Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, February 12, 2022

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, February 12, 2022 


Caltech Observatory to be

Goes Live in 

Removed from Maunakea


 Pasadena police officials 
announced Wednesday that 
the new gunshot detection 
system ShotSpotter is now in 
use making Pasadena the first 
city in Los Angeles County to 
use the controversial system. 

 The city council had 

 Caltech officials announced phase of stellar evolution for 

approved, in October, a 

Thursday that they received the red giant stars, the first ground

$640,000 three year deal with 

final approval needed to begin based detection of heavy water 


decommissioning the Caltech in a comet, and more.

 In a statement to the media, 

The Pasadena City Council is “The additional events will directly generate in excess 

Submillimeter Observatory The CSO’s 10.4-meter 

Interim Police Chief Cheryl 

set Monday to vote to allow the represent a unique opportunity of $300,000 for the RBOC for 

(CSO) from Maunakea in submillimeter telescope, which 

Moody called the system a 

Rose Bowl Operating Company that will enhance the stature each match. In addition, the 

Hawai‘i. came online in 1987 for use 

game changer. 

to host an international soccer of the Rose Bowl.” The soccer City of Pasadena would receive 

 According to a statement in research by astronomers at 

 “By installing this system, 

match with Soccer United matches would be similar a positive economic impact as a 

the Hawai‘i Board of Land Caltech and other institutions, 

the officers of the Pasadena 

Marketing in September and in terms of matchup and result of the portion of sales tax 

and Natural Resources is housed in a compact dome 

Police Department will be 

then subsequent international operations as past matches at and bed tax that will revert to 

unanimously approved, on near the summit of Maunakea. 

able to quickly respond, save 

soccer matches annually as part the Stadium. The events would the City and to businesses in the 

January 14, the Conservation The telescope was used by 

lives and increase the chance 

of a 5-year deal. If approved, garnish significant publicity for City arising from significant fan 

District Use Permit (CDUP) many scientists, including 

of taking into custody those 

the games would be the 20th the Rose Bowl and Pasadena presence in Pasadena. 

for the decommissioning of almost 200 student and 

responsible for the senseless 

displacement event each year leading up to the event and The council meeting 

the CSO from the Mauna Kea postdoctoral researchers. All 

acts of violence.’’ 

through 2026. continue to contribute to the will take place at 4:30 

Science Reserve. the astronomical instruments 

Critics of the system have 

 According to the city staff Rose Bowl’s reputation as p.m. by videoconference/

 “We are grateful to were removed from the facility 

said it is far from perfect and 

report, The attendance for a world class venue. This is teleconference at: us02web. 

move forward with the in 2015.

can report other sounds, such 

the games is expected to be particularly applicable to these 

deconstruction process,” said The CDUP is the culmination 

as fireworks or backfiring of 

approximately 50,000-80,000 soccer matches as the stadium During the meeting, members 

Sunil Golwala, Caltech physics of a careful process required 

cars as gunfire. Residents also 

per match. approaches the possibility of of the public may provide live 

professor and CSO director. under Hawai‘i law to address 

questioned the system’s use in 

 The first 19 displacement events hosting the World Cup in 2026, public comment by submitting 

“Caltech aims to undertake the technical aspects of the CSO’s 

minority neighborhoods and 

this year are: eight scheduled and Olympic soccer in 2028. a speaker card prior to the start 

decommissioning this summer, removal and the restoration 

its high cost. Its use is also 

UCLA football games, the Rose “The revenue generating of public comment on that item 

with removal and restoration of its site, including a detailed 

questionable as evidence in 

Bowl Game, and 10 Music potential from the event at:

completed by the end of review of the potential cultural 


Festival dates the report reads. justifies its consideration.” It clerk/public-comment. 

2022.” This will be the first and environmental impacts. 

 ShotSpotter has been 

 The report also states: is estimated that each event 

observatory removed under the The CDUP sets the terms and 

installed in a three mile area 

2010 Decommissioning Plan conditions Caltech must follow 

of Northwest Pasadena. 

for Maunakea Observatories. during the decommissioning. 

lack data on how to address 

According to city data the 

Portantino From the 

 During the observatory’s Copies of the CDUP, the final 

traffic violence, deaths caused 

area is north of the 210 

lifespan, the CSO was one of environmental assessment, and 

by accident, serious injuries to 

freeway to Montana Street 

Introduces Bill Garden with 

the world’s premier facilities other planning documents can 

pedestrians, cyclists, and other 

and Hill Avenue to the east. 

for astronomical research and be found at:

to Prioritize human-powered-transit users. Kristin Guy

 In the last month, Pasadena 

instrumentation development wiki/cso/outreach/outreach. 

In certain cities where the most 

has seen a number of shooting 

at submillimeter wavelengths. A summary of CSO’s 

Pedestrian & dangerous streets and corridors 

police say are believed to be 

Discoveries made at the facility contributions to astronomy and 

have been identified, no plans 

gang related. 

include an elucidation of the astronomical instrumentation 
situations. Even in cities that 

Cyclist Safety exist to remedy these deadly 

role of atomic carbon in the is available at: 

City Council 

space between stars, a new wiki/cso/science/overview. 
meaningful changes that would 

have developed safety plans, 


actually save lives have yet to be 

Contest to Raise Awareness

implemented he said. 

