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Mountain Views News Saturday, April 23, 2011 

Park Appreciation 


The Nutro Company’s ROOM TO RUN™ 
Dog Park Appreciation Project

To support community dog parks and 
off-leash areas, The Nutro Company has 
teamed up with the City of Arcadia to 
host the ROOM TO RUN™ Dog Park 
Appreciation Project on May 7, 2011. Led 
by associates from The Nutro Company in partnership with City 
of Arcadia and members of the community, the ROOM TO 
RUN™ Project is a nationwide effort to enhance and revitalize dog 
parks in 30 cities across the U.S. and Canada. This year the dog 
park in Arcadia has been chosen to be a part of the program. Last 
year, volunteers spent more than 1,500 man hours improving 
parks in their communities. So, roll up your sleeves and come 
join us this year!

ROOM TO RUN™ projects will vary by location, but park projects 
may include painting fences, providing benches, picking up trash 
and landscaping. In an effort to focus on enhancements and for 
the safety of the dogs, pet owners may want to consider leaving 
their four-legged pals at home during the enhancements and 
bring them to the park following the event.

WHERE: Arcadia Dog Park (Eisenhower Park) located on 
the corner of Colorado Boulevard and Second 

WHO: Local community of dog owners (and lovers!) and 
The Nutro Company & the City of Arcadia’s Recreation and 
Community Services Department 

WHEN: May 7, 2011Check in begins at 8am, event is from 9am to 12pm

50% off 2 months rent
From Arcadia’s Best


The Arcadia High School Varsity 
(World) Percussion line are now 
national champions after winning 
at the 2011 WGI World Percussion 
Championships finals 
Saturday, April 16, at Dayton, 

 While the next three highest-
scoring teams were separated by 
less than 1 1/2 points, the AHS 
team’s score of 97.525 was nearly two points higher than the second-place team in their division.

Performing a program called Rise under director Kevin Sherrill, the AHS team was one of 15 percussion 
finalists in the Scholastic World division — the highest division for high school percussion units 
— six of the top ten of which were from Southern California.

Photos above and below courtesy of Rev. David Chi, one of the team chaperones (pictured in bottom 
photo ).

Final rankings:

1 Arcadia HS (Arcadia, Ca.) 97.525

2 Dartmouth HS (Dartmouth, Mass.) 95.813

3 Center Grove HS (Greenwood, Indiana) 95.025

4 Chino Hills HS (Chino Hills, Ca.) 94.425

5 Mission Viejo HS (Mission Viejo, Ca.) 93.250

6 Ayala HS (Chino Hills, California) 91.900

7 Los Alamitos HS (Los Alamitos, Ca.) 91.325

8 Walled Lake Central HS (Walled Lake, MI.) 90.950

9 Avon HS (Avon, Indiana) 90.338

10 Rancho Cucamonga HS (California) 90.050

11 North Shore HS (Houston, Texas) 88.525

12 Milton HS (Milton, Georgia) 86.725

13 Mt. Juliet HS (Mount Juliet, Tenn.) 85.750

14 King Philip Regional HS (Wrentham, Mass.) 85.525

15 Petal HS (Petal, Mississippi) 85.175

– By Scott Hettrick



The annual Salute to Seniors luncheon sponsored by the Arcadia 
Rotary Club will be held on Tuesday, May 10th from 11:30am-
1:30pm at the Arcadia Community Center, 365 Campus Drive. At 
this special event, Rotarians along with the City Council, Senior 
Commissioners and other guests will honor Jim and Margaret 
Barrows, the City of Arcadia 2011 Seniors of the Year.

 Jim and Margaret exemplify the spirit of volunteerism. Their 
scope of service is far reaching and passion for the community 
is unending. Jim has served as the City clerk since 2004 and 
their mutual volunteer efforts have such depth. Some of the 
contributions include the following (partial listing):

- Arcadia Invitational Track Meet Food Coordinator

- Arcadia Police Department – Members of Volunteers in 
Patrol since 2001

- Traffic and Safety Director for Baldwin Stocker School 
since 2000

- AYSO Soccer Coach

- 2003 Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year Award

Looking for a job? Want 
a better job? Want to 

Arcadia Public Library is offering three career webinars by © that may help you in your quest. 

Thursday, May 5 (1pm-2pm) - 

Your Toughest Job Search Questions Answered

Are you concerned about your ability to land job interviews due 
to employment gaps or excessive job changes? Do you expect to 
have a hard time explaining to a prospective employer that you 
were fired from your last job? Learn how to field these and other 
tough career questions.

Thursday, May 12 (1pm-2pm) - 

Write a Resume that Gets the Job

Participants will learn how to write a resume that hiring 
managers will notice. 

