Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, May 21, 2022

MVNews this week:  Page 6

Mountain View News Saturday, May 21, 2022 

Storm Pot 

 The LA County 
Sheriff ’s Department is 
investigating a shooting 
Wednesday night after 
three armed suspects 
robed a east Pasadena 
marijuana dispensary and 
then fled the scene. 

 According to reports, 
the male suspects 
raided House of Fire 
marijuana dispensary on 
Colorado Boulevard in 
unincorporated Pasadena, 
around 9:45 p.m., stealing 
an unknown amount of pot 
and cash. As the suspects 
fled in a Dodge Charger, 
they fired several shots. 

Deputies said the suspects 
led them on a short pursuit 
on the 210 freeway but lost 
them at the 134 freeway. 
Deputies did locate a 
Charger, that matched the 
description, near Atlantic 
Boulevard in a carport in 

No injuries were reported 
and no other information 
was given. 


The City of Pasadena 
continues to enhance 
its ePermitting services. 

Community members can 
now save themselves a 
trip to the Permit Center 
and electronically submit 
applications and plans 
for the following types of 

Commercial and 

Accessory Dwelling Units 

Residential – New 
Commercial Tenant 


 The Citizen Self-Service 
Portal allows you to make 
electronic payments, track 
progress via a customized 
dashboard, download 
comments and corrections, 
resubmit plans and 
schedule inspections.

 The smartphone-friendly 
Express Permit Portal is also 
available. Customers can 
obtain residential HVAC, 
mechanical, electrical and 
plumbing permits within 
minutes via an automated 
system. There are over 80 
residential express permit 
types available. Since going 
live last May, over 1,400 
Express Permits have been 

 Continued ePermitting 
enhancements are 
underway. All building 
permits are scheduled to 
be available online by the 
end of 2022. 

 For more information 
or call the Citizen Service 
Center Monday through 
Friday during business 
hours at (626) 744-7311. 

Council to Add Two Large Rose Bowl Events 

The Pasadena city council is publicity for the city and Rose 
set to approve hosting both Bowl given its prominence as 
“AmericaFest” on July 4 and an one of the longest standing July 
international soccer match July 4th celebrations in the country. 
30 making them displacement Hosting the soccer match 
events, for the Rose Bowl this has similar findings including 
year, numbers 23 and 24. that it is estimated that the 

 According to the city staff event will directly generate in 
reports, a city ordinance limits excess of $300,000 for the Rose 
the number of displacement Bowl Operating Company. In 
events to no more than 15 in addition, the city of Pasadena 
any calendar year except with would receive a positive 
the permission of the city economic impact as a result 
council. In order to exceed 15 of the portion of sales tax and 
displacement events, the city bed tax that will revert to the 
council must make certain city and to businesses in the 
findings. city arising from significant fan 

 Findings for AmericaFest presence in Pasadena. 
include that the revenue Hosting the match could 
generating potential from also help Pasadena secure the 
each additional event justifies possibility of hosting the World 
its consideration. July 4th is a Cup in 2026, and Olympic 
traditional event for Pasadena to soccer in 2028. 
host and it provides enormous Both staff reports also state 

Caltech Breaks Ground on 
Resnick Sustainability Center 

Earlier this month 
philanthropists Lynda and 
Stewart Resnick, owners of the 
Wonderful Company, joined 
Caltech president Thomas 
Rosenbaum, California 
governor Gavin Newsom, 
Pasadena mayor Victor Gordo, 
and other distinguished guests 
and members of the Caltech 
community to break ground 
on the Resnick Sustainability 
Center (RSC).

 The 79,500-square-foot 
project, which will grace the 
western edge of the Caltech 
campus, was made possible by 
a $750 million pledge from the 
Resnicks to Caltech. The gift, 
made in 2019, is the largest 
in the Institute’s history and 
among the largest ever for 
environmental sustainability 

 “For Lynda and me, this 
is an incredibly significant 
investment,” said Stewart 
Resnick, chairman and 
president of the Wonderful 
Company, speaking at the 
ceremony on behalf of 
himself and Lynda Resnick, 
co-owner of the Wonderful 
Company.”Caltech has always 
been a place where we humans 
turn in moments of extreme 
vulnerability for reassurance 
when the ground moves 
under our feet—to help us 
comprehend terrible scenes 
of fire and drought here in the 
west. We put our faith and the 
entirety of our support into 
the brilliant minds at Caltech. 
The achievements that will 
emerge from this sustainability 

institute, housed in what will be 
this world-class center, will help 
make our world safer, more 
healthy, more sustainable, and 
a better home for generations 
to come.”

 When completed in 2024, the 
Resnick Sustainability Center 
will open new figurative portals 
to sustainability in the realms 
of research, education, and 
societal impact.

 “California has more 
scientists, more researchers, 
more Nobel laureates, venture 
capital, patents, than any place 
on the globe,” Newsom said. 
“This is a remarkable place—
this conveyor belt for talent. 
Caltech is a dominant part of 
that. So thank you, all of you, 
for being part not just of this 
moment but all the moments 
that created the institution and 
the moment of opportunity 
that we’ll be celebrating more 
formally here in just a moment.”

