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Mountain Views News Saturday, August 6, 2011


July 26, 2011 After 36 years in city 
government, the last 13 1/2 with Arcadia, City 
Manager Don Penman has announced that he 
will retire in October of this year. In a message 
to City employees, Mr. Penman expressed his 
appreciation for his time in Arcadia and the 
opportunity to work with a staff that makes 
every effort to keep Arcadia a truly outstanding 
community. “Arcadia is a terrific city with 
an excellent staff, involved residents and a 
supportive and dedicated City Council,” said Mr. 
Penman. “I am fortunate to have been a part of 
Arcadia history.”

Over the next several months the City Council 
will go through the process of recruiting for a 
new City Manager.

YOGA IN THE GARDEN at the Arboretum

301 North Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, CA 91007 
4 Thursdays, August 4, 11, 18, 25 4 Thursdays, 
September 8, 15, 22, 29 and 4 Thursdays, October 
6, 13, 20, 27 9:30-10:45am $25 per month 
for Arboretum members $30 per month for 

Pre-registration required. Please call 
626.821.4623 to reserve your place or email jill. 

 9:30am: Please meet in front of the Main 
Entrance, outside of the Membership & Programs 
office, PROMPTLY at 9:30am for a walk through 
the garden. Classes are held in a variety of 
locations so please be on time.

 Improve flexibility, balance and strength in the 
open air surrounded by the beauty of nature in the 
Arboretum. Certified yoga instructor Candyce 
Columbus will take students on a 10-15 minute 
warm up stroll through the garden prior to an 
hour-long rejuvenating traditional Indian Hatha 
yoga class. Each session will include asanas (yoga 
poses), pranayama (breathing exercises), vinaysa 
(yoga flow series), mudras (yoga in the hands), 
meditation (guided) and relaxation.

 Students should bring a substantial yoga mat 
and blanket or towel for extra-padding as needed, 
and wear comfortable clothes.


Candyce Columbus: Yoga practice has been 
an integral part of Candyce’s life and well-being 
for more than 16 years. Since 2009 she has been 
sharing the knowledge passed on to her from 
many wonderful teachers. Regardless of fitness 
or flexibility she believes everyone can benefit 
from yoga. Her classes are well-balanced, varied, 
informative and enjoyable. She is dedicated to 
her students and to helping them lead active, 
healthy lives.

Summer Concert Series

August 11, 2011 — Tommy Tassi and the 

Authentics “Oldies”

Join us this summer at Arcadia’s annual Summer 
Concerts in the Park series presented by Target. 
The seven-week entertainment series showcases 
a wide variety of musical performances. Bring a 
blanket or lawn chair for seating on the grass and 
enjoy a picnic dinner during the show. Kids of 
all ages will be entertained in our FREE kids’ fun 
zone area with many games and crafts each week.

Become a part of the Arcadia tradition, gather 
your family and friends and enjoy the sights and 
sounds of this year’s concert series. Whether 
you attend one or all seven, we are sure you will 
have a great time! As always, admission and 
parking are free. (Additional parking held at 
Santa Anita Race Track, Gate 5.) Concerts take 
place on Thursday evenings from 6:30-8pm on 
beautiful City Hall West Lawn located at 240 
West Huntington Drive.

Tommy Tassi and the Authentics (Oldies)

Tommy Tassi and the Authentics have been 
entertaining southern California audiences since 
1978. They specialize in the pop hits of the 50’s, 
60’s & 70’s. The group’s main feature is its front 
man and lead vocalist, Tommy Tassi, who has 
an uncanny ability to sound like many of the 
legendary artists. From the tender ballads to the 
bellowing rockers, he truly delivers sound-a-like 
renditions of the classic hits. As a showman, he 
brings much enthusiasm to the stage, working 
the audience with his spirited personality and 
creating an atmosphere of clapping, singing 
along and dancing.

For additional information, contact the 
Recreation and Community Services Department 
at 626.574.5113.

Annual End of Summer Carnival

The Recreation and Community Services 
Department will be celebrating the end of 
summer with our annual carnival on Wednesday, 
August 10th from 10am – 2pm at Eisenhower 
Memorial Park (corner of 2nd and Colorado). 
This year’s theme is “Under the Big Top”. Enjoy 
crafts, raffles, a photo booth, a balloonist and a 
caricature artist. Carnival games are available for 
a nominal fee and offer fun, kid- friendly prizes, 
so be sure to bring lots of change. Bring a picnic 
lunch or purchase a delicious snack from our 
snack bar.

