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

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Mountain View News Saturday, December 5, 2020 




For the period of Sunday, November 22nd, through 
Saturday, November 28th, the Police Department responded 
to 791 calls for service, of which 65 required 
formal investigations. The following is a summary 
report of some of the major incidents handled by the 
Department during this period.

Sunday, November 22:

1. At 12:01 p.m., an officer responded CVS
Pharmacy, located at 1401 South Baldwin Avenue,
regarding a robbery incident. Surveillance footage revealed 
the suspect broke a glass display case, stole 29
bottles of men’s cologne, and while exiting the store,
the suspect pushed an employee. The suspect is described 
as a white male with short brown hair, a short
beard, heavyset, and seen wearing a beige vest, khaki
green short sleeve T-shirt, and dark-colored pants.
The investigation is ongoing.

Monday, November 23:

2. At 8:52 a.m., an officer responded the 00
block of Hacienda Drive regarding a theft from vehi-
cle report. Sometime during the previous night,
the victim had the catalytic converter removed from
their Honda CRV that was parked in front of their
residence. There are no investigative leads as of the
date of this report.

3. At 8:48 a.m., officers responded to a residence 
in the 1100 block of West Huntington Drive
re-garding a disturbance complaint. An investigation
revealed a 42-year-old male from Arcadia pushed the
mother of their daughter and fled the location with
the child. The suspect was lo-cated and the daughter 
was reunited with her mother. Both mother and
child were not in-jured. The suspect was arrested and
transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

4. At 11:16 a.m., an officer took a telephonic report 
of a package theft that occurred in the 600 block
of South Third Avenue. The victim stated he had a
package stolen from his mailbox on October 7th.
There is no suspect information at this time.

5. At 4:32 p.m., an officer responded to Hilton
Garden Inn, located at 199 North Second Avenue, regarding 
a stolen vehicle report. Between 10:00 a.m.
and 4:32 p.m. on Novem-ber 23rd, an unknown suspect 
stole the victim’s 2005 Chevrolet 3500 pickup
truck from the parking lot. The vehicle contained an
array of plumbing tools. There are no investiga-tive
leads as of the date of this report.

Tuesday, November 24:

6. At 8:06 p.m., an officer took a telephonic report 
of a theft from vehicle that occurred at Ponce
Recycling Center, located at 1101 West Huntington
Drive. The officer discovered the victim had her wallet 
stolen from her unlocked vehicle while she was
exchanging recyclables. The victim was unable to
provide any suspect information.

7. At 8:42 p.m., an officer responded to a residence 
in the 2700 block of Gilpin Way regarding a
robbery investigation. The victim stated he pulled
into his driveway when he saw the suspect exit his
parked vehicle and approach the victim. The suspect
demanded the victim’s cellphone and wallet while
partially removing a silver handgun. The victim complied 
and the suspect fled to the passenger side of the
suspect vehicle. The suspect is described as a Hispanic 
male, approximately 25 to 35-years-old, 5’7” to 
5’9” tall, and roughly 170 pounds. He had a goatee 
and was wearing a blue nylon jacket, a dark-colored 
baseball hat, long black saggy shorts, and tall black 
socks. Someone attempted to use the victim’s stolen 
debit card at a convenient store, but the transaction 
was declined. The investigation is ongoing.

Wednesday, November 25:

8. At 11:10 a.m., an officer responded to a residence 
in the 200 block of West Wistaria Avenue regarding 
a fraud report. The victim stated he received
a pre-paid bank card intended for unemployment
payments from the state of Ohio. The victim never
signed up for such a card and informed the issuing
bank that the account is fraudulent. The victim does
not know how the suspect(s) accessed his personal
information or the identity of the suspects.

9. At 5:45 p.m., an officer responded to LensCrafters, 
located at 400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding 
a grand theft report. Surveillance footage revealed 
a male suspect stole eight pairs of sunglasses.
The suspect is described as a black male in his 50’s,
approximately 6’ tall, 200 pounds, and seen wearing
black pants and a camouflage-printed hooded sweatshirt. 
The investigation is ongoing.

Thursday, November 26:

10. At 9:13 a.m., an officer took a telephonic report 
of a grand theft that occurred at Ralphs, located
at 211 East Foothill Boulevard. Surveillance footage
revealed the suspect stole numerous bottles of alcohol 
from the store before returning a few more times
to steal a total of $2,200.00 worth of alcohol. The
suspect is described as a black male, approximately
160 pounds, with short hair, and seen wearing a face
mask, a multi-colored jacket, and a gray Nike backpack. 
The investigation is pending a review of the
surveillance footage.

