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Mountain Views News Saturday, October 13, 2012 


Did you know that Abner Doubleday, the supposed 
inventor of baseball, was a Civil War general whose 
eyewitness accounts of the battles of Chancellorsville and 
Gettysburg were published in 1882 by Charles Scribner 
and Sons?Or that T. E. Lawrence, Lawrence of Arabia, 
published an autobiographical account of his adventures in 
Arabia during World War I in a book titled Seven Pillars 
of Wisdom? Or that Ray Bradbury wrote a mystery, Death 
is a Lonely Business, set in Venice, California whose main 
character is thought to be Bradbury himself portrayed 
just before his marriage and his success with The Martian 
Chronicles? Donations to the Friends of the Sierra Madre 
Library have included the Doubleday book, a first edition of 
the Lawrence account, and a signed first trade edition of the 
Bradbury mystery.

These exceptional books are among the 15 volumes featured 
in the Friends Book Sales Committee’s first Silent Auction 
being held in the Sierra Madre Public Library, 440 W. Sierra 
Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre 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 are available in a notebook located 
on the library’s checkout counter. Bidding will close 
promptly at 8 PM on October 29. Winning bidders who are 
not present 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 and a complete list of the books to be auctioned, 
visit our website at For 
the Sierra Madre Library hours, call 626 355-7186.

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 90s Lows 60s

 Fri: Sunny Hi 90s 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. 



October 23, 2012


Sunday, November 4th, 2012 2 – 4 pm

We are happy to announce that the long awaited extension to 
Armstrong Hall is now underway. We have outgrown our present 
dining room and these improvements will give us a larger dining 
area, updates to the lounge and more room in the kitchen as well 
as a meeting room and improved cloakroom facilities.

 So, please forgive us if we are not quite up to our usual standard 
on the outside, we can assure you however that the tea will be 

as usual. 

 Reservations are required by October 29th and should be accompanied 
by a donation of $12.50 and sent to:

 The British Home in California, Ltd., Attn: Pat 647 Manzanita 
Ave., Sierra Madre, CA 91024 


10/13 - Athens Services Compost Giveaway

10/16 - S.M. Emergency Communications meeting

10/18 - S.M. Historical Preservation Society 
Second Gold Rush program

10/20 - Oktoberfest Golf and Tennis Tournament

10/20 - S.M. Environmental Action Council 
Bailey Canyon Clean Up

10/20 - S.M. Rose Float Association Legendary Bingo

10/23 - Kiwanis Club Election Forum

10-24 - Sierra Madre Woman’s Club Team Program

10/25- Sierra Madre CERT training

10/26-10/27 - Halloween Window Painting Contest

10/26-10/27 - St. Rita’s Fall Festival

10/27 - Wine and Jazz Walk

10/31 - City’s Halloween Parade and Costume Contest

1630 AM

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. The station covers the city of Sierra 
Madre, plus surrounding areas of Pasadena, Arcadia, and Monrovia. 

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 

Looking For The Mountain 
Views News?

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 Madre

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 (Foothill/Myrtle)

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 Altadena 

Websters Fine Stationers Altadena 


Are you a caring person who likes to help others? 

Do you like to make a difference at work ? 

Do you like to feel appreciated by those around you? 

If so, we would like to hear from you!

As a Certified Nursing Assistant , you'll provide nursing 
and compassionate care to our residents. You'll be accountable 
for maintaining good communications and interpersonal 
relations with residents and fellow employees. 
You'll also assist residents in their recreational activities & 
transportation to and from medical appointments.

Please be ready to provide Livescan, Criminal Clearance 
and TB Test.

Hours must be flexible. Shifts are: 11:00 pm – 7:00 am & 
3:00 pm – 11:00 pm. 


• Experience working with seniors 

• Available to work varied shifts 

• CNA or CHHA certification 

• CPR certified 

• Three professional references 

• Current TB test documentation 

• Drivers license and social security card 

• Must be able to pass a criminal background check

Salary DOE Apply at: 647 Manzanita Ave., Sierra Madre, 
CA FAX: 626-355-7267


Ability to multi-task, Cook, Clean and serve with a smile.

Must have polished appearance and the ability to interact 
and communicate effectively with all. Experience and 
patience with the elderly a plus. (We are a residential care 
facility for the Elderly).

Experienced cook ONLY. Friendly, energetic, highly motivated, 
quick learner. 25 – 40 hours per week depending 
on your skills.

Open flexibility to work varying hours a MUST.

Apply at: 647 Manzanita Ave., Sierra Madre or FAX: 



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 

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.