Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, October 28, 2023

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Mountain View News Saturday, October 28, 2023 

San Marino Upcoming 
Events & Programming

NASA Is Locating Ice 

on Mars With New Map

Newsom Signs Holden’s 
Landmark Legislative Bills

SMPD Needs Your Assistance

 The San Marino Police Department is requesting the 
community's assistance for any witnesses or individuals 
who may have information related to an incident on Friday, 
October 13, at approximately 8:54 AM, on the roadway of 
Winston Avenue and Robles Avenue. More information 
about the incident can be found here. If anyone has any 
information, they should contact Detective Burgos at 
(626)300-0719, refer to DR#23-0780. Information may also 
be provided as an anonymous tip by calling LA Crime 
Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

Family Storytime

Tuesday, October 31 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 December 19. 
Registration is not required. Please watch our social media 
for cancellations.

Smarter Living Series: How to Function with Hearing 
Loss in Everyday Life

Wednesday, November 1 at 1 PM, Barth Community Room

 In this free workshop, Doctor Norma Camacho will help 
participants learn strategies to communicate with assistive 
listening devices, visual cues, and auditory training. 
Individuals who use these strategies to communicate will 
improve their ability to understand speech even if they have 
severe hearing loss. Registration is not required.

San Marino Fire Department 100th Anniversary Open 

 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.

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 Office).

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

Shop 'till You Drop Holiday Shopping Shuttle to The 
Americana at Brand, Glendale

Tuesday, November 7 from 10 AM – 5 PM

Cost: R: $8 / NR: $10

 Time to get all your holiday shopping out of the way! Active 
adults ages 55 and up are invited to join us for a daytime 
shopping trip. Transportation is provided. Reserve your spot 

Free Compost Event on Saturday, November 11

 On Saturday, November 11, the City and Athens Services 
will hold a free compost giveaway for San Marino residents 
in the west (St. Albans) parking lot of Lacy Park. The event 
will be from 9 AM to 12 PM, and is first-come first-serve 
for interested residents. As the event is self-service, residents 
are advised to bring shovels and sturdy containers to assist 
in loading the material, as well as eye protection and gloves. 
Athens’ compost is licensed by the California Department 
of Food and Agriculture, and will improve the quality and 
health of soil, reducing the need for pesticides and fertilizer. 
For more event details, visit:

Sandbags Available

 With the rainy season approaching, the Parks and Public 
Works Department is providing a sandbag self-fill location 
in the Stoneman parking lot that is available to residents. 
Sand and bags are available at the location, and residents 
are welcome to fill up to six bags to help protect their homes 
from potential flooding. For more information call 626-300-
0765 or email 

This month, 
Assemblymember Chris 
Holden’s landmark legislation 
was signed into law by 
Governor Newsom. The bills 
include: AB 43 – Greenhouse 
gas emissions: building 
materials: credit trading 
platform and compliance 
system, AB 323 – Planning 
and land use: parcels: changes 
in use, AB 1244 – Private 
Security Services and Private 
Investigators: qualified 
managers, and AB 368 – 
College and Career Access 
Pathways partnerships.

 “With these policies put 
into action, we are one 
step closer to a safer, more 
equitable, and more lucrative 
California. This rollout of 
legislation was aimed at 
creating a better future for 
our state and I am pleased 
to know that my colleagues 
and Governor Newsom saw 
these bills as a vital part of 
the plan to get us there,” said 
Assemblymember Chris 

 AB 43 would express the 
intent of the Legislature to 
enact an Embodied Carbon 
Trading System within the 
program created by AB 2446, 
or the Low Carbon Product 
Standard (LCPS), to facilitate 
a credit-trading platform for 
building materials.

 AB 323 would protect 
homeownership pathways 
for low-income families.

 AB 1244 would require a 
qualified manager under 
the Private Investigator Act 
and the Private Security 
Services Act to hold a 
current and valid qualified 
manager’s certificate issued 
by the director, and would 
require the director to 
issue a qualified manager’s 
certificate to a person who 
meets the requirements of 
the act, as applicable. 

 AB 368 would provide 
a pathway for more high 
school graduates to attend 

 “I am grateful for my team 
and all of the supporters on 
the ground who missed days 
of work striking or flew to 
Sacramento to spend days 
lobbying the halls of the 
Capitol to making sure that 
we are continuously moving 
forward. There is more to be 
done and we are getting ready 
now to go at it again next 
year,” said Assemblymember 
Chris Holden.

