Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, April 2, 2022

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Mountain View News Saturday, April 2, 2022 
SMPD Participates in Joint DUI/ San Marino Senior Trip – San Marino April EventsDriver License Checkpoint 

Carlsbad Flower Fields and Announcements 

Officers from the San conviction. A total of 1,108 
Marino Police Department vehicles passed through the 
collaborated with checkpoint and of those 
surrounding outside vehicles, 385 vehicles were 
agencies by participating in a contacted. 30 individuals 
Sobriety and Driver License were issued citations for 
Checkpoint on Friday, operating a motor vehicle 
March 25. Hosted by the while unlicensed. 
Vernon Police Department, DUI checkpoint locations 
officers from Bell Gardens, are determined based on 
San Gabriel, San Marino, the crime statistics for a 
and South Gate worked given area, focusing on 
jointly between the hours of impaired driving-related 

6:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. traffic collisions. The main 
The checkpoint was situated purpose for conducting DUI 
within the southbound checkpoints is to promote 
lanes of Soto Street at the public safety by ensuringintersection of 37th Street impaired drivers are not on 
and Bandini Boulevard. As the roadway. 
a result of the checkpoint, Funding for the DUI 
one subject was arrested for checkpoint was provided bydriving under the influence a grant from the California 
(DUI) of alcohol and two Office of Traffic Safety 
other subjects were arrested through the National 
for driving with a suspended Highway Traffic Safetylicense due to a prior DUI Administration. 

Movies at the Senior Center 

24 Hours of LeMans highFriday 
movie matinees will endurance sports car race 
be shown April 8 to 29 at 1 in 1966, American car 

p.m. onsite at the Pasadena designer Carroll ShelbySenior Center, 85 E. Holly St. and driver Ken Miles battle 
Seating will be limited and corporate interference and 
reservations will be required the laws of physics to build 
on a first-come, first-served a revolutionary race car for 
basis. Each member of the Ford. The film is based on 
Pasadena Senior Center true events. 
may reserve one additional “Sister Act” (1992, PG) 
seat for a nonmember starring Whoopi Goldberg 
guest. COVID protocols are and Maggie Smith – Friday, 
observed for all onsite events April 29, at 1 p.m. When a 
and activities at the center. Reno lounge singer is forced 

“The Last King of Scotland” to take refuge from the mob 
(2006, R) starring Forest at a convent in San Francisco, 
Whitaker and James she ends up turning the 

McAvoy – Friday, April 8, convent choir into a soulful 
at 1 p.m. The story of the chorus complete with a 
brutal Ugandan dictator Idi Motown repertoire until 
Amin’s regime is recounted the newfound notoriety of 
through the eyes of his the choir jeopardizes her 
personal physician. The film identity. 
is based on true events. To register for any or 

“Harvey” (1950, NR) all of the movies or for 
starring James Stewart and more information, visit: 
Peggy Dow – Friday, April

15. Due to his insistence and click on Activities & 
that his best friend is an Events, then Friday Movie 
invisible six-foot-tall rabbit, Matinee or call 626-795a 
whimsical middle-aged 4331. 
man is thought by his family In accordance with updated 
to be insane – but he may be Pasadena Public Health 
wiser than anyone else. Department guidelines, 
“Ford v Ferrari” (2019, proof of COVID vaccination 
PG-13) starring Matt is required for everyone 
Damon and Christian Bale who uses the fitness center 

– Friday, April 22, at 1 p.m. or attends onsite activities 
To defeat Ferrari at France’s indoors. Masks are optional. 
Tuesday, April 19 from 9:30 anywhere in the world. Join 

a.m. – 5:30 p.m. us to see the fifty acres of 
Cost: $118 Giant Tecolote Ranunculus 
flowers that make up the 
For over sixty years, Mother Flower Fields. Prior to 
Nature has transformed the arriving at the Flower 
rolling hills of North San Fields, we will have lunch 
Diego County into one of at Hunter’s Steak House. 
the most spectacular and Register at: cityofsanmarino. 
coordinated displays of org or call the Recreation 
natural color and beauty Division at (626) 403-2200. 

