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Mountain Views-News Saturday, October 27, 2012 


The Holly Avenue PTA and the Holly Avenue School Garden 
Club are sponsoring an E-waste Drive on Saturday, November 
3rd, to take place from 8:00 AM to 1:30 PM in the Holly Avenue 
School parking lot at 360 W. Duarte Road in Arcadia.

Many types of electronics will be accepted, including computers, 
telephones and telephone equipment, television and computer 
monitors, printers, fax machines, scanners, keyboards, copiers, 
DVD players, stereo equipment, miscellaneous computer parts 
and cords, lamps, toasters, and nearly anything that plugs in.

Contact: Rich Baikie 626-840-1060



For the period of Sunday, October 14th, through Saturday, October 
20th, the Police Department responded to 967 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, October 14:

1. At about 5:14 a.m., officers responded to Matt Denny’s, 
143 East Huntington Drive, regarding a sounding alarm. Officers 
discovered unknown suspect(s) forced entry through a rear door, 
ransacked the location, and fled undetected with several bottles of 
liquor. No one saw or heard anything suspicious. 
2. At approximately 11:41 p.m., officers were dispatched to 
the 400 block of West Longden Avenue in reference to a possible 
mail theft. Two witnesses reported seeing a male subject loitering 
in front of their residence and watched him steal a package from 
a neighbor’s mailbox. Officers located the suspect one block away. 
An investigation revealed the suspect removed the contents - an 
iPhone 5 cellphone case, and discarded the packaging material in 
the street. The 31-year-old Black male was arrested and transported 
to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 

Monday, October 15:

3. Around 2:25 p.m., an unknown suspect evaded a traffic 
stop for no front license plate in the area of Fifth Avenue and 
Santa Clara Street. The driver failed to yield numerous times and 
proceeded at a high rate of speed along East Huntington Drive. 
Due to heavy traffic in the surrounding business district and 
unsafe conditions, the officer discontinued the pursuit. Further 
investigation revealed the vehicle’s rear license plate was stolen. The 
suspect can be identified if seen again. 
4. Shortly after 10:20 p.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop 
on a blue Honda Civic for tinted windows on Huntington Drive at 
Morian Place. A search of the driver revealed she was in possession 
of drug paraphernalia. The 53-year-old White female was arrested 
and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 

Tuesday, October 16:

5. At approximately 7:00 a.m., an officer conducted an 
enforcement stop on a vehicle for speeding on Duarte Road, near 
Lyndon Avenue. Upon contact with the driver, the officer smelled 
an odor of alcohol emitting from his breathe. The officer discovered 
the driver was under the influence with a blood alcohol level greater 
than 0.08 percent. The 48-year-old White male was arrested and 
transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 
6. At about 8:32 a.m., an officer responded to the 300 block 
of East Camino Real Avenue in regards to a battery investigation. 
An argument between two cohabitants escalated into a physical 
altercation. An investigation revealed the battery was mutual. 

Wednesday, October 17:

7. Around 12:52 p.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on 
a vehicle for a defective windshield in the area of Duarte Road 
and El Monte Avenue. The driver revealed his license was expired. 
The 23-year-old Black male was cited, released in the field, and his 
vehicle was legally parked at the scene. 
8. At about 7:17 p.m., an officer responded to Macy’s at the 
Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a theft 
report. A suspect concealed items inside her purse and exited the 
store without making payment. The 29-year-old White female was 
arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

Thursday, October 18:

9. At approximately 9:34 a.m., an officer conducted a traffic 
stop on a vehicle for speeding, swerving, and expired registration 
on westbound Live Oak Avenue at Second Avenue. The officer 
discovered the driver was under the influence of drugs and had 
a suspended license. A vehicle search revealed he was also in 
possession of an open container of beer and methamphetamine. 
The 38-year-old White male was arrested and transported to the 
Arcadia City Jail for booking. 
10. Shortly after 8:25 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the 
area of Santa Anita Avenue and the 210 freeway in reference 
to a female subject screaming and running through oncoming 
traffic. Witnesses restrained the subject until officers arrived. 
An investigation revealed the subject exited a moving vehicle 
after arguing with her boyfriend. She was transported to Arcadia 
Methodist Hospital for evaluation as she was determined to be a 
danger to herself and others. 

Friday, October 19:

11. Around 1:41 a.m., an officer made contact with a bicyclist 
in the area of Huntington Drive and Santa Anita Avenue for having 
inadequate lighting equipment. The subject, who was on parole, 
revealed he had stolen the bicycle out of an open garage in the 
City of Monrovia. An assisting officer confirmed the information 
and made contact with the victim. The 22-year-old Hispanic male 
was arrested, transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking, and 
placed on a parole hold. 
12. At about 11:17 a.m., an officer was dispatched to Unocal 
76, 102 East Duarte Road, in regards to a vandalism report. The 
manager discovered unknown suspect(s) tampered with the cables 
of the credit card readers on four gas pumps. The manager believed 
the suspect(s) may have obtained credit card information and 
notified his processing company of the incident. No one reported 
seeing or hearing anything suspicious. 

