Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, September 23, 2023

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Mountain View News Saturday, September 23, 2023 


Community Leaders Martin Holford and Reliance Steel & 
Aluminum Co. to be Honored

PASADENA, CA – Start your engines! On Saturday, October 14, 2023, supporters 
of Ronald McDonald House Pasadena will unite for the 19th annual 
SHINE Gala Grand Prix: Fueling Families Together. On this spectacular evening 
under the stars at a private golf club in Pasadena, community leaders 
and advocates will gather for dinner and drinks, silent auction bidding and 
dancing—all to raise critical funds that enable families in need to access the 
best medical care possible for their child. 

This year’s corporate honoree is Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co., who partners 
with Ronald McDonald House locally and globally to provide support 
to families through community engagement. The community honoree will 
be Martin Holford, who has been a dedicated Ronald McDonald House Pasadena 
advocate and leader for over fifteen years.

“With your support, Ronald McDonald House Pasadena provides everything 
a family needs while their child is receiving medical treatment,” says Executive 
Director Mara Leong-Maguinez. “From a safe place to rest, to food, fun, 
and friendly faces, we’re here to reduce stress and anxiety for families, allowing 
them to focus on what matters most: helping their child heal.”

Funds raised through the SHINE Gala will support the Ronald McDonald 
House Pasadena mission of providing comfort, care, and support to families 
with critically ill children, keeping them close to one another, their doctors, 
and needed medical care. The gala committee is chaired by Kim Oblak of LA 
Financial Credit Union and sponsors for the event include 88 International, 
Bank of America, the Holford Family, Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co., Rusnak 
Auto Group, LA Financial Credit Union, Riboli Family Wine Estates, 
and Sharp Seating Company.

Space is limited at the exclusive venue, so step on the gas! To reserve your 
space and support kids and families, tickets and sponsorship opportunities 
are available at 

About Pasadena Ronald McDonald House 

Ronald McDonald House Pasadena is a home-away-from-home for families 
with critically-ill children, keeping them close to one another, their doctors 
and needed medical care. The House is built on the simple idea that nothing 
else should matter when a family is focused on the health of their child—not 
where they can afford to stay, where they will get their next meal, or where 
they will lay their head at night to rest. Ronald McDonald House Pasadena 
occupies three historic homes in Pasadena, just steps away from Huntington 
Health and Shriners Children’s, and offers 17 guest bedrooms. Families staying 
at the House have access to a fully stocked pantry, meals prepared by volunteer 
groups, a large yard with outdoor seating, and therapeutic family support 
services. Ronald McDonald House Pasadena is a program of the Ronald 
McDonald House Charities of Southern California. For more information, 
please visit our website at


First of all, the term “pet friendly” might be considered an oxymoron. The rule of the thumb is that the 
restaurants have some sort of outdoor (al fresco) patio dining. Each city has its own regulations on laws 
about bringing Fido to restaurants. Here are a few guidelines that I have come up with.

To keep obliging restaurants happy with their decisions to include pets, here are some etiquette rules you 
and your pet should follow when dining out:

• Keep your animal leashed at all times.

• No barking

• No begging

• No jumping

• No eating off the table

• No sitting on chairs, tables or benches

• Do not enter the inside of the restaurant.

• Current vaccination tags should be on pet's collar

• Bring your own food dish and water bowl. Health codes prohibit pets from eating and drinking 
from restaurant dishes and glasses.

• Get your pet to sit under or as close to the table base as possible to reduce the chances of your 
waiter tripping over your pet 

Now that we got that out of the way here is a list of local favorites, did I miss a spot? Please email me!!

The wonderful Raymond Restaurant 1886 is a great place for happy 
hour and, depending on the weather, a great place for your pooch. 
I have it on good authority that all three Lucky Baldwin’s allow 
pets and that the Old Pasadena location even has some treats on 
the menu (beer?). Sierra Madre’s Casa Del Rey is very dog friendly 
and has water bowls for Lil Milo and you can enjoy the tacos, right 
across the street is the Wisteria, yes just visited there last night!!! 
One of my favorite Italian restaurants is Mi Piace - space is limited 
but they will welcome your puppy with open arms. Looking for 
some Tex with your Mex? El Portal on Colorado Blvd. has a great 
patio and is perfect for a meeting of you and your pooch. Porta 
Via Italian Foods on California tells me that they are dog friendly. 
Well, the Dog Haus better be dog friendly, right? Check out both 
locations, but I would suggest the one on Green St. The new True Foods is a great place for a Sunday 
Mimosa on their patio, and Bella will feel like a champ . If your like Susan Henderson and golfing is 
your thing take your pug to Brookside Golf Course! Well, I know I missed a few but that’s a great list to 
start with.

Tune in this Sunday afternoon at 5 PM AM 830 Angels Radio


ALL THINGS By Jeff Brown

Bob Marley was once asked if the perfect woman existed. And he replied: 
Who cares about perfection? 

Even the moon is not perfect, it is full of craters... And the sea? it's too salty 
and dark in the depths. 

The sky? Always so infinite, that is, the most beautiful things are not perfect, 
they are special. 

Stop wanting to be "perfect", try to be free, happy and live doing what you 
love, not wanting to please others.

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