Buried ice will be a vital 
resource for the first people 
to set foot on Mars, serving 
as drinking water and a key 
ingredient for rocket fuel. But it 
would also be a major scientific 
target: Astronauts or robots 
could one day drill ice cores 
much as scientists do on Earth, 
uncovering the climate history 
of Mars and exploring potential 
habitats (past or present) for 
microbial life.

 The need to look for subsurface 
ice arises because liquid water 
isn’t stable on the Martian 
surface: The atmosphere is so 
thin that water immediately 
vaporizes. There’s plenty of ice 
at the Martian poles – mostly 
made of water, although carbon 
dioxide, or dry ice, can be found 
as well – but those regions 
are too cold for astronauts (or 
robots) to survive for long.

 That’s where the NASA-funded 
Subsurface Water Ice Mapping 
project comes in. SWIM, as 
it’s known, recently released its 
fourth set of maps – the most 
detailed since the project began 
in 2017.

 Led by the Planetary Science 
Institute in Tucson, Arizona, 
and managed by NASA’s Jet 
Propulsion Laboratory in 
Southern California, SWIM 
pulls together data from several 
NASA missions, including the 
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter 
(MRO), 2001 Mars Odyssey, 
and the now-inactive Mars 
Global Surveyor. Using a mix 
of data sets, scientists have 
identified the likeliest places to 
find Martian ice that could be 
accessed from the surface by 
future missions.

 Instruments on these spacecraft 
have detected what look like 
masses of subsurface frozen 
water along Mars’ mid-latitudes. 
The northern mid-latitudes are 
especially attractive because 
they have a thicker atmosphere 
than most other regions on the 
planet, making it easier to slow a 
descending spacecraft. The ideal 
astronaut landing sites would be 
a sweet spot at the southernmost 
edge of this region – far enough 
north for ice to be present but 
close enough to the equator to 
ensure the warmest possible 
temperatures for astronauts in 
an icy region.

 “If you send humans to Mars, 
you want to get them as close 
to the equator as you can,” said 
Sydney Do, JPL’s SWIM project 
manager. “The less energy you 
have to expend on keeping 
astronauts and their supporting 
equipment warm, the more you 
have for other things they’ll 

Building a Better Map

 Previous iterations of the 
map relied on lower-resolution 
imagers, radar, thermal 
mappers, and spectrometers, all 
of which can hint at buried ice 
but can’t outright confirm its 
presence or quantity. For this 
latest SWIM map, scientists 
relied on two higher-resolution 
cameras aboard MRO. Context 
Camera data was used to further 
refine the northern hemisphere 
maps and, for the first time, 
HiRISE (High-Resolution 
Imaging Science Experiment) 
data was incorporated to provide 
the most detailed perspective of 
the ice’s boundary line as close 
to the equator as possible.

Scientists routinely use HiRISE 
to study fresh impact craters 
caused by meteoroids that may 
have excavated chunks of ice. 
Most of these craters are no 
more than 33 feet (10 meters) 
in diameter, although in 2022 
HiRISE captured a 492-foot-
wide (150-meter-wide) 
impact crater that revealed a 
motherlode of ice that had been 
hiding beneath the surface.

 “These ice-revealing impacts 
provide a valuable form of 
ground truth in that they show 
us locations where the presence 
of ground ice is unequivocal,” 
said Gareth Morgan, SWIM’s 
co-lead at the Planetary Science 
Institute. “We can then use 
these locations to test that our 
mapping methods are sound.”

 In addition to ice-exposing 
impacts, the new map includes 
sightings by HiRISE of so-
called “polygon terrain,” where 
the seasonal expansion and 
contraction of subsurface ice 
causes the ground to form 
polygonal cracks. Seeing these 
polygons extending around 
fresh, ice-filled impact craters 
is yet another indication that 
there’s more ice hidden beneath 
the surface at these locations.

 There are other mysteries that 
scientists can use the map to 
study, as well.

 “The amount of water ice found 
in locations across the Martian 
mid-latitudes isn’t uniform; 
some regions seem to have more 
than others, and no one really 
knows why,” said Nathaniel 
Putzig, SWIM’s other co-lead at 
the Planetary Science Institute. 
“The newest SWIM map could 
lead to new hypotheses for why 
these variations happen.” He 
added that it could also help 
scientists tweak models of how 
the ancient Martian climate 
evolved over time, leaving 
larger amounts of ice deposited 
in some regions and lesser 
amounts in others.

