Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, September 12, 2020

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Mountain View News Saturday, September 12, 2020 



On September 8, 2020, Duarte's City Council passed a resolution commemorating Hispanic Heritage Month, observed from September 
15 through October 15, 2020. 

Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates and honors the countless contributions of Hispanic Americans to politics, human rights, education, 
medicine, art, culture, farming, public service, and numerous other areas. First established by presidential proclamation in 
1968 under President Lyndon B. Johnson, Hispanic Heritage Month was enacted into law in 1988 under President Ronald Reagan.

Constituting 18.5 percent of the United States population, those tracing their origins to Spain, Mexico, Central America, South 
America and the Spanish-speaking nations of the Caribbean have vastly enriched American culture and society. According to 2010 
U.S. Census data, 47.8 percent of Duarte's population identifies as Hispanic or Latino.

"Observing Hispanic Heritage Month allows our city to show its recognition and support for the historical roots of the Hispanic and 
Latino people that built Duarte and continue to grow this community," stated Mayor Pro Tem Bryan Urias."

The theme of Hispanic Heritage Month 2020 is "Be Proud of Your Past and Embrace Your Future." Starting the week of September 
15th, be sure to check out the City of Duarte YouTube channel for "Getting Crafty with Duarte Parks & Recreation" videos focused 
on celebrating Duarte's Hispanic community with pride and positivity throughout the month.

For the period of Sunday, August 30th, through Saturday, September 5th, the Police 
Department responded to 811 calls for service, of which 86 required formal 
investigations. The following is a summary report of some of the major incidents 
handled by the Department during this period.

Sunday, August 30:

1. At 8:49 p.m., officers responded to a residence in the 2800 block of 
Caroline Way regarding the report of shots fired with one victim shot multiple 
times. An investigation revealed, the location had been rented for a house 
party. Responding officers rendered aid to the victim and he was transferred to 
a hospital where he later died from his injuries. Officers stopped a vehicle seen 
leaving the scene at a high rate of speed. The driver was found to be in possession 
of a loaded handgun. The 23-year-old male from Hemet was arrested 
and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. The investigation is being 
handled by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. 

Monday, August 31:

2. At 1:20 p.m., officers responded to the 00 block of North First Avenue 
regarding the report of a broken gas line. An investigation revealed that a construction 
crew who was installing fiber optic cables, accidentally drilled into 
the main gas line. Officers and firefighters evacuated nearby residents and businesses. 
The gas company responded to resolve the problem. No one was injured 
during the incident. 

Tuesday, September 1:

3. At 12:32 p.m., an officer responded to CVS Pharmacy, 9952 Las Tunas 
Drive, regarding a shoplifting report. The suspect was seen filling his pockets 
with merchandise before fleeing the scene without paying for the items. A Los 
Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy located and detained the suspect. Further investigation 
revealed the 23-year-old male from Fontana had two outstanding 
warrants for his arrest. He was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail 
for booking. 

Wednesday, September 2:

4. At 2:46 a.m., officers responded to the intersection of First Avenue and 
Wheeler Avenue regarding a robbery that had just occurred. Officers located 
the victim lying in the street with visible injuries to his head. An investigation 
revealed the victim was walking northbound on First Avenue looking down at 
his phone, when he heard several footsteps behind him. An unknown suspect 
hit him on the head with an unknown weapon and stole his skateboard. The 
investigation is ongoing. 

5. At 7:11 a.m., an officer responded to Santana’s Beauty Box, 160 West 
Live Oak Avenue, regarding a domestic dispute involving a couple in a dating 
relationship. The dispute turned physical when the male suspect punched the 
female victim’s face, head and back several times. Further investigation revealed 
the male suspect was in possession of several stolen credit cards, driver’s licenses, 
methamphetamine, heroin, drug paraphernalia, and burglary tools. The 
44-year-old male from Arcadia was arrested and transported to the Arcadia 
City Jail for booking.

6. At 11:33 a.m., an officer responded to Eisenhower Park, 601 North 
Second Avenue, regarding a domestic disturbance between a male and female. 
The female reported that her boyfriend had taken her keys. An investigation revealed 
the couple had been arguing in their car when the female scratched and 
choked her boyfriend. She then kicked his torso and face causing visible injury 
to his lip. The 21-year-old female from Delaware was arrested and transported 
to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

7. At 2:59 p.m., officers responded to a residence in the 200 block of 
Renoak Way regarding a burglary report. The victim was working inside his 
residence when he heard someone open the door accessing his home from the 
garage. He stepped out of his office to find the suspect inside of his home. The 
suspect fled the scene and the victim followed the suspect outside. The suspect 
then brandished a handgun and threatened to kill the victim. The suspect entered 
a white sedan with an unknown driver and fled the scene. Further investigation 
revealed the suspect had gained access to the home by using the garage 
door opener that was located inside the victim’s unlocked car. 

