Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, October 3, 2020

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Mountain View News Saturday, October 3, 2020 

For the period of Sunday, September 20th, through Saturday, September 26th, 
the Police Department responded to 741 calls for service, of which 81 required 
formal investigations. The following is a summary report of some of the major 
incidents handled by the Department during this period.

Sunday, September 20:

1. At 3:15 a.m., an officer witnessed a vehicle driving on the
wrong side of the road near the intersection of Huntington Drive 
and La Cadena Avenue. An officer initiated a traffic stop and detected 
a strong odor of alcohol emitting from the driver’s breath. 
Through a series of tests, the officer discovered the 37-year-old male 
from Rosemead had a blood alcohol content of .150%. The suspect 
was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 

2. At 2:21 p.m., an officer responded to the intersection of
Golden West Avenue and Longden Avenue regarding an activation 
of an Arcadia Police Department GPS tracker. Arcadia PD detectives 
had previously deployed decoy bicycles with tracking devices 
to combat the increase in bike thefts throughout the city. An investigation 
revealed a 38-year-old male from El Monte was in possession 
of the stolen bicycle and GPS tracker. The suspect was arrested 
and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

Monday, September 21:

3. At 9:17 a.m., an officer responded to the 100 block of East
Wistaria Avenue regarding a vehicle burglary report. The officer determined 
unknown suspect(s) entered two vehicles and stole various 
tools. The investigation is pending a review of the surveillance 

4. At 12:38 p.m., an officer responded to Springhill Suites, located 
at 99 North Second Avenue, regarding a grand theft report. 
The victim stated he left his bag containing two cellphones and a 
wallet on a bench. He later discovered the bag had gone missing. 
There is no surveillance footage or suspect information at this time. 

Tuesday, September 22:

5. At 10:37 a.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 800
block of West Foothill Boulevard regarding a burglary investigation. 
The officer determined two transients were sleeping at the location, 
they had damaged the walls in one of the rooms and were 
in possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. 
A 36-year-old male from Pasadena and a 33-year-old male from 
Bakersfield were arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail 
for booking. During record checks of the suspects; the officer discovered 
the 36-year-old male had two outstanding misdemeanor 

6. At 1:10 p.m., an officer took a telephonic report of a fraud
incident. The victim stated he recently received two credit application 
rejection letters, even though he never applied for any credit 
cards. The victim does not know the identity of the suspect(s) or 
how they obtained his personal information.

Wednesday, September 23:

7. At 8:11 a.m., an officer responded to the 800 block of West
Foothill Boulevard regarding a burglary report. The officer determined 
that sometime after Arcadia Police Department responded 
on September 22nd, unknown suspect(s) attempted to enter the 
location and steal electricity but failed. No suspects were located. 
There is no suspect information at this time. 

8. At 4:06 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 600
block of West Longden Avenue regarding a mail theft report. A witness 
reported seeing the suspect open several mailboxes and flee 
with something in his hand. The suspect fled in an older model, 
brown, four-door sedan west bound. The suspect is described as 
a male Hispanic, short, heavyset, seen wearing a black hat, white 
shirt, blue shorts, and carrying a gray backpack. Assisting officers 
and an airship conducted an area check but were unsuccessful.



OCTOBER 7, 2020 

Join us on Wednesday, October 7 from Noon to 1 
p.m. for the first in a series of four Business Learning 
Lab Power Hour webinars. Each one-hour session 
will feature helpful infor-mation and resources 
to assist Arcadia small businesses with online marketing 
and sales as well as a presentation on a topic 
of interest for successfully navigating the COVID-19 

Presented by the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce, 
the City’s Economic Development Division, and the 
Arcadia Public Library, events will be streamed online 
using the Zoom Meeting platform and are free 
to attend. Reg-ister online at 
Links to join each virtual event will be emailed to 

•Learning Lab 1: Wednesday, October 7, from 12
to 1 p.m. – Adapting Your Business to COVID-19 & 
In-stagram for YOUR Business 

•Learning Lab 2: Wednesday, October 28, from 12
to 1 p.m. – Economic Forecast & Creating/Updating 
Your Business Website 

•Learning Lab 3: Wednesday, November 18, from 12
to 1 p.m. – COVID-19 Business Resources & Search 
Engine Optimization (SEO) 

•Learning Lab 4: Wednesday, December 9, from 12
to 1 p.m. – Creating the Right Business Image & Online 

For additional event information or assistance with 
registration, contact the Arcadia Library at (626) 
821-5569 or by email at


South Pasadena Park 
Playgrounds all Open

Citywide Reading Program: 
One City, Many Stories

Homeless Outreach in 
South Pas Continues 
During the Pandemic

 The South Pasadena Public 
Library is reinventing the 
traditional “One City, One 
Story” citywide reading 
program concept in 
response to the complex 
times in which we are living. 
Instead of focusing on a 
single book, One City, Many 
Stories (OCMS), encourages 
community members to 
engage with the theme 
Exploring Common Ground 
through four featured titles, 
one of the many titles on 
suggested reading lists 
created by Library staff, or 
a book of their choice. The 
goal of One City, Many 
Stories is to give community 
members an opportunity 
to expand their horizons 
through the lens of literature 
and thoughtful discussion.

