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For the period of Sunday, February 21st through Saturday, February27th, the Police Department responded to 1,108 calls for service, of 
which 86 required formal investigations. The following is a summary report 
of some of the major incidents handled by the Department during 
this period. 

Sunday, February 21:

1. At 6:38 p.m., an officer responded to the 600 block of Fairview 
Avenue regarding a grand theft report. Surveillance footage revealed two 
suspects cut through a steel gate and removed the catalytic converter 
from the victim’s vehicle. The suspects were described as two Hispanic 
males. They were seen driving a white utility truck. The investigation is 
2. At 9:20 p.m., an officer responded to the Arcadia Police Department 
regarding a stolen vehicle incident that occurred in the 00 block of 
Flower Street. Sometime between February 20th and February 21st, the 
victim’s GMC Sierra truck was stolen from a parking lot. There are no 
investigative leads as of the date of this report. 
Monday, February 22:

3. At 8:18 a.m., an officer responded to Hugo Reid ElementarySchool, located at 1153 De Anza Place, regarding a commercial burglary 
report. An unknown suspect intentionally broke a lock to the school 
grounds and a window frame was found bent. It does not appear as if the 
suspect(s) entered the school. The investigation is ongoing. 
4. At 10:03 a.m., an officer responded to Brilliant Realty and Management 
Co., located at 145 East Live Oak Avenue, regarding a mail theft 
report. The officer discovered someone opened their mailboxes and possibly 
fled with one check. The investigation is ongoing. 
Tuesday, February 23:

5. At 11:39 a.m., officers responded to a residence in the 400 block 
of North Fifth Avenue regarding a burglary report. An investigation 
revealed the suspect had entered the victim’s residence and was found 
as she was exiting a back window. The officers concluded the suspect, a37-year-old female from Monrovia, has been linked to numerous Arcadia 
burglaries in recent weeks. The suspect was arrested and transported 
to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 
6. At 4:28 p.m., an officer took a report of fraud involving a resident 
of the 200 block of Las Tunas Drive. The officer determined that as 
an executor of an estate was closing the decedent's accounts, it was found 
that several fraudulent cashier’s checks had been drawn from the accounts 
using a forged signature. The identity of the suspect is unknown 
as of March 2nd. 
Wednesday, February 24:

7. At 8:18 a.m., an officer responded to a residence located in the 
1200 block of Short Street regarding a vandalism report. The victim discovered 
his mailbox had been damaged sometime during the previous 
night. The investigation is pending a review of any relevant surveillance 
8. At 9:23 a.m., an officer responded to, located 
at 5500 Peck Road, regarding a theft from vehicle report. The reporting 
party stated that sometime during the previous evening, someone cut the 
exterior fence, entered the secured parking area, and stole two catalytic 
converters from a delivery truck. The investigation is ongoing. 
Thursday, February 25:

9. At 7:52 a.m., an officer responded to the 1100 block of SingingWood Drive regarding a vandalism report. The victim determined his 
mailbox had been forced open and was left empty. It is unknown if any 
mail was stolen. The investigation is pending any available surveillance 
10. At 1:12 p.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 100 
block of East Santa Clara Street regarding a burglary report. The victim 
entered her home and discovered the suspect entered the home, turned 
on the shower, and let the water leak into the garage. Officers located 
the suspect inside the home and a 32-year-old male from Arcadia was 
arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 
Friday, February 26:

11. At 12:02 a.m., an officer responded to Hilton Garden Inn, located 
at 199 North Second Avenue, regarding a theft from vehicle report. 
The victim discovered someone entered his unlocked vehicle and fled 
with fishing tackle equipment and various electronics. There are no investigative 
leads as of the date of this report. 

