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 Mountain Views News Saturday, May 22, 2010

Kiwanis Breakfast Meeting Features 

Sierra Madre Director of Public Works

Bruce Inman

Topic: Proposed Water Rate Increase

Tuesday, May 25, 2010 7:30 am

Masonic Temple 33 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.

Breaksfast Will Be Served! To reserve your seat, please contact 
Harriet Lyle at 355-6786 no later than noon Monday.



A Tribute to Movie Music

Sunday, May 23, 2010; 3:30 p.m.

Sexson Auditorium, Pasadena City College



Tickets for “Lights! Camera! Music!” may be purchased at the 
door for the suggested donation price of $5 for adults and $3 for 
students and seniors. Children under age 12 are free. 


For more information about PYMO or its upcoming 
performances, call (626) 403-1086 or visit the orchestra’s website,


Pasadena City College is located at 1570 East Colorado Blvd in 
Pasadena, with parking available at any PCC student lot for $2. 


Weather Wise

5-Day Forecast 

Sierra Madre, Ca.

 Mon: Sunny Hi 70s Lows 50s 

 Tues: Sunny Hi 70s Lows 50s

 Wed: Ptly Cldy Hi 60s Lows 50s 

 Thur: Chance Rain Hi 60s Lows 50s 

 Fri: Chance Rain Hi 60s Lows 50s 
Forecasts courtesy of the National Weather Service


Residents and businesses will have the opportunity to safely 
dispose of electronic waste conveniently and free of charge 
at the city’s Electronic Waste Collection Event on Saturday, 
May 29, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Parking Lot I of Brookside 
Park, south of the Rose Bowl, 1001 N. Rose Bowl Dr.

E-waste qualified for this special collection, provided by 
Pasadena Department of Public Works, includes computers, 
keyboards, printers, monitors, laptops, docking stations, 
scanners, shredders, fax machines, mice, telephones, 
televisions, flat screens, VCRs, DVD players, PDAs, cassette 
players, tape drives, stereos and household batteries. 

Many of the products have parts that will be recycled.

By law, e-waste cannot be disposed of in landfills because 
its hazardous parts can cause environmental damage.

“Electronic waste contaminates our air and water, and is 
hazardous to human health. We are here to help people in 
the greater Pasadena area properly recycle e-waste,” said 
Gabriel Silva, environmental programs manager for Public 

For more information go to, call 
(626) 744-4721 .

Where the Wild Things Arefamilymoviefridaysapril 23, 2010Hotel for Dogsmay 7, 2010Cloudy with a Chancemay 21, 2010of MeatballsMonsters vs. AliensJUNe 4, 2010spoNsored by theSierra Madre Volunteer Firefighters Association 
for more information, please contact Community 
& personnel services at 626-355-5278.
HUGE Overstock Plant Sale at 
The Arboretum!!

301 North Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, 

Memorial Day Weekend: 

Friday, May 28 - Monday, May 31

9am – 4:30pm

30-50% Off!!!

At the Garden & Gift Shop and 
surrounding patios

Credit cards (except American Express), checks and cash 
accepted. Free to members and free with Arboretum admission 

($8 adults/$6 seniors & students with IDs/$4 children from 5-12/ 
Ages 4 and under are free)

Free parking


Excess stock from The Arboretum’s collections! 

 Plants donated by Monrovia Nursery to the recent 

 LA Garden Show

Plants include cactus, succulents, flowering shrubs and trees

Plants from the nursery and greenhouses

Specialty plants

Plant sales benefit The Arboretum

June Faire at The British Home

A parade of flags accompanied by a Scottish piper will 
open this year’s June Faire at The British Home on June 
5th. Admission to the Faire is free and everyone is invited 
to come along and enjoy the fun from 10 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. 
on Saturday. The beautiful grounds of The British Home 
provide a perfect setting for the Faire, which is the major 
fundraising event held at the Home each year.

There will be plenty of booths, entertainment and 
refreshments to keep the whole family busy. Live 
entertainment includes a display of Scottish dancing which 
will be followed later in the afternoon by a group of Irish 
dancers. This year there will be a Giant Slide and a Sticky 
Wall to keep children of all ages happy.

