Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, October 17, 2020

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Mountain View News Saturday, October 17, 2020 




Monrovia, CA – October 16, 2020 – This Tuesday, October 20, 
the Jewish Federation of the Greater San Gabriel and Pomona 
Valleys will be hosting the Consul General of Israel, Dr. Hillel 
Newman, for a Virtual Town Hall Meeting. 

The evening program will feature an up-to-the-minute report 
on what is going on in Israel, insight into the Abraham Accords 
(peace deal between Israel and both the United Arab Emirates 
(UAE) and Bahrain), how Israel is handling COVID-19 and the 
medical advances coming out of Israel, and more. Attendees will 
be able to have their questions answered. The event is open to 
the public, but people need to pre-register by going to www.jewishsgpv.

Dr. Hillel Newman became Consul General of Israel in July 
2019, where he serves as the senior representative of the State of 
Israel to the Pacific Southwest. Prior to his post, Newman spent 
over twenty years in diplomatic service including serving in several 
influential and critical positions including Policy Advisor to 
three Foreign Ministers of Israel and Ambassador of Israel to Tajikistan 
and Uzbekistan. Most recently, Consul General Newman 
served in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as both Special Policy 
Advisor to the Director General and as Director of the World 
Jewish Affairs Department. He has been intimately involved in 
the most current and pressing issues confronting global Jewry.

“The opportunity to bring a senior representative of Israel, like 
Consul General Newman, to our community is a wonderful,” explains 
Jason Moss, Jewish Federation’s Executive Director. “It is 
my hope that this event will open the eyes of many in our community 
as they hear what is going on in Israel and the amazing 
impact Israel has on the entire world.” 

The event will begin at 7:00pm. 

To learn more about this event, or the Jewish Federation’s programs 
and services, please contact the Jewish Federation’s Executive 
Director, Jason Moss by calling 626.445.0810 or by sending 
an email to 


The Jewish Federation of the Greater San Gabriel and Pomona 
Valleys’ mission is to build community by strengthening and enhancing 
Jewish life. The Jewish Federation does this by providing 
programs and services that support the needs of the Jewish 
community in our region, and acts as the Jewish voice on issues 
that affect the greater Jewish community. 

For the period of Sunday, October 4th, through Saturday, October 10th, the Police Department responded to 769 calls for service, of 
which 119 required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of some of the major incidents handled by the Department 
during this period.

Sunday, October 4:

1. At 6:35 a.m., an officer responded the 100 block of Alta Street regarding a theft from vehicle report. Sometime during the
previous evening, an unknown suspect entered the victim’s unlocked vehicle and fled with a laptop and vehicle registration information. 
There is no suspect information at this time. 

2. At 8:29 a.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 1200 block of South Ninth Avenue regarding a burglary report. The
victim discovered his residence, which is under renovation, was burglarized. Various tools, electronics, and a bike had been stolen. 
The victim found a cellphone, phone charger, and likely stolen access cards that did not belong to him. There are no investigative 
leads as of the date of this report.

3. At 9:01 p.m., an officer responded to Elite Prep, located at 1135 West Huntington Drive, regarding a suspect seen breaking
windows to the building. An investigation revealed the 23-year-old male suspect from Marion, Indiana, entered the building and 
accessed the roof. He was seen breaking windows on the second floor and was located during a multi-police agency search. The 
Pasadena Police Department airship, along with the Monrovia Police Department aided in the search and successful arrest of the 
suspect. While inside the police vehicle, the suspect purposely hit his head against the plastic partition, causing injury to his head. 
He was then transported to Arcadia Methodist Hospital for treatment. 

Monday, October 5: 

4. At 5:13 p.m., officers responded to a residence in the 100 block of Alta Street regarding a battery report. The officer discovered 
a physical altercation between neighbors resulted in both neighbors sustaining minor injuries, but neither neighbor desired 

Tuesday, October 6:

5. At 2:54 p.m., officers responded to the 400 block of East Santa Clara Road regarding an aggravated assault investigation.
There was a report of a stabbing near the location, but officers were unable to locate a suspect or the victim. Upon searching for the 
suspect, officers located a subject matching the suspect’s description. It was determined the subject was not involved in the stabbing, 
but a records check revealed the 26-year-old female from Pasadena was in possession of a controlled substance, unlawful paraphernalia, 
and had three outstanding misdemeanor warrants. She was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 

6. At 3:23 p.m., an officer responded to the 1100 block of West Duarte Road regarding a theft from vehicle report. The victim
explained she pulled over to fix her flat tire when the suspect stole her purse from the front passenger seat. Surveillance footage 
revealed the suspect watched the victim for 15 minutes before finally approaching her vehicle and stealing her purse. The suspect 
fled in a newer model, white Infiniti G35. The suspect is described as a male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and black pants. The 
investigation is ongoing. 

