Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, August 27, 2022

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Mountain View News Saturday, August 27, 2022 

Film Noir Is Topic of The Masters 
Series Via Zoom


Over the last year, planning staff has been diligently working on the Focused General Plan Update with the 
City’s land use consultant, MIG, Inc. This project includes the adoption of a 6th Cycle Housing Element, an 
update to the Safety Element, and the preparation of a new Environmental Justice Element. Throughout this 
process, staff has done extensive outreach to solicit feedback from the community through citywide surveys, 
virtual workshops, and stakeholder interviews. This community input has reaffirmed the critical housing issues 
facing Monrovia: housing availability and affordability.


The 4th Revised Draft Housing Element is now available for public review. Your comments are welcome!


The City’s Housing Element is one of seven mandatory elements of Monrovia’s General Plan. It is a critical 
component of the City’s blueprint to providing an adequate supply of safe, affordable housing for all economic 
segments of the community, including individuals with special housing needs. The Housing Element 
is subject to detailed statutory requirements and mandatory review and certification by the State Department 
of Housing and Community Development (HCD).


If you or your organization would like to provide comment on the Revised Draft Housing Element, please 
submit your written comment on or before Tuesday, August 30, 2022, 5:00 pm PST to Sheri Bermejo, Planning 
Division Manager ( Written comment may also be submitted in person 
or by mail to:

City of Monrovia Planning Division

415 S Ivy Ave.

Monrovia, CA 91016

All comments will be considered. We appreciate your participation in this important project.

 The theme for the fall term of The 
Masters Series presented by the 
Pasadena Senior Center via Zoom 
Tuesdays, Sept. 13, 20 and 27, from 2 
to 4 p.m. is Femme Fatales and Smiling 
Psychopaths: The History of Film 

 The three-week series, which embraces 
lifelong learning, will highlight some of 
the stylish and moody film noir crime 
dramas of the 1940s and ‘50s that are 
essential to any discussion about films 
of the 20th century. 

 Documentarian and author Steven 
C. Smith will lead participants in an 
examination of the genre that often 
features cunning women, men on the 
outskirts of society, shady characters 
who inhabit the shadows of murder 
and betrayal and the relentless 
detectives who are hot on their trails. 

 The cost for the three-week course 
is only $35 for members of the 
Pasadena Senior Center and $45 
for nonmembers. To register or 
for more information, visit www. and click 
on Lectures & Classes, then Masters 
Series Lifelong Learning or call 626-
795-4331. Everyone who registers will 
receive an email link for joining the 
classes online. 

 Smith is a four-time Emmy-
nominated documentary producer 
and author whose latest book is 
“Music by Max Steiner: The Epic 
Life of Hollywood’s Most Influential 
Composer” (Oxford University Press, 
2020). He has written about film and 
music for the Wall Street Journal, 
Los Angeles Times, Entertainment 
Weekly and the Hollywood Reporter. 
A former supervising producer of 
the TV series “A&E Biography” and 
“AMC Backstory,” his award-winning 
documentaries include “The Sound 
of a City: Julie Andrews Returns to 
Salzburg,” “The Lure of the Desert: 
Martin Scorsese on Lawrence of 
Arabia” and “Thou Shalt Not: Sex, 
Sin and Censorship in Pre-Code 
Hollywood.” He lives in Los Angeles. 

 In accordance with Pasadena Public 
Health Department guidelines, proof 
of COVID vaccination is required for 
everyone who uses the fitness center 
or attends onsite activities indoors. 
Masks are optional.


Fathers, grandfathers, and uncles, treat your princess to a night filled with fun and excitement while creating 
wonderful memories together. Come dressed in your best sock hop attire. The cost is $56 per couple 
and $25 for an additional guest. You will get to enjoy dinner, live DJ, dancing, games, and fun activities. This 
event is for daughters ages 4-13. The event will be held at the Arcadia Community Center located at 365 
Campus Drive, in Arcadia on Friday, September 23, 2022, from 6:30pm to 9pm. Space is limited, register no 
later than September 19, at For more information call 626.574.5113.

Altadena Library Touch 

& Go: An Art Exhibition

 The Altadena Library invites the public to check out the work of artists 
Jacqueline Bell Johnson, Alison Chen, Carmen Mardónez, Ariana Page 
Russell, and Rebecca Potts Aguirre at the Main Library through August 

 Touch & Go is an exhibition of art as an act of connection. Feminism, 
politics, motherhood, memory, and the artists’ lived experience, 
environment, and community can be found as common thematic threads. 
The artists engage in tactile dialogues of these themes through the acts of 
making and the varied visual and physical evidence of that making.

