Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, October 2, 2021

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Mountain View News Saturday, October 2, 2021 
Flu Shot Clinics at the Library Finalists Selected for the Governor Signs SB 381 Allows 

-Monday, Oct. 18 • 2-4:30 Tournament Royal Court Purchase of 710 Properties
Pasadena Public Library p.m. • San Rafael Branch 

Council dialogues that resulted

is set to offer free flu shot Library Bill Gets Caltrans Out in SB 381. 
and COVID-19 clinics in - Thursday, Oct. 21 • 2-4:30 of Housing in South SB 381 gives current tenants of 
partnership with Pasadena p.m. • Santa Catalina Branch Pasadena single-family and multi-familyPublic Health Department. Library residences new opportunities 

Vaccine supplies are limited - Monday, Oct. 25 • 2-4:30 As a follow up to his successful to purchase properties. The 
and available on a first-come, p.m. • Hill Avenue Branch negotiation to end the threat City of South Pasadena will be 
of the 710 Freeway and enact able to sell historical homes at

first-served basis. Masks are Library 

protections for non-profits fair market value and use the

required. Please wear short - Wednesday, Oct. 27 • 

operating in the 710 corridor, funds generated to reinvest

sleeves. 2-4:30 p.m. • Allendale 

Senator Anthony Portantino in affordable housing. The

Free flu shots are available to Branch Library 

worked closely with the City of measure requires that for everythose six months and older. Pasadena Public Library South Pasadena to accelerate historical home that is sold, the 
COVID-19 vaccines are offers a free flu shot the transition of Caltrans City must create three affordable 
available to anyone 12 years clinic in partnership with owned homes out of the state’s housing units. In addition, the 
and older. Children under 18 Huntington Hospital hands. The collaboration led to bill provides that Caltrans must 
years must be accompanied Community Outreach. the drafting of Senate Bill 381. start to sell unoccupied units 
by a parent/guardian. Vaccine supplies are limited Portantino joined Governor by June 30, 2022 and allows 

Newsom in Oakland Friday the City of South Pasadena to

Monday, Oct. 4 • 2-4:30 to only 100 flu shots and are 

as he signed 27 housing bills buy properties at acquisition

p.m. • La Pintoresca Branch available on a first-come, 
into law. SB 381 provides price, which must be used for

Library first-served basis. Masks are School; (#192) Parisa Haq, 

protections for existing affordable rentals for 55 years 

-Thursday, Oct. 7 • 2-4:30 required. Please wear short Before the final round of Arcadia High School. tenants, includes a strategy to and affordable home ownership
p.m. • Lamanda Park Branch sleeves. interviews, the 29 finalists Second row, from left: (#7) protect historic homes, and for 45 years. Construction or 
Library For more information visit: for the 2022 Royal Court Seojin Yun, La Cañada gives flexibility to the City of acquisition must begin by Dec 
-Thursday, Oct. 14 • 2-4:30 by Citizens High School; (#118) South Pasadena to create more 31, 2025 as outlined in the SB 
p.m. • Linda Vista Branch health or call (626) 744-Business Bank took a group Abigail Griffith, Pasadena affordable housing. 381. All tenants who do not buyLibrary 6000. photo Monday on the front High School; (#62) Jenna “I want to thank the Governor will get first right of occupancy. 
steps of Tournament House. Milbrodt, La Cañada High for signing SB 381 and “At long last, the enactmentCelebrate Latino Heritage Applicants from 24 Pasadena School; (#233) Brooke Miller, providing South Pasadena an of SB 381 represents the final 
opportunity to protect our chapter in the State’s long-
area schools participated in Flintridge Sacred Heart 

Join the City of Pasadena and the Latino Heritage Committee the interview process and Academy; (#89) Charlotte historic homes and expand standing efforts to build 

affordable housing options,” another freeway through the

for Pasadena’s 23rd annual Latino Heritage Celebration. Due 

seven of the finalists will be Bradley-McKinnon, John Portantino said. “Since the small town of South Pasadena,” 

to COVID-19, this year’s celebration does not include a parade 

named to the 2022 Royal Marshall Fundamental High SR 710 freeway gap can no stated South Pasadena Mayor

or festival but instead features an entire month of free, family-

Court on October 4. School; (#117) Sarah Davey, longer be built, South Pasadena Diana Mahmud. “Among

friendly virtual and outdoor events. All events comply with 

Members of the 2022 Pasadena High School; (#63) expressed a need for legislative other things, SB 381 assures all

Pasadena Public Health Department COVID-19 protocols: 

Royal Court will each Amadi Weser, Flintridge changes to the current sales current tenants of properties

