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Mountain Views-News Saturday August 11, 2012 


Registration is now open for Sierra Madre Public Library’s popular Parent/Child workshop 
series, slated for September 6, 13, 20, 27, and October 4. 

Sessions will take place at the Library on consecutive Thursdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. 
and will be interactive including toys, crafts, books and play in addition to discussions of 
parenting issues and concerns. 

The parenting workshop will feature noted resource professionals from the community and 
each session will feature a different aspect of parenting, including early literacy, speech, 
hearing and language development, child development, nutrition, music, play, and health. 

Families with children ages 36 months and younger are encouraged to register now as 
past workshops have filled up fast. Enrollment is free, but in-person pre-registration at the 
Library is required to ensure a spot in the program.

This project is supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the 
provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the 
State Librarian.

For more information, please call Meegan Tosh, Youth Services Librarian at (626) 355-7186. 
The Sierra Madre Public Library is located at 440 West Sierra Madre Boulevard in Sierra 


Photo and caption by Bill Coburn

 Angels Everywear owner Angel Throop has 
announced that effective August 13th, Angels 
Everywear will have new ownership. 

 The 13th is a Monday, and the store is 
closed on Mondays. The store will remain 
closed on Tuesday for “Merchandising,” and 
will re-open on Wednesday the 15th under 
new owner Tahia LaMeer. The store will operate 
under the same name, but with a new 

 Angel has owned and run the store for nine 
years, and the announcement stated that 
long time employee “Sweet Sophie” will “still 
be available at the shop to help you with all 
your shopping needs.

 Angel Throop and her Father-In- Law 
George Throop.

Sierra Madre Police Blotter

July 30 – August 5, 2012

Tuesday July 31, 2012

Unknown suspects forced entry into a residence in the 500 block of Sierra Meadow Drive. 
The residence was under construction at the time and entry was made by prying off a wood 
panel that secured the front entryway. Two laptop computers were removed from the living 
room but there was no other property taken or evidence of ransacking. 

A resident parked her vehicle on Laurel Avenue near Lima Street leaving her purse on the 
floorboard. When she returned three hours later she discovered the right front passenger 
window had been broken and the purse gone. It was later determined that her credit cards 
were used at three retail locations in Monrovia and Duarte. Detectives are obtaining video 
from the locations in an attempt to identify the suspect. 

Wednesday August 1, 2012

Unknown suspects entered a classroom on the Sierra Madre Middle School Campus by 
climbing into an unlocked window. While inside, the suspects ransacked the supply cabinets 
and then broke out a window. Damage is estimated at $125.00. The school was the victim of 
a burglary on July 25th. Two juvenile subjects were arrested in that earlier incident. 

Sunday August 5, 2012

At approximately 7:45 pm, a male was observed walking onto a residential property in the 
100 block of South Lima Street. The male disappeared from sight for a few minutes then was 
observed exiting the property and walking southbound on Lima Street. When the resident 
returned to the house, she discovered that cash and small items of value were missing from 
the residence. It is unknown how the suspect entered the residence.

A few minutes later a male of similar description entered the Sierra Madre Methodist “Old 
Church” at 191 West Sierra Madre Boulevard where services were taking place. When 
confronted, the male stated he was looking for a restroom. He entered the rest room and 
was observed leaving the church a few moments later. After he left, a parishioner discovered 
that cash was missing from her purse that had been kept in the guest room.

The suspect description in both instances is similar – Male Black 40-50 years of age 6’0”tall 
weighing 180 pounds. In the Lima Street incident, the suspect was observed wearing a 
yellow button down type shirt. In the Methodist Church incident, the suspect was observed 
wearing a beige leather jacket, black pants and carrying a straw hat. 


City Council agenda packets 
are now available online 
from the City’s webpage. 
Stop by the Library anytime 
during open hours and they 
will show you how to access 
and download the meeting 
packets. Other boards and 
commissions have also begun 
putting their agendas and 
meeting packets online as 

The Library is located at 440 
W. Sierra Madre Blvd, Sierra 
Madre, CA 91024, (626) 355-
7186, www.sierramadre.lib. 

IN THE PARK SERIES - Presented by 
Athens Services and the Sierra Madre Issei 
Memorial Foundation

Join the City of Sierra Madre this summer for the Concerts 
in the Park, beginning Sunday, July 8, 2012 and occurring 
every Sunday through August 26, 2012. The concerts are FREE 
thanks to the support of Athens Services and the Sierra Madre 
Issei Memorial Foundation, along with numerous community 
hosts. Concerts begin at 6:00pm and run through 8:00pm. 
All concerts will be held at the Memorial Park Bandshell, 222 
W. Sierra Madre Blvd. next to City Hall. Seating is on the 
green so remember to bring blankets and lawn chairs. Alcohol 
is prohibited. Spectators are encouraged to support local 
organizations that may provide refreshments. For additional 
information please contact the Community Services Department 


July 29 – Aluminum Marshmallow (Classic Rock) sponsored by 
the Sierra Madre Civic Club Hot dogs and home-made pie with 
ice cream for purchase

August 5 – TAIKOPROJECT (American Taiko Drummer 
Ensemble), hosted by L.A. County Arts Commission Concert 
and “learn taiko” segment with hands- on demonstration

August 12 – HAPPY BIRTHDAY KIWANIS - JJ Jukebox (60’s 
and 70’s Rock) sponsored by Kiwanis and Friends of the Library

August 19 – The Grove (Classic Oldies) sponsored by 
Sierra Madre Volunteer Firefighters Association The Subs 
(Mainstream Acoustic) opening act

August 26 – Take Two (Top 40’s) sponsored by Dr. Roger Joe, 
DDS, The Lodge at Sierra Madre, and Crosslife 
Community Church


Learn how to download free 
eBooks from the Sierra Madre 
Public Library to your Kindle, 
iPad, Nook or other device. 
Free classes will focus on 
how to download free books 
from the Library Overdrive 
service and will include a 
demonstration Please call 
or check the Library website