February 8, 2014 Meeting Summary


E-mail and phone reminders


5 members


Agenda Items:

The meeting began about 11:18 am

  • Kaiser Urgent Care opening at Foothill and Sierra Madre Villa
    • An Urgent Care Center for Kaiser plan members is opening on February 19 in the Kaiser medical offices on the south west corner of Foothill Blvd and Sierra Madre Villa Ave.
    • As the leases of other building tenants have expired, Kaiser (which bought the building) has been expanding into the space they had occupied.
    • The Urgent Care Center will be open (at least initially) every day of the year from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    • It has three triage cubicles and 11 or 12 treatment “rooms”.  Some of the rooms are enclosed with glass fronts, other just have curtains.  Each one has a computer station for the electronic medical records.  Some, if not all, of them have a television for the patient’s use.
    • At busy times of day there will be three urgent care physicians on duty in addition to nurses and assistants.
    • A CT scanner has already been installed and is in use by the x-ray department.
    • Additional specialties have already started up in the building or are about to, including physical therapy, physical medicine, and psychiatry.  Think they said that 13 specialties were already offered (some on a rotating schedule with other locations).
  • Annual Newsletter content and distribution plan
    • It is time again to write, reproduce, and distribute the annual newsletter.
    • In addition to the requisite introduction of the Neighborhood Association and invitation to participate in the Annual Election of Officers, content or content ideas are needed.
    • What should we write about?  Lots has happened the past year, but aren’t aware of much that is about to happen.
    • Potential topics:
      • Water main construction activity through our neighborhood, which is hopefully almost over
      • Condo building project on SE corner of SMV and Foothill which is probably starting soon
      • Soccer field proposal as of last June (haven’t heard anything more recent)
      • Recollections of neighborhood history by long time residents
  • Annual Election of Association Officers in March
    • The March meeting is the time for our annual election of officers of East Eaton Wash Neighborhood Association.
    • Which officers are willing to stand for re-election?  President and vice-president are willing if someone else doesn’t offer.
    • Anyone new want to run for election as an officer?
    • Officer positions are:
      • President – chair meetings; officially represent the association to external parties
      • Vice President – support and act in place of President or Secretary as needed
      • Secretary – publicize meetings; record and distribute meeting minutes; maintain contact list.
      • Treasurer – receive, keep safe, track, report on, and disburse Association funds. (So far the Association has never had any funds. Until we have a specific need for funds, we’ve been avoiding the legal hassles.)
  • Local Crime Summary
    • For the last month, from crimemapping.com:
      • Fri Jan 24, 11:40 am, 400 block Vineyard Pl, Residential Burglary
        Neighbors think this was at house under reconstruction
      • Mon Jan 13, 12:11 pm, 3000 block E Orange Grove Bl (Gwinn or Sunnyslope park), Assault
  • Pasadena Police Curbside Coffee & Chat
    • Pasadena Police now have a “Mobile Command Post” that they use for their Curbside Coffee & Chat program that they started a couple years ago.
    • The Community Services Section – Neighborhood Outreach Unit uses the new Mobile Command Post “to meet and greet community members throughout the City of Pasadena. The Mobile Command Post Curbside Coffee & Chat allows Pasadena Police Officers, Park Safety Specialist, Safe Schools Officers and support staff to meet the people we serve, make new friends and rekindle relationships. “
    • “The Mobile Command Post is being utilized as a highly visible and recognizable platform from which to host informal curbside coffee & chats with residents in neighborhoods throughout Pasadena. These informal meetings allow for neighbors and their children to step out of their homes and to be greeted at the curbside by uniformed officers operating the Mobile Command Post. It’s an excellent opportunity for neighbors to socialize and meet with officers and police volunteers while sharing information that can drive enforcement efforts and deter crime. “
    • If you would like to request a curbside coffee & chat visit, contact Officer Ralph Ordonez at 626-744-7651 or email: [email protected]
  • “Your Water: The Big Picture” event
    • Wednesday February 26, 2014
      6:30 pm
      Pasadena Convention Center
    • From the press release:  “The City of Pasadena is hosting a Your Water: The Big Picture event to discuss the challenges of resolving California’s long term water issues and what we can do to help! The event will feature water industry experts and is free of charge.  Refreshments will be served and each attendee will leave with a free water conservation kit.  Join us for an educational and eventful evening.  To register simply call (626) 744-3715.”
    • From the flyer: “Build your own free conservation kit, enter a raffle to win a rain barrel, and learn about life’s most precious resource at the Your Water: The Big Picture event. Our panel of experts will focus on where our water comes from, the challenges of resolving California’s long term water issues, and Pasadena’s strategy to achieve local sustainability through water conservation and recycled water.”
  • anything else attendees wish to discuss
    • 100th birthday
      • Congratulations to Margaret Sarmast on her 100th birthday this past week. Margaret is the original resident, since 1947, of her house on Las Lunas Street.
    • Hastings Branch Library anniversary celebration on Feb 22
      • You are invited to attend the celebration of 55 years since the Hastings Branch Library was opened on February 17, 1959.
      • Saturday February 22, 2014,  2 pm to 4 pm.
      • In addition to refreshments, there will be singing and dancing, primarily involving children.

Next meeting is March 8, 11:15 am, at Hastings Branch Library

Adjourned about 12 pm