Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, April 4, 2020

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, April 4, 2020




April 3, 2020 – As small businesses across the country are 
grappling with the current and potential impacts associated 
with COVID-19, the City is continuing to track the latest 
developments from local, state, and federal agencies. 

Of critical importance, the CARES Act, which contains 
$376 billion in relief for American workers and small businesses, 
is now accepting funding requests from small businesses 
impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. 

In addition to traditional SBA funding programs, the 
CARES Act establishes several new programs that provide 
small businesses with forgivable short-term loans, tax and 
debt relief, and other funding sources to help businesses 
stay solvent and keep workers employed. 

Importantly, funding for many of these programs is first-
come, first-serve and all Arcadia businesses impacted by 
COVID-19 are encouraged to review and apply for this 

Please visit the City’s business resources page at www.ArcadiaCA.
gov/LocalBusiness for more information and links to 
these important programs. That page is updated frequently 
as new information and resources become available. 

If you have questions, please call us at (626) 574-5415 and 
we will connect you with the best available resources for 
your specific needs.


• City Hall is open by appointment only and not open 
for walk-in business. Please call (626) 357-7931 to make an 
appointment if you need permits, inspections, business licenses, 
or similar service.

• City Hall employees are able to answer resident questions 
via phone and email during regular business hours. 
Regular hours are Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

• The City’s Emergency Operations Center is open and 

• City operations will remain in this state through the 
remainder of the Covid-19 situation. Continue to check 
both the City website and social media 
platforms for the latest information

For the period of Sunday, March 22nd, through Saturday, March 
28th, the Police Department responded to 938 calls for service, 
of which 46 required formal investigations. The following 
is a summary report of the major incidents handled by the 
Department during this period.

Sunday, March 22:

1. Shortly before 12:51 a.m., an officer responded to the 900 
block of Kingsley Drive regarding a theft from a vehicle report. 
Sometime between 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 20th and 6:00 p.m. 
on Saturday, March 21st, an unknown suspect entered the victim’s 
unlocked vehicle and fled with stolen property. No suspects were 
seen and no witnesses were located. 

Monday, March 23:

2. At approximately 1:24 a.m., officers responded to 
the intersection of Baldwin Avenue and Workman Avenue 
regarding a traffic collision. An investigation revealed the driver, 
an uninsured minor, was under the influence of an alcoholic 
beverage when she crashed. She then fled with the assistance of a 
22-year-old female friend from Alhambra. The driver, a 17-year-
old female from Canoga Park, and the friend were arrested and 
3. Just after 10:17 a.m., an officer responded to a residence 
in the 800 block of Coronado Drive regarding a fraud report. 
The victim discovered the suspect fraudulently transferred an 
undisclosed amount of money out of his account without his 
permission. The investigation is ongoing. 
4. At approximately 1:28 p.m., an officer responded to a 
residence in the 300 block of Cambridge Road regarding a battery 
report. The officer determined an argument between landlord 
and a tenant escalated and the suspect hit the victim. The suspect, 
a 44-year-old female from Arcadia, was arrested and released.
5. Around 4:11 p.m., an officer responded to CVS, located 
at 1401 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a theft report. The 
suspect stole miscellaneous items and fled in his vehicle. The 
suspect is described as a Hispanic male in his late 30’s, 5’1” tall, 
and weighing approximately 145 pounds. The investigation is 

Tuesday, March 24:

6. Just before 11:10 a.m., an officer took a report for a 
vandalism that occurred in the 400 block of East Huntington 
Drive. The reporting party found several walls of the parking 
structure were spray painted and numerous light fixtures were 
damaged. No suspects were seen and no witnesses were located. 
7. At approximately 8:10 p.m., an officer took a report for a 
vehicle burglary that occurred in a parking lot in the 1300 block of 
South Golden West Avenue. The victim discovered an unknown 
suspect smashed a car window and fled with stolen property. No 
suspects were seen and no witnesses were located. 

Wednesday, March 25:

8. Around 11:54 a.m., an officer took a report for an 
attempted burglary that occurred at a residence in the 1200 block 
of Oakglen Avenue. The victim discovered unknown suspects 
shattered a rear window. The suspects did not enter the home or 
steal any property. No suspects were seen and no witnesses were 
9. Shortly after 11:36 p.m., an officer responded to 
T-Mobile, located at 1230 South Golden West Avenue, 
regarding a commercial burglary report. Two suspects entered 
the business through the roof, but they did not steal anything. 
The investigation is ongoing. 



MONROVIA – Tzu Chi, a local humanitarian organization and 
private school, donated 2,000 surgical masks and 1,000 portable 
hand sanitizers to the City of Monrovia on March 31, with a portion 
of the donation going to Monrovia Unified School District to 
ensure the continued safety of staff, students, and families.


In addition to the masks and sanitizer, Tzu Chi also donated gloves 
and bottles of surface disinfectant.


“We are very grateful for the donation from Tzu Chi,” Board of Education 
President Rob Hammond said. “This donation shows how 
strong the City of Monrovia is. We are committed to the health and 
safety of our students, families, and staff. This donation will boost 
our efforts to ensure their protection.”


Tzu Chi uses Clifton Middle School’s campus on Sundays for its 
language school program and has established a strong relationship 
with the District. Executive Vice President of Buddhist Tzu Chi 
Foundation Debra Boudreaux said the organization heard of the 
need for supplies and quickly thought of a plan to help the District 
and first responders.


