Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, July 2, 2022

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June 28, 2022 – At the Regular City Council meeting on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, the Arcadia CityCouncil called for a General Municipal Election, to be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2022, for 
the election of three Members of the City Council in Electoral Districts 2, 3, and 5.
Those interested in becoming an Arcadia City Council Candidate must file nomination papers 
in the City Clerk’s Office between Monday, July 18, 2022, at 7:30 a.m., and Friday, August 12,2022, at 4:30 p.m. 

The following additional information is intended to assist residents who are considering running 
for the Office of the City Council in the City of Arcadia’s 2022 General Municipal Election. 


• Candidates must reside in the district in which they seek office. The following districts will 
have an election for one City Council Member. Please refer to the attached maps todetermine your eligibility.
• Candidates must be a registered voter of the City.
• Candidates cannot have recently completed two consecutive terms in office. 
Nomination Period: 
Those interested in becoming a City Council Member Candidate for the November 8, 2022,
General Municipal Election must file a nomination petition and associated papers with the 
Elections Official in the City Clerk’s Office at 240 W. Huntington Drive during the nomination 

The nomination period will begin on Monday, July 18, 2022, at 7:30 a.m., and will close on Friday,
August 12, 2022, at 4:30 p.m. 

Nomination Petition Qualifications: 

• A Nomination petition must be issued and filed within the nomination period.
• The Nomination petition must be signed by not less than 25 qualified voters residingin the respective Council district for office. 
Filing Process (By Appointment Only): 

To request and receive candidate paperwork (also known as “pulling papers”) during the 
nomination period, interested parties must make an appointment with the City Clerk’s Office by 
emailing or calling (626) 574-5455. During this meeting potential 
candidates will receive a Candidate Handbook and all the necessary forms for candidacy. 

All nomination papers and the Handbook are provided free to all persons considering becoming 
a candidate. 

To file nomination paperwork, potential candidates must make an appointment with the CityClerk’s Office by emailing or calling (626) 574-5455. The City Clerk’s 
Office will review the nomination papers and related documents to ensure that all necessary 
requirements are met. 

There is no fee to file nomination papers; however, a deposit for costs pertaining to submittinga Candidate Statement and other related fees required by the Los Angeles CountyRegistrar/Recorder’s Office will be required. 

Nomination paperwork must be submitted by Friday, August 12, 2022, at 4:30 p.m. 


It is with deep sadness and profound grief that 
the City of Duarte mourns the passing of the 
Mayor Pro Tem, the Honorable Tzeitel Paras-
Caracci. After a nearly 3-year battle against 
Stage 4 lung cancer, she passed away at her 
home on Saturday, June 25, surrounded byher family. She often credited her long success 
in battling advanced-stage cancer to the doctors 
of City of Hope National Medical Center 
in Duarte, where she had been receiving 

Tzeitel was born in Quezon City, Philippines 
on August 8, 1972. She was named after the 
eldest daughter from the Broadway musical, 
“Fiddler on the Roof.” Her family moved to Los 
Angeles in 1975, and then de-cided to settle in 
Duarte in 1985. She graduated from Duarte 
High School in 1989 and went on to graduate 
from Woodbury University in Burbank, before 
returning home to the city that she loved. In 
2003, she and her husband K.C. purchased a 
home in Duarte, shortly after being married in 
Duarte’s Royal Oaks Park. 

Tzeitel was first elected to the Duarte City Council in 2001, and served as Mayor four times: 
in 2006, 2011, 2015, and 2019. She was the first Duarte High School graduate and Filipino-
American elected to the City Council. As a public servant she participated in many facets of 
government and civics in Duarte and beyond. To name a few, she was elected by her colleagues 
to the National League of Cities Board of Directors, as well as the League of California Cities 
Board and more recently, as President of APAMO (Asian Pacific American Municipal Officials). 
She was also a Director for the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts, a GoverningBoard Member of Foothill Transit, and a board member of the Duarte Community Coordinating 
Council. She was also a long-time member of the Duarte Woman’s Club. One of her 
proudest accomplish-ments was initiating the Mayor’s Youth Council to help students become 
familiar and active with government. Tzeitel was thankful every day to have the opportunity to 
make a difference and served the public for over 21 years on the City Council. 
“We have suffered a huge loss in our city and I am profoundly saddened as Tzeitel was an immensely 
capa-ble member of our Council, as well as a great personal friend to me, as well as 
many others. Her smile and energy were infectious, and it was an honor to serve on Council 
with her,” said Mayor Margaret Finlay. “On behalf of the Council and City Staff, we express our 
condolences to her family and offer our full support in this time of need.” 

“Tzeitel was not only a colleague but a friend to me, my family, and as well as my mentor. She is 
the reason why I’m able to serve my community as Councilmember for District 2.” said Councilmember 
Vinh Truong. “Tzeitel is and always will be Miss Hello Kitty Mayor of Duarte!” 

