Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, October 14, 2023

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Mountain View News Saturday, October 14, 2023 

San Marino Upcoming 
Events & Programming

The Salvation Army Ribbon 
Cutting for New Hope Center

City Awarded Five Million 
for Senior Housing Project

Director of Housing, William 
Huang, recently reported that 
the city was awarded a Local 
Housing Trust Fund (“LHTF”) 
program award in the amount 
of five million dollars by the 
State of California Department 
of Housing and Community 
Development (“HCD”).

 The city was awarded this 
funding to provide 

 predevelopment, construction, 
and permanent financing to 
the proposed affordable senior 
development at 280 Ramona 
Street (“280 Ramona”). National 
Community Renaissance of 
California (“National CORE”) 
was awarded the right to 
develop the City-owned site 
at 280 Ramona in October 
2020. The project is proposed 
as a 100-unit affordable senior 
rental development. The unit 
mix includes 44 studio units, 55 
one-bedroom units, and 1 two-
bedroom manager’s unit.

 The units at 280 Ramona will 
be available to very low and 
low-income seniors, along with 
permanent supportive housing 
units for seniors experiencing 
homelessness. It features a 
community room, management 
offices, and courtyard green 

 The project received Concept 
Design Review approval on 
September 27, 2022. National 
CORE is currently working to 
secure the remaining funding 
sources, including 9 percent 
Low Income Housing Tax 

 For more information visit: 

Story, Stomp, & Sing

Thursday, October 19 at 10:30 AM, Children’s Area

 In partnership with the San Marino Music Center, we are proud 
to present an all new music and movement Storytime for children 
ages 0-5! This early literacy program will feature instrument 
exploration, songs, fingerplays, dances, and books. Please watch 
our social media for cancellations. Registration is not required.

San Marino Historical Society

Monday, October 23 at 7 PM, Barth Community Room

 In its Speakers Series, the San Marino Historical Society presents 
quarterly history talks focusing on topics specially selected for our 
town. Registration is not required.

Coffee, Tea, and Chat

Friday, October 27 from 9:30 – 11:30 AM, Thornton Conference 

Connect with your neighbors to learn more about the community 
and its traditions. This program is presented in Mandarin by 
the United Charity Foundation for ages 18+. Registration is not 

Preorder Trunk or Treat & Concert Night Wristbands!

 Join us for a spooktacular time at our Trunk or Treat & Concert 
Night on October 27 from 6-10 PM at Lacy Park! 🎃

 There will be trunk or treating, food trucks, games, crafts, 
costume contests, and a concert featuring 80s cover band "Like 
Totally Fer Sure"!

 This is a ticketed event, and wristbands are required for adults 
and youth ages 2 and up. Preorder your wristbands NOW through 
October 26 at Pre-
sale wristbands cost $5 for residents and $10 for non-residents. 
Pre-sale wristbands must be picked up at the San Marino 
Community Center (1800 Huntington Drive) by October 27 at 
11 AM. Wristbands will also be sold at the gate the day of the 
event for $15 for residents and non-residents. Wristband sales are 

 For questions, call the Recreation Division at (626) 403-2200.

San Marino Fire Department 100th Anniversary Open House

 The San Marino Fire Department is celebrating our 100th 
anniversary! Join our San Marino firefighters in celebrating this 
historic occasion on Saturday, November 4, from 9:30 - 11:30 AM. 
The Fire Department will be hosting an open house tour featuring 
historical exhibits (including San Marino’s very first fire engine 
“Old #1”, firefighter demonstrations, and a fire safety workshop. 
For any questions, please call (626) 300-0735.

Share your favorite memories with SMFD!

 Did the Fire Department provide you with a life-saving service? 
Help you fix an issue at your home? Did they visit your kids at 
school? Share how you appreciate SMFD! Be a part of the San 
Marino Fire Department's Centennial Celebration, and submit 
photos and share interactions you have had with San Marino's 

 We are looking to collect memories and photos to display at the 
Fire Department's Centennial Celebration on November 4, 2023. 
Submit your photos at:

Unhoused and Mental Health Discussion on November 6

 Join us for an 'Unhoused and Mental Health Discussion' on 
Monday, November 6 at 6:00 PM. It will take place at Barth Room 
in Crowell Public Library or via Zoom (Mandarin translation 
available via Zoom).

