Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, May 22, 2021

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Mountain View News Saturday, May 22, 2021 

For the period of Sunday, May 9th through Saturday, 
May 15th, the Police Department responded to 1,002 
calls for service, of which 93 required formal investigations. 
The following is a summary report of some of 
the major incidents handled by the Department during 
this period. 

Sunday, May 9:

1. At 5:04 p.m., an officer responded to a residence 
in the 1000 block of Volante Drive regarding 
a package theft report. Surveillance footage 
captured a white female with pink hair stealing the 
package from the victim’s porch on May 9th at approximately 
4:00 p.m. 
2. At 9:21 p.m., an officer responded to a residence 
in the 400 block of Diamond Street regarding 
a mail theft report. Sometime between 12:00 p.m. 
on May 8th and 9:21 p.m. on May 9th, someone 
pried open the victim’s mailbox and stole mail. 
Monday, May 10:

3. At 11:28 a.m., an officer responded to the 
200 block of Arbolada Drive regarding a theft from 
vehicle report. An investigation revealed an unidentified 
suspect entered the victim’s unlocked vehicle, 
that was parked in the driveway, and fled with two 
garage door openers. 
4. At 11:50 a.m., an officer responded to 24 
Hour Fitness, located at 125 North First Avenue, 
regarding a commercial burglary report. The officer 
discovered an unknown suspect entered the men’s 
locker room, removed the victim’s padlock from the 
locker, and stole the victim’s car keys. The suspect 
then used the car keys to unlock the victim’s vehicle 
and the suspect fled with cash from inside the 
Tuesday, May 11:

5. At 7:26 a.m., officers responded to the intersection 
of Baldwin Avenue and Arboretum Way 
regarding a solo vehicle traffic collision. Upon 
contacting the driver, the officers noticed signs of 
the driver being under the influence of drugs. The 
30-year-old male from Glendale was unable to complete 
the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests. He was 
arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for 
6. At 11:41 a.m., an officer responded to the 
1500 block of North Santa Anita Avenue regarding 
a stolen vehicle report. The victim reported his 1993 
Toyota Tacoma truck was stolen from the area between 
11:35 a.m. and 11:40 a.m. In addition to the 
stolen vehicle, the suspect(s) fled with gardening 
equipment that was stored in the truck bed. 
7. At 3:40 p.m., an officer responded to a parking 
lot in the 00 block of West Las Tunas Drive regarding 
a vehicle burglary report. The victim stated 
someone smashed his driver’s side window and 
fled with a bag containing his identification, credit 
cards, and cash. The burglary occurred between 
3:20 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on May 11th. 
Wednesday, May 12:

8. At 6:06 p.m., an officer responded to Grocery 
Outlet, located at 140 East Live Oak Avenue, 
regarding a robbery report. An investigation revealed 
the store owner confronted two suspects after 
they had stolen property from his store. During 
the confrontation, one of the suspects displayed a 
knife and threatened to fight the store owner. Officers 
arrived and located the suspects. The suspects 
were in possession of the stolen property as well as 
drug paraphernalia and additional stolen propertyfrom Savers. A 41-year-old female from Tucson, 
Arizona and a 32-year-old male from Vacaville were 
arrested and transported to the Arcadia City Jail for 

9. At 7:01 p.m., an officer responded to the 
Arcadia Police Department regarding a battery that 
occurred near the intersection of North Second 
Avenue and East Colorado Boulevard. The officer 
discovered a transient was attacked and punched 
multiple times by another transient. The victim declined 
medical treatment. The suspect is described 
as a Hispanic female, between the ages of 20 and 
30-years-old, approximately 5’4” tall, with a thin 
build and long hair. 
Thursday, May 13:

10. At 6:59 a.m., an officer responded to a construction 
site at 288 North Santa Anita Avenue regarding 
a commercial burglary report. Sometime 
during the previous night, someone entered the secured 
site and fled with numerous power tools and 
11. At 8:39 a.m., an officer responded to a parking 
lot in the 100 block of East Duarte Road regarding 
a vehicle burglary report. An investigation revealed 
someone smashed the victim’s window and 
fled with her purse containing cash and credit cards. 
Friday, May 14:

12. At 9:22 a.m., an officer responded to the 900 
block of La Cadena Avenue regarding a grand theft 
report. Sometime between 8:30 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. 
on May 13th, someone stole the victim’s catalytic 
converter from his Honda Accord. 
13. At 10:22 a.m., an officer responded to a residence 
in the 1300 block of South Second Avenue 
regarding an attempted residential burglary report. 
The victim awoke on May 14th and discovered an 
unknown suspect attempted to enter their home bydamaging the locking mechanism to their side door 
during the previous evening. 
Saturday, May 15:

14. At 4:05 a.m., an officer responded to the 
1400 block of Oak Meadow Road regarding the activation 
of an Arcadia Police Department trackingdevice. An investigation revealed a lone female suspect 
stole a “bait package” and was also in possession 
of personal identifying information belonging 
to 70 victims. The 46-year-old female from Baldwin 
Park was arrested and transported to the Arcadia 
City Jail for booking. 
15. At 2:08 p.m., an officer responded to a residence 
in the 1900 block of Highland Oaks Drive regarding 
a possible burglary in progress. A resident 
was home when she encountered three suspects attempting 
to burglarize her home. She witnessed one 
of the suspects fleeing with her mother’s purse. The 
suspects fled in a white sedan. 

