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Inside this Week:

SM Calendar of Events

Sierra Madre:
Sierra Madre Police Blotter

Pasadena – Altadena:
Pet of the Week

Around the SGV / Nature:
Christopher Nyerges
What's Going On
Pet of the Week

Arcadia Police Blotter

Monrovia – Duarte:
Monrovia Police Blotter

Education & Youth:
Hall Pass
Newspaper Fun!

Food & Arts:
Chef Peter Dills
Table for Two
In the Kitchen
Sean's Shameless Reviews

Left Turn / Right Turn:
Joe Gandelman
Michael Reagan
As I See It
Gregory J. Wellborn

Curbing Bad Behavior
My Turn
Rich Johnson
Out to Pastor
Stuart Tolchin On …

Legal Notices (1):

Legal Notices (2):

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Legal Notices (4):

Homes & Property:
One of a Kind

The Good Life:
Your Health Matters
Senior Happenings

The World Around Us:
On Line
Looking Up
Happy Tails
… This and That
The Funnies

Huddle Up!

F. Y. I. :

Meaghan Allen
Chris Bertrand
P. J. Carpenter
Ron Carter
Peter Dills
Bob Eklund
Hail Hamilton
Howard W. Hays
Harvey Hyde
Rich Johnson
Sean Kayden
Chris LeClerc
Christopher Nyerges
Joan Schmidt
Rev. James L. Snyder
John M. Talevich
Stuart Tolchin
Katie Tse
Gregory J. Wellborn

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By Dean Lee

Artist Richard Jackson 
traded in paint brushes 
Sunday, opting instead, 
to use a large model 
A-10 military aircraft 
with a 17-foot wingspan 
loaded with Christmas 
ornaments filled with 
paint, to create an 
abstract image by 
slamming the plane into 
a large canvas covered 
wall at the Rose Bowl!

The outcome of 
Jackson’s “Accidents in 
Abstract Art” ended 
with a rainbow of 
splattered paint after 
Pilot Wyatt Sadler made 
a perfect bull’s eye hit in 
the center of the large 20 
foot canvas wall. 

“It was exactly what I 
hoped for,” Jackson said 
pictured with the Art 

Jackson built the large backboard in his 
Sierra Madre art studio on Mendocino 

He said the colorful collateral damage 
is part of a larger exhibit at the Armory 
Center for the Arts. 

“All this gets picked up and taken down 
to the Armory,” he explained. “So it’s 
like military, military airplane, and 
then there is another piece called ‘The 
War Room’ that goes with it.”

Communications Manager Calvin 
Phelps said of the War Room, 
“Jackson’s ode to the second Iraq War 
and the George W. Bush regime; but in 
this scenario ducks dressed as generals 
are running the show, dramatizing 
the absurdity of combat as well as 
the problems of climate change and 
depletion of natural resources — 
relevant issues in Jackson’s work.”

Event organizers confirmed reports of 
the projects cost, $27,100 saying, part 
of the funds came from the Getty and 
part from the National Endowment 
for the Arts. Phelps also said that 
a publication documenting the 
event and the exhibition, with video 
documentation of the spectacle, would 
be published in spring with support 
from the Pasadena Art Alliance. 

City officials, including Police Chief 
Phillip Sanchez and Interim Fire Chief 
Calvin Wells both said Thursday they 
were unaware of the event Wells said 
the Fire Department should have been 
involved in the safety of crashing a 
plane near a crowd of people.

“When we don’t know about it, it’s 
hard to regulate,” Wells said “There is 
a permit process but sometimes people 
don’t always go through it.”

 Organizers said Sunday they had gotten 
permission for the event, although at 
press time it was unclear who that was. 
Sanchez suggested the issue be looked 
into by the city attorney. 

Sunday’s well attended show, with 
hundreds watching, was part of Pacific 
Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980, 
a 10 day festival throughout Southern 

The City of Sierra Madre Community 
& Personnel Services Department 
and the Senior Community 
Commission is seeking your assistance 
to find the 2012 Older ‘Sierra 
Madre’ American of the Year.

Nominations are now being accepted 
for this honor. Please note 
that although worthy, Senior Community 
Commissioners are not 
eligible. Please fill out the attached 
form and return it to the Community 
& Personnel Services Department, 
c/o Susan Clifton, Recreation 
Coordinator, 232 W. Sierra Madre 
Blvd., Sierra Madre, CA 91024 prior 
to Monday, February 20, 2012. 
The Commission will review nominations 
and select an honoree at 
their regular scheduled meeting on 
Thursday, March 1st at 3 pm in the 
City Council Chambers.

The individual selected by you or 
your organization must demonstrate 
outstanding community service 
and be age 60 or older. The 
honoree will also be recognized at 
a reception held in their honor on 
Friday, May 11, 2012.

