Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, August 22, 2020

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Mountain View News Saturday, August 22, 2020 


For the period of Sunday, August 9th, through 
Saturday, August 15th, the Police Department 
responded to 1,043 calls for service, of which 58 
required formal investigations. The following is a 
summary report of some of the major incidents 
handled by the Department during this period.

Sunday, August 9:

1. At 11:03 p.m., officers responded to a residence 
in the 100 block of West Live Oak Avenue 
regarding a residential burglary and stolen vehicle 
report. Surveillance footage revealed two suspects 
entered the victim’s garage and fled westbound on 
Live Oak Avenue with the victim’s vehicle. The 
suspects were described as two males, one with 
short hair and facial hair and the other was seen 
wearing a hat. The investigation is ongoing.

Monday, August 10:

2. At 1:26 a.m., officers responded to a residence 
in the 700 block of West Lemon Avenue regarding 
a subject making suicidal threats. Officers 
contacted the supposed victim and discovered the 
report was false and no one at the location was 
threatening to endanger themselves. Over recent 
weeks, Arcadia Police Department has received 
multiple false 911 calls. Further investigation revealed 
more than nine false 911 calls had been 
received from the 700 block of West Lemon Ave. 
Another similar incident occurred on August 15th 
where officers determined the suspects were a 
7-year-old male and a 11-year old male, both from 
Arcadia, who admitted to placing the false calls. 

3. At 5:59 a.m., an officer responded to Arcadia 
High School, located at 180 Campus Drive, 
regarding a vandalism report. The officer determined 
an unknown suspect(s) spray-painted on 
the Performing Arts Center. There is no suspect 
information at this time.

4. At 3:57 p.m., an officer responded to Hilton 
Garden Inn, located at 199 North Second Avenue, 
regarding a vehicle burglary report. Sometime 
between August 8th at 5:00 p.m. and August 
9th at 4:00 a.m., someone cut a lock to the rear 
cargo compartment of a rented truck and stole 
3000 cloth masks. There is no suspect information 
at the time of this report. 

Tuesday, August 11:

5. At 4:50 a.m., officers responded to the
U.S. Post Office, located at 41 Wheeler Avenue, 
regarding a mail theft report. An employee witnessed 
a suspect steal a package from the secured 
parking lot, climb over a fence and flee westbound 
with the stolen package. The suspect is described 
as a male, thin build, approximately 6’ tall, in his 
early twenties, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, 
and gray sweatpants. The incident was not captured 
on surveillance footage. 

6. At 8:17 a.m., an officer responded to R.J.
Collins Plumbing, located at 205 North Second 
Avenue, regarding an attempted vehicle theft. 
Sometime during the previous night, unknown 
suspect(s) shattered the passenger window, pried 
open the passenger door lock, and tampered with 
the ignition. There is no suspect information at 
this time.

Wednesday, August 12:

7. At 9:34 a.m., an officer took a telephonic
report of a theft from vehicle that occurred in the 
300 block of West Huntington Drive. The victim 
stated an unknown suspect entered his unsecured 
vehicle, and once inside, the suspect stole the victim’s 
vacuum, saw, sunglasses, and a briefcase. 

8. At 1:03 p.m., an officer took a telephonic
report of a battery that occurred in the 1000 block 
of Balboa Drive. An investigation revealed two 
juvenile males engaged in a physical fight over a 
female. The suspect is a 16-year-old male from Arcadia 
and the victim did not desire prosecution.

9. At 10:07 p.m., an officer responded to a
residence in the 100 block of La Sierra Avenue regarding 
a suspicious person. Surveillance footage 
captured a lone suspect entering the rear yard. The 
suspect was seen shining his flashlight at the cameras, 
climbing over the fence, and running away 
from the residence. The suspect is described as a 
heavy-set adult with a dark colored hooded sweatshirt 
and mask. The investigation is ongoing. 

Thursday, August 13:

10. At 2:47 p.m., an officer responded to
China Red, located at 855 South Baldwin Avenue, 
regarding a vehicle burglary report. The victim 
discovered someone had smashed her rear passenger 
window and fled with her computers, purse, 
passport, and cash. The investigation is pending a 
review of the surveillance footage.

