Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, August 31, 2019

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, August 31, 2019 

South Pasadena To Host 
Housing Workshop Series

Owners of multi-unit properties, homeowners, tenants 
and all interested residents are invited to participate in a 
series of workshops in September on proposed housing 
policy initiatives being developed by the City.

 The workshops will each cover three different housing-
related topics under consideration for policy changes: 
tenant protections; accessory dwelling units (ADUs); and 
inclusionary (or affordable) housing policies.

The topics/dates/location are:

Tenant Protections: Thursday, Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. in the 
Library Community Room. 

This workshop will address two proposed tenant protection 
measures: relocation fees for displaced renters and a rental 
property inspection program.

Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs): Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 7 
p.m. in the Library Community Room. 

This workshop will address potential changes to the 
municipal code regarding accessory dwelling units, also 
known as “granny flats,” including the minimum lot sizes 
needed for ADUs, parking requirements and more.

Inclusionary Housing: Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. in the 
Library Community Room.

The topic of the final workshop in the series will be 
inclusionary housing, including affordable housing 
requirements for developers. 

 The Library Community Room is located at 1115 El Centro 
St. in South Pasadena.

 For more information call (626) 403-7200.

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 safely.

 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 

 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 Administration.

Cooling Centers Open 
During Extreme Weather

 South Pasadena offers two places 
to keep cool during the hottest 
days of late summer and early fall. 

 The South Pasadena Senior 
Center is available from 8 am to 5 
p.m., Monday through Friday, and 
the South Pasadena Public Library 
will be a second place of refuge 
Mondays-Thursdays 10 am - 6 pm; 
Fri. 11 am - 9 pm; Sat. 10 am-5 pm; 
Sun. 1 pm- 5 pm.

 Seniors in particular face 
challenges when it comes to 
staying safe during hot days. These 
challenges range from health 
conditions that increase sun 
sensitivity to more fragile skin. 
These conditions can put an older 
adult at higher risk of heat-related 
illnesses such as sun poisoning 
and heat stroke. It’s important to 
take steps to avoid dehydration 
by maximizing fluid intake, avoid 
caffeinated beverages, monitor 
medication side effects, schedule 
outdoor time wisely, and wear 
loose fitting clothing. 

 In 2006 the City’s Senior Citizen’s 
Commission adopted a “Cooling 
Center” policy to safeguard the 
older adults of the community 
when the temperature reaches 96 
degrees or higher. 

 Call (626)403-7360 for more info



Immortalized in literature, music, and film, towns along historic 
Route 66 have produced famous American icons; Duarte 
is no exception. This year’s Annual Route 66 Parade, Saturday, 
September 28 starting at 10 a.m. will honor those special persons 
as part of its theme, “Honoring Hometown Heroes.” Spectators 
are sure to spot their favorite local heroes waving from 
the floats including community grand marshals, the DHS Girls 
Varsity Volleyball past and present champions, Head Coach 
Irene Sunabe and her staff. The annual Duarte City Picnic and 
Classic Car Show at Royal Oaks Park will immediately follow 
the event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

To the delight of his many fans, this year’s Grand Marshal will 
be actor, voice actor and game show host for America Says 
John Michael Higgins. Higgins’ film and television credits include several Christopher Guest’s “mockumentaries,” 
the role of David Letterman in HBO’s The Late Shift, and a starring role in the American version of 
Kath & Kim. Higgins is also known locally as an active parent of his son who is studying at CSArts-SGV. 

The Route 66 Parade, co-sponsored by the City of Duarte, the Route 66 Parade Committee, HumanGood, 
and the Duarte Community Coordinating Council begins at the northeast corner of Huntington Dr. and 
Cotter St. proceeds east for one mile ending at Mt. Olive Dr. Some 1,400 entries including antique and classic 
cars, schools, churches, equestrians, hogs and marching bands will take part in the event. High school bands 
from throughout Southern California will also compete for trophies. 

Following the Route 66 “Hometown Heroes” Parade, continue the day at Duarte’s 62nd Anniversary Picnic 
celebration at Royal Oaks Park 2627 Royal Oaks Dr. from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Enjoy dozens of food and display 
booths, live music and entertainment on both the main Celebration and Children’s Stages. Other attractions 
include a wine and beer garden and an Inflatable Attraction Park! Additionally, local musical talent, Duarte 
Dance Team, parade marching band awards, and the “Let’s Move Duarte” program, featuring health and 
nutrition providers, displays, exercise stations, fitness tests, and nutritional information will thrill for hours 
of fun!

Car enthusiasts and the whole family can get their kicks at the Route 66 Vintage Car Show across from Royal 
Oaks Park at the park extension. The car show offers attendees an opportunity to take a close-up look at some 
of the many beautiful antique and classic cars featured in the parade. Additionally, antique engines featuring 
a variety of working motors will be on display.

For information about the Route 66 Parade, contact Lois Gaston at (626) 827-6732 or via email at duarteroute66@ For information about the City Picnic and car show, contact Duarte City Hall at (626) 

For the period of Sunday, August 18th, through Saturday, August 24th, the Police Department responded 
to 1,004 calls for service, of which 129 required formal investigations. The following is a summary report 
of the major incidents handled by the Department during this period.

