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Mountain Views-News Saturday, September 1, 2012 


Meet the candidates to represent Arcadia in the new 
49th Assembly District of the State of California, 
Democrat Ed Chau and Republican Dr. Matthew 
Lin, at the Chamber’s monthly Government 
Affairs Forum at 8 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 6.
The 49th District includes the cities of Alhambra, 
Arcadia, El Monte, Monterey Park, Rosemead, 
Temple City, San Gabriel, San Marino and 
portions of Montebello and South El Monte.

Edwin “Ed” Chau (;eft) has been an elected 
official on the Montebello Unified School 
District (MUSD) Board of Education for the 
past 12 years.

Dr. Matthew Lin (right) became the first Asian 
American to serve on the San Marino City 
Council in March 2001, later serving as Mayor 
in 2003, 2006, and 2007.

Monthly forums, free and open to the public, are held at 8 a.m. on the first Thursday of each month at the Arcadia Chamber of 
Commerce, 388 W. Huntington Drive. Each forum includes reports from City, County, State, and federal government officials, as well 
as the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority. Representatives of the Monrovia-Arcadia-Duarte Town Council 
also attend each meeting.

Join us to hear informative presentations at the monthly Government Affairs Forums led by co-chairmen Pete Ulrich, former Arcadia 
City Councilman, and Mary Dougherty, former President of the Arcadia School District Board of Education. The Forum, held the 
first Thursday of each month, is free and open to the public. RSVPs are appreciated to the Chamber office: 626-447-2159 or info@



“Celebrate… Eat… Live… 

With Something For The Entire 

Visit Greece without ever leaving 
Los Angeles and join the 
endless summer fun with Los 
Angeles’ Greek community 
at the 54rd Annual Pasadena 
Greek Fest which will be held 
Friday-Sunday, September 14, 
15 and 16, 2012 at Santa Anita 
Park in Arcadia, California, 
located at 285 W. Huntington 
Drive in Arcadia, CA 91107.

Fest hours are from 5 p.m. to 10 
p.m. on Friday, September 14, 
2012; noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday, 
September 15, 2012; and 
on Sunday, September 16, 2012 
from noon to 10 p.m.

 The event, one of the oldest 
and largest of its kind in Los 
Angeles, costs $5 and children 
under 12 years free. Parking is 
$4 per car at the main entrance 
of Holly and Huntington Drive 
at Santa Anita Park.

 “Pasadena GreekFest, one of 
Los Angeles oldest and largest 
culturally diverse festivals, 
brings together the community 
in celebration of Fall with 
a multitude of fun activities 
for the entire family, including 
Greek cuisine, cooking demonstration, 
a sports bar and cigar 
lounge, art, culture, Greek lectures, 
wine tasting, shopping, 
live entertainment and Kid’s 
Fun Zone,” says Co-Chairman 
of the event Louie Kades.

 Highlights of the weekend festivities 
will include live Greek 
entertainment from the Olympians 
and other live performers. 
Planned are many exciting 
exhibits, including cooking 
demonstrations, live wine chat 
with wine makers from Greece, 
lectures about Greek history 
and culture, as well as the very 
popular Olympic Taverna 
Sports Bar & Cigar Lounge, 
authentic homemade Greek 
cuisine and pastries, Greek folk 
dancing by several award winning 
youth groups and an expanded 
Kid’s Fun Zone with 
rock climbing, carnival games, 
rides and prizes.

 A special grand prize dream 
travel certificate valued at 
$2,500 will be given away. Raffle 
prizes awarded throughout 
the weekend include a 51” 3D 
HD TV, apple iPads, cash and 
gift certificates all totaling over 

 The Pasadena Greek Fest is 
an annual event which brings 
together thousands of visitors 
from the Greater Los Angeles 
area to a weekend pageantry 
celebrating all things Greek. 
Proceeds from the event benefit 
cultural, educational, and 
community outreach programs 
run by Saint Anthony Greek 
Orthodox Church in Pasadena, 
CA. Event sponsors include 
Methodist Hospital, Mountain 
View Tires, AAA Auto Club, 
Santa Anita Park, Pasadena 
Star News, and NRS Media 

 For ticket information or to 
obtain additional information 
regarding the event, call 
10PA/626-600-1672 or visit the 
official website of the festival at


Three original child actresses to sign autographs 

Debbie Turner, former Arcadian and child star who played Marta 
in the 1965 Academy Award-winning “The Sound of Music,” along 
with three of her seven Sound of Music siblings (www.theSOM7.
com) Angela Cartwright (Brigitta) and Kym Karath (Gretl),(right) 
will greet attendees at the Taste of Arcadia from 5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. 
Monday evening, Sept. 24, at the Los Angeles County Arboretum 
and Botanic Garden.

 The reunion of the cast of "The Sound of Music" was named this 
week as the best cast reunion ever on the "The Oprah Winfrey 
Show" and one of the top 25 "Oprah" shows of all time out of more 
than 4,500 episodes. The announcement and highlights of the program 
were introduced Tuesday night on the first of a new limited 
series on Oprah's OWN cable network called “TV Guide’s Top 25 
Countdown,” featuring the episodes ranked as #21 - #25.

Actresses Patricia and Michele Turner, also formerly of Arcadia 
and older sisters of Debbie Turner, will also be guests at the back-
to-back Sound of Music tables near the entry area in the first-ever 
Business Showcase at the Taste.

 The three actresses who co-starred in the 1965 classic musical as 
daughters in the singing von Trapp family will offer a handful of 
fully autographed (by all seven actors who played the von Trapp 
children) Limited Edition Collectors editions of their L.A. Times 
Best Seller The Sound of Music Family Scrapbook with a “seal of 
authenticity.” They will also be offering books for purchase that will 
be autographed and personalized by Angela, Debbie and Kym.

