Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, August 26, 2023

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Mountain View News Saturday, August 26, 2023 

San Marino Upcoming 
Events & Programming

Friends of South Pasadena 
Library Restoration Concerts

Free Events Latino Heritage 
Month: Reaching For The Stars 

 The City of Pasadena is commemorating National Latino Heritage 
Month by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions 
of Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the 
Caribbean and Central and South America with a wide variety 
of programming, including a free parade, festivals, events, and 
activities for all ages.


Latino Heritage Parade and Festival

Join local schools, community groups, elected officials, dignitaries, 
neighbors, and friends at the 25th Annual Latino Heritage Parade 
and Festival. This year’s theme, Reaching for the Stars, recognizes 
the achievements of Latinos in the United States. This event 
enriches the community by bringing together family and friends, 
warmth, and culture, as well as values and tradition to Pasadena. 
Sponsored by the City of Pasadena and the Pasadena Latino 
Heritage Committee. For all ages.

Saturday, Sept. 16 • 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Parade • 10 a.m. – noon, Starts at the intersection of N. Los Robles 
Ave. and Buckeye St. then heads south on Los Robles Ave. ending 
at City Hall.

Festival • noon - 4 p.m., City Hall, Centennial Square, 100 N. 
Garfield Ave.

Fiesta La Pintoresca

La Pintoresca invites you to celebrate with cultural stories, crafts, 
music, and much more. Special musical performance by the 
Classical Teens from Los Angeles County High School for the 
Performing Arts. For all ages.

Wednesday, Oct. 11, 4 p.m., La Pintoresca Branch Library, 1355 N. 
Raymond Ave.

Dia de los Muertos

Join friends and neighbors to celebrate Dia de los Muertos (Day 
of the Dead). The Parks, Recreation, and Community Services 
Department is teaming up with the Armory Center for the Arts 
and Pasadena Community Job Center to commemorate this 
century-old holiday with dance performances; arts and crafts; food 
available for purchase; and “ofrendas,” altars honoring the lives of 
the deceased. To attend, register at 
For all ages.

Friday, Oct. 27, 5 - 9 p.m., Villa Parke Community Center, 363 E. 
Villa St.


Spanish Storytime/Leéme Un Cuento

Attend our weekly Spanish-language storytime. Lo invitamos a 
disfrutar de una hora de cuentos en familia donde usted puede 
echar a volar su imaginación con historias en español, música, 
manualidades y mucho más. For ages 0-12 and their caregivers.

Wednesdays/miércoles (except Sept. 20 – Oct. 11), 4 p.m., La 
Pintoresca Branch Library, 1355 N. Raymond Ave.

Loteria Game

Come, play Loteria, a bingo game that is more than a century old! 
Families are welcome to play using the library’s game boards. For 
ages 9+.

Saturday, Sept. 16, 4 p.m., Jefferson Branch Library, 1500 E. Villa St.

Mayan Jaguar Headdress with mini 3D Mayan Temple

Create a Mayan Jaguar Headdress and mini 3D Mayan Temple in 
celebration of Latino Heritage Month. For all ages.

Tuesday, Sept. 19, 4 p.m., Villa Parke Branch Library, 363 E. Villa St.

Caregiver and Me Chocolate Skull Making Workshop

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) sugar skull craft. Create a fun 
and unique chocolate calavera. Materials provided by the Pasadena 
Latino Heritage Committee. Two sessions will be offered. To attend, 
register at For all ages.

Saturday, Sept. 23 • Session 1 • 9:30 - 10:30 a.m., Villa Parke 
Community Center, 363 E. Villa St.

Saturday, Sept. 23 • Session 2 • 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Villa Parke 
Community Center, 363 E. Villa St.

Colorful Papel Picado

Learn about the traditional Mexican tissue paper art of papel picado 
and make your own pieces to take home. For all ages.

Saturday, Sept. 30, 11:30 a.m., Santa Catalina Branch Library, 999 
E. Washington Blvd.

Movie Night

Bring your blanket and lawn chairs and enjoy the movie “McFarland 
USA.” The movie is based on the true story of a 1987 cross country 
team from a mainly Latino high school in McFarland, CA. To 
attend, register at For all ages.

