Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, October 31, 2020

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Mountain View News Saturday, October 31, 2020 


For the period of Sunday, October 18th, through Saturday, October 24th, the 
Police Department responded to 854 calls for service, of which 74 required formal 
investigations. The following is a summary report of some of the major 
incidents handled by the Department during this period.

Sunday, October 18:

1. At 1:40 a.m., officers responded to Motel 6, located at 225 West
Colorado Place, regarding multiple reports of shots fired. Officers located
numerous spent shell casings along with a semi-automatic pistol, but they
did not find any victims or suspects. The investigation is ongoing.

2. At 1:04 p.m., an officer responded to the 00 block of Flower Street
regarding an attempted stolen vehicle report. The victim confronted the
suspect as the 23-year-old male from Pasadena attempted to steal the vehicle. 
Officers located the suspect and discovered he was in possession of a
glass smoking pipe. A records check revealed the suspect was on probation
for burglary. He was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for

Monday, October 19:

3. At 11:44 a.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 1100 block
of Fairview Avenue regarding a residential burglary report. An investigation 
revealed the suspect(s) entered the open garage and stole the victim’s handgun. 
There are no investigative leads as of the date of this report.

4. At 3:12 p.m., an officer responded to 88 Beef Noodle, located at 1045 
South Baldwin Avenue, regarding a drunken subject. The officer located the
subject and determined he was unable to care for himself. The 35-year-old
male from Duarte was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for

Tuesday, October 20:

5. At 11:29 a.m., officers responded to a residence in the 600 block
of West Camino Real Avenue regarding a possible burglary in progress. An
investigation revealed the unknown suspect(s) entered the home by breaking 
a second-story window. The suspect(s) had ransacked the home but fled
emptyhanded as the house did not contain anything of value. The investigation 
is pending a review of additional surveillance footage.

6. At 8:53 p.m., an officer responded to the area of Foothill Boulevard
and Santa Anita Avenue regarding a vandalism report. A witness stated she
saw the suspect tipping over trash cans and breaking residential mailboxes
for no apparent reason. The suspect was located and the 42-year-old male
from Fullerton was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for

Wednesday, October 21:

7. At 9:19 a.m., officers responded to Extended Stay, located at 401
East Santa Clara Street, regarding a battery report. An investigation revealed 
there had been a domestic dispute between the suspect and his ex-fiancée.
During the investigation of the dispute, the suspect attempted to flee. The
30-year-old male from Rosemead was ultimately arrested and transported to 
the Arcadia City Jail for booking.

8. At 3:19 p.m., an officer responded to Savers Thrift Store, located at
16 East Live Oak Avenue, regarding a vehicle burglary report. The victim
discovered her vehicle’s window had been smashed and her lunch bag had
been stolen. There is no suspect information at this time.

Wednesday, October 22:

9. At 12:47 a.m., officers responded to Rod’s Grill, located at 41 West
Huntington Drive, regarding a commercial burglary in progress. Officers
determined unknown suspect(s) shattered a side window, entered the restaurant, 
and fled with an unknown amount of property. There are no investigative 
leads as of the date of this report.

10. At 8:54 p.m., an officer responded to the 700 block of Sunset Boulevard 
regarding a bicycle theft. The victim stated her unsecured bicycle was
stolen from the second story balcony. The incident was not captured by surveillance 

Thursday, October 23:

11. At 2:17 p.m., an officer took a telephonic report of a fraud incident
that occurred at Ralphs, located at 211 East Foothill Boulevard on October
2nd. The victim discovered a fraudulent transaction was made on her debit
card in the amount of $294.15. The victim does not know how the suspect
obtained her personal information.


City of San Marino Election 
2020 Voting Information

Vote Centers in South 
Pas for Nov 3 Election

What is South Pasadena 
Utility Users Tax Measure U?

In Person Voting

For the November 2020 election, 
there will be one in-person Vote 
Center in San Marino located 
at: Huntington Middle School 
-1700 Huntington Drive, San
Marino. Prior to the election,
it will be open daily from 10/30
through 11/2 from 10 a.m. to 7
p.m. On Election Day, it will be
open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Voters may vote or drop off their
Vote by Mail Ballot at any Vote
Center in Los Angeles County.

In order to have a safe voting
experience, please plan to do the
following when visiting a Vote

Wear a face covering while at the
Vote Center or waiting in line.
Face coverings and gloves will be 
available for voters if requested.

Maintain physical distance of
at least six feet from people not
in your household. This will be
enforced while waiting in line
and throughout the check-in 
and voting process.

Use hand sanitizer before 
approaching the check-in station 
and after voting. Hand sanitizer
will be provided upon entry and
exit of the Vote Center. Hand
sanitizer will also be available at
key stations during the voting

Bring your Sample Ballot and
use the Interactive Sample Ballot
to pre-mark selections to assist
with check-in and help speed up
the process.

Follow any additional guidance 
provided at your voting location, 
such as directional signage.

Vote By Mail Drop Box

There is also a Vote by Mail Drop 
Box located in front of City Hall 
at 2200 Huntington Drive. The 
Drop Box offers a secure 24 hour 
location to drop off your ballots 
now through Election Day. 
Ballots are collected every 24 
hours by election workers. 

