Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, July 24, 2021

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News & Notices 
News & Notices 

For the period of Sunday, July 11th through Saturday, July 17th, the 
Police Department responded to 931 calls for service, of which 98 
required formal investigations. The following is a summary report of 
some of the major incidents handled by the Department during this 

Sunday, July 11:

1. At 11:37 a.m., officers responded to Ralphs, located at 211 
East Foothill Boulevard regarding a theft report. An investigation 
revealed the store manager witnessed the suspect, who the manager 
recognized as committing a previous theft, steal various groceries. 
The suspect fled on foot but was arrested after a short foot 
pursuit. The 43-year-old female from Monrovia was transported to 
the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 
Monday, July 12:

2. At 4:45 a.m., officer responded to the intersection of Mayflower 
Avenue and Lynd Avenue regarding the activation of a GPS 
tracking device. The officers determined a 39-year-old male from 
Bakersfield was in possession of the stolen tracking device, stolen 
mail, and a device commonly used to steal mail. The suspect was 
arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking.
3. At 7:18 a.m., an officer responded to the businesses located 
at 411 East Huntington Drive, regarding a commercial burglary report. 
The officer discovered a maintenance closet of the business 
had been pried open and the security system had been stolen. The 
suspect also broke a window to a vacant office. 
4. At 10:35 a.m., officers and Arcadia Fire responded to BJ’s 
Restaurant, located at 400 East Huntington Drive, regarding an arson 
investigation. Surveillance footage revealed a male suspect lit 
a bag on fire and placed it to the rear of the business. A short time 
later, the same suspect set another fire in Pasadena. The suspect, a44-year-old male from La Habra, was arrested by Pasadena Police 
Department for felony arson. 
5. At 12:41 p.m., an officer responded to Joker’s Koffee, located 
at 1 West Duarte Road, regarding a trespassing report. The officer 
located the suspect and discovered he was bothering costumers 
and had placed his belongings to block the customer’s pathway. The 
42-year-old male from Ontario was arrested and transported to the 
Arcadia City Jail for booking. 
Tuesday, July 13:

6. At 3:55 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 
400 block of South Second Avenue regarding a theft report. Surveillance 
footage revealed a black female, approximately 18 to 
25-years-old and 130 to 150 pounds, stole packages from two residences 
in the 400 block of South Second Avenue. The suspect fled 
in a blue, newer model Audi A4 with a Texas license plate. 
7. At 8:27 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 500 
block of Catalpa Road regarding a mail tampering case. Surveillance 
footage captured an unidentified suspect tampering with the 
victim’s mailbox. Fortunately, the suspect fled empty-handed. 
Wednesday, July 14:

8. At 7:38 a.m., an officer responded to the 400 block of East 
Live Oak Avenue regarding a grand theft report. Sometime between 
4:30 p.m. on July 13th and 7:30 a.m.on July 14th, an unknown 
suspect stole the catalytic converter from the victim’s Ford 
F250 truck. 
9. At 5:29 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 00 
block of West La Sierra Drive regarding a residential burglary report. 
The real estate agent in charge of selling the house discovered 
the rear sliding glass door had been shattered. The incident 
happened sometime between June 16th and July 14th. The loss is 
unknown at the time of this report. 
Thursday, July 15:

10. At 11:51 a.m., an officer responded to the 300 block of East 
Forest Avenue regarding a bicycle theft that had just occurred. The 
victim witnessed the suspect steal her mountain bicycle from her 
garage and flee eastbound through a nearby alley. The suspect is 
described as a black male in his 50’s, with a shaved head, wearing abutton-down shirt, khaki shorts, black sunglasses, and seen carrying 
a black metal cane.
11. At 4:06 p.m., an officer responded to the 600 block of Las 
Tunas Drive regarding a vehicle burglary report. An investigation 
revealed someone smashed the victim’s rear window and fled with 
a diaper bag. 
12. At 6:55 p.m., an officer responded Chloe’s Lux, located at 
733 West Naomi Avenue, regarding a grand theft report. A store 
owner discovered a customer stole two designer handbags while 
the owner was in the back room. The suspect is described as a black 
female, approximately 20 to 30-years-old, around 5’10” tall, 120 
pounds, and seen wearing a pink T-shirt and black leggings. 
Friday, July 16:

13. At 1:13 p.m., officers responded to a residence in the 400 
block of South First Avenue regarding a residential burglary report. 
The victim discovered the vacant home had been burglarized 
sometime between July 12th and 16th. A tent was located inside 
the residence and collected as evidence. It was determined that the 
suspect entered the residence by opening a rear window. No loss 
was reported. 
14. At 1:19 p.m., an officer responded to the Arcadia Chinese 
Baptist Church, located at 100 West Duarte Road, regarding a vandalism 
report. A church employee reported marker graffiti written 
on a storage container and a brick fence. 
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Arcadia Woman’s Club 
Celebration of the 90th Anniversary 
of the Dedication of Our Clubhouse 
OPENHOUSE324 South First Avenue, Arcadia 
Friday, July 30, 2021 
1p.m. to 4 p.m.
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Fromthebeginning Itwasapparentthatthewomen needed a permanentmeeting place.Theirbuilding fund began withthe$7proceedsfroma bakesaleand thusbegan theirpursuittohavea 
permanentbuilding tocallhome.In 1930,twolotson thecornerofFirstAvenueand Diamond 
Streetwerepurchased fromAnita Baldwin.In early1931,architecturalplanswereapproved and 
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construction tooklessthan 75days.Thenewlyconstructed Arcadia Woman’s Club Clubhouse was 
dedicated on July30,1931.Join uson July30,2021tocelebrateourbeautifulClubhouseand learn 
whatithascontributed tothehistoryofourcommunityovertheyears.
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July 20, 2021 – On July 7, a Fresno County Superior Court judge dismissed an appeal by the California Bureau of Cannabis 
Control (BCC) of a lawsuit brought by a collation of 25 cities and counties—including the City of Arcadia—to preserve 
local decision-making authority over cannabis sales. California counties and cities litigated against the BCC regarding the 
adoption of a regulation that undermined local control to limit or restrict sales of cannabis in Arcadia—and elsewhere—as 
a result of the passage of Proposition 64 in 2016. 

