Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, October 9, 2021

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, October 9, 2021 


The Pasadena Public 
Health Department 
(PPHD) joins the Centers 
for Disease Control 
and Prevention (CDC) 
in offering advice on 
celebrating Halloween in 
a lower-risk environment 
to help reduce the spread 
of COVID-19. As children 
under age 12 years 
are not yet eligible for 
COVID-19 vaccination 
and COVID-19 is still 
widespread in our 
community, precautions 
are highly recommended 
at this time. 


 Wear a face mask that fits 
well and covers the nose, 
mouth, and chin. Masks 
must be worn indoors in 
accordance with the health 
officer order, and should be 
worn outdoors in crowded 
situations when it’s not 
possible to maintain 6 feet 
of physical distancing.
A costume mask is not a 
substitute for a protective 
If you are sick, or you 
have been in contact 
with someone who is sick 
with COVID-19 or has 

symptoms of COVID-19, 

stay home and away from 
Activities should take place 
Avoid confined spaces; stay 
away from indoor spaces 
that do not allow for easy 
distancing of at least 6 feet 
between you and others.
Stay at least 6 feet away 
from anyone who doesn’t 
live with you, especially 
while talking, eating, 
drinking, and singing.
Wash or sanitize your 
hands often. 
The City reminds residents 
of Halloween fire safety 
tips, including using 
battery-operated candles 
or glow sticks in jack-olanterns 
and keeping exits 
and escape routes clear 
of decorations. It is also 
a good time to make sure 
that all smoke alarms in 
your home are working.

 During the holiday 
season, it is especially 
important to avoid driving 
under the influence. 
Remember that “DUI 
Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” 
If you take prescription 
drugs, particularly those 
with a driving or operating 
machinery warning on 
the label, you might be 
impaired enough to get a 
DUI. Marijuana can also 
be impairing, especially in 
combination with alcohol 
or other drugs, and can 
result in a DUI. The City 
also urges drivers to plan 
routes in advance and 
avoid texting or otherwise 
using a cell phone while 

LeVar Burton Picked as TofR Grand Marshal 

Beloved actor, director, 
educator and lifelong children’s 
literacy advocate, LeVar 
Burton has been selected the 
2022 Grand Marshal after 
Tournament of Roses President 
Bob Miller revealed Tuesday 
the closely guarded secret with 
fanfare on the front steps of 
Tournament House.

 “LeVar Burton perfectly 
epitomizes this year’s theme.” 
Miller said. “The 2022 theme 
is “Dream. Believe. Achieve.” 
and celebrates education and 
the determination of those who 
travel the path from dream to 
reality. I am proud to represent 
the 935 volunteer members in 
welcoming LeVar to share in 
the joy of promise and healthy 
possibilities for a new year.”

 Burton has entertained 
generations; as former host and 
executive producer of PBS’s 
“Reading Rainbow;” starring as 
Kunta Kinte in the acclaimed 
television mini-series “Roots” 
and as Lt. Commander Geordi 
La Forge in “Star Trek: The Next 
Generation television series 
Miller announced.

 “Never underestimate the 
power of a dream,” Burton 
said. “The theme is, Dream, 
Believe, Achieve and that is the 
process, there is an absolute link 
between that which we dream 
and that which we achieve 
and the middle connecter 
is imagination, to be here 

and represent my family the 
Burton’s... we thank you for this 
high honor. We are so excited 
for New years Day.” 

 Miller ended the 
announcement with a story, 
“In 1989 Stephanie [Stephanie 
Cozart Burton] worked for 
Avon, the Tournament and 
Avon had a deal, and she was 
one of the makeup artists that 
took care of our court, in that 
year. So now we come full 
circle... there is always a plan. 
I’m going to end this my saying, 
we want to welcome LeVar and 
Stephanie to the Tournament of 
Roses family for live.” 