 Since its founding on 
campus in 2009, the Resnick 
Sustainability Institute (RSI) 
has brought together scientists 
and engineers from across 
Caltech’s six academic divisions 
and from JPL, which Caltech 
manages for NASA, to pursue 
solutions to the most pressing 
challenges in water, energy, 
food, and waste in a world 
confronting rapid climate 

 “Every time I turn around, 
Caltech isn’t hitting it out of 
the park, Caltech is hitting it 
out of the universe,” said Mayor 
Gordo. “I want to congratulate 
all of you for this incredible 

that “the event[s] do not impose 
undue adverse impacts on the 
surrounding residential area. 
Planning and preparation will 
be implemented to minimize 
impact of the event to the 
surrounding neighborhoods. 
The Police Department and 
staff work carefully with the 
surrounding area to maintain 
success in hosting displacement 
events with minimal disruption 
and impact.”

 The Pasadena city council 
meets Monday at 4:30 p.m. 
and will take place by video 

 Residents can provide live 
public comment by submitting 
a speaker card prior to the start 
of public comment on that 
item, at the following webpage:


 The City of Pasadena 
Senior Commission will host 
the City’s inaugural Older 
Americans Month celebration 
on Wednesday from 10 a.m.noon 
at Jackie Robinson 
Community Center. The free 
event will highlight Pasadena’s 
variety of resources for older 
adults and offer giveaways, 
food, presentations and much 

 May is Older Americans 
Month as proclaimed by the 
federal Administration for 
Community Living. This year’s 
theme, “Age My Way,” provides 
an opportunity to explore the 
many ways older adults can 
remain involved with their 

Pasadena resources for 

older adults include world-

class healthcare facilities, 

a vibrant art and culture 

community, accessible public 

transportation, numerous 

senior living communities, 

and many organizations 

focused on maintaining the 

health and well-being of our 

older residents. Organizations 

representing these sectors will 

be at the May 25 celebration, 

including the Pasadena Senior 

Center, Armory Center for the 

Arts, and Rose Bowl Aquatics 


 This event is made possible 
with the in-kind support 
of Pasadena Village, Forest 
Lawn Memorial Parks and 
Mortuaries, Villa Gardens, 
Dylan Thai of Modern 
Woodmen of America, 
Pasadena Senior Center, 
Convalescent Aid Society, and 
Pasadena Meals on Wheels. 

The Jackie Robinson 

Community Center is located 

1020 N. Fair Oaks Ave

 For more information, visit: or 
call (626) 744-7300. 

Grand Reopening of LaPintoresca Park May 28 

Pasadena city officials 
are inviting friends and 
neighbors for the grand 
reopening of La Pintoresca 
Park and the 26th annual 
Family Fun Day Saturday, 
May 28, from 10 a.m. to 3 

p.m. at La Pintoresca Park.
Excitement begins with theLa Pintoresca Park ribbon 
cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. 
Attendees will have the 
opportunity to enjoy the 
park’s new splash pad, skate 
park, basketball court, and 

 Following the ribbon 
cutting, the fun will continue 
at the City’s 26th annual 
Family Fun Day from 11 

a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy family-
friendly activities, including 
a tiny tot area provided by 
Pasadena Public Health 
Department; arts and craftswith Armory Center for 
the Arts; life-sized games 
provided by Simply Divas &
Dames; gift baskets provided 
by La Pintoresca Branch 
Library; a skateboard expo; 
bike repair workshop; 
laser tag; video game bus; 
basketball tournament; 
bingo for older adults; live 
entertainment by Monday 
Night Live Band; and much 

 Pasadena Police and Fire 
Departments will be on 
the grill cooking up free 
hamburgers and hot dogs. 
Vons Pharmacy will be 
on site providing Pfizer 
and Moderna COVID-19 
vaccines (and boosters) to 
everyone ages 5 and up.

 Come meet new people or 
reconnect with old friends 
as we celebrate one of the 
great parks in Pasadena. 
La Pintoresca Park is locaed 
45 E. Washington Blvd.

 For more information, 
please visit: cityofpasadena.
net/parks-and-rec or call 
the La Pintoresca Teen 
Education Center at (626) 

Borrow a Blood Pressure 
Home Monitor at the Library 

Participating librariesinclude branches in 
Altadena and Pasadena. 

A new collaboration 
between the American Heart 
Association (AHA) and San 
Gabriel Valley area libraries 
allows library cardholders 
and community members to 
check out and bring home a 
free blood pressure screening 
kit, which includes a BP cuff 
and educational materials to 
help them learn the proper 
way of measuring their 
blood pressure at home, 
understand what their 
numbers mean and manage 
their BP. Participating 
libraries include the 
Altadena Library and Bob 
Lucas Library in Altadena, 
and the La Pintoresca 
Library and Hastings Branch 
Library in Pasadena, with 
plans to expand to other 
libraries across Los Angeles 
County. Huntington Health, 
a sponsor of the AHA, will 
provide clinical support, 

including free hypertension 
screenings monthly at the 
Altadena Library.

 High blood pressure — or 
hypertension — is referred 
to as the “silent killer” 
because it often does not 
have obvious symptoms. 
Over time and left untreated, 
high blood pressure can lead 
to life-threatening problems, 
including heart attack and 
stroke. Nearly half of U.S. 
adults have hypertension 
but one third are not aware 
they have it. The best way to 
know if your blood pressure 
is high is to check it. The 
American Heart Association 
is collaborating with local 
organizations to reduce 
uncontrolled high blood 
pressure in Los Angeles 
County by helping improve 
access to resources, such 
as BP monitoring devices, 
and address other health 

 For more information visit: and 

Mountain Views News 80 W Sierra Madre Blvd. No. 327 Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 Office: 626.355.2737 Fax: 626.609.3285Email: Website: