Mountain Views News     Logo: MVNews     Saturday, September 22, 2012

MVNews this week:  Page 3

AWARDS (cont. from pg. 1)

presented by the Mayor upon the recommendation of the City Manager to an extraordinary city 
employee who has represented remarkable customer and public service as well as dedication to the 
citizens of Sierra Madre over the course of a year. 

 Community Youth Service Award – Aliya Crochetiere - Presented to a young adult in the community, 
18 years of age or younger, who demonstrates dedication and outstanding service to the 

 Donor of the Year* – Sierra Madre Rotary Club - Presented to a business, organization, or individual 
who made a significant donation to the City of Sierra Madre. 

Nominations are submitted by the public and the final decisions are made by a select committee of 
Sierra Madreans.


Mountain Views-News Saturday, September 22, 2012 


Recent donations to the Friends of the Sierra 
Madre Library Book Sale Committee have 
contained some very special books including 
several signed first editions. These exceptional 
books will be featured in the Committee’s first 
Silent Auction to be held in the Sierra Madre 
Public Library, 440 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra 
Madre from Monday, October 1 through Monday, 
October 29. The books will be on display in 
the display case in the library’s main room. To 
inspect the books more closely, visit the library 
every Saturday in October from 1-2 PM. 

Bidding sheets and rules will be available in 
a notebook located on the library’s checkout 
counter. Each of the fifteen books for sale at 
the auction will be numbered and will have 
a corresponding numbered bid sheet in the 
notebook. Bidders are asked to write their bid 
amounts and a contact telephone number on the 
appropriate bid sheet. At 7:30 PM on Monday, 
October 29, bid sheets will be removed from the 
notebook and placed on a table in the library for 
last minute bids. Bidding will close promptly at 
8 PM on October 29. Winning bidders will be 
notified by telephone the next day and will then 
be able to pick up their books at the library.

Proceeds from the Silent Auction will benefit the 
Sierra Madre Library’s programs, services, and 
acquisitions. For more information, visit our 
website at 
A partial list of the books to be auctioned follows.


First Edition for general circulation

Simon and Schuster 1935

OF AMERICA (reproduced in color from 
the New York Historical Society collection) 
American Heritage Publishing Co. 1966


New; Signed by author and inscribed to the Sierra 
Madre Library Atlantic Monthly Press 2012

Ariel Durant (11 volumes)

Simon and Schuster 1954-1975

City of Sierra Madre 


City Attorney Services

The Sierra Madre City Council invites interested municipal law firms and attorneys to submit written 
proposals to provide City Attorney services. Sealed proposals will be received in the office of the 
City Manager up to 5:30 pm on December 10, 2012. For a copy of the RFP and proposal requirements 
email or call the City Manager’s office at (626) 355-7135.


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



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.

Sierra Madre Police Blotter

For the Period Including September 10-16, 2012

Monday September 10, 2012

Between 6pm and 9pm, unknown suspect(s) entered an apartment in the 500 block of Sturtevant 
Drive through an unlocked sliding glass door. The suspect(s) ransacked the living room closet and 
removed 3 pneumatic nail guns that were contained in black nylon bags. The suspect(s) left the 
apartment through the same sliding glass door leaving behind other items of value. 

At 10:15 an officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation at Baldwin Avenue and Bonita Avenue. 
The investigation determined that the drive (69 year old female) had been drinking and she was 
subsequently arrested for Driving Under the Influence. 

Thursday September 13, 2012

At 3:45 am an officer observed a male adult walking in the area Mountain Trail Avenue and Sierra 
Madre Avenue. The individual was stumbling, losing his balance and appeared to be under the 
influence. The officer’s investigation revealed that the individual was under the influence of alcohol 
and was also in possession of Cocaine. The 32 year old male was arrested for Possession of a Controlled 

Saturday September 15, 2012

At 11:45am, non-injury traffic collision occurred when a vehicle stopped northbound on Baldwin 
waiting to make a left turn onto Bonita Avenue was struck from behind by another northbound 
vehicle. Driver inattention appeared to be the cause. 



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 


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.