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Inside this Week:

SM Calendar of Events

Sierra Madre:

Pasadena – Altadena:
Pet of the Week

Around The San Gabriel Valley:
Christopher Nyerges
What's Going On

Arcadia · Monrovia · Duarte:
Arcadia Police Blotter
Monrovia Police Blotter

Education & Youth:
Newspaper Fun!

Good Food & Drink:
In the Kitchen

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

Just for Best Friends:
Happy Tails
Pet of the Week

One of a Kind

Arts & Entertainment:
Sean's Shameless Reviews

The Good Life:
The Joy of Yoga
Senior Happenings

Business News & Trends:
Social Media Tips & Tricks
Business Today

Hail Hamilton
Rich Johnson
Out to Pastor
Stuart Tolchin On …

Left Turn / Right Turn:
Gregory J. Wellborn
The Funnies

Legal Notices (1):

Legal Notices (2):

Legal Notices (3):

Legal Notices (4):

Sports & More:
Letters to the Editor

F. Y. I. :

Chris Bertrand
P. J. Carpenter
Bob Eklund
Merri Jill Finstrom
Hail Hamilton
Susan Henderson
Rich Johnson
Sean Kayden
Chris LeClerc
Christopher Nyerges
René Quenell
Patricia Richardson
Joan Schmidt
La Quetta M. Shamblee
Rev. James L. Snyder
Stuart Tolchin
Katie Tse
Gregory J. Wellborn

Recent Issues:
Issue 28
Issue 27
Issue 26
Issue 25
Issue 24
Issue 23
Issue 22
Issue 21
Issue 20
Issue 19
Issue 18

MVNews Archive:  Page 1

MVNews this week:  Page 1




'If You See Something, Say Something" 

As the nation recovers from the horrific shooting in Colorado, local law 
enforcement is reminding citizens to be mindful of their surroundings at 
all times. The following was contained in a press release by the Pasadena 
Police Department on Friday:

"Preliminary information from secure intelligence sources suggests the 
incident is random and is not tied to domestic or international terrorism.


"The Pasadena Police Department initiated proactive steps this morning 
by visiting movie theaters in our community to determine security 
level(s)," said Chief of Police Phillip L. Sanchez. "This is a senseless crime 
that has impacted the nation. Our thoughts and prayers go to the many 
victims, families, friends, and first responders."


The Pasadena Police Department’s heightened diligence may include extra 
patrols and additional police presence as appropriate.

 We highly encourage the public, "If You See Something, Say Something." 
The greatest deterrent to crime is often a phone call to law enforcement 
by a person who sees something that just doesn't look right.


We encourage the community to partner with law enforcement to prevent 
or report crime by contacting the police department at (626) 744-
4241 or if you wish to remain Anonymous, call “LA Crime Stoppers” by 
dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), or text the letters TIPLA plus your tip to 
CRIMES (274637,) or using the website


"If You See Something, Say Something" campaign and U.S. Department 
of Homeland Security (DHS) Public Service Announcements (PSA's):




Nominations Due Friday, August 3, 2012 at 5:00 pm


This is the City’s opportunity to recognize and honor the true treasures 
of Sierra Madre, its volunteers, City Commissioners and employees. Sierra 
Madre Honors Dinner will recognize all out-going City Commissioners 
as well as extraordinary community members, organizations and 


To nominate a member of the Sierra Madre Community for one of the 
Awards, please include the person’s name, phone number, address, and 
explanation of nomination along with your name and phone number, 
and return to City Hall or email to


George Maurer Lifetime Service Award

Presented to a person/entity that most strongly represents a commitment 
to serving and volunteering over the course of a lifetime, which is 
the true spirit of Sierra Madre.


Wistaria Award

In recognition of City/Community partnership, presented to a local 
business or organization whose major contributions to the City/Community 
of Sierra Madre have demonstrated a true partnership which assists 
in and provides services, programs or enhances the general welfare 
of the community as a whole.


Police Chief’s Special Award

Presented by the Sierra Madre Chief of Police to an individual who has 
demonstrated outstanding dedication to duty (employee) or service 
(community) in resolving a community law enforcement-related issue.


Public Safety Award

Presented by the Mayor to an individual, either an employee or citizen, 
who took action to protect and maintain the safety of the community by 
taking lifesaving action.


Public Service Award

Employee of the Year – presented by the Mayor upon the recommendation 
of the City Manager to an extraordinary city employee who has represented 
remarkable customer and public service as well as dedication to 
the citizens of Sierra Madre over the course of a year.


Community Youth Service Award

Presented to a young adult in the community who demonstrates dedication 
and outstanding service to the community. Youth must be 18 years 
or younger to qualify.


For more information on the nomination process or on the event, please 
contact City Hall at 626-355-7135 or

 Jim Constantian, a former Sierra 
Madre resident and long time 
member of the Antique Phonograph 
Society made a very special 
presentation at the Sierra Madre 
Historical Preservation Society’s 
Annual Meeting on Thursday. He 
brought with him a several of the 
antique phonographs from his collection 
of over 100 machines and 
recordings to the Sierra Madre Library 
on Thursday.