11. At 10:03 p.m., the Arcadia Police Department 
received an electronic report of a commercial
burglary that happened in the 400 block of Fairview
Avenue. The victim stated their storage unit of their
apartment building was broken into by someone cutting 
the lock. The unknown suspect(s) fled with suitcases, 
automobile supplies, and other items. There are 
no investigative leads as of the date of this report.

Friday, November 27:

12. At 3:18 p.m., an officer responded to Foothill
Mini Storage, located at 431 North Second Ave-nue,
regarding a commercial burglary report. The victim
discovered someone had removed their lock and stolen 
personal paperwork. The theft occurred between
September 15th and November 27th. There is no suspect 
information at this time.

Saturday, November 28:

13. At 1:03 p.m., an officer responded to a residence 
in the 1200 block of South Tenth Avenue re-
garding a burglary report. An investigation revealed
unknown suspect(s) forced open a door to the back
house, ransacked the location, and stole a bicycle,
guitar, and various electronics. There are no investigative 
leads as of the date of this report.

mation at this time.

 Monrovia is 
the place to 
be this holiday 
season! There 
are so many 
programs happening, 
including the Winter Wonderland 
Family Adventure at Home, an op-portunity 
to see Santa’s Workshop and an expanded 
Santa Tours Holiday Parade.

Registrations are required for most programs 
and fees may apply. Sign up for programs by 

Santa’s Workshop Family Photos

This holiday season, take a sneak peek into 
Santa’s Workshop while he is out preparing 
for the big day! Enjoy the festive and free family 
photos in our holiday themed rooms.

Registration is limited and required. To visit 
Santa’s Workshop, families will be able to 
sign up for a 15 minute time slot between the 
hours of 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Dec. 3, 10 and 
18. This program is free for Monrovia families 
and $15 for non-Monrovia families.

To ensure the health and safety of the community 
and COVID-19 guidelines are met, 
families participating in this program must 
keep six-feet physical distance from other 
families and face masks are required.

Winter Wonderland Family Adventure at 

The City of Monrovia is excited to present 
Winter Wonderland Family Adventure at 
Home. Dur-ing this six-week family adventure, 
participants will have the opportunity to 
explore and celebrate different Winter Holiday 
traditions through crafts, activities and 
family challenges. The program begins on 
Dec. 5 and runs through Jan. 23. Registration 
is limited and required. This program is free 
for Monrovia families and $15 for non-Monrovia 

Old Town Carriage Rides

Horse-drawn carriage rides will be available 
in Old Town Monrovia on Sunday evenings 
in De-cember! The horse-drawn carriage 
rides are $5 per person or free, for every $20 
spent in Old Town Monrovia on that day. To 
ensure everyone’s health and wellness, the 
carriage rides will be offered for one family 
at a time. The horse-drawn carriage rides will 
be available on Dec. 6, 13, 20 and 27, from 3 
p.m. to 6 p.m., and are first-come, first-serve.
Those interested in a carriage ride can register 
at Monrovia Library Park the day-of.

2020 Holiday Home Decorating Contest

Celebrate the spirit of the holidays by decorating 
your home! Monrovia residents are 
invited to enter the Holiday Home Decorating 
Contest. This contest is free and open to 
Monrovia residents only. Residents must register 
for the contest by Monday, Dec. 7 at 5 
p.m. The contest judging will take place from
Dec. 10 to Dec. 13, and the winners will be 
announced at the City Council Meeting on 
Dec. 15. After the winners are announced, a 
map will be published with the address-es of 
all entered homes for the community to take a 
driving tour and see the festive displays.

Awards will be given out to the following 

Best Still Display

Best Outdoor Display

Mot Effective Use of Lighting

Best Neighborhood Effort

Santa's Workshop Award

Holiday Spirit Award

Judges Award

Children's Choice Award

Santa Tours Holiday Parade at Home

The City of Monrovia invites you to enjoy this 
year’s Santa Tours and Holiday Parade from 
your home! This ever-popular program is set 
to take place during the week of Dec. 7, when 
Santa Claus will be driving down every street 
in Monrovia.

Since we cannot gather for the Annual Holiday 
Parade in Old Town Monrovia, we are 
expanding Santa Tours to bring the Parade to 
you. Be sure to check the schedule and prepare 
your chairs, blankets, holiday sweets and 
hot cocoa!

Due to COVID-19, we are unable to invite 
families to ride on Santa’s Sleigh.

The tours will last from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

·Monday, December 7

oCity streets south of Huntington Dr., west
of Myrtle Ave., north of all southern borders

·Tuesday, December 8

oCity streets east of Myrtle Ave. / north of
Foothill Blvd.

·Wednesday, December 9

oCity streets west of Myrtle Ave., south of
Foothill Blvd., north of Huntington Dr.