Saturday, October 20:

13. At about 7:57 p.m., an officer was dispatched to CVS, 
188 Las Tunas Drive, regarding a theft in progress. Upon arrival, 
officers made contact with the suspect who was sitting inside his 
vehicle. The subject revealed he had entered the location twice 
to steal items for himself and his girlfriend. Video surveillance 
revealed a second subject exited the vehicle prior to the officer’s 
arrival; however, the subject was not located. The 20-year-
old male of unknown race was arrested and transported to the 
Arcadia City Jail for booking. 
14. Shortly after 9:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 
“Arcade 2” area of the Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, 
in reference to an altercation possibly involving pepper spray. 
An investigation revealed two groups of male subjects became 
involved in a verbal argument during which one suspect sprayed 
the opposing group with pepper spray. The victims explained 
members of the opposing group claimed gang membership and 
fled out of sight. Further investigation is being conducted by the 
Detective Bureau. 

 The Arcadia Police Department Major Accident Investigation 
Team (MAIT) was called to assist Patrol with an automobile vs. 
bicyclist collision, occurring Saturday evening (October 20, 2012) 
shortly before 10:00 p.m. at Santa Anita Avenue and Duarte Road. 
Contrary to the original News Release, the preliminary investigation 
has found the bicyclist was stopped for a red arrow in the 
southbound #1 left turn lane. The signal for southbound through 
traffic phased to green and shortly thereafter, the bicyclist swerved 
to the right, into the path of a vehicle being driven southbound in 
the #1 through lane, on the green light. The southbound vehicle 
stuck the bicyclist who was thrown from the bike, striking his 
head, causing severe injury. The bicyclist was treated by Arcadia 
Paramedics and transported to a local hospital.

The bicyclist is a 16-year-old male, and the driver, a 26-year-old 
male, both residents of Arcadia. The driver did not appear DUI 
and toxicology results are pending for both parties. The bicyclist 
was not wearing a helmet at the time of collision.

During the morning hours on Tuesday, October 23, 2012, investigators 
were informed that the bicyclist had succumbed to injuries 
sustained in the collision. The Department sends condolences to 
the family and friends of the bicyclist, as well as to the driver and 
witnesses to the collision.

Haunted Halloween Happening

The City of Arcadia Recreation and Community Services Department is excited to

announce the ninth annual Haunted Halloween event at the Arcadia Community Center, 365

Campus Drive, Arcadia, CA 91007! On Wednesday, October 31st, 
elementary school students

dressed in their best costume can roam the haunted hallways of 
the Community Center and

enjoy activities which include Scary Crafts, Trick-or-Treating and 
Goblin Games. Undercover

costume judges will roam the festivities in search of participants 
wearing the best costumes!

This event is free of charge and open to the public. The festivities 
run from 4:30-6:30pm. For

more information please call 626.574.5113.

 With this year’s “unforgettable” Crystal 
Ball now history, the numbers are in, 
and the exciting event was yet another 
success. Money raised from at Methodist 
Hospital’s 23rd annual fundraiser was 
estimated to be just shy of a half of 
million dollars.

The 870 guests at the Pasadena Convention 
Center on October 13 enjoyed Natalie 
Cole’s classy performance, along with 
an elegant dinner and silent and live 
auctions. Of the $470,000 total raised 
for the hospital’s elite stroke program, 
$104,000 was donated by guests that 
evening alone. 

 The glittering gala honored former 
hospital president and CEO Dennis Lee 
and his wife, Carolyn, for their years 
of support for the hospital and the 
community. “It was both gratifying 
and inspiring to witness first-hand 
the community coming together to 
financially support the hospital and to 
honor Dennis and Carolyn Lee, who 
have contributed greatly to the long-
term success of the hospital,” event co-
chair Peggy Cherng said.

 Cherng’s co-chair John Wuo added, “It 
has been truly an honor and pleasure to 
work with Peggy and to honor Dennis 
and Carolyn for their contributions and commitment to the hospital 
and our community. I want to thank all the committee members 
for their tireless efforts in making sure we had a successful event. 
Most of all, I want to thank each person who attended Crystal Ball. 
Without your support, we would not have had such a great event.”

 Natalie Cole, daughter of jazz legend Nat King Cole, performed 
her own hits such as “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love),” 
“Inseparable,” “Our Love” and, of course, her Grammy-award-
winning “Unforgettable...with Love.” 

