Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, January 16, 2021

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Mountain View News Saturday, January 16, 2021 



The Recreation and Community Services Department, Senior Services Division is 
offering three free informative virtual presentations in January. On January 12 at 
10am, you can learn how to safely remain in your home as you age by making 
modifications ranging from simple-do-it yourself fixes to more complex solutions 
depending on your needs. On January 19 at 12pm, Dr. Jay Iinuma from Arcadia 
Methodist Hospital will discuss the function of sleep; sleep apnea, insomnia 
solutions, as well as sleep and mental illness. On January 26 at 10am, California 
Telephone Access will provide you with information on making it easier to hear, 
dial and make calls. There are cellphone amplifiers to make your cell phone louder. 
No landline, no problem! 

If you are interested in learning about these programs but do not have a computer 
there is a dial-in option. All individuals must pre-register by calling Arcadia Senior 
Services at 626.574.5130 at least one day prior to the presentation. We will be 
requesting you to provide an email address if you have one. For more information, 
please call the Senior Services Office at 626.574.5130.


Feeling cooped up in the house? Come out and join us as we safely play Drive-In 
Bingo at the Community Center in the parking lot – 365 Campus Drive. The cost 
is $5 to play, and each participant will be given five (5) game cards for a chance 
to win gift card prizes. All participants must register prior to the event, be in the 
same household if they are sharing a vehicle, and must wear face coverings. The 
50+ Drive-In Bingo Event will be held on Friday, February 5 from 10-11:30am, 
and you can register now! Spring into Bingo will take place on Friday, April 2 
from 10-11:30am and you can register beginning February 4. Please register online 
at or contact the Community Center at 626.574.5130. 


Do you, or someone you know need financial assistance to stay afloat? Now, more 
than ever, many are struggling to pay their bills and stay in their homes. The City 
of Arcadia received a grant for Homeless Prevention and Diversion. The City of 
Arcadia is partnering with Union Station Homeless Services to initiate and facilitate 
problem solving conversations with clients in order to identify actions needed to 
either ensure they remain in housing or move them quickly into housing. Union 
Station will determine the client’s eligibility for the program. This program is 
targeted towards individuals at-risk of becoming homeless or those who are recently 
homeless. Potential outcomes based on problem solving conversations would 
include resolving conflicts with roommates, providing short-term rental assistance 
to prevent eviction, and helping a client reunite with family members. This grant 
can also pay for electric and other bills, credit checks, housing application fees, and 
like in order to prevent homelessness. This program is only available for Arcadia 
residents only. For more information, please contact Erik Deurmeier at Union 
Station Homeless Services at 626.734.3971, or 
Sara Somogyi, at the City of Arcadia at 626.821.4369 or

About Arcadia

Nestled along the rolling foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and Angeles 
National Forest, Arcadia is a charming, family-oriented community with a 
population of just over 57,000. Located only 13 miles east from downtown Los 
Angeles, regional transportation networks like the Metro Gold Line connect 
Arcadia as a premier residential, shopping, and entertainment destination in the 
San Gabriel Valley. Arcadia is known for its top-rated schools, iconic landmarks, 
and serene neighborhoods. Arcadia is an award-winning community having been 
twice named as the Best City in California in which to Raise Kids and the 2017 Most 
Business Friendly City in Los Angeles County. With the conveniences and amenities 
of a full-service, mid-size city, Arcadia’s “Community of Homes” provides a quality 
of life that will go Above & Beyond your expectations.

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 City officials announced 
last week that the City 
Council is now accepting 
applications from qualified, 
registered voters, residing in 
City Council District 5 to fill 
the vacancy created by the 
resignation of now Pasadena 
Mayor Victor Gordo.

 According to the official 
notice, the term of service 
for the appointment to the 
District 5 seat is from the date 
of appointment to December 
12, 2022. In addition to 
a completed application, 
applicants must circulate 
a nomination petition and 
gather a minimum of 25 
qualified signatures from 
registered voters living in 
and registered in District 5. 
Nomination petitions and 
application materials are 
available in the City Clerk’s 
Office, and will be issued 
subject to confirmation of 
eligibility. Applicants must 
handdeliver all completed 
materials no later than 5:30 
p.m. on Thursday, January
14 to the Office of the City
Clerk. No postmarks, email
submissions, or faxes will be
accepted. There is a $25.00
filing fee due at the time
applications and nomination 
petitions are filed.

 To be considered for the 
position, those applicants 
invited to participate must 
also attend a

special meeting of the City 
Council in February 2021 
for the purposes of a public 
interview by

the full City Council. The 
date and time of the meeting 
has yet to be determined and 

information will be provided 
after all applications are 

 City of Pasadena Office 
of the City Clerk is located 
100 North Garfield 
Avenue, Room S228. 
Appointments are required 
to obtain materials. Due to 
COVID-19, all individuals 
coming to City Hall must 
wear facial coverings and 
observe social distancing.

