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Mountain View News Saturday, August 6, 2011 


Downtown Sierra Madre will be swinging this week, to the 
sounds of the Gem City Jazz Cats. The Jazz Cats, formed in 
2009 as a 13-piece combo, now have 18 players, plus three 
vocalists. They will perform in Kersting Court as part of 
Friday Night Live, put on each summer by the Sierra Madre 
Chamber of Commerce. 

 Veterans of street fairs, private parties and benefit 
concerts, the Jazz Cats have performed several times before 
in Sierra Madre, including the Wine and Jazz Walk, Friday 
Night Live, and this year’s 4th of July Community Picnic. 
The Band plays oldies, swing, and jazz but also includes 
some modem tunes, and is being sponsored by Prudential 
California Realty.

 There will be a Hawaiian theme for the evening, with 
shoppers encouraged to wear their favorite Hawaiian 
clothing and leis. In addition, anyone who spends $35 in a 
retail store or $50 in a restaurant during Friday Night Live 
hours (6:30 to 9pm) is invited to bring their receipt to the Chamber 
booth in Kersting Court. They will be entered in a drawing to take 
place the final week of Friday Night Live. Shoppers are eligible 
every time that they spend $35/retail or $50/restaurant – the more 
times they spend $35/$50 the greater their chances of winning. On 
the final Friday, August 26th, two lucky shoppers will have their 
names drawn to win a shopping/dining spree at Sierra Madre 
businesses valued at more than $500! With only five weeks of 
eligibility, the odds of winning will be quite good for those who are 
entered in the drawing.

Friday Night Live will take place in downtown Sierra Madre 
from 6:30 to 9pm through Aug. 26th. For more information, 
including an entertainment lineup, list of themes, and a list of 
businesses participating in the shopping spree giveaway, visit www. or call the Chamber at (626) 355-5111.

Weather Wise

5-Day Forecast 

Sierra Madre, Ca.

 Mon: Sunny Hi 80s Lows 60s 

 Tues: Sunny Hi 80s Lows 60s 

 Wed: Sunny Hi 80s Lows 60s 

 Thur: Sunny Hi 80s Lows 60s 

 Fri: Sunny Hi 80s Lows 60s 

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 


City Hall Hours:

 Monday - Thursday 7:30 am to 5:30 pm

 Fridays 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

CITY HALL CLOSED ON August 12th and 26th

Mon Aug 08 @ 6:00pm - 

 Parks & Facilities Master Plan Committee 

Tue Aug 09 @ 5:30pm - City Council Meeting 

Wed Aug 10 @ 3:00pm - 08:00pm Farmer’s Market 

Sat Aug 13 @ 8:00AM - 12:00pm 

 Fire Dept. and Search & Rescue 


The City of Sierra Madre 
Community & Personnel 
Services Department in 
collaboration with the 
Pasadena YMCA is assessing 
the need for afterschool 
programs. Currently, the 
YMCA operates afterschool 
programs for youth under 
10 and the City operates 
programs for those 11-17. 
The two organizations are 
evaluating a partnership 
in which the YMCA 
assumes the operation 
of teen programs as well. 
The information received 
here will help the City of 
Sierra Madre Community 
& Personnel Services 
Department and YMCA 
develop youth programs 
that focus on academic 
achievement, enrichment 
specialty classes, and 
recreational development. 
Please help us by filling 
out our online survey at 

Thank you for participating 
in this voluntary survey 
inquiring about your family’s 
interest in and need for after 
school programming in 
Sierra Madre. For additional 
information please contact 
the Community & Personnel 
Services Department (626) 

Youth Activity Center Summer Field Trips

The City of Sierra Madre’s Youth Activity Center is hosting 
field trips this summer. Come out and join the fun, you do 
not even need to be a YAC member! Please sign up online 
at or at the 
Community Services Office located at 611 E. Sierra Madre 
Blvd. For more information please contact the Community 
& Personnel Services Department at 626-355-5278.

