Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, June 17, 2017

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By Sean KaydenLP, “We’re All Gonna Die,” the band’s grand

The first annual Arroyo Seco Weekend hostedstorytelling, sumptuous sound, and Laurel Canyonby Goldenvoice will be kicking off next weekendvibe is easy listening, especially here in Southernat the Brookside Golf Club near the Rose Bowl. It California. Dawes is composed of brothers Taylorwill feature an eclectic array of artists performing(guitars and vocals) and Griffin Goldsmith (drums),
at the event with genres and musical eras that arealong with Wylie Gelber (bass) and Lee Pardiniexpansive. The headliners for the two-day event(keyboards). They had originally formed in 2009are Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers (Saturday)and haven’t looked back as their popularity growsand Mumford & Sons (Sunday). Both artists havefrom opening act to headliners. I think Dawes hasheadlined other festivals in the past, with Tom Pettymajor appeal for a festival like this. They may feelheadlining Kaaboo Music Festival later this summermore like “dad rock” with their style soundingat the Del Mar Fairgrounds. However, I want tolike one of your father’s old 70s rock albums infocus on some of the acts you should be excited forvein of Neil Young, Poco, or The Eagles. However,
that you may not know.with a touch of youthful exuberance to offer than

Athens, Alabama quartet Alabama Shakes your typical folk act, Dawes is a tight-knit group ofprobably could have headlined this festival and musicians with honest and earnest songs that bleedeveryone would have been cool with that. Theypure red, white, and blue American rock.
are the second tier band behind Tom Petty on dayAs for Sunday, you have mega-rockers Mumfordone. In 2015, they released their sophomore record,& Songs and southern California darlings, Weezer“Sound & Color,” which was soulful, magical, andleading the charge, but I want to take a look at somequite original. The foursome currently consists ofof the upcoming acts in today’s rock scene. Whilelead singer and guitarist Brittany Howard, guitaristday one has some heavy weight indie rockers linedHeath Fogg, bassist Zac Cockrell, and drummerup such as The Shins and Fitz and The Tatrums,
Steve Johnson. Despite an indie grounded tone, theySunday’s card has some young talent worthare fairly well known as they’ve won three Grammysseeking out. First up is Los Angeles indie-pop triofor their last record, including Best AlternativeMagic Giant. The threesome act consists of AustinAlbum. This is the kind of band to appeal towardBisnow (lead vocals, cello, synthesizer, percussion),
individuals of all ages as they can easily connect toZambricki Li (banjo, fiddle, viola, cello, harmonica,
today’s youthful generation as well as an older onemandolin, octave mandolin, acoustic guitar, dobro,
too that fancy bluesy rock. Be sure to check them outlap steel, backing vocals) and Brian Zaghi (acousticbefore Tom Petty comes out because they easily mayguitar, cello, bass, percussion, backing vocals). Ifbe the best live attraction across the two-day’re bringing the family out, this is the band your

Personally, my most anticipated act to see isteenage kids, probably daughter(s) will want to checkCanadian indie rockers, Broken Social Scene. With out. A cross between The Head and The Heart and 
an experimental sound, an extensive catalogue ofYoung The Giant, Magic Giant is a young, fun pop-
songs, and up to a dozen members at a given timerock band with pleasant tunes off their 2017 debuton stage, they may just be the best band you’ve neverLP, “In The Wind.” Ideal band to kick off the earlyheard of. If you have heard of them, you shouldpart of the festival and one that may be a surprise to 
know the band is releasing their 6th studio record,some. 
“Hug of Thunder’ next month, the first recordLos Angeles indie-alternative sextet The Mowgil’stogether in seven years. The group, founded byis an impressive band merging the sounds ofKevin Drew, features artists such as Emily Hainesmodern folk and pop. They’re another rising actand James Shaw of Metric, Amy Millan and Evanin the indiesphere as they share quirky qualitiesCranley of Stars, solo artist, Feist and many otherto more familiar acts, FUN and Grouplove. Thetalented musicians. Their soundscape is widespread,band features Katie Jayne Earl (vocals), Colin Louisranging from hypotonic instrumental tracks in theDieden (vocals/guitar), Josh Hogan (vocals/guitar),
beginning of their career to full-fledge arena readyMatthew Di Panni (bass/vocals), Dave Appelbaumindie jams. With the balance of multiple female(keys/vocals) and Andy Warren (drums/percussion/
vocals and Drew’s soothing voice, the collection ofvocals). With three LPs under their belt within foursongs never sounds alike. They’re one of the mostyears (2013-2016) and a brand new infectious singleauthentic rock bands of the past decade and a halffor 2017 entitled “4AM”, there’s no slowing downand surely a band that should not be missed onfor these pop-infused rockers. If you want to dance,
Saturday. head over to The Oaks stage on Sunday where The