Thursday, September 3:

8. At 1:10 a.m., officers responded to the 400 block of West Duarte Road 
regarding shots fired in the area. Witnesses heard several gunshots and saw a 
group of male subjects running away from the scene. Officers located several 
spent bullet casings on the ground to the front of one residence. Officers conducted 
a safety sweep of the targeted residence. No victims or suspects were 
located inside. Officers discovered several items in plain sight related to the production 
of counterfeit documents, including blank checks, several credit cards 
and driver’s licenses.



Are you looking for a safe and enjoyable after school 
camp for your child? As the 2020-2021 school year 
begins, Arcadia Recreation and Community Services 
Department will be offering a Half Day After 
School Camp that will follow approved modifications 
by the Los Angeles County Department of 
Public Health Safer at Home Order for Control of 
COVID-19. These guidelines are subject to change, 
based on the local protocols related to COVID-19 
and will be sent out to parents at registration.

The Half Day After School Camp will be offered at 
Baldwin Stocker Elementary School and Camino 
Grove Elementary School from 2-6pm beginning 
August 24, 2020. Camp will be fee based at $92 per 
week and registration will open on a monthly basis. 
Camp will still offer a variety of organized recreational 
activities for ages 5-12, led by trained Activity 
Leaders. Registration is now open for camp 
taking place August 24 – October 2 online at ArcadiaCA.
gov/recreation. Don’t wait to sign-up as 
space is limited!


Monrovia, CA – The City of Monrovia advises non-residents to 
avoid areas above Foothill Boulevard. This is to ensure that if an 
Evacuation Order is issued residents are able to evacuate and 
streets are easily accessible for public safety crews.

 Last night, the City of Monrovia received reports of vehicles 
blocking traffic in residential neighborhoods, creating public 
safety concerns and even delaying fire engines from reaching 
their intended destination. These traffic jams were caused by 
people traveling to the areas north of Foothill Boulevard to observe 
and photograph the fire. 

The Monrovia Police Department has established roadblocks 
throughout the planned evacuation routes to discourage visitors 
from impeding potential evacuation routes. Moving forward, 
those travelling through will be asked to show ID or proof of 
residence for access to areas highlighted on the evacuation map.


Free Flu Shot Drive-

Thru & Walk-Up Clinics



The South Pasadena General Election will be held on Tuesday, 
November 3. The City of South Pasadena consolidates with 
the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk to 
conduct and administer municipal elections. The Los Angeles 
County RegistrarRecorder/County Clerk is responsible for 
the mailing of Voter Information Guides, Sample Ballots, 
and Vote-by-Mail Ballots (VBM) to all eligible voters.

The period to file nomination papers as a Write-In Candidate 
is Monday, September 7, 2020 through Tuesday, October 20, 
2020 5 p.m. All candidates are urged to file as early as possible. 
Please note that Write-in candidates are not included in the 
official sample ballot.

Nomination papers are filed with the South Pasadena City 
Clerk’s Office. Once a candidate formally files, the information 
is forwarded to the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/
County Clerk’s Office. Nomination papers will be available 
on the first day of the nomination period. APPOINTMENTS 
ARE REQUIRED. In light of COVID-19 and the stay at 
home order issued by the Governor, we are requiring that an 
appointment be made to pick up your hardcopy nomination 
packet *AND* an appointment be made to review the 
nomination packet via Zoom. Reviewing nomination papers 
will take about 30 minutes. A follow-up appointment must 
be made in order to submit the completed nomination 
packet prior to the deadline. Please contact CityClerk@ or (626) 403-7232 to request to 
schedule said appointments. For additional information on 
potential write in candidates please see the Info Sheet. Please 
click here to visit the City of South Pasadena Elections page.

Prime Minister of Belarus 
Revokes 17 Press Credentials

Representatives Adam Schiff 
and Steve Chabot (R-OH), Co-
Chairs of the Congressional 
Freedom of the Press Caucus, 
released the following statement 

 “We are deeply concerned 
by the recent decision of 
Belarusian authorities to strip 
the accreditations of journalists 
covering widespread protests in 
Belarus in response to disputed 
election results.

 “Press credentials are necessary 
for journalists to provide 
accurate, impartial information 
to the public. Halting the flow 
of information to the people 
of Belarus is yet another blow 
against press freedom by a 
regime that has, in recent 
weeks, shut down internet 
access, blocked news websites, 
and harassed, arrested, and 
deported journalists. These 
bald-faced efforts to stifle 
information must not be 
ignored. We call on Belarusian 
authorities to allow journalists 
to resume their reporting 
without delay.”

 Journalists whose credentials 
were cancelled are employees 
of Radio Free Europe/Radio 
Liberty (RFE/RL), a private 
news organization supported 
by the U.S. Congress, the 
BBC, the Associated Press, 
Reuters, Agence France-Presse, 
Germany’s ARD television, 
Deutsche Welle, and Radio 
France. Two Russian citizens 
working for the Associated 
Press were also deported. Last 
week, authorities detained 
approximately fifty members of 
the press, including members of 
Belarusian press outlets.