Friday, Oct. 6, 7 p.m., Pasadena Tournament of Roses House, 391 
S. Orange Grove Blvd.

Paint and Aguas Frescas

Join us for Paint and Aguas Frescas! Create your own painting 
while enjoying a tasty cantarito of agua fresca! Art kits and aguas 
provided. Registration required. Led by an experienced artist. To 
attend, register at For ages 8+.

Saturday, Oct. 7, 2 - 5 p.m., Villa Parke Community Center, 363 E. 
Villa St.

Kite Hour

Join us and create your own kite out of paper plates, tissue, and 
other supplies. Celebrate with us! ¡Te esperamos! For ages 3–12.

Saturday, Oct. 7, 4 – 5 p.m., Linda Vista Branch Library, 1281 
Bryant St.

For more information on these events visit:

Coffee with the City Manager

 Join us for a cup of coffee with City Manager, Philippe Eskandar, 
at Apsara Coffee! Come support local business, bring your 
questions, meet other members of the community, and chat! This 
event will take place on Thursday, August 31, from 9 AM - 11 AM. 
See you there!

Family Storytime

Tuesday, August 29 at 10:30 AM, Children’s Area

 Storytime features activities for children ages 5 and under 
that will promote early literacy and lifelong learning through 
songs, movement, fingerplays, and books. Storytime is also an 
opportunity for caregivers to learn ways they can incorporate 
learning activities into everyday routines. Storytime occurs weekly 
on Tuesday through October 3. Registration is not required. Please 
watch our social media for cancellations.

Recreation Division is Moving!

 Beginning Tuesday, September 5 at 7 AM, the Recreation Customer 
Service Office will open at the San Marino Community Center, 
1800 Huntington Drive. The Recreation Customer Service Office 
will continue to operate at the Stoneman Building through Friday, 
September 1 at 11 AM. Office hours at the Community Center will 
be Monday – Thursday from 7 AM – 5 PM and Friday from 7 
AM – 11 AM. For any questions, please contact the Recreation 
Division at (626) 403-2200 or 

Fire Department

 On Sunday, August 20, the Fire Department assisted the 
San Marino Police and Parks & Public Works departments in 
responding to calls for service related to Tropical Storm Hilary. 
The Fire Department staffed an additional utility vehicle for water 
emergency responses and the Emergency Operations Center was 
activated at a Level III to monitor the event. At 2:41 PM the Fire 
Department began earthquake protocols in response to the 5.1 
magnitude earthquake in Ojai, California. The Fire and Police 
departments conducted a citywide assessment for potential 
earthquake related damage.

 The Fire Department is conducting a series of final life safety 
acceptance inspections for the San Marino Community Center 
in conjunction with the contractor and Parks & Public Works 
Department. The grand opening of the new Community Center 
is scheduled for Thursday, September 28.

 Fire Department training included engine company evolution 
drills at the Alhambra Training Tower. The objective of the drills 
was to deploy hoselines for fire attack in under three minutes. 
Fire Department training continues to focus on the department’s 
probationary firefighters. Probationary training included 
preparations for one firefighter’s upcoming 8-month examination.

Tropical Storm Hilary Response

 The Parks and Public Works Department worked through the 
weekend in order to ensure adequate preparation and response 
to Tropical Storm Hilary. In order to prepare for the storm, 
staff proactively inspected storm drains and catch basins, and 
replenished the sandbag self-fill station at Stoneman both before 
and during the storm. In addition, during and after the storm 
Public Works staff responded in a timely manner to reports from 
residents and other Departments regarding downed trees, clogged 
storm drains, debris, etc. In total, staff responded to approximately 
25 separate incidents involving fallen trees or tree limbs, several 
incidents involving clogged storm drains and debris, and also 
cleared all debris from Lacy Park to ensure it was safe for public use 
after the storm’s conclusion. The Department would like to thank 
residents for notifying staff of any issues, and wishes to recognize 
the efforts of the maintenance staff, who worked after hours and 
through the night responding to numerous incidents. Residents 
who wish to report any outstanding issues from the storm, such as 
residual debris or fallen branches, may do so via the San Marino 
Service Request Center: 

Annual Sidewalk Replacement Program

bbThe City’s Annual Sidewalk Replacement Program is currently 
ongoing in the northern portion of the City. Each year, this 
program replaces approximately 1 mile of sidewalk at various 
locations citywide. The work includes replacement of sidewalk, 
driveway approaches, curb ramps, and curb and gutter. Residents 
on impacted streets will be receiving notices from the City’s 
hired contractor, CJ Concrete, 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 sidewalk program helps 
improve the City’s infrastructure and resident safety.