Tickets for Taste of Arcadia, featuring nearly 40 food and drink 
booths, are still available for $50 at the Chamber office, 388 W. 
Huntington Drive, by phone at 626-447-2159, and at the Chamber 
web site: www. 

 The appearance of the Sound of Music actresses is only one of 
several new features and activities planned for this year’s Taste of 
Arcadia, the community’s signature event that draws about 1,000 
guests who enjoy the many different foods and tastes from the best 
local restaurants, caterers and wine-and-beer vendors.

 A culinary contest of the food and drink will be judged by Food 
Network stars Jyl Everman and Penny Davidi as well as Arcadia 
Mayor Pro Tem Mickey Segal and his nutritionist gourmet wife Lee 

 Completely new this year will be a Business Showcase at the Taste, 
featuring about 30 tables featuring area businesses and organizations, 
including a dozen new 2013 model cars from four local 

 Advance tickets are $50 and will be $60 at the gate. You can buyonline 
at: or call 
the chamber office at 626-447-2159.

As always, a percentage of the evening’s proceeds is donated to local 
non-profit organizations. This year there will be more beneficiaries 
than ever, with the chamber donating $5 of every ticket sold 
by a pre-approved organization. Interested groups should call the 
chamber at 626-447-2159 to be approved.


For the period of Sunday, August 19th, through Saturday, August 25th, the Police Department responded 
to 937 calls for service of which 108 required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of 
the major incidents handled by the Department during this period.

Sunday, August 19:

1. Around 1:07 a.m., officers responded to Arcadia Methodist Hospital, 300 West Huntington 
Drive, in regards to a stabbing victim being treated in the emergency room. The victim stated that while 
he was jogging at Eisenhower Park, 601 North Second Avenue, he overheard an argument between two 
subjects and attempted to intervene by yelling. As he jogged away, a male subject approached him from 
behind and stabbed him numerous times. The victim ran to his vehicle, drove home, and had his family 
drive him to the hospital. Further investigation is being conducted by the Detective Bureau. 
2. At approximately 2:00 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the 200 block of Hacienda Drive 
regarding a residential burglary report. The victim discovered unknown suspect(s) forced entry into his 
pool house through a bathroom window. The suspect ransacked the location and fled undetected. The 
loss was unknown at the time of the report. 

Monday, August 20:

3. At about 12:00 p.m., unknown suspect(s) stole a purse at Victoria’s Secret at the Santa Anita 
Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue. The victim realized she left her purse at the register, however when she 
returned to the location it was nowhere to be found. No one saw or heard anything suspicious. 
4. Around 11:28 p.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a stop sign violation in the 
area of Camino Real Avenue and Mayflower Avenue. The officer discovered the driver had a suspended 
license. The 21-year-old Hispanic male was cited, released in the field, and his vehicle was released to a 

Tuesday, August 21:

5. Shortly after 2:00 a.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for not having a rear 
license plate on First Avenue, north of Haven Avenue. Upon contact with the driver, the officer noticed 
a strong odor of alcohol emitting from his breath and person. An investigation revealed the driver was 
under the influence. The 31-year-old White male was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail 
for booking. 
6. At about 1:53 p.m., an officer responded to the 400 block of West Norman Avenue regarding 
a residential burglary report. An unknown male suspect, posing as a construction worker, asked the 
resident if he could check the “sanitation” of his water. The victim agreed and observed the suspect walk 
through the residence. Shortly after, the suspect led the victim to the backyard where he carried-on a 
long conversation. After he left, the victim discovered someone entered his home through the front 
door, ransacked his bedrooms, and stole property including cash and jewelry. Suspect one is described 
as a Hispanic male, approximately 30-years-old, 6’2” tall, 215 lbs., with short black hair, wearing black 
studded earrings.

Wednesday, August 22:

7. Shortly after 3:30 a.m., officers were dispatched to Hollywood Noodle, 48 East Live Oak Avenue, 
in reference to an activated alarm. An investigation revealed unknown suspect(s) forced entry through 
a window and fled undetected with approximately $500. Officers dusted the area for fingerprints and 
located one. Further investigation is being conducted by the Detective Bureau. 
8. At about 2:15 p.m., an officer responded to Macy’s at the Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin 
Avenue, regarding a fight between two subjects. While mall security attempted to break apart the two 
subjects, one subject punched the security guard in the face with a closed fist. The 20-year-old Hispanic 
male was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 

Thursday, August 23:

9. Around 2:40 a.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a black Mercedes for making illegal lane 
changes in the area of El Monte Avenue and Campus Drive. The officer discovered the driver was under 
the influence of alcohol. The 25-year-old White female was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City 
Jail for booking. 
10. At approximately 5:30 p.m., an officer responded to Arcadia Mobil Service, 679 West Duarte 
Road, in regards to a theft report. An employee discovered her mountain bicycle was missing, which she 
had locked to a light pole near the side of the business. She had no idea who stole her property and no 
one reported hearing or seeing anything suspicious. 

Friday, August 24:

11. At about 6:42 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the parking lot of Burlington Coat Factory, 
1201 South Baldwin Avenue, in reference to a male subject who appeared unconscious. An investigation 
revealed the subject was highly intoxicated and unable to care for himself. The 23-year-old Hispanic 
male was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 
12. At approximately 8:11 p.m., an officer was dispatched to Ralphs, 16 East Live Oak Avenue, 
regarding a theft investigation. A male subject concealed a bottle of alcohol inside his pants and exited 
the store without making payment. The subject provided false information; however, a fingerprint 
check revealed he had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant. The 22-year-old White male was arrested 
and transported to the Arcadia City Jail.