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Mountain View News Saturday August 4, 2012 

Sierra Madre Friends of the Library


Weather Wise

If your stack of summer reading material is getting low, the 
best place to replenish the stack is at the Friends of the Sierra 
Madre Library’s Best Used Book Sale being held on Friday, 
August 3, from 3:00-7:00PM and Saturday, August 4, from 
10:00AM-2:00PM. The library is located at 440 W. Sierra 
Madre Blvd. in the city of Sierra Madre.

Best Used Book Sales co-chairs, Martha Troedson and Alan 
Leahy, say the sale features a number of lovely coffee table 
books on gardening, art, history and contemporary culture. 
For the history buffs, there is a collection of Civil War books. 
And just in time for school, a number of dictionaries and 
references will be on sale. These items and many other adult 
fiction and non-fiction books, audio books, CDs, and DVDs 
will be available to purchase for your reading and listening 
pleasure. For the children and teens, we have many books 
and DVDs, including pop-ups. We still have some bound 
vintage copies of Life, Saturday Evening Post, and National 
Geographic that contain articles of historical interest and 
are fun to look at for the fashions and advertisements. The 
bargain tables in our parking lot will offer hardback and trade 
fiction and non-fiction for $1-2.00 each and paperbacks 
for twenty-five cents each (or five for $1.00). This month’s 
bargain tables feature many resource and practice books for 
teachers and cookbooks. All children’s bargain books are 
five for a dollar. Proceeds from the Best Used Book Sales 
are donated to the Sierra Made Public Library to support 
program and equipment needs.

Because the markets are encouraging us to use cloth bags, 
our supply of paper shopping bags is rapidly diminishing 
and we’d appreciate your bringing your own bags and boxes 
when you come to the Sierra Madre Library on Friday, 
August 3, and Saturday, August 4, for an opportunity to 
purchase some of the best used books around at the Friends 
of the Sierra Madre Library’s Best Used Book Sale. For more 
information, visit our website at sierramadrelibraryfriends.
org or call 626 355-7186.

5-Day Forecast 

Sierra Madre, Ca.

 Mon: Sunny Hi 80s Lows 60s 

 Tues: Sunny Hi 80s Lows 60s

 Wed: Sunny Hi 90s Lows 60s 

 Thur: Sunny Hi 90s Lows 60s

 Fri: Sunny Hi 90s 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. 



August 14th, 2012 6:30 pm

Wednesday, August 1 3:00pm - 4:00pm Business Forum

Thursday, August 2 

3:00pm Senior Community Commission Meeting

7:00pm CANCELLED - Planning Commission Mtg

Friday, August 3

5:00pm Honors Dinner Nominations Due 

Splash into Summer Safety

With the warm summer months upon us and kids out of 
school for the summer, it’s time to hit the beach and pools 
for some fun. Come out on Tuesday, July 31 from 10 a.m. 
to 12 p.m. and Splash into Summer Safety with Waterworks 
Aquatics and the Sierra Madre Fire Department. This eventful 
day will take place at 611 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. in Sierra 
Madre. See first-hand at what Sierra Madre firefighters and 
lifeguards do when a drowning occurs and how parents and 
babysitters can be prepared for a safe outing at any pool. 

A live demonstration of a “Mock” drowning water rescue 
will take place at 10am with FREE recreational swim for the 
community to follow. Specialized rescue equipment as well 
as activities and games will provide a unique learning opportunity 
for children and adults.

For more information, please contact Waterworks Aquatics 
at 626-836-1200.


 The City Council is still looking for interested people looking 
to serve on a City Commission. There following Commissions 
have vacancies as of July 1st: 

Planning Commission - Two Seats

Senior Commission - Two Seats

Tree Advisory Commission – One Seat

Anyone interested in volunteering on a Commission, 
should visit the City’s website or the City Manager’s office.


Plans are in the works for a contest in October 
where residents will recieve “Crow Awards” for 
the most creative scarecorws in the “humorous” 
and “scariest” categories for residents and 
for businesses, for having the most creative 
scarecrow(s) representing their business. 

 Currently plans are for life sized scarecrows 
and according to Executive Director Jackie 
Raymond, “We envision residents and guests 
driving through the town” in a manner similar 
to when people view Christmas or Halloween decorations. 
“It will bring families of Sierra Madre together and promote our 

 Don’t know how to make a scarecrow? Creative Arts will be 
hosting a FREE Scarecrow Making Workshop at Creative Arts 
Group Saturday, September 15, 2012 from noon to 7 pm, to the 
first 60 families. 

