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Mountain Views News Saturday, March 5, 2011



The Arcadia Senior Services and the SoCal Movement Disorder Society Arcadia Support 
Group is having a free health presentation at the Arcadia Community Center, 365 Campus 
Drive on Friday, March 18 at 2:00pm. The SoCal Movement Disorder and Parkinson’s 
support group meets every third Friday of the month at 2:00pm. Meetings are held at the 
Arcadia Community Center. The March guest speaker will be Dr. Demerjian. He is very 
knowledgeable on how TMJ treatments help with Parkinson’s symptoms. Dr. Demerjian 
received his dental degree from the University of the Pacific in 1990. He has earned a Fellowship 
in the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, the International College of Craniomandibular 
Orthopedics and a Certified Forensic Consultant along with being a Diplomat 
in American Academy of Pain Management. He is a graduate from the renowned center of 
Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. Since 2004, he has limited his practice to 
the treatment of TMJ Disorders, headaches, facial pain, and more. He has dental practices 
in Glendora and Burbank.

Please call Arcadia Senior Services 626.574.5130 before March 11th if attending. This is for 
individuals 50 years of age and older.

Sho Tay Citizen of the Year

Tay Citizen of Year; Costanza retires; Hoffman president – March 31 dinner

This year’s annual Arcadia Chamber of Commerce 
Citizen of the Year and officer installation 
dinner at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 31, at Santa 
Anita Park’s ornate Chandelier Room in the Turf 
Club, will have several levels of significance.

Sho Tay will receive the Chamber’s prestigious 
Arcadia Citizen of the Year Award; Chamber 
VP Bob Hoffman of Merrill Lynch will be inducted 
as president, and executive director Beth 
Costanza will be recognized for nearly 12 years 
of service.

Tay’s honor is in recognition of his many years 
of seemingly inexhaustible volunteering with 
many local organizations, including the Chamber, 
most of which he has headed at one point, 
such as the Arcadia Chinese Association, the Arcadia 
Masons and Masonic Center, and next the 
Boy Scouts. He has also served on the boards of 
the Red Cross and currently serves on the boards 
of the Arboretum Foundation, the Arcadia Historical 
Society, and Arcadia’s Best Foundation. 
He was next in line to become Chamber president 
last year until he had to step down to run 
for City Council.

Tickets for the event are $65 per person — 
rsvp by March 24 by calling (626) 447-2159; e-
mail, or click here to 
order tickets at Chamber web site.

Program advertising and sponsorships are 
available as follows:

Gold sponsor: $1,500 – reserved table of 10; full 
page ad, front page listing

Program sponsor: $1,000 – front page listing & 
logo on each page

Silver sponsor: $900 – reserved table of 10 & 
front page listing

Back cover ad: $300

Inside front cover ad: $295

Inside back cover ad: $275

Other full page adL $225

Half-page ad: $145

Business card size ad: $35


Senior Classes

The City of Arcadia Recreation 
& Community Services 
Department – Senior Services 
Division is offering spring classes 
for adults (50 years of age 
and older) beginning Monday, 
March 7th on-line for residents 
only and March 14th for walk-
in, mail-in and fax-in. Arcadia 
Senior Services offers an array 
of fitness classes to promote 
health and vitality for adults 
by strengthening the heart, 
muscles, and bones. Certified 
instructors Amy Espinosa, Bonnie 
Smithson, Pam Wagoner, 
Lynette Whiting, Kristen Cunningham 
and Arnold Chien offer 
courses in Aerobics, Gentle 
Yoga, Multi-level Yoga, Strength 
Training, Line Dancing, Hoopnotics, 
Zumba Gold and Kinetic 
Tai Chi. We also offer Watercolor 
Painting with instructor 
Pradeepa Thirumulu and Oil 
Painting with instructor KT 
Boyce. All classes begin in April 
and will be held at the Arcadia 
Community Center, located at 
365 Campus Drive or the new 
Dana Gym, 1401 S. First Avenue 
in Arcadia.

For more information please 
call 626.574.5130 or log onto the 
city’s website at and look for the online link 
to recreation programs.

