a low income 
fee waiver program for 
overnight parking permits. 
Individuals may qualify by 
meeting criteria set forth in 
subdivision (b) of Section 
68632 of the California 
Government Code, which 
includes individuals receiving 
public benefits under certain 
programs. Individuals 
determined to be eligible for 
the low income fee waiver 
program will receive a 50 
percent discount on Annual 
Overnight and Temporary 
90-Day Overnight permits.

- Enforcement of daytime 
street sweeping restrictions 
resumed Tuesday. Warnings 
to be issued for two weeks, 
with citations to resume 
September 1st.

- Resumption of non-
critical vehicle impounds 
and booting, including for 
vehicles with five or more 
past due parking citations, 
and for vehicles with expired 
registrations, effective 

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City Releases Video of Police Shooting

Photo: Women featured in the documentary. L-R Victoria Jackson 
Gray Adams, Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, Constance Slaughter, 
Betty Pearson, Flonzie Goodloe Brown-Wright, Dorie Ladner, 
Gloria Carter Dickerson, June E. Johnson. Credit: Laura Lipson

By Dean Lee

 Pasadena police released a 
series of videos Thursday related 
to a shooting in Northwest 
Pasadena that left an 32-year-
old African American man dead 
and the community demanding 

Pasadena Police Chief John 
Perez said the videos were 
released to be, “Transparent.”

 According to a written police 
statement, the officer involved 
shooting occurred on Raymond 
Avenue and Grandview Street 
August 15, around 8 p.m. 
Two officers stopped the car 
for a vehicle code violation, 
not having a front license 
plate. During the stop, “the 
passenger in the vehicle elected 
to run away. While running, the 
passenger removed a handgun 
from his waistband...” The 
driver cooperated with officers, 
they said. 

 Anthony McClain was shot at 
least twice in the back after police 
said he pulled out a gun with his 
left hand something McClain’s 
family disputes. Attorney Caree 
Harper, speaking on behalf of 
the family said he was holding 
his belt buckle, not a gun. 

 Police investigators said a 
handgun was recovered at the 
scene. I photo of the gun shows 
a an illegal weapon made out of 
different parts, with different 
serial numbers, they said. 

 McClain died shortly before10 
p.m. at Huntington Hospital 
from gunshot wounds to his 

 In another mostly burred 
video, officers push back a 
small crowd yelling, calling the 
officers “cowards.” At one point 
an officer says their just “trying 
to preserve the scene.”

 Later that night, reports said 
officers used pepper spray on 
a crowd in La Pintoresca Park, 
at one point hitting a 10-year-
old. The mother then pepper-
sprayed police who tried to held 
the child. Another officer fired 
his stun gun into a protester’s 
chest, video shows him drop to 
the ground. 

 The OIS incident is actively 
being investigated by the 
Los Angeles County District 
Attorney’s Office and the City 
of Pasadena will also initiate an 
independent third party review.

 Anyone with information 
about this case is encouraged 
to call Pasadena Police at (626)- 
744-4241 or anonymously at 
“Crime Stoppers” by dialing 
(800) 222-TIPS (8477).

Officials also release 
video of confrontations 
with an upset public at 
the scene.

 In Civil Rights history, 
national leaders such as 
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 
Medgar Evers, John Lewis 
and Julian Bond rose to 
prominence and captured 
the public’s attention. 

 But in Mississippi, the 
success and power behind 
the movement was a grass 
roots base of ordinary 
black women whose acts of 
defiance and courage were 
able to make great headway 
in that state. Yet most 
people have never heard 
of Victoria Gray Adams, 
Unita Blackwell, Mae Bertha 
Carter, Annie Devine, 
Fannie Lou Hamer, and so 
many other women who saw 
an opportunity to emerge 
as activists in Mississippi’s 
Civil Rights movement. 