·Thursday, December 10

oCity streets east of Myrtle Ave., south of
Foothill Blvd., north of Duarte Rd.

·Friday, December 11

oCity streets west of Myrtle Ave., north of
Foothill Blvd.

12 Days of Recreation

During the 12 Days of Recreation, Recreation 
Elves will deliver gifts to inspire you to participate 
in your very own winter season recreation 
activities! The gifts will be delivered 
daily from Dec. 7 to Dec. 18. This program 
is free and only open to Monrovia families. 
Registration is limited and required.


South Pasadena 
Commissioners Needed- 
Application Accepted

Lecture: The Inner Life of the 
Brain: Fear, Sex, and Violence

San Marino Fire Helps 
Toys for Tots Program

 On Wednesday, December 
9 at 5 p.m. Pacific Time, 
David J. Anderson, Caltech’s 
Seymour Benzer Professor 
of Biology; the Tianqiao and 
Chrissy Chen Institute for 
Neuroscience Leadership 
Chair; director of the Tianqiao 
and Chrissy Chen Institute for 
Neuroscience; and a Howard 
Hughes Medical Institute 
Investigator, continues the 
2020–2021 Watson Lecture 
season by exploring “The 
Inner Life of the Brain: Fear, 
Sex, and Violence.”

 Behaviors that are fundamental 
to animal survival, such as 
mating and the fight-or-
flight response, are driven by 
internal emotional states. In 
humans, these brain states are 
subjectively experienced as 
“feelings,” such as desire, rage, 
or terror. Understanding the 
brain mechanisms that govern 
these states, using powerful 
new tools such as optogenetics 
and calcium imaging, will 
lead to better treatments 
for psychiatric disorders. 
However, such studies can 
only be performed in animal 
models. How can we study 
an animal’s internal state 
when we do not know if it has 
subjective feelings?

 In this lecture, Anderson 
will describe a new approach 
to this problem, which allows 
the neurobiology of emotional 
states to be studied in diverse 
animal species without 
reference to subjective 

 David J. Anderson has been 
on the Caltech faculty since 
1986. He received his AB 
from Harvard College in 
1978, did his PhD training 
with the late Günter Blobel, 
a Nobel laureate at The 
Rockefeller University, and 
did his postdoctoral work with 
Richard Axel, a Nobel laureate 
at Columbia University. He 
is an alumnus of the 1979 
MBL Neurobiology Course. 
Anderson’s research career 
has spanned multiple topics 
in neuroscience, from the 
study of neural crest stem cells 
that generate the developing 
peripheral nervous system to 
the neural circuits that mediate 
innate emotional behaviors, 
such as fear and aggression. 
He has published more than 
225 primary research articles 
and is the co-author, with 
Caltech colleague Ralph 
Adolphs, of The Neuroscience 
of Emotion: A New Synthesis 
(2018, Princeton University 

 Anderson has trained more 
than 50 PhD students and 
postdoctoral fellows. He 
was elected to the American 
Academy of Arts and Sciences 
(2002) and the U.S. National 
Academy of Sciences (2007), 
and is a recipient of the 2017 
Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize 
and the 2018 Edward M. 
Scolnick Prize in Neuroscience 
from MIT. Anderson played a 
key role as an adviser to the 
late Paul Allen in the founding 
of the Allen Institute and the 
creation of the Allen Brain 
Atlas, and continues to serve as 
an adviser to that institute. He 
has also served on two working 
groups for the NIH’s BRAIN 
(Brain Research through 
Advancing Innovation in 
Neurotechnology) Initiative.

 Anderson is actively engaged 
in the public communication 
of science; his work has been 
featured in The New York 
Times, BBC News, and NPR’s 
All Things Considered. He 
has also appeared as an expert 
panelist in episodes of Charlie 
Rose’s The Brain Series and 
delivered a TEDx talk that has 
received almost 1.5 million 

 This event is free and open 
to the public. Advance 
registration is required. The 
lecture will begin at 5 p.m. 
and runs approximately 
45 minutes, followed by 
live audience Q&A with 
Anderson. After the live 
webinar, the lecture (without 
Q&A) will be available for on-
demand viewing on Caltech’s 
YouTube channel.

 This holiday season, the San 
Marino Fire Department is 
proud to support the U.S. 
Marine Corps Reserve Toys 
for Tots Program. Now 
through Friday, December 
11, the San Marino Fire 
Department is collecting 
new, unwrapped toys and 
books for children ages 
0-12 years. Last year, the 
Los Angeles County North-
Pasadena Toys for Tots 
Program distributed 125,204
toys to 60,000 children.

