Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, December 3, 2022

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Mountain View News Saturday, December 3, 2022 
Mountain View News Saturday, December 3, 2022 
South Pasadena Set to Hold TofR Names 2022 Inductees 
Hometown Holidays Events into Rose Bowl Hall of Fame

 The South Pasadena under are free. Registration is 
Community Services available online on the City’s 
Department announced this website using the following 
week that they will host four link: www.southpasadenaca. 
events for the holidays. gov/onlinereg

 On Thursday, December The Community Services 
8, 2022 the Community Department and South 
Services Department Pasadena Public Library will 
will host a Gingerbread host a Holiday Crafting and 
House Contest and Cookie Story Time on Thursday, 
Decorating event at the December 15, 2022 from 
South Pasadena Senior 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at 
Center, located at 1102 the South Pasadena Senior 

Oxley Street, from 6:00 p.m. Center. Join us for the 
to 8:00 p.m. Participants opportunity to create four 
are encouraged to create craft and listen to story times 
or decorate their very own to celebrate Hanukkah, 
gingerbread house at home Kwanzaa, Christmas, and 
and bring them to the event winter time! 
to be judged by the South Santa is coming to town on 
Pasadena City Council. Tuesday, December 20, 2022. 
While votes are being cast, He and his friends will be 
participants can decorate escorted by South Pasadena 
and eat holiday cookies. Fire and Police Departments. 
Gingerbread houses will The holiday caravan will 
be judged in six categories: begin at 6:30 p.m. Residents 
Most Creative, Best are encouraged to watch 
Constructed, Looks Most Santa drive by on his route 
Delicious, Most Festive, or wait for him at one of the 
Most Traditional, and Best locations listed below. Don’t 
Theme. Gingerbread house miss your opportunity to see 
must be dropped off the Santa before he goes back to 
Senior Center on Thursday, the North Pole! 
December 8 between 2:00 1. South Pasadena City Hall, 

p.m. and 6:00 p.m. located at 1414 Mission 
The Community Services Street 
Department will also 2. Arroyo Vista Elementary, 
be hosting the annual located at 335 El Centro 
Breakfast with Santa event Street 
on December 10, 2022 at 3. Monterey Hills 
the War Memorial Building, Elementary, located at 1624 
located at 435 Via Del Rey 
Fair Oaks Avenue, from 4. Library Park, located at 

9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 1115 El Centro Street 
Attendees will enjoy a 5. Marengo Elementary, 
pancake breakfast, crafts, located at 1400 Marengo 
and an opportunity to take Avenue 
their own photo with Santa. 6. Garfield Park, located at 
Advanced registration is 1000 Park Avenue 
required and all sales are For more information visit: 
final. Tickets are $23.00 per 
person, children ages 2 and 
What if the Matriarchy Was Here 
All Along? Short Story Reading

 Join the Altadena Public 
Library on Saturday, 
December 17, from 2 to 

3:30 p.m. for a special 
performance and reading 
of the short story — What if 
the Matriarchy Was Here All 
Along? — by artist Akina 
Cox (pictured) accompanied 
by acclaimed harpist Mary 
Lattimore on the piano in 
the Community Room at 
the Main Library. Limited of Bed & Breakfast. The 
copies of Cox’s story will be exhibition is on display in 
available for free. the Main Library Reading 
All ages are welcome, but Court, Display Case, and 
please note that the story outdoor installation through 
includes mention of war December 2022. 
and violence. This event is The Altadena Library is 
being held in conjunction located 600 E. Mariposa 
with the current exhibition, Street, Altadena. 
What if the Matriarchy Was For more information or to 
Here All Along?, curated signup visit: altadenalibrary. 

by Jacqueline Falcone org. 

South Pas 
Book Sale

 The Friends of the Library 
Annual Holiday Book Sale 
will take place in the South 
Pasadena Library Community 
Room Friday through Sunday, 
December 11. The sale features 
high quality gently used books 
collected throughout the year, a 
special silent auction on Friday 
night, five local artisans selling 
their wares on Sunday, and 
complimentary gift wrapping 
while supplies last. Proceeds 
benefit the non-profit Friends 
of the South Pasadena Public 
Library to support the services 
and programs of the library.
Friday, December 95:00-6:00 p.m. – early access 
for Friends of the Library 
members. Memberships can be 
purchased online or at the door.
6:00-8:00 p.m. – open to the 
general publicSaturday, December 1010:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 111:00-4:00 p.m.
Cyndi Bemel - Art CardsLeslie Rosario -Wrapped 
Jeannie Joe -Upcycled 
David Silverman - Ceramics 
Vanora Savig - Recycled Fabric 
Community Garden - Indigo 
Tie DyeThe Library Community Room 
is located 1115 El Centro St. 
For more information visit: 

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San Marino UpcomingEvents & Programming 

Shop ‘till You Drop Holiday Shopping Shuttle to The Grove

Tuesday, 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 today!
COVID-19 Booster Clinic 
Wednesday, December 7 from 10 AM – 12 PM

