Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, November 6, 2021

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, November 6, 2021 

City to holdVeterans 

The City of Pasadena 
will again pause to honor 
Veterans Day and all military 
veterans during a ceremony 
Thursday in front of Pasadena 
City Hall. The event, starting 
at 10:30 a.m. is being held 
in collaboration with The 
Pasadena Veterans Day 
Committee and Pasadena 

 According to city staff, 
the ceremony will feature 
Brigadier General David G. 
Smith, who is the special 
assistant to the commanding 
general, California State 
Guard (CSG), California 
Military Department, 
where he supports Title 32 
actions for the readiness, 
effectiveness, and integration 
of the CSG with the California 
Army and Air National 
Guard. Additionally, he is the 
director of the multi-billiondollar 
Air Force production 
and flight test facility, 
Plant 42. CSG Chaplain 
Major Brenda Threatt will 
provide the invocation and 

 Mayor Victor Gordo and Los 
Angeles County Supervisor 
Kathryn Barger will also 
speak at the ceremony. The 
50-member Pasadena City 
College Band will play the 
anthems of each branch of 
the Armed Forces. Pasadena 
Scottish Pipes & Drums 
will play “Amazing Grace” 
in a tribute to the Gold Star 
families in attendance. The 
Blair High School Junior 
ROTC will provide the Honor 
Guard. The Condor Squadron 
will do a close formation low-
altitude military flyover at 

11:11 a.m. 
To help prevent the spread 
of COVID-19, face coverings 
are required. Please stay 
home if you feel sick, even 
if your symptoms are mild 
organizers said.
Viewers can access the 
broadcast Nov. 11 at 11 

a.m. on: KPAS TV; Charter 
Spectrum Channel 3 and 
AT&T U-Verse Channel 99 
or Oonline: pasadenamedia.
org/channel/kpas. Rerun 
dates and times will be posted 
Man Killed 
in Pasadena 


 The Los Angeles County 
Coroner’s Office Friday 
released the name of a man 
shot to death last week in 
North West Pasadena. 

 According to the medical 
examiner, Jamal Patterson, 
24, died from a gunshot to 
the head. His death has been 
ruled murder. 

 According to Pasadena 
police, the shooting took 
place Oct. 28. shortly before 
10 p.m. in the 1000 block of 
Summit Avenue. 

 An unnamed Altadena man 
was also wounded. 

Police said they have no 
motive. The investigation is 

 Anyone with information is 
asked to call Pasadena police 
at: 626-744-4241. 

City to Approve MOU with Firefighters Assn.

The Pasadena city council 
is expected Monday to 
approve a Memorandum of 
Understanding between the City 
of Pasadena and the Pasadena 
Firefighters Association, Local 
809 that would, among other 
things, rase salaries for all full-
time fire department employees 
and increased compensation 
for paramedics.

 According to the city staffreport contract modifications 

 Salary increases, as of Monday, 
the base pay for all 153 full-
time employees, represented 
by the Pasadena Firefighters 
Association, will go up by 2.25 

 Firefighter Paramedic 
compensation will be increased 
by $50 per month with Fire 
Engineer Paramedic and 
Fire Captain Paramedic 
compensation increasing by 
$150 per month.

 The agreement will also 
increase Education Incentive 
Pay; Getting a Associate’s 
Degree will increase to $225 per 
month from the Current $200 
per month. Getting a Bachelor’s 
Degree will increase to $425 per 
month from the current $350 
per month.

 The Uniform Allowance will 
also increase to $750 annually 
from $500 currently.

Lateral Firefighter Paramedics 

recruits who are hired by the 
city on January 1 or after will 
receive a lump sum payment 
of $2,500 upon successful 
completion of one month of 
work as a Pasadena Firefighter 
Paramedic, $2,500 upon the 
successful completion of six 
months of work as a Pasadena 
Firefighter Paramedic and 
$3,000 upon the successful 
completion of the probationary 

 Among other increases, the 
Firefighter Movie Detail rate 
will also go up, from $63 per 
hour to $95 per hour. 

