Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, April 3, 2021

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Signs ADAAgreement 

just give you updates on a bi-
monthly basis.” 

 She said the first update could 
be in two weeks. 

According to county officials, 
the project will establish 
a permanent stormwater 
maintenance area that allows 
for the creation of 70 acres 
of enhanced habitat and 
recreational opportunities for 
local communities.

 “Once, literally, the dust settles, 
this is going to be a project 
that is going to be something 
many neighbors are going to 
want, especially with the native 
vegetation being put back into 
the area,” 

Photo by D. Lee/MVNews

The United States 
Attorney’s Office 
announced Monday 
that they have signed 
agreements with Hotels 
across Southern California, 
including a Super 8 in 
Pasadena, to resolve 
investigations pursuant 
to the Americans with 
Disabilities Act (ADA).

 The agreements were 
finalized over a one-year 
period that began last April 
and concluded Monday 
with the 27th agreement. 
After federal investigations 
into the hotels revealed 
non-compliance with 
various provisions of the 
ADA pertaining to “public 
accommodations,” the 
various hotels agreed to 
remedy the violations, with 
some agreeing to stop the 
illegal practice of charging 
more for accessible rooms 

– a “disability tax” of upto $25 when compared 
to similar non-accessible 
Various hotels also 
agreed to relief that 
includes adding additional 
accessible rooms 
and communication 
features for persons with 
disabilities, ensuring that 
booking websites provide 
sufficient information 
about accessible features, 
and the payment of civil 
Ten entities have signed 
letters of resolution and 
agreed to come into 
compliance with the ADA. 
They are:
Rodeway Inn & Suites 
in Hollywood and 
Lynwood; Two Rodeway 
Inn locations, one near 
Maingate Knott’s and one 
known as Regalodge (in 
Glendale); Vantage Point 
Inn (formerly known as 
Knights Inn Woodland 
Hills); Super 8 locations 
near LAX, and in Pasadena, 
Santa Clarita, and San Luis 
Obispo; and Red Lion 
Hotels Corporation.

 Another seventeen hotels 
across Southern California 
also entered into settlement 

 “It is unfair and illegal 
for private entities that 
own or operate public 
accommodations such 
as hotels to discriminate 
against people with 
disabilities,” said Acting 
United States Attorney 
Tracy Wilkison. “I 
commend the hotels in 
this district that have 
demonstrated their 
commitment to ensuring 
full access for persons with 
disabilities by cooperating 
in our investigations and 
by agreeing to comply with 
the ADA.”

 For more information 
on the ADA, or to file a 
complaint, call the ADA 
Information Line at 800514-
0301 or 800-514-0383 
(TDD), or visit the ADAwebsite at: 

County givesUpdate on 
Devil’s Gate 

By Dean Lee

 Los Angeles County officials 
said Wednesday that the Devil’s 
Gate Restoration Project in 
Hahamongna is ahead of 
schedule and that cleaning 
out 1.7 million cubic yards of 
sediment will be completed at 
the end of this season. 

 “We have a little over 350,000 
yards to move out,” they said.

 Wednesday’s meeting was a 
joint video conference between 
Los Angeles County Supervisor 
Kathryn Barger and the city 

 “We are still facing the issue 
of these dirty filthy diesel send them to the Department 
trucks, and these scientific of Public Works, let then know 
study shows us that we have a I have been on site,” Barger 
long way to go, with that, we said. “When I see things like 
have questions about idling, trucks leaving with out a tarp 
questions about staging,” said or something, I will be the first 
Nina Chomsky, President Linda to bring it to their attention. As 
Vista~Annandale Association. well as any idling trucks.” 
“People in the Arroyo when Gordo said that he wanted 
their recreating don’t realize to bring the issues to the city 
they are breathing, when this Public Safety Committee for 
project starts back up again in updates. 
April, fine particulate matter. “All three of us [Councilmember 

 Pasadena Mayor Victor Gordo Tyron Hampton] myself along 
said that, to him, there seamed with Councilmember 
to be more trucks idling around John Kennedy are on that 
the parameters of the Devil’s committee,” he said adding that 
Gate Restoration Project. Councilmember Steve Madison 

 “I drive by this constantly, all also has interest in the project. 
times of day, take pictures and Barger said, “why don’t we 

Altadena Read, Shop,
National Library Week 

The Altadena Libraries is set to 
join libraries across the country, 
From April 4 through April 10, 
in celebrating National Library 
Week, an annual observance 
honoring libraries and their 
important role in communities. 
Amidst celebrations of this 
valuable observance, the 
Altadena Library District 
also announced the phased 
reopening of its buildings after 
a brief closure to prevent the 
spread of COVID-19. Details 
of the new in-person hours and 
services can be found at www. 

