Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, May 2, 2020

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, May 2, 2020


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For the period of Sunday, April 19th, through Saturday, April 
25th, the Police Department responded to 830 calls for service, 
of which 55 required formal investigations. The following is a 
summary report of some of the major incidents handled by the 
Department during this period.

Sunday, April 19:

1. At 10:28 a.m., an officer responded to the 500 block of 
East Live Oak Avenue regarding a stolen vehicle report. On 
April 18th at 7:00 p.m., the victim parked his friend’s motorcycle 
on the street. When the victim returned at 10:00 a.m. on April 
19th, the victim noticed the motorcycle had been stolen. No 
suspects were seen or heard.

Monday, April 20:

2. At 9:15 a.m., an officer responded to 24 Hour Fitness, 
located at 125 North First Avenue, regarding a vandalism 
report. The officer discovered someone had smashed both front 
glass doors. Though it appeared the suspect had not entered 
the business after breaking the glass doors, a further review of 
video that captured the incident is currently underway.
3. At 9:27 a.m., an officer responded to the 11700 block 
of Clark Street regarding an investigation involving a recovered 
trailer, a stolen trailer, and stolen property. Surveillance 
footage revealed three to four males arrived at the location 
in a Chevrolet Tahoe that was towing a trailer. The suspects 
disconnected the trailer they brought with them, attached the 
victim’s trailer to their Tahoe, and then fled with the trailer that 
contained construction equipment and supplies. The trailer the 
suspects left behind had been reported stolen out of Pasadena. 
The investigation is ongoing. 
4. At 10:45 a.m., officers responded to Spring Hill Suites 
by Marriott, located at 99 North Second Avenue, regarding 
a fraud report. An investigation revealed one suspect rented 
two rooms using the same fraudulent credit card. The officers 
contacted three subjects in one of the rooms and located 
drug paraphernalia and methamphetamine. One of the three 
subjects, a 33-year-old female from Covina, stated the illegal 
items belonged to her. The female suspect was arrested and 
cited for the drug offenses. The officers then entered the second 
hotel room and located another suspect who they determined 
had used the fraudulent credit card to pay for the hotel rooms. 
The subject, a 34-year-old male from San Dimas, had various 
medical conditions that warranted release prior to booking, 
and formal charges against the subject are pending review by 
the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

Tuesday, April 21:

5. At 6:41 p.m., an officer responded to 101 Noodle 
Express, located at 1025 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a 
commercial burglary report. The victim left, locked and secured 
the business on Monday, April 20th, around 8:00 a.m. Upon 
returning on Tuesday, April 21st, at approximately 6:30 p.m., 
the victim noticed two registers, two computers, cash, and 
miscellaneous food items had been stolen. There were no signs 
of forced entry. The victim was unable to access the surveillance 
footage at the time of the report. The officer located additional 
cameras from neighboring businesses but was unable to make 
contact with them. The investigation is ongoing. 

South Pasadena Allows 
Temporary Signage

San Marino Launches 
Tree Rebate Program

Support Local 
Businesses During 
COVID-19 Emergency

 In an effort to support 
local restaurants and other 
businesses providing essential 
services during the COVID-19 
outbreak, the City of South 
Pasadena is relaxing temporary 
signage (banners, window 
signs, and sandwich boards) 
requirements for businesses to 
more effectively communicate 
with customers their location, 
available services, hours of 
operation and how to get take-
out orders.

 The City will provide a temporary waiver of some of the 
Sign Permit Requirements, and no fees would be required 
for the temporary signs.

 However, businesses must obtain a no-cost encroachment 
permit to ensure that all temporary signage adheres to the 
following guidelines:

· Sign width is not to exceed 6 square feet and sign height is 
not to exceed 48 inches.

· Up to two temporary, on-site signs per business (only one 
can be located in the public right of way).

· Signs located in the public right of way must maintain 
a minimum clearance of 36 inches on sidewalks and no 
obstruction to vehicular sight lines.

· Temporary window signs are limited to 20 percent of the 
window area.

· Temporary signs can remain in place for 30 days or until 
the Local Emergency Declaration ends.

 To obtain a permit, businesses can contact the 
City’s Public Works Department at 626-403-7240 or Permit 
applications can be accessed through the City’s website.

 “We want to do everything we can to help promote our 
local businesses and restaurants that are open and provide 
essential services during this time,” said City Manager 
Stephanie DeWolfe. “We remind our community members 
who are visiting these businesses during this time to practice 
social distancing measures and wear a face covering while 
out to help stop the spread of COVID-19.”

 For more information, contact the City’s Planning 
Department at 626-403-7220 

 This week, in honor of Earth 
Day, the city of San Marino 
announced the launch of the 
City’s Heritage Tree Rebate 
Program which is aimed 
at encouraging residents to 
plant heritage trees in their 
front yards. Depending on 
the size of the heritage tree 
planted, the rebate will range 
from a minimum of $50 to a 
maximum of $250.

 To qualify, the tree must 
be a heritage tree from a list 
available on the city website, 
and it must be a minimum 
of 15 gallons in size.

 They also encourage you 
to watch this informative 
video of Mayor Shepherd 
Romey and Urban Forester 
Sam Estrada talking about 
the City’s tree preservation 
efforts and giving a basic tree 
care tutorial. To watch the 
video or more information 
and to fill out the rebate 
form visit: cityofsanmarino.

 Trees are a foundational layer 
of our beautiful community. 
The Tree Preservation 
Ordinance, which became 
effective February 8, 2019, 
focuses on the protection 
and reforestation of our City 
to enhance this valuable 
community asset. To ensure 
that the City maintains this 
asset, the City would like 
to take this opportunity 
to remind the community 
of the key components 
of the Tree Preservation 

 In your review of the Tree 
Preservation Ordinance, 
it is important to note the 
definitions of Established 
Trees and Heritage Trees, 
the notification and 
posting requirements, the 
requirements to obtain 
a permit, obtaining a 
licensed tree trimmer and 
the penalties for violating 
the requirements. For your 
reference, the following link 
will direct you to the Tree 
Preservation Ordinance 
and the Tree Preservation 
Summary and Guidelines:
php. For questions contact 
Urban Forester Sam Estrada 
at (626) 300-0774.


 While we continue to combat 
the novel Coronavirus, officials 
are starting to see more major 
consequences of the outbreak 
come to light. The American 
Red Cross and health officials 
around the nation are calling 
on all healthy individuals 
to donate blood due to the 
threatening shortage they’re 
currently facing.

Make an Appointment with 
the Red Cross at:

 Local Huntington Hospital 
is also experiencing a severe 
blood shortage. They have 
created an offsite location for 
community blood donors at 
800 S. Fairmount Avenue, 
Pasadena. The parking entrance 
is at 28 Bellefontaine Street, and 
parking will be validated. Blood 
donation hours are Monday – 
Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
and Friday – 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 

 For more about 
Huntington Hospital visit: 

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