Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, August 17, 2019

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Mountain View News Saturday, August 17, 2019 

U.S. News & World Report 
Names Pasadena's 
Huntington a Top Hospital

Local Sheriff’s Encourages 
the Public to Drive Sober


 As summer comes to 
a close, the Los Angeles 
County Sheriff’s Department 
is asking drivers to not 
get behind the wheel after 
drinking or using drugs that 
impact your ability to drive 

 The Los Angeles County 
Sheriff’s Department is 
joining law enforcement 
agencies across the country 
in the national enforcement 
campaign, Drive Sober or 
Get Pulled Over. During 
this period, which started 
last night and runs to Sept. 
2 (Labor Day), the Sheriff’s 
Department will have 
additional deputies on the 
road looking for drivers 
suspected of driving under 
the influence of alcohol and/
or drugs.

 Labor Day Weekend remains 
one of the deadliest times of 
year for alcohol-involved 
crashes. According to the 
National Highway Traffic 
Safety Administration, there 
were 376 deadly crashes 
nationwide during the 2017 
Labor Day holiday period 
(Sept. 1 to Sept. 5). Among 
those crashes, more than 
one-third (36%) involved a 
drunk driver. Last year, two 
people were killed, and 31 
others injured in California 
on Labor Day alone.

 “There are so many ways 
to get home safely without 
driving,” Los Angeles County 
Sheriff’s Department, 
Sergeant Robert Hill, said. 
“Driving while drunk or high 
is dangerous, irresponsible 
and causes too many 
senseless tragedies. We hope 
that drivers get the message 
that driving impaired will 
never be tolerated.”

 Driving while impaired is 
illegal, whether it is alcohol, 
prescription drugs, over-
the-counter medications or 

 If you plan on drinking 
or are taking medications 
that can affect your driving 
ability, designate a sober 
driver or use a ride-share 
service. If you see someone 
driving impaired, call 911.

 Funding for DUI 
enforcement is provided by 
a grant from the California 
Office of Traffic Safety, 
through the National 
Highway Traffic Safety 

Huntington Hospital in 
Pasadena has once again been 
recognized as a Best Hospital 
for 2019-2020 Los Angeles 
and California by U.S. News 
& World Report. The annual 
Best Hospitals rankings, now in 
their 30th year, are designed to 
assist patients and their doctors 
in making informed decisions 
about where to receive care for 
challenging health conditions 
or for common elective 

 Huntington Hospital was 
named the fifth Best Hospital 
in the greater Los Angeles area 
and the tenth Best Hospital 
overall in California. The 
hospital was ranked among the 
best in the country in four adult 
specialties: Orthopedics (#21), 
Neurology and Neurosurgery 
(#26), Urology (#35-tie) and 
Gastroenterology and GI 
Surgery (#50-tie).

 Huntington Hospital was also 
ranked “High Performing” 
in two adult specialties: 
geriatrics and pulmonology 
and lung surgery; and in seven 
common adult procedures and 
conditions: aortic valve surgery, 
chronic obstructive pulmonary 
disease (COPD), colon cancer 
surgery, heart bypass, heart 
failure, hip replacement, and 
knee replacement.

 “I’m incredibly proud to 
receive these designations by 
U.S. News & World Report 
as one of the top hospitals in 
Los Angeles and California, 
particularly with national 
recognition in four specialties,” 
said Lori J. Morgan, MD, 
MBA, president and CEO, 
Huntington Hospital. “I’m even 
more proud of our dedicated 
and compassionate nurses, 
physicians and employees 
who make it their mission to 
provide exceptional health care 
to our community.”

 For the 2019-20 rankings and 
ratings, U.S. News evaluated 
more than 4,500 medical 
centers nationwide in 25 
specialties, procedures and 
conditions. In the 16 specialty 
areas, 165 hospitals were 
ranked in at least one specialty. 
In rankings by state and metro 
area, U.S. News recognized 
hospitals as high performing 
across multiple areas of care.

 “For 30 years, U.S. News has 
strived to make hospital quality 
more transparent to healthcare 
consumers nationwide,” said 
Ben Harder, managing editor 
and chief of health analysis 
at U.S. News. “By providing 
the most comprehensive data 
available on nearly every 
hospital across the United 
States, we give patients, families 
and physicians information 
to support their search for 
the best care across a range of 
procedures, conditions and 

 The U.S. News Best Hospitals 
methodologies in most areas 
of care are based largely on 
objective measures such as 
risk-adjusted survival and 
discharge-to-home rates, 
volume, and quality of nursing, 
among other care-related 
indicators. Best Hospitals was 
produced by U.S. News with 
RTI International, a leading 
research organization based in 
Research Triangle Park, NC.