 “COVID-19 has given our staff, 
volunteers, and community 
the crucial opportunity to 
expand our vision of library 
service,” District Director 
Nikki Winslow said. “While we 
are pleased to expand services 
to open our doors at a limited 
capacity, we also are thrilled 
to implement new ways of 
connecting our community 
with local resources through 
our outreach and partnership 
efforts. We want to turn the 
lessons we learned about our 
team’s innovation and creativity 
during COVID-19 into 
sustainable, newly imagined 
ways of providing library 
services beyond our buildings’ 

 National Library Week will 
mark the launch of Read 
Local, Shop Local, a program 
that provides exclusive offers 
and discounts to customers 
that present their Altadena 
Library cards at checkout at 
participating area businesses, 
which currently include A 
Noise Within Theatre, Altadena 
Ale House, Café de Leche, El 
Patron, Hoopla! An Emporium 
of Good Things, Little Red Hen 
Café, Photography by Walt, 
and Tacos Casa. Shoppers can 
explore a full list of discounts 

 Throughout National Library 
Week, the Altadena Library 
District’s social media channels 
(Facebook, Instagram, and 
Twitter @AltadenaLibrary) will 
also highlight the important 
work its staff has been doing 
across Altadena throughout 
the pandemic to connect with 
organizations across a variety 

of fields through intentional 
outreach and relationship 
building, bolstering its ability 
to connect its community with 
the many resources that help 
Altadena thrive.

 “The future of the modern 
library is dependent on its 
human connections in the 
community,” says Assistant 
Director Viktor Sjöberg. 
“Books go in and out of print, 
technology evolves, and we all 
continue to access information 
in new ways… The one constant 
in our work in libraries is our 
connection to community, 
and we are in commitment 
to learning in conversation 
with our community and 
developing innovative ways for 
our libraries to meet their ever-
evolving needs.”

 Celebrate National Library 
Week by signing up for a library 
card. Beyond books, other 
traditional library materials, 
and now local discounts, the 
benefits of having an Altadena 
Library card now include access 
to laptops, hotspots, telescopes, 
sewing machines, and virtual 
reality equipment of the 
District’s Library of Things and 
more (see our top 10 favorite 
benefits at www.altadenalibrary.
org/10benefits)! To sign up for 
your very own Altadena Library 
card, sign up online at https:// or 
visit the Altadena Main Library 
or Bob Lucas Memorial Library 
in person.

 About Altadena Library 
District: For over 90 years, 
the Altadena Library District 
has been bringing people and 
ideas together for an Altadena 
where all are learning, growing, 
and thriving together. More 
information about Altadena 
Library District is available at 

Dumpster Day

 Athens Services is 
partnering with the City 
of South Pasadena for the 
annual free Dumpster Day 
event. Residents of South 
Pasadena are welcome to 
bring their large, bulky items 
for free disposal. Senior 
curbside pickup will also 
be available, register before 
April 9. The event will be 
held on Saturday, April 17 
from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 
on Arroyo Drive, just south 
of Mission Street.

 For any questions call, 
(626) 403-7240. 

Al Fresco 
April 17!

 Join South Pasadena on 
the 3rd Saturday of the 
month for an Al Fresco 
day of shopping and dining 
in support of our South 
Pasadena small businesses! 
Enjoy strolling the streets 
of South Pasadena – find 
something fabulous at one 
of the shops and stop for a 
bite at your favorite eatery. 
Head to our Guide to South 
Pasadena to map out the 
places you’d like to hit!

