Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, June 27, 2020

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Mountain View News Saturday, June 27, 2020 


On June 23, 2020, at approximately 4:30PM, Arcadia Police 
Department Investigators became aware of alleged sexual assault 
allegations against a former Arcadia High School student possibly 
involving female victims who also attend Arcadia High School. 
The Arcadia Police Department takes every report of sexual assault 
seriously and is asking that anyone with information regarding this 
case, or any other incidents of sexual assault in Arcadia, to please 
contact the Arcadia Police Department Investigations Bureau 
at 626.574.5163. The Arcadia Police Department is also working 
closely with Arcadia High School and Arcadia Unified School 
District Personnel regarding aspects of this investigation while also 
respecting and ensuring the privacy rights of sexual assault victims.


If you prefer to provide information anonymously regarding this 
case, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS 
(8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile 
APP on Google play or the Apple App Store, or by using the website, and reference Case Number 20-1962.


We want our community to know that the Arcadia Police Department 
reviews and investigates all reported crimes of sexual assault. 
To that end, we continue to audit internal processes that ensure the 
highest level of commitment and service from our personnel and 
will investigate any and all possible compromises of that service 
when discovered. We support sexual assault victims, and provide 
sexual assault survivors with information, assistance and options 
that we hope empowers a sexual assault victim throughout the investigative 
process. We remain committed to proactively investigating 
sexual assault crimes, and apprehending perpetrators of those 
crimes whenever possible.


Please contact Captain Paul Foley at (626) 574-5179, or by email at, with any questions regarding the Arcadia 
Police Department’s investigative processes.


Thank you, William and Selah Kelly, an awesome 
brother-sister team who feel Black Lives Matter 
and wanted to make the Juneteenth 2020 
Celebration very special. 

They are part of Black Lives Matter Monrovia, 
and planned the what is believed to be the 
first Annual Juneteenth Celebration at Station 
Square Monrovia, this past Friday. There was 
a Voter Registration Booth, Live Music and 
Art, Crafts and Games, Guest Speakers and 

Attending were Second Baptist Church Pastor, 
Christopher Bourne with his son, Monrovia 
Arcadia Duarte Town Council Vice President 
Terrence Williams, Council Member Michelle 
Wright and Monrovia School Board President 
Rob Hammond. Terrence brought his wife Bobbi 
and son, Luke, who every Monrovian remembers 
as an exceptional football star at MHS and later 
at UC Davis, and daughter Andrey who supplied 
me with the beautiful photos. 

All attendees had a wonderful time. It was SO 
EXHILARATING to have such a positive, 
enjoyable event that brought out so many 
community members! Thank you, William and Selah, the awesome Black 
Lives Matter Monrovia, and all public officials and residents who came out 
to make this event so special!

(To learn more about this group and their activities, email BLMMONRIVA@


The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical 
Gardens announced this week that after more than three 
months of closure as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, it 
will reopen most of its 130 acres of gardens—with sweeping 
new safety measures in place—on July 1 to visitors with 
advance tickets (and now to Huntington members with 
advance tickets). During July and August, The Huntington 
will also be open on Tuesdays, historically a day it has been 
closed, and will offer special evening hours on certain dates 
during the summer months in order to expand its more 
restricted capacity due to COVID-19. In July, there will 
be two monthly free days, instead of only one, to facilitate 
broader public access to The Huntington’s popular outdoor 

 Such high-touch areas as the Children’s Garden and The 
Rose Hills Foundation Conservatory for Botanical Science, 
as well as the galleries and other indoor spaces, will remain 
closed during the summer months but are expected to 
reopen in the fall. The Huntington’s research library also 
remains closed.

 Those who wish to visit The Huntington beginning on July 
1 (or now if a member) will be required to secure an online 
ticket in advance at Due to Los Angeles 
County guidelines for physical distancing as well as group 
gatherings, only 1,500 tickets for regular daytime visitors 
will be available each day, representing about a third of the 
average number visiting on a busy spring day. All visitors 
will be required to comply with such COVID-related safety 
measures as wearing face coverings and being screened for 
symptoms, including a temperature check.

 “The Huntington is a resilient institution, staffed with 
energetic and extraordinarily dedicated people who have 
worked nonstop to stay in touch with our diverse audiences 
and get us to the point of reopening in a safe way," said 
Huntington President Karen Lawrence. "We have spent 
considerable time developing our safety protocols to 
protect our staff, our members, and the public. We know 
our visitors can’t wait to walk our paths again, and we can’t 
wait to welcome them back.”

 Visitors coming to The Huntington will be able to 
experience a small portion of the expanded area in the 
Chinese Garden on the north side of the lake. Slated for 
completion in the fall, the total expansion project will 
constitute about nine acres featuring new landscape, paths, 
pavilions, two galleries, and a café.

 For ticketing and visitor information visit:

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