Mountain Views News     Logo: MVNews     Saturday, September 15, 2012

MVNews this week:  Page 3


Mountain Views-News Saturday, September 15, 2012 


Saturday, September 22 is the Sierra Madre Health Fair and Wellness in the Park presented 
by the Senior Community Commission and Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce. The event 
is at Memorial Park, located at 222 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, CA 91024 from 

Walgreens will be on-site administering flu vaccinations. It is important to be proactive 
against influenza which is a serious disease. The Centers for Diseases Control recommends 
flu vaccinations for: people 65 and older, pregnant woman, people with medical conditions 
such as asthma, diabetes and chronic lung disease and people who work or care for at risk 
groups. Insurance will be taken on-site to offset costs. 

Other event vendors include: LA County Departments of Public Health, Mental Health 
and Health Services, American Red Cross, Kensington Assisted Living, Athens Services, 
Emergency Preparedness packets, DayOne of Pasadena, American Cancer Society and 
many more!

The Sierra Madre Kiwanis Club will also be having their annual Pancake Breakfast in Memorial 
Park from 7:00am-11:00am. Please contact the Hart Park House Senior Center for more 
information as it becomes available at 626-355-7394. 

Sierra Madre Search and Rescue

During the month of August, Sierra Madre 
Search and Rescue (SMSR) responded to a 
dozen calls for assistance. A selected set of calls 
are described below.

Injured Hikers, Big Santa Anita Canyon: 
Sierra Madre Search and Rescue responded to 
reports of an injured hiker below Chantry Flat. 
Initial reports indicated that the hiker was near 
a trail junction in the bottom of the canyon. 
While hiking in to the scene, inquiries made 
of other hikers allowed rescuers to determine 
that there was a second injured hiker further 
down canyon. The responding units quickly 
developed a plan for managing the two separate 
incidents. The initial subject was stabilized 
and transported by wheeled litter to a waiting 
ambulance. An assessment of the second hiker 
determined that his injuries were more severe 
and warranted a helicopter extraction and 
transport to the hospital. 

Three other calls in the Chantry Flat area 
involved more than one subject. Initial 
information received via 9-1-1 on incidents 
may be incomplete or inaccurate. As a result, 
emergency responders are well versed in 
managing incidents where the unexpected is 
always expected. 

Overdue Hikers, between Fish Canyon and 
Switzer Falls: SMSR joined other Los Angeles 
County Sheriff’s search and rescue teams in the 
search for 2 hikers overdue from a hike to take 
pictures of a “waterfall” in the local mountains. 
A coordinated plan was developed and search 
teams dispatched to trailheads at Fish Canyon 
on the east to Switzer’s picnic area on the west. 
to reach the subjects via text message were 
ultimately successful and the subjects were 
located near Switzer Falls.

Searches often involve coordinated use of 
multiple tactics and technologies to locate 
missing hikers, but the job of Search and 
Rescue teams is greatly simplified by letting 
someone know where you are going and 
when you’ll be back. The Los Angeles County 
Sheriff’s Department’s Hiker Plan is a good 
way to document your plans.


Missing Hiker, Norman Clyde Peak, Eastern 
Sierra : SMSR provided mutual aid assistance 
to the Inyo County Sheriff in the search for a 
missing hiker on 13,855 foot Norman Clyde 
Peak. Located in an area that contains four 
of California’s highest peaks, the mountain 
is a difficult climb from any side. Sadly, Dr. 
Dankworth’s body was found below the summit 
of the peak several days after search efforts had 
been initiated. SMSR extends our condolences 
to the family and friends.

For 60 years the all-volunteer Sierra Madre 
Search and Rescue team has been responding 
to calls for help in the local mountains and 
beyond. Funded entirely by private donations, 
SMSR provides a range of public programs on 
wilderness safety in addition to its search and 
rescue activities. The Team never charges for 
any of its services. 

For more information, including how to 
arrange a wilderness safety demonstration for 
your school or group, visit

Sierra Madre Police Blotter

For the period of September 3–9, 2012

Tuesday September 4, 2012

A traffic collision took place at Alegria Avenue and Mountain Trail when a vehicle entered 
the intersection without yielding to another vehicle travelling southbound. No injuries 
were reported. The investigation revealed that the driver of the first vehicle may have been 
distracted while getting directions off her cellphone screen. 

Wednesday September 5, 2012

At 7:30am, a traffic collision occurred when a vehicle turning north onto Canon Avenue 
from Laurel Avenue collided with a bicyclist travelling south along the east curb of the street. 
The bicyclist sustained abrasions to her arms and torso and was transported to a hospital for 
further evaluation and treatment. 

Saturday September 8, 2012

At 1:30am an officer attempted to stop a bicyclist for a traffic violation. The individual failed 
to yield to the police emergency lights and travelled into a residential area. When he reached 
the 100 block of Merrill Avenue, the bicyclist threw down his bike, shouted obscenities at 
the officer, ran away, and later physically resisted the officer’s attempt to search him. The 
individual (male, 23 years of age) was subsequently arrested for Resisting a Police Officer. 



The Sierra Madre Woman’s Club is reaching out to women throughout the area to attend their annual 
Membership Tea on Wednesday, September 26 at 1:00 p.m. This will be held in Essick House, their 
historic clubhouse. An afternoon of enjoyment is planned for those who attend and an opportunity 
to learn what this busy, caring group is all about.

