Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, March 26, 2022

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Mountain View News Saturday, March 26, 2022 
Noise Pollution Bill Passes 
Transportation Committee 

A new measure, Senate Bill stress hormones, including1079, introduced by State cortisol, adrenaline, and 
Senator Anthony Portantino noradrenaline. Chronically 
that would allow cities to high levels of these 
monitor noise pollution hormones can impact heart 
by using sound activated disease, hypertension,
devices, passed the Senate stroke, immune responses, 
Transportation Committee and cognitive functioning. 
Tuesday. Streets for All, a “For years illegally loud 
nonprofit organization that exhausts — especiallyadvocates for street safety, is prominent in street racing 
a sponsor of the measure. — have plagued our cities 

“Although there are and disrupted the peace,” 
regulations in place for said Michael Schneider, 
vehicles that contribute to Founder of Streets For All. 
harmful noise pollution, “This important bill will 
there is no universal allow cities to enforce the 
procedure to monitor and law without armed police 
enforce these restrictions,” enforcement.” 
Portantino said. “The lack Specifically, SB 1079 
of enforcement allows would authorize six local 
people with loud exhaust jurisdictions to use sound-
systems to continue to harm activated enforcement 
the health and wellbeing of devices to capture vehicle 
those around them. SB 1079 noise levels that exceed legal 
is an effective way to reduce limits. Under California 
noise and pollution and Vehicle Code, exhaust noise 
improve quality of life in our is limited to 95 decibels 
communities.” (dbA) for vehicles and 

Noise pollution is an 80 dbA for motorcycles. 
unwanted or disturbing However, vehicle owners can 
sound that causes adverse install new exhaust systems 
reactions for humans and or make other vehicle 
other living creatures. modifications that change 
Loud noises in the street the level of sound produced 
can disrupt walking or by their vehicle. These illegal 
cycling, but also can cause modifications are accessible 
hearing loss and pose and easily installed at anydangers to physical and in-home garage, resulting 
cognitive health. Exposure in much louder noise 
to loud sounds has been disruptions than would be 
shown to raise levels of allowed by law. 

South Pasadena COVID-19 
Booster Clinic on Thursday

 The City of South Pasadena (15) Moderna and fifteen 
Senior Center, in partnership (15) pediatric dose vaccine 
with the Los Angeles County boosters will be available. To 
Public Health Department, be vaccinated, participants will 
will host a COVID-19 Booster need to bring proof of age and 
Clinic on Thursday, March 31, Centers of Disease Control and 
from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 
No appointment is necessary, Vaccination Record Card. For 
and a limited number of questions or concerns, please 
booster vaccines are available contact the South Pasadena 
on a first come, first served Senior Center at (626) 403basis. 
Fifteen (15) Pfizer, fifteen 7360. 

South Pasadena Library toExpand Hours Starting April 4 


 On Monday, April 4th, The South Pasadena Public 
the South Pasadena Public Library is operating in 
Library will expand the compliance with the current 
hours it is open to the public County of Los Angeles 
to 58 hours per week. Slight Department of Public Health 
adjustments have been made Order, issued March 3, It 
to the pre-pandemic opening is strongly recommended 
and closing hours to provide that masks be worn in the 
a consistent opening time Library; in the Children’s 
and to better meet customer Room only, masks are 
needs. Library hours will be: required for everyone aged 
Monday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 two or older. The South 

p.m. Pasadena Public Library is 
Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 located at 1100 Oxley Street 
p.m. in South Pasadena. For 
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. to more information about the 
8:00 p.m. Library, visit our website at 
Thursday: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 
p.m. library. To receive periodic 
Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 emails from the Library 
p.m. about programs and services, 
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 sign up for our email list 
p.m. at:
Sunday: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 librarynews. 
Altadena Library Renovationmulti-year Project Underway 

forward to being able to

Community Town Hall on 

address the future needs of

Zoom from 6 to 8 p.m. on 

the community for the next

Tuesday, March 29 

55 years.”

