Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, March 5, 2022

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Symphony Heats up the Celebrate One City, One Story CaltechLive Continues 
Ambassador with a Fiery Chosen from a field its Behind the Book series 

of thought-provoking EventDetails?EventId=5622.

Grieg Piano Concerto nominees, the book selection • Lecture – The History of with Fraser MacDonald 

for Pasadena’s 20th One the Mission Inn 
City, One Story community Wednesday, March 23 • 5

The Pasadena Symphony CaltechLive! presents a Behind 

reading celebration is In p.m. • Zoom

continues its 2021/22 season the Book conversation about

the Country of Women by Steve Lech, president of the

on Saturday, March 19 with Fraser MacDonald’s work,

author Susan Straight. Riverside Historical Society, Escape from Earth: A Secret

Mozart Symphony No. 40. 

This national bestseller Mission Inn will present a History of the Space Rocket.

Mozart’s stormy symphony 

has sparked an intriguing history of the Mission Inn On Thursday, March 24, at 5

headlines a colorful 

blend of book discussions, and its center in Riverside’s p.m.. The virtual event is free.

program with Grieg’s hugely 

films, lectures and events civic life. To attend the Registration is required. 

popular Piano Concerto 

throughout March, event, sign up at: pasadena. MacDonald (pictured) will 

and Adam Schoenberg’s 

encouraging the community discuss his work with Erik 

“Finding Rothko.” Highly Conway, historian of the Jet

to join in conversation EventDetails?EventId=5623.

sought-after conductor Brett Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)

about the book. Hosted by • Lecture – Pictorial

Mitchell (pictured) leads the and Peter Sachs Collopy,

Pasadena Public Library, all presentation of California

orchestra as Artistic Partner Caltech Archivist. There will 

events are free and open to Citrus Crate Labels be a short period at the end of

for this emotionally-charged conductor Brett Mitchell Saltire Society’s First Book

the public. Tuesday, March 29 • 5 p.m. the presentation for audience

repertoire with both matinee will make the brilliance Award. 

and evening performances of Mozart shine with his 
AUTHOR EVENT • Zoom members to ask questions of In addition to various edited 
Thursday, March 10 • 7 p.m. Discover Pomona Public all three. This virtual event is academic books and papers,

at 2:00pm and 8:00pm at exploration

revelatory of • Zoom Library’s outstanding Citrus free and open to the public, Fraser’s essays and commentaryAmbassador Auditorium. the intensely emotional Author Susan Straight will Crate Label Collection but registration is required to have appeared in The Guardian,

The concert’s program 

Symphony No. 40. discuss her experiences acquired during the attend. The Washington Post, and 

opens with Emmy Award

The Pasadena Symphony writing In the Country 1960s-1970s and containing The book tells the long-the London Review of Books. 

winning and Grammy-holds the safety of its buried truth about the dawn These days, Fraser is returning

of Women via Zoom. over 3,500 citrus crate

nominated composer Adam of the Space Age: lies, spies, to geography, working on a

audience, staff and 

A question-and-answer labels created for California

Schoenberg’s “Finding musicians as its top priority. communism, and sex magic, book on the landscape of the 

Rothko,” described by the session will immediately and other West Coast fruit in 1930s Pasadena. Everyone Scottish Highlands.

In order to provide the safest 

follow. To attend the event, growers from the 1880s knows that rockets are just

Aspen Times as a “colorful possible experience for all Erik M. Conway is the

sign up at: pasadena. through the 1950s. Presented toys, the stuff of cranks and historian at the Jet Propulsion

orchestration, rich in 

concertgoers, all patrons e va n ce d .inf o/sig n u p/ by Allan Lagumbay, Pomona pulp magazines. Nevertheless, Laboratory in Pasadena. He

and of

textures a sense who are eligible must have EventDetails?EventId=5668. Public Library. To attend the an earnest engineering student is the author of several books.

power similar to the painter’s 

received a COVID-19 COMMUNITY EVENTS event, sign up at: pasadena. named Frank Malina sets out He received his PhD from thework.” Los Angeles-based booster dose in addition • Lecture – A People’s History e va n ce d .inf o/sig n u p/ to prove the doubters wrong. University of Minnesota in

Schoenberg is one of the top 

to being fully vaccinated of the Inland Empire, From EventDetails?EventId=5669. With the help of his friend 1998 with a dissertation on the

10 most performed living in order to attend this Jack Parsons, a grandiose and development of aircraft landing

Citrus to Logistics • Lecture – Riverside Citrus

composers in the U.S., and occult-obsessed explosives aids.

