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South Pasadena Library NewComic Book Club for Adults

 The South Pasadena Public 
Library is happy to announce 
a new comic book discussion 
club for adult readers. The 
Comic Book Club will meet 
on the first Thursday of each 
month at 7pm. The first 
meeting of the Comic Book 
Club is on April 1st at 7 p.m. 
On this day, the Comic Book 
Club will meet virtually on 
Zoom to discuss Upgrade 
Soul by Ezra Claytan 
Daniels. Upgrade Soul is the 
story of an elderly couple 
forced into a psychological 
battle after undergoing 
an experimental genetic 
procedure. Registration is 
required. Visit the Library’s 
website to register.

 Upgrade Soul is currently 
available on ComicsPlus. 
ComicsPlus provides access 
to thousands of digital 
comics, graphic novels, and 
manga with no wait lists 
or limits. Read directly on 
your favorite web browser, 

Spring Series Kicks Off withTchaikovsky Violin Concerto 

Today at 4pmMendelssohn Octet 
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto 
David Lockington, Music Director & HostChee-Yun, violin 
Hsin-I Huang, PianoMusicians from the Pasadena Symphony

Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto 
kicks off the spring season of 
Pasadena Presents on Saturday with acclaimed violinist Chee-
Yun, hailed by the New York Times as “a talented instrumentalist, 
with the kind of high-gloss tone that pulls sensuously at the 
listener’s ear.” 

Watch for free at: or YouTube. 

 Concert will be available to stream to the public for 48 hours 
through March 1. Or become a Pasadena Presents member for 
unlimited on-demand access and to enjoy all five spring concerts 

Free 2020 Tax PreparationAssistance for Older Adults

 Adults 50 and older can get help preparing their 2020 
federal and state income tax forms from TaxAide, an AARP 

 This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the service will 
be offered online instead of at the center. 
Anyone who wants assistance from this no-contact 
program will need the following:

• An email address 
• A computer with a camera and microphone, or a family 
member who can help with this 
• The ability to email scanned or photographed copies of tax 
Next, they should call (626) 639-8760 and leave a voicemail 
with their name, area code and phone number. A trained, 
IRS-certified TaxAide representative will return the call 
in three to five business days and set a date for an online 

 The service will continue until April 15 as long as 
appointments are available. Appointments must be made at 
least two weeks in advance.

 If coronavirus levels improve significantly, TaxAide hopes 
to offer no-contact service at the Pasadena Senior Center 
where older adults could bring their tax documents to be 
scanned and a counselor would prepare the returns and 
review them by phone. 

 For more information about online activities and other 
programs and services of the Pasadena Senior Center 
during the pandemic, visit: or 
call (626) 795-4331. 

or download the app on the 
App Store or Google Play. 
A South Pasadena Public 
Library card number and 
PIN are required to access 
ComicsPlus. A tutorial on 
how to use ComicsPlus is 
available on the Library’s 
YouTube page. 

Masters Series MakingConnections: the Intersection 
of Cultures, Art and Design 

The spring 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, March 16 to April 27, from 2 to 4 p.m. 

 Membership at the center and Pasadena residency are not 

 The series will be led by Eleanor Schrader, professor 
emeritus of art and art history at Santa Monica College and a 
worldwide lecturer on architecture, interiors and decorative 
arts. She did graduate work in fine and decorative arts at 
Sotheby’s Institute in London and New York and served as 
a design review commissioner for the City of Beverly Hills. 
She co-authored the book “Master Architects of Southern 
California, 1920-1940: Wallace Neff.” 
The schedule is as follows: 

• March 16: Symbolism and Meaning in Prehistoric and 
Ancient Art 
• March 23: Early Writing Forms, Iconography in Early 
Religious and Medieval Art 
• March 30: Gothic Through Rococo Design and the 
Incorporation of Asian and Islamic Art in Western Design 
• April 6: French Realism, the Industrial Revolution and the 
Response of the Arts and Crafts Movement 
• April 13: Victorian Art and Art Nouveau 
• April 20: Late 19th and Early 20th Century Poster Art and 
Graphic Design and the Rise of Propaganda Art 
• April 27: 20th Century Design from Bauhaus Through the 
Art Deco and Midcentury ErasThe cost for the seven-week term is only $90 for members 
of the center and $105 for nonmembers. 
To register, visit: and click on 
Masters Series Lifelong Learning or call 626-795-4331. 
Everyone who registers will receive an email link to access 
each event.

 For more information about online activities and other 
programs and services of the Pasadena Senior Center, visit 
the website or call 626-795-4331.

