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San Marino UpcomingEvents & Programming 

Light Up San Marino!

Registration: November 20 – December 11Voting: December 12 – December 18

 Do you have the most festive home or business in town? Compete 
in the Light Up San Marino holiday decorating contest! Take a 
picture of your outdoor holiday decorations and register for the 
contest starting November 20. Starting December 12, a map of 
the participating homes and businesses will be made available so 
you and the family can drive-by and enjoy. Photos of each entry 
will be posted on Facebook and the top 3 homes with the most 
“likes” will win a gift card to a local business. The Mayor of San 
Marino will award the grand prize for creativity and holiday 
spirit. Winners will be announced December 19.
Turkey Time ExcursionsMonday, November 21 from 9 AM – 8 PM, Knott’s Berry FarmCost: R: $100 / NR: $116Tuesday, November 22 from 9 AM – 7 PM, Great Wolf LodgeCost: R: $115 / NR: $133

Do you want to keep your kid busy during Thanksgiving Break? 
The Recreation Division is offering two theme park trips for 
kids in grades 4 - 8! Transportation, supervision, and admission 
ticket are provided in the cost of the trip. Registration is required. 
Family StorytimeTuesday, November 22 at 10:30 AM, Children’s AreaStorytime features activities for children ages 5 and under 
that will promote early literacy and lifelong learning through 
songs, movement, fingerplays, and books. Storytime is also an 
opportunity for caregivers to learn ways they can incorporate 
learning activities into everyday routines. Storytime occurs 
weekly on Tuesday through December 20. Registration is not 
required. Please watch our social media for cancellations.
Shop ‘till you Drop Holiday Shopping Shuttle to The GroveTuesday, December 6 from 10 AM – 3 PMCost: R: $8 / NR: $10

 Time to get all your holiday shopping out of the way! Active 
adults ages 55 and up are invited to join us for a daytime shopping 
trip. Transportation is provided. Reserve your spot by November 
Thanksgiving Holiday Overnight Parking Policy

 Overnight parking passes will not be required for vehicles starting 
the evening of Thursday, November 24 through the morning 
of Monday, November 28. For more information on overnight 
parking, please call Police Department at (626) 300-0720.
Upcoming Facility Closures - Thanksgiving

 All City facilities, excluding emergency services, will be closed 
on November 24 and 25 for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Paving Activity to Cease for HolidaysCity paving operations will cease on Friday, November 18, 2022, 
until mid-January to accommodate for the holiday season.
Zoom Access to Public Meetings Will Continue

 The City will continue to provide Zoom access to City Council 
and Advisory Body meetings indefinitely. There will be no change 
to access for public meetings even if the State declares the state of 
emergency over.
Special Planning CommissionMonday, November 21 at 6:00 PM; Teleconference and Council 
Chambers at City HallPublic Safety CommissionMonday, November 21 at 6:00 PM; Teleconference and Barth 
Room at Crowell Public LibraryFire Department 
Traffic Accident with Rescue

 On Friday, November 11, Engine 91, Battalion 9, and South 
Pasadena RA 81 responded to a rollover traffic collision at 
the intersection of California and San Gabriel Blvd. Three 
vehicles were involved, including a truck with a trailer on its 
side. All passengers were able to self-extricate prior to the Fire 

Department arriving on scene. All passengers were assessed by 
paramedics and one patient was transported to the local hospital 
with injuries.

 It is a Girl!

 On Thursday, November 10, Engine 91 and RA 91 responded 
to an Obstetrics incident and encountered an expecting mother 
with signs of imminent delivery. The baby presented with the cord 
around the neck and San Marino paramedics took immediate 
action to ensure a safe delivery. Baby and mom were both 

Mayor’s Annual Holiday 
Tree Lighting Friday, Dec. 2 

to remember. Pasadena 
firefighters will be at the tree 
lighting ceremony collecting 
donations of new, unwrapped 
toys, sports equipment and gift 
cards for the annual Spark of 
Love Toy Drive.