 One City, Many Stories 
will culminate in a special 
virtual Author Night on 
Tuesday, October 27, 
2020, featuring Southern 
California-based authors 
Danzy Senna and Sherri 
L. Smith, and moderated 
by South Pasadena’s Poet 
Laureate Ron Koertge. In 
addition, Library staff will 
lead real-time virtual book 
discussions for the four 
OCMS featured titles. Senna’s 
New People and Smith’s The 
Blossom and the Firefly are 
two of the featured titles. 
Individuals and community 
groups and organizations 
will be invited to select a 
title from the reading lists 
and organize their own 
discussions. Readers will 
also be able to participate 
in online discussion forums 
moderated by Library staff. 

 OCMS will be hosted on 
Goodreads, a Web-based 
gathering place for readers 
where conversations about 
books and reading thrive. On 
the OCMS Goodreads page, 
participants will find the 
Library’s suggested reading 
lists and information about 
each title, as well as links 
to book group discussion 
guides, the Library catalog 
and other material of 
interest related to each title. 
The One City, Many Stories: 
Exploring Common Ground 
reading lists are organized in 
three categories: “Different 
Racial, Ethnic, and 
Cultural Experiences,” “The 
Environment and Us,” and 
“Reconciling the Past with 
the Present.” Readers can 
read as many titles as they 
wish, and can even share 
their own recommendations 
in these categories with 
other readers through the 
Goodreads discussion 

 One City, Many Stories 
will take place through 
November 1. To get started 
ocms and follow links to the 
OCMS Goodreads page.

 The City of South Pasadena is happy to announce 
that all playgrounds at our City parks are now officially 
open, as of yesterday. The California Department of 
Public Health along with County of Los Angeles Public 
Health has released new guidelines that will be followed 
in order to ensure that our playgrounds stay safe and 
open for our community. We encourage you to visit 
our parks, have fun and remember to PLAY IT SAFE! 
For further questions please contact the Community 
Services Department at (626) 403-7380

Temporary South Pasadena 
Finance Ad Hoc Committee

 Filing period ends 

 South Pasadena Mayor and 
the City Council invite qualified 
residents from the City to 
submit applications to fill the 
temporary Finance Ad Hoc 
Committee (Committee). The 
Committee will be comprised 
of two Councilmembers, two 
Finance Commissioners and up 
to three residents to work with 
staff on operational matters 
in the Finance Department. 
This Committee is anticipated 
to be an “ad hoc,” temporary 
committee which will not be 
subject to the Brown Act. 

 To ensure a healthy and 
safe environment for all, 
the Application will be 
available on the City’s website 
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 

 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.

 It is anticipated that Committee 
meetings will primarily occur 
virtually, using online meeting 
applications such as Zoom 
or GotoMeeting. For any in-
person meetings related to 
the Committee, mask/face 
coverings are required for staff 
and all members. You will need 
to contact the Management 
Services Department when 
you arrive for a scheduled 
appointment 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 any meeting or 

Close of the application period 
is Monday.

Questions pertaining to this 
process should be directed to:

Lucy Demirjian, Assistant to the 
City Manager (626) 403-7210 or

To be eligible to be appointed 
to the Committee, you: Must be 
a resident and registered voter; 
and Must meet all minimum 

 The Committee is temporary 
and the term of the Committee 
is anticipated to be 6 months.

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 

 Filing Period ends Monday You 
must submit your Candidate 
Application Packet via email to 
Submittals received after 3:00 
P.M. will not be considered.

There is no application filing 
fees. For more information visit:

 Even during the pandemic, the South Pasadena Police 
Department’s Homeless Outreach Program for Education, 
(HOPE) Team deploys 24/7, conducting outreach day 
and night while out on patrol to assist the homeless and 
educate them about COVID-19, the importance on social 
distancing as well as providing available resources, including 
emergency shelters in the area.

 A resident recently brought to our attention a few homeless 
encampments that were believed to be located on the West 
side of the Nature Park along the Arroyo Trail. The Homeless 
Outreach team canvassed the area and located two medium 
encampments and one small encampment in the park. Two 
unhoused neighbors were contacted and informed they 
needed to relocate themselves and personal belongings to a 
different location. The unhoused residents were extremely 
cooperative and asked if our team could help them clean 
up and relocate their property. The team spent a short time 
providing our pick-up truck’s services, and the unhoused 
neighbors cleaned up the sites and disposed of some trash. 
In the end, our team help relocate some of their personal 
belongings and learned that our unhoused neighbors had a 
place to stay in Highland Park. As we parted ways, resources 
and food were provided to our visitors. 







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