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Mountain View News Saturday, May 7, 2011 


An Afternoon 
with Laurie 

Viera Rigler 

Best-selling author Laurie 
Viera Rigler will appear at 
the Sierra Madre Public Library 
on Saturday, May 21, 
at 2:00 p.m. Ms. Rigler is the 
author of two uproariously 
funny novels in which the 
main character finds herself 
unexpectedly transported 
backward or forward in time, 
one to repressive 19th c. England 
(Confessions of a Jane 
Austen Addict), the other to 
free-wheeling 21st c. America 
(Rude Awakenings of a Jane 
Austen Addict). The results 
are hilarious, as each tries to 
cope with a society she finds 
utterly foreign, yet fascinating. 
These delightfully inventive 
feel-good reads have been 
hailed by critics as “snappy, 
fresh and laugh-out-loud 
funny,” and “a very accurate 
but humorous comparison 
between the lifestyles of Jane 
Austen’s time and the modern 

After her presentation, which 
is aptly titled, “Confessions 
of a Jane Austen Addict,” Ms. 
Rigler will be available to 
chat and sign books. Light 
refreshments will be served. 
The Sierra Madre Public Library 
is located at 440 W. 
Sierra Madre Blvd. in Sierra 
Madre. (626) 355-7186. www. 

 Weather Wise

5-Day Forecast 

Sierra Madre, Ca.

 Mon: Ptly Cldy Hi 70s Lows 50s 

 Tues: Sunny Hi 80s Lows 50s 

 Wed: Sunny Hi 80s Lows 50s 

 Thur: Sunny Hi 80s Lows 50s

 Fri: Sunny Hi 70s Lows 50s 

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-


Tuesday, May 10, 2011 6:30 pm

May 9 @ 7:00pm - General Plan Steering Committee | City Hall

May 10 @ 6:30pm - City Council | City Hall

May 11 @ 6:30pm - Arts Commission | City Hall

May 16 @ 6pm - Community Services Commission | City Hall

May 17 @ 6:30pm - UUT Oversight Committee | City Hall

May 18 @ 7pm - Tree Advisory Committee | City Hall

May 19 @ 7pm - Planning Commission | City Hall

May 24 @ 6:30pm - City Council | City Hall

May 25 @ 7pm - Library Board of Trustees | City Hall

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 


The Sierra Madre Fourth of July Committee is looking for 
candidates for the 2011 Fourth of July Parade Grand Marshal. 
The Parade will be held Monday, July 4, 2011.


Parade Grand Marshal Candidates should echo the spirit of 
Sierra Madre, be an active volunteer in any of the local nonprofit 
organizations, or in some way contributed to the betterment of 
Sierra Madre.


Nominations must be submitted by Tuesday, May 17th and 
should be sent to the Fourth of July Committee, P.O. Box 1073, 
Sierra Madre, CA 91025 or via e-mail to matthewbosse@ 


The Parade begins at 10 a.m. at Sunnyside and Sierra Madre 
Blvd., following complimentary breakfast at the Woman’s Club 
Essick House. The Parade ends at about 11:30 a.m. with activities 
following in Memorial Park until 4 pm.

What D0 YOU Think? 

We’d like to hear from you! Contact us at: or


The Friends of the Sierra Madre Library will be having a 
Bargain Table Book Sale at the Library, Monday, May 9 
through Saturday, May 14, during the Library’s open hours. 
Featured topics will include: Fiction, Sports, Animals, 
Time-Life’s Old West series, Children’s and Specialty books. 
All books are in good condition and are $1.00 each. It pays 
to stop by often—books are replenished daily, and there are 
always plenty of new titles to choose from.

The Sierra Madre Public Library, located at 440 West Sierra 
Madre Boulevard in Sierra Madre, is open Monday through 
Wednesday from Noon to 9 p.m., Thursday and Friday from 
Noon to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (626) 



On Friday, May 13, at 7:30 p.m., in Sierra Madre’s City Hall 
Chambers, Jay Whitcraft will present the final armchair excursion 
of the year in “Portugal by Car.” Join Jay on his 
tour of this culturally rich, romantic country on the beautiful 
Iberian Peninsula, often referred to as “Europe’s West 
Coast.” In addition to background on Portugal’s discovery, 
exploration and marine history, trip highlights will include 
palaces and castles, port wine country, the Douro River Valley, 
and Fado, Portugal’s traditional music.

