Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, May 18, 2019

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Mountain View News Saturday, May 18, 2019 




By Joan Schmidt

 Can you believe our Flavien Prat was back at Santa Anita the day 
after he won the Kentucky Derby on Country House? I caught him after 
Race 1 and said, “I have a card for you.” He asked “Why”? LOL! I said, 
“Congrats on getting married, your brand new daughter, and winning 
the Kentucky Derby”.

 There is so much controversy. First, Maximum Security did go 
into the paths of three other horses; that’s why he was moved so far down 
in the results. However I know Luis Saez did NOT do that on purpose. 
Even Laffit Pincay Jr. said he agreed with the Derby decision, but had 
praise of Luis Saez, a very good jockey, felt it was unintentional on Luis’ 
part, and Luis tried to pull him back. I challenge anyone to compete in a 
race and see what those guys have to do.

 Secondly I am SICK of all the publicity about the deaths of 
horses at Santa Anita. Those deaths upset me. I cried when Battle of 
Midway was put down. And my personal opinion was racing at Santa 
Anita should have been halted sooner.

 The NBC announcer for the Kentucky Derby infuriated me. He 
made such a big deal about Santa Anita as if it was the ONLY track, 
deaths occurred. SHORT MEMORY? A few years back, there were 
several equine deaths at Del Mar, so the surface was changed. I also 
learned from people in the horsing business that this has occurred at 
Gulfstream; also Arizona and other tracks, but it’s kept quiet.

 Laffit also said he is against 20 horses in a race and I totally 
agree. That’s way too many. I question horses running on those muddy 
surfaces in torrential rain. However, I am VERY GLAD that Racing is 

making changes to ensure the safety of horses. Go to a barn and see 
how greatly loved they are by their trainers and owners. Outsiders don’t 
realize horses are like family members to them.

 This Sunday Bob and I went to Santa Anita for Mother’s Day. SO great to see Evin Roman, now a Journeyman, who won 
the Eclipse Award as an Apprentice; Assael Espinosa, Victor’s nephew; Ruben Fuentes, who’s been winning a lot; and my favorite 
Cajun Kent Deosrmeaux, who won a great race. Also Iggy Puglisi, who keeps everyone in stitches, returned after an injury and 
won! Currently, it’s a close race for jockey with most wins: Raffi (Bejarano) has one win more than Flavien. Looking forward to the 
Breeders Cup coming to Santa Anita this year!

For the period of Sunday, May 5th, through Saturday, May 11th, the 
Police Department responded to 995 calls for service, of which 
120 required formal investigations. The following is a summary 
report of the major incidents handled by the Department during 
this period.

Sunday, May 5:

1. Shortly before 1:27 p.m., an officer responded to the 
front counter of the Arcadia Police Department regarding a fraud 
report. The victim discovered two fraudulent withdrawals from his 
checking account. The victim believes the suspect altered legitimate 
checks and deposited the same check twice. The investigation is 
2. At approximately 9:57 p.m., officers responded to a 
residence in the 00 block of South Second Avenue regarding a 
battery report. The officers determined the suspect, a 45-year-
old male from Arcadia, was under the influence of an alcoholic 
beverage when he hit his neighbor. The suspect was arrested and 
transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 

Monday, May 6:

3. Just after 4:47 p.m., an officer responded to a residence 
in the 800 block of West Huntington Drive, regarding a burglary 
report. Sometime between 1:00 p.m. and 4:40 p.m. on May 6th, 
an unknown suspect entered the home through an open window 
and fled with a tablet and laptop. No suspects were seen and no 
witnesses were located. 
4. At approximately 6:01 p.m., an officer responded to Savers, 
16 East Live Oak Avenue, regarding a theft report. Surveillance 
footage revealed a 48-year-old male from El Monte stole the 
victim’s cellphone from the cash register area. The suspect was 
arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 

Tuesday, May 7:

