Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, April 29, 2023

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Mountain View News Saturday, April 29, 2023 


Sat. May 20th marks the day for the 
second annual KID-FIT Family Fun 
Run 1K-5K to be held at Legg Lake in 
S. El Monte. The KID-FIT Preschool 
Health and Fitness Organization is 
hosting the event and will award cash 
scholarships to children who finish 
first in age divisions from 3-19. 

The certified, sanctioned scenic course 
winds around beautiful lakes at Whittier 
Narrows with friendly wildlife to 
make for a peaceful day, especially if 
packing a picnic lunch to enjoy later. 
The Fun Run is open to all family 

Starting at 8 am, running 
groups such as the Foothill 
Flyers and A Snail’s Pace will 
cross the start line along with 
school athletic groups, recreational 
runners and families 
from all over the San Gabriel 
Valley. A special 1K will follow 
at 9:30 for children 3-8. 
Virtual sign-ups allow individuals 
who can’t attend in 
person to participate and still 
earn a custom medal and t-
shirt. Early registration discounts 
are offered 
until May 15th.

Last year the event 
was held in Duarte 
and drew over 215 
participants. This 
year the goal is to 
reach even more. 
Sponsors for 2023 
include: BJ’s Restaurant 
Montebello, Assemblymember 
Blanca Rubio, 
Foothill Credit Union, El 
Monte Nissan, Senator Susan 
Rubio, Arcadia Chinese Association, 
Run With Us, So 
Cal Gas, Upper San Gabriel 
Municipal Water District 
and Craig’s Crew.

Sadly, the KID-FIT Family 
Fun Run 5K committee recently 
lost a very important member. 
Linda Dempsey, a retired 40-year administrator 
for the Monrovia School 
District, passed away suddenly in late 
March. Linda was not only a dear 
friend, valuable committee member 
and important to many community 
groups but she also participated in 
the inaugural KID-FIT event last year, 
placing first in her age group at 84. 
This year’s event is dedicated to her 
enthusiasm, kindness and passion for 
education. A scholarship will be set up 
in Linda’s name for future 5K’s. Those 
who knew her can walk/run on “Team 
Linda” at a reduced rate. Find “KID-
FIT 5K” at 

For questions, contact Race Director 
Michele Silence at 626-848-2950 or michele@


For the period of Sunday, April 16th through Saturday, 
April 22nd, the Police Department responded to 1,023 
calls for service, of which 108 required formal investigations. 
The following is a summary report of some of the 
incidents handled by the Department during this period.

Sunday, April 16:

1. At 7:36 a.m., an officer responded to a construction 
site located in the 400 block of Alster Avenue regarding 
a burglary investigation. Sometime during the previous 
night, unknown suspects cut an exterior fence to gain entry 
and fled with hand tools. 

2. At 12:41 p.m., an officer responded to Santa Anita 
Park, located at 285 West Huntington Drive, regarding a 
stolen vehicle investigation. The victim stated he left his 
vehicle in the care of a friend and later discovered the 
friend and his vehicle were gone. The stolen vehicle was a 
2005 Kia Sedona.

Wednesday, April 19:

3. At 1:20 p.m., an officer responded to Arcadia Public 
Library, located at 20 West Duarte Road, regarding a 
battery investigation. The officer determined a male suspect 
kicked a library employee as he was exiting the location. 
While being detained, the 52-year-old male from 
Fullerton resisted arrest and battered a police officer. He 
was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for 

Thursday, April 20:

4. At 11:09 p.m., an officer responded to Embassy 
Suites, located at 211 East Huntington Drive, regarding a 
burglary investigation. The officer discovered an unidentified 
suspect entered the victim’s unlocked hotel room. 
The reported loss was a cellphone and cash. 

Friday, April 21:

5. At 6:09 a.m., an officer responded to Embassy 
Suites, located at 211 East Huntington Drive, regarding 
a burglary report. Sometime during the previous night, 
someone stole the victim’s wallet from her locked hotel 
room and fraudulently used her credit cards. 

6. At 9:10 a.m., an officer responded to McDonald’s, 
located at 143 East Foothill Boulevard, regarding a battery 
report. The officer determined the male suspect hit an 
elderly victim over an incident of road rage. The suspect 
is described as a White male, between the ages of 35 and 
45-years-old, approximately 5’10” and 180-200 pounds. 
He fled in a white work truck.

7. 10:07 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in 
the 1700 block of Wilson Avenue regarding a burglary 
investigation. The officer discovered unknown suspect(s) 
smashed the rear glass door window and ransacked the 
master bedroom. The crime occurred sometime between 
8:50 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. on April 21st. 

Saturday, April 22:

8. At 12:35 a.m., an officer responded to 7-Eleven, located 
at 102 East Huntington Drive, regarding a battery 
report. An investigation revealed that while the victim 
was leaving the store, she was punched in the back of the 
head and pushed. Witnesses reported a group of three 
men following the victim. The men fled in two different 
vehicles, a Toyota Camry and a Honda Accord.


9. At 6:00 p.m., an officer responded to Macy’s, located 
at 400 South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a battery 
investigation. The officer determined the suspect fought 
with loss prevention staff while trying to steal numerous 
items. The 26-year-old male from San Gabriel was arrested 
and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. He 
was also found to be in possession of methamphetamine. 

10. At 11:39 p.m., an officer responded to a residence 
in the 200 block of Whispering Pines Summit regarding 
a burglary report. An investigation revealed unknown 
suspect(s) smashed a rear glass door and fled with handbags 
and cash. 


