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Mountain View News Saturday, March 19, 2011 

Sierra Madre Historical 

Preservation Society 


Sierra Madre Books


Author Michele Zack 

signing her award winning book:

Southern California Story:

Seeking a Better Life in Sierra Madre

Sunday March 20th from 1:30 -3:30 pm

At Sierra Madre Books

52 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.

Sierra Madre, Ca.

 Weather Wise



Police Department Traffic Volunteers will serve at community-
wide special events and in emergency situations 
assisting with directing traffic at intersections and 
on streets, staffing barricades, and assisting pedestrians 
crossing in crosswalks. Traffic Volunteers will be trained 
to in the proper procedures for directing traffic and provided 
uniforms for their service.



- Assist with traffic control at events or in emergency 

- Direct traffic by voice, hand or other signal.

- Follow applicable City safety rules and regulations.

- Inform staff of any issues that may arise.

- Interact with the public sometimes under stressful circumstances 
in a fair, calm and understanding way.



Have a valid Class C California driver’s license for the 
past five years as well as the ability to maintain insurability 
under the City’s Vehicle Usage Policy. Must possess a 
current American Red Cross certificate in First Aid/CPR/
AED for Schools and the Community, or the equivalent, 
within three months of appointment. Must be available 
to volunteer evenings, weekends, and holidays. Must 
complete a background verification process and successfully 
complete the training provided by the Department.


Please visit the city’s website at www.cityofsierramadre.
com for more information and to download a flyer and 

5-Day Forecast 

Sierra Madre, Ca.

 Mon: Showers Hi 60s Lows 40s 

 Tues: Ptly Cldy Hi 60s Lows 40s 

 Wed: Showers Hi 60s Lows 40s 

 Thur: Ptly Cldy Hi 60s Lows 40s 

 Fri: Showers Hi 60s Lows 40s 

Forecasts courtesy of the National Weather Service


Unless otherwise noted, all meetings listed below are held at City Hall 232 
W. Sierra Madre Blvd. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 626-355-7135


March 22, 2011 6:30 pm

Arts Commission - 2nd Wednesday @ 6:30

Community Services - 3rd Monday @ 6:00

Library Trustees - 4th Wednesday @ 7:00

Planning Commission - 1st & 3rd Thursdays 7:00

Senior Community - 1st Thursday @ 3:00

Tree Advisory - 3rd Wednesday @ 7:00 

The 2011 Pasadena Public 
Library One City, One Story 
celebration will conclude 
Saturday, March 26, from 3 
to 5:30 p.m. at the Pasadena 
Convention Center 
Ballroom, 300 E. Green St. 
with Theatre Americana’s 
USO Show “One for 
the Boys” followed by a 
community conversation 
with author Hillary Jordan. 
The author will join Library 
Director Jan Sanders as they 
discuss Jordan’s experiences 
first envisioning and then 
writing Mudbound. 

A question-and-answer 
session from the audience 
will follow.

Jordan’s prize winning 
debut novel tells the story 
of two families and their 
struggles in post-World War 
II Mississippi as the forces of 
change and resistance collide 
with terrible consequences. 

Jordan grew up in Texas and 
Oklahoma. She received her 
MFA in creative writing from 
Columbia University and a 
BA in English and political 
science from Wellesley 
College. Her short fiction 
has appeared in numerous 
literary journals, including 
StoryQuarterly and The 
Carolina Quarterly. She 

lives in New York.

One City, One Story is 
designed to broaden and 
deepen an appreciation of 
reading and literature in 

the community, engage 
participants in dialogue and 
bring Pasadenans together 
by promoting greater

understanding of differing 
points of view. 

For more information visit 
or call (626) 744-7270.


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

write a Public Service Announcement that describes your 
event and e-mail it to 


Spring Break is almost upon us, and you may need a 
good book to pass the time!

Plan on visiting the Friends of the Sierra Madre Library 
Best Used Book Sale for an excellent selection of books at 
reasonable prices. The sale will be held Friday April 1st, 
3pm to 7pm and Saturday April 2nd, 10am to 2pm.

Your Spring Break options will include a beautiful collection 
of coffee table books - American Indians, art, specialty 
cookbooks, new fiction, offerings from The National Geographic 
Society, health books for women and Twilight Series 
for your teens. Collectors of vintage reading will find 
a selection of old and noteworthy books. As always, tables 
outside the library will be filled with hardback fiction and 
non-fiction for $1.00 each, paperbacks for 25 cents (or 5 for 
$1.00) Also, check out a new selection of children’s books.

The Friend’s Best Used Book Sale continues to be the organizations 
major fundraiser to support the on-going library 
needs for equipment and programs. For the best finds shop 
in and outside the library and visit early. The Sierra Madre 
Public Library is located at 440 W Sierra Madre Blvd.

City of Sierra Madre Community Arts Commission Presents: 

An Exhibition By Paul Fairbanks

You are invited to view the latest work of the Artist, Paul 
Fairbanks, who hails originally from the land of the Bean 
and the Cod. His natural ability to capture nature in its 
changing moods over the course of 48 years has allowed 
him to be represented in many private collections. Enjoy 
the fruits of his adventure! 

 Paul Fairbanks' Exhibition thru April 1, 2011

Sierra Madre City Hall - 232 West Sierra Madre Bl. 