Huntington Hospital is hosting a COVID-19 Booster Clinic! 
Stop by to get your booster shot for added protection against 
COVID-19. If available, bring your vaccination card and plan to 
stay 15 minutes after administration for required monitoring. You 
must be free of COVID-19 or flu-like symptoms to get a shot. 
Registration is not required.
Home for the Holidays – Tree Lighting Ceremony & Mayor’s 
ReceptionFriday, December 9 from 4:30 – 7:00 PM, Huntington Drive and 
San Marino Avenue

 Join us as we kick-off Home for the Holidays festivities. There 
will be a warm holiday glow around City Hall to honor the 70year 
history of The Little Christmas Church: A San Marino 
Tradition (referred to now as The Holiday House Bus Shelter). 
We’ll light up the big trees, the Holiday House Bus Stop, City Hall, 
and the Rotary Clock Tower. There will be photos with Santa, hot 
dogs, hot chocolate and cider, holiday cookies, roaming Carolers, 
festive selfie stations, and kid’s crafts. Event is FREE and everyone 
is welcome! 
Winter Solstice Celebration (Ages 3-11)
Saturday, December 10 at 2 PM, Barth Community RoomCelebrate the return of light after the darkest day of the year! 
Make a lantern craft to fill with happy thoughts and good wishes 
for the year to come. Or explore science and math concepts by 
building a snowflake. Don’t forget the yule log! Registration is 
Light Up San Marino!
Registration: Ends 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 December 12, a map of the participating 
entries will be made available so you and the family can drive-by 
and enjoy. Photos of each home will be posted on Facebook and 
the top 3 entries 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. 
Holiday Events at the Old MillFlowerTruckLA on Thursday, December 8 from 9 - 11 AM

 FlowerTruckLA is coming back to the Old Mill with farm to 
vase, fresh cut flowers for the holidays including garlands and 
wreaths. Come stroll the gardens and enjoy a cup of coffee while 
shopping for your holiday flowers!
‘Holiday Magic Under the Stars’ on Sunday, December 11 at 5 PM

 Come celebrate the holidays at the Old Mill with ‘Holiday Magic 
Under the Stars’, a concert featuring Orchid Quartet on Sunday, 
December 11th at 5:00pm (gates open at 4:30pm). This will be a 
memorable way to start off the holiday season. Orchid Quartet 
will play one hour of music with no intermission. Warm drinks 
and refreshments will be served. 
Thanksgiving Celebration

 On duty Fire and Police personnel celebrated the Thanksgiving 
Holiday along with their families at the San Marino Fire 
Department. We hope all of our San Marino residents enjoyed a 
happy and safe holiday!
Probationary Firefighter Bryan Ramirez takes Oath of Office

 On Monday, November 28 Bryan Ramirez took his oath of office 
and was sworn into his position as a probationary firefighter/
paramedic with the San Marino Fire Department. Firefighter 
Ramirez has over 15 years of experience of pre-hospital and 
in-hospital care. Ramirez previously worked as a firefighter/
paramedic at the Morongo Fire Department; however, his first 
experience as a firefighter began right here in San Marino. From 
2008 to 2010, Firefighter Ramirez was employed as an auxiliary 
firefighter with the San Marino Fire Department. When not 
working as a firefighter, Firefighter Ramirez enjoys playing sports 
with his kids, hiking with his family, and trail running.

 Firefighter Ramirez has been assigned to the C shift for the first 
4-month rotation of his probationary period. His appointment 
fills one of two vacant positions at the firefighter/paramedic 
Fire Department Training

 The Fire Department continues to focus training efforts on the 
department’s probationary firefighters. Probationary firefighters 
are evaluated on firefighter and EMS skills at 4-months, 8-months, 
and 12-months. After the 12-month evaluation, probationary 
firefighters are assigned a special project to be completed by the 
end of their 16-month probation. The Department currently 
has three probationary firefighter/paramedics and a fourth is 
currently in the pre-employment process.
Sandbags Available for Rainy Season

 With the rainy season in full swing, the Parks and Public Works 
Department is providing a sandbag self-fill location in the 
Stoneman parking lot that is available to residents. Sand and bags 
are available at the location, and residents are welcome to fill up 
to six bags to help protect their home from potential flooding. A 
limited supply of additional bags is also available in the Public 
Works yard at City Hall, and can be picked up by appointment, 
if necessary. For any questions, please contact the Parks and 
Public Works Department at 626-300-0765 or publicworks@
MeetingsDesign Review CommitteeWednesday, December 7 at 6:00 PM; Teleconference and Barth 
Room at Crowell Public LibraryCity Council MeetingWednesday, December 14 at 6:00 PM; Teleconference and Barth 
Room at Crowell Public Library 

music and will encourage 

Free South 

lots of audience participation Pasadena through sing-alongs. The 

holidays mentioned include Holiday Christmas, Hanukkah, New 

Year’s, the Winter Solstice, 

Musical Show 

and Kwanzaa. 

