Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, December 17, 2022

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Mountain View News Saturday, December 17, 2022 
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San Marino UpcomingEvents & Programming 

Light Up San Marino!

Voting: Ends December 18

 The map of the participating homes is available now! Gather 
your family or friends to drive-by the entries and enjoy the 
sights. Then go vote for your favorite entries Facebook; the 
top 3 entries with the most “likes” will win a gift card to 
a local business. Mayor Talt will award the grand prize for 
creativity and holiday spirit. Winners will be announced 
December 19. 
Coffee & Crammin’ (Grades 9-12)
Monday - Wednesday, December 19-21 from 3:30 – 8:30 
PM, Barth Community Room

 Drinks and study snacks will be provided for students 
in grades 9-12 using the Conference Room to prepare 
for finals. Registration is not required. Note: the session 
on Monday, December 19 will be held in the Thornton 
Conference Room. 
Family StorytimeTuesday, December 20 at 10:30 AM, Children’s Area

 Storytime 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. 
Registration is not required. Please watch our social media 
for cancellations. 
Chinese Club – Chinese KnottingThursday, December 22 at 10:30 AM, Barth Community 

 In the spirit of cultural exchange and appreciation of 
diversity, educational development, and community service, 
the Chinese Club of San Marino holds monthly lectures and 
workshops. Join us this month for a fun and informative 
lesson on Chinese knotting!
Holiday Tree Curbside Collection Begins December 26

 Athens Services will be providing their annual Holiday 
tree curbside collection, beginning on Monday, December 
26th, 2022 through Friday, January 6th, 2023. During this 
time period, residents may set out their Holiday trees on 
the curb for collection on their regularly scheduled trash 
collection day, at no additional cost. Residents are reminded 
to remove all ornaments and decorations from the tree, and 
to cut any trees over 6 feet tall into segments to assist Athens 
with collecting. Residents can report any issues to Athens 
by visiting their website or calling (888) 336-6100.
New Council Members

 The City Council Meeting on December 14 honored our 
two outgoing Council Members and our one re-elected 
and two newly elected Council Members. The Council also 
selected Steve Talt as the 2023 Mayor and Steven Huang as 
the 2023 Vice-Mayor.
Congratulations to all!
Mayor Steve TaltVice Mayor Dr. Steven HuangCouncil Member Tony ChouCouncil Member Calvin Lo 
Council Member Gretchen Shepherd RomeyOld Mill Flooding Response

 On Sunday, December 11, San Marino Engine 91 and the 
San Marino Parks and Public Works (PPW) Department 
responded to flooded conditions at the Old Mill. Water 
from the weekend storm had flooded the exterior courtyard 
and threatened the building’s interior. Engine 91 and PPW 
personnel successfully pumped water out of the courtyard 
and prevented damage to the historical building.
Holiday Parking Information

 Overnight parking passes will not be required for 
vehicles now through the morning of January 4. For 
more information on overnight parking, please call Police 
Department at (626) 300-0720.
Winter Community Services Guide

 Check out the latest Community Services Guide to see 
Winter offerings and get details on upcoming events, 
classes, and lectures. Registration begins on December 20 
for residents and December 27 for non-residents. 
MeetingsPublic Safety CommissionMonday, December 19 at 6:00 PM; Teleconference and 
Council Chambers 

NASA Sensors to Help Detect 
Methane Emitted by Landfills

 Observations from the Earth airborne methane surveys using 
Surface Mineral Dust Source NASA airborne assets. The 
Investigation (EMIT) and other project will entail conducting 
NASA science instruments an initial remote-sensing 
will be part of a global survey survey in 2023 of more than 
of point-source emissions of 1,000 managed landfills across 
methane from solid waste sites the United States and Canada, 
such as landfills. The multiyear and in key locations in Latin 
effort is being developed and America, Africa, and Asia. To 
conducted by the nonprofit collect data from these regions, 
Carbon Mapper organization. researchers will use aircraft