Educational and Communityevents at The Playhouse

 On April 20, Pasadena writing, digital media and 
Playhouse is proud to host the beyond. Presentations occur 
6th annual National Jewish each year as part of a yearlyTheater Foundation Holocaust New Works Festival, presented 
Theater International Initiative in conjunction with prominent 
-Remembrance Readings with local and national theatres most 
The Diary of Anne Frank -a recently including The Hero 
reading by the JFed Players, Theatre, The Latino Theatre 
presented by the Jewish Company, and Pasadena 
Federation of Greater San Playhouse. 
Gabriel and Pomona Valleys. Opportunities for 
This reading commemorates collaboration with actingJanuary 27th, International students at the graduate and 
Holocaust Remembrance Day, undergraduate levels are also 
and the week of Yom HaShoah supported — in addition to 
(Holocaust Remembrance Day) internships and exposure to a 
April 27-28, which will honor wide array of celebrated guest 
the victims and survivors of the artists, who have included 
Holocaust. Their collective goal Suzan-Lori Parks, Stephen Adlyis to keep alive the memories, Guirgis, Colman Domingo, 
stories, and must-never-be-Paula Vogel, Tony Kushner and 
forgotten lessons. May the many others. 
power of live theater serve as SDA MFADW alumni have 
a moral compass for future found their success on stages 
generations. throughout the country and 

Educational events offered internationally, as well as on 
this spring at the Playhouse film and television, and other 
include the USC NEW media. More importantly,
WORKS FESTIVAL 2022 May they have learned ways of 
20-21, which features plays sustaining and finding joy in 
by the graduating MFA in their dramatic writing, givingDramatic Writing cohort of them not simply a career but a 
USC School of Dramatic Arts, calling. 
presented as concert readings The USC School of Dramatic 
with professional actors and Arts is a national leader 
directors. NWF Year Three is in dramatic arts training, 
a partnership with Pasadena offering an unprecedented 
Playhouse’s Playworks, a range of creative experiences 
continuation of the theatre’s on multiple platforms. Under 
100-year commitment to the leadership of Dean 
cultivating playwrights and David Bridel, the faculty and 
original works. This year’s plays administration of the School 
include Kept Man by Grafton have begun to reimagine and 
Doyle, Seven Stage Circle by redefine what it means to train 
Zharia O’Neal and Strollin in dramatic artists in the 21st 
the Dark by Katrina Richard. Century without losing the 

The Master of Fine Arts in rigorous foundational trainingDramatic Writing (MFADW) that has been a hallmark of 
at the USC School of Dramatic the school for over 70 years. 
Arts provides students with the This flexible and contemporaryfoundation to not only build a approach responds to today’s 
fruitful career, but to further rapidly changing media climate 
discover and develop their own and provides the versatile and 
authentic voice. cutting-edge skills essential to 

At the heart of this program, the contemporary actor, writer, 
the MFADW teaches stage manager and designer. 
playwriting first and foremost, Pasadena Playhouse will 
then expands into adaptation, continue its educational 
screenwriting, television programming with Scene 

Study Intensive with Alfred 

Molina June 27 – July 22,
a four-week deep dive into 
theater scene study and text 
analysis. Students will work on 
monologues and scenes from 
the classic American canon 
and further develop the tools 
needed to break down a script 
and build realism and depth 
into characters. This course will 
be focused on process, rather 
than performance.

 Alfred Molina’s diverse and 
lengthy career has moved 
effortlessly between film, 
television, and theatre worldwide. 
In addition to his 
numerous performance credits,
Molina has taught Scene Study& Shakespeare at UCLA for 
MFA Acting students, Circus 
Theatricals/ New American 
Theatre, HB Studio in New 
York, and Guildhall School of 
Music & Drama in London,
his alma mater. Molina has 
also given Master Classes at 
Julliard, USC, and Pepperdine 
University, as well as private 
coaching and consulting for 
various productions.

 Classes will take place Monday/
Wednesday/Friday from 7PM10PM, 
and class size will be 
limited to 12 students, ages 18 
and up. Previous acting class 
experience required. Students 
will be selected through an 
application and interview 
process by the staff of Pasadena 
Playhouse. The course fee 
is $650, with scholarshipfunds available. A scholarship 
application will be provided to 
finalists prior to interviews.

