Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, April 30, 2022

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Mountain View News Saturday, April 30, 2022 

Interim Police 
Chief MoodySet to Retire 

Pasadena Interim Police 
Chief Cheryl Moody 
announced Thursday that 
she is retiring, effective 
May 23, after serving the 
City of Pasadena for nearly 
30 years and after five 
months as chief.

 According to city officials, 
Moody was promoted 
in 2020 to deputy chief 
with the Pasadena Police 
Department—the first 
female in the 130-year 
history of the department 
to be promoted to this rank. 
Chief Moody made history 
again this past January 
as the first female to be 
appointed as the interim 
chief of the department.

 “My goal has been to 
strengthen the relationship 
between the men and 
women of the Pasadena 
Police Department and 
the community we serve 
in this great city,” Moody 
said. “I hope that through 
my tenacity, hard work, 
diligence and willingness to 
push forward that I served 
as a role model for females 
—particularly women 
of color— who desire to 
reach the pinnacle of their 
careers. For centuries, 

women have learned that 
things don’t always come 
as easy for them as they do 
their male counterparts. 
But as we continue to 
shatter glass ceiling after 
glass ceiling, we can see 
the sky and visualize that 
there are no limits —even 
through adversity, unequal 
treatment and injustice. 
We must not forget the 
courageous women who 
paved the way, and on 
whose shoulders we stand.”

 During her time as interim 
police chief, Chief Moody 
has made promotions at 
all levels of the department 
with diversity, inclusion 
and fairness in mind; and 
the police department’s 
vacancy rate is the lowest 
it’s been in many years.

 “I would like to thank 
Chief Moody for accepting 
the interim chief position. 
She has shown true 
leadership and has been 
responsive to community 
needs,” said Interim City 
Manager Cynthia Kurtz.

 Chief Moody is a 
founding member of 
the San Gabriel Valley 
Chapter of the National 
Organization of Black Law 
Enforcement Executives 
(NOBLE), which started 
in 2003. This year, Chief 
Moody completed a two-
year term as the president 
of Women Leaders in 
Law Enforcement of Los 
Angeles County.

Commander Jason 
Clawson will assume the 
role of interim police chief 
on Monday. 

CaltechLive to Present the 
Vocal Ensemble Chanticleer 

Courtyard tobe Renamed 
HonoringBill & Claire 

 The Pasadena city council is 
set Monday to discuss voting 
to rename the Pasadena City 
Hall Courtyard to honor former 
Mayor Bill Bogaard and former 
First Lady of Pasadena Claire 
Bogaard (both pictured). 

 If approved, the new 
designation, would be in the 
form of a bronze plaque with 
appropriate language, city staff 

 According to city officials, 
including Interim City Manager 
Cynthia Kurtz, over the course 
of 40 plus years, together the 
Bogaards have helped to shape 
Pasadena as one of the nation’s 
leading cities, a city that is 
internationally recognized for 
its culture, arts, education, 
science, jobs and economic 

Bill Bogaard served on the 
Pasadena Board of Directors 
from 1978 until 1986 and 
served as rotating Mayor from 
1984 to 1986. In 1999, he 
became the city’s first directly 
elected Mayor and served until 
2015. As mayor, he oversaw 
the arrival of the Metro Gold 
Line, construction of the new 
Pasadena Convention Center 
and many other projects to 

better roads, bridges, schools, 
parks, businesses and city 

 Claire Bogaard is a founding 
member of Pasadena Heritage, 
a community based historic 
preservation association, 
along with her colleagues 
they were instrumental in 
preserving Pasadena’s historic 
downtown at a time when it 
was contemplated that it be 
raised and replaced with high-
rise development, Kurtz said in 
the Agenda Report. In addition 
to her work with Pasadena 
Heritage, Claire Bogaard has 
served on the board of the City’s 
oldest and largest neighborhood 
association, West Pasadena 
Residents Association, as well 
as an advisor to the National 
Trust of Historic Preservation, 
California State Historic 
Commission, and other City 
commissions and advisory 
committees, including the 
Committee for the Restoration 
of Pasadena City Hall. 

 In 1980, Pasadena City Hall 
was added to the National 
Register of Historic Places. 

First live performanceat Beckman Auditorium 
on the Caltech campusin three years

 CaltechLive! presents 
GRAMMY-winning vocal 
ensemble Chanticleer on 
Friday, May 13, at 7:30 p.m. at 
Beckman Auditorium on the 
Caltech campus, as part of the 
2022 CaltechLive! performance 

 This performance marks the 
first in-person, live performance 
on the Caltech campus since the 
start of the pandemic in March 
2020. Tickets are $45 and can 
be purchased online or at the 
Caltech Ticket Office (Caltech 
Cahill Center for Astroscience 
and Astrophysics, 1216 E 
California Blvd.).

 The program, called 
Awakenings, begins with a 
commissioned work from 
composer Ayanna Woods 
touching on shared experiences 
of the past years. The text for 
close[r], now is an erasure 
poem created by Woods from 
unusual source material: a 
March 11, 2020, Los Angeles 
Times commentary by theatre 
critic Charles McNulty detailing 

reasons why theaters and live 
performing arts should “close, 

 Chanticleer’s Music Director 
Tim Keeler said, “Woods 
restructured and resampled the 
article to create a new text full 
of questioning and yearning, 
highlighting the changes 
we’ve had to make to connect. 
Through isolation and distance, 
we’ve been forced to ‘hone 
the dexterity of love’ and to be 
creative with how we care for 
each other. Woods closes the 
piece with an imperative for 
the world: ‘come back to life.’ In 
Chanticleer, it’s our hope that 
the life we return to is more 
compassionate, more caring, 
and more creative than the one 
that we left in 2020.” 