Summer Field Trip Schedule:

Friday, August 19 – Six Flags Magic Mountain

o 10:00am-7:00pm, $30 per youth

 Free Parent/Child Workshops at the Sierra Madre Library 

The Sierra Madre Public Library is again offering its popular 
five-week parenting workshop series in September. The 
workshops, for families with children ages three and younger, 
will cover general parenting; speech, language and reading; 
child development; nutrition; physical fitness and play 
for young children. The informal sessions will be interactive 
and will include toys, crafts, books and play, in addition 
to discussions of parenting issues and concerns. 

Presenting at the workshops on consecutive Tuesday mornings, 
beginning Sept. 6th through Oct. 4th, from 10:00 a.m. 
to 11:30 a.m., will be community partners with expertise in 
working with young children. Registration begins August 
1st, and as seating is limited, reservations are required.

Sierra Madre’s

Farmer’s Market Is Back!

New Location

The Sierra Madre Farmer’s Market new location is in 
Downtown Sierra Madre on Hermosa Avenue, south 
of Sierra Madre Boulevard to Mariposa Avenue. The 
hours will be from 3:00-8:00 p.m. during the summer 
with the exception of major holidays. During the winter/
Pacific Standard time the market could possibly 
end at 7:00 p.m.


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 

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 

2011 SUMMER 


The Sierra Madre Aquatic Center will be hosting three pool 
movie nights this summer. This program is offered at absolutely 
no charge thanks to a generous donation from the Sierra Madre 
Community Foundation and is open to all from Sierra Madre 
and the surrounding community. Each pool movie night will 
begin at 7:45pm, space is limited so be sure to arrive early. Snacks 
will be available for purchase at the June and July movie nights 
and proceeds benefit the Sierra Madre Dolphins Swim Team. 

Friday, August 19 – Tangled.

The Sierra Madre Aquatic Center is located at 611 E. Sierra Madre 
Blvd., Sierra Madre, CA 91024. For more information please call 

Storyteller Ken Frawley and his puppet friends. 

 “The Wonderful World of Stories and Songs” with 
storyteller and troubadour Ken Frawley, is coming to the 
Sierra Madre Public Library on Monday, August 8, at 10:00 
a.m. This sparkling family-friendly program, chock-full of 
songs, stories, puppets, and spiced with a little magic, will 
feature music from England, America, and the Caribbean, 
and tales from Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America. 
Adding to the fun will be interactive sing-along and clap-
along songs.

 Ken Frawley has performed thousands of his highly 
acclaimed programs for children and family audiences 
throughout Southern California at schools, libraries, and 
community events for more than 10 years. 

Summer Fun in the Park Schedule:

August 2 Los Angeles Zoo 

August 4 CATZ Fitness Activity

August 9 Sierra Madre Search and Rescue 

August 11 CATZ Fitness Activity

August 16 Mission Renaissance Arts and Craft 

August 18 CATZ Fitness Activity

August 23 L.A. Arboretum Arts and Craft 

August 25 CATZ Fitness Activity


Join the City of Sierra Madre this summer for the FREE Concerts in the Park Series which begin Sunday, 
July 10, 2011 and occurs every Sunday through August 28, 2011. 

The eight concerts are held from 6:00 pm and run through 8:00pm. All concerts will be held at the 
Memorial Park Bandshell, 222 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. next to City Hall. Seating is on the green so remember 
to bring blankets and lawn chairs. Alcohol is prohibited. 

Spectators are encouraged to support local organizations that may provide refreshments. 

For additional information please contact the Community & Personnel Services Department 

(626) 355-5278.

July 17 – Woodie and the Longboards (beach 
inspired), sponsored by Sierra Madre Civic Club 
selling hot dogs, pie, ice cream and water. 

July 24 – Elvis (rock ‘n roll), sponsored by the 
Rotary Club of Sierra Madre selling items from 
the In-N-Out Truck

July 31 – Fairytales and Fantasy VI (musical), 
hosted by Southern California Lyric Theatre

August 7 – Ghost in the Machine (The Police 
and Sting Tribute Band), hosted by L.A. County 
Arts Commission

August 14 – Ray Bailey and the Rayletts - Blues 
and Jazz sponsored by Kiwanis and Friends of the 

August 21 – Danny Dean and the Rockabilly 
Lovers (50’s Rock) sponsored by the Senior Community 
Commission selling desserts

August 28 – The Silver Beatles (Beatles Tribute 
Band) hosted by the Community and Personnel 
Services Department.