Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, January 8, 2022

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Mountain View News Saturday, January 8, 2022 

Huntington to Present ‘100 
Great British Drawings’

New-Look for TV Corner

 Man Sentenced to 21 Years 
for Armed Robbery Spree 
Targeting Trader Joe’s

The epicenter of the 
Rose Parade at South 
Orange Grove and Colorado 
Boulevards took on a new 
look Saturday thanks to 
OneLegacy, the organization 
that has led renowned 
Donate Life float campaigns 
since their debut in 2004.

 For generations, the 
intersection of South 
Orange Grove and Colorado 
referred to as “TV Corner”—
has served as a base of 
operations for Rose Parade 
broadcasters, photographers 
and media reaching hundreds 
of millions worldwide each 
New Year’s. The concentrated 
activity extending south and 
east to encompass parade 
formation, 40,000 grandstand 
seats, and Old Pasadena 
inspired Tournament of 
Roses volunteers to see new 
possibilities for the Rose 
Parade’s “first mile.”

 On January 1, TV Corner 
was transformed as "The 
First Mile presented by 
OneLegacy" and added a 
large video screen to West 
Colorado Boulevard; 
introduces grandstand 
pageantry ushering the 
parade procession eastward; 
and elevated the iconic press 
stand into an Instagram-
worthy set piece.

 “OneLegacy takes great 
pride in the groundbreaking 
approaches Donate Life float 
campaigns have brought 
to America’s New Year 
Celebration,” said Tom 
Mone, chief executive officer 
of OneLegacy. “We saw 
spearheading The First Mile 
as an opportunity to share 
with Southern Californians 
that OneLegacy is their 
Donate Life organization and 
has been faithfully helping to 
save and heal lives here since 
1968.” Thanks to support 
from hospitals, transplant 
centers, coroners’ offices, and 
millions of registered donors, 
this year OneLegacy is on 
track to exceed 2020’s record 
1,661 life-saving organ 
transplants and 190,000 lives 
healed through tissue and 
cornea donation.

 Two decades ago, OneLegacy 
galvanized the nation’s organ 
donation community to 
make Rose Parade float 
participation the centerpiece 
of an annual campaign to 
inspire viewers across nation 
to save and heal lives as 
organ and tissue donors. By 
New Year’s Day, 18 Donate 
Life float entries will have 
traveled 99 miles along the 
Rose Parade’s legendary five-
and-a-half-mile route.

 To register to become an 
organ, eye and tissue donor, 

Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775–1851), Beaumaris Castle, 
Anglesey, ca. 1825–36.

 A major exhibition, “100 
Great British Drawings,” at 
The Huntington Library, 
Art Museum, and Botanical 
Gardens, will trace the practice 
of drawing in Britain from 
the 17th through the mid-
20th century, spotlighting 
The Huntington’s important 
collection of more than 12,000 
works that represent the great 
masters of the medium. On view 
June 18 through Sept. 5, 2022, in 
the MaryLou and George Boone 
Gallery, the exhibition will 
feature rarely seen treasures, 
including works by William 
Blake, John Constable, Thomas 
Gainsborough, and J. M. W. 
Turner, as well as examples by 
artists associated with the Pre-
Raphaelite Brotherhood and 
early 20th-century modernism. 
A fully illustrated catalog 
accompanies the exhibition, 
examining for the first time the 
strength and diversity of The 
Huntington’s British drawings 
collection, a significant 
portion of which has never 
been published before. The 
Huntington is the sole venue for 
the exhibition.

 “The Huntington is renowned 
for its incomparable collection 
of British art, ranging from 15th-
century silver to the graphic art 
of Henry Moore, with the most 
famous works being, of course, 
our grand manner paintings,” 
said Christina Nielsen, Hannah 
and Russel Kully Director of the 
Art Museum at The Huntington. 
“Thomas Gainsborough’s Blue 
Boy and Thomas Lawrence’s 
Pinkie often serve as the poster 
boy and poster girl for the whole 
institution. But what most 
visitors do not realize is that 
The Huntington is also home 
to an extensive and remarkable 
collection of British drawings. 
This exhibition and catalog, 
the first to show the range of 
our British works on paper on 
such a scale, seek to fill that 
knowledge gap.”

