Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, February 25, 2023

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Mountain Views News Saturday, February 25, 2023 
Mountain Views News Saturday, February 25, 2023 
San Marino Upcoming Portantino's Bill to Protect Judy Chu: US-China Relations 
Events & Programming Teachers from Harassment

 Rep. Judy Chu issued thefollowing statement over 

Senator Anthony Portantino 

Chinese spy balloon: 

All City Track and Field Meet last week introduced “Last week, the Chinese 
Friday, March 10 at 4 PM, San Marino High School Stadium Senate Bill 596, a measure government flew a spy balloon 
All students born between 2008 and 2016 who are San that addresses the issue of over the United States, a 
Marino residents or attend a San Marino school are eligible teachers facing harassment violation of our sovereignty that 
to participate. Participants can sign-up for a maximum of and greater scrutiny over has worsened tensions between 
2 events and 1 relay. Cost is $10 per activity. Fees are non-lessons taught in the our nations. But this is no 
The excuse to misrepresent and cast 

refundable. The last day to sign up is tomorrow! classroom. measure 

aspersions on the loyalties of 

DID YOU KNOW? aims to provide a safe and 

Americans of Chinese descent 

You can find free tax forms and booklets at the Crowell inclusive environment for all Group conducted a study 

like me. In recent weeks, for Public Library! students and teachers. surveying 682 high school example, I have been accused 

The Library has a limited supply of printed federal and state “Actions that incite fear principals across the country. of serving as the honorary 
tax forms and instruction books, available in the photocopy amongst educators who According to the study, president of an organization, 
room. If the form you need isn’t available, staff can help you are teaching in accordance 48% of principals reported the All America Chinese Youth related to Taiwan include, but 
print out a copy from the IRS website free of charge (up to 5 with state standards that parents or community Federation, with ties to the are not limited to: 
pages)! are counterproductive, members tried to challenge Chinese Communist Party. I Calling for a Free Trade 
Give your input for the next City Manager! unacceptable and potentially or limit policies promoting am not and have never been Agreement between the United 
The City Manager Recruitment Community Forums will dangerous,” stated Senator the rights of LGBTQ+ a member of this group, and I States and Taiwan 

never gave my permission to be as 

be held for residents to attend on March 16! Join City Staff Portantino. “Too many students. Last year, a local Participating a longtime 

listed as the ‘honorary president’ member of the Congressional 

and the City’s Executive Recruiting firm, Bob Murray and teachers are being intimidated elementary school teacher 

for it or any other organization Taiwan Caucus 

Associates, for an opportunity to give your input on what the and harassed for just doing was transferred to a different 

like it. Supporting Taiwan’s inclusion 

City should be looking for in the next City Manager. their job. SB 596 will ensure school site due to safety “As a Member of Congress, I 

in the Indo Pacific Economic 

Both meetings will be held from 6 PM - 7 PM in the Barth that they can continue to concerns after receiving am legally required to disclose Framework 
Room at Crowell Public Library and can also be attended via be dedicated educators, threats for talking to students participation on advisory boards Supporting the U.S.-Taiwan 
Zoom. For more meeting details, go to helping their students thrive about LGBTQ Pride Month. or leadership in organizations. Initiative for 21st Century Trade 
calendar. unencumbered by fear and These incidents do not solely As my records indicate, since Receiving a delegation of 
Training for Probationary Firefighters intimidation. I am very occur while teachers are becoming a Member of the Taiwanese legislators to the U.S. 
The Fire Department continues to focus training efforts on grateful to the teachers in my at their respective school House of Representatives, I have Capitol in September 2022 

only ever served on the board Voting yes in July 2022 on 

the department’s four probationary firefighters. During the district for their commitment sites. In addition, some 

of the Asian Pacific American H.R. 7900, the House National 

month of January, 510 training hours were dedicated to to our children and for receive threats in off campus 

