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Mountain View News Saturday, January 29, 2022 
Holden: AB 102 Access to Valentine’s Day Celebration Caltech Names Laurie 

Education Has No Sunset And Swing Band Concert Leshin New Director of JPL

 Assemblymember Chris and expand dual enrollment February 12 at Senior CenterHolden’s bill, AB 102 passed opportunities through these The distinguished 
the Assembly Floor Monday partnerships. geochemist and space 
with bi-partisan, unanimous According to an October 

scientist brings more 

support and is now heading 2018 Career Ladders study, 

than 20 years of

to the Senate. AB 102 would students who participate 
eliminate the 2027 sunset in dual enrollment at a leadership experiencedate for College and Career community college during in academic and 
Access Pathways (CCAP) high school are more likely 

government service to

partnerships and increase to graduate and enter 
access to dual enrollment college and more likely JPL. 
opportunities for students in to complete a certificate, Laurie Leshin (pictured),

juvenile court schools. degree, or transfer. A key president of Worcester 
“When I first introduced finding was that students Polytechnic Institute (WPI),
this bill, I was motivated by most underrepresented in has been appointed director of 
the growing opportunity community colleges often Whether anyone’s idea of classes, onsite events and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory “I am both thrilled and 

humbled to be appointed the

gap faced by children from benefit the most. Valentine’s Day is romance other activities, members (JPL) and vice president of 

director of JPL. In many ways,

disadvantaged backgrounds,” As the quality of court school and roses or friendship and and nonmembers of the Caltech. Leshin will formally 

this feels like a homecoming. 

said Assemblymember education varies widely, many fudge, the large patio at the Pasadena Senior Center assume her position on May 16, Some of the most impactful 
Holden. “Education should students express that they Pasadena Senior Center, 85 are encouraged to visit succeeding Michael Watkins, experiences of my career have

who retired in August, and Lt.

not have restrictions and I feel disengaged from school, Holly St., will be the place the website regularly for a taken place on the Caltech

Gen. Larry D. James USAF

believe that if the youth of or that they are constantly to be for adults 50 and older monthly magazine, COVID campus and at JPL – lessons

(Ret.), who currently serves as 

today had the opportunity repeating material that Sunday, Feb. 12, at 2 p.m. for updates specifically for older learned and goals achieved that

JPL interim director. 

to take college level courses, they have already covered. a very special celebration adults and more. She joins JPL from WPI, one have shaped me as a leader and a 
they would gain the Increasing educational with a swing band concert. The center, at 85 E. Holly of the nation’s oldest private space scientist. The opportunity 

confidence and knowledge to opportunities, like dual The patio will be adorned St., is an independent, STEM universities, where she to return to working closely 

with so many colleagues across

excel in higher education and enrollment, for students in with festive Valentine’s Day donor-supported nonprofit has served as president since 

Caltech – at the Lab and on

become positive members of juvenile hall could provide decorations, snacks will organization that has served 2014. She is the first woman 

campus – and at NASA is a 

our society today and in the a turning point that leads to be provided and the Great older adults for more than 60 president in the university’s 

dream come true,” Leshin 

future.” academic success and future American Swing Band will years. During the pandemic, 150-year history and will be says. “We have enormous

JPL’s first female director.

Dual and concurrent employment. perform music that is sure doors are open Mondays opportunities ahead to leverage

“Laurie Leshin stood out in 

enrollment provides high “Dual enrollment provides to bring back memories and through Fridays from 8:30 JPL’s global leadership in

an exhaustive international 

school students access to goal setting intention to our compel some participants a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for social search because of her profound robotic space exploration to 
college-level coursework. In youth to get started in their to kick up their heels on the services and other critical commitment to people, answer awe-inspiring scientific 
some cases, students earn careers without the heavy dance floor or simply tap services for older adults her strategic approach to questions and improve life here 
both high school and college burden of college debt,” said their toes to the rhythms. in need as well as limited scientific and technological on Earth. I look forward to my 

work with Caltech and NASA

credit for the same course Holden. “Providing aspiring The cost is free for members occupancy for the library, opportunities, her deep 

to ensure that JPL continues

depending on approval from students across the state the of the Pasadena Senior fitness center, computer lab appreciation of NASA’s to drive innovation across thelocal school and community opportunity to excel ensures Center and only $5 for and certain. Masks and social leadership in space exploration 

global space ecosystem. Finally,

and Earth science, her mastery

college governing boards. a hope for future generations nonmembers. To register or distancing are required. I am especially honored to be

of complex organizations,

Assemblymember Holden and by extending the for more information, visit Rooms are sanitized after the first woman to hold the

and her ability to inspire

first established the College program to court schools, we www.pasadenaseniorcenter. each use. the next generation of title of director of JPL. I know 
and Career Access Pathways ensure the exact population org and click on Activities & In accordance with Los scientists and engineers,” says from personal experience that 
program in 2015 (AB of students this program was Events, then Special Events Angeles County Public Caltech president Thomas F. diverse teams make greater 

