Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, November 19, 2022

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Mountain View News Saturday, November 19, 2022 


 Pasadena residents and 
businesses are reminded 
that City Hall and most 
City services will be 
closed on Thursday and 
Friday in observance 
of the Thanksgiving 
holiday. Specific closures, 
exceptions and reminders 
are noted below.

 Pasadena residents and 
businesses with any power 
emergencies should call 
the Pasadena Water and 
Power Department (PWP) 
at (626) 744-4673. For 
water-related emergencies, 
call (626) 744-4138. PWP’s 
Customer Service Call 
Center will be closed for 
the holiday, but customers 
can access their accounts 
and make payments 
through the automated 
phone system at (626)
744-4005 or online at:

 The City’s Citizen Service 
Center (CSC) will be 
closed Thanksgiving Day 
and Friday. Individuals 
can contact the CSC via 
the web or by calling (626) 
744-7311. Regular trash 
and recycling collection for 
Thursday, Thanksgiving 
Day, will occur on Friday 
and Friday’s collection will 
occur on Saturday, Nov. 26.

 The City’s permit and 
payment centers will also 
be closed Thursday and 
Friday. Online permitting 
services are available 24/7 

 Pasadena Transit and 
Dial-A-Ride buses will 
not operate on Thursday 
but will resume regular 
service on Friday, Nov. 

25. All parking meters 
are free and parking time 
limits will not be enforced 
on Thanksgiving Day, 
but shoppers are advised 
that all regular meter 
enforcement will resume 
Friday, Nov. 25. Violations 
for overnight parking 
restrictions, red curb 
parking and blocking fire 
hydrants will continue to 
be issued on both days. 
All Pasadena Public 
Library sites will close at 
5 p.m. on Wednesday and 
will remain closed the 
following two days.

 All recreation and 
community centers 
operated by the City’s 
Parks, Recreation and 
Community Services 
Department will be closed 
on Thursday and Friday 
but all parks will be open 
for picnics, fun and play. 
No site reservations are 
accepted for the holiday.

 Pasadena Fire and Police 
Departments will continue 
to be staffed for all patrol, 
jail, fire, paramedic and 
other emergency services. 
Call 9-1-1 for life-
threatening emergencies. 
For non-emergencies, 
call (626) 744-4241. If 
you “See Something, 
Say Something.” Report 
suspicious activity to 
Pasadena Police at (626) 
744-4241. The police 
department’s records 
section will be closed 
Thursday and Friday and 
will reopen Monday. 

Pasadena Rent Control Measure H Passes

 By Dean Leeorganizer, Ryan Bell, “People 

percent no.

 In what organizers are calling According to Rooney rent 
a massive victory for renters, the control in Pasadena comes on 
Pasadena Tenants Union along the heels of multiple legislative 
side dozens of community rent control wins in California, 
groups announced Tuesday the but this win at the ballot box 
passage of Measure H aimed at has significant implications. 
creating an appointed rental-Measure H includes effective 
housing board that will regulate accountability measures for 
rent increases for covered rental bad actor landlords through the 
units and specify conditions creation of an independent rent 
under which landlords could board, and it cannot be repealed 
terminate tenancies. without another vote of the 

 “This is a win for every renter, people. 
and every resident in Pasadena In the midst of massive rent 
who is tired of watching their hikes and the end of Covid 
longtime neighbors getting pandemic eviction protections, 
priced out,” said Measure H Measure H will protect tenants 
Field Director, Bee Rooney. facing eviction from bad faith, 

“We’ve talked to thousands often corporate, landlords who 
of people across the city who evict tenants just because they 
are ready to keep fighting want to rent a unit for more 
displacement and unfair money. 
evictions with us,” “The community support 

 As of Tuesday the vote was has been incredible, but not 
at 52.11 percent yes to 47.89 surprising,” said campaign 

Pasadena Small Business 
Holiday Season Campaign 

The City of Pasadena and 
Visit Pasadena have announced 
this year’s holiday season 
campaign, “Authentically 
Yours, Pasadena,” to celebrate 
small and independent local 
businesses. The campaign kicks 
off on Small Business Saturday, 
Nov. 26, with welcome stations 
at small businesses across the 
city to inspire visitors and 
community members to shop 
small and dine local. Welcome 
stations will be stocked with 
canvas shopping totes, gifted on 
a first-come, first-served basis.