5. Around 12:22 p.m., an officer responded to the 1100 
block of Sunset Boulevard regarding a theft from vehicle report. 
Sometime during the previous night, an unknown suspect entered 
the unlocked vehicle and fled with miscellaneous paperwork, 
the vehicle manual, and change. No suspects were seen and no 
witnesses were located. 
6. Just before 11:17 p.m., officers responded to the 
intersection of Clark Street and Cogswell Road regarding a hit and 
run traffic collision. Officers located the driver and passenger, both 
who exhibited signs of being under the influence of an alcoholic 
beverage. Through a series of tests, the officer determined the driver 
had a blood alcohol content of .213%. The 27-year-old male driver 
from El Monte and the passenger, a 25-year-old male from El 
Monte, were arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for 

Wednesday, May 8:

7. At about 8:48 a.m., an officer responded to a residence in 
the 400 block of Fairview Avenue regarding a vandalism report. 
The victim discovered an unknown suspect spray painted threats in 
Chinese on her front door. No suspects were seen and no witnesses 
were located. 
8. Shortly after 3:30 p.m., an officer responded to Purrfect 
Auto, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a vehicle burglary 
report. Sometime between 12:15 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., an unknown 
suspect entered a BMW M4 by unknown means and stole the 
victim’s designer jacket and sunglasses. No suspects were seen 
and no witnesses were located. 

Thursday, May 9:

9. Before 11:23 a.m., an officer responded to Lojeski 
Field, 601 North Second Avenue, regarding a theft report. An 
investigation revealed an unknown suspect used a cutting tool to 
break into the little league storage building and fled with property. 
The total loss is unknown at the time of this report. No suspects 
were seen and no witnesses were located. 
10. Around 12:35 p.m., an officer responded to a residence 
in the 1800 block of Highland Oaks Avenue regarding a burglary 
report. The victim discovered an unknown suspect smashed a 
rear window, ransacked the home, and fled with earrings and 
other property. The investigation is ongoing. 

Friday, May 10: 

11. At about 8:41 a.m., an officer responded to a residence 
under construction in the 200 block of West Duarte Road 
regarding a burglary report. An investigation revealed unknown 
suspect(s) entered the unsecured home and stole 19 electrical 
circuit breakers. The investigation is ongoing. 
12. Just before 6:24 p.m., officers responded to a residence 
in the 00 block of Christina Street regarding a threat report. An 
altercation ensued between two neighbors resulting in the suspect 
threatening to cut the victim with a knife. The 37-year-old male 
from Temple City was found to be in possession of a knife and 
was subsequently arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail 
for booking. 

Saturday, May 11:

13. Shortly after 2:50 a.m., an officer initiated a traffic stop on 
a vehicle in the area of Santa Anita Avenue and Huntington Drive 
for speeding. Upon contacting the driver, the officer detected 
a strong odor of alcohol emitting from the 22-year-old male’s 
breath. The Arcadia resident was arrested and transported to the 
Arcadia City Jail for booking. 
14. At approximately 3:28 p.m., an officer responded to a bus 
stop at the Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding 
a battery report. The victim was waiting for the bus when he 
witnessed the suspect display erratic behavior. After confronting 
the suspect, the 23-year-old male from Los Angeles punched the 
victim in the face. The suspect was arrested and transported to 
the Arcadia City Jail for booking. Arcadia Fire responded and 
assessed the victim. 

Flavien Prat and Agent Derek Lawson 


MAY 22, 2019 AT 7:00PM AT 

May 16, 2019 – On March 5, 2019, the Arcadia City 
Council unanimously placed Measure A - a local 
. cent sales tax measure on the June 4, 2019, All-
Mail Ballot Special Municipal Election. If enacted 
by Arcadia voters, Measure A would provide locally-
controlled funds to maintain public safety and 
other local services at current levels. Sponsored by 
the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce and hosted at 
Santa Anita Park, community members are invited to 
join us for a community forum on Measure A featuring 
Arcadia’s City Manager Dominic Lazzaretto on 
Wednesday, May 22 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the 
Santa Anita Park, Chandelier Room, located at 285 
W. Huntington Drive.

