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McGuire: Saturday, September 1, 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 80s Lows 60s

 Fri: Sunny Hi 80s 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. 



September 11, 2012

Mon Sep 03 City Hall - Holidays CLOSED 

 Library Closed 

Tuesday, September 04, 2012, 06:00pm

 General Plan Steering Committee

Wed Sep 05 7:30 am

 SMTV Committee Meeting

Thu Sep 06 @ 7:00PM - 

 CANCELLED Planning Commission Meeting 

Fri Sep 07 City Hall - Alternate Fridays CLOSED 

Tuesday, September 11, 2012, 06:00pm

 City Council Meeting

Friday, Sept 14, 2012 - Business Forum

Upcoming Kiwanis Calendar:

Tuesday, September 4th Noon Pete Siberell,

 SMLL & Santa Anita Park

Tuesday, September 11th 8:00am

 Special 9/11 Memorial Program

Wednesday, September 19th Scarecrow Workshop

Saturday, September 22nd PANCAKE BREAKFAST

Tuesday, September 25th Presentation: Hypnosis

Call 626-355-0728 for additional information


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 

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 

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 welcome. 

The Inaugural Artisan Faire will take place on November 17th and 18th at 
Santa Anita Park in Arcadia. This holiday shopping opportunity will feature 
quality, juried handcrafted Artisans, fashion show, DIY demonstrations, 
Bonjour Boutique Spa and much more. Free admission to the public. For vendor information, contact Wendy Fujihara-Anderson at 


Experienced mature person for general office postion 
in Sierra Madre. Financial book keeping and elderly 
resident liaison at a RCFE facility. Good computer 
skills required. Quickbooks knowledge preferred, 
ability to learn essential. Full time employment or part 
time leading to full time may be considered. 

Immediate availability.

Send resume to :



The September Coordinating 
Council is coming up next 
Thursday, September 6. The 
meeting is moving back to 
the Youth Activity Center, located 
at 611 E. Sierra Madre 
Blvd. The meeting begins at 
12:00pm and September features 
a special presentation by 
the Sierra Madre Playhouse. 
Please respond to this email if 
you are planning on attending 
the September meeting. 

September 1-2, 7-8

Sierra Madre Playhouse - 
Incident at Vichy

September 1, 8, 29

Sierra Madre Playhouse - 
Fairytale Theater

September 06

Sierra Madre Coordinating 

Woman’s Club Wistaria 
Thrift Shop Re-Opening

September 07

Creative Arts Group Art 

September 08

Creative Arts Group - Flea 

September 13

Sierra Madre - Honor's 

September 15

Creative Arts Group -

Scarecrow Workshop

September 21-22, 28-30

Sierra Madre Playhouse 
- Ruddigore

September 22

Health Fair & Pancake 
Breakfast - Memorial Park


The Community Services 
Department is excited to announce fall recreation classes are 
now open for registration online at www.cityofsierramadre.
com/onlineregistration 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.

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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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