Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, May 4, 2024

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Mountain View News Saturday, May 4, 2024 

San Marino Upcoming 
Events & Programming

South Pasadena Engage with 
Evelyn Campaign Continues

Asian American & Pacific 
Islander Heritage Month

The City of Pasadena is 
celebrating Asian American 
and Pacific Islander Heritage 
Month by recognizing the 
contributions and influence of 
Asian Americans and Pacific 
Islanders to the history, culture 
and achievements of the 
United States with a series of 
virtual programs, events and 
activities for all ages. The events, 
programs, classes, and more are 
coordinated by the Pasadena 
Public Library and Parks, 
Recreation, and Community 
Services Department. Library 
activities are sponsored by The 
Friends of the Pasadena Public 


For all ages unless specified.

American Mah Jongg Club

Mondays (except May 27), 12:30 
– 2:30 p.m., Lamanda Park 
Branch Library, 140 S. Altadena 

Join us for an afternoon of this 
wildly popular game. All levels 
of players are welcome. Bring 
your Mah Jongg set and yearly 
game card or use the library’s. 
For ages 18+.

Tales of Asia and the Pacific 

Saturday, May 11, 2 p.m., 
Allendale Branch Library, 1130 
S. Marengo Ave.

Come hear storyteller Barbara 
G. Wong spin magical tales 
about mythical Asian dragons 
that live in palaces beneath the 
sea, as well as other exciting 
stories. Join us as we celebrate 
Asian American and Pacific 
Islander Heritage Month and 
the Year of the Dragon! The 
dragons are waiting…so don’t 
be late!

Traditional Chinese Music 
Performed by Celia Liu

Thursday, May 16, 4:30 p.m., La 
Pintoresca Branch Library, 1355 
N. Raymond Ave.

Relax and enjoy the delicate, 
expressive sounds of the pipa, 
a traditional Chinese four-
stringed lute, played by award-
winning virtuoso Celia Liu. She 
will perform traditional pipa 
favorites and share her musical 
journey and the history of pipa 
in Chinese music. For ages 18+.

The Architecture of the 
Huntington’s Chinese and 
Japanese Gardens

Saturday, May 18, 2 p.m., 
Lamanda Park Branch Library, 
140 S. Altadena Dr.

The Huntington Library, 
Art Museum and Botanical 
Gardens’ Chinese and Japanese 
Gardens are celebrated 
worldwide as outstanding 
examples of East Asian garden 
design. This program focuses 
on the architecture of the 
buildings within those gardens. 
These include the recently 
opened 17th century Japanese 
country magistrates’ residential 
compound, transplanted from 
Japan, and the dozen classical 
Suzhou-style buildings and 
pavilions within the Chinese 
Garden. These buildings were 
constructed, in large part, by 
over 60 traditional Chinese 
craftsmen from Suzhou, who 
spent over a year working on the 
project. For ages 18+.

Celebrate AAPI Heritage 
Month & National Foster Care 
Month with the Asian Foster 
Family Initiative (AFFI)

Saturday, May 18, 3 p.m., Hill 
Avenue Branch Library, 55 S. 
Hill Ave.

Understand the challenges 
faced by Asian foster children. 
Discover how you can help these 
children and families in need. 
Learn the process of becoming 
a foster/adoptive family. AFFI 
is an adoption and foster family 
agency seeking Asian bilingual 
and/or bicultural families 
to meet the needs of Asian 
foster children. Registration is 
encouraged, and walk-ins are 
welcome! To attend, sign up at
Calendar/. For ages 18+.

Gamelan Merdu Kumala

Saturday, May 18, 4 p.m., Linda 
Vista Branch Library, 1281 
Bryant St.

Join us to learn about and 
enjoy Balinese music-making 
tradition through Gamelan 
Merdu Kumala, a community 
gamelan assemble. For ages 5+.

Chinese Tea Brewing and 
Tasting: Gong Fu Style

Friday, May 24, 1-3 p.m. • Jackie 
Robinson Community Center, 
1020 N. Fair Oaks Ave.

Participants will taste four Gong 
Fu style brewed teas, including 
leaves from the Ancient Tea 
Tree in the Yunnan Province 
in southwestern China. 
Presentations on the history, 
brewing techniques, and 
benefits of tea will be provided 
by Wendy Chen and Nathan 
Epstein, owners of the Callisto 
Tea House. Open on a first 
come, first serve basis to the first 
50 participants in attendance. 
For more information, call 
(626) 744-7300. 

Tea Tasting with Callisto Tea 
House • Explore the Teas of 
China, Korea and India

Saturday, May 25, 11 a.m., Hill 
Avenue Branch Library, 55 S. 
Hill Ave.

