Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, September 5, 2020

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Mountain View News Saturday, September 5, 2020 



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Fall by joining a virtual class. Classes are available for all ages and interests including Zumba, 
soccer, video game design, piano, art, and more! To browse and register for virtual classes, 
please visit Fall online registration for Arcadia residents begins 
Monday, August 17 and non-resident registration begins Monday, August 24. For more information, 
please call the Recreation Office at 626.574.5113.

About Arcadia

Nestled along the rolling foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and Angeles National Forest, 
Arcadia is a charming, family-oriented community with a population of just over 57,000. Located 
only 13 miles east from downtown Los Angeles, regional transportation networks like 
the Metro Gold Line connect Arcadia as a premier residential, shopping, and entertainment 
destination in the San Gabriel Valley. Arcadia is known for its top-rated schools, iconic landmarks, 
and serene neighborhoods. Arcadia is an award-winning community having been 
twice named as the Best City in California in which to Raise Kids and the 2017 Most Business 
Friendly City in Los Angeles County. With the conveniences and amenities of a full-service, 
mid-size city, Arcadia’s “Community of Homes” provides a quality of life that will go Above 
& Beyond your expectations.

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For the period of Sunday, August 23rd, through Saturday, 
August 29th, the Police Department responded to 
854 calls for service, of which 87 required formal investigations. 
The following is a summary report of some of 
the major incidents handled by the Department during 
this period.

Sunday, August 23:

1. At 8:37 a.m., an officer contacted a male 
subject loitering near a closed business at 440 East 
Huntington Drive. Through a consensual search, the 
officer discovered the subject was in possession of 
multiple stolen credit cards and a stolen driver’s license. 
Further investigation revealed the subject lied 
to officers about his identity. The 32-year-old male 
from Pasadena was arrested and transported to the 
Arcadia City Jail for booking. 

2. At 6:02 p.m., an officer responded to Macy’s, 
400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a shoplifting 
report. The suspect concealed clothing, jewelry, and 
candy in a shopping bag and attempted to leave the 
store without paying for the items. The 65-year-old 
female from San Gabriel was issued a citation and released 
at the scene. 

3. At 9:05 p.m. officers responded to Arcadia 
Methodist Hospital, 300 West Huntington Drive, regarding 
a subject causing a disturbance and refusing 
to leave. An investigation revealed the subject had 
verbally and physically assaulted hospital employees. 
The 35-year-old male from Duarte was issued a citation 
and released.

Monday, August 24:

4. At 1:24 p.m., an officer responded to a traffic 
collision that had just occurred. An investigation revealed 
the driver collided with two parked cars. Upon 
contacting the driver, the officer detected a strong 
odor of alcohol emitting from the driver. Through a 
series of tests, the officer determined the 61-year-old 
male from Lynwood was driving under the influence 
of an alcoholic beverage. The suspect was arrested 
and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

5. At 8:42 p.m., an officer patrolling the area of 
South Baldwin Avenue and West Duarte Road conducted 
a traffic stop on a vehicle for expired registration. 
Further investigation revealed the driver was 
driving with an expired driver’s license and he was in 
possession of personal identifying and credit account 
information. The 41-year-old male from Alhambra 
was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail 
for booking.

Tuesday, August 25:

6. At 1:36 p.m., an officer responded to JC Penny, 
400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a grand 
theft report. An investigation revealed a female suspect 
concealed over $1,000 worth of make up inside 
a black bag and fled the scene. The investigation is 

7. At 2:24 p.m., an officer responded to Macy’s, 
400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a grand theft 
report. Two female suspects made separate purchases 
using the same credit card. One suspect asked for 3 
large bags. They then walked around the store concealing 
over $1400 worth of merchandise in the bags 
before leaving the store without paying. The investigation 
is ongoing. 

8. At 11:33 p.m., an officer conducted a traffic 
stop on a vehicle for making an illegal turn near the 
intersection of West Duarte Road and El Monte Avenue. 
An investigation revealed the driver was driving 
without a driver’s license. The 31-year-old male from 
Tulare was arrested and transported to the Arcadia 
City Jail for booking. 

Wednesday, August 26:

9. At 6:09 a.m., an officer responded to the intersection 
of Duarte Road and East Golden West Avenue 
regarding a traffic collision. Two drivers collided 
when one driver exited a driveway and entered the 
roadway. The second driver was pushed into a light 
pole. Neither of the drivers were not injured. 

10. At 8:44 p.m., an officer responded to a residence 
in the 200 block of Oakhurst Lane regarding 
a fraud report. The victim attempted to purchase a 
puppy online. She sent $400 to the seller who then 
asked for additional money. The seller never sent the 
puppy and failed to refund the money. The investigation 
is ongoing.

