Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, March 20, 2021

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The Pasadena city council is set 
Monday to consider adopting a 
Hero or Hazard Pay Ordinance 
similar to an ordinance 
approved by The Los Angeles 
County Board of Supervisors 
and one passed in Long Beach. 
The LA County $5 ordinance 
took effect February 26. 
According to a city staffreport, Economic Development 
Manager Eric Duyshart said, the 
recent Hero Pay ordinances have 
targeted retail grocery stores, 
retail drug stores, and other 
large stores of 85,000 square feet 
or more that dedicate more than 
10 percent of their floor space to 
grocery or pharmaceutical drug 
In Los Angeles County, the 
ordinance creates an employer 
responsibility to increase 
the wages of all non-exempt 
employees who work at least 
two hours per week by $5 per 
hour for 120 days, Duyshart’s 
report reads. The Ordinance 
specifically prohibits employers 
from lowering employees’ 
wages to offset the increase and 
prohibits retaliation against 
employees who assert “rights” 
pursuant to the Ordinance-
which includes reducing their 
The council is set to also discuss 
concerns related to costs and 
how an ordinance could creates 
significant challenges in existing 
labor agreements, overtime 
calculations and current non-
discretionary bonuses. Recent 
store closures in Long Beach 
and Los Angeles have coincided 
with the adoption of Hero Pay 
Kroger Co. threatened to 
close a Ralphs store and Food 
4 Less store in Long Beach, that 
represent 25 percent of their 
Long Beach stores over hazard 
pay. The stores are set to close 
April 17. Kroger’s plans also 
call for two Los Angeles Ralphs 
supermarkets and one Food 4 
Less to shutdown May 15. 
Pasadena Chamber of 
Commerce President Paul Little 
urged the council, in a letter, not 
to adopt any ordinances, citing 
numerous reasons including 
an increase in groceries cost, 
the possibility of the city being 
sued and that many store are 
already giving bonuses. Little 
said Ralphs, Stater Bros. and 
Vons are all paying $2 an hour 
for workers. He said Target 
and other stores are also giving 
bonuses to employees that get 
the Covid vaccines. 
Other cities that adopted 
Hero Pay including Pomona, 
Montebello, Santa Ana, Costa 
Mesa, Irvine Santa Monica, and 
West Hollywood. They range 
from $4 to $5 an hour. 
The council meets at 4:30 
p.m. by videoconference. 
For more information visit: 
Assemblymember Chris 
Holden made the following 
statement regarding violence 
and discrimination against 
Asian Americans in light of 
the shooting events, in Atlanta 
Tuesday, at three spas that left 
eight people dead. 
“The long history in the 
United States of racism 
and oppression against 
communities of color and 
gender remain unsettled. The 
tragic events in Atlanta are part 
of a disturbing continuation of 
violence and discrimination 
against Asian Americans and 
Pacific Islanders since the onset 
of the Covid-19 Pandemic. 
Sadly, we have seen it in our 
San Gabriel Valley community 
and throughout California. 
I stand in support and solidarity 
with the Asian American 
Pacific Islander community 
to condemn all acts of hatred 
and bigotry. I will continue to 
work with my colleagues in 
the California Legislature to 
ensure that all members of our 
community – all Americans 
– are treated with dignity and 
respect. Fear has crippled the 
mindsets of our family, friends 
and neighbors enough times 
during this Pandemic, we must 
endure and take steps in unity 
to hold on to the hope we built.” 
on Anti-Asian 
The easing of certain 
COVID restrictions on 
businesses is a breath of 
much needed fresh air. Join 
other businesses across the 
city by participating in an 
Instagram Takeover on 
Friday, March 26th. Show 
solidarity with your fellow 
business owners by posting 
a photo for your business 
anytime on March 26th 
with the “We’re Open, 
Keep Us Open” graphic 
overlay on your Instagram 
account. Be sure to tag 
#shoppasadena. Businesses 
that post photos with 
the graphic overlay 
and tag #shoppasadena 
will be reposted on the 
City’s social account via 
Instagram Stories. 