 ABA established its 

The Altadena Library commitment to the 
District announced Altadena libraries and 
Thursday that they are community two years ago 
underway with planning when Design Principal 
and design for a multi-year Mark Schoeman, AIA, and 
project to modernize and his team guided library staff 
improve the Altadena Main in exploring improvement 
Library and Bob Lucas concepts during a 2020 
Memorial Library buildings. design charrette for the 

The District is working Library Journal’s Design 
with capital project manager Institute. Building on that 
Rachlin Partners and collaboration and extensive 
Anderson Brulé Architects experience, ABA will play(ABA), an architecture a vital role in preparingfirm that specializes in the libraries for the next 
the creation of thriving generation of service and 
community resources, and community engagement. 
libraries in particular, to lead “We are so excited to be 
these efforts. working with ABA to re

“Our libraries have imagine our libraries for 
served as a key resource future Altadenans,” Altadena 
for Altadena for almost 55 Library District Director 
years,” Altadena Library Nikki Winslow said. “We will 
District Trustee and Chair be able to offer more public-
of the Facilities Committee facing spaces with studyJason Capell. “Through these spaces and meeting rooms, 
renovations, our library making these facilities true 
facilities will become more community hubs.” 
accessible, more sustainable ABA is nationally 
and more flexible. We look recognized for its leadership

in planning and designing

libraries and developingforward-looking library 
service and operational 

 “Throughout the design 
process, we’re paying 
attention to the collections, 
technology and all the 
essential elements that 
make a library work well,” 
Schoeman said, who brings30 plus years of experience. 
“But our most important 
task, based on feedback 
from the library staff and 
the Altadena community, is 
to transform these librarybuildings into truly inclusive 
and universally accessible 
resources for a wide variety 
of stakeholder groups.” 

To help ensure that 
inclusiveness, the District 
and ABA want Altadena 
residents to provide their 
input on the libraries and 
invite them to participate in 
a community survey at: bit. 
ly/ALDSurvey (in Spanish

Altadena residents also 
are invited to join a virtual 
Community Town Hall on 
Zoom from 6 to 8 p.m. on 
Tuesday, March 29 to see 
and provide feedback on 
preliminary schematic plans 
for the Bob Lucas Memorial 
Library. The District will 
hold a similar CommunityTown Hall on Zoom, from 
6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, May10, regarding plans for the 
Main Library. For more 
information and to sign up, 
go to www.AltadenaLibrary.

Spring Term of the MastersSeries at the Senior Center 

Nixon, Watergate president of the Global PolicyInstitute. He is a frequent

and the Crisis of 

commentator on local, national

Contemporary Politics 

and international television 
and radio news programs,

Fifty years ago on June 17, 

including CNN, NPR and CBS.

1972, a break-in took place 

He occasionally does standup

at the Democratic National 

comedy at the Hollywood

Committee headquarters at 

Improv Comedy Club.

the Watergate Building in 

The cost for this three-week

Washington, DC. This seminal 

course of The Masters Series,

event ignited one of the most 

which embraces lifelong

infamous political scandals in 

learning, is only $35 for

American history. 

members of the Pasadena

The winter term of The Masters 

Senior Center and $45 for

Series, with the theme “Nixon, 


Watergate and the Crisis of 

To register for the Zoom

Contemporary Politics,” will 

event, visit:

be presented by the Pasadena and

Senior Center Tuesdays, April 

click on Lectures & Classes,

5 to 19, from 2 to 4 p.m. via 

then Masters Series Lifelong

Zoom and onsite at the center, 

Learning. Everyone who

85 E. Holly St. 

registers will receive email

April 5 – Richard Nixon: The 

instructions for joining each

Man and His Times 

week’s Zoom class online. To

April 12 – Watergate: The Crisis 

register for the onsite event, call

that Brought Down a President 


April 19 – Presidential 

In addition to online classes,

Corruption: The Legacy and 

onsite events and other

Consequences for Watergate 

activities, members and

Dr. Michael A. Genovese, 

nonmembers of the Pasadena

professor of political science 

Senior Center are encouraged

and international relations at 

to visit the website regularly for

Loyola Marymount University, 

a monthly magazine, COVID

will lead the sessions. He also 

updates specifically for older

is director of the Institute 

adults and more.

for Leadership Studies and 

San Marino UpcomingEvents and Programming 

Spring Break Activities for AM – 5:30 PM 
Youth and Teens Cost: $118 
Week of April 4 For over sixty years, Mother 
Looking to stay busy during Nature has transformed the 
Spring Break? The Recreation rolling hills of North San Diego 
Division has three activities County into one of the most 
planned, including theme spectacular and coordinated 
park trips for teens, a week-displays of natural color and 
long spring break camp, and a beauty anywhere in the world. 
Crayola® arts camp! For more Join us to see the fifty acres of 
information, see page 10 of the Giant Tecolote Ranunculus 
Spring Community Services flowers that make up the Flower 
Guide or call the Recreation Fields. Prior to arriving at the 
Division at (626) 403-2200. Flower Fields, we will have 

Senior Trip – Carlsbad Flower lunch at Hunter’s Steak House. 
Fields Register by April 1 online or 
Tuesday, April 19 from 9:30 call (626) 403-2200. 


