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 Mountain Views News Saturday, June 5, 2010


Carrying the Torch of Remembrance

Sierra Madre Memorial Day Observance

Hundreds attended the yearly observation of Memorial Day held by VFW 3208 at Pioneer Cemetery on May 
31 this year. Though years or decades may have elapsed since those who sacrificed their lives for our country 
died, it was clearly written on the faces and in the emotional voices of those in attendance. Mayor Joe Mosca 
first spoke, followed by the keynote address by Charles Carter. Ninety five year old Mike Di Domenico, a 
World War II vet , shown below with Mayor Mosca, and VFW member and one of the “Rosie the Riveters,” 
Rose Fafach, joined the observance. Photos by Chris Bertrand


Michael Timothy HIGDON, 48 years old

6’-01”/215 lbs, brown hair/hazel eyes

Michael Higdon was last seen at his Arcadia residence in the late evening hours 
on Wednesday, June 2, 2010. Mr. Higdon left the residence in a relative’s car 
and did not return home. He was reported missing on Thursday, June 3, 2010, 
and was possibly seen in the Huntington Beach area early that morning. Mr. 
Higdon suffers from physical and mental disabilities and is in need of medication. 
Investigators do not suspect foul play.

Mr. Higdon is believed to be driving a 1998 Ford Escort, maroon in color, 
California license plate #5VBA899.

If you contact or see Mr. Higdon, please notify the local police immediately. Any 
additional information or questions can be directed to the Arcadia Police Watch 
Commander at (626) 574-5156, reference case #10-3013.

Robert P. Sanderson

Chief of Police

By: Tom Le Veque, Sergeant

Film Crew Visits 
Sierra Madre 

 On Thursday, May 27th the crew 
for KCAL 9 California Adventure 
TV visited Certified Reflexologist, 
Despina Tsiknas- Arzouman, to film 
a documentary about her life and her 
art , the science of Reflexology. The 
location of the filming was her practice, 
located at 243 N. Hermosa Avenue in 
Sierra Madre. The show will air on July 
6th at 6:30 am. Photo By L. Johnson 


Adult Summer Reading Program at Sierra 
Madre Library “Water Your Mind—Read!”

Sierra Madre Public Library’s popular Adult Summer Reading Program is now 
in its fourth year. This year’s theme is “Water Your Mind—Read!” This free 
program will run eight weeks, from June 21 - August 14; registration begins June 
21. Participants will fill out a reading log form for each title read and submit it at 
the Library for a chance to win a weekly prize (one weekly prize per person). The 
more you read, the greater your chances of winning. Participants will be eligible 
to win a Kindle, in our Grand Prize Drawing, which will take place on August 16. 
To qualify for this drawing, registrants must read one book and submit a special 
entry log form (one entry per person).


Books in print, on CD, Playaway, or read via e-reader all qualify—so take your 
pick of media and read, read, read! Register in person at the Library or online 
any time on or after June 21. To register online, visit the Library’s website, www., and click on the Summer Reading Program button. You 
must be 18 or older to participate.

For more information call Polly Bonnett at 626-355-7186 x 105. The Adult 
Summer Reading Program is funded by the Friends of the Sierra Madre Library.

La Canada

Towne Singers To Perform June 13

On June 13, the Towne Singers will 
present their 24th annual spring 
concert, From Sea to Shining “C”: A 
Celebration of American Composers. 
Come travel with us through the 
musical sounds of the Big Band era, 
American spirituals, folk songs, and a 
smattering of your favorite show tunes. 
Dancers from Rose City Ballroom will 
trip the light fantastic to the “Best of 
Duke Ellington.” Act I will close a 
reverberating rendition of “The Battle 
Hymn of the Republic.”


The honor roll of American Composers 
brings together a blend of tradition 
and modern innovation: Stephen 
Foster, Sondheim, Gershwin, and of 
course Aaron Copland, along with Eric 
Whitacre, who is fast becoming the 
most performed and popular composer 
of his generation.


Our menu of ticket prices is unchanged 
and makes it possible for all age groups 
to attend: $15 in advance, $8 for 
children (age 10 and under), $12.50 for 
groups of 15 or more and students with 
ID, and $20 at the door. Tickets may 
be ordered by calling (818) 952-7402 or 
via the Towne Singers’ web site, www.

“Fabulous Fabrications” will kick off with an opening night reception, Friday, June 18th from 7-9:00 p.m. 
More than 30 jewelry artists from all over Southern California will be on hand to display and sell their work, 
all of which has been fabricated by the artists (not merely assembled). Individual pieces range from small 
and delicate, to big and bold. A wide variety of techniques and materials are represented including gold, 
fine silver, sterling silver, precious metal clay, all manner of gems-some with sandblasted designs, handmade 
glass beads, lamp work beads, raku clay beads, precious metal clay, enameling including cloisonné and 
champleve, and even paper and resin. These individual artists, who show at a number of festivals throughout 
the country, will be assembled under one roof for Friday evening and Saturday only. 

“Fabulous Fabrications” will be held at Creative Arts Group located at 108 N. Baldwin Ave., Sierra Madre. 
Hours are 7-9 pm Friday evening and 10-5 pm Saturday, June 18th and 19th.

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