Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, January 7, 2023

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Mountain View News Saturday, January 7, 2023 
Mountain View News Saturday, January 7, 2023 
San Marino Upcoming Rain Showers doesn’t Detour Rose Parade Float Viewing 
Events & Programming 

Family Storytime Valentine’s Day Grams 

Tuesday, January 10 at 10:30 Calling all kids in grades 
AM, Children’s Area K-5! Help us share some 
Storytime features activities neighborly love with a local 
for children ages 5 and senior citizen. All it takes is 
under that will promote a little creativity! Register for 
early literacy and lifelong a kit online, pick up your kit 
learning through songs, at Stoneman Building (1560 
movement, fingerplays, Pasqualito Drive) between 
and books. Storytime is January 23-27, decorate the 
also an opportunity for gigantic Valentine's Day 
caregivers to learn ways they Gram, and return your 
can incorporate learning Gram by February 6. We'll 
activities into everyday deliver it to a local senior 
routines. Storytime occurs citizen to brighten their day. 
weekly on Tuesday through In exchange, participants 
February 21. Registration will receive a free and cool 
is not required. Please activity kit for their random 
watch our social media for act of kindness. Know a 
cancellations. senior citizen in town who'd 
Winter Reading Club: love to receive a Valentine's 
Reading Reflections Day Gram? Let us know 
Challenge by calling (626) 403-2200 
January 17 – February 12 or emailing recreation@

 Readers of all ages are 
invited to participate in our All City Track and Field 
Winter Reading Club and Meet 
log their reading, review Friday, March 10 at 4 PM, 
books, complete activities, San Marino High School Trader Joe’s “Onward” 

Healthcare Foundation

and enter to win prizes! The Stadium 

Thousands of people came “There’s no Place like

beginning of the year marks All students born between 

out Tuesday to get up close Home.” The float theme

a wonderful time to reflect 2008 and 2016 who are 

to the Rose Parade floats, was a classic trip through

on all that you experienced San Marino residents or 

during Floatfest, many of the Land of Oz with

and learned over the past 12 attend a San Marino school 

them carrying umbrellas and Dorothy, the Scarecrow, Tin 

months. Take a moment to are eligible to participate. 

wearing ponchos. Woodman and the Cowardly 

cozy up with a good book Participants can sign-up for 

Many took selfies, in the Lion photo perfect at the

and set an intention for the a maximum of 2 events and 1 

rain, with a large crowd front of the float.

coming year. Sign up online relay. Cost is $10 per activity. 

around the Snapchat float The most appropriate float 

or in-person at the Library Fees are non-refundable. 

all day. Other popular to see up close was the State

beginning January 17. Sign up now through 

floats included 
Trader Joe’s of Illinois float with a Route 

Open House Celebration! February 17 online. 

“Onward,” with a giant chef 66 sign at the front. When

Saturday, January 21 from Meetings 

in an iconic Hawaiian shirt asked if they drove Route 66 

12 – 4 PM, Crowell Public Recreation Commission 

riding a motorcycle towing to get here, representatives 

Library Meeting 

a boat to the NASCAR of the Illinois Office of

 This event commemorates Monday, January 9 at 6:00 

Float celebrating their 75th Tourism laughed. The fist 5 

90 years of the Crowell PM; Teleconference and 

anniversary and a tribute miles, along Colorado Blvd., 

Public Library and the 65th Barth Room at Crowell Snapchat 

Public Library to NASCAR’s upcoming of the Rose Parade route is

anniversary of the Friends 

pre-season exhibition Route 66. “Keep going and

of the Crowell Public Special City Council 

race February 5 at the LA you’ll get to Chicago.” They 

Library. This is an all ages Meeting - Closed Session 

Coliseum. said. “We invite everyone to 

event; activities include an Wednesday, January 11 

Another popular float come visit Illinois.”

award-winning magician, at 4:30 PM; City Hall 

for pictures was the AIDS Photos by D.Lee?MVNews

San Marino trivia, paper Emergency Operations 
crafts, volunteer recognition, Center (EOC) 
Bookmark Contest winners, City Council Meeting 
opportunity drawings, Wednesday, January 11 at 
and more! Registration not 6:00 PM; Teleconference and 
required. City Hall Council Chambers 

