Mountain Views News Saturday, November 13, 2010
Mountain Views News 80 W Sierra Madre Blvd. No. 327 Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 Office: 626.355.2737 Fax: 626.609.3285 Email: email@example.com Website: www.mtnviewsnews.com 3 MountainViews-News Saturday, November 6, 2010 It’s That Time Again.... SIERRA MADRE WOMAN’S CLUB 34TH ANNUAL PRAYER BREAKFAST 1630 AM Free on-air publicity for local events Sierra Madre’s new community radio station is now accepting scripts for Public Service Announcements (PSAs) about community events. PSAs will be broadcast on the air at no charge. The station operates 24/7 and can be heard at 1630 on the AM dial. Any local non-profit or non-commercial organization can have their event information broadcast to the public on Sierra Madre Community Information Radio. This new radio station covers the city of Sierra Madre, plus surrounding areas of Pasadena, Arcadia, and Monrovia. In a nutshell, your event must: • Benefit a non-commercial or non-profit entity • Be open to the public • Be of general interest to local citizens Just write a Public Service Announcement that describes your event and e-mail it to radio@cityofsierramadre. com. DECO BLITZ!! Saturday, December 18 and Sunday, December 19 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Free lunch will be provided! “Sueños de California” has the potential to be one of Sierra Madre’s most beautiful floats ever. Because this year’s entry is so large, we are hoping to complete at least 35% of the decoration before Christmas. To reach this target we need your help! We’d love to have you join us any time during the month of December to help decorate, but December 18 and 19 are days when we especially need all hands on deck. Join us for a Deco Blitz! Help decorate the spires of the mission in oatmeal, cinnamon and sesame seed. Create bark for palm trees and bougainvillea vines. Experienced decorators might detail monarch butterfly wings with intricate patterns of orange lentil, rice and strawflower. Work is available for all experience levels, however we mainly need volunteers aged 14 and up. All minors must have a release form signed by a parent prior to working. Release forms are available at the Float Barn. There’s no need to call ahead of time unless you are bringing a large group (more than 6 people). Float decorating is a lot of fun, but it can be messy so wear your grubby clothes. Free lunch will be provided. See you at the Blitz! Float Barn 587 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Sierra Madre, CA 91024 (626) 355-7005 “I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go to the other room and read a book.” – Groucho Marx. It is time to start thinking about gifts for Christmas. The Friends of the Sierra Madre Library will hold its December Best Used Book Sale on Friday, December 3rd, 3pm to 7pm and Saturday, December 4th, 10am to 2pm. At the Friends December sale, you’ll find excellent gift choices. For teens, discover the Twilight Series, Inkheart, and books by author Meg Cabot. For others, gift ideas will include Coffee Table Books, books on Fashion, Japanese Art and Architecture, Photography, National Geographic, Cartoon Art, New 2010 Fiction, Children’s, and a beautiful collection of specialty Cookbooks. Also, don’t miss a new selection of books on tape. Outside tables will be filled with hardback fiction and non-fiction for $1.00 each. Paperbacks for 25 cents each (5 for $1.00) How many can YOU fit in a stocking? All proceeds from the Book Sale help the Friends support on-going library programs, and purchase materials and equipment to keep your facility up-to-date. Find your treasure behind the library at 232 W Sierra Madre Blvd. As Thanksgiving approaches, the Sierra Madre Woman’s Club invites the community to attend their 34th annual Prayer Breakfast on Wednesday, November 17, from 8 to 9 a.m. in the Essick House, their historic clubhouse. Essick House is located at 550 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. in Sierra Madre. Club members prepare a sit down breakfast and there is no charge. Members of the local clergy, who have accepted the invitation to attend, will provide spiritual nourishment, each presenting a brief seasonal message. The event begins very promptly and those attending should arrive by 7:45 a.m. Reservations are needed. Please call 355-5528. BOSTON COURT PERFORMING ARTS CENTER SEEKS PERFORMERS FOR ITS 2011 ARTTALK - San Gabriel Valley’s Largest Spoken Word Festival- Performance proposals are now being accepted for the fourth annual ARTTalk. ARTTalk is scheduled to take place on Saturday, March 12th, 2011. Participants will be allotted one half hour to perform a piece that focuses on Words and Communication. All performances must be acoustical in nature. Boston Court will provide general lighting and no rehearsal time is allotted. Previous performance genres include film, storytelling, singing, and poetry. Participants will be provided a small stipend. The deadline for proposals is December 3, 2010. Those interested in performing should email or mail their performance proposal to: Meg Hackney, Events Manager Boston Court Performing Arts Center, P.O. Box 60187 Pasadena, CA 91116-6187 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on ARTTalk visit www.playhousedistrict.org/arttalk . Sierra Madre Police Blotter During the week of Sunday, October 31st, to Saturday November 6th, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 293 calls for service. See crimereports.com for updated information. Sunday, October 31st: 12:15 AM- Possession of Marijuana in Vehicle. 600 blk. W. Orange Grove Ave. Motorist was stopped for a Vehicle Code violation. Investigation revealed the driver was in possession of 1.3 grams of marijuana. The driver was cited and released on scene. 09:23 AM- Petty Theft. 100 blk. Grove Ln. Unknown suspect(s) entered an unlocked vehicle parked in a residential driveway and stole one Volkswagen iPod cable and one pair of iPod earphones. 02:52 PM- Petty Theft. 100 blk. Grove Ln. Unknown suspect(s) entered an unlocked vehicle parked in a residential driveway and stole one black leather folder containing vehicle car registration. The folder was later found on a shrub near the vehicle. 03:40 PM- Petty Theft. 