Annual Bike Safety Rodeo at Carver Elementary

 On August 23, San Marino PD joined students at Carver 
Elementary for their annual Bike Safety Rodeo. San Marino 
Police Officers spoke with the children of Carver Elementary on 
bike safety knowledge. Officers also demonstrated bike safety and 
checked the speed of the bicyclists.


Design Review Committee Meeting

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

Cindy Lam

Nathan Cole

 The new season of the Friends 
of the South Pasadena Public 
Library’s Restoration Concerts 
is set to begin on Sunday, 
September 24 at 4:00 p.m. 
with a piano and violin duo. 
Nathan Cole, violin and Cindy 
Lam, piano, will be performing 
Bach C Major solo sonata, 
Clara Schumann 3 romances, 
Brahms G Major Sonata, and 
Piazzolla Oblivion. Tickets 
will be available at the door for 
$25. The concert will be held in 
the beautiful historic Library 
Community Room at 1115 El 
Centro St. in South Pasadena. 

 The Restoration Concerts 
Committee, a committee of 
the non-profit organization, 
The Friends of the South 
Pasadena Public Library, has a 
goal to bring world-class music 
at an affordable price to the 
concertgoers in South Pasadena 
and surrounding communities. 
As the name suggests, net 
proceeds from the concerts 
provide for restorations, 
enhancements and other 
benefits to the South Pasadena 
Library and Community Room.

 Los Angeles Philharmonic 
First Associate Concertmaster, 
Nathan Cole, joined the 
orchestra in 2011. He has 
appeared as guest concertmaster 
with the orchestras of Pittsburgh, 
Minnesota, Houston, Ottawa, 
Seattle, and Portland, Oregon. 
He was previously a member 
of the Chicago Symphony and 
Principal Second Violin of the 
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. 
A native of Lexington, KY, 
he made his debut with the 
Louisville Orchestra at the age 
of 10. Cole’s articles and videos 
on practicing, performing, 
teaching, and auditioning have 
helped thousands of violinists 
worldwide. In addition to his 
online teaching, Cole is on 
faculty at the Colburn School 
for the Performing Arts.

 Sought after by world class 
musicians, pianist Cindy 
Lam has had the pleasure of 
performing with critically 
acclaimed musicians such 
as internationally celebrated 
multiple Grammy winner, 
American cellist Lynn Harrell; 
concertmasters of the LA Phil, 
LA Opera, and Hollywood 
Bowl Orchestras; members of 
the Los Angeles Philharmonic 
and Los Angeles Chamber 
Orchestra; as well as Konstantin 
Boyarsky, principal viola of 
Royal Opera House - Covent 
Garden, and Nitzan Haroz, 
principal trombonist of the 
Philadelphia Orchestra. In 2019, 
Cindy performed in an 18-city 
tour of China with violinist 
Chin Kim, top prizewinner 
of Queen Elisabeth, Paganini, 
and Indianapolis International 

 In addition to tickets available 
for purchase at the door, season 
tickets are now on sale for $136 
for 8 concerts. Purchasing the 
season saves concertgoers $64 
over ticket prices at the door. 
For more information, contact 
or go to: friendsofsopaslibrary.

Bikeway Project Ribbon Cutting

 The ribbon cutting ceremony 
for the Union Street Protected 
Bikeway project along Union 
Street between Arroyo Parkway 
and Hill Avenue and along 
Holliston Avenue between 
Union Street and Cordova 
Street is scheduled for Saturday, 
September 9, 2023 in front of 
City Hall from 8:30 am to 11:00 

 The Union Street Protected 
Bikeway is a 1.5 mile long two-
way protected bike lane along 
Union Street and a 0.3 mile long 
bike boulevard along Holliston 
Avenue with traffic signal and 
curb ramp improvements along 
both streets. This project is 
an opportunity for residents 
and visitors to reach Pasadena 
destinations such as Old 
Pasadena, Playhouse Village, 
Pasadena City College, and 
CalTech on bike.