Sierra Madre, CA 91024



The Pasadena Musical Theatre Program Announces 
Three Performances for Summer Session

 The Pasadena Musical Theatre Program (PMTP) announced 
that for the first time, students in the summer session will perform 
in an original musical production, Jasper in Deadland. Written 
and directed by award-winning composer and lyricist Ryan Scott 
Oliver, the pop-rock musical is a featured event in the 2011 Festival 
of New American Musicals. 

 Oliver, who grew up in Sierra Madre and attended Pasadena 
Unified schools, is also writing the music for Disney’s upcoming 
musical, Freaky Friday. He is the Artistic Director for PMTP, a 
nonprofit musical theatre training program committed to bringing 
the highest quality in music and theatre education to students 
who live or attend school in Pasadena, Altadena or Sierra Madre.

 "Jasper in Deadland represents the Pasadena Musical Theatre 
Program coming full circle," said Phil Hopkins, president of 
The Pasadena Musical Theatre Corporation's Board of Directors. 
"Our hope is that this is the first of many new musicals that will be 
written by PMTP alumni and premiered by our company.” 

 During the six-week summer program, students in 7th – 
12th grades will participate in rehearsals and performances of Jasper 
in Deadland. Children in 4th-6th grades will perform in The 
Junior Follies, a combination of Broadway and Vaudeville classic 
songs, dances, and comedy routines. Selected students will also 
perform in an abridged version of Shakespeare’s classic A Midsummer 
Night’s Dream. 

 PMTP’s summer session takes place Monday through 
Friday, June 28-August 5 at Pasadena High School. This isn’t a 
theatre camp, but a unique performing arts educational program 
where students develop their skills and talent in acting, singing, 
and dance. PMTP’s teaching artists are all working theatre 

 Students will also have the opportunity to participate 
in conservatory style classes and master classes with Broadway 

 “We love the work of Ryan Scott Oliver,” said the Tony 
award-winning songwriting team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen 
Flaherty. “He’s a fresh and talented new voice, and his songs are 
filled with wit, gusto, and melody.”

 For information about The Pasadena Musical Theatre 
Program or to register for the summer session, visit www.pasadenamusicaltheatre.
org. Priority registration takes place from April 
1-May 1.

 The Pasadena Musical Theatre Program...bringing high 
quality vocal music, theatre and dance education to children in 
Pasadena, Altadena and Sierra Madre since 1995. Visit us at www. 

Eat - Shop - Worship in

Sierra Madre!

Coffee Houses:


Beantown Coffee House & Bakery - 45 N. Baldwin

Starbucks - Kersting Court Sierra Madre


Fine Dining:

Cafe 322

322 W. Sierra Madre Bl.

ZUGO’S formerly known as Ugo’s

74 W. Sierra Madre Bl.


120 W. Sierra Madre Bl.

Four Seasons Tea Room

75 N. Baldwin


48 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.

Great Shopping:

Laurel’s Apparel & Treasures

71 N. Baldwin

Angel’s Everywhere

26 N. Baldwin

Leonora Moss

9 Kersting Court

Iris Intrigue

49 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.

Belle’s Nest

55 N. Baldwin

Brown’s Classic Interiors

64 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.

Charlotte’s Jewelers

40 N. Baldwin

Savor The Flavor

11 Kersting Court

Once Upon A Time

14 W. Sierra Madre Bl.

Baldwin Jewelers

15 Kersting Court


Episcopal Church of the Ascension - 25 E. Laurel

(626) 355-1133

Congregational Church - 170 W. Sierra Madre

(626) 355-3566

Foothill Center For Spiritual Living - 49 S. Baldwin 

(626) 836-2022

Greek Evangelical Church

69 Suffolk Avenue (626) 355-2153

Sierra Madre Church of Christ

212 N. Lima (626) 355-1817

Sierra Madre United Methodist

695 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. (626) 355-0629

Bethany Christian

93 N. Baldwin (626) 355-1403

St. Rita Catholic Church

38 N. Baldwin (626) 355-1292

and much more! 



3 year old “Cassie” was rescued 
in January and was 
temporarily adopted by a 
local woman to prevent her 
from being killed. 

 She is so sweet and very 
loving, kind of a calm peaceful 
lap cat, that just wants to 
hang out with her person, 
get belly rubs, doesn’t like 
other cats, that’s why she 
may be perfect for a quiet retired 
person or couple as an 
only cat. If interested please 
contact 626-355-7290.


 Dallas Raines will be the M.C. at the Cancer Support 
Community's Angel Gala on April 16 2011. Dallas Raines 
is a certified broadcast meteorologist and is the chief meteorologist 
for ABC 7 eyewitness news.

 Honorees at the Gala will be Betty Ferrell, professor and 
research scientist at the City of Hope, and Jacobs Engineering, 
the well-known international engineering firm located 
in Pasadena. Dr. Ferrell has been in oncology nursing 
for 33 years with emphasis on pain management, quality 
of life, and palliative care. Jacobs Engineering has been a 
strong and valued donor and supporter of the Cancer Support 
Community for many years.

 The Angel Gala will be held on April 16 2011 at the Westin 
Pasadena, 191 North Los Robles Avenue, Pasadena. 
The event is a major area social function and a fundraiser 
for the Cancer Support Community. Last year the event 
raised more than $150,000. More than 300 guests are 
expected. Cost is $200 per person. Reservations can be 
made at 626-796-1083.