From China to Korea and India, 
the types of tea are as varied as 
the countries they come from. 
Join us and learn more about 
the benefits of tea, different tea 
growing regions of the world, 
tea culture and brewing styles. 
Presented by Callisto Tea 
House. To attend, sign up at
Calendar/. For ages 13+.

Maps & Music: AAPI Edition

Thursday, May 30, 4 p.m., Santa 
Catalina Branch Library, 999 E. 
Washington Blvd.

Travel with us as we discover 
some of the locations and music 
of Asia and the Pacific Islands.

Sashiko Mending

Saturday, June 1, 2:30 p.m., 
Santa Catalina Branch Library, 
999 E. Washington Blvd.

Learn the basics of sashiko 
mending, a Japanese style of 
hand stitching, in this hands-
on program. To attend, sign up 
Calendar/. For ages 18+.


Chinese Storytime

Saturday, May 11, 10:30 a.m., 
Hill Avenue Branch Library, 55 
S. Hill Ave.

Come visit us for a special 
bilingual Chinese/English 
storytime. Whether you’re a 
native speaker or hoping to 
learn something new, it’s a 
perfect way to have fun with 
language, stories and crafts! For 
ages 3-5 and their parents or 

Storytime and Art

Monday, May 13, 3:30 p.m., La 
Pintoresca Branch Library, 1355 
N. Raymond Ave.

Join educators from the USC 
Pacific Asia Museum as we 
explore Asian cultures, arts and 
practices through storytelling 
and hands-on art making! This 
program is free to families 
with elementary school-aged 
children. To reserve your spot, 
call (626) 744-7268, beginning 
May 1. For ages 5-12.

Storytime Adventures

Tuesday, May 14, 10:15 a.m., 
Hastings Branch Library, 3325 
E. Orange Grove Blvd.

Join us for a fun-filled storytime 
adventure celebrating Asian 
American and Pacific Islander 
Heritage Month. We’ll explore 
exciting tales with colorful 
stories, lively music and 
interactive activities perfect 
for little ones. We can’t wait to 
share the joy of AAPI cultures 
with you. For ages 1-4 and their 
parents or caregivers.

Asian American and Pacific 
Islander Storytime

Wednesday, May 22, 10:30 a.m., 
Santa Catalina Branch Library, 
999 E. Washington Blvd.

Join us for a special storytime 
featuring Asian American and 
Pacific Islander stories and 
authors, then stay to make a 
craft! For ages 3-5 and their 
parents or caregivers.

Kwentuhang Pambata: A 
Bilingual Storytime

Saturday, May 25, 3 p.m., 
Lamanda Park Branch Library, 
140 S. Altadena Dr.

Join us in this fun and interactive 
Kwentuhang Pambata: A 
Bilingual Storytime. We will 
be sharing Tagalog/English 
children’s stories, fingerplays, 
songs and craft. “Samahan 
kami sa masayang kantahan at 

Read with Pasadena Public 
Library: Asia & the Pacific 

Join us for a story map tour of 
library literature celebrating 
the voices, experiences and 
contributions of authors of 
Asian and Pacific Islander 
Heritage - Arcg.Is/5S4Sz0.

For more information visit:

 City of South Pasadena 
Mayor, Evelyn Zneimer 
recently announce a series 
of engagement opportunities 
for community members 
to connect with her and 
learn more about the city’s 
initiatives and happenings.

 Mayor Zneimer 
commenced her mayorship 
with a successful “Coffee 
with the Mayor” event earlier 
this year on January 25, at 
Jones Coffee Roasters in 
South Pasadena. Building 
on this momentum, the 
Mayor is excited to welcome 
residents, businesses, and the 
community at large to two 
more upcoming events.

 Zneimer next event will be 
hosting a virtual “Lunch and 
Learn” event on Thursday, 
May 9 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 
p.m. This interactive session 
will cover various topics, 
including budget updates, 
City happenings, and more. 
Residents are encouraged to 
participate at the convenience 
of their mobile devices 
and computers to connect 
with the Mayor and ask 
questions that City staff will 
facilitate during the virtual 
meeting. Neither of these 
events require RSVP, and 
flyers are available across the 
City’s social media channels, 
website, and City counters.

 Additionally, Mayor 
Zneimer has established a 
dedicated email address, 

gov, to facilitate direct 
communication with the 
community. For more 
information about these 
events and other initiatives, 
please visit the City of South 
Pasadena’s website: www. or 
contact the City Manager’s 
Office by emailing cmoffice@ or 
calling (626) 403-7210.

Keep Your Head in the Clouds

Today at 11 AM, Barth Community Room

 Come meet a real meteorologist from the official National 
Weather Service! Celebrate National Weather Observers 
Day the best way you can by getting to see some of the actual 
instruments used to forecast the weather. This program is 
open to all ages, but is recommended for 3rd grade and up. 
Registration is not required.