Guest Speakers include:

Caitlin Sims (San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments)

Erica Nam (Office of Senator Anthony J. Portantino)

Onnie Williams from the Homelessness Initiative (County CEO's 

 More information, including the Zoom link, is available at: 

Weekly Street Sweeping Begins in November

 In keeping with the City Council’s priority of well-maintained 
infrastructure, the Parks and Public Works Department 
works with Athens Services to ensure that the City receives 
comprehensive street sweeping services. Frequent street sweeping 
not only improves the appearance of the streets, but also prevents 
unwanted materials from flowing into storm drains, keeps job sites 
clean, and helps minimize tire damage. Beginning in November, 
Athens will resume its weekly street sweeping schedule, which 
will continue through April (May-October sweeping is bi-weekly). 
Residents can visit the Street Sweeping page on the City’s website 
for more information on the street sweeping schedule for their 


Public Safety Commission Meeting

Monday, October 16 at 6:00 PM; City Council Chambers and 
Zoom (Public Access)

Design Review Committee Meeting

Wednesday, October 18 at 6:00 PM; Barth Room and Zoom 
(Public Access)

Library Board of Trustees Meeting

Monday, October 23 at 8:00 AM; Barth Room and Zoom (Public 

 The Salvation Army 
Pasadena held a grand 
opening Thursday for the 
Diane and John Mullin Hope 
Center. The life-changing 
4-story facility will be a 
refuge for the hundreds of 
families and individuals that 
come to The Salvation Army 
each year for help officials 

 The Salvation Army is 
credited for ‘doing the most 
good,’ oftentimes with 
minimal resources. For more 
than 30 years, The Salvation 
Army in Pasadena has been 
serving the community 
well by operating a food 
pantry and other critical 
social service programs—
while doing so in a small, 
multi-room, and inefficient 
commercial office space. Still, 
there was always a dream 
for a much bigger impact 
by building a new facility 
to benefit those in need in 
the Pasadena area. Because 
of the Mullin’s, the City of 
Pasadena, and the support of 
our dear community leaders 
and friends, this dream is 
becoming a reality. The new 
construction for the Diane 
and John Mullin Hope 
Center building is nearing 

 The first floor will house 
a state-of-the-art ‘People’s 
Choice Market’ (a client-
choice food pantry). We 
will also continue to serve 
the community each day 
with a ‘Grab and Go’ food 
counter. The first floor will 
have multiple social services 
offices. The second, third, 
and fourth floors will be 
comprised of 65 permanent 
supportive housing studio 
apartments. Each beautiful 
apartment is approximately 
300 square feet. Additional 
social services for residents, 
individuals, and families will 
include job training, resume 
development, life skills 
classes, financial literacy 
workshops, and continued 
drug and alcohol recovery 

 The Salvation Army is 
committed to helping solve 
the homeless crisis in the Los 
Angeles Metropolitan area, 
sheltering approximately 
3,000 unhoused persons a 
night. Whether it’s developing 
programs that prevent 
homelessness, operating 
shelters or transitional 
housing facilities, or building 
permanent supportive 
housing, we must act. The 
Diane and John Mullin Hope 
Center is an integral part of 
the solution.

Playhouse Announces 
Partnership with TodayTix 

Danny Feldman, Producing 
Artistic Director of Pasadena 
Playhouse, the State Theater 
of California and recipient 
of the 2023 Regional Theatre 
Tony Award, announces 
an exclusive partnership 
between Pasadena Playhouse 
and TodayTix, offering 
a unique experience for 
audiences - Courtroom 
Seating for the Playhouse’s 
fresh take on Jerome 
Lawrence and Robert E. Lee’s 
Inherit the Wind (November 
1 to November 26) led by 
Alfred Molina (The Father at 
Pasadena Playhouse, Frida, 
Spider-Man 2) as Henry 
Drummond, John Douglas 
Thompson (Till, The Gilded 
Age, Tony Nomination for 
Jitney) as Matthew Harrison 
Brady, and Chris Perfetti 
(ABC’s Abbott Elementary) 
as E.K. Hornbeck. The 
production is helmed by 
celebrated Los Angeles 
director Michael Michetti. 

 With Courtroom Seating, 
available in the Onstage 
Gallery or in the Jury Box, 
audience members will get 
to be part of the story. While 
these seats are part of the 
courtroom in Inherit the 
Wind, this is not an interactive 
play, so attendees will not be 
asked to participate in the 
action. It’s all part of the 
magic of Inherit the Wind, 
and you won’t want to miss 
out on this incredibly special 
theatrical experience! 

 Onstage Gallery Seating 
is available through the 
TodayTix website or via 
its mobile app and can be 
purchased in advance of 
attendance for $30. These 
general admission tickets 
will be located onstage in 
the Courtroom Gallery, 
seated next to the actors in 
the middle of the action to 
witness the greatest trial of 
the century. 

 Jury Box Seating, located at 
the foot of the stage, will be 
available as a Lottery offering 
where patrons will have the 
chance to purchase specially 
priced $20 tickets, exclusively 
available on TodayTix. To 
access the Lottery, audiences 
need to download the 
TodayTix app (for IOS 
or Android). The Lottery 
will be open for entries on 
Wednesday, Oct 11 at 10 am 
PDT for all dates. Winners 
will be announced between 
11:00am–2:00pm PDT each 
Friday for the following 
week’s performances and 
will have access to some of 
the most coveted seats to the 

 Via the TodayTix app, 
audiences will also have the 
ability to unlock Rush for a 
chance to access last-minute 
tickets at exclusive, great 
prices. Every performance 
day at 9:00 AM, a limited 
number of $25 Rush tickets 
are released on a first-come, 
first-served basis. 

