Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, January 28, 2023

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Mountain View News Saturday, January 28, 2023 
Mountain View News Saturday, January 28, 2023 
San Marino UpcomingEvents & Programming 

LA Opera Talks: Marriage of Figaro

Sunday, January 29 at 2 PM, Barth Community Room

 Community educators present fascinating facts and musicalexcerpts from the operas that are playing downtown at theMusic Center. This Opera Talk focuses on the Marriage of 
Figaro. Count Almaviva’s wandering eye lands on his wife’s 
maid, Susanna, who is about to marry his own Manservant,
Figaro. Registration is not required.
Indoor Winter Game DayThursday, February 2 at 3:30 PM, Barth Community Room

 Children and their families are invited to join us for a varietyof indoor winter-inspired games and activities – no snowrequired! Have a snowball fight, or cozy up with a boardgame! Registration is not required.
Color Me Calm 
Thursday, February 2 from 6 – 7 PM, Barth CommunityRoom

 Does life have you stressed? Unwind at the Library!
Coloring helps relax the mind and is a great stress reducer. 
Join us for an evening of coloring and creativity in a peacefulatmosphere. Coloring pages and supplies will be provided.
Light refreshments will be served. Registration is notrequired.
Roses commonly bloom from March through August inSouthern California!

 Join our NEW Rose Pruning Workshop on February 3 at 9AM at Lacy Park led by the City’s Urban Forester, Lora Hall.
She will teach attendees how to prune and care for roses inthe winter months in hopes of an extended bloom season.
Bring your own gloves and hand pruners. Space is limitedand registration is required.
Recent Happenings

 This week, Parks and Public Works maintenance staff 
worked on the following tasks: removing fallen tree branches,
palm fronds, and other debris from the public right-of-way;
replacing streetlight bulbs and signs; repairing pavement; andcompleting minor building repairs at City facilities. PublicWorks standby staff also responded after hours to clean upfallen debris resulting from the recent windstorm. Residentswho wish to report non-emergency issues in the public rightof-
way or City streets may do so via the San Marino ServiceRequest Center:
Annual Street Rehabilitation Project Update

 All American Asphalt, the City’s contractor for the AnnualStreet Rehabilitation Project, continued work performinglocalized repairs on various streets in preparation forresurfacing those streets. The current project will resurface31 streets throughout the City, in accordance with the CityCouncil-adopted Pavement Management Plan. Resurfacingis anticipated to begin on February 6 – February 21, weatherpermitting. Residents on impacted streets will receive noticesfrom the City’s contractor, All American Asphalt, withadditional details about the project timeline, what residentscan expect during the project, and what the project’s impactto the neighborhood.
Finance Receives “Distinguished Budget PresentationAward” 

The City’s Finance Department received the “DistinguishedBudget Presentation Award” from the Government FinanceOfficers Association for their work on the Fiscal Year 20222023 
Operating Budget. This award is the highest awardin governmental budgeting, and is presented to thosegovernment units whose budgets are judged to adhere toprogram standards. Great job to the Finance Department onthis achievement! 
Take the LACDA Community Survey

 The Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA)
is asking for participation in their Community Survey, tohelp the County determine how best to allocate resourcesthrough their Annual Action Plan. The Board of Supervisorswill receive your input, combined with market data, to helpdetermine which activities will be funded to improve yourneighborhoods. The survey takes no more than 10 minutesand can be found at:
MeetingsDesign Review Committee MeetingWednesday, February 1 at 6:00 PM; Teleconference andBarth Room 

Actor Sam Jaeger set toEmcee Five Acres Gala

 Altadena-based children’s 
foster care agency Five Acres,
announced that actor Sam 
Jaeger (pictured) will serve as 
the emcee of this year’s annualgala, “The House of Five Acres,” 
inspired by the year the agencywas founded in 1888 during theVictorian era on Saturday, May20.

 Jaeger, who played Joel 
Graham on NBC’s television 
series “Parenthood,” showed 
support for Five Acres in 2013during the show’s fifth seasonpremiere party. He is a formerspecial friend to a foster childwho was living at Five Acres and “Over the course of its 135 

has continued his involvement 

years, we expanded to focus on 

with the charity for 10 years. 

well-being and mental health 

He can be seen playing Peter 

while also ensuring that every 

on Netflix’s “Devil in Ohio,” 

child has their own loving 

and Mark Tuello in Hulu’s “The 

and permanent family,” said 

Handmaid’s Tale,” to name a few 

Jennifer Berger, Five Acres’ 

of his shows. 

Chief Advancement Officer.