 SWIM’s scientists hope the 
project will serve as a foundation 
for a proposed Mars Ice Mapper 
mission – an orbiter that would 
be equipped with a powerful 
radar custom-designed to 
search for near-surface ice 
beyond where HiRISE has 
confirmed its presence.

Tournament Announces 
2023 Inductees into the 
Rose Bowl Hall of Fame

 The Tournament of Roses 
announced today that ESPN 
broadcaster Kirk Herbstreit, 
former Washington 
offensive lineman Lincoln 
Kennedy and legendary 
Columbia quarterback 
Cliff Montgomery will be 
inducted into the Rose Bowl 
Hall of Fame as the Class of 

 This year Rose Bowl Hall 
of Fame inductees will 
be honored in the 135th 
Rose Parade® presented 
by Honda and on the field 
during the College Football 
Playoff Semifinal at the Rose 
Bowl Game® presented by 
Prudential on January 1, 

 This year’s game will mark 
the fourth time the Rose 
Bowl Game has hosted a 
Playoff Semifinal. It will 
feature a matchup between 
two of the top four teams in 
the country.

 The Rose Bowl Hall of Fame 
was established in 1989 to 
pay tribute to individuals 
who have contributed to 
the history and excitement 
of the Rose Bowl Game, 
and those who embody the 
highest level of passion, 
strength, tradition, and 
honor associated with The 
Granddaddy of Them All®.

 Kirk Herbstreit has become 
synonymous with the Rose 
Bowl Game as he is set to 
call his 16th edition of The 
Granddaddy of Them All® on 
New Years Day, surpassing 
Keith Jackson with the most 
broadcasts in the history of 
the game. Herbstreit served 
as the analyst on ABC from 
2007 to 2010 and more 
recently as the analyst on 11 
of the last 13 ESPN telecasts. 
He joined ESPN as an analyst 
for College GameDay in 
1996 and has been ESPN/
ABC lead analyst since 2006. 
Herbstreit played football at 
Ohio State and was a senior 
captain in 1992, when he was 
named team MVP.

 Lincoln Kennedy started 
at offensive tackle in three 
Rose Bowl Games, including 
wins over Iowa in 1991 and 
Michigan in 1992, the latter 
of which earned Washington 
the national championship. 
A two-time winner of the 
Morris Trophy, given to the 
top lineman in the Pac-10, 
Kennedy was a unanimous 
All-American in 1992 
and led the Huskies back 
to their third straight trip 
to Pasadena for the 1993 
Rose Bowl Game. Kennedy 
went on to be drafted ninth 
overall in the 1993 NFL 
Draft and played in the NFL 
for 11 seasons, including 
three Pro Bowl selections. 
He was inducted into the 
University of Washington 
Husky Hall of Fame in 2004 
and the National Football 
Foundation Hall of Fame in 

 Cliff Montgomery led 
Columbia to one of the biggest 
upsets in Rose Bowl Game 
history as the Lions upset 
Stanford, 7-0, in the 1934 
edition of The Granddaddy 
of Them All. Montgomery, 
an All-American in 1933, 
was named Player of the 
Game and went on to play 
in the first College Football 
All-Star Game. Following 
graduation, Montgomery 
played one season of 
professional football for the 
Brooklyn Dodgers. He would 
serve in the military during 
World War II as a lieutenant 
commander in the United 
States Navy. In 1963, he was 
inducted into the College 
Football Hall of Fame. 
Montgomery became a 
football official and officiated 
college football for more than 
25 years. He passed away in 
2005 at the age of 94.

 With the addition of this 
year’s class, the Rose Bowl 
Hall of Fame includes 
143 inductees over its 34-
year history. Inductees are 
honored with a permanent 
plaque that includes their 
name and year of induction 
at The Court of Champions 
at the Rose Bowl Stadium, 
they are featured during the 
Rose Parade presented by 
Honda and are recognized 
on the field during the Rose 
Bowl Game.

with Santa

 The South Pasadena 
Community Services 
Department will host their 
annual Breakfast with Santa 
on December 9, 2023 at War 
Memorial Building, located at 
435 Fair Oaks Ave., from 9:00 
a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Attendees 
will enjoy a pancake 
breakfast, entertainment, 
crafts, and an opportunity 
to take their own photo with 
Santa. Advanced registration 
is required and all sales are 
final. Tickets are $24.00 
per person, children ages 2 
and under are free. Register 
online at: southpasadenaca.

 For more information, please 
contact the Community 
Services Department 
at (626) 403-7380 or by 
email at specialevents@

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