“Come learn key background information on Measure 
A, how it relates to LA County, and what the 
City would put those funds towards, if this measure 
were approved by voters”, said City Manager Dominic 
Lazzaretto. “We want to make sure community 
members are educated on the purpose of the sales tax 

This Community Forum on Measure A will be an 
opportunity to hear from City officials and get answers 
to questions related to the sales tax measure. If 
approved by voters, funding from Measure A can be 
used to maintain service priorities identified by the 
public such as:

• Preventing and investigating property crimes, like 
thefts and burglaries

• Keeping fire stations operating at current levels

• Maintaining police patrols around neighborhood 
schools and parks

• Cleaning and maintaining public areas including 
commercial districts, residential neighborhoods, and 

• Retaining and attracting local business

• Maintaining the City’s finances

Measure A requires annual independent financial 
audits and public review of expenditures. All funds 
remain in the City of Arcadia and cannot be taken by 
the county, state or federal governments.

For more information on Measure A, please contact 
the City Manager’s Office at 574-5401 or visit: ArcadiaCA.

Duarte Seeks Volunteer to Fill District 
#7 City Council Vacancy

Application Deadline May 20 @ 6:00 pm

The City of Duarte is accepting applications through May 20 at 6:00 pm to 
fill the balance of the term for a City Council vacancy in District #7. The 
successful applicant appointed will serve the balance of the term for the 
seat that was originally elected in November 2018 and ending December 
8, 2020.

City Council District #7 vacancy applications must be submitted to the City 
Manager’s Office at Duarte City Hall (1600 Huntington Dr.) by 6 p.m. on 
May 20. Physical applications are available at City Hall, Public Safety, and 
the Duarte Teen and Senior Centers; and an easy to use fillable version 
is available on the City’s website. Interested candidates will also need to 
submit a current résumé and a 200-word or less statement describing their 
background, qualifications, and objectives for serving on the Council.

City Councilmembers will interview qualified, prospective applicants during 
open session as part of the regularly scheduled City Council meeting on 
May 28 beginning at 7 p.m. The actual appointment will then be made at a 
special City Council meeting on June 4, with the new City Councilmember 
formally taking their oath of office at the first June meeting on June 11, 

For more information about how to apply for the District #7 vacancy or 
about Council service in general, call the Duarte City Manager’s office at 
(626) 357-7931, ext. 221.



DUARTE, CA, May 1, 2019 - In cooperation with VET 
CARE, the Duarte Public Safety Office has sched-uled 
the annual, low cost Vaccination Clinic on Saturday, 
June 22, from 8:00-10:00 a.m. The clinic will be held 
at Duarte Park, 1344 Bloomdale Street, adjacent to the 
Teen Center. 

Rabies vaccinations will be available for $10 each, microchip 
registration for $25, and other vaccinations 
will also be available upon request. Participants will 
also be able to purchase Duarte dog licenses which 
need to be renewed each year on July 1. 

Dog Licensing Fees: 

One Year, unaltered $60 

One Year, spayed/neutered $25 

Senior citizens, 65 years and older are eligible for one 
free dog license if the pet is spayed or neutered. 

A $60 late penalty will be added to the cost, if the license 
is purchased after August 31. 

Remember, all dogs over the age of 4 months must be 
vaccinated for rabies to comply with state law. With the 
foothills in our back yard, the chance of your dog having 
contact with local wildlife is great. Don't hesitate...

If you cannot make this event your license can be purchased 
at Duarte City Hall, 1600 Huntington Dr. or at 
the Public Safety Office located in the Target Shopping 
Center, 1042 Huntington Dr. For more infor-mation, 
call Duarte Public Safety at (626) 357-7938.

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