Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, January 6, 2024

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Mountain View News Saturday, January 6, 2024 

San Marino Upcoming 
Events & Programming

This Year's Rose Parade 'Celebrating a World of Music'

Join us for the 2024 State of the City Address!

 Join Mayor Steven Huang, DDS and the rest of City Council 
to reflect on the accomplishments and challenges of the last 
year, while looking ahead to the coming year's opportunities. 
The annual State of the City will be held on Tuesday, January 
16 at 7 PM via Zoom.

Learn more at

Maker Mondays

Monday, January 8 at 3:30 PM, Barth Community Room

 Is your child a budding engineer or LEGO fanatic? Then 
join us for this new monthly STEM program where kids 
ages 4-11 will build unique and open-ended creations with 
a surprise material each time. Will it be LEGOs or KEVA 
planks? Straw builders or a marble run? Only one way to 
find out! Registration is not required.

Smarter Living Series: What Real Estate Trends Are 
Coming Our Way in 2024?

Wednesday, January 10 at 1 PM, Barth Community Room

 In this free workshop, Darrell Done will help participants 
learn about how the real estate market has seen several shifts 
in the past 18 months. The focus of this lecture is to review 
2023 residential real estate’s results and project any trends 
to gain insight on what our real estate market for Spring of 
2024 could bring. Registration is not required.

Chinese Club Workshop

Thursday, January 11 at 10:30 AM, Barth Community Room

 In the spirit of cultural exchange and appreciation of 
diversity, educational development, and community service, 
the Chinese Club of San Marino holds monthly lectures and 
workshops. Registration is required.

Caldecott Prediction Party (Ages 3+)

Thursday, January 11 at 3:30 PM, Barth Community Room

 Be a part of the biggest picture book award of the year! Kids 
ages 3+ are invited to a reading party to preview potential 
nominees for the American Library Association’s Caldecott 
award. Cozy up, discover some great new titles from the 
best picture books of 2023, and vote for your favorite! Can 
you guess which one will win the Caldecott on January 22? 
Registration is recommended.

Coffee Connections

Weekly on Monday and Wednesday starting January 15 
from 8 - 9 AM, San Marino Community Center, MPR 3

 Come spend your mornings with neighbors, friends, and 
a hot cup of coffee at the newly renovated Community 
Center! Free coffee will be provided. Stay for a variety of 
organized activities like bingo, chair volleyball, and lectures 
beginning at 9 AM. This program is for active adults ages 
55+. Registration is required.

Crowell Public Library Open House

Saturday, January 27 from 12 – 4 PM, Crowell Public Library

 Join us for the annual Open House event! Explore the 
Library, learn about the services we offer, and participate in 
a variety of entertainment and crafts! This event is free and 
open to the public. Be sure to join us at 1 PM in the Barth 
Community Room for introductions and remarks from 
the Mayor, recognition of Community Partner of the Year: 
Chinese Club of San Marino, and announcement of the San 
Marino Public Library Foundation's Bookmark Contest 
winners and acknowledgement of sponsors. Registration is 
not required.

Street Sweeping Schedule

 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. Residents can visit the Street 
Sweeping page on the City’s website for more information 
on the street sweeping schedule for their neighborhood.

City Council Meeting

Wednesday, January 10 at 6:00 PM; City Hall Council 
Chambers and Zoom (Public Access)

Public Safety Commission

Monday, January 15 at 6:00 PM; City Hall Council Chambers 
and Zoom (Public Access)

 La Cañada Flintridge first celebrated the new year with the Rose Parade in 1979. The city’s float this year titled, “Flower Power,” is the 
45th float in the city’s history. Peace and love never go out-of-fashion as the music of the literal floral band, Flower Power, represents 
an all-encompassing tribute to the thousands who have made joyful noise throughout the years. The band made of strawflower, statice, 
iris petals and roses rides on the back end of a cutaway school bus. Morgan, the determined red rose, drives the performing band in 
an iconic hippie bus painted to represent that of the 1967 Summer of Love. Lead guitarist, Sean the Sunflower, and Slick Stix, the daisy 
drummer, keep the beat for this rocking group. Husband and wife team, Jack Mack and Paula Sam, provide the inspired vocals of the 
willowy snapdragon and swaying iris. A miniature “group-bee” bus made from a former soap box derby shell and electric skateboard 
motors leads the way with two “group-bees” proudly named by the Gant family: ‘Beeyonce’ and Taylor ‘You Beelong With Mee’ Swift. 
The float explores the 1960s era of music culminating in the hope of a more peaceful and joyful world.

