Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, August 1, 2020

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Mountain View News Saturday, August 1, 2020 



The Duarte City Council passed an urgency ordinance at its meeting on Tuesday, July 28, which 
builds on State and County public orders intended to contain the coronavirus, protect high risk 
populations and flatten the curve of cases for hospitals. The urgency ordinance states that residents 
may now be subject to fines for not wearing a mask when doing so is mandated ( $100 for 
first offenses; $200 for second offenses; and $500 for every subsequent violation within a one-year 
period from the initial offense).

"In light of recent spikes throughout California and right here in Los Angeles County, the City 
of Duarte wants all residents to wear face coverings when leaving home," stated Mayor Pro Tem 
Bryan Urias. "By wearing a face covering, you are protecting yourself, your parents, your grandparents 
and all others you love. By wearing a face covering, you are protecting your neighbors, 
their family members and their friends. Please do your best to slow the spread of COVID-19. 
Remember, we're all in this together."

Don't forget your face coverings when visiting:

Indoor public spaces

Local businesses

Healthcare offices

Government facilities

Public transportation


Outdoor public spaces when maintaining a 6-foot distance is not possible

Residents who fall into one or more of the following categories are exempt:

Under 2 years old

Have a medical condition, mental health condition or disability that prevents wearing a face 

Have a hearing impairment or must communicate with a person who is hearing impaired 

Is put at risk by wearing a face covering at their workplace

Are getting a service involving their nose or face, during which they must temporarily remove 
their face covering

Must temporarily remove their face covering while eating or drinking outdoors at a restaurant 
or establishment that offers food and beverages

Are engaged in outdoor work or recreation, such as swimming, walking, hiking, bicycling 
or running

The ordinance also permits businesses to refuse admission or service to anyone not wearing a 
mask or complying with social distancing requirements.

For more information about how the City is responding to the pandemic and tips on protecting 
yourself and others, please visit our What You Need to Know About COVID-19 webpage. To find 
food resources, please visit our Find Food Resources webpage. Duarte businesses, please visit 
our Duarte Business Support webpage for other tools and resources to help you on your road to 

For the period of Sunday, July 19th, through Saturday, July 25th, the Police Department responded to 
896 calls for service, of which 75 required formal investigations. The following is a summary report 
of some of the major incidents handled by the Department during this period.

Monday, July 20:

1. At 11:01 a.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 700 block of Arcadia Avenue regarding 
a fraud report. While conducting a credit check, the victim discovered someone obtained a loan 
in her name for nearly $5,000.00. The victim does not know how the suspect obtained her personal 
information nor the identity of the suspect. 

2. At 2:21 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 1100 block of Encanto Drive, regarding 
a residential burglary investigation. The officer discovered the unknown suspect(s) used a ladder 
to access the second story balcony. The suspects smashed a glass door to the master bedroom, 
ransacked the bedroom, ripped the alarm system from the wall, and fled through the front door. The 
only loss reported was a handgun. There is no suspect information as of the date of this report.

3. At 3:51 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 400 block of Walnut Avenue regarding 
a vandalism report. Sometime between 3:00 p.m. on July 19th and 3:30 p.m. on July 20th, an 
unknown suspect threw a beer bottle and shattered the victim’s driver side window. The investigation 
is pending a review of the surveillance footage.

4. At 6:53 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 100 block of East Longden Avenue 
regarding a mail theft report. The witness reported seeing the suspect steal several pieces of mail from 
a neighbor’s mailbox. The suspect is described as a heavy set, Hispanic male wearing a red hat, and he 
fled in a maroon car. No surveillance footage was located during an area search.

Tuesday, July 21:

5. At 3:04 a.m., an officer responded to Arcadia Center Pharmacy, located at 631 West Duarte 
Road, regarding a commercial burglary report. An investigation revealed the suspect broke the front 
glass door and cut one of the bars to the interior security gate. The suspect fled before entering the 
business. The investigation is pending a review of the business’ surveillance footage.

6. At 5:46 a.m., an officer responded to Margit Holakoui Florist, located at 1012 Northview 
Avenue, regarding a commercial burglary in progress. The victim was alerted by her camera system 
when a lone suspect entered her business and was observed stealing the cash register. The officer discovered 
the suspect likely entered the business by prying the north door. The suspect is described as 
a tall, thin male wearing a hooded sweatshirt, who was approximately 5’10 inches. The investigation 
is pending a review of additional surveillance footage. 

