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Mountain View News Saturday, June 27, 2015 


Featuring the theme of the incoming President, “We Treasure OurVolunteers”, the Assistance League of Arcadia held its Meeting andAnnual Luncheon at the Altadena Country Club. President, Kay Kinsler,
passed her title to incoming President, Barbara Parrott. Dressed as ajovial pirate, Diane Lucas, installed the crew of new officers for their2015—2016 voyage. Assisted by her costumed parrots, Lucy Mao andKaryn Chien, Captain Diane presented each officer with a treasurefrom her chest to assist them on their impending adventure. SherylSchreiber, Karen Tanner, and the Social Committee created a festive 
atmosphere with colorful parrot centerpieces, surrounded by goldencoins, reflecting the pirate theme. Highlighting the afternoon, were twospecial award presentations for outstanding service to the Arcadia ALAChapter. The “Most Valuable Member Award” was given to SuzanneWarren and the “ADA Edwards Laughlin Award” was given to BetsyBurcham. Both deserving honorees were given standing ovations ofappreciation by their fellow members.

Members volunteer over 28,000 hours annually in AssistanceLeague of Arcadia Community service projects as they fulfill NationalAssistance League’s values of “Caring and Commitment in Action.”
Assistance League’s charitable programs touch the lives of children,
families, and seniors. Funding for these programs is provided byproceeds from their thrift store sales, donations, and grants. Theseprograms rely on the involvement of more than 340 hands on, unpaidvolunteer members. Arcadia Assistance League is always lookingfor new members to join their ranks for volunteer opportunities andcommunity fellowship. Visit their website for additional informationand membership opportunities, at 

Displaying ALA’s Pirate Flag are President Barbara Parrott & 
Installing Officer Diane Lucas 


The Recreation and Community Services Department offers theOutdoor Adventure Day Camp at Wilderness Park with 8 weeks leftfrom June 29th to August 21st. There are still some spots available buthurry because they are filling up fast. Each camp features a variety offun summer activities for youth ages 5-12.

The Sports Camp is held at Dana Gym, 1401 S. First Avenue,
Arcadia and two weeks are still available starting August 10th to August21st. The week of August 10th is for youth ages 11-15 and the week ofAugust 17th is for youth ages 6-10. There is limited space in the sportscamps as well! This camp utilizes the school’s athletic facilities andfeatures a variety of fun sports activities for youth including swimming,
flag football, basketball, softball, soccer, volleyball and other fun group 
games. Each week there are two excursions and two swim days.

Both day and sports camps are $110 per week. To get a copy of thesummer “Buzz” go to the city’s website at underthe Recreation and Community Services Department to download a 
copy. To register in person, please come by the Recreation Office, 375Campus Drive, Arcadia. The “Buzz” also displays programs and classesfor the 2015 summer season in our new, more user-friendly format foryou and your family. Do you want to know what the “Buzz” is aboutin Arcadia? Look on line to check out the latest copy of “The PeacockBuzz” to find out! For more questions, please contact the RecreationDepartment at 626.574.5113. 


ARCADIA – Methodist Hospital offers several free classes and seminarsto the community each month.

More than one-third of adults in the U.S. are obese-that’s 78.6 
million people.

Explore the opportunities and advantages of laparoscopic gastricbypass and gastric sleeve surgeries.

Talk to physicians and ask questions of patients who have had theprocedures.

Program will be 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, in Lewis Hall,
Methodist Hospital. 300 Huntington Drive, Arcadia, CA 91007Reservations are necessary: 626-898-8843. 

About Methodist HospitalFounded in 1903, Methodist Hospital of Southern California is a not-
for-profit hospital serving the greater San Gabriel Valley. Licensed for400 beds, the hospital offers services that include a 24/7 emergencydepartment, outpatient surgery, labor and delivery, neonatal intensivecare, neurosurgery, acute physical rehab and complete cardiovascularservices. Methodist Hospital is a Los Angeles County-certified strokecenter, as well as an approved STEMI receiving center for heart attackpatients.

A recognized center of excellence for heart care, knee and hipreplacement and cancer care, Methodist Hospital is accredited byThe Joint Commission with advanced certification in heart failure 
and stroke and is accredited as a Comprehensive Community CancerProgram by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.
For more information, visit 


For the period of Sunday, June 14th, through Saturday, June 20th, thePolice Department responded to 1,025 calls for service of which 121required formal investigations. The following is a summary report ofthe major incidents handled by the Department during this period. 

