Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, April 18, 2020

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, April 18, 2020


April 15, 2020 – The City of Arcadia held municipal elections for City Council Districts 1 and 4 on Tuesday, 
April 14, 2020. The tally below represents the total ballots collected and counted on Election Day. The 
unofficial results of the contest show the following results: 

District 1: 

 April A. Verlato – 62.1% (842 votes) 

 Yuli J. Sira – 37.9% (514 votes) 

District 4: 

 Paul P. Cheng – 64.3% (1,077 votes) 

 Peter Amundson – 35.7% (598 

The County of Los Angeles conducted 
the election on behalf of the City 
of Arcadia and is expected to certify 
the results in the comings days after 
all ballots postmarked on Election 
Day have been received and counted. 
To view the County’s election results 
page, please visit: https://results. 

The Arcadia City Council will reorganize at its next regularly scheduled 
meeting on May 5, 2020. For more information, please visit us at 

Paul P. Cheng

April Verlatoo


For the period of Sunday, April 5th, through Saturday, April 11th, the Police 
Department responded to 699 calls for service, of which 30 required formal 
investigations. The following is a summary report of the major incidents handled 
by the Department during this period.

Sunday, April 5:

Shortly before 2:01 a.m., an officer responded to Red Hot Tattoo, located at 40 
East Duarte Road, regarding a commercial burglary report. Surveillance footage 
revealed two suspects smashed the front glass door, searched the location, and 
fled with stolen property. The suspects are described as two Hispanic males. The 
investigation is ongoing. 

1. At approximately 6:35 a.m., officers responded to Hopeful Enterprises 
Inc., located at 11688 Clark Street, regarding a commercial burglary report. The 
officer determined the suspect(s) cut the security gate, forced open the front 
door, ransacked the location, and fled with an unknown amount of property. The 
investigation is ongoing. 
2. Just after 10:23 a.m., an officer took a telephonic report of a fraud incident. 
The victim discovered a fraudulent LifeLock account had been created in her name. 
The victim does not know how the suspect obtained her personal information or 
the identity of the suspect. 

Tuesday, April 7:

3. Around 12:51 a.m., an officer took a telephonic report of a bicycle theft 
that occurred in the 1000 block of West Huntington Drive. The victim stated his 
Trek Fuel bicycle was stolen sometime during the previous night. No suspects 
were seen and no witnesses were located. 
4. Just before 6:41 p.m., an officer responded to a parking lot in the 100 block 
of South Baldwin Avenue regarding a vehicle burglary report. Sometime between 
April 4th and April 7th, an unknown suspect smashed one of the windows and fled 
with stolen property. No suspects were seen and no witnesses were located. 

Wednesday, April 8:

5. Around 3:00 p.m., an officer took a telephonic report of lost property 
that went missing from Aldi Market, 1403 South Baldwin Avenue. The victim 
discovered he lost his wallet while shopping at the store. 
6. Shortly after 11:54 a.m., an officer took a theft report that occurred at 
the victim’s residence, located in the 1200 block of Oakhaven Lane. The victim 
stated his packages were stolen from his front porch. No suspects were seen and 
no witnesses were located. 

Friday, April 10: 

7. At approximately 10:55 a.m., an officer responded to the 400 block of 
Harvard Drive regarding a theft from vehicle report. Sometime between 2:00 a.m. 
and 6:30 a.m. on April 10th, an unknown suspect entered the unlocked vehicle and 
fled with stolen property. No suspects were seen and no witnesses were located. 
8. Before 11:20 a.m., an officer took a telephonic report of a vehicle burglary 
incident that occurred in the 100 block of West Foothill Boulevard. The suspect 
entered the vehicle by unknown means and fled with stolen property. No suspects 
were seen and no witnesses were located. 
9. Around 11:27 a.m., an officer took a telephonic report of a theft from a 
vehicle that occurred at Arcadia Party Rentals, located at 124 Wheeler Avenue. 
The victim stated an unknown suspect tampered with the company vehicles and 
stole gasoline. No suspects were seen and no witnesses were located. 
10. At about 1:53 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 400 block 
of West Longden Avenue regarding a burglary report. The officer determined 
unknown suspects forced open the rear sliding glass door, ransacked the home, 
and likely fled empty-handed as the house is vacant. The investigation is ongoing. 



Duarte Mayor Samuel Kang and City Manager Daniel Jordan accept personal protective equipment 
from the Tzu Chi Foundation

When the community and non-profits come together to assist those serving on the frontline, the 
result is success. Today, Tzu Chi Foundation CEO Jackson Chen and Executive Vice President Han 
Huang bestowed a much-needed gift of 2,050 pieces of personal protective gear including face 
masks, sanitizers, and gloves to the City of Duarte's essential staff and most vulnerable residents. 
Mayor Sam Kang accepted the donation on behalf of the City, expressing gratitude for the generous 
donation, "Tzu Chi is such a valuable partner in the San Gabriel Valley. With acts of kindness like 
this, we will be able to keep both our staff and community as healthy as possible."

The personal protective equipment will be offered to seniors during the weekly lunch distribution 
program and shared with public safety personnel including the Los Angeles County Sheriff's 
Department and field services staff. Public Safety Director Brian Villalobos praised both the public 
safety as well as all of the essential City workers for "keeping the City running smoothly during challenging 

City Hall is open by appointment only during regular business hours. Regular hours are Monday-
Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Public Safety Office will maintain regularly scheduled hours 
of Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. until 
further notice. For more information on City operations during COVID-19, visit www.accessduarte.
com or call (626) 357-7931.

Free Monthly Events at 
Pasadena Senior Center

‘Food for First Responders’ 
Delivers Their First Meals

 The Pasadena Chamber 
of Commerce Foundation 
announced Thursday that 
to support and help those 
on the front lines of the 
battle against COVID-19, 
“Food for First Responders” 
delivered first meals to 
Urgent Care workers and 
Huntington Hospital 
Critical Care Workers.

 “Through the Pasadena 
Chamber of Commerce 
Foundation we have raised 
money to deliver food to 
Exer Urgent Care in East 
Pasadena and have arranged 
for some of our local 
restaurants to provide take-
out for Critical Care Workers 
assisting COVID-19 patients 
at Huntington Hospital,” said 
Pasadena Chamber CEO 
Paul Little. “We are happy 
to do a little something for 
the healthcare workers who 
are do so much to keep us all 
safe and healthy.”

 In early April, Pasadena 
Sandwich Company 
and Raffi’s Catering and 
Banquet in East Pasadena 
began delivering food to 
Exer Urgent Care. Exer 
works with Huntington 
Hospital to relieve the 
strain on emergency room 
personnel by providing 
non-life threatening 
urgent care services. This 
weekend Food for First 
responders is beginning 
the take-out program for 
Huntington Hospital’s 
critical care workers in 
Partnership with Parkway 
Grill, Mijares Mexican 
Restaurant, Mi Piace, Green 
Street Restaurant, El Portal 
Mexican Restaurant and 
Bistro 45.

 “People and organizations 
in the Pasadena area are 
incredibly generous,” said 
Little. “They want to provide 
help and support for the 
people doing the front line 
work and this was one way 
they could help. They also 
want to support our local 
restaurants as they struggle 
to remain open. We’re very 
grateful to all the donors and 
will continue the effort until 
the Safer at Home orders are 
lifted and our critical care 
workers and first responders 
are no longer dealing with 
Coronavirus patients.”

 It is simple for anyone to 
support the effort: Donate 
at: pasadenayouthworks.
org/node/25 or visit: 
and click on the link to 
donate to Food for First 
Responders. People can 
also send check to Pasadena 
Chamber of Commerce 
Foundation at 44 North 
Mentor Avenue, Pasadena, 
CA 91106. 100 percent of 
money’s collected will be 
used to purchase and deliver 
food to local emergency 
rooms as well as first 
responders and those staffing 
Urgent Care Centers here 
in Pasadena. We encourage 
people to donate as much or 
as little as they can afford.

 The Pasadena Chamber 
purchases freshly prepared 
meals locally for first 
responders and critical care 

 Donations are tax deductible 
and 100% of funds donated 
will help support those who 
are keeping us safe and 
healthy during the crisis.

 The Pasadena Chamber 
of Commerce Foundation 
and the Chamber will 
continue this effort until 
the COVID-19 Coronavirus 
Safer at Home orders are 

 The Pasadena Chamber 
of Commerce and Civic 
Association is a business 
service member organization 
that works to ensure the 
prosperity of its members 
through a variety of 
offerings including referrals, 
networking, workshops and 
seminars, events and much 
more. The Chamber serves 
1450 member companies.


 Most events at the Senior 
Center have been canceled 
or rescheduled, For more 
information about the 
center’s response to the virus 
issue, pasadenaseniorcenter.
org and click on COVID-19 
Safety Information or call 

South Pasadena to hold 
Select virtual City Meetings

 The City of South Pasadena (City) will transition to virtual 
City Council and select Commission meetings beginning 
next week in response to the COVID-19 crisis. 

During these meetings, the Council, Commission and City 
staff will participate remotely. The City Council Chambers 
will not be open to the public in order to stop the spread of 
the virus. 

The virtual meetings will adhere to the updated Brown Act 
provisions for public meetings set forth by the legislature in 
response t...o the COVID-19 crisis. 

“We are looking forward to continuing our Council and 
Commission meetings virtually during this unprecedented 
pandemic,” said City of South Pasadena City Manager 
Stephanie DeWolfe. “We thank our community in advance 
for their patience as we adapt to new technology and 
procedures for our meetings during this time.” The Council 
meetings will begin at 6:00 p.m. for closed session and the 
regular session will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Monday May 6, 

. The Regular Meeting of the Public Safety Commission 
will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, may 11. For more goto:

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