Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, March 16, 2024

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Mountain View News Saturday, March 16, 2024 

San Marino Upcoming 
Events & Programming

Chu Votes to Require 
ByteDance to Sell TikTok

Chu Announces Formation 

of Planetary Science Caucus

Joyful Living Happy Life

Sunday, March 17 from 2:00 – 4:30 PM, Barth Community Room

 This workshop gives you tools to face challenges in the workplace, 
social life, and family life. Join the Unified Charity Foundation 
as they talk this month about comfort zones: resetting and 
recharging your life. Registration is not required.

Story, Stomp, & Sing

Thursday, March 21 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.

Spring Stroll & Sidewalk Sale

 Join the community for a delightful 'Spring Stroll & Sidewalk 
Sale' on Saturday, March 23rd, from 11 AM to 4 PM at The Shops 
at Mission Village in San Marino! Embrace the local charm as we 
encourage our community to shop, dine, and live local. Bring your 
friends, family, and neighbors for a shared shopping experience 
and a fantastic opportunity to support local businesses! See you 
on March 23rd! Find out more about The Shops at Mission Village.

Mulch Madness - Self Serve Mulch Giveaway

 Immerse yourself in Mulch Madness! Join us for a self-
serve Mulch Giveaway exclusively for San Marino residents at 
Stoneman Parking Lot on March 23-24, 2024. Remember to bring 
your containers, gloves, and eye protection. The Mulch, courtesy 
of the Parks and Public Works Department, is made possible 
by the MVPs at CalRecycle. Act quickly – it's a giveaway while 
supplies last! For inquiries, contact the Parks and Public Works 
Department at or call (626) 

Great San Marino Egg Hunt

 Join us on Saturday, March 30 from 9 AM – 12 PM at Lacy Park, 
as we prepare for another fun-filled morning with arts, crafts, and 
pictures with the Bunny! The San Marino Firefighters Association 
will once again be cooking up delicious pancakes (separate fee). 
Get your pre-sale wristbands for children ages 1-12 years old 
participating in the Egg Hunt at the San Marino Community 
Center or reserve them online now through March 28. The 
pre-sale cost per wristband is $5 for residents and $10 for non-
residents, and the cost for the pancake breakfast is $5 per person.

Spring Break Camp

Monday-Friday, April 8-12 from 9 AM – 4 PM, Stoneman Building

 Looking for an exciting and fun week-long camp for your 
child age 5-10? Look no further! This camp provides an array of 
activities such as outdoor games, arts & crafts, sports, and much 
more! Participants will need to bring snacks, lunch, and water. 
Registration is required.

Senior Trip - Los Angeles Dodgers Game

Wednesday, April 17 from 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Cost: R: $71 / NR: $85

 It’s batter up time! Experience the thrill of a Dodger game at Dodger 
Stadium. Active adults ages 55+ are invited to join us to show 
some love to our home team as they play against the Washington 
Nationals. This is an opportunity to create unforgettable memories 
and have a great time! Food will be on your own at the concession 
stands. Please be aware that all purchases at Dodger Stadium are 
now cashless. Registration is required.


Design Review Committee

Wednesday, March 20 at 6:00 PM; Barth Room and Zoom (Public 

Planning Commission Meeting

Wednesday, March 27 at 6:00 PM; City Hall Council Chambers 
and Zoom (Public Access)

 The House of Representatives 
voted Wednesday 352-65-
1 to pass H.R. 7521, the 
Protecting Americans from 
Foreign Adversary Controlled 
Applications Act. 

 Legislation would force the 
parent company to sell TikTok 
to American company or 
one headquartered in non-
adversarial nation 

 Rep. Judy Chu released the 
following statement after voting 
in favor of the bill: 

 “The U.S. has a long history 
of regulating the foreign 
ownership of critical public 
utilities, particularly in the 
telecommunications sector. That 
is because our government has 
long recognized the potential for 
misuse, propaganda, censorship, 
and election interference when 
foreign adversaries control the 
content that Americans see 
and hear on their televisions 
and radios. This bill follows 
that precedent by extendingthis 
same principle to the internet-
based technologies that are the 
predominant methods by which 
millions of Americans get 
their news and entertainment 
today. And unlike with older 
forms of telecommunications 
technology, the operators of 
apps like TikTok also collect 
and use enormous amounts of 
personal data from their users, 
as well as have the power to 
influence their algorithms. 