For more information please contact the 
Recreation Office at 626.574.5113.

American Heart Association recognizes Methodist 
Hospital with heart attack care award

ARCADIA, August 1, 2011— Methodist 
Hospital was recognized recently by the American 
Heart Association as a Mission: Lifeline Receiving 
Center Silver Performance Achievement Award 
Hospital. The award recognizes the hospital’s 
commitment to and success for heart attack 
patients in implementing a higher standard of 
care that effectively improves the survival and care 
of STEMI (ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction) 

Every†year, almost†250,000 people 
experience†the STEMI type of heart attack. 
Unfortunately, many don’t receive prompt 
reperfusion therapy that is critical in restoring 
blood flow. Mission: Lifeline seeks to close the 
gaps that separate STEMI patients from timely 
access to appropriate treatments. Mission: Lifeline 
focuses on improving the system of care for these 
patients and ultimately improving care for all 
heart attack patients.

Hospitals that are involved in Mission: Lifeline 
strive to improve care in both acute treatment 
measures and discharge measures. 

“Methodist Hospital is dedicated to making 
our cardiac unit among the best in the country, 
and the American Heart Association’s Mission: 
Lifeline program helps us accomplish that by 
making it easier for our professionals to improve 
the outcomes of our cardiac patients,” said Dennis 
Lee, president and CEO. “I am pleased that our 
physicians, nurses and other clinicians are being 
recognized for their dedication and achievements 
in cardiac care.”

Hospitals that receive the Mission: Lifeline 
Silver Performance Achievement Award have 
demonstrated for 12 consecutive months that at 
least 85 percent of eligible STEMI patients are 
treated within specific time frames upon entering 
the hospital and are discharged following the 
American Heart Association’s recommended 
treatment guidelines. 

To be designated as a STEMI-receiving hospital, 
a hospital must have the equipment, expertise and 
facilities to administer percutaneous coronary 
intervention (PCI), a mechanical means of 
treating heart attack patients. Although PCI is 
the preferred means of treating STEMI patients, 
only 25 percent of hospitals in the country are 
equipped to do so. These PCI-capable hospitals 
– like Methodist Hospital – are called STEMI-
receiving hospitals because they are well equipped 
to receive and treat STEMI patients. 

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. 
For more information, please call 626-898-8000 
or visit

About Mission: Lifeline

The American Heart Association’s Mission: 
Lifeline program helps hospitals and emergency 
medical services develop systems of care that 
follow proven standards and procedures for 
STEMI patients. The program works by mobilizing 
teams across the continuum of care to implement 
American Heart Association/American College 
of Cardiology clinical treatment guidelines. For 
more information, visit 

Arcadia Police Blotter

For the period of Sunday, July 24, through 
Saturday, July 30, the Police Department 
responded to 931 calls for service of which 135 
required formal investigations. The following is 
a summary report of the major incidents handled 
by the Department during this period.

Sunday, July 24:

Between July 23rd at 4:00 p.m. and July 24th at 
12:00 p.m., an auto burglary occurred in the 200 
block of West Huntington Drive. The suspect(s) 
forced open the rear window and stole a speaker 
box, a CD player, an amplifier, an equalizer and a 
CD case containing approximately 400 CD’s.


At about 6:25 p.m., loss prevention personnel 
from JC Penney at the Westfield Santa Anita Mall, 
400 South Baldwin Avenue, detained a juvenile 
for theft. The suspect took merchandise into a 
fitting room, concealed it, and walked out of the 
store without paying. The 15-year-old Asian 
female was arrested for theft.

Monday, July 25:

3. Between 1:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m., an auto 
theft occurred in the 1200 block of South Baldwin 
Avenue. Suspect(s) stole a 2010 Acura TL, grey, 
4-door from the parking lot of the location.

4. Between July 23rd at 4:30 p.m. and July 24th 
at 7:45 a.m., a commercial burglary occurred in 
the 1100 block of South First Avenue. Suspect(s) 
cut the lock of a security gate that surrounds the 
residence under construction. The suspect(s) 
stole tools, a faucet and a crystal chandelier.