Wednesday, July 22:

7. At 11:36 a.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 100 block of West Longden Avenue 
regarding a vehicle burglary report. Sometime during the previous evening, an unknown suspect 
entered the vehicle possibly using a remote key that was nearby, and stole the victim’s laptop. There is 
no suspect information at this time. 

8. At 11:55 a.m., an officer responded to an alley near 502 East Live Oak Avenue regarding a 
vandalism report. The reporting party saw three separate incidents of graffiti involving the name 
“Disney” in the immediate area. The suspect, a 29-year-old male from Arcadia, is outstanding at the 
time of this report. 

Thursday, July 23:

9. At 4:36 a.m., an officer responded to the Arcadia Police Department front counter regarding 
a domestic violence investigation. The victim had an argument with her boyfriend, which escalated 
into a battery. The victim sustained minor bruising and cuts to her arms and hands. Officers located 
the suspect and arrested the 36-year-old male from Arcadia. 

10. At 6:00 a.m., an officer responded to A1 Fitness, located at 35 South First Avenue, regarding a 
commercial burglary report. Surveillance footage revealed the male suspect entered the gym by forcing 
open the rear door and stole numerous pieces of exercise equipment. The victim discovered the 
suspect is likely the same person that burglarized the location on April 23rd, 2020. The investigation 
is ongoing. 

Friday, July 24: 

11. At 12:28 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 600 block of North First Avenue 
regarding a burglary report. Witnesses reported seeing three suspects fleeing from the vacant home. 
The suspects are described as two Hispanic males and a Hispanic female, approximately 40-years-
old, with curly brown hair, and wearing a black shirt, black shorts, pink backpack, and glasses. It 
appears they fled with no stolen property. 

12. At 10:08 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 600 block of Vaquero Road regarding 
a package theft report. Surveillance footage revealed the victim’s package was stolen from her porch 
by a male suspect with his t-shirt covering his face. He fled in a black Chevrolet Suburban. The investigation 
is ongoing.


Emergency Cooling Centers

Pasadena Police Looking 
for Shooting Suspects

Doo Dah Parade Goes 
Virtual for 43rd Occasional

 With temperatures in parts of Los Angeles County 
expected to rise into the triple digits this weekend, various 
public facilities located throughout the County will serve 
as Emergency Cooling Centers. These centers provide 
members of the public who lack air conditioning at home 
with relief from the heat, free of charge. 

 “Offering free emergency heat relief is an important 
service to help keep vulnerable members of the public safe 
and healthy during heat waves,” stated Kevin McGowan, 
Director of the Los Angeles County Office of Emergency 
Management. “The County is collaborating with various 
cities, such as South Pasadena, Azusa, Claremont, Glendale, 
Lancaster, Palmdale and the City of Los Angeles to bring 
this free support service to all residents. We jointly stand 
ready to provide anyone who needs to get out of the heat 
with a safe place to cool down.” 

 All Centers will operate in compliance with physical 
distancing and other COVID-19 safety criteria from the 
current Health Officer Order. They will be located in areas 
selected based on heat forecasts provided by the National 
Weather Service and impact to regions identified by the 
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. More 
locations may be added or hours extended based on weather 
conditions. To obtain a list of the County’s Emergency 
Cooling Centers or view a map of these sites, visit ready. or dial 2-1-1. 

 The County also reminds all members of the public to take 
the following extra precautions during hot weather: 

Avoid the sun – stay indoors from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. when 
the burning rays are strongest.

Drink plenty of fluids – 2 to 4 glasses of water every hour 
during times of extreme heat.

Replace salt and minerals – sweating removes salt and 
minerals from your body, so replenish these nutrients with 
low sugar fruit juices or sports drinks during exercise or 
when working outside.

Avoid alcohol.

Pace yourself – reduce physical activity and avoid exercising 
outdoors during peak heat hours.

Wear appropriate clothing – wear a wide-brimmed hat and 
light-colored lightweight, loose-fitting clothes when you are 

Stay cool indoors during peak hours – set your air conditioner 
between 75° to 80°. If you don’t have air conditioning, take 
a cool shower twice a day and/or visit a County Emergency 
Cooling Center. Find a local emergency cooling center at

Monitor those at high risk – check on elderly neighbors, 
family members and friends who do not have air 
conditioning. Infants and children up to 4 years old, people 
who overexert during work (e.g. construction workers) and 
people 65 years and older are at the highest risk of heat-
related illnesses.

Use sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 
15 if you need to be in the sun.