 The award-winning 
documentary “Standing on 
My Sisters’ Shoulders” will 
be shown for free Thursday, 
Aug. 27, at 2 p.m. online 
via Zoom, presented by the 
Pasadena Senior Center as 
part of its Cultural Thursdays 
series. It chronicles the vital 
role played by women in 
the Mississippi Civil Rights 
movement from the point 
of view of the women who 
lived it and changed history 
in the face of a hostile and 
violent segregated society. 

 Members as well as non-
members of the Pasadena 
Senior Center are invited 
to participate. Residence in 
Pasadena is not required. 

 The one-hour screening 
will be followed by a 
conversation between the 
online audience and Laura 
Lipson, the documentary’s 
writer, co-producer and 

 The film features archival 
film footage as well as 
video interviews with Unita 
Blackwell, a sharecropper 
turned voting rights activist 
who marched, led voter 
registration drives, was 
jailed several times and 
became Mississippi’s first 
female black mayor; Mae 
Bertha Carter, a mother of 13 
whose children were the first 
to integrate Drew County 
schools in Mississippi in the 
face of violent opposition 
and who, along with 
Marian Wright Edelman, 
successfully sued the district 
to challenge Mississippi’s 
“freedom of choice” law 
that was the backbone of 
the segregated system; 
white student activist Joan 
Trumpauer Mulholland, 
who was a Freedom Rider, 
participant in the Jackson 
Woolworth’s sit-in and the 
marches on Washington and 
from Selma to Montgomery, 
all of which led to her 
being physically attacked, 
disowned by her family and 
hunted down by the Ku Klux 
Klan for execution, and 
who was a 2015 recipient 
of the National Civil 
Rights Museum’s Freedom 
Award; and Victoria Gray 
Adams, Annie Devine and 
Fannie Lou Hamer, who 
organized the Mississippi 
Freedom Democratic Party 
to confront discrimination 
in that state, attempted 
to unseat the all-white 
Mississippi delegation at the 
1964 Democratic National 
Convention and were invited 
to a 1965 hearing of the U.S. 
House of Representatives 
in Washington, D.C., to 
challenge the seating of 
five newly elected white 
members from Mississippi 
on the grounds that 
African Americans had 
been prevented from 
participating freely in the 
election – a challenge that 
put pressure on President 
Lyndon B. Johnson to sign 
the groundbreaking Voting 
Rights Act. 

 To register for the screening 
or for more information, 
visit: pasadenaseniorcenter.
org and click on Lectures 
and Events, then Online 
Events or call 626-795-4331. 
Everyone who registers will 
receive email instructions 
for joining accessing this 
Zoom activity. 


Record-Breaking Heat Wave

 Have you been hanging 
on to those old paint cans 
and dead batteries forever 
because you know you 
can’t just throw them away 
in the trash?? Thank you, 
good citizen! Now, gather 
up all your hazardous and 
electronic waste and head 
down to the LA County Too 
Toxic to Trash event at South 
Pasadena Unified School 
District Headquarters 
Parking lot, 1020 El Centro 
Street South Pasadena, on 
August 29th. The Drive Thru 
format allows you to stay in 
your vehicle while trained 
staff remove the waste from 
your trunk for you. To 
ensure everyone’s safety, a 
face covering is required. 
Here are a few rules to keep 
in mind:

 Carefully secure items in 
your trunk/pick-up bed. 
Hazardous waste must be 
in your trunk/pick-up bed 
with no other items.

 Waste should be in a 
sturdy box, preferably in 
their original containers. Be 
prepared to leave containers.

No explosives, ammunition, 
radioactive materials 
controlled substances, trash, 
tires, or large appliances 
(like refrigerators, stoves 
and washing machines).

Sharps disposal will require 
exiting your vehicle in 
a designated location to 
deposit them in a bin.

Open to Los Angeles County 
residents. No business waste 

Limit of 15 gallons or 125 
pounds of hazardous waste 
per trip.

For a complete list of what is 
accepted, visit: pw.lacounty.

