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Mountain Views News Saturday, June 18, 2011

Anthem Blue Cross and Methodist Hospital 

of Southern California Reach Agreement

Retired Teachers’ Group Awards

School Grants to Arcadia H. S. Teachers

Thousand Oaks, Calif., and Arcadia, Calif.—
June 15, 2011—Anthem Blue Cross and Methodist 
Hospital of Southern California are pleased to announce 
they have reached an agreement, effective 
June 15, 2011, giving Anthem members the ability 
to receive in-network health care services from 
Methodist Hospital. 

“We are pleased to have Methodist Hospital be 
part of our extensive provider network in California. 
This new agreement represents very good 
news for our members who choose to receive 
health care services from these providers,” said 
Pam Kehaly, president, Anthem Blue Cross. “Once 
again, members can receive covered services at 
Methodist Hospital and take advantage of their 
plans’ in-network benefits.”

“We are most pleased to have achieved this important 
agreement as we prepare to open our new 
patient tower this fall,” said Dennis Lee, president 
and CEO, Methodist Hospital. “We are very happy 
to welcome Anthem Blue Cross members, who 
now have access to all of Methodist Hospital’s exceptional 

About Anthem Blue Cross

Anthem Blue Cross is the trade name of Blue 
Cross of California. Anthem Blue Cross and Anthem 
Blue Cross Life and Health Insurance Company 
are independent licensees of the Blue Cross 
Association. ® ANTHEM is a registered trademark 
of Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc. The Blue 
Cross name and symbol are registered marks of 
the Blue Cross Association. Additional information 
about Anthem Blue Cross and Anthem Blue 
Cross Life and Health Insurance Company is 
available at HYPERLINK “http://www.anthem.

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. 
An independent, not-for-profit organization, The 
Joint Commission is the nation’s main standards-
setting and accrediting body in health care. 

For more information, visit

A May faculty meeting in Arcadia High School’s 
quad was the setting for a double celebration on 
the school campus. First, it was Teacher Appreciation 
Day for the high school faculty, and second, 
eight members of the faculty were awarded 
school grants by the California Retired Teachers’ 
Association #71 (CalRTA). Principal David Vannasdall 
opened the meeting with a cordial greeting 
and invited teachers and guests to enjoy a 
fresh fruit parfait served buffet style.

Members of the School Grant Committee of 
CalRTA #71 visited the campus to award school 
grants to eight teachers who had made requests 
for classroom materials and equipment.

Patti Hahn, School Grant Committee Chairperson, 
made the awards. Those receiving grants 
from the Science Department were the following: 
Craig Monden, Tal Jones, Cherryl Mynster (husband 
Ray accepted for her), Jorge Munoz, Neda 
Kuso, Karen Rapacon. Also receiving a grant was 
Christine Vaughan of the French Language Department. 
Science teacher Joan Stevens was not 
present, but a fellow teacher accepted for her.

Other CalRTA #71 members present were 
Carol Dennis, photographer, and Patricia Dietrich, 
Publicity Chairperson. CalRTA #71, a San 
Gabriel Valley division, has allocated an annual 
amount for school grants as a public service and 
as a means of acquainting future teacher retirees 
with its organization. Membership in CalRTA 
is open to all retired teachers, as well as to those 
interested in joining. For membership information, 
please contact Marietta Watkins at (323) 
258-9615 or Patricia Dietrich at (626) 446-8437.

City of Arcadia 2011 Summer Swim Program

Swim Lessons - Session 2 Registration

The City of Arcadia Recreation & Community 
Services Department’s recreational swim program 
is now open daily. Located at the Arcadia 
High School Pool,180 Campus Drive in Arcadia. 
Monday – Friday from 12pm-3pm and Saturday 
and Sunday 1pm-5pm. Fee is $2 per adult, $1 
per child. Swim lessons for Session Two begin on 
Monday, June 27th. 

Online registration for Session Two begins Friday 
June 17th for residents only by logging onto Open registration for all 
including walk-in, fax and mail for Session Two 
begins Monday, June 20th at the Recreation Department, 
located at 375 Campus Drive. 

For more information regarding swim classes and 
the online and walk-in registration dates for Sessions 
3-5, please call 626.574.5113.

Recreation and Community Services Department 

Opening Night at the Hollywood Bowl!

There is still time to get your tickets for The 
Hollywood Bowl’s Opening Night celebration 
this Friday night, June 17. Join the Arcadia Recreation 
and Community Services Department 
as we kick off the 2011 summer season with our 
annual adult excursion to the Hollywood Bowl. 
Enjoy an evening of music, celebrity guests and 
spectacular fireworks. Tickets are $40.00 per person 
and participants meet at the Arcadia County 
Park parking lot (near the fountain) on Santa 
Anita and Huntington at 6pm.

You can register on-line, by fax 626.821.4370 
or in person! Go to the City of Arcadia’s website:, to download the registration 
form or stop by the office, 375 Campus 

For more information please call 626.574.5113!

Above: Eight Arcadia H. S. teachers received school grants from the California Retired Teachers 
Association #71. In front row (l-r) are Craig Monden, Tal Jones, Ray Mynster (accepting for his wife 
Cherryl Mynster), Jorge Munoz, and CalRTA #71presenter Patti Hahn. Pictured in back row (l-r) are 
Neda Kuso, Karen Rapacon, and Christina Vaughan. Not pictured: Joan Stevens

Arcadia Police Blotter

For the period of Sunday, June 5, through Saturday, 
June 11, the Police Department responded to 
882 calls for service of which 123 required formal 
investigations. The following is a summary report 
of the major incidents handled by the Department 
during this period.