Filing Period 

 “In California, the general 

of the Armenian Genocide

plans of cities have often been 
Pasadena’s primary municipal 

 Notice has been given for the 

very car centric when it comes 

 State Senator Anthony Legislative Caucus’ annual 

to their street network,” said election to be held on 

Portantino announced Armenian Advocacy 

Michael Schneider, Founder of Tuesday, June 7 for Pasadena 

Thursday that the California Day and receive special 

Streets For All. “That all changes City Council Districts 3, 5 

Armenian Legislative recognition from the 

today, with Senator Portantino’s and 7. Nomination papers 

Caucus is holding two members of the Armenian 

critical bill that would integrate for candidates seeking these 

scholarship contests for Caucus. Original artwork 

multi-modal thinking into the district seats will be available 

the 2022 remembrance of will possibly display in the 

planning process, helping make 
March 11, in the Office of the 

starting Monday through 

the Armenian Genocide. California State Capitol. 
City Clerk, 100 N. Garfield 

our streets safer for all modes 

California high school Students may enter both 
Ave., Room S228. The office 

and fight climate change.” 

 SB 932 requires a county or 

students from 9th grade contests, but submissions 
will be issuing nomination 

 Senator Anthony Portantino city to include a map of the high Join the Altadena Public 

through 12th grade are must be entered separately. 

introduced Monday Senate Bill injury network in its General Library Saturday, February papers during this period to 

invited to participate in an Essay Scholarship Awards: 

932, a measure to prioritize Plan and would further require 26 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. qualified candidates who are 

essay contest and/or a visual First Place: $1,000 

pedestrian and cyclist safety by a county or city to identify and at the Bob Lucas Memorial registered to vote and reside 

arts contest to increase Second Place: $750 

requiring California cities to prioritize safety improvements within the respective City 

Library for From the 

greater awareness of the Third Place: $500 

take concrete steps to reduce within 15 years that would Council district being sought. 

Garden, led this month by 

Armenian Genocide on its Visual Art Scholarship 

traffic collisions and fatalities. address serious and injurious Candidates may receive 

Kristin Guy. 

anniversary. Awards: 

SB 932 is sponsored by Streets traffic collisions. The bill would and circulate nomination 

Kristin is a Pasadena

All winners will be contacted First Place: $1,000 
of registered voters in order 

For All, ActiveSGV, Calbike, increase or decrease the 15petitions 
to gather signatures 

directly and announced by Second Place: $750 
to have their names placed 

and Streets Are For Everyone. year implementation period, based horticulturalist and 

Recent data from the National based on whether the measures Master Gardener with a 

the California Armenian Third Place: $500 
on the June 7 ballot for City 

Highway Traffic Safety introduced by a county or passion for native plants 

Legislative Caucus on April The deadline for all essay 

Administration documenting city achieve results to reduce and will be discussing the Council district seats 3, 5 and 

15. All winners will be and visual arts submissions is 
a nearly 20 percent increase in percentages of traffic violence. local plant community and 7, each serving a full four-

awarded scholarships and April 8, 2022. For questions 

traffic fatalities in the first six SB 932 creates an annual how adding certain species year term. 

will be acknowledged at contact Ryan Ahari via email 

months of last year. grant program to award 

 Identical candidate 

to your yard can reduce 

the California Armenian at: 

 “There is no denying it, funding to cities and counties workshops will be conducted 

water and increase wildlife 

California needs safer streets. that implement timely and by city clerk staff in the Office 


And, despite efforts during the effective short-term efforts to of the City Clerk on Monday 

 Space is limited, so 

last several decades to make mitigate bicycle, pedestrian, at 8 a.m. and Wednesday at 

our streets safer for pedestrians and other human-powered registration is required. 
also available by contacting 

5:30 p.m. Appointments are 
and cyclists, many of our streets transportation injuries and From the Garden at the 
city clerk staff at (626) 

have grown more dangerous fatalities. Bob Lucas Branch Library 
744-4124 or cityclerk@ 

in recent years,” Portantino “Every day I’m on my is a monthly program for 

said. “Data driven plans to bike, I learn more about the community members to 
Election information is 

remedy this serious problem communities I represent and come work in our garden, 
available online or by calling 

are necessary to save lives and the areas of good bike safety and 

learn about local culture 

encourage more people to walk those that are not,”Portantino 

the Office of the City Clerk 

and history, nutrition and 

and bike to their destinations. said. “In fact, the intersection at (626) 744-4124 during 


An annual grant program to directly in front of my house regular business hours, 

 The Bob Lucas Memorial 

cities for implementing effective is one of the most dangerous 
webpage will be updated 

Monday through Friday. The 

ways to mitigate injuries I traverse. It has been a Library is located 2659 
periodically with candidate 

and fatalities are a good step tremendous benefit for me as Lincoln Ave, Altadena. 
nomination information. 

forward and will yield positive a policy maker to reach out to For more information or 
Voter registration 

change for our communities.” the biking community to share to register visit: 
information is also available 

 Though California has been my story and to collaborate on 
in person at City Hall, public 

part of a national trend to this important public safety and boblucas. 
libraries, and post offices. 

create safer streets, many cities environmental effort.” 

ROBC Looks to Host International Soccer 

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