Thursday, August 27:

11. At 9:08 a.m., an officer responded to Arcadia 
Methodist Hospital regarding the report of a possible 
assault with a deadly weapon. An investigation 
revealed the victim was walking when he was approached 
by four suspects who exited a vehicle. Two 
of the suspects attacked him. One of the suspects 
used a knife to cut his left forearm. The victim managed 
to escape and stated that he was not desirous of 

Friday, August 28: 

12. At 1:29 p.m., an officer responded to the area 
of Huntington Drive and First Avenue regarding the 
report of a robbery that had just occurred. The suspect, 
known to the victim, approached her and made 
advances which she refused. The suspect flowed the 
victim and held her bike to keep her from leaving. The 
victim released her bike in fear for her safety and the 
suspect fled the scene on her bike. The 25-year-old male 
was located, arrested, and transported to the Arcadia 
City Jail for booking. 

Saturday, August 29:

13. At 12:10 a.m., an officer responded to the area 
of First Avenue and Bonita Street regarding a suspicious 
person seen looking into businesses. The officer located 
two subjects inside a vehicle. An investigation revealed 
the driver had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. He 
was also found to be in possession of a crowbar, stolen 
property, and drug paraphernalia. The 26-year-old 
male from Rosemead was arrested and transported to 
the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 

14. At 7:51 p.m., an officer responded to El Pollo 
Loco, 1 West Duarte Road, regarding a battery that had 
just occurred. The victim stated he met with business 
associates at the location and they had a disagreement 
over money. The victim was claimed that he was hit 
with sticks by six to eight people. The investigation is 


The National Weather Service issued an excessive heat warning in the San Gabriel 
Valley from Fri-day, September 4 through Monday, September 7. Over the weekend, 
the region can expect dan-gerously hot conditions with high temperatures between 
100 and 115 degrees. There will only be modest relief overnight as temperatures will 
remain in the 70s to 80s. 

Due to the excessive heat, Monrovia Canyon Park and the Hillside Wilderness Preserve 
will be closed September 4 through September 7. The closure may be extended 
if weather conditions do not improve. If there are any changes, the community will 
be notified at that time. 

Additionally, through this period, you may see an increased presence of the fire department 
in the foothill neighborhoods as patrol is increased. 


The Monrovia Community Center has fans available for residents to borrow. Those 
interested in a fan or would like additional information are encouraged to call (626) 


The Monrovia Ad Hoc Committee on Equity and Inclusion is a five-member committee 
established by the City Council. The Committee’s sole function is to 
review with the community to determine whether any policies, practices, and 
procedures of the City of Monrovia are unjust or unfair; create structural barriers 
to diversity, equity and inclusion in City governance, employment or 
enforcement; or perpetuate systemic racism in City government and provide 
a report back to the City Council with any recommendations for change the 
Committee deems advisable for consideration. 

The next meeting will take place on Thursday, September 10, at 6 p.m., through 



Rose Parade Theme, Floats 
and Bands Rollover to 2022

Free Monthly Events at 
Pasadena Senior Center




In light of last month’s 
decision by the Pasadena 
Tournament of Roses 
Association that it would be 
unsafe to host the 2021 Rose 
Parade, the organization 
recently announced that 
many of the parade’s 
components and entrees will 
role over to 2022. 

 According to a press 
statement, in celebration 
of the next Rose Parade, 
scheduled for Saturday, 
January 1, 2022, the event 
will feature elements that 
were planned for 2021, 
including the theme “Dream. 
Believe. Achieve.” Bands 
that were selected to march 
in 2021 have been invited 
to participate in the 2022 
Rose Parade and Bandfest. 
Floats that intended to roll 
down Colorado Blvd. this 
upcoming January 1 have 
been invited to participate 
in 2022. Equestrian units 
that were in the application 
process and other interested 
groups can apply next year. 

 Also, the Board of Directors 
of the Pasadena Tournament 
of Roses Association 
approved amendments to 
the bylaws that will allow for 
the rollover of the Executive 
Committee, which includes 
President Bob Miller, who 
will remain the association’s 
President for another year 
and will preside over the 
2022 Rose Parade. All other 
members of the Executive 
Committee, including 
officers and at-large 
members, will maintain 
their current positions for 
the upcoming year and then 
resume their usual rotations 
in 2022 -2023 parade year, 
they said. 

 Plans are underway for 
a re-imagined America’s 
New Year Celebration in 
2021. Officials are working 
in conjunction with there 
broadcast partners and 
sponsors and will announce 
a celebration with safe ways 
for those across the country 
and around the world to 

 “After thoughtful 
consideration and with state 
restrictions and guidelines 
in place as a result of 
COVID-19, we are unable to 
host the 2021 Rose Parade,” 
organizers said last month.

 Decisions regarding the 
Royal Court and Rose 
Queen are to be determined.