Methane is a potent based sensors, including the 
greenhouse gas, the source of Airborne Visible/Infrared 
roughly a quarter to a third Imaging Spectrometer-Next 
of global warming caused Generation (AVIRIS-NG), 
by humans. The aim of the which was developed at NASA’s 
new initiative is to establish a Jet Propulsion Laboratory 
baseline assessment of global in Southern California. In 
waste sites that emit methane addition, they will use Arizona 
at high rates. This information State University’s Global 
can support decision-makers Airborne Observatory from the 
as they work to reduce the Center of Global Discovery and 
concentration of the gas in the Conservation Science, which 
atmosphere and limit climate uses another JPL-built imaging 
change. spectrometer.

 Methane produced by the As part of the Carbon Mapper 
waste sector contributes an project, researchers will analyze 
estimated 20% of human-methane data from EMIT 
caused methane emissions. as well. The JPL-managed 
Ton for ton, methane is more imaging spectrometer was 
than 80 times more potent than installed on the International 
carbon dioxide in trapping heat Space Station in July 2022 to 
in the atmosphere. But where measure the mineral content 
carbon dioxide remains in the at the surface of Earth’s major 
air for centuries, methane has dust-producing regions. 
an atmospheric lifetime of only In October, scientists 
about a decade or two. That demonstrated that EMIT can 
means some immediate slowing also identify methane plumes 
of atmospheric warming from “super-emitters.” In so 
could be achieved if methane doing, the team added another 
emissions were significantly tool to help with NASA’s 
reduced. broader efforts to monitor 

 “Currently, there is limited greenhouse gases. 
actionable information about “NASA JPL has a decadelong 
methane emissions from track record of using airborne 
the global waste sector. A imaging spectrometers to make 
comprehensive understanding high-quality observations 
of high-emission point sources of methane point-source 
from waste sites is a critical emissions,” said Robert Green, 
step to mitigating them,” said EMIT’s principal investigator 
Carbon Mapper CEO Riley at JPL. “With EMIT we have 
Duren. “New technological employed the same technology 
capabilities that are making in a spaceborne instrument, 
these emissions visible – and enabling us to collect 
therefore actionable – have information on localized 
the potential to change the methane sources from orbit.” 
game, elevating our collective After the first year of the 
understanding of near-term Carbon Mapper project, 
opportunities in this often researchers will conduct a 
overlooked sector.” broader survey of more than 

 Carbon Mapper received 10,000 landfills around the 
a grant from the Grantham world using two satellites in 
Foundation for the Protection the Carbon Mapper satellite 
of the Environment to support program. The team is targeting 
its operations related to the a launch in late 2023. For 
waste-site initiative, including additional details about EMIT, 
potential funding to cover visit: 

Supervisor Barger Dedicates 
$1M to Deter Holiday Crime

 Supervisor Kathryn Barger before it happens. The funds 
announced Tuesday that she I’m allocating to Sheriff stations 
will provide up to $1 million in the Fifth District will help 
in discretionary funding to provide more law enforcement 
boost law enforcement services patrols and increase their 
in unincorporated areas, presence in the communities I 
including Altadena, in her represent. Everyone deserves 
district. to feel safe during the holidays, 

 “This month’s busiest holiday whether they work in retail, are 
shopping days are quickly out shopping for loved ones, 
approaching and the threat of or simply enjoying time off at 
increased criminal activity is home.” 
real,” said Supervisor Kathryn Sheriff Robert Luna reacted 
Barger. “Last year’s smash-and-to Supervisor Barger’s 
grab crime wave taught us we announcement, stating 
need to be ready to prevent theft “With Supervisor Kathryn 

Barger’s significant financial 

support, we will be increasing 
high visibility patrols in the 
unincorporated areas in the 
Fifth District, in an effort to 
deter crime and provide for 
a safer shopping experience. 
As always, we encourage the 
public to be aware of their 
surroundings, keep valuables 
hidden out of sight when 
parking their vehicle, and 
report any suspicious activity 
to their local Sheriff ’s station.”