Wednesday, October 7:

7. At 5:25 p.m., an officer responded to the 100 block of Bonita Street regarding a report of found mail. The reporting party
located numerous pieces of discarded mail. The victims live nearby on South Third Avenue and South Tenth Avenue. There are no 
investigative leads as of the date of this report. 

8. At 5:30 p.m., an officer took a telephonic report of a vandalism that occurred in the 00 block of West Camino Real Avenue.
Sometime between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on October 7th, an unknown suspect broke off the victim’s rear-view mirror from her 
vehicle and scratched the driver side door for no apparent reason. There is no suspect information at this time. 

Wednesday, October 8:

9. At 7:34 a.m., an officer responded to the 100 block of La Porte Street regarding a stolen vehicle report. Sometime during the
previous night, the victim’s 2006 GMC Savana van was stolen from the parking lot. There are no investigative leads as of the date of 
this report. 

10. At 9:19 a.m., an officer responded to the 100 block of West Huntington Drive regarding a burglary report. An investigation
revealed the suspect(s) entered the construction site by cutting a hole through the fence near the Arcadia City Hall soccer field. The 
suspect(s) stole various tools. The investigation is pending a review of the surveillance footage.

Thursday, October 9:

11. At 10:29 a.m., an officer responded to Public Storage, located at 12340 Lower Azusa Road, regarding a commercial burglary
report. The victim had his storage unit broken into and the suspect(s) fled with three bicycles and miscellaneous tools. The victim 
does not know how the suspect(s) obtained his personal code to enter the location. There is no suspect information at this time. 

12. At 12:20 p.m., an officer responded the 200 block of West Le Roy Avenue regarding a theft from vehicle report. Sometime
between 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on October 9th, and unknown suspect stole an unsecured pole saw from the tool rack in the bed 
of the truck. There are no investigative leads as of the date of this report. 

Saturday, October 10:

13. At 5:38 a.m., officers responded to a residence in the 6000 block of South Baldwin Avenue regarding a battery investigation. 
The officers determined an argument between husband and wife escalated when the husband battered his wife. The suspect, a 
33-year-old male from Arcadia, was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 


Caltech Launches a Virtual

2020-2021 Watson Lectures

Home Instead Senior Care 
Donates to Senior Center

The Power of Theater: Fall 
Term of the Masters Series

 Dr. Gregorio Sanchez 
(pictured right), co-
owner of the Pasadena 
branch of Home Instead 
Senior Care, presented 
a $5,000 check to Akila 
Gibbs, executive director 
of the Pasadena Senior 
Center, Wednesday, Sept. 
30, to assist with the 
center’s support of older 
adults’ physical, mental and emotional health during the 
COVID-19 pandemic. 

 This support includes a hotline (626-685-6725) for older 
adults who find themselves in need of food and/or hygiene 
products; online social activities, classes, discussions and 
celebratory events to help prevent quarantine-related 
loneliness, depression and boredom; the Telephone 
Reassurance Program that provides caring connections to 
help older adults make it through isolation; and more. 

 The donation was made possible after Home Instead Senior 
Care of Pasadena received the Founders Award from the 
national corporate headquarters for meeting a top tier of 
performance measures. This has afforded Home Instead 
Senior Care of Pasadena the opportunity to make a series of 
donations to nonprofit organizations in the community that 
provide services to older adults. 

 “The Pasadena franchise office has been active in the 
community for more than 15 years. Our mission, to enhance 
the lives of aging adults and their families, is the driving 
force of our business model, community outreach and local 
philanthropic endeavors,” said Sanchez. “I am pleased and 
proud to make this donation to the Pasadena Senior Center, 
an organization that consistently thinks outside the box and 
offers an abundance of opportunities for older adults to 
remain active and engaged as our nation maneuvers through 
this pandemic.” 

Sanchez received his Ph.D. in chemistry from University of 
Southern California and worked as a research scientist in the 
pharmaceutical industry for 15 years. His transition to owning 
a Home Instead Senior Care franchise was catalyzed by his 
experience as a family caregiver and his desire to provide the 
highest quality care to the most vulnerable residents in the 
Pasadena community. He and co-owner Carter Prescott are 
staunch advicates for person-centered care within the aging 
adult and developmentally disabled communities. 