 Most of The Huntington’s 
British drawings collection, 
with a few notable exceptions, 
was established after the time of 
the institution’s founders, Henry 
and Arabella Huntington. 
Henry was an avid collector of 
rare books and manuscripts, 
and his wife, Arabella, was the 
force behind their collection of 
paintings and decorative art, but 
drawings did not factor largely 
into their art purchases. It was 
Robert R. Wark, curator of the 
art collections from 1956 to 
1990, whose vision and tenacity 
established The Huntington as 
an outstanding repository of 
drawings made in Britain, where 
the art form was especially well 
developed, particularly in the 
late 18th to mid-19th century.

 “Drawing is the most 
spontaneous and intimate of art 
forms, revealing the thoughts 
and mood of the artist through 
the stroke of a pen or touch of 
a brush dipped in watercolor,” 
said Melinda McCurdy, curator 
of British art, curator of the 
exhibition, and author of 
the catalog. “It is a practice 
especially associated with 
British artists, whose serious 
engagement with the medium is 
on vibrant display in the works 
we highlight in this exhibition.”

 Support for this exhibition is 
provided by the Gladys Krieble 
Delmas Foundation. Support 
for the catalog is provided by 
Furthermore: a program of the 
J. M. Kaplan Fund. For more 
information visit: huntington.

 A Huntington Park man 
was sentenced this Monday 
to 252 months in federal 
prison for committing 
21 armed robberies and 
attempted armed robberies 
of Trader Joe’s grocery 
stores throughout Southern 
California including 
Pasadena, during a three-
month crime spree.

 Gregory Johnson, 44, was 
sentenced by United States 
District Judge Virginia A. 
Phillips for the robberies 
in which Johnson used a 
semi-automatic handgun 
to terrorize store employees 
and customers.

 Johnson pleaded guilty in 
May 2021 to one count of 
interference with commerce 
by robbery (Hobbs Act) and 
one count of brandishing a 
firearm in furtherance of a 
crime of violence. Johnson 
admitted he committed 
armed robberies of Trader 
Joe’s grocery stories between 
August 28 and December 4, 
2020 in Eagle Rock, Sherman 
Oaks, Chatsworth, Glendale, 
Pasadena, Monrovia, 
San Dimas, Culver City, 
Manhattan Beach, Rancho 
Palos Verdes, Cerritos, Brea, 
Santa Ana, Agoura Hills, 
Tustin and Irvine. He also 
attempted to rob Trader 
Joe’s stores in Simi Valley 
and Corona. After Johnson 
robbed the stores in Rancho 
Palos Verdes and Brea, he 
returned weeks later to rob 
them again.

 On December 4, 2020, 
Johnson and his son, 
Gregory Eric Johnson, 20, 
of South Los Angeles, were 
arrested after a witness 
gave law enforcement a 
description of the Johnsons’ 
getaway car and its license 
plate, according to court 
documents. After stopping 
the vehicle, law enforcement 
recovered Johnson’s gun and 
other items from the vehicle. 

 The violent, terroristic 
nature of [Johnson’s] 
criminal conduct cannot 
be overstated,” prosecutors 
wrote in a sentencing 
memorandum. “[Johnson] 
repeatedly brandished and 
used a firearm to control 
and instill fear in innocent 
civilians. These crimes 
terrorized the businesses’ 
employees and customers. 
These crimes have a lasting 
impact of emotional trauma 
on the victims.”

 Prosecutors further noted 
defendant’s “serious and 
violent criminal history,” 
including a prior armed 
robbery conviction in 2000 
for robbing a Trader Joe’s 
store that resulted in a 12-
year sentence. Johnson was 
on probation in several other 
cases when he committed 
Trader Joe’s armed robbery 

 Gregory Eric Johnson was 
sentenced in December 
2021 to two years in federal 
prison for his role in his 
father’s crime spree. He 
pleaded guilty in March 
2021 to a two-count 
information charging him 
with interference with 
commerce by robbery for 
robbing Trader Joe’s stores in 
Chatsworth and Chino Hills 
in December 2020. 

 The FBI; the Los 
Angeles County Sheriff’s 
Department; and the 
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, 
Firearms and Explosives 
investigated this matter.

 Assistant United States 
Attorneys Jeffrey M. 
Chemerinsky and Joseph D. 
Axelrad of the Violent and 
Organized Crime Section 
prosecuted this case.