A variety of booths set on the lawns of the Home will 
be selling art work, bric-a-brac, books, garden plants, 
birdhouses, cards and lots more. There will also be plenty 
of refreshments available including Victorian style tea by 
the fountain on the patio as well as English bangers and 
hotdogs cooked on an open air BBQ. Home-baked goods 
such as

Cornish pasties, sausage rolls, shortbread, lemon curd, 
cakes and other British food will be on sale too.

The British Home is a non-profit, licensed Residential 
Care Facility for the Elderly, which has been providing 
personalized care to its residents for over 78 years. Seniors 
of all nationalities, races and religions are welcomed into 
the Home which is located at 647 Manzanita Avenue, 
Sierra Madre.

City of Sierra Madre


The Sierra Madre City Council encourages citizen participation 
in its decision-making process through the use of citizen 
commissions. Currently, there are six citizen commissions 
established by the Council to advise and assist in dealing with 
specific problems (presently the Planning Commission has the 
responsibilities of the Cultural Heritage Commission). These 
advisory bodies are able to study a variety of issues and problems 
in detail. After gathering all pertinent information, hearing 
arguments, and weighing values, they recommend to the Council 
what they consider the best action to take. In certain situations, 
commissions are empowered to make specific decisions, subject 
to appeal to the Council. Public notice on all commissions are 
prepared in compliance of the Maddy Act.

Should you wish to apply to be a commissioner, applications 
may be obtained at City Hall or the City website at www. should you wish to apply (see attached 
application) Applications will be accepted until all positions are 
filled; however the first review will take place June 1, 2010.


The mission of the Community Arts Commission is to promote 
the community’s interest in, awareness of, and appreciation for 
the arts; to provide support and encouragement to artists living 
in the community; and to increase the community’s participation 
in the arts. 

Meets the 2nd Wednesday at 6:30 pm, in the City Hall Council 


The Community Services Commission is responsible for 
overseeing the City’s recreation and community services 
programs. The Commission oversees the use of park facilities 
and matters relating to the community’s recreational and service 

Meets the 3rd Monday at 6:00 pm, in the City Hall Council 


The responsibilities of the Library Board include the following: 
establishing Library policies and programs to ensure that quality 
programs are provided to the community, recommending an 
annual budget to the City Council for approval, and ensuring 
that efficient and effective services are provided at the Library.

Meets the 4th Wednesday at 7:00 pm, in the City Hall Conference 


The responsibilities of the Planning Commission fall into 
two broad categories: consideration of current land-use (i.e. 
applications for General Plan amendments, zone changes, 
specific plans, conditional use permits, tract maps, variances, 
and appeals of staff land-use decisions); and advising the City 
Council on City initiated amendments to the City’s General Plan.

Meets the 1st and 3rd Thursdays at 7:00 pm, in the City Hall 
Council Chamber 



The Senior Community Commission is responsible for defining 
the needs, locating and publicizing available resources, and 
coordinating and initiating services and opportunities for the 
senior population of Sierra Madre.

Meets the 1st Monday at 3:00 pm, in the City Hall Council 


The Tree Commission is an advisory body to the Director of 
Public Works, City Manager, Planning Commission, and City 
Council. The commission shall make recommendations to the 
Director of Public Works, City Manager, Planning Commission 
and the City Council as appropriate on matters involving care 
and maintenance of City-owned trees and trees on private 
undeveloped property.

Meets the 3rd Wednesday at 7:00 pm, in the City Hall Council 


(aka Crown City Chamber Players)

Marvin Neumann, Conductor

Lucia Cahuantzi, Cello Soloist

Free Concert 

2:00 pm, Sunday, May 23, 2010

First Baptist Church of Pasadena

75 N. Marengo, Pasadena


Overture to “The Barber of Seville” by Rossini

Cello Concerto #1 in A minor by Saint-Saens

Lucia Cahuantzi, Cello Soloist

Symphony #5 in C minor by Beethoven

Made possible in part with funds received through 
private donations and sponsored by the Pasadena 
Senior Center.

