Mountain Views News Saturday, December 11, 2010
Mountain Views News 80 W Sierra Madre Blvd. No. 327 Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 Office: 626.355.2737 Fax: 626.609.3285 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.mtnviews 3 Mountain Views-News Saturday, December 11, 2010 THE PERFECT GIFT The Sierra Madre Historical Preservation Society (SMHPS) is selling their award winning book Southern California Story:-Seeking the Better Life in Sierra Madre during this holiday season. If you are interested in the history of Southern California or the compelling story of Sierra Madre’s beginnings and growth into “Our Town”, we invite you to purchase our book. The book tells a wonderful story about Sierra Madre accompanied by photographs from Sierra Madre’s historical archives capturing every facet of living in Sierra Madre as told by our award winning author Michele Zack. Southern California Story:-Seeking the Better Life in Sierra Madre has won several prestigious national awards this year for content, layout and cover design. It has also received rave reviews. So if you have not purchased a book yet, please do! And if you have already bought a book, please recommend it or buy another as a gift for someone special. The book is available at Arnolds Hardware, Sierra Madre Library, Sierra Madre Books, Vroman’s and the Huntington Library bookstore. It may be also purchased from our web site at www.smhps.org . The purchase price of the book is $49.39 (including tax) at any of the locations listed. Happy Holidays from Sierra Madre’s Historical Preservation Society! SIERRA MADRE CALENDAR OF EVENTS December 14, 2010 CITY COUNCIL MEETING 6:30 p.m. City Council Chambers Dec. 18 & 19th, 2010 Rose Float Deco Blitz Rose Float Barn January 8, 2011 Parks and Facilities Master Plan Committee Special Joint Meeting with Community Services 9:00 AM – Community Recreation Center Sierra Madre Little League On-line registration site is open To register for the 2011 Spring Season go to http:// www.sportssignup. com/Sierra-Madre- Little-League-Online- Registration.start If you have any questions contact Steve Tanner at 626-355-1249 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. SIERRA MADRE FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS As the sun slowly disappears and the light surrenders us to winter, and the weather further dashes us toward that icy chill. The season of Christmas stands ready to remind us of that glorious place of enchantment. The Season of Cheer and The Festival of Lights join together on a very special night. For as a trumpet readies from a heralded city on high, Sierra Madre, and they prepare to furnish the vacuum of night and the void of darkness with the ballads of Christmas and the heavenly stars of candlelight. Our friends, churches, children and a community will once again embrace the miracle of Christmas. We salute the heavenly thinking of Pastor Bob VanderZaag and Pastor Richard Anderson as the founders of this unique tradition. Each man held a lasting hope of bringing a community together and shepherding in a small town sensibility to the deeper meanings of the Christmas Season. For the last thirty-five years, The Candlelight Walk has faithfully strengthened the Christmas Spirit and loyally seeded the imagination of our dearest children. The Candlelight Walk is held each Christmas season to celebrate the journey Joseph and Mary made to Bethlehem where Jesus was born over 2000 years ago. The procession will begin at St. Rita’s Catholic Church in Sierra Madre, with “Mary and Joseph” leading the way and other participants holding candles and singing traditional Christmas carols. The procession will end at Kersting Court in the center of town where the Christmas Story will be read from Scripture. Begins at St. Rita traveling down Baldwin to Kersting Court. It is recommended that you arrive at 6:45pm so that the walk can begin promptly at 7:00pm Sierra Madre Proposed Water Rate Increase This is notice that the second reading of Ordinance No. 1312 adjusting water rates in the City of Sierra Madre is scheduled for the Regular Council meeting of January 11, 2011. The meeting begins at 6:30 PM at Sierra Madre City Hall, 232 West Sierra Madre Boulevard. The public is invited to attend and provide comment at the meeting. Ordinance No. 1132 will implement a