 The center, at 85 E. Holly St., is an independent, donor-
supported nonprofit organization that has been serving 
older adults for more than 60 years. During the pandemic, 
doors are open from 8 a. m. to 4:30 p. m. for social services 
and other critical services for older adults in need. Masks 
and social distancing are required. 

South Pasadena lookingfor New City Manager

 The City of South Pasadena economic development. The 
is seeking a City Manager with City will benefit from a City 
exceptional interpersonal, Manager who understands 
leadership, communication, and values the needs of the 
and negotiation skills. The organization as well as the 
incoming City Manager will community and is willing to 
be a seasoned individual and make a long-term commitment 
forward-thinking visionary to South Pasadena. 
who will continue to move the The incoming City Manager 
City in a positive direction by will be expected to take an active 
providing clear direction to interest in the community and 
staff, engaging and building maintain effective working 
relationships with the business relationships with City staff, 
community, and being regional partners and outside 
responsive to community organizations, and the general 
concerns. A candidate who public. 
possesses appreciation for and The Council is seeking 
understanding of diversity a candidate who will 
within a city organization and communicate directly and 
community will be valued. openly and be transparent, 

A service-minded consistent, and equitable in 
individual who listens and is their dealings with all elected 
approachable, accessible, and officials. 
open to suggestions is highly The selected individual will 
desirable. The City Manager show strength of character and 
should be a skilled public unquestioned integrity, as well 
speaker, a good communicator as the ability to work with the 
capable of exercising discretion, Council toward consensus on 
confidentiality, and tact when difficult or complex issues. The 
dealing with sensitive matters ideal candidate will possess a 
or communicating with internal combination of strong political 
and external stakeholders. leadership qualities and 

 The desired candidate has strong managerial experience. 
a strong finance background As a leader, the selected 
as well as experience with candidate will create an 

environment where employees 

feel empowered to excel. 
Candidates should possess 
excellent management skills 
and be able to delegate 
effectively while holding staffaccountable.

 Any combination of education, 
training, and experience 
that could likely provide the 
required knowledge, skills, 
and abilities will be qualifying. 
The typical candidate will 
possess a Bachelor’s degree 
in public administration or a 
related field from an accredited 
college or university along 
with extensively responsible 
administrative experience in 
the planning, coordination, and 
financing of varied municipal 
activities; a Master’s degree is 
If you are interested in this 
outstanding opportunity, 
please apply online at: 
bobmurrayassoc.comFiling Deadline:
February 28, 2021

 Following the filing deadline, 
resumes will be screened 
according to the qualifications 
outlined above. The most 
qualified candidates will be 
invited to personal interviews 
with Bob Murray and 
Associates. Candidates will 
be advised of the status of the 
recruitment following finalists’ 
selection. Finalist interviews 
will be held with the City of 
South Pasadena.

 A select group of candidates 
will be asked to provide 
references once it is anticipated 
that they may be recommended 
as finalists. References will 
be contacted only following 
candidate approval.

 If you have any questions, 
please do not hesitate to call 
Mr. Gary Phillips at: (916) 7849080 

Another Day’s Begun:
Exploring Our Town 

and its impact on them 

A celebration of Thornton 

professionally and personally 

Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize 

– and including background winning play and Howard on the play’s early years 
Sherman’s new book and its pervasiveness in 
American culture – Another 

 Pasadena Playhouse 

Day’s Begun shows why this 

Producing Artistic Director 

particular work remains so 

Danny Feldman announces 

important, essential, and 

the live streaming of Another 


Day’s Begun: Exploring Our 

 80 years after it was written, 

Town on PlayhouseLive, 

more than 110 years after its 

March 11 at 6:30 p.m., 

actions take place, Our Town 

presented by Pasadena 

continues to assert itself 

Playhouse and Vroman’s 

as an essential play about 

Bookstore. Another Day’s 

how we must embrace and 

Begun: Exploring Our Town 

appreciate the value of life 

will be available on demand 

itself. Another Day’s Begun 

beginning March 12. 

explains how this American 

 This special event 

classic has the power to 

celebrates Our Town, the 

inspire, heal and endure in 

quintessential American 

the modern day, onstage and 

play, with performances 


from previous cast members 

 Another Day’s Begun: 

and a conversation with Jane 

Exploring Our Town will 

Kaczmarek, who played the 

be available to view for free 

Stage Manager in the 2017 

on PlayhouseLive March 11, 

Pasadena Playhouse/Deaf 

2021 at 6:30 p.m. Once you 

West production, and author 

create your free account at: 

Howard Sherman, author of, Another 

the new book Another Day’s 

Day’s Begun: Exploring Our 

Begun: Thornton Wilder’s 

Town can be watched on 

Our Town in the 21st 

any of the PlayhouseLive 


apps including Apple OS, 

 Kaczmarek and Sherman 

Android OS, Roku, FireTV 

guide us through the 

and more. Closed captioning 

enduring legacy of Thornton 

is available and ASL will 

Wilder’s masterpiece with 

be provided by Elizabeth 

excerpts from Our Town 

Greene. Spanish captioning 

performed by Kaczmarek 

will be available for on-

herself, Youssef Kerkour, 

demand viewing subsequent 

Keith Randolph Smith and 

to the live event. 

