Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, February 4, 2023

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Mountain View News Saturday, February 4, 2023 

San Marino Upcoming 
Events & Programming

Spinoffs Bolster Climate 
Resilience, Improve 
Medical Care and More

Tournament Foundation Now 
Accepting Grant Applications



 The Pasadena Tournament 
of Roses Foundation is now 
accepting applications for its 
2023 grant program. Since 
its inception in 1983, the 
Foundation has invested over 
$4 million in more than 700 
Pasadena-area organizations. 
The grant awards in 2022 
totaled nearly $200,000, which 
funded 19 organizations in the 
San Gabriel Valley. 

The grants supported new and 
ongoing programs benefiting 
children, teens, adults and 
seniors. From nonprofits 
offering animal therapy to 
special needs children, to 
organizations providing 
technical skills to underserved 
students and dance therapy 
for seniors diagnosed with 
Parkinson’s and multiple 

 The 2023 grant cycle will be 
structured as follows – Tier 1: 
a one-year grant for $35,000, 
Tier 2: a one-year grant for 
$15,000 and Tier 3: several one-
year grants for up to $10,000. 
The Foundation will also 
require applicants to include 
information on how their 
program will be delivered.

 Eligible applicants are 
organizations with 501(c)(3) 
status, as of the submission 
deadline, February 23, 2023, 
that serves one or more of 
the following communities: 
Alhambra, Altadena, Arcadia, 
La Cañada Flintridge, Monrovia, 
Pasadena, San Gabriel, San 
Marino, Sierra Madre, South 
Pasadena, and Temple City. As 
in previous years, grants will 
be given in the categories of 
Performing and Visual Arts, 
Sports and Recreation, and 
Education (Early Childhood 
Education, Literacy and Science, 
Technology, Engineering and 
Math) programs. 

 The Tournament of Roses 
Foundation is a tax-exempt, non-
profit public benefit corporation 
established to receive and 
manage contributions from 
the Pasadena Tournament 
of Roses Association, its 
supporters and the public. The 
17-member board of directors 
is comprised of community 
leaders and Tournament 
Members, appointed by the 
Pasadena Tournament of Roses 
Association. Organizations 
or individuals interested in 
contributing or inquiring about 
the grants process should contact 
the Foundation by calling 
(626) 449-4100 or visiting the 
Tournament of Roses website 

 To apply for the 2023 grant 
cycle, eligible organizations 
should visit the Tournament of 
Roses Foundation page:
foundation/. The website will 
direct users to a welcome page 
with instructions on how to 
begin the application process.

 Applications will be accepted 
through February 23, at 5 p.m. 
The Foundation’s Board of 
Directors will make the final 
grant selections at its annual 
spring meeting, and applicants 
will be notified of their funding 
status via email in April 2023.

 Applications will be 
accepted from now 
through February 23.

Huntington Nurses Health Screening

Wednesday, February 8 from 10:00 – 11:30 AM, Barth Community 

 The Huntington Nurses offer free blood pressure and glucose 
screenings. Please plan to fast 2 hours prior to having glucose 
checked. These blood pressure and glucose evaluations can lead to 
prevention and early detection of the “silent killer” diseases such 
as hypertension, heart disease, and diabetes. Health screenings 
will be held every second Wednesday of the month. Registration 
is not required.

Chinese Club

Thursday, February 9 at 10:30 AM, Barth Community Room

 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! To sign up, click here.

All City Track and Field Meet

Friday, March 10 at 4 PM, San Marino High School Stadium

 All students born between 2008 and 2016 who are San Marino 
residents or attend a San Marino school are eligible to participate. 
Participants can sign-up for a maximum of 2 events and 1 relay. 
Cost is $10 per activity. Fees are non-refundable. Sign up now 
through February 17 online. Interested in volunteering? Fill out 
an application online.

