Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, November 9, 2019

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, November 9, 2019 


For the period of Sunday, October 27th, through Saturday, November 
2nd, the Police Department responded to 1,003 calls for service, 
of which 102 required formal investigations. The following is a 
summary report of the major incidents handled by the Department 
during this period.

Sunday, October 27:

1. Shortly before 3:58 a.m., an officer responded to the 
intersection of Colorado Boulevard and Monte Vista Road regarding 
a traffic collision between a vehicle and a tree. Upon contacting the 
driver, the officer detected a strong odor of alcohol emitting from 
her person. Through a series of tests, the officer determined the 
suspect was driving under the influence of an alcoholic beverage. The 
22-year-old female from San Dimas was arrested and transported to 
the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 
2. At approximately 10:57 a.m., an officer responded to the 
2200 block of South Second Avenue regarding a stolen license 
plate. Sometime between 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 p.m. on October 
26th, the victim’s license plate went missing. No suspects were seen 
and no witnesses were located. 

Monday, October 28:

3. Just after 5:28 a.m., an officer responded to a doctor’s office 
at 1245 West Huntington Drive regarding a commercial burglary 
report. An investigation revealed an unidentified suspect broke the 
glass window, ransacked the business, and fled with an unknown 
amount of property. No suspects were seen and no witnesses were 
4. At approximately 9:55 a.m., an officer responded to a 
residence in the 900 block of South Second Avenue regarding a 
battery report. The officer discovered an argument between a 
formerly-dating cohabitating couple resulted in the female suspect 
hitting the male victim with a metal pole. A records check revealed 
the male had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant. The 50-year-
old male from Arcadia was cited and released in the field. The 
65-year-old female from Arcadia was arrested and transported to 
the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 
5. Around 8:14 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in 
the 100 block of West Winnie Way regarding a residential burglary 
report. An investigation revealed an unknown suspect smashed a 
rear sliding glass door, entered the home, and fled emptyhanded. 
No suspects were seen and no witnesses were located. 

Tuesday, October 29:

6. Just before 8:17 p.m., an officer responded to Spencer’s, 
400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a fraud report. The officer 
determined the suspects used a fraudulent $100 to purchase 
miscellaneous items, and when they attempted to return the item a 
short time later, the cashier noticed the original bill was fraudulent. 
The suspects are described as two Hispanic males, 17 to 18-years-old, 
one approximately 5’3” with a thin build and the other approximately 
5’8” with a stocky build. The investigation is ongoing. 

Wednesday, October 30:

7. Around 11:20 a.m., officers responded to Our Savior 
Lutheran Church, 512 West Duarte Road, regarding a stolen vehicle 
report. The officer discovered the victim left his car unlocked and 
with the keys inside while he was working at the location. Sometime 
between 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m., an unknown suspect stole the 
victim’s white Chevrolet Express van. The investigation is ongoing. 
8. Shortly after 5:50 p.m., an officer responded to CVS, 
9952 Las Tunas Drive, regarding a theft report. A store employee 
witnessed the suspects steal $100 worth of miscellaneous items. 
The suspects are described as a Hispanic male and a Hispanic 
female, both in their early 20’s. The investigation is ongoing. 

Friends of the Library Looking 
for New Board Members

Aspen Institute Names PCC 
as a Top 150 U.S. College


 The Friends of the South 
Pasadena Public Library are 
recruiting for new board 
members. The Friends are 
an important part of the 
Library’s success. Their 
efforts and advocacy support 
collections, public programs, 
Summer Reading Program 
and much, much more.

 If you or someone you 
know are interested in a 
volunteer opportunity that 
would allow you to support 
the library while working 
with great, like-minded 
people please contact Laura 
Kieffer of the Nominating 
Committee at laurakieffer@ or 323-578-4203.

 The mission of the Friends 
of the South Pasadena 
Public Library is to serve the 
informational, educational, 
recreational, and cultural 
needs of the patrons of the 
Library and the community 
at large.

 In 2018 the Friends provided 
more than $40,000 in 
support of Library materials, 
programs and services. This 
includes performers for the 
Eclectic Music Festival, Arts 
Crawl, and Summer Reading 
Program; online resources 
like Mango Languages,, and Tutor.
com; and many ebooks, 
books, CDs, and DVDs. 
More than $12,000 was 
contributed to the Summer 
Reading Program, which 
engaged 2,000 readers. 