“California voters passed Proposition 64 with the intent of maintaining local authority on the regulation of cannabis. The 
Proposition guaranteed Arcadia’s right to regulate cannabis sales in our community,” said Mayor Sho Tay. “This is a great 
victory for Arcadia and our coalition partners.” 

During court briefings, the BCC admitted that their regulations did not explicitly override control of local ordinances. The 
court dismissed the lawsuit on the grounds that the BCC’s statement clarified the agency’s position on local ordinances 
which ended all legal controversy. The court’s ruling grants California cities the right to regulate or ban cannabis within 
their respective communities. 


The Arcadia Community Center is now open to the public. We are happy to announce the re-opening of the Senior Lunch Program. 
Limited dine-in seating is available and lunch tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. There is also limited in person classes 
available, weekly movies, ping-pong, and billiards. The Community Center Senior Services hours are Monday through Friday from 
7:30am to 4:30pm. The Community Center adheres to all current LA County CDC protocols for its visitors and employees. 


Firefighters from Monrovia Fire & Rescue spent five days

in Ashland, a city in southern Oregon, to assist with the 

Bootleg Fire.

Due to rapidly increasing fire wildfire activity Northern 

California, Monrovia’s firefighters were rede-ployed from 

Oregon to the Dixie Fire in Plumas County on Tuesday,

July 20. Engine 101 was also sent from the south to assist 

with the Dixie Fire. Monrovia has eight firefighters as

signed to two strike teams, which total 10 engine compa

nies, and nearly 50 personnel from local San Gabriel Val

ley cities. Monrovia Fire & Rescue remains fully staffed in 

Monrovia. All costs associated with strike team deploy

ments are fully-reimbursed to the City. 




Beginning on Friday, August 6, 2021, the Monrovia Police 

Department will resume parking en-forcement for timed 

parking. Please pay attention to all posted signs when 

choosing your next parking spot, especially noting the time allocated for parking.

If you have any questions, contact the Parking Enforcement Office at (626)256-8083.

The City has ample free parking, including on-street parking, ten designated public parking lots, over 1,700 public parking spaces, 

and two public parking garages in Old Town Monrovia. 


Last year’s Bobcat Fire taught us that we must be prepared for wildfires in Duarte. Along with dryer, longer, and hotter 
summers, being in between the foothills of San Gabriel Valley, makes Duarte particularly suscep-tible. 

While the City, the Duarte Public Safety Department and the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACFD) are on alert 
for any threat of wildfire, and are prepared to protect public safety in the event of one, you also play an important role in 
protecting yourself, your loved ones and your home or business. 

The City encourages everyone to prepare in case Duarte is ever struck by a natural disaster again. Educat-ing yourself and 
your household about the ways you can help prevent fires from spreading in Duarte is the perfect place to start. While we 
can and should shield our properties from wildfires, we must also have an emergency preparedness plan and kit. Above 
all, everyone who lives, works, or plays in Duarte should sign up for the City’s emergency alert system, Nixle, to receive 
fire alerts in real-time. You can also follow City social media or keep an eye on our Latest News webpage for updates in 
an emergency. 

By reading this article, you will learn how wildfires work, how you can prevent them, and what you can in-clude in your 
emergency preparedness plan and kit. 


Wildfires can occur from weather conditions, such as thunderstorms and extreme heat. Fueled by dry vege-tation and hot,
dry “Santa Ana” winds, they become extremely difficult to control, becoming more dangerous as they grow and spread. 
Fire season is also year-round now. All of this makes it important to regularly fire protect your property: 
Cutting down dry, brown grass to reduce the rate of fire spread and to reduce flame lengths. 
Replacing or repairing loose shingles or roof tiles to prevent embers from entering and becoming inflamed. 
Creating and maintaining defensible space and hardening your home against flying embers. 
Remove all dead vegetation within 100 feet of structures and maintain a maximum of 18 inch height for ground cover. 
Removing flammable materials (firewood stacks, propane tanks) within 30 feet of your home’s foundation. 
Read LAFD's Fire-Safe Landscaping flyer for 13 more tips. 


Prepare your family and home ahead of time for possible evacuation. Assemble an emergency supply kit and place it in a 
safe spot. It should include: 
Important documents, such as personal identification 
Ready-to-eat food 
Flashlights and batteries 
Battery-powered radio 

Personal hygiene items 
You should also develop and practice an emergency evacuation plan with everyone in your home. Establish your evacuation 
plan using the National Fire Protection Association’s Emergency Preparedness tips and re-sources. 

Review LA County Fire Department’s Ready!Set!Go! Wildfire Action Plan for more guidance on preparing and planning. 
It includes: 
Tips on creating a wildfire-ready home 
Creating a wildfire action plan 
Assembling an emergency supply kit 
What to do if you become trapped in a wildfire 
Returning home after a wildfire 
Additional resources 
For information on Fire Services please contact (626) 358-3118 or visit the Los Angeles County Fire Department’s website. 

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