Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, September 18, 2021

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On September 7, 2021, a representative of Max Aquatics con-
tacted the Arcadia Police Department to report an inappropriate 
relationship between an adult Max Aquatics swim coach and a 
juvenile athlete. Max Aquatics is a private swim club that uses the 
pools in the cities of Arcadia, El Monte, and Monrovia. 

Max Aquatics immediately suspended the coach, and his employ-
ment was subsequently terminated. Arcadia Police Detectives 
conducted an investigation, obtained an arrest warrant for the 
suspect,and a search warrant for the suspect who is 25-year-old 
Marco Antonio Flores from Arcadia, pictured below. 

On September 16, 2021, Detectives served the search and arrest 
warrants at Flores’ residence. Flores was arrested for violations 
of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor, lewd and lascivious 
acts involving children, and other sex crimes. Flores is being held 
in the Arcadia Police Department’s jail with a bail of $25,000. 

Marco Flores was a swim coach at Max Aquatics since 2017, and 
detectives are concerned there may be additional victims. The 
case is currently under investigation. Anyone with information 
regarding this investigation, or may have been a victim, are en-
couraged to contact the Arcadia Police Department Detective 
Bureau at (626) 574-5160, case number 2103509. 


For the period of Sunday, September 5th through Saturday, 
September 11th, the Police Department responded to 
1,047 calls for service, of which 120 required formal investigations. 
The following is a summary report of some 
of the major incidents handled by the Department during 
this period. 

Sunday, September 5:

1. At 12:38 a.m., an officer responded to the 700 block 
of Southview Road regarding a grand theft report. The victim 
discovered all four of her rims and tires were removed 
from her Dodge Challenger sometime between 12:05 a.m. 
and 12:38 a.m. 
2. At 5:31 p.m., an officer responded to a residence 
in the 1400 block of Rodeo Road regarding a burglaryinvestigation. The officer concluded that the unidentified 
suspect(s) broke a rear window, stole a laptop, and destroyed 
the security system. 
Tuesday, September 7:

3. At 11:01 a.m., an officer responded to the 700 block 
of West Orange Grove Street regarding a stolen vehicle report. 
Sometime between 9:00 a.m. on September 6th and 
10:30 a.m. on September 7th, unknown suspect(s) stole 
the victim’s Ford Econoline van. The vehicle was recovered 
later that day by California Highway Patrol in San Bernardino, 
but the suspect(s) had fled. 
Wednesday, September 8:

4. At 3:42 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in 
the 1000 block of West Huntington Drive regarding a fraud 
report. The victim discovered someone used her personal 
information to open a fraudulent bank account and then 
transferred more than $18,000 out of the victim’s actual 
bank account and into the fraudulent one. The victim does 
not know how the suspect(s) obtained her personal information, 
nor does she know the identity of the suspect. 
Thursday, September 9:

5. At 12:00 p.m., an officer responded to Cabrera’s 
Restaurant, located at 625 East Live Oak Avenue, regarding 
a theft. Surveillance footage captured the suspect steal 
the victim’s cellphone from the podium. The suspect is described 
as a Hispanic or White female with dark hair, and 
seen wearing a white t-shirt, a dark-colored skirt, white 
shoes, and a large bag. 
Friday, September 10:

6. At 5:37 a.m., an officer responded to Ready Pawn 
Shop, located at 42 East Live Oak Avenue, regarding a 
commercial burglary report. An investigation revealed unknown 
suspect(s) smashed a rear window, ransacked the 
location, and fled with jewelry and currency. 
7. At 4:38 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in 
the 1800 block of Anita Crest Drive regarding a burglary 
report. The officer discovered the suspect(s) entered the 
home through an unlocked rear window and once inside, 
they ransacked several rooms and fled with miscellaneous 
jewelry and a pocket watch. 
Saturday, September 11:

8. At 6:46 a.m., officers responded to the intersection 
of South Baldwin Avenue and Fairview Avenue regarding ahit and run traffic collision with multiple victims involved. 
The suspect was located with the help of witness statements 
and after conducting a series of field sobriety tests, the officer 
concluded the suspect was likely under the influence of 
an alcoholic beverage. He was transported to the Arcadia 
Methodist Hospital for medical clearance. The 25-year-old 
male from Arcadia was cited and released in the field due 
to existing medical issues.
9. At 10:33 a.m., an officer responded to the 900 block 
of North 1st Avenue regarding a vandalism report. The officer 
discovered the victim’s mailbox had been pried open 
and may have been a victim of mail theft. The investigation 
is pending a review of the surveillance footage. 
News & Notices 


On September 7, 2021, the Monrovia City Council adopted Urgency Ordinance No. 2020-08U. Urgency Ordinance No. 2021-08U repeals 
the emergency moratorium on the eviction of commercial tenants for non-payment of rent due to COVID-19 financial hardships and 
"no-fault" commercial evictions. This action affects only the commercial eviction moratorium and does not change the residential eviction 

In March and April of 2020, in conjunction with other state, County and local emergency actions, the City Council recognized the potential 
threat to public health and safety that could occur if residential and commercial tenants were evicted during the pandemic as a result 
of financial hardships associated with COVID-19. The City Council adopted urgency ordinances to impose moratoria on such evictions. 