 The Friends also operate 
a very successful used 
bookstore that is staffed by 
more than 185 volunteers 
who donated more than 
9,450 hours in 2018.

 Also under the Friends 
umbrella, the Restoration 
Concert Series has presented 
8 world-class concerts in the 
historic Library Community 
Room every year for the past 
23 years.

Pasadena City College in the running for $1 
million national prize

 The Aspen Institute College 
Excellence Program named 
Pasadena City College as one of 
150 community colleges eligible 
to compete for the $1 million 
Aspen Prize for Community 
College Excellence, the nation’s 
signature recognition of high 
achievement and performance 
among America’s community 
colleges. Based on strong and 
improving in student outcomes—
including in learning, completion 
rates, employment rates and 
earnings, and equity—15 
percent of community colleges 
nationwide have been invited to 
apply for the Aspen Prize. 

 “We are thrilled to be recognized 
by the College Excellence 
Program for the third cycle in a 
row,” said PCC Superintendent/
President Erika Endrijonas, Ph.D. 
“It’s no secret that PCC is a leader 
among the nation’s community 
colleges, and our inclusion on 
this list for yet another evaluation 
period just drives that point 
home. It’s a testament to the 
hard work and commitment our 
faculty, staff, and students show 
toward their educational goals 
each and every day.

 “I know we’re going to rock this 
process!” Endrijonas added.

 The 150 community colleges 
named today as eligible to 
compete for the 2021 Aspen 
Prize were selected from a pool 
of nearly 1,000 public two-
year colleges nationwide using 
publicly available data on student 
outcomes. Located in 39 states in 
urban, rural, and suburban areas, 
serving as few as 500 students and 
as many as 75,000 students, these 
colleges represent the diversity 
and depth of the community 
college sector.

 Data show that over the last 
two years, student retention, 
graduation rates, and degree 
completion have improved at 
the top tier of 150 Aspen Prize-
eligible colleges.

 “Community colleges play a 
vital role in developing talent and 
enabling social mobility across 
the country, and it’s critical for 
them to get better at what they 
do,” said Josh Wyner, executive 
director of the Aspen Institute 
College Excellence Program. 
“We’re pleased to see evidence that 
these institutions are improving, 
that more are delivering on their 
promise. We’re also pleased 
to play a role in honoring 
outstanding community colleges 
and sharing what works to ensure 
great outcomes for students—
through graduation and beyond.” 

 The top ten finalists for the 2021 
Aspen Prize will be named in May 
2020. The Aspen Institute will 
then conduct site visits to each of 
the finalists and collect additional 
quantitative data, including 
employment and earnings data. 
A distinguished jury will make 
award decisions in spring 2021.

 Previous winners of the Aspen 
Prize for Community College 
Excellence are: Miami Dade 
College (FL) and Indian River 
State College (FL), 2019; Lake 
Area Technical College (SD), 
2017; Santa Fe College (FL), 2015; 
Santa Barbara City College (CA) 
and Walla Walla Community 
College (WA), 2013; Valencia 
College (FL), 2011. 

 For a full list of the top 150 
eligible institutions and to read 
more on the selection process, 


 The City of Pasadena’s primary municipal election will be 
held on March 3, 2020. The official nomination period opens 
Tuesday, Nov. 12, and closes at 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6. During 
this time, nomination papers for qualified candidates seeking 
local City offices will be available in the Office of the City 
Clerk, 100 N. Garfield Ave., Room S228.

 Candidates may receive and circulate nomination petitions 
to gather signatures of registered voters in order to place their 
names on the March 3 ballot for the Office of Mayor (elected 
citywide) for a full four-year term, or for members of City 
Council for Districts 1, 2, 4, and 6, each elected for a full four-
year term.

 Two identical candidate workshops will be hosted by the City 
Clerk at Pasadena City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave., on Tuesday, 
Nov. 12. The first workshop will be held at 8 a.m. in Council 
Chambers, Room S249. The second workshop will be held at 
5:30 p.m. in the Grand Conference Room, Room S038 on the 
basement level.

 Election information is available online www.cityofpasadena.
net/city-clerk/elections-2020 or by calling the City Clerk’s 
Office at (626) 744-4124 during regular business hours, Monday 
through Friday. The webpage will be updated periodically with 
candidate nomination information.

 Need to register to vote? Voter registration information is 
available at City Hall, public libraries, post offices, and online 
at: The deadline to register to vote for the 
March 2020 primary municipal election is Tuesday, Feb. 18.

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