Friday, August 14: 

11. At 1:22 p.m., an officer conducted an enforcement 
stop on a vehicle in the 1000 block of 
South First Avenue for having expired registration 
and tinted windows. During a consensual 
search of the vehicle, the officer located marijuana 
hidden in a compartment in the vehicle, a stolen 
check stub from a local Arcadia address, checks 
not belonging to the suspect, photocopies of social 
security cards, and other identity theft evidence. 
The officer also located methamphetamine pipes 
and five rounds of ammunition. An investigation 
revealed the stolen social security information 
was likely stolen from the suspect’s employer. The 
28-year-old from Los Angeles was arrested and 
transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

12. At 7:34 p.m., an officer responded to the
intersection of Duarte Road and La Cadena Avenue 
regarding a traffic collision with injuries. 
Upon contacting one of the drivers, the officer detected 
a strong odor of alcohol emitting from the 
suspect’s breath.. Based on the suspect’s symptoms 
of being under the influence of alcohol, the officer 
arrested the 42-year-old male from Arcadia. 
He was transported to the Arcadia City Jail for 

Saturday, August 15:

13. At 12:50 p.m., an officer took a telephonic 
fraud report from a victim who resides in the 1600 
block of Perkins Drive. The victim was expecting a 
new credit card and discovered someone had stolen 
it from his mailbox. The victim then learned 
an unknown suspect had used the credit card to 
complete two fraudulent transactions, resulting in 
a loss of $776.53.

14. At 4:31 p.m., an officer responded to a
residence in the 300 block of South First Avenue 
regarding a petty theft report. Sometime between 
11:27 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. on August 15th, unknown 
suspect(s) stole 9 packages from the victim’s porch 
which contained baseball cards. The investigation 
is pending a review of any surveillance footage, if 



Seat Open for South 
Pasadena City Council

Last week the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) 
has declared an ALERT due to low power reserves and high demand 
for electricity on the California electric grid. The CAISO ALERT is 
expected to be in effect until 9:00 pm Friday. At this time, CAISO 
rotating outages have not been declared but could be later. 

 CAISO rotating outages may begin if the CAISO declares a stage 
3 emergency, most likely during peak hours from 5:00 pm to 8:00 
pm. Rotating outages typically last one hour. To see the impacted 
jurisdictions and for additional information, please visit:

Conservation Tips

The California Independent System Operator (CAISO) issued a 
statewide Flex Alert calling for voluntary electricity conservation, 
beginning Sunday and extending through Wednesday. The Flex 
Alerts are in effect from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. each day. For more 
information, visit:

CAISO highlighted three simple actions individuals and businesses 
can take to reduce energy consumption:

Set your thermostat to 78° or higher between 3 and 10 P.M.

Refrain from major appliance use between 3 and 10 P.M.

Turn off unnecessary lights and appliances

Additional steps and guidance for individuals & businesses:

Adjust Your Thermostat 

During peak hours or when you’re not home, remember to set your 
thermostat at 78° or higher. Setting your air conditioner 5° higher 
can save up to 20 percent on cooling costs.

Pre-cool your home by running air conditioning at 72 degrees in 
the early part of the day (when it is more efficient) then turn your 
system to 78 or higher during the hottest part of the day when 
demand is the highest. 

Use smart or programmable features to help maintain energy 
savings when you’re not home.

Close Windows and Doors

Keep windows and doors closed to prevent the loss of cooled or 
heated air.

On summer nights, open windows to let cooler air in when safe. 
In the morning before the day starts to heat up, close windows and 
blinds to keep warm air out.

Tilt blinds up and close drapes and shades on windows that receive 
direct sunlight.

Smart Energy Use 

Turn off unnecessary lighting and use task or desktop lamps with 
LEDs instead of overhead lights.

Enable “power management” on 
all computers and turn off when 
not in use.

Unplug phone charges, power 
strips (those without a switch) and 
other equipment when not in use. 
Taken together, these small items 
can use as much power as your 

Access and Functional Needs

Check in on neighbors, friends 
and family who may be at risk.

Charge medical devices in off 
hours and have back up plan for if 
the power goes out.

In addition to traditional 
community support channels, 
individuals with access and 
functional needs should reach out to local government for 

Contact local utilities companies if you are dependent on power for 
assistive devices. 

Major Appliance Use 

Postpone using major appliances like the oven, dishwasher, clothes 
washer, and dryer until cooler times of the day to avoid heating up 
your home.

Run your dishwasher and clothes washer only when full. Wait until 
after 9 p.m. to use these and other major appliances.