Sunday, June 14:

Just before 1:48 p.m., an officer responded to Macy’s at the WestfieldShopping Town, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a grand theftreport. Surveillance footage revealed a 28-year-old female from Pasadenaconcealed over $1,300.00 worth of merchandise in shopping bags beforeexiting the store and failing to make payment. She was arrested andtransported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

At approximately 6:31 p.m., an officer initiated a traffic stopon a vehicle in the area of Las Tunas Drive and Santa Anita Avenue 
for having expired registration. Upon contacting the driver, the officerdiscovered the 19-year-old male from Los Angeles was driving with asuspended license. He was arrested and transported to the Arcadia CityJail for booking. The suspect’s vehicle was impounded for 30 days. 

Monday, June 15:

At about 10:37 a.m., an officer responded to the parking lot of 99 RanchMarket, 1300 South Golden West Avenue, regarding a suspicioussubject harassing customers. During a consensual search of the subject,
the officer discovered the suspect was in possession of a stolen driver’slicense. The 21-year-old male from Arcadia was arrested and transportedto the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 

At approximately 6:42 p.m., an officer responded to LA Fitness, 1325South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a theft report. The victim’s lock wasforced open and his backpack, wallet, and phone had been stolen from alocker. Two other lockers in the men’s locker room had also been forciblybroken into. The investigation is ongoing. 

Tuesday, June 16:

Around 8:20 a.m., an officer responded to the 000 block of Fano Streetregarding an attempted stolen vehicle report. An investigation revealedan unknown suspect opened the trunk of the vehicle, bent “The Club”
that was securing the steering wheel, and tampered with the ignitioncylinder in an effort to steal the vehicle. However, the unknown suspectwas unsuccessful. No suspects were seen and no witnesses were located.

Just after 9:38 p.m., an officer responded to the 700 block ofSunset Boulevard regarding a vehicle theft that had just occurred. Thevictim witnessed an unknown suspect stealing his vehicle. The victimfollowed the suspect to the 800 block where the suspect stopped the carand fled on foot. An area check did not locate the suspect.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, approximately25-years-old, and 5’7” tall. 

Wednesday, June 17:

Shortly after 11:06 a.m., an officer responded to the intersection of 

Colorado Boulevard and First Avenue regarding a subject sleepingbehind the businesses. The officer located the subject and determineda 50-year-old male from Arcadia was intoxicated and unable to carefor himself. He was arrested and transported to Arcadia City Jail forbooking. 

At about 3:13 p.m., an officer responded to Extended Stay, 401East Santa Clara Street, regarding a vehicle burglary report. The officerdiscovered an unknown suspect broke the lock to the vehicle and tookvarious tools. No suspects were seen and no witnesses were located. 

Thursday, June 18:

At approximately 7:26 a.m., an officer conducted an enforcementstop on a bicyclist in the area of South Baldwin Avenue and WestHuntington Drive for riding on the sidewalk. While talking to thesubject, the 24-year-old male from West Covina admitted to having amethamphetamine pipe on him. He was arrested and transported to theArcadia City Jail for booking.

Around 4:30 p.m., an officer responded to the 900 block ofNorth First Avenue regarding a disturbance report. An investigationrevealed a male and female were arguing when the female threw themale subject’s glass smoking pipe on the ground. She pushed himcausing him to fall and cut his hand on the broken glass. The 21-year-oldfemale of Arcadia was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jailfor booking. 

Friday, June 19:

At about 10:00 a.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 2400 blockof South Baldwin Avenue regarding a fraud report. The victim receiveda phone call from “John Frazier with the IRS” indicating he was beingpursued for tax evasion. The caller convinced the victim to wire transferin excess of $15,000. After transferring the money, the victim realizedhe had been a victim of a telephone scam. The investigation is ongoing.

Just after 6:14 p.m., an officer responded to Macy’s at theWestfield Shopping Town, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a pettytheft report. Surveillance footage revealed a 58-year-old female from ElMonte concealed merchandise in her purse before exiting the store andfailing to make payment. She was cited and released in the field due tomedical concerns. 

Saturday, June 20:

Just after 10:00 a.m., an officer responded to Longley Way School, 2601Longley Way, regarding a burglary report. The officer determined anunknown suspect(s) used bolt cutters to bypass the fence and trailershed in an effort to steal various tools. No suspects were seen and nowitnesses were located. 

At approximately 6:45 p.m., an officer responded to theparking lot of the Westfield Shopping Town, 400 South Baldwin Avenue,
regarding a vandalism report. The victim discovered an unknownsuspect left two deep scratches in the side of her vehicle for no apparentreason. No suspects were seen and no witnesses were located. 


The Arcadia Recreation and Community Services Department proudlyannounces the Summer Concert and Movie Series for 2015! 

Mark your calendar! The City of Arcadia’s FREE summer concert seriesis approaching fast, so make sure you don’t miss out on the fun in the sun! The 
summer concerts are held on Thursday evenings starting at 6:30-8pm on thelawn between City Hall and the Police Department (240 West HuntingtonDrive). Bring the kids out to participate in the FREE fun zone, featuring games,
crafts, and activities each week. In addition, the City is pleased to announce TheGrilled Cheese Truck at all of the 2015 Summer Concert Series! We look forward 
to making your hearts melt with all of our cheesy goodness. A portion of theproceeds will be given to the Recreation and Community Services Department!
For more information, please call 626.574.5113. Listed below is the line-up for 
this summer. 

Yard Sale (Popular Music) and Environmental Fair – July 9, 2015Yard Sale is a high-energy, 8-piece, horn-driven band that covers all the bestdance tunes from the 70s through today. In addition to the 45+ summer concert 
series events they have done, Yard Sale is proud to say they’ve been rockin’ theDowntown Disney stage since 2013, and they’re ready to bring that top quality,
family-friendly entertainment straight to you! From Earth, Wind and Fire,
Stevie Wonder, Pat Benetar, and Van Halen to Adele, Katy Perry, PharrellWilliams and Bruno Mars - this band truly does it all. Plus - there will be fun 
stuff tossed out to the kids, beach balls flying, and dancing galore! No amateurs 
here...the band consists of touring/studio musicians and music educators whohave been doing this for 20+ years. In short, Yard Sale is a bootie-shakin’, oldschool, funky sounding, hard rockin’ band that will truly knock your socks off!
Also tonight we will be hosting an environmental fair to kick off the summer.
Start this summer off right, visit these booths for useful information!

The Late Bloomers (Folk Rock) – July 16, 2015Dan Ames, Gayle Bluemel, Ross Johnsen and Scott Shepherd are the LateBloomers, an acoustic folk-rock band that have been performing together since2006. Now two married couples, their early experiences began with music fromDylan, Neil Young and Paul Simon while still in high school in the sixties. Theyhave since found their own sound by not only putting their individual stamp onfavorites from that era, but by performing many new original tunes as well. Theyhave individually been part of the Pasadena and LA music scene for many yearsand have played with other bands and are now enjoying their collaboration asthe Late Bloomers. 

Upstream (Caribbean Music) and Special Olympics Celebration – July 23, 
Upstream has been spreading their message of love and positivity through theirexhilarating Caribbean Music, namely, Reggae, Calypso, Soca and Steel DrumMusic. Through the years they have mesmerized audiences with a multi-talentedline up of some of the most experienced and enlightened musicians in their camp.
Bandleader and Lead Singer/Guitarist “Haile Blackman” is originally from TheRepublic of Trinidad & Tobago and the Son of the Legendary Creator of SocaMusic, the late Ras Shorty I. Steel Drum Extraordinaire “Derek Brewstafari”
is also a Trinidad and Tobago native and will tug at your heartstrings withhis melodic Steel Drum tones. You will not want to miss their exciting liveconcerts. Upstream invites you to come do the West Indian boogie - a greattime is guaranteed to be had by all! –Also come help us celebrate Arcadia beinga Special Olympics host city and cheer the athletes on from Trinidad, Tabagoand the Kyrgyz Republic before they go onto compete in the Special Olympics.

