Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, July 15, 2023

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Mountain View News Saturday, July 15, 2023 

San Marino Upcoming 
Events & Programming

City Reminds Everyone to 
Take Precautions from Heat

Barger Issues Statement After 
Vote to Expand San Gabriel 
Mountains National Monument

 It’s HOT out there, Pasadena! The City wishes to remind everyone 
to take precautions against the heat and stay connected to the City 
for any emergency alerts and updates.

 Pasadena Public Health and safety officials offer the following 
reminders to prevent heat-related illnesses:

If possible, stay indoors in an air-conditioned environment, 
especially for young children and older adults. If your home or 
apartment is not air conditioned, consider going to a public library 
or a designated cooling center.

Drink water often - Don’t wait until you are thirsty. Symptoms of 
dehydration include dizziness, fatigue, faintness, headaches, muscle 
cramps and increased thirst.

Remember to check on your neighbors, family and friends—
especially older adults—to make sure they’re fine. Take them extra 
water or a cool beverage.

Air quality can easily degrade during hot weather. If you have heart 
disease, asthma or other lung disease, minimize outdoor activity to 
reduce heat-related illness.

Wear light and light-colored, loose-fitting clothing.

Seek shady spots; wear a hat, preferably with a wide brim; and use 
plenty of sunscreen!

Avoid/reduce unnecessary exertion or vigorous exercise, whether 
outside or in a non-air-conditioned building, especially during 
peak heat hours from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Never leave anyone unattended in closed vehicles, including pets! 
For more pet care tips, visit If you do leave 
pets unattended in your vehicle, it is now lawful for people to 
forcibly open your car to rescue them.

Make sure your pets have easy access to water and a cool place to 

Pasadena Water and Power reminds you to:

Adjust your thermostat to 78 degrees.

Close windows and doors, and use window coverings to prevent 
heat from entering your home.

Postpone using heat-producing appliances such as an oven, dryer, 
dishwasher, etc. until after 9 p.m.

Turn off unnecessary lights.

Charge up your EV prior to peak hours.

Unplug phone chargers, power strips and other equipment when 
not in use.

Pasadena residents and businesses with any power emergencies 
should call Pasadena Water and Power at (626) 744-4673. For water-
related emergencies, call (626) 744-4138. For more information, 


The Jackie Robinson Community Center, 1020 N. Fair Oaks Ave., 
is the only pre-designated Cooling Center in the City of Pasadena 
and is ready to be open if there is a request from the County to 
activate. Jackie Robinson Community Center will be open from 
Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m, Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m., and 
Saturday- Sunday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, please call 
(626) 744-7300.

Visit the Los Angeles County Public Health website to find other 
designated cooling centers throughout the Los Angeles County 

Jackie Robinson Community Center is served by Pasadena Transit 
Route 20 and Metro Route 660 (exit Fair Oaks/Jackie Robinson 
Center or Fair Oaks/Hammond stop). Current Pasadena Dial-
A-Ride members can call (626) 791-7200 to make appointments 
for a ride. For schedule and route information or questions 
about becoming a Pasadena Dial-A-Ride member, please visit or call (626) 744-4055.


While not official Cooling Centers, the Pasadena Public Library 
Department, and other local area public libraries offer an enjoyable, 
air-conditioned respite from the heat and are, of course, a great 
place to catch up on your reading too! Pasadena Public Library 
locations and hours are:

Allendale Branch, 1130 S. Marengo Ave., (626) 744-7260, Monday-
Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Hastings Branch, 3325 E. Orange Grove Blvd., (626) 744-7262, 
Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 
p.m., Sunday, 1 - 5 p.m.

Hill Avenue Branch Library, 55 S. Hill Ave., (626) 744-7264, 
Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Jefferson Branch Library, 1500 E. Villa St., Children’s Room (626) 

Teen Room (626) 744-4765, Tuesday & Thursday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., 
Saturday • 2 – 6 p.m.

La Pintoresca Branch Library, 1355 N. Raymond Ave., (626) 744-
7268, Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Lamanda Park Branch Library, 140 S. Altadena Dr., (626) 744-
7266, Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Linda Vista Branch Library, 1281 Bryant St., (626) 744-7278, 
Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

San Rafael Branch Library, 1240 Nithsdale Rd., (626) 744-7270, 
Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Santa Catalina Branch Library

999 E. Washington Blvd., (626) 744-7272, Monday-Saturday, 10 
a.m. - 6 p.m.

Villa Parke Branch Library, 363 E. Villa St., (626) 744-6510, 
Monday-Friday • 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.