Institute for Congressional Defense Authorization Act 

probationary firefighter training. Probationary firefighters bringing the need for this bill settings and on social media Studies (APAICS) and the (NDAA) for FY23, which are evaluated on firefighter and EMS skills at 4-months, to my attention.” platforms. APAICS Leadership Network. reaffirmed U.S. support for the 8-months, and 12-months. After the 12-month evaluation, Schools across the country SB 596 would make it a Both of these organizations are defense of Taiwan and Taiwan’s 
probationary firefighters are assigned a special project to be are facing greater scrutiny misdemeanor to interfere, dedicated to creating a pipeline participation in international 
completed by the end of their 16-month probation. over lessons taught in through threats, harassment of Asian American leaders in organizations 
Paving on Sierra Madre Boulevard the classroom. In 2022, or similar conduct, with a Congress. Voting yes in February 2022 
Today, All American Asphalt, the City’s contractor for the the UCLA Institute for school employee’s daily life “Unfortunately, these efforts on H.R. 4521, the America 
Annual Street Rehabilitation Project, will be paving on Sierra Democracy, Education and away from a school site or to tie Chinese Americans, COMPETES Act of 2022, which 
Madre Boulevard, between Robles Avenue and Huntington Access and the UC Riverside after school hours for reasons including myself, to the reinforces the U.S.-Taiwan 

Chinese Communist Party partnership and America’s 

Drive. Residents should be advised of minor construction-Civic Engagement Research related to their official duties. simply because of our ethnic to 

commitment Taiwan’s 

related traffic delays on Sierra Madre Boulevard on these 

background is a common security, democracy, and 

dates. The Annual Street Rehabilitation Project aims to and dangerous tactic that economy resurface 31 streets between February 6 and 25. The City South Pasadena Library has persisted for decades. Calling on the World Health 
appreciates resident cooperation, as the street rehabilitation Silent Film Screening Tonight It is completely void of the Organization to readmit Taiwan 
program helps improve the City’s infrastructure and resident facts and a deliberate effort to so that they can help the world 

safety. misinform the public. Further, respond to the Covid Pandemic 

silent screen legend Mary

 Paul Powell’s Pollyanna any examination of my record Cosponsoring H.R. 1145, a

Pickford in the titular role 

(1920) with Live Piano in Congress would show that bill directing the Secretary of 

of Pollyanna Whittier, an 

South Pasadena Senior Accompaniment I have steadfastly supported State to work toward restoring orphan determined to see the Taiwan and its democratic Taiwan’s observer status in the 

Citizen Dumpster Day South Pasadena has positive in any bad situation. institutions and worked to build World Health Organization 
served as a filming location Dean Ghaffari will introduce stronger and deeper relations Cosponsoring H.R. 1853, a 
for many famous features. the film and Michael D. between the United States and bill directing the President 

7360, Monday through From Victor Fleming’s Gone Mortilla will provide the live Taiwan.” to work toward securing 

Residents ages 62 and over Friday from 8:00 a.m. to with the Wind (1939) to piano accompaniment. Chu voted for H.Res.104 Taiwan’s observer status in the 
can have large furniture or 5:00 p.m. The deadline for John Carpenter’s Halloween Dean Ghaffari is an actor, – Condemning the Chinese International Criminal Police 
bulky items picked up from all reservations is Thursday, (1978), South Pasadena is writer, instructor, and film Communist Party’s use of Organization 

a high-altitude surveillance Cosponsoring H.Res. 494,

their homes for free the week April 6, 2023 at 12:00 p.m. entrenched in Hollywood historian. Mr. Ghaffari is 

balloon over United States Affirming the importance of the 

of April 10-14, 2023. Items All other residents can history. In celebration of very proud of his work 

territory as a brazen violation of Taiwan Relations Act 

will be picked up on the same participate in the drive thru our city, in community, 

cinematic the his from United States sovereignty. Visiting Taiwan as part of a U.S. 

day as regular rubbish pick services on Saturday, April Pasadena conducting lectures on film Chu’s actions 

South Public Rep. previous Congressional Delegation 

up. Please note, no hazardous 15, 2023 from 8:00 a.m. to Library is hosting a special history to moderating several 
waste, such as televisions, 2:00 p.m. on Arroyo Drive screening of Paul Powell’s events at the South Pasadena 
computers, electronics, will (South on Mission Street). 1920 silent film Pollyanna Public Library. He previously budget size, in alignment with 
be picked up. For questions or concerns, today at 5:00 p.m. in the taught Theatre Arts at the Pasadena the LA County’s CEI Initiative. 
Reservations are required. To please contact the Senior The Cultural Affairs Division 

Library Community Room, Pasadena Senior Center and Arts & Cultural offers a series of free technical 

make a reservation, please Center at (626) 403-located at 1115 El Centro is currently an instructor at assistance workshops for contact the South Pasadena 