Arcadia Police Blotter

For the period of Sunday, February 20, through Saturday, February 
26, the Police Department responded to 985 calls for service of 
which 120 required formal investigations. The following is a summary 
report of the major incidents handled by the Department 
during this period.

Sunday, February 20:

Around 9:27 a.m., a license plate check on an Acura revealed that 
the license plate belonged to a Chevy. A traffic stop was conducted 
at Sunset and Balboa and investigation revealed that the 33-year-
old male Caucasian had switched the license plate because the 
Chevy plate had a valid registration. Additional license plates from 
vehicles destined for the salvage yard were also found. The driver 
was arrested for expired registration, unlawful display of registration, 
no proof of insurance, and an outstanding warrant.

2. A traffic stop was initiated at Peck and Clark around 7:58 p.m. 
on a vehicle that had a warrant attached to it. A 34-year-old male 
Hispanic was taken into custody for driving on a suspended license, 
providing a false name to officers, and a $20,000 outstanding 

Monday, February 21:

3. Between 3:15 p.m. on February 18 and 8:02 a.m. on February 21, 
a commercial burglary occurred in the 00 block of West Foothill. 
Unknown suspect(s) entered the business by removing a glass pane 
from a glass door. The suspect(s) then ransacked the office and 
stole cash, iPod dock speakers, and a bottle of Valium.

4. Another commercial burglary occurred in the 1000 block of 
North Santa Anita between 6:30 p.m. on February 19 and 10:42 
a.m. on February 21. Unknown suspect(s) broke the door handle 
to enter the hair salon and took property.

Tuesday, February 22:

5. Units were called to BJ’s restaurant around 5:15 p.m. in reference 
to an employee refusing to leave the location. A 25-year-old male 
Hispanic employee showed up to work and began drinking beer at 
the bar. When the manager told him to leave for being intoxicated, 
he refused. The suspect was combative and pushed and spat at officers. 
The man was arrested for battery, obstructing/resisting, and 
disorderly conduct.

6. A private person’s arrest was made at Arcadia Presbyterian 
Church, 121 Alice, around 10:12 p.m. A 27-year-old male Caucasian 
transient was found inside a music room after hours and 
was taken into custody for trespassing and 3 outstanding warrants 
totaling $120,000.

Wednesday, February 23:

7. A residential burglary occurred in the 200 block of West Las 
Flores between 9:45 a.m. and 10:03 a.m. A male Hispanic, posing 
as an AT&T employee, confronted an elderly resident outside the 
home and indicated that he needed to check out the phone lines 
inside the house. While the resident accompanied the man during 
the inspection, another male Hispanic suspect entered the house, 
ransacked rooms, and stole cash from a bedroom. The theft was 
captured on surveillance video.

8. Between 10:00 a.m. and 8:30 p.m., a residential burglary occurred 
in the 500 block of West Wistaria. Unknown suspect(s) pried open 
a rear sliding glass door, ransacked rooms, and stole cash, expensive 
jewelry and watch, flatscreen television, laptop computer, and 
other electronic equipment.

Thursday, February 24:

9. Units responded to the 1100 block of West Duarte around 2:41 
p.m. in reference to a domestic dispute. During an argument, the 
suspect choked and struck his wife. The victim had abrasions, 
scratch marks, and redness to her neck. An emergency protection 
order was obtained and served.

10. A traffic collision occurred at East Foothill and North Santa 
Anita around 5:00 p.m. Investigation revealed that a car was 
stopped at a red traffic signal when an intoxicated driver rear-ended 
the stopped vehicle. A 53-year-old male Caucasian was arrested 
for DUI, driving on a suspended license for DUI, and no proof of 

Friday, February 25:

11. A grand theft occurred at the Arcadia High School boys’ gym 
between 2:00 p.m. on February 18 and 8:00 a.m. on February 22. A 
$3500 violin was stolen from an unsecured locker.

12. Loss prevention personnel from Hollister detained a male juvenile 
for theft around 1:06 p.m. Investigation revealed that two 
male Hispanic suspects entered the store with shopping bags. The 
suspects concealed merchandise in the bags and fled the scene 
when they were confronted by store personnel. After a lengthy 
foot pursuit, a 17-year-old suspect was apprehended and taken into 
custody for commercial burglary. Store merchandise worth about 
$627 was recovered.