South Pasadena City Hall to 
Expand Hours, Close Fridays

 City Hall will be open later on 
weekday evenings and closed 
Fridays under a new schedule set 
to take effect after the Labor Day 

 Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 3, 
City Hall will be open from 7:30 
a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through 
Thursday, adding an additional 
hour on weekday evenings for 
public access. City Hall will be 
closed on Fridays.

 The new hours will apply to 
Finance, Planning, Community 
Services, Public Works, the City 
Manager’s office and City Clerk’s 
office. The Police Department, 
Fire Department, Library and 
Senior Center will maintain their 
current operational schedules.

 Most City departments are 
transitioning to a compressed 
work schedule in which 
employees will work 40 hours 
over four days instead of five. The 
changes may also help improve 
customer service, said City 
Manager Stephanie DeWolfe.

 “Fridays tend to be slow in 
terms of foot traffic at City Hall, 
and we’ve had support from 
the public for expanding the 
weekday hours,” DeWolfe said. 
“We’ll be monitoring our front-
counter activity for the next 
several months to see how it’s 

 The compressed work schedule 
was adopted by the City Council 
last month as part of the 
negotiations with the City’s three 
labor unions. The schedule is 
being adopted by an increasing 
number of government agencies 
in an effort to improve employee 
morale, reduce air pollution by 
cutting the number of car trips, 
and save energy costs during 
Friday building closures.



A lone photographer embarked on a momentous journey in 
the American West traveling west from the shores of the Pacific 
Ocean to the banks of the Colorado River and the mines of 
Eldorado Canyon in today’s Nevada. The year was 1863, many 
years before anyone else took the next photo of this desert and 
its travelers, crossroads, forts, soldiers, and watering holes.

 On Sunday, Oct. 20 at 3:00 p.m., at the Duarte Historical 
Museum, 777 Encanto Parkway, Duarte, Author Jeffrey Lapides 
(right) will reveal many of these rare photos and tell the story 
of the German photographer Rudolph d’Heureuse—a surveyor, 
cartographer, civil engineer, mining engineer, oenologist, 
photographer and inventor. The backdrop to this story is 
the American Civil War, relations between white settlers, 
Hispanics, and Native Americans, military exploits, salacious 
news accounts, and greed.

 Lapides is a Southern California jewelry photographer and book designer residing in Sierra Madre. 
His current book entitled The Mojave Road in 1863: The Pioneering Photographs of Rudolph d’Heureuse will 
be on display and available for purchase.

 Admission is free. For more information call: 626 358-0329.

For the period of Sunday, August 4th, through 
Saturday, August 10th, the Police Department 
responded to 1,015 calls for service, of which 115 
required formal investigations. The following is a 
summary report of the major incidents handled 
by the Department during this period.

Sunday, August 4:

1. At approximately 9:40 a.m., officers 
responded to the intersection of Second 
Avenue and Forest Avenue regarding the report 
of a male subject lying on the sidewalk. Officers 
contacted the subject and determined that he 
was intoxicated and unable to care for himself. 
The 42-year-old male, from Montrose, was 
arrested and transported to the Arcadia City 
Jail for booking. 

Monday, August 5:

2. Just after midnight, officers responded 
to the scene of a solo vehicle traffic collision in 
the area of Sixth Avenue and Sandra Avenue. 
The vehicle was overturned but driver was not 
severely injured. The officer detected a strong 
odor of alcohol emitting from the driver. 
Through a series of tests, the officer determined 
the 25-year-old male, from El Monte, was 
driving under the influence of alcohol. He was 
arrested and transported to the Arcadia City 
Jail for booking.
3. Just before 1:00 p.m., officers were 
dispatched to Westfield Santa Anita at 400 South 
Baldwin Avenue, regarding the report of a grand 
theft person that just occurred. The victim was 
playing a game on her cellular phone when two 
unknown teenage males approached her. One 
male took the cellular phone from the victim’s 
hand. Both suspects then fled the scene toward 
the parking lot. The first suspect was described 
as a Black male who was wearing a dark baseball 
hat and a red shirt. The second suspect was 
described as a Black male who was wearing a 
dark baseball hat and a black shirt. The suspect 
vehicle is possibly a silver or gray Honda Civic. 
A similar theft was also reported around 6:30 
p.m.. The second victim was near Macy’s when 
his cellular phone was taken from his hand. The 
investigation is ongoing.
4. Just before 2:00 p.m., officers 
responded to a residence, in the 200 block of 
West Camino Real Avenue, regarding the report 
of an attempted burglary. Two male suspects 
broke a rear window, but they left when they 
realized the resident was inside. One suspect 
was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and a 
mask. The second suspect was wearing a gray 
hooded sweatshirt and mask. The suspects left 
in a white sedan with dark tinted windows. The 
investigation is ongoing.