Shopping local is 
incredibly important. This 
is a great opportunity to 
remind the public that you 
are open for business. To 
download the “We’re Open, 
Keep Us Open” graphic 
overlays, at: visitpasadena.
Calling AllPasadena 
Participate In A Shop 
Pasadena InstagramTakeover Friday 
The Pasadena Tournament 
of Roses announce Thursday 
the 20 bands that will march 
in the Rose Parade on January 
1, 2022. The 2022 parade will 
feature participants originally 
slated for the 2021 parade. 
Bands have kicked off their 
fundraising activities and 
continue to receive community 
support for their trip to the 
133rd Rose Parade presented 
by Honda, themed “Dream. 
Believe. Achieve.” 
The bands will travel to 
Pasadena from across the 
United States and around 
the world, including Italy, 
Japan, Panama and Sweden. 
Thousands of performers 
will enjoy the experience of 
a lifetime when they march 
down Colorado Blvd. on New 
Year’s Day, each with their own 
unique story. The 2022 Rose 
Parade will host eight new 
bands and several bands that 
have been parade mainstays for 
Bands are selected by 
volunteer members of the 
Tournament of Roses based on 
a variety of criteria including 
musicianship, marching ability 
and entertainment or special 
interest value. 
Two bands will be added to the 
lineup when the universities 
participating in the 108th Rose 
Bowl Game are determined in 
- The bands participating are 
listed below, alphabetically.
- Arcadia Apache Marching 
Band and Color Guard, 
Arcadia, CA 
-Banda de Musica La 
Primavera, Santiago, Veraguas, 
- Bands of America Honor 
Band, United States- The Pride of Broken Arrow, 
Broken Arrow, OK 
-Downingtown Blue and Gold 
Marching Band, Downingtown, 
-Georgia State University 
Panther Band, Atlanta, GA- Gibson County Tennessee 
Mass Band, Dyer, TN 
-Hebron Marching Band, 
Carrollton, TX- Homewood Patriot Band, 
Homewood, AL 
-Los Angeles Unified School 
District, All District High 
School Honor Band,Los 
Angeles, CA 
-Mira Mesa High School 
“Sapphire Sound” Marching 
Band and Color Guard, San 
Diego, CA 
-O’Fallon Township High 
School Marching Panthers, 
O’Fallon, IL 
-Pasadena City College, 
Tournament of Roses Honor 
Band and Herald Trumpets, 
Pasadena, CA 
-Royal Swedish Cadet Band, 
Karlskrona, Sweden 
-The Salvation Army 
Tournament of Roses Band, 
Los Angeles, CA- St. Ursula Eichi Sendai Honor 
- Sendai, Miyagi, Japan- Tennessee State University 
Aristocrat of Bands, Nashville, 
-Triuggio Marching Band, 
Triuggio, Monza and Brianza, 
Italy- United States Marine Corps 
West Coast Composite Band, 
MCRD, San Diego and Camp 
Pendleton, CA- Waukee Warrior Regiment, 
Waukee, IA 
Bands that would like to 
participate in the 2023 Rose 
Parade are encouraged to 
apply through an online 
application, available now 
on the Tournament of Roses 
website: tournamentofroses. 
Tournament Names Bands 
Marching in 2022 Parade 
The Huntington Library, 
Art Museum, and Botanical 
Gardens announced this week 
that it will begin to reopen its 
art galleries on April 17, so 
that the public may at last see 
the newly restored masterpiece 
of 18th-century British 
portraiture, The Blue Boy by 
Thomas Gainsborough. In 
addition, “Made in L.A. 2020: 
a version,” the fifth iteration 
of the Hammer Museum’s 
biennial exhibition, will debut 
simultaneously at both the 
Hammer and The Huntington 
in two versions that make up 
the whole. “Made in L.A. 2020” 
will remain on view at both 
institutions through Aug. 1. 