 The annual gala will be held 

“More than 100,000 children 

at the historic estate of Connie 

and families have been served 

Holguin in Pasadena, which 

throughout our numerous 

was built in 1897 and designed 

programs and services, leaving a 

by Frederick Roehrig, American 

legacy we are proud of.” 

architect of landmark building 

Long-time supporters Nicole 

Hotel Green, once the home of 

Rasic and Trish Gonzales will 

the Tournament of Roses and 

once again co-chair Five Acres 

the Valley Hunt Club. Castle 

annual gala. Rasic and Gonzales 

Green, which was built as an 

met years ago through a mutual 

annex to Hotel Green, and the 

friend. Rasic invited Gonzales 

Andrew McNally House in 

to be her guest at Five Acres’ 

Altadena were also designed by 

gala and the rest is history. 


 Sponsor or underwriter

 The Victorian era, which was 

opportunities for this birthday 

marked by great change in the 

bash are available. The agency 

world due to new inventions, 

encourages individuals, 

scientific discoveries, and 

companies, and organizations 

social change, giving birth to 

to sign up early to secure their 

notable movements. At the 

place at the party of the year. 

time, orphanages were being

 For more event information 

founded to ensure children 

and updates, visit: 

were kept safe when they had no 

For sponsorship opportunities, 

home, were abandoned, or had 

call Brandon Ito, associate 

a parent who died. Five Acres 

director of development, at 626

opened its doors as one of those 

390-8453 or email bito@5acres. 

orphanages that offered safety to 

org. Individual tickets will 

the most vulnerable children. 

become available in March. 

Library Announces BookmarkContest for Children and Teens

 South Pasadena children and entries must have a parent or 
teens are encouraged to use guardian signature as approval 
their imagination and create for the bookmark artwork to be 
a one-of-a-kind bookmark submitted into the Bookmark 
with the upcoming 2023 Contest. 
Summer Reading Program The South Pasadena Public 
theme “Find Your Voice” or to Library is located at 1100 Oxley 
promote books, reading and/ Street in South Pasadena. 
or the South Pasadena Public Visit the Library website at: 
Library. Contest forms are 
available on the website at www. for information about services and programs. The Library is 
or from the Children’s Room. open Monday, Friday, Saturday 
By Wednesday, March 1, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, 
Bookmark Contest entries must Wednesday, Thursday 10:00 
be delivered to the Children’s a.m. – 8:00 p.m., and Sunday 
Services desk at the South 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. 
Pasadena Public Library, locatedat 1100 Oxley Street in SouthPasadena. Entries will be judged South Pas 
according to four age categories.
Winners will be announced in 

Arts Crawl 

late April in honor of National

Library Week. Winning at the Libraryentries will be reproduced asbookmarks by the Friends of

 Community members are 

the South Pasadena Public 

invited to start the South 

Library and will be distributed 

Pasadena Winter Arts Crawl 

during the summer of 2023. All 

at the South Pasadena Public 

Library at 1100 Oxley Streetto join a free Community ArtSwap on Saturday, February11, 2023 from 3:30 PM –

5:30 PM. Participants of allages are encouraged to createmixed media arts and crafts 
and swap it with anothercreator’s work. 
Makers will be encouraged touse their imagination to reuse 
and repurpose a varietyof recyclables and other 
materials and transform 
them into works of art. 
Their art will be added to 
the gallery of artworks ondisplay for other participantsto enjoy and swap. Join thefun and make something,
take someone else’s work and 
share the joy of creating.
The South Pasadena 
Public Library is located 
at 1100 Oxley Street in 
South Pasadena. Visit the 
Library website at www.
library for information aboutservices and programs. TheLibrary is open Monday, 
Friday, Saturday 10:00 
AM–6:00 PM, Tuesday,
Wednesday, Thursday 10:00AM–8:00 PM and Sunday1:00 PM–5:00 PM. 
Upon request made no later 
than four (4) business daysbefore the event, the Citywill provide a reasonableaccommodation for a 
qualified person with a 
disability to have equal accessto the event. Please call 
(626) 403-7312 or fill out theCity’s request form available 
at www.southpasadenaca.
gov and email the form toHuman Resources at HR@ 
Holden Introduces AB 299: 
Hazing Accountability Bill

 A former San Diego 
State basketball player 
and Assemblymember 
Chris Holden introduced 
Thursday, AB 299, Hazing 
Accountability Bill, which 
will allow for civil action 
to be brought against aneducational institution for an 
instance of hazing in whichone or more students were 
involved if that educational 
institution knew or should 
have known of the dangeroushazing practices of an 
affiliated organization.

