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Mountain Views-News Saturday, August 25, 2012 



The Sierra Madre 
Rotary is pleased to offer 
mini grants, up to $500, 
to help with projects 
that will benefit the 

Our recipient is 16 year 
old, Emma Martinez, a 
junior at LaSalle High 
School. Her project idea 
came about during the 
loss of electric power 
last Dec. Her project 
is assembling and 
providing disaster kits 
for Sierra Madre Seniors. 
Her kits have water, 
emergency blankets, 
non-perishable foods, 
first aid kit and other 
items useful in the event 
of a natural disaster. If you wish to donate or help Emma her email is emma.martinez96@gmail.
com She is very close to her goal.

What idea do you have? It is easy to apply for a grant go. 
then mini grants.

Mail to: 

Rotary Club of Sierra Madre

P.O. Box 863, Sierra Madre, CA 91025

or email to


McBEATH - Pamela Joy McBeath, 54, passed 
away August 14, 2012 at Methodist Hospital. She 
is survived by her father, Gerber McBeath and 
stepmother, Renate; sisters Robin and brother-in-
law, Jack Robertson; sister, Carla Cook and Scott; 
nephew, Anthony Ingrassi III and Bonnie; great 
nephew, Lil Anthony; nieces, Jessica, Samantha, 
Rebecca and Alexandra. She was preceded in 
death by her mother, Darlene Joanne Warren; sister, 
Kelly Marie Ingrassi; and grandmother, Orda.

Pamela moved into Climb Sierra Madre on November 
17, 1980. Pamela was always a very outgoing 
individual, she would always properly initiate 
contact with others in familiar environments. She 
was a very sociable and prides herself on having 
an active social life and many friends here at 
Climb and out in the community as well.

Pamela enjoyed attending Congregational 
Church on Sundays, and City’s Street Faire quite 
frequently. She also enjoyed hanging out at BeanTown, a local coffee shop in Sierra Madre, where she 
would enjoy the company of friends and good music. Pamela loved to attend various concerts. She 
loved listening to Ann Murray, Beach Boys, and her favorite Chris Montez.

Pamela worked for Climb Work Activity Center, by answering phones for the agency and was always 
very pleasant with others and will be deeply missed.

Pamela received quite a few awards in the past:

2008- Most Comfortable Companion Award presented by Climb Mobility and Orientation 

2009- Honor of an Extraordinary Achievement Award 

2010- Climb Mobility – for Most independent / Community Awareness Award

2011- High Energy Engine of Efficiency Award by Climb Work Activity Center.


For service information, please contact Douglass & Zook Chapel of Remembrance Funeral Home, 
Monrovia, CA (626) 358-3244.

Sierra Madre Police Blotter

For The Period August 13 – August 19, 2012

Thursday August 16, 2012

At 12:05am an officer stopped a vehicle with an inoperable headlight at Foothill Boulevard and 
Michillinda Avenue. The officer soon determined that the driver was on probation for robbery 
and ordered all 4 occupants out of the vehicle. During a subsequent search of the vehicle the 
officer found a loaded .38 caliber revolver on the rear floorboard, an open container of beer and 
a baggy containing marijuana. A male, 32 years of age and a female 19 years of age were arrested 
for Felon in Possession of a Firearm. It was later determined that the male is an active member 
of the South Side Pasa Gang.

Saturday August 18, 2012

Earlier this month, Sierra Madre residents moved to a new home in Monrovia. As they packed, 
they placed important documents and jewelry in a separate bag that they intended to transport 
personally to the new address. However they accidentally left this bag inside an item of furniture 
that was subsequently moved by employees of a moving company they hired. Days later, while 
unpacking, the owners discovered the some of the jewelry was missing from the bag. 

Sunday August 19, 2012

Units responded to a 911 hang-up call in the 100 block of Esperanza Avenue. The investigation 
revealed that a verbal argument had taken place between two parties at the location. This 
escalated into a physical altercation in which one party grabbed the other and pushed her. The 
victim requested a private persons arrest for the misdemeanor and a male, 52 years of age was 
arrested for battery. 


The Community Services Department is excited to announce fall 
recreation classes are now open for registration online at www. or by visiting the Hart 
Park House Senior Center (222 W. Sierra Madre Blvd) or the 
Community Services office (611 E. Sierra Madre Blvd).

The fall session introduces a variety classes and programs for the 
whole family. Change up your fitness regime with Zumba or Zumba 
Gold (ages 55+), a dance-fitness class that incorporates Latin & 
international music with dances movements creating a high energy party like atmosphere that 
provides a dynamic, exciting and effective workouts. Strengthen your core with either Gentle 
Yoga or Yoga for All Ages. Learn and develop physical self-protection and escaping techniques 
that are easy to remember and utilize by registering for the Women’s Self Defensive class. 

Younger family members will enjoy Mommy/Daddy and Me Soccer (ages 2-3.5) and ages 3.5-
11 years old can enroll in age appropriate soccer skill development classes with the Kidz Love 
Soccer. Gain advantage through footwork and body positioning to employ leverage, avoiding 
the use of strength against strength in Hapkido Karate adult and youth classes. As always, you’ll 
find class favorites including Ballet, Tap and Creative Dance! 

For more information, please contact Community Services Department at 626.355.5278.


September 6, 2012

The League of Women Voters stands on voter education and voter participation as cornerstones 
of democracy. Current action on those two fronts – youths’ civics education and 
battles against voter suppression – will be the topics of a midday forum on Thursday, Sept. 6 
at the Women’s City Club, 160 N. Oakland Ave., Pasadena. 

At 11 a.m. Michael Croddy, a national leader in civics and law-related education, will describe 
the status and trends of youth civics education and engagement. Croddy is vice-
president of the Constitutional Rights 

Foundation, sponsors of Mock Trial and other highly respected programs. 

At 12:30, the topic will be voter suppression -- updates on the battles across the country to 
preserve voters’ rights and the status of a lawsuit in California regarding voting rights of 
former felons. The speaker will be Michelle White, an attorney who also is president-elect of 
the local League and former president of the local American Civil Liberties Union. 

Part of Lunch with the League at the Women’s City Club, the forum itself is free and open 
to the public. 

Registration is at 10:30 a.m. Lunch is $20, including tax, tip and parking. Lunch reservations 
and information are available by calling 626-798-0965. Walk-ins for the free program are