 The city and the association 
reached the tentative agreement 
on October 26.

 For more information 
about Pasadena Firefighters 
Association, Local 809 visit:

 The new agreement is expected 
to cost the city over $1 million 
a year.

 “The fiscal impact of the 
proposed agreement is 
approximately $1.3 million 
annually,” the report reads. 
“For fiscal year 2022, the prorated 
cost of the agreement is 
approximately $800,000. The 
Fire Department will continue 
to manage and track its 
expenditures in the current fiscal 
year; however, in the event the 
financial forecast demonstrates 

Senior Center to Give 250 
Free Thanksgiving Meals 

During this continuing period 
of COVID-19 and the Delta 
variant, many older adults 
will be alone for the holidays. 
Many with compromised 
immune systems will not want 
to put themselves in harm’s 
way by attending large family 
gatherings, some may not 
have family members who live 
nearby and others may not 
want to travel. 

 Staff and volunteers from 
the Pasadena Senior Center 
will deliver more than 250 
free, traditional Thanksgiving 
meals with all the trimmings 
to people 50 and older in 
Pasadena and Altadena on a 
first-requested, first-served 
basis Wednesday, Nov. 24,
between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. 
Recipients will be instructed to 
refrigerate the meals and then 
reheat the food Thursday, Nov. 
25 -- Thanksgiving Day. 

 There is no income criteria. 
Recipients do not have to be 
members of the Pasadena 
Senior Center, and there 
is a limit of two meals per 

 To request a meal, 
org and click on Thanksgiving 
Meal or call (626) 795-4331. 

 In addition to providing meals, 
Pasadena Senior Center staff 
and volunteers will call 2,000older adults in the Pasadena 

area to wish them a happy 
Thanksgiving and assess their 
physical and emotional wellbeing. 

“The pandemic has 
disproportionately affected 
older adults and has created 
an epidemic of loneliness 
and isolation, especially for 
people 65 and older,” said Akila 
Gibbs, executive director of the 
Pasadena Senior Center. “We 
want to help ease that loneliness 
and make Thanksgiving as 
special as possible this year.” 

 On Oct. 15 the Centers 
for Disease Control and 
Prevention released public 
health guidelines for the 
holiday season. The CDC is not 
discouraging family gatherings 
completely this year and yet has 
special advice for older adults 
and others who have medical 
conditions or medications that 
weaken their immune systems. 
This population group most 
likely is not fully protected, 
even if they wear masks, have 
been vaccinated and have 
received a booster dose. 

that the Department’s fiscal year 
2022 Operating Budget cannot 
fully absorb the pro-rated cost, 
the department will return to 
city council to request a budget 

 The city council meets Monday 
at 4:30 p.m. both virtual and 
in the city Council Chamber. 
Public comments can be 
submitted at: cityofpasadena.

of Women 
set to Return

 The Pasadena Festival of 

Women Authors announced 

Wednesday that after 

two years of waiting, the 

Pasadena Festival of Women 

Authors will be held on 

March 19 at the Pasadena 

Convention Center. 

Organizers said the move to 

a larger venue is anticipated 

by many enthusiastic 

readers especially those who 

were unable to attend in the 

past because it was a sold 

out event. 

 In addition to celebrating 

women authors, the 

Pasadena Festival of Women 

Authors raises money for 

literary programs at non

profit organizations in 

the community. From its 

inception in 2009, it has 

awarded grants for more 

than $400,000 to community 

non-profit orgaizations. The 

2021 grantees were:

Pasadena City College: 

Writer-in-Residence & 

Summer Creative Writing 


Pasadena Public Library: 

One City, One Story 


Pasadena Senior Center: 

Masters in Learning Series

PEN Center Los Angeles: 