Utah and Ohio State Players 
Named TofR Scholar Athletes


 Beginning on January 1, 
2022, SB 1383 will go into 
place. This State mandate sets 
targets to reduce disposal of 
organic waste (which includes 
food scraps, paper, cardboard, 
greenwaste, and woodwaste) 
by 75% statewide by 2025. 
This means that residential 
customers will need to place all 
organic waste, including food 
scraps and food-soiled paper, 
into their existing greenwaste 
bin provided by Athens 

 According to San Marino 
city officials, the greenwaste 
bin will become the newly 
designated “organic waste bin” 
for residential customers after 
January 1. For commercial 
customers, the City of San 
Marino and Athens are 
currently working to develop 
a commercial organic waste 
collection program. Residents 
can report any issues to Athens 
by visiting their website or 
calling (888) 336-6100. 

San Marino 
Waste Disposal 

 Utah’s senior wide 
receiver Britain Covey 
(pictured left)and Ohio 
State senior long snapper 
Bradley Robinson (pictured 
right) were presented the 
third Tournament of Roses 
Scholar-Athlete Award last 

 “This year’s award winners 
from Utah and Ohio State 
exemplify what it means 
to excel both on the field 
and in the classroom,” said 
Laura Farber, Rose Bowl 
Management Committee 
Chair. “It’s an honor to 
present the Tournament of 
Roses Scholar-Athlete Award 
to these two exceptional 

 The Rose Bowl Game 
Scholar Athlete award is 
presented to the top student-
athlete, based on academic 
achievement and community 
involvement, of each 
participating team in the 
Rose Bowl Game. The award, 
first presented to participants 
in the 2019 Rose Bowl 
Game during Bowl Week. 
A commemorative trophy 
with each recipient’s name 
is featured in the Football 
Room of the Wrigley 

 Covey, who was recently 
named the Pac-12’s Scholar-
Athlete of the Year, has 
seen much success on the 
gridiron while also keeping 
a 3.86 cumulative GPA. 
He completed his business 
degree this past summer and 
has accumulated a lengthy 
list of academic accolades in 
his career, including being 
named to the Pac-12 All-
Academic team and Pac-12 
Academic Honor Roll. He’s 
made six appearances on the 
University of Utah Dean’s 
List and has earned seven 
career Athletic Director’s 
Honor Roll awards.

 Robinson has two bachelor’s 
degrees from Ohio State 
University, one in human 
nutrition and another in 
human development and 
family service. He is working 
on a third bachelor’s degree 
in exercise science and has 
also applied for the master’s 
degree program in the same 
field. Among Bradley’s 
academic honors are being 
named a Big Ten Conference 
Distinguished Scholar, a five-
time OSU Scholar-Athlete, 
and a four-time Academic 
All-Big Ten honoree. 

South Pasadena Taking Steps 
to Slow the Spread of Covid

 In response to the 
increased COVID-19 
case numbers throughout 
Los Angeles County and 
surrounding areas, the City 
of South Pasadena will be 
scaling back operations 
to ensure the health and 
safety of both residents and 

 City Hall and municipal 
operations, including the 
Library and Senior Center, 
are still open and fully 
functioning, but in-person 
meetings will be limited to 
prevent the spread of the 
virus. Appointments will 
be highly encouraged and 
online services are available 
to provide efficient service 
to the community. Other 
safety measures that the City 
will be taking to protect both 
residents and employees 

Staggered Staff Schedules

- Staff will be assigned with 
staggered work schedules 
to guarantee safe social 
distancing practices within 
each department.

Virtual Meetings

- City Council and 
Commission meetings will 
be conducted through a 
virtual setting. Staff will 
communicate details with 
the public to provide easy 
access to meetings through 
our City’s website and social 
media platforms.

Cancellation of In-Person 

- Events that have been 
planned for the next two 
months will be cancelled or 
postponed to keep residents 
and staff safe from continued 
spread of highly contagious 
variants of COVID-19.

Increased Sanitary 

- Every department will 
increase sanitation and 
safety measures by providing 
staff with adequate masking 
and wipes for all counters.

Opportunities to Make 
Appointments with City 

- Our City Departments will 
begin discussing ways to 
assist the public via

appointment. Our 
Community Development 
Department will be 
accepting appointments 
through our City’s website to 
assist with various services 
including planning and 
review. In addition, our 
Public Works Department 
is taking appointments 
through our website for 
permits and service requests. 
Each of our Department’s 
has also provided contact 
information to assist the 
public virtually as much as 

 In addition to these 
precautionary measures, 
those experiencing 
symptoms of COVID-19 
should not visit any City 
facilities. The City will 
continue to monitor this 
public health crisis as more 
information becomes 
available from our public 
health officials. 

 For more information visit:

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