 Workshop participants need to bring clothes and accessories for 
their scarecrow. Everything else will be provided. These scarecrows 
are life-size, so bring appropriate items. You might want to 
bring pants or stockings to create legs and gloves to create hands 
for your scarecrow. 

 The workshop is free, but you must register (626-355-8350) 
LIMITED ENROLLMENT. To participate in the contest applications 
are due on September 25th. Scarecrows will be displayed 
October 1st through October 31st at residents and businesses. 

 On Friday, October 5th and awards ceremony will be held at 
Creative Arts for the winners of the residents and businesses.

 For more information, contact the Creative Arts Group via 
email at or call 

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 


Summer Artist is Celeste Mendelsohn and her display will 
be up now through Friday, August 3, 2012. The special artist 
reception will be held on Friday, July 20th from 6:00pm 
– 7:30pm at City Hall. For more information on Celeste 
Mendelsohn’s art please visit 


NEW 2012 Summer 
Movie Series in Kersting 

Thanks to generous 
donations from the 
Sierra Madre Police 
Association and 
the Sierra Madre 
Community through 
outreach by Bob 
Jackson, the Family 
Movie Fridays 
series continues this 
summer! All movies are shown in Kersting Court 
and are absolutely free for everyone. Movies begin 
approximately at 8:00pm and patrons are encouraged 
to bring seating and blankets for the event. 

The Sierra Madre Police Association is providing 
vouchers for ice cream and yogurt on the July 20 and 
August 3 dates, which can be redeemed at Mother Moo 
Creamery or Yogurt & More. 

For more information contact the Community Services 
Department at 626-355-5278

Summer Family Movie Fridays Line-Up

- August 3, 2012 – Ratatouille
- August 17, 2012 – E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

This Thursday, July 26, 
2012 at 7:00 PM, Village Intersections 
Host Gene Goss 
will interview Republican 
Candidate for Congress 
Jack Orswell. 

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The Sierra Madre Woman's 
Club is looking for 
long-term volunteers. 
They are looking for assistance 
with their Thrift 
Shop and volunteers with 
newspaper editing and 
fundraising experience. 

If you are interested in 
any of the volunteer positions 
please contact 
the Woman's Club at 

Stop by any of the following 
locations (partial 
listing) for your copy every 
Saturday or call 626-355-
2737 to sign up for home 

Sierra Public Library 
Sierra Madre Post Office 
Sierra Madre City Hall 

Bean Town Sierra Madre 
Starbucks Sierra Madre 
Bottle Shop Sierra Madre 
Happy’s Liquors Sierra 

Sierra Madre Senior 


Arcadia Public Library

Arcadia Post Office

Arcadia City Hall

Starbucks Arcadia

Denny’s Arcadia

Monrovia Public Library

Monrovia Post Office 

Monrovia City Hall 

Coffee Bean Monrovia 

The Monrovian

Rudy’s Monrovia

Monrovia Senior Center

Duarte Public Library

Duarte City Hall 

Denny’s Duarte

Starbuck’s Duarte

Coffee Bean Duarte

I HOP Duarte

Duarte Senior Center


Pasadena City Hall

Pasadena Senior Center 
Faschings Car Wash

Robin’s Bar B Que 


Walkway at Vromans 


Gold Line Station - 

Sierra Madre Villa 
Niko’s Pasadena 

Fresco’s Pasadena

Websters Pharmacy 


Websters Fine Stationers 


The Farmers Market is open today and every Wednesday 
from 3:00-8:00 p.m. The location of the market is on Hermosa 
Avenue, south of Sierra Madre Boulevard to Mariposa 
Avenue, situated in the downtown area of Sierra Madre. 
The market has organic, fresh and locally grown produce. 
The farmers market is a great opportunity to come on down 
and meet the farmer directly. Dry Dock Fish has fresh and 
delicious wild caught varieties of fish. Rustic Loaf has your 
artisanal breads baked fresh that same day and brought to 
the market. Cutie Pie that has pies made with the fruits of 
our organic farmers, make sure you pick one or two up for 
desert. There are so many unique and amazing finds at the 
farmers market. Come on down to the Sierra Madre Farmers 
Market and shake the hand that feed you.

If you are interested in becoming a vendor at the Farmers 
Market, please contact Melissa Farwell from Raw Inspiration 
at (818) 591-8161 Ext. 806. Raw Inspiration, Inc., is 
responsible for all management and marketing of the City’s 
Farmers Market.