Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, June 11, 2022

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Mountain View News Saturday, June 11, 2022 

Elder Abuse 
Day inPasadena 

The City of Pasadena 
and WISE & Healthy 
Aging Long-Term Care 
Ombudsman Program 
recognize elder abuse 
can happen to anyone, 
anywhere, at any time. At 
their Monday City Council 
meeting, Mayor Victor 
Gordo will proclaim 
Wednesday (June 15),
Elder Abuse Awareness 
Day in Pasadena. Purple 
flags have been placed at 
City Hall to signify the 
number of abuses reported 
by Pasadena residents, 
and to honor those who 
have been affected by elder 

 “The basic human 
rights of older adults are 
challenged each and every 
day. Tragically, this has 
never been more true than 
during the COVID-19 
pandemic,” said Pasadena 
Public Health Department 
Director and Health Officer 
Dr. Ying-Ying Goh. “Our 
local efforts will heighten 
awareness that elder abuse 
is a serious issue that must 
be addressed. We all have a 
vital role to play in creating 
a peaceful, supportive and 
just society.”

 Each year, an estimated 
5 million older adults 
are abused, neglected or 
exploited. Elder abuse 
can lead to serious 

physical injuries and 
long-term psychological 
consequences, and can 
result in serious financial 
loss. In the U.S., the 
estimated loss by victims of 
financial abuse is estimated 
to be at least $2.6 billion, 
according to the National 
Council on Aging

 In 2021, Pasadena Police 
Department received 39 
reports of elder abuse in 
Pasadena. “Older adults are 
among the most vulnerable 
groups in our community 
and deserve to be treated 
with respect and dignity,” 
said Interim Police Chief 
Jason Clawson. “Elder 
abuse comes in many 
forms, including neglect or 
financial, emotional, sexual 
or physical abuse. We have 
a collective responsibility 
to protect senior residents 
by recognizing and 
reporting elder abuse 
when it occurs.”

 Help prevent and address 
elder abuse by reporting 
it to authorities as soon as 
it is suspected. This also 
includes reporting any 
suspected abuse pertaining 
to nursing homes and 
residential care facilities. 
Physical injury, neglect, 
and/or emotional or 
behavioral changes are all 
telltale signs of abuse that 
could be exhibited by a 
loved one.

 Anyone with questions 
about elder abuse call 
the special victim unit 
supervisor, Sgt. Derek 
Locklin, at (626) 744-3863. 

Outdoor Dining to Continue, Expand 

The Pasadena city council 
is set Monday to discuss 
adopting new permanent 
on-street dining design 
guidelines, including fees, for 
eateries in certain parts of the 
city including Old Pasadena, 
The Playhouse District and 
South Lake. If approved the 
new guidelines would go into 
affect September 1.

 According to the council’s 
staff report, outdoor dining 
changes would simplify the 
two base fees for all business 
improvement districts, at 
$12.00 for sidewalk/public 
alley and $7.75 for on-street 
per square foot per year.

 New design guidelines 
proposed recommend “that 
such facilities be designed 
as a comprehensive whole 
with similar, high-quality 
materials, avoiding the use 
of ‘off-the-shelf ’ elements 
such as raffia panels, Astroturf, 
easy-ups, etc. The setup 
shall display a sense of 
permanence, providing 
platforms aligned with the 
abutting sidewalk, and install 
lighting that does not require 
exterior wiring traversing the 
Outdoor dining areas must 
also meet ADA requirements 
without the need for ramps. 

 If approved, Public Works 
staff is recommending 
granting existing permits 
until September 1 to 
implement the new On-
Street Dining Design 
Guidelines, allowing them 
time to transition their 
current installations to meet 
new guidelines.

 City staff estimated that 
a typical outdoor dining 
installation in conformance 
with the guidelines would be 
in the range of $150 per square 
foot. The annual on-street 
dining occupancy permit fee 
for a typical business could 
range between $3,500 and 
$5,000, depending on exact 
square footage and whether 
metered parking spaces are 
being impacted. 

 They also said that “based 
on current active sidewalk 
and on-street dining 
permits, it is anticipated that 
approximately $276,000 of 
revenues will be received 
during the next fiscal year 
upon approval and adoption 
of the FY2023 General Fee 
Schedule: approximately 
$155,000 for use of sidewalk 
and/or public alley; 
approximately $100,000 for 
on-street dining, of which 
$20,000 will be designated for 

Aquatics Center NamesNew Head Swim Coach 

The Rose Bowl Aquatics 
Center (RBAC) announced 
Monday that Andrew Nguyen 
(pictured), one of the stars in 
the profession and swimming 
community, has been named 
the new Head Swim Coach at 
the center. Nguyen comes to 
the RBAC from the Scottsdale 
Aquatic Club where he served 
as the Head Coach and CEO 
of the Scottsdale Aquatic Club 
in Scottsdale, Arizona since 
August 2021. Under Nguyen’s 
leadership, Scottsdale Aquatic 
Club recently won the Team 
Championship at the 2022 
Speedo Sectionals in Austin, 

Prior to Scottsdale, Nguyen 
was the Head Coach of the 
Bellevue Club Swim Team in 
Bellevue, Washington. Under 
his leadership, Bellevue Club 
Swim Team was named a USA 
Swimming Gold Medal Club 
and was the 2019 Winter Junior 
Nationals Champions. 