Town Hall Next Monday: Annual Budget FY 2023-2024

 Join us for next week’s Town Hall on Monday, February 6, at 
6 PM! We will discuss the City’s annual budget process and 
ask community members to provide their feedback on priority 
initiatives for the coming year. This meeting will take place in the 
Barth Room at Crowell Public Library, or can be accessed through 
Zoom in English or Mandarin.

Learn more at:

Give Your Input on selecting a City Manager

 The City Council has initiated the recruitment of a new City 
Manager. The City Manager is appointed by the City Council 
and is responsible for addressing the priorities established by 
the Council and overseeing the day-to-day operations of our 
municipal government. We are interested in obtaining feedback 
from the community to guide our recruitment and selection 
strategies. Please take a few moments to respond to our brief 

Firefighter Webb Begins with Fire Department

 On February 1, probationary Firefighter/Paramedic Garrett 
Webb took his oath of office for the San Marino Fire Department. 
Firefighter Webb is currently completing an orientation course 
and is expected to begin shift rotations with the B shift on Monday, 
February 6. With the hiring of Firefighter Webb the department 
has filled all vacant positions and has reached full staffing.

2023 Community Police Academy Classes

 The Community Police Academy (CPA) provides community 
members with an inside look at the internal workings of the San 
Marino Police Department. Learn about various topics, including 
the criminal justice system, detective operations, and more. CPA 
classes will meet on Tuesday evenings from 6 PM to 8 PM, in the 
Barth Room at Crowell Public Library, beginning March 7. For 
more information, contact Commander Tebbetts at (626) 300-
0720 or

Annual Street Rehabilitation Project Update

 All American Asphalt, the City’s contractor for the Annual Street 
Rehabilitation Project, continued work performing localized 
repairs on various streets in preparation for resurfacing those 
streets. The current project will resurface 31 streets throughout 
the City, in accordance with the City Council-adopted Pavement 
Management Plan. Resurfacing is anticipated to begin on 
February 6 and go through February 21, weather permitting. 
Residents on impacted streets will receive notices from the City’s 
contractor, All American Asphalt, with additional details about 
the project timeline, what residents can expect during the project, 
and what the project’s impact to the neighborhood will be. The 
City appreciates resident cooperation, as the street rehabilitation 
program helps improve the City’s infrastructure and resident 

Street Sweeping Schedule

 In keeping with the City Council’s priority of well-maintained 
infrastructure, the Parks and Public Works Department 
works with Athens Services to ensure that the City receives 
comprehensive street sweeping services. Frequent street sweeping 
not only improves the appearance of the streets, but also prevents 
unwanted materials from flowing into storm drains, keeps job 
sites clean, and helps minimize tire damage. Residents can visit the 
Street Sweeping page on the City’s website for more information.

 City Council Meeting

Wednesday, February 8 at 6:00 PM; Teleconference and Council 

Recreation Commission Meeting

Monday, February 13 at 6:00 PM; Teleconference and Barth Room

Design Review Committee

Wednesday, February 15 at 6:00 PM; Teleconference and Barth 

technologies, including 
3D-printing methods, 
and Voyager spacecraft 
communications, are 
featured in the agency’s 
technology publication.

 When it comes to NASA, 
most people look to the skies as 
rockets, rovers, and astronauts 
push the boundaries of space 
exploration. But the benefits of 
going above and beyond can be 
found here on Earth through 
products and services born 
from NASA innovation.

 The latest edition of NASA’s 
Spinoff publication features 
dozens of new commercialized 
technologies that use the 
agency’s technology, research, 
and/or expertise to benefit 
people around the globe. It also 
includes a section highlighting 
technologies of tomorrow.

 “From the heavens to hospitals 
around the world, NASA 
spinoffs are improving life for 
all of humanity,” said NASA 
Administrator Bill Nelson. 
“The work NASA does in 
research and technology gives 
businesses a competitive edge, 
driving an economy that allows 
America to compete globally 
and creating good-paying jobs 
for this generation – and the 

 NASA’s Spinoff 2023 features 
more than 40 companies using 
NASA technology, research, 
and funding to create better 
batteries to store green energy, 
improve airport ground traffic 
to save passengers and airlines 
time while cutting fuel costs, 
distribute ventilators around 
the world, and even heal 
wounds faster on humans and 
animals alike.