 Dr. Sandra Thomas, President 
of the Altadena Chamber of 
Commerce, commented on 
Supervisor Barger’s action. 
“Retail shop owners need to 
feel protected and families need 
to feel safe while strolling and 
shopping during this holiday 
season,” Dr. Thomas said. 
“Neighborhood shops and small 
businesses in particular will 
greatly benefit from Supervisor 
Barger’s commitment of funds 
for more law enforcement 
presence in the communities 
she represents. We are thankful 
for her support.” 

 The following L.A. County 
Sheriff Department patrol 
stations will receive funding 
from Supervisor Barger: 
Altadena, Crescenta Valley, 
Lancaster, Palmdale, and San 

 Collectively, these five stations 
serve over 40 communities. 

 Earlier this year, Supervisor 
Barger worked with local 
Sheriff ’s stations and chambers 
of commerce in the East San 
Gabriel Valley and Antelope 
Valley on their “No Cash In 
Store” campaign. Through the 
initiative, Supervisor Barger’s 
office created signage to 
distribute to local businesses to 
place on their doors to dissuade 
robbers from break-ins. 

 For more information visit: 

Tournament gives another 
Sneak Peek of Parade Floats 

As the Pasadena Tournament 
of Roses, and their community 
of partners, enter the final 
stretch leading up to the 2023 
Rose Parade, they revealed 
Thursday another sneak peek 
of floral float entries that they 
say should captivate audiences 
on Monday, January 2, 2023. 

 According to officials, since 
the first Rose Parade in 1890, 
each float entry presents a 
unique theme and visual 
story that bring their float to 
life. The theme of the 134th 
Rose Parade — “Turning the 
Corner” – is reflected in the 
official renderings for float 
participants including three 
first time entries. 
Building Industry Association 
of Southern California (Top 

 The year 2023 commemorates 
the centennial year for the 
Building Industry Association 
of Southern California. The 
leading advocate for thousands 
of building industry leaders 
committed to building for the 
future, their float shares its 
vision for the inclusive future 
of housing for all. Designed by 
the Junior Builders program 
of children ages 10 to 15, 
this vibrant float colorfully 
illustrates the past, present and 
future of home building while 
protecting our environment 
and natural resources. Fiesta 
Parade Floats created a young 
girl, delighting in the hope of 
one day owning her own home 
while watching it come to life 
on the blueprints on which she 
happily daydreams.
City of Hope (Middle Left) 

 City of Hope’s 49th Rose 
Parade float entry, “Expanding 
Hope,” represents increasing 
national patient access to 
world-class cancer care and 
research. City of Hope is one 
of the largest cancer research 
and treatment organizations in 
the United States and a leading 
research center for diabetes and 
other life-threatening illnesses. 
The 45-foot long and nearly 
17-foot-tall City of Hope float, 
built by Phoenix Decorating 
Company, will feature animated 
butterflies, which are symbols 
of hope and transformation. A 
tree represents transformation 
as well as physical and spiritual 
nourishment. The bridges 
represent City of Hope bridging 
the health disparities gap in 
health care and expanding its 
geographical footprint, which 
now includes Cancer Treatment 
Centers of America. This year, 
as cancer survivors and their 
doctors riding the float turn 
the corner together, they share 
in the hope, beauty and joy of 
what 2023 will bring.
Kaiser Permanente (Bottom 

 Kaiser Permanente’s float, 
“All of us for all of you,” 
illustrates how it feels to have a 
connected, compassionate care 
team supported by research, 
technology and innovation. It’s 
a vision of their commitment 
to caring for you at every step 
of your health care journey—
and empowering you to live 
your best, healthiest life. Kaiser 
Permanente is committed to 
enabling coordination of in-
person, digital and virtual 
care delivery—surrounding 
you with personalized support 
where, when and how you 
need it. Their model of care 
and coverage together means 
they are always connected 
to you, and their teams of 
experts to each other. In the 
series of vignettes, you’ll see 
ordinary and extraordinary 
moments made possible by 
next-generation care: a quiet 
connection between a member 
and a nurse; a mother cradling 
her newborn baby; a cancer 
survivor getting back on the 
bike for the first time. La 
Cañada Flintridge (Bottom 

