Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, July 3, 2021

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IndependenceDay Closuresand Reminders 

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 Pasadena residents and 
businesses are reminded 
that Pasadena City Hall 
and many city services and 
administrative offices will be 
closed Monday, in observance 
of the Independence Day 
holiday. Specific closures and 
exceptions are noted below.

 The City’s Municipal Services 
Payment Center and Parking 
Office at City Hall will be 
closed. All parking meters 
not posted as a “No Parking” 
zone will be free on Sunday, 
July 4, and time limits will not 
be enforced. Violations for 
overnight parking, red curb 
parking, “No Parking” zones, 
and blocking fire hydrants 
will be enforced. Motorists 
are especially cautioned 
about parking restrictions 
in the Arroyo Seco area near 
Rose Bowl Stadium. All 
regular enforcement resumes 

 Pasadena Transit bus 
service and Dial-A-Ride 
transportation will not 
operate on Sunday, July 4, but 
will have regular service on 

 All Pasadena Public Libraries 
will be closed Sunday, July 
4, and Monday. Community 
centers operated by the Parks, 
Recreation and Community 
Services Department will 
also be closed July 4 and 5; 
however, all parks will be 
open for picnics, fun and 
play. No site reservations are 
accepted for the holiday.

 Pasadena residents and 
businesses experiencing 
power emergencies should 
call the Pasadena Water and 
Power Department (PWP) 
at (626) 744-4673. For 
water-related emergencies, 
call (626) 744-4138. PWP’s 
regular Customer Call Center 
will be closed for the holiday, 
but customers can access 
their accounts and pay bills 
online at: or by 
calling (626) 744-4005.

 The city will have trash 
collection on Monday, July 

5. There will be no delay intrash, recycling and yard 
waste collection. 
The city’s Citizen Service 
Center (CSC) will be open 
from 8 a.m. to noon on 
Monday, and will return to 
normal hours, 7:30 a.m. to 5 
p.m., on Tuesday, July 6. CSCis available via the web and bycalling (626) 744-7311.

 Remember, all fireworks 
are illegal in Pasadena. 
Violators are subject to 
arrest, having their vehicles 
impounded, and serving up 
to one year in jail with fines 
up to $50,000. Call Pasadena 
Police at (626) 744-4241 to 
report illegal fireworks and 
other suspicious activities. 
Residents may also use the 
Pasadena Citizen Service 
Center mobile app, available 
on Google Play and the 
App Store, to report illegal 

 Pasadena Police and 
Fire Departments will be 
staffed for all patrol, jail,
fire, paramedic and other 
emergency services, but 
administrative offices 
will be closed. If you see 
something, say something; 
report suspicious activity to 
Pasadena Police at (626) 7444241. 
For life-threatening 
emergencies, dial 9-1-1.

 Due to the uncertainty of 
the Delta variant and its 
effects, health officials also 
recommend that everyone—
including vaccinated 
wearing masks in higher-risk 
situations, such as indoors in 
public places where you don’t 
know everyone’s vaccination 

AmericaFest to Honor First Responders 

 The Rose Bowl Stadium, 
recognized as home to one of 
the nation’s largest and longest 
running shows to celebrate 
America’s birthday, will host 
its 95th Annual AmericaFest 
Celebration in person this year 
on Sunday, July 4th. This follows 
last year’s virtual event due to 
the rising pandemic. The event 
is set to bring family and friends 
alike to celebrate in-person and 
enjoy in the patriotic festivities 
of the day in the Arroyo.

 The theme of this year’s annual 
celebration is “Celebrating 
America’s Perseverance” to 
recognize the nation’s ability 
to come together and stand 
stronger throughout the 
COVID-19 pandemic.

 According to event organizers, 
the theme will pay tribute 
to those who were front line 
workers of the pandemic. 

 The Rose Bowl Stadium has 
also partner with Jet Propulsion 
Laboratory to highlight their 
recent accomplishment in 
landing NASA’s Perseverance 
rover on Mars, as well as their 
dedication to earth sciences and 
the future explorations of the 
world’s solar systems to provide 
hope for the future discoveries 
in space officials said. 

 This year’s event program 
will include a fan-favorite, 
TNT Freestyle Motocross who 
entertains a wide range of 
demographics with a thrilling, 
high-flying, high-energy 
thirty-minute show. This stunt 
show will be full of action-
packed entertainment. Once 

Dine at El Portal July 20to Support Senior Center 

again, the Rose Bowl Stadium 
will pay tribute to the United 
States Military Veterans, Active 
Military Personnel, as well as 
our Fallen Heroes. The evening 
will also feature an hour-
long, musical performance 
by an American soul singer, 
Mendelyev, who is best known 
for having been a contender 
on NBC’s popular reality 
singing competition, The Voice. 
Mendelyev, along with his band, 
will bring a line-up of American 
classics for guests to sing along 
to and enjoy.