Tuesday, August 6:

5. At approximately 2:00 p.m., an officer 
conducted a traffic stop on a bicyclist in the 
area of Longden Avenue and Holly Avenue 
for numerous traffic violations. The officer 
contacted the subject and noticed that he 
displayed physical symptoms of being under 
the influence of a drug. Through a series of 
tests, the officer determined the 40-year-old 
male, from El Monte, was under the influence 
of methamphetamine. He was arrested and 
transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.
6. Just before 11:00 p.m., an officer 
patrolling the area of Duarte Road and 
Mayflower Avenue conducted a traffic stop on 
a vehicle. The officer contacted the driver, who 
had two outstanding warrants for her arrest. 
The 27-year-old, from Duarte, was arrested and 
transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

Wednesday, August 7:

7. Just after 11:00 a.m., an officer was 
dispatched to Solstice at 400 South Baldwin 
Avenue, regarding a grand theft report. Four 
suspects entered the store and began looking 
at sunglasses. They were described as three 
females and one male, Black, and approximately 
20-years-old. While the sales clerk was 
distracted, two of the suspects took two pairs 
of sunglasses each. All four suspects walked out 
of the store without making any purchases. The 
investigation is ongoing.
8. At approximately 6:30 p.m., an officer 
was dispatched to 99 Ranch Market at 1300 
South Golden West Avenue, in reference to 
a grand theft that just occurred. The victim 
unlocked her car, sat down inside, and placed 
her purse on the passenger seat. The suspect 
opened her passenger door and stole her 
purse. The suspect is described as a male 
White, approximately 20-years-old and he was 
wearing a light colored shirt. The investigation 
is ongoing. 

Thursday, August 8:

9. Just after 3:00 a.m., officers were 
dispatched to Arcadia Main Florist at 30 Las 
Tunas Drive, regarding a solo vehicle traffic 
collision. Witnesses saw the vehicle traveling 
at a high rate of speed when it hit the center 
divider. The vehicle ultimately came to rest 
partially lodged inside the closed business. 
Unfortunately the driver died as a result of this 
collision. The investigation is ongoing.
10. At approximately 5:30 p.m., an officer 
responded to the front counter of the Arcadia 
Police Department to speak with a victim of 
a vehicle burglary. The burglary occurred the 
prior evening in the parking structure near 24 
Hour Fitness at 125 North First Avenue. The 
suspect(s) tampered with the door lock to steal 
the victim’s purse. The suspect(s) then used her 
credit and debit cards to make unauthorized 
purchases. The investigation is ongoing. 
11. Just before midnight, officers were 
dispatched to the front of Dana Middle School 
at 1401 South First Avenue, regarding the report 
of a suspicious subject in the area. Officers 
contacted the subject and discovered that he 
had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. The 
34-year-old male, from Arcadia, was arrested 
and transported to the Arcadia 



If you’ve said yes, please visit to submit your application for our sustainable 
landscaping program. Through this program, residential water customers may enter their sustainable landscape 
to showcase efforts to conserve water! For more information and to submit your application, please 
visit or call (626) 932-5575!

As part of our Water Conservation efforts, the City’s Sustainable Landscape Recognition Program provides 
Monrovia residents the opportunity to showcase their drought tolerant landscapes in an effort to promote 
water conservation.

In order to qualify for this program, the project area should include:

• Drought-tolerant area should be in the front yard visible from the street

• No more than 50% of your landscape should be turf

• No more than 30% of your landscape should be non-permeable, such as concrete

We encourage you to include:

• Drought-tolerant plants, such as succulents or other cacti, and plants native to Southern California

• Installation of drip irrigation or rotating nozzles

• Permeable hardscape such as decomposed granite or permeable paversInclusion of mulch areas

• Please complete the application and attach three photos of your landscape.

Recognition Program

• Qualified participants will be recognized by the City and receive a one-time $25 credit on their 
water bill.

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