Keep pets indoors – heat also affects your pets, so please 
keep them indoors. If they will be outside, make sure they 
have plenty of water and a shaded area to help them keep 

For more information on heat-related illnesses and 
prevention, please visit the Los Angeles County Department 
of Public Health’s website at 

The offbeat and eccentric 
Pasadena Doo Dah Parade, 
annually held the weekend 
before Thanksgiving, will 
exist but in cyberspace this 
year. The “parade” will take 
place on Sunday, November 
22 –viewed through a 
computer screen.

 Organizers of the Pasadena 
Doo Dah Parade said they 
understand a live event is 
not possible, they are also 
ready try something new.

 “This becomes a great 
opportunity to time capsule 
Doo Dah into the universe 
It’s not just going to be 
pictures of people in funny 
hats, but what it will be- is 
going to surprise us as much 
as you. Imagine “Housewives 
of ...Moscow,” said Tom 
Coston, of Light Bringer 
Project and producers of the 

 Spectators from around the 
globe can bring a lawnchair 
and watch from home.

 Known as the twisted 
sister of the conventional 
Rose Parade, the Occasional 
Pasadena Doo Dah Parade 
began as a grassroots event 
in 1978 to gain national 
attention for its eccentric 
and, often, irreverent satire. 
The parade which has 
spawned numerous off-beat 
replicants across the country 
was even highlighted in last 
year’s Wall Street Journal. It 
was also named by Readers 
Digest’s “America’s Best 
Parade,” and was featured in 
the book 50 Places You Must 
Visit Before You Die.

 More information 
will be posted soon 
on the official website 
info and on facebook and 

 Watch the parade from 

 The Pasadena police ask 
asking for the public’s help 
locate murder suspects 
involved in a shooting in late 
May on North Lake Ave. 

 According to police Ray 
Magee Jr was killed May 23 
around 4:10 p.m. during a 
car to car shooting in the 
1500 block of North Lake 
Ave. A second 23-year-old 
victim sustained a gunshot 
wound, but survived. Magee 
died after being rushed to a 
nearby hospital.

 Surveillance video captured 
the suspect vehicle, a silver 
2017 Dodge Charger with 
tinted windows. The car was 
last seen fleeing south on 
Lake Ave.

 Police believe the shooting 
may be gang related. 
Anyone with information is 
asked to call the Pasadena 
police at (626) 744-4241 or 
anonymously at (800) 222-
TIPS (8477). 


Plastic Bag Ban Still in 
Effect in South Pasadena

 Friendly reminder to all – the 
plastic bag ban is still in effect! As 
a cautionary measure to protect 
front-line workers, Governor 
Newsom signed an executive 
order in April 2020 to put a 
60-day pause on California’s 
single-use plastic bag ban. 
Although the suspension did 
not apply to municipalities 
with their own local bag ban 
like South Pasadena, many 
South Pasadena stores followed 
state procedures and halted the 
use of reusable bags and started 
using single-use plastic bags 
instead. This suspension has 
since expired and the plastic 
bag ban is in full force. Here’s 
what you can do to protect 
yourself from the virus and 
protect the planet from the 
avalanche of plastic being used:

 Ask for paper bags instead 
of plastic. Covid-19 has been 
found to last longer on plastic 
than paper.

 Bring your own reusable bag, 
but be prepared to bag your 
own groceries. Make sure to be 
courteous of the people around 
you and bag your groceries 
quickly, outside of the line, or 
leave your groceries in your 
cart and bag them by your car.

 By working together, we can 
ensure that essential front-line 
workers are safe and that we are 
continuing to live as sustainably 
as possible. We are all in this 

Fetch your leashes and sign up today for Pasadena 
Humane’s virtual Wiggle Waggle Walk Your Block! Register 
as an individual or start a team, then create your personal 
fundraising page sharing why you support Pasadena 
Humane. Sign up now and enjoy Early Bird Registration for 
only $25, ends July 31.

 On Sunday, September 27, join Pasadena Humane by 
walking ‘your way.’ Walk around your neighborhood, a 
local park, or on a nearby trail with your furry friends. Or 
get your steps in at home on a treadmill, in your backyard, 
or through a fun in-home obstacle course. Be creative and 
get moving any way you’d like to support Pasadena Humane 
and the more than 11,000 animals that come through the 
shelter each year.


Don’t forget that expo festivities are still on - digitally! They 
will be kicking off the walk LIVE on Facebook and you will 
be able to share your photos and videos throughout the day. 
?After your walk, join them for our first ever Virtual Vendor 
Fair, online photo contests, prizes, and more! Stay tuned 
for more information about the day’s activities. They will 
be tracking all the fun using the hashtag #WiggleWaggle 

 The more money you raise, the more amazing prizes you’ll 
earn and the more animals you will help. Register today at:

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