Thursday, May 19 (1pm-2pm) - 

Learn How to Interview like a Pro

A great interview is the last step in securing the job you want. 
Participants will learn how to feel comfortable during an 
interview – no more stumbling or freezing up. Learn interview 
styles, techniques and how to answer the top two interview 
questions everyone gets asked. 

These webinars will be led by Barbara Safani, career expert, 
author and owner of Career Solvers. Each webinar will be 
one hour and held in the Arcadia Public Library’s Conference 
Room. No reservations are necessary. 

The Arcadia Public Library is located at 20 W. Duarte Rd. 
Arcadia. For more information, please call (626) 821-5565.

Arcadia Police Blotter

For the period of Sunday, April 10, through Saturday, April 16, the Police Department responded to 894 
calls for service of which 112 required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of the 
major incidents handled by the Department during this period.

Sunday, April 10:

1. At about 6:40 p.m., officers and paramedics responded to an injury traffic collision in the 600 
block of West Duarte Road. The investigation revealed that two 16-year-old females (one Asian and 
one of unknown race) were crossing Duarte Road on foot when they were struck by a vehicle traveling 
westbound on Duarte Road. The Asian female died as a result of the injuries sustained in the collision, 
while the other female was transported and treated at Huntington Memorial Hospital with serious 
injuries. The driver of the vehicle was a 19-year-old, Asian male.

2. Around 4:00 p.m., officers were dispatched to Arcadia Methodist Hospital in regards to a 
cold battery report. The victim, a 20-year-old Hispanic female, stated that on Saturday, April 9th at 
approximately 2:00 p.m., she was walking home from the mall westbound on Huntington Drive when 
she was assaulted by four unknown Hispanic females in their early 20’s.

Monday, April 11:

3. Shortly after 7:30 a.m., officers responded to the 700 block of Duarte Road in reference to a 
deceased person. The subject was an 82-year-old White male who had apparently passed away in his 
sleep from natural causes.

4. Shortly after 10:00 p.m., units responded to Phoenix Chinese Cuisine, 1108 South Baldwin 
Avenue, in regards to an unknown disturbance inside. Upon arrival, officers were advised that an 
intoxicated White male in his 30’s had just left after yelling and harassing customers inside the location. 
Officers located the subject in front of 1020 South Baldwin Avenue. While being questioned, a check in 
the records system revealed he had an outstanding warrant and was then placed under arrest for both 
the warrant and for being drunk in public.

Tuesday, April 12:

5. About 2:00 a.m., units responded to a 911 call received by Sierra Madre PD regarding an 
auto burglary in progress. The location was the 1400 block of Caballero Road, which is in Arcadia’s 
jurisdiction. The reporting party advised Dispatch that he had seen two male subjects break into a 
vehicle in front of his home and then flee in a white or silver pickup truck. While conducting an area 
search for the vehicle, the responding officer observed a white pickup truck, occupied by two males, turn 
abruptly from northbound to southbound Santa Anita at Orange Grove, with a Sierra Madre police car 
behind it. A traffic stop was conducted. The investigation revealed stolen property and tools commonly 
used in the commission of a burglary. Both 19-year-old Hispanic men were arrested for auto burglary 
and possession of burglary tools. 

6. Just before 7:00 p.m., officers responded to the Arcadia Police station lobby in regards to a 
missing person report. The missing person was a 78-year-old Hispanic male with dementia who had 
just moved to Arcadia. A critical missing person’s alert was disseminated via BOLOs (Be On The Look 
Out), Medic Alert Center and Nixel. At approximately 10:00 p.m. the man arrived in good health at a 
family member’s residence in Burbank. 

Wednesday, April 13:

7. Between 2:00 a.m. and 7:30 a.m., an auto burglary occurred in the 500 block of Vaquero 
Road. Unknown suspect(s) shattered the right front passenger window and stole the vehicle’s DMV 
registration certificate and an auto insurance card.

8. Shortly before 11:00 a.m., units were dispatched to the Westfield Shopping Center, 400 South 
Baldwin Avenue, in regards to a report by mall security of a suspicious male walking through several 
jewelry stores. He resembled a suspect who had stolen jewelry from the Ben Bridge jewelry store in 
the Westfield Topanga mall. The subject was questioned by officers and a records check revealed an 
outstanding misdemeanor burglary warrant. The 32-year-old Hispanic male was placed under arrest for 
the warrant. 

