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

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Mountain Views News Saturday, March 4, 2023 
Mountain Views News Saturday, March 4, 2023 
San Marino UpcomingEvents & Programming 

Chinese Club 

Thursday, March 9 at 10:30 AM, Barth Community RoomIn the spirit of cultural exchange and appreciation ofdiversity, educational development, and community service,
the Chinese Club of San Marino holds monthly lectures andworkshops. Join us this month for a fun and informativelesson on Chinese knotting! To sign up, click here.

East Meets West Parent Education Club 

Saturday, March 11 from 2 – 4 PM, Barth Community RoomThis multicultural parent club presents professionals who 
share their knowledge and pass on skills to the local parents 
on how to raise their children in an international and 
competitive world. Although the program is presented inEnglish, Mandarin speakers will be on hand to translate.

Health and Wellness Talk: Strokes 

Tuesday, March 14 at 1 PM, Barth Community RoomBhavesh Trikamji, MD specializes in neurology,
neuromuscular medicine, and electromyography at the UCRHealth Multispecialty Center. He is also an Assistant Professorof neuroscience at the University of California, RiversideSchool of Medicine. Trikamji will share the fundamentalsof strokes and key elements in detecting strokes early. Hewill also discuss critical stroke interventions and various 
prevention strategies. Registration is not required.

Happy Hour Shamrock Bingo

Wednesday, March 15 at 12 PM, Lacy ParkJoin your friends and neighbors at Lacy Park for ShamrockBingo! Enjoy a few games of bingo along with music, lunch,
drinks, and opportunity drawings. Bring your lucky charmsand join us for a fun filled afternoon. This event is free andopen to San Marino residents ages 55+. Registration isrequired.

Join us next week for Arbor Week 

Join us for Arbor Week events, as we celebrate the 
importance of trees in our community! To kick off the week,
there will be a ‘Trees 101’ Town Hall on Monday, March 6. 
On Wednesday, March 8, City Council will issue an ArborMonth Proclamation. And on Friday, March 10, there will bea tree tour, followed by a tree planting with the Chinese Clubin Lacy Park. For more information, go to cityofsanmarino.

Severe Rainstorm Response

The Parks and Public Works Department undertooknumerous activities both in preparation for and in responseto the severe rainstorms that occurred over the past week.
Prior to the storms, the Department replenished the sandbagself-fill station at Stoneman to ensure residents were able to 
sufficiently prepare for the adverse weather. Once the stormshad begun, Public Works staff proactively drove through theCity streets looking for issues, and also responded to issuesreported through the GoGov app and Police DepartmentDispatch. Staff also checked each of the City’s three sewagelift stations to ensure they were functioning properly duringthe storm. Issues responded to included; fallen streetlightglobes, clogged drains, power outages (immediately reportedto Southern California Edison), and fallen tree branchesand palm fronds. Public Works standby staff also worked 
in conjunction with Mariposa Landscaping, the City’s tree 
contractor, to respond to five separate incidents of fallen 
trees resulting from the storm. Each of these incidents wereresponded to in a timely manner to ensure resident safetyand minimize disruption to the neighborhood. Residentswho wish to report non-emergency issues in the public rightof-
way or City streets may do so via the San Marino ServiceRequest Center:

MeetingsCity Council Meeting

Wednesday, March 8 at 6:00 PM; City Hall Council Chambersand Zoom (Public Access)

Recreation Commission Meeting

Monday, March 13 at 6:00 PM; Barth Room and Zoom 
(Public Access)

Design Review Committee

Wednesday, March 15 at 6:00 PM; Barth Room and Zoom 
(Public Access) 

Wiggle Waggle Walk & RunRegistration is now Open 

There are just a few weeks leftto register for the 2023 WiggleWaggle Walk & Run! Walk orrun around the iconic Rose Bowl 
Stadium to support animalsin need. Then, enjoy a family-
friendly festival at BrooksidePark with vendor booths, foodtrucks, demonstrations, an 
agility course, a dog costumecontest, and more.
The Wiggle Waggle Walk & Runproceeds helping to save thelives of thousands of animals in 
our community with programssuch as foster care, kitten Please note: Recognition badges 

nursery, animal ICU, wildlife must be purchased in your 
Registration Information name, not your pet 
Regular Registration Show everyone who you are 