DIY Zen Zone

Monday, May 6 from 3 – 4 PM, Barth Community Room

 May is Mental Health Awareness Month! Teens in grades 
6-12 are invited to drop by the Library to create a mini Zen 
garden to take and help promote tranquility in the comfort 
of their home. All materials including additional mental 
health tools and resources will be provided. Registration is 
not required.

Health and Wellness Talk: Joint Health is Nervous System 

Wednesday, May 8 at 1 PM, Barth Community Room

 Join Dr. Gary Tao DC of Tao Chiropractic in Pasadena as we 
delve into the world of osteoarthritis and understanding its 
development and impact on joints. Explore the connection 
between joint health and the nervous system, unraveling 
the importance of maintaining joint motion for a well-
functioning nervous system. Discover how chiropractic 
care not only addresses joint issues and slows the arthritis 
process, but also promotes overall nervous system health 
and therefore body health. Registration is not required.

Chinese Club Workshop

Thursday, May 9 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.

Glow Fest Family Night

Friday, May 10 at 6 PM, San Marino Community Center

Cost per person: R: $12 / NR: $14 (non-refundable)

 The future is only getting brighter as another awesome 
Family Night approaches: Glow Fest! There will be a variety 
of activities to enjoy including dinner, face painting, a photo 
booth, glow giveaways, and a dance party with a live DJ. 
Registration is required by May 9.

Summer Community Services Guide

 Check out the latest Community Services Guide to see 
Summer offerings and get details on upcoming events, 
classes, and lectures. Registration begins on May 6 for 
residents and May 13 for non-residents.

Street Bi-weekly 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. 
Beginning next week, Athens will resume its bi-weekly 
street sweeping schedule, which will continue through 
October (November-April sweeping is weekly). Residents 
can visit the Street Sweeping page on the City’s website for 
more information on the street sweeping schedule for their 

Public Works Open House on May 22

 In celebration of National Public Works Week, the Parks 
and Public Works Department is holding an open house, 
including a vehicle and equipment showcase/meet and greet 
with staff and vendors. It will be held on Wednesday, May 22, 
from 3 PM - 6 PM at Lacy Park. This is a great opportunity 
to learn more about the Department, including the different 
types of equipment it uses, such as lawnmowers, backhoes, 
loaders and lift trucks. Stop by to learn more and see these 
cool machines up close!


City Council Meeting

Wednesday, May 8 at 6:00 PM; City Hall Council Chambers 
and Zoom (Public Access)

Recreation Commission Meeting

Monday, May 13 at 6:00 PM; Barth Room and Zoom (Public 

Design Review Committee Meeting

Wednesday, May 15 at 6:00 PM; Barth Room and Zoom 
(Public Access)

Restoration Concert: New 
Hollywood String Quartet


 The Friends of the South 
Pasadena Public Library are 
set, May 19 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 
p.m., to present a Restoration 
Concert featuring the New 
Hollywood String Quartet. 
The concert will be held in 
the beautiful historic Library 
Community Room at 1115 El 
Centro St. in South Pasadena. 
Tickets are available at the 
door for $25. 

 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:

City Public Hearing for 
Water Rates Adjustments

 The Pasadena City Council 
is set to hold a public hearing 
on June 3 at 5:30 p.m. to 
consider the adoption of 
adjustments to the existing 
water rates and rate structure. 
The public is encouraged to 
participate. Pasadena Water 
and Power (PWP) mailed 
a public hearing notice to 
water customers. The notice 
includes a recommended 
rate structure redesign and 
adjustment information as 
well as details regarding the 
public hearing.

 "PWP is committed to 
providing reliable and 
high-quality water to the 
community and is proposing 
the water rate adjustments to 
help cover rising operating 
costs and provide funding 
for critical improvements to 
water infrastructure."

 Individual customer bill 
impacts will vary based on 
customer type, water meter 
size, and amount of water 
used. To help customers 
estimate potential impacts 
the proposed adjustments 
may have on their water bill, 
PWP developed an online 
“bill estimator,” which is 
a simplified version of all 
billing inputs (actual bills 
may vary). The intent is to 
provide customers with a 
general sense of how their 
household budgets might be 
impacted based on individual 
projections of their water 
use. The bill estimator also 
shows the changes proposed 
to be effective for sewer and 
refuse services from the City 
of Pasadena Public Works 

 Community meetings 
regarding the PWP water 
rate adjustments will be held:

Wednesday, April 24 at 6 p.m.

Virtual, RSVP: PWPweb.

Wednesday, May 1 at 6:30 

Victory Park Recreation 
Center, 2572 Paloma Street

Thursday, May 23 at 2 p.m.

Robinson Park Recreation 
Center, 1081 N. Fair Oaks 

Public Hearing:

Monday, June 3 at 5:30 p.m.

City Council Chambers, 
100 North Garfield Avenue, 
Room S249

 For more information 

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