The Beckman Auditorium is 
located 332 S. Michigan Ave. 

 Caltech requires that all 
guests wear a high-quality 
mask (surgical, N95, KN95, 
KF94) indoors at all times. 
In addition, proof of full 
vaccination and booster, along 
with a government-issued ID. 
Children under 5, who are not 
yet eligible for vaccination, 
are not permitted inside the 
For more information visit: 

 The city council meets Monday 
at 4 p.m. and will take place 
solely by video. A livestream 
with captioning can be found at:, 

626 Golden 
to Return 

Event organizers are 
reminding the community 
that the San Gabriel Valley’s 
largest ciclovia or “open 
streets” event will return 
Sunday to the Cities of South 
Pasadena, Alhambra and 
San Gabriel. The first 626 
Golden Streets since Fall 
2019 will provide attendees 
an opportunity to walk, bike, 
run, skate, scoot, dance, and 
play across five miles of car-
free streets. A follow-up to 
the successful 2019 event, 
Mission-to-Mission will link 
the historic San Gabriel and 
South Pasadena Mission 
Districts with downtown 

 Like cicLAvia in Los Angeles, 
626 Golden Streets is a free, 
family-friendly “ciclovia” 
that temporarily opens 
streets for people of all ages 
and backgrounds to enjoy 
in a healthy, fun, and novel 
fashion. The festivities will 
kick off at 8:30 a.m. with the 
official Opening Ceremony 
on Main Street in downtown 
Alhambra featuring special 
guests, entertainment, and 
community raffle. At 9 a.m. 
a family-friendly 5K Fun 
Run free to all youth 17 and 
under will start from the San 
Gabriel Hub. 

 The event is free to the 
general public. Attendees can 
start and stop at any point 
along the route, at any time 
from 9am to 4pm. Activity 
zones in each participating 
community will host live 
music, cultural performances, 
family-friendly games and 
activities, kids play zones, 
vendors, zero-emission demo 
zones, and more! Participants 
are encouraged to enjoy 
the day by foot, bike, skate, 
skateboard, scooter, or any 
other type of human-powered 

 For more information visit: 

Rotary Awards $58,000to 13 Arts/Culture Groups 

The Rotary Club of Pasadena 
co-chairs Deborah Lewis and 
Scott Vandrick, on behalf 
of President Cory Brendel, 
announced Wednesday 
the 2022 Pasadena Rotary 
Club’s Community Grants 
awardees. Since 2004, 
through its Community 
Grants program, the 
Rotary Club of Pasadena 
has awarded more 
totaling $765,000 to 152 
organizations in Pasadena.

This year the committee 
reviewed applications from 
non-profit, (501)(c)(3)
organizations that serve 
residents in the Pasadena 
area in arts or culture with 
a focus on organizational 
recovery from the impact 
of the pandemic. We are 
proud to announce the 13 
recipients who received 
grant awards at the 2022 
Rotary Club of Pasadena’s 
Community Grants 
luncheon on Wednesday, 
-A Noise Within $4,000 
-Armory Center for theArts $5,500 
-ArtCenter College of 
Design $5,500 
-Boston Court Pasadena 
-Light Bringer Project 
-Lineage Performing ArtsCenter $5,000 
-Los Angeles Children’s 
Chorus $5,000 
-Makoto Taiko $1,000 
-MUSE/IQUE $3,000 
-Parson’s Nose Theater 

-Pasadena Conservatory ofMusic $3,000 
-Pasadena Heritage $4,500 
-Pasadena Symphony andPOPS $6,000

 Rotary Club of Pasadena 
is the oldest and largest 
community service group 
in the San Gabriel Valley. 
In 2020, Pasadena Rotary 
celebrated its Centennial 
year and raised over $180,000 
to support Union Station 
Homeless Services as well 
as a number of other local 
projects. The Club currently 
has over 200 members who 
meet at the University Club 
of Pasadena with dozens of 
committees contributing to 
the well-being and growth of 
the community, region, and 
world. During the current 
pandemic restrictions, the 
Club meets weekly each 
Wednesday in a hybrid 
format (limited capacity 
in person seating and on 
Zoom) and continues its 
dedicated service in a new 
creative manner to the 
Pasadena community.

 Current committees of the 
Rotary Club of Pasadena 
Include: Fight to Erase Polio, 
Adopt-A-Meal; Christmas 
Project; Community Grants; 
International Projects; 
Done In A Day; Shop with 
a Cop; Human Trafficking 
Awareness; Business 
Alliance; Rotary Readers; 
Program and Teachers of 
Excellence to name a few 
as well as resourceful social 

 For more information visit: 

Home Instead Donates to 
Pasadena Senior Center

 Dr. Gregorio Sanchez, co-owner of Home Instead of 
Pasadena, presented a $10,000 check April 19 to the 
Pasadena Senior Center to help PSC empower older adults 
to engage, enrich and inspire their lives. 

“Our commitment to create great experiences for our direct-
care staff has resulted in a $70,000 grant from the national 
Home Instead Foundation to support nearby organizations 
that serve older adults, and the Pasadena Senior Center is 
one of them,” said Sanchez. “We plan to continue providing 
fulfilling career opportunities that in turn will help older 
adults age safely and gracefully at home.” 

 For more information about Home Instead of Pasadena, 

 For more information about the Pasadena Senior Center, 
visit: or call 626-795-4331. 

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