Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, March 19, 2022

MVNews this week:  Page 8

PWP Community Meetingon Sunset Complex Project 

Pasadena Water and Power 
(PWP) is set to host a community 
meeting on the Sunset Complex 
Project on Thursday at 5 p.m. 
at Robinson Park Recreation 
Center, 1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave. 
The meeting will be simulcast via 

 California is in the middle of 
another drought with water 
supplies reaching historicallylow levels. With water supplies 
becoming scarcer, PWP is 
looking to address aging water 
infrastructure and improving local 
resiliency. The Sunset Reservoirs 
are one of 14 reservoirs that serve 
a critical role in the city’s drinking 
water system. The existing Sunset 
Reservoir site is located at the 
corner of West Mountain Street 
and Sunset Avenue, just east of the 
210 Freeway. Approximately 25 
percent of the city’s water demand 
is served by the Sunset Reservoirs, 
which have been in service for 
more than 125 years and are in 
need of replacing. The proposed 
Sunset Complex Project improves 
system reliability to ensure all 
PWP water customers have access 
to safe, reliable drinking water.

 PWP is proposing to replace 
the existing reservoirs with 
two circular concrete storage 
reservoirs that will be designed 
to current seismic standards. 
A new groundwater treatment 
plant will consist of ion exchange 
to remove perchlorate; liquid 
phase granular activated carbon 

to remove volatile organic 
compounds; and a disinfection 
system. This treatment system 
will allow PWP to utilize more of 
the city’s groundwater supply. In 
addition, the project will include 
emergency power generators to 
keep the complex in operation 
in the event of a power outage. 
Since the project site is adjacent to 
residential properties, the project 
proposes aesthetic improvements 
including new fencing and 

PWP invites the community 
to attend this meeting to learn 
more about the project and 
proposed improvements based 
on initial public feedback 
from prior meetings. For more 
information about the project 
and the upcoming meeting, visit: 

 com/SunsetComplex, call 

(626) 744-4005, or email 
PWP provides electricity to 
more than 65,000 customers 
within Pasadena. PWP delivers 
water to nearly 38,000 customers 
in Pasadena and adjacent 
communities in the San Gabriel 
Valley. As a community-owned 
utility, PWP is a not-for-profit 
public service owned and 
operated by the City of Pasadena 
for the benefit of its customers 
and the community. Its priorities 
are reliability, responsiveness to 
customers, reasonable rates and 
environmental stewardship. 


 Altadena based Five Acres announced Thursday new associations, and serves as a mentor for Yale Law Women,
board members and recognized its community award 
recipients at its 134th Annual Meeting and Board 
Celebration Wednesday. Five Acres staff honored 
community members and volunteers who demonstrated 
an unwavering commitment to its mission during the 
previous year.

 These individuals have supported the charity’s mission 
in serving more than 7,000 children and families 
annually across five counties. The charity offers a 
full continuum of care for children and families in 
crisis, including foster care, adoption, deaf services, 
therapeutic residential care for foster youth, and 
community-based mental/behavioral health programs.

 The individuals recognized were: Asian Pacific Asian Women Lawyers Alliance, Southern 
California Chinese Lawyers Association, and The Mentorship

In honor of their memory, Gene Gregg and Margaret 

Boardroom, the latter for which she mentors young lawyers

Sedenquist, Dorothy Cook Lifetime Achievement Award 

in South Africa through virtual meetings.

Florence Nelson, Volunteer of the Year Award

 Walrond comes to the Five Acres board with a background 
Rustin Mork, Person of the Year Award in broadcast journalism. She was a television reporter and 
Carbon Health and Five Acres Nursing Staff, Special Service anchor for NBC affiliates in Denver and Kansas City, Missouri, 
to Children and the CBS affiliate in Colorado Springs. She also served as 

news director of National Public Radio affiliate KCUR-FM

Don Boline, Special Recognition Award 

in Kansas City, as Morning Edition anchor on NPR affiliate 

In honor of her memory Melissa Kobe, The Children’s Thanks KPCC-FM in Pasadena, and as a contributing reporter for 
NPR. In addition, Zoe was a news anchor on all-news radio

Paul Maurin, Commitment to Service Award 

station KFWB in Los Angeles. As an adjunct professor at 
Five Acres also bids farewell to Don Boline and Rustin Cal Poly Humboldt, formerly known as Humboldt State, 
Mork, who served their tenure this year. Board members she taught journalism and radio production and was faculty 
who departed made a mark on the agency’s mission. Being advisor to the university’s award-winning student radio 
a local builder, Boline started on the Building and Grounds station. 
Committee before he joined the Board in 2012. He served 

The charity’s new executive committee are Susan McGuirl,

as the vice chair of administration and last year co-chaired 

chair; Shoshana Puccia, secretary; Jason Melillo, vice chair,

the Gala Committee, galvanizing additional support for 

finance/investment; Chris Selak, vice chair, advancement;