7360 or at seniorcenter@ Street, South Pasadena, the Los Angeles Performing Annual Grants potential applicants to improve 
Senior Center at (626) CA 91030. Pollyanna stars Arts Conservatory. He has grant writing skills and 
The Cultural Affairs Division pose questions specifically 

appeared in commercials, 

of the Pasadena Planning and related to the Annual Grants feature films, and has acted in Community Development Program application process. 
dozens of plays. Most notably, Department Announced this All Pasadena-based arts and 
he wrote and performed week that applications for the cultural organizations are again 

city’s 2023-2024 Annual Grants offered a Cultural Equity and 

the stage play Rebel With 

Program are now available on Inclusion workshop to support 

a Cause - The Sal Mineo 

line. The deadline to submit their individual progress Story at the Fremont Centre applications is Monday, May 8, and to set future milestones. 
Theatre, which subsequently 2023 by 11:59 p.m. Workshops will be virtual. 
made its way off-Broadway. According to Planning and Attendance at a Technical 

Community Development Assistance/Grants Writing 

Michael D. Mortilla is well 

Department Acting Director Workshop is mandatory for new known in the silent film Jennifer Page, the Annual Grants applicants and is recommended 
world as a composer and Program supports creative for returning applicants. 
accompanist. Michael has life in Pasadena by providing Annual Grants Program 

funding to eligible local arts and Technical Assistance Virtual 

composed silent film scores 

culture organizations and artists Workshop Schedule: 

for the Chicago Symphony, 

for projects and programs that • Tuesday, February 28, 2023, the Academy of Motion engage both local and regional from 1 :00-3:00 p.m. 
Pictures, the Library of audiences and PUSD students. • Thursday, March 16, 2023, 
Congress, the Olympics, Eligibility requirements for from 6:00-8:00 p.m. 

organizational applicants • Thursday, April 13, 2023, from 

National Film Preservation 

include a Cultural Equity and 6:00-8:00 p.m. Foundation, and many Inclusion (CEI) Statement, For more information visit: city 
others. He was the last Plan or Policy, based on annual of pasadena/arts. 
composer to collaborate 

on a produced work with 

more. Attendees are asked to 

legendary choreographer Free Monthly 

bring all documents related 

Martha Graham. Mr. 

to their case. 

Mortilla was a faculty Low-income 

The Homelessness 

member at UC Santa Barbara 
for fourteen years, serving Legal Clinics Prevention Legal Clinic is

open the third Tuesday of 

as resident composer and

 Public Counsel and the City of every month from 10 a.m. to 

sound designer in theater 

Pasadena’s Parks, Recreation 2 p.m. and includes a Know 

and dance. Since 2000 he 

and Community Services Your Rights presentation on 

has resided in Burbank, 

Department announced the a housing or public benefits 

working as a free-lance 

Community Legal Clinic and topic, followed by one-on

journeyman composer and 

Homelessness Prevention one consultations with an 

sound designer in theater, 

Legal Clinic at the Jackie attorney for housing and 

film, silent film, animation, 

Robinson Community public benefits matters 

dance, and various other 

Center, 1020 N. Fair Oaks only. These consultations 


Ave. These clinics provide are first come, first served.

 The screening will present a 

free legal services to low-Attendees are asked to bring 

digital, unrestored version of 

income individuals and all documents related to their 

the film. This film is presented 

families. case. 

as originally created. It may 

The Community Legal Both clinics are 

contain negative depictions 

Clinic, co-sponsored by conveniently located in

and/or mistreatment of 

All Saints Church, is open the heart of Pasadena and 

people or cultures. 

the second Saturday of easily accessible by public 

This program is made 

every month from 9 a.m. transportation. Anyone 

possible by the generous 

to noon, and will be staffed in need of legal assistance 

support of the Friends of 

by experienced attorneys is encouraged to visit the 

the South Pasadena Public 

assisting with a variety clinics and take advantage of 

Library. The Library is located 

of legal issues, including these valuable resources. No 

at 1100 Oxley Street in South 

housing, family law, appointments are necessary; 

Pasadena. For information 

bankruptcy/consumer debt, however, all services are 

about services and programs, 

probate, civil matters, public provided on a first-come, 

visit the website is at: 

benefits, expungements and first-served basis.
The Library is open Monday,
Friday, Saturday 10:00 
a.m.–6:00 p.m., Tuesday,
Wednesday, Thursday 10:00a.m.–8:00 p.m. and Sunday1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. 

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