 Although Constantian no longer 
resides in town, he is still very 
active in the community. He is 
the current historian for the Congregational 
Church. His tan abd 
black fully restored Model A pick 
up truck is a familiar sight in the 
Fourth of July Parade. This year’s 
event marked his 28th parade.

 According to their website, The 
Historical Preservation Society was 
founded on April 21, 1931 when 
Sierra Madre was preparing to celebrate 
the 50th anniversary of its 
founding. The constitution and bylaws 
were drafted by Anetta Carter, 
widow of the founder of the town, 
and she was named honorary president. 
Harold Carew, book editor 
of the Pasadena Star-News served 
as the Society’s first president. In 
1950 the Society published Annals 
of Early Sierra Madre. Edith 
Blumer Bowen, a member of one of 
the pioneer families, had collected 
accounts of early Sierra Madre and 
compiled these into a book. C.W. 
Jones, Sierra Madre’s first mayor, 
was president of the Society at that 

 During the 1970s the Society 
sponsored several historic bus 
tours of Sierra Madre with stops at 
old homes and points of interest. In 
1974 the Society began restoring 
the Richardson House in Mount 
Wilson Trail Park in order to open 
it to the public as a museum. Also 
in that year the Society erected the 
bell tower in Kersting Court to 
house the old school bell. In 1976 
the Society was involved in planning 
the community celebration on 
July 4th and brought a converted 
Pacific Electric Red Car back to 
town for rides with conductor Red 
Dowding. The group also placed a 
time capsule in front of City Hall. 

 In April of 1991, the Preservation 
Society of Sierra Madre joined the 
Historical Society and together 
they became the Sierra Madre Historical 
Preservation Society. In 
1999 the Society partnered with the 
Sierra Madre Public Library to establish 
the Sierra Madre Historical 
Archives, a local history collection. 
An archivist was hired to oversee 
preservation and access to the 

 In 2004 the Society began work on 
an updated, authoritative history 
book and in September announced 
that Michele Zack would author 
the book. The group began to actively 
raising funds to support this 
ambitious project. The goal wass 
to complete the book by 2007, the 
centennial year of Sierra Madre’s 
incorporation as a California city, 
but was published in 2009.

 The purposes of the Society are the 
collection, preservation, and exhibition 
of historical documents and 
artifacts pertaining to the founding 
and subsequent development 
of Sierra Madre, California and its 
surrounding community; the gathering 
and cataloging of current history 
for future generations; provision 
of archival access for research 
purposes; and the continuation of 
the restoration and preservation of 
Lizzie’s Trail Inn and the Richardson 

 The Society actively promotes local 
history and preservation efforts. 
The Board of Directors meets on a 
monthly basis, the third Thursday 
of each month, and meetings are 
open to the public. 

 To contact the society, please 
write to the Sierra Madre Historical 
Preservation Society at P.O. Box 
202, Sierra Madre, CA 91025 or call 


The Mandatory Labeling of Genetically Engineered Food Initiative 

The Sierra Madre Kiwanis Club will 
host a presentation by Gary Kinsley 
on the Pros and Cons of Proposition 
37, a Mandatory Labeling of Genetically 
Engineered Food Initiative, 
which is on the November 6, 2012 
ballot on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 

 The event will be held at The Lodge, 
formerly the Masonic Temple, 33 E. 
Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre and 
will begin at noon. The program is 
free. Lunch is available for $10.

 According to the information available 
at this time, if Proposition 37 is 
approved by voters, it will: 

Require labeling on raw or processed 
food offered for sale to consumers 
if the food is made from 
plants or animals with genetic material 
changed in specified ways.

 Prohibit labeling or advertising 
such food as "natural." 

Exempt from this requirement 
foods that are "certified organic; 
unintentionally produced with 
genetically engineered material; 
made from animals fed or injected 
with genetically engineered material 
but not genetically engineered 
themselves; processed with or 
containing only small amounts of 
genetically engineered ingredients; 
administered for treatment 
of medical conditions; sold for immediate 
consumption such as in a 
restaurant; or alcoholic beverages."


 Come out and hear both sides of the 
arguments surrounding this issue.

 Call 626-355-0728 for lunch 

Stopping Unwanted Telemarketing Calls..........Page 15

This Week’s Highlights: 

Best Friends Page 10 

Homes Page 11

Arts & Entertainment Page 12 

The Good Life Page 13

Health & Fitness Page 13

Business Today Page 14 
Opinion Page 15

LeftTurn -Right Turn Page 16

Sports Page 19

Calendar Page 2

Sierra Madre News Page 3

Pasadena/Altadena Page 4

Around San Gabriel Valley Page 5

Arcadia Page 6

Monrovia/Duarte Page 6

Education Page 7

Food & Drink Page 8

The World Around Us Page 9





Remembering Helena Roldan

T. Boyle’s Is Coming




Arcadia Wins Strong City Award


Taking A Trip Down 
Memory Lane



City Manager Says City is OK

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