All runners and walkers will walking for! 
receive a t-shirt, bandana, bib, Add on a Recognition Badge 
and medal available for pick up and promote who you are 

at the event. walking/running with or 
Ages 10 and under do not need for. You will write your pet’s 
to register. name(s) on this big, 4” wide 
Regular registration price will be sticker to celebrate them! It is a 

available until Noon on March great way to memorialize a pet 
31, 2023. (Day-of registration that you walk in memory of or 
will cost $65.) to honor the dog you have with 
Virtual Registration you. You can even honor a pet 

All virtual runners and walkers that you have at home who isn’t 
will receive a t-shirt, bandana, with you at the event. 
bib, and medal in the mail. Online registration closes on 

Virtual registration will be March 31. 

available until Noon on March In-person registration will be 
31, 2023. available for an increased cost 
Recognition Badge on the day of the event. 

Recognition badges must be For more information 
purchased in addition to a or registration visit: 

South Pasadena 2023 Summer 
Reading Program Volunteers

 The South Pasadena per day, since there are 
Library opened up volunteer 40-50 volunteers assisting 
applications for their Summer throughout the summer. 
Reading. New volunteer Volunteers are expected to 
applicant interviews will complete at least 20 hours of 
begin on Tuesday, April 11. service during the summer. 
Volunteers will be notified Tasks include assisting 
if they have been selected with programs, helping our 
for the Summer Reading librarians prepare for crafts 
Program by Wednesday, for our storytimes, assist 
April 27. Summer Reading patrons in signing up for the 
Volunteering will begin on Summer Reading Program 
Monday, May 22 and will end as well as distributing prizes 
on Sunday, August 13. for those who participate in 
Interested volunteers must the program, and cleaning 
have completed 6th grade books. Questions? Email 
to apply. Our summer childrenlibrarian@ 
volunteers are scheduled or call 
for 2 to 4 hour shifts and Children’s Services at 626are 
limited to one shift 403-7358. 

Senior Center to ExploreChristopher Isherwood

 Author and playwright Pasadena Senior Center via 
Christopher Isherwood, Zoom on Thursday, March 16 
whose semi-autobiographical at 2 p.m. 
novel “Goodbye to Berlin” Sara S. Hodson, 
inspired the musical curator emeritus for the 
“Cabaret,” will be the topic of Huntington Library, will 
a special Cultural Thursdays lead the presentation titled 
event presented by the “Christopher Isherwood and

the California Dream.” 

Born in England in 1904,
Isherwood emigrated to the

U.S. in 1939 and lived in 
Southern California until his 
death in 1986. He spent sometime in Berlin beginningin 1929, which promptedthe two novels – including“Goodbye to Berlin” – thatcomprised his “Berlin 
Stories.” After his move to 
California, he recognized thestate as a land of opportunity
– a place where, as a gay man,
he could escape the stricturesof his native Britain and 
find personal and spiritualfulfillment. 
This event is free for 
members of the Pasadena 
Senior Center and only $5for nonmembers. To register 
or for more information, 
visit: pasadenaseniorcenter.
org and click on Lectures andClasses, then Informational 
Lectures or call (626) 7954331. 
Everyone who registerswill receive an email link to 
join the Zoom discussion.

 In addition to online classes,
onsite events and other 
activities, members and 
nonmembers of the Pasadena 
Senior Center are encouragedto visit the website regularlyfor a quarterly online 
magazine, free food deliveryfor older adults in need, 
COVID updates specificallyfor older adults and more. 
The center is an independent,
donor-supported nonprofit 
organization that has served 
older adults for more than 
60 years. Beginning Monday,
Mar. 6, extended springand summer hours will be 
Monday through Fridayfrom 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. andSaturday from 8 a.m. to noon.
Rooms are sanitized after 
each use. Masks are optional. 

Civic Story & OngoingLegacy of Owen Brownwith Historian Michele Zack 

Did you know that the 
family of abolitionist JohnBrown came to Altadena in 
the late 1800s? 

Michele Zack, Altadena 
historian and chair of the 
Owen Brown Gravesite 
Committee, will share the 
details of Owen Brown’s life,
his legacy in our community,
and the challenges faced inestablishing access to andrestoration of his gravesitefrom 2 to 3:30 p.m. onSaturday, March 25, in theMain Library CommunityRoom. This event is made 
possible by Pasadena Village.
Register for this talk through 

Quantum Detector Achieves 
World-Leading Milestone 

human hair. 