four-year rate increase program in which water rates will increase approximately 7.54% each fiscal year beginning July 1, 2011. The ordinance will also introduce tiered water rates, which will result in slightly higher water rates for those customers using higher amounts of water. Ordinance 1312 eliminates certain charges for multiple-unit residential customers, reduces the Utility Users Tax Rate on water, and provides for annual review of Sierra Madre Water Department maintenance, debt service, and other operational costs to ensure that rates are kept as low as possible. For additional information regarding Sierra Madre water rates, please visit the City’s website at www.cityofsierramadre.com, or contact City Hall at (626) 355-7135. Sierra Madre Police Blotter During the week of Sunday, November 28th, to Saturday December 4th, the Sierra Madre Police Department responded to approximately 352 calls for service. See crimereports.com for updated information. Sunday, November 28th: 09:31 PM- DUI Alcohol/Drugs, 200 blk. Ramona Ave. An officer stopped a motorist for a Vehicle Code Violation. The officer determined that the Sierra Madre resident was under the influence of alcohol. The driver was arrested and taken to Pasadena Police Jail for booking. Tuesday, November 30th: 05:15 AM- Possession of Marijuana in Vehicle, Baldwin and Orange Grove. An officer stopped a motorist for a Vehicle Code violation. The officer learned that the driver’s license was suspended and he was in possession of marijuana. The Sierra Madre resident was cited and released on scene. Wednesday, December 1st: 02:39 PM- Disorderly Conduct/Drunk in public, 100 blk. W. Sierra Madre Bl. Officers were dispatched to a call regarding an unconscious woman. The woman, a Sierra Madre resident, was intoxicated. The Fire Department took her to Arcadia Methodist Hospital for treatment. Thursday, December 2nd: 04:38 PM- Petty Theft, 160 blk. N. Canon Ave. . Unknown suspect(s) stole an unattended backpack belonging to a Sierra Madre resident that he left next to his locker while he attended class at the Sierra Madre Middle school. No suspects known. 05:02 PM- Offensive Words to Produce Violent Reaction, 240 blk. W. Sierra Madre Bl. A Sierra Madre resident reported that a man was driving by his home yelling obscenities and taking pictures of his house. The suspect was identified as an Arcadia resident. 05:11 PM- Residential Burglary, 320 blk. Santa Anita Ct. Unknown suspect(s) entered a residential home through the rear unlocked door. Items stolen included a Sony Video camera worth $1000.00, a Rebel Canon digital camera worth $850.00, a Powershot S90 Canon digital camera worth $500.00, a HD video camera, a Flip Video worth $150.00, an Apple IPod Touch worth $250.00, costume jewelry worth $100.00, a Century fire safe worth $35.00, and an Apple IPad worth $700.00. Friday, December 3rd: 9:18AM- Disorderly Conduct/Drunk in Public, 10 blk. Kersting Ct. Officers were dispatched to Kersting court regarding a disorderly woman who they determined to be intoxicated. Officers arrested the woman, a Sierra Madre resident. 7:10 PM- Petty Theft, 540 blk. W. Orange Grove Ave. Unknown suspect(s) stole a delivery package from a front porch. The victim was notified about her package arrival through the US Postal tracking service. Saturday, December 4th: 12:55 AM- Grand Theft Exceeding $400, Windwood Lane. The victims took a diamond ring for cleaning and repair. When they picked up the ring they noticed that the diamond had been replaced with a non-precious stone. The investigation is continuing. 6:12 PM- Petty Theft, 350 blk. Acacia St. Unknown suspect(s) entered an unlocked truck and stole a Nuvi Garmin GPS worth $300.00, Prada cologne worth $100.00 and $3.00 worth in quarters. Christmas Eve Service Sierra Madre United Methodist Church Celebrate the birth of Jesus at Sierra Madre United Methodist Church , December 24, 7:30 p.m. The service will feature scripture lessons, familiar carols, a brief homily and the warm glow of candlelight as “Silent Night” is sung. The Sierra Madre UMC is located at 695 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. , on the northeast corner of Michillinda and Sierra Madre Blvd. There is ample parking in the church’s parking lot, accessed off Michillinda. For more information or directions, please call (626) 355-0629.