Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, December 31, 2022

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Mountain View News Saturday, December 31, 2022 


 Preparing for a fourth 
consecutive dry year, 
Metropolitan Water 
District’s (MWD) board 
of directors declared 
a regional drought 
emergency for all of 
Southern California and 
called upon water agencies 
to immediately reduce 
their use of imported 
supplies. MWD imports 
water from the Colorado 
River and Northern 
California to supplement 
local supplies, including 

 “As a leader in water 
conservation, Pasadena 
continues to be proactive 
in conserving our precious 
resources while meeting 
the needs of the region as 
conditions evolve,” said 
Assistant General Manager 
of Water Stacie Takeguchi.

In effort to respond to 
the state’s unprecedented 
drought conditions, 
dwindling water supplies, 
and critically low storage, 
Pasadena City Council 
preemptively enacted a 
Level 2 shortage response 
in August 2021 and 
adopted a 15 percent 
water-use reduction goal. 
The council took further 
action in August 2022 by 
implementing a one-dayper-
week outdoor watering 
schedule, which took effect 
in September.

 “The earlier and longer 
we conserve, the more 
we save for the future,” 
Takeguchi said. “We want 
to thank the Pasadena 
community for continuing 
to help conserve water and 
stretch the region’s limited 

SaveWater for additional 
information on the 
drought, Pasadena’s one-
day-per-week outdoor 
watering schedule, water 
savings programs and 
rebates, and more. 

Needed for 
Count 2023

 Each year, volunteers help 
count people experiencing 
homelessness living on the 
streets of Pasadena during 
one night in the last ten days 
of January. Volunteers will 
be sent in teams of 3-4 to an 
assigned zone on the night of 
January 24 (8:00-10:00 p.m.) 
and the morning of January 25 
(6:00-8:00 a.m.) to help count 
and administer a survey to 
our neighbors experiencing 
homelessness. The same 
teams go out together in the 
evening and the morning. 
Volunteers should be 18+ 
and are asked to attend an 
online orientation to prepare 
for the Count on January 17. 
The volunteer registration 
deadline is January 6.

 All volunteers can signup 
or get more information. 
Volunteers are the 
backbone of ensuring the 
Count is a success and 
is carried out effectively 

Getting Ready for Monday’s Rose Parade 

By Dean Lee

 With an extra day to put 
the final touches on the Rose 
Parade floats that will trek 
the 5.5 miles down Colorado 
Boulevard Monday, many of 
the builders did not see it that 
way saying time was dependent 

on the freshness of the flowers. 
Others said it was a curse 
referring to a slight change of 
rain on parade day. 

 At the South Pasadena 
float barn they were ready 
for rain today, with many of 
the volunteers now working 
inside. This year’s float themed 
“Spark of Imagination,” was a 
design submitted to the South 
Pasadena Tournament of Roses 
Committee in 2009. 

 South Pasadena Tournament 
of Roses Floral Director Chris 
Metcalf said the science themed 
float was inspired by a Rube 
Goldberg machine.

 “We really didn’t have the 
technology or manpower to 
due the float as seen [in 2009],” 
he said. “So we reimagined into 

Photos: (Top) 2023 banner 

this, reincorporating a science 

float decorated by Phoenix 


Decorating Co., (all others)

 Metcalf said that the music 

South Pasadena Tournament 

playing on the float will be of Roses volunteers 
Oingo Boingo Weird Science. getting their float “Spark of 
After tracking down Danny Imagination” ready including 
Elfman, they were given the many of the large gears that 
rights just a few weeks ago and will move. D. Lee/MVNews 
one day before the deadline 

Remarkable Creature: the 
Unsung Heroine of Lyme Regis

 Mary Anning (1799-1847)
may be the most famousperson most people havenever heard of.

 A special Cultural Thursdays 
program titled ”Remarkable 
Creature: the Unsung Heroine of 
Lyme Regis” Thursday, Jan. 19, 
at 2 p.m. via Zoom, presented by 
the Pasadena Senior Center, will 
shine some light on Anning, a 
paleontologist and naturalist. 

Born in Lyme Regis, a small Anning’s scientific discoveries, 
village on England’s Dorset connections and profound 
coast, Anning lived there most effect on the world view at the 
of her life and is recognized as a time. 

leader among women in science This event is free for members 
for her groundbreaking fossil of the Pasadena Senior Center 
discoveries as well as struggles and only $5 for nonmembers. 
with rigid social and class To register or for more 
restrictions of her time. That information, visit www. 
area of southwest England is and 
known for its paleontology finds click on Lectures and Classes, 
and now is popularly referred to then Informational Lectures or 
as the Jurassic Coast. call (626) 795-4331. Everyone 

 Dr. Jan Fahey, an environmental who registers will receive an 
scientist and biologist, will lead email link to join the Zoom 
the presentation and discuss discussion. 

for the Tournament he said. 
Elfman has been on tour the 
last year.