 For more info call (626) 744-
4124 or eamil: mjomsky@

Now Being 
Accepted for 
Council Seat 

Online Application Portal for 
Small Business Set to Open

Masters Series Winter Term 
History of American Movies

 The winter 2021 term of The Masters Series, which 
embraces lifelong learning and is presented by the Pasadena 
Senior Center, will be virtual via Zoom for people 50 and 
older Tuesdays to Feb. 23, from 2 to 4 p.m. and will be titled 
“The History of American Movies.” 

 Since the earliest days of cinema, movies have captured 
hearts and imaginations all over the world. Dr. Jonathan 
Kuntz, a film historian and widely respected expert on 
Hollywood cinema and the development of the studio 
system, will cover the American film industry from the 
birth of Hollywood at the turn of the 20th century through 
the challenges facing filmmaking and distribution today. 

Jan. 26 – Hollywood in the Great Depression 

Feb. 2 – Hollywood from World War II to the Blacklist 

Feb. 9 – The End of the Studio Era, and Hollywood in the 

Feb. 16 – The New Hollywood and the Rise of Cable TV 

Feb. 23 – The Reagan Era and the Entertainment 
Conglomerate to the Present 

 The cost for the seven sessions is only $90 for members 
of the Pasadena Senior Center and $105 for non-members. 

 To register, visit and click 
on The Masters Series Lifelong Learning. Everyone who 
registers will receive email instructions for joining each of 
the seven Zoom sessions online. For more information about 
The Masters Series, email AnnieL@pasadenaseniorcenter.

 Kuntz has welcomed several generations of students 
to the study of cinema with his 
popular undergraduate course on 
the history of the American motion 
picture, offered every quarter at 
the UCLA School of Theater, Film 
and Television. He has appeared 
in several documentaries about 
American film history as an 
expert on film production and 
exhibition, and has contributed to 
The New York Times. Known for 
his encyclopedic knowledge, he has 
been quoted in the media on many 
topics from the careers of Elizabeth 
Taylor and Marilyn Monroe to the 
effects of the Disney purchase of 

 For more information about 
other Pasadena Senior Center 
programs and services, including 
online options for classes, 
events and activities during the 
COVID-19 pandemic, visit: or call 

Program provides up to 50 small businesses with 
grants of $7,500 each

 The city of Pasadena and Pasadena Community Foundation 
(PCF) announced Monday the opening of the Small Business 
COVID-19 Relief Grant Program to assist small businesses 
in Pasadena impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The 
program provides approximately 50 reimbursable grants 
of $7,500 each to qualifying small businesses. Source of 
funds for the program are provided by the City’s annual 
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) allocation.

 PCF was chosen by the City to review and select applicants 
and subsequently disburse grant funds. The online 
application portal opens Monday, Jan. 25.

 “Small businesses are suffering a huge financial burden due 
to the pandemic, and many don’t have the resources to hold 
on long term. PCF is grateful that the City has stepped up to 
help once again and is counting on the Foundation’s history 
of grant-making expertise to get that help to the businesses 
that need it most,” says Kate Clavijo, senior program officer 
at PCF.

 Review program guidelines and apply. The grant application 
period is open Jan. 25 through Feb. 12, 2021.


Business owners who are eligible for grants must meet the 
following criteria:

•5 or fewer employees

•Operate out of a street-level storefront in Pasadena

•Have experienced an economic hardship due to the
COVID-19 pandemic

•Own 51%+ of business

Other eligibility criteria apply. Please see program guidelines 
for details.

Application Support

PCF and the Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
will host a series of information sessions on Zoom:

•Wednesday, Jan. 20, at noon

•Friday, Jan.22, at noon

•Thursday, Jan.28, at noon

•Saturday, Jan. 30, at noon

SBDC staff members will be available to assist applicants
and answer questions. The information sessions can be 
accessed at

 For additional information regarding the Small Business 
COVID-19 Relief Grant Program, contact Pasadena 
Community Foundation Program Officers Kate Clavijo 
at (626) 796-2097 x7,, or Mike 
deHilster at (626) 796-2097 x5,

 About Pasadena Community Foundation

Pasadena Community Foundation (PCF) is a tax-exempt 
public charity created by and for the people of Pasadena. 
Managing charitable assets that meet the evolving needs 
of our community, PCF works with individuals, families, 
and organizations to establish philanthropic funds, build 
endowment funds, manage philanthropic programs, and 
distribute grants.