 This program is free and open to the public. Sierra Madre 
City Hall is located at 232 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., in Sierra 
Madre. This is the final program of the season; the series 
will resume in February 2012. For more information, please 
call Catriona Shafer at (626) 355-7186. 


No Boundaries 6 Showcases K-12 Visual and 
Performing Arts

 Pasadena, CA - NO BOUNDARIES 6, the sixth annual 
exhibition of visual and performing art by Pasadena Unified 
School District (PUSD) students, opens May 14 at the 
Shops on Lake in Pasadena. The exhibit features more than 
400 pieces of both two and three dimensional student artwork 
representing every grade level and every school in the 
district. The exhibit’s title, No Boundaries, refers to the exhibit’s 
goal of showcasing artwork without limits in size or 
media, and the unlimited creative potential of the students 
in the district. The exhibit is free and the public is welcome.

 In partnership with Stein Mart, Vornado Realty Trust and 
the South Lake Business Association, NO BOUNDARIES 
will be presented this year at The Shops on Lake at 345 S. 
Lake Avenue. An opening reception on Friday, May 13 
from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. will feature live band and choral music, 
and dance performances by PUSD students. 

 New this year is that PUSD’s No Boundaries 6 will be an 
Arts Partner this year in the popular City of Pasadena annual 
ArtNight, which showcases the city’s rich cultural resources 
on a single evening. This year’s ArtNight is May 20 
from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. Visit for 
more details.

 Select student artists exhibiting in No Boundaries will be 
chosen to receive scholarships to attend programs at the 
Armory Center for the Arts and the Art Center College of 
Design. In addition, the Pasadena Arts Commission will 
select 60 artworks to be on display on the art wall at City 
Hall in an on-going exhibition known as Bridging Boundaries. 
Partnerships with community arts organizations, and 
the numerous programs they provide to PUSD students, 
will also be on display.


No Boundaries 6, PUSD’s Annual Student Art Exhibition


Friday, May 13, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., 

Opening Reception with music & speakers

 Friday May 14-20 – Exhibit Open

 Friday, May 20 – 6 p.m. ArtNight

 Where: The Shops on Lake

345 S. Lake Avenue (at the former Stein Mart store in the 
Corner Bakery plaza, just north of Macy’s)

Parking: Ample FREE public parking available

 Cost: Free!

 For more information visit PUSD web site at www.gopusd.
com/arts or contact 626-396-3600, ext 88129.


“Experience Magic!” A new musical including 
magic and illusion.

WHO: Conceived by musical director Ryan Luevano. Music 
and lyrics by Ryan Luevano. Produced by Jeff Black and 
Ryan Luevano for Maestro and Magic productions.

WHERE: Sierra Madre Playhouse, 87 W. Sierra Madre 
Blvd., Sierra Madre, CA 91024. Ample free parking behind 

WHEN: Sunday, May 15, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.


RESERVATIONS: (626) 355-4318.


Three magicians from the famed Magic Castle perform 
dazzling illusions in this new hybrid of musical and magic 
show. They are Jeff Black, Arthur Trace and Nathan Gibson.

Luis Avila and Christina Valo also star in this romantic 
fable about an unemployed young man who goes on a 
cruise and meets the love of his life, a beautiful magician’s 

The original musical score is performed by a live seven 
piece band.

There’s romance, music, and a wonderful opportunity to 
see three prize-winning magicians perform live in an intimate 
theatrical setting. 


Don’t miss out on you opportunity to work at the Sierra 
Madre Aquatic Center this summer! The City of Sierra 
Madre is continuing to accepting applications for the summer 
aquatic season through Monday, May 2, 2011. Perspective 
candidates may apply for the positions of: Cashier, 
Lifeguard, Water Safety Instructor or Shift Lead. For more 
information on each position and the application process, 
please visit Applications may 
be submitted electronically at the same website. For more 
information please contact the Community and Personnel 
Services Department at 626-355-5278.


The 2011 Friday movies series is beginning on Friday, May 
6, 2011. Movies are shown free to the public every other 
Friday beginning on May 6, 2011 and running through June 
3, 2011. Movies are shown in Kersting Court, at the corner 
of Sierra Madre Blvd. and Baldwin Ave. The movie line-up 
is: May 6 – Toy Story 3, May 20 – Despicable Me, and June 
3 – How to Train you Dragon. For more information call 

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The Harvey Hyde Show

535 So. Lake Ave. Pasadena 

(626) 792 - 6634

Every Thursday 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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