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

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Mountain View News Saturday, March 4, 2023 


Interim Health Officer Dr. 
Eric Handler announced 
Tuesday that Pasadena PublicHealth Department (PPHD)
will terminate the local 
public health emergency forCOVID-19, effective 11:59 

p.m. on Sunday.
According to Handler the endof the public health emergencycomes as community spreadof COVID-19 has decreased 
locally and statewide. ActingDirector of Public Health 
Manuel Carmona will 
recommend Monday nightthat the City Council ratify 
a resolution terminatingboth the local public health 
emergency and local 

 “I want to express my deepgratitude to all City employeesand community partners whoworked tirelessly to supportour community during thisunprecedented time,” said CityManager Miguel Márquez.
“We remain committed to 
keeping Pasadena safe andseek community cooperationto utilize effective tools for all 
of us to be healthy as the viruscontinues to circulate.”

 The end of the local publichealth emergency will 
occur less than a week after 
Governor Newsom ends the 
California COVID-19 state 
of emergency on February 28,
and nearly three years after itwas first declared by PasadenaHealth Officer Dr. Ying-YingGoh on March 4, 2020.

 Over the last three years,
PPHD has monitored 
COVID-19 data and designedinterventions to mitigatethe spread of the disease.
COVID-19 cases have been 
declining since the start of 
2023 and have now stabilized 
in the Low Community Levelas defined by the Centersfor Disease Control and 
Prevention (CDC). BetweenJanuary 1 and February 24,
the seven-day daily average ofcases declined by almost half.

 “With the end of the 
emergency proclamations, 
the Pasadena community 
will enter a new phase 
in the pandemic, but the 
threat posed to communityhealth by COVID-19 will 
continue,” Handler said. 
“Terminating the local publichealth emergency will shiftintervention measures from 
PPHD to individuals and 
their healthcare providers.
PPHD will maintain a full 
complement of staff who 
will continue to conduct 
contact tracing and case 
investigations, offer vaccinesand boosters, and providesafety information and 
guidance to the community.”

 Tragically, the Pasadena 
community has lost 442 
residents to this terrible 
disease and the City sharescondolences with those who 
have lost friends and familymembers during this difficulttime.

 Pasadena Public Health 
Department (1845 N. FairOaks Ave.) continues to offerfree COVID-19 bivalent 
boosters on Mondays andWednesdays from 8:30 – 11:30

a.m. and 1 – 4:30 p.m. 
PPHD recommends 
everyone consider their 
personal and environmentalfactors to assess their risk of 
contracting COVID-19 and totake necessary precautions toprotect themselves and others

 For more information visit: or call 
(626) 744-6000 

Popular Trails Closed Indefinitely by Storms 

Pasadena city officials sent Derderian said. “The City 
out a warning Friday that is assessing the damage to 
two areas of the Arroyo Seco determine the time needed 
Trail were damaged by slides for repairs. 
caused by the heavy rains and The areas include the Arroyo 
are now closed until further Seco Trail Northeast of 
notice. Brookside golf course below

“Avoid both areas, as the Rosemont Avenue and the 
hillsides are still damp and other area is south of the La 
could continue to slide and Loma bride on the east side of 
there are fallen trees blocking the waterway. 
trails.” Pasadena Public The last of a series of powerful 
Information Officer Lisa storms passed through the 

John York to play in Altadena

 John York singer, composer,
guitarist, and former memberof the Byrds is set to performa Sunday matinee at theCoffee Gallery Backstage inAltadena. The show will start 
3 p.mYork also played with theSir Douglas Quintet (withDr. John,) The Mamas and 
The Papas, Johnny Rivers, 
Lightning Hopkins, Gene 
Clark, Rick Danko, RichardManuel, Nicky Hopkins,
David Carradine and BarryMcGuire.

 “John York is an authentic 
example of how one musiciancan carry a legacy of spirit,
truth, compassion and 
wisdom that continues to 
grow through his musicalexpressions,” said TerryRoland of L.A Folk Works. 