A trip to the Pasadena Ice Skating Center, 300 E. Green St., is also a 
good way to beat the heat. For more information, please call (626) 
578-0800 or email


 Pasadena officials also urge all residents to be prepared and sign 
up today for emergency alerts and other information from the City 
by joining the City’s Pasadena Local Emergency Alert System, or 

 PLEAS uses both text and voice messages to keep residents and 
community members in Pasadena informed in case of citywide 
or major emergencies. Phone subscribers will receive a message 
with the latest information and safety instructions—that must 
be listened to in its entirety or the system will call you back. Visit to register today.

 The City will also send out “Nixle” alerts to those who have 
established a free account at and identified the Pasadena 
zip codes that they wish to receive alerts for those areas.

 Bookmark and check the City’s main homepage of the website,, for updates on changing conditions, including 
possible emergency conditions, Red Flag Alerts or other citywide 

 For life-threatening emergencies always remember to dial 9-1-1. 
Remain calm while on the phone. Be prepared to give operators 
your name and location and a brief, accurate description of the 
nature of your call.

Summer Sunset Concerts

Friday, July 21, August 4, 18, Lacy Park

 Grab your chairs and blankets to carve out your spot in the 
middle of Lacy Park and enjoy 3 free concerts this summer! 
Attendees are welcome to bring their own food and drink, or 
purchase concessions from a variety of food trucks. Join us on 
July 21 at 6 PM for The Remotes, August 4 at 6 PM for Kelly Boyz 
Band, and August 18 for a multicultural concert! Registration is 
not required.

Old Mill's Summer Concert on Saturday, July 22

 Buy your tickets to the Old Mill's summer concert on Saturday, 
July 22 featuring Willow Stephens! Gates open at 7:00pm and 
music starts at 8:00pm. 

Join us for National Night Out on August 1

 Come join the San Marino Police Department for our annual 
National Night Out event on Tuesday, August 1, from 4 PM 
- 8 PM! There will be games, tours, a corn toss tournament, 
demonstrations, and more!

 National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign 
that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood 
camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring 
places to live. Millions of neighbors take part in National Night 
Out across thousands of communities from all fifty states, U.S. 
territories, and military bases worldwide on the first Tuesday in 

 If you would like to join the annual Corn Toss Tournament, 
contact Commander Tim Tebbetts at We 
hope to see you all there!

Senior Trip: Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum: 
Auschwitz Exhibition

Monday, August 7 from 8 AM – 6 PM

Cost per person: R: $96 / NR: $111

 This trip includes a 2-hour guided tour of the Ronald Reagan 
Library with a docent and a 2-hour audio tour of the Auschwitz 
Exhibit. The Library integrates hundreds of artifacts and dozens 
of interactive displays for visitors of all ages to explore. The 
Auschwitz Exhibit brings together more than 700 original objects 
of great historic and human value. Lunch at the Air Force One 
Pavilion is included. Registration is required; reserve your spot 
by July 17.

Photo Contest - Deadline extended to August 11

 Attention all photographers! Share what makes you love our City 
and submit your favorite photo of San Marino to the 2023 San 
Marino Photo Contest. The deadline for submissions has been 
extended to Friday, August 11. For categories and entry details, 

Recent Happenings Parks and Public Works

 Over the past 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 street signs; performing minor 
trimming of tree limbs and vegetation; repairing pavement and 
concrete; and performing various repairs at City facilities. Public 
Works staff also hung street pole banners along Huntington Drive 
and Sierra Madre Boulevard promoting next month’s San Marino 
Motor Classic. Residents who wish to report non-emergency 
issues in the public right-of-way or City streets may do so via the 
San Marino Service Request Center:


 The Recreation Division has a group of amazing volunteers that 
have spent 300+ hours assisting at various community events this 
year. We greatly appreciate their time, talents, and contributions!

 Interested in joining in on the fun? We have several events in the 
Fall that need the support of volunteers including the Puppy Love 
Dog PAW-ty, Halloween Trunk or Treat & Concert Night, and 
Home for the Holidays! For more information on how to become 
a volunteer, visit


Public Safety Commission

Monday, July 17 at 6:00 PM; City Hall Council Chambers and 
Zoom (Public Access)

Design Review Committee Meeting

Wednesday, July 19 at 6:00 PM; Barth Room and Zoom (Public 

Library Board of Trustees

Monday, July 24 at 8:00 AM; Barth Room and Zoom (Public 

Supervisor Kathryn 
Barger issued the following 
statement after the Board of 
Supervisors unanimously 
voted Tuesday to support a 
motion she introduced in 
support of a congressional 
bill by Congresswoman Judy 
Chu to expand and preserve 
the San Gabriel Mountains 
National Monument. 

 “The San Gabriel Mountains 
are an asset in the Fifth 
District that merit permanent 
protection so that the public 
can continue to connect with 
nature and access the respite 
it offers us all. In my district 
alone, the Public Lands 
Act would expand the San 
Gabriel Mountains National 
Monument by over 100,000 
acres – a big feat. 

