Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, January 15, 2022

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Mountain View News Saturday, January 15, 2022 
State Budget IncludesFunding for CarnegieRelocation to Pasadena 

State Senator Anthony other environmental 
Portantino expressed strong impacts. I am grateful to 
support and appreciation to Governor Newsom for his 
Governor Gavin Newsom continued leadership on 
for including a $20 environmental protection 
million dollar investment and for his recognition of 
in Monday’s budget the importance this new 
announcement for the research campus will have for 
relocation of the Carnegie California and the positive 
Institution for Science to impact it will have on 
Pasadena. combating environmental 

The Carnegie Institution threats,” he added. 
for Science is an Senator Portantino 
independent nonprofit personally requested state 
research institution support from the Governor 
established in 1902 with a for the Carnegie Science 
singular focus on solving relocation and arranged 
the most pressing scientific meetings between Carnegie’s 
problems. The Institution leadership team and the 
is planning to relocate its Governor’s resources agency. 
entire national climate Over the past six months, 
and biological research he has been collaborating 
operation to Pasadena. The closely with representatives 
new worldwide center of of the Carnegie Institution 
scientific discovery will work for Science, the Governor’s 
collaboratively on strategies Office and Senate colleagues 
to solve environmental, Bob Wieckowski and Henrybiological and energy threats Stern to further cement 
to California and the world. efforts to secure state support 
The 135,000 square foot state for the planned relocation to 
of the art facility is slated to Pasadena. Today’s budget 
cost $120 million dollars announcement by the 
and will be situated adjacent Governor is the successful 
to Caltech. More than two culmination of those efforts. 
hundred new hires and “We are incredibly grateful 
relocated staff will be housed to Governor Newsom for 
at the research facility. recognizing the value that 

“Today, Governor our research will bring to 
Newsom invested in climate California and for including 
science and the 25th State a $20 million dollar grant 
Senate District through a in his January budget,” said 
significant allocation to Dr. Eric D. Isaacs, President 
help the Carnegie Institute of the Carnegie Institution 
for Science relocate its for Science. “This will 
national research operation help facilitate our move to 
to Pasadena,” stated Senator Pasadena and get us up and 
Portantino. “When Carnegie running to where we can 
Science’s move to Pasadena work to improve the life 
was brought to my attention, and vitality of our collective 
I immediately believed environment. We are also 
that the State needed to very appreciative to State 
help, and I was confident Senator Portantino for 
that Governor Newsom championing and facilitating 
would be as enthusiastic as this grant with our team and 
I was. This is an exciting the Newsom administration. 
day for Californians, for The Senator’s leadership was 
Carnegie Science, and all instrumental in making this 
those who are concerned happen and generations of 
about the consequences Californians will benefit,” he 
of global warming and added. 

Volunteer at the The South 
Pasadena Nature Park 

– covering both mouth andNext cleanup is nose. Wear sunscreen, hat,
Feb. 19 at 9 a.m. sunglasses. Bring plentyof water. Bring gardening
The Friends of the gloves and tools (weeders,
Nature Park was created as trowels, whatever you use in 
a community stewardship your own garden), there are 

group for the park. Join us on extra tools and gloves forSaturdays (usually the third those who need themSaturday of the month – with Wear comfortable work 

no cleanups in July, August clothes, including work shoes 
and December – at the South (sneakers or boots) and long

Pas Nature Park on Pasadena 


Ave. to plant, remove weeds Bring binoculars for 
and litter, build paths, and birdwatching (optional)
enjoy the park. Come for the Children must be under 

whole time, for an hour, or adult supervision at all times.

just stop by to say hello! There is poison oak in theThe South Pas Nature Park park that we will point out(officially The South Pasadena before starting. Also, if you

Arroyo Seco Woodland and are expecting a group of 10

Wildlife Park) is a small or more, please email me 
parcel along the Arroyo Seco so that we can have enough 
graced with mature coast live tools. 
oaks, southern walnuts and

 The South Pas Nature 
western sycamores. Planted Park is a 4-acre habitat park 
with sage, buckwheat and along the Arroyo Seco. The 
other native coastal sage entrance, marked by a small 

scrub plants the park provides plaque on an attractive river 
an inviting environment for rock wall, is in the 100 block

birds, lizards, squirrels and of Pasadena Avenue in South 
numerous other critters. 

Pasadena, east of the YorkLocals too enjoy walking, Street Bridge. There is plenty

jogging and horseback riding of parking

on-street on 

through the park. Pasadena Avenue.
Where: 100 block of Upcoming Cleanups:
Pasadena Avenue in So Pas, 

Feb 19, 2022

east of York Street Bridge Mar 19, 2022When: Usually 3rd Saturday Apr 16, 2022of the month, 9 am – noon May 21, 2022(no cleanups in July, August June 18, 2022

and December) No scheduled cleanups in

Nature Park volunteers july and augustshould:

 For more information visit:

Bring and wear a face mask 

San Marino Wins Statewide 
Award for Budget Excellence 

Thanks to hard work from designed to recognize those 
the San Marino Finance agencies whose budget 
Department and excellent documents meet certain 
Council leadership, the city is state-wide standards and 
accomplishing considerable requirements considered to 
recognition on financial be of the highest quality. 
reporting and planning. Additionally, an annual

 The City received the audit of the City’s finances is 
“Operating Budget conducted by a third partyExcellence Award” for the auditing firm to provide 
City’s Fiscal Year 2021-22 objectivity in their findings.
Operating Budget from The City’s auditors finalized 
the California Society of their annual audit for Fiscal 
Municipal Finance Officers Year 2020-2021 and their 
(CSMFO). This award findings included 0 material 
recognizes cities that provide weaknesses or significant 
transparent and clear budgets deficiencies. This is the third 
that the community at large year in a row of a clean audit 
can understand. report. 
The Excellence in Budgeting As the City begins planningAward represents a for the Fiscal Year 2022-2023 
significant accomplishment Budget, it will be critical to 
by a government and its obtain community input 
leadership in meeting high and feedback to maintain 
standards and setting an strong planning for the City’s 
example by encouraging finances Sign up for the City 
others in their efforts to Manager’s Weekly Briefings 
achieve and maintain an to receive updates on how 
appropriate standard of you can participate in the 
excellence. This award is next budget cycle. 

CalTech Watson Lecture When 
Earth Breathed Deeply 

Wednesday, January 19, Geological and Planetary5:00pm to 6:00pm Online Sciences, and is the 2021 
Event Biedebach Memorial 
Claire E. Bucholz, Assistant Lecturer. Through a gift 
Professor of Geology, from the estate of Richard C. 
Division of Geological and Biedebach, the lecture series 
Planetary Sciences, Caltech has expanded to highlight 
Oxygen levels in the the research of an assistant 
atmosphere have increased professor. 
by many orders of magnitude Since 1922, The Earnest 
throughout Earth’s history, C. Watson Lecture Series 
profoundly affecting biologic has brought Caltech’s most 
and chemical cycles at the innovative scientific research 
surface of the Earth. In this to the public. The series 
lecture, Bucholz will explore is named for Earnest C. 
how shifts in atmospheric Watson, a professor of physics 
oxygen concentrations went at Caltech from 1919 until 
even deeper, altering Earth’s 1959. Spotlighting a small 
inner workings. selection of the pioneeringThe 2021-2022 Watson research Caltech’s faculty is 
Lecture Series will be currently conducting, the 
presented virtually at caltech. Watson Lectures are geared 
edu/watson. Register online toward a general audience, as 
to add this event to your part of the Institute’s ongoing 
calendar and to receive an commitment to benefiting 
email reminder. the local community through 
Each Watson Lecture will education and outreach. 
begin at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Many past Watson Lectures 
Time. Each lecture runs are available in a playlist on 
approximately 40 minutes, YouTube. 
followed by audience Q&A. For more information, 
Claire E. Bucholz is Assistant contact The Caltech Ticket 
Professor of Geology Office by email at events@
in Caltech’s Division of 

Winter Term of the Masters 
Series at the Senior Center

 The winter term of The Masters for nonmembers. 
Series, with the theme Exploring To register or for more 
Modern and Contemporary information, visit: 
Art, will be presented via Zoom and 
by the Pasadena Senior Center click on Lectures & Classes or 
Tuesdays, Jan. 18 to Feb. 22, call 626-795-4331. Everyone 
from 2 to 4 p.m. who registers will receive email

 Dr. Thomas Folland, an instructions for joining each 
art historian and associate week’s Zoom class online. 
professor of art history at Los In addition to online classes,
Angeles Mission College, onsite events and other 
will guide participants on a activities, members and 
journey through some of the nonmembers of the Pasadena 
major stylistic movements of Senior Center are encouraged 
the modern period: cubism, to visit the website regularly for 
surrealism, modern abstraction, a monthly magazine, COVID 
conceptual art, performance art updates specifically for older 
and more. adults and more.

 Folland holds a Ph.D. in The center, at 85 E. Holly St., is an 
modern/contemporary art from independent, donor-supported 
UCLA and is a contributor nonprofit organization that 
to, the most has served older adults for 
visited art history resource in the more than 60 years. During 
world. His works on the website the pandemic, doors are open 
have ranged from essays about Mondays through Fridays 
queer modernism to an online from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for 
seminar about Pablo Picasso’s social services and other critical 
Les Demoiselles d’Avignon. services for older adults in need 
His 2020 essay “Readymade as well as limited occupancy for 
Primitivism: Marcel Duchamp, events, the library, fitness center 
Dada and African Art” was and computer lab. Masks and 
published in the British journal social distancing are required. 
Art History. In accordance with county

The cost for this six-week course public health guidelines, proof 
of The Masters Series, which of COVID vaccination is 
embraces lifelong learning, is required for everyone who uses 
only $75 for members of the the fitness center or attends 
Pasadena Senior Center and $90 activities indoors. 