Casting Announced for the50th Anniversary Productionof 'A Little Night Music' 

“Not only has he survivedthe perilous rock & roll daysof the 60s, he has thrived and 
transcended them.”

 Coffee Gallery Backstage islocated The 2029 N. Lake.

 For more information visit: To makereservations call (626) 798-

Danny Feldman, ProducingArtistic Director of Pasadena 
Playhouse, the State Theater ofCalifornia, announces casting forthe 50th anniversary productionof A Little Night Music (April 25to May 21) the second mainstageproduction of the theater’s sixmonth-
long celebration of theworks and impact of StephenSondheim, the first major festivalhonoring his legacy since hispassing in 2021.
The cast of A Little Night Musicis led by Merle Dandridge (ABC’sStation 19, HBO’s The Last ofUs, Broadway’s Once on thisIsland) as Desiree Armfeldt,
Michael Hayden (ABC’s MurderOne, Broadway’s Carousel andJudgement at Nuremberg) asFredrik Egerman, and Jodi Long(Netflix’s Dash & Lily,Broadway’sFlower Drum Song) as MadameArmfeldt. 
The production also features 
Sarah Uriarte Berry (Broadway’sLes Misérables and The Light inthe Piazza) as Countess CharlotteMalcolm, Chase Del Rey (WillSmith and Warner Bros’ KingRichard) as Henrik Egerman,
Adam James King (In The 
Heights at Park Playhouse, TheStaircase on HBO Max) as Frid,
Ruby Lewis (Broadway’s Cirquedu Soleil Paramour, Marilyn 
Monroe in Marilyn! The New 
Musical at the Paris Theatre, LasVegas) as Petra, Ryan Silverman(Broadway’s Side Show and 

Chicago) as Count Carl-MagnusMalcolm, and Kaley Ann 
Voorhees (Broadway’s Prince ofBroadway, The Phantom of theOpera) as Anne Egerman.
The cast also includes GeorgiaBelmont as Mrs. Nordstrom,
Jared Bybee as Mr. Lindquist, 
Kim Dawson as Mrs. Segstrom,
Oriana Falla as Mrs. Anderssen,
Arnold Geis as Mr. Erlanson, andChristanna Rowader as a standbyfor Countess Charlotte Malcolm 
and Desiree Armfeldt. Additional 
casting and creative team will beannounced at a later date. Castingis by JZ Casting (Geoff Josselson,
CSA and Katja Zarolinski, CSA).
A Little Night Music features abook by Hugh Wheeler, musicand lyrics by Stephen Sondheim,
and is suggested by a film byIngmar Bergman. In honor of its50th Anniversary, the Playhouseis proud to present this unsungsensation in its full and soaringorchestration. Boasting one ofthe most singular and sumptuous 
scores in Broadway history,
Sondheim’s enchanting, hilariousromantic farce is a bona-fide 
classic of American musical 

 A Little Night Music followsSunday in the Park With Georgedirected by Sarna Lapine. Ticketsand information for both are 
available at pasadenaplayhouse. 
org, by phone at 626-356-7529,
and at the box office at 39 South 
El Molino Avenue, Pasadena. 

region Wednesday leaving,
rare Graupel along with rainand high winds, floodingstreets and toppling trees.
Pasadena saw rain totals top 8inches in the last week. 
According to the NationalWeather Service the weekend 
is expected to be clear but 
chilly with lows in the upper30s to lower 40s. 