 Some stores will have 
goods and services on the 
sidewalk, others will have 
their doors open to welcome 
customers in. Restaurants 
will be serving food ‘al 
fresco’ and to go. Some may 
have limited capacity indoor 
seating as well.

 Hours may vary – check 
with your favorite store or 

 As always, masks and social 
distancing are required. Al 
Fresco South Pasadena is 
held on the 3rd Saturday of 
every month. 

Mountain Views-News Saturday, April 3, 2021 

ArtCenter College ofDesign President to Retire 

 In a letter to the college 
community last Friday, 
ArtCenter College of 
Design President Dr. Lorne 

M. Buchman (pictured) 
announced his plans to 
retire on June 30, 2022. 
“My time at the college 
has represented, without 
question, the peak of my 
professional life, and I will 
be forever grateful to this 
remarkable community for 
the opportunity to serve as 
its president,” Buchman said. 
“It has been most energizing 
to witness how this college 
has evolved over the years… 
I am inspired by our 
transformation and quite 
dazzled by how far we have 
come in our commitment to 
create excellence in art and 
design education.”

 While retiring from higher 
education, Buchman hinted 
at other projects he’d like to 
pursue, including writing 
another book—he recently 
completed Make to Know: 
From Spaces of Uncertainty 
to Creative Discovery 
(Thames & Hudson, August 
2021)—and producing a 
documentary about the 
creative process, in addition 
to other innovative pursuits.

 Among Buchman’s goals 
for the next 15 months 
are to ensure a safe return 
to campus for students, 
faculty and staff; to engage 
the community in forward-
looking plans for a post-
pandemic ArtCenter; and to 
establish a two-year strategic 
agenda for the college—all to 
ensure that his successor will 
have a strong foundation to 
steward the college into the 

 The College has evolved 
significantly during 
Buchman’s tenure, with 
sustained and noteworthy 
enhancements across all 
aspects of college life, 
including community 
building, resource 
development, program 
growth and campus 

 In 2018, the City of Pasadena 
approved a comprehensive 
master plan for ArtCenter 
that charts a 15-year vision 
for the College’s physical 
campuses. The plan 
incorporates long-term 
plans for enhanced facilities 
and establishes a framework 
to guide development across 
both ArtCenter campuses 
and ensure that future 
changes remain in service to 
an engaged community.

 During Buchman’s tenure, 
ArtCenter also established 
new satellite locations 
beyond Pasadena, including 
ArtCenter DTLA (a gallery 
space in downtown Los 

Angeles); and a working 
studio classroom at the 
Petersen Automotive 
Museum in West L.A.

 Following Buchman’s 
announcement, Su Mathews 
Hale, chair of ArtCenter’s 
board of trustees, said, 
“The board is indebted to 
Lorne for his superb and 
compassionate leadership. 
His diligent work has 
always been in service to 
our students, ensuring they 
receive the best possible art 
and design education and 
learn skills that will benefit 
them and influence the 
world around them long 
into the future. 

“The college has changed 
immeasurably over the years, 
and the board commends 
Lorne for his countless 
successes as president,” 
Mathews Hale continued. 
“While we’re sad to learn 
about his departure, we’re 
grateful for all he has done 
for the school and know that 
he’ll continue to produce 
meaningful and creative 
work. We wish him the best 
in his future adventures.” 

Chair emeritus, Robert C. 
Davidson Jr., who presided 
as chair during much of 
Buchman’s tenure, added, 
“Lorne has been the best 
President that ArtCenter 
or any other college could 
have. We have benefitted 
immensely from Lorne’s 
leadership, his admiration for 
the ArtCenter community 
and his deep affinity for 
the creative process. It has 
been my pleasure to work 
alongside him and he will be 
greatly missed.” 

Mathews Hale and the 
board of trustees have 
already begun planning the 
search for a successor. Input 
from all constituencies 
within the community—
including students, faculty, 
staff and alumni—will be a 
critical part of the process.

 Founded in 1930 and located 
in Pasadena, California, 
ArtCenter College of Design 
is a global leader in art and 
design education. ArtCenter 
offers 11 undergraduate 
and seven graduate degrees 
in a wide variety of art and 
design disciplines. 

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