Five Acres. Mork started his involvement serving on the 

Grace Russak, vice chair, nominating; Chris Kerns, vice chair,

golf committee raising funds for the charity until he was 

audit and past board chair; and Kirsten Hansen, vice chair,

recruited to join the Board in the same year as Boline. He 


chaired the Golf Committee and last served as the vice chair 
of nominating and audit committees. “We honor, recognize, and appreciate all of our wonderful 
awardees, departing board members, new board members,

The charity also welcomed two new board members: Carol 

and new executive committee, who have been an asset to the

Alexis Chen and Zoe Walrond who join the class of 2022. 

impact and growth of Five Acres,” said Chanel Boutakidis,

Chen is a partner and trial lawyer in Winston & Strawn 

Five Acres chief executive officer. To learn more, visit 5acres.

LLP’s Los Angeles office. She represents public and private 


companies, corporate officers, entrepreneurs, and other 
individuals in high-stakes white collar criminal and complex Photo New Five Acres Board Members Carol Chen and Zoe 

Walrond | Photo courtesy of Five Acres

civil litigation. Carol is heavily involved in community, pro 
bono, and non-profit board service and various professional 

San Marino Upcoming Events and Programming 

East Meets West: Positive Parent – Understanding the Teen Crayola® arts camp! For more information, see page 10 of 
World Saturday, March 26 at 1 PM at the Barth Community the Spring Community Services Guide or call the Recreation 
Room, Library Division at (626) 403-2200.

This multicultural parent club presents professionals who Senior Trip – Carlsbad Flower Fields 
share their knowledge and pass on skills to local parents Tuesday, April 19 from 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM 
on how to raise their children in an international and Cost: $118 
competitive world. Although this program is presented in For over sixty years, Mother Nature has transformed the 
English, Mandarin interpreters will be present. Registration rolling hills of North San Diego County into one of the most 
is not required. spectacular and coordinated displays of natural color and 
Spring Break Activities for Youth and Teens beauty anywhere in the world. Join us to see the fifty acres of 
Week of April 4 Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers that make up the Flower 
Looking to stay busy during Spring Break? The Recreation Fields. Prior to arriving at the Flower Fields, we will have 
Division has three activities planned, including theme lunch at Hunter’s Steak House. Register by April 1 online or 
park trips for teens, a week-long spring break camp, and a call the Recreation Division at (626) 403-2200. 


For the period of Sunday, March 6th throughSaturday, March 12th, the Police Department 
responded to 870 calls for service, of 
which 102 required formal investigations. 
The following is a summary report of some 
of the major incidents handled by the Department 
during this period. 

Sunday, March 6:

1. At 1:27 p.m., an officer responded 
to a residence in the 300 block 
of East Camino Real Avenue regardinga burglary report. The officer discovered 
unidentified suspect(s) smashed a rear 
window, ransacked the home, and fled 
with an undetermined amount of property. 
The crime occurred sometime between 
February 27th and March 6th. 
2. At 1:27 p.m., an officer responded 
to a residence in the 400 block 
of Santa Clara Street regarding a theft 
report. Surveillance footage captured the 
suspect steal a tool from the rear steps 
of the victim’s residence. The suspect is 
described as a Hispanic male, 5’7” tall,
140 pounds, with a medium complexion 
and wearing a grey Adidas baseball hat 
and a grey t-shirt over a yellow sweater. 
Monday, March 7:

3. At 11:29 a.m., an officer responded 
to Public Storage, located at 
12340 Lower Azusa Road, regarding an 
attempted vehicle burglary. Surveillance 
footage revealed the suspect entered the 
secured parking lot through a pedestrian 
gate. Once inside, the suspect attempted 
to enter the victim’s car by opening the 
car door. The door was locked, and the 
suspect fled empty-handed. He is described 
as a Hispanic male, between 40 
and 50-years-old, with a heavy build, 
dark hair, and seen wearing a dark blue 
hooded jacket, a blue t-shirt, grey shorts, 
and black shoes. 

4. At 4:00 p.m., an officer responded 
to Arcadia 210 Self Storage, located at 
324 North Second Avenue, regarding aburglary report. The victim determined 
his storage unit was broken into and ransacked 
between March 5th and 7th. The 
loss is unknown. 
8. At 2:36 p.m., an officer responded 
to Hugo Reid Elementary School, located 
at 1000 Hugo Reid Drive, regardinga driver potentially under the influence. 
Officers located the vehicle, conducted 
an enforcement stop, and detected the 
odor of alcohol emitting from the female 
driver. The officers determined the female 
was under the influence of an alcoholic 
beverage while driving a vehicle. 
The suspect also had her child in the 
car. The 48-year-old female from Arcadia 
was arrested and transported to the 
Pasadena City Jail for booking. 