May 20, 2021 – At the May 18, 2021, Arcadia City Council Meeting, the Arcadia City Council 
adopted a Resolution Declaring and Affirming a Vote of No Confidence in Los Angeles 

Attorney George Gascón. Arcadia joins at least 13 other cities in Los Angeles County to voice 
concerns about DA Gascón’s sweeping policy changes that endanger public safety. These include 
new policies to not prosecute misdemeanor crimes, ignoring the rule of law and victim’s 
rights, among several others. 

The Resolution adopted by the City Council states that DA Gascón’s reforms are eliminatingkey components of the criminal justice system, undermining law enforcement’s ability to effectively 
police communities, and undermine the rule of law in Los Angeles County. Specifically, 
DA Gascón’s reforms contradict state laws that were enacted by the legislature as well as 
approved by voters through the legislative ballot initiative process to prevent and prosecute 
crimes, and to protect the public. Council Member April Verlato, who requested that this item 
be brought forward, stated at the May 18, meeting that, “Gascón is not a legislator, he is the 
enforcer [of laws].” 

The Arcadia City Council has a proud history of supporting public safety and evolving the 
City’s law enforcement strategies to address the needs of the community; however, policies 
that aim to restructure or amend prosecutorial directives need to be consistent with state law, 
and issued with reasonable intent to enhance public safety, protect victim’s rights, and promote 
the rule of law. For those reasons, the Arcadia City Council demands that DA Gascón 
uphold state law and 

refrain from issuing further Special Directives that contradict laws enacted by the legislature 
or vote of the people. If he fails to do so, the Arcadia City Council calls on DA Gascón to resign 
or be removed from office. 

For more information regarding the Arcadia City Council’s Vote of No Confidence, please 
visit to view the May 18, 2021 City Council Meeting or read the report 


On Tuesday, May 11, the Duarte City Council 
proclaimed May 2021 as Older Americans 
Month, recognizing older adults as essential 
contributors to the community. 

“Each year, Older Americans Month reminds 
us of the contributions older adults have made 
to improve society,” Duarte Senior Center Supervisor 
Peggy Diamond expressed. “Elderly 
people have gone through enormous amounts 
of personal and collective experiences that 
have not only built in them strength, resilience, 
and wisdom, but that also creates lessons 
that others can learn from. This month, 
the City encourages everyone to look to your 
senior family members and neighbors and ask 
about their greatest lessons learned in life–
their stories might just inspire you.” 

Out of the many inspirational seniors and volunteers 
that frequent the Duarte Senior Center, 
City Council also honored the Center’s 
2021 Volunteer of the Year during the proclamation, 
Reyna Diaz. Ms. Diaz was selected for 
her exceptional volunteer service at the Senior 
Center, especially the City’s Meals-On-Wheels 
program, but also for long-time commitment 
to the Duarte community at-large, having 
raised funds for youth and senior services, inaddition to raising funds to assist the victims 
of local and natural disasters. 

“Reyna Diaz is a pillar of the Duarte community. 
From her years of service on the school 
board to the incredible humanitarian aid projects 
she has organized abroad, Reyna brings 
passion and courage to her work,” stated 
Mayor Pro Tem Margaret Finlay. “It has been 
my honor to work alongside Reyna both as 
a Council Member and friend on important 
community services that keep the citizens of 
the globe, including right here in Duarte, fed, 
clothed, safe, and with access to education and 
other support.” 

Diaz will also represent Duarte at the 2021 
Older Americans Recognition Day Awards 
Program hosted by the L.A. County Board 
of Supervisors, L.A. County Commission for 
Older Adults, and L.A. County Community 
and Senior Services Department. This annual 
event has historically taken place in-person 
but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will be a 
virtual celebration. 

The City of Duarte has been hosting small 
events to celebrate its seniors all month long. 
Those that are ages 55 and older are invited 
to join us on Monday, May 24 for a drive-in 
concert and dinner at the Duarte Senior Center 
(1610 Huntington Drive) from 5-7 PM. 
The event is free for Duarte residents, $10 for 
non-residents. In compliance with LACPHD 
protocols, participants will remain in their vehicles 
during this event. Register at accessduarte.


 Principal Pops Conductor Michael Feinstein and the Pasadena POPS 
are ecstatic to announce the return of live in-person concerts this summer 
at the Los Angeles County Arboretum. The popular 2021 Sierra Summer 
Concert Series will present five concerts from July 10 to September 11, 2021 
for fully vaccinated audiences. The series will feature a stellar line-up of stars 
including Thelma Houston, Billy Davis Jr. & Marilyn McCoo, Liz Callaway,
Jordan Donica and more. Entry to all Pasadena POPS concerts will require 
proof of receiving a fully completed Covid-19 vaccine at least two weeks 
prior to the concert date.