Paint and Aguas Frescas 

Preparatory School. process and existing tenants purchased in anticipation of

Saturday, Oct. 9, 3 p.m., Villa Parke, 363 E. Villa St. receive a $7,500 educational 

needed protections. With SB the freeway’s construction

Join us for paint and aguas frescas! Participants will have the scholarship and serve Third row, from left:(#112) 

381, we were able to achieve all will have the opportunity

opportunity to create their very own painting while enjoying a as ambassadors of the Ava Feldman, South 

these goals while offering the to acquire their residences

tasty cantarito of agua fresca! Art kits and aguas will be provided. Tournament of Roses, the Pasadena High School; (39) 

City the opportunity to control before it is offered to a third

Participants will paint under the instruction of an experienced Pasadena community and Nadia Chung, La Cañada 

the process going forward.” party, and permits the City to

artist. Register now at 

the greater Los Angeles area. High School; (#227) Anya Early in 2017, Caltrans purchase unoccupied Caltrans

Latino Heritage Concert in the Park

 Royal Court members Yang, Arcadia High School; began dispensing properties homes at acquisition cost

Saturday, Oct. 16, 5 p.m., Memorial Park, 85 E. Holly St. 

experience countless (#166) Celine Tsai, Temple as required by SB 416 and the for vitally needed affordable

¡Bailemos! Let’s dance! Latino Heritage would not be complete 

benefits; becoming part of City High School; (#15) Roberti Act. SB 416 and the housing. In addition, this new

without a celebration of Latin music! Join us for a live music 

an organization dedicated Swetha Somasundaram, Roberti Act govern the sale of law allows South Pasadena to

celebration at the Memorial Park Bandshell. Dance to traditional 

Arcadia High School; (#34) sell at market rate unoccupied

hits with strong salsa beats. This is a great event for the whole to hands-on volunteerism, surplus property and outline 

the priority order of who historic homes previously

family. Bring your blanket, lawn chairs, and dancing shoes! discovering opportunities to Jaeda Walden, La Cañada 

can purchase. In 2019, the acquired by Caltrans, with the

Register now at connect with and give back High School; (#79) Anita 

Governor signed Portantino’s proceeds of that sale used for

Virtual Event: Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Sugar to the local community, Abledu, John Marshall 

SB 7, which ended the SR 710 affordable housing. Senator

Skull Craft developing public speaking Fundamental High School. 

extension project. To date, Portantino long opposed the

Saturday, Oct. 30, 10 a.m. 

skills, and growing self-Top row, from left: (#200) Caltrans has sold less than 15 proposed freeway, and now

Participants will follow step-by-step instructions to create a 

confidence. Grace Nakane, Westridge properties and will be looking has acted strategically to assist

fun and unique calavera. Art kits will be available for pick-up 

Volunteer members of the School; (#122) Claire Stiles, to move forward with the the City in addressing the

for registered participants at Villa Parke Community Center. 

Tournament of Roses’ Queen Maranatha High School; disposition of the remaining consequences of that failed

Registration opens Oct. 1: 

and Court Committee made (#103) Laila Ward, High 445 properties this year. effort. We are deeply grateful

Pre-registration for events is recommended but not required. 

Current statue allows cities to the Senator for his continued

For more information on these and other upcoming events, visit its selections based on a School: Polytechnic School 

to purchase only occupied and support and advocacy for our, follow @PasadenaParksandRec on number of criteria including (graduated 2021) Current: 

unoccupied multi-family units, city, and count ourselves very

Facebook and Instagram, or call (626) 744-6530. academic achievement University of Southern 

but cities must still compete fortunate to be represented by

Pasadena Public Library is also celebrating Latino Heritage community and school California (USC); (#96) 

with other Housing Related him,” she added.

month with a wide variety of free programs and activities. For involvement, public Isabelle Hopf, Mayfield 

Entities (HREs) to win the bid. The imbalance between

details on these events, visit: 

speaking ability and youth Senior School; (#179) Ella Additionally, current statute supply and demand has driven 
leadership. Bogen, La Cañada High sets the sales price for cities at a California housing costs to 
The 2022 Royal Court will School; (#36) Malia Wilson, “reasonable price” determined be the highest in the nation, 
ride down Colorado Blvd. La Salle High School; by various factors. However, with an average median home 
on the Royal Court float (#5) Renée Deramerian, a substantial number of these price now 2.5 times the U.S. 
in the 133rd Rose Parade Flintridge Sacred Heart homes need significant repairs median. These high prices 
and at the same time must have prohibited occupations

presented by Honda and Academy; (#29) Gwynn 

be rented or sold at amounts like teachers, nurses, public

attend the 108th Rose Bowl Schliesser, La Cañada High 

based upon affordable income safety officers and younger

Game, both on Saturday, School. 