South Pasadena Author Talk 
the Drawings of Bob Peak

 The South Pasadena Public Sports Illustrated, and he was 


Library is pleased to partner commissioned by the United 
with the South Pasadena Arts States Postal Service to design 
Council (SPARC) to present stamps to commemorate the 
Coffee Table Books Live!, 1984 Olympics. Peak graduated 
an author talk series that from, and later taught at, the 
showcases publications about Art Center College of Design 
the visual and performing arts. and was the recipient of over 


 On Wednesday, January 25th 150 awards from organizations 
at 7:00 p.m. in the Library including The Society of 
Community Room (1115 El Illustrators, the Artists Guild, 
Centro Street), Tom Peak will and the Art Directors Club 
talk about The Drawings of of New York. Peak’s son 
Bob Peak, which highlights Tom celebrates his father’s 
art created by his father, the legacy with the publication 
renowned illustrator Robert of The Drawings of Bob Peak, 
“Bob” Peak (d.1992). Seats which brings together Peak’s 
can be reserved through the commercial work and never 
Library’s Eventbrite page by before published drawings, 
visiting: along with memories and Honda 
register. stories of his life.

 Peak is considered by The South Pasadena Public 
many to be the “father of the Library is located at 1100 Oxley 
contemporary film poster”. His Street in South Pasadena. 
iconic artwork for films like Visit the Library website at: 
West Side Story, Camelot, My 
Fair Lady, Apocalypse Now, and for information about services 
six Star Trek motion pictures and programs. The Library is 
make up just a small portion open Monday, Friday, Saturday 
of the work he created during 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m., Tuesday, 
his prolific career. His work was Wednesday, Thursday 10:00 

Illinois Lincoln 

featured in many magazines, a.m.–8:00 p.m. and Sunday 
including covers for Time and 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. 

Holden Praises Compromise 
Reached in Medi-Cal Access

 This week, Assemblymember Department of Health Care South Pasadena 
Chris Holden applauded the Services announced that it has 
compromise reached to ensure negotiated with five commercial 
Medi-Cal access across the health plans to provide Medi-
State. The request for proposal Cal services in 2024, scratching 
(RFP) awards announced a two-yearlong bidding process 
earlier in 2022 were done so for the coveted state contracts. 
without enrollees’ input and This prevents enrollees’ 
consideration, and legislators worries of lack of coverage and 
such as Assemblymember supersedes the state’s previous 
Chris Holden (Pasadena), plans of awarding contracts to 
Senator Maria Elena only three health plans. As a 
Durazo (Los Angeles), and result, Medi-Cal enrollees may 
Assemblymember Luz Rivas get to keep current insurer 
(San Fernando Valley) spoke and doctors, avoiding the La Canada Flintridge 
up. reenrollment process for most 

 “Other members and I members and bridging the 
questioned the reality this gap in necessary patient care. 
would bring to Medi-Cal Next, it will help the state avoid 
enrollees and we could not stay legal challenges and lawsuits 
silent,” said Assemblymember from local and large insurers 
Chris Holden. “As a significant that have been left out of this 
result, California’s path process previously. A full list 
to progress in improving of the new awardees can be 
healthcare (Medi-Cal) quality found here: https://calmatters. 

With a float that depicts mice as winners of a science fair, it was 
and access will no longer be org/health/2023/01/medi-cal-only proper that the South Pasadena float Spark of Imagination 
disrupted.” insurance-plans/ held a secret, “project cat” a scheme to catch the mice.

 After providers and enrollees “In a time that is still uncertain, 
pushed back and asked for we now can say for certain that 
a better solution, Medi-Cal Medi-Cal will continue to care 
will keep more insurance for Californians irrespective of 
plans with the same providers zip codes without disrupting 

– ensuring more Medi-Cal their quality of care,” said 
coverage throughout California Assemblymember Chris 

is not disrupted. The California Holden. 

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