Thursday, April 14:

9. Around 12:06 p.m., officers were dispatched to Rancho High School, 150 South Third Avenue, 
in regard to a student with marijuana on the property. An investigation revealed that a 17-year-old 
Hispanic male handed a piece of folded paper to another student, a 13-year-old Hispanic male, who 
was on his way to the bathroom. The folded paper contained marijuana. The 17-year-old suspect 
immediately left the classroom when the marijuana was discovered and fled on foot westbound. An 
area and residence check were conducted, but the suspect was not located. A follow-up investigation 
is being conducted.

10. Between 10:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., a residential burglary occurred in the 100 block of West 
Santa Anita Terrace. Unknown suspect(s) entered the home through an open window, ransacked 
the house and stole jewelry, cash and a wallet from the master bedroom for a reported loss of about 

Friday, April 15:

11. Shortly after midnight, an Asian female victim arrived at home in the 1100 block of South 
Third Avenue. She was walking to her door with her 2-year-old son when she was accosted by a Black 
male, in his early to mid 20’s. The suspect demanded her purse and a laptop that she was carrying. 
The victim did not immediately comply and the suspect brandished a dark “handgun,” discharging it 
at the victim. The victim was struck in the cheek and the suspect grabbed the purse and computer, 
running off to an awaiting vehicle. It appears that the weapon was a BB or pellet gun. The child was 
not harmed.

Arcadia AAUW to 
Get Inside Look 
at Tournament of 

What goes on behind 
the scenes at the annual 
Pasadena Rose Parade? 
Have you ever wondered 
who chooses the theme, the 
bands, the float designs? 
The perfect person to 
answer these questions and 
any others is prominent 
Arcadia resident David 
Hu, a 23-year member of 
the Tournament of Roses 
Association. Hu has assured 
the Arcadia Branch of the 
American Association 
of University Women 
(AAUW) that he will 
present a program to them 
“that is informative and not 
full of boring statistics.” He 
welcomes questions from 
the audience.

David Hu will speak to the 
Arcadia Branch of AAUW 
at its meeting on Monday, 
May 9, at the Church of the 
Good Shepherd’s Jordan 
Hall, 400 W. Duarte Rd., 
Arcadia ((SW corner of 
Duarte Road. and Holly 
Ave.). Socializing and 
refreshments begin at 6:30 
p.m. with the Tournament 
of Roses program to follow 
at 7:00 p.m. The program 
will include a power-point 
presentation that offers the 
audience a behind-the-
scenes look at the work, 
drama, and fun that all 
contribute to making the 
Tournament of Roses the 
success it has always been. 
The public is invited to this 
free meeting.

Membership in the 
American Association 
of University Women is 
open to women and men 
university graduates, as 
well as to those holding an 
Associate of Arts degree or 
its equivalent. 

For more information, 
please call Tamara Kato at 
(626) 375-6756 or Patricia 
Dietrich at (626) 446-8437.


On May 19 at noon, Stuart Henderson, former owner and pharmacist 
of King Pharmacy in Arcadia, will be the guest speaker at this Brown 
Bag Lunch Talk at the Arcadia Historical Museum. Bring your lunch and 
dress appropriately according to weather conditions, as the talks are held 
outside on the Museum patio. You won’t want to miss this talk about the 
history of Pharmacy in Arcadia! 

The Arcadia Historical Museum is located at 380 W. Huntington Drive, 
immediately behind the Community Center. The Museum is open 
Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is always 


Bike Ride

Saturday May 7, 2011 7:30am

The Arcadia Recreation & Community Services 
Department and Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles’ new 
Ambulatory Care Center in Arcadia present the Annual 
Community Bike Ride on May 7, 2011 at 7:30am. 

Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, founded in 1901, is one 
of the nation’s top children’s hospitals and is acknowledged 
worldwide for its leadership in pediatric and adolescent 
health. The new center, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles – 
Arcadia, is proud to be a part of our local community and 
is sponsoring this family event. The center is excited to have 
this opportunity to provide quality care for our children as 
well as promote good health and fitness.

Please join us for a leisurely ride through some of Arcadia’s 
most beautiful neighborhoods. This slow paced, seven mile 
excursion, is geared toward families and organized in an 
effort to create a positive tradition and promote healthy 
living. Meet in the Community center parking lot at 
7:30am for check in, bike ride begins at 8am. Helmets are 
required and there will be NO bicycles with training wheels 
permitted. Children under thirteen must be accompanied 
by an adult. Bike ride takes place rain or shine.

The first 100 people to check in will receive a ticket to the 
Arcadia Firefighters Association Pancake Breakfast also 
being held on that same day at Station 106. Tickets for the 
breakfast can also be purchased at the station for $5.

No registration necessary. For more information please call 
626.574.5113 or go on-line to the City of Arcadia’s website: