Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, May 4, 2019

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Mountain View News Saturday, May 4, 2019 


Sunday, April 14th 

2:44 AM – A vehicle vandalism occurred in the 600 
block of Ventura Street. Vehicle damage: shattered 

Monday, April 15th 

12:00 PM – A battery occurred in the 3100 block of 
Glenrose Avenue. Suspect was taken into custody. 

Tuesday, April 16th 

10:40 AM – A battery occurred in the 2100 block of 
Lake Avenue. Suspect has been identified. 

4:00 PM – A vehicle burglary occurred in the 2200 block 
of Holliston Avenue. Suspect(s) entered the vehicle via 
unknown means. Stolen: black Easton softball bag, bat, 
helmet, and gloves. 

6:00 PM – A petty theft from an unlocked vehicle 
occurred in the 200 block of Wapello Street. Stolen: 
vehicle owner’s manual, keys, identification, 
and toiletries. 

9:03 PM – Douglas Schulte, 52 years old of 
El Monte was arrested in the 1800 block of 
E. Washington Boulevard for possession of a 
controlled substance. 

Wednesday, April 17th 

12:37 AM – Juan Lopez, 23 years old of 
Altadena was arrested in the 1800 block of 
Lake Avenue for possession of a controlled 

Thursday, April 18th 

4:00 PM – A grand theft occurred in the 10 
block of W. Woodbury Road. Stolen: black 
Samsung cellphone.

Sunday, April 21st

4:00 PM – A petty theft from an unlocked 
vehicle occurred in the 3200 block of N. 
Mount Curve. Stolen: prescription glasses, 
Ray Ban sunglasses, black Metro PCS 
cellphone, blue handicap placard, and vehicle 

10:50 PM – A vehicle burglary occurred in 
the 600 block of E. Pine Street. Suspect(s) 
entered the vehicle by shattering the window. 
Stolen: white YSL handbag, red wallet, black 
Burberry sandals, and Nike Vapor shoes.

Monday, April 22nd

3:15 PM – Amanda Oviatt, 30 years old of 
Pasadena and Jared Smith, 35 years old of 
Pasadena were arrested in the 2200 block of 
E. Crary Street for under the influence of a 
controlled substance.

4:07 PM – A domestic violence incident 
occurred in the 800 block of E. Alameda 
Street. Suspects were taken into custody.

5:30 PM – A petty theft from an unlocked 
vehicle occurred in the 2100 block of N. 
Roosevelt Avenue. Stolen: black gym bag 
containing credit cards.

Tuesday, April 23rd

1:57 AM – Jose Lopez, 24 years old of Pasadena was 
arrested in the 1300 block of N. Lake Avenue for under 
the influence of a controlled substance.

Wednesday, April 24th

3:10 AM – A petty theft occurred in the 300 block of W. 
Loma Alta Drive. Stolen: (2) brown acoustic guitars 
and a brown bag.

10:00 PM – Two vehicle burglaries occurred in the 
1500 block of N. Dominion Avenue. Suspect(s) entered 
the vehicles by shattering the window. Stolen: work 
identification, keys, and a gray Apple Air iPad. 

Thursday, April 25th

6:30 PM – An attempt robbery occurred in the area of 
Lake Avenue and Morada Place. Suspect described as a 
male in is 20’s. No items stolen.

Friday, April 26th

8:26 AM – Lilian Luan, 27 years old of Pasadena was 


The Pasadena Pops 2019 
Summer Concert Series

Over 600 Citations Issued 
by Police During Distracted 
Driving Awareness Month

JPL Studying the Ocean 
from a Seal’s Point of View

 Principal Pops Conductor 
Michael Feinstein leads the 
Pasadena POPS for the 2019 
Sierra Summer Concert 
Series at the Los Angeles 
County Arboretum with five 
concerts sure to make your 
summer sizzle. The 2019 
POPS season runs June 22nd 
through September 14th 
with a jam-packed line-up 
of multiple award-winning 
guest artists including 
Grey’s Anatomy’s Kevin 
McKidd, Sag Award winner 
LaChanze (The Help), Tony 
nominees Melissa Errico, 
Tony Yazbeck, Michael 
Cavanaugh and Gavin 
Creel (Hello Dolly, Book 
of Mormon), Tony Award 
winner Karen Ziemba and 
Michael Feinstein in concert.

 Feinstein kicks off the 
summer on June 22 with 
Kevin McKidd singing The 
Great American Songbook. 
The POPS season opener 
will celebrate icons from 
sea to shining sea covering 
everything from Broadway 
and Tin Pan Alley to 
Hollywood. On July 13 
Feinstein delivers Rhapsody 
in Blue, Gershwin’s 
masterpiece that changed 
the course of music as we 
now know it, along with 
your favorite jazz and 
swing standards with Tony 
nominees Tony Yazbeck and 
LaChanze, and renowned 
pianist Frederick Hodges.

 Feinstein returns as soloist 
on August 3 to sing the best 
of Cole Porter, followed by 
a rockin’ Tribute to Elton 
John on August 24 starring 
singing sensation Michael 
Cavanaugh, dubbed “the 
new voice of the American 
Rock and Roll Songbook” 
(Billboard). For the POPS’ 
annual movie 
night on 
September 14, 
Feinstein has 
curated a very 
special tribute 
to the 80th 
anniversary of 
the Wizard of Oz 
for MGM Movie 
Classics. Hear 
favorites from 
Singin’ in the 
Rain, Meet Me in 
St. Louis and the 
Golden Age of Hollywood 
for this unforgettable season 

 All concerts are held at 
the Los Angeles County 
Arboretum and Botanic 
Garden. Grounds open for 
picnicking and dining at 
5:30pm and performances 
begin at 7:30pm. Don’t miss 
the best outdoor dinner 
party in town with spacious 
circular table seating with 
fine linens, or lawn seating 
for those who want to bring 
a blanket – each option 
carries on the tradition of 
picnic-dining with your 
family and friends with 
Michael Feinstein and the 
San Gabriel Valley’s premier 
orchestra! Among many 
venue amenities, concert 
goers can enjoy pre-ordered 
gourmet dining packages 
for on-site pickup just 
steps from their table from 
Julienne, Marston’s and 
Claud & Co. The venue also 
hosts mouth-watering food 
trucks and the convenience 
of two full beverage centers 
serving fine wines, beer, 
coffee and soft drinks.

 Audiences get the ultimate 
outdoor concert experience 
with large LED video 
screens to see the artists and 
orchestra up close, superior 
sound and the high-quality 
production value that is a 
signature of the Pasadena 
POPS. For those who 
want to make a night of it, 
exclusive hotel packages are 
available for POPS patrons 
at Pasadena’s landmark 
Hotel Constance.

 The Arboretum is 
located at 301 North 
Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, CA. 
Subscribers may purchase 
pre-paid onsite parking 
at the Arboretum, and all 
concertgoers can purchase 
guaranteed and convenient 
parking at Santa Anita Park, 
located just across Baldwin 
Ave., with complimentary 
non-stop shuttle service 
to the Arboretum’s main 

 Single tickets start at $25. 
Season subscriptions and 
single tickets are now on 
sale, and are available by 
calling the box office at 
(626)-793-7172, online at 
org or at the Arboretum on 
the day of the concerts.

 Summer Concert Series, 
June 22 - September 14

 On Friday, April 26, the 
Traffic Section wrapped up 
its final operation aimed 
specifically at encouraging 
drivers to keep their eyes on 
the road.

 “Operations like this hit 
close to home for the officers 
who responded to a fatal 
collision that took place in 
2016 that was directly linked 
to distracted driving,” said 
Traffic Section Lieutenant 
Mark Goodman. The lives 
of several people were 
dramatically changed in 
the early morning hours of 
January 12, when a 19-year-
old man ran a red light while 
speeding and watching 
a music video on his cell 
phone. The collision killed a 
41-year-old mother and her 
18-year-old daughter who 
were less than three blocks 
from home. The incident 
sent the man to prison for 
five years. “Most people 
don’t understand the danger 
and potential life-changing 
consequences involved with 
looking at a cell phone while 
driving,” said Lt. Goodman.

 Four separate distracted 
driving details were 
conducted in April at various 
locations throughout the 
city. 639 citations were 
issued during those details, 
over 50% of which were for 
texting while driving. “This 
is an especially dangerous 
habit, as looking at or 
replying to a text requires 
you to take your eyes off of 
the road, essentially driving 
blind. A vehicle can travel 
hundreds of feet in just a 
few seconds while a driver 
looks at a cell phone,” said 
Lt. Goodman. “The results 
can be deadly!”

 363 citations were issued 
for texting and driving, and 
89 people were cited for 
failing to use a hands-free 
device while talking on a cell 
phone. 187 people were cited 
for other violations observed 
by officers.

 “Our officers write citations 
to people who either text 
while driving or fail to use 
a hands-free device almost 
daily,” said Lt. Goodman. 
“While we may focus 
resources specifically on 
distracted driving during 
the month of April, rest 
assured that our focus on 
traffic safety, including 
distracted driving, happens 
year-round. Our goal is to 
make Pasadena a safer place 
to drive, walk and bike every 

 Funding for this and 
other traffic enforcement 
programs is provided by a 
grant from the California 
Office of Traffic Safety, 
through the National 
Highway Traffic Safety 

 Scientist Lia Siegelman is 
using a surprising data source 
to study the ocean around 
Antarctica — one that has 
flippers and bears a passing 
resemblance to Jabba the Hut.

 Siegelman is using data from a 
single tagged southern elephant 
seal to study small-scale ocean 
features in a little-known 
part of the ocean around 
Antarctica. She is a visiting 
research student from the 
University of Western Brittany 
in Brest, France, at NASA’s 
Jet Propulsion Laboratory in 
Pasadena, California.

 Weighing as much as a midsize 
pickup truck, southern elephant 
seals may look sluggish on 
land, but in the water they’re 
endurance athletes. They spend 
9-10 months of each year at sea, 
swimming thousands of miles 
and continually diving to depths 
as great as 3,300 feet (1,000 
meters). “Even when they sleep, 
they dive — they float down 
like a leaf,” Siegelman said. 
They average about 80 dives a 
day, spaced less than half a mile 
apart (700 meters), returning 
to the surface briefly for air but 
staying underwater up to two 
hours at a time.

 With all this diving, a tagged 
elephant seal collects data 
from the entire top layer of the 
Southern Ocean. Some seals 
even forage under Antarctic 
sea ice, where conventional 
ocean instruments can’t go. 
As global warming changes 
important ocean currents in 
ways that affect Antarctic melt 
rates, any additional data from 
these dangerous, remote seas is 
likely to be valuable. That’s why 
Siegelman and her colleagues 
explore using seal data to 
better understand the ocean 

 For more than two decades, 
scientists have been tagging 
seals on the Kerguelen 
Islands, a French territory in 
the Antarctic, to study the 
animals’ behavior. In 2014, 
the researchers began using 
a new type of sensor that 
records every dive, providing 
an oceanographic data set with 
very high resolution.

 The animals are tagged in a 
French research program called 
SO-MEMO (Observing System 
— Mammals as Samplers of the 
Ocean Environment), operated 
by the French National Center 
for Scientific Research (CNRS). 
The tag — actually, sensors with 
antennas — are glued to the 
seals’ heads in accordance with 
established ethical standards 
when the animals come ashore 
either to breed or to molt (shed 
dead skin). The researchers 
remove the tags to retrieve their 
data when the seals return to 
land. If they miss a tag, it drops 
off with the dead skin in the 
next molting season.

 Siegelman and her co-authors 
analyzed a three-month 
foraging voyage by a female 
seal, during which the animal 
logged an impressive 3,520 
miles (5,665 kilometers) and 
dove 6,942 times. Most seals 
from the Kerguelen Islands 
forage to the east, but this 
particular seal made a beeline 
to the west to an area in the 
Antarctic Circumpolar Current 
where there’s a standing 
meander — a place where the 
topography of the ocean floor 
creates a permanent bend in 
the path of the current.

 The seal spent about a third 
of her entire voyage zigzagging 
in the meander, providing a 
wealth of data from a region 
where few direct oceanographic 
measurements have been made. 
The researchers used the data to 
identify the location of sudden 
changes in water density called 
fronts, like the cold and warm 
fronts in the atmosphere. 
These oceanic features have a 
width of only 3-12 miles (5-20 
kilometers). The sharp dividing 
lines between denser and 
lighter waters pull nutrients 
up from the depths, fertilizing 
microscopic ocean plants called 
phytoplankton. The increased 
food supply works its way up 
the food chain into a lavish 
buffet for elephant seals. The 
researchers saw the effects of 
this bounty in the short lunges 
the seal made during her dives, 
as if after nearby prey.

 “I hope this [result] will 
encourage physicists and 
biologists to use those very rich 
data from seals,” Siegelman 
said. A paper on the research, 
titled “Submesoscale ocean 
fronts act as biological hotspot 
for southern elephant seal,” 
was published this month in 
the journal Scientific Reports. 
Co-authors are from Caltech 
in Pasadena, the University 
of Western Brittany and the 
University of Western Australia 
in Crawley.

San Marino Looking for 
Commission Recruitments

 The City of San Marino is seeking volunteers for the 
Design Review Committee and Library Board of Trustees. 
Please contact Deputy City Clerk Nia Hernandez at (626) 
300-0705 or email for 
further information or you may download the Commission 
Application from the City’s website at www.cityofsanmarino.
org. Deadline for submitting the applications is Friday, 
May 10, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. to San Marino City Hall 2200 
Huntington Drive San Marino, CA 91108.


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