Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, November 28, 2020

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, November 28, 2020 

is Small 

53rd Annual Holiday Look 

in Home Tour Goes Virtual

City officials are 
encouraging people to shop 
local starting today with 
Small Business Saturday 
as part of a new campaign 
“Shop Pasadena” aimed 
at helping hundreds of 
independent businesses 
located throughout the city. 

“Shopping local helps to 
keep dollars in our local 
economy to support our 
schools, parks and vital 
community services,” they 

Along with the Shop 
Pasadena campaign, a 
new graphic has the look 
and feel of a vintage shop 
sign and will be available 
for businesses to use on 
their own social media 
accounts, reproduced 
as window clings for 
storefront businesses, and 
in advertisements pursued 
by the City and Visit 

The idea is “We’re Open, 
Keep Us Open.”

According to city officials 
this year, more than ever, 
Pasadena’s local and 
independent retailers 
need the support of the 
community. Many brick 
and mortar businesses 
have been hit especially 
hard by the pandemic. 
With many retailers and 
restaurants having to 
pivot to online orders and 
takeout during most of 
2020, the holiday shopping 
season has become an 
even more critical time for 
these businesses to survive 
closures related to safer-at-
home orders.

Businesses are encouraged 

Download branded 
campaign graphics for use 
on social media.

Add their businesses 
contact information, 
specials and promotions to 
the Shop & Dine Pasadena 

Encourage customers 
to tag #shoppasadena 
in social media posts to 
spread awareness about the 
importance of shopping 
and dining local.

All of the downloads and 
other resources can be 
found at: visitpasadena.

To help flatten the curve 
and protect the health of 
our community, the public 
is reminded to follow the 
“Three Ws” when venturing 
out to support our local 
businesses: (1) wear a face 
covering, (2) wash your 
hands, and (3) watch your 
distance from others.

The Pasadena Convention 
& Visitors Bureau is a 
non-profit marketing 
organization dedicated 
to promoting Pasadena 
as a leading meeting, 
convention and leisure 
travel destination.

For more information about 
planning a trip to Pasadena, 
contact the Pasadena 
Convention & Visitors 
Bureau at (800) 307-7977 
or log on to: VisitPasadena.
com. Follow them on 
Instagram and Facebook at 

 The Annual Holiday Look-
In Home Tour presented by 
the Women’s Committee of 
the Pasadena Symphony goes 
virtual this year. The 2020 tour 
showcases the architecture and 
gardens of four magnificent 
Pasadena homes decorated for 
the holidays in festive floral 
regalia. Embellished with the 
talent of Pasadena’s finest floral 
designers these homes are a 
true holiday delight. The virtual 
experience will be narrated by 
the Pasadena Symphony’s Music 
Director, David Lockington, 
with music provided by the 
talented musicians of the 
Pasadena Symphony Youth 

 The 2020 Holiday Look In 
Virtual Home Tour, chaired by 
Lisa Ashworth and Gail Crotty, 
will run from December 5-31, 
2020. The tour is presented 
free of charge by registering. 
Donations to support programs 
of the Pasadena Symphony 
Youth Orchestras and the 
Pasadena Symphony will be 
graciously accepted. To add to 
the holiday spirit, the Holiday 
Look-In Boutique will provide 
an online opportunity to shop 
to your heart’s content.

Magnolia House (pictured)

 This regal Federal style home 
pays tribute to its history while 
residing gracefully in the present. 
The home was built in 1912 by 
architect Reginald Johnson. 
The stately two-story residence 
welcomes visitors with its large 
colonnaded veranda and is 
sheltered by a large magnolia 
tree and a towering pine tree. 
It is appropriately located on 
Magnolia Street and artistic 
embellishments throughout the 
home pay tribute to the stately 
Magnolia tree. The present 
owners have lovingly updated 
this home, with an appreciation 
of the richness of the past, but 
with a desire to have it reflect 
modern living for their active 
family. This home represents 
true Southern California living 
at its best.

