Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, November 13, 2021

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, November 13, 2021 

Man with Gun 
Arrested near 
San Marino 
High School

 The firearm, later 
retrieved, was 
determined to be an 
airsoft (“BB”) gun, 

 San Marino High School and 
Saint Felicitas and Perpetua 
School were both put on 
lockdown last week after a 
man was spotted in the area 
with a gun. 

 According to San Marino 
Police Chief John Incontro on 
November 2, at approximately 

1:30 p.m., the San Marino 
Police Department received 
a call from a passerby driving 
westbound on Huntington 
Drive about a man walking 
with a gun from Saint Felicitas 
and Perpetua School. 
“Officers responded and 
observed the man holding 
a dark object similar to a 
firearm at the corner of 
Huntington Drive and 
Gainsborough Road,” 
Incontro said. “As officers 
approached the suspect, he 
threw the object into a nearby 
trash can.”

 The incident was about 30 to 
40 feet from the San Marino 
High School east parking. 
A containment area was set 
up, critical to the safety of 
the students at the school. 
Commander Aaron Blonde 
ensured that both schools, 
SMHS and Saint Felicitas, 
were advised to lock down. 

 St. Felicitas school staff 
was contacted to see if any 
crime had occurred although 
advised they were unaware 
of any crime and had no 
knowledge of the subject 
being on the property. Both 
schools were advised to lift 
the lockdown after the subject 
was detained, Incontro said.

 Sergeant Candice Torres 
spoke to the suspect in an 
attempt to get him to comply. 
Over the course of an hour, 
Torres utilized her crisis 
negotiation skills to negotiate 
a peaceful surrender of 
the suspect according to 

 The Arcadia Police 
Department’s Mental Health 
Team responded to assist 
with technical assistance on 
scene. It was later determined 
that the gun was an airsoft(“BB”) gun The subject later 
placed on a 72-hour mental 
health evaluation hold. 

Anyone with information 
is asked to call San Marino 
Police Department at (626) 

Central District 

Specific Plan


 On Tuesday at 6:00 p.m., 
Planning Director David 
Reyes, together with 
Councilmember Andy 
Wilson, will host a Zoom 
webinar for staff to present 
the Round 3 draft Central 
District Specific Plan and 
receive community input 
on the draft regulations. 
Residents are encouraged to 
review the Central District 
Specific Plan before the 
meeting or listen to the June 
22nd Design Commission 
presentation. Comments or 
questions may be submitted 
before or during the meeting. 
Specific areas of focus 
will include South Arroyo 
Parkway and South Lake 
Avenue within the Central 
District.To submit questions 
or comments, and meeting ID 
please email Andre Sahakian 
at asahakian@cityofpasadena. 

Caltech set to Replace ControversialNames Tied to Eugenics Movement 

Caltech Hall, formerly know as the 'Robert A. Millikan Memorial Library' 

The Caltech Board of 
Trustees, in accord with 
recommendations from 
President Thomas Rosenbaum, 
the Committee on Naming 
and Recognition (CNR), and 
the Ruddock House Renaming 
Committee, approved last week 
new names to replace those 
on campus assets and honors 
that previously memorialized 
individuals affiliated with the 
eugenics movement:
Caltech Hall (formerly the 
Robert A. Millikan Memorial 
The Lee F. Browne Dining Hall 
(formerly the Harry Chandler 
Dining Hall)
The Judge Shirley Hufstedler 
Professorship (formerly 
the Robert A. Millikan 
The Edward B. Lewis 
Professorships of Biology 
(formerly the Albert Billings 
Ruddock Professorships of 
Grant D. Venerable House 
(formerly Ruddock House)

 In a message to the community, 
November 8, Rosenbaum, 
holder of the Sonja and William 
Davidow Presidential Chair 
and professor of physics, said 
that the changes “underscore 
our continuing commitment to 
cultivate a thriving, supportive, 
and inclusive community of 

 This move follows the previously 
authorized renaming of what 
was the Linde + Robinson 