 Many of the other 41 floats 
had steady groups of volunteers 
getting them ready, including 
the 2023 banner float that will 
lead this year’s parade, themed 
“Turning the Corner.” 

South Pas 
Group to 

 Beginning January 11 
the South Pasadena Public 
Library’s Conversational 
English Group will 
resume. The group meets 
Wednesdays from 10:00 
to 11:00 a.m. in the Ray 
Bradbury Conference 
Room, on the second 
floor of the Library. The 
group is open to all adult 
English language learners 
who want to practice 
their spoken English. No 
advance registration is 
required—participantsmay just drop in. The group 
is led by a highly qualified 
native English speaker. 
Masks are required.

 In addition to the 
Conversation Group, 
the Library supports 
English language learners 
with a variety of English 
as a Second Language 
(E.S.L.) materials that can 
be borrowed from the 
collection, as well as with 
online resources like the 
language learning app 
Mango Languages.

The South Pasadena 
Public Library is located at 
1100 Oxley Street in South 
Pasadena. Visit the Library 
website at:
library for information 
about services and 
programs. The Library 
is open Monday, Friday, 
Saturday 10:00 a.m.–6:00 
p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday, 
Thursday 10:00 a.m.–8:00 

p.m. and Sunday 1:00 
p.m.–5:00 p.m. 
Fitz and The Tantrums Kicks 
Off The 134th Rose Parade 

The multi-platinumband performing theirnew song “Let YourselfFree”

 The Pasadena Tournament of 
Roses announced Tuesday that 
it will kick off the 134th Rose 
Parade presented by Honda 
with a special performance 
by Fitz and The Tantrums. 
The Opening Spectacular will 
be featured aboard Honda’s 
inspirational float, “Forever 

Get ready to get up on your 
feet and dance as we turn the 
corner into 2023 and kick off 
this year’s Rose Parade with the 
Opening Spectacular presented 
by Honda, featuring multi-
platinum band Fitz and The 

 This Los Angeles group has 
energized popular music 
and culture with a series of 
unshakable and undeniable 
anthems and albums, all filled 
with a whole lot of dance floor 

ready bounce. Performing their 
latest high energy, infectious 
new song “Let Yourself Free,” 
the title track from their new 
album of the same name, Fitz 
and the Tantrums will get 
this party started with an eye-
popping performance featuring 
youth singers and the Rose 
Parade Youth Dance Group.

 Including a collection of some 
of talented kids ranging in age 
from 8-13, this youth dance 
group is certain to blow you 
away as they help re-define 
the term “dance floor ready 
bounce” with their incredible 
out of this world dance moves.

 This marks the 13th time 
that Honda has led all floats as 
Presenting Sponsor of the Rose 

 For millions of viewers around 
the world, the Rose Parade is an 
iconic tradition to kick off the 
new year. Join the Tournament 
of Roses on Monday to 
experience the floats, bands 
and equestrians as they parade 
down Colorado Blvd. 

Go Metro to the Rose Parade, 
Rose Bowl game & Floatfest 

 If you want to skip the trafficand parking hassles of the Roseparade and Rose Bowl gamebetween Utah and Penn State 
in Pasadena, Metro’s L (Gold)
Line light rail train can be used 
to reach both the parade and 

 The L Line rail service beginsaround 4 a.m. on Monday, Jan.
2, and the parade starts at 8 

a.m. Stations closest to the Rose 
Parade route are: 
Del Mar Station (walk .3 milesnorth to the parade route onColorado Boulevard)
Memorial Park Station (walk .2miles south to parade route onColorado Blvd.)
Lake Station (walk .4 milessouth to parade route on 
Colorado Blvd.)
Allen Station (walk .4 milessouth to parade route on 
Colorado Blvd.) 
A regular single-trip fare 
on Metro is $1.75 — or $3.50 
round-trip — and includes two 
hours of free transfers. There 
is parking available at manyMetro Rail stations. Some lots 
are paid, some are free — besure to check before arriving atthe station.

 Getting to the Rose BowlGame 

 Take the L Line to Memorial 
Park Station in Pasadena; thenit’s just a short walk to ParsonsParking Lot B for the free busshuttle that drops you off next 
to the stadium. The shuttle 
service begins at 10 a.m. on Jan.
2 and runs until two hours after 
the game.

 It’s also possible to walk tothe stadium from the L Line’s 
Memorial Park Station. It’s 
about 1.5 to 2 miles each way(depending on which gateyou enter the stadium) anddownhill to the stadium and 
uphill on the way back.
Getting to Floatfest via Metro

 Floatfest take place after theparade — it’s a chance to seethe floats closeup. Floatfest this 
year is on the afternoon of Jan. 
2 fand all day on Tuesday, Jan.

 Metro is running free shuttlesbetween the L Line’s Sierra 
Madre Villa Station and 
Floatfest on both Jan. 2 and 3. 
Shuttles are free with to those 
with a Floatfest ticket but 
regular fares apply for L Lineand Metro Bus lines servingSierra Madre Villa Station.

 All the details on how to ride 
can be found at: thesource. 

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