“That is why I voted yes on this 
legislation, which would not 
ban TikTok but rather require 
ByteDance, the parent company 
of TikTok, to sell it to an 
American company or another 
headquartered in a non-
adversarial country. As long as 
that process occurs, Americans 
can continue to use the 
application with no interruption 
in service.I acknowledge and 
share some of the concerns 
raised by my colleagues about 
the impact of this bill on free 
expression and the singling out 
of a specific company. But after 
consideration, I chose to vote 
yes because I believe this bill will 
preserve Americans’ ability to 
use the service while protecting 
our data and national security. 
That is also why President 
Biden has stated he supports 
this legislation and would sign 
it into law.” 

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 Congresswoman Judy Chu 
and Don Bacon announced 
last week the re-launch of the 
bipartisan Planetary Science 
Caucus of the U.S. Congress 
to support space science, 
research, and exploration. 
Investing in planetary 
science is critical to our 
economy, national security, 
and American leadership 
in science and technology. 
The U.S. space industry 
represents about 0.6% of 
the entire U.S. GDP, and it 
employs 360,000 Americans 
in the private sector alone. 
Federal investment in space 
science leads to innovation 
and discoveries of new 
technologies with practical 
applications to our everyday 
lives, like the digital image 
sensors used in our phones 
that only exist today because 
of NASA’s planetary science 

 The goal of the Caucus is to 
educate other Members and 
the public on the importance 
and scientific value of space 
exploration and advance 
federal policies that:

Support government 
agencies, commercial 
partners, academic 
institutions, and nonprofits in 
the research and exploration 
of space;

Bolster efforts by space 
organizations to find, track, 
characterize, and mitigate 
the threat of potentially 
hazardous near-Earth 

Facilitate the search for life in 
our Solar System and beyond, 
answering the fundamental 
question: are we alone in the 

Raise awareness of the 
economic benefits of federal 
investments in space science, 
technology development, 
and STEM education.

 “For millennia, humans 
have observed the cosmos 
and incorporated their 
bountiful lessons here on 
Earth, and I’m ecstatic to 
continue this proud tradition 
in the halls of Congress by 
working with Rep. Bacon to 
launch the Planetary Science 
Caucus,” said Caucus Co-
Chair Rep. Chu. “California’s 
longstanding leadership 
in space exploration have 
inspired generations, and the 
scientific contributions from 
institutions like NASA’s Jet 
Propulsion Lab in Pasadena 
deserve to be highlighted and 
celebrated in Washington. 
The Planetary Science 
Caucus will present exciting 
opportunities for Members 
of Congress, staff, and the 
public to directly interact 
with key figures from NASA, 
the aerospace industry, 
the scientific community, 
and academia, so we can 
learn more about the value 
of past and present space 
endeavors, the huge potential 
for future missions, and why 
it’s so essential to maintain 
America’s leadership in space 
exploration for generations 
to come.”

 “I am proud to join my 
colleague, Representative 
Chu, in leading the Planetary 
Science Caucus for this 
congress. The thirst for 
knowledge and the drive to 
improve oneself has existed 
ever since the first person 
looked to the stars and the 
first explorer stepped out into 
a new frontier,” saidCaucus 
Co-Chair Rep. Bacon. “Over 
the last century, we have 
witnessed an explosion of 
human innovation as our 
technology and society have 
taken giant historic leaps 
forward, learning from and 
building upon our greatest 
achievements. As the future 
continues to unfold before us, 
we owe a duty to our children, 
our grandchildren, and their 
descendants to drive our 
innovation by prioritizing 
exploration. There is no 
greater exploration than the 
final frontier.”

