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Mountain View News Saturday, March 26, 2011 



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 


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.

 Weather Wise

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


April 12, 2011 6:30 pm

April 7 @ 3pm - Senior Commission 

 April 18 @ 6pm - Community Services Commission 

April 19 @ 6:30pm - UUT Oversight Committee 

 April 20 @ 7pm - Tree Advisory Committee

April 21 @ 7pm - Planning Commission 

April 26 @ 6:30pm - City Council

April 27 @ 7pm - Library Board of Trustees 

April 28 @ 7pm - Green Advisory Committee 

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



It’s not too late to 
register for the Huck 
Finn Campout on 
Friday, April 1, 2011. 
Campsites are still 
available! Registration 
for the campout is $45 
for a family of six and 
includes fishing derby 

Please visit the 
Community Services 
Office, located at 611 
E. Sierra Madre blvd., 
to save a spot for the 
Huck Finn Campout.

The Huck Finn Fishing 
Derby is on Saturday, 
April 2, 2011. The 
fishing derby begins 
at 7:00am and runs 
through 11:30am. Youth ages 3-16 years may participate 
in the fishing derby for a fee of $7 per child. 

The Sierra Madre settling basins will be stocked with 
rainbow trout and no fishing license is required. There 
is no need to pre-register for this event. Entrance to the 
fishing derby is located next to Dapper Field, at Sierra 
Vista Park. 

Trophies will be awarded in four different age categories 
and raffle prizes will be given away. For more 
information on the fishing derby or campout, contact 
the Community and Personnel Services Department at 


The Community and Personnel Services Department will 
be offering a spring lap swim program for the 2011 season. 
This is a great opportunity for low impact aerobic exercise. 
The spring season begins on Monday, March 14 and runs 
through Sunday, June 12. Springs hours are as follows: Sunday, 
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 12:00pm-
2:00pm and Tuesday and Thursday 7:00pm-9:00pm. Spring 
season passes are $100 per person with no daily admissions. 
Registration for the spring lap swim program can be made 
at the Community Recreation Center located at 611 E. 

Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, CA 91024. For more 

information please call 626-355-5278

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 


If you are an aspiring poet or lyricist between the ages of 12-
17, you are invited to bring your original material to a Lyric 
Slam for Teens at Sierra Madre Public Library, 440 W. Sierra 
Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, on Friday, April 1, at 7:00 p.m. 
This is a great opportunity to meet other writers, make new 
friends and share your work with others. Compositions can 
be in any style—rap, rock, pop, free verse or rhymed—the 
sky’s the limit, and any and all styles are welcome.

This will also be a unique opportunity to have your 
material put to music by accomplished musicians. Guest 
performers Dawn Bishop (keyboards and vocals) and Brian 
Coe (percussion), will improvise a song on the spot using 
participants’ lyrics.

Everyone is invited to come as they are, or to mix it up and 
come dressed as a favorite celebrity or pop star (costuming 
is strictly optional).

If you’d like more information about this exciting event, 
please call Sophia Duran at 626-355-7186. We hope to see 
you there!

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