For the period of Sunday, March 13 through Saturday, 
March 19 the San Marino Police Department responded 
to 392 calls for service. Zero residential burglaries, zero 
commercial burglaries, and zero attempted commercial 
burglaries occurred during the reporting week.

 The following is a summary report of the key incidents 
handled by the San Marino Police Department during this 
reporting timeframe.
Sunday, March 13

11:14 A.M. / PC 25400(a) – Carrying a Concealed Firearm1111 Garfield Avenue 
Officer conducted a traffic stop for vehicle code violation. 
During the subsequent investigation, two loaded firearms 
and ammunition were recovered from inside the vehicle. 
Narcotics were also recovered during the search. 
Monday, March 14

7:38 A.M. / Warrant Arrest3100 Huntington DriveOfficer conducted a traffic stop for a vehicle code violation 
and the driver was found to have outstanding warrants out 
of the CHP and SMPD for prior alcohol related offenses. 
8:42 A.M. / PC 422 – Criminal Threat2187 Lorain Road 
The victim reported an employee verbally threatened 
physical harm against the victim related to construction 
services at the above mentioned location. 
9:53 A.M. / PC 484 – Package Theft1490 Bellwood Road 
The victim reported packages taken from his front porch. 
At the time of investigation, there was no suspect(s)
11:11 P.M. / Warrant ArrestLAPD Metropolitan Detention FacilityLAPD advised SMPD a SMPD identity theft suspect was in 
their custody for an unrelated offense. SMPD officers took 
custody of the suspect for an outstanding SMPD warrant 
and was transported to Pasadena City Jail. 
Tuesday, March 15

11:16 A.M. / PC 11364(a) – Possession of Drug Paraphernalia 
Huntington Drive and San Marino Avenue 
Officer conducted a traffic stop for a vehicle code violation 
and the driver was found to have a suspended driver’s license. 
The driver was also in possession of drug paraphernalia and 
released on his own recognizance with a citation.
10:05 P.M. / PC 242 – Battery2220 Roanoke Road 
The victim reported her son struck her in the face with his 
fist. The victim was non-desirous of prosecution and did 
not want the suspect arrested.
Wednesday, March 16

No significant incidents to report for this date.

Thursday, March 17

No significant incidents to report for this date.
Friday, March 18

10:10 P.M. / CVC 23152(a) – Driving Under the Influence 
Rosalind Road and Shenandoah Road 
Officers responded to a solo vehicle traffic collision in the 
above mentioned area. During the subsequent investigation, 
it was determined the driver was under the influence of 
alcohol. The suspect was taken into custody and transported 
to the Pasadena City Jail.
Saturday, March 19

3:31 P.M. / Warrant ArrestHuntington Drive and Monterey RoadOfficer conducted a traffic stop for a vehicle code violation 
and the driver was found to have outstanding warrants out 
of the LAPD for prior grant theft offense. 
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'Water is Life' 
Art Contest

 Pasadena Water and Power 
(PWP) is now accepting 
submissions for the 2022 
Academic Scholarship and theannual “Water is Life” Student 
Art Contest. As a community-
owned utility, PWP takes pridein empowering local youththrough educational programsand activities. The goal is to 
encourage environmental 
stewardship, resource 
mindfulness, and communityinvestment through creative 


· 2022 Academic ScholarshipDeadline April 4PWP is currently acceptingessays and applications for the2022 Academic Scholarship.
The deadline to submit is April4, 2022. Each year, PWP honorstwo outstanding high schoolseniors in Pasadena with a 
scholarship to a two- or four-
year accredited, post-secondaryinstitution for the upcomingacademic year. The first placescholarships is $5,000, and 
second place is $2,500. To apply,
students must write a 300500 
word essay about a topicrelated to the utility industry.
This year’s essay prompt 
focuses on equitable access 

to core services, like waterand power, and the impactthat access has on furtheringthe field of STEM (Science,
Technology, Engineering and 
Math). To learn more aboutthe scholarship program,
please visit
· “Water is Life” Art Contest 
All K-12 students attendingschool in Pasadena may nowsubmit artwork for the 2022 
"Water is Life” Art Contest. 
All entries must be submitted 
by June 30, 2022. Both digitaland hand-drawn/paintedartwork are welcome! Students 
can download the contest 
guidelines and required posterinformation card at PWPweb. 
com/ArtContest. Sponsoredby PWP and the MetropolitanWater District of Southern 
California (MWD), each 
year participating students 
submit artwork portraying a 
water-wise theme, along with 
a short message about waterconservation.

 Both programs are open tostudents attending private orpublic school in Pasadena,
and students must be residents 
within PWP service territoryto qualify. Learn more aboutthese programs, and other 
PWP educational offerings,
by visiting

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