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Mountain Views-News Saturday, September 1, 2012 



 The Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce invites the 
public to attend a breakfast meeting featuring State 
Senator Carol Liu.

The event will be held on Monday, September 10th 
from 8am to 9am at the Hart House Senior Center in 
Memorial Park. 

Senator Liu is currently represents the 21st Senate 
District, and is a candidate for the newly created 25th 
Senate District which includes Sierra Madre.

For reservations please contact Chamber President Ed 
Chen at or call the Chamber 
Office at 626-355-5111.

 The cost is $10 for Chamber members d $20 for non-
members You can also make your reservations online 


On August 30, 2012, Betty passed away peacefully at 
her home, surrounded by family. 

Betty was born to Murry and Dorothy Parker on October 
8, 1934 in Biddeford, Maine. She was the eldest 
of four children. In 1945, her family moved to Pasadena, 
CA and on August 18, 1953 she married her high 
school sweetheart, Robert “Bob” Wallace Babbitt. 

Betty and Bob were married for 59 years and lived the 
last 56 of them together at their home in Sierra Madre, 

 She is survived by two brothers, her husband Bob and 
their four children, three grand-daughters and three 
great-grand kids. Services will be held at: Mountain 
View Cemetery in Pasadena, CA on Saturday, September 
8, 2012 at 2:00 pm.

State Senator Carol Liu


Sierra Madrean Donna Singer was the lucky winner of a 
Kindle Fire eReader in the Sierra Madre Public Library 
Adult Summer Reading Program. Ninety-five adults 
entered the drawing this summer, sponsored and funded 
by the Friends of the Library. “eReaders are a wonderful 
idea and handy for travelling”, said Donna, “a big thank you 
to the Friends of the Library”. Donna can now download 
free eBooks from the Library and has already signed up for 
an eReader class.

Patrons are invited to the Library to learn how to download 
free eBooks to a Kindle, iPad, Nook and other mobile 
devices. The Library owns all the devices and staff is happy 
to show people how easy it is to use and read an eBook. 

Upcoming September Workshops, registration is required; 
call (626) 355-7186 to reserve your spot.

Tuesday, September 4, 7-8 Kindle

Saturday, September 8, 10-11 iPad

Tuesday, September 18, 7-8 Nook

Saturday, September 22, 10-11 Kindle

The Sierra Madre Public Library is located at 440 West 
Sierra Madre Boulevard in Sierra Madre. For more 
information please call (626) 355-7186, or visit our 


Saturday, September 15, 2012

 What started out as a simple training exercise 
and get-together for the Sierra Madre CERT 
(Community Emergency Response Team), is 
now a full-fledged Community event. On Saturday, 
September 15th, the Sierra Madre CERT 
in conjunction with the Altadena CERT and the 
Sierra Madre Fire and Police Departments will 
hold a training session in the morning in Memorial 
Park in Fire Suppression, Cribbing, Search 
and Rescue and basic first aid. There will also 
be free material available to assist you on how to 
prepare for an emergency and to help you and 
your neighbors during an emergency before the 
First Responders get to you. Following the training, 
there will be a get to know you picnic.

All members of CERT, Neighborhood Watch, 
and the general public are invited to come and 
watch our CERT members in action and stay for 
the potluck picnic. Activities start at 10:00 o’clock 
and will end at 1:00 p.m, followed by the picnic. 
Please bring a salad or dessert for your potluck 
item and join us in a get- to- know- your- neighbors 
activity. Hot Dogs, will be available for $1.00 
each. Soft Drinks and water will be 25 cents each

For further information, please go to www.SierraMadreCert.
org, or call De Alcorn, 626-355-4793.


Saturday, September 8, 2012

The much anticipated Flea Market that Creative 
Arts Group holds every year is upon us. 
It will be held on Saturday, September 8 from 
9am to 3pm at Creative Arts Group. Creative 
Arts Group is a non profit art center that has 
been in Sierra Madre for more than 50 years. 

The money collected at the Flea Market goes 
back into the experiences CAG offers the 
community. Coming up is the Scarecrow 
Festival which is a free, community project, 
and a workshop will be held on September 

This is an opportunity for the residents and 
merchants to build a scarecrow and, if you 
wish, enter it into a contest. The winning 
Scarecrows will be display at City Hall for the 
month of November. 

Please call Creative Arts Group if you are 
interested in participating. Creative Arts 
Group also offers every child in grades one 
through five at Sierra Madre School an art 
experience at no cost. These students come 
with their class to Creative Arts Group and 
get to create and experience a little bit of 
magic. Proceeds from the Flea Market help 
support these projects.

This year we have tons of stuff. Literally. We 
have a lot of furniture. Some of it is wonderful 
and some of it is fine for a student out 
on his own for the first time. We have a lot 
of framed art. There is even a clown picture 
in there somewhere. We have lots of 
housewares, holiday, toys, crafts, books and 
anything else you can think of. We have a 
wonderful collectibles section. Everything 
is ridiculously inexpensive. And as the day 
goes on it get even cheaper. We hope to see 
you there!

Creative Arts Group is located at 108 N. 
Baldwin Ave. in Sierra Madre. If you want 
more information about the sale or any of 
the programs call 626-355-8350.

Sierra Madre Police Blotter

August 20 – August 26, 2012

Monday August 20, 2012

At 3:30am, an officer observed a vehicle fail 
to stop for the stop sign at Orange Grove and 
Baldwin Avenue. As the vehicle travelled east 
on Orange Grove, it accelerated to 50 MPH and 
while making the turn onto Mountain Trail, 
nearly collided with the curb. After stopping the 
vehicle, the officer determined that the driver had 
been drinking. The driver, a male 24 years of age, 
was subsequently arrested for DUI. 

Tuesday August 21, 2012

A resident parked her vehicle overnight on the 
street in the 300 block of Sycamore Street. The 
next morning, she discovered that her handicap 
placard was missing from the dashboard. The 
investigation revealed that the car was not locked. 

Residents in the 200 Block of Grove Street 
reported that on multiple dates in August, certain 
rooms were ransacked and property was missing 
from their house. The investigation did not find 
any evidence of forced entry and detectives are 
looking into acquaintances that had access to the 
residence on a number of occasions. 

At noon, at minor non-injury traffic collision 
occurred at Grandview Avenue and Baldwin 
Avenue. One party had attempted to pass a waste 
collection truck on the right unaware that the 
truck was attempting to make a right turn. 

Friday August 24, 2012

At 2pm, a customer entered the post office at 61 
S. Baldwin Avenue to make a transaction. She set 
her wallet on the counter then walked away for a 
few moments. Upon return, she discovered the 
wallet was missing. No one in the post office at 
the time saw anyone take the wallet. 

Sunday August 26, 2012

At 3:34pm a motorcyclist collided with the guard 
rail at Santa Anita Avenue and Arno Drive. The 
driver lost control of the vehicle due to a medical 
condition. He was transported to the hospital 
with minor injuries.