The Library Community 
Join the South Pasadena Room is located 1100 Oxley 
Library for a special St. 
Winter Holiday-themed Funded by a grant from 
performance by musician the Friends of the South 
Craig Newton on Pasadena Public Library, 
Wednesday, December 14 this 45-minute program is 
from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. free to the public. Seating is 
in the Library Community limited and is available on a 
Room. first come, first serve basis.

 Newton will share versions For information about 
of the standard holiday songs the event can be found at, 
from a variety of cultures. and 
He will bring a wide array about Craig Newton at: 
of instruments to play the 

 The Tournament of Roses 
announced recently that former 
Oregon and Penn State coach 
Hugo Bezdek, recently retired 
Rose Bowl Stadium CEO 
Darryl Dunn, 1977 Rose Bowl 
Game MVP Vince Evans and 
1987 All-American Lorenzo 
White will be inducted into the 
Rose Bowl Hall of Fame as the 
Class of 2022.

 This year’s Rose Bowl Hall 
of Fame Induction Ceremony 
will be a private event held 
in Pasadena the week of the 
game. The inductees will also 
be honored in the Rose Parade 
presented by Honda and on 
the field during the 109th Rose 
Bowl Game on January 2, 2023.

 This year’s game will be a 
traditional Rose Bowl Game, 
with a team from the Big Ten 
meeting a team from the Pac12, 
but will not be played on 
New Year’s Day due to the 
Tournament of Roses’ “Never 
on a Sunday” rule. The game 
will be the 17th Rose Bowl 
Game played on Monday, 
January 2.

 The Rose Bowl Hall of Fame 
was established in 1989 to 
pay tribute to members of the 
Rose Bowl Game who have 
contributed to the history and 
excitement of the game, and 
those who embody the highest 
level of passion, strength, 
tradition, and honor associated 
with The Granddaddy of Them 

Hugo Bezdek is the only coach 
to bring three different teams to 
the Rose Bowl Game. Bezdek 
led the Oregon Webfoots to a 
14-0 victory over Pennsylvania 
in the 1917 game, marking the 
first win for a West Coast team 
in The Granddaddy of Them 
All. He was then selected to 
coach the Mare Island Marines 
in the 1918 Rose Bowl Game, 
which featured two military 
teams due to World War I. 
Finally, Bezdek brought Penn 
State to Pasadena for the 1923 
Rose Bowl Game for the first 
Rose Bowl Game to take place 
at the Rose Bowl Stadium. 
Bezdek is also the only person 
to be a head coach in the NFL 
and serve as the manager of a 
Major League Baseball team. 
He was inducted into the 
College Football Hall of Fame 
in 1954. Bezdek died in 1952 at 
the age of 68.

 Darryl Dunn spent 27 years 
working at the Rose Bowl 
Stadium, including the last 23 
as the stadium’s CEO. Under 
Dunn’s leadership, America’s 
Stadium hosted countless 
concerts, international 
soccer matches, UCLA home 

football games, the Rose 
Bowl Game, College Football 
Championships and CFP 
Semifinals. Dunn oversaw 
several stadium renovations, 
including the locker rooms and 
the Terry Donahue Pavilion. He 
helped establish the Rose Bowl 
Legacy Foundation, which 
has raised millions of dollars 
to fund additional stadium 
upgrades. After leading the 
Rose Bowl Stadium through 
the pandemic, Dunn retired in 
July of 2022.

 Vince Evans was a two-year 
starter at quarterback for USC 
and led the Trojans to the Pac8 
title in 1976, which earned 
a spot in the 1977 Rose Bowl 
Game against Michigan. USC 
won the game, 14-6, as Evans 
completed 14-of-20 passes 
in the game and scored the 
game-winning touchdown on 
a fourth-and-goal rush from 
the one-yard line. For his 
efforts, he was named MVP of 
the game. The Trojans would 
finish the season with an 11-1 
record and ranked No. 2 in the 
final polls. Evans was selected 
by the Chicago Bears in the 
sixth round of the 1977 NFL 
Draft. He would go on to 16year 
professional career that 
spanned three decades in the 
NFL and USFL. Since retiring 
from football, Evans has led a 
successful career in real estate 
in Southern California.

 Lorenzo White was a two-
time first-team All-American 
and two-time Big Ten MVP 
at Michigan State and led the 
Spartans to a 20-17 victory 
in the 1988 Rose Bowl Game. 
White ran for 113 yards and 
two scores in the win. His first 
touchdown came in the first 
quarter and gave Michigan 
State a 7-3 lead, then he added 
another score in the second 
quarter to push the lead to 14

3. His 35 carries in the game 
ranks as the third most in Rose 
Bowl Game history. White 
went on to be drafted in the 
first round of the 1988 NFL 
Draft and played eight years in 
the NFL. He ran for more than 
1,200 yards in 1992 and was 
selected to the Pro Bowl. White 
was inducted into the College 
Football Hall of Fame in 2019. 
With the addition of this 
year’s class, the Rose Bowl 
Hall of Fame includes 140 
inductees over its 33-year 
history. Inductees are honored 
with a permanent plaque that 
includes their name and year 
of induction at The Court of 
Champions featured during the 
Rose Parade and are recognized 
on the field during the Rose 
Bowl Game. 

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