Alexandria Wailes. 

Other PlayhouseLive 

 The evening is also a virtual 

programming highlights 

celebration of Sherman’s 


new book, which explores 

 Poet, performance artist 

thirteen key productions 

and professor Javon Johnson 

of Our Town, including the 

in Still., a timely one-man 

landmark 2017 production 

performance about the 

by Pasadena Playhouse and 

complexities of the Black 

Deaf West Productions. 

experience, commissioned 

Another Day’s Begun: 

by Pasadena Playhouse 

Thornton Wilder’s Our 

and kept online by popular 

Town in the 21st Century 

demand. Still. can be rented 

is now available in stores 

for $19.99. 

(Methuen Drama, $26.95).

 In the second episode of 

 A work of startling 

Intermission with Hashtag 

originality when it debuted 

Booked, hosts LaNisa 

in 1938, Thornton Wilder’s 

Frederick and Danielle 

Our Town evolved to be 

Pinnock take an intermission 

seen by some as a vintage 

with Jeff Perry (“Scandal”) to 

slice of early 20th Century 

talk about his distinguished 

Americana, rather than 

career in front of the 

being fully appreciated for 

camera and his roots in the 

its complex and eternal 

theatre. Jeff will recount the 

themes and its deceptively 

beginnings of Steppenwolf 

simple form. Another Day’s 

Theatre Company and share 

Begun: Thornton Wilder’s 

some insider stories about 

Our Town in the 21st 

his time with Laurie Metcalf, 

Century shines a light on the 

John Malkovich, and more. 

play’s continued impact in 

Intermission with Hashtag 

the 21st century and makes 

booked is available for free 

a case for the healing powers 

to the public. 

of Wilder’s text to a world 

 Additional information 

confronting multiple crises. 

about PlayhouseLive and 

 Through extensive 

its programming, including 

interviews with more than 

new announcements and 

100 artists about their 

pricing specials, are available 

own experience of the play 


Tournament Foundation Now 
Accepting Grant Applications 

Pasadena, and Temple City. Now through March 1. As in previous years, grants 

will be given in the categories 

The Pasadena Tournament of Performing and Visual 
of Roses Foundation is now Arts, Sports and Recreation, 
accepting applications for its and Education Programs 
2021 grant program. The grants (Early Childhood, Middle and 
support new and ongoing High School), Literacy and 
programs benefiting children, STEM (Science, Technology, 
teens, adults, and seniors. Engineering and Math). 
Since its inception in 1983, To apply and for additional 
the Foundation has invested details on the 2021 grant 
more than $3 million into the cycle, eligible organizations 
community by supporting 200+ should visit the Tournament 
Pasadena-area organizations. of Roses Foundation page: 
The grant awards in 2020 
exceeded $140,000, which foundation/. 
funded 16 organizations in the New and returning applicants 
San Gabriel Valley. will utilize a new application 

 The 2021 grant cycle will system for the 2021 grant 
be structured as follows – cycle. The application system 
Tier 1: a one-year grant for instructions and Foundation 
$35,000, Tier 2: a one-year Grant guidelines can be found 
grant for $15,000 and Tier 3: on the foundation website. The 
several one-year grants for up website will direct users to a 
to $10,000. The Foundation welcome page with instructions 
will also require applicants to on how to begin the application 
include information on how process. 
their program will be delivered, Applications will be accepted 
despite the continued through March 1 at 5:00PM. 
challenges of the pandemic. The Foundation’s Board of 

 Eligible applicants are Directors will make the final 
organizations with 501(c) grant selections at its annual 

(3) status, as of the 2021 spring meeting, and applicants 
submission deadline, that serve will be notified of their funding 
one or more of the following status via email in April 2021. 
communities: Alhambra, Applicants can 
Altadena, Arcadia, La contact the Foundation 
Cañada Flintridge, Monrovia, directly at foundation@ 
Pasadena, San Gabriel, San for 
Marino, Sierra Madre, South further questions. 
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