Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, September 14, 2019

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, September 14, 2019 

Lythgoe Family Panto 
Announces Casting for 

a Snow White Christmas


Regular City Council Meeting

Next meeting September 18

Meetings are held on the first and third 
Wednesday of the month, at 7:30 p.m., in 
the Amedee O. “Dick” Richards, Jr., Council 
Chambers, located at 1424 Mission Street. 

Freeway and Transportation Commission

Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

City Manager's Conference Room

Second Floor of City Hall

1414 Mission Street

Staff Liaison: Margaret Lin, Manager 
of Long Range Planning and Economic 

Phone: (626) 403-7236

Cultural Heritage Commission

Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

City Council Chamber

1424 Mission Street

Staff Liaison: Kanika Kith, Interim Senior 
Planner. Phone: (626) 403-7228

Lythgoe Family Panto 
(LFP) in association 
with the Pasadena Civic 
Auditorium, announces 
Jared Gertner (Broadway’s 
The Book of Mormon) as 
Muddles, Garrett Clayton 
(Teen Beach Movie, Teen 
Beach 2, Hairspray Live!) as 
The Huntsman, and Tony 
Award Winner Neil Patrick 
Harris as The On Screen 
Magic Mirror in their ten- 
year anniversary production 
featuring new songs and 
script of A SNOW WHITE 
CHRISTMAS playing a 
strictly limited engagement 
from December 13 through 
December 22.

 The production will be 
directed by Bonnie Lythgoe 
and choreographed by 
Napoleon and Tabitha 
D’umo (NappyTabs), with 
book by Kris Lythgoe. 
Casting is by executive 
producer Becky Lythgoe. 
Additional casting will be 
announced at a later date. 

 In addition, Adult Open 
Call auditions for A SNOW 
be held September 17 and 
Kids Open Call auditions 
will be held September 22 at 
Pasadena Civic Auditorium. 
For further info visit www.

 An updated version of the 
classic fairy tale, Princess 
Snow White joins forces with 
the Seven Dwarves to defeat 
her wicked aunt, the Queen. 
In the style of British Panto, 
audiences are encouraged 
to interact, booing the 
baddies and cheering for 
the hero. A SNOW WHITE 
CHRISTMAS features 
family-friendly magic, with 
a comedic twist, dancing 
(with “So You Think You 
Can Dance” alumni), 
contemporary music and 

 Napoleon and Tabitha 
D’umo return to 
choreograph the Panto in 
Pasadena this Christmas. 
They are currently working 
on NBC’s World of Dance 
and the Jennifer Lopez Tour. 
Expect to see more amazing 
dance routines and high 
energy moves! 

 “To celebrate our ten year 
anniversary we are rewriting 
and retelling our original 
Panto that started it all, and 
we know Pasadena is in for 
another great family show. 
It’s the Fun Family Musical!” 
said Kris Lythgoe.

 There will also be a 
special student matinee 
on Friday December 13, 
2019 at 11:00am, servicing 
over 2,000 Title One school 
children who will be 
introduced to the magic of 
live theatre for the very first 

 Tickets start at $28 and can 
be purchased online at www. or by 
calling the box office at 626-
449-7360. Golden Tickets, 
which allow the ticket holder 
(children ages 4 – 12 only) a 
special on-stage experience 
during the production, are 
available for an additional 
$85.00 each. This will be 
the eighth holiday season 
of Lythgoe Family Panto in 
Pasadena, and the third at 
the Pasadena Civic.

Neil Patrick Harris

Author to Discuss Memoir, 
‘One Day on the Gold Line’


 Author Carla Rachel Sameth 
will discuss her book, One Day 
on the Gold Line: A Memoir in 
Essays, and join past Altadena 
Poet Laureate Thelma Reyna 
in conversation on Thursday, 
Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. in Pasadena 
Central Library’s Donald Wright 
Auditorium, 285 E. Walnut St. 
A writing exercise will follow. 
Books will be available for 
purchase and signing.

 Through meditations on race, 
culture and family, Sameth’s One 
Day on the Gold Line tells the 
story of a lesbian Jewish single 
mother raising a black son in Los 
Angeles. A memoir-in-essays, 
it examines life’s surprising 
changes that come through 
choice or circumstance, often 
seemingly out of nowhere, and 
sometimes darkly humorous—
even as the situations are dire.

 While escaping from a burning 
boat, Sameth realizes that if she 
died, her one regret would be not 
having children. She overcomes 
miscarriages to finally give birth 
to a son. Motherhood’s usual 
struggles are then complicated 
by identity, community, and the 
challenges of creating a blended 
family. The overarching theme 
of these loosely woven reflective 
tales is the storyteller’s dream of 
the “perfect” family, the pursuit 
of which hurls her from one 
crisis to the next, ultimately 
meeting its greatest challenge 
in the form of her teenage son’s 
struggle with drug addiction.