 Extracurricular activities 
among students of has suffered the trauma as a 


educational institutions are 

a quintessential part of the Hazing is a clearly detrimental 
American school experience, practice that California 

especially at a collegiate has characteristically taken 
level. However, there has seriously through legislation. 
been an influx of dangerous This piece of legislation keeps 
hazing practices within us on that path by holding 
these organizations, and a the educational institutions 

lackluster effort on the part of who promote participation 
many institutions to address in and benefit from these 

it in a preventative and organizations responsible for 
proactive manner. According the consequences that they 
to Indiana University Press, may bring to students. This 

there has been at least one responsibility will hopefully 
hazing-related death a year incentivize institutions to 
between 1961 and 2017. bolster their oversight and 


 “Parents send their children preventative as 

to school in hopes of they pertain to hazing in an 
achieving a career and future effort to save students’ lives. 
better than their own,” said “I stand in solidarity with 

Assemblymember Chris victims of hazing, though 
Holden. “However, it is every many are not as fortunate to 

parent’s nightmare when be able to tell their stories, 
serious and even fatal injuries I am here, prepared and 

could have been wholly actively listening to how your 
protected by the education educational experience can

be memorable and safe,” said 

institution and their child 


South Pasadena Public Library 
set to Host Silent Film Screening 

for the Chicago Symphony, 

Paul Powell’s Pollyanna the Academy of Motion 
(1920) with Live Piano Pictures, the Library of 
Accompaniment Congress, the Olympics,

National Film Preservation

 South Pasadena has served 

Foundation, and many 

as a filming location for others. He was the last 
many famous features. From composer collaborate 


Victor Fleming’s Gone with a produced work with 

the Wind (1939) to John legendary choreographer 

Carpenter’s Halloween Martha Graham. Mr. 
(1978), South Pasadena is Mortilla was a faculty 
entrenched in Hollywood member at UC Santa Barbara 
history. In celebration of for fourteen years, serving 

our cinematic city, the South as resident composer and 
Pasadena Public Library is sound designer in theater 
hosting a special screening and dance. Since 2000 he 
of Paul Powell’s 1920 silent 

has resided in Burbank, 

film Pollyanna on Saturday, working as a free-lance 
February 25 at 5:00 p.m. journeyman composer and 
in the Library Community sound designer in theater, 

Room, located at 1115 

film, silent film, animation, 
El Centro Street, South dance, and various other 

Pasadena. Pollyanna stars productions. 
silent screen legend Mary The screening will present a 
Pickford in the titular role digital, unrestored version of 
of Pollyanna Whittier, an the film. This film is presented 
orphan determined to see the as originally created. It may 

positive in any bad situation. contain negative depictions 
Dean Ghaffari will introduce and/or mistreatment of 
the film and Michael D. people or cultures. 
Mortilla will provide the live This program is made 

piano accompaniment. possible by the generous

 Dean Ghaffari is an actor, support of the Friends of 
writer, instructor, and film the South Pasadena Public 
historian. Mr. Ghaffari is Library. The Library is located 
very proud of his work at 1100 Oxley Street in South 
in his community, from Pasadena. For information 
conducting lectures on film about services and programs, 

history to moderating several visit the website is at www. 
events at the South Pasadena 
Public Library. He previously The Library is open Monday, 
taught Theatre Arts at the Friday, Saturday 10:00Pasadena Senior Center and a.m.–6:00 p.m., Tuesday, 
is currently an instructor at Wednesday, Thursday 10:00 
the Los Angeles Performing a.m.–8:00 p.m. and Sunday 
Arts Conservatory. He has 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. 
appeared in commercials, Upon request made no 
feature films, and has acted in later than four (4) business 
dozens of plays. Most notably, days before the event, 
he wrote and performed the the City will provide astage play Rebel With a Cause reasonable accommodation 

- The Sal Mineo Story at the for a qualified person with aFremont Centre Theatre, disability to have equal access 
which subsequently made its to the event. Please call 
way off-Broadway. (626) 403-7312 or fill out the 
Michael D. Mortilla is well City’s request form available 

known in the silent film at: 
world as a composer and and email the form to 
accompanist. Michael has Human Resources at HR@ 
composed silent film scores 

A Call for Artist Submissions

 Submission deadline is 

 Altadena Library District is February 28. Only digital 
seeking artist submissions. The submissions accepted. 
selected design will be used as Before submitting any artwork, 
a showpiece for the Summer please read the full guidelines 
Reading 2023 program and at: 
printed on a run of 20-inch by For more information call 
30-inch posters. (626) 798-0833. 

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