 Live entertainment 
throughout the night will 
feature performances by local 
groups, including Pasadena’s 
Afterschool Adventures 

Program, Rosebud Academy 
Join Pasadena Mayor Victor choir, Willard Elementary’s 

M. Gordo for the Mayor’s Rising Stars, Pasadena 
Annual Holiday Tree Lighting LEARNs, and Elements Dance 
Ceremony, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Space. Of course, the evening 
Friday, Dec. 2, at City Hall, 100 wouldn’t be complete without 
N. Garfield Ave. our favorite emcees and own 
Bring family and friends to dynamic duo: retired police 
this free celebration featuring lieutenant Rodney “Rodney D” 
local singers and dancers, crafts Wallace and retired sergeant 
for kids provided by Armory Glen Thompson. 
Center for the Arts, light Tweet your best tree lighting 
refreshments, and a special and Santa photos to us @ 
appearance by jolly ol’ Santa PasadenaGov using hashtag 
Claus. Have your camera handy #TreeLighting2022, and we’ll 
to capture some festive holiday share as many as possible. 
moments at several photo stops Viewers can access the live 
available throughout the event. broadcast starting at 5 p.m. on:

 Mayor Gordo will light the KPAS TV 
City’s official tree at 6 p.m., so Charter Spectrum Channel 3 
come early for parking and a AT&T U-Verse Channel 99 
prime viewing spot at City Hall. OR

 If you have the means, please The Pasadena Media website 
help Pasadena Fire Department OTT Roku, Amazon Fire TV, 
give local underserved and Apple TV Pasadena Media 
children and teens a holiday apps 

NASA Rover Investigates 
Intriguing Martian Bedrock 

Return campaign, which 

Exploring a sediment-

began when the rover 

rich location in this Mars 

cached its first cored rock in 

delta offers tantalizing September 2021. 
opportunities for the six- “We often prioritize study 
wheeler’s science team. of fine-grained sedimentary 
rocks like this one in our 

 NASA’s Perseverance Mars 

search for organics and 

rover has begun exploring 

potential biosignatures,” 

an area the science team calls 

said Katie Stack Morgan, 

“Yori Pass” near the base of 

Perseverance deputy project 

Jezero Crater’s ancient river 

scientist at NASA’s Jet 

delta. They’ve been eager to 

Propulsion Laboratory in

explore the region for several 

Southern California. “What’s 

months after spotting a rock 

especially interesting about 

similar to one Perseverance 

the Yori Pass outcrop is that 

collected samples from in 

it is laterally equivalent with 


‘Hogwallow Flats,’ where 

 The feature is so tantalizing 

we found very fine-grained 

to the scientists because 

sedimentary rocks. That 

it is sandstone, which is 

means that the rock bed is 

composed of fine grains 

located at the same elevation 

that have been carried from 

as Hogwallow, and has a 

elsewhere by water before 

large, traceable footprint 

settling and forming stone. 

visible on the surface.” 

Perseverance’s samples are 

 The hunt at Jezero Crater 

central to the first step in 

for biosignatures (any 

the NASA-ESA (European 

characteristic, element, 

Space Agency) Mars Sample 

molecule, substance, or 
feature that can serve as 

evidence for ancient life) 
is one of the Perseverance 
rover’s four science 
objectives. Along with its 
14 rock-core samples, the 
rover has collected one 
atmospheric sample and 
three witness tubes, all of 
which are stored in the 
rover’s belly.

 After it collects a sample 
from Yori Pass, Perseverance 
will drive 745 feet (227 
meters) southeast to a mega 
sand ripple. Located in the 
middle of a small dune 
field, the ripple – called 
“Observation Mountain” by 
the science team – will be 
where the rover collects its 
first samples of regolith, or 
crushed rock and dust. 
More About the Mission

 A key objective for 
Perseverance’s mission 
on Mars is astrobiology, 
including caching samples 
that may contain signs of 
ancient microbial life. The 
rover will characterize the 
planet’s geology and past 
climate, pave the way for 
human exploration of the 
Red Planet, and be the first 
mission to collect and cache 
Martian rock and regolith.

 Subsequent NASA missions, 
in cooperation with ESA, 
would send spacecraft to 
Mars to collect these sealed 
samples from the surface 
and return them to Earth for 
in-depth analysis.

 The Mars 2020 Perseverance 
mission is part of NASA’s 
Moon to Mars exploration 
approach, which includes 
Artemis missions to the 
Moon that will help prepare 
for human exploration of the 
Red Planet.

 JPL, which is managed for 
NASA by Caltech, built and 
manages operations of the 
Perseverance rover. 
For more about 
Perseverance: mars.nasa. 

