Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, January 25, 2020

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, January 25, 2020 

Tim Schwehr shares with the Arcadia 
Community Coordinating Council on 
February 3, 2020

Have you ever wondered what is happening 
in Arcadia? Come and see what is currently 
being built, what’s about to start and what 
is being considered in the future. There is a 
strong interest in multi-family housing and 
mixed use development as well as new hotel 
and medical facilities. There is a continued 
challenge with big box retail, pharmacies, 
grocery stores and traditional retail shops. 
Where does the city stand? 

Tim Schwehr is the Senior Economic 
Development Analyst for the City of Arcadia. He currently serves as lead staff for the City of 
Arcadia’s Economic Development Division. In this role, Tim oversees efforts to attract new 
businesses and development, works with regional organizations to foster economic growth, and 
acts as the city’s liaison to the business community. 

Prior to his current position, Tim worked for seven years as a city planner, during which time he 
developed a planning-based approach to Economic Development. He has a Bachelor in Political 
Science from the University of Washington, and Master in Urban and Regional Planning from 
the Cal Poly Pomona. Tim is originally from Seattle but moved to L.A. in 2003 for the sunny 
weather and Southern California lifestyle.

For reservations contact Robin Graney, President, ACCC.

$15 includes lunch if RSVP by Friday, January 31, 2020. $20 at the door. 

 Meeting Location & Information: 
Monday, February 3, 2020

11:30am – 1:15pm

Church of the Good Shepherd, Jordan Meeting Hall

400 W. Duarte Rd, Arcadia

RSVP by Friday, January 31, 2020


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For the period of Sunday, January 12th, through 
Saturday, January 18th, the Police Department 
responded to 775 calls for service, of which 97 
required formal investigations. The following is a 
summary report of the major incidents handled by 
the Department during this period.

Sunday, January 12:

1. Shortly before 2:27 a.m., an officer was 
notified by a motorist that she had been followed 
by a suspicious vehicle in the area of El Dorado 
Street and Second Avenue. Upon locating and 
contacting the driver of the suspicious vehicle, the 
officer detected a strong odor of alcohol. Through 
a series of tests, the officer determined the suspect 
was driving with a blood alcohol content of .12%. 
The 39-year-old male from Baldwin Park was 
arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail 
for booking. 
2. At approximately 3:44 p.m., an officer 
responded to a residence in the 100 block of Alice 
Street regarding a vehicle burglary report. The 
victim stated an unknown suspect entered her 
locked vehicle by unknown means. The suspect 
attempted to remove a window-mounted dash 
cam and fled with cash. No suspects were seen and 
no witnesses were located. 

Monday, January 13:

3. Just after 10:28 a.m., an officer responded 
to First Avenue Middle School, located at 301 
South First Avenue, regarding a battery report. 
An investigation revealed one student pushed 
another down two steps which then caused her 
to fall an additional two steps. She was later taken 
to the hospital, by her parents, for evaluation and 
treatment. The suspect is a 13-year-old male from 
Monrovia. The investigation is ongoing. 
4. At approximately 12:48 p.m., an officer 
responded to the 800 block of South Baldwin 
Avenue regarding a stolen license plate report. 
The business owner discovered the license plate to 
his commercial vehicle had been stolen sometime 
between January 1st and January 9th. No suspects 
were seen and no witnesses were located. 

Tuesday, January 14:

5. Around 3:19 a.m., an officer responded to 
a residence in the 1300 block of San Carlos Road 
regarding a burglary in progress. Surveillance 
footage revealed three suspects entered the 
victim’s unsecured vehicle that was parked in the 
driveway, used the remote to open the garage, 
entered the garage and fled with various tools. The 
left in a black vehicle. The investigation is ongoing.
6. Just before 8:32 p.m., an officer responded 
to Motel 6, located at 225 Colorado Place, 
regarding a battery report. The officer discovered 
an altercation occurred between a husband 
and wife. The wife punched her husband in the 
face, which cut his lip. The suspect is a 57-year-
old female from El Monte. The investigation is 

Wednesday, January 15:

7. Around 2:57 a.m., an officer responded 
to the 00 block of East Duarte Road regarding 
a stolen vehicle report. Sometime during the 
previous evening, an unknown suspect stole 
the victim’s 1995 Honda Civic. The vehicle was 
located on January 16th, in Los Angeles, with 
collision damage and a broken steering column. 
The investigation is ongoing. 
8. Shortly after 7:11 p.m., an officer 
responded to JC Penney, located at 400 South 
Baldwin Avenue, regarding a battery report. An 
investigation revealed three suspects selected 
numerous items of makeup from the Sephora 
section of JC Penney. When the suspects were 
confronted by two store employees, one of the 
suspects pushed the employees as they fled with 
the stolen merchandise. The suspects are described 
as Black females, between 18 and 27-years-old. 
The investigation is ongoing. 

Thursday, January 16:

9. At about 4:35 a.m., an officer responded 
to Mr. Champion, located at 168 Las Tunas Drive, 
regarding a commercial burglary. The officer 
discovered unknown suspects smashed the front 
glass door, ransacked the cash register, and fled 
with an undetermined amount of property. The 
investigation is ongoing. 
10. Around 6:14 p.m., an officer responded 
to Macy’s, located at 400 South Baldwin Avenue, 
regarding a petty theft report. Loss prevention 
staff detained the suspect until Arcadia PD officers 
could take her into custody. The 33-year-old, from 
North Hollywood, was transported to the Arcadia 
City Jail for booking. 

Friday, January 17: 

11. At about 3:54 a.m., officers responded to 
Starbucks, located at 300 East Huntington Drive, 
regarding a vandalism report. Sometime between 
10:30 p.m. on the previous night and the morning 
of January 17th, an unknown suspect used an 
unknown item to break the front glass window. 
The investigation is ongoing. 

12. Just before 3:08 p.m., an officer responded 
to 24 Hour Fitness, 125 North First Avenue, 
regarding a commercial burglary report. An 
investigation revealed an unidentified suspect 
entered the men’s locker room between 2:00 p.m. 
and 2:30 p.m., forced open the victim’s locked 
locker, and fled with the victim’s wallet and cash. 
No suspects were seen and no witnesses were 
located. seen and no witnesses were located. 

Senior Center Women’s 
Basketball League 
Celebrates 10th Anniversary



 The review period for the General Plan and Downtown 
Specific Plan has been extended to Feb. 12 in order to 
give the community additional time to review and 
share input on the plan.

 “We are looking forward to feedback from our 
residents that will guide the development of our 
General Plan and Downtown Specific Plan,” said City 
Manager Stephanie DeWolfe. “These documents will 
strategically plan for community needs and desires for 
years to come.”

 As part of the General Plan and Downtown Specific 
Plan review process, the City will host two additional 
community meetings to provide an overview of how 
the plans will guide future land use and resource 
decisions, review changes to the draft plans and gather 
community feedback.

Meeting dates: 

Tuesday, Jan. 28, 6:30 p.m., City Council Chambers, 
1414 Mission Street, South Pasadena

Saturday, Feb. 1, 10 a.m., City Council Chambers, 1414 
Mission Street, South Pasadena

 In addition, residents are invited to attend the regularly 
scheduled Planning Commission meetings between 
now and May 2020 to participate in an open forum 
regarding specific sections of the plan documents 
and provide additional feedback. The Planning 
Commission meetings take place on the second 
Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the City Council 
Chambers (1414 Mission Street, South Pasadena).

 All cities and counties in California are required to 
have and update a general plan to set forth each city’s 
long-range policies and reflect the community’s goals 
and values. The City of South Pasadena last updated 
its General Plan in 1998. The City’s 2020 General Plan 
Update will guide key decisions over the next 20 years.

 The draft documents were developed from extensive 
public input (workshops, focus groups, interviews, 
etc.) that was gathered over the course of 22 months. 
The public review period for the draft documents has 
been underway since early November 2019. During 
that time, the City has hosted three meetings to gain 
feedback from the public and will continue to engage 
the community during key milestones to ensure the 
final plans accurately reflect the community’s vision 
for the future.


 The Pasadena Senior Center Women’s Basketball League 
celebrated its 10th anniversary Jan. 12 at an outdoor 

 A decade ago, Pasadena resident Louise Jones, then 65 
years old, had the idea of starting a basketball league of 
women 50 and older. After gathering other passionate 
hopefuls and proposing the idea to Pasadena Senior Center 
staff, the league was formed.

 “All we wanted to do was play ball,” said Jones, now an 
experienced post player in the half-court, 3-on-3 games. 
“How could you not want to do this? Meeting people and 
the games are so fun.”

 Through the years, curious rookies have been joined by 
former high school and college players, excited to uncork 
their competitive juices again and share their knowledge of 
the game. Guided by an infectious camaraderie, the group 
has remained true to its roots, ensuring that all skill levels 
feel welcome and safe. 

 Today the league offers three weekly open gyms, and 
many of the players also compete in the annual Pasadena 
Senior Games, sponsored by the Pasadena Senior Center. 
The games are a precursor every other year to the biennial 
National Senior Games.

 More than 30 current players attended the Jan. 12 gathering 
to thank the founders and celebrate the joy – and sometimes 
therapeutic outlet – found on the hardwood court.

 “Look at us,” said Judy Marcelline, 58, a veteran of three 
National Senior Games. “We are all ballers in our hearts.”

 The league has also inspired onlookers and changed their 
perspectives of the intensity and abilities of older athletes. 
The thrill of a perfect backdoor pass or a three-point buzzer 
beater knows no age limit.

 “It’s the best part of turning 50,” said one newly 
tournament-eligible player after reaching the mid-century 
mark. The 2021 National Senior Games ( will be 
in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and to be sure members of the 
Pasadena basketball league are already dreaming of victory.

 For more information about the league visit www. and click on Activities or call 
323-320-0948. For more information about the Pasadena 
Senior Games visit: and click on 
Events or call (626) 685-6702.

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