Strange things are about 
to happen this weekend 
as AlienCon invades the 
Pasadena Convention Center 
with panels, programming 
and an out-of-this-world 
According to event organizersthere will be nearly 50 panelsand presentations scheduledacross four stages over twojam-packed days, featuringguests from Ancient Aliens,
The Secret of Skinwalker 
Ranch, The UnXplained andThe Proof is Out There. Stock 
up on gifts and gear at one ofthe more than 75 vendors at 
the AlienCon Marketplace.
“Or take home a memento 
of AlienCon weekend bygrabbing a photo with yourfavorite experts,” they said.
As of Friday night, day andweekend passes were still 
available, plus VIP ticket 
packages, which give exclusiveaccess to the weekend’s hottest 
Guest speakers include,
George Knapp, (pictured) aninvestigative journalist whosework has been recognized withEdward R Murrow Awards,
DuPont, Peabody Awards, and28 Regional Emmy Awards. 
He is the chief investigativereporter for KLAS TV (CBS),
and a regular host of the 
syndicated Coast to Coast AMradio show. 
Jeremy Corbell, an 
investigative documentary 
filmmaker behind cult 
favorites Bob Lazar: Area 51 
& Flying Saucers and Hunt forthe Skinwalker. 
Astrophysicist Dr. Travis 
Taylor. Taylor has worked 
on various programs for 
the Department of Defense, 
NASA, and the intelligence 
Jay Stratton, Defense 
Intelligence Officer and 
Former Director, UAP TaskForce.

 A detailed breakdown of 
AlienCon, or tickets, can befound at: 

Altadena Library DistrictRedistricting Town Hall 

The Altadena Main Library isset to hold a town hall meetingMarch 25 centered on Altadena 
Library District redistricting.
The meeting will be held bothin person at the Main LibraryCommunity Room 600 E. 
Mariposa St. or Zoom from 10

a.m. to 11:30 p.m. 
To ensure more fair and 
representative elections, the 
Altadena Library District 
committed in 2019 to 
establishing five Library Boardof Trustee districts in Altadena 
rather than seats being at-large.
Join us for a town hall meetingduring which the National 
Demographics Corporation 
(NDC), the district’s 
demographic consultant, willshare a draft of the map.
Residents will have the 
opportunity to review the map(it will be available on the districtwebsite no later than March 18)
and provide feedback.

 For more information about the 
process, go to: altadenalibrary.

 We invite you to send yourquestions or comments to priorto the meeting. The communitywill have the opportunity toreview the maps and provide 
feedback at the Board of 
Trustees Meeting April 24, at 5 

 For those wishing to makePublic Comments at the April 24Meeting, you may present your 

comments in-person during themeeting, or submit by email tobe read aloud at the meeting. Foremailed comments, if multiple 
comments are submitted,
only the first comment willbe read aloud during the 
meeting. Email and ElectronicComments submitted online 
will be accepted up to two (2)
hours prior to the start of themeeting. Email comments 
can be submitted to hello@ with the 
subject line: “Public Comment”. 
Electronic Comments may 
also be submitted online 
publiccomment. If you wishto make your public commentduring the live meeting, please 
state so in your email. If you 
would like to make yourcomment virtually, you mayalso select on the form “Yes – I 
want to provide this commentin real-time and need the Zoom 
link” in the online form. 
Email and Electronic 
Comments will be submitted 
to the legislative body and shallbecome part of the record of themeeting.

 If you are unable to submitvia email, online, or attend themeeting in-person, you cancall in to (626) 798-0833 ext. 
103, during the correspondingitem of the agenda. For publiccomment on any non-agendaitem, please plan to call at 4:00 

Applications for SummerROSE Internship Program

 The City of Pasadena is now accepting applications for itsROSE Internship Program. The Realizing Opportunitiesthrough Summer Employment (ROSE) Program is opento Pasadena residents ages 14 – 24 who reside in low- tomoderate-income households.

 The program pays a $1,500 stipend upon completion of a100-hour assignment. Internship assignments include, but 
are not limited to, the fields of recreation, maintenance,
clerical, technology, and engineering. Participants receiveskills training and mentorship, and are able to network with 
professionals in their field of interest.

 The first round of the online application period openedWednesday and runs through March 31. Applications will bereviewed on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.

 To apply, visit 
Rose. For more information or application assistance, call

(626) 744-7300 or visit the Jackie Robinson CommunityCenter, 1020 N. Fair Oaks Ave. To request a reasonableaccommodation, auxiliary aid or service for effective 
communication, including materials in alternative formats,
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