 Two weeks ago, I joined 
U.S. Senator Alex Padilla, 
Congresswoman Judy Chu, 
Secretary Wade Crowfoot, 
Congressman Tony 
Cardenas, Pasadena Mayor 
Victor Gordo, Nature for All, 
and many local community 
leaders to announce a 
federal legislative strategy 
to permanently protect the 
San Gabriel Mountains 
and expand the existing 
San Gabriel Mountains 
National Monument. By 
officially adding Los Angeles 
County’s support today, we 
are showing our solidarity. 
Preserving these special 
lands for future generations 
is important to me.” 

 For more information visit:

Statement on the U.S. 
Supreme Court Ruling on 
Race In College Admissions

 The power of Caltech comes 
from its people: exceptionally 
bright and creative students, 
faculty, and staff, hailing from 
every state in this country 
and from nations around 
the world, from small towns 
and big cities, from poverty 
and privilege, identifying as 
female, male, and nonbinary, 
embodying a spectrum of races 
and ethnicities. This diversity 
is key to Caltech’s success. The 
different perspectives, informed 
by different life experiences, 
generate new ideas in the 
classroom and in the laboratory. 
The open exchange of ideas in 
an inclusive atmosphere, the 
willingness to learn from people 
with different world views, 
shapes our community, develops 
informed and contributing 
citizens, and leads to scientific 
insights and impact. 

 The U.S. Supreme Court 
ruled that the race-conscious 
admissions practices of Harvard 
and the University of North 
Carolina are unconstitutional. 
The court’s decision overturns 
decades of precedent, which 
held that universities may 
consider race, among many 
other factors, in admissions 
processes. However, the Court 
also states that within the context 
of reviewing an individual’s 
experiences, “nothing in [the 
decision] should be construed 
as prohibiting universities 
from considering an applicant’s 
discussion of how race affected 
his or her life, be it, through 
discrimination, inspiration, or 

 With this ruling, the landscape 
in which we operate as a 
community of scholars and in 
which we have sought to fulfill 
our academic mission and 
values has shifted. At the same 
time, Caltech’s commitment to 
cultivating a diverse, equitable, 
and inclusive academic 
community remains central 
to our mission of expanding 
human knowledge for the 
benefit of society. We cannot 
realize our full potential as 
individuals or as an Institute 
without this commitment.

 We always will abide with the 
law of the land. Consonant 
with legal guidelines, and as we 
evaluate the scope of this ruling, 
we will continue to broaden 
access to and expand educational 
opportunities within Caltech 
for talented scientists, 
engineers, and scholars from 
all backgrounds. Over the 
last year, we doubled our 
investment in undergraduate 
admissions, expanding staff, 
support structures, and 
outreach activities that will 
increase global awareness of 
Caltech as a destination for all 
students pursuing STEM. At the 
same time, we have increased 
significantly our investment in 
student financial aid, reinforcing 
our commitment to admit 
the most talented individuals 
irrespective of their ability to 

 We remain committed to 
pedagogical and research 
practices that engage, motivate, 
and support students from all 
backgrounds. We will continue 
to provide opportunities 
for students to explore the 
intersection of science and 
technology with our local 
communities and with society 
at large. We will sharpen our 
focus on effective and inclusive 
mentoring and advising, and 
we will continue to explore the 
differential impacts of teaching 
and assessment practices on the 
learning and confidence of our 

 Individuals from all 
backgrounds must share 
equitably in the privileges of 
the academy to realize fully 
the potential of science and 
engineering to transform 
the world. Caltech’s abiding 
commitment to excellence 
and impact demands of us the 
actions to put these values into 

Movies That Matter: Techne

Thursday, August 17, at 7 

In Person: Caltech Beckman 

 The public is invited to 
the premiere screening of 
Techne: Evidence in the 
Anthropocene, directed by 
Daniel R. Small and produced 
in partnership with the Art + 
Technology Lab at the Los 
Angeles County Museum 
of Art (LACMA). Techne 
telescopes between galactic 
and planetary evidence 
presented by scientists and 
artist-investigators who 
contemplate both deep time 
and the fate of the human 
species. Following the 
premiere, stay for a panel 
discussion about revising 
the Voyager Golden Record, 
featuring Small, scientist 
Jonathan Jiang of JPL, 
which Caltech manages for 
NASA, Ann Druyan, creative 
director of the Golden Record 
and collaborator and wife of 
Carl Sagan, and moderator 
Daniel Oberhaus, author 
of the book Extraterrestrial 

 Beckman Auditorium is 
located at 332 S Michigan 

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