Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, April 10, 2021

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Mountain View News Saturday, April 10, 2021 

For the period of Sunday, March 28th through Saturday, April 3rd, the Police 
Department responded to 1,045 calls for service, of which 111 required formal 
investigations. The following is a summary report of some of the major incidents 
handled by the Department during this period. 

Sunday, March 28:

1. At 11:00 a.m., an officer responded to the 300 block of East Foothill 
Boulevard regarding a commercial burglary report. The officer discovered unidentified 
suspects smashed the front window and fled with electronics and a 
tattoo machine. 
2. At 11:17 p.m., an officer responded to Anytime Fitness, located at 9 
East Foothill Boulevard, regarding a suspicious occupied vehicle. Upon contacting 
the driver and completing a records check, the officer discovered the 
32-year-old male from Monterey Park had an expired driver’s license, was on 
parole for burglary, and had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant. The driver 
also admitted to being in possession of a pipe to smoke methamphetamine. A 
record check of the vehicle and license plate revealed the suspect was driving a 
stolen vehicle and had installed license plates belonging to a different vehicle. 
The suspect was arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 
Monday, March 29:

3. At 9:55 a.m., an officer responded to Antique Restoration, located at 
119 La Porte Street, regarding a vehicle burglary report. Sometime between 
March 26th and March 29th, someone damaged the exterior door lock and 
tampered with the steering column of a Chevrolet Express van. It does not appear 
as though the suspect(s) fled with any of the victim’s property. 
4. At 12:54 p.m., an officer responded to the 600 block of West Duarte 
Road regarding a battery investigation. The officer determined an argument 
between an engaged couple escalated and resulted in the suspect, a 59-year-old 
female from Arcadia, hitting her fiancé. The suspect was arrested and transported 
to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 
5. At 11:10 p.m., officers and the Arcadia Fire Department responded to 
the intersection of First Avenue and Wheeler Avenue regarding a fire. Surveillance 
footage revealed a lone suspect set fire to two palm trees located between 
Avis Car Rental and the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles parking lot. The 
investigation is ongoing. 
Tuesday, March 30:

6. At 8:47 p.m., an officer responded to the 1300 block of Oak Meadow 
Avenue regarding a theft from vehicle report. Sometime between 1:00 a.m. and 
8:30 a.m. on March 30th, an unknown suspect entered the victim’s vehicle by 
unknown means and fled with a tablet and keyboard. 
7. At 11:52 a.m., officers responded to 7-Eleven, located at 200 East Live 
Oak Avenue, regarding a vandalism investigation. The officer determined the 
suspect knocked over a display case when the clerk refused to sell an alcoholic 
beverage. The suspect also fled with a stolen lighter. As the suspect walked away,
he threw the lighter at the store window causing it to crack. When officers located 
and confronted the suspect, he resisted and hit one of the officers in the 
face with his elbow. The 41-year-old male transient from Arcadia was arrested 
and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 
Wednesday, March 31:

8. At 10:20 a.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 200 block 
of West Colorado Boulevard regarding a fraud report. The victim stated she 
was contacted on a messaging app called “WhatsApp” regarding an opportunity 
to invest in Bitcoin. Believing the investment to be legitimate, the victim wire 
transferred approximately $20,000.00. The victim grew suspicious and discovered 
she had been a victim of fraud. The victim does not know the identity of 
the suspect(s).
9. At 11:56 a.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 500 block of 
Verner Circle regarding a mail theft report. The suspect was seen on surveillance 
footage opening the victim’s mailbox and stealing mail from neighbors. 
Thursday, April 1:

10. At 6:11 p.m., an officer responded to Old Navy, located at 400 South 
Baldwin Avenue, regarding a shoplifting investigation. A review of surveillance 
footage captured on February 10th revealed three suspects entered the store 
and stole nearly $700.00 worth of merchandise. The suspects are described as 
three black females, between the ages of 25 and 40-years-old. 
11. At 6:30 p.m., an officer responded to a condominium complex in the 
1000 block of Sunset Boulevard regarding a vandalism report. The officer discovered 
someone damaged the mailbox locking mechanism and opened the 
community mailbox. It is unknown if any mail was stolen. 

