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Mountain Views-News Saturday, September 24, 2011 


– It’s a Celebration of the Feast of St. Francis – Join Church of Ascension’s 
Blessing of the Animals 



Sierra Madre’s Village Church 
(Ascension) will be holding its 
annual “Blessing of the Animals” 
ceremony on Sunday, October 
2, 2011 at noon in the Outdoor 
Worship Area. Everyone 
is welcome. Refreshments 

Blessing of the Animals is 
conducted in commemoration 
of the October 4th Feast Day of 
St. Francis of Assisi. St. Francis, 
arguably the most beloved of the 
named Saints, was particularly 
fond of animals of all breeds. The 
community is invited to bring 
your animals, no matter how big 
or small, breed or religion. Some 
animals may require a leash 
or a container, so keep that in 
mind. All of God’s creatures are 

Church of the Ascension is 
located at 25 East Laurel on the 
corner of Baldwin and Laurel in 
Sierra Madre.

This event makes for a wonderful 
family outing to meet new 
neighbors and check out a 
wonderful community church. 
For more information, please 
call (626) 355-1133 or visit: www. 


Shake your leaves and join 
the fun at the Fall Dinner 
Dance benefiting Sierra 
Madre School’s Annual 
Fund, Saturday, October 
15th from 6:00 to 10 p.m. 
at the exclusive private club 
Area 51 in Monrovia. 

Hire a sitter, leave the kids 
at home and put on your 
dancing shoes. Enjoy a 
delicious Italian dinner and 
dance the night away with 
local DJ Denny Barry. Join 
the hippest party in town for 
the best cause, our School 
and our Kids. Tickets are 
$50 per person. No host bar. 
Adults only please. 

Sierra Madre Annual Fund 
helps Sierra Madre School be 
the outstanding educational 
center for the community’s 
children. The Annual Fund 
provides financial support to 
a variety of school programs 
including visual and 
performing arts programs, 
science programs, librarians 
and health aides. 

For more information on the 
dance or to purchase your 
tickets, please contact Lisa 
Brault at ljbauction@yahoo.

Christopher James Maroe will forever be remembered by his loving wife Kelle and his two 
adoring daughters, Maranda and Nikole. Maroe, president of Bacara Media and Entertainment 
and former executive producer of Ringside LA with Johnny Ortiz on KMPC and producer 
of the syndicated show “The Gold Sheet” passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 14th at the 
age of fifty.

A celebration of Chris’ life will be held at 11am on Saturday, September 24, 2011 at Douglass 
& Zook Chapel of Remembrance Funeral Home, 600 East Foothill Blvd, Monrovia, with a 
reception to follow at Cafe 322, 322 West Sierra Madre Blvd.

In lieu of flowers, the family would accept donations for Chris’ daughters’ education.

Courtesy Bill Coburn


The Sierra Madre United 
Methodist Church is 
hosting a dinner and 
concert of Big Band music 
on Saturday, October 22 in 
the church’s Hartzell Hall. 
After dinner, the concert 
will feature the popular 
local group, Big Band 
Theory (BBT).

Packed with Ph.D.s, BBT 
is composed of musicians 
affiliated with the Jet 
Propulsion Laboratory 
(JPL) in Pasadena. BBT 
was started in 1998 when 
the group provided music 
for holiday parties at JPL. 
This scientific swing band 
performs a play list that 
leans heavily toward the 
heavens, including “Fly 
Me to the Moon,” “Orange 
Colored Sky” and “Ja-Da,” 
one of the first songs to be 
heard in space. 

The concert benefits the 
San Gabriel Valley Family 
Promise Network. This 
organization has a mission 
of caring for homeless 
families through a network 
of local churches, including 
the Sierra Madre UMC. 

The evening begins with 
dinner at 6:00 p.m. The 
cost for the dinner only is 
$15.00 and concert only 
is $15.00 per person, or 
both can be purchased 
for $25.00. Dinner 
reservations are required. 
Please call Pat Tomlin at the 
church office, (626) 355-
0629, 8:30 a.m. to Noon, 
Monday through Friday, to 
make your reservation by 
October 20.