Burton has been nominated for 
three Primetime Emmy Awards 
along with 27 Daytime Emmy 
nominations, culminating in 
21 wins. During its 26-year 
run, 1983 to 2009, “Reading 
Rainbow” was not only one of 
the longest running children’s 
television shows in history 
but won more than 25 awards 
including 10 for outstanding 
series and the prestigious George 
Foster Peabody Award. LeVar 
has also been nominated twice 
for the Spoken Word Grammy 
Award and won in 1999, for 
narrating “The Autobiography 
of Martin Luther King Jr.”

 Currently, he hosts his own 
podcast, ‘LeVar Burton Reads’ 
now in Season 9, sharing the best 
short fiction and handpicked by 
the best voice in podcasting and 

Bonds Approved for NewHope Center Apartments 

 The Los Angeles County Board 
of Supervisor, on Tuesday, 
approved $18.7 million in 
Multifamily Housing Revenue 
Bonds for the Salvation Army 
Pasadena Hope Center to 
develop and construct a 66unit 
apartment complex, 
further supporting the County’s 
previous financing of the Hope 
Center project.

 The revenue bonds are in 
addition to County funding 
for the project, which includes 
nearly $4.5 million from the 
County’s Notice of Funding 
Availability and $350,000 in 
Fifth Supervisorial District 
Homeless Services Center 

 “By providing housing 
and supportive services in a 
centralized location, we can 
uplift people experiencing 
homelessness in Pasadena as 
they get back on their feet and 
on the pathway to stability and 
success,” Supervisor Barger said. 
“I’m grateful to our partners at 
the Salvation Army for their 
dedication and thoughtful 
approach to providing housing, 
help, and hope.”

 The complex will be four stories 
and 47,200 square feet and will 
provide 65 studio apartments of 
permanent supportive housing 
for single adults experiencing 
homelessness, plus one two-
bedroom manager’s apartment. 
With support from the Home 

Depot Foundation, 16 of the 
units will be reserved for 

 “This is much more than a 
building—it is a way to offer 
housing to those most in need 
and help feed working families 
right here in this community 
who cannot make ends meet," 
said Pilar Buelna, Divisional 
Director of Development for 
the Salvation Army. "We will be 
able to expand our services for 
those who already depend on 
us every day for their stability 
and survival. We want to thank 
Supervisor Barger for helping 
us take one more step towards 
doing the most good here in 

 Amenities include a library, 
courtyard, yoga room, and 
multiple outdoor decks 
for residents. Additionally, 
the apartments will be 
complemented by a new food 
bank and office space for 
service providers to offer onsite 
supportive services in the 9,000 
square-foot Social Services 
Center on the bottom floor of 
the four-story building.

 The Apartments will be located 
at 1000 East Walnut Street. 
An existing two-story office 
building currently onsite will 
be demolished. There will be 
a groundbreaking ceremony 
on Oct. 12. Construction is 
expected to take about 14 

has a YouTube Series ‘This Is My 
Story’ which highlights racism 
in America. 

LeVar will ride in the 133rd 
Rose Parade and join in the pregame 
celebration of the 108th 
Rose Bowl Game both are held 
on Saturday, January 1, 2022.

Story and photo by Dean Lee 


 The City of Pasadena is 
observing National Disability 
Employment Awareness 
Month, an annual awareness 
campaign that takes place each 
October. National Disability 
Employment Awareness Month 
aims to educate the public 
about disability employment 
issues and celebrate the many 
and varied contributions 
of America’s workers with 

 This year’s theme is “America’s 
Recovery: Powered by 
Inclusion.” The Pasadena 
City Council proclaimed 
October as National Disability 
Employment Awareness Month 
in Pasadena, and Mayor Victor 
Gordo will join Pasadena 
Civitan, a local service group 
whose current mission includes 
increasing employment for 
individuals with intellectual 
and developmental disabilities, 
to present an award to local 
employers of people with 

 The history of National 
Disability Employment 
Awareness Month traces 
back to 1945 when Congress 
enacted a law declaring the 
first week in October each 
year “National Employ the 
Physically Handicapped Week.” 
In 1962, the word “physically” 
was removed to acknowledge 
the employment needs and 
contributions of individuals 
with all types of disabilities. In 
1988, Congress expanded the 
week to a month and changed 
the name to National Disability 
Employment Awareness 

 “The city of Pasadena is 
proud to be a part of this 
year’s National Disability 
Employment Awareness 
Month,” said Brenda Harvey-
Williams, Parks, Recreation, 
and Community Services 
Director. “We want to share 
the important message that 
we value all perspectives in the 
workplace, including those of 
individuals with disabilities.”

