Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, April 16, 2022

MVNews this week:  Page 5

ArtNightReturns to 

 Event organizers 
announced this week that 
ArtNight is set for Friday, 
April 29th, with 17 arts 
and culture organizations, 
most swinging open their 
doors for the evening. 

 Two participants, Art 
Center College of Design 
and MUSE/IQUE will 
continue virtually. 

Shuttle service will be 
limited due to bus and 
driver shortages statewide 
they said.

 ArtNight will include 
music, dance, visual 
art, theater, art-making, 
storytelling, history, new 
partners and food trucks. 
Admission is free to all 
events from 6pm-10pm.

Masks will be required on 
shuttle buses.

 For more information 
call the ArtNight Pasadena 
Hotline at 626 744-7887 or 
for a complete list of events 
visit: ArtNightPasadena. 

South Pas 

 South Pasadena city 
officials announced 
Tuesday that this year 
60 children and teens 
participated in the publiclibrary’s Bookmark 

 The theme for the 
Bookmark Contest was 
“Read Beyond the BeatenPath,” which is also the 
theme for this year’sSummer Reading Program.

Using their imaginations,
the children and teens 
created colorful, unique,
and inspiring bookmarks.

 "We are pleased to 
announce the winners of 
the Bookmark Contest, 
they are;"
Aiden, Grade 1, “Read 
Beyond the Future”
Olin, Grade 2, “ReadingCan Take You Anywhere”
Makayla, Grade 5, 
“Together Adventures”
Claire, Grade 10, “Go 

Each winner’s bookmark 
will be reproduced andwill be distributed at the 
Library during the SummerReading Program, whichbegins on Wednesday, June1, 2022. The Library wouldlike to offer congratulationsto the winners and thank all 
those who participated andthe Friends of the South 
Pasadena Public Library,
Inc. which sponsored the 

 The South Pasadena 
Public Library is located at1100 Oxley Street in SouthPasadena.

 The South Pasadena Public 
Library is open on Mondays

10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.;
Tuesdays, Wednesdays,
Thursdays 10:00 a.m. – 8:00p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.;
Sundays 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 
To get informational emailsabout current libraryservices that are available 

Fire Station 31 to Get Seismic Retrofit

The Pasadena city council 
unanimously approved 
Monday allocating over $2.5 
million to bring Fire Station 
31, on South Fair Oaks 
Avenue, up to the current 
building codes for seismic 
structural safety. The council 
also approved interior 
renovation of the station –to 
maintain basic operational 
standards for fire department 

 According to city staff, the 
two-story, approximately 
8,563 square-foot building 
located at 135 South Fair 
Oaks Ave includes the 
adjacent WickerCraft 
building. Seismic retrofit 
of the two structures will 
include upgrading the 
existing lateral force resisting 
systems and connections to 
the roof and floor structures, 
as well as retrofitting 
foundation elements to 
support the installation of 
new steel moment frames. 
Finishes will need to be 
removed from floors and 

ceilings to provide access to 
anchorage points according 
to the council’s staff report. 

 Renovation would include 
redoing the kitchen, living 
room, restrooms, offices, and 

 “Scope of work includes but 
is not limited to, replacement 
of flooring, ceiling tiles, 
lighting, furniture, appliances 
and cabinetry; removal 
of office partition walls; 
new paint; re-roofing; new 
HVAC equipment; and some 
electrical improvements.” 

The council voted to 
accept a bid from Monet 
Construction, Inc, not-toexceed 
$2,018,456 for the 

 Fire department staff, 
at the station, will be 
temporarily relocated off-
site for around ten months 
at a cost of $382,547. The 
Department of Public Works 
has leased a vacant lot, near 
Huntington Hospital, and 
will put temporary trailers 
for continued operations of 

PWP Gets New Info System 

Pasadena Water and Power 
(PWP) announced Tuesday 
that they have replacedan aging customer billingsystem with a new customerinformation system (CIS)
that they say will increase 
PWP’s system performanceand improve the customerexperience.

 According to officials, 
the system will now allow 
customers to register for 
services online, enroll in 
paperless billing, view 
past usage data and 
receive notifications when 
e-statements are available. 
Customers will also be able 
to link multiple accounts forease of account management.
As part of the CIS, customerswill be assigned new accountnumbers. Customers who 
linked their current account 
number to their financial 
institution’s online bankingsystem will have a six-monthgrace period to update theirinformation.

 “We are always lookingfor ways to improve thecustomer experience,” saidJeffrey Kightlinger, PWP’s 
interim general manager.
“While we encourage onlinepayments and use of our newauto-pay features, traditionalpayment options like payby mail, by telephone, or inperson at City Hall will still beavailable. We strive to provideexcellent customer service to 
all customers. While we hopemany customers will takeadvantage of our improved 

online services, we are alwayshappy to assist customershowever they are most 

 Internally, the CIS will 
create new systems for 
every customer touchpoint,
including account 
management, billing, 
credit and collections, 
asset operations, and fieldoperations, Kightlinger said.
The CIS will bring integratedbilling and payment 
processes; support future 
initiatives, such as smart gridtechnology and time-baseddynamic rate structures;
and much more. With these 
new systems in place, PWPwill provide an enhanced 
customer experience 
with user-friendly tools 
and updated technology. 
Additionally, over time, 
the CIS will allow PWP 
to develop conservation-
oriented water rate design,
transition from bimonthly tomonthly bills, and providemore data to customers.