 La Cañada Flintridge’s 
self-built float is a labor of 
love for this city located in 

the foothills of California’s 
Verdugo mountains. This year 
watch Michael Raccoon and 
his furry family discover some 
Secondhand Shenanigans 
at their human neighbor’s 
yard sale. Michael delights 
in memories of his amateur 
magician youth, complete with 
a bow tie of rose petals, while 
his wife, Mary, gleefully works 
the remote-controlled car 
she’d always wanted as a little 
girl. When she turns her head 
will she see the disappearing 
rabbit made of bunnytail 
grass? Daughter Zoe Raccoon 
lives her engineering dreams 
building a model car racetrack, 
while brother Ethan finds a 
jersey made with yellow and red 
strawflowers that’s just his style. 
La Cañada Flintridge’s float 
reminds us that each chapter 
of our lives might shed a stage 
of life, but it turns a corner into 
something else that’s new and 

Louisiana Travel (Top Right) 

Don’t look now, but there’s 
a riverboat heading down 
Orange Grove and Colorado 
Boulevards. With a fully 
functioning paddlewheel 
turning through real water 
below, the Bayou State wants 
you to come aboard so they can 
Feed Your Soul on the food, 
music, and diverse culture of 
Louisiana. This unique float 
reflects the unique blend of 
cultures that make Louisiana a 
state like no other. From zydeco 
music to swamp pop, from its 
Italian heritage to its African, 
and from gumbo to beignets, the 
wide-ranging, global influences 
on Louisiana make its rich 
culture so compelling. It’s the 
passion of its people, however, 
that is so well-captured in the 
spirit of this float. Riders and 
walkers represent the more 
than 400 festivals celebrated 
in Louisiana every year. The 
COVID-19 pandemic saw 
universal cancellations at the 
height of the festival season, but 
the state persevered through 
the unprecedented hardship. 
Louisiana Tourism has turned 
a corner with the return of 
not just Mardi Gras, but so 
many festivals represented by 
their float’s riders and walkers. 
Can you find the celebrations 
of Tangipahoa Parish’s fresh 
strawberry crop amongst 
the thousands of stunning 
blooms? What about the 
annual Christmas festival in 
Natchitoches (made famous by 
the film Steel Magnolias)? Don’t 
forget to listen, too, as the float 
features singer and Louisianan 
Lainey Wilson.
Rose Bowl Stadium/Rose 
Bowl Legacy Foundation 
(Middle Right)

 What better way for this 
National Historic Landmark – 
one of only four stadiums with 
that distinction in the country 

– to celebrate its centennial 
year than here at the Rose 
Parade! As the proud home to 
the Tournament of Roses’ Rose 
Bowl Game, the float’s floral 
replica of the stadium is truly a 
visual rhapsody of floral master 
craft. Beginning with the iconic 
Rose Bowl field complete with 
the historic venue’s game-
ready sod and Rose Bowl 100 
logo, hundreds of fans made 
of individually placed flowers 
can be seen cheering on their 
teams from the stands. The 
historic Rose Bowl sign with 
its traditional Pasadena Rose is 
presented mid-float. Gigantic 
roses and palm trees surround 
the proud home of concerts, 
the UCLA Bruins football, 
Premier League soccer matches 
and the World’s Largest Flea 
Market. The Rose Bowl Game 
trophy towers over the stadium. 
Named for 1920 Tournament 
of Roses President, William 
L. Leishman, the prestigious 
Leishman Trophy celebrates the 
game that is “The Granddaddy 
of Them All.” 
For more about the Parade 
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