100 blk. Lima St. Unknown suspect(s) entered an unlocked vehicle through the driver’s side and stole one Verizon LG ENV2 cell phone estimate value $300.00. 07:56 PM- Possession of Marijuana/1oz or Less. Sycamore Pl. and Grandview. Officer responded to an argument between two people. Officers found 8.0 grams of marijuana on one suspect who was cited and released in the field. Monday, November 1st: 02:50 PM- Drunk in Public/Battery. 290 blk. W. Sierra Madre Bl. A witness called 911 to report a man hitting a woman to the rear of Arnold’s Hardware store. Officers detained the suspect who was arrested for public intoxication. The suspect’s girlfriend, the battery victim, was uncooperative, and the witness could not positively identify the victim. Officers took the suspect to Pasadena jail for booking. 04:07 PM- Vandalism/Damages. 400 blk. N. Pleasant Hill Ln. A resident returned home and saw that unknown suspect(s) damaged her mailbox and fence. 08:50 PM- Petty Theft. 150 blk. N. Lima St. Unknown suspect(s) entered an unlocked vehicle and stole a gray Garmin Nuvi GPS system, black G-pack Nakiworld knapsack, one Nintendo DSI video game and about 40 video games. 11:06 PM- DUI Alcohol Drugs. Baldwin Ave and Orange Grove Ave. An officer stopped a motorist a Vehicle Code violation. The officer determined that the driver was under the influence of drugs and had a suspended license. The officer arrested the suspect for DUI and took him to Pasadena jail for booking. Tuesday, November 2nd: 06:23 AM- Petty Theft. 30 blk N. Auburn Ave. Unknown suspect(s) stole cleaning products out of two unattached storage cabinets located in the rear of parking lot. The loss included outdoor light bulbs, fluorescent light bulbs, toilet paper rolls, trash bags, paper towels, keys, and bolt cutters. 09:23 AM- Petty Theft. 200 blk. Sturtevant Dr. Victim realized his wallet was stolen. He last recalled seeing his wallet on Halloween night while handing out candy. Thursday, November 4th: 09:23 PM- Possession of Toluene. 450 blk. Manzanita Ave. An officer stopped a motorist was stopped for a Vehicle Code violation. Investigation revealed the driver was under possession of Toluene and alcohol. The suspect was arrested and later released with a citation. Friday, November 5th: 06:51 AM- Residential Burglary. 700 blk. Manzanita Ave. Unknown suspect(s) cut the wire screen and opened the unlocked window. The suspect(s) reached through the window and took a silver Sony laptop computer. 09:27 AM- Battery. 240 blk. W. Old Oak Ln. This incident involves a road rage incident between two drivers. The two drivers got out of their cars and fought. One driver left the scene by the time officers arrived. Officers contacted a witness and the second driver. The case will be submitted to the District Attorney’s office for review. Saturday, November 6th: 07:12 AM- Attempted Residential Burglary. 90 blk. N. Hermosa Ave. Witness saw an unknown suspect with a hooded sweater pulled over his/her head. When the suspect noticed the witness he/she ran from the structure. Officers determined that someone had tried to steal property from the location. 06:19 PM- Use Another’s Personal Identification to Obtain Credit/etc. W. Sierra Madre Bl. Two checks were cashed from a business account from an unknown Chase Bank. 06:56 PM- Use Another’s Personal Identification to Obtain Credit/etc. 80 Coburn Ave. Victim responded to Sierra Madre Police Department to report an identity theft. Irwindale Firm To Pay More Than $1.5 Million For Polluting The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that the Davis Wire Corporation of Irwindale, Calif. pleaded guilty to one count of negligent discharge of acidic pollutants into a publically owned treatment works, following an October 26 court decision in which Davis Wire was sentenced to pay $1.5 million in restitution to the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts (LACSD) for damage done to its sewer system, and pay a $25,000 criminal fine. Investigators determined that Davis Wire, a manufacturer of galvanized wire, illegally discharged wastewater with acidic levels from its plant in Irwindale on a routine basis. A team of inspectors found that the Davis Wire discharges had, over time, impaired sewer lines to such an extent that the entire trunk line must be re-lined at a cost of more than $1 million. “Davis Wire has an extensive history of noncompliance since at least 2004, including repeated discharges of highly acidic wastewater,” said Jared Blumenfeld, EPA’s Regional Administrator for the Pacific Southwest. “Their illegal discharges put the surrounding community at risk by damaging the sewer pipes, potentially impacting public health and the environment.” The plea and sentence caps a joint investigation and prosecution effort by EPA’s Office of Criminal Enforcement, FBI, LACSD, Los Angeles County Public Works, Los Angeles County Fire Department, California Department of Toxic Substances Control, and the U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California. “All companies must ensure their compliance with federal environmental regulations or face the consequences, as demonstrated by the sentencing of Davis Wire for a combined $1,525,000 million fine and restitution,” said Nick Torres, Special Agent in Charge of the Office of Criminal Enforcement for EPA’s Pacific Southwest region. The case opened in February 2008, when a LACSD employee detected acid wastewater (with a pH level of approximately 3.0) while working in the southern portion of the Irwindale Trunk Line. The LACSD traced the source of the discharge to the Davis Wire plant at 5555 Irwindale Avenue. Davis Wire’s industrial wastewater discharge permit with the Los Angeles County Sanitation District does not allow a discharge with a pH level below 6.0. Davis Wire uses sulfuric acid in the manufacturing process, and is required to neutralize the acid with a wastewater treatment system before sending it to the public sewer. However, throughout the months of February, March, April and May 2008, inspectors recorded acidic discharges between pH levels of 4.0 and 1.0. A total of 14 illegal discharges were recorded during this period. The investigation revealed that Davis Wire’s wastewater treatment system was in need of upgrades for years.