Lastly on day one, you won’t want to pass upMowgil’s will be doing what they do oh so well.
Los Angeles folk/Americana rockers, Dawes. Off Check out for the fullthe heels of their 2016 critically acclaimed fifth line-up. 


LOS ANGELES COUNTY -Following the Homeless Services Team that will collaborate with 
Board of Supervisors approval of the Measure Hother public safety agencies, County Departments,
funding allocation strategy recommendations, and emergency service providers.
Supervisor Kathryn Barger said, “Education is the“As we move forward in our efforts to implementkey to addressing NIMBYism in the full rolloutMeasure H, it is vital that all of our county agenciesof Measure H. The County now has the duty andcollaborate effectively with our partners in lawobligation to educate the community. This cannot enforcement who are on the frontlines dealingbe a one-size-fits-all approach. We need to be with the homeless crisis.” Supervisor Kathrynflexible and listen to our cities and non-profits.Barger said, “This motion also requires a reviewGovernment cannot fix it alone -- nor should it. of methods to engage agencies that have not beenWe need to work together to end homelessness.”traditionally part of the discussion, but should

The Board also passed a motion, co-authored bybe. In addition to law enforcement, these include 
Supervisors Hilda L. Solis and Kathryn Barger, thatagencies who are also impacted by homelessnesscalls for the allocation of funds for the Los Angelesand will be helpful in combatting it; Libraries,
County Sheriff’s Department, and other localthe Department of Parks and Recreation, Publiclaw enforcement agencies, to create an expanded Works, the Coroner and METRO.” 


(WASHINGTON, DC) Today, Rep. Grace F.of services they need.
Napolitano (D-CA-32), Senator Al Franken (D-“In Central New York and in communities 
MN), and Rep. John Katko (R-NY-24) proudlynationwide, there is a critical need to improvereintroduced the Mental Health in Schools Act access to mental and behavioral healthcare in 

(H.R. 2913; S. 1370) to fund on-site mental healthour schools,” said U.S. Rep. John Katko. “Earlyservices for youth in schools nationwide.intervention and preventative mental health 
“Supporting our children early in life can preventprogramming is critical to treating and buildingmental health problems from growing more seriousbetter lives for the many children and familiesover time, helping our youngsters lead healthy,nationwide whose lives are impacted by mentalproductive lives,” said Congresswoman Napolitano,illness. I’m proud to once again join my colleagueChair of the Congressional Mental Health Caucus.Rep. Napolitano in introducing the bipartisan“The Mental Health in Schools Act does this Mental Health in Schools Act and thank her for 
by educating the entire school community—her leadership on this critical issue.”
from students and their families, to teachers, The Mental Health in Schools Act, which 
administrators, and support personnel—on theNapolitano introduced in the previous five 
warning signs and symptoms of mental illness toCongresses, would create a total of $200 million inhelp identify and treat mental health issues beforegrant funding for 100 schools across the countrythey escalate. In this stigma-free environment to partner with local nonprofits to provide on-
students are referred directly to a clinician on schoolsite, culturally and linguistically appropriategrounds, to receive services in a culturally andmental health services for students. It is patternedlinguistically appropriate manner. I thank Senatorafter a successful pilot program started in 2001 inFranken and Congressman Katko for being at theNapolitano’s area, which began in four schools thatforefront on mental health issues in Congress, andhas now expanded to 26 schools throughout LosI look forward to working with them and all ofAngeles County, including much of the San Gabrielour colleagues to ensure mental health services areValley.
available for every child in America.”“We know not every school has the same