 “Before it launched and 
gave us a new view of the 
universe, NASA’s James 
Webb Space Telescope was 
already improving one of the 
most common eye surgeries 
on Earth,” said Jim Reuter, 
associate administrator of the 
agency’s Space Technology 
Mission Directorate (STMD). 
“This is just one example of how 
the technology we develop for 
space exploration is improving 
the quality of life for people 
here on Earth.”

 This year in Spinoff, readers 
will learn more about:

 How companies are using 
satellite data to boost human 
resiliency to climate change and 
protect homeowners against 
disasters such as wildfires and 

 A new, sustainable, meat-
free protein alternative born 
from NASA-funded research at 
Yellowstone National Park

A robotic astronaut’s deep-
diving successor that’s ready to 
work in offshore operations like 
oil wells, wind turbines, and 
fish farms

The publication also features 
a new cancer diagnostic tool 
informed by research on 
astronauts exposed to space 
radiation while aboard the 
International Space Station, a 
NASA-designed technology 
that helps find trapped people 
in the wake of disaster, and 
a new 3D-printing modeling 
program that uses “digital 
cloning” to cut costs and speed 
up development of complex 
industrial parts.

 “It isn’t just the commercial 
space industry that can leverage 
our innovations,” said Daniel 
Lockney, executive of NASA’s 
Technology Transfer program. 
“Practically any industry area 
can find a NASA technology as 
a solution to its business needs. 
Our scientists, researchers, 
and engineers are constantly 
creating new materials, 
software, tools, and more. If it 
isn’t here now, it soon will be.”

 Spinoff is part of the agency’s 
Technology Transfer program 
within STMD. The program 
is charged with finding the 
widest possible applications 
for NASA technology 
through partnerships and 
licensing agreements with 
industry, ensuring that NASA’s 
investments in its missions 
and research find additional 
applications that benefit the 
nation and the world.

 Readers also can check 
out Spinoffs of Tomorrow, 
a section that highlights 
20 NASA technologies 
available for licensing and 
commercialization. Some 
examples include a wind 
warning system that uses 
Doppler lidar alerts to protect 
wind turbine blades, sensors 
that can boost cameras to see 
through waves and explore 
ocean environments like 
endangered coral reefs, and 
a robotic exoskeleton that 
can help rehabilitate arm and 
shoulder injuries. For more 

Altadena Library Free Events

Inspiration House PoetryChoir Presents SongAgain

 Join Altadena Libraries for an improvisational exchange of 
“VoiceMusic” by three poets and three musicians blending words, 
intonations, audience responses, and dynamic silence into a sonic 
tapestry at the Main Library, tonight, from 7 to 9 p.m.

 Altadena Poet Laureate Peter Harris and poets Jessica Gallion and 
Eric DeVaughnn will perform, along with musicians Alan Mark 
Lightner (pictured) playing steel pan, Nailah Porter (vocals), and 
Curtis Robertson, Jr. (guitar/bass).

Movie Screening and Community Book Discussion: The Hate 
U Give

 Join Altadena Libraries for a movie screening of “The Hate U 
Give” on Tuesday, Feb. 7, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in the Main Library 
Community Room.

 Altadena Libraries also invite the Altadena Community to join 
us in reading “The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas for Black 
History Month. We will host a community book discussion on 
Wednesday, Feb. 22, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Main Library 
Community Room.

 You can check out this best-selling book from either library.

Author Talk: William B. Gould IV

 Join Altadena Libraries for a presentation by author William 
B. Gould IV – and his son William Gould V – about his book, 
“Diary of a Contraband: The Civil War Passage of a Black Sailor” 
on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Main Library 
Community Room.