Approximately 17 months later, it has become apparent that a local moratorium on commercial evictions may no longer be necessary to 
protect public health and safety. City staff and Councilmembers have heard from local business owners, property owners, and a representative 
of the Chamber of Commerce that, in most cases, impacted commercial tenants and landlords in the City have been able to work 
out payment arrangements or deferrals. More important, on September 1, 2020, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors amended 
the County’s commercial eviction moratorium to make it the baseline protection for unincorporated territory and incorporated cities in 
the County. The County’s protections extend to businesses with fewer than 100 employees, and not to multi-national or publicly traded 


Given the rise in Delta variant coronavirus cases, Duarte City Council meetings will be held via teleconference for the health and safety 
of our residents starting on August 24 through the end of September, possibly longer. Although public access to the meeting in-person 
will not be al-lowed, the public may wish to watch or listen to the meeting from home. 

To be able to speak in the meeting on specific agenda items and/or during oral communications, residents will need to register for a 
Zoom link to access the meeting. The registration link is in the header of the City Council agenda which is posted no later than the Friday 
preceding the Tues-day Council meeting. You can find the agenda by visiting the City’s website All comments are 
limited to three minutes per topic, per speaker. 

Public comment will also be accepted by email to before or during the meeting, prior to the close of public 
comment on an item. The City Council will receive a copy of all written public comments and the topic of the public comment will be 
announced on the record. The subject line of your public comment email must contain the Agenda item number and/or title. 

If you wish to view the meeting without the ability to make a public comment, residents can view the livestream of the meeting on the 
City’s website under “Agendas and Minutes.” Ques-tions about City Council meetings and agendas should be directed to the City Clerk’s 
Office at (626) 357-7931. 


Dine Arcadia, a two-week-long party of fine local cuisine and good times kicks off on Sunday, Sept. 19 and 
continues through Oct. 2. 

Dozens of restaurants will once again open their doors to all their neighbors, offering special menus and discounts, and highlighting 
their delicious flavors, unique recipes and refreshing beverages from around the world. 

“There’s no better time than now to celebrate all the wonderful dining experiences in all the great venues we offer in this part of the San 
Gabriel Valley,” said Karen Mac Nair, CEO of the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce, which is staging the event 

Headlining the festivities are seven special nights when lovers of fine dining and quaffing will gather to sample the best that their hosts 
can offer: 

Sept. 21 – Wine and Appetizer Night at Bella Sera. The popular modern Italian restaurant in Monrovia will serve an assortment of 
Italy-inspired bites paired with tastings of a chardonnay, Pinot, a rosé and a white wine. 
Sept. 22 – Coffee and Tea tasting at Goki. The winners of Beacon Media’s latest “Best New Restaurant” award, the Webster-Cabrera 
family will offer samplings of homemade teas including a spectacular Poleo Tea and a selection of desserts prepared by pastry chef 
Patricia Cabrera. 
Sept. 23 – Whiskey Dinner at The Derby in Arcadia. The fabled dinner house once owned by legendary jockey George Woolf will 
present a five-course dinner, with each course paired with cocktails featuring Woodford Reserve bourbon, from one of the great old 
distilleries in Kentucky. The entrée will be an 8-ounce prime top sirloin.
Sept. 25 – Beer tasting at Wingwalker. Monrovia’s unique brewpub will set out a selection of its popular offerings, sure to include its 
acclaimed California Common and some its delicious craft beers that can’t be found anywhere else. 
Sept. 26 -- Five-course Wagner Family Wine Dinner at Bella Sera. Diners return to Monrovia for a special night of Italian cuisine 
created by host Joe Borelli, served al fresco, featuring award-winning Caymus Wines.
Sept. 27 – Tequila tasting at Max’s Mexican Cuisine. This promises to be a genuine fiesta at the popular East Monrovia cantina, with a 
sampling of fine spirits and live music.
Oct. 1 – Beer tasting at Mt. Lowe Brewing Co. The usually-crowded North Arcadia brewpub will host a private party for Dine Arcadia 
guests in its back patio for a Happy Friday event. A selection of new beers and longtime favorites will be on tap. 

Dine Arcadia was launched last year to fill in for the immensely popular Taste of Arcadia, held for many years at the Los Angeles CountyArboretum. Ms. Mac Nair said the Chamber hopes the event may return there next year, assuming group activities return to normal. 

Here are the other participating restaurants; be sure to mention “Dine Arcadia” to receive special menu items and/or discounts where 
available (asterisk indicates vegan menu): 

*Acai Bar, *Baja Cali Fish & Tacos Arcadia, Bella Bottega, *Burger IM, *Cabrera’s Mexican Cuisine, *Cafe Fusion, Casa del Rey, Chick-
fil-A, City Cafe, Claro’s Italian Markets, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, El Pollo Loco Arcadia, *Fat Burger, The Four Seasons Tea Room, *Handel’s 
Ice Cream, Hyper Coffee. Le Meridien Hotel – Melange Restaurant, Matt Denny’s Ale House, May Mei Restaurant, Moffett’s FamilyRestaurant, Mo-Mo-Paradise, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Outback Steakhouse, Paco’s Mexican Restaurant, Reborn Coffee, *Sesame Grill,
Shabu Lin, Villa Catrina,*White Springs Cafe. 

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