Founded in 1907 and celebrating its 105th year, the club has a long tradition of service to the community, 
generous philanthropy and donations to a long list of worth causes and a place to make lasting 
friendships. They are also active members of the Federation of Woman’s Clubs, a worldwide organization 
doing good throughout the globe. 

Daytime meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month through May at 11:00 a.m. This 
includes club business, a delicious catered lunch followed by a program of interest and enjoyment 
for members. Some months they also have a tea meeting on the fourth Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. The 
yearly club calendar includes several social, community and fund-raising events.


The club has a very popular Wistaria Thrift Shop, recognized as one of the best in the San Gabriel Valley, 
which is located in the rear of the clubhouse and is a bargain, treasure seeker bonanza.

For more information about this special experience or about attending the Membership Tea, contact 
Phyllis Chapman, Membership Chair at 626-355-3928.


The Pasadena Humane Society has begun door-to-door canvasing to ensure that all dogs in Sierra 
Madre are licensed. 

By law, every dog must wear a current license tag at all times. The Pasadena Humane Society issues 
dog licenses for Arcadia, La Cañada/Flintridge, San Marino, and Sierra Madre. Dog licenses may be 
obtained at any time of year, and are good for one year from that date. Dogs must be 4 months or 
older, and you must provide a current rabies certificate. Licenses must be renewed every year, even 
though the license tags are permanent.

You may purchase your dog’s license at the Pasadena Humane Society front office during business 
hours or at City Hall. Please call PHS at 626-792-7151 x115 or email if you 
have any questions. The licensing officers are available at PHS Tuesday-Friday from 2 pm-6 pm and 
Saturday 2 pm-5 pm.



Benefiting the City of Hope - 
Thousands Expected To Attend 
the October Event to Help Fight 

The historical San Antonio Winery, Riboli Family 
Winery Estates and the merchants of Sierra 
Madre are once again joining forces to host the 
7th Annual Sierra Madre Wine & Jazz Walk. This 
fun and unique event, benefiting City of Hope 
Cancer Research and Treatment, will be held 
from 4pm to 10pm on Saturday, October 27, 2012 
in downtown Sierra Madre.

While strolling through historic Sierra Madre 
Village, participants will visit local businesses to 
taste award-winning wines and sample delicious 
hors d'oeuvres. Live jazz groups will be performing 
throughout the town to add to the ambiance. 
There will be a Silent Auction featuring an intriguing 
assortment of items ranging from gift 
baskets to Rose Parade and Game tickets.

Tickets for the event are available at participating 
businesses in Sierra Madre or online at www.SierraMadreWineandJazzWalk.
com. Pre-sale tickets 
are $40 or $50 on day of the event. Ticket holders 
will receive a commemorative wine glass and a 
map of the city highlighting participating businesses 
other goodies.

To end the evening, this year’s event will once 
again feature The San Antonio Winery VIP Wine 
Garden, a private after-party, from 6pm to 9pm. 
Our all-inclusive package, for pre-sale $85 or 
$100 at the door, per ticket, allows guests to experience 
both the Wine & Jazz Walk event and 
the private after party! VIP Wine Garden guests 
will have access to this exclusive area, featuring 
award-winning wines, delicious food, fun surprises, 
and even more live jazz and rock music!

Over 1,500 people attend this event annually. To 
date, it has raised over $300,000 for City of Hope 
Cancer Research. It is through your generosity 
that City of Hope is able to continue its special 
programs in biomedical research, patient care, 
and medical education. Such efforts have helped 
millions of people suffering from cancer and other 
life-threatening diseases worldwide.

Presenting sponsor of the event, San Antonio 
Winery, Riboli Family Wine Estates will be donating 
the wine of the evening. Their wines have 
won more than 1,000 awards in national and 
international competitions, including several 
platinum and gold medals as well as best of class 


Sierra Madre Garden Club’s new year begins with guest speaker Janet Raymond speaking on the 
requirements necessary to grow and care for roses in one’s garden throughout the year in Southern 
California. Janet is uniquely qualified to speak on the topic of roses due to her thirty-one years of experience 
working with them professionally and as home grower of several rose show winning entries. 
She is a member of the Pacific Rose Society and is the Society’s head rosarian for the rose gardens at 
the Tournament of Roses Wrigley House. She plans and executes the yearly planting and care of these 
beautiful rose gardens. Janet is also the recipient of the American Rose Association’s highest award for 
actively promoting and providing expertise to accomplishing goals and objectives of the Association.


Janet lives in Arcadia, California, where she runs her business, Plant Lady. Although she specializes 
in roses, Janet has extensive experience with all types of plants, including exotics such as orchids and 
plumerias, and growing styles including organic vegetable gardening.


Everyone is invited to join the Sierra Madre Garden Club at its first meeting of the new club year, 
October 8th, and welcome Janet Raymond as our speaker.


Dinner begins at 6:30pm followed by the program at 7:15pm. Catered dinner is $9 and reservations 
must be made by October 4, at 355-0606. There is no charge for attending only the program. Location: 
Hart Park House, Memorial Park, 222 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, CA 91024.