“Tzeitel never ceased to amaze me,” said Councilmember Jody Schulz. “It was like a superpower 
how she did all that she did for others. She was a true leader and will be forever in our hearts. 
Our Duarte family fac-es a tremendous loss, but we must remember to also celebrate Tzeitel. 
She loved to dance, so play your fa-vorite song and dance. I know in my heart that she will be 
smiling and dancing with us, always.” 

“Tzeitel and I worked together for over 10 years,” said Councilmember Sam Kang. “She was 
a caring, pas-sionate, hands-on leader. She never stopped working with her constituents to 
improve the quality of life in Duarte. I am so grateful to have had the pleasure of working with 
such an astounding leader. She will be dearly missed by all of us.” 

“Tzeitel was not only a colleague, she was a mentor, a friend, my paisana!” said Councilmember 
Cesar Gar-cia. “I learned a lot from her and admired her genuineness. For Tzeitel it was never 
politics; she truly cared about the city, the youth, and making sure everyone in the communityfelt heard. Her smile would light up a room. She lived a life of service and served the City of 
Duarte for decades. Tzeitel was proud to be a public servant, but her biggest pride and joy was 
being her son Jack’s Mom. I will miss her. Her legacy will live in everyone who knew her. My 
thoughts are with the Paras-Caracci family.” 

“When I was first appointed, Tzeitel was my biggest cheerleader,” said Councilmember ToneyLewis. “I was about a week in and expressed that I wasn’t sure if I could do the job. She told me,
‘You can do this, Toney! You got this!’ I’ll miss her so much.” 

Tzeitel leaves behind a legacy of passion and commitment for the city she loved. She is survived 
by her par-ents, Lino and Russel Paras, her husband, K.C. Caracci, stepdaughter Dr. Blake Caracci, 
and their son, Jack Russell, her brothers Bertrand and John Paul George and their wives. 

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking those that wish to honor Tzeitel Paras-Caracci to donate 
to the City of Hope at 

A memorial service will be scheduled, and details will be posted to the City of Duarte website. 


Chinese American entrepreneurDr. Charles Huang, founder of 
Pasadena-based Charles HuangFoundation, has donated $7.5 
million to Methodist Hospital of 
Southern California (MHSC) in 
A Methodist Hospital statement 
said this is the largest-ever sin-
gle gift in the hospital’s 119-year 
It is also the second donation the 
Charles Huang Foundation has 
made to hospitals this month, fol-
lowing a $7 million donation to 
San Francisco’s Chinese Hospital. 
Huang was present Monday dur-
ing a special ceremony at Meth-
odist Hospital, along with other 
Charles Huang Foundation board 
members, and the hospital’s execu-
tive team and staff. 
U.S. Congresswoman Judy Chu 
also attended, as did California As-
sembly Member Phillip Chen, Ar-
cadia Mayor Tom Beck, San Mari-
no Mayor Susan Jakubowski, other 
elected officials, and officials from 
the Consulate General of China in 
Los Angeles. 
Officials at Methodist Hospital said 
will be named The Charles Huang Foundation Hybrid Operating Center. 
Dr. Charles Huang, Chairman of Charles Huang Foundation and Mr. Dan Ausman, President & CEO of Methodist Hospital of Southern California during the check 
presentation. [Courtesy of Charles Huang Foundation] 

the donation will be used for the construction and purchase of equipment for a new Hybrid Operating Room and a new 12-bed Pre-Operative/Post Anesthetic Care Unit. The new facility 

“We are so fortunate and pleased with this generous gift from Dr. Huang,” Mike Driebe, president of the Methodist Hospital Foundation, said. 

The new Hybrid Operating Room will be an advanced procedural facility that integrates a traditional oper-ating room with an image-guided interventional suite, allowing for highly com-
plex, advanced surgical procedures by a multi-disciplinary group of clinicians prepared to meet the needs of patients. Hospital staff said It will have surgical equipment, instruments, surgical 
tables, operating room lighting, equipment management systems and surgical booms, along with fixed advanced imaging systems, where special-ists will be able to perform image-guided 
procedures as minimally invasive procedures. 

The new facility will be used for cardiac, vascular, endovascular, neurological and spinal surgeries. 

“I have always been impressed with the level of care and services at Methodist Hospital for both my fam-ily and several of our employees,” Dr. Huang said. “It’s important for everyone to 
support local organiza-tions like Methodist Hospital that do so much for our community. We want to do all in our power to help expand needed health care services at the local level. With 
this new hybrid operating center, Methodist Hospital will further distinguish itself as a center of excellence for cardiac surgery and serve a lot more patients in our local communities more 
efficiently and effectively.” 

Dr. Huang considers Arcadia his adopted hometown and has resided there for more than 20 years. His eldest daughter recently gave birth to his first grandchild at Methodist Hospital, and 
two of his children were also born there and currently attend neighborhood schools. 

Dr. Huang is the founder and chairman of Pasaca Capital Inc., also based in Pasadena. Pasaca Capital has various global portfolio companies in North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle 
East in medical devices, pharmaceuticals, TMT (technology, media and telecom), industrials and automation, and enter-tainment. 

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