Call (626) 797-1994 for more information. Web 
site: City of Pasadena is 
sponsoring the concert at Villa Park

 Crown City Symphony, whose motto is Ability 
not Age, has received grants from the Pasadena 
Tournament of Roses Foundation and the City of 
Pasadena Cultural Affairs Division, and the Pasadena 
Showcase for the Arts. 

The web site is For more 
information email Roberta Wilcox, manager, at, or call, (626) 

Sierra Madre Dolphins Swim Team 

Registration for the 2010 Summer Dolphins Swim Team will 
begin on Monday, May 17, 2010. Online registration may 
be done at 
Please see the attached letter for more information on the 
new online registration process. Participants must be 
between the ages of 5 and 17 and be able to swim the length 
of the pool (33 yards). The cost is $170.00 per child for the 
summer. Practices will begin on June 14th and go through 
the end of August; the practice schedule is as follows: 
Monday-Friday: 7:30am – 8:45am and 3:00pm-4:15pm 
and occasional Saturday mornings: Swim meets. We ask 
that both you and your children attend the first practice 
on June 14th so that we may get acquainted and address 
various issues such as swimsuit ordering and volunteer 
signup information.

2010 Summer Swim Lesson 
Registration and Swim Test Day

The Sierra Madre Aquatic Center will be opening on June 
14, 2010. Early registration for summer swim lessons will 
begin online Monday, May 24, 2010 at 9:00 am. The City of 
Sierra Madre has debuted a new online registration system 
at which 
we hope will make registering your child for swim lessons 
much more convenient. Unlike the previous online system, 
the cost to register online is the same for participants as 
registering in person. Instructions for creating an online 
account are on the reverse side of this letter. If you would 
like assistance in creating your account, Community and 
Personnel Services staff will be available to assist program 
users on Saturday, May 22, 2010 from 12:00 – 2:00 pm at 
the Aquatic Center. Creating your account in advance will 
expedite your process for Aquatic Swim Lessons on Monday, 
May 24. Walk-in registration will begin on Monday, June 7. 
You can register at the Community Recreation Center next 
door to the pool or at the Hart Park House in Memorial 
Park, next to City Hall. 

 The Sierra Madre Aquatic Center is located at 611 E. 
Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, CA 91024. For more 
information call 626-355-5278.

Live from Burger Continental 

The Harvey Hyde Show

535 So. Lake Ave. Pasadena (626) 792 - 6634

Every Thursday 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Hard-hitting, High impact sports talk radio

KSHP Las Vegas - 1400 AM

Outdoor Adventure Day 
Camp and Sports Camp!

The Recreation and Community Services Department offers the 
Outdoor Adventure Day Camp at Wilderness Park with 10 weeks 
starting June 14 to August 20th. The day camp features a variety 
of fun summer activities for youth entering grades 1-6. Each 
week there is an excursion to a location that matches the theme 
for the week. Camp is limited and fills up quickly, so be sure to 
register soon. 

The Sports Camp is held at Arcadia High School and offers three 
weeks starting August 2 to August 20. Weeks one and two are for 
youth entering grades 5-9 and week three is for youth entering 
grades 1-4. This camp utilizes the school’s athletic facilities and 
features a variety of fun sports activities for youth including 
swimming, flag football, basketball, softball, soccer, volleyball 
and other fun group games. Each week there are two excursions 
and two swim days. 

Both day and sports camps are $110 per week with the exception 
of week four of day camp which is $100, dated July 6-9, (Monday, 
July 5 is a holiday). To get a copy of the summer “Buzz” stop 
by Arcadia City Hall or the Arcadia Public Library. To register 
in person come by our office located at 375 Campus Drive. You 
can also go to the city’s website at under the 
Recreation and Community Services Department to download 
a copy. The “Buzz” also displays programs and classes for the 
2010 summer season in our new, more user-friendly format for 
you and your family. Do you want to know what the “Buzz” is 
about in Arcadia? Pick up the latest copy of “The Peacock Buzz” 
to find out! 

For more questions, please contact the Recreation Department 
at 626.574.5113.

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