 Meet the artists and learn more about their work during the closing 
reception and art talk in the afternoon of Saturday, August 27 in the Main 
Library Community Room. Light refreshments will be provided.

Celebrations begin at Clearman’s...Celebrations begin at Clearman’s...
Jingle the keys, San Marino 
Motor Classic to Support PH

 Pasadena Humane reminds 
animal and car lovers to mark your 
calendar for the dog-friendly San 
Marino Motor Classic on Aug. 28. 
You and your pup can enjoy a day 
of strolling through hundreds of 
mint-condition collector cars at 
Lacy Park in San Marino.

 “I first attended the San Marino 
Motor Classic in 2019, the day 
before I started my new position 
as president and CEO at Pasadena 
Humane,” Said Dia DuVernet 
President and CEO of Pasadena 
Humane. “Having just moved to 
Pasadena from Virginia, I was 
dazzled by the cars, in addition to 
being star struck when I spotted Jay 
Leno in the crowd.”

 DuVernet continued, “Turns out 
Mr. Leno is an animal lover, in 
addition to being a car aficionado. 
When he stopped by Pasadena 
Humane’s Wiggle Waggle Wagon 
— not to see the modern RV, but to 
visit with the adoptable dogs — he 
ended up making a celebrity out of 
Blue, helping to get him adopted.”

 The Wiggle Waggle Wagon will 
be at the event again this year with 
adoptable pets. Even if you are not 
interested in adopting, you will be 
supporting Pasadena Humane’s 
lifesaving work by attending the San 
Marino Motor Classic. Pasadena 
Humane is a primary beneficiary 
of this year’s show, she said.

 “We are incredibly grateful to the 
San Marino Motor Classic for many 
years of supporting the animals in 
our community, ”DuVernet said. 
“Since its founding in 2011, the San 
Marino Motor Classic has awarded 
in excess of $2.3 million to local 
charities, including more than $1 
million to Pasadena Humane.”

 If you’d like to help our volunteers 
staff the event, please send an email 
to volunteer@pasadenahumane.

If you go

 The event takes place 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 
Admission is $35 in advance; $40 at 
the door; $150 VIP, includes lunch. 
Lacy Park is located 1485 Virginia 
Road, San Marino. 

 For more information visit:

South Pasadena Notice of 
Vacancy: Natural Resources 
and Environmental Commission

 The Natural Resources and 
Environmental Commission, 
established in 2007, was created to 
address matters pertaining to energy, 
science and technology, and natural 
resources and the environment for the 
use and conservation of energy and 
natural resources, and preservation of 
the environment.

 The vacancy term ends December, 

 Meeting are held the 4th Tuesday of 
the month, at 7:00 p.m. in the Amedee 
O. “Dick” Richards, Jr., Council 
Chamber, 1424 Mission Street.

Qualifications: One (1): Registered 
voter of the City and reside in the City 
during the entire term of appointment 
and shall not hold any paid office or 
employment in city government.

 Duties: Act in advisory capacity 
to the City Council in all matters 
pertaining to energy, science and 
technology, natural resources and the 
environment, and to cooperate with 
other governmental agencies and 
civic groups in the advancement of 
the planning, programming, use and 
conservation of energy and natural 
resources, as well as the preservation 
of the environment. Formulate and 
propose policies on the use, reuse, 
recycling and preservation of natural 
resources. Recommend the adoption 
of standards on organizations, 
personnel, areas and facilities, program 
and financial support. Make periodic 
inventories of natural resources that 
exist or may be needed and interpret 
the needs of the public to the city 
council. Aid in coordinating the 
regulation of use and reuse of natural 
resources with the programs or other 
governmental agencies and voluntary 
organizations. Inform the public of the 
policies of the use, reuse, recycling and 
preservation of natural resources as 
directed by the city council. Formulate, 
for recommendation to the City 
Council, urban forestry management 
policies, including management of 
trees on public or private property. 
Issue tree removal permits, and tree 
trimming permits pursuant to Chapter 
34 of City’s Municipal Code.

 For more information visit:

South Pasadena 
Library Community 
Blood Drive 

 Tuesday, August 30 from Noon to 6:00 p.m.

 To schedule your life-saving appointment, 
please visit and enter 
sponsor code: SOPASLIB 

your donation experience and save up to 15 
minutes by visiting
RapidPass to complete your pre-donation 
reading and health history questions.

 The Library Community Room is located 
1115 El Centro St. 

 For more information about the South Pasadena Library visit:

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