You are a Writer workshops

WriteGirl: Creative writing 

workshops and mentoring 

for high school girls

 The 2022 festival will 

feature Dana Spiotta, author 

of Wayward and Stone 

Araibia, along with six other 

acclaimed writers – Hala 

Alyan, Nadia Hashimi, 

Katherine Heiny, Torrey 

Peters, Joanne Tompkins, 

and Monica West. The 

authors will share their 

personal life stories and the 

journey that brought them 

to their work. They will 

mingle with the attendees, 

sign books, and answer 

questions. Luncheon will be 


State to give $1.6 Millionto Pasadena Playhouse 

Assemblymember Chris 
Holden is set Tuesday to 
present a $1.6 million check, at 
the first performance of Head 
Over Heels, he secured from 
the State Budget for Pasadena 
Playhouse. The funds were 
critical for a return to indoors 

 The event marks the theater’s 
first public performance since 
it closed due to the pandemic. 
Pasadena Playhouse – The 
Official State Theater of 
California, is one of oldest 
theaters in America at 100. 

 The historic Pasadena 
Playhouse is set to be fully 
transformed for the production 
of Head over Heels creating 
an experience with both 
traditional reserved theater 
seats and a general admission 
dance floor.

 The production has been 
reimagined for the Playhouse 
by Director/Choreographer 
Jenny Koons and Director/
Choreographer Sam Pinkleton 
in an all new experiential 
production. Originally 
produced for a traditional 
proscenium stage on Broadway 
in 2018, the Playhouse’s 
90-minute, intermission-free 
production puts the audience in 

the middle of a non-stop, dance-
filled joyride through magic, 
merriment, and mischief. With 
the actors performing all over 
the converted theater, every 
seat, or spot on the dance floor, 
will have a unique vantage 
point and an experience to 
remember. Patrons will be 
required to be fully vaccinated 
and wear masks when entering 
the theater.

 Head Over Heels is a musical 
comedy, set to the music of 
the iconic LA-based female 
rock band The Go-Go’s, that 
follows a royal family in search 
of a purpose, lovers in search 
of each other, and a whole 
kingdom in search of a beat. 
Featuring the hit songs Our 
Lips Are Sealed, Vacation, 
Belinda Carlisle’s Heaven is 
a Place on Earth, and Mad 
About You, among others, the 
audience will be whisked away 
through a world of exuberance 
and wit from the first notes of 
We Got the Beat to the final 
celebratory curtain call.

 Head Over Heels will run from 
Tuesday to Sunday, December 
12 with opening weekend: 
November 13 and 14.

 Tickets are on sale now, starting 
at $30, at pasadenaplayhouse. 

Pasadena to Administer 
Vaccine to 5-11 Year Olds

 The Pasadena Public Health that are prepared to provide 
Department (PPHD) will vaccines to children between 
begin administering the Pfizer-the ages of 5 and 11. 
BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine Dr. Ying-Ying Goh, PPHD 
to children 5 to 11 years old on Director, Health Officer and 
Monday after The Centers for board-certified Pediatrician, 
Disease Control and Prevention strongly recommends that 
(CDC) recommendation that everyone who is eligible to 
children 5-11 years old be receive the safe and effective 
vaccinated against COVID-19 vaccines should get vaccinated 
with the Pfizer-BioNTech against COVID-19. 
vaccine. In order to prepare children 

 In Pasadena, nearly 8,000 to receive the vaccine, PPHD 
children between the ages of recommends: 
5 and 11 have become eligible Talking to children about the 
for vaccination. PPHD vaccine in advance 
clinicians routinely vaccinate Wearing short sleeves to the 
children, and all clinical staff vaccine appointment for easier 
receive extensive training access to the upper arm 
in administering pediatric Ensuring children are well 
vaccines. Initial doses of the hydrated before and after 
pediatric vaccine arrived early receiving the vaccine 
this week and additional vaccine Planning to monitor children 
has been ordered. In addition closely after they receive the 
to hosting pediatric clinics vaccine for any side effects 
at PPHD and at schools in For those who need help 
partnership with the Pasadena making an appointment, 
Unified School District, PPHD contact the Pasadena Citizen 
has also worked with a network Service Center at (626) 744of 
pediatric providers and retail 7311, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 
pharmacies across the City 4 p.m. 

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