 Sameth’s work has appeared 
in various anthologies and 
publications. She was a fall 
2016 PEN In The Community 
Teaching Artist and teaches 
creative writing at the LA 
Writing Project (LAWP) at 
California State University Los 
Angeles (CSULA) and with 
Southern New Hampshire 
University (SNHU). Sameth has 
an MFA from Queens University 
in Charlotte, and is a member of 
the Pasadena Rose Poets. She 
lives in Los Angeles with her 

 For more information on this 
event, contact Christine Reeder 
at (626) 744-7076 or creeder@


SEPTEMBER 21, 2019

Arcadia City Hall from 6:00PM to 9:30PM

September 9, 2019 – The Arcadia Chinese Association and the 
City of Arcadia are hosting the City’s Annual Moon Festival 
on Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at 
Arcadia City Hall. The event will feature delicious multicultural 
food including moon cakes, Chinese dance performances and 
music, games, and arts and crafts exhibits. 

The Moon Festival, also known as the Mid-Autumn Festival, 
is a harvest celebration that originated in ancient China more 
than 3,000 years ago. Throughout many of the Asian cultures in 
which it’s celebrated, the Moon Festival is a chance to spend time 
with family and friends, light colorful lanterns and pay tribute to 
the moon as a symbol of harmony and unity. 

“We are thrilled to be partnering again with the Arcadia Chinese 
Association to host the Moon Festival,” said Mayor Verlato. “Our 
Chinese neighbors are an important part of our local community 
and the City is always pleased to honor their celebrations and 

“The stories associated with cultural celebrations like the 
Moon Festival help to express shared values,” said Arcadia 
Chinese Association President Jamie Lee. “We are proud of 
our continuous partnership with the City and look forward to 
another memorable event featuring multicultural festivities.” 

Free parking for the Moon Festival is available at Santa Anita Race Track through Gate 5. For more information, please 
call Arcadia City Hall at 574-5401. 

For the period of Sunday, September 1st, through Saturday, September 7th, the Police 
Department responded to 1,052 calls for service, of which 131 required formal 
investigations. The following is a summary report of the major incidents handled by the 
Department during this period.

Sunday, September 1:

1. Shortly before 6:42 a.m., an officer responded to the 2000 block of South Second 
Avenue regarding a solo vehicle traffic collision. Upon contacting the driver, the officer 
detected a strong odor of alcohol and the driver admitted to consuming an alcoholic beverage. 
Through a series of tests, the officer determined the suspect was driving with a blood alcohol 
content of .18%. The 23-year-old male from Duarte was arrested and transported to the 
Arcadia City Jail for booking. 
2. At approximately 7:21 a.m., an officer responded to Vi Spa Massage, 500 East Live 
Oak Avenue, regarding a commercial burglary report. Surveillance footage revealed three 
unidentified suspects smashed the front glass window, ransacked the business, and fled 
with an unknown amount of property. The investigation is ongoing. 

Monday, September 2:

3. Just after 8:26 a.m., officers responded to a residence in the 00 block of Lucille 
Street regarding a battery between two siblings. An investigation revealed an altercation 
between the male and female siblings resulted in the suspect hitting his sister with a large, 
rigid, PVC hula hoop causing bruising and welts. The 41-year-old male from Arcadia was 
arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 
4. At approximately 1:12 p.m., an officer responded to a residence under 
construction in the 100 block of West Norman Avenue regarding an attempted burglary 
report. Surveillance footage revealed a lone male suspect exited his grey BMW, went onto 
the premises multiple times and attempted to enter the residence. The investigation is 

Tuesday, September 3:

5. Around 6:05 a.m., an officer responded to Foothills Middle School, 171 East 
Sycamore Avenue, regarding a vandalism report. The officer discovered an unknown 
suspect damaged the drink vending machine sometime during the holiday weekend. 
A similar vandalism was reported from Arcadia High School, 180 Campus Drive. The 
investigations are ongoing. 
6. Just before 8:24 a.m., an officer responded to the 100 block of California Street 
regarding a stolen vehicle report. Sometime during the early morning hours on September 
3rd, unknown suspect(s) stole the victim’s Toyota Avalon. No suspects were seen and no 
witnesses were located. 