288) and has since passed meant to help, has access to or call 626-795-4331. Health Department Rosenbaum, the Sonja and impact, and I will work every 
guidelines, proof of COVID day to ensure that JPL is a place

numerous bills to increase it.” In the event of rain, the William Davidow Presidential 

where all belong and thrive.

celebration will take place vaccination will be required Chair and professor of physics. 

We will dare mighty things,

South Pasadena Clean Power indoors at the center. COVID for everyone who uses the “We are so pleased to be able to 


protocols will be observed. center welcome Laurie back to campus

fitness or attends In 2005, she became director

Alliance Update for Businesses In addition to online onsite activities indoors. and to JPL.” 

of science and exploration

“NASA’s Jet Propulsion 
The South Pasadena City commercial and residential Laboratory has a storied at NASA’s Goddard Space 

Flight Center, and in 2008, she

Council is considering customers. South Pasadena history of defying what was

Pasadena Playhouse 

was promoted to Goddard’s

changing the default Clean is committed to becoming once thought impossible in the 

deputy director for science

Power Alliance energy more sustainable and ‘green’, field of space exploration. In and technology, where she and

Presents Teenage Dick

produce for commercial and this is a convenient way this new era of groundbreaking colleagues were responsible 

customers, from the current for businesses to join this Pasadena Playhouse, the talks with creatives, followed discoveries and constant for the strategy, planning,State Theater of California, immediately by the show innovation, it is clear that

Clean rate (50% renewable effort. and implementation of more 

presentsTeenage Dick, a with live chat with the artists Dr. Laurie Leshin has a track 

energy) to the Green rate More information is available hilarious take from the pre-show event. The record of scholarship and than 50 Earth and space flight


(100% renewable energy). at Richard by “Opening Night Watch Party” leadership needed to serve as projects. In 2010, Leshin 

on III Mike

If this is approved, the new rate-options . Customers can Lew and directed by Tony on February 3 at 7:30pm will director of JPL and cement assumed the role of deputy 
rates will become effective in compare the rate differential Award nominee Moritz von include playwright Mike Lew, the center’s status as a global associate administrator of 

the Exploration Systems

October, 2022. As before, all for the different energy Stuelpnagel, streaming online director Moritz von Stuelpnagel leader in the 21st century,” 

Mission Directorate at NASA

customers have the choice to products for their own at and lead, Gregg Mozgala and says NASA Administrator Bill 

Headquarters, where her work 

change their rate selection, business, learn how to opt in The production, produced will be hosted by Sandra Tsing Nelson. “Under Dr. Leshin, 

involved the oversight of the 

they will be transitioned to or out of an energy product, in association with Woolly Loh. The “Cast Watch Party” the technology invented at future human spaceflight 
the default rate unless they and get other information Mammoth Theatre Company on February 10 at 7:30pm will JPL will continue to allow program, including efforts to 

and Huntington Theatre include the entire of the cast of humans to explore the places

contact Clean Power Alliance and details. CPA indicates establish commercial crew

Company, was professionally the production. in our universe that we

to opt into another tier. that the average increase in capabilities and elements

filmed in HD with multiple “Mike Lew’s brilliantly cannot yet reach and spark

A bit of background: The cost for small commercial of what is now the Artemis 

cameras in front of a live hilarious high-school spin the imaginations of future

default for residential businesses to change from the mathematicians, engineers, program. In that role, Leshin 

audience during the in-person on Shakespeare’s classic play also worked to catalyzecustomers is the Green Clean to the Green product run in Boston. Teenage Dick is at once everything you’d and pioneers in classrooms 

worldwide space exploration

rate; and more than 95% is about $5 per month. We will be made available as a imagine and nothing you’d across America. I want thank 

by engaging with international

of residential customers also welcome input from our digital stream exclusively from expect,” said Danny Feldman, Mike Watkins and Gen. Larry 

space organizations and 

are at that default rate. businesses at our 2/16/22 Thursday, February 3 to Sunday, Producing Artistic Director. James for their contributions corporations, and throughMost cities that are CPA Council Meeting that could February 27, 2022. “We are proud to have joined that the JPL team will build on developing new technologies 

member agencies have the be accessed through the The Playhouse will also host Woolly Mammoth Theatre for decades to come.” 

and robotic missions to create

two special live “Watch Parties” Huntington Leshin is an internationally

Green rate for both their City’s website. Company and new possibilities for humans 

which include pre-show Theatre Company to create this recognized scientist whose 

to travel to destinations

extraordinary and powerful career has spanned academia 

deeper in the solar system. 

production and are fortunate to and senior positions at NASA, 

Leshin left NASA in 2011 to

have professionally recorded the and included two White House 

join Rensselaer Polytechnic 

show a few weeks ago during appointments. She has been 

Institute as dean of the School

the in-person run in Boston. “ lauded for her barrier-breaking 

of Science.