 Two of the nation’s leading 
lawyers go head-to-head 
in the ultimate battle of 
wit, wisdom, and will in 
this powerful drama. With 
freedom of speech hanging 
in the balance, will this 
small-town courtroom bring 
us together or tear the nation 
apart? In a fresh production 
boldly reimagined for today, 
Inherit the Wind will make 
you rethink what you know 
and dare you to question 
just how much society has 
evolved. “Even more topical 
than half a century ago.”-

 The production features a 
cast of 17, including Abubakr 
Ali (Netflix’s Grendel) as 
Bertram Cates, David Aaron 
Baker (Broadway’s A Raisin 
in the Sun) as Reverend 
Jeremiah Brown, and Rachel 
Hilson (Red, White & Royal 
Blue; CBS’ The Good Wife) 
as Rachel Brown.

 The full cast is rounded 
out by Jared Bybee as 
Man, Brian Calì as Meeker/
Marlene Forte as Mrs. 
Brady, Matt Gomez Hidaka 
as Howard Blair, Thomas 
Hobson as Tom Davenport/
Reporter, Michael Kostroff 
as Mayor/Reporter, John 
W. Lawson as Bannister/
Reporter, Phillip J. Lewis as 
Sillers/Reporter, Gabriella 
Pizzigoni as Melinda Loomis, 
Rene Rivera as Judge/
Reporter/Townsperson, and 
Pam Trotter as Mrs. Krebs. 

 The creative team includes 
Sara Ryung Clement 
(Costume Designer), 
Omar Madkour (Lighting 
Designer), Jeff Gardner 
(Sound Designer), Darryl 
Archibald (Vocal Arranger), 
Jeffrey Bernstein (Vocal 
Director), Miranda Johnson-
Haddad (Dramaturg), and 
Casting by RBT Casting 
(Ryan Bernard Tymensky, 
CSA and Rose Bochner, 

 Inherit the Wind is made 
possible in part by the 
Pasadena Arts & Culture 
Commission and the 
City of Pasadena Cultural 
Affairs Division. Additional 
production support provided 
by The Sheri and Les Biller 
Family Foundation.

 Tickets and information for 
Inherit the Wind are available 
at, by 
phone at 626-356-7529, and 
at the box office at 39 South 
El Molino Avenue, Pasadena, 
CA 91101. 



 The City of Pasadena in 
partnership with Day One 
and The Pasadena Complete 
Streets Coalition (PasCSC) 
invite all of Pasadena to get 
out and walk in October. 
This year our events are 
once again in-person with 
guided walks and walking 
tours. This is the first year 
that the City of Pasadena 
is sponsoring Walktober 
while recognizing that the 
Pasadena Complete Streets 
Coalition, its volunteers and 
its partners have established 
this annual event in our 

 Walktober is an annual 
international promotion 
to encourage walking. 
Communities across the 
world from Portland, Oregon 
to Raleigh, North Carolina, 
to Adelaide, Australia, 
organize events celebrating 
and bringing awareness to 

 Here in Pasadena, the 
City, Day One, and PasCSC 
have partnered with 
local organizations and 
community members to 
put together a month-long 
calendar of in-person walks, 
tours, and community 

 The slate of events reflects 
a wide range of reasons and 
ways to enjoy this activity. 
Be it for everyday exercise, 
mental health, to meet new 
people, learn about the city, 
or simply to get to work or 
school, we hope to inspire 
Pasadenans by trying to 
provide something for just 
about everyone.

Highlights include:

Guided Tour of Caltech’s 
Historic Campus – Today, 
9-11:30 a.m.

The Pasadena Hollywood 
Backlot Walking Tour with 
Councilmember Justin Jones 
- Sunday, October 15, 12 - 
1:30 p.m.

Pasadena African American 
History Walk with the 
NAACP Pasadena Branch – 
Saturday, October 21, 9 a.m.-
12 p.m.

Walking Tour of the 
Grace Hill Neighborhood 
– Saturday and Sunday, 
October 21 and 22, 1:30 p.m.

Art & Architecture Tour 
of Playhouse Village with 
Councilmember Jason Lyon 
– Sunday, October 22, 4:30-6 

Eaton Canyon Hike with 
Councilmember Gene 
Masuda and Nature for All – 
Saturday, October 28, 9 a.m.-
12 p.m.

Route 66 – East Colorado 
Boulevard Tour with 
Councilmember Gene 
Masuda – Saturday, October 
28, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Walk Arroyofest – Closure 
of the Arroyo Seco Parkway 
- October 29, 7:30-11:00 a.m.

 Event Details: Details 
on the walks, as well as a 
calendar, can be found at: 

 A month of events 
to celebrate walking 
Pasadena’s streets

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