“We are grateful for the continued support we receive from organizations 
around us and are thankful to Tzu Chi for supplying 
us with extra safety tools amid these challenging times,” Superintendent 
Katherine Thorossian said. “We are distributing healthy 
meals to our families, and this donation will help as we continue 
that effort.”


The meal distribution program is available for children ages 18 
and younger at Monrovia Unified schools from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday 
through Friday. The District has distributed over 26,000 meals 
since March 16.


“Monrovia is our home,” Boudreaux said. “We are all facing challenges 
right now, but I know this will make us stronger. Though 
materials go quickly, this is just the beginning, and we will continue 
to provide support as needed.”


 The City of South Pasadena, last week, reduce City services 
in response to L.A. County’s “Safer at Home” mandate to 
stop the spread of coronavirus.

 “The health and safety of our community comes first. Los 
Angeles County is the most populated county in the nation 
and the more we can do to limit our interactions will help to 
curb the spread of coronavirus,” said City of South Pasadena 
City Manager Stephanie DeWolfe. “Out of an abundance of 
caution, we have made the decision to reduce our staffing 
levels to only essential City services to ensure our members 
of our community have the critical services they need.”

Essential City services to be offered by the City until further 
notice include:

· Police and Fire

· Water, sewer and trash

· Emergency Public Works response to tree issues

· Senior lunch program

· Dial-A-Ride

· Parks maintenance

· Limited administrative services, such as payroll

 The City has proactively moved toward telecommuting for 
all other staff to ensure the safety of the public and employees 
while continue to move City projects and programs forward.

 Residents are encouraged to continue to support local 
businesses by ordering takeout or delivery when available. 
Grocery stores and pharmacies will continue to operate. 
There is no shortage of food or interruption to local food 
supply, and residents do not need to stockpile supplies.

The City will continue to assess the situation and may make 
additional changes as needed.

County of Los Angeles - Safer at Home Order for Control of 

How to Contact the City to Access Essential City Services

The City’s e-newsletter will be sent out with updates to 
residents. Those interested in receiving can sign up via this 

City Hall

- Finance phone number 626-403-7252/

Public Works

- Routine service requests can be submitted via email 

- Public Works Staff continue to provide standby services 
afterhours and on weekends.


- During this time, there will be no water shutoffs and late 
fees will be delayed

- Water is safe to drink and there is plenty of water available

- Routine service requests can be submitted via email 

- Water and Wastewater Staff continue to provide standby 
services afterhours and on weekends.

- Emergency requests can be submitted to Police Dispatch at 

Public Safety

· The South Pasadena Police Department front counter will 
be open during regular business hours

· All police and fire services will continue

· South Pasadena Police Department non-emergency phone 
number 626-403-7270

· South Pasadena Fire Department non-emergency phone 
number 626-403-7300

· For emergency assistance call 9-1-1

· Overnight street parking regulations will not be enforced 
starting 3/17 to 4/30 during the dates of South Pasadena 
Unified School District closures. The SPPD will, however, 
be conducting enforcement on parking violations (parking in 
a red zone, etc.).

Senior Services

· Senior Center phone number: 626-403-7360

· Senior Center will be closed beginning March 16

· Senior Lunch Program to continue with the following 

- Box lunches will be provided for pick up or delivery only

- To make a reservation for the lunch program, call 626-403-
7360 Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

· Dial-a-Ride program to continue with the following 

- Rides will only be provided for essential trips, including 
doctor’s appointments and grocery store or pharmacy trips

- Reservations made by phone only at 626-403-7268 Monday 
through Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 The City recommends that seniors stay active, healthy and 
connected through eating well and exercising at home.

 “The City’s top priority is the health and safety of our 
residents. It’s of utmost importance for all of us to be diligent 
during these times and follow the guidance of public health 
officials in order to stop the spread of coronavirus,” said City 
of South Pasadena Mayor Robert S. Joe. We appreciate our 
South Pasadena community for the respect and consideration 
they are showing to others during this time of uncertainty. 
We also thank our City staff and first responders for ensuring 
that essential City services and all public safety services 
continue for our residents.”

According to the Los Angeles County Department of Public 
Health, the best way to keep healthy and reduce the possible 
spread of all influenza viruses are:

· Stay home if you are sick.

· If you have mild symptoms, there may be no need to go to 
a medical facility to see a doctor.

· Certain patients, such as the elderly, those that are immune-
compromised or have underlying health conditions should 
call their doctor earlier.

· If you have questions, please call the clinic or your doctor 
before going in. If you do not have a healthcare provider, call 
211 for assistance finding support near you.

· Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, 
especially after going to the bathroom; eating; and after 
blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.

· Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the 
tissue in the trash.

· Get immunized against the flu to protect yourself and your 
family, and reduce the potential strain on the healthcare 
system, which may be impacted by COVID-19 concerns.

 The County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health is 
working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 
(CDC) to monitor and respond to suspected cases in the 


 Those infected with the coronavirus have reported mild 
to severe respiratory illness with the following symptoms: 
Fever, cough and shortness of breath/difficulty breathing. 
The CDC has estimated that symptoms may appear in as few 
as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure.

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