House of a Thousand Dreams

 This magnificent Basque 
country villa was designed in 
1929 by Edward M. Fowler with 
exquisite, detailed attention to 
the beautiful Basque estates 
in the Pyrenees. The house 
is located in the Linda Vista 
neighborhood of the Upper 
Arroyo in Pasadena with a 
spectacular view of the Pioneers 
and the Colorado Street 
Bridges. This 7500 square foot 
home features low-pitched 
red tile roofs, half-timbered 
walls, heavy wooden beams 
and stonework, rustic interior 
striated walls, barrel-vaulted 
ceilings and large fireplaces. The 
home was designed around a 
central courtyard providing a 
view of the lovely garden from 
almost every room of the house 
and includes the original stone 
tiles that carry over into the 

F.W. Griffith House

 This sublime Mediterranean-
style home was designed in 1925 
by Roland E. Coate, one of the 
most distinguished designers 
of Spanish architecture in the 
1920’s. Originally built for F.W. 
Griffith, it is an outstanding 
example of Spanish Colonial 
Revival architecture, featuring 
textured white-washed adobe 
exteriors, mission-style arches 
and batten shutters. The house 
is centrally located in Pasadena’s 
Landmark Oak Knoll District, 
adjacent to the celebrated 
Langham Hotel. The 3800 
square foot home faces inward 
to a beautiful courtyard, arched 
loggia, Spanish-tiled fountain, 
refreshing pool, and spa. A 
magnificent crepe myrtle tree 
provides shade and beautiful 
flowers when in bloom. This 
gorgeous outdoor living space 
provides a peaceful sanctuary 
for relaxing and entertaining.

Villa Verde

 Elegant iron scroll gates open 
to a winding drive which 
leads up to this magnificent 
Mediterranean estate known as 
“Villa Verde.” Created in 1927 
by architect Sylvanus Marston 
of the firm Marston, Van Pelt 
& Maybury, the property was 
built for E. A. Hardy, who 
was the past chairman of B. F. 
Goodrich. In 1984 the house 
was placed in the National 
Register of Historic Places as 
the best representative of his 
Mediterranean architectural 
style. The 22-room, 8500 sq. 
foot home sits on beautifully 
landscaped grounds atop a 
knoll overlooking the Arroyo 
Seco and affords 40-mile views 
over Pasadena, Altadena, Mt. 
Wilson, and Old Baldy. Many 
of the original garden plantings 
remain and are historically 

 As the volunteer fundraising 
arm of the Pasadena Symphony 
and POPS, the Women’s 
Committee of the Pasadena 
Symphony Association has 
been together with the PSA 
since 1967. For over 50 years, 
the volunteers of the Women’s 
Committee have put their 
talent, organizational know-
how and sheer determination 
to the service of the Pasadena 
Symphony and POPS by 
conceiving and producing the 
annual Holiday Look In Home 
Tour. For more information 
and registration visit

Dining in 
Spite of LA 
County Ban

 Pasadena officials announced 
Tuesday that because the city 
has independent local public 
health jurisdiction, subject to 
state orders, separate from Los 
Angeles County, they will use 
broader enforcement efforts 
instead of a complete shutdown 
of outdoor dining, 

 “The increase in numbers is not 
a problem solely generated by 
the restaurants,” said Pasadena 
Heath Officer Dr. Ying-Ying 

 Officials said the city will 
undertake broader and more 
aggressive enforcement efforts 
to slow the spread of the virus 
with respect to outdoor dining, 
but also with respect to other 
activities with higher risk of 
disease transmission as identified 
by thier local case investigation, 
including social gatherings, 
worksites and unauthorized 
recreational sports events.

 They continued, much smaller 
in size than LA County, the city is 
able to pursue a locally-focused 
enforcement strategy, informed 
by data, and can exercise 
more hands-on control with 
restaurants and businesses with 
whom we have already worked 
diligently to gain compliance 
through education. They will 
be increasing enforcement 
team’s visibility and activity, 
and will be communicating 
and coordinating directly with 
community and businesses in 
light of the surge in COVID-19 

 “Most restaurants operate in 
compliance with the rules, and 
those few who openly flaunt 
them and create a breeding 
ground for the transmission 
of the virus stand to ruin the 
possibility of outdoor dining 
for all,” Pasadena City Manager 
Steve Mermell said. “We intend 
to identify them and either bring 
them into compliance or cite 
them, or, in the last resort, close 
them for the good of all and 
so that others can continue to 

New restrictions:

-Personal care services that
require either the customer or
the staff to remove their face
covering, such as facials, shaves,
and threading are not permitted.
All public health protocols must
continue to be followed for other 
personal care services, including
a requirement for services to be
offered by appointment only,
and as many services as possible
provided outdoors.

