Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, September 4, 2021

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, September 4, 2021 

Labor DayClosures, 

 Pasadena residents and 
businesses are reminded 
that City Hall and many city 
services will be closed on 
Monday, in observance of 
Labor Day. Specific closures 
and exceptions are noted 

 Trash and recycling services 
will be postponed by one day. 
Monday pickup will occur 
on Tuesday; Tuesday pickup 
on Wednesday; Wednesday 
pickup on Thursday; Thursday 
pickup on Friday; and Friday 
pickup on Saturday. There 
will be no bulky item pickups 
on Saturday or Monday.

 The Citizen Service Center 
will be closed Monday, and 
will resume regular hours on 

 Pasadena residents and 
businesses experiencing 
power emergencies should 
call Pasadena Water and 
Power (PWP) at (626) 7444673. 
For water-related 
emergencies, call (626)
744-4138. PWP’s regularCustomer Call Center will 
be closed for the holiday, butcustomers can access their 
accounts and pay bills onlineat: or by calling 
(626) 744-4005.

The City’s Municipal Services 
Payment Center and ParkingOffice will be closed on Labor 
Day. All parking meters notposted as “No Parking” will be 
free and time limits will not 
be enforced. Violations for 
overnight parking, red curbparking, “No Parking” zones,
and blocking fire hydrantswill continue to be enforced. 
Regular enforcement 
resumes Tuesday, Sept. 

7. Online permitting 
services are available 24/7 
Pasadena Transit bus 
service and Dial-A-Ride 
transportation will not 
operate on Labor Day. 
Normal service will resume 
on Tuesday.

 All Pasadena Public Libraries 
will be closed on Sunday and 
Monday and will return to 
regular schedules on Tuesday.

 All recreation and 
community centers operated 
by the City’s Parks, Recreation 
and Community Services 
Department will be closed on 
Labor Day, but all parks will 
be open for picnics, fun and 
play. No site reservations are 
accepted for the holiday.

 The city of Pasadena wishes 
for everyone to celebrate the 
holiday weekend responsibly. 
The very contagious, very 
aggressive COVID-19 Delta 
variant is causing a dangerous 
increase in illness and 
hospitalizations. Pasadena 
Public Health Department 
urges all those not yet 
vaccinated to get vaccinated 
as soon as possible. A list 
of Pasadena vaccination 
locations is available at
Vaccinate-Pasadena. Please 
continue to practice physical 
distancing; wash hands often; 
and wear face coverings when 
in indoor public settings 
and outdoor crowded areas, 
regardless of vaccination 
status, to help reduce 
the spread of COVID-19 
in our community. For 
more information visit:

 Pasadena Police and Fire 
Departments will continue 
to be staffed for all patrol, 
jail, fire, paramedic and other 
emergency services. For life-
threatening emergencies, 
always dial 9-1-1. If you see 
something, say something. 
Report suspicious activity to 
Pasadena Police Department 
at (626) 744-4241. 

Wiggle Waggle Walk Back in PAW-son 

Walkers and runners 
will have the option toparticipate virtually orin person this year 

Grab your walking shoes 
and a leash for the 23rd 
Wiggle Waggle Walk at 
Brookside Park at the 
Rose Bowl in Pasadena on 
Sunday, September 19. The 
Pasadena Humane Society & 
SPCA (PHS) hopes to raise 
$250,000 from the event, 
which will be used for food, 
shelter and medical care 
for the more than 12,000 
homeless pets they care for 
every year. As of Friday, they 
have already raised $166.200. 

 Animal lovers are 
encouraged to fundraiser for 
the animals by registering 
as an individual or as part 
of a team on the Wiggle 
Waggle Walk website and 
asking family, friends and 
co-workers for donations. 
Supporters who are unable 
to attend the event can still 
donate via the Walk website.

 So far, the team, “KFI Wake 
Up Call Wigglers” lead the 
donations with $19,716raised. Team “Let’s Wag 
More Bark Less” are a close 
second rasing $17,264.