 For more information about 
the new CIS, visit PWPweb.
com or call (626) 744-4005. 

the station. Corner Keystone 
Construction is expected to 
do minor grading, asphalt 
paving, install temporary 
utilities, widening the 
existing concrete driveway, 
and installation of an 
automatic chain link sliding 
gate at 95 Alessandro Place. 
Station 31 is also home to 
a number of the departments 
historical artifacts. Pasadena 
Fire Deputy Chief Anthony 
James said all the items will 
go into storage. He also said 
they expect construction to 
begin in summer, most likely 
July. Photo D. Lee/MVNew. 

Meet the Artist 
Dale Voelker 

Join the Altadena Public 
Library for an exhibitionof collage from artist 
Dale Voelker on displaythroughout the Main Libraryfrom April 19 to May 30.

The public can also meet 
the artist and view Voelker’s 
art during a special receptionin the Main Library 
Community Room on 
Saturday, May 14, from 7 to8 p.m.
Voelker juggles different 
materials — discarded paper,
acrylic paint, spray paint,
markers and old computerparts. His current collagework highlights the surrealmix of gritty reality andsqueaky clean idealism 
that could be found in the 
newspapers of decades goneby.
He layers clippings and 
elements of street landscapewith vibrant color. He treats 
each piece as a sponge thatabsorbs and allows him to 
build a history of layers thatcan be interpreted in infinite 
His artwork is part of privatecollections in New York, 
Dallas, Los Angeles, PalmSprings, San Francisco, 
Colorado, Massachusetts, 
Miami, Honolulu, and 
The main library is located600 E. Mariposa Street, 
For more information visit: 

Mountain View News Saturday, April 16, 2022 

Rose Bowl 5K Run and Walk 
Renamed after Retiring CEO 

 Rose Bowl officials have 
announced that the Cinco de 
Mayo 5K Run and Walk will 
be named after retiring CEO/
General Manager, Darryl 
Dunn (pictured).

The Darryl Dunn Cinco 
de Mayo 5K Run and Walkis set to take place on, May1st at 9:00 a.m. prior to theCinco de Mayo at the RoseBowl family festival on thefield. The 5K, with a 1K 
option for those who wantto participate in a shorterdistance, will be the healthystart of what promises to bea fun-filled day with access toresources, information and 
reconnecting on the field.

 “We are proud to be acommunity partner and jointhe Darryl Dunn Cinco deMayo 5K Run & Walk. We 
are excited to participate 
and celebrate the Rose 
Bowl Stadium’s Centennial,” 
said David Eads, Executive 
Director/CEO of the 
Pasadena Tournament of 

 Dunn is retiring June 
30, after 27 years with the 
Stadium. Darryl is an avidwalker who is often seen 
around the recreational 
loop just outside the gates ofAmerica’s Stadium. We invite 
you to join us for a fun run,
brisk or leisure walk.

 “During one of thesewalks around the stadium, 
we discussed the topic ofbringing back Pasadena’s 
Cinco de Mayo celebration,
after more than a decade of 
its absence,” said, RamonMiramontes, the co-
executive producer of the 
event with Dunn. “The 
idea got in Darryl’s head ofmaking this return a reality 

Caltech Earth Week: Free 
Climate Crisis Documentary 

and hosting the event inside 
on the iconic field of the 
world-famous Rose Bowl.”

 The free Cinco de Mayo atthe Rose Bowl event beginsat 10:00 a.m. Families will 
be able to enjoy traditionalmusic featuring live 
performances from mariachi 
to La Sonora Dinamita, 
Folklorico dancers, watch 
a soccer tournament and 
enjoy an active children’s playarea, stroll an art and culture 
area featuring local artists 
and learn about local area 
resources and services from a 
health and wellness area.

 Pasadena Mayor VictorGordo and Alice Mijares 
Recendez whose mother, 
Jesucita Mijares founded 
Mijares Mexican Restaurantin Pasadena in 1920, will be 
honored as the inauguralCinco de Mayo Co-GrandMarshals. Both have a 
long heritage and historyin Pasadena which makes 
them the perfect fit. Formore information and/or toregister for the event visit: 

Photo credit: Ann Erdman 

 Movies That Matter is 
the film series curated and 
presented in a collaborative 
partnership between the 
student-led Caltech Y, Caltech 
Sustainability Programs, 
Caltech Public Programming, 
and the Caltech Center for 
Inclusion and Diversity. The 
films presented all address 
current concerns in various 
realms of science, as well as 
important matters of social 

 The Movies That Matter series 
continues this Spring with a 
virtual screening of the climate 
crisis documentary “Manzanar, 
Diverted: When Water 
Becomes Dust,” (Intersection 
Films, 2021), directed and 
produced by Ann Kaneko and 
produced by Jin Yoo-Kim, on 
Wednesday, April 20, at 6:00 

The virtual screening (84 

minutes) is followed by a 
panel discussion of the film 
and its impact, featuring the 
director/prodcuer Ann Kaneko 
and Maximilian Christman, 
Caltech Sustainability Manager. 

 The film won the Best 
Documentary Award at the 
San Diego Asian Film Festival 
and it was nominated for the 
Best Music Score at the IDA 
Documentary Awards in 2021.

 The film makers hope that 
the audience can gain an 
appreciation of water and land 
management and a clearer 
grasp of their impacts on 
distant communities where 
water has been extracted for 
their consumption. 

 While the screening is free, 
reservations are required. 

 For more information about 
the film and to reserve a spot, 

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