 “Space brings out the best 
in us. I am thrilled that 
Representatives Judy Chu 
and Don Bacon, in the 
spirit of unity and discovery, 
have joined together to 
lead this Planetary Science 
Caucus,” saidBill Nye, CEO 
of The Planetary Society. 
“Their leadership on space 
exploration demonstrates 
the bipartisan nature and 
national enthusiasm of 
this endeavor. There has 
never been a time more 
exciting, and the public’s 
involvement more necessary, 
in the advancement of 
our understanding of the 
Cosmos than right now. 
We have made great strides 
over NASA’s history, and the 
Caucus will be an invaluable 
forum for our representatives 
to advance humanity’s future 
among the stars.”

Tournament Names Bands to 
March in 2025 Rose Parade

 The Pasadena Tournament of 
Roses Association announced 
last week the 20 bands that will 
showcase their talents in the 
upcoming 136th Rose Parade 
on January 1, 2025. 

 Bands have begun their 
fundraising efforts to prepare, 
centered around the parade 
theme, “Best Day Ever!”

 Morales delivered the news to 
each band personally. Morales’ 
unwavering commitment to 
building personal relationships 
with these talented musicians 
is palpable, as he eagerly 
anticipates the opportunity to 
cheer on each band member 
along their exciting journey 
to the highly anticipated Rose 

 Hailing from diverse corners 
of the world, including 
Denmark, Japan, Mexico and 
Panama, the bands will travel 
to Pasadena to participate in the 
parade, creating unforgettable 
memories as they march down 
Orange Grove and Colorado 
boulevards. In addition to some 
of the parade’s long-standing 
participants, the 2025 Rose 
Parade will welcome new bands 
that are sure to leave their mark 
on parade history.

 Bands are selected by the 
Association’s volunteer 
members, based on a 
variety of criteria including 
musicianship, marching ability, 
and entertainment or special 
interest value.

The 2025 Rose Parade bands are 
listed below, alphabetically.

- 605 All Star Band from Artesia, 
Bellflower, Cerritos, Hawaiian 
Gardens, La Mirada, Lakewood, 
Norwalk, CA

- All Star Marching Band 
Mexico from Puebla, Mexico

- Banda de Música Herberto 
López Colegio José Daniel 
Crespo from Chitré, Herrera, 

- Fresno State Bulldog Marching 
Band from Fresno, CA

- Helsingør Pigegarde (Elsinore 
Girls Marching Band) from 
Hornbaek, Denmark

- Homestead High School 
Mighty Mustang Marching 
Band & Colorguard from 
Cupertino, CA

- Kyoto Tachibana High School 
Green Band from Kyoto, Japan

- LAUSD All District High 
School Honor Band from Los 
Angeles, CA

- Pasadena City College Herald 
Trumpets from Pasadena, CA

- Pasadena City College 
Tournament of Roses Honor 
Band from Pasadena, CA

- Pebble Hills High School 
Spartan Marching Band from El 
Paso, TX

- Rancho Verde Crimson 
Regiment from Moreno Valley, 

- Salesians of Don Bosco 
Southern California High 
School Band from Rosemead, 
Bellflower, Boyle Heights/Los 
Angeles, CA

- Seminole High School 
Warhawk Marching Band from 
Seminole, FL

- The Jackson State University 
“Sonic Boom of the South” from 
Jackson, MS

- The Lincoln-Way Marching 
Band from Frankfort, IL

- The New England Honors 
Marching Band from MA, CT, 

- The Salvation Army 
Tournament of Roses Band 
from Carson, CA

- The University of Wyoming 
“Western Thunder” Marching 
Band from Laramie, WY

- The Woodlands High School 
Marching Band from The 
Woodlands, TX

 Two bands will be added to 
the lineup when the universities 
participating in the 111th 
Rose Bowl Game presented by 
Prudential are determined in 

 For details about the bands 

South Pasadena Restoration 
Concert Sunday: Robert Thies


 The Friends of the South 
Pasadena Public Library 
are pleased to present a 
Restoration Concert Sunday 
featuring pianist Robert 
Thies. The concert will be 
held at 4 p.m. in the beautiful 
historic Library Community 
Room at 1115 El Centro St. 
in South Pasadena. Tickets 
are available at the door for 

 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.

 For more information, 
contact restorationconcerts@ or go to:

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