Saturday, February 2

13. Around 12:29 p.m., units responded to an art school located 
in the 500 block of South First in reference to a commercial 
burglary that just occurred. A male African-American suspect, 18-
20 years of age, entered the reception area and stole a laptop computer 
and a wallet. The reception area was occupied by children 
and adults during the time of the theft.

14. Loss prevention personnel from Sport Chalet advised that 
they had detained two women for theft around 3:06 p.m. The suspects 
brought large shopping bags into the store and filled them 
with snowboarding equipment and clothing. Private persons’ arrests 
were made, and the Caucasian women, ages 18 and 19, were 
taken into custody for commercial burglary.

Mardi Gras to Benefit Emergency 
Services at Methodist Hospital

 Methodist Hospital’s 16th annual Mardi Gras will 
be next Tuesday, March 8, at Sirona’s, Santa Anita 

Proceeds from this year’s gala will support the 
hospital’s emergency department, which provides 
critical care to San Gabriel Valley residents 24 
hours a day. 

This fall, the emergency department will move 
into the new North Tower, where it will be well 
prepared to meet the community’s critical needs 
during a disaster or anytime. 

Mardi Gras co-chairs Jan McEachern and Cheryl 
Wolf and their committee began planning the Fat 
Tuesday celebration months ago to ensure a successful 
night of festivities. 

“Cheryl and I are thrilled with the show of support 
from our sponsors,” McEachern said. “This 
year will be a fundraising success, thanks to their 

This year’s top sponsors include Physician Associates/
Healthcare Partners LLP, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest 
Posey, Arcadia Radiology Medical Group, Congress 
Medical Associates, 

Drs. Durdana Gilani and Hafeez Khan and Medic-
1 Ambulance Service, Inc. With the support of 
these and many other sponsors, this event will go 
along way to support 

emergency services at Methodist Hospital. 

Mardi Gras guests will taste the culinary delights 
of many restaurants, including Cafe Massilia, Casa 
del Rey, Green Street Restaurant, Matt Denny’s, 

Melting Pot, Restaurant Devon and The Patio. 

 “What makes this event so unique and enjoyable 
is the incredible cuisine sponsored by our generous 
participating restaurants,” Wolf said. “Our 
guests look forward to the 

variety of food offered at this event and this year 
we have a few surprises up our sleeves.”

Long-time Methodist Hospital supporters Dave 
and Grace Cashion are this year’s honorees. Arcadia 
residents for more than 37 years, the Cashions 
have given their time and 

resources to support the hospital. 

Tickets are $80 each. To reserve your ticket, contact 
Gloria Rico at 626-821-2340 or at mardigras@

About Methodist Hospital

Founded in 1903, Methodist Hospital is a 460-
bed, not-for-profit hospital serving Arcadia and 
surrounding communities. Services include comprehensive 
acute care such as medical, surgical, 
perinatal, pediatrics, oncology, intensive care 
(neonatal and adult) and complete cardiovascular 
services, including open-heart surgery. Methodist 
Hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission. 

to Nose Work 
and Variety 
Dog Training!

Looking for something fun 
to do with your dog? The Recreation 
and Community Services 
Department is offering an 
urban dog sport class. Nose 
Works builds confidence, burns 
excess energy and strengthens 
the bond with your dog. 
Dogs have an amazing sense 
of smell and a natural desire 
to hunt. This class focuses on 
teaching you how to encourage 
and develop your dog’s natural 
scenting abilities by using their 
desire to hunt and their love of 
toys, food and exercise. This 
class begins Thursday, April 
21st and is held at the Arcadia 
Community Center, 365 Campus 
Drive, Arcadia on the back 
patio. Class times are 6:00-
7:30pm or 7:45-9:15pm. Cost 
is $120 for eight weeks. 

We also offer Variety Dog 
Training which offers tricks, 
rally, agility, nose work, obedience 
and more! Each week will 
focus on a new activity or dog 
sport that will stimulate your 
canine companion’s mind and 
body. This class begins Saturday, 
May 7th and is also held 
on the back patio of the Community 
Center. Class times are 
1:15-2:15pm for a cost of $75 
for five weeks. 