 Pasadena Public Library will offer free standard dose flu 
shots this month in partnership with Huntington Hospital 
Community Outreach. Flu shots will be provided to adults 
ages 18 years and older and children ages 9-17 who have a 
parent/guardian present for consent. Vaccine supplies are 
limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

 Please wear a sleeveless or short-sleeve top and have your 
upper arms exposed prior to reaching the flu shot station. A 
face covering is required.

 Flu Shot Requirements

- Participants must not be ill at this time or have any of the 
following symptoms:

 • Fever or chills

 • Cough

 • Congestion or runny nose

 • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

 • Fatigue

 • Muscle or body aches

 • Headache

 • New loss of taste or smell

 • Sore throat

 • Nausea or vomiting

 • Diarrhea

- Not have suspected or confirmed COVID-19 infection

- No allergies to eggs or previous influenza vaccine

- No history of Guillian-Barré syndrome

Drive-Thru Clinics

Tuesday, Sept. 29 • 3-5 p.m. • Hastings Branch Library • 
3325 E. Orange Grove Blvd.

Wednesday, Sept. 30 • 3-5 p.m. • Central Library • 285 E. 
Walnut St.

Walk-Up Clinic

Wednesday, Oct. 21 • 9-11 a.m. • La Pintoresa Branch 
Library • 1355 N. Raymond Ave.

 Statement from Freedom 
of the Press Caucus Co-
Chairs Schiff and Chabot 
Condemning Press 
Restrictions in Belarus 
Amid Post-Election Protests

San Marino: September is 
Pedestrian Safety Month

 September is Pedestrian Safety Month and the San Marino Police 
Department is joining law enforcement agencies across the state to 
educate the public on how to be safe when walking or driving.

 During the month of September, the San Marino Police Department 
will be specifically looking for violations committed by drivers and 
pedestrians that make the roads unsafe in our community. 

 These violations include speeding, illegal turns, failure to yield, 
not stopping for signs or signals, and pedestrians who do not cross 
in marked crosswalks or designated crossing areas. During the 
month of August, there were 12 traffic collisions, three of which 
were hit and run collisions. Fortunately, we had no pedestrian 
collisions; however, there were three injury and six non-injury 
bicycle collisions. 

 The San Marino Police Department offers several steps that drivers 
and pedestrians can take to be safe:

- Be mindful of distractions. Keep your eyes up and phones down, 
especially when crossing the street. You can see vehicles easier than 
they can see you. 

- Always use marked crosswalks, when available, preferably at stop 
signs or signals. Don’t cross until it is safe to do so. 

- Make eye contact and nod or wave at drivers before crossing in 
front of them. A quick nod or wave is an easy way to let a driver 
know you see them, and they see you. Don’t assume the driver sees 
you just because you are in a crosswalk.

- Be extra careful crossing streets or entering crosswalks at night 
when it is harder to see. Get in the habit of walking with a flashlight 
or wearing a reflective vest so it is easier for drivers to spot you. 
Wear bright colored clothing when possible.

- If you need to briefly walk into the street to maintain social 
distancing on sidewalks, remember to look both ways for cars and 
bicycle traffic.

- Walk against traffic, on the sidewalk when available, so you can see 
when vehicles are approaching. 

The Power of Theater: Fall Term of the Masters Series

 The fall term of The Masters Series presented by the 
Pasadena Senior Center will be virtual via Zoom Tuesdays, 
Sept. 22, to Oct. 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. and will be titled The 
Power of Theater. 

 The four sessions of The Masters Series, which embraces 
lifelong learning, will explore topics from adaptations and 
playwrights to Greek origins, socially relevant musicals and 
plays based on fact. 

 Beverly Olevin, director, playwright, teacher and award-
winning novelist, will present the weekly, interactive classes 
which will include scenes from plays that explore the 
conflicts, joys and journeys of our lives and reveal what 
makes us laugh, touches our hearts and helps us live richer 

 Sept. 22: Novels Turned Into Stage Plays – A great novel 
does not necessarily make a great play. They are two 
very different art forms. Explore examples of successful 
adaptations from novel to screen, including “Crime and 
Punishment,” “Moby Dick,” ”Lord of the Flies” and “To Kill 
a Mockingbird.” 

Sept. 29: The Works of Our Best Playwrights – Olevin will 
discuss plays by Tom Stoppard, Peter Shaffer, Lin Manual 
Miranda, August Wilson, Eugene O’Neil and William 

Oct. 6: Spectacle! – Theater from Greek origins to today’s 
socially relevant musicals will be examined. 

Oct. 13: Plays That Bring Famous People to Life – Explore 
plays that transform true events into intellectually exciting 

 The cost for the full series of four presentations is $50 for 
members of the Pasadena Senior Center and $60 for non-
members. This online series is not available for payment for 
individual sessions. 

 To register for the fall term of The Masters Series or for 
more information visit: and click 
on Online Classes, call 626-795-4331 or email AnnieL@ Everyone who registers will 
receive email instructions for joining each week’s Zoom 
class online. 

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

 The center, at 85 E. Holly St., is an independent, donor-
supported nonprofit organization that has been deemed 
an essential service provider for older adults, so its doors 
are 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 p.m. 

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