Laboratory as the Ronald and 
Maxine Linde Laboratory 
for Global Environmental 
Science. It also comes after the 
completion of a series of legal 
and procedural steps. This 
included efforts by Institute 
leadership to connect with at 
least one descendant, sometimes 
multiple descendants, of the 
donors who were previously 
memorialized through 
established gift agreements 
and actions taken in the courts 
of California to remove any 
such naming requirements. On 
April 9, Caltech filed with the 
Los Angeles Superior Court 
petitions seeking to remove 
naming restrictions and, on 
August 27, the court granted 
Caltech’s petitions, allowing 
the Institute to proceed with 

 The new names reflect 
the recommendations put 
forth by the Committee on 
Naming and Recognition in 
its December 2020 report as 
well as with the more recently 
convened Ruddock House 
Renaming Committee, which 
was established to advise on 
renaming the undergraduate 
residence. All assets that 
will carry the name of a new 
individual honor someone 
who both reflects the institute’s 
values and aspirations and had a 
direct connection to and impact 
on the Caltech community.

 The institute is updating the 
names of all relevant assets 
online, and, as Rosenbaum 

noted to the community, will 
commence the process to 
replace all physical building 
signage while at the same time 
“continuing to record Caltech’s 
history in all its dimensions and 
tell its story fully.”

 “I am grateful to the many 
members of the Caltech 
community who have come 
together to exchange ideas, 
deliberate about Caltech’s past, 
and seek a future that reflects 
our highest ideals,” Rosenbaum 

 The new name "Caltech Hall," 
given to the most prominent 
building on campus (pictured 
above), recognizes "generations 
(past, present, and future) of 
faculty, postdoctoral scholars, 
researchers, alumni, students, 
and staff who contribute to 
the institute and to society," 
Rosenbaum explained in his 

This designation was 
recommended by the CNR in 
its report and described as "a 
manner of signaling Caltech's 
aspiration to be an inclusive 

 Millikan was Caltech's first 
Nobel laureate, winning the 
prize for physics in 1923, during 
his tenure as Caltech's frist 

 Millikan was long affiliated 
with the Human Betterment 
Foundation, a eugenics 
organization established in 
Pasadena in 1928. The archives 
of the foundation are stored at 

City Releases Request for Proposalsfor Renovation of the Central Library

 In May, city officials were 
forced to order the closure of 
the Pasadena Central Library 
located at 285 E. Walnut St. A 
recent structural assessment 
conducted by the city revealed 
that most of the building is 
comprised of unreinforced 
masonry (URM) bearing 
walls that leaves the building 
vulnerable to seismic activity. 
The building must remain 
closed until seismic retrofit of 
the building is completed to 

 Parties interested in Spring 2022. 

meet life safety requirements.

 Designed by Myron Hunt and 

 On, Nov. 1, the Department responding to the RFP can 

find information on the city’s H.C. Chambers in 1924, Central 

of Public Works issued a 

website at: cityofpasadena. Library was the first building 

Request for Proposals (RFP) 

net/finance/doing-business-completed in Pasadena’s historic 

for the preparation of the 

with-the-city. Prospective Civic Center Plan and is listed 

environmental document and 
architectural and engineering consultants may obtain the RFP on the National Register of 

documents by clicking on the Historic Places. Open since 

design services for the seismic 

tab for Bid Opportunities and 1927, the library serves as an 

retrofit, as well as additional 
services for building systems completing the new vendor educational and community 

registration via PlanetBids, cornerstone for the public, 

upgrades and renovations 

the city’s online vendor portal. averaging approximately 55,000 

at the library including: 

A mandatory pre-proposal visitors per month. The library 

installation of a new fire alarm 

meeting will be held on Nov. 17 houses a collection of over 

and fire sprinkler system; 

at the Central Library, and the 345,000 items and provides the 

roof repair/replacement; 

deadline to submit proposals is public with access to computers, 

mechanical, electrical, and 

Dec. 15. Prospective consultant WiFi, and high-speed internet. 

plumbing upgrades; Americans 

interviews are expected to As part of the seismic retrofit 

with Disabilities Act (ADA) 

commence in early February, effort, the city will restore the 

upgrades; and improvements 

with the award of contract by building while maintaining its 

to the exterior courtyard and 

City Council anticipated in architectural significance. 

parking lot. 