 To ensure the safety of 
residents and personnel, 
and to minimize potential 
health risks, a Toys for Tots 
collection box will be located 
outside the Fire Station 
lobby entrance Monday 
through Thursday, 8:00 am 
to 4:00 pm, and Friday, 8:00 
am to 11:00 am. Residents 
wishing to make a monetary 
donation, or select a toy to 
donate from the Toys for 
Tots virtual toy box, may do 
so online at los-angeles-ca. or contact 
the Los Angeles County 
North – Pasadena campaign 
directly at or by phone 
at (626) 398-0295.

 COVID-19 has affected 
many families this year and 
has drastically changed 
the way many families are 
celebrating the upcoming 
holidays. Thank you for 
your generosity and help to 
deliver a little holiday cheer 
this season.

 Toys for Tots, a 70-year 
national charitable program 
run by the U.S. Marine 
Corps Reserve, provides 
happiness and hope to less 
fortunate children during 
each Christmas holiday 
season. The toys, books 
and other gifts collected 
and distributed by Marines 
and volunteers offer these 
children recognition, 
confidence and a positive 
memory for a lifetime. We 
believe it is such experiences 
that help disadvantaged 
children become responsible 
citizens and caring members 
of their community. For 
more information, visit:

 Marine Toys for Tots 
Foundation, an IRS 
recognized 501(c)(3) not-
for-profit public charity is 
the fund raising, funding and 
support organization for the 
U.S. Marine Corps Reserve 
Toys for Tots Program. The 
Foundation was created 
at the behest of the U.S. 
Marine Corps and provides 
support in accordance 
with a Memorandum of 
Understanding with the 
Commander, Marine Forces 
Reserve, who directs the 
U.S. Marine Corps Reserve 
Toys for Tots Program. The 
Foundation has supported 
Toys for Tots since 1991.

The city of South Pasadena 
is seeking qualified, diverse 
candidates to serve on City 
commissions ranging from 
animal welfare to public 

Commissions serve as 
advisory bodies to review 
City policy issues and provide 
policy recommendations to 
the City Council. All South 
Pasadena residents who are 
registered to vote are eligible 
to serve on a commission.

Applications are available 
for download online (email: 
gov), and at the City Clerk’s 
Office, 1414 Mission Street, 
South Pasadena, CA 91030.

Winter Take & Make Crafts

 The South Pasadena Library 
will be giving out Take & 
Make craft kits for kids! Each 
kit includes instructions and 
the necessary materials—
all you need at home are 
scissors, glue, and crayons. 
Take & Make kits will be 
distributed on a first come, 
first served basis starting 
at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, 
December 10 and 17. Pick 
up kits and get creative with 
Snowman Chains (ages 4 and 
up), Snowman Cards (ages 6 
and up), and Yarn Hats (ages 
8 and up).

Special Winter Storytimes 
will go live Mondays at 
10:30 a.m. on November 
30, and December 7 and 14. 
Watch them on our YouTube 
channel or on theChildren’s 
Services page on the Library’s 
website: southpasadenaca.

Portantino Helps Provide Holiday 
Meals Needed for Local Families

 Senator Anthony Portantino 
partnered with several 
local charities and business 
groups to provide support for 
families during the holiday 
season. With the COVID19 
pandemic continuing, there 
are restrictions on charitable 
efforts that have not existed in 
the past. Unfortunately, these 
restrictions have coincided 
with a holiday season where 
giving is more necessary than 
ever. The Senator is proud to 
collaborate with these civically 
responsible efforts and to help 
bring necessary resources to 
nonprofits that help those in 
need in our community.

“I am excited to help facilitate 
these wonderful charitable 
contributions and to thank 
the businesses and association 
for reaching out to my office 
to coordinate this effort. 
Californians and the nonprofits 
that serve them have been hit 
hard this year, making these 
donations more important than 
ever. There are so many people 
in need and it is nice to see so 
many organizations stepping up 
to help,” commented Senator 

Specifically, the Senator 
announced the allocation of the 
following charitable donations 
in lieu of the traditional 
Operation Gobble Gobble 
efforts he has participated in the 

Southern California American 
Water donated $1900 divided 
between Shepherd’s Pantry in 
Glendora and the Inland Valley 
Recovery Center in Upland to 
replace its usual frozen turkeys.

The California Grocers 
Association donated $1000 in 
Ralphs gift cards to help Friends 
in Deed feed homeless over the 

Golden State Water in 
celebration of their 30th Annual 
Operation Gobble program 
allocated $1200 to the Duarte 
Teen Center.

California Dairy Inc. donated 
$600 to Union Station Homeless 
Services for its Annual Dinner 
in the Park.

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