Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, December 7, 2019

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, December 7, 2019 



The very popular annual Holiday Home Decorating Contest is right around the corner! As part of the 
program, residents who decorate their homes for the Holiday Season have the chance to be recog-
nized by the City in several decoration categories!

How to Participate 

Applications are now available! Click the link below or pick up a paper copy at the Monrovia Communi-
ty Center. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 13. All applicants will be 
entered in the Holiday Home Decorating Contest Map. 

Holiday Home Decorating Contest Application

Deadline to Apply: Friday, December 13, at 5:00 p.m.

The contest judging will take place on Monday, December 16, after 5:00 p.m. Note that decorations 
must be visible from the street, as judges do not exit the vehicle to view decorations. 

Award winners will receive a yard sign to display and be recognized during the City Council meeting 
on Tuesday, December 17, at City Hall in Council Chambers. 

Contest Categories

The 8 categories that will be judged as part of the contest include:

Best Still Display Decorations with no movement

Best Outdoor Display Best overall outdoor decorations

Most Effective Use of Lighting Best outdoor lighting display

Best Neighborhood Effort Street(s) with many homes decorated in a similar theme

Children’s Choice Award Best display that depicts a youthful theme

Santa’s Workshop Award Best depiction of Santa’s Workshop in decorations

Holiday Spirit Award Most festive display

Judge's Award Judges' choice


For additional information, please contact the Community Center at (626) 256-8246. We can’t wait to 
see the decorations this year

For the period of Sunday, November 24th, through 
Saturday, November 30th, the Police Department 
responded to 834 calls for service, of which 96 
required formal investigations. The following is a 
summary report of the major incidents handled by the 
Department during this period.

Sunday, November 24:

1. Shortly before 12:44 p.m., an officer 
responded to the 1600 block of Rodeo Road 
regarding an animal bite report. The victim and 
his dog were attacked by two loose dogs. The 
victim sustained injuries to his hand and the 
victim’s dog was bit multiple times. The owner of 
the loose dogs was unaware the dogs were able to 
escape. The investigation is ongoing. Arcadia Fire 
responded to provide treatment to the victim.
2. At approximately 6:00 p.m., an officer 
responded to the parking lot of the Westfield 
Santa Anita, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, 
regarding a theft report. The officer discovered 
an unknown suspect stole the victim’s rear 
passenger wheel from his Honda Civic. No 
suspects were seen and no witnesses were 

Monday, November 25:

3. Just after 5:36 a.m., an officer responded 
to A&A Building Material Company, 310 North 
Santa Anita Avenue, regarding a vandalism 
report. The officer determined unknown 
suspect(s) smashed a front window to the 
business for no apparent reason. No suspects 
were seen and no witnesses were located.
4. At approximately 1:30 p.m., an officer 
responded to a residence in the 2500 block of 
South Fourth Street regarding a fraud report. 
The victim stated an unknown suspect opened 
a false bank account using the victim’s personal 
information. Then the suspect transferred 
$13,000 from the victim and his wife’s personal 
account into the fraudulent account and 
withdrew the money. The victim does not 
know how the suspect obtained his personal 
information or the identity of the suspect. The 
investigation is ongoing. 

Tuesday, November 26:

5. Around 2:20 p.m., an officer responded 
to Macy’s, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding 
a grand theft report. Surveillance footage 
revealed the lone female suspect stole $1,434.07 
worth of clothing and shoes on November 24th 
at 6:39 p.m. The investigation is ongoing. The 
suspect is described as a Hispanic female, 25 
to 35-years-old, wearing a brown shirt, black 
pants, and brown boots. 
6. Just before 3:52 p.m., an officer responded 
to a residence in the 100 block of West Las Flores 
Avenue regarding a burglary 
report. Sometime between November 22nd and 
November 26th, unknown suspect(s) shattered a 
rear sliding glass door, tampered with the alarm 
system, ransacked the home and fled with a 
vehicle registration sticker. The investigation is 

Wednesday, November 27:

7. Around 5:30 a.m., officers responded to 
Westfield Santa Anita, 400 South Baldwin Avenue, 
regarding a male suspect who was refusing to 
leave. The suspect became uncooperative, violent, 
and stated he had consumed “2 tabs of acid.” A 
struggle ensued and the suspect bit one of the 
arresting officers. Arcadia Fire responded and 
transported the suspect to Arcadia Methodist 
Hospital for treatment. The officer did not 
require medical attention. The suspect has been 
identified as an 18-year-old male from Arcadia. 
8. Shortly after 9:27 a.m., an officer 
responded to a parking structure at 1128 West 
Duarte Road regarding a vehicle burglary 
report. Sometime during the previous evening, 
an unknown suspect smashed the driver’s 
side front window and fled with sunglasses. 
No suspects were seen and no witnesses were 

Thursday, November 28:

9. Before 9:08 a.m., an officer responded 
to a residence in the 100 block of California 
Street regarding a driving under the influence 
report. While a hit and run collision was being 
investigated, an assisting officer contacted a 
man changing a tire on his vehicle with fresh 
collision damage in the area of the collision. 
Upon contacting the driver, the 24-year-old 
male from Irwindale admitted to being under 
the influence and causing the collision. He was 
arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail 
for booking. 
10. Around 7:54 p.m., officers responded 
to a residence in the 200 block of West Lemon 
Avenue regarding an audible alarm activation. 
Officers discovered unknown suspects smashed 
the rear sliding glass door, ransacked one room, 
and fled emptyhanded. The investigation is 

Friday, November 29: 

11. At about 10:40 a.m., an officer 
responded to 24 Hour Fitness, 125 North First 
Avenue, regarding a theft from vehicle report. 
The officer determined the unknown suspect 
entered the vehicle by unknown means, fled 
with the victim’s wallet, and discovered the 
suspect made fraudulent charges on the stolen 
credit cards. The investigation is ongoing. 