Impact on San Marinoduring COVID-19 Surge 

There has been a dramatic surgeof COVID-19 cases within 
San Marino and Los AngelesCounty. Nearly 30 percent of SanMarino’s positive COVID-19 
cases, since the beginning of thepandemic, have been reportedwithin the past week. Everyonemust do their part to followhealth orders, wear a mask, getvaccinated/boosted if you areeligible, and above all else, stopunnecessary indoor gatherings. 
information on individual

Please protect yourself and your 

programs can be found on the

community from this highly 

CPL website.

contagious variant. 

Passport Services are available

The following will be in effect 

by appointment ONLY; please

through the end of January, and 

call (626) 300-0777 ext. 532 to

the City will be re-evaluating 

make an appointment.

all services as the situation 

Recreation activities and


programs will be moved

Virtual customer service staff 

outdoors, postponed, offered

meetings suggested, whenever 

virtually, or cancelled. Further


information on individual

All indoor City events (classes, 

programs can be found on the

room rentals, etc.) will be 

Recreation Division website.

cancelled, made virtual, or 

Indoor facility rentals are

moved outside (depending on 

suspended until further notice.

what’s possible) 

If possible, we will accommodate

All outdoor City events (classes, 

an outdoor location change.

room rentals, etc.) will be 

Please call (626) 403-2211 for

permitted if they are small in 

further information.

number, to be measured against 

Lacy Park and Schow Patio

the space they are occurring 

rentals are still permitted with

in. The maximum number of 

limited capacity. Please call

people allowed in a class or 

(626) 403-2211 for further
rental at Lacy Park is 40 and at 


the Schow Patio, Library is 15. 

Mask-wearing is required while

Passport services will be by 

visiting any City facility and is

appointment only 

strongly recommended during

Commissions and Board 

outdoor activities when 6 feet

meetings will stay virtual 

of physical distancing cannot be

San Marino is also altering 


its delivery of services and 

Our webpages will be updated

programming for everyone’s 

daily by 9 AM.

safety. Thank you for your 

This information applies

patience and understanding as 

through January 31. We will

we all do our part to combat the 

be reassessing the situation at

spread of COVID-19. 

a later date for February and

Community Services Activities: 


Crowell Public Library (CPL) is 

San Marino thanks you for

still open and fully operational; 

joining them as everyone does

however, in-person activities 

thier part to keep our patrons

and programs are being moved 

and staff safe from the spread of

outdoors, postponed, offered 


virtually, or cancelled. Further 


For the period of Sunday, January 2 through Saturday,
January 8, the San Marino Police Department respondedto 330 calls for service. Zero residential burglaries, onecommercial burglary, and zero attempted commercialburglaries occurred during the reporting week. The followingis a summary report of the key incidents handled by the SanMarino Police Department during this reporting timeframe.
Sunday, January 2

11:05 A.M. / Adult Protective Services Assist2700 Block of Huntington DriveThe investigation of this incident is ongoing.
3:31 P.M. / PC 459 – Vehicle Burglary1100 Block of Oxford Road 
Unknown suspect(s) removed property from the victim’s 
Monday, January 3

12:58 A.M. / PC 459 – Commercial Burglary1000 Block of Huntington DriveOfficers were dispatched to a commercial audible alarm 
covering the front glass break. Upon arrival, officers observed 
a broken front door window. The owners were contacted, 
and the investigation is ongoing.
Tuesday, January 4

10:47 A.M. / H&S 11377 – Possession of Controlled SubstanceMarino Terrace & Monterey RoadOfficers responded to a call for service. Further investigationsrevealed that one of the individuals located, Matthew JosephKimball had in possession methamphetamine. Officers issuedKimball an own recognizance citation and was released at the 
Wednesday, January 5

7:38 P.M. / CVC 10851 – Unlawful Driving or Taking aVehicle without Consent 
Lorain Road and San Marino Avenue 
Victim reported that their vehicle was taken and driven awayfrom the scene. 
Thursday, January 6

12:27 A.M. / 901 – Traffic Collision with InjuriesSouth Los Robles Avenue and Montrobles Place 
Officers responded to a traffic collision involving two vehicles.
2:58 P.M. / Warrant ArrestHuntley Circle & Sierra Madre BoulevardOfficers responded to a call for service regarding a vehicle fire.
Further wants and warrants check on the driver, ChristopherLawton Ozier (DOB 04/12/1954 – Riverside, CA), was foundto have an outstanding no bail warrant. Ozier was arrestedand transported to Pasadena City Jail.
7:29 P.M. / 901 – Traffic Collision with InjuriesSan Marino Police Department LobbyReport taken for traffic collision involving a vehicle andbicyclist.
Friday, January 7

8:37 A.M. / Lost PropertySan Marino Police Department LobbyA report was taken for lost property.
2:05 P.M. / PC 487 – Grand Theft1400 Block of Cambridge RoadUnknown suspect(s) accessed the victim’s property withunknown means and methods. 
5:47 P.M. / CVC 20002 – Hit and RunHuntington Drive and Winston AvenueOfficers responded to a call for service regarding a vehicleversus property hit and run.
9:45 P.M. / OtherA tree branch broke and fell on a parked vehicle.
Saturday, January 8

No incidents to report for this date. 

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