 “Pasadena is lucky to have so 
many wonderful locally-owned 
shops and eateries that make 
this city a beloved gathering 
place for celebrations, special 
events, and seasonal festivities,” 
said Kristin McGrath, executive 
director of Visit Pasadena. 
“During this joyful season, 
we encourage visitors and 
our Pasadena community to 
support local talented makers 
and curators. Come experience 
Pasadena’s authentic, local 
flavor while shopping for gifts 
and dining out.”

 “The ‘Authentically Yours, 
Pasadena’ campaign amplifies 
the people, places and great finds 
that give Pasadena its vibrancy 
and personal flavor,” said 
David Klug, City of Pasadena’s 
economic development 
director. “Shop small and dine 
local to discover the special 
connections and one-of-a-kind 
treasures found only when you 
Welcome Station Locations 
Civic Center Area 
FrenchiFornia, 247 E. Colorado 
College Commercial AreaDaisy Mint, 1218 E. Colorado 
Bubble Puff & Tea, 1543 E. 
Colorado Blvd. 
East WashingtonLavender & Honey, 1383 E. 
Washington Blvd.
Southern Roots Gifts, 1387 E. 
Washington Blvd.
Sidecca, 1389 E. Washington 
Hastings Commercial Area 

Good Luck Wine Shop, 3225 E. 
Foothill Blvd. 
Han’s Beauty Shoppe, 3644 
Foothill Blvd. 
HeArt (South Fair Oaks Health 
& Arts Commercial Area)
Jones Coffee Roasters, 693 S. 
Raymond Ave.
April Blooms, 14 E. Bellevue Dr.
Cervecería Del Pueblo, 141 W. 
Bellevue Dr., Suite 100

Lamanda Commercial Area 

Colores de Mexico, 2493 E. 
Colorado Blvd. 
My Pet Garden, 2245 E. 
Colorado Blvd. 

Lincoln Commercial Area 

Highlight Coffee, 2071 Lincoln 
Semolina Artisanal Pasta, 1976 
Lincoln Ave. 

North Lake Commercial Area 

Roma Market, 918 N. Lake Ave.
Pasadena Roots, 867 E. 
Washington Blvd.

Old Pasadena 

Lather, 40 W. Colorado Blvd.
MAUM General Store, 13 
Douglas AlleyNeon Retro Arcade, 28 S. 
Raymond Ave.
Homage, 100 N. Fair Oaks Ave.

Playhouse District

Banter & Bliss Candle Co., 450 

E. Colorado Blvd. 
Mercadito Monarca, 696 E. 
Colorado Blvd., Suite 19Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. 
Colorado Blvd. 
South Lake Avenue 

The Bee Cottage, 496 S. Lake 
Float Pasadena, 380 S. Lake Ave.

Walnut Commercial Area 

Pasadena Cyclery, 1670 E. 
Walnut St. 
For more information visit: 

are losing their neighbors, their 
friends, their classmates to 
eviction and skyrocketing rents. 
It’s the time for rent control 
across all of California, and we 
hope this lights a spark for other 
cities to fight for their right to 

 Pasadena City Attorney 
Michele Beal Bagneris said in an 
impartial analysis of measure H 
that it may raise potential legal 
issues. If passed, and a legal 
challenge succeeds, the courts 
could void some or all of the 
Measure’s provisions.

“An objective analysis of the 
Measure estimates startup 
costs of $310,000, and annual 
estimated costs of $5,453,460, 
based on approximately 26 
employees needed to support 
the Board’s activities” she also 

Free South 
Musical Show 

Join the South Pasadena 
Library for a special 
Winter Holiday-themed 
performance by musician 
Craig Newton on 
Wednesday, December 
14 from 6:00 p.m. to 

7:00 p.m. in the Library 
Community Room. 
Newton will share 
versions of the standard 
holiday songs from a 
variety of cultures. He 
will bring a wide array of 
instruments to play the 
music and will encourage 
lots of audience 
participation through 
sing-alongs. The holidays 
mentioned include 
Christmas, Hanukkah, 
New Year’s, the Winter 
Solstice, and Kwanzaa.