 The Tournament of Roses 
is a volunteer organization 
that hosts America’s New 
Year Celebration with the 
Rose Parade and the Rose 
Bowl Game and a variety of 
accompanying events. 935 
volunteer members of the 
association drive the success 
of these annual events. For 
more information, visit:

 Events at Pasadena Senior Center will be virtual 
due to COVID-19 pandemic

 Current Pasadena 
Tournament of Roses 
President Bob Miller 
continues to serve for 

 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 
p.m. for closed session 
and the regular session 
will begin at 7:30 p.m. on 
Wednesday September 16,. 
The Regular Meeting of the 
Public Safety Commission 
will begin at 8:30 a.m. on 
September 14. For more 
goto: southpasadenaca.

During the COVID-19 crisis, 
the Pasadena Senior Center, 85 
E. Holly St. has been deemed 
by the city of Pasadena to be a 
vital community resource, so 
it is open on a limited basis on 

 Many free activities for adults 
50 and older are offered online 
until mandates for isolation 
and social distancing have 
been lifted.

 You do not have to be a 
member of the Pasadena 
Senior Center to participate. 
Please note that many 
activities require online 
registration in advance. 
Everyone who registers for 
Zoom events will receive 
email instructions for joining 
the activities online.

 LA Opera: Music to 
Remember – Ongoing, 
Tuesdays at 2 p.m. Members 
of the LA Opera repertory 
company will perform each 
week online via Zoom. 
This program will continue 
throughout the pandemic 
isolation period. For more 
information and to register, 
call 626-795-4331. 

 Arthritis Exercise Class 
– Ongoing, any time. This 
series of fitness videos is 
designed to help maintain 
mobility and physical fitness 
through range of motion, 
balance and weight-bearing 
exercises, stretching and a 
short aerobic portion. Use 
your own one-pound weights 
and wear comfortable clothes 
and sneakers. Some exercises 
are done while sitting in chairs 
and others while standing. 
To participate, visit www. and 
click on Online Classes, then 
Arthritis Exercise Classes.

 Meditation – Ongoing, 
any time. Relax, breathe and 
make the most of 20 audio 
recordings that provide 
guided meditation during 
these challenging times when 
so many older adults feel 
isolated, lonely, anxious and 
depressed. The meditation 
sessions are led by Avry 
Budka. To participate, visit 
org and click on Online 
Classes, then Meditation. 

 Weekly Blog – Written 
by Events Director Annie 
Laskey, the blog consistently 
includes creative and 
inspiring ideas for staying 
safe, sane and engaged during 
isolation. It can be accessed 
from the Pasadena Senior 
Center homepage (www.

 Feeling Challenged 
by Technology? Help is 
Available! – Through a 
collaboration with Pasadena 
Public Library, get solutions to 
technology issues, learn how 
to use Zoom and much more. 
Email ask@cityofpasadena.
net/, call 626-
744-4066, option 6 (leave a 
message and your call will 
be returned) or live chat 
Mondays through Fridays 
from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at www.

 Telephone Reassurance 
– Pasadena Senior Center 
volunteers call older adults 
in isolation who have 
signed up for this important 
program that provides caring 
connections to help them 
make it through isolation and 
loneliness. To be added to the 
list, call 626-685-6732.

 For more information 
about Pasadena Senior 
Center programs and 
services, including more 
online options for classes, 
events and activities during 
the COVID-19 crisis, visit: or 
call 626-795-4331.

 The center is an independent, 
donor-supported nonprofit 
that has been deemed an 
essential service provider 
for older adults, so its doors 
remain open five days a week 
for social services and other 
assistance to older adults 
in need. Hours during this 
period are Mondays through 
Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 

Pasadena Parking Enforcement to Resume

 At Monday’s city council meeting, the council voted to resume 
enforcement of the overnight parking ordinance, daytime street 
sweeping as well as the development of a other parking programs 
as listed below. 

- Overnight enforcement to resumed Tuesday. Warnings to be 
issued for two weeks, with citations to resume September 1st.

· Sale of emergency COVID-19 overnight parking permits that 
would allow vehicles not otherwise qualified per section 10.44.20 
the Pasadena Municipal Code to park on street. Permits will be 
valid for 90 day increments, and can be renewed until the end of 
the City’s safer at home order. The fee for this permit will be tied 
to General Fee Schedule Fee 804 - Thirty Day Parking Permit, and 
will sell for $73.38 per 90 day period. Per Section 10.42.060(C) 
of the Pasadena Municipal Code, a two permit limit per address 
would remain in place.

- Creation of a low income fee waiver program for overnight 
parking permits. Individuals may qualify by meeting criteria 
set forth in subdivision (b) of Section 68632 of the California 
Government Code, which includes individuals receiving public 
benefits under certain programs. Individuals determined to be 
eligible for the low income fee waiver program will receive a 50 
percent discount on Annual Overnight and Temporary 90-Day 
Overnight permits.

- Enforcement of daytime street sweeping restrictions resumed 
Tuesday. Warnings to be issued for two weeks, with citations to 
resume September 1st.

- Resumption of non-critical vehicle impounds and booting, 
including for vehicles with five or more past due parking citations, 
and for vehicles with expired registrations, effective November.

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