Sunday, June 5:

Shortly before 10:00 a.m., a traffic stop was 
conducted to the front of Coco’s Restaurant located 
at 1150 West Colorado Boulevard for expired 
registration. A consensual vehicle search 
revealed a loaded firearm as well an explosive 
device. The Los Angeles Sherriff’s Department 
was called and arrived at the scene to examine 
the device and take custody of it. The vehicle also 
contained methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia 
as well as an illegally modified air soft gun. 
The 41-year-old male driver of unknown race 
was placed under arrest for carrying a concealed 
weapon, possession of narcotics for sale, possession 
of paraphernalia, having a hidden compartment 
for drugs, altering a replica firearm and 
possession of illegal fireworks.

At about 7:25 p.m., officers responded to the 
00 block of West Huntington Drive regarding a 
suicidal subject. Upon contact the 57-year-old 
white male was deemed to be a risk to himself 
and was transported to Exodus Recovery Center 
in Los Angeles for a 72-hour psychiatric evaluation 
and treatment.

Monday, June 6:

3. Between 12:00 a.m. and 3:24 a.m., a commercial 
burglary occurred at the Go Phone Shop 
located at 411 East Huntington Drive. Unknown 
suspect(s) shattered a front window. Once inside, 
the suspect(s) stole unknown property from 
a glass case. 

4. Shortly before 7:00 p.m., units were dispatched 
to Nordstrom’s located at 400 South 
Baldwin Avenue in regards to a suspicious subject. 
Officers were advised that a male subject 
was using a fraudulent identification card and 
credit card to make a purchase. The subject exited 
the store and entered a vehicle as officers arrived. 
A traffic stop was conducted. An investigation 
revealed several purchases had been made under 
different names. Two Hispanic males one age 36 
and the other age 45, were placed under arrest for 
commercial burglary, using another’s personal 
identification to obtain credit and providing false 
information to a peace officer. 

Tuesday, June 7:

5. A traffic stop was conducted around 11:30 
a.m. at Santa Anita Avenue at Colorado Boulevard. 
A records check of the passenger revealed 
three outstanding misdemeanor warrants and 
the 48-year-old Hispanic male was placed under 

6. Between 7:45 p.m. on June 6th and 7:35 a.m. 
on June7th, an auto burglary occurred in the 
600 block of West Lemon Avenue. Unknown 
suspect(s) damaged the driver’s side door lock, 
entered the vehicle and stole various coins, gift 
cards and business cards.

Wednesday, June 8:

7. At approximately 3:26 p.m., officers were 
dispatched to Subway located at 288 East Live 
Oak Avenue regarding a robbery that had just occurred. 
A suspect described as a White male with 
a goatee, wearing a white tee shirt, blue jeans and 
armed with a handgun had just left the location. 
An area check was conducted for the suspect 
however, he was not located. The loss was approximately 
$93.00 in cash. A follow-up investigation 
is being conducted by the Detective Bureau. 

8. Between 11:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., a residential 
burglary occurred in the 900 block of Catalpa 
Road. Unknown suspect(s) entered the location 
by shattering a window on the rear door. Once 
inside, the suspect(s) ransacked the home and 
stole unknown property.

Thursday, June 9:

9. Shortly before 4:30 a.m., a commercial 
burglary occurred at Domenicos located at 251 
North Santa Anita Avenue. Two Black males 
in their twenties attempted to pry open the rear 
door and when unsuccessful, proceeded to kick it 
open. Once inside the suspects went through the 
contents of the office and took unknown property 
before leaving the location.

10. At about 10:41 p.m., while on patrol in the 
area of Campus Drive from El Monte Avenue, 
an officer received an alert in his unit from the 
Automatic License Plate Reader System (ALPRS) 
informing him that a vehicle, a silver Ford Expedition, 
had an outstanding warrant. The officer 
contacted the owner, a 52-year-old Hispanic female. 
A records check revealed two outstanding 
warrants in the amount of $31,796.00. The female 
was placed under arrest for the warrants as 
well as possession of illegal fireworks.

Friday, June 10:

11. A traffic stop was conducted around 2:03 a.m. 
at Rosemead Boulevard and Huntington Drive for 
tinted windows. An investigation revealed that the 
31-year-old Asian male driver was intoxicated and 
he was placed under arrest for DUI.

12. At about 2:30 p.m., officers responded to 
the 1000 block of South Sixth Avenue regarding a 
suicidal subject. The 50-year-old White male was 
determined to be a danger to himself and taken 
into custody for a 72 hour mental health evaluation. 
He was transported to BHC Alhambra hospital 
for the evaluation and treatment.

Saturday, June 11:

13. Between 6:00 p.m. on June 10th and 10:00 
a.m. on June 11th, an auto burglary occurred in 
the 400 block of West Duarte Road. Unknown 
suspect(s) smashed the front passenger side window 
and stole a GPS device, an IPod and sunglasses 
for an approximate loss of $500.00.

14. At about 5:00 a.m., officers responded to the 
900 block of La Cadena Avenue regarding a verbal 
argument between a boyfriend and girlfriend. An 
investigation revealed that the involved 28-year-
old Black male was intoxicated and he was placed 
under arrest for being drunk in public.

Arcadia H. S. Principal David Vannasdall (foreground) welcomed teachers and guests to Teacher 
Appreciation Day and CalRTA #71 grant presentation.