criteria. professionals the ability to

January 1, 2022. The Tournament of Roses is 

In order to bring more clarity afford owning a home. SB 381The 29 Royal Court Finalists a volunteer organization that and local flexibility, the South will make it economically viable 
are: hosts America’s New Year Pasadena City Council asked for the City of South Pasadena 
First row, from left: Celebration with the Rose Portantino to help. After the to purchase, substantially(#11) Sebina Rothschild, Parade presented by Honda, initial conversation, the city, rehabilitate, maintain, and 
Arcadia High School; (#37) the Rose Bowl Game and community and historical administer an affordable 
McKenzie Street, Flintridge a variety of accompanying society conducted a series of housing program to the benefit 

community meetings and City of the community.

Sacred Heart Academy; events. The Association’s 935 
(#221) Rylie Harada, volunteer members supplyArcadia High School; (#90) more than 80,000 hours of Religions of the World:
Shaina Clorfeine, La Cañada manpower, which will drive 
High School; (#66) Jeannine the success of 133rd Rose Theme for Masters Series 
Briggs, John Marshall Parade, themed “Dream. 

at Pasadena Senior Center

Fundamental High School; Believe. Achieve.” 
(#212) Samantha Molina, For more information, visit: The fall term of The Masters 
South Pasadena High Series, with the theme 

Religions of the World, willCity Hires New Building Official 
be onsite at the Pasadena 
Senior Center Tuesdays to

The City of Pasadena 

Department of Planning and Oct. 19, from 2 to 4 p.m. 
Community Development Religion has always played 
(PCD) has announced the a role in human society, 
hiring of new Building Official from nonverbal prehistoryRon Takiguchi, P.E., CBO. Mr. to the prominent place of 
Takiguchi is a tenured building religion in contemporaryofficial with more than 30 years life. Living in a multicultural professor of religious studies of experience, most recently 

society, it is important to at CSUN for many years and

with the City of Burbank as 

understand what is sacred served a term as chair of the

assistant director/building 

in religions and the central Department of Religious

official. He also served as the 

myths, rituals, texts and Studies.

chief building official with the 

City of Santa Monica and as scriptures that shape ancient Her areas of concentration 
deputy building official with and modern expressions of include world religions, 
the County of Los Angeles. these traditions. Islam in India, South Asian 

Mr. Takiguchi will manage Dr. Phyllis Herman, religious traditions and 
the Building & Safety Division the safe occupancy of buildings professor of religious women and religion. She of PCD and the plan check through proper application studies at California State has contributed chapters to 

and building inspection of codes and standards while University, Northridge, will several notable books andfunctions. He asserts that considering innovation and 

introduce participants in articles on nationalist and

Building & Safety should be creative design. 

The Masters Series to archaic feminine theories, women

a facilitator of projects while “As building official, Mr. 

assisting homeowners, business Takiguchi will oversee and tribal religious practices, and religion, and Hindu 
operators, contractors and the building plan check Hinduism, Buddhism, ideas of kingship. She also 
developers in the permitting review process for all new Judaism, Christianity and co-edited a book titled “The 

process. He highly believes in development in the City as Islam. Constant and Changing 
well as the building inspection Oct. 12 – Christianity: the life Face of the Goddess: 
process. Ron’s extensive of Jesus and developments Goddess Traditions in Asia” 
experience in administering into and within this religion. that features essays written 

municipal building codes 

Oct. 19 – Islam: from by established scholars. 

will be a welcome asset to the 

Muhammad to the world. The cost for the six-week

Department of Planning and 

To register or for more series is only $75 for

Community Development as 

information, visit: members of the Pasadena

we look to implement a 100% Senior Center and $90 for

online process,” says David 
Reyes, director planning and and click on Masters Series nonmembers. 
community development. Lifelong Learning, call 626-The center, at 85 E. Holly

Mr. Takiguchi is a registered 795-4331 or email AnnieL@ St., is an independent, 
professional engineer and a nonprofit. Masks and social 

certified building official. He Everyone who registers will distancing are required foris an adjunct faculty member 

receive email instructions onsite activities. For more 

at UCLA Extension in the 

for joining each week’s information about onsite

Department of Engineering 

Zoom class online. as well as online activities

and Technology. 
Mr. Takiguchi will join the Herman, who earned and other programs visit 
City of Pasadena on Oct. 25, her PhD in the history of the website or call 626-795

2021. religion at UCLA, has been a 4331. 

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