 A resource fair will also take 
place on Saturday, September 
9 from 8:30 am to 11:00 am in 
Centennial Square. Local, state 
and federal elected officials and 
dignitaries have been invited to 
speak at the event and join us 
in an inaugural bike ride. The 
morning’s events will begin 
at 8:30 a.m., with dignitaries 
speaking at 9:30 a.m. 

For more information visit:

Free Movies 
at Pasadena 
Senior Center

 Friday movie matinees will be 
shown Sept. 8, 15, 22 and 29 at 1 
p.m. in the Scott Pavilion at the 
Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. 
Holly St. 

 Seating will be limited and 
registration will be accepted 
on a first-come, first-served 
basis. Each member of the 
Pasadena Senior Center may 
reserve one additional seat for 
a nonmember guest 50 or older. 

 “Champions” (2023, PG-13) 
starring Woody Harrelson and 
Kaitlin Olson – Friday, Sept. 
8, at 1 p.m. A former minor 
league basketball coach under 
court order to manage a team 
of players with intellectual 
disabilities soon realizes that, 
despite his doubts, this team 
can go further working together 
than they ever imagined” 

 “9/11” (2017, R) starring 
Charlie Sheen and Gina 
Gershon – Friday, Sept. 15, at 
1 p.m. Five people trapped in 
an elevator in the North Tower 
of the World Trade Center 
during the Sept. 11 terrorist 
attacks work together to try to 
escape before the unthinkable 

 “Bye Bye Birdie” (1963, G) 
starring Dick Van Dyke and 
Ann-Margret – Friday, Sept. 22, 
at 1 p.m. A rock singer travels to 
a small Ohio town to make his 
farewell television performance 
and kiss his biggest fan before 
he is drafted. 

 “The Social Network” (2010, 
PG-13) starring Jesse Eisenburg 
and Andrew Garfield – Friday, 
Sept. 29, at 1 p.m. As Harvard 
student Mark Zuckerberg 
creates the social networking 
site that would become known 
as Facebook, he is sued by 
twins who claim he stole their 
idea and by the cofounder who 
was later squeezed out of the 

 To register or for more 
information, visit:. or 
call 626-795-4331. 

Bill to Provide Unemployment 
Insurance for Striking Workers

Authored by Senator Anthony 
Portantino, Senate Bill 799, 
seeks to provide unemployment 
insurance (UI) for striking 
workers. Under SB 799, striking 
workers would become eligible 
for benefits after a worker is on 
strike for two weeks. The idea is 
not new or novel, as New York 
and New Jersey have passed 
similar laws.

 “There is tremendous concern 
within our workforce across 
California. Currently, we see 
writers, hotel workers, nurses, 
city and county workers 
all striking and it is deeply 
concerning,” stated Senator 
Portantino. “SB 799 will help 
workers put food on their table 
when they need it most, in the 
middle of a labor negotiation. 
It’s better for the worker and 
the economy to have job 
security and a seat at the table 
as we negotiate the future of the 
workforce, while business and 
economic models change.”

 The right to strike to improve 
working conditions, wages, and 
address other issues in collective 
bargaining is codified in law for 
workers in the public and private 
sector. However, the decision to 
go on strike means that workers 
lose all income, deplete their 
savings, rent and mortgages go 
unpaid, and debt accumulates. 
Existing law and case history 
currently prohibits striking 
workers—and some locked out 
workers—from being eligible 
for UI benefits. This prohibition 
is a major obstacle to workers 
fighting to improve their wages 
and working conditions against 
employers who refuse to reach 

 Last year, the Governor signed 
AB 2530, which provided 
subsidized health coverage 
to striking workers whose 
employers terminated health 
benefits. That bill has already 
provided a vital lifeline to 
workers on strike but does not 
help with the loss of income. SB 
799 will provide another lifeline 
by allowing striking or locked 
out workers to be eligible for 
much needed UI benefits for the 
duration of the dispute.

 The UI system is funded 
through payroll taxes paid 
by employers’ contributions. 
Employers in California pay 
payroll taxes on the first $7,000 
employee pay—the lowest 
“taxable wage base” allowed 
under federal law, and one of 
the lowest in the country. 

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