 Donors and supporters of the 
event will have the option to 
gain VIP field access viewing 
for the event – complete with 
a Rose Bowl commemorative 
blanket, BBQ dinner, and other 
amenities. Donors to the event 
will be also recognized on the 
Stadium’s two video screens 
leading up to the famed firework 
show. limited quantity of field 
seats are available. 
Event Timeline: 

3:00 p.m. – Parking Lots Open
5:30 p.m.– Gates Open 
Anyone who dines at El Portal 
in Pasadena on Tuesday, July 20, 
will have an opportunity to help 
support the Pasadena Senior 

 The Yucatecan/Mexican 
restaurant will donate 20 
percent of that day’s and 
evening’s profits to the center 
on behalf of everyone who says 
they want to help support the 
Pasadena Senior Center. Diners 
can eat at the restaurant or order 

 “We have been rolling up 
our sleeves and coming up 
with creative solutions to help 
keep our operations up and 
running during the COVID-19 
pandemic,” said Akila Gibbs, 
the center’s executive director. 
“Abel Ramirez, founder and 

co-owner of El Portal with his 
son Armando, is a living legacy 
for his passionate and inspiring 
advocacy for improving and 
supporting the lives of older 
adults, and I thank him from 
the bottom of my heart.” 

 El Portal is at 695 E. Green St. 
in Pasadena and will be open on 
July 20 from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. 
Reservations are requested. Call 

“’I want to support thePasadena Senior Center’ will 
be music to my ears on July 20,” 
Gibbs added. 

 Anyone who cannot dine at 
El Portal that day and evening 
will still have an opportunity to 
support the center by visiting: and 
clicking on the orange Donate 

6:30 p.m. – TNT Motocross
7:00 p.m. – Opening ceremonies 
and National Anthem 
7:45 p.m. – Musical performance 
by Haylee Joe
8:00 p.m. – TNT Motocross “All 
American Thrill Show” 
8:15 p.m. – Musical performance 
by NBC’s The Voice contestant, 
9:00 p.m. – Biggest Fireworks 
Show in Southern California 
For More information or tickets 
Photos, top AmericaFest 
2019 finale, top right, PyroSpectaculars getting fireworksready. By D. Lee/MVNews. 

Parks After 
Dark Returns

 Pasadena’s Parks, Recreation 
and Community Services 
Department (PRCS) invites 
the community to the 10th 
annual Parks After Dark 
programs. Parks After Dark 
takes advantage of our 
beautiful summer evenings 
by activating park spaces 
that provide youth and 
their families opportunities 
to experience healthy 
recreation and active 
lifestyles. Programming is 
led by PRCS with strong 
support from partners 
including various City 
departments like Police, 
Fire and Public Health, and 
several community-based 
organizations including the 
Armory Center for the Arts, 
Day One and Let’s Teach.

 “We invite everyone to 
participate in Parks After 
Dark this summer,” said 
Brenda Harvey-Williams, 
director of the Parks, 
Recreation and Community 
Services Department. 
“We’re proud to open our 
parks to encourage healthy 
living and provide fun, free, 
family-friendly activities 
throughout the city.” 

All activities are free. For 

a complete list of events 

and to pre-registration 


Reserving is recommended 

although on-site registration 

will also be available. 

Tournament: Royal CourtApplications Set to Open 

Participants selectedfor the Royal Court,
are required to be fully 
vaccinated and provide 
proof of vaccination.

 Applications for the 2022 
Pasadena Tournament of 
Roses Royal Court will be 
available on Monday, July 
26 on the Tournament of 
Roses website. The 2022 
Royal Court members 
will each receive a $7,500 
educational scholarship and 
serve as ambassadors of the 
Tournament of Roses, the 
Pasadena community and 
the greater Los Angeles area.

All are encouraged to 
apply and participate in 
one of the initial interview 
sessions at Tournament 
House on Saturday, 
September 11 or Monday, 
September 13. Participants 
are selected based upon a 
combination of qualities, 
including public speaking 
ability, youth leadership, 
academic achievement, 
and community and school 
involvement. Eligibility 
requirements are on the 
Tournament of Roses 

 With the cancellation 
of the 2021 Rose Parade, 
those who were looking 
forward to applying for 
the 2021 Royal Court, are 
encouraged to apply for the 
2022 Royal Court. Eligibility 
requirements have been 
extended to include 
applicants who would have 

South Pas City Council toResume In-Person Meetings 

Commission meetings. 

 The July 7, South Pasadena Under this hybrid model, 
City Council regular members of the public will 
meeting is scheduled to be have the option to either 
the first in-person/virtual participate in-person at 
hybrid public meeting in the the Council Chambers or 
City. Following 15 months virtually via Zoom. The 
of virtual meetings only, hybrid model aims to ensure 
the Council Chambers will all members of the public 
reopen on July 7 to host have continued access to 
hybrid City Council and meetings. 

been eligible for the 2021 
Royal Court.

 Royal Court members 
experience countless 
benefits; becoming part of 
an organization dedicated 
to hands-on volunteerism, 
discovering opportunities to 
connect with and give back 
to the local community, 
developing public speaking 
skills, and growing self-
confidence. The Rose Queen 
and Royal Court are iconic 
traditions, steeped in the 
Pasadena Tournament of 
Roses’ history and will 
continue as a treasured 

 Please note that Royal Court 
interview participants, and 
those who are selected for 
the Royal Court, are required 
to be fully vaccinated and 
provide proof of vaccination 
during the application 
process before the initial 
interview sessions. A 
person is considered fully 
vaccinated two weeks 
after having all doses of a 
CDC approved COVID-19 
vaccine; two doses for Pfizer 
or Moderna and one dose 
for Johnson & Johnson.

 The 2022 Royal Court will 
ride down Colorado Blvd. 
on the Royal Court float 
in the 133rd Rose Parade 
presented by Honda and 
attend the 108th Rose Bowl 
Game, both on Saturday, 
January 1, 2022

Royal Court eligibility 
requirements and additional 
information can be found