“We need to do a better job of treating mentalresources, which is why our bipartisan measurehealth problems the same way we treat otherensures flexibility, allowing schools to improvehealth problems, and that’s certainly true for ourtheir services to meet the needs of their students,” 
kids who struggle with mental and behavioralNapolitano added. “The Mental Health in Schoolshealth issues,” said Sen. Franken, a member of the Act builds on the success of our suicide preventionSenate Education Committee. “But unfortunately,program in Los Angeles County where we areschools often don’t have enough resources to helpraising mental health awareness, reducing harmfulsupport the one-in-five kids in our country whostigma, and connecting students to lifesaving care.”
experience mental illness. That needs to change,If you or someone you know needs help, call theand that’s why I’m working so hard to pass this billNational Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273to 
ensure that every student has access to the kinds TALK (8255). 


By Joan Schmidt

After we moved into our County area home in 1987,
I learned that LASD (Sheriff’s Department) handledcrime; CHP, traffic issues. For several years, the CHPCommunity Help Team attended Town Councilmeetings and addressed traffic issues. However, theCHP lost funding and several programs.

At current Town Council meetings, residents mentiontheir concerns: increase in crime, code enforcement and 
traffic issues. Since the CHP covers traffic, I’d like to 
write a little about them. (Visit 
org and click on History for more info-interesting,
clear, concise outline-easy reading)

How did the Highway Patrol begin? Officially onAugust 14, 1929, the State Legislature created the CHP asa section of the Division of Motor Vehicles, Departmentof Public Works. At the time, Eugene W. Biscailuz,
was Undersheriff of Los Angeles County. The governorsummoned Biscailuz to Sacramento and Biscailuz was 
appointed the CHP’s First Superintendent.1929 alsosaw officers employed by various county motor squadsabsorbed into the CHP as its first members. CHP 
was given statewide jurisdiction to enforce the StateVehicle Act; their uniforms /enforcement vehicles werestandardized. 

In 1947, the CHP was separated from the Departmentof Motor Vehicles and elevated to a department of state 

Although programs have been dropped, the CHP stillis very involved in the Community. Did you know theyare responsible for state buildings? While touring theCapitol, I met Officer Eric Homme! (Previously assignedto our Baldwin Park Office) Years ago, I attended awonderful “Night of Inclusion” featuring the talents ofvarious ethnic groups, hosted by Assemblyman MikeEng. Two CHP officers were on hand in the lobby tocover this event; it was a “state” function. 

Current Commander at the Baldwin Park Office 

is Captain Greg Hammond. His Public InformationOfficer Rodrigo Jimenez told me a frequent question is“If I am in a traffic collision, what should I do and what 
information should I obtain?” 

“Call 911 if necessary, but remember that number isfor emergencies only. Attend to the medical needs ofanyone involved. If there are no injuries, move vehicleout of traffic to nearest place of safety. If you did not call911, notify the police agency with investigative authoritybased on your collision location.”

In the County area, if there are no life-threateninginjuries, call Temple Station. 626-285-7171. They willcontact the Paramedics and the CHP. I know several 
people don’t have the CHP number. It is 626-338-1164.

Officer Jimenez said, “Regardless of who you maythink is at fault, THE LAW REQUIRES YOU TO 
DRIVER(S) INVOLVED. You will need to exchangedriver license, vehicle registration, and insurance 

“You may also want to take a moment while the eventis still fresh in your mind to write down the detailsof the collision such as the time of the day, weatherconditions, and the events that led up to the collision.
While taking steps to document the collision, if it is safeto do so, consider taking a few pictures including theother vehicle and its license plate. Do not stand in theroadway to take pictures.”

“In the event of a hit-and-run collision, call 911. 
Provide the best description of the driver if you areable to, and the vehicle description including the color,
make, model and license plate number. Do not attemptto chase the vehicle. Your safety and the safety of othersis the priority.” Thank you Officer Jimenez!


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