 Participants can choose 

to walk a 1- or 3-mile loop 
around the Rose Bowl or 
stay behind to enjoy vendor 
booths at Brookside Park. 
Attendees do not need a 
dog to join the fun—just a 
desire to help animals. For 
safety reasons, cats and other 
non-canine critters are not 
allowed at the 

 Virtual participants are 
invited to walk and run in 
their neighborhoods.

 “The Wiggle Waggle 
Walk & Run is our biggest 
fundraiser of the year, with 
proceeds helping to save the 
lives of thousands of animals 
in our community with 
programs such as foster care, 
kitten nursery, animal ICU, 
wildlife rehabilitation, spay/
neuter, adoptions and animal 
rescue,” organizers said.

 General and Virtual 
Registration (to September 
17 at Noon) is $50 and 
includes a Wiggle Waggle 
Walk t-shirt, bib number 
and bandana for your 
dog. After September 17, 
the registration fee will 
be $65. Pre-registration is 
encouraged, but Walkers 
may also register at the event. 
There are more great prizes 
when you raise $100, $250, 
$500, or more.

 Check-in opens at 8:00 

Senior Center Flagpole tobe Rededicated Sept. 11 

The Pasadena Senior 
Center flagpole is set to 
be rededicated on 20th 
anniversary of Sept. 11 after 
being vandalized in February. 
The steel rope was cut and 
extracted from the pulley 
system and the flag was stolen 
officials said. 

 The flagpole will be 
rededicated during a public 
ceremony Saturday, Sept. 
11, at 10 a.m. at the center, 
85 E. Holly St., in honor of 
everyone who perished at 
the hands of terrorists on 
America’s darkest day. 

During the ceremony, 
Pasadena firefighters from 
Station 31 on South Fair Oaks 
Avenue will install a new 
pulley system via a hook-andladder 
fire truck. Augustine 
Grube, commander of 
American Legion Post 13 in 
Pasadena, will present a new 
American flag donated by the 

After the new flag has been 
raised, boy scouts from 
Troop 351 in San Marino will 
lead the Pledge of Allegiance. 

Akila Gibbs, executive 
director of the Pasadena 
Senior Center, will make 
brief remarks. 

 “We have had many 
inquiries from veterans and 
others as to why the flag was 
not raised here on Veterans 
Day, Memorial Day and the 
Fourth of July,” said Gibbs. 
“I want to extend a special 
invitation to all veterans, and 
everyone, to attend this very 
special event.” 

 The Pasadena Senior Center 
is an independent, nonprofit 
organization that has been 
serving adults 50 and older for 
more than 60 years. For more 
information about the center’s 
programs and services, visit: or 
call 626-795-4331. 

a.m. at Brookside Park. The 
Walk begins at 9:00 a.m. andfestivities, including vendorbooths, team photos, foodtrucks, music and more, 
will continue until 11 a.m. 
Brookside Park is located at 
360 North Arroyo Blvd inPasadena. 
For more information 
and to register, visit 


 The City of South Pasadena 
is undertaking a process 
to revise its Strategic Plan 
and is seeking input from 
the community. The city 
is encouraging residents 
and stakeholders to play an 
integral role in developing 
a new community-wide 
strategic plan by participating 
in one of two public focus 

 The first Zoom meeting 
will be held Thursday from 

7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and 
second Zoom meeting will 
be Wednesday, September 22, 
from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 
The virtual focus groups will 
be interactive discussions, 
led by a facilitator, where 
residents are invited to 
share concerns, challenges, 
opportunities and aspirations 
for the city. The focus groups 
will be held via zoom; 
registration is not required.

 Community engagement 
is a vital component of the 
strategic plan and the input 
provided will be key in 
developing needs, priorities, 
goals and strategies that will 
guide the City’s vision for the 
future. The City Council will 
hold the strategic planning 
session on October 8 and 
October 9. The meeting will 
be broadcast live and 
recorded for the public to 
view. A separate notice for 
the meeting will be posted in 
accordance with the Brown 

 The Strategic Planning 
process is intended to be 
a thought-provoking and 
comprehensive examination 
of the key issues confronting 
the community and 
identification of an agreed 
upon set of priorities which 
guides decision-making for 
the City Council.