 As a former student-athlete, 
having swam at the University 
of Washington, Nguyen was 
a finalist at the Pacific-10 
Conference each season. Prior 
to swimming at the University 
of Washington, Nguyen grew 

up in La Canada and competed 
as a swimmer for the Rose 
Bowl Swim Team and Swim 

 “This is a great day for the RBAC 
and Rose Bowl Aquatics Swim 
Team,” according to President 
and Executive Director 
Jimmy Francis. “Andrew is a 
highly regarded coach who 
distinguished himself during 
a very competitive search 
process. His commitment 
to character development, 
inclusion, community building, 
and competitive excellence will 
be instrumental in continuing 
the long history of success of the 
Nguyen will assume his new 
role at the RBAC in August. 

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traffic barrier cost recovery; 
and, approximately $21,000 
for parking meter recovery 

 The city council meets 
Monday at 4:30 p.m. by 
videoconference. During 
the meeting, members of 
the public may provide 
live public comment by 
submitting a speaker card 
prior to the start of public 
comment on the item. 

Photo, outdoor dining alongColorado Blvd. in 2020. By D.Lee/ 

Be Part of 
the Festival 
of Balloons 

 The South Pasadena Library 

is looking for families to be 

part of this year’s Festival 

of Balloons Fourth of July 


 Those interested in 

marching, as part of the 

South Pasadena Library 

Summer Reading Program 

group, in the parade on 

July 4th should meet at 

10:45 a.m. on the Diamond 
Avenue side of the Library 
by the Moreton Bay Fig tree. 
Children are encouraged to 
walk for the Library to help 
motivate others to read. The 
parade is expected to last 
until 12:30 p.m. 
Marchers should bring 

water bottles, sunscreen, 

wagons, and strollers. 

Other wheeled vehicles 

not permitted. Each child 

must be accompanied 

by an adult. Masks and 

physical distancing between 

household groups are 

strongly recommended.

 The Library is located at 

1100 Oxley Street near the 

Metro Gold Line Station.

 South Pasadena Public 

Library Summer Reading 

Program: Read Beyond 

the Beaten Path runs now 

through July 30. 

Upon request made no 
later than four (4) business 
days before the event, 
the City will provide a 
reasonable accommodation 
for a qualified person with 
a disability to have equal 
access to the event. Please 
contact Human Resources 
at 626-403-7312 or email 
Human Resources at HR@ 

One City, One StorySummer Edition Kicks Off 

Pasadena Public Library 
announced their summer 
2022 One City, One Story 
community reading 
celebration Friday with 
a conversation with Eric 
Nusbaum (pictured), 
author of Stealing Home, 
Los Angeles, the Dodgers 
and the Lives Caught in 
Between, Saturday, June 25, 
at 3 p.m. in the Robinson 
Park Community Room, 

 Nusbaum will discuss 
his experiences writing 
this book. A questionand-
answer session will 
immediately follow. The 
event is free and open to 
the public. Free parking is 
available surrounding the 

 This year marks the 
20th anniversary of One 
City, One Story at the 
Pasadena Public Library. 
Each selection shares the 
common goal: engaging 
our diverse community in 
meaningful conversations 
that promote tolerance and 
understanding of different 
points of view.

 The One City, One Story 
Summer Edition, Stealing 
Home, Los Angeles, the 
Dodgers and the Lives 
Caught in Between is a story 
about baseball, family, the 
American Dream, and the 
fight to turn Los Angeles 
into a big-league city.

 Dodger Stadium is an 
American icon. But the story 
of how it came to be goes 
far beyond baseball. The 
hills that cradle the stadium 
were once home to three 
vibrant Mexican American 
communities. In the early 
1950s, those communities 
were condemned to make 
way for a “utopian” public 
housing project. Then, in 
a remarkable turn, public 
housing in the city was 
defeated amidst a Red Scare 

Instead of getting their 
homes back, the remaining 

residents saw the city 
sell their land to Walter 
O’Malley, the owner of the 
Brooklyn Dodgers. Now Los 
Angeles would be getting 
a different sort of utopian 
fantasy -- a glittering, ultramodern 

 But before Dodger 
Stadium could be built, 
the city would have to face 
down the neighborhood’s 
families -- including one, 
the Aréchigas, who refused 
to yield their home. The 
ensuing confrontation 
captivated the nation - and 
the divisive outcome still 
echoes through Los Angeles 

 Nusbaum is a writer and 
former editor at VICE. 
His work has appeared in 
Sports Illustrated, ESPN the 
Magazine, The Daily Beast, 
Deadspin, and the Best 
American Sports Writing 
anthology. Born and raised 
in Los Angeles, he has also 
lived and worked in Mexico 
City, New York and Seattle. 
He now lives in Tacoma, 
Washington with his family.

 Copies of the books are 
available for checkout 
from the Library in eBook, 
eAudio, or print format. 

 Robinson Park Community 
Room is located 1081 N Fair 
Oaks Ave.

 For more information on 
One City, One Story and 
a list of programs visit: call (626) 744-7076. 

Dine At Slater’s 50/50 June22 to Support Senior Center 

or cashier. Diners can eat at the 

Print out flyer from 

restaurant or order takeout. Pasadena Senior Center The menu can be found at: 
website to give to server. 

 To download the flyer, visit: 

 Take a break and leave the and 
lunch or dinner preparation to click on Dine Out & Benefit 
Slater’s 50/50 Wednesday, June PSC. 
22, and support the Pasadena Anyone who cannot dine at 
Senior Center at the same time. Slater’s 50/50 on June 22 will 

 The burger restaurant that still have an opportunity to 

features patties of 50 percent support the center by visiting 
beef and 50 percent bacon will 
donate 20 percent of that day’s and clicking on Donation & 
and evening’s profits to PSC on Membership. 

behalf of everyone who prints For more information visit the 
out the flyer from the PSC PSC website or call 626-795

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