Sunday, November 17th

Between 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM 
– A vehicle burglary occurred 
in the 2600 block of New York 
Drive. Suspect(s) entered the 
vehicle via unknown means. 
Stolen: pink iWatch, black Louis 
Vuitton wallet, and keys.

2:08 PM – A petty theft from an 
unlocked vehicle occurred in 
the 300 block of Figueroa Drive. 
Stolen: brown wallet, credit 
cards, and currency.

Monday, November 18th

1:01 AM – Michael Carlin, 59 
years old of Los Angeles was 
arrested in the area of Mountain 
View Street and Casitas Avenue 
for possession of a controlled 

3:00 AM – A theft from a vehicle 
occurred in the 200 block of 
E. Sacramento Street. Stolen: 
catalytic converter to Ford F350. 
Investigation is on-going.

9:30 PM – A domestic violence 
incident occurred in the 4300 
block of Rising Hill Road. 
Suspect has been identified.

Tuesday, November 19th

1:30 PM – A vehicle was 
reported stolen from the 2200 
block of Washington Boulevard. 
Vehicle described as a black 
1999 Honda Accord. *Vehicle 
was recovered by LASD 

4:00 PM – A petty theft occurred 
in the 2900 block of N. El Nido 
Drive. Stolen: black Samsung 

Between 7:00 PM and 1:00 AM 
(Wednesday) – A commercial 
burglary occurred in the 
2400 block of Lake Avenue. 
Suspect(s) entered the business 
by shattering a window and 
cutting a hole through an 
adjacent business wall. Stolen: 
prescription medication.

Thursday, November 21st

7:31 PM – A domestic violence 
incident occurred in the 2000 
block of Lake Avenue. Suspect 
has been identified.

Friday, November 22nd

Between 12:30 PM and 11:30 
PM – A residential vandalism 
occurred in the 500 block of 
E. Marigold Street. Damage: 
shattered front door glass 

Between 7:00 PM and 12:00 
AM (Saturday) – A vehicle 
vandalism occurred in the 600 
block of E. Las Flores Drive. 
Vehicle damage: front shattered 
window and windshield.

Between 7:00 PM and 12:30 
AM (Saturday) – A vehicle 
vandalism occurred in the 100 
block of E. Palm Street. Vehicle 
damage: broken driver side 
mirror, front grill, front bumper, 
and front lights. Suspect has 
been identified.

 This holiday season, 
the San Marino Fire 
Department is proud to 
support the U.S. Marine 
Corps Reserve Toys 
for Tots Program. Now 
through December 13, 
2019, the San Marino Fire 
Department is collecting 
new, unwrapped toys 
and books for children ages 
0-12 years.

Last year, the Los Angeles 
County North-Pasadena 
Toys for Tots Program 
distributed 140,116 toys 
to 63,249 children. San 
Marino residents may 
participate this year by 
bringing new, unwrapped 
toys to the San Marino 
Fire Department located 
at 2200 Huntington Drive, 
San Marino, CA 91108. For 
more information, or to 
give a monetary donation, 
visit the Toys for Tots 

Marine Toys for Tots 
Foundation, an IRS 
recognized 501(c)(3) 
not-for-profit public 
charity is the fund raising, 
funding and support 
organization for the U.S. 
Marine Corps Reserve 
Toys for Tots Program. The 
Foundation was created 
at the behest of the U.S. 
Marine Corps and provides 
support in accordance 
with a Memorandum of 
Understanding with the 
Commander, Marine 
Forces Reserve, who directs 
the U.S. Marine Corps 
Reserve Toys for Tots 
Program. The Foundation 
has supported Toys for Tots 
since 1991.


 South Pasadena officials 
reminder, Is your business 
or multifamily complex 

The City of South Pasadena, 
in conjunction with its trash 
hauler, Athens Services, 
has established an organic 
waste recycling program in 
compliance with Assembly Bill 
1826 (AB 1826), which calls 
for mandatory commercial 
and multifamily organics 
recycling to be phased in.

 This law phases in the 
mandatory recycling of 
commercial organics over 
time, with the minimum 
threshold of organic waste 
generation decreasing over 

 January 1, 2019 - generators 
of 4 cubic yards or more of 
solid waste per week

 California disposes of 
approximately 30 million tons 
of waste in landfills each year, 
of which more than 30 percent 
could be used for compost or 
mulch. Mandatory recycling 
of organic waste is the 
next step toward achieving 
California’s aggressive 
recycling and greenhouse 
gas emission goals. Assembly 
Bill 1826 addresses this issue 
by requiring businesses 
generating 4 or more cubic 
yards of solid waste per 
week to arrange for organics 
recycling services for the 
following types of organic 
waste: food waste, green 
waste, landscape and pruning 
waste, nonhazardous wood 
waste, and food-soiled paper. 
Multifamily complexes with 
5 or more units must also 
arrange for organics recycling 
services for the same material 
with the exception of food 
waste and food-soiled paper.

Organics recycling can be 
accomplished by:

Subscribing to Athens 
Services’ source separated 
organic waste collection and 
recycling service which is 
provided in wheeled 64-gallon 
carts or larger compactors; 

Self-hauling organic waste off 
site for recycling.

To subscribe to Athens 
Services’ organic waste 
collection service, call: (888) 

Exemptions may be issued if 
any of the following criteria 
are met:

Lack of sufficient space to 
provide additional organic 
material recycling bins.

Existing business actions 
(such as food donation) that 
result in the recycling of 
a significant portion of its 
organic waste.

The business generates less 
than one-half (0.5) of a cubic 
yard of organic waste per 

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