 As record temperatures 
and large wildfires scorch 
California, NASA’s Ecosystem 
Spaceborne Thermal
Radiometer Experiment on 
Space Station (ECOSTRESS) 
has been tracking the heat wave 
from low Earth orbit. While 
ECOSTRESS’s primary mission 
is to measure the temperature 
of plants heating up as they 
run out of water, it can also 
measure and track heat-related 
phenomena like heat waves, 
wildfires, and volcanoes.

 At exactly 3:56 p.m. on Aug. 
14, as the space station passed 
over Los Angeles, ECOSTRESS 
was able to take a snapshot 
of the soaring land surface 
temperatures across the 
county, home to more than 10 
million people. (Land surface 
temperature is the temperature 
of the ground rather than 
the air above it.) In the first 
image, ECOSTRESS measured 
a temperature range of about 
70-125 degrees Fahrenheit 
(21-52 degrees Celsius), with 
the coolest being at the coasts 
and mountains. The highest 
surface temperatures, in dark 
red, were found northwest 
of downtown Los Angeles in 
the San Fernando Valley. (The 
instrument also captured the 
Ranch fire, seen in the center 
of the image, as it burned.) 
Land surface temperatures 
there reached over 125 degrees 
Fahrenheit (52 degrees Celsius), 
with a peak of 128.3 degrees 
Fahrenheit (53.5 degrees 
Celsius) between the cities of 
Van Nuys and Encino.

 Those afternoon peaks were 
within range of morning 
surface temperatures 
ECOSTRESS gauged two days 
later in Death Valley, part of 
California’s Mojave Desert. In 
a second image, from Aug. 16 
at 8:50 a.m. PDT (11:50 a.m. 
EDT), ECOSTRESS recorded 
a maximum temperature of 
122.52 degrees Fahrenheit 
(50.29 degrees Celsius) near 
Furnace Creek in Death Valley 
National Park.

 ECOSTRESS observations 
have a spatial resolution of 
about 77 by 77 yards (70 by 
70 meters), which enables 
researchers to study surface-
temperature conditions down 
to the size of a football field. 
Due to the space station’s 
unique orbit, the mission can 
acquire images of the same 
regions at different times of 
day, as opposed to crossing over 
each area at the same time of 
day like satellites in other orbits 
do. This is advantageous when 
monitoring plant stress in the 
same area throughout the day, 
for example.

 The ECOSTRESS mission 
launched to the space station 
on June 29, 2018. NASA’s 
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a 
division of Caltech in Pasadena, 
California, built and manages 
the mission for the Earth 
Science Division in the Science 
Mission Directorate at NASA 
Headquarters in Washington. 
ECOSTRESS is an Earth 
Venture Instrument mission; 
the program is managed by 
NASA’s Earth System Science 
Pathfinder program at NASA’s 
Langley Research Center in 
Hampton, Virginia.

 The images and information 
about ECOSTRESS is available 

From cities to deserts, 
the intense heat gripping 
California is being 
closely monitored by an 
Earth-observing mission 
aboard the International 
Space Station.

South Pas 
Votes to 
Civil Rights

 South Pasadena City Council 
voted on Wednesday August 
5 to approve Resolution 
7673 Affirming the City’s 
Commitment to Diversity 
and to Safeguarding the Civil 
Rights, Safety and Dignity 
of all our Residents. Council 
unanimously approved 
the resolution. The City of 
South Pasadena reaffirms 
the public policy of the 
City to be inclusive and to 
respect the inherent worth 
of every person, without 
regard to a person’s race, 
color, religion, national 
origin, sex, gender identity, 
immigration status, disability, 
housing status, economic 
status, political affiliation, or 
cultural practices. Acts of 
discrimination and crimes 
motivated by hatred toward 
a person’s affiliation with any 
protected classification, their 
viewpoint or its expression 
have no place in our 
community and will not be 
tolerated by the city. 

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