 The Pasadena POPS outdoor concert setting at the LA County Arboretum 
is uniquely designed with spacious round table seating allowing ample 
distance between tables, plus an expansive lawn area for socially-distanced 
seating on blankets and low back chairs. The venue plans to limit capacity 
this summer to provide even more spacing to support a safe concert-going 
experience for all.

 Feinstein kicks off the summer series on July 10 with The Road to Motown, 
honoring the Supremes’ Mary Wilson, who was originally slated to perform 
before her recent passing. Wilson’s “Mississippi Sister” Thelma Houston will 
pay tribute to the legend and celebrate the greatest hits of the Motown era 
with the Fifth Dimension’s Billy Davis Jr. & Marilyn McCoo, and the premiere 
Motown singing sensation, Spectrum. The music of super group Fleetwood 
Mac lights up the stage on July 24 with special guests Landslide performingRhiannon, Don’t Stop, Go Your Own Way and many more chart-toppinghits for Fleetwood Mac: A Tribute.

 Michael takes the stage as soloist to bring Ol’ Blue Eyes’ biggest hits on 
August 14 for Michael Feinstein Sings: Sinatra’s Songbook. Back by popular 
demand, Classical Mystery Tour brings the timeless hits of the Fab Four to 
life on August 28 with a fresh set list of Beatles’ favorites including “Can’t 
Buy Me Love,” “Here Comes the Sun,” “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” 
“Imagine” and many more. Feinstein returns to the podium to close the 
season on September 11 with 100 Years of Broadway, covering the best 
shows coming out of The Great White Way from each decade leading up to 
the present performed by Hamilton’s Jordan Donica and Emmy-winner Liz 

 “The feeling of anticipation and joy bubbling up in all of us is palpable as 
we prepare to return to the experience of sharing live music,” says Feinstein. 
Personally, for me, I have missed the connection of creating acoustic sound 
with an audience present, because as grateful as I am for virtual music-
making, it is simply not the same as hearing live music played by a symphonyin a beautiful natural setting. I know I can speak confidently for our orchestra 
when I say that we have missed you, and we will perform with everything 
we’ve got. We’re going to have a brilliant season!”

 For the most up to date venue safety protocols and ticketing requirements, 

All concerts are held at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and 
Botanic Garden. Grounds open for picnicking and dining at 5:30pm and 
performances begin at 7:30pm. Don’t miss the best outdoor dinner party in 
town with spacious circular table seating with fine linens, or lawn seating for 
those who want to bring a blanket – each option carries on the tradition of 
picnic-dining with your family and friends with Michael Feinstein and the 
San Gabriel Valley’s premier orchestra! The Arboretum is located at 301 
North Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, CA. 

For more information Visit: or at the 
Arboretum on concert days. 


NASA received three Webby Awards and was honored as the People’s Voice winner in two categories inthe 2021 Webby Awards competition. The awards, given by the International Academy of Digital Arts and 
Sciences, recognize the best in online communications. 

NASA’s three Webby winners are: 

The agency’s flagship social media accounts, for Best Overall Social Presence: Brand 

Exoplanet Exploration, exploring the science of planets outside our solar system, for Website and MobileSite: Science. 

Eyes on the Earth, showing global climate change in real time, for Website and Mobile Site: Data Visualization.

 “We are doubly honored with these awards,” said Marc Etkind, NASA’s associate administrator for 
communications. “It’s great to have our work selected by the Webby judges, but the public is our ultimateaudience, so it’s just as gratifying to be recognized by them for our efforts to share the excitement of 
exploration, both of the cosmos and our home planet, across all our platforms.” 

Managed by the Office of Communications, NASA’s social media presence extends across multiple platforms,
including Twitter (46.6 million followers), Facebook (26 million followers) and Instagram (66 millionfollowers). The effort has received four previous Webby Awards and three People’s Voice awards. 

NASA’s Eyes on the Earth is just one of the many web-based visualization products offered to the public at NASA’s Eyes allows users to take a ride on multiple NASA satellites and examine ourplanet’s health from outer space, in real-time, from any internet-connected web browser. View both currentand past Earth science data projected on a 3-D interactive globe, including global temperature, sea level,
and carbon dioxide concentrations and see latest events observed from space, such as wildfires, hurricanes,
and dust storms. Eyes on the Earth was a website honoree in 2013. The Eyes team is based at NASA’s Jet 
Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California. 

NASA’s Exoplanets website shares the science behind the search for and discovery of worlds beyond our solarsystem. It is managed by the Exoplanet Exploration Program and JPL for NASA’s Astrophysics Division. This 
is the fourth Webby nomination and second win for the exoplanets website. 




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