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Pasadena – Altadena:
Pet of the Week

Around The San Gabriel Valley:
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Education & Youth:
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The World Around Us:
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… This and That

Good Food & Drink:
Chef Peter Dills
Table for Two
In the Kitchen

Just for Best Friends:
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Pet of the Week

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The Joy of Yoga

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Chris LeClerc
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Patricia Richardson
Joan Schmidt
La Quetta M. Shamblee
Ben Snow
Rev. James L. Snyder
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 Orville Lee Cline, 90 years young and suffering from cancer, passed peacefully with his family by his side on 
Saturday, August 4, 2012. 

 Lee was born in Hooker, OK 
one of seven children; born to 
Forest and Amy Beach Cline, he 
is survived by his brother Ernest 
and family of De Berry, TX. 

 Lee proudly served his country 
in WWII as an enlisted radioman, 
Petty Officer, 1st Class in the 
U.S. Coast Guard. He served 
primarily in the South Pacific on 
the “Cutter” from 1942 -1946. 

 Lee was employed by Canon 
Electric for many years, served as 
a deacon at Sierra Madre 

Congregational Church in the 
1960’s and later served and 
attended Sierra Madre Methodist 

 Lee was well known in Sierra Madre for his many 
accomplishments including his years as a city 
council member (1988-) and as vice mayor (1996-
). Before and after his city service, he continued to 
volunteer and remain active in numerous city issues. 
City issues meaning most to him included his lead in 
saving 96 trees on Orange Grove (1989) to prevent 
widening the street, general tree ordinance, opposing 
most hillside development, property setbacks and 
restricting building heights to keep Sierra Madre 
quaint and special within the S.G. Valley.

 Lee’s greatest pride and joy was his family. 
Husband, father and grandfather, he was married 
58 years to Barbara (Palmer) Cline, and father to 
Barbara Leigh Cline of Sierra Madre; Joan Elizabeth 
(Steve Annas), sons Shane and Drew of San Dimas; 
Mark Leland Cline and sons Matthew and Dylan of 
La Verne; Kyle Andrew Cline (Julie) and daughter 
Kate of Glendora. 

 From his WWII marriage, Lee had a son Gary 
Zanko (Rose) of Fall Creek, WI and children Chris, 
Stephanie and Patti. Lee’s joys were attending his children and grandchildren sporting events, maintaining his 
large property (which he continued to do this past week) and keeping up with Fox TV news. A man of his word 
and a handshake you could trust. He loved his family, and he loved his country! 

 Services this Saturday (8/11) at 11 am at 2607 Santa Anita Ave, Arcadia w/Rev Dr. Jolene Canderbach officiating 
w/interment immediately following at the Sierra Madre Pioneer Cemetery. Submitted by The Clline Family.


The City Council passed election resolutions at their 
Regular City Council Meeting on July 24, 2012.

City Clerk, Nancy Sue Shollenberger, announces a Special Municipal 
Election to be held on November 6, 2012. There will be a Measure 
submitted to the electorate as follows:

“Shall an Ordinance be adopted to amend Sierra Madre Municipal Code 
Section 17.35.040 (“Core Density Limit”) of the People’s Empowerment 
Act (aka Measure V) to permit development of an assisted living facility 
consistent with the Kensington Assisted Living Facility Specific Plan and 
not exceeding two stories, thirty feet in height and seventy-five assisted 
living suites, for the parcels located at 33 North Hermosa Avenue and 
245 West Sierra Madre Blvd.?”

The City Council will be writing an “Argument in Favor of the Measure”, 
and there will be a City Attorney’s Impartial Analysis, due by August 
7, 2012. These will be published upon receipt and available in the City 
Clerk’s Office, just please give the City Clerk a call and she will arrange 
for you to receive a copy.

The deadline for filing Rebuttal Arguments in Favor or Against the 
Measure will be August 17, 2012.

Please contact the City Clerk (355-7135, 355-3303 or 355-1569 if you 
have any questions, or would like to write a rebuttal argument.

Above, Barbara and Lee Cline in recent years. 
Left, young Lee as a member of the United States 
Coast Gaurd - Photos courtesy of the Cline Family


Forecast according to The Weather Channel:

Strong high pressure over the southwestern portion of the United States combined with 
weak onshore flow will push daytime temperatures well above 100 degrees across inland 
areas through Saturday. The hot temperatures will likely last into Sunday before cooling 
begins early next week. .

 A slight increase in humidity is expected today and Friday and possibly into the weekend. 
This higher humidity combined with very hot temperatures has resulted in an excessive 
heat warning being issued valid this afternoon through Friday early evening hours. 
Heat index values will exceed 105 degrees in the interior valleys.

 Persons planning to be outdoors through the rest of the week and into the weekend 
should practice heat safety tips. Keep your body hydrated with plenty of water and avoid 
strenuous activity during the hottest part of the day.

Hot Weather Tips

STAY COOL. Stay in air-conditioned buildings as much as possible and avoid direct 

STAY HYDRATED. Drink plenty of water and don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink.

STAY INFORMED. Stay updated on local weather forecasts so you can plan activities 
safely when it’s hot outside.

CHECK on the elderly, at-risk friends, family and neighbors at least twice a day to make 
sure they are safe by staying cool, hydrated, and informed. Have them do the same for 

STOP all activity and get to a cool environment if you feel faint or weak.

LIMIT outdoor activity, especially mid¬day when it is the hottest part of the day. 

NEVER leave infants, children, or pets in a parked car.

AVOID using the stove or oven to cook.

WEAR loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing.



Edison Urges Customers to Reduce Power


ROSEMEAD, Calif., Aug. 9, 2012 — The California Independent System Operator issued a Flex Alert that will 
begin at 9 a.m. Friday and last through Sunday to urge California businesses, governments and residents to 
reduce electricity use voluntarily.


 The request made today, which will remain in effect through 6 p.m. Sunday, was made because of increased 
demand for electricity due to the heat wave.


As California’s power reserves continue to fall and local temperatures rise, the state’s independent system operator 
and Southern California Edison (SCE) are urging customers to reduce their electricity use.


Should the situation worsen for any reason and power reserves drop to dangerous levels, the independent system 
operator could direct utilities to conduct involuntary rotating outages — for blocks of customers — across 
their service areas until sufficient reserve levels are achieved.


SCE recommends that customers:


Set thermostats no lower than 78 degrees.

Use electric fans instead of air conditioning when practical.

Turn off unused appliances and equipment. 

Shut off lights when leaving a room.

Avoid using evaporative coolers or humidifiers when an air conditioner is running.

Operate energy-intensive appliances during early morning or evening hours.

Limit the opening and reopening of refrigerators.

When possible, businesses should shift power-intensive work processes to off-peak times.


For updates, follow SCE on Twitter at and on Facebook at

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Best Frieds Page 11

Arts & Entertainment Page 12 

Homes Page 13

Good Life Page 15

Business Today Page 16

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Sports Page 19

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Sierra Madre News Page 3

Pasadena/Altadena Page 4

Around San Gabriel Valley Page 5

Arcadia Page 6

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