A new JPL- and Caltech-

Funded by NASA’s Space 

developed detector could Communications and 
transform how quantum Navigation (SCaN) program 
computers, located within the agency’s Space 
thousands of miles apart, Operations Mission 
exchange huge quantities Directorate and built by JPL’s 
of quantum data. Microdevices Laboratory, 
the PEACOQ detector 
Quantum computers hold must be kept at a cryogenic 
the promise of operating temperature just one degree 
millions of times faster than above absolute zero, or minus 
conventional computers. 458 degrees Fahrenheit 
But to communicate over (minus 272 degrees Celsius). 
long distances, quantum This keeps the nanowires 
computers will need in a superconducting state, 
a dedicated quantum which is required for them 
communications network. to be able to turn absorbed 
To help form such a network, photons into electrical pulses 
a device has been developed that deliver the quantum 
by scientists at NASA’s Jet data. 
Propulsion Laboratory and Although the detector 
Caltech that can count huge needs to be sensitive enough 
numbers of single photons for single photons, it is also 

– quantum particles of light designed to withstand being 
– with incredible precision. hit by many photons at once. 
Like measuring individual When one nanowire in the 
droplets of water while detector is hit by a photon, 
being sprayed by a firehose, it is momentarily unable to 
the Performance-Enhanced detect another photon – a 
Array for Counting Optical period called “dead time” – 
Quanta (PEACOQ) detector but each superconducting 
is able to measure the precise nanowire is designed to have 
time each photon hits it, as little dead time as possible. 
within 100 trillionths of a Moreover, PEACOQ is 
second, at a rate of 1.5 billion equipped with 32 nanowires 
photons per second. No so that others can pick up the 
other detector has achieved slack while one is “dead.” 
that rate. “In the near term, 
“Transmitting quantum PEACOQ will be used in lab 
information over long experiments to demonstrate 
distances has, so far, been quantum communications at 
very limited,” said PEACOQ higher rates or over greater 
project team member Ioana distances,” said Craiciu. 
Craiciu, a postdoctoral “In the long term, it could 
scholar at JPL and the lead provide an answer to the 
author of a study describing question of how we transmit 
these results. “A new detector quantum data around the 
technology like the PEACOQ world.” 
that can measure single Deep Space Test 
photons with a precision of Part of a wider NASA 
a fraction of a nanosecond effort to enable free-space 
enables sending quantum optical communications 
information at higher rates, between space and the 
farther.” ground, PEACOQ is based 
Dedicated Network Required on the detector developed for

 For quantum computers NASA’s Deep Space Optical 
to communicate beyond Communications (DSOC) 
these limitations, a dedicated technology demonstration. 
free-space optical quantum DSOC will launch with 
network could include space NASA’s Psyche mission later 
“nodes” aboard satellites this year to demonstrate, 
orbiting Earth. Those for the first time, how 
nodes would relay data by high-bandwidth optical 
generating pairs of entangled communications between 
photons that would be sent Earth and deep space could 
to two quantum computer work in the future. 
terminals hundreds or even While DSOC won’t 
thousands of miles apart communicate quantum 
from each other on the information, its ground 
ground. terminal at Caltech’s Palomar

 Pairs of entangled Observatory in Southern 
photons are so intimately California requires the same 
connected that measuring extreme sensitivity in order 
one immediately affects the to count single photons 
results of measuring the arriving via laser from the 
other, even when they are DSOC transceiver as it 
separated by a large distance. travels through deep space. 
But for these entangled “It’s all kind of the same 
photons to be received on technology with a new 
the ground by a quantum category of detector,” said 
computer’s terminal, a Matt Shaw, who leads JPL’s 
highly sensitive detector superconducting detector 
like PEACOQ is needed to work. “Whether that photon 
precisely measure the time is encoded with quantum 
it receives each photon and information or whether we 
deliver the data it contains. want to detect single photons 
Superconducting Plumage from a laser source in deep

 The detector itself is tiny. space, we’re still counting 
Measuring only 13 microns single photons.” 
across, it is composed JPL, a division of Caltech 
of 32 niobium nitride in Pasadena, California, 
superconducting nanowires manages DSOC for the 
on a silicon chip with Technology Demonstration 
connectors that fan out like Missions program within 
the plumage of the detector’s NASA’s Space Technology 
namesake. Each nanowire is Mission Directorate and 
10,000 times thinner than a SCaN. 

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