About Our Boards and Commissions 


 The Mayor and City Council appoint 
Board Members and Commissioners to act 
as advisors in specific areas of City business. 
These individuals are volunteers who 
do not receive compensation.

Get Involved - Applications for Unscheduled 
Vacancies on Library Board and 
Historic Preservation Commission AND 
Terms Beginning July 1, 2023

Being Accepted!

Applications are now being accepted for an 
unscheduled vacancy on the Library Board 
and the Historic Preservation Commission, 
both with an unexpired term ending June 
30, 2025. The deadline to apply has been 
extended to Monday, May 1, 2023. Interviews 
will be scheduled in conjunction with 
those held for the regular terms beginning 
July 1, 2023, referenced below.

Notice of Unscheduled Vacancy on 

Library Board (04/11/2023)

Notice of Unscheduled Vacancy on Historic 
Preservation Commission (04/11/2023)

Applications are also being accepted for 
terms beginning July 2023. The deadline 
to apply is Monday, May 1, 2023, with interviews 
to be scheduled in the weeks following. 
Selection Committee recommendations 
will be presented at the June 20, 2023, 
Regular City Council Meeting.

Informational Flyer

Application for Boards and Commissions - 
Due Monday, May 1, 2023

Supplemental Application for Historic 
Preservation Commission (required)

Board Members and Commissioners are 
appointed by the Mayor, with the approval 
of the City Council. Members are volunteers 
who serve a three-year term (two-year 
terms are for MOTAB), beginning July 1, 
and must reapply after each term.

For more information regarding the scope 
of each board and commission and what it 
means to serve in this role, feel free to reach 
out to Community Services Director Tina 
Cherry ( for 
Community Services Commission, Library 
Board, or MOTAB, or Community Development 
Director Craig Jimenez (cjimenez@ for Planning Commission 
or Historic Preservation Commission.

The following link is a complete list of expiring 
appointed terms for 2023, names 
of incumbents, and the dates of their 

Local Appointments List - Terms Ending 
June 30, 2023

Criteria for Joining a Board or Commission 

Appointees may only serve on one advisory 
body at a time.

Appointees must be a resident of Monrovia.

An exception to this rule is for individuals 
serving on MOTAB. Instead, they must 
have a bona fide business in Old Town subject 
to the Business Improvement District 
(BID) assessment.

Appointees may not be a City of Monrovia 

Individuals serving as an elected official of 
the City may not serve on an advisory body 
at the same time.

The Boards and Commissions listed below 
meet regularly to discuss public business 
in public settings. For details, click on the 
links to each Commission or Board.

To find out more about becoming a Board 
Member or Commissioner, contact the City 
Clerk's Office at 626-932-5505.

Planning Commission

The Planning Commission oversees new 
development in the City to ensure that it 
complies with the City’s General Plan and 
Zoning Ordinance and has the authority 
to approve conditional use permits, variances, 
parcel maps and hillside development 
permits. As an advisory body to the 
City Council, they review and make recommendations 
on applications for tract 
maps and amendments to the Zoning and 
Subdivision Ordinances and the General 
Plan. The seven-member body meets on 
the Wednesday following the second Tuesday 
of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the City 
Council Chambers.

Historic Preservation Commission

The Historic Preservation Commission 
is responsible for administering the Historic 
Preservation and Demolition Review 
Ordinances. Included in their purview is 
the approval of exterior changes to historic 
landmarks and for building facades In Old 
Town along Myrtle Avenue. The Commission 
also reviews all applications for historic 
landmark designation and Mills Act 
Contracts and makes a recommendation to 
the City Council on the request. The seven-
member body meets every other month on 
the Wednesday following the fourth Tuesday 
at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers.

Community Services Commission

The Community Services Commission 
assess the social service, leisure, park and 
street tree needs of the community to 
evaluate and make recommendations to 
the City Council and to the Department of 
Community Services on how those needs 
are or should be met, and to oversee and 
provide public accountability to programs 
under the jurisdiction of the of the Department 
of Community Services. The seven-
member body meets on the second Tuesday 
of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Monroe 
Room of the Community Center, 119 West 
Palm Avenue. 

Library Board

The five members of the Library Board are 
governed by the California State Education 
Code, and are responsible for enforcing all 
the rules, regulations, and bylaws necessary 
for the administration, governance and 
protection of the library and its property. 
The Board meets on the fourth Thursday 
of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Monroe 
Room of the Community Center, 119 West 
Palm Avenue. 

Monrovia Old Town Advisory Board 

The Board is comprised not less than five 
and not more than seven Old Town merchants 
and is responsible for making recommendations 
to the City Council on 
programs and projects to advance the 
downtown area through marketing, promotion 
and overall improvement of the 
Business Improvement District. The MOTAB 
meets once a month on the third Tuesday 
of each month at 9:30 a.m. in Council 
Chambers, 415 South Ivy Avenue. Board 
Members may not be a City of Monrovia 
employee, must have a bona fide business 
in the Old Town district that is subject to 
the Business Improvement District (BID) 
assessment, and must be current on their 
BID assessment.

Board of Appeals 

The Board, comprised of five members; 
three Planning Commissioners and two 
Historic Preservation Commissioners; 
meets the second Monday of August at 
5:00 p.m., in the City Council Chambers, 
or for a special meeting when an appeal is 

Local Appointments List

A list of all positions on boards, commissions, 
and committees which will expire 
during the next calendar year, with the 
name of the incumbent appointee, the date 
of appointment, the date the term expires, 
and the necessary qualifications for the 

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