Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, August 6, 2022

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Mountain View News Saturday, August 6, 2022

Mountain View News Saturday, August 6, 2022 

San Marino House Fire 

San Marino Fire, Engine 91, along with units from Alhambra, Pasadena, South Pasadena, 
and San Gabriel responded to a residential structure fire, on July 28, at a vacant home 
under construction at 1212 Roanoke Road. Engine 91 arrived on scene and reported an 
approximately 3000 square foot home involved with a significant fire in the walls and attic 
spaces. With the assistance of our neighboring agencies, San Marino firefighters were 
successful in confining the fire to the structure of origin. Residents on either side of the 
home and to the rear were initially evacuated in an abundance of caution, but were quickly 
allowed to return to their homes. Due to the fire in the attic and walls, extinguishing the fire 
took well over an hour. There was no damage to any adjacent homes, and no injuries. Cause 
of the fire appears to be the result of construction taking place. 


Senator Anthony Portantino 

Portantino was honored with the 
received the 2022 Bebe Moore 

Youth Mental Health Champion 
Campbell National Minority 

Leadership Award by California 
Mental Health Award on, July 

Mental Health Advocacy for 
24, from the Urban Los Angeles 

Children and Youth. 
National Alliance on Mental 
Illness (NAMI). The award was 

Portantino has authored 
presented to Portantino during a 

multiple bills aimed at improving 
celebration of National Minority 

mental health outcomes. SB 
Mental Health Awareness 

224 requires local educational 
Month. Portantino was honored 

agencies, which currently offer 
for championing policies that 

one or more courses in health 
remove the stigma associated 

education to middle or high 

with issues of mental health and 
for authoring SB 224, which expands mental 
health instruction in schools.

 “As a father who has the privilege to advocate 
for comprehensive mental health policies, I am 
humbled to receive this honor,” Portantino said. 
“I am also honored to work alongside manyadvocacy organizations, like NAMI, dedicated to 
improving mental health outcomes for those in 
need. Together we will continue push forward 
policies that are critical to ensuring the long-term 
wellbeing of persons living with mental illness.”

 Portantino has a strong record of advocating for 
mental health policies and has been dedicated 
to improving mental health outcomes duringhis time in public office. The Senator previously 
authored SB 972, which required schools to print 
the suicide hotline on student identification 
cards. He dedicated three years to pass SB 
328, a policy which pushes back start times for 
middle and high schools. Scientific data and 
research show that later school start times lead to 
improved mental health for kids, with reductions 
in instances of anxiety, depression, and suicidal 

For his past work, Portantino received the 
Children’s Hero Award from the California 
Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 
and has been recognized by Family Services 
Agency in Burbank. Last year, the California 
Council of Community Behavioral Health 
Agencies (CBHA) honored Portantino as a 
Behavioral Health Champion. Earlier this year, 

school students, to include 
mental health content in those courses. It also 
requires that the California Department of 
Education develop a plan to expand mental 
health instruction in California public schools 
on or before January 1, 2024. 

SB 14 requires the California Department of 
Education to recommend best practices and 
identify training programs to address youth 
behavioral health, including but not limited to, 
staff and pupil training. Additionally, the bill 
ensures that youth absences from school for 
mental health issues will be treated as an excused 
absence in the same way any other health issues 
are treated. Both SB 224 and SB 14 have been 
signed into law. 

This year, Portantino introduced SB 1302 to 
establish or improve wellness and mental health 
support centers on campuses and SB 387 to 
require evidence based mental health trainingfor 75 percent of classified and certificated 
employees on school campuses.

 “We were impressed by Senator AnthonyPortantino’s record of prolific legislation, namelyhis initiation of SB 224 in January, 2021 and 
signed into law in October, 2021. This legislation 
is crucial in having matters of mental health 
be a part of the curriculum of instruction for 
students in California. Thus, we honored Senator 
Portantino for ‘Leading Through Innovative 
Legislation’,” said Ann Shough, Secretary of the 
Board of Directors for NAMI Urban Los Angeles 



The City of Monrovia is now recruiting for the following positions:
Police Officer (Recruit) - This position is responsible for: 