 “I am humbled by this generous donation because vital 
programs and services of the Pasadena Senior Center that 
serve the needs of older adults have been severely impacted 
by the COVID-19 issue,” said Akila Gibbs, executive director 
of the center. “If ever there was a time when we must rely on 
increased monetary donations from individuals, corporations 
and foundations, it is now. It would break my heart to have to 
begin cutting programs and services.” 

 For more information about Home Instead Senior Care 
of Pasadena, visit:
instead-team or call 626-486-0800. 

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

 Caltech Professor of Political 
and Computational Science, 
R. Michael Alvarez, will 
launch the 2020-2021 Watson 
Lectures season by asking, “Can 
America Have a Safe and Secure 
Presidential Election?” The 
Zoom event will take place on 
Wednesday at 5 p.m. Advance 
Zoom webinar registration is 

 In this lecture, Alvarez will share 
how the scientific detection 
of election problems helps 
election officials improve their 
procedures and technologies, 
giving voters the information 
that they will need to bolster 
their confidence in the integrity 
of this and future elections.

 This event is free and open to 
the public. Advance registration 
is required as capacity is limited. 
The lecture begins at 5 p.m. and 
runs approximately 40 minutes, 
followed by live audience Q&A 
with Alvarez. Those unable 
to attend the 5 p.m. event can 
view the lecture (without Q&A) 
on-demand starting at 8 p.m. 
that same evening on Caltech’s 
YouTube channel. 

 Alvarez’s talk is the first of eight 
Earnest C. Watson Lectures for 
the 2020-21 season, which runs 
monthly from October through 
May. The Watson Lectures 
spotlight the pioneering 
research of Caltech’s faculty 
and represent the broad array 
of innovative and impactful 
research being done at the 
Institute. A full list of the dates, 
speakers, and topics is available 
on the Watson Lectures website.

 “Historically, the Watson 
Lectures were presented on 
our Pasadena campus to a 
local audience,” says Michael 
Alexander, director of Public 
Programs, which presents 
the Watson Lectures. “The 
virtual format creates a rare 
opportunity for anyone 
interested in Caltech’s cutting-
edge research to take a ‘deep 
dive’ with Caltech researchers.

 “These lectures are a 
fascinating way to learn about 
the innovative tools and out-
of-the-box thinking our faculty 
use to address critical issues 
facing our society,” Alexander 
continues. “As we approach the 
November general election, I 
can think of no better example 
than the work of Michael 
Alvarez and his research team.”

 A professor in the Division 
of the Humanities and 
Social Sciences, and the co-
director of the Caltech/MIT 
Voting Technology Project, 
Alvarez, along with his team, 
uses data science methods 
and tools to help improve 
the security of important 
election infrastructure and 
provide transparent and rapid 
monitoring and auditing of the 
integrity of elections.

 Alvarez notes that, in the 
states and counties that use 
such methods, voters can be 
more confident in the integrity 
of reported election results. To 
learn more about the science 
and technology behind voting 
and elections before Alvarez’s 
lecture, visit the Caltech Science 
Exchange, an online resource 
committed to the public 
understanding of science and 
informed by Alvarez and other 

 “Through initiatives like the 
Caltech Science Exchange, 
public programming like 
the Watson Lectures, and 
performing arts events, we 
are excited for more people 
to discover the many ways in 
which science intersects with 
our daily lives,” says Alexander.

 For more information, or to 
register for the Zoom webinar, 

 Reservations cannot be made 
over the phone or in person for 
the Watson Lecture Series.

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

 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 

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

 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: pasadenaseniorcenter.
org 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: pasadenaseniorcenter.
org 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. 

South Pasadena Halloween 
Spooktacular goes Mobile

City officals announced a 
free, fun, and safe drive thru 
trick-or-treat event with the 
City of South Pasadena! They 
encourage you to come dressed 
in your costumes and show 
us your Halloween spirit by 
decorating the exterior of your 
car! Registration is required to 
register goto: southpasadenaca.

 Know before you go

Arrive only during your 
registered 15 minute time slot.

 Upon arrival you will be 
asked how many participants 
are in the vehicle and be given 
that number to display in your 

Follow designated treat trail, 
only stopping at each treat 

 All participants must wear 
a face covering if any of the 
windows on the vehicle are 

 Participants must remain in 
their vehicle for the duration 
of the event and may only leave 
their vehicle in the event of an 

 For more information 
or questions please call 
626.403.7380 or email: 

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