The Arcadia Recreation and Community Services 
Department, Senior Services Division and Methodist 
Hospital are offering a virtual health lecture on 
understanding Psoriatic Arthritis & Psoriasis on Friday, 
April 23 from Noon to 1pm. Join us for a virtual 
lecture with Rheumatologist Huynh W. Tran, MD 
from Methodist Hospital. Psoriasis is a common skin 
condition that affects up to 3 out of every 100 people. 
Psoriatic arthritis is a painful joint condition and 
happens in 50% of psoriasis patients. Dr. Tran, who is 
board certified in internal medicine, will help you understand 
these unique conditions to help individuals 
take better care of their joints and skin. 

If you are interested in learning about this lecture but 
do not have a computer there is a dial-in option. 

All individuals must pre-register by calling Arcadia 
Senior Services at 626.574.5130 at least one day prior 
to the presentation. We will be requesting you to provide 
an email address if you have one. 

For more information, please call the Senior Services 
Office at 626.574.5130. 


The 2021 MOHPG Historic Homes Tour: 
A Virtual Experience 

The Monrovia Historic Preservation Group will be 
hosting a virtual home tour this year in lieu of the in-
person experience tour goers have enjoyed since 1983. 
Seven homes will be featured, each with its own video 
5-10 minutes long plus an introductory video. The videos 
can be viewed anytime from May 1-9, 2021.
In order to watch the videos, you must register ahead 
of time. MOHPG is requesting a donation of $20 but 
that is optional.
Register on the MOHPG website and view a trailer 
video (3 minutes long) to give you a taste of what is to 
come. We hope you will join us for this special event 

-an opportunity to view seven of Monrovia’s vintage 
homes in the comfort of your own home. http://www.
RESIDENT HIGHLIGHT: MHS Students Launch Environmentally 
Sustainable Streetwear CompanyIn May 2020, Luca Ammon, Tyler Ford, Sonny Sluiter, 
and Scott Reynolds launched an environmentally 
sustainable streetwear clothing line, Pier Clothing. The 
four are juniors at Mon-rovia High School. Using Tik-
Tok as their main advertising platform, Pier Clothinghas 18.8 thousand followers and over 295,000 likes! 
With a goal to raise awareness for environmental conservation 
through their clothing, Pier Clothing donates 
20 percent of their profit to the Environmental Working 

In a “historic” partnership, the Duarte Kiwanis Club and the 
Duarte Rotary Club have partnered to help seniors in our 
community. Duarte Kiwanis member, Lois Gaston, recognized an 
unmet need in the community - homebound seniors who needed 
help scheduling Covid-19 vaccine appointments. So, Lois Gaston 
gathered support through both clubs – Lydia Carswell and Tina 
Heany from the Rotary Club and Tina Carey from the Kiwanis 
Club - and the team has pulled together to help more than 40 
folks get their vaccines!

If you are interested in joining the Duarte Kiwanis or presenting 
at a future meeting, please contact Tina Carey at tinac51@aol. 
com. The club is currently meeting virtually through Zoom. 

Al Fresco South Pas, April 17!

 Join South Pasadena on 
the 3rd Saturday of the 
month for an Al Fresco 
day of shopping and diningin support of our South 
Pasadena small businesses! 
Enjoy strolling the streets 
of South Pasadena – find 
something fabulous at one 
of the shops and stop for a 
bite at your favorite eatery. 
Head to our Guide to South 
Pasadena to map out the 
places you’d like to hit! 

Some stores will have 
goods and services on 
the sidewalk, others will 
have their doors open to 
welcome customers in. 
Restaurants will be servingfood ‘al fresco’ and to go. 
Some may have limited 
capacity indoor seating as 

South Pasadena Council and 
Commissions Virtual Meetings

 The City of South Pasadena has transitioned to virtual 
Council and Commission meetings in response to the 
COVID-19 crisis.

 Agendas and reports for these meetings will be posted 
to the Commission’s webpage, in addition to a link to the 
live webstream prior to the beginning of the meeting. All 
meetings will continue to be broadcast live on Spectrum/
TWC Channel 19 and AT&T Channel 99 for cable customers 
who reside in the City.

 For more information on upcoming meetings, click on 
the meeting to be redirected to the commission webpage:
Meeting Dates and Times:
Public Safety Commission 4/12/21 at 8:30 a.m.
Parks and Recreation 4/12/21 at 6:30 p.m.
Planning Commission 4/13/21 CancelledSenior Commission Cancelled 
Cultural Heritage Commission 4/15/21 at 6:30 p.m.
City Council Meeting 4/21/21 at 7:30 p.m.
Youth Commission 4/26/21 at 6:00 p.m.
Mobility & Transportation Infrastructure Commission 
4/27/21 at 6:30 p.m.
Natural Resources & Environmental Commission 4/27/21 at 

7:00 p.m.
Public Art Commission 4/28/21 at 6:30 p.m.
Festival of Balloons 4/28/21 at 7:00 p.m.
Finance Commission 4/29/21 at 6:30 p.m. 
The virtual meetings will adhere to the updated Brown Act 
provisions for public meetings set forth by the legislature in 
response to the COVID-19 crisis. During these meetings, the 
Commissioners and City staff will participate remotely. Cityfacilities will not be open to the public in order to stop the 
spread of the virus.