-Personal care services are
now limited to 25% maximum
capacity (as defined by the Fire

-Gatherings must meet 
the limitations stated above
(outdoor, 2 hours or less, with
face coverings worn and physical 
distancing between households)
and may not exceed a total
of 15 people from 3 or fewer

-Restaurants, breweries and
bars must cease service in their 
on-site, outdoor dining areas as 
of 10 p.m. and close their on-site 
dining areas thereafter until 5 

 For additional information, 

Officials Warn 
are High Risk

 For residents that plan 
on attending peaceful 
demonstrations, be aware 
of the elevated risks that 
come when people of 
different households gather 
during this pandemic, even 
when they are outdoors. 
Demonstrations can 
inadvertently result in 
transmission of COVID-19, 
including from people 
who are asymptomatic 
and have no idea that 
they are positive for the 
virus. If you unknowingly 
become infected, you may 
infect other people in 
your life, including people 
who are older or who 
have underlying health 
conditions that put them at 
far greater risk of becoming 
seriously ill and dying from 

 If you plan to attend a 
demonstration, please 
follow these guidelines: 

Stay home if you are feeling 
sick. Seek medical attention 
as needed if you have 
symptoms for COVID-19, 
and be tested for the virus 
–testing is widely available
across LA County.

 If you are not sick and 
plan to attend a peaceful 
demonstration, wear a face 
covering over both your 
nose and mouth at all times 
and keep your physical 
distance, staying more 
than 3 steps away from 
anyone who is not from 
your household. Consider 
wearing eye protection. 
Encourage other attendees 
to do the same. 

 Keep your hands clean 
before, during, and after 
the demonstrations. Bring 
hand sanitizer or frequently 
wash your hands. 

 If you think you have been 
exposed to COVID-19 
during a demonstration, 
it is very important that 
you quarantine for 14 days 
and stay away from all 
other people, especially 
those at greater risk of 
becoming seriously ill from 

 More guidance for 
attending demonstrations 
is available online at:

Portantino Helps Provide Holiday 
Meals Needed for Local Families

 Senator Anthony Portantino 
partnered with several local 
charities and business groups 
to provide support for families 
during the holiday season. 
With the COVID19 pandemic 
continuing, there are restrictions 
on charitable efforts that 
have not existed in the past. 
Unfortunately, these restrictions 
have coincided with a holiday 
season where giving is more 
necessary than ever. The Senator 
is proud to collaborate with 
these civically responsible efforts 
and to help bring necessary 
resources to nonprofits that help 
those in need in our community.

“I am excited to help facilitate 
these wonderful charitable 
contributions and to thank 
the businesses and association 
for reaching out to my office 
to coordinate this effort. 
Californians and the nonprofits 
that serve them have been hit 
hard this year, making these 
donations more important than 
ever. There are so many people 
in need and it is nice to see so 
many organizations stepping 
up to help,” commented Senator 

Specifically, the Senator 
announced the allocation of the 
following charitable donations in 
lieu of the traditional Operation 
Gobble Gobble efforts he has 
participated in the past.

Southern California American 
Water donated $1900 divided 
between Shepherd’s Pantry in 
Glendora and the Inland Valley 
Recovery Center in Upland to 
replace its usual frozen turkeys.

The California Grocers 
Association donated $1000 in 
Ralphs gift cards to help Friends 
in Deed feed homeless over the 

Golden State Water in 
celebration of their 30th Annual 
Operation Gobble program 
allocated $1200 to the Duarte 
Teen Center.

California Dairy Inc. donated 
$600 to Union Station Homeless 
Services for its Annual Dinner 
in the Park.

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