Dustbowl Revival (Modern & Contemporary Jazz) – July 30, 2015The Dustbowl Revival is a Venice, California-based collective that merges oldschool bluegrass, gospel, pre-war blues and the hot swing of New Orleans toform a spicy roots cocktail. Known for their roaring live sets, Dustbowl bravelybrings together many styles of traditional American music. Named “Best LiveBand in LA” by The LA Weekly, each Dustbowl performance promises to be awhite-knuckle ride through the history of American folk music that rarely staysjust on the stage. Call it the new old-timey dance hall sound made fresh by someof the best soloists in the business! 

USO – Big Band (Patriotic) – August 6, 2015National Night Out & Arcadia’s 112th Birthday! National Night Out promotescrime prevention and awareness through police-community partnerships.
Arcadia’s Police and Fire Department will be joining us for this very specialoccasion. Free fingerprinting for the kids, crime prevention materials and otherinformation will be available. Stop by and show your support to Arcadia’s finest. 

But wait…that is not it! Help Arcadia celebrate our 112th birthday by enjoyingsome birthday cake (while supplies last).

Listening to this Orchestra is like taking a time-machine back to a WorldWar Two U.S.O. show. And with a female vocalist, a hot, driving rhythmsection, and a horn section, the “classic-swing” sound is both full and authentic!
And when you add in their “armed-forces style” khaki-colored uniforms, it’s allthere! Formed in November of 1997, they have already established themselvesas one of the premier Big-Bands of Southern California. Arcadia will love this 

Cold Duck (70s top 40) – August 13, 2015Back again by popular demand! Join us once again for this special celebration…
Since its inception over two decades ago, Cold Duck’s philosophy has beendirectly responsible for their continued success: “Give the people what theywant to hear and have a good time delivering it!” With this solid experiencedmusicianship, it should come as no surprise that Cold Duck is renowned forbeing one of the most versatile bands in existence. Cold Duck continues its 
tradition of excellent musicianship and groovin’ rhythms. So prepare to have a 
good time dancing the night away!

Rubber Soul (Tribute to the Beatles) – August 20, 2015In the beginning of 1960, who would have thought that four young lads fromLiverpool, England would have such an impact on the music world? John, Paul, 
George and Ringo became the most popular rock-n-roll group of all time.

Rubber Soul celebrates them and their music. Not by impersonating, butby duplicating the music we have all come to know and love. Being committedto detail Rubber Soul gives attention to all the parts played in the originalBeatles songs. Performed live the music is given a new freshness and excitement.
Hearing and seeing Rubber Soul becomes an entertaining experience you’lllove. 

Movies in the Park 

The Movies in the Park are held on Friday evenings with activities starting at6:30pm and movies starting at dusk on the lawn between City Hall and thePolice Department (240 West Huntington Drive). Movies in the Park provided 
in partnership with CHOICESS Arcadia.

Hook (PG) – July 10, 2015A grown up Peter Pan returns to Neverland when Captain Hook kidnaps hischildren. The exciting chase is on! Join us for the first movie of the summer. 

Frozen Sing-Along with Olaf and Elsa (PG) – July 17, 2015Kick off the summer and cool off in family style and sing along with Elsa andyour favorite snow buddy, Olaf.

A Goofy Movie (G) – July 24, 2015Join Goofy and his son Max on this hilarious cross country adventure full offun! 

Big Hero 6 (PG) – July 31, 2015Need a magical protector in your life? Meet Hero 6 who will keep you safe and 
tickle your funny bone!

Cars 2 (G) – August 7, 2015Star race car Lighting McQueen and his pal Mater take off to compete in aninternational World Grand Prix and get caught up in a spy adventure along the 

Back to the Future 2 (PG) – August 14, 2015Marty McFly needs to return to 1955 after his visit to 2015 to stop a disaster thatwill happen in 1985. But how will he do it? 

Guardians of the Galaxy (PG-13) – August 21, 2015A zany group of intergalactic criminals band together to protect their universein this action filled funfest! 

About the City of ArcadiaNestled in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, Arcadia is an 11.38 squaremile community with a population of just over 56,000. Located approximately20 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, Arcadia is known for combining small-
town charm with the conveniences and amenities of a mid-size city. Arcadia 
is a full-service charter city governed by a five-member City Council, electedat large. Recognized for exceptional education and recreation opportunitiesand beautiful neighborhoods, Arcadia is also defined as the “Community ofHomes” and has twice been designated the “Best City in California in which toRaise Kids” by Business Week Magazine. 

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