The Sierra Madre United 
Methodist Church is located 
at 695 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., 
Sierra Madre (enter the 
parking lot on Michillinda). 
For more information, 
please call the church office: 
(626) 355-0629. 


A Memorial Service for Eph Konigsberg, who passed away earlier this month, will take 
place on Sunday, October 2, 2011 at The Lodge (formerly the Masonic Temple) in Sierra 

The service will begin at 3:00 p.m. The Lodge is located at 33 E. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra 
Madre, Ca. 91024.

Sierra Madre Police Blotter

During the week of Sunday, September 11th, to Saturday September 17th, the Sierra Madre Police Department 
responded to approximately 312 calls for service. See for updated information. 

Sunday, September 11th:

11:19 AM- Attempted Residential Burglary, 600 blk. W. Sierra Madre Blvd. Unknown suspect(s) 
removed a living room window screen and tried to pry open the window. No entry was made 
and the suspect(s) left in an unknown direction. 

Tuesday, September 13th:

4:52 PM- Assist to other Agency, 200 blk. Rancho Rd. This case involves an Adult Protective 
Service case involving a possible neglect on a 75-year old man. 

Wednesday, September 14th:

12:00 PM- Petty Theft, 700 blk. E. Sierra Madre Blvd. An unknown suspect(s) entered an unlocked 
car between 11:40 am and 12:00 PM. The suspect stole a black diaper bag containing a 
wallet, $100.00, a CA license, and personal items. 

4:49 PM- Trespassing on Real Property, 400 blk. Ramona Ave. This case involves a 15-year old 
female and a 16-year old male trespassing on private property to smoke marijuana. The juveniles 
were in possession of marijuana. Both juveniles were cited and released to their parents. 

Thursday, September 15th:

10:13 AM- Child Neglect, 100 blk. Auburn Ave. This case involves a 5-year old girl wandering 
around the neighbor’s apartments without the parent’s knowledge.

1:28 PM- Battery Against Current/Ex-Spouse/Cohab-Non Cohab, 400 blk. Mariposa Ave. This 
case involves a man and a woman fighting inside their home. Further investigation revealed that 
the primary aggressor was the husband. The 43-year old man was arrested and later released on 
a citation.

4:05 PM- Battery, 500 Woodland Dr. Officers responded to a fight between two 59-year old men. 
There were no independent witnesses and neither was desirous of prosecution. 

Friday, September 16th:

1:50 PM- Use Another’s Personal Identification to Obtain Credit/Etc. This case involves the unauthorized 
use of the victim’s credit card number. 

3:49 PM- Petty Theft, 300 blk. N. Canon Dr. This case involves an unknown suspect(s) that stole 
80-100 red clay Spanish roof tiles from a roof of a home under construction. 

10:08 PM- DUI Alcohol/Drugs, Foothill Blvd and W. Baldwin Ave. An officer stopped a 33-year 
old Anaheim motorist for a Vehicle Code violation and determined that the driver was under the 
influence of alcohol. The driver was arrested and transported to Pasadena Police Department 
for booking.

Saturday, September 17th:

12:43 AM- Willfully Resists, Delays, Obstructs, 100 blk. W. Sierra Madre Blvd. This case involves 
a 42-year old intoxicated man that ran away from an officer into the Buccaneer Bar. The man 
was arrested and transported to Pasadena Police Department Jail for obstruction and public 

10:31 AM- Grand Theft Exceeding $950, 600 blk. W. Sierra Madre Blvd. Unknown suspect(s) 
phoned an 82-year old woman and claimed to be her grandson. The caller told her that he had 
been in an accident involving serious injuries. Another man came on the line and claimed to 
be the grandson’s public defender. 
The second man told 
the victim that she needed to 
wire the man $3,000.00 to pay 
the injured parties on behalf of 
her grandson. The victim believed 
him and wired $3000.00 
via Western Union to a name 
and address in the Dominican 
Republic. After doing so, the 
suspect called the victim again 
and asked that an additional 
$3,000.00 be wired to dismiss 
the case. The victim was about 
to send the additional funds 
from her bank, when a bank 
official intervened, suspecting 
that she was the victim of 
a fraud. Further investigation 
revealed that the victim’s 
grandson was not involved in 
an accident and had no knowledge 
of the scam.