Times are difficult. Some of our neighbors are very well 
facing the unprecedented pressures of this pandemic on 
everything from mental health to financial burden to 
housing insecurity. The City of Duarte offers resources to 
assist those vulnerable to homelessness. 
"Homelessness has been a longstanding issue in Los Angeles 
County, but the COVID-19 pandemic has further 
strained individuals financially to the point that fundamental 
needs are not being met," said Brian Villalobos. 
"We encourage any resident who is facing homelessness 
or who knows a neighbor with housing struggles to reach 
out for help."
Here in the City of Duarte Public Safety Outreach Coordinator 
Tony Hadloc works to improve public health with 
regional partners. Hadloc conducts direct street-level outreach 
to the unhoused to connect them to services, distribute 
hygiene kits with hand sanitizer and clean socks 
among many other items, and even transports individuals 
to safe space if requested. Through a grant from the 
San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments, the City of 
Duarte also has an assigned housing navigator and case 
worker through Union Station Homeless Services (USHS).
Hadloc will refer clients to USHS that wish to enter the 
Los Angeles Coordinated Entry System to receive full case 
management including bridge housing, permanent housing 
and employment opportunities. Duarte's assigned 
housing navigator, Lisa Montano, works Monday through 
Thursday and every other Friday, holding office hours at 
Duarte Park, Tuesday and Wednesday from 11 AM to 3:30 
PM, and is on-call as needed. 
The City of Duarte also partners closely with Foothill 
Unity Center (790 West Chestnut Ave., Monrovia, CA).
Foothill Unity Center provides clothing, food, school supplies, 
support and crisis services, health service programs, 
and other special programs to the Foothill community. 
Starting in summer 2020, Foothill Unity was a subgrant 
recipient through the City of Duarte to provide hygiene 
services for the unhoused. This funding from the City of 
Duarte has allowed Foothill Unity Center to secure mobile 
restrooms and a handwashing station - services that became 
even more important during the pandemic as public 
restrooms were shut down. Foothill Unity Center recently 
acquired separate grant funding to also offer mobile showers. 
Visit the Foothill Unity Center website or call their 
office at (626) 258-3486 for support.
Additionally, Hadloc conducts intake for the City's homeless 
prevention and diversion program. The City has a 
number of resources available to community members 
who are either currently unhoused or at risk of becoming 
homeless due to any number of reasons, including but 
not limited to unpaid rent, overdue utility bills, family or 
roommate dispute, auto repair preventing access to work,
lack of rental deposit, or inability to pay moving costs. 
Any other barrier that may lead to homelessness can be 
If you or someone you know needs help here in Duarte, 
please contact Tony Hadloc at (626) 386-6819 to discuss 
available homeless and homeless prevention resources.
Prevention/diversion funds are limited and distributed on 
a first-come, first-serve basis. The City of Duarte maintains 
the right to approve or deny funding applications 
based on a needs assessment. Must be a resident of Duarte. 



The City of Monrovia is looking for a progressive Director 
of Public Works in the Public Works Department. The selected 
individual will be a mentor and a team builder who 
prioritizes people and enhances the needs of the team. 

The successful candidate will be responsible for a variety of 
ongoing responsibilities and projects, but not limited to the 

Assume full management responsibility for all Public Works 
Department services and activities including all functions 
within the Engineering, Water, Sewer, Parks and Streets 
Select, train, motivate, mentor, develop and evaluate 
Manage the development and implementation of Public 
Works Department goals, objectives, policies, and priorities 
for each assigned service area;
Direct and manage construction and maintenance of City 
streets, water, wastewater systems, facilities, and fleet maintenance 
Oversee and participate in the development and administration 
of department budget; approve expenditures and 
implement budgetary adjustments as appropriate and 
Manage and administer engineering consulting and construction 
contracts; review work to ensure compliance with 
specifications, and related documents; ensure compliance 
with codes, ordinances, and standards; 
Provide staff assistance to the City Manager and City Council; 
participate on a variety of boards, commissions, and 
committees; prepare and present staff reports and other 
necessary correspondence; andRespond and resolve difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries 
and complaints. 
Any combination of education and experience that would 
provide the required knowledge, abilities, and skills is qualifying. 
A typical way to obtain the qualifications would be: 

BA/BS in public administration, business administration 
or related field and ten (10) years increasingly responsible 
experience in Public Works, including five (5) years supervisory 
experience. Master’s degree highly desirable. 
Experience working with diverse groups and ability to exercise 
cultural sensitivity and awareness is highly desirable.




The Rialto Revealed: A South Pasadena looking Mindful JournalingLandmark Restoration for New City Manager Workshop for South

The South Pasadena 

The City of South Pasadena Council toward consensus on

Public Library is set to host Pas Self-Care Teens

is seeking a City Manager with difficult or complex issues. The 

an illustrated virtual talk on 

exceptional interpersonal, ideal candidate will possess a 
the exterior renovation of leadership, communication, combination of strong political 
the Rialto Theatre, featuring and negotiation skills. The leadership qualities and 
founder of the Friends incoming City Manager will strong managerial experience. 
of the Rialto, Escott O. be a seasoned individual and As a leader, the selected 
Norton. Norton, a lifelong forward-thinking visionary candidate will create an 
preservationist, was an who will continue to move the environment where employees 

City in a positive direction by feel empowered to excel. Teens in Grades 9 – 12 are The Zoom link will be sent

advisor to the restoration 

providing clear direction to Candidates should possess invited to discover healthy out 24 hours prior to the 

work carried out by theater 

staff, engaging and building excellent management skills ways to cope with stress and workshop. Teens can register 

owner the Shomof Group and 

relationships with the business and be able to delegate to improve personal self-care at www.southpasadenaca. will share his vast knowledge community, and being effectively while holding staff with this guided mindful gov/register of the theater’s history along responsive to community accountable. journaling workshop Questions about the 

with stories and photos from the effort to restore it to its concerns. A candidate who Any combination of education, 

with Amy Muscoplat of workshop should be

former glory. The Rialto Revealed will be presented on the possesses appreciation for and training, and experience 