• Patrolling, either in a vehicle, bicycle or on foot, during an assigned shift and looks 
for indicators of possible criminal activity or threats to life and property;
• Conducting investigations of disturbances, prowlers, burglaries, thefts, vehicle 
acci-dents, and other criminal incidents;
• Interviewing victims, complaints, witnesses, and interrogates suspects; and 
• Establish and maintain good relationships within the community to promote 
crime pre-vention and enhance public understanding.
Librarian - This position is responsible for:
• Building and maintaining an innovative and up-to-date collection of books, music, 
and movies
• Fostering programming for people of all walks of life; 
• Developing and implementing program improvements; 
• Engaging in outreach by developing and maintaining effective partnerships with 
service groups, community groups, agencies and non-profit organizations to promote 
• Contributing innovative ideas to enrich the library’s tech and social service presence; 
• Supervising part-time staff and volunteers.
The City of Monrovia offers interested individuals a chance to keep themselves notified 
on our job openings through the job interest card. This card will help interested individuals 
receive notifica-tions about positions that open within the city without having to 
continuously log on to view our em-ployment opportunities page. 

Monrovia Area Partnership’s Youth & Adult Leadership Academies are open for registration! 
MAP Leadership Academy participants benefit from a broad-based education 
about the community while developing a valuable communications network among civic, 
business, and educational leaders. Many of our MAP graduates have and/or are currently 
serving in the community in various roles in their neighborhoods, in various organizations, 
on boards and commissions, and on City Council. Class capacity for both youth 
& adults is limited to 25 people and is first come first serve so please register as soon as 



WHAT: The Duarte Farmer’s Market, a weekly open-air market where residents and visitors 
in the Duarte area can find the very best just-picked seasonal produce as well as food 
trucks and local bakeries selling breads and sweets, is celebrating National Farmers Market 
Week on Wednesday, August 10th, from 4:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (rain or shine). The 
Duarte Farmer’s Market will host several free family fun activities on that day. National 
Farmers Market Week honors the farmers and vendors who support healthy communities, 
food systems and local economies. The Duarte Farmer’s Market accepts cash, debit 
and credit cards, and SNAP/EBT cards, providing those with limited incomes access to 
fresh, healthy foods. This event is free and open to the public; no pre-registration is necessary. 
To learn more, visit: 

National Farmers Market Week Festivities 
The Duarte Farmer’s Market will host a local celebration in honor of National Farmers 
Market Week on Wednesday, August 10th, including:

• A scavenger hunt offering a chance to win a basket of fresh fruit and vegetables. 
Children who participate in the scavenger hunt will receive a free bubble machine (while 
supplies last).
• Free food samples. 
• Thank a Farmer. At the market, visitors can thank the farmers who provide healthyfood. Simply fill out a Thank You card and drop it in the box at the customer service 
• Live Music. 
• Social Media fun, including: 
o Temporary Tattoo Photo Contest. Stop by the Duarte Farmers Market and get a 
free temporary tattoo. Post a photo featuring the tattoo to Instagram with the hashtag#LoveMyMarket and tag @DuarteFarmersMarket by August 13 for a chance to win $25 
in Market Bucks redeemable for produce and products at the Duarte Farmer’s Market. 
o Market Haul Photo Contest. Post a photo of your fruits and vegetables “haul” from 
the Duarte Farmers Market on Instagram with the hashtag #myDFMhaul and tag @DuarteFarmersMarket 
by August 13th. The Duarte Chamber of Commerce staff will pick 
two photos to win some awesome prizes including Market Bucks and Route 66 T-shirts. 
o Trivia Contest. During National Farmers Market Week (Aug. 7-13, 2022) we are 
holding a trivia contest on Facebook @DuarteChamber. One winner will be randomly 
selected per day to receive $5 in Market Bucks redeemable for produce and products at 
the Duarte Farmer’s Market. 
o Selfie Photo Backdrop. A colorful backdrop will be available for selfies and social 
contest photos. 
o More Contests and Prizes. Follow along for chances to win random prizes through 
the week, including free food from market vendors for a family picnic. 
o Visit for contest rules 
and details. 
WHEN: Wednesday, August 10th: 4:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (rain or shine)
WHO: About the Duarte Farmer’s Market: The Duarte Farmer’s Market is a weekly 
open-air market where residents and visitors in the Duarte area can find the very best 
just-picked seasonal produce as well as food trucks and local bakeries selling breads and 
sweets. Hosted by the Duarte Chamber of Commerce and supported by local businesses, 
the Duarte Farmer’s Market will provide convenient weekly access to thousands of 
pounds of local farm-fresh and seasonal fruits and vegetables all grown by more than 30 
California farmers, many of whom will be on hand each week to offer recipes and other 
information that will help shoppers prepare delicious meals using their fresh-grown produce. 
To learn more, visit: 
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