 Public Comments are accepted via email. Information 
on how to submit a public comment is detailed on each 
Commission page.

 Public Comments for the meeting must be received 24 hours 
prior to the meeting, to allow staff time to compile and post 
comments prior to the meeting. Comments will be distributed 
to the City Council/Commission for consideration and will 
be posted on the City’s website for public review.

 For more information visit: 


 Hours may vary – check 
with your favorite store or 

As always, masks and social 
distancing are required. Al 
Fresco South Pasadena is 
held on the 3rd Saturday of 
every month. 

Reduce Exposure to Lead Hotels Sign ADA Agreementsin Drinking Water Passes The United States They are: 

Attorney’s Office announced Rodeway Inn & Suites inFirst Policy Committee Monday that they have Hollywood and Lynwood;

Assemblymember Chris Low levels of lead in children signed agreements with Two Rodeway Inn locations,
Holden’s legislation, AB 100 cause IQ loss, learning Hotels across Southern one near Maingate Knott’s 
that would set a limit on the disabilities, behavioral California, including a Super and one known as Regalodge 

amount of lead leaching from problems, and impaired 8 in Pasadena, to resolve (in Glendale); Vantage 
drinking water faucets and hearing. investigations pursuant Point Inn (formerly known 
fixtures passed the Assembly Currently, consumers have to the Americans with as Knights Inn Woodland 
Committee on Environmental no idea when they go to a Disabilities Act (ADA). Hills); Super 8 locations 
Safety and Toxic Materials hardware store if the faucet The agreements were near LAX, and in Pasadena,
Wednesday. they buy is safe or not. finalized over a one-year Santa Clarita, and San Luis 

“We all expect the water Faucets can leach lead when period that began last April Obispo; and Red Lion Hotels 
we drink will keep us and they are used. Holden’s bill and concluded Monday Corporation. 

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not make us sick,” said lead leaching from faucets After federal investigations across Southern California 
Assemblymember Chris and fixtures to no more than into the hotels revealed also entered into settlement 
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that damages the brains and new faucets, and are not some agreeing to stop the against people with 
central nervous systems of ingesting lead that we know to illegal practice of charging disabilities,” said Actingyoung children. Lead is also a be dangerous to our health,” more for accessible rooms – United States Attorney Tracycarcinogen and harms organs. said Holden. a “disability tax” of up to $25 Wilkison. “I commend the 
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Huntington to Reopen Key Museum Galleries

 The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens portion of the Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American Art. 
announced this week that it will begin to reopen its art galleries Planning for the reopening of other galleries at The Huntington, 
on April 17, so that the public may at last see the newly restored including the Library Exhibition Hall, is underway. 
masterpiece of 18th-century British portraiture, The Blue Boy by Those who wish to visit The Huntington—either to walk in the 
Thomas Gainsborough. In addition, “Made in L.A. 2020: a version,” gardens or to enter galleries—must obtain a standard online ticket in 
the fifth iteration of the Hammer Museum’s biennial exhibition, will advance at, according to requirements in place since 
debut simultaneously at both the Hammer and The Huntington in the gardens reopened last July. All visitors are required to comply 
two versions that make up the whole. “Made in L.A. 2020” will remain with such COVID-related safety measures as wearing face coverings 
on view at both institutions through Aug. 1. (even if vaccinated) and being screened for symptoms, including a

All of The Huntington’s galleries have been closed since March 2020 temperature check. Those wishing to enter galleries will be required 
as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic; but, with county public health to queue up outside gallery doors as needed to maintain the Los 
permission to safely reopen museums, The Huntington will once Angeles County occupancy guidelines for the Red Tier, which limit 
again welcome visitors to three distinct gallery spaces: the first floor indoor occupancy to 25 percent. Inside galleries, visitor traffic flow 
of the Huntington Art Gallery, and the galleries where “Made in L.A. and other distancing measures will be enforced. 
2020” is on display—in the MaryLou and George Boone Gallery and a For more information visit: 

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