 The Library Community 
Room is located 1100 
Oxley St.

 Funded by a grant from 
the Friends of the South 
Pasadena Public Library, 
this 45-minute program is 
free to the public. Seating 
is limited and is available 
on a first come, first serve 

 For information about 
the event can be found at, and 
about Craig Newton at: 

Fundraiser in memory 
of Liz Rusnak Arizmendi 

Cancer Support Community 
announced Tuesday a 
CrossFit fundraiser to honor 
the memory of Liz Rusnak 
Arizmendi (pictured), who 
passed away in March from 
ovarian cancer. Her husband, 
Andrew Arizmendi, expressed 
that Liz had been an avid 
athlete, and it is his goal to 
honor her passion for athletics 
and her battle with cancer with 
this fundraiser, culminating in 
a CrossFit Challenge in Santa 
Barbara on December 3. 

 According to, Kim Burbank 
Ferreira, Director of Events 
and Marketing Cancer Support 
Community, Liz Rusnak 
Arizmendi was an ardent 
supporter of Cancer Support 
Community both in Pasadena 
and in the Santa Barbara 
area, so the two affiliates 
are collaborating on this 
fundraising opportunity. 

 “I want to do this fundraiser 
to benefit both Cancer 
Support Community 
organizations because we had 
such deep connections to 
both communities,” Andrew 
Arizmendi said. “She raised 
millions for charity throughout 
her life and this is just another 
way to honor her memory 
and raise money for two very 
worthy organizations.”

 Friends, family, and supporters 
are encouraged to support 
Andrew’s CrossFit challenge by 

forming a team to compete on 
December 3rd at CrossFit Santa 
Barbara, or by making a direct 
donation to the event in Liz’s 
memory via: crossfit.causevox. 

 All of proceeds will be 
donated to Cancer Support 
Community. All donors of over 
$75 will receive a custom t-shirt 
commemorating the event. The 
event will be held at CrossFit 
Santa Barbara at 8:00 a.m., 
264 Orange Avenue, Goleta. 
Founded in 2008, CrossFit 
Santa Barbara is the longest 
running CrossFit gym in the 
Santa Barbara area.

 Cancer Support Community 
Pasadena provides free support 
groups, educational workshops, 
and healthy lifestyle classes 
to cancer patients and their 
families, cancer survivors, and 
those bereaved in the greater 
San Gabriel Valley. For more 
information, visit cscpasadena.
org or call 626-796-1083. 

Symphony Holiday Concert 
Returns To All Saints Church 

The Pasadena Symphony’s 
annual Holiday Candlelight 
concert returns to All Saints 
Church on Saturday, December 
17, with two performances 
at 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. 
Pasadena’s most sought-after 
event of the season has become 
a cherished community holiday 
tradition and sells out quickly. 
The architecturally exquisite 
and acoustically sonorous 
All Saints Church, Pasadena’s 
equivalent of a European 
cathedral, provides the perfect 
setting to immerse yourself in 
a Holiday wonderland among 
an array of hand bells and 

 Resident Pops Conductor 
Larry Blank will lead the 
orchestra along with LA Bronze 
Handbell Ensemble, the Los 
Angeles Children’s Chorus, the 
Donald Brinegar Singers and 
JPL Chorus. Multi-Grammy 
and Emmy-winning guest 
vocalist LC Powell will take 
center stage to sing timeless 
favorites including O Holy 

Night, White Christmas, God 
Bless the Child, Silent Night, 
Hallelujah! and more, sure to 
warm audiences with holiday 
cheer. A Disney regular, 
Powell’s voice has appeared on 
both Frozen films, Mulan and 
Lady and the Tramp, as well as 
on Michael Bublé’s Nobody But 
Me album among many others.

 Fully-reserved seating 
is available to purchase 
throughout the lavish All Saints 
Church, specially fitted with 
festive floral and decorations, all 
under the glow of candlelight. 
Tickets to Holiday Candlelight 
are limited. Tickets start at $25 
and may be purchased either at 
pasadenasymphony-pops.orgor by calling the box office at 

 The Pasadena Public Health 
Department recommends 
all guests either be fully 
vaccinated or obtain a negative 
COVID-19 test prior to entry, 
but not required. Masks 
are recommended but not 

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