Tuesday, July 26:

5. At about 4:49 a.m., a residential burglary 
occurred in the 100 block of Diamond Street. The 
resident awoke to male suspect in her bedroom. 
He grabbed a purse located at the foot of the bed 
and fled. The suspect was described as a White 
male, 5’10”, wearing a white t-shirt and basketball 
type shorts. The suspect had entered through an 
unlocked door.

6. Between July 21st at 5:30 p.m. and July 
25th at 6:00 a.m., a grand theft occurred at the 
Los Angeles County Department of Weights and 
Measures, 12300 Lower Azusa Road. Unknown 
suspect(s) removed a dedication plaque that was 
located on the outer wall of the building. 

Wednesday, July 27:

7. At about 12:21 p.m., officers responded 
to the 1100 block of Oakwood Drive regarding an 
audible alarm activation. Two male suspects were 
seen leaving and entering a vehicle described as a 
4-door, late model black Lexus sedan with dark 
tinted windows. There were conflicting suspect 
descriptions from witnesses. Investigation found 
the rear door pried open, but no loss was reported.

8. At about 11:00 p.m., units were dispatched 
to the 600 block of West Walnut regarding an 
attempted residential burglary. The resident 
awoke to the sound of someone attempting to 
open the front door, then the side entrance. 
When the resident turned on the porch light he 
saw a White male, between the ages of 20-30, 5’-
10” and 150 lbs. The suspect had a flashlight with 
him which he shined into the victim’s face and 
then fled the location. 

Thursday, July 28:

9. At about 3:24 p.m., officers responded to 
Dana’s Housekeeping, 500 North First Avenue, 
regarding a robbery that had just occurred. A male 
suspect entered the business and told the victim 
he had a gun, demanding cash and checks from 
the business. The victim cooperated, handing 
over the loss. The suspect fled on foot. The 
suspect is described as a male, African American, 
30-years-old, 5’-06”, 140 pounds, short black hair, 
wearing a blue and white plaid shirt, sunglasses, 
and a “floppy” brim straw hat.

10. At about 11:45 p.m., July 27th, a 53-year-
old male White victim was standing to the 
front of an open business in the 00 block of 
East Huntington Drive. The victim saw a silver 
Honda, 2-door, with tinted windows, drive slowly 
by along Huntington Drive. The victim heard a 
noise come from the vehicle and was then struck 
by a pellet or B-B projectile in his elbow, causing a 
laceration. The suspect(s) fled in the vehicle. The 
victim did not seek medical aid.

Friday, July 29:

11. Between 9:45 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., an auto 
burglary occurred in the 500 block of East Live 
Oak Avenue. Suspect(s) smashed the front and 
rear passenger side windows, damaged the driver’s 
side lock, and ransacked the glove compartment. 
No loss was reported.

12. Between July 28th at 8:00 p.m. and July 
29th at 5:45a.m., a residential burglary occurred 
in the 0 block of Christina Street. The suspect(s) 
gained access to a detached garage as well as three 
separate storage cabinets. The suspect(s) stole 
tools and other unknown property.

Saturday, July 30:

13. At about 11:36 p.m., a traffic stop was 
conducted in the area of First Avenue and 
Huntington Drive on a vehicle that had been 
reported as suspicious earlier in the evening. A 
record check of the driver, a 43-year-old Hispanic 
male, revealed a suspended driver’s license and 
a warrant for his arrest. During a search of the 
vehicle, officers found tools commonly associated 
with the crime of burglary. Officers also found 
evidence linking the suspect to a reported auto 
theft in a neighboring city. The suspect was 
arrested for suspicion of commercial burglary and 
additional misdemeanor charges.

14. At approximately 11:45 p.m., units were 
dispatched to the 800 block of South Third 
Avenue regarding a possible residential burglary 
in progress. A resident at the location went to 
check the garage because he thought someone 
was inside. When the resident, opened the door 
he found a White male standing next to his car 
with the door open. The suspect had removed a 
cell phone and garage door opener from the car. 
When confronted, the suspect fled on foot. A 
suspect that matched the description was located 
and detained at First Avenue and Duarte Road. 
The 18-year-old White male suspect had in his 
possession the stolen property from the victim’s 
vehicle and was placed under arrest for Residential 

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