Voters may submit their ballot at 
any Drop Box in LA County. 

Where’s My Ballot

Voters can track their ballot’s 
status, including when it has 
been mailed, received, and 
counted at California.ballottrax.

Interactive Sample Ballot

The Interactive Sample Ballot 
is an optional tool that can 
expedite your voting experience 
by allowing voters to access, 
review and mark their selections 
prior to going to a Vote Center. 
It is a digital version of your 
sample ballot booklet that will 
allow you to make selections and 
generate a Poll Pass. The Poll 
Pass is a QR code containing 
your selections. You can transfer 
your selections from your Poll 
Pass to a Ballot Marking Device 
at any Vote Center. 

More Information

 For additional voting 
information, please visit: lavote.

 The Utility Users Tax (UUT) 
Measure (Measure U) is on 
the November 3rd election 
ballot. South Pasadena voters 
will be asked to continue 
the current 7.5 percent 
rate of the City’s Utility 
Users Tax until otherwise 
repealed or amended by the 
voters, in order to generate 
and stabilize additional 
municipal revenues. 

Commonly asked questions 
about Measure U


Since 1983 South Pasadena 
residents and businesses 
have paid a Utility Users 
Tax (UUT) on certain utility 
services – telephone, cable, 
gas, water and electricity. 
The tax rate is currently 
7.5% of the amount charged 
by the utility company for 
providing the service. The 
tax is collected by the utility 
company with its monthly 
billing and remitted to the 
City, which uses the revenue 
to provide services such as 
public safety, library, parks 
and recreation, and many 
programs benefiting school 
aged children, adults, and 


The UUT is a critical source 
of revenue for the City, and 
at 12% of the City’s General 
Fund, it is the second largest 
revenue source for the City, 
after property taxes. The 
UUT generates millions to 
help pay for integral services 
that the City provides to its 
residents on a daily basis. 
UUT funds help our City 
maintain public safety 
staffing levels, street and road 
maintenance, senior services 
and recreational programs, 
all of which make South 
Pasadena a desirable place to 
live and do business.


No. The current tax rate of 
7.5% will remain unchanged.

(1)South Pasadena Public Library, Community Room. Address:
1115 El Centro St, South Pasadena, CA 91030. Days/Hours of
Operation: October 24-November 2: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM;
Election Day, November 3: 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM

(2)War Memorial Building. Address: 435 Fair Oaks Ave.,
South Pasadena, CA 91030. Days/Hours of Operation: October
30-November 2: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Election Day, November 3: 7
a.m. to 8 p.m.

(L.A. County: Vote Centers)


(1)South Pasadena City Hall. Address 1414 Mission Street, South
Pasadena, CA 91030. Days/Hours of Operation: 24 hours a day, 7
days a week. (L.A. County: VBM Ballot Drop Boxes)

Ballots dropped off in the Ballot Drop Box will be collected by
L.A. County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk staff members
every 72 hours starting October 5. On Election Day, ALL Drop
Boxes will be locked at 8 p.m.

Ballot Tracking: Voters may track their VBM Ballot every step
of the way. Please visit the following link for more information:


The Interactive Sample Ballot is an optional tool, from the County, 
that allows voters to access, review and mark their selections prior 
to going to a Vote Center. The Interactive Sample Ballot is not
online voting and does not store any identifiable information,
once you access your Sample Ballot all of your selections are
saved on your phone, computer or personal device. Please visit
the following link for more information:

All Star Baseball Reopening

 To our South Pasadena Community Members:

All Star Baseball School is now open and better than ever!

 Participants can expect upgrades to the cages, and even sign up 
for private lessons. We are also providing a re-opening special for 
the month of October, 20% off for all customers!

Come join us during our business hours!

Wednesday - Friday 3:00pm - 8:00pm

Saturday 10:00am - 8:00pm

Sunday 12:00pm - 6:00pm

 For more information visit,

South Pasadena Virtual 
Housing Rights Workshop

 The Housing Rights Center (HRC) will be hosting a 
Virtual Housing Rights Workshop for the residents of 
South Pasadena on Thursday, November 5, from 6:00 
p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The Workshop will provide information on tenant and
landlord rights, Fair Housing Laws, AB 3088, AB 1482, 
COVID-19 Local Protections, and more.

 The virtual workshop is free and will be conducted over 
Zoom. Registration is required. 

 The HRC is working to serve tenants and landlords 
during this health crisis with weekly programming and 
webinars. Each week, the HRC provides free virtual 
workshops on COVID-19 resources. The “walk-in 
clinic” offers virtual housing counseling to both tenants 
and landlords Wednesday through Friday. The HRC 
is ready to answer questions on federal and state fair 
housing laws, common forms of housing discrimination, 
protected characteristics, unlawful practices, and 
COVID-19 resources.

 The HRC is a nonprofit civil-rights organization that 
has identified and addressed the challenges of housing 
discrimination since 1968. The HRC provides assistance 
to residents with discrimination complaints and 
landlord-tenant disputes. The HRC also provides training 
and outreach assistance to landlords and tenants.

 For more information on fair housing resources, 
and Zoom registration visit: 
or call (626) 403-7200. For more about HRC visit:

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