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Mountain Views-News Saturday, September 8, 2012 




Bargains galore were the order of the day when the Wistaria Thrift Shop, operated by Sierra Madre 
Woman’s Club, has its Grand Re-opening Sale, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, September 6, 7 and 8, 
10 am to 3 pm. The shop is located at the rear of Essick House, their historic clubhouse,550 W. Sierra 
Madre Blvd., and has been closed since June to refurbish and restock. All new merchandise will be 
offered says Elma Flores, shop chair.


Shoppers will find clothing for all family members, a special selection of infants and childrens clothing, 
jewelry, shoes, handbags, scarfs, ties, a huge variety of household needs, craft supplies, books, 
electronics, toys, collectibles and much more with always great finds for the treasure seeker. Also, 
with Halloween coming, it’s a great place to create your costume.


Run by the club since 1956, the shop has been a main source of income for its very generous giving 
to a long list of needy causes, plus upkeep of their Craftsman clubhouse, a city cultural landmark. The 
shop has received recognition several times as one of the best in the San Gabriel Valley. All volunteer 
staffed, they are happy to assist customers.


Regular shop hours are Monday, Thursday, Friday and 1st, 3rd and 4th Saturdays. For more information 
call the shop phone at 626-355-7739.


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.

Cheerful Woman’s Club volunteers cheerfully welcomed shoppers 

Sierra Madre Police Blotter

For the period of August 27 – September 2, 2012

Monday August 27, 2012

Parents brought their uncooperative and combatant juvenile daughter to the police station seeking 
assistance. During the investigation, officers determined that the juvenile had battered both her 
mother and a sibling earlier in the day and she was taken into custody. During a search of the juvenile 
a dagger was found concealed in her sleeve. The juvenile was arrested for Possession of a Dagger and 
detained at Eastlake Juvenile Facility. 

Tuesday August 28, 2012

A traffic collision took place at Sierra Madre Boulevard and Park Avenue when the driver lost control 
while making a right turn. The vehicle sideswiped two other parked vehicles and pushed one of the 
parked vehicles into another vehicle. 

Alcohol was not a factor. 

Wednesday August 29, 2012

At 5:45pm, the Pasadena PD Helicopter was over the area of Chantry Flats and observed a vehicle 
driving erratically. SMPD officers responded and located the vehicle near Santa Anita Avenue and 
Elkins. Upon spotting the officers, the four occupants ran from the vehicle but stopped in response 
to the officer’s commands. It was determined that the driver (a 16 year old male) was under the 
influence of marijuana. He was arrested for Driving Under the Influence and released to his parents. 

Thursday August 30, 2012

During the evening, unknown suspects vandalized a business in the 100 block West Sierra Madre 
Boulevard by making a window and electrical box with blue spray paint. Witnesses reported seeing 
a male walking in between the businesses and entering a black Volkswagen Bug Convertible that had 
been parked at the curb for a period of time. The case is still under investigation. 

Friday August 31, 2012

At 10:30pm, a vehicle was observed speeding in the area of Sierra Madre Boulevard and Sunnyside 
Avenue. After stopping the vehicle, the officer determined that the driver was under the influence of 
alcohol. The driver (44 year old female) was booked for DUI. 

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. 

Sierra Madre Rotary 
Club Donates Books 
to Library

 Building on their long-standing partnership with 
the library, the Rotary Club of Sierra Madre donated 
more than 50 children’s fiction books to the 
Sierra Madre Public Library in August 2012.


The books will be located in the recently remodeled 
and newly named Rotary Children’s Library. 
All the brand new books will contain nameplates 
that say, “This book was donated in honor of a 
speaker who presented to the Rotary Club of Sierra 
Madre at its weekly meetings in 2012.”


Rotary member Janice Kramer met with Children’s 
Librarian Meegan Tosh to select the books. 
Library Director Carolyn Thomas said, “We are 
thrilled that our Rotarians value reading and 
have provided for more children’s books in our 
library.” .


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 the website:


Sunday, October 7, 2012

Mater Dolorosa Passionist Retreat Center will host its annual Harvest on the Hill 
Auction & Dinner ~ Live… Laugh… Pray

Fr. Patrick Brennan, C.P. and the Passionist Community invite you to join us for an evening under the 
stars on the beautiful grounds of Mater Dolorosa in the Sierra Madre foothills. You will be engaged 
in lively conversation, friendly bidding wars, and a delicious meal. Your attendance and support 
will help us with yet another much needed renovation in the retreat center. With close to 10,000 
retreatants, friends, youth and hosted groups that visit Mater Dolorosa each year, there is always a 
special project waiting to be completed. 

Bring your friends to share in the fun and to shop for a worthy cause. Reservations are $80 per 
person and include a social, hosted bar and delicious dinner. You could also win 2 nights at The Ritz 
Carlton in Laguna Niguel or The Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego by purchasing raffle tickets at $20 
each or $100 for six. Auction items, underwriting donations and business and family sponsorships 
are gratefully accepted. 

Mater Dolorosa Passionist Retreat Center is located at 700 N. Sunnyside Avenue, Sierra Madre, CA 
91024. Weekend retreats are offered to those who seek an environment of peace and solitude for 
personal and spiritual growth.

Questions about Harvest on the Hill? Would you like to receive an invitation? Would you like to 
attend a retreat? Would you like to hold a group retreat at Mater Dolorosa?

Contact the Retreat Center at 626.355.7188 or visit our website at