La Cañada Flintridge “group-bees”

The Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Honor Band 
has marched in the Rose Parade since 1930 and proudly claims 
the name “The Official Band of the Tournament of Roses.” 
Comprising current PCC Lancer Marching Band members and 
select high school music students from throughout Southern 
California. The group dressed in red military-style jackets with the 
iconic Tournament of Roses logo on their left chest, white pants, 
whits shoes and red shako with white plumes. . More than 500 
high school music students auditioned for the 225 spots in the 
band. They also perform for the Pasadena Tournament of Roses 
Royal Court Announcement ceremony. 

All Photos by D.Lee/MVNews

The Los Hermanos Banuels 
Charro Team of Altadena was 
founded in 1995 by a group of 
brothers and friends from the 
state of Zacatecas Mexico. The 
riders wore authentic, custom-
made Charro suits accompanied 
by their custom “HB” logo. This 
was their 15th appearance in 
the parade since they were first 
invited in 2006. 

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 The Homeless Count 
sets in motion a year full 
of education, engagement 
& action for the Pasadena 
Partnership. Each year, 
volunteers help count 
people experiencing 
homelessness living on the 
streets of Pasadena during 
one night in the last ten 
days of January.

 Volunteers will be sent in 
teams of 3-4 to an assigned 
zone on the night of January 
23 (8:00 p.m.- 10:00 
p.m.) and the morning of 
January 24 (6:00 a.m.- 8:00 
a.m.) to help count and 
administer a survey to our 
neighbors experiencing 
homelessness. The same 
teams go out together in the 
evening and the morning. 
Volunteers should be 18+ 
and are asked to attend 
an online orientation to 
prepare for the Count 
on January 16, 2024. The 
volunteer registration 
deadline is January 5, 2024.

 The annual homeless count 
helps inform the state of 
homelessness in Pasadena, 
helps advocate for vital 
community resources and 
engages directly with our 
neighbors experiencing 
homelessness. This year we 
will assemble cold weather 
kits to hand out during the 

 All volunteers can sign up 
at: pasadenapartnership.

 Volunteers are the 
backbone of ensuring the 
Count is a success and 
is carried out effectively 
and comprehensively. For 
questions, contact: info@

Founded in Pasadena on Arroyo Parkway in 1967, Trader 
Joe’s transformed grocery shopping into a welcoming journey of 
discovery and fun. The iconic Trader Joe’s shopping bag overflows 
with an abundance of fresh produce on their float “a one, a two,...a 
one-two threeBroccoli!” A choir made up of broccoli and eggplant 
harmonizes with carrots in vibrant shades of purple, orange and 
green, forming a colorful melody. 

Kindness is Free Powered by Boys & Girls Clubs began as 
a local initiative through the Boys & Girls Clubs of West San 
Gabriel Valley & Eastside. Boys & Girls Clubs parade float 
champions the “Kindness is Free” movement, with more than 30 
parade walkers carrying flags that red, “KINDNESS IS FREE.” 
The float reminded viewers that there is no such thing as a small 
act of kindness as demonstrated by a loving and whimsical 
elephant leading with his heart and offering shelter to a sweet 
mouse. The elephant was decorated with blue, purple, and pink 
statice, his ears with lavender mums, toenails and tusk with 
sesame seed, and the lei around his neck is made up of hot 
pink carnations and orchids. The nearly six-foot-tall mouse was 
decorated with lettuce seed, Spanish moss, corn husk and onion 
seed. Kindness is Free Powered by Boys and Girls Clubs wants 
to bring awareness and call on others across the nation to join 
them in promoting kindness. Visit: to join the 
movement and pledge for a kinder world.

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