 For more information, 
contact Katharine 
McDonough, Artistic Project 
Coordinator, at scenestudy@ 

ANNOUNCEMENTS materials from flowing into 
Now Hiring Part-Time, storm drains, keeps job sites 
Seasonal Recreation Staff clean, and helps minimizeThe Community Services tire damage. Residents can 
Department is hiring for visit the Street Sweeping 
the following positions: page on the City’s website 
Program Leader, Recreation at: for 
Specialist, Lifeguards, and more information on the 
Water Safety Instructors. street sweeping schedule for 
Wristbands On Sale for their neighborhood. 
the Great San Marino Egg Parks & Public Works 
Hunt! Installs Traffic Safety Signage 
The Great San Marino Parks and Public Works staff 
Egg Hunt will be held on painted “25” mile per hour 
Saturday, April 16 from 9 reminders on San Marino 
AM - 12 PM at Lacy Park. Avenue from Huntington 

Bring your baskets and Drive southbound to Citybunny ears! This fun-filled limits. This signage can help 
event includes crafts, games, deter speeding and improve 
pictures with the bunnies, safety for pedestrians and 
and a giant egg hunt! drivers. Staff also installed 
Children will be grouped in “NO STOPPING AT ANY 
appropriate age divisions for TIME” signs on either side of 
the hunt to ensure fun for the Oak Grove Avenue and 
all. The first hunt begins at Virginia Road intersection. 
10am in the following order: EVENTS 
2 yr. olds & under, 3 yr. olds, April 4: Public Safety4 yr. olds, 5 yr. olds, 6-7 yr. Commission Meeting 
olds, 8-9 yr. olds, and 10-12 The Public Safety 
yr. olds. Commission advises City

Pre-order your wristbands Council on public safetybetween now andApril 14 issues. They will meet 
at virtually at 7 PM. 
Registration. Pre-order April 6: Smarter Living 
wristbands must be picked Talk on Mindfulness 
up at Stoneman School This workshop helps to 
(open Monday –Thursday, prepare participants with 
7 AM – 5 PM and Friday, 7 practical steps to deal with 

– 11 AM) by April 15 at 11 day to day stress using aAM. form of mindfulness. Meet 
Wristbands for Egg Hunt at the Barth Community 
participants (ages 2 and Room at the Crowell Public 
under - 12 years old) are on Library at 1 PM. 
sale online through April 14 April 6: Design Review 
for $4. Committee Meeting

Wristband sales are non-The Design Review 
refundable. For more Committee oversees 
information visit: building plans to ensure architectural compatibilityEggHunt. with the neighborhood. 
Check Out the Street They will meet virtually at 7 
Sweeping Schedule PM. 
I n keeping with the City April 9: Neighborhood 
Council’s priority of well-Coyote Program Workshop 
maintained infrastructure, The San Gabriel Valley 
the Parks and Public Council of Government’s 
Works Department works Neighborhood Coyote 
with Athens Services Program will be at Lacy Park 
to ensure that the City to answer questions about 
receives comprehensive, coyote safety, deterrence, 
environmentally responsible and reporting from 11:30 
street sweeping services. AM - 1:00 PM. 
Frequent street sweeping For more information about 
not only improves the these announcements and 
appearance of the streets, events visit: cityofsanmarino. 
but also prevents unwanted org. 


For the period of Sunday, March 20 through Saturday, 
March 26, the San Marino Police Department responded 
to 177 calls for service. One residential burglary, 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 period.
Sunday, March 20

2:05 P.M. / H&S 11350 POSSESSION OF A 
2255 Huntington Drive 
Officers responded for a report of a suspicious person in 
the rear alley to the above mentioned location. During the 
course of the investigation, the person was found to have a 
controlled substance without a proper prescription on his 
person. Person was issued a citation and released from the 
scene on his own recognizance.
Monday, March 21

 No significant incidents to report for this date.

Tuesday, March 22

1:48 P.M. / PC 459 BURGLARY, PC 594 VANDALISM, 
1540 Chelsea Road 
Officers responded to a burglary alarm activation. Upon 
arrival, officers located an unsecured detached garage 
and living space door. During the search of the location, 
a bathroom was found to be vandalized. At the time of 
investigation, there was no suspect information and no 
suspect(s) found. 
Wednesday, March 23

 No significant incidents to report for this date.

Thursday, March 24

 No significant incidents to report for this date.

Friday, March 25

6:49 P.M. / PC 594 Vandalism, WIC 51501461 San Marino Avenue 
Officers responded to the above mentioned location and 
contacted a subject, later identified as the suspect. The 
subsequent investigation revealed the suspect experienced 
a bipolar manic episode and had thrown a rock through 
the location’s window. The suspect was taken to the 
hospital for further medical evaluation. The suspect was 
released on her own recognizance to the care and custody 
of hospital staff with a citation for the vandalism offense. 
Saturday, March 26

3:31 P.M. / Warrant ArrestHuntington Drive and Monterey Road 
Officer conducted a traffic stop for a vehicle code 
violation and the driver was found to have outstanding 
warrants out of the LAPD for a prior grant theft offense. 
Driver was issued citations for the traffic offense and 
warrant before he was released from the scene on his own 

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