Tickets for Teenage Dick are $25 leadership in the space industry 

Interim director Lt. Gen.

for streaming video on demand, and in academia as well as for 

James will resume his position 

and $55 each for both “Watch her accomplishments as a 

as deputy director when Leshin

Parties” and are available at distinguished geochemist and 

formally assumes her position. Once space scientist. 
purchased, patrons will have 
access to view the production Symphony’s Ode to Romancefor 48 hours. Video of the show 
will only be made available for Arrives for Valentine’s Daypurchase throughout the entirerun of Teenage Dick. throughout the piece. Korean

 Teenage Dick is produced The Pasadena Symphony virtuoso Chee-Yun then takes 
in association with Woolly continues its 2021/22 season center stage for Tchaikovsky’s 
Mammoth Theatre Company with updated Covid-19 emotionally stirring Violin 
and Huntington Theatre vaccination requirements, Concerto. Russian passion 
Company and had its world including boosters for all flows into the second half 
premiere at the New York Public eligible patrons, staff and with the soaring love theme of 
Theater in 2018. Shakespeare’s musicians. On the heels of a Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet 
classic tale of power lust strong turnout for January’s Fantasy Overture, and the fiery 
reimagines the most famous annual Baroque concert, the program concludes with the 
disabled character of all time orchestra sets the tone for a exotic rhythms of Rimskyas 
a 16-year-old outsider in the romantic Valentine’s weekend Korsakov’s Capriccio espagnol,
deepest winter of his discontent: with Tchaikovsky Violin taking the audience on an aural 
his junior year at Roseland Concerto on Saturday, February journey to Spain. 
High. Bullied for his cerebral 12 at Ambassador Auditorium The Pasadena Symphony 
palsy, Richard plots his revenge with both matinee and evening has updated its Covid-19 

— as well as his glorious path to performances at 2:00pm and vaccination requirements for 
senior class presidency. 8:00pm. Russian-American performances at Ambassador 
The cast of Teenage Dick conductor and Music Director Auditorium. All patrons who 
includes Shannon DeVido of Chicago Opera Theater, are eligible must have received 
(Hulu’s “Difficult People,” Lidiya Yankovskaya takes to a COVID-19 booster dose 
Netflix’s “Insatiable”), Louis the podium for the Symphony’s in addition to being fullyReyes McWilliams (The Public ode to romance, which pairs vaccinated in order to attend 
Theater’s Coriolanus, The Flea/ Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and this performance. Children 5 
Notch Theatre Company’s Juliet Fantasy Overture with years and older who are fullyAnna Karenina: a riff), Gregg one of the most-loved violin vaccinated, and adults who 
Mozgala (Cost of Living, Lucille concertos of all time. There’s no have been fully vaccinated but 
Lortel Award, Teenage Dick, better way to spend Valentine’s are not yet eligible for a booster,
Drama League Distinguished than with the most famous love will be allowed to attend. Masks 
Performance Award Nominee), letters ever penned to music. are required to be worn inside 
Portland Thomas (Classical The show opens with Elegia the venue at all times, with N95,
Theatre of Harlem’s Fit for Andina, a sweet dedication and KN95 and Kn94 masks stronglya Queen, Bedlam with The self-reflection from Gabriela recommended. 
McCarter Theatre’s Hamlet & Lena Frank, included in the All concerts are held at 
St. Joan), Emily Townley (The Washington Post’s list of the Ambassador Auditorium,
Totalitarians, Helen Hayes 35 most significant women 131 South St. John Ave,
Award) and Zurin Villanueva composers in history. With a Pasadena, CA. Subscription 
(Broadway: The Lion King, multicultural background of packages start at as low as $99. 
Mean Girls, Shuffle Along, and Peruvian, Chinese, Lithuanian Single tickets start at $35 and 
The Book of Mormon.) and Jewish descent, Frank may be purchased online at

 Tickets now on sale at explores her roots with pulsing Peruvian rhythms glittering or by calling (626) 793-7172. 

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