City to Hold 3rd AnnualAdaptive Sports Festival 

The City of Pasadena in 
coordination with Triumph 
Foundation, a nonprofit 
organization working to 
improve the lives of people 
living with disabilities, will 
be hosting the 3rd annual 
Pasadena Adaptive Sports 
Festival. The event will feature 
over 10 adaptive recreational 
sporting events that are open 
to the general public with free 
participation on Saturday, Nov. 
20, at Brookside Park. 

 The adaptive sports include 
handcycling, wheelchair rugby, 
pickleball, beep baseball, tennis, 
boccia, basketball, archery, 
and more. Additionally, the 
event will feature a creative art 
section and resource fair.

 This free adaptive sports 
festival will introduce 
adaptive sports, provide 
learning opportunities to the 
general public, and showcase 
individuals with disabilities in 
a way that the general public 
does not often see. The festival 
brings everyone together, of 
all abilities—able body and 
disabled alike—to take part in a 
day of fun activities and games, 
building a more inclusive 

 “The City of Pasadena 
is excited to partner with 
Triumph Foundation to offer 
this fun and exciting event for 
our community,” said Brenda 
Harvey-Williams, City of 
Pasadena Parks, Recreation and 
Community Services director. 
“This is the third of what we 
hope will be many Pasadena-
based events promoting 
accessible and inclusive sports 
and fitness opportunities.”

 “In 2019, the event attracted 
close to a thousand participants 
and really made an impact 
on everyone who attended. 
We are so thankful for our 
partnership with the City 
of Pasadena,” said Triumph 
Foundation Founder Andrew 
Skinner, who suffered a spinal 
cord injury in November 2004 

in a snowboarding accident 
and founded the organization 
in 2008. “Events like this 
give people with disabilities 
a chance to push the limits of 
their ability, play games with 
friends and family on a level 
playing ground, and enhances 
their quality of life through the 
benefit of exercise, sports and 

 When asked about her 
experience at the 2019 Pasadena 
Adaptive Sports Festival, 
Amber Lynn Machowski said, 
“Being here today has brought 
me so much joy, more joy than 
I have felt in the six years since 
my injury. Honestly, the smile 
on my face, you haven’t seen 
it much until you saw it today. 
I’ve enjoyed every minute of 
the festival.”

 Brookside Park in the Arroyo 
Seco is a perfect venue for 
the Adaptive Sports Festival. 
“The community loves it,” said 
Cy Estabrook, a member of 
the Pasadena Disability and 
Accessibility Commission. Mr. 
Estabrook, a local Pasadena 
math teacher, sustained a spinal 
cord injury from a slip and fall 
accident that left him paralyzed 
in 2016.

 “After my injury five years 
ago, I thought I would never be 
an athlete again. But, through 
Triumph Foundation’s adaptive 
recreation program, I have 
continued my passion for 
tennis, baseball, cycling, and 
even learned to play rugby! I 
love having a Triumph athletic 
event in my hometown of 

 Event attendees must wear 
masks. Please stay home if you 
feel sick, even if symptoms are 

 Triumph is also seeking 
community partners and 
volunteers to help support this 
event. For more information, 
email: info@TriumphFoundation.
org. To sign 
up visit the city’s website at: 

South Pasadena Tree Lighting

 Kick off the holidays by and businesses in addition 
attending a Festive Holiday to other fun surprises. 
Celebration in South The tree and Menorah 
Pasadena on Thursday, lighting will take place at 
December 2, There will be 5:30 pm, and there will be 
the lighting of the Menorah entertainment both before 
and the Holiday tree and after. The event is being 
during the South Pasadena held by the South Pasadena 
Farmers’ Market. This event Chamber Of Commerce. 
is free, family-friendly, and For more information visit: 
will feature local students 

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