 For more information and 
the Zoom Meeting ID visit:, search 
“Strategic Planning 2021.” 

Tournament to Hold Dia de 
los Muertos Art Competition 

Submissions due by noonFriday, October 8 with the 
winners bining announcedSaturday, October 30 

The Pasadena Tournament 
of Roses announced Thursday 
the second annual Dia de 
los Muertos art competition, 
a celebration of art. In 
partnership with the Mexican 
Consulate in Los Angeles and 
the Lucille & Edward R. Roybal 
Foundation, winners will be 
awarded scholarships and giftcards in three age categories: 4 
to 8, 9 to 13 and 14 to 18.

A tradition in Mexico and 
Central America that goes back 
more than 3,000 years, Dia le los 
Muertos is an annual holiday 
that is now celebrated around 
the world. A celebration of life 
and death, the holiday spans 
two-days, during which it is 
believed that the spirit world 
and the real world become one, 
even if only for a moment. 

 “When it comes to traditions, 
festivities and flowers – we 
get the appeal,” Tournament 
officials said. “As an 
organization that’s all about a 
rose, the Pasadena Tournament 
of Roses can appreciate that 
the marigold holds such 
a prestigious place in this 

 According to event organizers, 
to enter, you must be between 
the ages of 4 and 18. Your 
masterpiece can take any 
shape or form, as long as it 
celebrates, reflects and honors 
the traditions of Dia de los 

 These are few ideas of what you 
can create and submit: 
Construct an ofrenda (altar) 
Build a visual art presentation 
Create a floral arrangement 
Make and decorate a Sugar 
Make a traditional Dia de los 
Muertos costume 
Write a literary calaveraPaint a face with traditional Dia 
de los Muertos makeup 
Create an art piece featuring 
marigolds and/or monarch 


 For more information and 
submission details visit:
Related News 
Tournament of Roses and the 
Ups Store to give 14,000 books 
to Pasadena-area students 
starting on International 
Literacy Day

 Seven thousand Pasadena-area 
elementary school children will 
each receive two books given by 
The UPS Store and the Marine 
Toys for Tots Foundation and 
distributed by Tournament 
of Roses volunteer members 
and Pasadena Unified School 
District (PUSD). To kick off the 
Tournament of Roses month-
long book distribution and 
literacy advocacy campaign, 
the group will hold a brief 
program and sorting of books 
at Rosemont Pavilion and will 
make the first distribution of 
books to San Rafael Elementary 
School in celebration of 
International Literacy Day 
September 8.

 As part of The UPS Store 
literacy sponsorship for the 
2022 Rose Parade®, The UPS 
Store and the Marine Toys 
for Tots Foundation donated 
14,000 books through its 
Toys Tots Literacy Program, 
providing two books to each 
child in public elementary 
schools in PUSD. For more 
information on the Toys for 
Tots Literacy Program visit: 

South Pasadena Scary StoryContest for Kids and Teens 

per person. No weapons may 

 In celebration of Halloween, be used in the story. All entries 
the South Pasadena Public must be the original work of the 
Library will hold a Scary student. Parents may transcribe 
Story Contest. Children and a young child’s story. Entries 
teens in grades Kindergarten will be judged for creativity 
through 12th grade are invited and originality. The winning 
to submit entries to the South compositions will be featured 
Pasadena Public Library on the library’s website and 
from now through Saturday, social media. 
September 18. Submissions The entries will be judged 
should be delivered to the by the Children’s Services 
South Pasadena Public Library librarians and by special judge, 
Children’s Services desk. The Sam Wineman, a Los Angeles 
winners will be announced in based writer and director 
mid-October. known for his horror film, The 

 Submissions must include Quiet Room. The Scary Story 
an official entry form, which Contest is sponsored by the 
are available on the Children’s Friends of the South Pasadena 
Services web page at: Public Library, Inc. The library is located 1414 
and in the library. Submitted Mission Street, South Pasadena. 
stories can be up to 300 words, For more information call (626) 
or one page typed. One entry 403-7200. 

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