performance. Masks are 

the Pasadena Symphony is Tuesday, March 15 • 5 p.m. Story enthusiast, Malina embarks on Most of his work since has

now optional inside the

honored to welcome him as • Zoom Wednesday, March 30 • 5 a journey that takes him from been at the intersection of

venue. Covid-19 protocols 

one of the 2021/22 season’s Dr. Cathy Gudis will focus p.m. • Zoom junkyards and desert lots to science and technology in thefor concerts at Ambassador on race and the power Citrus diversity was a the heights of the military-later 20th century, and mostly

Composers Showcase artists. Auditorium are evolving 

of place, as seen through key character driving the industrial complex. related to aerospace. His most

Renowned Cuban pianist with LA County Health 

the transformations of economic development and Malina designs the first recent book was Exploration

Aldo López-Gavilán takes 

Department guidelines. the cultural landscape of culture of Riverside and American rocket to reach and Engineering: The Jet center stage for the romantic All concerts are held at inland Southern California numerous other Southern space and establishes the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the

Piano Concerto written by 

Ambassador Auditorium, and the people who have California cities. The Propulsion Laboratory. But Quest for Mars, published in

Edvard Grieg, “the Chopin 131 South St. John Ave, trouble soon finds him: the 2015. He recently received a

helped shape it, from the Givaudan Citrus Variety

of the North,” for his Pasadena, CA. Single FBI suspects Malina of being Guggenheim Fellowship.

era when citrus was king Collection at the University

beloved wife Clara. Hailed tickets start at $35 and may a communist. And when In his book, High-Speed

to today’s Inland Empire of of California, Riverside

as a “genius” by the Seattle some classified documents Dreams (2005), Conway

Times, López-Gavilán will 
be purchased online at warehouses and logistics. To (UCR) preserves and utilizes go missing, will his comrades argues that U.S. government


attend the event, sign up over 1,000 cultivars and prove as dependable as his sponsorship of supersonic

ignite Grieg’s masterpiece org, by calling (626) 793

at: pasadena. species for research, teaching engineering? commercial transportation

with his “dazzling technique 717,2 or at the Ambassador 

e va n ce d .inf o/sig n u p/ and to extend knowledge Drawing on an astonishing systems resulted from Coldand rhythmic fire.” In the Box Office starting at noon EventDetails?EventId=5667. on citrus diversity. Dr. array of untapped sources, War concerns about a loss

second half of the program, documents

on concert days. • Lecture – Remember Tracy L. Kahn explains why including FBI of technological prowess in 

and private archives, Escape the modern world. Realizing

When You Ate Here Riverside and UCR are still 

from Earth tells the inspiring the Dream of Flight (2006)

San Marino Upcoming Wednesday, March 16 • 5 key drivers for advancing true story Malina’s 

p.m. • Zoom consists of eleven essays on
knowledge for the global of 

achievements—and the individuals prepared in honor

Events and Programming Author George Geary will citrus industry. To attend the political fear that has kept them of the 100th anniversary of thediscuss his book, Made in event, sign up at: pasadena. hidden. At its heart, this is an 

Wright brothers’ first powered

Huntington Nurses Health our fun and informative lesson 

California: The California e va n ce d .inf o/sig n u p/ Icarus tale: a real life fable about flight. Conway also wrote

Screening on paper cutting! 

Born Burger Joints, Diners, EventDetails?EventId=5625. the miracle of human ingenuity Blind Landings (2007) and is

Wednesday, March 9 from 10 Happy Hour Shamrock Bingo 

Fast Food and Restaurants • Lecture – What She Reads and the frailty of dreams. a co-author of the secondary-

AM – 11:30 AM at the Barth Wednesday, March 16 at 12 PM 

Community Room, Library at Lacy Park that Changed America Thursday, March 31 • 5 p.m. Fraser MacDonald is a level education text, Science 

geographer and historian at and Exploration (2007).

The Huntington Nurses offer Join us for an afternoon of fun, including The Copper • Zoom 

the University of Edinburgh, Atmospheric Science at NASA

free blood pressure and glucose food, bingo, and prizes! Wear Penny family restaurants Reading was an essential 

Scotland. His research has was published in 2008.

screenings. Please plan to fast 2 something green to stay away in Riverside. To attend the part of author Susan 

ranged across historical His 2010 book, Merchants

hours prior to having glucose from the pinching leprechaun event, sign up at: pasadena. Straight’s life. Books 

geography, geopolitics, and of Doubt, was written with

checked. These blood pressure and receive an extra raffle e va n ce d .inf o/sig n u p/ mattered; they inspired and 

the history of science. He was geologist, historian and public

and glucose evaluations can ticket. This is a free event for EventDetails?EventId=5620. opened up her world. Pick 

formerly a senior lecturer in speaker Naomi Oreskes, as

lead to prevention and early San Marino residents ages 55 

• Lecture – Heading West to up a reading list at Pasadena geography at the University of was his article in the Winter
detection of the “silent killer” and up. Space is limited, so 

Riverside Public Library and join the Melbourne, Australia; he has 2013 issue of Daedalus, called

diseases such as hypertension, reserve your spot today! 