Joyfestivial Industries. The sent to the Library’s

Crowdcast platform at: The event, understanding of diversity that could likely provide the 

program is being presented TAB Librarian, Anne

March 10 at 7:00 p.m. is free and open to the public, but an within a city organization and required knowledge, skills, 

by the South Pasadena Armacost, at aarmacost@

internet connected device is required. community will be valued. and abilities will be qualifying. 
A service-minded The typical candidate will Public Library’s Teen

Constructed in 1925, the Rialto Theatre is an iconic 

individual who listens and is possess a Bachelor’s degree Advisory Board (TAB) and Amy Muscoplat, Joyfestival’s

landmark in South Pasadena and one of the few remaining 

approachable, accessible, and in public administration or a is sponsored by the Friends creator, is a librarian and

single-screen theaters in Southern California that reflect 

open to suggestions is highly related field from an accredited of the South Pasadena Public program presenter. She

the majesty of the golden age of cinema. The Rialto has not desirable. The City Manager college or university along Library. created Joyfestivial as a waybeen an active theater since 2007, and was purchased by the 

should be a skilled public with extensively responsible Pre-registration is required. “help all people manufacture

Shomof Group in 2014. The Shomof Group is known for speaker, a good communicator administrative experience in 

This March 17 one-time their ‘happy’ from within 

projects in downtown Los Angeles completed under the capable of exercising discretion, the planning, coordination, and 

workshop will be from 4:30 themselves and to live a

City’s Adaptive Reuse Ordinance, which encourages the confidentiality, and tact when financing of varied municipal 

p.m. to 6:00 p.m. via Zoom. better life.” 
conversion of older, economically distressed, or historically dealing with sensitive matters activities; a Master’s degree is 
or communicating with internal desirable.

significant buildings to residential or retail uses. 

and external stakeholders. TO APPLY

Escott O. Norton grew up surrounded by theater and South Pasadena Library New

The desired candidate has If you are interested in this

architecture. His mom founded the OXY Summer Drama 

a strong finance background outstanding opportunity,

Festival, and his father designed and built all of Norton’s as well as experience with please apply online at: Comic Book Club for Adults 
childhood homes. Continuing the family tradition, Norton economic development. The

 The South Pasadena Public

is now the 4th generation in a family of quality home City will benefit from a City Filing Deadline: 

Library is happy to announce

developers. His consultation company, EON Design, Manager who understands February 28, 2021 

a new comic book discussion 

specializes in historic buildings, with a primary focus on and values the needs of the Following the filing deadline, 

club for adult readers. The

historic theaters. Escott founded Friends of the Rialto 35 organization as well as the resumes will be screened 

Comic Book Club will meet 

years ago to advocate for the preservation and reactivation community and is willing to according to the qualifications on the first Thursday of each 
of his favorite theater. He was also the Executive Director of make a long-term commitment outlined above. The most month at 7pm. The first

to South Pasadena. qualified candidates will be

the Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation, a nationally meeting of the Comic Book

The incoming City Manager invited to personal interviews

renowned non-profit that has landmarked and protected Club is on April 1st at 7 p.m.

will be expected to take an active with Bob Murray and

dozens of historic theaters across Los Angeles County. 

interest in the community and Associates. Candidates will On this day, the Comic Book 

For more information visit: maintain effective working be advised of the status of the Club will meet virtually on 
relationships with City staff, recruitment following finalists’ Zoom to discuss Upgrade 
regional partners and outside selection. Finalist interviews Soul by Ezra Claytan Daniels. 
organizations, and the general will be held with the City of Upgrade Soul is the story of 
public. South Pasadena. an elderly couple forced into 

The Council is seeking A select group of candidates a psychological battle after 
a candidate who will will be asked to provide undergoing an experimental 
communicate directly and references once it is anticipated genetic procedure. 
openly and be transparent, that they may be recommended Registration is required. 
consistent, and equitable in as finalists. References will Visit the Library’s website to 
their dealings with all elected be contacted only following register. 
officials. candidate approval.

 Upgrade Soul is currently available on ComicsPlus.

The selected individual will If you have any questions, 

ComicsPlus provides access to thousands of digital comics,

show strength of character and please do not hesitate to call 

graphic novels, and manga with no wait lists or limits. Read 

unquestioned integrity, as well Mr. Gary Phillips at: (916) 784

directly on your favorite web browser, or download the app on 

as the ability to work with the 9080 

the App Store or Google Play. A South Pasadena Public Library 
card number and PIN are required to access ComicsPlus. A 
tutorial on how to use ComicsPlus is available on the Library’s 
YouTube page. 

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