Among the exciting auction items: a haircut for Dennis Lee, a 
private jet trip, sporting packages and accommodations at the 
Canyon Suites Resort and Spa at the Phoenician, as well as a 
personal meeting with Natalie Cole following her performance. 

Grand sponsors for the evening were: the Honorable Michael 
and Christine Antonovich, Angela Y. Fu, Cole and Cindy Harris; 
Andrew and Peggy Cherng, John and Jane Wuo; Cherng Family 
Trust; Chang-Huan (C.H.) and Haily Hsueh; Panda Restaurant 
Group, Inc.; and Mickey and Lee Segal, and Alan and Sandy 

 This year’s proceeds support Methodist Hospital’s stroke program, 
designated an advanced primary stroke center for Los Angeles 
County by The Joint Commission and recent recipient of the 
American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get 
With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement 

An inspiring video featured stroke survivor Dane Warner and his 
wife, Jill, talking about their frightening experience and the great 
response from the Methodist Hospital stroke team.

 “Any event like the Crystal Ball is the result of the work of many 
hands and hours of dedication and I’m very grateful to our co-chairs 
and committee,” said Methodist Hospital Foundation President 
Michael Driebe. “This event has become the premiere gala in the 
San Gabriel Valley. In the last two years alone, we have raised over 
a million dollars after expenses and we couldn’t do it without our 
volunteers, sponsors and guests.” 

About Methodist Hospital

Founded in 1903, Methodist Hospital is a not-for-profit hospital licensed for 
596 beds serving Arcadia and surrounding communities. Services include 
comprehensive acute care such as medical, surgical, perinatal, oncology, 
intensive care and complete cardiovascular services, including open-heart 
surgery. Methodist Hospital is an approved STEMI cardiac center, a certified 
stroke center and a center of excellence in bariatric services. 

The hospital’s cancer center is accredited by the American College of Surgeons 
Commission on Cancer. Methodist Hospital is accredited by The Joint 
Commission, which accredits and certifies more than 19,000 health care 
organizations and programs in the United States. For more information, visit


2012 Crystal Ball Committee – Ben Harrington, Patty Wondries, Jill Boli, Dr. K. 
Heiner Vogelbach, Sue and Dick Hale, Co-Chairs Peggy Cherng and John Wuo, 
Mike and Terry Lee, Susan Woo, Angela Fu, Dr. James Lin, Shelly Liu, Mickey 
Segal and Lindburgh McPherson. Not pictured – Christine Antonovich, Francine 
Chiu, Cindy Harris, C.H. Hsueh, Matthew Lawrence, Ulanda Lee, Mei-mei Liu, Ivy 
Sun, Dr. Richard Sun, Angel Throop and Dorenda Wong.


 Martial arts champion, 
Hollywood actress, and 
stunt woman—all of these 
titles belong to Jing Li, 
a martial arts instructor 
at Washu Action Star 
Academy in Temple City.

The Arcadia Branch of 
the American Association 
of University Women 
(AAUW) is delighted 
to have Jing Li present a 
program at its meeting on 
Monday, November 12. 

Branch members 
and their guests will 
learn about washu, an 
exhibition and full-
contact sport, and they 
will also learn what a fine 
actress Jing Li is when they 
view the documentary 
film “Autumn Gem” in 
which Jing Li has a starring role.

 The film “Autumn Gem” revolves around Qiu Jin, a young Chinese 
woman who lived in the late 19th Century under the repressive government 
of the last dynasty in China. In challenging the government, she became a 
nationalist leader and later was martyred. She was also a women’s rights activist 
who fought for women’s education and against arranged marriages and foot-
binding. Martial arts skill plays an important part in the film. The film gives 
Ling Ji’s AAUW audience an opportunity to see her martial arts skills in action 
in film if not in person.

 Arcadia AAUW meets in the Church of Good Shepherd’s Jordan Hall, 
400 West 

Duarte Rd. (SW corner of Duarte Rd. and Holly Ave.), Arcadia. The meeting is 
open to the public at no charge, and ample parking is available. All are invited 
to come for socializing and refreshments at 6:30 pm. Jing Li’s presentation and 
the film “Autumn Gem” will follow 

at 7:00 pm.

 The American Association of University Women invites women and 
men university (or college) graduates to become members. Those holding an 
Associate of Arts degree or its equivalent are included in the membership. For 
more information, please call Tamara Kato at

(626) 375-6756 or Patricia Dietrich at (626) 446-8437.

Jing Li of Washu Action Star Academy 
displays a photo of herself portraying a 
Chinese woman activist in the film “Autumn