Monday, March 21 • 5 p.m. program for a highlight of an MA in Geography from the “The Collapse of Western

heart disease, and diabetes. Spring Break Activities 

• Zoom University of Glasgow and an Civilization: A View from the
Health screenings will be held Week of April 4 some of the many books she 

MSc in Environmental Change 

every second Wednesday of Looking to stay busy during California and the West has read and mentioned in Future.” 

from Oxford. Peter Sachs Collopy is

the month. Registration is not Spring Break? The Recreation attracted those seeking their her memoir, In the Country 

It was while he was doing a historian, archivist, and

required. Division has three activities fortune, warm weather and of Women. To attend the 

doctoral research, also at curator of American science,

Chinese Club – Paper Cutting planned, including theme park a healthier climate. Learn event, sign up at: pasadena. 

Oxford, and conducting technology, and media. As

Thursday, March 10 at 10:30 trips for teens, a week-long more about immigration e va n ce d .inf o/sig n u p/ fieldwork in Scotland’s Outer University and


AM at the Barth Community daycare, and a Crayola® arts and migration to the West EventDetails?EventId=5626. 

Hebrides that he became department head at the

Room, Library class! For more information, 

and California during the COMMUNITY BOOK interested in a Cold War rocket Caltech Archives and Special

Crowell Library is very happy see page 10 of the Spring 

1900s from Dr. William DISCUSSIONS testing range. This, in turn, led Collections, he leads a team that

to continue its partnership with Community Services Guide or 

Deverell. To attend the Saturday, March 5, 10:30 to writing about the history facilitates the understanding

the Chinese Club of San Marino call the Recreation Division at 
this winter. Register online for (626) 403-2200. event, sign up at: pasadena. a.m. of the Corporal missile and of Caltech’s role in the history

Allendale Book Discussion its original architect, Frank of science and technology byMalina, and the story of the Jet curating research collections


Propulsion Laboratory. Escape and public exhibitions.

Allendale Branch Library S. 

from Earth: A Secret History of For more information or to

Marengo Ave. 

the Space Rocket was published sign up for advance registration

Mondays, March 7, 14, 21 & in 2019 and shortlisted for the 


Great Literature & 

Discussion Group Free March Movies at 
11 a.m. 
Lamanda Park Branch 

Pasadena Senior Center 

Library 140 S. Altadena Dr. 

and matured in the business

Saturday, March 19, 10:30

 Friday movie matinees will as they developed now-lost


be shown March 11 to 25 at bonds of loyalty.

Hill Avenue Book Discussion 

1 p.m. onsite at the Pasadena “The Luck of the Irish” 


Senior Center, 85 E. Holly St. (2001, TV-G) starring

To attend the book 

Seating will be limited and Ryan Merriman and Henry

discussion, sign up at: 

reservations will be required Gibson – Friday, March 18, 

on a first-come, first-served at 1 p.m. When a teenager’s


basis. Each member of the golden good luck charm is

EventId=5579. Zoom 

Pasadena Senior Center stolen by a charismatic thief,

Saturday, March 19, 11 a.m. 

may reserve one additional he finds himself in a race

West Pasadena Book 

seat for a nonmember against time to elude the

Discussion Group 

guest. COVID protocols are family tradition of turning

Linda Vista and San Rafael 

observed for all onsite events into a leprechaun.

branches joint book group. 

and activities at the center. “Finian’s Rainbow” (1968,

Toattendthe bookdiscussion,

 “Once Upon a Time in G) starring Fred Astair and

sign up at: pasadena. 

America” (1984, R) starring Petula Clark – Friday March 

Robert De Niro and James 25, at 1 p.m. . An Irish


Woods – Friday, March 11 at immigrant and his daughter


1 p.m. A former Prohibition-move into a town near Fort

Pasadena Public Library’s 

era Jewish gangster who Knox and bury a stolen pot

annual One City, One 

rose to Mafia prominence of gold in hope that the

Story program is designed 

in New York City’s world riches will multiply.

to broaden and deepen an 

of organized crime returns To register for any or

appreciation of reading and 

to the Lower East Side of all of the movies or for

literature in the community, 

Manhattan 35 years later more information, visit:

engage participants 

and confronts memories

in dialogue and bring 

of five up-and-coming and click on Activities &

Pasadenans together by 

gangster friends, himself Events, then Friday Movie

promoting differing points 

included, who transitioned Matinee or call 626-795

of view. The novel is available 

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