All of The Huntington’s 
galleries have been closed 
since March 2020 as a result 
of the COVID-19 pandemic; 
but, with county public health 
permission to safely reopen 
museums, The Huntington will 
once again welcome visitors to 
three distinct gallery spaces: 
the first floor of the Huntington 
Art Gallery, and the galleries 
where “Made in L.A. 2020” is 
on display—in the MaryLou 
and George Boone Gallery and 
a portion of the Virginia Steele 
Scott Galleries of American 
Planning for the reopening 
of other galleries at The 
Huntington, including the 
Library Exhibition Hall, is 
Those who wish to visit 
The Huntington—either to 
walk in the gardens or to 
enter galleries—must obtain 
a standard online ticket in 
advance at, 
according to requirements 
in place since the gardens 
reopened last July. All visitors 
are required to comply with 
such COVID-related safety 
measures as wearing face 
coverings (even if vaccinated) 
and being screened for 
symptoms, including a 
temperature check. Those 
wishing to enter galleries 
will be required to queue up 
outside gallery doors as needed 
to maintain the Los Angeles 
County occupancy guidelines 
for the Red Tier, which limit 
indoor occupancy to 25 
percent. Inside galleries, visitor 
traffic flow and other distancing 
measures will be enforced. 
For more information visit: 
Huntington to ReopenKey Museum Galleries 
When it was founded in 1904, 
Mount Wilson Observatory 
was home to the world’s largest 
telescope. Since then, the 
observatory’s telescopes have 
been used by world-famous 
astronomers, among them 
the likes of Edwin Hubble 
and George Ellery Hale, to 
make countless extraordinary 
For this month’s Cosmic 
Cocktail Hour, Tim Thompson, 
a Mount Wilson Institute 
trustee, will lead a presentation 
about Mount Wilson 
Observatory’s fascinating 
history Wednesday, April 7, at 
4 p.m. via Zoom, sponsored by 
the Pasadena Senior Center. 
The observatory’s history spans 
from 1889 when astronomy 
was first brought to the isolated 
mountaintop, to 1923 when 
astronomer Margaret Harwood 
became the first woman allowed 
to use the observatory, to 1944 
when astronomer Walter 
Baade took advantage of World 
War II blackout conditions to 
observe stars in the center of 
the Andromeda Galaxy for the 
first time, to today as Mount 
Wilson Observatory carries on 
its storied legacy. 
The cost of the Zoom event 
is only $7 for members of the 
Pasadena Senior Center and 
$10 for nonmembers 50 and 
older. Residency in Pasadena is 
not required. 
To register, visit: and 
click on Events, Clubs and 
Lectures, then Online Events 
or call 626-795-4331. Everyone 
who registers will receive an 
email link to access the Zoom 
event. Anyone who does not 
have WiFi or an email address 
can call 626-795-4331 to 
receive a number to call to join 
this Zoom event by phone. 
Pour your favorite beverage, 
sit back and enjoy the trip. 
For more information about 
online activities and other 
programs and services of the 
Pasadena Senior Center, visit 
the website or call 626-795-
Cosmic Cocktail Hour Mount 
Wilson Observatory History 
Pasadena police 
announced Thursday the 
arrest of a man wanted in 
connection to the armed 
robbery, in early February, 
of Roscoe’s House of 
Chicken & Waffles in the 
800 block of N. Lake Ave. 
The Los Angeles County 
Sheriff ’s department 
arrested Steve Carlos 
Williams, a 43-year 
old Duarte resident on 
unrelated charges. The 
exact arrest date or details 
were not given. 
According to Pasadena 
Lt. Carolyn Gordon, 
Williams had engaged in 
a verbal argument with 
an employee February 3 
around 5:40 p.m. over the 
restaurant’s facial covering 
requirement. The suspect 
refused to comply and 
for unknown reasons, 
produced a handgun while 
threatening the employees. 
The suspect demanded a 
bag of food items and after 
receiving the filled bag, he 
took this food and several 
other food orders, which 
were waiting for customers 
to pick up. He then fled the 
location in a dark colored 
The restaurant’s 
surveillance cameras had 
recorded the incident and 
officers collected the 
video as well as other 
evidentiary items. 
Williams was charged with 
two counts of Robbery and 
two counts of Assault with 
a Firearm. His bail was set 
at $125,000 dollars Gordon 
Anyone with additional 
information about the 
crime should call Pasadena 
police at (626) 744-4501. 
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City Council to Discuss Hero/Hazard Pay