Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, May 29, 2021

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Mountain View News Saturday, May 29, 2021 

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For the period of Sunday, May 16th through Saturday, May22th, the Police Department responded to 947 calls for service, 
of which 82 required formal investigations. The following 
is a summary report of some of the major incidents 
handled by the Department during this period. 

Sunday, May 16:

1. At 12:02 a.m., an officer responded to the 200 
block of Arbolada Drive regarding the activation of an 
Arcadia Police Department tracking device that had been 
activated. An investigation revealed a husband and wife 
from Canoga Park were in possession of the stolen tracking 
device, stolen mail, identity theft content, and credit 
cards from nearly 50 victims. A 28-year-old female and 
a 32-year-old male were arrested and transported to the 
Arcadia City Jail for booking.
2. At 6:33 p.m., officers responded to CVS Pharmacy, 
located at 9952 Las Tunas Drive, regarding an intoxicated 
male falling out of a vehicle. Upon contacting the 
subject, the officers detected a strong odor of alcohol and 
noticed the subject was unable to stand while performing 
the standardized field sobriety tests. The 62-year-old 
male from El Monte was arrested and transported to the 
Arcadia City Jail for booking. 
Monday, May 17:

3. At 5:48 a.m., officers responded to Barnhart 
School and Santa Anita Church, located at 226 West Colorado 
Boulevard, regarding a commercial burglary report. 
The officers discovered unknown suspects used pry 
tools to enter the business and once inside, they removed 
containers of spray paint, coffee creamer, and soda. The 
items were found outside. The suspects also rummaged 
through exterior storage sheds. 
4. At 8:02 a.m., an officer responded to the 600 block 
of Fairview Avenue regarding a vehicle burglary report. 
Sometime between 12:45 a.m. and 7:51 a.m. on May 17th, 
an unknown suspect pried open a storage container in the 
truck bed and fled with the victim’s construction tools. 
Tuesday, May 18:

5. At 6:46 a.m., officers responded to Pho’ Ha 
Vietnamese Restaurant, located at 411 East Huntington 
Drive, regarding a commercial burglary report. 
Surveillance footage captured the lone suspect 
break the front glass window and throw the cash 
register on the ground in order to steal the cash. He 
is described as a Hispanic male, 5’8” to 5’10” tall, 
approximately 180-200 pounds, was last seen wearing 
a hooded sweatshirt, jeans, and carrying a black 
Nike backpack. 
6. At 10:46 p.m., officers responded to a residence 
in the 700 block of West Camino Real Avenue 
regarding a hit and run traffic collision. Witnesses 
reported seeing the vehicle collide with a parked 
car, saw it drive away, and the vehicle was located in 
the CVS Pharmacy parking lot at 1401 South Baldwin 
Avenue. Upon contacting the driver, the driver 
exhibited signs of being under the influence of an 
alcoholic beverage. A series of tests revealed the 
driver, a 41-year-old male from Los Angeles, had a 
blood alcohol content of .11%. He was arrested and 
transported to the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 
Wednesday, May 19:

7. At 4:27 p.m., officers responded to the 400 
block of South Baldwin Avenue regarding a mail 
theft report. Surveillance footage captured the suspect 
steal the victim’s package from the porch. The 
suspect is described as a Hispanic female, between 
the ages of 25 and 30-years-old, approximately 5’6” 
to 5’8” tall, 180 to 200 pounds, was last seen wearing a 
grey hooded sweatshirt, black pants, and black sneakers. 

8. At 8:48 p.m., an officer responded to a residence 
in the 1400 block of Rancho Road regarding an attempted 
burglary report. Surveillance footage captured two suspects 
attempting to enter the victim’s home through a 
window. The victim’s alarm activated, and the suspects 
fled on foot. They did not enter the home and no loss was 
reported. Both suspects were described as black males, 
one with a thin build, and the other with a medium build. 
They were wearing hooded sweatshirts and pants. A witness 
stated the suspects fled to an awaiting silver Honda 
Thursday, May 20:

9. At 7:51 a.m., an officer responded to a residence 
in the 300 block of West Le Roy Avenue regarding a stolen 
vehicle report. An investigation revealed the victim 
left his garage door open with his parked vehicle and car 
keys inside the garage. Sometime during the night of May19th, someone entered the open garage and stole the victim’s 
2013 BMW sedan. 
10. At 4:55 p.m., officers and the Arcadia Fire Department 
responded to the Arcadia Community Center,
located at 375 Campus Drive, regarding a fire. The officers 
and fire personnel saw the suspect near a small brush fire 
and a short foot pursuit ensued. The suspect, a 43-yearold 
local male transient, was arrested and transported to 
the Arcadia City Jail for booking. 
Friday, May 21:

11. At 3:00 p.m., an officer responded to the 00 block 
of East Foothill Boulevard regarding a vandalism report. 
The victim stated she was driving eastbound on Foothill 
Boulevard when a pedestrian on the sidewalk threw a 
large metal object at her car. The victim took a picture of 
the suspect and the officer was able to identify the suspect 
as a 52-year-old local male transient. The suspect was arrested 
on May 22nd. A records check also revealed the 
suspect had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant. 
Now, more than ever, many are struggling to 
pay their bills and stay in their homes. The 
Homelessness Prevention and Diversion 
program aims to help individuals and 
families make ends meet, keep a roof over 
their heads, and maintain essential services. 
Short term rental assistance 
Paying housing application fees 
Paying security deposits 
Paying utility bills 
Moving costs 
Food assistance 
and more 
This program is only available for Arcadia residents. 
For more information, please contact Erik Deurmeier 
at 626.734.3971 or 

Feeling cooped up in the house? Come out and join us as we safely play Drive-In 
Bingo at the Community Center in the parking lot – 365 Campus Drive. The cost 
is $5 to play, and each participant will be given five (5) game cards for a chance to 
win gift card prizes. All participants must register prior to the event, be in the same 
household if they are sharing a vehicle, and must wear face coverings. The 50+ Drive-
In Bingo Event will be held on Friday, June 11 from 10-11:30am, and you can register 
now! Please register online at or contact the CommunityCenter at 626.574.5130. BINGO!!! 


The City of Duarte is pleased to announce that as a difficult time comes to an end, abrighter one is beginning. This summer, we will bring back many beloved community 
events and traditions–with a few modifications–for you to enjoy. Our neighbors 
throughout the San Gabriel Valley are also invited to join the fun.
Ready, set–mark your calendars! 


1. June 1 | Summer registration for Parks & Recreation classes and events open 
Register through the Parks and Recreation Department’s ActiveNet Portal. 
2. June 14 | Parks & Recreation classes start 
3. June 19, 8-10 AM | Drive-Thru Dog Vaccination & Licensing Clinic at Encanto 
Park (751 Encanto Parkway) Avoid late fees and purchase your license by August 
31, 2021. Penalty rates after August 31 are as follows: One year, unaltered $120 
One year, spayed/ neutered $85.
And remember, all dogs over the age of four months must be vaccinated for rabies 
to comply with state law. With the foothills in our backyard, your dog’s chance of 
having contact with local wildlife is high. Don’t hesitate... Vaccinate!

 If you cannot make the drive-thru vaccination and licensing clinic event on Saturday, 
June 19, your license can be purchased by MAIL ONLY. Please mail the Public 
Safety Office, 1042 Huntington Drive Duarte, CA 91010 the following:

Proof of rabies vaccination – expiration date cannot expire before June 30, 2022Proof of sterility – if the dog is spayed or neutered 
Check or Money Order made out to City of Duarte (NO CASH) 

4. June 23, 1-3 PM | Duarte Day at the Pool at the Duarte Fitness Center Pool (1600Huntington Drive)
Free for residents, advance registration is required 

The City of Monrovia received two national awards at the Neighborhoods 
USA annual conference for the Monrovia Area Partnership program. The 
MAP team attended the virtual conference with Council Member Larry Spic-
er over the course of three days to learn about innovative programs. 

Cities across the country submitted nominations for their community programs 
in several categories. The Monrovia Area Partnership submitted for 
two categories: Best Neighborhood Program – Social Revitalization and 
Newsletter. We are excited and humbled to receive 1st Place for the Newsletter 
Award and 2nd Place for the Best Neighborhood Program. These awards 
highlighted the innovative changes the MAP team made to offer the Leadership 
Academies and other programs virtually during the pandemic. 

Throughout this year, MAP has offered many MAP events on Zoom and had 
revamped the newsletter to help keep residents informed. The MAP team 
looks forward to continuing to serve the community and finding new ways 
to engage residents! 


 San Marino city officials announced this week the datefor reopening government facilities – including City Hall,
Crowell Public Library, and Stoneman –on Tuesday, June1 (the day after Memorial Day). Appointments will notbe necessary, but required safety protocols like masking,
physical distancing, and reduced capacity limits will beimplemented. More details on each building’s reopeningprocedures are below. 