The Huntington AcquiresMajor Work by Élisabeth 
Louise Vigée Le Brun 

The Huntington Library, daughter of a portraitist and 
Art Museum, and Botanical was painting professionally 
Gardens has acquired a by the time she was in her 
major painting by Élisabeth teens. When she was 28, she 
Louise Vigée Le Brun (1755– was inducted into the French 
1842), the most important Royal Academy, with the 
female artist of 18th-century support of Marie Antoinette, 
France. Portrait of Joseph and she was one of only four 
Hyacinthe François-de-female members. Vaudreuil 
Paule de Rigaud, comte de (1740–1817) was an actor, 
Vaudreuil (ca. 1784) is the socialite, and Vigée Le Brun’s 
second masterpiece to come primary private patron. 
to The Huntington through In her memoir Souvenirs, 
a gift from The Ahmanson Vigée Le Brun reveals her 
Foundation. affection for him, calling 

 “We are enormously him “l’Enchanteur” (The 
grateful to The Ahmanson Magician). 
Foundation for making Painted to commemorate 
this acquisition possible,” the day when Vaudreuil was 
Huntington President Karen made Knight of the Order of 

R. Lawrence said. “Adding the Holy Spirit by King Louis 
an important work by Vigée XVI, the seated portrait 
Le Brun helps us achieve one shows off the sitter as well 
of our goals—adding more as the artist’s virtuosity. 
works by important women. Vaudreuil is dressed in an 
Once again, The Ahmanson ornate brown coat with gold 
Foundation proves to be braids, trim, and beads and 
an invaluable strategic white silk lining. He wears 
partner, allowing us to make a sheer lace jabot and cuffs. 
a masterpiece accessible His shimmering blue sash 
to Southern California and the silver badge on his 
audiences.” coat represent the knightly 
The Vigée Le Brun Order of the Holy Spirit. The 
painting complements The red silk rosette and ribbon 
Huntington’s significant are of the royal military 
collection of 18th-century order of Saint Louis, which 
French decorative art, he received from King Louis 
which was established by XVI in 1770. He clasps a 
Henry E. and Arabella fashionable tricorn hat with 
Huntington in the early 20th white plumes under one arm 
century. “This finely painted and holds the handle of a 
masterwork will go on ceremonial sword. 
display in the Huntington Vaudreuil was the son of the 
Art Gallery, the building governor and commander-
that holds French tapestries general of the French 
and carpets that were once colony Saint-Domingue 
part of the French court’s on the Caribbean island of 
accoutrements at the Palais Hispaniola. In addition to a 
du Louvre and Versailles,” great inheritance, Vaudreuil’s 
said Christina Nielsen, the wealth also derived from 
Hannah and Russel Kully his own Saint-Domingue 
Director of the Art Museum sugar plantations, which 
at The Huntington. “It will were powered by enslaved 
not only add rich context, people. “As with our recently 
but will also shine as a star acquired drawings of the 
French painting. While our Jamaican sugar plantation 
collection of 18th-century where the famous ‘Pinkie,’ 
British portraiture is one of from our British portraits 
the best in the nation, this is collection, grew up, the 
our first French portrait of Vaudreuil portrait provides 
this caliber.” us with an opportunity to 

 The painting also has an shine a brighter light on 
interesting history. The the history of European 
painter and the subject colonization,” Nielsen said. 
were both part of the inner “We must, and will, reckon 
circle in the royal court, and with the lives of the people 
they both greatly shaped represented on our walls.” 
Parisian salon culture. The painting was slated to be 
Their friendship has been installed in the Huntington 
celebrated by contemporary Art Gallery this month. 
writers in poems and verse. For more information visit: 

 Vigée Le Brun was the 

Pasadena Libraries will be 
CLOSED in observance of: 

November Christmas Holiday: Sunday & 
Thanksgiving Eve: Wednesday, Monday, Dec. 25 & 26 
Nov. 23 - All Pasadena Public New Year’s Eve: Saturday, 
Libraries will close at 5 p.m. Dec. 31 - All Pasadena Public 
Thanksgiving Holiday: Libraries will close at 5 p.m. 
Thursday & Friday, Nov. 24 & January 
25 New Year’s Holiday: Sunday & 
December Monday, Jan. 1 & 2, 2023 
All Libraries will OPEN at Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: 
noon on Thursday, Dec. 8 Sunday & Monday, Jan. 15 & 
Christmas Eve: Saturday, Dec. 16, 202324 - Pasadena Public Libraries For more information visit: 
will close at 5 p.m. 

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