Previous Honorees: Pat Alcorn, 
Fran Garbaccio, Ken Anhalt, 
Eph Konigsberg, Russ Anderson, 
George Throop, Loyal Camacho, 
John Grijalva, Joylouise Harte-
Smith, James Heasley, Midge Morash, 
James Tyler, Isbella Paegal, 
Bonnie Garner, Rose Fafach, Ed 
Wellman, Celeste McCleary, Dorothy 
Tillquist, Doris Webster, Elsie 
Dannmayer, George Mauer & Karl 

If you have any questions please 
contact Susan Clifton at (626) 


 The League of Women Voters Pasadena 
Area will tackle the challenging and controversial 
topic of privatization at a free 
community forum Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, 
from 8:30 a.m. to noon, at the Neighborhood 
Church, 301 N. Orange Grove Blvd, 

 The forum title, “Yours? Mine? Ours? Exploring 
Privatization” captures the ambiguity 
of privatization. People who appreciate 
using public resources such as libraries, 
roads, parks and schools tend to resist 

 Cash-strapped communities and those 
opposed to taxes see privatization as a 
way to cut government costs. Few people, 
however, understand the full implications 
and complications of transferring public 
services, assets and functions to the private 
sector, what works and what doesn’t work. 

What happens when a municipality or 
government privatizes services such as libraries, 
roads, park and other functions? 
What are the impacts? Are there savings 
to governments? Does it make sense for 
cash-strapped cities? Does it make sense 
for everyone in the community -- residents 
and businesses alike? 

 The emcee and panel moderator will be 
Jan Sanders, director of Libraries and Information 
Services for Pasadena.

Cynthia Kurtz, former city manager of 
Pasadena and currently president and 
chief executive officer of San Gabriel Valley 
Economic Partnership, will lead off the 
program with an overview of privatization.

 Refreshments and a resource table with 
handouts on the issue of privatization will 
be available. The forum is free, but 

donations are welcome.

Reservations are requested by calling the 
League office, 626-798-0965, or e-mailing


(This is a revision of the previously published schedule) On April 10, 2012, voters in Sierra Madre will go to the polls and select three people from a field of seven 
to sit on the City Council and elect a new City Treasurer and City Clerk. They will also vote on a local ballot measure on whether or not to extend the User Utility 
Tax and a related advisory measure.

 The city council race will fill two seats for new four year terms and one seat for the unexpired two year term vacated by former Mayor Joe Mosca.

 The Mountain Views News will provide our readers with comprehensive coverage of this election. Each week, as we have done in the past, we will profile the 
candidates and give each of the candidates the opportunity to introduce themselves to our readers by answering the following questions: (All candidates are being 
asked to answer the same questions): 1. Why are you running for Office? and 2. What are your plans if elected?


The paper will also review the pros and cons of the User Utility Tax ballot measures. The schedule:


 February 4th The User Utility Tax Extension - The Pros and Cons AND 

 Candidates Richard Mays for City Treasurer and Nancy Shollenberger (incumbent) for City Clerk

 February 11th Incumbent Mary Ann MacGillivray for City Council - 4 year term February 18th Candidate John Capoccia for City Council - 4 year term

 February 25th Candidate Gene Goss for City Council - 4 year term March 3rd Candidate John Harabedian for City Council - 4 year term

 March 10th Candidate Bill Tice for City Council - 4 year term March 17th Candidate Colin Braudrick for City Council - 2 year term

 March 24th Candidate Chris Koerber for City Council - 2 year term

 It is our sincere hope that each candidate will submit their answers so that we can share them with our readers. A separate letter has been sent to each candidate asking them to participate. In addition 
to the candidate spotlights, we will attempt to cover the various forums sponsored by local organizations. Where possible, the unedited video of these forums will be broadcast on the paper’s website.


Our reporting on this election will be as fair and objective as possible. However, please keep in mind that our columnists are always free to share their opinions. Their opinions are their opinions and may 
or may not reflect the position of the paper. This is true in all things, not just this election.

 We will also provide for you the calendar of important dates regarding the election. It is our goal to do whatever we can to help you make an informed decision on April 10, 2012. 

Susan Henderson, Publisher and Editor

Campaign Kickoffs: 

 John Harabedian - 
Saturday, February 
4th, 2012 at 6:30 p.m., 
at O’Malley Hall, St. 
Rita Parish.

John Capoccia has 
announced February 
19th at the campaign 
kick off date. 
Location TBA

City Council Candidates (l to r) Mary Ann McGillivray, Chris Koerber, Colin Braudrick, John Harabedian and John Capoccia.

Far right: Bill Tice (above) and Gene Goss.

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