Crime Blotter for the Week of March 
6 - 12, 2022. The following is a synopsis 
of crimes reported for the week of 
March 6 - 12, 2022: 

March 6, 2022

• Grand Theft: 1600 block of 
Delford Avenue - Between March 5,2022, 7 PM and March 6, 2022, 6 AM, 
suspect(s) unknown stole the catalytic 
converter to the victims parked 
vehicle a silver 2013 Toyota Prius. 
Loss was approximately $2,000. No 
surveillance video available. 
• Petty Theft: 1060 Huntington 
Drive (Denny’s) - On March 6,2022 between 7 PM and 9:30 PM, 
suspect(s) unknown entered the victims 
unlocked vehicle a white 2016 
Honda Civic. Suspect(s) unknown 
stole miscellaneous items. Loss was 
approximately $600. No surveillance 
video available. 
• Grand Theft: 1450 Mountain 
Avenue (Harbor Freight) On March 
6, 2022, at 5:55 PM, a male black 
adult in his 50s, wearing a gray jacket 
and black pants entered the location 
and went directly to the area of the 
store where electric generators are 
displayed. The suspect selected two 
generators and placed them onto a 
dolly and walked them out the store 
without attempting to purchase the 
items. Once the suspect was outside, 
he placed the stolen items into 
a white Ford F150 and left the location. 
Loss was approximately $1,500.
Video surveillance available. 

March 9, 2022

• Grand Theft: 1427 Random 
Lane -Between March 5, 2022, at 
12 PM and March 9, 2022, 6 AM, 
suspect(s) unknown stole the catalytic 
converter to the victims parked 
vehicle a white 2016 Chevy Silverado. 
Loss was approximately $1,000. No 
surveillance video available. 
March 10, 2022

• Grand Theft: 1131 Central 
Avenue (Carmax) - On March 11,2022, at 4 AM, two unknown suspects 
stole the catalytic converters to 
two parked vehicles in the locations 
parking lot, one from a brown 2021 
Toyota Tundra and another from a 
black 2019 Toyota Tundra. Loss was 
approximately $2,000. No surveillance 
video available. 
March 12, 2022
• Burglary (residential): 400 
Block of Mel Canyon Road Between 
January 16, 2022, 12 AM, and March 
12, 2022, 11:50 PM, suspect(s) unknown 
entered the location through 
an unsecured window. Once inside 
suspect(s) unknown ransacked the 
residence and stole unknow items. 
Loss is unknown currently. Surveillance 
video not available. 

Methodist Hospital of Southern California is Arcadia’s 
hospital. But it is about to be even bigger. Join Bryan 
Green, Director of Marketing and Business Development 
at Methodist Hospital, as he tells us about the 
partnership with USC. He will join the Arcadia Community 
Coordinating Council meeting on April 4, 2022. 
Since 2015, Brian has overseen the marketing, public relations 
and community outreach activities at Methodist 
Hospital of Southern California in Arcadia. Brian is also 
a past president and current Executive Board Member 
with the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce, which includes 
more than 500 members throughout the local 
business community. 

Brian began his career as a newspaper reporter, including 
serving as Business Section Editor of the San Gabriel 
Valley Tribune, before embarking on a career in corporate 
communications and marketing. Brian earned a 
Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from California State 
Polytechnic University, Pomona, where he was named 
as the “Outstanding Senior in Journalism” upon graduation. 
Brian resides in Monrovia with his wife Laura and 
14-year-old son Cameron. Brian is an avid baseball fan 
and for the past 10 years, he has served as a volunteer 
Little League coach and manager in Monrovia, Sierra 
Madre and Arcadia. 

To learn more about the Methodist Hospital/USC partnership, 
join the Arcadia Community CoordinatingCouncil on April 4, 2022. 

For reservations contact: 

Linda Clelland, President, ACCC. 

Meeting Location & Information:
Monday, April 4, 2022

11:30 am – 1:15 pmVilla Catrina 
251 N. Santa Anita Ave., ArcadiaRSVP by Thursday, March 31, 2022 


On March 16, the nomination period for the Municipal Election on June 7 closed. Monrovian's will be voting for 
the position of mayor, two city council members, city clerk, city treasurer and Measure RM. The City Clerk's Office 
hosts a webpage where you can find information about the election, view candidate disclosures and learn 
more about the election. In addition, candidate statements, as well as arguments for and against Measure RM, will 
soon be available for review. 

The list of candidates for municipal offices, in the order their names will appear on the ballot as directed by the 
California Secretary of State, is as follows -

For Mayor -

Becky ShevlinStephen Grollnek 

For City Council 

Larry SpicerSashary ZaroyanTamala KellyEdward Belden 
Sergio JiminezGenia Mills 

For City Clerk -

Alice Atkins 

For City Treasurer 

Stephen R. Baker 

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