 Employers and employees 
in all industries can learn 
more about how to participate 
in National Disability 
Employment Awareness 
Month and ways they can 
promote its messages — during 
October and throughout the 
year — by visiting:

2022 Royal Court Revealed 

Pictured From left to right: Jeannine Briggs, John Marshall

Fundamental High School; Abigail Griffith, Pasadena High

School; Nadia Chung, La Cañada High School; Jaeda Walden,
La Cañada High School; Pasadena Mayor Victor Gordo; SwethaSomasundaram, Arcadia High School; Ava Feldman, SouthPasadena High School; McKenzie Street, Flintridge Sacred Heart

Photo by D. Lee MVNews 

The Tournament of Roses 
announced Monday the 
seven members of the 
2022 Royal Court that will 
serve as ambassadors of the 
Tournament of Roses, the 
Pasadena community and 
the greater Los Angeles area. 
Each will receive a $7,500 
educational scholarship. The 
Rose Queen and Royal Court 
are iconic traditions, steeped 
in the Pasadena Tournament of 
Roses’ history and continue as a 
treasured legacy. 

 Applicants from 24 Pasadena 
area schools participated in 
the interview process, and 
volunteer members of the 
Tournament of Roses’ Queen 
and Court Committee selected 
the Royal Court based on 
several criteria, including 
public speaking ability, 
academic achievement, youth 
leadership; and community 
and school involvement.

 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-

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

 The seven members of the 
2022 Royal Court are (inalphabetical order): Jeannine 
Briggs, Nadia Chung, Ava 
Feldman, Abigail Griffith, 
Swetha Somasundaram, 
McKenzie Street and Jaeda 

 For complete biographies of 
the 2022 Royal Court, please 

 The Announcement and 
Coronation of the 103rd Rose 
Queen and Presentation of the 
2022 Royal Court presented by 
Citizens Business Bank will be 
held on Tuesday, October 26, on 
the front lawn of Tournament 

Kidspace Museum is setto Celebrate Halloween 

It’s pumpkin time. And as our Pumpkin. 
special treat, from October You can join the Kidspace 
12-31 Kidspace Children’s Halloween parade weekdays 
Museum is hosting the most at 11:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m., 
adorable Halloween event ever and on weekends at 11:15 
for you and your little pumpkin. a.m., 2:15 p.m. and 4:15 p.m.

 Everyone is invited to For more information about 
march, dance, and strut the celebrating Halloween at 
orange catwalk in our fanciful Kidspace, to buy tickets online, 
Halloween parade—costumes visit 
encouraged. We’ll have free Don’t forget to stop by our 
pumpkin decorating, silly story Nature Exchange to visit our 
times, and up-close visits with Sssensational Sssnakes every 
our hairy-not-scary spider day through Halloween. 
friends every day starting All Halloween activities 
October 12. Get creative and access to Kidspace 
making costumes, masks, exhibitions and outdoor spaces 
crowns, and accessories out of are included with general 
carboard in Ye Olde Costume admission, which is $14.95 for 
Shoppe, a free family program adults and children over the age 
at Imagination Workshop. of 1. Tickets must be reserved 

 As an extra-special treat, on online at 
Halloween weekend October In order to allow for social 
30 and 31st, Bob Baker distancing and protect the 
Marionette Theater presents safety of visitors and staff, 
HaLLoWe’eN SpoOkTaCuLaR!, availability of indoor spaces 
a spirited Halloween puppet is subject to capacity. Some 
show featuring Dracula and features, including indoor 
Vampira, the infamous BLACK climbing towers, remain off 
CAT, the Invisible Man, and exhibit in compliance with 
the sweetest sourpuss, Grumpy health and safety guidelines. 

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