Sunday, August 18:

1. Shortly before 5:12 p.m., an officer responded to Macy’s, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding 
a theft report. The loss prevention employee witnessed the suspect conceal merchandise and attempt to 
leave the store, failing to make payment. When the suspect was confronted, the suspect hit and bit the 
loss prevention employee. During a search of the suspect, the officer located a container of narcotics. The 
suspect was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 
2. At approximately 5:12 p.m., an officer responded to Rusnak Mercedes Dealership, 101 North 
Santa Anita Avenue, regarding a grand theft report. The officer discovered an unknown suspect 
entered the Rusnak storage yard sometime between Friday, August 16th and Sunday, August 18th and 
fled with four wheels and tires. No suspects were seen and no witnesses were located. 

Monday, August 19:

3. Just after 10:00 a.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 400 block of West Winnie Way 
regarding a vehicle burglary report. The victim discovered the unknown suspect smashed their car 
window and fled with a tablet. No suspects were seen and no witnesses were located. 
4. At approximately 11:11 a.m., an officer responded to Nordstrom, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, 
regarding an embezzlement report. Surveillance footage revealed an employee had been making 
fraudulent purchases and returns for personal gain. The investigation of the 25-year-old female 
suspect from La Puente is ongoing. 

Tuesday, August 20:

5. Around 7:23 p.m., an officer responded to Taco Bell, 849 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding 
a forgery report. The officer determined the unidentified suspect attempted to pass a counterfeit bill 
at the location to pay for his meal. The white male with red hair, approximately 30-years-old, fled in 
a green Dodge Caravan. The investigation is ongoing. 
6. Just before 8:21 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 200 block of West Las Flores 
Avenue regarding a stolen bicycle report. Surveillance footage captured the unknown suspect steal the 
victim’s bicycle from her front yard. The investigation is ongoing. 

Wednesday, August 21:

7. At about 12:30 a.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 00 block of Wheeler Avenue 
regarding a vandalism report. An investigation revealed the suspect was under the influence of 
hydrocodone when he damaged nearby apartments under construction. The 32-year-old male from 
Newhall was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 
8. Shortly after 2:50 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 00 block of South Golden 
West Avenue regarding a burglary report. The officer discovered unknown suspect(s) entered the 
home through an open rear door and fled undetected with jewelry and collectibles. The investigation 
is ongoing. 
9. Before 10:31 p.m., an officer responded to the Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, 
regarding a stolen vehicle report. Mall security discovered a driver asleep inside a vehicle parked 
at the mall. A records check revealed the car had been reported stolen out of San Bernardino. The 
32-year-old male from Los Angeles was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 

Thursday, August 22:

10. Around 11:12 a.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 1600 block of South First 
Avenue regarding a burglary report. The officer determined unknown suspect(s) forced open a rear 
door and fled with two drawers containing personal documents. No suspects were seen and no 
witnesses were located. 

Friday, August 23: 

11. At about 1:11 a.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 200 block of West Las Flores 
Avenue regarding a domestic dispute. An investigation revealed an altercation between a boyfriend 
and girlfriend turned physical and resulted in the female hitting her head on a wall. Arcadia Fire 
responded to provide treatment.
12. Just before 2:17 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 200 block of Sharon Road 
regarding an attempted residential burglary report. The victim encountered the suspect attempting to 
enter his home. The victim yelled at the suspect and the 25 to 35-year-old Hispanic male fled on foot. 
The investigation is ongoing. 

Saturday, August 24:

13. Shortly after 6:16 a.m., an officer responded to the 700 block of Arcadia Avenue regarding 
a drunkenness report. The officer determined the 18-year-old male from Burbank was under the 
influence of an alcoholic beverage and was unable to care for himself. He was arrested and transported 
to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 
14. At approximately 3:44 p.m., an officer responded StorAmerica, 5630 Peck Road, regarding a 
commercial burglary report. An investigation revealed unknown suspect(s) forced open a unit lock 
and ransacked a storage room. The loss is unknown at this time. The investigation is ongoing. 


 The Friends of the Arcadia Museum 
will celebrate the remarkable and colorful 
array of cultures of the people 
living and working together in Arcadia 
on September 14, 2019, from 5:00 
to 9:00 p.m., at the Arcadia Community 
Center, 365 Campus Drive, Arcadia.

Arcadia City Manager Dominic Lazzaretto will introduce 
demonstrations of traditional Irish and German 
dances presented by the Gypsy Folk Ensemble 
while La Sole Flamenco and El Sol de Fuego will perform 
Spanish and Mexican dances. Those who arrive 
early (5:00 – 6:00 p.m.) will enjoy demonstrations of 
traditional arts and crafts including Chinese Brush 
Painting, Ukrainian Hand Egg Painting, Japanese Tea 
Ceremony, Calligraphy and Origami and more. In 
addition, Arcadia High School’s award winning 

Chanteurs will be on hand to tie it all together with 
harmony and song.

A Silent Auction will provide opportunities to bid on 
unique experiences like a ride-along with Arcadia Police, 
a tour of an Arcadia Fire House including dinner 
with the Firemen, lunch with Arcadia’s Mayor and 
much, much more. Dinner, catered by Chef’s Kitchen, 
includes wine and dessert. 

Reservations are required and tickets are $80.00 per 
person. All proceeds benefit the Gilb Museum of Arcadia 
Heritage, a non-profit organization dedicated 
to the preservation of Arcadia’s heritage with the goal 
of creating a shared identity for a diverse community 
through exhibits and educational programs that encourage 
community involvement.

For more information or to purchase tickets, go to or contact Joyce Platt at 
626-574-1303 or by email at