Wednesday, September 4:

7. At about 8:36 a.m., an officer responded to OMNI Housewear Inc, 11932 Clark 
Street, regarding a commercial burglary report. An investigation revealed unknown 
suspect(s) smashed a main window, ransacked the location, and stole a digital camera. No 
suspects were seen and no witnesses were located. 
8. Shortly after 12:35 p.m., an officer responded to 99 Cent Store, 140 East Duarte 
Road, regarding a sexual battery report. The officer discovered the suspect had video 
recorded under a woman’s skirt without her permission. The suspect, later identified as a 
29-year-old male from Los Angeles, was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail 
for booking. 
9. Before 7:15 p.m., an officer responded to the Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin 
Avenue, regarding a cat left in an unattended vehicle on a hot day. Arcadia Fire responded 
and opened the vehicle. The cat was turned over to Pasadena Humane Society. The suspect, 
a 26-year-old male from Los Angeles, was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail 
for booking. 
10. At about 9:06 p.m., an officer responded to Solstice, 400 South Baldwin 
Avenue, regarding a grand theft report. A store employee witnessed four suspects steal 
approximately 31 pairs of Gucci sunglasses, a total loss of nearly $12,000.00. 

The suspects are described as four black males, all approximately 20-years-old with average 
heights and builds. The investigation is ongoing. 

Thursday, September 5:

11. Shortly after 5:16 p.m., an officer responded to Rebag, 400 South Baldwin 
Avenue, regarding a grand theft report. The officer discovered three male suspects entered 
the store, stole five designer handbags valued at $19,290.00, and smashed a window while 
exiting the store. The suspects are described as three black males, approximate ages of 18 
to 21-years-old, with short black hair and dark complexions. The investigation is ongoing. 
12. Around 7:31 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 200 block of West 
Orange Grove Avenue, regarding a burglary report. An investigation revealed unknown 
suspects smashed one of the windows, ransacked the home, and fled with jewelry and a 
digital camera. No suspects were seen and no witnesses were located. 

Friday, September 6: 

13. Just before 4:42 p.m., officers responded to the Santa Anita Mall, 400 South Baldwin 
Avenue, regarding thefts at multiple stores within the mall. An investigation revealed five 
suspects were seen stealing from multiple retailers at the mall and accumulated a total of 
$6,761.46 worth of merchandise. A 34-year-old female from Phoenix, AZ, a 32-year-old 
male from Glendale, AZ, an 18-year-old female from Glendale, AZ, and a 20-year-old 
male from Firebaugh, CA were arrested and ransported to the Arcadia City Jail.


The Cities of Duarte and Monrovia 
each have been named one of five finalists 
for the Los Angeles County 
Economic Development Corporation's 
(LAEDC) Most Business-Friendly City 
award in the popu-lation under 50,000 
category. Other finalists include La 
Mirada, San Gabriel, and Santa Fe 
Springs. Du-arte was a previous finalist 
for Most Business-Friendly City 
in 2010, 2011 and 2018; Monrovia in 
2016, 2017 and 2018. 

In the past year, Duarte has seen 55 
new businesses open from September 
2018 to present, with in-dustries 
ranging from food services, health and 
wellness, technology firms and several 
home-based enterprises.

Duarte's nickname is the "City of 
Health" as a nod to being home to 
world-class cancer care and re-search 
center City of Hope but extends beyond 
to define a community focused on offering 
high-quality programs and services, 
making it an exceptional place to 
do business. In Duarte, every business 
is a valued partner in serving the residents 
and an integral piece of fabric in a 
tight-knit community. The City prides 
itself on being accessible to businesses 
from the start of a fledging idea to 
lasting support once an establishment 
has opened its doors - we will work 
hard to connect you to the right staff, 
the Chamber of Commerce and other 
community partners to ensure business 
success in a thriving com-munity. For 
more information on doing business in 
Duarte, visit

Monrovia is a dynamic community 
of nearly 40,000 residents that blends 
small town charm with big city amenities. 
The City is also a world class place 
to do business. In Monrovia, every 
business is valued as a partner in serving 
the people of Monrovia to create a 
community that offers a premier quality 
of life. The City’s partnership with 
businesses starts at the onset of the 
businesses’ establishment and lasts long 
after the business has opened its doors. 
Monrovia invites you to experi-ence all 
that the city has to offer and be a part 
of its thriving community. For more 
information, visit the City of Monrovia 
online and follow the City of Monrovia 
on Facebook and Instagram.

“Business-friendly programs and services 
are a critical factor in job-creation,” 
said the LAEDC. “The finalists 
were selected through independent review 
by a panel of blue ribbon judges, 
based on the following criteria: 

• Demonstrated priority commitment 
to economic development 
and quality jobs

• Excellence in programs and 
services designed to facilitate business 
entry, expansion, and re-tention

• Competitive business tax rates 
and fee structures

• Availability of economic 

• Effective communication with 
and about business clients”

 First introduced in 1996, the Eddy 
Awards recognized leadership in economic 
de-velopment in business, education 
and government throughout Los 
Angeles Coun-ty. The Eddy Awards 
supports fulfillment of the Los Angeles 
County Economic Development Corporation’s 
mission to advance opportunity 
and prosperity for all. 

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