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Mountain View News Saturday August 18, 2012 


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 

Weather Wise

5-Day Forecast 

Sierra Madre, Ca.

 Mon: Sunny Hi 90s Lows 60s 

 Tues: Sunny Hi 90s 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 28th, 2012 6:30 pm

The City is hosting a second Business Forum on 
Tuesday, August 21st at 6:30 pm in the Council 
Chambers. A brief overview of the market demand 
data presented in the first forum will be given and 
then staff will work with business owners on how to 
individualize and utilize the data presented.

Businesses that attended the first forum are encouraged 
to attend again to ask questions and get some 
hands-on experience working with the data.

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 626-355-5278.


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

AUG. 23

United States Senator Dianne 
Feinstein will be the 
speaker at a luncheon sponsored 
by City of Hope and 
San Gabriel Valley Economic 
Partnership on Thursday, 
Aug. 23.


Tickets are $30 or a table of 10 
for $300.


Registration is 11:30 a.m. to 12 noon at City of Hope’s Cooper 
Auditorium, 1500 E. Duarte Road in Duarte, followed 
by the luncheon from 12 noon – 1:30 p.m.


To register, go to

Sierra Madre Coordinating Council 


8/19 - Concert in the Park - The Groove


8/26 - Concert in the Park - Take Two


Sierra Madre Playhouse - Incident at Vichy


Sierra Madre Playhouse - Fairytale Theater


Sierra Madre Playhouse - Acting Up "Wizard of Oz"

 9/6 - September Coordinating Council


9/6 - Woman's Club Wistaria Thrift Shop Re-Opening

For more information on the Sierra Madre Coordinating Council, 
please contact Recreation Supervisor Adam Matsumoto at or 626.355.7394. 

Senator Diane Feinstein


Community Media of the Foothills, affectionately called KGEM, will present 12 shorts, documentaries, 
and films at the Action On Film Festival held from August 17-25 at the Krikorian Theatres in Old 
Town Monrovia. The films were produced by employees, volunteers, and students with the Monrovia 
ROP Program. 

On August 18th, the following films will be shown in the 9 PM Block Time:

Six String Samurai is the first feature film of Lance Mungia. It played and won awards at several 
international film festivals including Toronto International Film Festival and Slamdance Film 
Festival. It was released theatrically by Palm Pictures and Lions Gate Ent.

 Six String Samurai is a post apocalyptic road film that assumes WWIII was fought in 1957 and the 
Russians took over the US, except for the last bastion of freedom, Lost Vegas. Now Buddy, a guitar 
wielding, sword swinging rock and roll samurai is on his way to Lost Vegas to take over the throne of 
the deposed King, Elvis. Lance is the Executive Director of KGEM and lives in Monrovia. The film 
will be airing in the 9 PM Block.

The Butcher: When the Boogeyman gets released from prison for good behavior, he decides to try to 
live life without randomly killing people. Produced and directed by Dave Gaw.

Elevator Romance: When two strangers get stuck in an elevator, what will happen when sparks begin 
to fly? Produced and directed by Dave Gaw.

 Dave Gaw is the founder and president of Try Hard Productions. Over the last decade, Dave has 
established himself as a creative storyteller that is comfortable and skilled in both the commercial 
and motion picture industries.

 Dave is on the KGEM Board and is a resident KGEM producer based in Monrovia... The film will 
be airing in the 9 PM Block.

The Right Turn is a coming of age comedy about the trials of dating. An insecure high school boy 
takes a girl out on a date and couldn’t seal the deal. Adam Bain, KGEM resident producer wrote, 
directed and produced this short and is a Monrovia resident.

On August 19, 2012 the following films will be shown in the 4 PM Block.

Garden for Rio is the award winning magical realist short film by Lance Mungia that follows Rio, a 
retired farm laborer who plants the garden of his dreams in order to woo back his hen pecking wife. 
The film will be airing in the 4 PM Block. Lance is the Executive Director of KGEM and lives in 

Dearly Departed is a fictional documentary interview that was shot as if we took cameras into the 
afterlife and interviewed the spirits of dead people to get insights into life after death. Darryl has been 
a guest speaker for the Producers Club and does special effects miniatures for such films as Iron Man 
and Star Trek. This is Darryl’s first feature film.

On August 20, 2012 the following films will be shown in the 6 PM Block

Raise Your Dead is short about a father who is unable to accept his daughter’s death. Pastor Bram 
attempts a resurrection at his church. Produced and edited by KGEM staffer Kiyomi McFarland.

Not Scheduled Yet:

The Mad hatter’s Tea Party, a short, produced by Aimee Rose Corson. A mad hatter’s frivolous antics 
turn from child’s play into group anxiety when a delicate young lady strolls uninvited into his country 
tea party. This was an ROP Project and included: Aimee Rose Corson, Dan Kramer, Ed Cantrell and 
KGEM board member Rena Delgado.

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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 

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 

On Thursdays at 7:00 PM, 
tune in to Radio Fishbowl’s 
Village Intersections Host 
Gene Goss.

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