 The heart of this book is the remarkable diary — one of only 
three known diaries of African American sailors in the Civil War 
— of the author’s great-grandfather, William Benjamin Gould, an 
escaped slave who served in the U.S. Navy from 1862 until the 
end of the war.

Second Saturday: Blue Breeze Band

 The Blue Breeze Band will bring the finest Top 40, Motown, 
R&B, Soul, Funk (90’s Hip Hop), Jazz and Blues music to the Main 
Library on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 7-9 p.m.

 The concert is inside so please sign up for this must-see 

 Check out their grooves at:

Important Meeting Reminder

Redistricting Process Special Board of Trustees Meeting 

Monday, Feb. 13 at 6 p.m.

Watch this meeting online at:

We invite you to send your questions or comments to hello@ prior to the meeting.

 In 2019, the Altadena Library District committed to establishing 
five Board of Trustee districts in Altadena rather the seats being 
At-Large. National Demographics Corporation (NDC), the 
district’s demographic consultant, will hold a short presentation 
and open discussion about this process at this special Board 
of Trustees meeting. We encourage you to attend and provide 
feedback about how you would like to see the district boundaries 

Friends of the Altadena Library Book Sale

Sunday, February 26, 10am-4pm

 Join the Friends of the Altadena Library for a huge used book 
sale at the Main Library on Sunday, February 26, from 10 a.m. to 
4 p.m. Only Friends of the Library are able to shop from 10 a.m. 
to 12 p.m., but you can become a member on-site for $10. The sale 
is open to all from 12 to 4 p.m.

 Thousands of adult nonfiction, children’s books, and more will 
be available for purchase.

 For more information visit:

Senior Center 
Day Concert

 Having a sweetheart is not 
a requirement to get into the 
swing of an early Valentine’s 
Day concert and dance 
Saturday, Feb. 11, at 1:30 p.m. at 
the Pasadena Senior Center, 85 
E. Holly St. 

 Friendship and romance will 
fill the Scott Pavilion where the 
Great American Swing Band 
will perform music from the Big 
Band era and other periods that 
is sure to bring back memories 
and compel some participants 
to kick up their heels on the 
dance floor. 

 The cost is only $7 for members 
of the Pasadena Senior Center 
and $10 for nonmembers of all 
ages. To register or for more 
information, visit: and 
click on Events & Activities, 
then Special Events or call 626-

 In addition to online classes, 
onsite events and other activities, 
members and nonmembers of 
the Pasadena Senior Center are 
encouraged to visit the website 
regularly for a quarterly online 
magazine, free food delivery for 
older adults in need, COVID 
updates specifically for older 
adults and more. 

 In accordance with Pasadena 
Public Health Department 
guidelines, proof of COVID 
vaccination is required for 
everyone who uses the fitness 
center or attends onsite activities 
indoors. Masks are optional. 

Fentanyl Crisis Information at 
the Pasadena Public Library

 Fentanyl’s devastating effect is heard almost daily throughout our 
country and in our local community. Overdoses from synthetic 
opioids (e.g., fentanyl) and methamphetamine are increasing, as 
are the numbers and rates of deaths from overdoses related to these 

 In response to community concerns, Tim McDonald, Acting 
Director of Libraries and Information Services, and the department 
will host a series of presentations by Huntington Health emergency 
physician Edwin Peck, M.D., and pharmacist Evan Adintori who 
will share their experiences with the current fentanyl overdose 
crisis. Each hour-long information session will be followed by a 
question-and-answer opportunity. Presented in partnership with 
Huntington Health, an Affiliate of Cedars Sinai.

 Information sessions will be presented at three library locations 
throughout the city:

• Saturday, February 11, 11 :00 a.m., Linda Vista Branch Library, 
1281 Bryant St.

• Saturday, February 25, 11 :00 a.m., Santa Catalina Branch Library, 
999 E. Washington


 For more information on upcoming programs and services, visit:

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