City Hall 

City Hall will be open during normal business hours(Monday – Thursday from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Fridayfrom 7:00 to 11:00 AM). Visitors will be limited to thedownstairs public lobby, but all staff will be available to assistany visitor. To ensure proper distancing, the lobby will belimited to 5 people, and there will be a waiting area outside 
City Hall for anyone else. A sign-in sheet will be utilized toensure no one is missed. Appointments are not required,
but we still highly encourage making an appointment in 
advance by calling (626) 300-0700 to lessen your wait time.
Appointments will be prioritized over walk-ins. 

Crowell Public Library 

To start, the Library will be open Monday – Wednesdayfrom 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Thursday from 10:00 AM –

7:00 PM, and Friday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, thoughstaff is working on a plan to return to normal Library hoursvery soon. Curbside pickup services will begin to be phasedout and will end on June 15, 2021 to allow staff to focus on 
the Library’s return to in-person services. Patrons will berequired to wear masks at all times while inside the Library.
Public-access computers, as well as furniture, will be spacedout according to the latest health guidelines. We ask that all 
members of the public please adhere to our safety protocolsto ensure we can provide a wonderful experience to all ofour bookworms! 

The Recreation Division of the Community ServicesDepartment will return to its regular hours of operation ofMonday – Thursday from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Fridayfrom 7:00 – 11:00 AM. Appointments will not be requiredfor in-person registration; however, registrants will be 
required to wear masks and maintain physical distancingwhile in the facility. All classes and activities will adhere 
to the latest health guidelines, which include smaller class 
sizes and more outdoor offerings. We ask that all membersof the public who are not participating in any activities toplease limit their time at Stoneman to help protect the wellbeing 
and health of our participants.

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 The science team is studying the clouds, which arrived earlier 
and formed higher than expected, to learn more about the Red 

 Cloudy days are rare in the thin, dry atmosphere of Mars. 
Clouds are typically found at the planet’s equator in the coldest 
time of year, when Mars is the farthest from the Sun in its oval-
shaped orbit. But one full Martian year ago – two Earth years – 
scientists noticed clouds forming over NASA’s Curiosity rover 
earlier than expected.

 This year, they were ready to start documenting these “early” 
clouds from the moment they first appeared in late January. 
What resulted are images of wispy puffs filled with ice crystals 
that scattered light from the setting Sun, some of them 
shimmering with color. More than just spectacular displays, 
such images help scientists understand how clouds form on 
Mars and why these recent ones are different.

 In fact, Curiosity’s team has already made one new discovery: The early-arrival clouds are actually at higher altitudes than 
is typical. Most Martian clouds hover no more than about 37 miles (60 kilometers) in the sky and are composed of water ice. 
But the clouds Curiosity has imaged are at a higher altitude, where it’s very cold, indicating that they are likely made of frozen 
carbon dioxide, or dry ice. Scientists look for subtle clues to establish a cloud’s altitude, and it will take more analysis to sayfor sure which of Curiosity’s recent images show water-ice clouds and which show dry-ice ones.

 The fine, rippling structures of these clouds are easier to see with images from Curiosity’s black-and-white navigation 
cameras. But it’s the color images from the rover’s Mast Camera, or Mastcam, that really shine – literally. Viewed just after 
sunset, their ice crystals catch the fading light, causing them to appear to glow against the darkening sky. These twilight 
clouds, also known as “noctilucent” (Latin for “night shining”) clouds, grow brighter as they fill with crystals, then darken 
after the Sun’s position in the sky drops below their altitude. This is just one useful clue scientists use to determine how high 
they are.

 Even more stunning are iridescent, or “mother of pearl” clouds. “If you see a cloud with a shimmery pastel set of colors in 
it, that’s because the cloud particles are all nearly identical in size,” said Mark Lemmon, an atmospheric scientist with the 
Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colorado. “That’s usually happening just after the clouds have formed and have all grown 
at the same rate.”

 These clouds are among the more colorful things on the Red Planet, he added. If you were skygazing next to Curiosity, you 
could see the colors with the naked eye, although they’d be faint. 
“I always marvel at the colors that show up: reds and greens and blues and purples,” Lemmon said. “It’s really cool to see 
something shining with lots of color on Mars.” 
For more about Curiosity, visit: 

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