When possible, wash clothes in cold water. About 90 percent of the 
energy used in a clothes washer goes to water heating.

Clean or Replace Your Filters

A dirty filter forces your air conditioner and furnace to work harder, 
wasting money, using more energy or natural gas.

Adjust Your Water Heater

Turn your water heater down to 120° or the “normal” setting. Water 
heating accounts for about 13 percent of home energy costs.

Conservation Programs

Consider participating in your utility’s demand response program. 
These voluntary programs are short, temporary measures to reduce 
energy consumption when power supplies are critically low and 
a Flex Alert has been issued. Contact your local electric utility to 
learn about your utility’s program and incentives they may offer to 

 The Mayor and City Council invite qualified residents from 
Council District 2 to submit applications to fill the City 
Council District 2 seat vacated effective August 18, 2020.

 During the Stay at Home Order issued by the Governor, 
and to ensure a healthy and safe environment for all, 
the South Pasadena City Clerk’s Office is offering the 
Application Packet for interested parties to be downloaded 
from the City’s website at https://www.southpasadenaca.
gov/government/city-council. Interested parties may also 
request the Application Packet via e-mail. If hard copies are 
desired, appointments must be made during available office 
hours (with a 24-hour advanced notice).

 Applications should be submitted via email. Please note, 
that additional written information after the deadline will 
not be accepted, unless requested by the City Council.

 For in-person appointment requirements, mask/face 
covering is required for staff and all applicants. You will 
need to contact the City Clerk’s Office when you arrive so 
that you can be met at the front door of City Hall. Your 
temperature will be taken at that time. A 6-foot physical 
distancing is required during the appointment.

 In order to be a qualified applicant for consideration for 
appointment, the completed documents must be received 
by the City Clerk’s Office by the close of the application 
period: Friday, August 28, at 3 p.m.

 Questions pertaining to this process should be directed 
to: Maria E. Ayala, Chief City Clerk T: (626) 403-7232 or

 To be eligible to be appointed to the South Pasadena 
City Council, District 2 seat, you: Must be a resident and 
registered voter in Council 2 District; Must be selected by a 
majority vote of the City Council.

Please note that:

 The person appointed would hold office from September 
16, until December 2, at which time it is expected that the 
successful candidate from the General Municipal Election 
(to be held on November 3,) will take office.

 Verification of voter registration will be confirmed upon 
submittal of your application.

 Once an application is filed with the City, all information 
contained therein (except for telephone number(s), 
email(s), and other personal contact information) becomes 
a public record.

 If appointed, you will be required by state law to file a 
Statement of Economic Interests – Form 700 (Assuming 
Office) with the Fair Political Practices Commission (www. and annually thereafter. The Form 700 can be 
previewed at:

There are no application filing fees.

Flu Vaccine Clinic for Seniors September 23

Huntington Memorial Hospital and the South Pasadena 
Senior Center are proud to announce an upcoming flu 
vaccine clinic on Wednesday, September 23rd from 8:30am 
to 11:30am. This clinic is only for South Pasadena Seniors. 
Please note that the clinic will be held outdoors in front of 
the South Pasadena Senior Center and appointments are 
required and are limited to 10 persons every 15 minutes.

 Contact the South Pasadena Senior Center to make an 
appointment today!

Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 2:00 pm. 

Phone: (626)403-7360.

 For upcoming flu vaccines for the general public, 
please visit Huntington Memorial Hospital’s website:



Caps Placed on Delivery Platforms In South Pasadena

 As the pandemic continues, the South Pasadena City Council 
has taken significant steps to help support local businesses. On 
August 5th the City Council approved a resolution continuing the 
declaration of a local emergency and adopted by reference the Los 
Angeles County Ordinance to place a cap on the fees that third-
party delivery platforms (i.e., GrubHub, UberEats, DoorDash, 
Postmates) can charge restaurants during the pandemic. This will 
help prevent delivery services from overcharging local businesses 
that are currently struggling to stay open.

 In addition, the City Council has authorized a phased approach 
for the Al Fresco Dining and Retail Pilot Program. The Program 
will provide local businesses with an opportunity to expand and 
utilize outdoor spaces to operate their business while providing 
adequate space for social distancing. Staff is standing by to 
work with local businesses to develop their proposals ranging 
from dedicated curb-side pick-up locations to lane closures. For 
more information regarding the program please visit the City’s 
Economic Development Webpage: search 

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