Call 626.574.5113 today for 
more information or go to the 
city’s website at under the Recreation 
and Community Services 


Learn how to best utilize Facebook, YouTube and LinkedIn on March 12 while helping out the annual 
cancer awareness 24-hour walk event Relay for Life.

Arcadia-based social network consultants HUTdogs will provide a seminar on how to use and 
maximize the effectiveness of those social media from 9 a.m. – 12 noon Saturday, March 12, at Hilton 
Garden Inn, 99 North Second Avenue Arcadia.

The only cost is whatever donation you would like to make, all of which will go to Relay for Life’s 
Team Ta Ta’s. (Suggested donation $30, but anything will help.)

You may also win a door prize.

Advanced registration is required at

Learn how to use these power tools for business, in your career, and for fun. Join the discussion and 
bring your questions:

Facebook: Learn about the recent changes on facebook and how to keep your business and personal 
lives separate all under one account. You will learn from HUTdogs, a leader in facebook training, 
custom fan page builds and internet marketing. 

YouTube: Learn why YouTube is one of the best tools you can use to increase your ranking on 
Google. Learn how to set up your account and best practices for tagging and descriptions. You’ll 
learn from Mike Albers, an open house marketing expert and leader in internet marketing for realtors. 

LinkedIn: Learn how to use Linked to connect with other business professionals. Learn how to use 
group discussions to build a long-lasting network that can serve you in your current work and future 
employment. Ferdinand Villegas, Territory Manager with Philips Lifeline, will show you how he uses 
the tools on LinkedIn to build his connections. 

Around the World in 127 Acres: 

A Look at the Arboretum’s Truly Cosmopolitan Plant Collections

Saturdays, 1:30-3pm - see dates below

$5 member per class / $7 non-member per class

Please call 626.821.4623 or you may pay at the class

Meet in the Arboretum Library, rain or shine.

Instructor: Frank McDonough

This class is held in the garden, and requires walking throughout the collections. 

The Arboretum’s collection of over 18,000 plants is divided into five geographic sections, two greenhouses, 
and other specialty exhibits. Botanical Information consultant Frank McDonough will take 
you onto the grounds to learn more about these extensive collections. Be sure to wear comfortable 
shoes, a hat and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty—and bring drinking water.

March 12 Plants That Changed the World: A tour that takes a look at plants in the Arboretum 
collection that have had dramatic effects on the history of human beings.

March 26 Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice: An in-depth look at the Arboretum herb 
garden—a collection of culinary, medicinal, dye, fiber, sacred and spiritual plants.

April 9 Survivor-plant: Swamp: You are a garden petunia dropped into the everglades of 
Florida; what structures and strategies do you evolve to survive?

April 23 “Ant’ics: Ants have incredibly interesting relationships with plants; we’ll look at some 
of the more unusual ones that are connected to the Arboretum’s collection.

May 7 Cape Coolness: South Africa has long been source of fascinating ornamental plants 
for Southern California—this tour looks at our extensive South African collection and how it paved 
the way for today’s water-conscious landscaping.

May 21 Mexican Marvels: Hidden on the back-side of Tallac knoll is a fascinating collection 
of plants from south of the border. This tour takes a look at that collection and some that may even 
be candidates for Southern California landscapes.

Kid’s Night Out – 

Arcadia Community Center Shamrock Shakedown!

Friday, March 11th – 6-11pm

Recreation Staff and Volunteers will offer themed games, two movies (The Princess and the Frog (G) 
& Peter Pan (G), delicious dinner and supervision so mom and dad can have a night on the town or 
a quiet evening at home. Children must be at least four years of age to attend. All activities will be 
geared toward elementary school children; anyone younger must be potty trained. The cost is $15.00 
per child and also includes snacks and beverages. Registration for Kid’s Night Out can be done by fax, 
626.821.4370 or by coming into the Recreation Office, 375 Campus Drive, Arcadia, CA 91007. For 
more information please call 626.574.5113!