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Mountain Views-News Saturday, October 27, 2012 



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.


Women Hold Up Half the Sky - But Why Only 25 
percent of Elected Offices Nationwide?

The League of Women Voters Pasadena Area is sponsoring a public 
forum Nov. 1 about women in elected 

office and why, if women hold up half the sky, only 25 percent 
hold elected offices nationwide. The forum will be held from 
10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Women’s City Club, 160 N. Oakland 
Ave., Pasadena.


Marguerite Cooper of National Women’s Political Caucus will 
moderate a panel that includes L.A. County’s only elected female 
mayor, Mary Ann Lutz of Monrovia; Renatta Cooper, president 
of the Pasadena Unified School District Board of Education; and 
Miranda Alvarado, a college student who is considering a career 
in politics. (Due to the nonpartisan policy of the League, the two 
women from the wider Pasadena area currently campaigning for 
election to Congress will not be participating.)

Panelists will discuss their own career trajectories, challenges 
in running for office, and their views on the role of women in 
politics. An open discussion will follow about how to encourage 
greater representation of women at all levels of government. This 
part of the program addresses the League’s advocacy for equality, 
in part based on the following data. 


• Nationally, there are only 89 women in the U.S. Congress, 
or 17 percent of representatives. (Interestingly, the representatives 
of Guam, the Virgin Islands, and Washington, D.C., 
are all women.) 
• Six women are governors of states (12 percent) and 24 
percent of state legislators in the U.S. are women.
• Among the 100 largest cities in the U.S., just seven have 
female mayors.
• Here in California, women make up 27 percent of the 
state legislature, 24 percent of county Boards of 

Supervisors, and 38 percent of the California congressional 

• Among the 10 cities in the local League’s service area, 
all but one – San Marino -- have at least one, and usually only 
one, woman on the city council. Monrovia and Alhambra have 
women mayors. (In Alhambra, the council chooses the mayor.)

Lunch is available for $20, including tax, tip and parking. The forum 
is free. For lunch reservations and 

information, call 626-798-0965.


 Jorge Pena, owner of Mama 
Mountain Landscapes, Inc., is 
known for designing and implementing 
unusual, drought-
tolerant landscapes that add 
function and artistic value to 
a site. Dedicated to educating 
residents about creative ways to 
beautify spaces while reducing 
maintenance costs and water 
consumption, Jorge will discuss 
the benefits of water conservation 
in the landscape and how 
to implement it. Since plant selection 
is so important to this 
type of gardening, Jorge will 
bring examples of his favorite 
flora and distribute information 
about the local nurseries 
that carry them.

 Mama Mountain Landscapes, 
Inc., grew from a local landscape 
company based in Sierra 
Madre to a regional business 
serving the greater Los Angles 
area. Specializing in drought-
tolerant landscapes, the company 
uses the latest products 
and plant varieties to create 
living works of art including 
hardscaping and water features. 
Jorge is looking forward to answering 
our questions and has 
experience in landscape design 
and construction, hillside restoration, 
erosion control, grading 
and drainage. Examples of 
his work can be seen at: www.

 Anyone interested in water-
wise landscaping or gardening 
in general is invited to attend 
the November 12 meeting of 
the Sierra Madre Garden Club. 
Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m., followed 
by the program at 7:15 
p.m. The catered dinner is $9 
and reservations for dinner 
must be made by November 8, 
at 626-836-4945. There is no 
charge for attending only the 
program. Location: Hart Park 
House, Memorial Park, 222 
W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra 
Madre, CA 91024. For more information, 
visit www.smgarden.

Sierra Madre Police Blotter



Carol Canterbury’s, 


Tuesdays at noon 


Listen in every Thursday

at noon with your hostess, Catherine 
Adde, Sierra madre resident 
and Travel Consultant......
Our show will feature all the 
fascinating aspects of Travel and 
our love affair with Travel. You 
can hear the Premiere Broadcast which aired on Oct 25th show 
on podcast. Go to:!shows/


VILLAGE INTERSECTIONS - Gene Goss will have Republican 
Candidate for State Assembly Donna Lowe as his guest 
on Village Intersections this Friday at 12:00 Noon.

Set your smart phone and or computer browsers to 


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 

 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 outstanding,

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 

October 15 – 21, 2012

Monday, October 15, 2012

At 1:26 am, a passerby reported seeing a utility truck parked in the 500 block of Manzanita Avenue 
leaking fuel. Police and Fire personnel responded and found that the unattended truck had leaked 
several gallons of fuel in the roadway causing a public hazard. Fire personnel used an absorbent 
material on the spilled fuel to assist with the cleanup. The truck was subsequently towed away due to 
the hazard it posed to the public. 

Thursday, October 18, 2012

At 3:51 pm, a resident reported that the “Marlborough Terrace” sign is missing and is believed to 
have been stolen. The sign was attached to the rock wall on the northeast corner of Churchill Road 
and Mountain Trail Avenue. The sign appears to have been missing for approximately three weeks. 
It’s believed to have been taken on the 28th or 29th of September 2012. The hand carved wooden sign, 
valued at approximately $1,000.00, marked the entrance to the upper canyon area. 

Saturday, October 20, 2012

At 12:56 am, officers responded to the 100 block of West Sierra Madre Boulevard regarding a battery 
that had just occurred at a local bar. Officers arrived and determined that a verbal argument ensued 
after a drink was accidentally spilled on a patron. After the argument ended an uninvolved female 
punched the female victim in the face causing her nose to bleed. The female suspect left the scene 
prior to police arrival. Officers conducted an investigation and identified the suspect, but the victim 
refused to file charges and prosecute the suspect. 

Sunday, October 21, 2012

At 12:57 am, officers responded to Kersting Court regarding a petty theft. The suspect reportedly took 
a glass mug filled with alcohol from an outdoor tabletop of the local restaurant. Officers conducted 
an area check for the suspect and found the 25 year old male suspect walking eastbound on Laurel 
Avenue from Baldwin Avenue with a group of friends still holding the stolen glass mug in his hand. 
The suspect was un-cooperative with officers and found to be so intoxicated that he was unable to care 
for himself. The suspect was arrested and transported to Pasadena PD jail for remand. 

1630 AM


Free on-air publicity for local events

 Sierra Madre’s EMERGENCY 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